Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows at The Observatory: Update 4/22

Last week was insane at The Observatory North Park! Father John Misty was the highlight of the week for me, but Belle & Sebastian were pretty amazing, too. I loved RAC, St Lucia have grown since their show at the Casbah, and Toro y Moi was a lot of fun, too. I didn't make it to Clean Bandit because of my Rocky Votolato show, and I missed Marina & The Diamonds because I was working at the Irenic, but there were kids lined up all day long, so I can only imagine how much love was in the room.

As you may or may not know, it wasn't exactly a love fest when The Observatory took over The North Park Theatre. The neighborhood had complaints of increased noise, loitering, litter, public drinking, intoxication and such. Since then, the owners and management have worked really hard to be good neighbors. Start times for all ages shows conform to curfew standards. Security has been increased including two Off Duty Officers at every show. After every show, security goes out to the neighborhoods to sweep and pick up garbage. The Observatory & West Coast Tavern make sure that city trash receptacles are emptied. Sound proofing has been increased in the building. Last night, after a presentation at The North Park Planning Group, there was a different tide, as residents and neighboring business boasted about what a benefit the venue is to the community, how they've done so great addressing the concerns of the neighborhood which was a much different tune than just a couple months ago. It was a positive night and hopefully it means that things continue to get better at The Observatory North Park.

4/23 Tribal Seeds, Through The Roots, Leilani Wolfgram 7pm, All Ages
4/24 Tribal Seeds, Hirie, True Press 7pm, All Ages
4/25 Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages

4/30 The Decemberists, Lucius (SOLD OUT) 8pm, 18+

5/1 Matt & Kim, Waters (SOLD OUT) 8pm, 18+

5/2 Kinky, Daniela Spalla 7pm, 18+

5/3 Psycho De Mayo with The Psycho Realm, EV, & Delinquent Habits, 7pm, All Ages

5/5 E-40, 7pm, All Ages

5/8 Dwight Yoakam, Sam Outlaw, 8pm, 21+

5/9 The Growlers (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages

5/11 South-West Kings Tour: RITTZ and KXNG CROOKED 7pm, All Ages

5/14 Lord Huron, Family of the Year (SOLD OUT) 8pm, 18+

5/16 Stick Figure, Ballyhoo!, Seedless 7pm, All Ages

5/17 Passion Pit, Coin (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages

5/18 Little Dragon, AbJo (of Soulection) (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages

5/19 Glass Animals 7pm 18+

5/22 X (Performing Los Angeles & Wild Gift) 7pm, 18+

5/23 X (Performing Under The Big Black Sun & More Fun In The New World) 7pm, 18+

5/28 Neutral Milk Hotel, The Minders (SOLD OUT) 7pm, 18+

5/29 Chris Robinson Brotherhood 8pm, 18+

5/29-31 FilmOut Film Festival

6/1 Spoon, Sweet Spirit (SOLD OUT) 7pm, All Ages
6/2 Spoon, Sweet Spirit 7pm, All Ages

6/3 An Evening with Walk Off The Earth, 8pm, All Ages

6/12 Queens of the Islands Tour feat. Anuhea & Etana 7pm, All Ages

6/13 Jedi Mind Tricks 7pm, All Ages

6/18 The Slackers 7pm, All Ages

6/21 Misfits 7pm, All Ages,

6/26 Best Coast, Bully 7pm, All Ages

7/10 Burger Records Comic Con Party 7pm, All Ages
7/11 Burger Records Comic Con Party 7pm, All Ages
7/12 Burger Records Comic Con Party 7pm, All Ages

7/21 Charli XCX & Bleachers present Charli & Jack Do America 7pm, All Ages

7/22 Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders, The Contortionist 6:30pm, All Ages

9/22 Future Islands, 7pm, All Ages
9/23 Future Islands, 8pm, 21+

11/30 John Waters Christmas Show, 8pm, 21+

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