I echo Bryan and Jeff's sentiments.
yeah usually if there a decent band playing at the El rey they are usually playing at the Glasshouse which is a hell of a lot closer to my house.
He speaks truth. And the sound at the El Rey is far superior to that of the Glass House, if we're gonna compare the two.
Anyone going to The Big Pink tomorrow? I really wanted to go see APTBS.
Lovely venue with amazing sound. Saw three of my top ten gigs of 2009 there and looking forward to catching more this year.
So speaking of the Glasshouse, I've never been but have tickets for She & Him next month. When you say the sound is far superior at El Rey, does that mean the Glasshouse sound isn't good?
10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda
but if we are going compare
We did get The Pixies in 04 before coachella as their First show in the reunion.
We got Bauhaus in 05
We got Jesus and Mary Chains in 07
It's also one of Jack White favorite venues so he always has stop at the Glasshouse for whatever band he's controlling
Best show experience there: Gus Gus w/ Lamb (1997 or 8?) - sober yet danced my ass off like there was no tomorrow
Worst show experience there: mf doom (2007); MotherFucker never showed up, I hope GV never promotes any future shows with this clown
A lot of fantastic shows in-between and thereafter...
DFA1979 back in.... 2006/2007? Before the renovations took place. Boy that was one EPIC show.
Looking forward to my first El Rey gig in a month for Liars!
Coachella: 4/10-12 @ Empire Polo Fields
U2: 6/28 @ United Center
it's a little far for me, but always worth it. drinks are kind of expensive though. First show there was White Stripes. Favorite shows were probably any of the IAMX shows, Digitalism, Presets and The Knife.
I have only been to the El Rey a few times...but they have been fucking AMAZING shows - Queens Of The Stone Age, Dillinger Escape Plan, Hallacopters, GUNTHER, Revival Tour...good times
I will echo that they have ridiculously high-priced drinks though, even compared to the other music venues
Love the el Rey, iwish more shows i wanted to see was there, but i have seen Bat for Lashes, the Streets, Sufjan Stevens, Metric (one of the worst shows ive ever seen) and Sleater-Kinney (at least 4, maybe 5 times) at the motherfucker el rey. oh yeah and Peaches
"It's in the K" - Martha Stewart
Since the show list is very minimal...
August 29 // Chemical Brothers w/ Chromeo & Yacht @ Hollywood Bowl
September 26 // Vampire Weekend w/ Beach House & the Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl
October 5 // ARCADE FIRE @ Henry Miller Library
October 13 // Corin Tucker Band @ The El Rey
(someone should give me Sufjan Stevens tickets, aint got none of those)
goddammit i want to see Sufjan
worst experience was it taking me 3 hours to get to the el rey one time, about a 50 mile drive. once up there i went to a liquor store and bought a small bottle of jager and pounded it, just to remove the negativity of having to make that drive.
I HEART the El Rey. My favorite LA venue for many reasons. Just off the top of my head I've seen: Polyphonic Spree, Stereo Sonic, MSTRKRFT, HEALTH, The Presets, Patrick Wolf, Dan Deacon, Lady Sovereign, Yelle, The Dodos, Lykke Li and tons more..
sigh.. haven't been able to get out there in a few weeks though.
Sad I am missing The Big Pink tonight.
MSTRKRFT fucking rocked the El Rey.
Yeah, the El Rey's great. And I've just recently noticed how good the sound has gotten there (always been?). But yeah, seen several shows there. St. Vincent, Hold Steady, Jimmy Eat World, Album Leaf, Weakerthans, Black Lips, Blind Melon (new shitty version), MONO, Ra Ra Riot, and others.
Saw Sea Wolf w/Album Leaf as my first El Rey show. Didn't get to see Album Leaf though. T'was pretty sick.
Oh and shouldn't it be El motherfucking Rey?
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010