Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY & NIGHT HORSE // LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO SHOWS:
WED. NOV. 12 @ EL CID
(4212 Sunset Blvd. Silverlake, CA) $8/21+
FRI. NOV. 14 @ EAGLE ROCK ARTS CENTER
(2225 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, CA ) $8/All Ages
SUN. NOV. 16 @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL
(1233 17th Street San Francisco, CA) $15/All Ages
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Nov. 4th ELECT THE HEAVY with.....
COLISEUM (Relapse Records)
NIGHT HORSE (Tee Pee Records)
CLOUDS (Hydra Head Records/ex Cave In)
THE DOLEMITE PROJECT
THE FUCKING WRATH
Doors @ 7pm/ Show @ 8pm
Safari Sam's @ The Regent Theatre
448 S. Main Street
Downtown LA, CA
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
NIGHT HORSE debuts 6 sonic hymns next week (October 21) under the title "The Dark Won't Hide You" on Tee Pee Records. Recorded and mixed by Mathias Schneeberger (Obsessed, Sunn 0))), Gutter Twins).
NIGHT HORSE rein in the past with a firm heel in the present, galloping next to such like-minded contemporaries as Harvey Milk, Down and Priestess. Delivering heavy testimonials harnessed with a twin lead guitar assault, NIGHT HORSE join hands with these brothers in arms. "The Dark Won't Hide You" brings a saddle bag full of heavy, raw and riffed-out blues-tinged rock steeped in the likes of John Lee Hooker, Taste, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and The Allman Brothers Band without a retro stitch.
In celebration, NIGHT HORSE will have shows on both coasts starting this weekend! As well as dates at this year's CMJ Music Marathon, including the Tee Pee Records showcase, and Vice "Late Night Party". Shows and more info. below:
Oct 17 RECORD RELEASE SHOW CA @ Mountain Bar - LA, CA
w/ Lords, The Fucking Wrath & Green and Wood (Free)
Oct 18 SATURATION FEST @ Red Planet - Riverside, CA
w/ Lords, The Fucking Wrath, Graf Orlock & more...
Oct 19 @ Bombay’s - Ventura, CA
w/ Lords & The Fucking Wrath (Free)
Oct 21 RECORD RELEASE SHOW NY @ Charleston - Brooklyn, NY
w/ Acid Tiger (Mem.of Converge), Pollution & Said Fury
Oct 22 Tee Pee Records CMJ SHOWCASE @ Club Europa - Brook
w/ King Tuff (Mem. of Witch), Titan, The Weight & more...
Oct 24 BROOKLYN LOFT PARTY @ 573 Sackett Street off Third Ave - Brooklyn, NY
w/ It Lives & Mythical Beast (7pm-10pm)
Oct 24 VICE LATE NIGHT PARTY @ Studio at Webster Hall - NYC, NY
w/ Monotonix (Free 12am-4am)
Oct 25 @ Cake Shop (Day Show) - NYC, NY
w/ Weird Owl, It Lives, Bad Dream & Slang Chickens (Free 2pm-7pm)
Nov 4 @ Safari Sam’s - LA, CA
w/ Coliseum, Clouds, & The Dolemite Project
Nov 12 @ El Cid - LA, CA
w/ ’Special Surprise Guests' (Free)
Nov 16 @ Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
w/The International Noise Conspiracy
Nov 19 @ The Echo- LA, CA
w/The High Saints, Trigger Renegade & more
More dates to be announced.... Check myspace and website to stay tuned.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
SUNDAY SEPT. 7TH 2008
TEE PEE RECORDS PRESENTS "MANIFEST DESTINY"
Featuring Live Performances By:
WITCHCRAFT / EARTHLESS / WITCH / GRAVEYARD / WARLOCKS / ASSEMBLE HEAD IN SUNBURST SOUND / ANCESTORS / NIGHT HORSE / TK WEBB AND THE VISIONS
AT THE ECHOPLEX (DOWNSTAIRS)
1154 GLENDALE BLVD.
LA, CA 90026
$15 / DOORS AT 3PM / NIGHT HORSE AT 5PM
Monday, August 11, 2008
NIGHT HORSE (Sam James Velde/ Cold Sweat Records) has just finished it's debut record for North Atlantic Sound / Tee Pee Records. Engineered and mixed by Mattias Shneeberger ( Obsessed, Sunn 0))), Gutter Twins, Goatsnake). 6 songs for the CD / EP Vinyl releases. 7 Songs for the Download / TopSpin releases.
The boys have begun playing live shows. Recently opening for Annihilation Time / Municipal Waste and Earthless / Titan in the last couple weeks.
NIGHT HORSE will be playing live this Friday 8/15 at the Relax Bar in Hollywood.
