September 8, 2002

the one thing lisa & salim wanted to do on their vacation last weekend that didn't involve food was visit spaceland. lucky for us, irving was playing a cd release party saturday night, so there was a good reason to go.

i had never heard of the l.a. natives, but l & s had seen them play just the week before in san francisco. he described them as “happy catchy '60s-ish pop,” which sounded promising. i just was excited to take an evening stroll, have a couple drinks and live music, then stumble home.

the band exceeded my expectations: happy, catchy, '60s-ish and so unbelievably cute, each and every one of them. (their website is adorable, too: buttons for buttons and corduroy everywhere.) each band member writes and sings, and the show reminded me of a game of musical chairs and beach blanket bingo. i guess they're from the 'hood, so i'm sure they'll be back soon, and you bet i'll be there. just look for the girl swooning.


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