Monday, October 29, 2007

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “Take It Like Candies...”)

There were a volley of great Halloween parties last Saturday night... highlights of which included impromptu tennis matches, stripper pole lessons, lecherous behavior directed at girls in bunny costumes, at least one Chupacabra, and much more.

For my part, I was dressed up as Peter Gabriel’s character from the end of the Shock The Monkey video… as seen right below, if you don't remember or never saw it.



I lost a bet that five people over the course of the night would recognize it. (Only one did.)



Anyway, here’s a look at what appears to be a busy week:

Monday, October 29
- Castledoor, Frankel, & Aaron (Earlimart) Espinoza @ The Echo (FREE)
- Oliver Future, Steve Barton & the Oblivion Click @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Aushua, In Waves, We Barbarians, & Matt Death and The New Intellectuals @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Indie 103.1’s Check One.. Two w/ Radars to the Sky, Porterville, Hazelden, & Totally Radd @ The Viper Room
- Limbeck @ The Hotel Café
- The Vacation, The Density, & Burn Baby Burn @ The Airliner
- The ALS, Ollin, & Cracker and A Coaster @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Saves The Day @ The Troubadour
- The Order of the Fly, Murderland, The White Coffin Terror, & Silent Meow @ The Scene (FREE)
- The Moving Picture Show, The Fizzies, & Crash Kings @ Bordello
- Queens of the Stone Age @ The Nokia Theatre
- Tegan & Sara & Northern State @ The Orpheum

DECISION:
The always-great-live Radars To The Sky are playing at The Viper Room on the west side, while the exceptional (and free) line-up of Castledoor, Frankel, and Aaron Espinoza from Earlimart takes place to the east at The Echo.

Tuesday, October 30
- Thurston Moore w/ Scores (feat. Cristina Carter and Heather Leigh Murray) @ The Echo
- Girth, Das Vibenbass, & Not In The House @ Spaceland
- Regina Spektor @ The Wiltern
- Battles & No Age @ The Henry Fonda
- The Glimmer Stars, The Condors, & The Dedication @ The Scene
- Brandy Vinyl Presents: The Ooh Las, Maxeen, & Crash Encore @ Safari Sam’s
- Sondre Lerche @ Amoeba Music (FREE – 7:00) - Thurston Moore w/ Scores (feat. Cristina Carter and Heather Leigh Murray) @ The Echo
- The Kids Of Widney High, Fuck Ass & The Grease Patrol, The Janitor, The Sirens, & The Mormons @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Federico Aubele @ The Troubadour
- Broken Social Scene @ The Orpheum
- The Procession, The last American Buffalo, The World Record, Francisco The Man, & Gabrial Matcek @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Ted Leo & The Pharmacists @ The El Rey

DECISION:
Is it really Broken Social Scene playing or is it one of their side project groups? I’ve heard people say both… They put out one of my favorite albums a few years back, but I haven't kept up with them too well lately.

Wednesday, October 31
- Rock Insider, Radio Free Silver Lake, & The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club’s Halloween Party w/ Radars to the Sky, Service Group, The Fresas, The Monolators, The Natural Disasters, & Downtown/Union @ All-Star Lanes
- The Pogues @ The Wiltern
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with The Deadly Syndrome @ Spaceland
- Ceu @ The El Rey
- Kiss Or Kill Halloween Show w/ Pu$$y-Cow, Bang Sugar Bang, Underwater City People, & The Invisible Humans @ El Cid
- Devil Doll, The Dropdead Beats, & More @ Safari Sam’s
- Dub Club @ The Echoplex
- Tristeze, Aquaduct, & Georgie James @ The Echo
Thee Cormans, Rover’s Pinky, & Hot Burlesque Chicks @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Flaming Fire, My Barbarian, & Discount Cruise To Hell @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Danzig @ The Greek
- The EEGOS, Mutant Press, & Savoir Faire @ The Scene
- Ted Leo & The Pharmacists and The Pogues @ The Wiltern

DECISION:
We’re helping put on a Halloween show on Wednesday night at All-Star Lanes with The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club and Rock Insider. Points of interest include Radars To The Sky, The Monolators, The Henry Clay People, and … bowling!

Thursday, November 1
- The VLA, Cavil At Rest, Pistol Pistol, & The Magnificent Ambersons @ The Troubadour
- The Transmissions, Mr Gnome, The Guppies, & Mospeada @ The Knitting Factory
- Bad Dudes, Planets & Totally Serious (former members of Upsilon Acrux) @ The Smell
- Redd Kross w/ Ari Shine @ The Echoplex
- Junior League, Sally Jaye & Z.R.A. @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Lux & Ruby’s Burlesque-A-Go-Go w/Hazelden, Kissing Tigers, & Spider Problem @ The Scene
- Sigur Ros @ The Vista Theature
- Muso, Enid The Dowl, The Kris Special, & The Fresas @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Bryonoy Atkinson, Black Olive, & Liz Pappademas @ Bordello
- The Pogues @ The Wiltern

DECISION:
Looks like a good night to try catching an act you may not have heard before, like The Transmissions, Enid The Dowl, or Kissing Tigers.

