Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Wednesday Show Low Down (Or "The Feel Good Blockbuster of The Summer Arrives...")

Whew! The reviews are starting to filter in for my latest game, which came out yesterday, and they've been pretty positive. It's an action/puzzle hybrid for the Nintendo Wii called BOOM BLOX, made in conjunction with Steven Spielberg, who came up with the original idea.

I guess I can finally say that Mark Mothersbaugh -- who was the lead in Devo and handled the soundtracks for most of Wes Anderson's films -- did the music for it. No surprise: it sounds pretty amazing.

Anyway, enough about me and mine, here's a look at how the rest of the week is shaping up for shows in LA:

Wednesday, May 7
- Dub Club w/ The Lions @ Echoplex
- Cex, BARR, Ecstatic Sunshine, & Abe Vigoda @ The Echo
- Club NME w/ The Oohlas & Solarcade @ Spaceland
- The Heavy @ Bordello
- No Little Kindness, Dollar Dollar, Mooey Moobau, & Kind Hearts and Coronets @ Mr T's Bowl
- Kennedy & Kazai Rex @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Old Toy Trains, The Preacher’s Son, & Derek Halet @ Tangier
- Vetiver & Kelley Stoltz @ The Troubadour

The combo of SF groups Vetiver and Kelley Stoltz is what everyone seems to be talking about for tonight.

Thursday, May 8
- (((eagle winged palace))), Ben Sollee, Fern Knight, & Lion of Panjshir @ Silverlake Lounge
- The Morning Benders CD Release Party @ The Echo
- The Figgs, Bobot Adrenaline, Francisco the Man, & Jonny Polansky @ Spaceland
- Rolling Blackouts @ Charlie O’s
- D Numbers, Bougarelli, & Colorforms @ Echo Curio
- Codpiece, The Deepsea Goes, Clark 8, & Teen Wolf! @ Mr T's Bowl
- Hawnay Troof, Car Clutch, URXED, Flesh Unitard, & Winners @ The Smell
- Tapes n Tapes, White Denim, & Miniature Tigers @ The Troubadour

If you missed psych folk harmony act (((eagle winged palace))) at our last Let's Independent! event, here's another chance. Catching Colorforms at Echo Curio could also be fun.

Friday, May 9
- The Parson Redheads' EP Release Party w/ The Movies, J. Tillman, & The Monahans @ Spaceland
- Classical Geek Theatre & The Central Second Collective Present Death to Anders, Fol Chen, Solar Powered People, & Layer @ The Scene
- Tapes n Tapes, White Denim, & Ben Sollee @ The Troubadour
- Club Underground w/ Lemon Sun & The Rosewood Thieves @ The Echo
- Abe Vigoda, Mutators, Modern Creatures, & Birth @ The Smell
- CD Release Show w/ (Sounder), Little Wings, Slings, & Lateral Hyetography @ Echo Curio
- Todd Nicodemus, Roady Skaggs kills, The Sundowners, Ojos Rojos, & Rover's Pinky @ Mr T's Bowl
- The Donna's 15th Anniversary Quincenera Show @ The Viper Room

Tough call on Friday night between the great pairings of The Parson Redheads (it's their new EP release party) and much-loved act The Movies at Spaceland and the freakishly good lately Death To Anders and head-turners Fol Chen at Classical Geek Theatre's show at The Scene.

Saturday, May 10
- Dark Meat & Restaurant @ The Echo
- Descarga! with Boogaloo Assasins, DJs Sloe Poke, Dubweiser, & Loslito @ The Echoplex
- Air Traffic, Sky Parade, Eagle Seagull @ Spaceland
- Palms & The Mantles @ Echo Curio (afternoon)
- Native Fauna & Fort King @ Echo Curio (evening)
- Chupacobra, The Black Widows, Wild Weekend, & The Blessings @ Mr T's Bowl
- Captain Ahab, Juiceboxxx, I.E., & Small Breed @ the Smell
- Indie 103.1 Presents... Northern State, The Dollyrots, Killola, The Trucks @ The Knitting Factory
- Duke Spirit @ The Troubadour
- The Highland Park Music Festival w/ The Monolators, Braille, Naima Earth, Downtown Union, Ghosts, Machinists, Pizza!, Boxviolet, Seasons, Fol Chen, & more @ Zeppelin Music Store

The Highland Park Music Festival starts at one behind Zeppelin Music and is well worth going to for The Monolators and Fol Chen alone. (Haven't heard many the other bands yet...)

Sunday, May 11
- The Grand Ole Echo w/ Dave Gleason, Tornado Magnet, The Fallen Stars, The Holler Dopers, MC Chris Morris, & DJ Cuz’n Roy @ the Echo (Free - early)
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo (late)
- Jay Fuckcisco, kid infinity, E n E, Luna is Honey, & Michael Nhat @ Mr T's Bowl
- This Show is the Rainbow, Captain Ahab, & Cinderella Motel @ Spaceland
- Alex and Sam & February Fifths @ Tangier
- Bad Dudes, Mute Socialite, Polar Goldie Cats, & Howl @ the Smell

I've got nothing for Sunday. Anyone have any recommendations?

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


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