Monday, July 23, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “Good Times Have Come For You, My Friend”)

Morning. Salutations. Hi. So, every month Radio Free Silver Lake puts on an event at Boardners of Hollywood where we try to spotlight some of the best independent music this town has to offer.

Each time, we attempt to assemble the perfect line-up out of the numerous fantastic live acts in LA and sometimes … like when we had Great Northern, The Movies, and The Western States Motel play together or Division Day with The Happy Hollows and Thailand … it comes together so well that I’m just happy to have been among those in attendance.

This Tuesday night's line-up promises to be particularly memorable (besides being FREE, to boot)… If you’ve heard Xu Xu Fang, In Waves, and/or Signal Hill before, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, you should come because each of them have got people talking separately, but together? It’s going to be some amazing Voltron kind of #$%@.

What exactly have people been saying about the bands? Kevin Bronson from The LA Times’ Buzz Bands Blog has advised “See Xu Xu Fang now, before we lose them” and Scott McDonald from Little Radio marks them on his “20 LA bands you need to get acquainted with” list.

Bronson also had this to say about our second act, "Ambient music can make you feel as if you're enveloped by fog, torn between the comfort of its womb-like sonics and the anxiety over what might lie beyond the shroud. The aptly named L.A. band In Waves wratchets up the tension considerably, with furious, melodic drums punctuating distortion-laden guitar and reverb-heavy vocals. Ethereal, meet ghostly."

And Signal Hill? Make sure to show early for them because after seeing their live set earlier this year, I’ve been evangelizing them ever since. If you like “wave crashing” post rock acts like Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky, you won’t want to miss it.

That’s it. Hard sell over. Read all the details and hear track from all three bands right here. Really hope you can make it. Now let’s take a look at everything else going on this week.

Monday, July 23
- Eskimo Hunter, Mezzanine Owls, The Coral Sea, & Solare @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Divison Day, Moving to France, & St. Motel @ The Viper Room
- Light FM, The Amateurs, The Pulsars, & ARP @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- 5 O'Clock Somewhere, Princeton, & Aloha Mr. Hand @ The Echo (FREE) - Glacier Hiking @ The Troubadour (FREE)
- Slint @ The Henry Fonda
- Nightfur @ The Knitting Factory
- Outsider Folk, Cabinet of Natural, Old Shoes, Missincinatti, Voice on Tape, Zombelle, & Mycroft Holmes @ Pehrspace
- Teenage Frames, Sioux City Pete, The Crystelles (w/Gitane DeMone), & Gabe Hart @ The Scene
- Shelley Short w/ Tom Brosseau, Charlie Wadhams and The Harmony Brothers, & Cat Hair Ensemble @ Bordello
- Snow Patrol @ The Greek

DECISION:
Tough calls all around. Division Day? One of the best bands in town and they always nail it live. The Amateurs? Nightfur? Coral Sea? Been meaning to see them all play for awhile now. But they’re all at different venues!

Tuesday, July 24
- Let's Independent! Presents Signal Hill, In Waves, & Xu Xu Fang (FREE)
- Manic CD Release Party w/ Dead Ponies @ Cinespace
- Dappled Cities. Eulogies, Maneja Beto, & Die! Die! Die! @ The Echo
- Daniel Johnston @ Henry Fonda
- Snow Patrol @ The Greek
- The Cribs @ The Troubadour
- Asher & United By Sound @ The Mint
- Brian Grosz @ The Cat Club
- Martin Rev, LSD and The Search For God, Fuxa, New Collapse, & Alison Chesney @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Tegan and Sara @ Amoeba Music
- Exitmusic, Adeline, Karpov, & China Room @ Bordello
- The Faraway Places & The Blank Tapes @ Spaceland
- Midnight Snake, Die! Die! Die!, & Phantom Family Halo @ The Smell
- Who Rides the Tiger, Pangolese, Longpig, The Kite-Eating Tree @ The Scene

DECISION:
Um, see above or something. Our show will wrap up early enough where you can still make it over to Cinespace for Manic and Dead Ponies.

Wednesday, July 25
- Die! Die! Die!, The Lights From Here, And The Furies Say, & CJ Boyd @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra & The Vacationeers @ Tangier
- Saint Motel @ The Three of Clubs
- Daniel Johnston @ Henry Fonda
- Brian Grosz @ Crane’s
- The Rapture & Foreign Born @ The Mayan
- Alarma, The Gaslight Anthem, Signal To Noise, Del Toro, DJ Ali MacLean @ The Scene
- The Prix @ Alex’s Bar (Long Beach)
- Dub Club @ The Echo Plex
- Restaurant, I Make This Sound, Bollweevil, & More @ Safari Sam’s
- CLUB NME Presents The Nice Boys & The Amazements @ Spaceland
- Death To Anders & The Karabal Nightlife @ Molly Malone’s
- Matin Rev, LSD and The Search For God, & Fuxa @ The Knitting Factory
- Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter, The Moaners, Bolero, & Helen Money @ Bordello
- Patton Oswalt @ Amoeba Music
- Tokyo Police Club & Dappled Cities @ The Troubadour

DECISION:
The Prix’s residency is still going strong at El Cid and The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra play their auspicious first live show at Tangiers.

