Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Tuesday Show Low Down (Or "His Last Reported Status Is Missing In-Action...")

Hate to have missed the last night of Radars To The Sky's residency at The Echo, but I was helping a friend with a broken wrist move into his new place all day and late into the night. So today is my first real day off and I'm spending it hanging out with the dogs, enjoying the nice goddamn weather, and waiting for UPS to drop off my copy of Grand Theft Auto IV.

It's going to be hard to tear away from that one, but there are a few shows this week that definitely demand it...

Tuesday, April 29
- Rocco DeLuca, Brett Bixby, Ed Vallence, & Jinnrail @ Spaceland
- Electric Touch, Los Trendy, & Brian Grillo @ The Echo
- Mudcrutch @ The Troubadour
- The Beeters, Les Blanks, & The Seizures @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Nick Dixon, Actress, & The Naked @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- She & Him featuring Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward @ Vista Theater

I haven't heard them She & Him yet, but Duke from You Set The Scene has written good things about, um, them. Hope you got tickets already though because it's reportedly sold out.

Wednesday, April 30
- Mike Doughty's Band with The Panderers @ The El Rey
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with Kenan Bell, Valentino, & El Ten Eleven @ Spaceland
- The Entrance Band & Fool’s Gold @ The Echo
- Crash Holiday, sleepingboy, Family Tree Analog, & Mooseknuckle @ Mr T’s Bowl
- KCRW Presents Sara Lov, Fol Chen, Messes, & Cinnamon Roll Gang (puppet show) @ Tangier
- Foot Village, Small Breed, Destroy Tokyo, & tik///tik @ The Smell
- Pink Mochi @ Bordello
- Hazelden, Electric Touch, Solarcade, & Troy This @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Club Moscow Presents Policy @ Boardner's of Hollywood

If you missed Fol Chen at Mr T's Bowl on Monday, here's your second chance this week. They're fucking great live.

Thursday, May 1
- The Health Club & The Poor Excuses @ Charlie O's

- Mudcrutch @ The Troubadour
- The Urinals, Ashtray Babies, Rough Kids, & Apathetic Ronald McDonald @ The Smell
- Kris Special, Service Group, & Daniel Brummel @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Jr Juggernaut & Jesse Deluxe (acoustic) @ Spaceland

Thanks for the suggestions for Thursday night. (See below in the comments.) Kevin Bronson from The LA Times recommends the show at Spaceland and the folks from The Health Club wrote in to say they're playing at Charlies O's w/ The Poor Excuses.

Friday, May 2
- Nik Freitas & David Dondero @ Spaceland
- Soul Slamm with DJ Spinna @ Echoplex
- Mudcrutch @ The Troubadour
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- The Vibrants (UK), Casper, Syndicate, Arshak Alozian, DJ Christopher @ The Scene
- Ninja Academy, We Be The Echo, & Totally Serious @ The Smell
- The Monolators, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Pizza!, Shirley Rolls, & Dead Letters @ Mr T’s Bowl (FREE)
- Club Underground & Echo pres: Supreme Love Gods & Ladies & Gents @ The Echo
- The Dodos @ The Natural History Museum

SF's "happy hardcore" act The Dodos are seriously worth trekking out to The Natural History Museum for alone. The free show at Mr T's Bowl with The Monolators and friends also sounds like a great time.

Saturday, May 3
- EXITMUSIC, The Transmissions, & Avi Buffalo @ Pehrspace
- Nortec Collective featuring Bostich & Fussible @ The Echo
- Bootie L.A. @ Echoplex
- The Warlocks, The Meek, & David Scott Stone @ The Smell
- Midnight Shakes, The Spanks, The Squiddo, & The Last Holyfools @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Brian Regan @ The Wiltern
- Darylalexander, NTG, The Pet Eggs, & Fantastic Sleep @ Echo Curio
- Peter Mor�n (Peter, Bjorn and John), Tobias Froberg, & Big Search @ The Troubadour
- Club Place N Time w/ The Motels @ The Scene
- Nina Nastasia, David Karsten Daniels, & Nico Stai @ Spaceland

Saturday night is all about dream pop group EXITMUSIC and frenetic Central Second act The Transmissions at your favorite hole-in-the-wall Pehrspace.

Sunday, May 4
- Mike Stinson, Hellbound Glory (from Reno), The Midnight Boys, 50 Cent Haircut on the Backporch @ The Echo
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo
- Cinco de Mayo @ the Troubadour! W/ Go Betty Go, Monte Negro, No Way Jose, & Nuestra Sangre @ The Troubadour
- Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, Nicholas Alexander, & February Fifths @ Tangier
- The Dead Science, BARR, Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, & Voice on Tape @ The Smell
- Vena Cava, tilwheel, Binghampton, & Nancy @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Two Sheds & Princeton @ Spaceland

I'm such a big fan of the first release by Sacramento lazy pop folk act Two Sheds, it's kind of silly. Took me a bit for it to sink in, but I love nearly every track on it. They're coming into town in support of their new EP and are playing with local favorite Princeton, who also have a new EP.

That's it. Did I miss anything? Please lemme know and I'll update later.


Blogger Bronson said...

thursday -- both Jr. Juggernaut (sounds like Buffalo tom) and The Kris Special are good

5:48 PM  
Blogger The Health Club said...

THURSDAY: The Health Club and The Poor Excuses at Charlie O's in Downtown!!! :)

1:47 PM  

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