Monday, October 09, 2006

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "I've Fallen In Love With Its Peanut Taste!")

My hat is off to the folks at Little Radio for their part putting on The Eagle Rock Music Festival last Saturday night, where Monsters Are Waiting, The Movies, The Parson Redheads, Great Northern, and more played.

Good times, good times…

We’ve announced the official line-up in our second Let’s Independent! event at Boardner’s in Hollywood later this month on Tuesday, October 24th. Opening up the night are electro pop act Thailand, followed by the ever exuberant Happy Hollows, and then headlining the show are Division Day, who have been one of our favorite live acts in LA for some time and were recently signed to Mercy Records.

To hear and/or download tracks from all three bands, go check out our myspace page for Let’s Independent! … and, hell, add us.

I mean, you like stuff. We like stuff, too.

Anyway, here’s what this week’s show line-up is looking like:

Tonight, The National plays sad, self-reflective pop over at The Troubadour, the increasingly-talked about act The Oohlas perform at The Viper Room, the wonder that is Lavender Diamond appear at The Echo with Winter Flowers, Sufjan Stevens folks up The Wiltern, Rocket reside for free at Spaceland, and The Karabal Nightlife heads to The Knitting Factory, but the show I’m most curious about is Light FM over at The Silver Lake Lounge.

On Tuesday, I guess you’re on your own for entertainment. I got nothing.

But on Wednesday, Kasabian and Mew head to The Henry Fonda, Cold War Kids celebrate the release of their cd at Spaceland, Lava Children do a last-minute free show at Safari Sam's, and The National return for a second show at The Troubadour.

(If you can get in to Spaceland for Cold War Kids, do it. They signed to Gnarls Barkley’s label and might not play a venue that size any time soon…)

On Thursday, Teddy’s Cheer Club venture out to The Prospector in Long Beach and The Fcked Five stay close to home at Zen Sushi, while Sacramento’s Two Sheds come to The Silver Lake Lounge.

I’ll definitely be at the Two Sheds show since I heart their debut album in the worst possible way. I’ll have an interview with them w/ mp3 up on the site this Thursday morning.

On Friday evening, Inara George’s The Bird and The Bee play The Silver Lake Lounge, The Bentleys head to The Knitting Factory, The 88 perform at The Getty, and Lucero return to The Troubadour.

On Saturday night, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Architecture in Helsinki team-up at The Henry Fonda, Thunderbirds are Now! and You Say Party, We Say Die join forces at Spaceland, Ghostland Observatory and Bodies of Water wonder-twin The Echo and Lilly Allen plays a sold-out show at The Troubadour.

Then on Sunday, Sarah Coleman is Ladytown performs early as part of the Grand Ole Echo series at The Echo while The New Motherfuckers go on later as part of Part-Time Punks, then Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Architecture in Helsinki play a second night at The Henry Fonda.


In LA residency news, The Western States Motel have announced they’ll be playing at Little Pedro’s on Sunday nights from November 12th through December 3rd, and Great Northern will appear at The Echo on Monday nights in November, while Let’s Go Sailing plays over at Spaceland.

And the following bands have also announced shows for LA: The 88, In Waves, Acute, Now It's Overhead, Summerbirds In The Cellar, The Thermals, and Cursive. (See the right-hand column for dates and venues.)

- Mini-Interview: Cold War Kids
- Band of the Week: Two Sheds


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