East L.A. bands visiting Boston (or thereabouts) in October. (top): The Airborne Toxic Event, The Henry Clay People; Silversun Pickups (bottom): The Happy Hollows, Sea Wolf, Red Cortez.

East L.A. bands visiting Boston (or thereabouts) in October. (top): The Airborne Toxic Event, The Henry Clay People, Silversun Pickups; (bottom): The Happy Hollows, Sea Wolf, Red Cortez.

This is an addendum to my recent Silverlake Band Update. Yes, I do realize that most of these upcoming events are in California and this is a Boston blog. I figured I would get everyone really, really familiar with all these names so you’ll know who I’m talking about when they do come here. Meanwhile, perhaps it’ll serve as some kind of invocation.

Autolux are currently recording their new album, Transit Transit, which is scheduled for release January 2010. A 7″ with “Transit Transit” and “23 Watt Apple Juice” will available online in a few weeks.

Castledoor seem to be recording new songs, judging from their recent tweets.

Earlimart have apparently just finished recording a new single, available “very very soon”.

Everest are at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles w/Dr. Dog on Oct. 6.

The Eagle Rock Music Festival is taking place on Saturday, October 3, Eagle Rock, CA. 60 artists are featured; among them, Divisadero (@ the Swork Pehrspace Periscope stage at 9:00 p.m.), The Pity Party (@ The Ship Stage at 9:30 pm.), The Happy Hollows (@ The Ship Stage at 10:30 pm.), Leslie and the Badgers, No Age, and Peanut Butter Wolf. Set times and locations are here.

Four of the bands I mentioned in my update will be joining Correatown during their month-long residency at The Echo: Eagle and Talon and The Voyeurs on Oct. 5; and Summer Darling and The Rhone Occupation on October 12.

The New Noise Santa Barbara Festival happens Thursday, October 8 – Saturday, October 10. Avi Buffalo plays at Whiskey Richards on Fri., Oct. 9, and The Happy Hollows plays at Whiskey Richards on Sat., Oct. 10. Also performing at the festival is Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, MURS, and many others.

The Happy Hollows are also playing in Washington D.C. at The Red and the Black on Oct. 16, and at T.T. The Bears in Cambridge, MA on Oct. 18 (I’ll be doing a preview for this show very soon). From there, they now have three performances listed for CMJ in New York City, Oct. 20, 22, and 24th. The CMJ site will be releasing schedules soon. Then it’s back to Los Angeles for a Spaceland residency in November.

The Airborne Toxic Event juggernaut is rolling across the U.S. right now, with special guests Red Cortez (who have a demo of their newest song, “Seasick Brigade”, on Web In Front) and The Henry Clay People. They make a stop in Boston on Tuesday, October 13 at the House of Blues. This morning, Airborne played at a bar at 9am in Kansas City, for a thing called “Kegs & Eggs”. Leave it to Kansas City.

The Monolators said in a recent MySpace bulletin that they’re ‘concentrating their energies on out-of-town shows’, so we’ll keep an eye out for future developments.

The Parson Red Heads started recording their new album this past weekend at the Red Rockets Glare studio in Rancho Park, CA. Cannot wait to see them at Airborne Tox’s show in Clifton Park, NY!

Sea Wolf have just been announced as part of the New Moon soundtrack, alongside artists Thom Yorke, Death Cab For Cutie, Muse and others. Currently on tour, they’re coming to Boston on Oct. 13 at the Paradise (along with Sara Lov and Port O’Brien). I’ll do a preview for the show, though it’s the same night as The Airborne Toxic Event et. al. at the House of Blues. Someone should really do something about that!

Silversun Pickups are unfortunately not doing a Boston show, but they’re doing shows elsewhere on the East Coast. I’ll try to catch them in Hartford. The shows are: Oct. 17 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence RI; Oct. 18 at Northern Lights, Clifton Park NY (near Albany); Oct. 20 at The Webster, Hartford CT; Oct. 21 at Higher Ground, Burlington VT; and Oct. 23 at Main Street Armory, Rochester NY.

The Union Line will be playing a show at CMJ in NYC – Oct 19 2009, 8:00P at “The Syndacate Party”. Not sure what exactly that is. You might want to keep an eye on CMJ’s site for more info., if you’re planning on attending the festival.

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