Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Tuesday Show Low Down (Or “Don’t Ruin The Devils”)

Last night was one of those nights that make me realize how much I love living in LA. There were three great free shows going on and I tried my best to catch all of them.

There was Mezzanine Owls opening up for Broken West at their residency over at Spaceland, Fresno’s Rademacher was in town to record their album at The Ship and opened for The Pity Party at their residency at The Silver Lake Lounge, and we sponsored the first of The Submarines’ residency nights at The Echo.

And there are still a lot of great shows going on throughout the rest of this week, which I’ll get to in a minute because I want to quickly write about what I think is an amazing one coming up… We’ve announced the line-up for our next Let’s Independent! event at Boardner’s on Tuesday, January 23rd and it’s looking really exceptionally good.

Starting out the night is Tigers Can Bite You, who just opened up for The Silversun Pickups a few weeks ago at The Troubadour and are one of my favorite new bands. On second are The Black Pine, who make dark and stormy pop music that wins over both hearts and minds. And headlining the night are indie pop darlings Let’s Go Sailing, fresh off their residency at Spaceland.

I don’t want to come off like I’m over-hyping this show because we’re, like, curating it or something, but the whole idea around the monthly event is to spotlight some of LA’s best independent acts. We only sign up bands we really believe in and, goddamn, we’re just really excited by the acts we’ve been able to line up for this night.

The event is also sponsored by excellent local music store Sea Level, rad college radio station KXLU 88.9, and the upcoming Silver Lake Rehearsal, and will be MCed by KXLU Demo Listen’s Octavius. Again, fun stuff. Mark your calendars, listen to all the bands on the Let’s Independent! myspace page, and, hell, add us.

As far as noteworthy shows go this week go...

- Tonight: The Deadly Syndrome is playing at Safari Sam’s. Like I've mentioned before, they're very fun to see live. Lotsa energy and it's clear they enjoy what they do. And The Front, The She He He's, and Fireworks Apart are at The Scene out in Glendale.

- Wednesday: Rock Insider presents Briertone, Peter and The Wolf, Dodo Bird, and The Lottery at The Silver Lake Lounge. I don't know any of these bands too well, but Jax and I share a lot of favorites like Division Day and The Western States Motel, so it should be fun. And don't forget that Castaneda is playing at Spaceland as part of their regular Club NME night.

- Thursday: Fairmona, The Soft Lightes, and B.R.A.M. perform at The Silver Lake Lounge -- and I've heard good things about Fairmona. And Yes Me To Death gig The Scene out in Glendale and 8-Bit will play at Safari's Sams after a showing of Spike Jonze's film Yeah Right and a skateboard competition.

- Friday: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Entrance head to The El Rey and Light FM perform at El Cid, while Cold War Kids and The Deadly Syndrome play a very sold-out show at The Silver Lake Lounge. And The Parson Red Heads, Books Died On, Pink & Noseworthy, and The Cherry Tempo at The Plug Awards Pre-Party at Tangier.

- Saturday: The Western States Motel and Rhett Miller take The Troubadour, SF's The Fucking Champs play with Earthless and Citay at Spaceland, and Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, and the Gray Kid have sold-out The Echo.

And Foreign Born, Great Northern, and The Gray Kid at The Plug Awards at The Little Radio Warehouse, while Anchors for Architects, The Primos, and The Soft Hands destroy Pehrspace.

That's it. I've got a ton of new dates to add to the concert calendar, but am behind due to site difficulties and lack of technical skill. Soon, though.

- Mini-Interview: The Deadly Syndrome
- Mini-Interview: Cold War Kids
- Mini-Interview: The Western States Motel


Blogger Malcolm Sosa said...

Peter and the Wolf has been my new obsession. That would be my call for tonight.

5:04 PM  

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