As well as part of TEE PEE Records "Manifest Destiny Festival" on September 7th with WITCH, GRAVEYARD, WARLOCKS, WITCHCRAFT and more.
NIGHT HORSE have posted some songs on their myspace for your head-banging pleasure. So swing by and grab a listen, drop a comment, ride on....: http://www.myspace.com/nighthorsemusic
See you soon.....
Monday, June 16, 2008
Ladies and Gents of the Myspace Generation......ride on!
ADD NIGHT HORSE: http://www. myspace. com/nighthorsemusic
Tradition lays deep in the music of Los Angeles rock and roll group NIGHT HORSE. Featuring members of dirge soundscapists Ancestors and the vocal styling of Sam James Velde, formerly of explorative and adventurous rockers Bluebird and El Presidente of Cold Sweat Records. NIGHT HORSE bring a saddle bag full of heavy, raw and riffed out blues steeped in the likes of John Lee Hooker, Taste, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac or The Allman Brothers without a retro stitch. NIGHT HORSE reign in the past with a firm heel in the present, galloping next to like-minded contemporaries Harvey Milk (The Pleaser), Clouds or Doomriders. Delivering heavy testimonials harnessed with a twin lead guitar assault, NIGHT HORSE join hands with these brothers in arms.
NIGHT HORSE will debut 6 sonic hymns this fall, on The Colonel Records label. Look for us on tour and in a record store near you.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The fine folks at LA RECORD have an interview up with me, in regards to the records I like to play/DJ. Not to mention a podcast I did for them in addition.
Check it here: http://larecord.com/issues/2008/06/11/trainspotting-sam-velde/
Thanks LA RECORD.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Come out and see one of L.A.'s better bands 'MAGIC MIRROR' play Friday night at Temporary Spaces.
Think Bad Seeds, Spiritualized, 16 Horsepower and The Pogues.....yep, it's that rocking!
DJ Short Shorts and I will be playing the jams before and after all night long!
Get Down To It!
Monday, May 05, 2008
This week I will be DJ’n in NYC.
Come on down and “Shake Your Money Maker.”
WEDNESDAY MAY 7TH
NY NIGHT TRAIN @ MOTOR CITY
127 Ludlow St
SATURDAY MAY 1OTH
90 N 11th St
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
WED. APRIL 16TH 2008
HAM ON RYE presents......
12PM-IMAAD WASIF w/Two Part Beast
11PM-DARKER MY LOVE
DJ SETS BY: DJ Short Shorts (Little Radio) and DJ Sam James Velde (Cold Sweat Records)
at CHARLIE O'S
501 S. Spring Street
LA, CA 90013
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
YA HO WA 13 TONITE
4 // 8 // 2006
2 FLOOR EVENT!
Supported by: No-Neck Blues Band, Tom Greenwood (of Jackie-O Motherfucker), Spectre Folk
For those unfamiliar:
It was 1972, time of the cult-occult-commune explosion. By day, the Source Family served organic cuisine to John Lennon, Julie Christie, Frank Zappa and others at the famed Source restaurant. By night, in a mansion in Hollywood Hills, they explored the cosmos through the channeled wisdom of their charismatic leader, Father Yod. Father was an outlandish figure who had 14 “spiritual wives,” drove a Rolls-Royce, and fronted the rock band Ya Ho Wha 13, now considered by collectors to be one of the most singular psychedelic bands of all time. This is Ya Ho Wha 13's only planned East Coast performance, and is not to be missed.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Saturday April 5th 2008
DJ Short Shorts (Little Radio) and DJ Sam James Velde (Cold Sweat Records) will be playing records bathed in "pysch, punk, heavy rock, blues and garage" .....to the tune of stiff drinks all night long.
3408 N Vedugo Rd
Glassel Park, CA 90065
FREE. 9pm til the end...
Monday, March 24, 2008
Tony Tee Pee and myself will be DJn the TITAN // PHANTOM HALO show on Friday in Greenpointe and the Emerica Party with TITAN // PHANTOM HALO in Soho on Saturday. Monday, Lovepump will be hosting HEALTH at the Knitting Factory. HAPPY TIMES! See ya'll there.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Cold Sweat Records and Tee Pee Records Present:
H A I R B R A I N
A free event taking place the last Wednesday of every month. Featuring live performances and resident/guest DJs all night long.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 26TH
For those unfamiliar, Ancestors weave a textured and heavy sound not unlike Mogwai, Mono and the sonic bliss of later era Neurosis. They have just recently released their critically applauded debut "Neptune With Fire" on Tee Pee/North Atlantic Sound Records.
