Monday, April 09, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “Easy Like Monday Goddamn Morning…”)

Since the Monday show post was taking hours to research and write every week … and I’d occasionally get sloppy and get a few dates wrong … I decided to start splitting it up so that Monday is about this week and Tuesday is about recently announced shows.

I began to guess that there was a problem after going to The Scene on a recent Saturday night to catch Xu Xu Fang and seeing a few country western acts play instead. Because that little boy who went to the wrong show because of bad info on the Interweb? That little boy (sniff!) was me

Wow, this is all painfully boring. Can I tell you what I ate for breakfast now?

Anyway, here’s what this week is looking like:

Monday, April 9
- Wires On Fire, Die Die Die, Tsk Tsk, & Maps and Atlases @ The Silver Lake Lounge (Free)
- The Minor Canon @ Spaceland (Free)
- The Black Pine, Hearts of Palm UK, Stevenson Ranch Davidians, & Veer Right Young Pastor @ The Echo (Free)
- Cass McCombs & Arboretum @ The Knitting Factory
- Eskimo Hunter, Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3 + Spectrum), & LSD and The Search For God @ Safari Sam’s
- The Front, The Shakes, & Saint Motel @ The Viper Room

Again, Monday night in LA presents you with a bevy of great music options, many of them free. I have no idea who else is on the line-up with (RFSL favorite) The Minor Canon at Spaceland tonight since there are no listings online. The Black Pine and Eskimo Hunter are solid choices, too.

Tuesday, April 10
- Sabrosa Purr & Dead Ponies @ The Echo
- The Happy Hollows & The Henry Clay People @ The Prospector (Long Beach)
- Wovenhand, The Dodos, Fortune’s Flesh, & Sounds Familyre @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Rizorkestra @ The Knitting Factory

I’ve been meaning to check out rock rock rock band Dead Ponies for awhile now.

Wednesday, April 11
- The Prix @ Safari Sam's
- Nightfur, Rocking Horse People, & No Little Kindness @ The Scene (Free)
- Casxio & The Wylde Bunch @ The Gig
- The Youngs @ The Derby
- The Cowboy Junkies @ The El Rey
- Wovenhand, Sounds Familyre, Lamps, & The Dodos @ The Silver Lake Lounge

I don’t know any of the bands playing on Wednesday night that well. Might be a good chance to try something new.

Wait! How did I miss indie pop The Prix at Safari Sam's?! Gah! Definitely going to that...

Thursday, April 12
- Ted Leo & The Pharmacists w/ Division Day & Love of Diagrams @ The El Rey
- Say Hi To Your Mom @ The Knitting Factory
- Kind Hearts and Coronets & Parson Redheads @ The Knitting Factory
- Very Be Careful & Yo Majesty @ The Echo
- Xu Xu Fang, Aaron Griffin, & Green Heat @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Nevenka, Vermouth, Hecuba, & The Cairo Gang @ Tangier
- Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 @ Spaceland

Man, it’d be great to see Division Day playing at a venue as big as The El Rey. I’d also really like to catch both Kind Hearts & Coronets and Xu Xu Fang, but will likely try to brave The Knitting Factory to see former NYC act Say Hi To Your Mom, who made one of my most-listened-to albums of last year.

Friday, April 13
- Hella, Who’s your favorite son, God?, & Veer Right Young Pastor @ The Echo
- The Aggrolites @ The Ex-Plex
- The One AM Radio, Ola Podirda, Joel Virgil, & Sara Lov @ Tangier
- Kelley Stoltz & Essex Green @ Spaceland
- Lucinda and the Lost Dogs & The Karabal Nightlife @ Echo Curio
- Mia Doi Todd, From Leaf To Feather, Fishtank Ensemble, & Lots of Love @ El Cid
- Ted Leo & The Pharmacists w/ Love of Diagrams @ The El Rey

The pop stylings of Essex Green and Kelley Stoltz stand out the most to me for Friday night…

Saturday, April 14
- The Shins, Lily Allen, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cold War Kids, & Bitter:Sweet @ KCRW’s Sounds Eclectic Evening @ The Gibson Ampitheatre
- The Deadly Syndrome, The Happy Hollows, Tandemoro, & Parson Red Heads @ Spaceland
- Thailand @ Pehrspace
- The Ponys, Deerhunter, & Jenna Malone @ The Echo

Fuck!! Why do The Ponys and Deerhunter, Thailand at Pehrspace, AND the amazing grouping of The Deadly Syndrome, The Happy Hollows, Tandemoro, and The Parson Redheads have to happen on the same night?

Sunday, April 15
- The Shins w/ Viva Voce @ The Orpheum Theatre
- Yes Me To Death, Lyra, & Forget Cassettes @ The Scene (Glendale)
- Obsolete Heart @ Killradio Acoustic Benefit at Lost Souls Café
- Grand Ole Echo w/ Mike Stinson, Mojo Monkeys (Dave Ravens Band), 5 O'clock Somewhere @ The Echo (Early)
- Part Time Punks: Lemonade & Bronze (with members of The Vanishing & Fuckwolf) @ The Echo
- Ferraby Lionheart, Erin Armstrong, & Rides On Rides @ Tangier
- Service Group, The Spires, The Henry Clay People, & Teaneck @ The Eagle Rock Bowling and Drinking Club at All-Star Lanes

I just picked up Ferraby Lionheart’s cd and would love to see him live, but The Eagle Rock Bowling and Drinking Club is once again calling my name. The Spires and The Henry Clay People equal fun.

That’s the week. Did I miss anything good? Please lemme know. More tomorrow… Oh, and before I forget? Yesterday, I learned the true meaning of Easter. Here are some pics.

- Mini-Interview: The Minor Canon
- Mini-Interview: Say Hi To Your Mom
- Video Free Silver Lake: The Happy Hollows
- Mini-Interview: The Deadly Syndrome
- Mini-Interview: The One AM Radio
- Mini-Interview: The Spires


Blogger bean said...

I blame Prefix for the errors in shows... Silverlake Lounge Friday night.. NO BLACK PINES, so disappointing... Had to drink at the Little Joy instead.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Bruno said...

What up, man? This is Glenn from the KSCR (met you at the conference). Anyway, that concert mikey from Militia Group was Saturday night (tonight) and it was pretty good. Two midwestern (Kansas?) bands, The Life and Times and The Appleseed Cast both put on pretty decent shows. Keep on truckin.

1:27 AM  

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