Five Reasons To Watch Yellow Red Sparks In Los Angeles

Folk rockers Yellow Red Sparks will be hauling themselves up to LA every Monday in July to perform a residency at hipster haven the Silver Lake Lounge (2906 West Sunset Blvd.). Why should you battle the congestion of the Golden State Freeway on a Monday afternoon to see a local band (beyond the joy of seeing live music), you ask? Five great reasons, after the jump.

1. It's free!

There is no better price than free. This is a proven fact that every economist in the world will agree upon. The opportunity to see an up-and-coming outfit like Yellow Red Sparks for the price of a breath of fresh air is clearly worth the drive. "We also get to pick all the other bands of the bill so its pretty cool," drummer Goldy said. On July 5,



Seven Saturdays

and Non Ultra Joy are performing with YRS. On July 12,

Pacific Hurt

will provide support. On July 19,

The Fling,

and on the 26th,

The Color Turning


The Sweet Hurt

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will be around to fill your ears with audio candy.

2. Support your team It would be nice to bring your orange curtain pride and support the locals in their effort to penetrate the big city. "We're excited about the chance to go to play regularly in LA and win over some new people," Goldy said. "It's a great opportunity."

3. Hear new tunes Residencies allow bands the opportunity to let their collective coifs down to try out some new material. Here's your chance to say you heard that song before anyone else. "Every show feels like a rehearsal for us ... it should have a good loose feel," Goldy said.

4. Watch the full band Originally just the moniker for the solo work of Josh Hanson, Yellow Red Sparks is a full band that needs to be experienced live. Do it. "We connect pretty well as a band ... its just a different element," Goldy said.

5. What else is there to do on a Monday evening before the start of football season?

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