Darren Revell plays my favorite shit. Everyone has those DJ’s that play the classic jams you want to drink to, and at the same time will turn you on to new music as well. For me, Darren Revell is that sort of DJ.
One of the bands he introduced me to was a Place To Bury Strangers. I was working for a record company at the time and it was a long day at the office, listening to band after band and nothing was sticking. I packed up my bag and headed out to see a show, or two. Probably of more bad music, but it was my job. You take the good with the bad I guess. Unfortunately most is bad. I got in my car and tuned in to Big Sonic Heaven, Darren’s radio show on Indie 103 (now on Moheak.com). Driving down Sunset I was crossing over La Brea and with no warning a wall of sound took over my speakers. I had never heard the band before, but I knew I was going to become instant fan of whoever it was. It was full of feedback, reverb, and all the cool shit that I like in my rock n roll. I frantically pulled over to the side of the road and started dialing the station to get a hold of the DJ to ask him who he was playing (the asshole never picked up, but I forgave him). In a second, at the right place at the right time, I found one of my favorite bands. Just like the old school music days… the DJ played the song. It wasn’t from a borrowed CD, or someone emailing me an MP3. It was a handpicked song beamed to space and back to my stereo. I don’t even know if I have ever thanked Darren, who has since become one of my dearest friends, for playing that song. I think I will do just that this Saturday night.
That is just one reason (of many) why I chose Darren Revell to be the resident DJ at Las Perlas every Saturday night. He takes out the garbage and leaves you loving all the best Post Punk, New Wave, Indie Pop, and Eighties. I highly encourage you to make Las Perlas a destination spot while you’re Downtown on a Saturday night, enjoy a handcrafted mezcal or tequila cocktail, or cerveza if that’s your choice, and love the tunes. You just might find your new favorite band, or be reminded of what was already great. Either way, thank the DJ for playing cool shit, and feel free to buy him a drink for good taste.
Music Selector Darren Revell
Las Perlas Every Saturday Night
Music Director for 213