Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Tuesday Show Low Down (Or "Grandpa! That Money Was Supposed To Be For Tobacco!")

Sure, it's true that this posting usually comes on Mondays, but what's a guy to do? Good news is that work is cooling down and I should be able to (gasp!) start going to shows again soon... I've gone from the guy you run into more than your roommate to The Incredible Disappearing Man, but maybe I'll make it back yet.

And, hey! Don't you owe me a drink from that last time I saw you?! I think you do...

I imagine that last night's show at The Echo with The Henry Clay People, The Happy Hollows, and Death To Anders (and other assorted friends of much-loved local producer Dave Newton) was probably great fun, as was The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra and Colorforms at The Viper Room and excellent line-up of the The Pity Party, Film School, Ladies and Gents, and What Made Milwaukee Famous at Spaceland. (If you made one of those, please be a pal and write about how they went in the comments section below...)

Here's what the rest of this damn week is looking like:

Tuesday, February 19
- Radio Free Silver Lake Presents Let's Independent! w/ Everest, The Transmissions, & The Bentleys @ Boardner's Of Hollywood (FREE)
- Merle Jagger, Well Diggers Banquet, & Paul Chesne @ Spaceland
- Keren Ann / Dean & Britta with Sara Lov, DJ Travis Keller @ The El Rey
- Aanchors Aaweigh, Nick Dixon, Good Luck Bear, & Caroline Movement @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Veronique, Chevalier, Promis, Freakshow Deluxe, & Cathair Ensemble @ Bordello
- The Kris Special & Harpeth Trace @ The Echo
- Mark Castrillon @ The Troubadour
- Sean Carnage Presents Anni Rossi, Mad Gregs, Joseph Davancens, Team Andrew, Jim McCray, & Ema @ Pehrspace
- Evil Maria, Spidey, The High Wires, Keith Waggoner (of The Amateurs) @ The Scene
- The Hives & The Donnas @ The Wiltern

I've been pushing this latest Let's Independent! event so much lately that I'm starting to get self-conscious about it. So I'll just say this: 1) it's going to be really damn fun and 2) you can find all the details and hear songs from all three acts right here.

Wednesday, February 20
- Warfield @ The Knitting Factory
- The Weather Underground, Calamity Magnet, & Safetyglass @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Album Leaf, Kill Me Tomorrow, & What Laura Says Thinks and Feels @ The Echo
- Dub Club @ The EchoPlex
- Pins and Needles, Swann Danger, & Unextraordinary Gentlemen @ El Cid
- Trigger Renegade, Nudity, Stab City, Head of Destiny, & Greatest Touchdown Ever @ The Scene
- Shane Alexander @ The Troubadour
- Luke Paquin & The Fling @ Tangier
- Mighty Six Ninety, The Secret Six, Qu'est-Ce Que C'est, & Library @ Bordello
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME w/ The Snow & The Minor Canon @ Spaceland

The Minor Canon... The Weather Underground... The Album Leaf... That's a tough call there. Pretty goddamn poignant indie pop, interesting Sebadoh-like rock, or what myspace calls "alternative/ambient/electronica"?

Thursday, February 21
- Is Good Presents Radars To The Sky, The Hectors. Eject, & Cosio @ Spaceland
- The Monolators, Wait Think Fast, Summer Darling, & Shirley Rolls @ The Scene (FREE)
- The Vacation @ The Viper Room
- Dios Malos & West Indian Girl @ The Troubadour
- The Entrance Band, Crystal Antlers, & What Made Milwaukee Famous (at 8) @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Moonrats, Helmet, Darker My Love, Icarus Line, & Crystal Antlers @ The Echo
- Captain Ahab, Naomi Elizabeth, Xrin Arms, Tik///Tik, & Pukers @ The Smell
- Pinback @ The Avalon


I love this video that Mouse made to promote the FREE show that Classical Geek Theatre and LA Underground are presenting over at The Scene w/ The Monolators, Wait Think Fast, Summer Darling, and Shirley Rolls.

We're also giving away a few pair of tickets to Is Good Presents show w/ Radars To The Sky, The Hectors, Eject, & Cosio at Spaceland. Message us right here with your "RADARS TICKETS" in the subject line and your full name in body to be entered in the drawing. (Must be 21+ and not have won anything from us in the last sixty days.)

