Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Devendra curating "Hypnorituals and Mesmemusical Miracles Hanging in the Sky: 5 Nights of Soleros and Bandoleros at El Cid!!!!!!!"

Only Devendra Banhart could pull off a festival with a name like that. Pitchfork gave us the dirt on what to expect from these five nights at the El Cid (a place The Content loves).

"Devendra and I met when he first came to L.A. some 6 or 7 years ago, when I would book him as often as I could justify at the Silverlake Lounge. At that time he was completely unknown. To my recollection, back then he rarely played guitar, often preferring to sing karaoke style along with a boombox playing rough backing tracks he had recently recorded. The Silverlake Lounge is where he met Flux Information Sciences during a show, who swept him away to NYC, introduced him to Young God's Michael Gira, and subsequently the fame he is currently enduring. "It was Devendra's wish to hold this festival at El Cid, I think for its casual atmosphere and Spanish decorative flair, not to mention El Cid's tall trippy twin evergreen trees on the outdoor patio..." (Pitchforkmedia)

Truthfully, I only know a handful of these artists, but it should make for a good time. Devendra might even place a few days!

July 18:
Jana Hunter

The White White
QuiltEntrance
Phiiliip

July 19:
Ruthan Friedman

Cavernous Tullie
Stephanie Ruddie and Justin Luke
Feathers

July 20:
Nobody and the Mystic Chords of Memory

Subtitle
Mountain Party
Ryan Donnelly

July 21:
Coconut

Scarcity of Tanks
Hecuba
Viking Moses

July 22:
Michael Hurley
Sir Richard Bishop
Stuart and Caan

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