Julian Casablancas + The Voidz at The Wiltern

I always love spending time in Los Angeles. On November 6, my boyfriend & I headed to LA for the evening in order to attend the Julian Casablancas + The Voidz performance at the Wiltern. If you've been keeping up with my blog you know I'm from the San Diego area, so heading to LA for a day trip is about a 2 hour journey. We headed out during the early afternoon & of course, there was traffic. D'oh!


My boyfriend was actually going to head to the show alone because he had to cover the event for a gig (he's a music journalist). I thought I'd come along for the journey so he didn't have to drive to & from LA on a weeknight, go to the show alone, & then have to go to work the next day. Am I a good girlfriend? Sure. Do I also enjoy music? Absolutely. Do I like LA? Most definitely. Aside from being tired for work the next day it was a no-brainer to attend. 


The show was pretty cool. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti opened up the night. I don't know if you can spot this in the photo (which is actually a film still), but he was wearing a sleeveless top, short shorts, tights, & high heel shoes similar to that of Jeffrey Campbell. Oh & the shoes were glittery. I'm almost certain that he's not gay. It was just for his performance. As my boyfriend commented, "he's just eccentric, quirky." I thought it was cool. I really enjoyed his voice. He was entertaining, got the crowd going, & had kind of like an old-school rock voice to him. 


I found this simple yet cool graffiti on the bathroom stall. It was dated, initialed, & everything.  It was just so nonchalantly written. I don't care if I wrote a quote in permanent marker. It's about the music, dude. I liked the grungy vibe of the people at the show. The artist & his music make a difference in who listens. 


Next up was Julian Casablancas + The Voids. They were quite energetic live. Julian has an edgy, raspy voice. Definitely a crooner. He was sporting a sleeveless denim vest & signature shaggy hair. In case you didn't know, Julian Casablancas is the lead singer of The Strokes. Here's a music video of JC + The Voidz.




If you want an alcohol beverage at the Wiltern, you're going to have to cough up about $12 for any type of drink. Yep, $12. You could buy a 6 pack of Lagunitas for less than that. However, that's the nature of going out at night. You have to pay for it. The bartender was nice though.


Going along with the grunge theme is this gorgeous toilet shot. Look at the purple walls, the way the water is moving. Just kidding. I just liked the composition of it all. The night was thrilling. It's exciting to have a mini road trip with a loved one. We played some music on the way up, found a quant place to get pizza, & watched a little bit of Ferris Bueller's Day Off before we walked to the venue.

Do you go to live concerts & shows? Have you ever heard of The Strokes or The Voidz? Which photo is your favorite? :]

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44 comments

  1. I haven't heard about neither...if you have a youtube link, I'd love to check up these bands.
    I love concerts but I don't go very often....live music is always the best, though.

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    1. Great idea. I added a video link for The Voidz. Live music rocks. :]

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  2. I loved this review. I'm a huge fan of the Strokes, but I hadn't heard of Julian Casablancas and The Voids. Even though I'm from L.A., I have never been to the Wiltern, so it was nice to hear a little about your experience.

    -Helen

    Sweet Helen Grace

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    1. Yeah, I hadn't heard of them either, so here's to learning new things. :D

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  3. I think his outfit is awesome!! Looks like a fun time!

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  4. Oh how i wish LA was only 2 hours away instead of like 20... -.- kosses from rainy Belgrade.. Xoxo

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    1. Well you've got a lot of countries. In 20 hours you could pass through several. :]

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  5. Lovely <3
    wish you a great weekend ahead…
    Borka
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  6. Cool outfit!

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  7. You win the number 1 girlfriend award for sure haha! Sounds like a great show. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ♥Natalie
    Yours Truly, NY


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  8. Ah, why do drinks always have to be so expensive at these venues, haha. I'm glad that you enjoyed the music though. It sure looks like a fun night out!

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    1. Ugh, soooo pricey. $24 for 2 drinks is a crime!

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  9. I've never been in LA but I want sooo much to go!!! Great photos dear
    Kisses from Italy
    Diana
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    1. One day! Meanwhile, Italy is amazing. :D

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  10. Looks like such a great time! Definitely worth the drive ;)


    ClassToCloset

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  11. Nice review Carmen. I don't know the band though.
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    Elmira
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  12. Thank you for the link to the band, must say I haven't heard of them before.

    Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I hadn't heard of them either, but it's always cool to experience a band live! :]

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  13. LA is one of my most favorite cities! I've never heard of the band, though. Looks like you had fun.

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN

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    1. LA is wonderful. I did have fun. Thank you so much for reading & writing! :]

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  14. So cool that you came up here to go to a concert! Makes me feel like I need to actually attend something in LA soon... I'm not a huge fan of traffic! Have a great weekend Carmen!

    Simplicity Relished

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    1. We head to LA all the time! We went up recently for a TV show taping. It's like a mini vacation. Happy weekend to you too, Daisy. :]

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  15. what an awesome experience!! lucky you!!

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  16. Ahhh that's so fun you live so close to LA! I don't do enough day trips- granted, I live in Chicago and there isn't too much around me that doesn't involve farm lands, but still. I'd definitely tag along to, work the next morning be damned. I'm always down for a good concert :) And that's the reason why double espresso coffee was invented!

    xo marlen
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    1. Do a day trip in Chicago. I'm sure there's so much you don't do simply because you're local! :D

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  17. I love Julian Casablancas and so jealous you got to see him live. The last time I saw him was a couple of years ago in Chicago. Great post! :) Janet from JanandJot

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  18. Sounds like you had a great time despite being stuck in traffic at the start :)

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  19. Tell us about the after party!! Did you meet Julian Casablancas or anyone from the band?

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