As published in L.A. Record:
SUNDAY, NOV. 11: Manny Nieto loves suadero tacos almost as much as he loves making great music, and those of us who know Manny know that’s a whole lotta love. His Wetandry Studios (L.A. RECORD reader’s pick for best recording studio!) in Glassell Park which has birthed the records of some of the most beloved bands in northeast L.A. over the past eight years will be forced to relocate on Nov. 15. Manny attributes this unfortunate forced departure to his penchant for recording some of the coolest, yet loudest, bands around — 400 Blows, Circle Jerks, Darker My Love, Vaz, Horses, the Pity Party, the Breeders — and as it lived by the sword, so the studio died by the sword, with low end that rocked the other recording studios next door, forcing him to vacate. Though hoping to relocate by December, the ever-spreading trend of gentrification in these here parts is making affordability increasingly difficult. To keep an IV connected to Wetandry in the meantime, Manny is hosting two benefit shows at the Scene, showcasing the amazing bands he’s worked his studio magic on over the years. The bands who’ve come to know and love Uncle Manny were more than happy to help out. Sunday’s stellar lineup will feature Moonrats, the Pity Party, thee L.A. Gentlemen Callers, and Manny’s own utterly awesome punk band Distortion Felix (which will be opening up for She Wants Revenge the night before). Thursday will feature Monsters Are Waiting, Aztlan Underground, So So So, Horns and Sabertooth Tiger. In addition, other homies are helping out as well, including Mr. Fuck Yeah himself who in mid-December is putting a show on with 400 Blows, Darker My Love and others. Come on out, give a big hug to Manny and experience firsthand why Wetandry needs to stay alive and well. And don’t forget the suadero. (LL)
WETANDDRY BENEFIT PART 1 WITH MOONRATS, THE PITY PARTY, THEE L.A. GENTLEMAN CALLERS AND DISTORTION FELIX AT THE SCENE, 806 E. COLORADO ST., GLENDALE. 9 PM / CONTACT VENUE FOR COVER / 21+. ALSO THURSDAY, NOV. 15, WITH MONSTERS ARE WAITING, SABERTOOTH TIGER, AZTLAN UNDERGROUND, HORNS AND SO SO SO.