Monday, June 23, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "When The Light Makes Your Hair Hurt...")

Last night, I acted out a cautionary tale about excessive alcohol consumption and paid a terrible, terrible price for it this morning. It's safe to say that when buying drinks so strong that one makes you drunk, you shouldn't have four. I guess we do end up using math in real life, after all...

Like Burroughs said, "Anyone who's never made mistakes -- and paid for his mistakes -- I trust him little in the commerce of the soul. No experience... Young thief, thinks he has a license to steal; young lawyer, never botched a case; young doctor, never killed a patient. They don't know the score..."

Ha. Leave it to a writer to over-dramatize having a hangover... Anyway, I added a linked listing of local music venues to the right-hand column to hopefully make up for the late post. Here's a look at the week in music here in LA.

Monday, June 23
- The French Semester, Shiloe, Avi Buffalo, & Codpiece @ Mr T's Bowl (FREE)
- Rumspringa, The Holloys, Union Line, & Danger Bees @ The Echo (FREE)
- Death Cab For Cutie & Rogue Wave @ The Nokia Theatre
- Sean Carnage Presents Smooth Grooves, Jamaica Man, Holi Buffaglow, Spellcaster, Anavan & Vampire Pussy @ Pehrspace
- Spider Problem, Automatic Music Explosion, & Big Stone City @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Indie 103.1 Presents...Check One Two Mondays w/ Idyllists, Gran Ronde, The Boxing Lesson, & The Poor Excuses @ The Viper Room
- Lukas Haas @ The Hotel Cafe
- Afternoons, The Parson Red Heads, Valentino & HT Heartache @ Spaceland (FREE)

Next Monday night, there's the really tough call between The French Semester with The Coral Sea versus Afternoons with The Movies and The Happy Hollows. Plan accordingly tonight based on your decision there.

Tuesday, June 24
- KXLU Presents Sunny Day Sets Fire, In Waves, Line and Circle & The Monolators @ Spaceland
- Ingrid Michaelson @ The El Rey
- The Braille Tapes, The Magazines, The Nightbirds, & Fascinoma @ Mr T's Bowl
- Bird Names, Lateral Hyetography, Wummin, & Naomi Elizabeth @ Echo Curio
- Josh Norton, The Monthlies, The Seasons, & Ragsy @ The Derby
- The Crash That Took Me, Pioneers!, Old Toy Trains, & Never At Night @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Mighty Six Nintey, Castaneda, & Kissing Tigers @ The Troubadour
- Hecuba, HAZM, Brendan Fowler, & Laco$ste @ The Echo (FREE)
- Stone Temple Pilots & Black Francis @ The Hollywood Bowl
- The Watson Twins @ Amoeba Music (7PM)

The Watson Twins introduce their new indie folk album Fire Songs for free at Amoeba Music at seven.

Wednesday, June 25
- Radio Free Silver Lake & The Fold Present: Thailand CD Release Event w/ The Soft Hands, Good On Paper & One Trick Pony @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Tom Petty & Steve Winwood @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Amos Lee @ Amoeba Music (7PM)
- CLUB NME w/ Oslo, The Undred Days, & Eject @ Spaceland
- Brightmillion, Kamikaze, Johnny Six Pack, & Auto-Erotix @ Mr T's Bowl
- Cryptacize, Becky Stark, & Palms @ The Echo
- T. I. @ The Wiltern
- Olin and The Moon & Mouse Kills Tiger @ Tangier
- Cavil at Rest, Saint Motel, & Astra Heights @ The Viper Room
- Abe Vigoda, Shed, Seahouse, Hey Buddy and The Pals, & Small Breed @ The Smell

RFSL is helping promote (and djing) the CD release event for Thailand's new EP on Wednesday night at The Silver Lake Lounge. You should come out. One Trick Pony (who are amazing), The Soft Hands (who are quite fun), and Good On Paper (who I haven't heard yet) are also playing.


Thursday, June 26
- Hell Ya! w/ The Movies, The Savages, Pizza!, & The Voyeurs @ The Echo
- Sam Phillips & The Section Quartet @ Largo
- Meiko @ The Hotel Cafe
- Club Flotsam w/ Mrs. Brown's Lovely Daughter, Out of Town, Skyline Electric, NIBIRU, Bellydancer Nocturra of Almase Arabesque @ Mr T's Bowl
- Respect @ Echoplex
- Oliver Future & The Gray Kid @ Spaceland
- No Love Letters & Rachel Cantu @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Red Dons, The Estranged, The Red Hearts, Ashtray Babies, & Rough Kids @ The Smell
- Everclear, Soul Asylum, & Camper Van Beethoven @ The House of Blues
- Obedient Waves, The Hour of the Shipwreck & Go Betty Go @ Bordello

I fucking love The Movies like nobody's business, The Savages are gallingly good, and I've been meaning to see Pizza! for awhile now. Should be a great night.

