Monday, June 04, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “It’s So Pretty… Like Extra Flowers.”)

Yesterday’s Little Radio Summer Camp downtown was great -- a mix of good bands, excellent people, cheap margaritas, and sunshine. I can easily foresee making many of these weekly events this summer. Fun times.

And geesh, I’ve been trying to lay low and not go out to shows every night lately in an effort to not, y'know, burn out on music, but that looks like that’s come to an end because there are so many great bands playing this week...

Monday, June 4
- Thailand, I Make This Sound, Coco B’s, & The Breakup Brendas @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- The Deadly Syndrome, The Phoenix Foundation, & Faker @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Burning Brides, Lion Fever, & The Luxury Flats @ The Echo (FREE)
- The Natural Disasters, The Monolators, & Downtown/Union @ The Scene (FREE)
- The Northern Two & Murder of the Lillies @ Zen Sushi
- The Young Goodman Browns (Formerly Black Heart Brigade) @ Tangier
- Phantom Planet @ The Roxy
- Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, Kevin Kanner, and Tim Green @ The Mint (FREE)
- Client @ Amoeba Music
- Abe Lincoln Story, Josh Haden, & All of Us None of Us @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Shapes of Race Cars and Something For Rockets at The Viper Room - The Northern Two & Murder of The Lillies @ Zen Sushi
- Eagle & Talon @ The Troubadour (FREE)

Free shows for Thailand, The Deadly Syndrome, The Monolators, and Eagle & Talon all in one night? It’s time for some tough choices or quick study into cloning research…

Tuesday, June 5
- The Poor Excuses, Tattooed Millionaires, & Hollywood '77 @ Safari Sam’s
- Dead Ponies, The Northern Two, Versa Vice, & The Murder Of Lillies @ The Scene (Glendale)
- Young Galaxy & The By and By @ Spaceland
- Mewithoutyou @ The El Rey
- Coco B’s @ The Troubadour
- The Cliks & Brothers and Sisters @ The Echo
- Richard Thompson @ Amoeba Music
- Carina Round Record Release Party @ Cinespace
- Peculiar Pretzelmen & The Brook Lee Catastrophe @ Bordello
- The Aggrolites at House of Blues Sunset Strip
- The Stiletto Formal, Moros Eros, & Goodbye Tomorrow @ The Knitting Factory

I’ve been wanting to check out both Dead Ponies and The Northern Two, who are playing together out at The Scene. And we’ve got some free tickets for the show at Spaceland with Young Galaxy and The By and By. (Just write us with the subject header FREE TICKETS and the band names.)

Wednesday, June 6
- Rock Insider Presents The Front CD Release Party w/ The Dodos, The Sunday Drivers, & Mezzanine Owls @ The Troubadour
- Hazelden @ The Derby
- Buddy, Softlightes, & Robert Frances @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Emma Burgess @ Hotel Café
- CLUB NME w/ Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble, Horse Feathers, & Tom Heinl @ Spaceland
- Oliver Future @ The Viper Room
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- The Lights From Here, Joy Wants Eternity, & Beware of Safety @ Pehrspace
- Anavan, The Shark That Ate My Friend, The Mormons, & Bloody Robots @ The Scene (Glendale)

Rock Insider’s CD Release Party for The Front at The Troubadour with Mezzanine Owls sounds good. So does The Lights From Here show over at Pehrspace.

Thursday, June 7
- Let’s Go Sailing Record Release Party w/ Quazar And The Bamboozled & Bedroom Walls @ Troubadour
- The Mae Shi, Tik///Tik, Anavan, Kevin Shields, & Ex-Oblivione @ The Smell
- Unsane, 400 Blows, & The Mouth of the Architect @ Spaceland
- Foot Foot @ The Hyperion Tavern
- Castledoor, Signal Hill Transmission, Speaker Speaker, & Dynamite Walls @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Merle Jagger @ Safari Sam's
- Lux & Ruby's Burlesque-A-Go-Go w/Peachfuzz, The Shakes, & The Scandells @ The Scene (Glendale)
- The Mae Shi, Anavan, & Tik Tik @ The Smell
- The VLA @ Club Moscow at Boardner's
- Mice Parade, Tom Broussard, Kira Kira, & Caroline @ The Echo
- The Weather Underground @ The Prospector (Long Beach)
- The Kaiser Chiefs & The Airborne Toxic Event @ The Henry Fonda

Let’s Go Sailing’s Record Release Party with Bedroom Walls at The Troubadour should be a great time. This is actually the second release party for that album – the first was for its self-release and this is for its national debut.

