Weekend What's Up: The Dandy Warhols
By Spike Brendle
Sunday nights suck. Once the sun hits that spot in the sky, that spot where the suns’ rays become that certain hue of depressing yellow-orange, you realize that Monday is inevitably in your future. Yes, Sunday Funday drinks will temporarily help avoid this heartache; but ultimately lead to a worse Monday than if you had sat at home and watched Netflix all day. Let me then suggest a remedy to your Sunday evening blues: Crescent Ballroom will be host to singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards, LA’s modern glam rock quartet The Shelters, and none other than 90’s pop-rock icons The Dandy Warhols.
Miranda Lee Richards is a San Francisco born Los Angeles native by way of Paris, France. Giving up her modeling career and moving back to the States, she was taught how to play guitar from Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and began her journey in the music world. While her solo music is very calm, sweet sounding and simple, she has also performed with multiple genre-crossing artists such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Good Listeners and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
The Shelters just released their debut EP, cleverly titled EP, which was casually co-produced by Tom Petty. My immediate impression after listening front to back is a comparison of Jet, if they did an 80's glam rock version of The Black Angels instead of straight up copying The Beatles. They are sure to put on a good show and to beat, sandwiched between a sweet, emotion tugging songstress and a staple of pop-rock history.
What is there to be said about The Dandy Warhols? The name alone would make anyone curious as to what they might sound like! Anyone who was alive and musically aware in the mid-90s will know exactly who they are, and even though literally every member now has their own bands, they continue to keep their beginning alive. Twenty-plus years and basically no line-up changes (one member left in 1998 and was replaced with a current member), their hit “Bohemian Like You” still stands up to modern pop-rock releases.
Tickets start at $27 and can be purchased here.