Skip to Content
Live Music

Michael Van London ~ LIVE ~ Room 5

9:46 AM PDT on April 25, 2007

vanlondon3.jpg

Globetrotting musical sensation Michael Van London has a knack for rock. The Michigan-bred boy is hardly a Midwestern novice. After playing through a series of years in New York, Paris, and Boston, as well as widespread touring within the European and American continents, Van London is rather a worldly and accomplished musician. At his art for an upcoming two year anniversary in L.A., he is currently blossoming amidst the musical community of the ‘Wood and such, doing so while keeping a fresh, updated style, constantly striving to be as professional and prolific a rocker as can be.

With an ongoing schedule at Los Angeles’s best known music venues, I caught him on a cozy evening at Room 5. With a nearly all female lineup, being sandwiched between chicks who rock is nothing new for Van London. With Juliana Hatfield a profound inspiration and The Donnas a favorite of his, it is no surprise Van London dreams of forming a full-fledged estrogen-charged, tittie-bouncing, fishnet-tromping chick band, except him, of course, who happens to be generously endowed with testosterone and other such related things. Say goodbye to cock rock, and bring on the cunt rock.

vanlondon2.jpg

With three recorded albums—“Roses”, “Je Suis”, and “Fortunes of Misfortunes”—Van London is currently working on a fourth and full-length album tentatively called “Ice Cream & Blood & Guts” while collaborating with Brandon Jordan of Kill Radio on production. The provisional title of said autumn album is totally in the nature of Van London. A serious beauty lies in his ability to craft pop with joint painstaking profundity—blood and guts.

vanlondon4.jpg

Unquestionably bohemian, Van London not only makes sharp social critiques but also delves into deep wells of personal material among which “Sexxx Themes” is a favorite of mine. A song about artificial romances through sex and drugs is not just awfully compelling, but also really easy on the ear.

www.myspace.com/michaelvanlondonmusic

www.michaelvanlondon.bravehost.com

Photos by Mari & Lily

vanlondon1.jpg
Already a user?Log in

Thanks for reading!

Register to continue

Become a Member

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

Why Is Highland Park’s Last Backyard Street Punk Band Finally Calling it Quits?

"Punk music will not solve our problems," Nick Carabajal, the band's frontman and co-founder reminds us. "Only punk people."

March 1, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend: Vegan Koobideh, Oaxacan ‘Mega Tacos,’ Wagyu Tongue Carpaccio, and Coffee Brewed In Hot Sand

Plus, ooey gooey k'nafeh, a "punk room" at a luxury food and wine festival, chopped cheese in Chatsworth, and Indian-Chinese pork vindaloo dumplings on Melrose. Go out and eat this weekend.

March 1, 2024

The Six Best Tacos Along Metro’s C Line, From Norwalk to El Segundo

One of our favorite pastimes in L.A. is searching for great tacos. What better way to do it while zipping along on Metro's C line (formerly known as the green line)?

We Are Almost At Our Goal! Become a Member of L.A. TACO Now!

Memberships start at $5.95 and help us stay alive in this wild new journalism landscape. For the price of a few tacos a month, you can help keep L.A.'s only taco, news, and culture site stay spinning and churning out features about the real Los Angeles. We are 60% to our goal!

February 29, 2024

Ten (Mostly) Recognizable ‘Repo Man’ Locations You Can Visit 40 Years Later

The original film somehow managed to cohesively fuse weathered, jaded repo men, L.A.’s burgeoning punk scene, UFO cultists, generically-labeled food items, and nuclear proliferation into a dark comedy that is both a product of its time and yet feels somewhat timeless.

February 29, 2024
See all posts