Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “Sometimes You Eat The Bears, Sometimes The Bears...”)

I’m out in Chicago right now – a town I like to tell people I was thrown out of years ago for not being into sports – updating the site while the family watches The Bears/Dolphins game in my brother’s living room. (Three of us have laptops on our laps, which prompted me to joke, “Why can’t we all just sit and watch TV together like a family for one goddamn time?!”)

Late 80’s midwest punk gods Naked Raygun are playing a reunion show in town while I’m here but I’m skipping it to spend time with my dad because I guess I’m not a complete music dork.

I’m back on Monday, hopefully in time to see the free Great Northern residency show at The Echo when they play with Meeting Places, Tigers Can Bite You, and Dead Ponies. Meanwhile -- also well worth seeing -- Let’s Go Sailing and Bedroom Walls are performing over at Spaceland and Modest Mouse is at The Wiltern.

On Tuesday, Midnight Movies come to Spaceland, Ima Robot head to The Echo, Ragsy and Wake Up Incinerate are The Lava Lounge, and the Eagles of Death Metal and Joan Jett team up at The Henry Fonda.

This Wednesday, The Happy Hollows, The Soft Hands, and more will play the APLA AIDS Benefit out on the west side at The Good Hurt, The Front, The Pity Party, Black Fur, and Dappled Cities Fly perform at The Silver Lake Lounge, I Make This Sound is at The Derby, and Sia and The Bird & The Bee (Inara George) take The Wiltern.

This Thursday, (former members of The Unicorns) Islands are The Henry Fonda, Telescopes play The Silver Lake Lounge, The Deadly Syndrome and Castaneda perform at The 5th Wall, and Xiu Xiu come to The Echo.

On Friday, Ima Robot return to The Roxy, Warfield are at Molly Malone’s, and The Wrens make it out to The Troubadour.

Then on Saturday, the amazing wonder that is Gil Mantera’s Party Dream (go watch this video) and 400 Blows are at The Echo, while The Airborne Toxic Event plays The Hear Gallery. And on Sunday, Sage Francis performs at The Troubadour.

In related news, the following bands have announced shows in LA: The Silversun Pickups, The Little Ones, The Western States Motel, Dirty On Purpose, The Hectors, Sea Wolf, I Make This Sound, The New Motherfuckers, Peter and The Wolf, The Lottery, Jeremy Enigk, The Front, The Pity Party, Black Fur, Dappled Cities Fly, Irving, +/-, Redcar, Dead Ponies, These Arms Are Snakes, Ferraby Lionheart, The Grates, Birdmonster, Pit er Pat, Wallpaper, The Autumns, Digital Fridge, The Rinse, Eskimo Hunter, The Datsuns, 400 Blows, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, Grand Buffett, Upsilon Acrux, The Lovemakers, Gram Rabbit, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Patrick Park, Dead Meadow, Spindrift, and Tsk Tsk. (See the right-hand column for dates and venues.)


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