Monday, December 18, 2006

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “Spinning in the Hallway”)

It’s great to see The Silversun Pickups doing so well right now, what with their two sold-out shows at The Troubadour last weekend, their frequent radio airplay here, and their recent appearance on David Letterman.

But it’s not only exciting because they’re among the best and brightest that LA’s independent music scene has to offer, it’s also great because they’ve always been so good at promoting other excellent bands here in town. If there’s anyone that’s going to help shine a spotlight on the incredible volley of bands playing here right now, it’s them.

As I’ve said often before, that’s one of my favorite things about living here… The majority of the great acts I’ve encountered in LA really go out of their way to help promote others and it just makes for a very familial atmosphere. I guess that’s as anti the general perception of LA as you could possibly get -- and I think that's what the recent article in The LA Weekly was missing most for me.

Anyway, I gotta run. I just updated the concert calendar to the right with new dates for the following bands: The Western States Motel, Let's Go Sailing, The Black Pine, Rhett Miller, Thailand, Grizzly Bear, The Minor Canon The Delta Spirit, The Prayers, The Willowz, Japanese Motors, Indian Jewelry, Clip'd Beaks, The Transmissions, Die! Rockers Die!, Death to Anders, One Trick Pony, Anchors for Architects, Dosh, Birdmonster, Wired All Wrong, The Drawing Board, To Live and Die in LA, Ninja Academy, 8-Bit, The Mormons, We Be The Echo, Girl Talk. Matt & Kim, the Gray Kid, M. Ward, Victoria Williams, Camera Obscura, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Good Listeners, Entrance, Briertone, Peter and The Wolf, Dodo Bird, The Lottery, Fairmona, The Soft Lightes, B.R.A.M., The Changes, Dead Ponies, Antiques, Parson Red Heads, Dustin O’Halloran, The Happy Hollows, Eagle & Talon, The Pity Party, Twilight Sleep, Casxio, Sylvain Sylvain & Sami Yaffa of The New York Dolls, The Good Listeners, The Idyllists, Tandemoro, The Dagons, Dr. Dog, Wake up Incinerate, Die Rockers Die, The Transmissions, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The F*cked Five, Murmur, The Health Club, In Waves, Foreign Born, The Bird & The Bee, and Nico Stai.


Blogger Octavius said...

The other thing that LA Weekly missed, was KXLU! Duh!!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Octavius said...

They also forgot to mention KXLU in the LA Weekly article!

6:22 PM  

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