Monday, June 09, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "It Became Hard to Tell The Philosophers And Sociopaths Apart...")

Have you been paying attention to the line-up announcements for Sunset Junction this year? It's looking pretty great so far, what with local acts like Radars To The Sky, The Happy Hollows, The Henry Clay People, Castledoor, Bodies of Water, and the Beachwood Sparks reunion, along with talented out-of-towners like The Black Keys and Broken Social Scene. Watch this space for more.

Monday, June 9
- Afternoons, The Western States Motel, Willoughby, & White Hinterland @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Rumspringa, My Pet Saddle, The Franks, & What Laura Says @ The Echo (FREE)
- The French Semester, The Sea of Cortez, Tropical Depression, & Mospeada @ Mr T's Bowl
- Spider Problem, Artichoke, & The Nightbirds @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Augustana @ The Troubadour
- Sean Carnage Presents Red Hot Thilly Peppers 360, Tik///tik, I.E., & Whitman @ Pehrspace
- James Fella, Bri White, French Quarter, Sleepwalkers Local, & Kevin Shields @ Echo Curio
- Indie 103.1's Check One... Two w/ Shiloe, Aushua, & Pop Noir @ The Viper Room

The free Monday night residencies this month are so interesting and varied that I want to try to catch each one... Afternoons at Spaceland, The French Semester at Mr T's Bowl, Spider Problem at The Silver Lake Lounge, and Rumpspringa at The Echo.

This week, I mean to go see Afternoons because I want to check out Willoughby. The Western States Motel are also playing material off their new EP, which is quite smart.

Tuesday, June 10
- Priscilla Ahn CD Release Event @ Hotel Cafe
- Augustana @ The Troubadour
- Billy Bragg @ The El Rey
- Desert Diamonds, Dirty Kings, Sangre Sangre, & Audra Mae @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Aimee Mann @ Largo
- T-Bowl Tuesday @ Mr T's Bowl
- Jeremy Enigk, Damien Jurado, & Happy Stars @ Spaceland

I don't really know what to go out to see on Tuesday night, but feel the need to ask how is it that Aimee Mann is hotter in her forties than when Til Tuesday was around?

Wednesday, June 11
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME w/ Oslo @ Spaceland
- Justin Curie @ Largo
- Singer, Bipolar Bear, & Hellen @ The Smell
- Daniel Ahearn & Correatown @ The Echo
- Heloise & The Savoir Faire @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Elizabethan Report, Henry Bermudez Trio, & The Other Side of Morning @ Mr T's Bowl
- Dub Club featuring Wailing Souls @ Echoplex
- Light FM, Saint Motel, The Cheat, & United By Sound @ The Viper Room
- Princeton, Young Hunting, Olin and the Moon, & Eleni Mandell (acoustic) @ Tangier

If you went to see either indie pop perfectionists Light FM, 60s pop-ish Princeton, or singer/songwritery Correatown, you'd probably be pretty happy on Wednesday night.

Thursday, June 12
- Helio Sequence, Talkdemonic, & Wait Think Fast @ Echoplex
- Nathan Payne, Paperplanes, Codpiece, & Fast Dragon @ Mr T's Bowl
- Scissors for Lefty @ The Knitting Factory
- Nellie McKay @ Largo
- Fantastic Magic, David Scott Stone, Hecuba, & Voices on Tape @ Echo Curio
- John Webster Johns, Native Fauna, & Zendo @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Lucky Dragons, Late Night Date Night, PST, & Rale @ The Smell
- Dax Riggs, The Builders and the Butchers, & John Barrett’s Bass Drum of Death @ Spaceland
- Not Exactly the Pixies Tribute Benefit Show for the Downtown Women's Center @ The Echo
- The Detroit Cobras @ The Troubadour
- Meiko & Astra Heights @ Hotel Cafe
- RESPECT featuring Teebee, Noface, Machette, MC XYZ @ Echoplex
- Obedient Waves & Go Betty Go @ Bordello

We're giving away a few pairs of tickets for Thursday night's show with Portland space pop duo Helio Sequence and local dream pop act Wait Think Fast, who have a new EP coming soon that they recorded with Aaron Espinoza from Earlimart.

Just write us right here with your full name to be entered to win. (Must be 21+ and have not won anything from us in the last sixty days.)

Friday, June 13
- Hour of the Shipwreck & Faun Fables @ The Knitting Factory
- The Ting Tings @ The Troubadour
- Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Chubby Behemoth, & Naughty Bird @ The Smell
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Crystal Castles @ The Roxy
- Howardamb, Extra, Bobb Bruno, Missincinatti, & Uh! @ Echo Curio
- Ralpheene, Vise Virsa, The Sundowners, Service Group, & The Humming Stuff @ Mr T's Bowl
- L.A. Underground presents: Drew Danburry, Forest World, & Vaudeville @ Pehrspace
- Club Underground Presents The Submarines @ The Echo
- Pizza! & AM @ L'Keg

Anyone have any recommendations for Friday night?

Saturday, June 14
- West Indian Girl & eagle winged palace @ The Scene
- The Panic Movement, Shiloe, Die Rockers Die, & The Health Club @ The Tribal Cafe
- Dirty Sweet & The Binges @ Spaceland
- Greg Proops Chat @ Largo
- Swanwelder, Warm Climate, & Fantastic Ego @ Echo Curio
- Earthless, Ancestors, & Tweak Bird @ The Smell
- Box Elders, Aliens, Wounded Lion, & The Animalystics @ Mr T's Bowl
- Mad Caddies @ The Troubadour
- Symmetrics (Christine Hale photography & live performance) @ Pehrspace
- The Rhone Occupation @ Tangier

The line-up at The Tribal Cafe is good and loud, while over at Pehrspace, Christine Hale (who creates our strange and wonderful cartoon dog posters for Let's Independent!) is putting on an event that combines music and photography.

Also, during the day? Little Radio Summer Camp is back.

Sunday, June 15
- 88.9 KXLU welcomes: Dosh & Anathallo @ Spaceland
- Russian Circles @ The Troubadour
- Dudley Saunder, Carla Werner, The Great White Jenkins, & Rich Ferguson @ Echo Curio
- Travisaurus, Ben Pringle, TGB, & Baby Champ @ Mr T's Bowl
- Part Time Punks w/ Times New Viking, Psychedelic Horseshit, & Fabulous Diamonds @ The Echo

No Bowling & Drinking Club or Little Radio Summer Camp on Sunday? I got nothing...

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


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