Monday, November 26, 2007

The Monday Show Down (Or “The Moon May Have Been Ripped Out Of The Earth Itself Eons Ago”)

Happy belated turkey day. So nice to have a few days off from work and to get a chance to catch up, eh? Hope your Thanksgiving didn't turn into an episode of The Dysfunctional Family Feud and that no pumpkin pies got thrown around.

Sorry for the late post today, but check out the show schedule to your right because it’s been updated with concerts up into early next year to make up for it...

But let’s take a look at this week:

Monday, November 26
- Casxio w/ Sam Sparro, Love Grenades, & Love Lies Sleeping @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Restaurant & Devon Williams @ The Echo (FREE)
- Softlightes & Porterville @ Spaceland—Moved To The Echoplex (FREE)
- Cydney Robinson & I See Hawks In LA @ Bordello
- Vic Du Monte’s Persona Non Grata, & Preacher’s @ The Scene (FREE)
- Hoff Buffaglow @ Pehrspace
- Ollin, Lysa Flores, & The Evangenitals @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Indie 103.1’s Check One.. Two w/ Saint Motel, Voxhaul Broadcast, & Le Switch @ The Viper Room

DECISION:
It’s the last night for the free residency, so choose wisely. Duke from You Set The Scene says The Softlightes are “catchy electro-pop” and that the show has been moved to The Echoplex from Spaceland due to filming.

Tuesday, November 27
- Policy & War Tapes @ Cinespace
- The Natural Disasters, Franklin For Short, Walk, & Japanese Motors @ Tangier
- Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde & David J of Bauhaus @ The Roxy
- Jill Sobule @ Largo
- Head of Destiny, Killing Jonis, & Killing Bees @ The Scene (FREE)
- So So Glos, The Black Tales, Pioneers, & Studiofix @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Jose Gonzalez @ The Henry Fonda

DECISION:
Have you seen Ventura’s Franklin For Short yet? Last time I saw them play with The Spires, they were pretty solid rock with a bit of folk up in there.

Wednesday, November 28
- Iron & Wine @ The Orpheum
- Jonathan Wilson, Traildriver, & Leslie and The Badgers @ Bordello
- Rolling Blackouts, Get Up Get Down, & Tsk Tsk @ The Scene
- Warfield @ The Knitting Factory
- The Cormans @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Twilight Sleep, Wrong Way Driver, & Stereofix @ The Silver Lake Lounge

DECISION:
Anyone have anything for Wednesday night? I don’t know any of the bands all too well.

Thursday, November 29
- Josh Haden’s SPAIN w/ The Minor Canon & Let’s Go Sailing @ The Echo
- Sinister Analog Night w/ Mospeada, The Health Club, The Hectors, & French Semester @ The Scene
- Weather Underground, The Rolling Blackouts, & Francisco The Man @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- 60 Watt Kid, Little Teeth, Casey James And The Staypuft Kid, & Dalmacio Von Diamond @ The Smell
- Castano, Bad Vic & The Good Intentions, & Freaky Weasel @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with The Hedrons @ Spaceland
- Holly Conlan & Never At Night @ Bordello
- Tiger Swallowtail & Hallows @ Tangier
- The Decemberists @ The Wiltern

DECISION:
I haven’t seen sad-happy-sad indie pop groups The Minor Canon or Let’s Go Sailing in forever and like both a hell of a lot. Haven’t heard Josh Haden’s SPAIN yet, but hopefully they’re GOOD.

Friday, November 30
- Signal Hill & Beware of Safety @ Ground Zero Cafe on USC Campus
- Fall Of Snow & 8MM @ El Cid
- Aimee Mann @ The El Rey
- The Frequency @ Spaceland
- Evil Maria, Mo BuYa!, Seasons, & The Chump Change Gang @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Spider Problem & Bloodcat Love @ Pehrspace
- Evil Beaver, Chairs of Perception, Jr. Juggernaut, & Lightnin Woodcock Trio @ The Scene
- Ghostland Observatory @ The Henry Fonda
- Busdriver & Daedelus @ The Troubadour

DECISION:
Post rock heart-throbs Signal Hill are my favorite local band playing on Friday night.

Saturday, December 1
- Entrance @ Spaceland
- The Crystelles, Peg Leg Love, Vesuvia Sonic, & Chupacobra @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Ima Gymnist, The So So Glos, & All Neon Like @ The Smell
- "Club Place N Time" w/Army Navy, Glassell Park 3, & DJ Frog @ The Scene

DECISION:
Indie pop act Army Navy haven’t played out too much in the last year, what with recording their album. Looking forward to hearing the new stuff.

Sunday, December 2
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club Presents Live From Little Tokyo Vol 2 Record Release Show w/ The Soft Hands, Correatown, The Henry Clay People, MasterSlave, & More @ All-Star Lanes
- VHS Or Beta & Foreign Born @ The El Rey
- The Locust @ The Knitting Factory
- Lungbutterness & Clark 8 @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Kimya Dawson, The Watery Graves, Lucky Dragons, & Smog Monster @ The Smell
- Daughters of Mara, Snakes Alive, & The Royal Highness @ The Scene (FREE)
- Voxtrot @ The Henry Fonda

DECISION:
The folks behind The Live From Little Tokyo series explain themselves like this:

“Our group consists of musicians, photographers, writers, and engineers. We all utilize our respective talents and resources to record our favorite bands from Los Angeles and to make their presence known through photography, interviews, and audio documentation. We invite 5 bands into a loft in Little Tokyo on one day and let them do whatever they want. We make limited-edition handmade CD's of their performances, and hold record release shows when they're done. We do this process four times a year.”

They’re celebrating their second release at The Eagle Rock Bowling And Drinking Club at All-Star Lanes on Sunday night and some great acts like The Henry Clay People and The Soft Hands are on it and playing. (And I'm djing.)

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

Oh by the way, did you catch the glimpse at Irving’s Seasons EP on their myspace page? Those guys need to play out here more often again…

4 Comments:

Blogger Mouse said...

As far as Wednesday, I saw The Twilight Sleep open for Oliver Future last month and really liked their set. I wrote "haunting organesque keys and moving bass lines" and "they played dreamy, but dirty, synth rock as well as anyone".

8:57 AM  
Blogger squaregirls said...

Los Campesinos! are at the Echo tonight (Tuesday,) and promise to be so good! I'm desperately hoping that they have their new single for sale, on vinyl...

1:14 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Meiko @ Hotel Cafe on Wednesday!!!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Chris Barrus said...

To toot my own horn here, ExDetectives are playing The Mint on Wednesday.

8:55 PM  

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