Monday, April 23, 2007

The Monday Show Lowdown (Or “I Wish You’d Lock Your Door And Never Let Me In”)

This is officially The Week of Tough Choices. I know I always say shit like that on Mondays, but it’s like, as The Magic Eightball says, decidedly so.

- The Minor Canon, Everest, Liam Finn, & Conner @ Spaceland (Free)
- Wires on Fire, Dead Ponies, Qui, Black Fur, & DJ Travis Keller @ The Silver Lake Lounge (Free)
- The Black Pine, Luna is Honey, Winter Flowers, & The Happy Hollows @ The Echo (Free)
- Manic @ The Viper Room
- The Soft Hands, The Henry Clay People, & The Clark 8 @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Iggy & The Stooges @ The Wiltern

The Monday free residency night has rarely been more difficult. For those who like the rock, there’s Wires on Fire and Dead Ponies at The Silver Lake Lounge … since you didn’t get tickets for Iggy & The Stooges.

Indy pop fans are further divided however, with The Minor Canon, Liam Finn (son of Neil Finn from Crowded House & Split Enz), and Everest (alaska!, Earlimart, Slydell, Folk Implosion/Sebadoh, and Great Northern) at Spaceland and rad sad pop act The Black Pine and super upbeat pop act The Happy Hollows at The Echo, while The Soft Hands and The Henry Clay People take Mr. T’s Bowl.

Me? I’m definitely catching The Minor Canon when they play with Frankel at Spaceland next week… and I love going to The Black Pine and The Happy Hollows, but I’ve saw them both recently… so, I might try Wires on Fire and Dead Ponies, since I’ve never seen either before.

- Let’s Independent! w/ The Prix, Eagle & Talon, & Radars to the Sky @ Boardner’s of Hollywood (Free)
- Sean Lennon @ The Roxy
- Adult, Erase Errata, & Parts & Labor @ Safari Sam’s
- Jonah The Band & Salon K @ The Echo
- The Grand Marquee, Pop Noir, Black Palms, and Io Echo! @ The Key Club
- Blood Brothers @ The El Rey
- Sasquatch, Smash Fashion, Sweet Evil, & Dark Ages @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Rizorkestra @ The Knitting Factory
- 8mm, Ezra Reich, & Wait Think Fast @ Spaceland
- Sunset Rubdown and Xiu Xiu @ The Troubadour

I’m completely biased about Tuesday night, since we’re putting on the Let’s Independent! show at Boardner’s with Eagle & Talon, Radars to the Sky, and The Prix -- PLUG: It’s free and you can download tracks from all three acts here -- but there’s some great stuff going on elsewhere, too.

- Jet @ The Troubadour
- Illinois, Attack Formation, DJs Har Mar Superstar & Fab Moretti @ Spaceland
- The Lemonheads, Giant Drag, & The Icarus Line @ The El Rey
- St. James, Glossary, & Emily Wells @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Blonde Redhead @ The Glass House (Pomona)
- Wild West Dub Tour w/ Big Youth, Hawaiian Lyon & Turtleman @ The Echo

I keep hearing great things about the new Blonde Redhead album, but have yet to pick it up yet. I know a few folks who are talking about driving out to Pomona for it.

- Jet @ The Troubadour
- Jesus & Mary Chain @ The Glass House (Pomona)
- Shiny Toy Guns @ The Avalon
- HellYa! w/ Nico Vega, Billionaires, & Lady Tigra @ The Echo (Free)
- Xu Xu Fang, Stephenson Ranch Davidians, & Ludger @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Tapes n Tapes, Harlem Shakes, & Delta Spirit @ Spaceland
- !!! @ Amoeba Music (Free – 6:30)
- Earlimart, Sea Wolf, The Parson Red Heads, & The Watson Twins @ ExPlex

Okay, if you haven’t already seen Tapes n Tapes before and you’re not a ginormous Jesus & Mary Chain fan, that leaves the question of whether you want to catch the final Xu Xu Fang night at The Silver Lake Lounge or see the phenomenal line-up of Earlimart, Sea Wolf, The Parson Red Heads, and The Watson Twins at The Echoplex kick-off (below The Echo).

Me? I love Earlimart and Sea Wolf, but I've seen them a few times, so I'm going to try Xu Xu Fang.

- The Hectors & The Northern Two @ Pehrspace
- Lots of Love @ The Derby
- The Renders @ The Airliner
- The Sheers & Cyndi Robinson @ El Cid
- Chocolate Bar Party @ The Echo
- Wallpaper Airplanes @ The Viper Room
- The Cinematics, The Heavenly States, & Le Meu Le Purr @ Spaceland
- Homesick Elephant @ Tangier
- Coachella Valley Festival featuring The Silversun Pickups, Interpol, & more (Palm Desert)

I might be sneaking out to the desert on Sunday for Explosions in the Sky, but on Friday night? The Hectors at the hidden wonder that is Pehrspace.

- The Walkmen, Foreign Born, & Magic Bullets @ The Echoplex (below The Echo)
- Mono @ The Troubadour
- Meho Plaza & Lovely Public @ The Scene (Glendale)
- Apostle of Hustle & Tiny Dancers @ Spaceland
- Radiant @ The Silver Lake Lounge (early)
- The Oh Sees & The Botticellis @ The Echo
- Timonium @ Pehrspace
- Coachella Valley Festival featuring The Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, The Black Keys, Peter, Bjorn, and John, & more (Palm Desert)

Gotta say that the fact that Foreign Born is opening up for The Walkmen at The Echoplex makes that show pretty solid.

- Service Group, The Davin Givhan Band, Death to Anders, & Lucinda and the Lost Dogs @ The Eagle Rock Bowling and Drinking Club at All-Star Lanes
- Hearts of Palm UK, Io Perry, & Luke Paquin @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Travis @ The Henry Fonda
- Morris Tepper & Dustin Boyer @ Tangier
- CocoRosie & Busdriver @ The El Rey
- Grand Ole Echo w/ Dead Rock West, The Dark Horses, Jeremiah & the Red Eyes, & US Mail Band @ The Echo (Early)
- Part Time Punks: The Old Haunts & Codpiece @ The Echo
- Coachella Valley Festival featuring Explosions in the Sky, Tapes N Tapes, Air, Grizzly Bear, Jose Gonzalez, & more (Palm Desert)

If it weren’t for Explosions in the Sky at Coachella, I’d be heading to catch either the madwomen of CocoRosie at The El Rey or see all the gang at The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club.

That’s it. Did I miss anything? Please let me know.


Blogger jenny said...

you should give people the heads up about the timonium show this saturday at pehrspace. they're a great band!!!! i'll be bringing cupcakes to that one!

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