Wednesday, June 14, 2006

An Unofficial Music Festival Descends Upon LA

Sure, an army of ants are starting to invade your apartment now that it’s gotten warmer and your girlfriend broke her cell phone arguing with you over the weekend, but these are the salad days, mein freund. Just look at how this week has been shaping up, show-wise...

On Sunday, there was the KXLU Fund Razor at The Echo and Jensen Rec Center, a show which had twenty bands (for $15), among them Lavender Diamond, Irving, Darker My Love, and Army Navy.

On Monday, Languis played a free residency show at The Echo and Irving, Army Navy and The Minor Canon appeared -- strangely enough -- at The Viper Room, while Negativland were at The Avalon and Darker My Love played their free residency at Spaceland.

On Tuesday, Juana Molina and The Watsons Twins played Tangier while Caleixico and The Black Heart Procession at The Henry Fonda Theatre and, um, She Wants Revenge appeared at The Wiltern.

Tonight, The Mountain Goats play music from their new album at The Troubadour while Australia’s Wolfmother rock a sold-out show at The Henry Fonda Theatre and She Wants Revenge return to The Wiltern.

On Thursday night, Missouri’s Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin, Austin’s Sound Team, and LA’s Division Day will all play at The Troubadour. Each of these bands are good enough to warrant the hike over to the west side on their own, but together? They form some kind of indie rock equivalent to Voltron and kick your ass a full commercial break before they’d normally have to draw out that giant sword.

But wait, that’s not all… The same night, the Eagles of Death Metal will play The Henry Fonda Theatre, The Vacation will perform at Spaceland, Jose Gonzalez has a free in-store at Amoeba, The Bird and The Bee are at The Silver Lake Lounge, and The Walkmen appear at The El Rey.

Then on Friday, Tapes n Tapes and The Cold War Kids will appear at The Echo, Radio 4 will play The Troubadour, Jose Gonzalez will be at The El Rey, The Fiery Furnaces are at The Henry Fonda Theatre, Wonderground are at Tangier, and Tom Verlaine is at The Roxy.

And wrapping up this spectacular week are LA’s own Sea Wolf and Brazil’s own Seu Jorge at The El Rey.

It’s safe to say that if you’re not going to a show here in LA this week, you’re either deathly ill, completely antisocial, cripplingly lazy, or just don’t, y'know, like music.

It’s like some sort of unofficial music festival descended upon the town without informing anyone...


Blogger Xianne said...

Smashed her phone in two is more like it, lol. We should really get some ant spray sweetie.

1:31 PM  

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