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Dan Melchior Band, The Intelligence, Susan at Zebulon, Los Angeles

  • Zebulon 2748 N. Fletcher Drive Los Angeles, CA 90039 (map)

8pm, $12/14. 21+

w/guest DJ Brad Eberhard (Wounded Lion)

Dan Melchior Band

"The highly prolific Dan Melchior is back again with a new album - this time with the Dan Melchior Band. The band consists of Dan (obviously), Adam Charles Cooper and Pat Ganely, both formerly of the Taiwan Housing Project. Negative Freedom once again proves Dan to be a treasure who continues to musically and lyrically evolve in the most twisted way. His garage/blues tendencies of his early output have all but completely given way to weirdo/outsider post-punk damage, though this record still rocks…sorta the same way The Fall rocked. With as many records as Dan Melchior has already unleashed on the world you may ask yourself “do I really need another one of his albums?” When you hear Negative Freedom you will no doubt answer “YES!” - In the Red

"Off-kilter garage-meets-country & western rhythms serve as the fuzzy backdrop for Dan Melchior's shouted vocals and lyrics that are by turn absurd and brilliant. He's been publicly carving his own idiosyncratic path through so-called "garage rock" and various forms of American roots music for years now - making appearances on over ten albums and a number of singles released on various independent labels. He has collaborated with Billy Childish and Bruce Brand of the recently extinct Headcoats and recorded and toured extensively with Holly Golightly of Thee Headcoatees. His solo releases have drawn from the work of maverick American folk musicians like Skip James, Dock Boggs and Robert Wilkins while retaining a sense of adventure and passion that is very often lost in the over reverent re-interpretations of a lot of mainstream modern musicians.” — All Music Guide

The Intelligence

Still panting from their installment in Castle Face’s Live In San Francisco series (where they ran a greatest hits clinic for basement sweat-rats) The Intelligence return in NEU-veau mode with Un-Psychedelic In Peavey City, their 10th studio album-amalgam. Load up on electrolytes, all ye who enter here.

Susan are three women who make fun, catchy, hook-filled garage-punk-pop with a triple vocal attack. Formed in 2012, the band makes music that blares with early Dum Dum Girls and Toronto’s The Beaches.