Monday, October 01, 2007

The Monday Show Lowdown (Or “We Put The Rock In The Slingshot Then Throw It All Away.”)

Between work deadlines and the complete nerd bomb wonder that is Halo 3, I’ve been missing a lot of shows and, well, everything? But motherfucking vikings should sing songs about some of the matches I’ve played with friends online lately.

For seriously. Vikings...

Let’s take a look at the week in music here in LA w/ a few hastily-written recommendations.

Monday, October 1
- Oliver Future, Asher, & Salt & Samovar @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Castledoor @ The Echo (FREE)
- The Austin James Band, We Barbarians, Allegra Gellar, & Aushua @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Indie 103.1’s Check One.. Two w/ Burning Brides, Rolling Blackouts, & Who Rides The Tiger @ The Viper Room
- Morrissey @ The Paladium
- Abe Lincoln Story & Swords of Fatima @ Mr T’s Bowl
- The Ignorant, Bobot Adrenaline, & The Boozehounds @ The Scene (FREE)
- The Black Angels @ The Troubadour

This month’s free Monday night residencies kick off tonight – and we get an extra show out of them since there are five Mondays in October.

I don’t know Oliver Future or Aushua overly well, but heart Castledoor live. No idea who they’re playing with though. Anyone know? The Black Angels are also good.

Tuesday, October 2
- Division Day CD Release Show w/ The Mae Shi & Eulogies @ The Echo
- The Transmissions, Puppies & Kittens, The Marvelous Toy, & Mostly Bears @ The Scene
- Cameron Hull @ Spaceland
- Red Rocket, Little Teeth, Hrsess & Fuckin A @ The Smell
- Anders and Wood Salt and Samovar Thunder in the Valley, & Vampire Hands @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Morrissey @ The Paladium
- Atmosphere @ The Henry Fonda
- A.F.I. @ The Troubadour
- The Weakerthans & The Last Town Chorus @ The El Rey
- Vagabond Opera & Romanovs @ Bordello

I’ve been writing about Division Day for a few years now and still can’t stop saying enough nice things about them. They’re great live and I literally like every single song on their album. I suspect they’re good to put on an extra amazing show on Tuesday night when they celebrate its long-awaited release.

Wednesday, October 3
- Repeater @ Club Moscow at Boardner’s
- Datarock, Honeycut, & Foreign Born @ The Echo
- Dub Club @ The Echoplex
- 65 OverDrive, Generic, Sonic Syndrome, & Look Past the Stars @ The Scene
- Filter Magazine presents Revenge of the Sunset Strip w/ DJ Andy Smith @ The Roxy
- Indie 103.1 presents CLUB NME w/ The Screening @ Spaceland
- Secret Society of the Sonic Six, Jesse Evans and Toby Dammit, & Obsolete @ Bordello
- Moving Picture Show, Spider Problem, Beatmo, & She's Your Sister @ El Cid
- Mark Ronson @ The El Rey
- The Hard Goodbye @ Aura
- Downtown/Union, The Health Club, Teenage Frames, Lieutenants, & Special Guests @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Toy Trains, Kind Hearts & Coronets, No Little Kindness, & David & Kyle from Bodies of Water @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Her Space Holiday & Gruff Rhys @ The Jensen Rec Center
- They Might Be Giants @ The Avalon

Lotsa stuff going on Wednesday night... You have any recommendations?

Thursday, October 4
- Saucy Minx & Shiloe @ The Derby
- The French Semester @ Relax Bar
- Morris Tepper, Restaurant, & Los Trendy @ The Echo
- Morrissey @ The Paladium
- Salon K, The Kris Special, Franklin For Short, Chris Robley, & The Veltexans @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Watercolor Paintings, John Thill, Pat Regan, God Equals Genocide @ The Smell
- Lee Rocker @ Amoeba Music (FREE – 7PM)
- Lux & Ruby’s Burlesque-A-Go-Go w/Peel, The Press Fire, Strangers Smile @ The Scene
- Mighty Six Ninety & Ragsy @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Caleb Sweazy, Twilight Sleep, & The High Wires @ Bordello
- Turbonegro @ The Fonda

Again, I’m not familiar enough with any of the bands playing Thursday to say, “You must go!”

