Monday, May 12, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "Someday They'll Find Us And We'll Be Diamonds...")

If you hadn't noticed yet, the city started adding water to the Silver Lake reservoir a few days ago. It's more than half full now after being drained for a few weeks because of an excess amount of bromate.

I never got any pics, but it's not the most photogenic spot on its best day, I guess...

Anyway, here's what this week is looking like in live music in LA:

Monday, May 12
- Le Switch, Division Day, The Henry Clay People, & Princeton @ The Echo (FREE)
- Indie 103.1 Presents...Check One Two Mondays w/ Film School, Everest, The Savages, & Castaneda @ The Viper Room
- Porterville, Aanchors Aaweigh, Daniel Ahearn, & Legs On Sale @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Poi Dog Pondering & Abra Moore @ The Troubadour
- Surrender The Pink, Fire At Play, Gild The Lillies, & Johnny Sixpack @ Mr T's Bowl
- Nikki & Aaron Embry, Kimberly Linn, William Fitzsimmons, & Lukas Haas @ The Hotel Cafe
- Mezzanine Owls, We Barbarians, Eagle and Talon, & The Black Kites @ Spaceland (FREE)

For a way-too-involved look at your Monday night music choices in May, go right fucking here...

Tuesday, May 13
- Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Port O’Brien, & The Black Watch @ The Echo
- Avi Buffalo, I Make This Sound, The Breakups, & Los Trendy @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Gran Ronde, Sleepercar, Aushua, & Republic Tigers @ Spaceland
- Dracula Mountain @ The Troubadour
- The Silver Pines, Thousands, & Fantastic Ego & Echo Curio
- The Carrots, The Muslims, Stammer Famine, & PROTECTME @ The Smell
- KCRW Presents Dr. Dog, Willoughby, The Billionaires, & The Western States Motel @ The Hotel Cafe

I like what I've heard from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Port O'Brien, but that Dr. Dog and The Western States Motel show at The Hotel Cafe sounds pretty good, too.

Wednesday, May 14
- Queen Kwong & Spider Problem @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Langhorne Slim & Ferraby Lionheart @ The Troubadour
- The Yoshida Bros @ The El Rey
- Kassia Conway, Marcus Very Ordinary, & Jenny O @ Tangier
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- Jeff Ramuno, Charts and Maps, Ars Poetria, & The Nocturnes @ Mr T's Bowl
- Indie 103 presents CLUB MNE w/ Efterklang, Slaraffenland, & Karin Tatoyan @ Spaceland

East side? Maybe check out Karin Tatoyan or Queen Kwong. West side? Ferraby Lionheart is pretty damn impressive live.

Thursday, May 15
- Hearts of Palm UK, Jon Ruf and Mr The Teeth, Lady Tigra, Fiction Company @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Bow and Arrow, Kuato, & Sasquotch @ Echo Curio
- The Ivy Walls, Blue Jungle, Winston and the Telescreen, & Windy City Gentleman @ Spaceland
- Miss Derringer, Love Grenades, & Tour De France @ Bordello
- Burlesque-a-Go-Go, Mama Suki, & Hell Surfers @ Mr T's Bowl
- Eisley @ The El Rey
- Palms, An Horse, & Katy Davidson @ The Smell
- South, Silver State, Ki: Theory, & Johnny Lloyd Rollins @ The Echo
- The Little Ones, Ra Ra Riot, & Army Navy @ The Troubadour

Yeah, all of you lazies have to travel all the way over to The Troubadour to see pop merchants The Little Ones, Army Navy, and Ra Ra Riot play. I know, I know...

Friday, May 16
- LA Underground Presents Shiloe, Repeater, & The Hundred Days @ Bordello

- Kathleen Edwards @ The Troubadour
- Radio 4 @ Spaceland
- Discount Cruz to Hell, Fuji Minx, Romak and the Space Pirates, & Slowmo Erotic @ Mr T's Bowl
- Queen Mae & The Bells, Telematique, Mimes of Wine, & Hell-Kite @ Echo Curio
- Naked on The Vague, Megafuckers, SWFT WNGS, David Scott Stone, & Laco4te @ The Smell
- The Proclaimers @ The El Rey
- KCRW Presents Jesca Hoop & Salt and Samovar @ The Hotel Cafe
- American Music Club, Gordon Gano and The Ryan Brothers’s -- Followed by Club Underground @ The Echo
- Dim Mak & Echo present: Turbo Records Party @ The Echo
- Jack Wilson Jr, Dustin Fire, Tall Tales (from Ventura), and Deepakalypse @ Pehrspace

Those KCRW folks sure love them some Jesca Hoop and Salt and Samovar...

Saturday, May 17
- Earlimart, Voxhaul Broadcast, Siggy, (DC Release Party), Light FM @ Echoplex
- Hang The DJs @ The Echo
- The Minibosses, Totally Radd!!, Fatigo, & Bossk @ The Smell
- Matt Costa & The Delta Spirit @ The El Rey
- Street People, Crosswalk, & Dirty Branches @ Echo Curio
- What Made Milwaukee Famous, The Dead Trees, & The Whipsaws @ Spaceland
- The Hour of the Shipwreck Album Release Event w/ Tales of Banyon @ The Lofto
- The Dirtbombs @ The Troubadour
- Nightshift 2nd Anniversary, Versailles, Demonika and the Darklings, & Experiment Perilous @ Mr T's Bowl
- The Bentleys, Tremellow, & The Nixes @ The Brewline

There are a lot of great shows on Friday night, but getting a chance to see Earlimart play tracks off of their new album is far and away my favorite pick. (Light FM are bonus rad.)

Sunday, May 18
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club PROM w/ Fol Chen & Castledoor @ All-Star Lanes
- Grand Ole Echo: Stonehoney, Leslie & The Badgers, Band of Annuals (feat. Members of Cub Country) @ The Echo (early)
- Part Time Punks w/ Jeremy Jay, The Sea Lions @ The Echo (late)
- February Fifths & Leviathan Brothers @ Tangier
- Buffalo Eye, Amps on Ten, & Run @ Mr T's Bowl
- Kissing Cousins & The Hectors @ Spaceland
- Blake/E/E/E/E & Tim Rutili (Califone) @ Echo Curio
- Tall Hall w/ De Novo Dahl, Low vs. Diamond, & Carolina Liar @ The El Rey
- Murder By Death, dios malos, & Gasoline Heart @ The Troubadour

Going to the Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club Prom with Castledoor and Fol Chen could be one of the finest days of your (post) high school life. (We'll be renting a room at the Super 8 and drinking Boone's Farm Strawberry Wine afterwards... Fuck yeah!)

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


Blogger FUJI MINX said...

Thanks for adding our show!!! Yeah! Would be cool if you came on down! The flyer is on our myspace page! xoxo

1:46 AM  
Blogger Erika said...

Yes! Go to the Dr. Dog show! The Billionaires are fantastic and Dr. Dog is legendary. Plus, that kind of lineup probably won't come around again...

9:04 AM  

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