Friday, June 27
- Panic Movement, Mospeada, Million Kids, Sumo, & Removal @ Mr T's Bowl
- Squaregirls Present The Health Club, WEAVE!, Hearts of Palm UK, & Fol Chen @ Pehrspace
- Grand Archives & Sera Cahoone @ The Echo
- Removal, Panic Movement, Sumo, & Million Kids @ Mr T's Bowl
- Hot Hot Heat, The Shys, & The Deadly Syndrome @ The Roxy
- Juliette and The Licks @ The Viper Room
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Nikki Costa @ The El Rey
- Dub Club Presents U-Roy, Pat Kelly, Stranger Cole, & Cornell Campbell @ The Echoplex
- The Autumns & Run Through The Desert @ Spaceland
- Mark Knoepfler & Jesca Hoop @ The Greek Theatre
- Dilated Peoples, Aceyalone, & The Alchemist @ House of Blues
- Mick Turner, Voice On Tape, VoicesVoices, & EXITMUSIC @ The Smell

The Deadly Syndrome are my favorite band playing on Friday. They're always great live. (Web In Front just called their night with The Airborne Toxic Event and The Henry Clay People last Tuesday their favorite show so far this year...)

Saturday, June 28
- Fleet Foxes, The Dutchess and The Duke, & Frankie Fairfield @ The Echo
- Sgt. Pepper's Revisited w/ Cheap Trick, Billy Corgan, & Ian Ball @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Kissing Cousins, Summer Darling, & Death House Chaplain @ Bordello
- KXLU Presents Panther, Plants and Animals, & more @ Spaceland
- Louis XIV @ The Viper Room
- Blue Mask w/ Backbiter, Motorcycle Black Madonnas, The Black Widows, & The Blessings @ Mr T's Bowl
- The 88, Satisfaction, & Derby @ The Roxy
- Mickey Avalon @ The Key Club
- Ralph's World @ Echoplex
- Club Suicide @ Echoplex
- Grant Lee Phillips @ Largo
- Cyndi Lauper, The B-52's, Andy Bell of Erasure, & more @ The Greek Theatre
- Camp Freddy w/ Louis XIV @ Wasted Space (FREE)
- Kit, High Castle, Yellow Crystal Star, Dickhearse, American Gil and The Major Dudes @ The Smell
- Louis XIV @ The Viper Room
- Suicide Girls @ Echoplex
- Jack Wilson Jr, Man Miracle, The Spires, & Frankel @ Pehrspace

Duke from You Set The Scene and several other friends like Fleet Foxes a hell of a lot, while I'm an enormous fan of sad/happy pop acts The Spires and Frankel who are, bonus, playing together.

Sunday, June 29
- Kickchella w/ Le Switch, The Henry Clay People, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, You Me and Iowa, Tandemoro, Les Blanks, I Make This Sound, Swim Party, The Hectors, & Marvelous Toy @ All-Star Lanes (5PM)
- Little Radio Summercamp w/ Chris Holmes, Daisy O'Dell, & £ady $inclair @ The Little Radio Downtown Warehouse
- Fleet Foxes & The Dutchess and The Duke @ Spaceland
- Willoughby & Graves @ Tangier
- Gene Loves Jezebel @ Safari Sam's
- Captain Ahab, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Warm Streams, Xrin Arms, Flaspar, I.E., & Holy Water @ The Smell
- Circles and Circles, The Nixes, The Bentleys, & Tremellow @ Mr T's Bowl
- Grand Ole Echo @ The Echo (early)
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo (late)
- Gilberto Gil, Devendra Banhart, & The Album Leaf featuring Mike Heron from Incredible String Band @ Hollywood Bowl

It's safe to say that I'm going to recommend going to Little Radio Summer Camp every weekend (now on Sundays) for the rest of the summer, regardless of who is playing.

I don't know any of the bands this time, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better time during the day b/c of the outdoor activities and what not.

And at night, there's an incredible line-up over at All-Star Lanes...

Also, the singerly Willoughby are at Tangier on Sunday night... I was struck (extra) dumb by their song Frankenstein earlier today. My mouth is still partially open.

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


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