Monday, December 10, 2007

The Monday Show Lowdown (Or "Someone Spoke And I Fell Into A Dream")

Last Saturday, I took a circuit bending workshop to learn how to rewire cheap electronic voice modulators into little feedback laden monsters. It was the loudest class I've ever taken... each of the ten students producing something that squawked or pulsed or screamed and all of them going off at once. Needless to say, it was enormously entertaining.

The night before at Spaceland was a great example of how much fun the music scene here in LA can be. It was Radars To The Sky's release event for their second EP and they played with pop act The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, the upbeat plus loud The Henry Clay People, and The Hectors, who managed to keep the crowd around until late with a particularly great set.

Then last night, we had a buncha people over for our semi-regular bad movie night. This time was Alice Cooper's Monster Dog, a werewolf flick filmed in Portugal starring a creature that looked like a chupacabra that had been beaten with an ugly stick around the face, chest, breast, and neck. Severely.

Fun weekend, but this week looks even better between all the parties and a few great shows...

Monday, December 10
- Radio Free Silver Lake Presents Rock Against HD w/ The Movies, The Western States Motel, Sarah (The Happy Hollows) Negahdari, The Spires, Thailand, & James Patrick (Buffalo Roam) @ Safari Sam’s
- Click Hear w/ Mezzanine Owls, Le Switch, The Black Ghosts, Tweak Bird, The Valley Arena, & Travel By Sea @ The El Rey
- Indie 103.1’s Check One… Two w/ The Black Kites, Eskimohunter, Silver Cities, & Let’s Go Sailing (Acoustic) @ The Viper Room
- Abe Vigoda, Shearing Pinx, Mutators, & David Scott Stone @ The Smell
- Miniature Tigers, Chris Garneau, & Goodbye Ian @ The Echo
- Brandon Mayer And The Hidden Powers @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Deerhoof @ The Avalon
- Performer Magazine presents: The Binges, The Wildbirds, Codebreaker, & This Moment in Black History @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Tool @ The Nokia Theatre
- The Urchins, Lo-Fi Man, & A.L.O.C. @ The Scene (FREE)
- Goon Moon @ The Troubadour
- Tool @ Nokia Theatre
- Brandon Mayer And The Hidden Powers, Denver Smith, & The Nixes @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE) - Performer Magazine presents: The Binges, The Wildbirds, Codebreaker @ Spaceland

You know I’ll be at Safari Sam’s for the Rock Against HD Benefit show with the stellar line-up – see and hear all the details right here – but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the show at The El Rey with Le Switch and Mezzanine Owls and The Viper Room with Eskimohunter, Let’s Go Sailing, and The Black Kites also sound great.

Tuesday, December 11
- Shiloe, Wait Think Fast, The New Room, & Never At Night @ The Scene (FREE)
- David Bazan (of Pedro The Lion) & J Tillman @ Spaceland
- John Gold, The Rosewood Thieves, & Eugene @ Bordello
- Icarus Line @ Safari Sam’s
- The Rosewood Thieves & Eugene @ Bordello
- The Mojave, Hollerado, & The Broken Remotes @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Shys, Eastern Conference Champions, & Nico Stai @ The Troubadour
- David Bazan (of Pedro The Lion) @ Spaceland
- The Mojave & Hollerado @ The Silver Lake Lounge

Anyone have a recommendation for Tuesday night? I heard Shiloe play on KXLU Demo Listen awhile back and they sounded pretty good.

Wednesday, December 12
- Squaregirls & Radio Free Silver Lake Present Le Switch, Princeton, & The Health Club @ The Scene
- Indie 103 present CLUB NME w/ Office, Tiger City, & Via Audio @ Spaceland
- AM Pacific, Gretchen Lieberum, Marina’s Daughter, & The Golden Ratio @ Bordello
- Bjork @ The Nokia Theatre
- The Eternal Triangle, Microjelly, Leopold & Loeb, & Shatto @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Dub Club presents: Ras Michael @ The Echoplex
- Club Moscow w/ Moving Picture Show & The Squares @ Boardner’s
- Last Kiss Or Kill Show w/ Bang Sugar Bang, The Randies, Midway, Silver Needle, & Underwater City People @ El Cid
- Indie 103 present CLUB NME w/ Office, Tiger City, Via Audio @ Spaceland
- Mia Doi Todd, Anders & Woods, & Sara Lov @ Tangier
- Jesca Hoop @ The Troubadour
- Ben Lee @ The El Rey
- Sara Lov, All Smiles, Mia Doi Todd, & Anders & Woods @ Tangier
- The Rosewood Thieves, Eugene, Eyes In Elegance, Voxhaul Broadcast, & Morning Benders @ The Silver Lake Lounge

Local indie pop blog Squaregirls are starting up their monthly show at The Scene with a bang: Le Switch, Princeton, and The Health Club. I haven’t heard The Health Club yet, but the first two are some of my favorite local bands and seeing them in nice small venue equals rad.

