Monday, July 28, 2008

The Monday/Tuesday Show Down (Or "You Make A Better Dork Than A Window...")

Here's a post two days in the making... Lately, I've been trying to put together a master list of all the music venues -- big and small -- in LA. Take a look at the following and please let me know if I've missed anything.

  • 3 of Clubs
  • The Airliner
  • Amoeba Music
  • The Avalon
  • Bar 5150
  • Bordello
  • Cafe Mariposa
  • Charlie O’s
  • The CIA
  • Cinespace
  • The Cocaine
  • Crane's Tavern
  • Crash Mansion
  • The Derby
  • Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club
  • The Echo
  • Echo Curio
  • El Cid
  • The El Rey
  • The Greek
  • The Henry Fonda Music Box
  • The Hollywood Bowl
  • The Hotel Cafe
  • The House of Blues
  • Key Club
  • The Knitting Factory
  • Largo
  • L'Keg
  • Little Radio
  • Mr T’s Bowl
  • Pehrspace
  • The Roxy
  • Safari Sam’s
  • The Scene
  • The Silver Lake Lounge
  • The Smell
  • Spaceland
  • Tangier
  • Temporary Spaces
  • The Troubadour
  • The Viper Room

    Now here are a few recommendations for good shows going on this week...

    Monday, July 28
    - Princeton, ((Sounder)), Golden Animals, & His Orchestra @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
    - Jeffrey Davies (of Brian Jonestown Massacre) & Friends @ Cafe Mariposa
    - Jail Weddings, Devon Williams, Starlight Desperation, & Arrow Dan @ The Echo (FREE)
    - HEALTH, Midwife, Foot Village, & Kyle H. Mabson @ The Smell
    - Clevis, Temple, & The Heartstring Symphony @ Echo Curio
    - Health, Midwife, Foot Village, & Kyle H. Mabson @ The Smell
    - Spacehog @ The Viper Room
    - Under The Influence Of Giants, Sabrosa Purr, Beardo, Audra Mae @ Spaceland (FREE)
    - Sean Carnage, DJ Nanny Canteloupe, & KXLU-FM/Dublab presents: Voodoo Organist, Everybody, Killsonic, & Skyline Electric @ Pehrspace
    - The Danbury Shakes, The Sweet Hurt, Plasticsoul, Brandon Schott, & Hello from Reno @ Mr T's Bowl
    - Duke Spirit @ Amoeba Music (7PM)

    I missed a month worth of free Princeton shows between being sick and having to work late. For shame...

    Tuesday, July 29
    - Manhattan Murder Mystery, Mon Marie, Ovideo, & February Fifths @ The Silver Lake Lounge
    - Black Kids w LoveLikeFire @ The El Rey
    - EXITMUSIC, LPD, Lately Blu Blu, & Dopamine @ L'Keg
    - Future War & Ear Pwr @ The Smell
    - Carolina Liar, The Shys, Nico Stai, & Emily Wells @ The Troubadour
    - Eef Barzelay (of Clem Snide) @ Spaceland
    - Jellmunekita, The Leeches, The Mormons, & The Bastidas @ Mr T's Bowl
    - Ruby & The Polyamorous Affair @ The Key Club
    - The Watson Twins & Tim Fite @ The Echo

    The Manhattan Murder Mystery and EXITMUSIC shows sound like good bets. I've been meaning to see The Watson Twins, too. Quite a range there.

    Wednesday, July 30
    - Not The Government & Low Point Drains @ Cafe Mariposa
    - Afghan Raiders, Old Gold, Victim Vision, Addiquit, & Letron @ The Silver Lake Lounge
    - White Lies @ The Echo
    - Killah Priest @ The El Rey
    - Jon McLaughlin @ The Troubadour
    - Indie 103 presents CLUB NME w/ The Virgins, Friendly Fires @ Spaceland
    - Chromeo @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
    - Bastidas, Die Rockers Die, & Family Analog Tree @ Echo Curio
    - Dub Club Presents Tappa Zukie @ Echoplex
    - Jay Reatard & Cheap Time @ The Echo
    - Security Productions, Electric Russia, At The Rate of Fast, & Bad Poetry Minute @ Mr T's Bowl
    - The Hold Steady w/ The Loves Ones @ The Avalon

    Part of me wants to go see midwest smart rockers The Hold Steady, but the parking at The Avalon is more expensive than I usually spend on the door for shows.

