Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “Look At The Pilot Now. He's Dancing In The Aisles.”)

In as much of a shameless plug as there ever was one, I’m going to say quite clearly that you ought to come out this evening for The Happy Hollows’ Monday residency show with Le Switch, Rademacher, The May Fire, and One Trick Pony at The Echo.

It’s a fantastic line-up, it’s FREE, and The Happy Hollows will have a four-song preview of their upcoming album for sale at the show. And I’ll be djing in-between sets a mix of great local acts like Earlimart, Division Day, Irving, Signal Hill, and more.

Now let’s look at the full week of music in LA w/ a few recommendations and video clips.

Monday, September 17
- The Happy Hollows, Le Switch, Rademacher, The May Fire, & One Trick Pony @ The Echo (FREE)
- Gram Rabbit, Abby Travis, & Gwendolyn @ Spaceland (FREE)
- The Valley Arena, Repeater, Satisfaction, & Katie The Pest @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Anarchy in Hollywood w/Quaranteds, Inazuma, & The Urchins @ The Scene (FREE)
- Kelly Demartino Evan Slamka, Blonde on Blonde, & Gavin (Winter Flowers) @ Bordello
- Indie 103.1 Presents The Donnas, The Randies, & Girl in a Coma @ The Viper Room
- Acute, Miniature Tigers, & Ryen Sieger (Ozma) @ Tangier
- Matt & Kim @ The Troubadour
- The Sounds @ The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
- The Valley Arena & Repeater @ The Silver Lake Lounge

Someone wrote in last week to say that Gram Rabbit have really been killing it during their Monday night shows at Spaceland and I always enjoyed seeing their weird, deserty space rock live when I first moved to town a few years back.

Again, looks like I’ll be at The Echo this Monday, but I wanted to mention them.

Tuesday, September 18
- Nightfur, Tara Busch, The Mountain Party, & Todd McLaughlin @ Bordello
- Animal Collective @ The Henry Fonda
- Ride on Rides, Cute Phase, & Girl in a Coma @ The Scene
- CB Brand, Donny Hue & The Colors, & Cousellor @ Spaceland
- Dip’t In Honey - w/ DJ Paul Vee and Mocean Worker @ The Echoplex
- Nutra, Jean Paul Yamamoto, & Criminal Decathlon @ The Echo
- Pink Nasty, Bolero, Tif Sigfrids, & Happy Mayfield @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah & Elvis Perkins @ The Troubadour

I was surprised that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah weren’t as upbeat live as they were recorded last time they played The Troubadour, but maybe it’ll be different this time. (Still, I’m going to try to check out Nightfur at Bordello.)

Wednesday, September 19
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah & Elvis Perkins @ The Troubadour
- Uglyhead, & Der Nigunim, & Cat Hair Ensemble @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Tar Volts, The High Wires, & Model K @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Buddy, Ian Ball (Gomez), Brian Wright and The Waco Tragedies, & Waz @ Bordello
- The Vacation, Lemon Sun, & Sabado Negro @ The Viper Room
- Club Moscow w/ The Squares & Corey & Chad @ Boardner’s
- Madame Palmita’s Parlor of Wonders @ Taix
- The Outer 7th, Shiloe, Black Umbrella, & The Human Echo @ The Scene
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- Underwater City People, The Poor Excuses, & Service Group @ El Cid
- Club Moscow w/ The Squares @ Boardner’s
- Indie 103.1 presents CLUB NME w/ The Softlightes & West Indian Girl @ Spaceland
- KROQ presents The Dilettantes, Run Run Run, After Midnight Project @ Safari Sam's
- Filter and Stone’s Throw present Peanut Butter Wolf & James Pants @ The Roxy
- The New Pornographers @ The Henry Fonda

I don’t know anyone playing Wednesday night too well, but people really seem to like West Indian Girl.

