Long, long, long-time Sound of Young America friend Dan Grayson, writer-performer (not to mention producer and engineer) of our theme song, Maximum Fun, has the debut show of a new project Sunday in Los Angeles.
Dan's played in a variety of bands around LA, but for the past year or so, he's been furiously working on something called "Yes Means Yes." It's sort of a solo record, sort of a song suite, sort of a band, sort of an art project. In performance, Dan will be accompanied by some sort of complex computer music setup, a bevy of visual art, some sound-sensitive lightboxes he built from scratch, and some other stuff. He sees it as an inter-media operation. He'll be opening for his former band, The Karabal Nightlife, which is fronted by the prodigiously talented guitarist Jesse Davis, who we also knew in college.
Anyway, the club's The Verity Room, 7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Canoga Park. Show's at 8, Dan's up first.