One of the most compelling new acts I’ve seen in the past few months is the Henry Clay People — the kind of compelling that sends little frissons of electricity down your spine and makes you feel sometimes like you want to burst into twenty directions. I saw them in Denver in February and again a few breathless times in Austin.
They are taking over Los Angeles’ Spaceland every Monday for the month of April, playing with some unbelievable support acts — Mike Watt last week? The Broken West tomorrow? It’s free. Go.
You Can Be Timeless – Henry Clay People
HENRY CLAY PEOPLE @ SPACELAND
(in their own words)
DJ – Solid Todd
9pm-WRITER (our San Diego buddies, who are also brothers, who are great at making typically quiet music loud and fun)
10pm-THE BROKEN WEST (listen to “Down in the Valley” and “Auctioneer”–2 songs we wish we had written)
12am-THE WORLD RECORD (Best band in LA? I think so. My parents do too. You will agree. Plus everyone in the band is also in Parson Red Heads—come from good blood.)
9pm-MARVELOUS TOY (Heartfelt rock n roll with radical pianos)
10pm-the WHIP (All the way from the U.K.)
12am-ADELINE AND THE PHILISTINES (Lovely, Pretty, and all that)
9pm-SWIM PARTY (More buddies from San Diego—the bass playing will make you melt, and make you hungry)
12am-FLYING TOURBILLON ORCHESTRA (singer Hunter Cousteau kind of resembles Jacques Cousteau, just not as naval)