Monday, October 15, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “Just What We Need, A Monument To Hooliganism”)

The secret show with Xu Xu Fang and The Warlocks on Saturday night at the Little Radio Warehouse was home to the most excessive use of smoke machine I’ve ever seen. Xu Xu Fang’s opening set was probably what it must be like for birds when they fly into a cloud.

There was more fog than in John Carpenter’s The Fog...

Anyway, here’s a look at this week in shows in LA.

Monday, October 15
- Castledoor, Princeton, Austin James Band, & Hearts of Palm UK @ The Echo (FREE)
- Aushua, Venus Infers, Mary Trembles, & Intercooler @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Oliver Future & 5 O’Clock Somewhere @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Indie 103.1’s Check One.. Two w/ The Mae Shi, Xu Xu Fang, & Team Facelift @ The Viper Room
- Jimmy Eat World @ The El Rey
- Delta Spirit & We Barbarians @ The Troubadour
- Black Francis & Eastern Conference Champions @ Safari Sam's
- PJ Harvey @ Orpheum
- Limbeck @ The Hotel Café
- The Harpeth Trace, Kind Hearts & Coronets, & Monster @ Bordello
- Patrick Wolf @ The Troubadour
- The ALS, Doug Stewart and his autoharp o'fire, & Listing Ship @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Boris & Damon & Naomi @ The Echoplex
- Rilo Kiley, The Bird and The Bee, & Grand Ole Party @ The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Tonight’s probably the best line-up of the month for the Castledoor residency at Spaceland. Princeton and Hearts of Palm UK are great, I hear good things about the Austin James Band, and Castledoor are fantastic live. (On the west side, Xu Xu Fang are teh ossum.)

Tuesday, October 16
- Patrick Wolf @ The El Rey
- Tom Brouseau @ Largo
- presents: Matthew Dear’s Big Hand & Mobius Band@ The Echo
- Jimmy Eat World @ The El Rey
- The Bird & The Bee @ Amoeba Music (FREE – 7PM)
- Figurines & Dappled Cites @ Spaceland
- Priscilla Ahn, Oh Dorian, & Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri @ Bordello
- Jessie Deluxe, Old Growth, Science of Yabra, & Cubicle @ The Silver Lake Lounge

I’ve got nothing for Tuesday night. Maybe you could add comments with any recommendations?

Wednesday, October 17
- Matt & Kim @ The Troubadour
- Duchess Of Tek, Hurt Model, Solar Wimp, & Guam @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Dub Club @ The Echoplex
- Dirt Bird @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Kiss Or Kill w/ Present Tense, The Mulhollands, Beatmo, & The Man @ El Cid
- Missy Higgins @ The Hotel Café
- Indie 103.1 presents CLUB NME w/ The Subways, Mobius Band, & Blackmarket @ Spaceland
- Jimmy Eat World @ Best Buy (West Hollywood)
- Storehouse, Carla Bozulich, Pocahaunted, & Metal Rouge @ The Smell
- Jessica Hoop & Matt Pond PA @ The Troubadour
- Filter's Revenge of the Sunset Strip Feat Bob Mould @ The Roxy

I’m a huge fan of Husker Du and Bob Mould’s solo work, so I’m happy to be giving away a few pairs of tickets to his DVD release event and performance at The Roxy on Thursday night. Just write us here with “BOB MOULD” in the headline and your full name to be entered in the drawing.

Thursday, October 18
- Weather Underground EP Release Party w/ The Parson Redheads, Le Switch, & Whispertown 2000 @ Spaceland
- Benefit for Kime - Entrance, Winter Flowers, Long Lost, Lavender Diamond, Blank Blue, & Animal Magik @ The Echo
- Say Hi To Your Mom & Velvet Teen @ The Troubadour
- Layer @ Bordello
- Moving Picture Show, Counsellor, & Tic Tic Boom @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- AM Sessions, Salon K, & Hippie Grenade @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Missy Higgins @ The Hotel Café
- Two Gallants & Blitzen Trapper @ The El Rey

On the West side, Say Hi To Your Mom should be, I dunno, highly entertaining at The Troubadour, while The Parson Redheads and Le Switch deliver their own unique brands of pop music to the east.

