Monday, May 14, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "Probably Not Operating In A Morally Contiguous Space")

Clear your plans for Tuesday night because you’re coming out with us and Rock Insider to Great Northern’s CD Release Event at The Echo with Twilight Sleep and The Movies.

I’ve had the pleasure to see Great Northern a handful of times over the last year and change and watched as they’ve perfected a really fantastic live set and become one of the best indie rock acts in LA.

And The Movies? They’re always a lot of fun to see play, but they’ve been absolutely nailing it lately. So it’s promising to be quite the event – and it’s FREE. So come out and support excellent local music and have a great time doing it.

Here are some video clips, links to previous articles on the bands, and a few downloadable MP3s to further put you in the mood.

- Great Northern’s The Middle MP3
- Great Northern’s Home MP3
- The Movies’ Creation Lake MP3
- Mini-Interview: Great Northern
- Mini-Interview: The Movies

Now let’s take a quick cursory look at the rest of the week…

Monday, May 14
- Bodies of Water, Kind Hearts & Coronets, Listing Ship, & Frankel @ The Echo (Free)
- Colorforms @ Bordello
- Chupacobra, Tanks, & The Clark 8 @ The Scene (Glendale)
- The Damnwells & Ari Heist @ The Troubadour
- The Ditty Bops @ The South Lawn of the City of Los Angeles City Hall
- Gliss, Augie March, & The Melismatics @ Spaceland (Free)
- High Society, Dave Gleason, & The Twains @ The Silver Lake Lounge (Free)
- Sky Parade & The Ebbs @ The Viper Room

Getting a chance to see both Kind Hearts & Coronets and Frankel for free is what they call in the business a fucking treat.

Tuesday, May 15
- The Meat Puppets @ The Troubadour
- Great Northern Record Release Party, The Movies, Twilight Sleep, & DJ David Michael Latter @ The Echo (Free)
- Qui, Bleach03 (Japan),The Amateurs, & Lozen @ The Scene (Glendale)
- Neptune's Favor, Run Doris Run, The Shakes, Naughty Bird, & in:aviate @ Safari Sam’s
- Hello Dragon & The Press Fire @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- In Waves, The Ghost Lullaby, & She/Sir @ Spaceland
- Lily Allen @ Wiltern

Um… Did you skip the whole part above and just scroll down here?

Wednesday, May 16
- The Black Heart Brigade @ Genghis Cohen
- Hazelden @ The Derby
- Dub Club @ The Echo
- Indie 103.1 Presents Club NME @ Spaceland
- Bark Bark Bark CD Release Show w/ The Mae Shi & The Vultures @ The Smell
- The Lieutenants, Hearing Things (members of Nervous Return), & The Slingshots @ The Scene (Glendale)
- Bugs in the Dark, Gemmeloosen, & Sub Rosa @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Patrick Wolf @ The Troubadour

I keep hearing good things about Patrick Wolf, but I haven't done my due diligence on him yet.

Thursday, May 17
- The Stevenson Ranch Davidians & The Hectors @ The Knitting Factory
- Peter, Bjorn, and John & Fujiya and Miyagi @ The Henry Fonda
- Fujiya and Miyagi & Port Obrien @ The Echoplex
- The Happy Hollows, The Soft Hands, Forcefield On!, & New Fidelity @ The Prospector (Long Beach)
- Second Chance, Front Row For the Meltdown, Empty Seat, & Davy & the Lollipop Kids @ The Scene (Glendale)
- Ozma @ The Troubadour
- King Kong, Hecuba, & The Mountain Party @ Spaceland
- Hearts of Palm UK, Agent Ribbons, & Man And The Motorcar @ The Silver Lake Lounge

Some of my friends speak really highly of Fujiya and Miyagi and I heart The Hectors, but I’m going to try to head down to Long Beach for The Soft Hands and The Happy Hollows.

Friday, May 18
- The Lonely Years, Good Luck Bear, BeatBeat Whisper, & We Drew Lightning @ Pehrspace
- The Germs & Dr. Know @ Safari Sam’s
- The Autumns & The Sugarplastic @ Spaceland
- Melt Banana @ The Troubadour
- Stretch Armstrong, Scottie B, Squek E Clean, DJ Pubes, Blu Jemz, Evans & Eagles @ The EchoPlex - Murderland, The VooDuo, & Funeral Director @ The Scene (Glendale)
- The Section Quartet, The Submarines, & The Poor Excuses @ The Echo
- Eskimo Hunter, Mezzanine Owls, & Lovelikefire @ El Cid

I really mean to make it to see The Autumns and The Sugarplastic residency at Spaceland sometime this month, but this Friday I mean to see The Lonely Years play at Pehrspace -- I’ve been wanting to see the “melodramatic popular song” act since they were called Juania May & The Hymns -- and The Poor Excuses at The Echo.

Saturday, May 19
- Adeline CD Release Party @ Sea Level Records (Free – 4PM)
- Pit er Pat, Priestbird, & Ima Fucking Gymnist @ The Smell
- Bedtime For Toys, Rocket, & Fawnhawk @ The Scene
- VH1 Rock Honors presents: A Tribute to ZZ Top @ Spaceland
- Hang The DJs @ The Echo
- The Silversun Pickups, The Bravery, Peter Bjorn and John, The Killers, Interpol, Bad Religion, Queens of the Stone Age, & more @ The KROQ Weenie Roast
- The Sea and Cake & The Zincs @ The Troubadour

If you’re willing and able to brave a sea of meatheads to see The Silversun Pickups, Queens of the Stone Age, and Interpol play live this Saturday then you’re a better man than I…

Sunday, May 20
- Wake Up Incinerate @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz
- The Obsolete Heart @ The Kibbitz Room at Cantner’s
- Knifeladder & Yximalloo @ Pehrspace
- A Roomful of Musical Tunes - Tribute to Syd Barrett @ Spaceland
- FREE BBQ w/ Bow+Arrow, Inf. Monolith of Slavery, Nat. Sunday Law, & Tennis Club @ The Scene (Glendale – 4pm)
- Radars to the Sky & Death to Anders! @ The Cocaine
- The Henry Clay People, Adeline, Lucinda and The Lost Dogs, Enid the Dowl, & Love,Christine @ The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club at All-Star Lanes
- Dub Lab Record Fair @ Echoplex
- Grand Ole Echo w/ Mike Stinson, Kingsizemaybe, & Pillbilly Knights @ The Echo (at 5)
- Part Time Punks: Glass Candy, Cheveu, & Tyvek @ The Echo (at 10)
- Holly Miranda, Suki Ewers, Adrienne Pierce, & Shannon Hurley @ Tangier
- The Sea and Cake & The Zincs @ The Troubadour

Not to keep covering the same bands repeatedly, but I’m still in the zone where I never get tired of seeing Radars to the Sky play.

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


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