Throughout its nearly five years of existence, High Places has toured extensively and performed in a multitude of environments. Whether playing at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan or in an industrial warehouse in Santiago, Chile, the band’s enveloping sound and propulsive energy allow the music to translate to a variety of venues.
Much to our enjoyment, they recently came by Room 205 to play inside our enormous yarn sculpture. To launch this very special episode we bring you “On A Hill In A Bed On A Road In A House”.
Avi Buffalo performing “Can’t I Know” at Room 205
Headed by songwriter/guitarist Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, Avi Buffalo hails from Long Beach, CA. Avi began recording music on a home computer during his sophomore year of high school. He debuted a full electric band the next year, playing a number of local shows in Long Beach and LA.
Avi Buffalo hails from Long Beach, CA. Avi began recording music on a home computer during his sophomore year of high school. He debuted a full electric band the next year, playing a number of local shows in Long Beach and LA.
The 3rd and final performance will launch Monday, February 21.
While on a recent break from heavy touring Avi Buffalo was kind enough to blaze through three songs in Room 205. With director Otto Arsenault (Matt & Kim’s “Lessons Learned”) helming the lens and engineer Butchy Fuego capturing the audio, our time with Avi, Sheridan and Andrew proved to be entertaining and incredibly illuminating.
With director Otto Arsenault (Matt & Kim’s “Lessons Learned”) helming the lens and engineer Butchy Fuego capturing the audio performance, our time with Avi, Sheridan and Andrew turned out to be one of the most illuminating and entertaining episodes yet.
The first installment featuring song “Coaxed” is available for audio and video streaming today, the second and third installments will be available February 14th and February 21st respectively.
Well folks, the annual Chicago music festival Tomorrow Never Knows has once again come and gone. Our friend Rob at Schuba’s sent over images and a short recap of last week’s event:
Now in it’s seventh year, Tomorrow Never Knows is the only event of its kind in Chicago during the bitter month of January, bringing together the best in buzzed about local acts as well as nationally acclaimed indie acts. This year featured the likes of Markéta Irglová, Mister Heavenly, Freddie Gibbs, Twin Shadow and Hansdsome Furs.
By all accounts the festival brought an appreciated reprieve from the snowy weather. Did patrons enjoy their iPhone 4 cases? Oui. Were we happy to lend a hand? Definitely. To Rob and everyone at TNK, thanks again for having us. We’ll see you again next year. Bundle up.
We’re pleased to premiere the third and final installment of La Sera’s episode of Room 205, featuring the song “Hold.” Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls (vox/bass), along with hired guns Jennifer Prince (guitar/vox) and Jonathan Weinberg (drums/dry humor), stopped by Room 205 to blast through a few songs from Katy’s upcoming full-length on Hardly Art. “Hold” is available today for both viewing and audio streaming through Room 205’s virtual home. Also check out La Sera’s previous two performances featuring “Devils Hearts Grow Gold” and “Never Come Around.”
Watch for next month’s episode of Room 205 with Avi Buffalo, launching Monday February 7th.
Despite the snow covered streets and bone shattering 27-degree temperatures, the brave souls of Chicago are again throwing one of the most entertaining music festivals in North America— Tomorrow Never Knows 2011.
From January 12-16th, Schubas, Lincoln Hall, and the Metro are joining forces to bring you five nights of live music, buzzing ear drums, and tender vibes. As a sponsor of the festival we will be on hand gifting products for your iPhone 4 and generally doing whatever we can to help make this fantastic celebration of independent music and culture go down. Bundle up, bring ear plugs. We look forward to seeing you there.
La Sera performing “Never Come Around” at Room 205.
Since joining all-female punk trio Vivian Girls during the spring of 2007, vocalist/bassist Katy Goodman’s dreamy DIY talents have sent waves of admiration throughout the independent music community.
Incase is pleased to premiere the second installment of Room 205 with La Sera, the solo project of Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman. A few days before embarking on La Sera’s first UK tour, Katy stopped by Room 205 – along with hired guns Jennifer Prince and Jonathan Weinberg – to blast through a few songs from Katy’s upcoming full-length on Hardly Art. This week, Incase has unveiled the second song from that session – “Never Come Around.” The first song, “Devils Hearts Grow Gold,” premiered last week. Both are available today for viewing and audio streaming through Room 205’s virtual home. The third and final performances will air Monday, January 17th.
Room 205 is a rehearsal space in Downtown Los Angeles that has been converted into an audio recording studio. As a means to foster goodwill between artists, music lovers and Incase, Room 205 will play host to touring and local bands who will each perform three songs and sit for casual interviews.
Inside Room 205, visitors are able to watch intimate performances and interviews, stream audio of the tracks and view photos of the sessions in the improvised space filled with recording equipment, sunlight and abundant creativity. Previous episodes of Room 205 feature Abe Vigoda, Crystal Antlers, and Puro Instinct.