Monday, September 03, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “Excess Is Very Often Its Own Reward”)

It’s so damn hot in LA right now that anyone with AC or a pool has gotten really popular this last weekend. I mean, it’s like surface of the sun outside and if you have any records, even indoors, you better tend to them.

Luckily, it’s gotten at least bearable at night time, so shows aren’t unattendable and, y’know, you can do that sleeping thing.

But you don’t need a weatherman to tell you it's a little balmy out and an amateur music writer even less... So, let’s take a look at how this week’s LA show line-up is shaking out.

Monday, September 3
- The Happy Hollows, The Soft Hands, The Henry Clay People, & The Billionaires @ The Echo (FREE)
- Gram Rabbit, Sky Parade, & Solare @ Spaceland (FREE)
- The Valley Arena, Free Moral Agents, The Most, & Regime Noir @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Dirty City Brothers, Teddy's Cheer Club, Baxter House, Seasons, & Super Fuzz @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Colorforms, Hour of the Shipwreck, Martin Klingman (from Gliss), & Black Olive @ Bordello
- The Minor Canon, The Prix, & Satisfaction @ The Viper Room
- The Uglysticks, The Booze Hounds, & The White Coffin Terror @ The Scene (FREE)

The Indie 103.1 night over at The Viper Room is pretty strong between The Minor Canon and The Prix, while The Happy Hollows kick off the first of their free residency nights at Spaceland. (They’ll have a few song advance of their new album on hand. Listen to the track Monster Room here.)

Tuesday, September 4
- Moving to France, The Rocking Horse People, & Dora Flood @ Safari Sam’s (FREE)
- Suki Ewers, The Sheers, & Leslie King @ Bordello
- Kennedy, Eastern Conference Champions, & Voxhaul Broadcast @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Okkervil River & Damien Jurado @ The Troubadour
- The Advantage, Them Hills, & Abe Vigoda @ The Echo
- The Youngs, Health Club, The Marvelous Toy, & Franco Near Death @ The Scene

I mean to catch The Marvelous Toy’s show over at The Scene. What I’ve heard from them sounds pretty promising...

Wednesday, September 5
- Pink Mochi, Buddy, Grand Hallway, & Kassia Conway @ Bordello
- Indie 103.1 presents CLUB NME w/ Kamera (from Sweden) @ Spaceland
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- The Monolators, Kissing Cousins, Ghost Kings, & Unbusted @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Young Sixties, The Whirling Dervish, The Bush Twins, & Future America @ The Scene
- Ben Kweller @ The Echo
- B Is For Baroness, Hello Menno, The By and By, & Ice Lion @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Paul Avion @ Tangier
- Filter Magazine’s Revenge of the Sunset Strip w/ Gran Ronde, Foreign Born, & A Shoreline Dream @ The Roxy
- Club Moscow w/ Hayden’s Band & Box Violet @ Boardner’s
- The Frames @ The Henry Fonda
- Nico Stai, Hecuba, Saint Motel, & Everest @ The Troubadour
- Madame Palmita’s Parlor of Wonders @ Taix
- Lucinda Williams @ The El Rey
- The Stevenson Ranch Davidians & Dora Flood @ The Echo

Foreign Born at The RoxyEverest at The Troubadour… Either choice equals good and fun.

Thursday, September 6
- Ben Kweller @ The Echo
- Lux & Rubys Burlesque-A-Go-Go w/Inazuma, Thee Cormans, & Naughty Bird @ The Scene
- Lucinda Williams @ The El Rey
- Inaway, Dora Flood, & Stevenson Ranch Davidians @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Frames @ The Henry Fonda
- Talons of Spring, The Councilmen, The Kris Special, Walk, The Jinx @ Mr T’s Bowl
- The Dollyrots, Killola, Tuff Luvs, & more @ Safari Sam’s
- Magnolia Electric Co, Golden Boots, & Secretary Bird @ The Echo
- Dark Meat, Ribbons, & Ponette @ The Smell
- John Vanderslice & Bodies of Water @ The Troubadour

That John Vanderslice guy is supposed to be really something.

Friday, September 7
- The Front, The Monolators, Summer Darling, Blood Robots, & Red Giants @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Ben Kweller @ The Echo
- Joan As Police Woman, Princeton, & Emily Wells @ Spaceland
- Incubus & The Bravery @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
- Stereototal @ The El Rey
- The Squares @ Cantner’s Kibbitz Room
- Obsolete Heart @ Safari Sam’s
- Foot Village, Lucky Dragons, Mudboy, Fortress Of Amplitude, Oh Home, & Micose & The Didimao @ The Smell
- Club Underground @ The EchoPlex
- The Perishers @ The Knitting Factory
- Three Bad Jacks @ The Troubadour
- Minmae, Roxy Jones, & Chase Frank @ Pehrspace
- Quazar and The Bamboozled, She’s Your Sister, & Sumo @ El Cid
- GET YER ROCKS OFF! w/ The Hectors, Squab, Quest-ce Que Cest, & Repeater @ The Scene
- Kings of Leon & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Greek

If you haven’t seen The Hectors yet, you ought to soon. They’re starting to play more shows again now that they’ve finished recording their soon-to-be-self-released album.

Saturday, September 8
- The Deadly Syndrome CD Release Event w/ The Front & The Morning Benders @ The Echo
- The Bentleys & Loverlee @ The Knitting Factory
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Audacity, The Widow Babies, No Paws No Lions, The Elders, & The Petersons @ The Smell
- The Locks & The French Semester @ Pehrspace
- Josh Haden, Dead Sea Scrolls, Ghost Machinists, & Unpopable @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Butch Walker & The Let's Go Out Tonites @ The Troubadour
- Fool’s Gold, Mountain Party, & Restaurant @ Bordello
- Dinosaur Jr. & Band of Horses @ The Wiltern
- Other People @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz
- Lucinda Williams @ The El Rey

The Deadly Syndrome are pretty well known for pulling off spirited live performances and you can bet they'll be in a good mood at Saturday's release event for their album on Dim Mak.

Sunday, September 9
- Part Time Punks w/ The Spires @ The Echo (10PM)
- Underworld @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Santanic Hispanic Nite w/ Holocaust, Decayed Forest, Manik Thorns, Vassago, & Maculxochitl @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Grand Ol Echo w/ Tony Gilkyson, The Evangenitals, Gentlemen Farmers, & Fish in a Barrel @ The Echo (5PM)
- Armchair Martian, Fluf, Jessie Deluxe, & Jr. Juggernaut @ The Scene
- Acute, Taylor Goldsmith (Simon Dawes), & Whispertown 2000 @ Tangier
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club w/ Aíme, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Sailboat, Kárin Tatoyan @ All-Star Lanes
- The French Semester @ Pehrspace
- Lucinda Williams @ The El Rey

It might be a good night to check out Letting Up Despite Great Faults’ residency at The Eagle Rock Bowling and Drinking Club at All-Star Lanes. And later that evening, Ventura County's brightest The Spires are playing Part Time Punks over at The Echo.

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


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