Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "They Weren't Born But Made")

So, the third annual Fuck Yeah Fest took place last weekend here in Echo Park and bands like Giant Drag, Dios Malos, The Silversun Pickups, The Thermals, and Foreign Born played.

How was it?! I should ask you that because as Lou Reed once said, "Some people like to go dancin’. Other people? We gots to work!" Seriously, let me ask you. Please write in with your comments.

But, yeah. I know. That’s the past. We all want to live in the future. Well, here are some of this week’s show highlights.

There’s not only another free Monday night residency show at Spaceland for local wunderkinds The Little Ones, but The French Kicks are also playing The Troubadour in support of their new album. And even later on tonight, experimental pop stars Eagle & Talon will perform for free at the after party at Star Shoes.

Tuesday sees Silver Mount Zion rocking out The Vanguard, The Mountain Goats will play a free in-store at Amoeba Records on Wednesday, and both Let’s Go Sailing, Acute, and Oh No! Oh My! at The Echo (doors open early at 7) on Thursday.

Then, Sunset Junction occurs here in Silver Lake this weekend… On Saturday, The Little Ones, Lavender Diamond, Monsters Are Waiting, Great Northern, Darker My Love, Red Kross, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more play, while Hank Williams III, The Cramps, I See Hawks in LA, and more perform at the event on Sunday.

And besides that this weekend, The Mountain Goats, Jenny Lewis, Aimee Mann, and more will appear at Royce Hall at UCLA as part of Revenge of the Book Eaters on Saturday and The Devil Romantics will entertain at All Star Lanes in Eagle Rock on Sunday.

Oh, and two things before I forget… First, huge props out to my friend Josh Berquist, who filled in for me last Monday when I was camping up in scenic Mount Shasta. Thanks, Josh!

Secondly, did you hear that Sea Wolf will be the Monday night residency headliner for the month of September at Spaceland? Yeah, one of the best bands in town will be playing for free four times in a month, so do the math: There’s absolutely not excuse not to go to at least three of them.

Alright, that’s it. I’m out. Back to work. These video games aren't going to make themselves...

- Mini-Interview: The Little Ones
- Mini-Interview: Sea Wolf


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