We’ve also got a few free tickets for the Mice Parade and Tom Broussard show at The Echo. (Just write us with the subject header FREE TICKETS and the band names.)

Friday, June 8
- The Lonely Years, Haymaker, Thirst, & Gina Villalobos @ The Scene (Glendale)
- The Raveonettes Electric Duo, Midnight Movies, & The Pity Party @ The Echo
- Lenka @ The Hotel Café
- Black Light Burns & Horse The Band @ The El Rey
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Slackstring @ The Troubadour
- Holmes & Charlie Wadhams and The Harmony Brothers @ Tangier
- Los Abandoned @ The House of Blues Sunset Strip
- Bloodcat Love & The Shys @ Spaceland
- Hollertronix, Diplo, Low Budget, & Blaqstarr @ Echoplex
- Hearts of Palm UK, Light FM, & Wait Think Fast @ El Cid
- Morrissey @ The Hollywood Bowl

The night where indie country act The Lonely Years performed at Pehrspace a few weeks back was one of my favorite live shows this year, so I’m definitely catching them play at The Scene on Friday night...

Saturday, June 9
- The Airborne Toxic Event, The Happy Hollows, & Radars to the Sky @ The Troubadour
- Wax Tailor & SoCalled @ The Echo
- Suki Ewers, Simone White, & Bedroom Walls @ Pehrspace
- 8-bit, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Bedroom Walls, Crooked Cowboy, & Seasons @ Mr T's Bowl
- Thunderbirds are Now! & The Junior Varsity @ Spaceland
- The Deadly Syndrome & Steve Aoki @ MOCA After Dark
- Carina Round @ The Apple Store at The Beverly Center
- Dynamite Walls & Knitting Factory

Saturday night with The Airborne Toxic Event, The Happy Hollows, and Radars to the Sky all playing together at The Troubadour is one of the shows I’m most looking forward to this month. Seeing any of them separately is always super fun, but together? It's going to be murder.

Here are all three flyers for the event, just to be excessive.

We also have free tickets to give away for Thunderbirds are Now! and The Junior Varsity at Spaceland. (Just write us with the subject header FREE TICKETS and the band names.)

Sunday, June 10
- The Little Radio Summer Camp w/ The Raveonettes, Brothers & Sisters, & The Little Ones @ Little Radio Downtown (12 – 6)
- FREE BBQ w/Horns, Six in Six, Telehorse Uma, & Greatest Touchdown Ever Scored @ The Scene (Glendale at 4PM)
- LCD Soundsystem & Planningtorock @ The El Rey
- CSS, Bus Driver, & Yo Majesty @ The Henry Fonda
- Grand Ole Echo w/ Leroy, David Serby, Dave Knudsen, & Grampadrew @ The Echo (5PM)
- Part Time Punks present: Chrome (featuring Helios Creed) & Death Party @ The Echo (10PM)
- The Switch, Jason Trachtenburg Slideshow Conception, Bouncing Bobby Wiseman, & The Phonemes @ Spaceland
- Sabrosa Purr, Jonneine Zappata, Papillion, Black Sugar, & Jeff Mendel @ Molly Malone's
- The One AM Radio, Mia Doi Todd, Rock Dove, & Linda Draper @ Tangier

I’ll be DJing for a few hours at this week’s Little Radio Summer Camp at their downtown warehouse, but that’s the least of the many reasons why you should go… (The biggest is a close race between The Little Ones, the vegan BBQ grill, and the mini-water slide.)

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


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