Monday, June 02, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "Wild Bears, Hallucinogens, and Box Wine Don't Mix...")

If you're trying to chart out your Monday evenings for this month, good luck. Because there are a few instances where there a few great bands playing the same night at different venues.

Por ejemplo, the free residencies include Afternoons at Spaceland, Rumspringa at The Echo, Spider Problem at The Silver Lake Lounge, and The French Semester at Mr T's Bowl. The former (the indie pop act featuring members of Irving, Afternoons) and latter (lo-fi indie rock group The French Semester) have some excellent line-ups put together -- while I haven't heard either Rumspringa or Spider Problem before, though I've heard people make some favorable clucking noises about both of them.

Monday, June 16th will likely crack the local concert-going crowd in half, as the much-hearted Everest join Afternoons at Spaceland, while local psych rock gods Xu Xu Fang have the release party for their long-awaited cd at The Viper Room.

Then later on Monday, June 30th, Ventura pop act The Coral Sea join The French Semester's bill, while the twin threat of The Happy Hollows and The Movies hop on with Afternoons.

It all gets pretty complicated...

Anyway, here's what this week is looking like:

Monday, June 2
- Afternoons, War Paint, Kenan Bell, & Gus Black @ Spaceland (FREE)
- The French Semester, Big Bang, the Health Club, & Downtown/Union @ Mr T's Bowl (FREE)
- Sean Carnage Presents Kyle Mabson & Josh Taylor supergroup #1, Moment Trigger, & TBA @ Pehrspace
- Spider Problem, Pizza!, Kandice, & The Fuckin Kennies @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Bobb Bruno, Darylalexander, Fantastic Sleep, Voice on Tape, & Zombelle @ The Smell
- Rumspringa, Dawes, Clyde Wrenn, & Darren Weiss @ Echoplex (FREE)
- Indie 103.1 Presents...Check One Two Mondays w/ Io Echo & In Waves @ The Viper Room

DECISION:

As mentioned above, it's a tough call between The French Semester and Afternoons, while wonderfully loud In Waves roxxor The Viper Room.

Tuesday, June 3
- Aimee Mann @ Amoeba Music (6pm)
- The Metal Shakespeare Company, Winners, Pleasure, & The Funderstorm @ Spaceland
- The Mormons, Ninja Academy, Killer Dreamer, & The Beeters @ Mr T's Bowl
- Colin Hay @ Largo
- Newton Faulkner @ The Troubadour
- Little Red Radio & Kid Infinity @ The Silver Lake Lounge

DECISION:
Anyone have any recommendations for Tuesday night? Weren't The Mormons the band that staged a pirate show outside Amoeba once and got them all mad?

Wednesday, June 4
- Hotbodies, Young Animals, Cries and Whispers, & Thomas James and the Next of Kin @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Whigs, The Henry Clay People, & Le Switch @ The Echo
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME w/ Ed Harcourt, Jeff Klien, & Army Navy @ Spaceland
- Jonathan Richman & Charlie Wadhams @ The Mint
- The Quarter After @ The Standard
- Chris Thile @ Largo
- The Long Blondes & Castledoor @ The Troubadour
- No Little Kindness, Jubilee Singers, Kind Hearts & Coronets, & Mooey Moobou @ Mr T's Bowl
- Rifle, Matt Ellis, Olin and the Moon, & Keith Waggoner @ Tangier

DECISION:
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to The Echo, The Henry Clay People and Le Switch strike again...

Thursday, June 5
- Chapin Sisters, Birds and Batteries, & Dame Satan @ @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Kris Special, Castano, Evil Maria, & Kissing Tigers @ Mr T's Bowl
- Austin James Band @ The Echo
- George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Crash Mansion
- Jonathan Richman @ The Mint
- The Watkins Family Hour w/ Fiona @ Largo
- The Black Angels & Darker My Love @ The Troubadour
- Manimal Vinyl pres: Rainbow Arabia, Geneva Jacuzzi, Siddhartha, & Corridor @ Spaceland
- Respect w/ Empress, MC Kay, Noface, Machete, & MC XYZ @ Echoplex
- Obedient Waves & Go Betty Go @ Bordello

DECISION:
There are a few acts I haven't heard yet playing on Thursday evening... Obedient Waves, Kissing Tigers, The Chapin Sisters, Evil Maria, Austin James Band... Might be a good night to try something new.

Friday, June 6
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Jonathan Richman @ The Mint
- The Mountain Goats & Annuals @ The Natural History Museum
- Local H @ The Troubadour
- Joan of Arc @ The Knitting Factory
- The Dead Kennedys @ The House of Blues
- The Wombats & Pop Noir @ The Roxy
- The Ditty Bops @ McCabe's
- Club Underground w/ The Pacific CD Release Party & The Snow @ The Echo
- Happy Feet w/ DJs Bobbito Garcia, Rich Medina, & Rashida @ The Echoplx
- Billygoat, Master/Slave, Avi Buffalo, Seasons, & The Monolators @ Mr T's Bowl
- Pizza!, No Paws No Lions, Brother, & Pigeons or Panthers @ Pehrspace

DECISION:
A lot of local bands talk about the musical proficiency of the fairly young members of Avi Buffalo with awe, while Pizza! are supposed to be pretty interesante as well.

Saturday, June 7
- Little Radio Summer Camp w/ The Pity Party, The Crystal Antlers, & Imaad Wasif @ Little Radio Downtown Warehouse
- Los Campesinos, Parenthetical Girls, & Abe Vigoda @ The Troubadour
- Frog Eyes & Thailand @ The Echo
- Bootie LA 3 Year Anniversary Pirate Ball @ The Echoplex
- The Tyde, Baby Cakes, & E.S.P.S. @ The Smell
- Joe Baiza & Matt Crane, Half Asteroid, Whispering Pine, & Eleven @ Mr T's Bowl
- Bad Guise, Stab City, Satellie Dogs, & Miles Approach @ Echo Curio
- Firewater, Nico Stai, Miss Derringer, & The Western States Motel @ The Roxy
- Alex Lilly (Colorforms), The Sweet Hurt EP Release, Liz Pappademas, & Evan Slamka @ Pehrspace

DECISION:
Sat night is all about The Sweet Hurt's EP release party (w/ Alex Lilly from Colorforms). Expect an interview later this week for more about it and the band.

Sat day? The Little Radio Summer Camp has returned! (Sounds of much rejoicing.)

Sunday, June 8
- Dead Ponies @ Redwood Bar & Grill
- Square Dance/I See Hawks In LA CD Release Party w/ The Chapin Sisters, Mike Stinson & Old California @ The Echo
- Fuckin' A, Headtraffic, The Wilcox Hotel, & Lucabrazzi @ Mr T's Bowl
- No Age, Mika Miko, Abe Vigoda, & HAIM @ The Smell (11AM - 3PM)
- Joan of Arc, 31 Knots, Witch Hats, & The Primos @ Pehrspace

DECISION:
I was just talking with some friends the other night about how we'd never gone to The Grand Ole Echo at The Echo... It looks like this is the one to go to since a lot of the more notable local country and folk acts are playing it. It's a cd release party for I See Hawks In LA and starts at 5 (after the, no shit, squaredance lessons at 3).

A world away, The Smell has a good even earlier line-up for the experimental rock fans w/ No Age, Mika Miko, and more.

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

1 Comments:

Blogger Claire said...

I think that Beck is playing a secret show at the echo tonight too. Wait... maybe I shouldn't have said that. I mean Beck is playing a secret show at spaceland with the afternoons tonight. Damn it! you can see through my lies.

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