Thursday, September 20
- The Marvelous Toy, Rotary Downs, The Panderers, & Matthew Kaner @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- O’Death, Rock Plaza Central, & I Make This Sound @ The Echo
- Filter’s Revenge of the Sunset Strip w/ Hello Stranger & Port O’Brien @ The Roxy
- The Johns, Bull Lee. & The Black Mask @ The Scene
- Ike Reilly Assassination @ Spaceland
- The Midnight Shakes, The Jinxes, Thee Spectors, & Sadist V @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Calls After Midnight, Warpaint, & Pink Enemy @ Bordello
- Film School @ Amoeba Music (FREE - 7PM)
- Colorforms @ The Derby
- All Neon Like, Her Girl Friday, Brute Force, Vodka Had Russia, & Infauxtech @ The Smell
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah & Elvis Perkins @ The Troubadour
- The New Pornographers @ The Henry Fonda

If you can get over to Amoeba to see Film School play live for free, it’d be worth your time. But if you’re late or lazy, The Marvelous Toy are both quite promising and at The Silver Lake Lounge.

Friday, September 21
- Oakley Hall, Whalebones, & Biirdie @ Spaceland
- Lucksmiths & Math & Physics Club @ El Cid
- Rentals @ The Henry Fonda
- Peg Leg Love, The Randies, Chupa Cobra, Donovan's Fairies, & The Small Steppes @ Mr T’s Bowl
- The Generators, SideKick, Broke Til Thursday, & Battleflask @ The Scene
- Veruca Salt, Light FM, & Girl In A Coma @ Safari Sam’s
- Check Yo' Ponytail, Ass & Titties & Turntable Lab Present: Diplo, Switch @ Echoplex
- Club Underground @ The Echo
- Silver Daggers, Death Sentence: PANDA!, Burmese, Fuckwolf, & The New No Age @ The Smell
- Besnard Lakes & The Minor Canon @ The Troubadour
- The Emergenza Music Festival w/ Right Hand Band @ The Joint
- Paolo Nutini @ The Wiltern
- High On Fire, Mono, & Panthers @ The El Rey
- Air @ The Greek

The Besnard Lakes plus The Minor Canon makes the trek out to The Troubadour pretty worthwhile.

Saturday, September 22
- Princeton, Samara Lubelski, Douglas Armour, & Suki Ewers @ Pehrspace
- Elvis Perkins @ Largo
- Peg Leg Love, The Randies, Chupa Cobra, Donovan's Fairies, & The Small Steppes @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Hurt Model, Duchess of Tek, Head of Destiny, & Tweak Bird @ The Cocaine
- Penny Ante presents: Silver Apples, The Moon Upstairs, Residual Echoes, & White Widow @ Spaceland
- IHEARTCOMIX & Echo present: Simian Mobile Disco, Boyz Noise @ Echoplex
- Toys that Kill, Sukey Tawdry, Los Pepiniyoz, & Davila 666 @ The Smell
- Louis XIV, The Softlightes, & Quazar and The Bamboozled @ The Troubadour

I’m kind of amazed at how small and intimate of a venue that Largo is (and it's nice how they make everyone shut the fuck up). What a perfect place to see acts like Elvis Perkins play.

And Princeton is playing over on the east side of town at my favorite BYOB art gallery/music venue, Pehrspace.

Sunday, September 23
- Right Hand Band, Ploon, The Littlest Viking, & Oh Home @ The Smell
- The Young Goodman Browns, The French Semester, Dusty Drawers, & Hello Menno @ Spaceland
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club w/ Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Ghost Lullaby, & Teddy’s Cheer Club @ All-Star Lanes
- Velouria, Swords Of Fatima, Third Grade Teacher, Kacey Thompson w/Jeff Leeds & Jeff Steiner, & Jim Miller & Jack Gould @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Pure Country Gold, Davila 666, & Haunted George @ The Scene
- Grand Ole Echo w/ 5 O’clock Somewhere, Welldiggers Banquet, & The Horsepainters @ The Echo
- Voxtrot & The Little Ones @ The Henry Fonda

Seeing upbeat indie pop acts Voxtrot and The Little Ones together might make you smile so wide that it stays like that.

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


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