Monday, November 12, 2007

The Monday Show Down (Or "If Aquarium Gravel is Bad For You, How Come It Tastes So Good?")

This is one of those weeks that's going to kick your ass if you let it, and you know what? You should.

Because by the time next Sunday evening rolls around, wouldn't you rather be ass-kicked and have seen a hundred great shows than be well-rested and all caught up on the latest episodes of Heroes and Teh Bionic Woman?

I mean, really... No bagging meant on those shows, but these are the times that define why Tivo and DVDs exist in the first place.

Monday, November 12
- Sondre Lerche @ The Troubadour
- Indie 103.1’s Check One.. Two w/ GLISS, Morning Benders, & Shiloe @ The Viper Room
- Bill And Tango Nuevo @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Feist & Spoon @ The Gibson Ampitheatre
- Mr. Divisadero, Puzzle, & Katy Davidson @ The Smell
- Softlights, We Barbarians, & Dead Ponies @ Spaceland
- The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Mimes of Wine, Artichoke, and Foxtail Brigade@ Tangier
- Restaurant, The Parson Redheads, & Or The Whale @ The Echo (FREE)
- The Booze Hounds, Nancy Fullforce (ex-Kill Radio), & A.L.O.C. @ The Scene (FREE)
- Limbeck @ The Hotel Café
- Lair, Realicide, Zombelle, Sonelle, & Tongues ‘n Teeth @ Pehrspace
- Cydney Robinson, The Knife Chase, Holland Greco, & Zak Schaffer @ Bordello
- Casxio, Jealous Girlfriends, A For Attack, & Evan Voytas @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)

Both Kevin Bronson from The LA Times’ Buzz Bands Blog and Scott McDonald from Surfing On Steam favorably wrote about Brooklyn’s The Jealous Girlfriends last week after they played with Great Northern.

I bought their album off of CD Baby after reading both and it’s good. They’re playing for free with Casxio tonight at The Silver Lake Lounge and I’m going to try my best to make it.

Tuesday, November 13
- The Whigs, Wild Street Orange, & Le Switch @ Spaceland
- Sondre Lerche @ The Troubadour
- Pieta Brown, Robert Francis, Cosio, & Liz Pappademas @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- T Bowl Tuesdays w/ The Janitor @ Mr T’s Bowl
- DTFM, Truth In Fiction, Rumspringa, & DJ Psychedelic Judaism @ Safari Sam’s
- Emma Pollock & American Music Club @ The Echo
- Wounded Lion, Shammer’d, & The Scrips @ The Scene
- Dorian Wood, Cathair Ensemble, & Milo @ Bordello
- Spiritualized @ The Vista Theatre
- Jill Sobule @ Largo
- Black Dice w/ No Age and Mika Miko @ Echoplex

Aquarium Drunkard is putting on a show at Spaceland for The Whigs, an act they call “our favorite Athens, GA export the past two years running.” And that guy seriously knows his shit. Also playing are Le Switch, who are, in a word, rad.

We’re giving away tickets to the other super noteworthy show going on Tuesday night… Black Dice with No Age and Mika Miko at The Echo. Just send us a message here with “Black Dice” in the header and your full name to be entered in the drawing.

Wednesday, November 14
- Rock Insider & Radio Free Silver Lake Present The Valley Arena, The Forms, The Bentleys, & Signal Hill @ The Scene
- Suzanne Vega @ The El Rey
- Indie 103.1 presents CLUB NME w/Polytechnic (from the UK), & Castledoor @ Spaceland
- Filter Magazine presents Revenge of the Sunset Strip w/ Magnet & Panda Band @ The Roxy
- No Little Kindness, Warm Climate, & Mooey Moobau @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Correatown, The Broken West, The Monolators, & The Henry Clay People @ Bordello
- Loundon Wainwright @ Largo
- KT Tunstall @ Avalon
- Athlete @ The Troubadour
- The Western States Motel, The Spires, & Franklin For Short @ Tangier
- Sangre, Sangre! & Silverbird @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Casxio @ The Silver Lake Lounge

Oh, fantastic Los Angeles music scene… How you fucking vex me sometimes…

We’re helping put on a great night at The Scene with Rock Insider and Square Girls featuring The Valley Arena, The Bentleys, The Forms, and Signal Hill – the latter of which are a fucking incredible post rock outfit who are responsible for one of my favorite shows so far this year.