Thursday, July 26
- Patrick Park, The Afternoons, The Temporary Thing, & Frankel @ Spaceland
- Say Hi To Your Mom & The Knitting Factory
- The Henry Clay People, Kissing Tigers, Divisadero, & Service Group @ The Scene
- Suki Ewers, Craig Mceldowney, The Sheers, & Ghost Town @ Tangier
- Buffalo Tom @ The El Rey
- The Rapture & Foreign Born @ The Mayan
- Casxio & The Pants Party @ The Airliner
- Bodies of Water Record Release Show @ Pershing Square
- Hecuba, Lion of Panjshir, Uh, & Hysteria Dancers @ Bordello
- Electric Children @ Mal’s Bar
- Portugal The Man @ The Troubadour
- Ivy Walls & By The By @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Nice Boys & Thee Makeout Party! @ Pehrspace
- Buckfast @ The Gig
- Novosak, +Dog+, Debaser, & Raven Chacon @ The Smell
- Hell Ya! Presents: Low End Theory & Echo present Chromeo & Flosstradamus @ Echoplex
- Sea Wolf & Midnight Movies @ UCLA Hammer Museum
- Filter Magazine’s Revenge of the Sunset Strip w/ J*Davey, Pacific Davision, Wallpaper @ The Roxy
- Tegan & Sara @ The Malibu Performing Arts Center

DECISION:
Another crazy night… Sea Wolf and Midnight Movies are an impressive pairing and who knew Say Hi To Your Mom were coming to town? And we’ve got tickets for Patrick Park, The Afternoons (a great side-project from members of Irving), and Frankel at Spaceland. (Oop -- they're all gone.)

Friday, July 27
- Jessica Fichot @ Bordello
- Tables and Chairs, Secret Alphabet, & Adeline @ Pehrspace
- High Places, Soft Circle, Eplieptinomicon, & Polar Goldie Cats @ The Smell
- Steve Barton (formerly of Translator), Moris Tepper, & The Broken Letters @ The Scene
- Club Underground @ The Echo Plex
- Jeremy Jay @ Bow & Sparrow Gallery
- The Melvins @ The Troubadour
- Cowboy Mouth @ The Roxy
- Sam Sparro, John Ruf and Mr The Teeh, The Awkward Stage, & Spider Problem @ El Cid
- Trans Am @ The Beauty Bar
- Signal Hill Transmission @ Molly Malone’s
- Maximo Park, The Oohlas, & Monsters Are Waiting @ The El Rey
- Tegan & Sara @ The Malibu Performing Arts Center
- Madonna Tribute Party with the Prayers, Winter Flowers, Mountain Party, The Chapin Sisters, & more @ Spaceland

DECISION:
I dunno about you, but I’m catching the Zach Galifianakis comedy show over at Largo that night…

Saturday, July 28
- The Fucking Champs, Earthless, & Titans @ The Echo
- Gliss & The May Fire @ Vertigos Bar
- The Reigns @ The Airliner
- The Husbands & Rock And Roll Adventure Kids @ The Scene
- Outre @ Pehrspace
- The Flash Express, Geisha Girls, Bad Dudes, & Hundreds and Thousands @ The Smell
- Let’s Go Sailing, Amnion, Sara Lov, & Libbie Linton @ The Hotel Café
- Marvelous @ The Cobalt Café
- The Rentals, Goldenboy, & Gwendolyn @ Spaceland
- The Husbands, The Rock and Roll Adventure Kids, Ghost Buffalo, & Machine Gun Blues @ The Scene
- Soundlessons @ The Echoplex
- The Tomorrow Show w/ The Monolators @ The Steve Allen Theater
- The Ditty Bops @ The Henry Fonda

DECISION:

If you love power chords, we’ve got tickets for The Fucking Champs at The Echo. (Oop -- they're all gone.) If not, the show at The Hotel Café with Let’s Go Sailing, Amnion, Sara Lov, and Libbie Linton sounds great.

Sunday, July 29
- Little Radio Summer Camp w/ TBA @ The Little Radio Downtown Warehouse
- The Poor Excuses, Cue The Moon, & Muso @ The Scene (FREE)
- LA Record Release Show w/ Dead Meadow, Darker My Love, Phantom Family Halo, & Entrance @ The Echo Plex
- Hiasakite, The Albrights, & Simone White @ Spaceland
- Grand Ol Echo w/ Johnny Kaplan & The Lazy Stars @ The Echo
- Alice Smith @ The Troubadour
- Guru & Jazzmatazz @ The El Rey
- Anaban, Team Robespierre, Eyes and Ears, Foot Village, & Laco$te @ The Smell
- Wulf Anderson, HT Heartache, Bougarelli, & Saurabh @ Tangier
- The Northern Two @ The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club at All-Star Lanes

DECISION:
At night? We’ve got tickets for the LA Record Release Show w/ Dead Meadow, Darker My Love, Phantom Family Halo, & Entrance at The Echo Plex. (Oop -- they're all gone.)

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

1 Comments:

Blogger Los Angeles said...

Thanks very much for the support -- we will see you Sunday!

-- L.A. RECORD

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