Friday, December 16, 2011

Sound Bites 12.0: Fat Spoon @ Little Tokyo

Vegetable Curry
I was surprised to see Brussels sprouts (which I'm not usually a fan of, but they actually tasted pretty good here) and shitake mushrooms (I had to pick them out due to an allergy) in my curry, but delighted by the amount of veggies.

My dining companions enjoyed the Pescatore pasta and the beef curry.  They have both decided that their new favorite curry place in Little Tokyo is Fat Spoon. 

I wish I could combine the fresh ingredients at Fat Spoon with the variety offered at Curry House to make one super curry shop!

Delicious uni croquette
Song Pairing:
Radiohead - Lotus Flower

More Reviews:
LA Weekly
LA Times

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Near Death Photography Club @ The Good Hurt

After a year of recording, Near Death Photography Club have finally released their first EP, Guillotine Games

Image via Bait Comics

They packed the medical-themed nightclub, The Good Hurt, for their record release party.  Despite the sound being too low for the backing vocals, the show went off without a hitch.  The lighting looked professional and the stage looked great. 

Photo via NDPC

I could see heads bobbing during the punkier songs, in which Xander's voice excels.  I overheard someone agreeing to this, but disagreeing with his style on the more experimental tracks.  I can imagine their 80s influenced, moodier songs with a singer like Jonathon Pierce of The Drums