Soggy Bloggy and a Bottle of Chimay! Confessions of a Buyer that must Blog. Truth be told….I love what I do…I love music…and I only book ya if I’m so down with your *&^%^% that i’m going to spend my midnight hours promoting ya. Having said that….let me pour this lovely glass of Chimay crafted by the monks in a far away land…sit down friends and foes and let me tell you a little story about what’s going on at The Roxy Theatre and around town these days. Megan’s Not To Be Missed List…….peace, megan j
TUESDAY APRIL 17th – come kick it in R BACKYARD – a new Roxy regular weekly with Hollywood’s hottest rising stars
SCOTT & AIMEE– Prescription pills and booze binges. What-the-fuck-ever one night stands. Dying young and leaving a beautiful rock â€˜nâ€™ roll corpse.
ROMAK & THE SPACE PIRATES – “…Los Angeles electro jazz punk quartet with a squid fetish…A blast!”-Blender Magazine
4AM HOOLIGAN – Indie * Alternative * Punk
and TUESDAY the 17th ON THE ROX ( located above The Roxy Theatre)
** Sandbloom …voice like butter..they’ll melt you. Sandbloom is original LA soul.
also playing: Kelly Dalton + Heather Porcaro
THURSDAY APRIL 19 at THE ROXY THEATRE
THE ROYAL FEVER– Hide your children it’s the Royal Fever!!! The most delicious sh*t to hit the Strip in days. They’re so fresh you don’t even have to fear the Fever.
+DIRTY SWEET and AM RADIO
+ Upstairs ON THE ROX that very same night…..a sweet monthly event with some of the legendary DJ’s of the Temple Bar scene. They call it BETTER, never stale, always movin, always fresh. dj’s…. LEGGO, ISSA + JAHI SUNDANCE, BRAZILIA…and more..Rumors have it some legendary MYSTIC-al superstars might be droppin in this week??
In the spirit of blogging… where everyone’s your friend. Being that this is The Not-To-Be-Missed-List and truth be told, i can’t miss this and neither should you. The Western States Motel at The Scene in Glendale. Scott Simoneaux of Infectious Publicity hipped me this band days ago…and I’ve fallen for them. Maybe I can sweet talk them into a show at The Roxy when the time is right? Anyways this will be a party and we always want to support the M-80’s guys rockin joints like The Scene, La Cita and The Shortstop.
** I will actually be mutating into 3 identical people to make all 3 shows simultaneously. Watch the 3-meggie mystery mutation unfold?
FRIDAY APRIL 20
Friday April 20th at The Roxy Theatre
Miss Derringer, The Autumns, Mad Juana
**Miss Derringer is music for the full moon…dark and beautiful. Recommended by equally talented Holland Greco ( formerly of The Peak Show) when she says it’s hot – i say “how high” or was that jump? either way the band brings it and they’ll be joined by LA’s own Autumns + Mad Juana from New York City.
SUNDAY APRIL 22- ON THE ROX ( located above The Roxy Theatre)
This night is like the lucky grab bag…treats from around my world.
THE LIFE FORCE TRIO + 2 is LA’s life force..from dancers to talent buyers ( temple bar) to radio personel ( spaceways radio/dublab/ kpfk)…these people are the pillars of our city.
THE LIFE FORCE TRIO
SLAMMIN ALL BODY BAND
I caught Slammin backstage at North Beach Jazz Fest last summer.
And acting as MC and host of the night…the InFamous MikeThePoet.
MikeThePoet sums up my east-side experience for he was ringleader of the Roundtable. MikeThePoet & The Poets of the Roundtable would host monthly events at 33 1/3 bookstore on the corner of Alvarado and Sunset that became critical sessions – like food to feed the fire – we all left inspired… MCs and Street Art, 40’s in brown bags outside the bookstore. Those were the days…. The Bonaventure like my compass – backdrop was always downtown LA.
MIKE THE POET
THURSDAY APRIL 26- On the Rox ( located above The Roxy Theatre)
+ ANNE MONTONE and MULATTO
APRIL 27-29 **Gotta give big props to COACHELLA **
And each year has a theme. Last year we were Spinning and Drifting. Rule number One: don’t drop into Coachella at like 5pm on Saturday. You’ll try to catch up too fast. (last seen holding onto fake rock and tree while they appear to be spinning and drifting in a sea of Depeche Mode fans). This year, we’ve named it Coachmella. Lookin forward to chillin with y’all in the desert. So raise those incense sticks high in the air and turn up those radio dials….windows down..grace slick blaring to the sky…coachmella here we come.
and don’t sleep on the NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVAL. No better time than now to continue to show your support for one of America’s most amazing cities. Another yearly ritual of mine…and I must go. I love New Orleans.
One must not sleep. One must not rest. Not yet…maybe never..cause the shows keep comin and this is how we like it – bam –
TUES & WED MAY 8 & 9 – **2 nights **
JOSEPH ARTHUR & THE LONELY ASTRONAUTS + Stars of Track and Field
Joseph Arthur, Stars of Track and Field
And as some of you may or may not know…I moonlight as a singer and a songwriter.
All original Soul-Folk Music.
MEGAN JACOBS live at THE MINT
WED MAY 16 at 8PM
opening up for the one and only
THE BAD PLUS
**Keep eyes open this summer for the release of my new record, PROSPERITY, recorded live with my dream band. Record Release Party this summer at The Roxy Theatre ( details tba )
And that sums it up. Whew – oh my Blog – chimay has gone- that was long.
hope you enjoyed as much as I did …now…don’t miss!- megan j