Monday, January 14, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or “''Coleco' Is Short For 'Colorado Leather Company'")

There are times when instead of writing an intro to a weekly show overview, I just want to do something random like quote Leonard Cohen lyrics as best I can without looking them up to get them down perfectly. So...

"It's four in the morning, the end of December, I'm writing you now just to see if you're better. New York is cold but I like where I'm living. There's music from Clinton Street all through the evening. And I hear you're building your little house deep in the desert. You're living for nothing. I hope you're keeping some kind of record."

And: "Field Commander Cohen, he was our most important spy: wounded in the line of duty; parachuting acid into diplomatic cocktail parties; urging Fidel Castro to abandon fields and castles; leave it all, and like a man, come back to nothing special such as waiting rooms and ticket lines, and silver bullet suicides, and messianic ocean tides, and racial roller-coaster rides, and other forms of boredom advertised as poetry. I know you need your sleep now. I know your life's been hard, but many men have fallen where you promised to stand guard."

Okay, I looked that second part up... (Go get LC's New Skin For Old Ceremony. It's fucking amazing, his best, and comes off ahead of its time even today.)

Let's look at this week's shows.

Monday, January 14
- Radar Bros, Tables & Chairs, & Correatown @ The Echo (FREE)
- We Barbarians, The Henry Clay People, & Matt Death and The New Intellectuals @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Downtown/Union, Joshua Lanes, Igor Spectre, & The Loving @ The Scene (FREE)
- Kate Nash @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
- Guns Shoot Butterflies @ Mr T's Bowl
- Sean Carnage Presents Captain Ahab, Red Hot Silly Peppers, Narwhalz, Monstruro, Infinite Body, & Miss Melvis @ Pehrspace
- The Parson Redheads, Mezzanine Owls, Light FM, & Everest @ Spaceland (FREE)

Some nice free shows tonight… I’ve been meaning to check out Radar Bros. and Tables & Chairs (an instrumental act comprised of two of the guys from The Movies), and I’ve never seen Correatown w/ a full band backing, so might head over at The Echo for that.

But there’s also the staggeringly strong line-up of The Parson Redheads, Mezzanine Owls, Light FM, and Everest over at Spaceland, which looks like one of the best local shows this month...

You can’t go wrong, either way.

Tuesday, January 15
- Let's Independent! w/ Death To Anders!, The Monolators, & Wait Think Fast @ Boardner's Of Hollywood (FREE)
- Harry Nilssen Tribute Show w/ Frankel, Le Switch, Ferraby Lionheart, Amnion, Dirt Bird, Willoughby, Quazar and The Bamboozled, Tara Busch, & More @ Bordello
- Jesca Hoop @ The Hotel Cafe
- Coco B's & The Hectors @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Ranch Party @ Spaceland
- The Real China Loca @ Mr T's Bowl
- Why? & Cryptasize @ Tangier
- Electric Children, Peg Leg Love, & The Preacher’s Son @ The Scene
- Shiloe, Repeater, Divisible, & Nightfur @ The Echo (FREE)
- Dan Deacon & Ultimate Reality @ The El Rey

I’m ridiculously excited about our Let’s Independent! show this Tuesday night… It’s a CD release event for Death To Anders’ new album – which Rock Insider's Jax and I have both heard and really love. And they’re joined by local favorites The Monolators and Wait Think Fast (who are replacing the previously-announced Princeton).

The door price puts the FREE in FREEDOM, so, like, let freedom reign or something. And come out.

For more details (and to hear/download tracks from all three acts), go right here.

Wednesday, January 16
- Simple Plan @ The Troubadour
- Matthew Santos & Vince Grant @ Bordello
- Big Search & John Webster Johns @ 3 Of Clubs (FREE)
- Bad Vic & the Good Intentions, Henry Bermudez Trio, & Cactys Fire @ Mr T's Bowl
- Dusty Rhodes & The Big River Band @ The Echo
- Hawks & Hounds, Pink Snowflakes, & Balloon @ The Scene
- Indie 103.1 presents CLUB NME with Army Navy, The Pocession, The Envy Corps @ Spaceland
- The High Wires, Richard Parsons, Hello Dragon, & The Breakups @ The Silver Lake Lounge

I like Army Navy, but don’t know any of the other acts playing with them. Anyone heard them? There's also the free show for Big Search (the other band from Matt from Foreign Born) over at 3 Of Clubs.

Thursday, January 17
- Warfield @ King King
- Priscilla Ahn @ The Hotel Cafe
- the most powerful hand, Burlesque from the glitter kittens, Stab City, Whiskey and Knives, & bebop n rock steadie @ Mr T's Bowl
- It’s Casual, The Gibbs, Chingalera, & AD @ The Scene
- Monster @ Bordello
- Gang Wizard, The Organ Donors, Meho Plaza, NASA Space Universe, & Soup Sproket @ The Smell
- Young Heart Attack & War Tapes @ The Echo
- Jay Brannan @ The Troubadour
- The Sea Of Cortez, Archways, & Transfer @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Airborne Toxic Event, Radars To The Sky, & The Adored @ Spaceland

The Airborne Toxic Event are one of the best live acts in town… Only three more chances to see them play this month.

Friday, January 18
- Club Underground w/ Eskimohunter @ The Echo
- Ladies and Gents, The Bentleys, The Hot Toddies, & Seismic Waves @ The Scene
- Xu Xu Fang, Winter Flowers, & Exitmusic @ Bordello
- hookah, Chuck dacowski, Sextet, amadans, Sacren trust, & Swords of Fantama @ Mr T's Bowl
- High Castle, Weekend Warrior, I.E., & Dick Hard @ The Smell
- Sean Carnage Presents Whitman, Splinter Cake, Foot Ox, French Quarter, & John Thill @ Pehrspace
- The Quarter After, The Pink Snowflakes, Rocking Horse People, & The Stevenson Ranch Davidians @ Spaceland
- Gongzilla Namm Jamm @ The Troubadour

I like Eskimohunter and The Bentleys, but the line-up of Xu Xu Fang, Exitmusic, and Winter Flowers sounds well worth braving the construction-laden maze-like path over to Bordello on Friday night.

Saturday, January 19
- Alesana @ The Troubadour
- Blowupnihilist, Babies, & Vim Crony @ The Smell
- Languis & Meanest Man Contest @ Pehrspace
- Nightshift w/ Igor Spectre, & Blood Penny @ Mr T's Bowl
- The New Check Yo Ponytail w/ The Cool Kids, 87 Stick Up Kids @ The Echoplex
- Metromix presents: Oliver Future, Casxio, & The Forward @ Spaceland
- Rolling Blackouts, Altamont, Nancy Fullforce, The Blessings @ The Scene

Sunday, January 20
- Hang The DJs @ The Echo
- Arlo's B-Day @ Mr T's Bowl
- All Neon Like, Teenage Moms, Heartsrevolution, Sexnotechno, & Dylan Doren @ The Smell
- The Radishes, Kehoe Nation, Telephone & Telegraph, Knuckle Samich & Blackeyes

Anyone have any recommendations for this weekend? I miss The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club

That’s all I’ve got. Please let me know if I forgot anything.


Blogger The Killer said...

Joe - you're amazing. I love you.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Hot said...

The Hot Toddies say HI! and we think you should come out to the Scene this Friday for our show.

That's all! :)

Erin, Heidi, Sylvia & Jessica

10:18 AM  

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