hadenkim:

We had an awesome first show with our new band.

hadenkim:

We had an awesome first show with our new band.

College Kids make their first appearance on the most excellent Free Bike Valet, a beach city music blog.

College Kids make their first appearance on the most excellent Free Bike Valet, a beach city music blog.

Let’s be honest, the west side of Los Angeles has some of the greatest music venues in town. I am very fond of places like the Troubadour. Places that have history, elegance and great sound.Then there is a second tier of venues like the Del Monte Speakeasy which showcase much smaller, up-and-coming groups but still have ambiance and a reputation to uphold.The seediest music venues out near the beach are spots like the Good Hurt and the Central S.A.P.C. In my experience these places don’t show much hospitality towards their musical acts, aren’t very discerning about who they book and that’s why, in a city full of classy music venues, they are third-rate at best.
But hey, we’re College Kids. We’ll pretty much play anywhere.Next Tuesday we’ll be sharing the stage with Go West Young Man at the Central S.A.P.C. on the first night of the band’s October residency. My theory is that they asked College Kids to perform because something unspeakable happened to one of the other bands on the bill, but maybe they actually like our music. To be fair, both statements could be true.We’d be delighted to see some friendly faces as we perform in what I can only describe as one of the lower circles of hell. If you choose to accept this mission, remember to pack a flask, as the beers at The Central are notoriously warm and expensive.

Let’s be honest, the west side of Los Angeles has some of the greatest music venues in town. I am very fond of places like the Troubadour. Places that have history, elegance and great sound.

Then there is a second tier of venues like the Del Monte Speakeasy which showcase much smaller, up-and-coming groups but still have ambiance and a reputation to uphold.

The seediest music venues out near the beach are spots like the Good Hurt and the Central S.A.P.C. In my experience these places don’t show much hospitality towards their musical acts, aren’t very discerning about who they book and that’s why, in a city full of classy music venues, they are third-rate at best.


But hey, we’re College Kids. We’ll pretty much play anywhere.

Next Tuesday we’ll be sharing the stage with Go West Young Man at the Central S.A.P.C. on the first night of the band’s October residency. My theory is that they asked College Kids to perform because something unspeakable happened to one of the other bands on the bill, but maybe they actually like our music. To be fair, both statements could be true.

We’d be delighted to see some friendly faces as we perform in what I can only describe as one of the lower circles of hell. If you choose to accept this mission, remember to pack a flask, as the beers at The Central are notoriously warm and expensive.

Recorded on the Dope Slope with a Tascam MS16 tape machine. We’ll play it live on September 17th at The Satellite here in Los Angeles.

We have a website with music: collegekidsonthedopeslope.bandcamp.com
We’ll be performing at the Satellite on Monday, September 17th. At midnight. Which is technically September 18th. In case you were wondering, Malcolm ‘s actual birthday falls on the latter date.It would be great if you could be there at midnight to see a dude grow older before your eyes as well as play some pretty sick tunes.It also just so happens to be a FREE show starring the totally awesome band, the Lonely Wild. You may have heard of them. They are playing every Monday in September at the Satellite.The Lonely Wild has a website: thelonelywild.comThey were kind enough to allow me to crash their party.OK. I think that’s it. Hope to see you all soon. Peace.

We have a website with music: collegekidsonthedopeslope.bandcamp.com


We’ll be performing at the Satellite on Monday, September 17th. At midnight. Which is technically September 18th. In case you were wondering, Malcolm ‘s actual birthday falls on the latter date.

It would be great if you could be there at midnight to see a dude grow older before your eyes as well as play some pretty sick tunes.

It also just so happens to be a FREE show starring the totally awesome band, the Lonely Wild. You may have heard of them. They are playing every Monday in September at the Satellite.

The Lonely Wild has a website: thelonelywild.com

They were kind enough to allow me to crash their party.

OK. I think that’s it. Hope to see you all soon. Peace.

Malcolm practices for the upcoming College Kids show at the Satellite.  The song is by Matt Teardrop and we’re covering it as part of Radio Free Silverlake's “Undercovered” concert series.