Friday, October 19
- Katrina Benefit Show w/ The Movies, Le Switch, & TBA @ Little Radio Downtown Warehouse
- Burning Brides (Acoustic) @ The Hotel Café
- Sunset Rubdown @ The El Rey
- Youth Brigade, Career Soldiers, & Monster Squad @ Safari Sam’s
- Special Guests @ Spaceland
- Grant Lee Phillips & Paul Tompkins@ Largo
- The Zookeepers, FM Bats, The Muslims, & Monsters From Mars @ The Smell
- KCRW presents: An Evening with Meshell Ndegeocello @ Echoplex
- Southern Culture On The Skids, Hillstomp, Uncle Earl @ The Echo
- Stab City, Virginia City Revival, Good To Be, & The Most Powerful Hand @ Mr T’s Bowl
- El Haru Kuroi, Adeline, Yellow Ribbon, & Suicide @ Pehrspace
- Lord Loves A Working Man @ El Cid
- Black Lips @ The Troubadour

There’s a benefit show for those left out by the Katrina reconstruction at The Little Radio Warehouse on Friday night. The line-up hasn’t been finalized yet, but The Movies and Le Switch are definite, while a few other great bands look like they’ll be signing on. More soon.

Saturday, October 20
- The Silversun Pickups, The Happy Hollows, & Midnight Movies @ The Wiltern
- The Black Lips, Pierced Arrows (Dead Moon), & The Spits @ The Echoplex
- C Is For Carlo, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, & Broaddaylight @ Club Violaine
- Meho Plaza, The Coral Sea, & The Flying Tourbilon Orchestra @ Pehrspace
- The Snow, Policy, The Spires, & Young/Adult @ The Scene
- Hang The DJs @ The Echo
- Tigermask w/ The Warlocks, The Upper Crust, The Lords of Altamont, The Amplifires, VesuviaSonic @ Safari Sam’s
- E.S.P.S., The Makes Nice (ex-member of The Fucking Champs), & Thee Makeout Party @ The Smell
- Lucero @ The El Rey
- Ready Steady A Gogo, Hello Operators, The Midnight Shakes, & The Commotions @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Jessica Fichot @ The Skirball Center
- Missy Higgins @ Borders (Hollywood)
- West Indian Girl @ Spaceland
- Right Hand Band, Tek Support, Regime Noir, & Head of Destiny!!! @ The Cocaine
- Dr Dog @ The Troubadour

If you’re missing the sold-out shows with The Silversun Pickups and The Happy Hollows at The Wiltern and Dr Dog at The Troubadour, there are some nice evenings planned at The Scene, Spaceland, and Pehrspace.

Sunday, October 21
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club w/ The Nixes, Brandon Mayer and the Hidden Powers, Bedroom Walls @ All-Star Lanes
- Bishop Allen, The Donkeys, & Jeff Klein @ The Echo
- David Fuentes Benefit @ The El Rey
- My Pet Saddle, Dirt Dress, Tenlons Fort, Austria, & Liz Pappademas @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Hello Menno, Service Group, Oh My God, & The French Semester @ Safari Sam’s
- Ken Andrews & Charlotte Martin @ The Troubadour
- Josh Ottum, The Other Also, & Good Luck Bear @ Tangier
- The Hard Goodbye @ The Good Hurt
- Pierced Arrows (Fred and Toody of Dead Moon) & Jail Weddings @ Spaceland
- The Go Team, Grand Ole Party, & Bodies of Water @ The Echoplex

Bedroom Walls… Tenlons Fort… Bodies of Water… Who can decide?

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


Blogger Malcolm Sosa said...

austin james is from my neck of the woods. weird.

3:37 PM  
Blogger the Flying Tourbillon Orchestra said...

Well, I agree that last Monday's show would have definitely been the best night of Castledoor's residency at the Echo, that is.. unless.. no.. The Monolators, FTO, and Saint Motel played with them this Monday! ohhman!

10:08 AM  

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