Friday, October 5
- 400 Blows @ Safari Sam’s
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Whiskey Bicuit, Warchildren. & Bolero @ Spaceland
- Morrissey @ The Paladium
- Death House Chaplain, Phoenix & Turle, Seasons, One Trick Pony, & The Monolators @ Mr T’s Bowl
- D. Yellow Swans, Mouthus, Silver Daggers, & Pocahaunted @ The Smell
- Jesu @ Amoeba Music (FREE – 7PM)
- Bobby Valentino @ The El Rey
- Bill Callahan & Sir Richard Bishop @ Echoplex
- Club Underground @ The Echo
- Ulrich Schnauss @ The Troubadour
- Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Idyllists, The Wallburds, & Brutus Gets the Girl @ The Scene
- Counsellor, Pioneers, Papillon & Klevenland @ El Cid
- Metric @ The Fonda

I’ve been meaning to check out Jon Brion at Largo for awhile, since I hear great things about him and the venue is well worth the relative pain you have to deal with to get in.

Saturday, October 6
- Princeton, Jessica Fichot, Mia Doi Todd, Princeton, The Pity Party, Hecuba, Bodies of Water, The Front, Hecuba, The Mormons, The Mama Suki, Teddy’s Cheer Club, The Monolators, El Haru-Kuroi, & more @ The Eagle Rock Music Festival
- Bloc Party, Justice, The Aliens, The Noisettes, Satellite Party, Mondo Generator, Turbonegro, The Comedians of Comedy, Kinky, Shout Out Louds & Pop Levi @ The LA Weekly Detour Festival at 1st & Main
- East Side Evolution w/ Masterslave, The Health Club, El Haru Karoi, Panic Movement, Manhattan Murder Mystery, & Cossack @ Self-Help Graphics
- The Laudanaum Drops, Niteshift & DJ Bastard & Best @ Mr T’s Bowl
- The New Labour, The Secret 6 @ Spaceland
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Knight Rider Meox, Bon Voyage, & Pizza! @ The Smell
- Beethoven’s Nightmare @ The El Rey
- Dredg @ The Troubadour
- Smog Sessions w/ Benga, Hatcha, The Professionals, 12th Planet + Mc Kemst @ The Echo
- Echo & IHEARTCOMIX presents The New Check Yo Ponytail w/ Sinden, Red Foxx, & Gina Turner @ Echoplex
- Morrissey @ The Paladium
- Dali’s Lama, Sasquatch, & Fatso Jetson @ The Scene
- Satellite Party & Turbonegro @ Downtown

Like I mentioned in last weekend’s post, The Eagle Rock Music Fest is well worth catching. It’s got The Monolators, Princeton, The Pity Party, and a bunch of bands you’ve been meaning to see for, like, forever now. And it's FREE.

Sunday, October 7
- Benefit For Izabel Vega w/ Spongebob and the Hi-Seas featuring Tom Kenny, I Make This Sound, Zanzibar Lewis, Evan Way (of Parsons Redheads), The Breakups, The Monolators & The Hectors @ Safari Sam’s
- Turbonegro @ The Fonda
- Dredg @ The Troubadour
- The Nixes, Teaneck, & Jim Holmquist and the Long Holidays @ The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club at All-Star Lanes
- College Access Plan, 6-11, DJ Jason Andrew, The Quincy Blaque Trio, Bevin, The Runs & The Density @ Mr T’s Bowl
- The King Cheetah, Pioneers, Iceage Cobra (Seattle), & The Frauds @ The Scene
- Josh Ottum & Willoughby @ Tangier
- Grand Ole Echo w/ Josh Davis, Pat Johnson, Shoestring Strap, The Burlington Family @ The Echo (5PM)
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo (9PM)
- The Shins @ The Greek Theatre

This Sunday night, a bunch of local bands are putting on a benefit show at Safari Sam’s for a little girl who has been diagnosed with cancer. It’s a good cause and they’re great bands and, in short, you should go. Among those playing are I Make This Sound, The Hectors, The Monolators, and more.

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


Blogger Malcolm Sosa said...

I read this post thinking it was going to be about "The Movies". I am pissed.

1:20 PM  

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