Los Angeles Landmark Nightclub The Satellite tv for pc Memorialized In New Video



An homage to the long-shuttered nightclub The Satellite tv for pc/Spaceland and to the Silver Lake-Echo Park-Hollywood of yesteryear is captured in a brand new video from a Los Angeles band.

As soon as probably the most cultural landmarks of Los Angeles’s east aspect, The Satellite tv for pc nightclub in Silver Lake (which was once previously referred to as Spaceland) hosted such acts as Woman Gaga, Foo Opponents, and lots of extra nationally outstanding selection and pa teams sooner than falling sufferer to the pandemic’s ebb on audiences.

The venue has been closed since 2020, becoming a member of different golf equipment and live performance halls around the country.

Ben Golomb, a part of the band Trendy Time Machines, got here up with the video thought and spent years monitoring down pictures and pictures.

“I’m an LA local, and it at all times places a grin on my face to find sooner than/after pictures of acquainted, native haunts in my place of birth,” Golomb mentioned. “I assume it’s a little bit like discovering a moderately awkward picture of your folks of their highschool yearbook. You simply have to grasp extra in regards to the little main points. I named my band Trendy Time Machines, and being a vintage-obsessed time shuttle nerd basically, it appeared lovely on emblem to try this video once the speculation got here to thoughts.”

Inspiration struck Golomb in overdue 2019 when the Amoeba Track location on Sundown was once final, adopted quickly after through the destruction of the Googie structure Lytton Financial savings development on Sundown (it was once a Chase Financial institution in its ultimate incarnation sooner than being demolished). 

“I needed to temporarily leap into motion to movie sequences for the video, making repeated journeys to places proper as they had been within the means of being razed,” Golomb mentioned. “Then I needed to visually fit time development pictures manually – it took a large number of paintings, however utterly a hard work of affection. Sensible results the entire manner.

The video additionally repurposes some unused pictures he filmed in 2014 with a DeLorean in Silver Lake, in entrance of The Satellite tv for pc for a Trendy Time Machines promo video. “So in some way, I used to be unknowingly operating in this video for a decade,” Golomb mentioned.

Alongside the best way, he changed into one thing of a neighborhood historian, in particular when it got here to The Satellite tv for pc.

“In previous many years, going again to the Nineteen Fifties, it was once a cafe referred to as The Satisfied Hole, then later it changed into referred to as The Purple Chimney,” Golomb mentioned. “The hot lack of The Satellite tv for pc was once in particular tough for many of us within the native tune scene. That venue was once just like the Cheers of Silver Lake – a spot the place everyone is aware of your identify – and maximum native people I do know nonetheless get a tad emotional when riding through the closed down, boarded up model of what it as soon as was once.”

Trendy Time Machines plays the tune within the video. “We recorded a dreamy house rock music referred to as “Ghost Indicators (Sleight of Hand)” which lyrically hovers within the universe of tearing down recollections and indicators of the previous, and ponders how time shuttle would possibly (or would possibly now not) convey again what we’ve misplaced.” 

Musicians concerned come with Trendy Time Machines bandmates Mike Morgan and Olya Volkova, joined through buddies Alex Jack, Nadia Franks, and Diana Christine Hereld, who all collaborated at the recording. Golomb and Josiah Mazzaschi co-produced it.

Actors noticed within the video are Charles Phoenix and Satisfied Hollows lead singer Sarah Negahdari.

Watch the video above.



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