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La Gorda
26 May 2004 @ 03:35 pm
As I was updating our gig schedule last night and looking through our "past gigs" list on our website last, I realized that yesterday (May 25) was the first anniversary of our first show.

Since then we've played 22 shows, most good but some not so in various venues around DC, MD, VA and CT. We've weathered losing our drummer Rocio and the harried practice sessions with fill-ins that followed until we found the awesome rockin Christine while also juggling the usual ups and downs of work, school and life in general. We've played with some amazing bands met a lot of interesting people and gained a quite few friends along the way...

It's strange how it seems both so long ago and so recent at the same time.

*Sighs happily*

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La Gorda
18 May 2004 @ 11:35 am
Although we didn't make it through to the third round of Emergenza, we had a great time on Friday. Everything just clicked and came together in an awesome way, so much that I will say that Friday was our best set ever, hands down. It's really rewarding to see the practice and effort paying off: We're starting to gel with Christine and getting much better at playing live - less shoegazer and more rock star.

There has been a little bit of debate within the music scene about whether or not emergenza is a scam.... Here's my dish:Collapse ) At the end of it all, we had fun and learned a lot. Will we do it again? Probably not. But we're happy with the fact that we rocked it hard, and we're ready to rock some more.

- Dawn
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La Gorda
05 May 2004 @ 10:35 am
It's the merry month of May, and La Gorda has two awesome shows coming up:

May 14, Friday: EMERGENZA REGIONAL SEMI-FINALS - Club Five, 1214 B 18th Street NW, Washington, DC. 21 , Doors at 7pm. Buy your tickets using PayPal Here! More Info...Collapse )

May 16, Sunday: THIRD RAIL RADIO – WMUC Radio, 3130 S Campus Dining Hall, College Park, MD. All Ages, Free, Doors at 5pm. Broadcast at 6pm. This live show will also be simulcast via the internet, so those of you outside the DC area can tune in!More Info...Collapse )

Thanks a bunch folks! Keep rockin...
La Gorda
This Sunday La Gorda will be playing at the Mojo Room and Lounge with Sarah Pinsker and Melissa Holt. This will be an ALL-AGES, EARLY SHOW with doors opening at 5 and a $5 cover. Hope to see you there!

Quick look info:
The Mojo Room and Lounge
4825 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD 21206
All Ages, $5. Doors at 5pm.
Sarah Pinsker, La Gorda, Melissa Holt
La Gorda
Next Thursday, April 15, La Gorda will be competing in the Emergenza Battle of the Bands at The Velvet Lounge: 7 bands perform, the audience selects 3 to move on to the next round.

Tickets are a tad pricey, $10 if you prepurchase from the bands, $15 at the door; but if you prepurchase you get to see 7 bands for $10:

8:00pm - CHRYSALIS
8:30pm - LIDERA
9:30pm - DISTILLED
10:00pm - LA GORDA
10:30pm - BLACK HAND
11:00pm - ODD MAN SPOKE
11:30pm - THE HIPNOTIX

SO COME ON OUT AND SHOW SOME HANDS!!!! If you want to pre-purchase a ticket from us, just respond to this post before Monday, April 12.

The Velvet Lounge is located at 915 U St. NW, Washington DC.
La Gorda
02 April 2004 @ 02:39 pm
So last night, we had a guitarist come over and audition. Just in talking to this girl on the phone I had a sort of feeling... like you could almost smell the crazy off of her through the reciever... but she seemed very eager to play; she said she'd played the guitar for 7 years, and had left me another message saying she'd taken the time out to learn one of our songs, so we figured, hey she seems to have initiative and might be a decent guitar player, so we may as well try her out; It's not like the sanity well is known to run deep amongst us musicians anyway.

Oy.Collapse )
Current Mood: confusedconfused
La Gorda
08 March 2004 @ 12:11 pm

On March 22nd Asians in Rock (AIR) and the Velvet Lounge will be featuring four bands fronted by women of Asian American heritage: Chicago-based artist and AIR founder Jenny Choi, ethereal indie-rock quintet Exit Clov, punk-rockers La Gorda, and singer-songwriter Carol Bui.

$5, 21+. Doors open at 8pm. Hope to see you there!

The Velvet Lounge is located at 915 U Street in Washington DC and is accessible via the Metro at the U street/Cardozo stop on the green line.

La Gorda

La Gorda is seeking a lead guitarist!
If you are...
  • Female
  • 21+
  • Drug and drama free
  • Laid back but a dedicated musician...</p>
Check out our website, listen to our tunes, and if you like what you hear, email us!
La Gorda
17 February 2004 @ 04:58 pm
This Saturday, February 21, the velvet lounge will be hosting three female-fronted bands. Here's the info:

The Velvet Lounge
915 U St. NW
Washington, DC
$5, 21+ Doors at 8
Line-up: Exit Clov, The Marianne Pillsburys (NYC), La Gorda

Pertinent websites:

Hope to see you there!