Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Wednesday Show Low Down (Or "Are you there, Crom? It's me, Conan...")

After drinking a decent amount of tequila last night, I ended up falling down some steps face first into a garbage can. (Okay. One of those green bins for leaves and grass... It sounds more noir the other way.) Parts of my hands and face kind of miss having skin.

I'm as all kinds of stupid as the bands at our Let's Independent! event at Boardner's last night were all kinds of great. Like Mouse says, it's a bit incongruous to review a show you helped put on, but I can say personally that I'm really liking The Karabal Nightlife's new material, Long Beach's The Soft Hands demand movement, and The Savages made me say out-loud at one point, "That song reminds me of watching a comet..."

Many thanks to everyone who played, attended, and helped spread the word. Here's what the rest of the week is looking like:

Wednesday, May 21
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with The Hard Lessons, F. Scott Ashbury Band, & Children Collide @ Spaceland
- Dub Club with Warrior King @ Echoplex
- Unpopable w/ dorianwood @ Mr T's Bowl
- The Kills @ The El Rey
- Adele @ The Roxy
- The Dresden Dolls, Smoosh, & Lavender Diamond @ The Wiltern
- Cave Singers, Moonrats, Triumph Of Lethargy @ The Echo
- My Brightest Diamond, Pedestrian, & Sara Lov @ The Hotel Cafe
- Miss Derringer, Piel, & Mount Righteous @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Adam Green @ The Troubadour

Anyone have any recommendations for tonight? I love Lavender Diamond, but not so much The Wiltern.

Thursday, May 22
- The Radar Bros, The Parson Redheads, Greater California, & Ed Vallance @ The Knitting Factory
- pres: Les Blanks (record release party), Amateurs, The Monolators, & Correatown @ Spaceland
- French Kicks, Weather Underground, & Roll the Tanks @ The Echo
- Stand Uppity - Andy Kindler, Marc Maron and Eugene Mirman @ Echoplex
- El-P & Busdriver @ The El Rey
- The Apple Miner Colony, Homesick Elephant, & Wummin @ Echo Curio
- Auto-Erotix, Zoopy, Demonika and the Darklings, & International Espionage! @ Mr T's Bowl
- Bad Dudes, CPC Gangbangs, Experimental Dental School, & Wounded Lion @ The Smell
- Greasy Beats & The Jane Does @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Daryl Hall & John Oates @ The Troubadour

I don't know Spaceland headliner Les Blanks too well, but really like supporting acts Amateurs, The Monolators, and Correatown. Also heart The Parson Red Heads and mean to finally see The Radar Bros play... Decisions, decisions.

Friday, May 23
- The Hundred Days @ El Cid
- Harrisgrade @ The El Rey
- The Von Bondies, Die! Die! Die!, The Shys, & Io Echo @ Safari Sam’s
- Sequin Trails, Michael Berg, & Ilo Mar @ Echo Curio
- Crooked Cowboy, Dogweed, Lungbutter, The Gobshites, & The Sly Digs @ Mr T's Bowl
- Vivian Girls, Pocahaunted, Black Black, White and The Writing, & Zombelle @ The Smell
- Illegal Substance, Hockey, & The Growlers @ Spaceland
- Pizza!, Kool Teen, Experimental Dental School, & Primos @ Pehrspace
- Casiotone and the Painfully Alone & Foot Foot followed by Club Underground Djs @ The Echo
- Oliver Future, Radars to the Sky, Casxio, & 5 O'Clock Somewhere @ Echoplex
- Teitur & Jesca Hoop @ The Scene
- The Idyllists @ El Cid
- Pocahaunted @ The Smell
- Daryl Hall & John Oates @ The Troubadour

I love hard-working local indie rock act Radars to the Sky and Mouse says great things about poppy, dreamy Echoplex headliner Oliver Future.

Saturday, May 24
- You Me & Iowa record release party w/ The New Trust, Calamity Magnet, & The Voyeaurs @ Spaceland
- Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s @ The Echo
- Firethorn Record Release, Shipwreck, & The Sirens @ Mr T's Bowl
- Club Poseur @ Echoplex
- Kelley James @ The El Rey
- Batter Recharger, Advanced Beginner, & Mayo @ Echo Curio
- Japanther, The Pharmacy, Bad Dudes, & Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
- The Foals & Maps and Atlases @ The Troubadour

To paraphrase Don Henley: out on the road today, I saw a You Me & Iowa stick on an enormous fucking SUV... Regardless, their cd release party at Spaceland on Sat night should be much fun.

Sunday, May 25
- Sarah Negahdari (The Happy Hollows), Malcom Sosa (Rademacher), The Physics of Meaning, & One Trick Pony @ Pehrspace
- The Bros. Unconnected: A Tribute to Charles Gocher & Sun City Girls @ Echoplex
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo
- Bigbang @ Spaceland
- Sudden Oak, Ducktails, Super Minerals, & Infinite Body @ Echo Curio
- Ana Lasso @ Mr T's Bowl
- Nanda Devi, Ox vs. Thunderbird, Green & Wood, & Suns Beneath @ The Smell
- Ben Pringle (The Rentals), Alex and Sam, Mount Righteous & Wisely @ Tangier

I'm really looking forward to Sunday night at byob art gallery Pehrspace. It's the ideal spot to see quiet pretties One Trick Pony play, and Sarah from The Happy Hollows and Malcolm from Rademacher are performing solo to boot. (Haven't heard Malcolm on his own before, but Sarah is often fantastic.)

That's it. Please lemme know if I missed anything.


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