Swing House recording studios in Hollywood, California has seen some of the most influential bands of our time walk the halls of their music complex over the years. But this past weekend, on Saturday, July 26, 2008, it was the place to see and be seen as the cool kids of Los Angeles - the LA Yelp Elite Squad got together to support independent arts at the 'Yelping Yelping 1 2 3' art & music showcase.
The venue was wall-to-wall with art and music lovers alike celebrating "all things local" along with the folks from the Deli Magazine as they premiered the very first Los Angeles based print issue. Groove 24/7 streaming online radio station provided the soundtrack for the private Yelp Elite preview party before the Barnettes, winner of the 'Yelping Yelping 1 2 3' local band contest, kicked off the night with a killer live performance. Additional live acts to follow included the Deli Magazine's cover band, IO Echo, Swing House regulars, Astra Heights, Austin Hartley-Leonard, and Dylan Trees.
The eclectic crowd had an array of mixed drinks to choose from, so we must thank our participating sponsors which including Sake2Me, Caramba Tequila, Honest Tea, HINT water, Tito's Vodka, Monster Energy drink, IZZE sparkling juice, Barefoot Wine and of course we can't forget about the Green Truck, LA's only gourmet "roach coach" who provided the yummy organic and wholesome food and drinks throughout the night.
People mingled around the studio space, in and out of the live music showcase rooms, and observed the mixed medium artwork that plastered the walls, while our resident badass photographer Amy K snapped the photos and captured the energy and excitement of the night.
Let's not forget to recognize the extremely talented group of artists and musicians involved in putting this show together and a very special thanks goes out to Phil Jaurigui and his amazing crew over at Swing House for letting us share in the experience of such a memorable event!
The LA Yelp team would also like to shout out a few of our own, including the newest member of the marketing team, Ms. Sarah A (show her some love folks) and of course, Sherry R for holding down the guest list oh-so-gracefully. Thanks to all who came out to party with us! Until next time...Rock on!
Your LA Yelp Community Manager