    Thursday, July 31
    - Castledoor, Flying Tourbillion Orchestra, & O’Pioneers @ The Scene
    - The Spires, Voyager One, Polar X, & Lights On @ The Silver Lake Lounge
    - Hello Dragon (cd release party), The Hectors, Barrio Tiger, Costa Nova @ Spaceland
    - Grand Ole Party, The Parson Redheads, & What's Up @ The Echo
    - Club Flotsam w/ Million Kids, Falsetto Teeth, Heart of Gold, & Out of Town @ Mr T's Bowl
    - Decay Fest Night 1: Matthew Setzer, Kalish, The Porpose Code, & The Sweat Shop Boys @ Pehrspace
    - Vandellas, & The Health Club, & Whisper Kid @ Echo Curio
    - Respect @ Echoplex
    - Alejandro Escovedo @ The Troubadour
    - Imaad Wasif with Two Part Beast, Tweak Bird, & Sasqrotch @ The Smell
    - KROQ Locals Only Presents The Weather Underground, The Fling, & End Roulette (formerly Hazelden) @ Safari Sam's
    - The International Pop Overthrow! w/ Service Group, The Bentleys, Relax 2 Paris, Evan Hillhouse, Comic Book Heroes, One Silver Astronaut, Susan Hedges, Shannon Hurley @ The Knitting Factory

    Lots of good shows on Thursday night... Castledoor and The Flying Tourbillion Orchestra at The Scene, The Spires at The Silver Lake Lounge, The Hectors at Spaceland, Grand Ole Party and The Parson Redheads at The Echo.

    Friday, August 1
    - Echo & Club Underground present: Friendly Fires, & Pop Levi (acoustic) @ The Echo
    - The Subways @ The Troubadour
    - Z Trip, DJ Diabetic (Shepherd Fairy), Troublemarkers + Special Guests @ Echoplex
    - Grandpire, Yukon, & Upsilon Acrux @ Cafe Mariposa
    - Lucas Gonze & Friends @ Echo Curio
    - Ty Segall & Regina Cherene @ The Smell
    - Seasons, Box Violet, Excuses for Skipping, Mister Loveless, & Smile Brigade @ Mr T's Bowl
    - George Thorogood @ The Greek
    - Decay Fest Night 2 w/ Counters, Aurest, Defrag, KnobGoblin, & deathsauce @ Pehrspace
    - Official viewing party for Airborne Toxic Event live on Conan O’Brien @ Spaceland (12:30 back bar)

    Anyone have any recommendations for Friday night?

    Saturday, August 2nd
    - Smog Sessions @ The Echo
    - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down @ The Troubadour
    - Run Run Run, Voyager One, Bedtime for Toys, The Coral Sea @ Spaceland
    - Bootie LA w/ Eclectic Method, Adrian & The Mysterious D, Dj Paul V. @ Echoplex
    - Dengue Fever w/ The Frequency & Afternoons @ The El Rey
    - One Night with Thibauldt @ Echo Curio
    - Ringo Starr @ The Greek
    - The French Semester & Ollie Byrd and The Trees @ Pehrspace
    - Joe Bisa and Matt Crane & Todd Homer @ Mr T's Bowl
    - The Vacation, Oliver Future, & more @ The House of Blues

    I've been listening to The French Semester a lot lately... So damn good. Dreamy, even.

    Sunday, August 3rd
    - Obi Best, The Meemies, Light FM, & Sweet Hurt @ Tangier
    - Boris, Torche, & Lair of the Manowar @ Echoplex
    - The Honorary Title @ The Troubadour
    - Grand Ole Echo pres: Mike Stinson, Dave Gleason w/ Oold Californio, Lisa & Her Kin @ The Echo (early)
    - Part Time Punks w/ @ The Echo (late)
    - Little Radio Summer Camp w/ tba @ The Little Radio Downtown Warehouse
    - Nomo @ Amoeba Music (2PM)
    - Nomo & El Ten Eleven @ Spaceland
    - Magick Daggers, Blood Red Dancers, Vaginals, & David Scott Stone @ The Smell
    - Ollie Byrd and the Trees from Brooklyn, The Health Club, Dirt Dress, & Hello My Name is Red @ Mr T's Bowl
    - ElManiquilazer, JuanTheMannequin, LilGayBlackSamboOrphans, Tremellow, & UnSexyNerd @ Cafe Mariposa
    - Dolly Parton @ The Greek Theatre

    Local legends The Movies are playing Little Radio Summer Camp during the day and at night the show with Obi Best (formerly Colorforms), The Sweet Hurt, and Light FM at Tangier sounds great.

    But I made a promise to see Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton next time they came through, so I think the lady friend and I are going to catch her at The Greek.

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

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