Los Angeles slow-music champs In Sheep’s Clothing have returned to physical space at Neuehouse Hollywood with dedicated listening sessions on a high-end sound system curated by Common Wave Hi-fi which is running until August 21. The residency will feature an indoor analogue space and an outdoor space, and will focus on fully playing specific LPs. Each program will be held four nights a week. The events run from 7 p.m. to Midnight and showcases critical albums from the history of music.
Resistor Mag reached out to Common Wave Hi-Fi owner Wesley Katzir to ask how the shop designed the system. “[We] were tasked to design a system to suit the wide variety of presentations expected throughout the ISC residency, “ said Katzir. “The room at Neuehouse on Sunset is large and required speakers which would couple well with its internal space as well as project broadly enough to allow guests, regardless or their seat, to get a great experience.” Katzir and crew chose the Graham LS5/8, adding that “…to accentuate the fluidity of these speakers as well to bolster their imaging, we chose EAR equipment. The 912 preamp paired with 509 MKII mono blocs forms an exceptional pairing in any regard and proved as much in the space with Graham speakers.” Additional equipment includes turntables and sources ranging from a Garrard 301 with 14-inch Schick tonearm and Schick cartridge to CDJ’s, to a custom Nagra/Kuzma/EMT/Nakamichi/TEAC rig. “The residency has been incredible for our community so far,” said Katzir.
All events are 21+. RSVP’s will be capped at 175 per event. All guests must show proof of RSVP for entry.
ISC press release below.
After more than a year of forced isolation, creating spaces to share experiences with friends, family, and our local community seems more important than ever. We truly miss the listening sessions we were able to share at the In Sheep’s Clothing hi-fi bar in the Arts District. Our desire has always been to make a place to share music and build a community around the ceremony of deep listening.
Since shuttering the bar in March, 2020 we’ve been patiently waiting for another opportunity to share music with everyone. That time has arrived. We’re excited to announce that starting on June 23rd, we’ll open the first of many popup listening experiences. We’ve partnered with Neuehouse Hollywood to transform their penthouse floor into a dedicated listening space with the intention of once again creating moments around shared listening.
The indoor room will be designed for dedicated listenings on a top-tier hi-fidelity sound system. The outdoor environment will provide a casual hangout space with cocktails, wine, and food. Dedicated listening sessions will be hosted by ISC staff along with members from our extended family in the analog space — tastemakers from vinyl digging communities, the hi-fi world and music-focused businesses. Each night will offer different programming around classic albums, artists, musical movements, and audiophile equipment/pressings.
As was tradition at the ISC listening bar, all sessions will focus on full album sides. Before each program, guests will fill the seats of the indoor listening space and will be encouraged to stay for the full duration of the recording. New guests will be allowed to enter after each session.
Find out more HERE.