Friday, November 2
- Ferraby Lionheart, The Hundred Days, & Hollywood Underground Burlesque Society @ Bordello
- Club Underground w/ The Black Kites & Mezzanine Owls @ The Echo
- Low Vs. Diamond & Something For Rockets @ The Viper Room
- The Sweet Heart, Tenlons Fort, Frankel, Correatown, & The Monolators @ Mr T’s Bowl
- The Great Gleaming Sea, Gruv Projekt, Wait Think Fast, & The New Room @ The Scene
- Junior League, The High Society, & Bruce Burton @ El Cid
- The Polyphonic Spree, Rooney, & The Redwalls @ The Henry Fonda
- Slackstring & The Culver City Dub Collective @ The Troubadour
- The Bronx & The Mercy Killers @ Safari Sam’s
- Red Kross @ The Echoplex
- Dax Riggs (of Deadboy and The Elephantmen), & Beaten Awake @ Spaceland
- Amnion, HT Heartache, The Year Zero, Ema and the Ghosts, & Tenlons Fort @ Pehrspace
- The Grey Daturas, Thrones, Megafuckers, David Scott Stone, & Bobb Bruno @ The Smell
- The Dropkick Murphys @ The Wiltern
- Yo La Tengo @ The Ivar Theatre

DECISION:
I’ve seen Ferraby Lionheart play before and thought he was fantastic live and really recommend him, but there’s a great line-up of bands over at Mr T’s Bowl and my friend Octavius from KXLU Demo Listen speaks really highly of Amnion, and then there's Mezzanine Owls and Black Kites over at The Echo, too. Guh.

(Note: Friday may be your last chance to see Tenlons Fort before the frontman moves to Austin for at least a few months… Luckily, they’re playing two shows the same evening.)

Saturday, November 3
- Xu Xu Fang, Lion Fever, Winter Flowers, & Magic Mirror @ Spaceland
- Minus The Bear & Helio Sequence @ The Avalon
- Yo La Tengo @ The Ivar Theatre
- Matt Nathanson @ The Troubadour
- Health, Meneguar, Crime Novels, & Abe Vigoda @ The Smell
- Stop, Revolt, & El Olio Wolof, & Make Me @ Pehrspace
- The Pets, The Guilty Hearts, The Thingz, & The Black Comets @ The Scene
- Low Vs. Diamond & Something For Rockets @ The Viper Room
- Sigur Ross @ UCLA
- Storehouse, Monogroove, Slow, Baxter House, & Skywreck @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Iamx @ The El Rey
- Rodrigo y Gabriela @ The Henry Fonda
- Dub Lab 8 Year Anniversary party @ The Echoplex
- Enon, Love Of Diagrams, & Model/Actress @ The Echo

DECISION:
The Helio Sequence are fantastic, but parking at The Avalon definitely is not… Yo La Tengo are playing at some place called The Ivar Theatre and psych rock gods Xu Xu Fang will make Spaceland all smoky inside.

Sunday, November 4
- Rademacher, Nyles Lannon, & Light FM @ Spaceland
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club w/ Karin Tatoyan & Marvelous Toy @ All-Star Lanes
- Manic Episode, Speaker Speaker, Killing Cassady, & Seismic Waves @ The Scene
- Mariee Sioux, Aaron Ross (Hella), Lee Bob Watson, & Ash Reiter @ Tangier
Buck 65 @ The Troubadour
- Tecumseh, Damion Romero, Monsturo, & Jeremy Drake @ The Smell
- Mad Happy, Tongues N Teeth, & Steve Gregoropoulos @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Rodrigo y Gabriela @ The Henry Fonda
- Do Make Say Think & Apostle Of Hustle @ The Echoplex

DECISION:
Fresno’s Rademacher always put on a great live show and indie pop provocateurs Light FM completely pwnz0red Let’s Independent! last week, so their Sunday Spaceland pairing sounds pretty solid. But don't forget Marvelous Toy over at The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club.

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

2 Comments:

Blogger Malcolm Sosa said...

That Shock the Monkey cut is going to give me nightmares. Radars is first tonight at the Viper Room I think. I would catch them and then hustle back to the echo as soon as I could.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

Wrongo about Nov 2nd. It's all about Ema and the Ghosts at Pehrspace. Come down early to catch her set. You'll be kissing my ankles with thanks. (i'll shower just for the occasion).

6:10 PM  

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