Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Wednesday Show Low Down (Or "Living for Love and Love Alone")

Yeah, it’s a lazy holiday week in LA … a time of glorious unproductivity here around the Radio Free Silver Lake offices. The staff is loaded to the gills with a mixture of percocet and tequila and the most they seem capable of is 20-minute sessions of Night Driver on the Atari 2600 and staring out the window at the early afternoon sun-showers.

That’s an elaborate and largely fictional excuse for why the Monday show update is running on Wednesday this week. It’s surprising how many bands are playing during these connective days between xmas and the amateur drunk holiday also known as NYE. Because last year? It was a desolate wasteland of no music and more no music.

Last night, The Willowz and The Delta Spirit (one of Rock Insider’s favorites) played at Spaceland. Tonight, Loverlee will be at The Knitting Factory and Repeater at Club Moscow at Boardner’s. Then on Thursday, Upground is playing Spaceland on Ice at Pershing Square where, yup, you ice-skate while they perform.

On Friday, The Good Listeners, The Breakups, and Wonderground head to Spaceland, while The Oohlas take The Echo. On Saturday, The Breakups sneak over to Mr. T’s Bowl and The Minor Canon play Spaceland.

And then on New Year’s Eve? There’s a multi-stage event at All-Star Lanes in Eagle Rock with Wake up Incinerate, Die Rockers Die, The Transmissions, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The F*cked Five, Murmur, and The Health Club.

Then, Bodies of Water, 8-bit, and The Mormons perform at Mr T’s Bowl and Autolux come out of hiding to play with Dead Meadow, Bloodcat Love, and Chris Holmes at Little Radio EV.

Here’s a pile of other recently announced shows: The Breakups, Sea Wolf, The Movies, Clinic, Ragsy, The Ettes, Brian Wilson with Al Jardine, Jackson Browne & Willie Nelson, TV on the Radio, Snow Patrol, The Silversun Pickups, OK Go, Earlimart, Sebadoh, El-P, and My Morning Jacket. (See the right-hand column for dates and venues. All props to the excellent LA music site You Set The Scene for reporting on many of these shows.)


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