Last night I was happy to visit one of my favorite Los Angeles clubs, The Mint, and heard some up and coming bands of note. First, there was Tilting at Windmills, an emerging young band with much promise. The lead singer/guitarist Alberto Nissim in particular was a ball of energy. Urgent, heartfelt lyrics and impressive guitar playing -- a band to keep an eye on!
Next there was The Mesh, tight musicians with a mellow, almost psychedelic rock vibe and a most appealing stage presence. Wonderful harmonies, too!
Finally I saw Dizzy Box Nine, pictured above. Their music is infectiously happy, energetic and upbeat, with good vibes that are contagious. Uplifting pop rock with a confident, smooth delivery. More photos of all three bands can be seen here: www.flickr.com/photos/joybennett. Information about The Mint can be found here: www.themintla.com.
On another topic, please note the wonderful Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is coming back next month from May 2nd to May 9th. More tickets and information can be found here: lajfilmfest.org.