Monday, March 17, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now...")

Between St. Patrick's Day today and that little indie rock summer camp event you went to last week, your liver is probably going to start fucking hurting like all sorts of beejeezus tomorrow morning, if it doesn't already. But there are still a lot of good shows going on this week...

No rest for the wicked or weary, I guess.

[UPDATED AT 6:36 PM w/ MORE STUFF I MISSED BEFORE.]

Monday, March 17
- Voxhaul Broadcast, My Pet Saddle, The Pigeon Detectives, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Downtown/Union, Shammer’d, Codpiece, & Tommy Peacock and the Gas @ The Scene (FREE)
- The Chapin Sisters' Album Release Party w Summer Darling, Billinairs, & Love Grenades @ The Echo (FREE)
- Beatnik Jr @ Crash Mansion
- Sean Carnage Presents The Amazements, Caruso Caruso, Walk, Widow Babies, & Skyline Electric @ Pehrspace
- Leslie and The Badgers @ The Hotel Cafe
- Jason Collett & Luke Top @ The Troubadour
- Herman Dune, Jogger, & Charlie Wadhams @ The Echo Curio
- Indie 103 Presents... Check One, Two w/ The Voom Blooms, Neon Neon, Jim Noir, Oppenheimer, & Last Days of April @ The Viper Room
- Banna Beag Mail, The Homebillies, & more @ Mr T's Bowl
- Warpaint, Mickey Adams, & All Neon Like @ Bordello
- The Velvet Teen & Aloha @ The Knitting Factory
- Las Krudas, Jroz One, & Rebels To The Grain @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Explosions in The Sky @ The Wiltern

DECISION:
Going to see Explosions in the Sky live is a great way to get your face rocked off in an oddly pleasant, semi-orchestral way.

Tuesday, March 18
- Let's Independent! w/ Amnion, Fol Chen, & Princeton @ Boardner's of Hollywood (FREE)
- Les Blanks (formerly Muso), Service Group, & Masterslave @ The Scene (FREE)
- KROQ presents: Wyld Stallyons, Wild Sweet Orange, & The Dead Trees @ Spaceland
- The New Bloods, Magic Johnson, Ima Gymnist, & Vim Crony @ The Smell
- The Bravery (in-store) @ Virgin Megastore
- Black Moth Super Rainbow @ The Knitting Factory
- Castledoor & Switches @ The Roxy
- Waking Hours, Kingsize, & Man And The Motorcar @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Karabal Nightlife, Trainwreck Riders (SF), The Beeters, & Songs for Moms @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Grand Old Echo: Felice Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, & McCarthy Trenching @ The Echo
- Shawn Mullins & Pieta Brown @ The Troubadour
- Ari Hest, Angie Mattson, Peculiar Pretzelmen, & The Lisps @ Bordello
- Kinky & Money Mark @ The Mayan

DECISION:
I feel funny giving this show any sort of hard sell, but our Let's Independent! event on Tuesday night should be really damn fun, plus it's FREE. Go right here for all the details and to hear/dl MP3s from Amnion, Fol Chen, and Princeton. (And the bar would like us to mention the $3 Dewar's drink specials.)



Wednesday, March 19
- Born Ruffians, Cadence Weapons, & Rumspringa @ The Echo
- Ovrcast presents: Yakuza, National Sunday Law, Geronimo, Nadja, Fight Amp @ The Scene
- Famous Amo, Freanch Miami, & Pet Eggs @ The Smell
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with The Answer & Wolfkin @ Spaceland
- Carbon/Silicon & Matt Pond PA @ The El Rey
- The Vines @ The Troubadour
- Capital K & Team Scrub @ Bordello
- Sara Melson @ Tangier
- Lateral Hyethography, & Naomi Elizabeth @ The Echo Curio
- Headlights, Evangelicals, & Actress @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Antigone, The Dumps, Monolidic, & millionkids @ Mr T's Bowl
- Nada Surf & Sea Wolf @ The Henry Fonda

DECISION:
Sea Wolf at The Henry Fonda sounds great, even as just an opener...

Thursday, March 20
- Film School, Airiel, & Famous Amos @ Spaceland
- Sterling Andrews' Photo Show w/ Hello Vegas acoustic set @ Rodan vs. Griffith
- MOOSKNUCKLE, The Adapted, Ravens Moreland, Sleepingboy, & Chopsuzy @ Mr T's Bowl
- Bon Iver, Phosphorescent, & White Hinterland @ The Echo
- The English Beat & The RX Bandits @ The Henry Fonda
- Willoughby @ Bordello
- lovelybones, blue jungle, & laco$te @ Charlie O's
- The Health Club & The Voyeur's @ Crane's Tavern
- Solare & theStart @ Crash Mansion
- Adele @ The Hotel Cafe
- Mike Watt, Silver Daggers, John Wiese, & Missingcinatti @ Safari Sam's
- Tera Melos, Ninja Academy, Big Moves, & El Ten Eleven @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Low vs. Diamond, eskimohunter, & Annie Stela @ The Troubadour
- Vampire Weekend @ The El Rey (Sold-out)

DECISION:
So, yeah. I remember skipping seeing Vampire Weekend at The Silver Lake Lounge about a year ago because I was feeling moody or something. Then their show at The Echo last time they were in town sold out... And now they sold out The El Rey? I feel pretty stupid for being moody that evening way back when.

