Eastside Mix

By Alfred Montez

Army Navy will be performing tonight at the Silverlake Lounge in Silver Lake along with The Wind, The Damn Sons, and Dede.  Army Navy is a Los Angeles indie rock group that sounds a lot like Britpop, complete with a tangible influence from bands like The Smiths, The Stone Roses and others who favored bright guitar chords as opposed to the highly distorted, uber-loud stylings of Grunge or hair metal of the same period.

The show kicks off at 9 p.m. with Dede, a great band that sounds a lot like a ’60s vocal group or Edie Brickell with a little more dreaminess thrown in for good measure. Singer Dede weaves her lyrics around the airy, mellow beats, soothing the listener with her vocal melodies and rounding out the tunes very nicely.  Doors should be at around 8 p.m., and the cover charge is $8.

Resistant Culture @ The Boulevard Cafe & Bar

On Friday, Resistant Culture will be tearing up the already band-battered stage at The Boulevard Cafe and Bar on Whittier Boulevard, and for a good cause too. They are joining forces with SMD, Social Conflict, Rabia Al Sistema, and Politziko to raise funds for the Humberto Corzo Guzman school in Guatemala.

The school is in the highlands of Guatemala, and the threat of its demise hits especially close to home for the bands. The school has been under fire from a church, corrupt police, and city officials trying their hardest to shut down the school.  Sounds like the perfect cause for this group of socially conscious bands to adopt, and a very good reason to come together over some very loud angry music in the spirit of defiance. The show at the East Los Angeles club – 18 and over, – starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $8.

There’s a lot of music out there. Eastside Mix will help guide you to noteworthy shows and keep you up to date on Eastside venues, bands, artists and labels. Did we miss something? Send an email to hello@theEastsiderLA.com.

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