Monday, June 12, 2006

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "Sneezing Like a Pekingese")

If you'd noticed a discernable drop in the writing quality on the site shortly after I got back from my trip to the east coast, know that I place the blame squarely on the doorstep of Oblivion for the Xbox 360. That game was sucking away all of the "free time" I usually spend working on RFSL and I started writing like some kind of junior cub report at a high school paper.

I lent it away last week in order to turn this ship around, because I'm just too weak to have it on-hand. I mean sure, we all get the free independent music coverage that we deserve, but still...

In upcoming show news:

- As the astute Duke at You Set The Scene recently pointed out, Sunset Junction has started to announce its line-up, which includes local favorites The Little Ones, Lavender Diamond, Monsters Are Waiting, Great Northern, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more. There are a lot of “TBAs” left to fill in, so let’s hope we get even more local talent on there.

- One of LA’s best up and coming bands, Sea Wolf will be opening for Seu Jorge on Saturday June 17th at The El Rey. Band frontman Alex Church says he hopes to have a self-released EP ready by the end of July.

- The Little Ones, who both smile and rock at the same time, have a Monday night residency at Spaceland in August.

- The Foo Fighters are coming to town on an acoustic tour at Pantages on August 29th and 30th, playing the first night with Frank Black and the second with Silver Lake’s own Petra Haden and The Sell-Outs. (Petra will also appear on Saturday, July 8 with Lavender Diamond at Safari Sams.)

- Everyone’s favorite scientologist Beck will appear at The Wiltern with Jamie Lidell on July 27th & July 28th.

- San Diego’s Street Scene festival has announced its line-up, which includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tapes n Tapes, Editors, The Subways, The Futureheads, Modest Mouse, Queens of the Stone Age, and more for Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th.

- The following bands have also announced dates for LA: Let’s Go Sailing, Hank Williams III, The Cramps, I See Hawks in LA, Science of the Subconscious, The Like, Darker My Love, Red Kross, David Pajo (Papa M), Meow Meow, Serena Maneesh, Adult, Mission of Burma, Blue Cheer, Goblin Cock, The Minor Canon, and more. (See the right-hand column for details.)


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