at LA CITA
336 S. HILL ST.
FREE // 21+ // 10pm-2am
Thursday, March 06, 2008
UK rabble rousing sensations dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip embark on their 1st string of US dates including an extended stop off at the 2008 SXSW festival. The duo will return to US soil in mid April for a performance at this year’s Coachella Music Festival in Indio, CA as well. Cold Sweat will be digitally releasing their new single during their US tour. Stay tuned for exact release date. Listen to their twisted genius here: http://www.myspace.com/lesacvspip
March 11 The Mercury Lounge //New York, NY
March 12 Empty Bottle //Chicago, IL
March 13 Wave Rooftop-NME Show //Austin, TX
March 14 Rob Da Bank Showcase //Austin, TX
March 15 Mojo Mag BBQ-Mean Eyed Cat //Austin, TX
March 16 Café Du Nord //San Francisco, CA
March 17 The Roxy //Los Angeles, CA
April 25 Coachella Music Festival //Indio, CA
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Ladies and Gents, Yours truly will be singing some songs with members of Ancestors tomorrow night at the Mountain Bar in part of the "Ancestors Record Release" party. Both floors of the bar will be filled with audio and visual delights. Tony Tee Pee will be spinning records in between. Its free and the drinks are cheap. Come on down. We should be on stage bout 11:30pm.
475 Gin Ling Way (and Hill St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90012-1712
Phone: (213) 625-7500
-Sam James Velde
Cold Sweat Records
Cool little article about HAIRBRAIN here:
or read it here:
Hairbrain - The Music Event You Don't Know About
In a city where media brings in $38 billion annually to the economy, it almost seems strange to find people creating it out of sheer love. Anyone who made it to the Hairbrain event last month can attest profits weren’t the priority, and nobody would have dared to find something better to do with their time.
Hairbrain is a new, FREE, monthly event taking place on the last Wednesday of every month. Organized by Cold Sweat Records and TeePee Records, it provides a free rock show, a variety of DJs, and all the cheap drinks you would ever want to hold down. Currently held at La Cita in Downtown Los Angeles, the venue could be one of the most diverse in the city where hipsters and Latinos equally share the dance floor throughout the week, whether it be the experimental sounds erupting from the turntables of a DJ, or the mariachi music spilling out of the jukebox.
Set up underneath flashing Christmas lights between a couple red leather booths, local favorites Tweak Bird brought their bass-y driven blend of rapid tempo rock and roll to last month’s event. Without a raised “above-the-masses” stage at La Cita, Hairbrain provides a much more intimate experience for seeing some of the most unique bands coming out of Los Angeles—February brings the swaggering sounds of The Icarus Line for a rare performance.
Sam Velde, captain of Cold Sweat Records, says the event was inspired by a no-bullshit concept of fun. While spinning records with Buddyhead co-founder Travis Keller at the Scene Bar in Glendale a few years back, the two had too good of a time to not provide more people with an outlet for music fitting outside the mainstream. After teaming up with TeePee, Velde hopes to showcase more bands and DJs from regions outside of Los Angeles.
Both Cold Sweat and TeePee are independent labels providing the base for a variety of bands Mtv will never be hip to. Cold Sweat produces records for the critically acclaimed prog-rockers Battles, as well as the impossibly aggressive and loud Lords and Coliseum. Some psychedelia slips through on their roster as well with the excellent Starlite Desperation.
TeePee may best be known for hosting The Brian Jonestown Massacre in the past, but the label has since added LA's The Warlocks, and some of the gloomiest metal and fuzz-rock you can shake your long-haired freak flag to in bands like Earthless and Witch.
Again, Hairbrain at La Cita may be the one event in your busy, Hollywood lives worth setting some time aside for. For a gasp of fresh air and affordable drinks, I can’t think of another place I’d rather be. Doors open at 9:00 pm.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The fine folks at LA RECORD have given HAIRBRAIN a nice shout out today. Read the article and more here: http://larecord.com/prevs/2008/02/27/wed-feb-27-hairbrain-la-cita/
or peep it here:
WED., FEB. 27: HAIRBRAIN @ LA CITA
Presented by Cold Sweat, the label that had Lavender Diamond on vinyl before anyone and that gave Wives a full album, and also presented by Tee Pee, the label that delivers nourishing electric loudness to headache sufferers worldwide: Hairbrain, a new heavy sounds monthly at downtown’s flourishing La Cita. DJs tonight are Cold Sweat’s Sam James, Dante Adrian once of Starlite Desperation (who will be debuting his new band Spirit Army later this week) and boss Tee Pee Tony, sucked in by the inescapable gravity of combined playlists. Also up is a live set by Icarus Line, detailed further in here.
— Rob Battin