Oh, and Pinback should also be rad.

Friday, February 22
- The Gray Kid, Piel, & Kenan Bell @ Spaceland
- Seasons, Co-Op, & Ghost Machinists @ The Scene (FREE)
- The Liars & No Age @ The El Rey
- Hazelden EP release, what made milwaukee famous, golden animals & rykarda parasol @ Bordello
- Anavan, The Pharmacy, Lipstick Terror, & Bad Dudes @ The Smell
- Divisadero, Foot Foot (Record Release), The Finches, & Red Pony Clock @ Pehrspace
- The Lovemakers, Astra Heights, & Something For Rockets @ The Troubadour
- Echo & Underground Pres: Her Grace The Duchess, Rockit, plus Club Underground Djs @ The Echo
- Built To Spill & The Meat Puppets @ The Echoplex

I'd like to check out Foot Foot's record release over at the BYOB fabulous Pehrspace, but it'd also be good to see one of the several remaining shows that What Made Milwaukee Famous are playing while they're in town.

Saturday, February 23
- Gliss & Bullet For Dali @ Vertigo
- Built To Spill & The Meat Puppets @ The Echoplex
- Dirty Sweet, Lions, & Chief Nowhere @ Spaceland
- Swann Danger, SWFT WNGS, & PUZZLE @ The Smell
- I Am A Ghost @ The Troubadour
- Buddy, James Combs, & Willie Wisely @ El Cid
- Amnion, Phoenix & The Turtle, Portello del Castello, & Avi Buffalo @ Pehrspace
- Sexy Time Explosion (Turbonegro tribute band), Ladykillers, PC101, Auth. & Sellout @ The Scene
- The New Check Yo Ponytail w/ Blaqstarr, NATA, Franki Chan @ The Echo
- The Panic Movement, Codpiece, Mospeada, and Guppies @ The Tribal Cafe

Been meaning to check out indie pop act Buddy live after hearing good things about them from multiple sources, though it's hard not to want to see the-hard-to-describe-but-beautiful Amnion play every chance you get...

Sunday, February 24
- Part Time Punks Persents: Holy Shit (Late Show) @ Echoplex
- Neil Hamburger, Tom Green, Paul F. Tompkins, Totally Darryl, & Art Hinty @ Spaceland
- Alex And Sam, Haim, & Dustin Boyer @ Tangier
- Killola, Girl in a Coma, Blood Red Orchestra, & The Dirty City Brothers @ The Scene
- The Eagle Rock Bowling And Drinking Club w/ No Little Kindness, Teddy's Cheer Club, & Seasons @ All Star Lanes

The Eagle Rock Bowling And Drinking Club returns with three groups from the immediate vicinity (that being Eagle Rock -- hello!) and Alex and Sam continue their Sunday night residence at Tangier.

That's it. Please let me know if I missed anything important or something.


Blogger Mouse said...

The Joe! For Thursday's show at The Scene, The Shirley Rolls have been replaced by Friends of Dennis Wilson.

Super-thanks for the plug!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Hi Joe,

Last night at Spaceland was incredible. I got there in the middle of the What Made Milwaukee Famous set, which was great, need to pick up their new CD; but I went with the express purpose of seeing Film School for the first time. The place was packed by the time Film School took the stage (I saw Brian and Nikki of the Silversun's and Alex of Sea Wolf in the crowd among others) They started with "Compare" from the "Hideout" CD which lifted the crowd off-earth and didn't return us back to Spaceland till the end of their set. I was so blown away, and with the prospect of Everest at Boardner's tonight, Album Leaf on Wednesday, and Pinback on Thursday, I just couldn't stay for the Pity Party; although I've seen them 4 times and love them. When someone writes how great they were, I'll kick myself.

See you tonight at Boardner's


10:27 AM  
Blogger amanda rose said...

I went to Spaceland last night to check out What Made Milwaukee Famous. I thought they were fantastic. Another great Texas band (and yes, I am from Texas). But I hope you can check them out because they will be in SoCal for the next week or so. It was packed for Film School... and I thought I saw a few people there from Silversun Pickups. Great show for a Monday night.


4:15 PM  

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