Of course, The Spires and The Western States Motel, who are also some of my favorite local acts, are playing at Tangiers at the same time.

And if that wasn’t enough, The Monolators, The Henry Clay People, Correatown, and The Broken West are all at Bordello and Castledoor is at Spaceland.

Thursday, November 15
- Redcar, Ology, & United By Sound @ Bordello
- King Kahn and BBQ Show & Pleaseeasaur @ Spaceland
- Monsters Are Waiting, So So So, Sabertooth Tiger, Aztlan Underground, & Horns @ The Scene
- Wadsworth & Birdsnest @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Vaudeville, & Whirling Dervish @ Alex's Bar (Long Beach)
- Totally Radd!!, Monotonix, Anavan, Calvin Johnson, & Pat Regan @ The Smell
- Manchester Orchestra & Annuals @ The Troubadour
- Shaking the Blues Tour w/Erykah Badu, Nikka Costa, The Roots, & more @ The Wiltern
- Lydia Lunch @ Largo
- Stab City, A Viewing, Prognosis Negative, & Virginia City Revival @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Film School & Eulogies @ The EchoPlex

We’re giving away tickets to the new-from-SF-to-LA shoegaze/rock act Film School at Spaceland on Thursday night. Again, send us a message here with “Film School” in the header and your full name to be entered in the drawing. You should go, either way.

Friday, November 16
- Amateurs, Nightfur, & I Make This Sound @ Spaceland
- Lyrics Born @ The El Rey
- Yahowa 13, Sky Saxon and The Seeds, & Entrance @ The Echo
- The Mormons, The Primos, A.M., & She Sells Sea Shells @ The Knitting Factory
- Wicker @ El Cid
- The B52’s @ The Roxy
- HEALTH, AIDS Wolf, & XBXRX @ The Smell
- Discount Cruise To Hell!, Slowmo Erotic, & Captain Automatic @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Tiger Army @ The Wiltern
- Marie Digby @ The Troubadour
- The Greasy Beats, The Electones, & Telematique @ Bordello
- Six Organs Of Admittance @ Amoeba Music (6PM – FREE)
- Neko Case @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Folk rock group The Amateurs played our monthly Let’s Independent! night a few months back and psych pop act Nightfur performed last month, so it’s safe to say that we like both a lot and you know where we’re going to be on Friday night.

Saturday, November 17
- Sean Hayes, Jenny Owen Youngs, & Jim Bianco @ Bordello
- Andy Clockwise @ The Scene
- Tiger Army @ The Wiltern
- CD Release Party for Childhood Dilemma @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Catwalk, Maria, Sea Lions, & The Tartans @ The Smell
- Turn Off The Radio @ The Echoplex
- Jeremy Jay (record release), Lloyd & Michael (record release), The Finches, & Pillows @ Pehrspace
- Alex And Sam, Blanket, Monster, & The High Wires @ Tangier
- The Warlocks & Darker My Love @ The Troubadour

I’ve got nothing for Saturday night other than that I like what I’ve heard from The Tartans… (Marion from Square Girls turned me onto them.)

Oop. Looks like I missed the Hang The DJ's night with The Parson Red Heads... Evan says, "There are DJ's upstairs AND downstairs in The Echoplex. Tons o dancing. Tons o fun."

Sunday, November 18
- Earlimart, Rademacher, The Karabal Nightlife, & Tigers Can Bite You @ Spaceland
- Waterlaso, The Mysterians, Our 4 Sons, Master Cylindar, & No Way Jose @ Mr T’s Bowl
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club w/ Karin Tatoyan, Meredith Meyer, No Go Know, & Blue Whales @ All-Star Lanes
- Gene Loves Jezebel @ Safari Sam’s
- Mika Miko, Jay Reatard, No Age, The Strange Boys, & Disaster @ The Smell
- The Slighted, Sinkhole, & Sahua @ The Scene

That line-up at Spaceland with Earlimart (performing as a winsome two-piece), Rademacher, Tigers Can Bite You, and The Karabal Nightlife pretty much demands both your attention and attendance.

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


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