Thursday, December 13
- The Modlins Record Release Party w/ Eux Autres, Swim Party, & The Fresas @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Young Sixties, Victim Vision, Bub, & Million Vision @ @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Sissy Spacek 13-tet @ The Smell
- Team Sleep @ The Henry Fonda
- Moving Units, Scissors for Lefty, Tigercity, & DJ Le CastleVania @ The Echoplex
The Greatest Touchdown Ever Scord, SHIM (Seattle), & The Bombs @ The Scene
- Ferraby Lionheart & Richard Hawley @ The Troubadour
- West Indian Girl, Sara Melson, & DJ Scott Sterling @ Bordello

Ferraby Linoheart’s my favorite act playing on Thursday night, but I like what I’ve heard from San Diego’s Swim Party and a lot of folks seem to like West Indian Girl.

Friday, December 14
- Christmas Sweater Party w/ The Deadly Syndrome, The Mae-Shi, The Happy Hollows, The Pity Party, & Eskimohunter @ The Crash Mansion
- Imperial Teen & Midnight Movies @ The Troubadour
- Circus Minor @ Spaceland
- Glimmer Stars, Seismic Waves, The Sundowners, Rocking Horse People, & Beat Your Face @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Antelope, Bad Dudes, Mi Ami, & Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
- Modular Records Party w/ Royal Rumble, Anavan, & Publicist @ The Echoplex
- Rockin For Tots Toy Drive w/Prententious, PC101, Clash City Rockers, & The Sheenas @ The Scene
- Jessica Fichot, Pink Mochi, Hearts Of Palm UK, & Murder On The Moon @ El Cid

The Christmas Sweater Party at Crash Mansion has an incredible line-up – The Happy Hollows, The Deadly Syndrome, The Mae Shi, and The Pity Party playing two 15-minute sets – and it’s raising money for Doctors Without Borders. And the shows w/ Jessica Fichot and Hearts Of Palm UK at El Cid and Midnight Movies with Imperial Teen are also pretty noteworthy.

Saturday, December 15
- Little Radio Holiday Party w/ Dead Meadow, Rosewood Thieves, & The Henry Clay People @ The Little Radio Warehouse (Downtown)
- Le Savy Fav @ The El Rey
- Twister Naked movie premiere w/ Rock Elvis, Phaggy, & Twister Naked @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Check Yo Ponytail presents: Titsworth, Klever, & Japanther @ The EchoPlex
- The Greyboy Allstars @ The Troubadour
- Tosa’s Birthday Party @ The Scene
- Vomit Bomb, Le Face, Shadow Men, & Bad Parents @ The Smell
- Colour Revolt @ Spaceland
- Mellowdrone @ The Echo

The Little Radio Holiday Party sounds like it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun.

Sunday, December 16
- Ghost Town, Ghost Kings, Jason Diaz, & Sunset @ Tangier
- Record Company Xmas Party w/ The Evangenitals, Ukefink, Fascinoma, The Natural Disasters, & Cousin Junebug @ Mr T’s Bowl
- I See Hawks In LA @ Safari Sam’s
- Disposable Thumbs, Big Epoch, & Tongues n’ Teeth @ The Smell
- Part Time Punks with Savage Republic and Rick Potts (Solid Eye) @ The Echo
- The Happy Casualties, Meadowland, Abbreviated Truth, & Cosio @ The Scene
- The Harpeth Trance, Listing Ship, Correatown, & Gabriel Hart of Starvations @ Spaceland (FREE)

The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club seems to taking a break for the holidays… There’s a few acts over at Spaceland I’ve been meaning to check out.

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


Blogger Malcolm Sosa said...

I was in LA all last weekend and I didn't see a damn sign of RFSL at all. Are there still tix available for Les Savy Fav on Saturday!?

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