Luckily, Film School and eskimohunter also have shows that night and are both great live. (And local music photographer Sterling Andrews also has a photo show w/ an acoustic set by Hello Vegas at Rodan vs. Griffith.)

Friday, March 21
- Say Hi, Travis Morrison Hellfighters, & Kevin Devine @ Spaceland
- The Parson Red Heads, Devil Makes Three, Or The Whale, & The Botticellis @ Echoplex
- Club Underground @ The Echo
- These United States, Clevis, The Lisps, & Cat Hair Ensemble @ The Echo Curio
- Marvelous Toy, Death To Anders, French Semester, & Divisadero @ Relax Bar
- Birdmonster, Little Teeth, & The Afternoons @ Bordello
- Religious Knives, Little Claw, BARR, Rarla Fozulich's Atsilengnave, & Automatic @ The Smell
- Portugal The man, Foxy Shazam, Wild Orchid Children, & Flobots @ The Troubadour
- Dahlia and An Immaculate Reflection, Romak and The Space Pirates, Mad Happy, Baseck, & Hobo Gobbelins @ Mr T's Bowl
- Gary Louris & Vetiver @ The El Rey (Cancelled)
- The 400 Blows @ Charlie O's
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Bullet for Dali, Qu est-ce Que Cest, Brutus Gets the Girl, & Virgo Serena @ The Scene
- stepsonday, Queit Life, & pigeons or panthers @ Pehrspace
- Jens Lehkman & The Honeydrips @ The Henry Fonda

DECISION:
Tough call on Friday night between Say Hi (formerly Say Hi To Your Mom), The Parson Redheads, The Afternoons, Jens Lekman, or the nice line-up of Marvelous Toy, Death To Anders, French Semester, and Divisadero all together at Relax Bar... Can't lose with any of them, though.

Saturday, March 22
- Jimmy James Going Away Party @ The Echo
- Gravy Train!!!!, Peryton, & richie white orchestra @ The Troubadour
- LA Underground Presents Cobra Lilies, No Little Kindness, Avi Buffalo, Ema and The Ghosts, & Tenlons Fort
- Holy Kiss, Guilty Hearts, Last Kind Words, The Rippers, Lily Marlene @ The Scene
- flowers & bulls, kissing cousins, & travisaurus @ Pehrspace
- An Evening with Mr. Scruff @ The El Rey
- The Dollyrots @ Safari Sam's
- The Mooney Suzuki & The Vacation @ The Roxy
- Religious Knives (day show) & Gift Machine, Fascinoma, & Whisper Kid (night show) @ The Echo Curio
- The Late Severa Wires, Justice Yeldham, Jason Forest aka DJ Donna Dummer, & Bizzart @ The Smell
- Check Yo Pony Tail vs Hesit featuring Black Ghosts, Riot In Belgium, & Future Cop @ Echoplex
- School of Language (members of Field Music), Amateurs, & Wonderground @ Spaceland

DECISION:
That show at Mr T's Bowl on Saturday night sounds pretty fun, though the line-up at Spaceland bears note as well.

Sunday, March 23
- Grand Ol' Echo @ The Echo (early)
- The Deadly Syndrome & Dusty Rhodes @ The Roxy
- Maria Taylor, Waxflight, Michael Runion, & Alex And Sam @ Tangier
- Part Time Punks Presents The Prids @ The Echo (late)
- "Rock n’ Roll Prom" w/ The Electric Shadows, The Apache, & The Weight @ Spaceland

DECISION:
OH MY GOD! THIS EASTER IS GOING TO FUCKING ROCK THIS YEAR! Oh, um... crap. I got nothing on Sunday night... Any suggestions? Wait. Looks like Alex and Sam are continuing their residency at Tangier. I hear they're worth checking out. Oh, and hell, The Deadly Syndrome are at The Roxy. I guess this Easter will rock after all.

That's it for the week. Did I miss anything? Please lemme know...

3 Comments:

Blogger Signal said...

joe, is that your dog? he/she looks very similar to mine! (miniature dachsund)

3:19 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

The Lisps are AMAZING!!! If one had to miss their Tuesday show, then one could catch them at the Echo Curio with These United States on Friday!

12:05 AM  
Blogger Brad K said...

vampire weekend is so overrated

11:50 AM  

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