Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Monday Show Lowdown (Or "Like An Enigma Wrapped In Mystery Wrapped In Bacon”)

So, there’s been the sound of crickets going on at this site for a few days because I had to take off out of town to take care of my dad. He had heart surgery last week and is such a bionic superstar that he’s already up and around and running around, so I’m heading back to LA pretty soon.

Here’s a look at what this week’s concert line-up looks like:

- In Waves, Foreign Born, & Black Palms @ The Viper Room
- Paul Weller @ The Avalon
- Simon Dawes, Richard Strange, & The Morning Benders @ The Echo (Free)
- The Obsolete Heart @ The Lava Lounge
- Eastern Conference Champions, Castledoor, Summer Darling, & Great Glass Elevator @ The Silver Lake Lounge (Free)
- Division Day, The Movies, The Happy Hollows, & Tandemoro @ Spaceland (Free)

Foreign Born is excellent live and I’ve been meaning to see In Waves for awhile now, but the line-up at Spaceland on Monday is absolutely stellar and free. I really like all four bands … Division Day, The Movies, The Happy Hollows, and Tandemoro … Go early and stay late. Wish I could make either or both.

- Wired All Wrong & The Colour @ Cinespace
- In Waves, Fools Gold, Asher, & Ht Heartache @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The 88 @ The Key Club
- Arthur Lee tribute w/ Kind Hearts & Coronets, The Lava Children, Bodies of Water, & The Shakes @ The Echo

That Arthur Lee tribute at The Echo sounds pretty dam interesting and I like what I’ve heard from The Lava Children on teh Interweb.

- Idyllists @ Club Moscow at Boardner’s of Hollywood
- Eleni Mandell, Ferraby Lionheart, & Charlie Windham @ The Echo
- These Orphaned Eyes & The Breakups @ The Derby
- Oliver Future @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Henry Clay People, Sincere Parody, I Make This Sound, & The Breakups @ The Derby

Tough call… I’ve been meaning to see both Ferraby Lionheart and The Henry Clay People for awhile now.

- Warfield @ The Cat Club (Free)
- Hopewell, The Youngs, & Hello Mello @ The Silverlake Lounge

Some of our readers have been talking up Hopewell lately, but I haven’t heard them yet.

- Thailand, Radars to the Sky, & The Hard To Get @ El Cid
- Castaneda @ Spaceland
- Timonium, Maya Shore, & Life Underwater @ Pehrspace
- Miho Hatori @ The Troubadour
- Casxio & The Prix @ The Lava Lounge -- FINAL NIGHT BEFORE CLOSING!
- Xu Xu Fang, The Softlightes, & Lenka Kripac (Decoder Ring) @ Tangier
- The Autumns @ The Echo

I keep hearing good stuff about Xu Xu Fang… Particularly from Lawyer Jed. But Thailand is playing a cd release show at El Cid and that's really not to be missed.

And making the night even tougher... It's the final night of The Lava Lounge and Casxio and The Prix are helping send it away with style.

- Signal Hill cd release party w/ Timonium, Idyllists, & Rajiv Patel @ Pehrspace
- The Ettes @ The Scene (Glendale)

Damn, damn, damn… I really like garage rock outfit The Ettes and want to see Signal Hill’s shoe-gazey show, too. Looks like it’s going to require some juggling to catch everything.

- The Obsolete Heart @ Bar 107
- One Trick Pony CD release event w/ Sarah Negahdari (from The Happy Hollows) @ Tangier
- Yes Me To Death @ The Scene
- The Sharp Ease & The Moon Upstairs @ The Echo
- Family Tree Analog @ The Airliner

I haven’t seen Yes Me To Death perform for, like, ever or something. Good to see them playing out again and at a weekly residency at that. And then there's also One Trick Pony's cd release event at Tangier and Sarah Negahdari from The Happy Hollows is playing some of her solo stuff ... which I think involves considerably less jumping around.

Anyway, that’s just what I’m looking at for the week. Please let me know if I’ve missed anything.

Here are a few bands that I’ve added to the show calendar: Nightfur, The Karabal Nightlife, Rocking Horse People, The Movies, The Press Fire, The Happy Hollows, Rademacher, Chase Frank, Adeline, The Davin Givhan Band, El Haru Kuroi, and The Natural Disasters. (See the right-hand column for dates and venues.)


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