Monday, March 26, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “The Days Run Away Like Wild Horsies Over The Hills”)

It took me so long to research and write this concert update today that I had to stop and take a nap during the middle of it. Oh, I love having time off…

… which I have right now because my latest game -- Medal of Honor Vanguard for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii -- ships to stores tomorrow. If I haven’t mentioned it before, I work as a video game producer as my day job, and I wrote the dialogue for the game, did design work on it, and a buncha other things.

So Tuesday night, I’ll be celebrating both its release and Radio Free Silver Lake’s one-year birthday at our latest Let’s Independent! event at Boardner’s. This time, we’re having The Lights From Here, The Happy Hollows, and The Deadly Syndrome play, which are all great bands separately … but together? You’ll be able to spot all the gleaming smiles from space. (And I'll be drinking tequila out of both sides of my mouth. Whatever that means...)

Here’s what the rest of this week is looking like for shows in the City of Angels:

- Berko, The Hard Lessons, & Dynamite Walls @ Spaceland (Free)
- Midnight Movies & Kind Hearts and Coronets @ The Viper Room
- The Airborne Toxic Event, The Movies, The Monolators, & The Western States Motel @ The Echo (Free)
- Veruca Salt, The Greatest Touchdown Ever Scored, & Thee L.A. Gentlemen Callers @ The Scene (Glendale – Free)
- Buffalo Roam & Castle Door @ The Silver Lake Lounge (Free)
- El-P @ The Troubadour

I’m starting to feel self-conscious about recommending The Airborne Toxic Event, The Movies, and The Western States Motel so much, but they’re all playing together! And free.

- The Deadly Syndrome, The Happy Hollows, & The Lights From Here @ Boardner’s of Hollywood
- Corazon County @ Molly Malone’s
- Fairmona & Hour of the Shipwreck @ El Cid
- Datarock @ Safari Sam’s
- The Watson Twins @ The Prospector (Long Beach)
- Calla, Lion Fever, & Molecules @ Spaceland

Again, you know where I’m going to be… The Calla show should also be great.

- Names in Vain @ Mr. T’s Bowl
- The Ebbs @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Datarock @ Spaceland
- Casxio @ Safari Sam’s

I’m not really too familiar with any of these bands. I need to start researching better or something...

- Moving Picture Show @ The Mint
- Monsters Are Waiting & The Brobecks @ Safari Sam’s

While Monsters Are Waiting’s album didn’t really grab me, I thought they were phenomenal when I saw them play live at The Eagle Rock Music Fest last October.

- Eagle and Talon @ Pehrspace
- The Ettes & The Willowz @ Spaceland
- RTX w/ Totimoshi & It's Casual @ Relax Bar (Record Release Show)
- Hour of the Shipwreck @ The Unknown Theater
- Mose Giganticus @ Il Corral
- Adem, Big Search, Fools Gold, Bedroom Walls, @ Tangier
- Sky Parade @ Safari Sam’s
- TV on the Radio @ The Henry Fonda

Eagle and Talon are experimental and fun, while The Ettes nail the whole 60’s garage rock thing and Bedroom Walls are "romanticore." You pick.

- Xu Xu Fang & LSD and The Search For God @ The Scene (Glendale)
- Mose Giganticus @ The Smell
- Dialtone @ The Derby
- Mitch Easter @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Earl Greyhound @ The Troubadour
- TV on the Radio @ The Henry Fonda

I’ve heard good things about Xu Xu Fang and have been meaning to see them play.

- Service Group, Gertie Fox, The Powercords, & Enid the Dowl @ The Eagle Rock Bowling and Drinking Club at All-Star Lanes

The folks who put on The Eagle Rock Bowling and Drinking Club events are super nice and always find these interesting acts who I’ve never heard of before. (Plus, you get a free shoe rental with admission.)

That’s it. Did I miss anyone? If so, please lemme know.

I've just added shows for the following bands to our show calendar: Earlimart, Sea Wolf, Veruca Salt, The Watson Twins, Lavender Diamond, Peter, Bjorn, and John, Fujiya and Miyagi. Hour of the Shipwreck, Hearts of Palm UK, Agent Ribbon, Io Perry, Luke Paquin, The Black Pine, Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Veer Right Young Pastor, Luther Russell, I Make This Sound, The Moon Upstairs, Luna is Honey, Winter Flowers, Eagle and Talon, The Pity Party, Minutes til Midnight, Tandemoro, Moving Picture Show, Lucinda and the Lost Dogs, The Karabal Nightlife, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Persephone’s Bees, The Ettes, The Mezzanine Owls, 8mm, What Made Milwaukee Famous, The Raveonettes Electric Duo, Jason Lyttle and Aaron Espinoza, Light FM, Human Value, Blood on the Tracks, Eskimo Hunter, Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3 + Spectrum), LSD and The Search For God, The One AM Radio, Ola Podirda, Joel Virgil, Sara Lov, Bedroom Walls, Big Search, Biirdie, Eleni Mandell, Good Listeners, Gwendolyn, Irving, Nora Keyes, Marjorie Faire, Pity Party, Priscilla Ahn, Thundersnail (Amps for Christ), Ina James, Leviathan Brothers, Douglas Lee. Kennedy, Yes Me To Death, The Bird and The Bee, Benji Hughes, The Greatest Touchdown Ever Scored, Thee L.A. Gentlemen Callers, Evil Maria, and Obsolete Heart. (See the right-hand column for dates and venues.)

Oh, and is anyone else completely addicted to chocolate soy milk or is just me?


Blogger robert_dean said...

For Wednesday's Silver Lake lounge show I love the opener Jessica Dobson (myspace/DeepSeaDiverMusic) and the Ebbs are great.

Oh and the powercords on Sunday play catchy nerd pop ala OZMA - foot tapping good.

1:44 PM  
Blogger extrania said...

chocolate soy milk?

with Absolut?

4:23 PM  

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