Monday, January 28, 2008

The Monday Show Lowdown (Or “Fuck Gravity. I Want To Play Pinball On The Moon...”)

Kind of an interesting weekend between the packed Pehrspace event on Saturday for Correatown and friends and the surprisingly intimate show at All-Star Lanes last night with The Spires, Frankel, and more. (It took place in the newly remodeled restaurant this time and nearly everyone splayed themselves out on the carpeted floor.)

Calendar updates took hours this morning, so no time to chat more… Here’s what this week is looking like for people who like live music and aren’t afraid to, y'know, show it.

Monday, January 28
- Radar Bros Album Release Party w/ Brian Auber, Adeline & The Philistines, Everest @ Echoplex (FREE)
- We Barbarians, Canon Blue, Dietra Kruschev, & In Waves @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Fred Armisen & Petra Haden @ The Troubadour
- Traildriver @ Bordello
- Iron Mtn, Eat the Living, Intestinal Strangulation, Progeria, & It’s Casual @ The Scene
- The Hectors & The Transmissions @ La Cita (FREE)
- Guns Shoot Butterflies @ Mr T's Bowl
- Indie 103.1 Presents Check One.. Two w/ Idyllist, Bloodcat Love, Sons And Lovers, & The Growlers @ The Viper Room
- Sean Carnage Presents NASA Space Universe, Battlehooch, Heavyface, & Kuato @ Pehrspace
- The Parson Red Heads, Idaho Falls, The Monolators, & Papercranes @ Spaceland (FREE)

The shows at The Silver Lake Lounge, La Cita, and Spaceland are tempting, but geesh, did you see the line-up for Echoplex? Besides being your last chance to see Radar Bros’ for free there, it’s their release party and the local supergroup (hey, it fits) Everest, Adeline w/ a back band comprised of members of The Movies, Le Switch, and Radar Bros, and Brian Auber from The Silversun Pickups are playing, too.

Tuesday, January 29
- Drug Rug & Amnion @ Spaceland
- Upsilon Acrux, Little Women, Polar Goldie Cats, & Duhkha @ The Smell
- Geoffro & Guy Bryany @ The Echo Curio
- The Janitor @ Mr T's Bowl
- Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ The Troubadour
- Kill Sonic, Flowers & Bulls, Monster, & Dalmacio Von Diamond @ The Scene
- Charlie Paxson, The Procession, & Wadsworth @ The Silver Lake Lounge

I don’t know much about the bands playing on Tuesday night, but am constantly charmed by psychey pretties Amnion…

Wednesday, January 30
- KCRW Presents The Chapin Sisters, Kind Heats & Coronets, Old Toy Trains, & AJ Roach @ Bordello
- Jessie Evans, Von Iva, & Deadbeats @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Indie 103.1 presents CLUB NME with Castaneda, Roman Numerals, & Asher @ Spaceland
- Section Quartet & Leviathan Bros @ The Echo
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- El Ten Eleven, People Noise, & Mospeada @ The Scene
- Saint Motel, Nico Vega, Warpaint, & The Cheat @ The Troubadour

Anyone have any recommendations for Wednesday night? Please add them to the comments below.

Thursday, January 31
- Jesse Evans, Dame Darcy, Lily Marlene, & Milo @ Bordello
- Mary Gauthier & Mark Olson @ The Troubadour
- Don't Stop A.I. @ The El Rey
- Amnion, Layer, & Young Hunting @ Echo Curio
- Dengue Fever @ Echoplex
- Club Flotsam @ Mr T's Bowl
- Summer Darling, Chris Robley & The Fear Of Heights, The Sly Digs, & The Was Rules @ Mr T's Bowl
- Hell Yeah! pres: Pittsburgh Slim, Shwayze, Hazeldon, Lisa D’Amato @ The Echo
- 5 O’Clock Somewhere , Kasey Anderson, The Lincoln Bedroom, Bollweevil @ @ The Scene
- Love Lies Sleeping Video Release Party w/ Crash Kings @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Airborne Toxic Event, The Deadly Syndrome, Castledoor, & The Morning Benders @ Spaceland

Each of the bands playing Spaceland on Thursday night is worth going to see separately, but together? Let’s just say you should get there early and you better not be too goddamn claustrophobic.

Friday, February 1
- Mini Love @ Prince O' Whales
- The Letter Openers, Paul Avion & Par Avion Band, King Cheetah, Automatique, & The Waking Hours @ The Derby
- Brother, Brother & Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Pehrspace
- The Greasey Beats @ Bordello
- Matt Costa @ The Troubadour
- Dirty City Brothers, The Health Club, The Front, & The Monolators @ Mr T's Bowl
- Echo & Club Underground pres: Bodies of Water & Castanets @ The Echo
- Black Sugar, Shiloe, Repeater, & Bollweevil @ The Scene
- Princeton, El Haru-Kuroi, & The Antiques @ El Cid
- Autolux @ The El Rey

If you’re on the West side on Friday night, you might want to check out Mini Love at Prince Of Whales. If you’re in the middle of town, Autolux are pretty great live. And if you’re farther east, Princeton and The Monolators are decidedly rad.

Saturday, February 2
- Foster Timms @ The Hotel Cafe
- Ashtray Babies & NASA Space Universe @ The Smell
- Mere Mortals, Xu Xu Fang, & The Black Kites @ Spaceland
- Kind Hearts & Coronets, Mystery Hangup, & Panic Movement @ The Relax Bar
- The Bowmans @ Amoeba Music (FREE - 2PM)
- Bootie LA w/ The Illuminoids, Adrian & The Mysterious D, & Dj Paul V. @ The Echo
- Matt Costa @ The Troubadour
- Unarmed, Get Up Get Down, Springtime Is Wartime, & The Transmissions @ Mr T's Bowl
- Thomas Whaling, Moses Roses, & The Was @ Pehrspace
- The Deadly Syndrome, Rumspringa, DJ Heather Thomson, & DJ Frogg @ The Scene
- Panic Movement, Aztlan Underground, Kind Hearts & Coronets, and Mystery Hangup @ Relax Bar

Everest’s Joel Graves says good things about Foster Timms, who unfortunately lacks any sort of website where you could hear his music online. For those who need a sure bet, there’s the wonder that is Xu Xu Fang at Spaceland, supported by The Black Kits and Mere Mortals, as well as The Deadly Syndrome out at The Scene.

Sunday, February 3
- The Squaregirls & Radio Free Silver Lake Present The Tartans, Maria, Murder Mystery @ The Scene
- Veronique Chevalier, The Pocket Rockets, Squeezebox Sam, The Men With No Name, & Brooke Trout @ Mr T's Bowl
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo
- Alex And Sam, Ari & Tiff, & Dustin Boyer @ Tangier

The Squaregirls have put together a line-up at The Scene that’s all pop, all the time, and you know you love pop music more than you like football and stuff, right?

That’s it. Please let me know if I missed anything.


Blogger Amanda said...

wednesday i'm going to el ten eleven. maybe see you there?

9:42 PM  
Blogger Malcolm Sosa said...

Sunday. Squaregirls. Yes.

3:49 PM  

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