Rocket, The Ark, and Win Tix to Hawksley Workman
Rocket, pictured, is an all-female party-pop group from Hollywood who are as cute as they are adorable. How you can resist a dual-guitar attack? But then add to that mix the lead singer whaling on the key-tar and then tell me you've seen it all.
A throw-back to the girl groups who sing about it being their party and they'll cry if they want to -- without actually crying at all -- Rocket write their own tunes and even cover the Ramones beautifully on their debut ep on Silverlake's Teenacide Records. Just don't tell them that you're from the 8-1-8.
The ladies will be opening for The Ark tonight at 8pm at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, so smoke em if you got em.
The Swedish glam group (say no more?) totally impressed us at the Austinist party at SXSW, as The Ark looked like Spinal Tap, sounded a tad like ABBA, and rocked like The Darkness. Definitely a relief after seeing all those super-serious indie bands trying to earn our respect with their sweaty heads and unique tunings. The Ark is fun, funny, and toe-tapping. Just the type of music you want playing as you hit on the babes of Rocket.
Also doing it for you tonight in WeHo, Canadian singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman will begin a 7-night tour of some of the best clubs we have to offer. Attempting to live up to the comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and David Bowie, the Toronto native will play tonight at the Viper Room - and LAist can get you on the list.
In fact we have tickets to every damn one of his shows here in LA. So ya wanna cop a pair?
Write a three-paragraph review of your favorite restaurant in this fair city. The best ones will make their way into this fine site, and the authors will win a pair of tickets to see Mr. Workman work. Email your entry/review to tonyssecretemailaddress @ yahoo.com and be sure to tell us which show you would like to see.
June 21 Viper Room 9pm cancelled
June 22 Tangier 9pm
June 23 Troubadour 8.30pm
June 24 Knitting Factory 10.30pm
June 26 Spaceland 9pm
June 27 Temple Bar 11.00pm
June 28 Viper Room 9.00pm