back down from san francisco and ready to make you smile: mr. blank tapes himself, matt adams, performs tonight in long beach at portfolio cafe. if you haven't heard the blank tapes, don't miss out--dude writes some of the most sing song, lovey-dovey songs since stephin merritt started making music for movies instead of broken hearts. think magnetic fields structure with some vague v.u. rock and a wee bit of neutral milk and happy thoughts and you can get the idea. also playing is the simply gorgeous (and so so friendly) ghost town jenny, another member of the blank tapes/part the clouds collective, and creative genius matt mccluer. these folks are putting out some seriously great stuff. grab a coffee to make you perky and start your partying early.
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SPEAKING OF LONG BEACH: weekly co-worker/fielding guitarist/promoter kevin poush, who throws pull your pants up every first and fourth tuesday at the prospector, got a nice write-up from la underground. read here.