Submitted by megan on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 15:52
Really, all it takes is a nice email. Munira Ravji sent me one a couple of weeks ago, asking me to cover this band I'd never heard of: LAL. I'm not entirely sure how she found me, since I don't really do music journalism here, so much as I gush about shows that I love and bitchily trash those I don't.
But I've just popped their myspace page on, and you know, it's pretty nice. I'm enjoying it. The singer's got a good voice. The music is, indeed, "threaded together with dub poetry, soul, folk, roots, jazz and a definitive dance-floor aesthetic."
My guess it that it'd be by and large a laid back show, with some nice energetic pieces and a good vibe all around. Even if their album Deportation is puported to be "a personal treatise on migration and movement, a challenge to militarism, dangerous love, and the stories of those silenced by (il)legality."
That sounds way heavier than what is coming out of my speakers.
I don't know that it's so much my kind of music that I'll go myself. But still. It was a nice email and I like to help nice people. So go see them.
August 2, 2009
Mercury Lounge w/ dj Rise Ashen
56 Byward Market
PS. And no, it certainly doesn't hurt if you're emailing me about bands that have a very cute girl in them.