I'm so happy I was lucky enough to snag a last minute ticket to the sold out Foxygen & Unknown Mortal Orchestra show at The Echoplex last Friday night!! Foxygen is kinda blowin' up right now & for good reason. Their latest album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is simply fabulous. And, apparently, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has been around for quite a while & is lot more "known" than I realized because they seemed to have a pretty solid fanbase & were EXCELLENT live.
The only bummer of the evening was that I forgot my brand new 20x zoom Lumix Panasonic camera at home so I was forced to settle for iPhone footage only. My new iPhone takes OK videos but the audio isn't that great & there's no zoom (& I REALLY like zoom!). So my videos don't do either band ANY justice but take my word for it. Both were well worth the trek from the west side to Echo Park!
And a celebrity sighting sidenote: For a few minutes in between Foxygen & UMO's sets, I was standing literally 1-2 feet behind Danger Mouse & James Mercer!!! They seemed to be scoping out a spot for UMO's closing set. DM & I even made eye contact for 1/2 a second & Mercer almost bumped into me walking back toward the bar. I've seen Danger Mouse at 3 shows in the past year now (Other Lives, My Morning Jacket & now Foxygen/UMO) & every time I've been standing SO close to him dying to talk to him but, of course, I never did. I have to at least PRETEND to be cool even if I'm really freaking out in my head...lol.