Monday, July 21, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "These Post- Apocalyptic Futures Don't Make Themselves...")

Not run a topic completely into the ground, but doing the Demo Listen show on KXLU last Friday was a lot of fun.

There were a pile of songs that we unfortunately were not able to get to, like a great track off The Poor Excuses' next album, a live performance from The Deadly Syndrome, some music from The Savages that are as yet unheard by human ears, one from Le Switch's upcoming album, and more. (I hope to sneak on the show soon to play those.)

But we did get to a lot of what folks sent over... Some favorites include a galloping number from Super Karma, an unreleased track from The French Semester (who I accidentally omitted on the list), a jangly Marvelous Toy song, my new favorites from One Trick Pony and Eagle & Talon, and yet another heartburster from Amnion. If you missed it all, you can find a download right here.

Now let's take a look at what's going on this week live in LA:

Monday, July 21
- Radio Free Silver Lake & KXLU Present Princeton w/ Army Navy, You Me and Iowa, & Whitman @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Letting Up Despite Great Faults, The Rhone Occupation, Whalebone, & I'm A Gun @ Echo Curio
- Under The Influence Of Giants, The Snow, & Hello Vegas @ Spaceland
- Two Sheds & Leslie and The Badgers @ The Hotel Cafe
- Jail Weddings, The Moon Upstairs, The Make Out Party, & Weave @ The Echo (FREE)
- Tori Amos Book Signing @ Amoeba Music (6pm)
- Murphy's Law @ The Scene
- The Zac Brown Band @ The Troubadour
- Sean Carnage Presents Zechs Marquise, Neckhold, Whitman, Stellaluna, & Destroy Tokyo @ Pehrspace
- Plasticsoul, The Karabal Nightlife, Brady harris, The Breakups, & Brandon Schott @ Mr T's Bowl
- Under The Influence of Giants @ Spaceland (FREE)

RFSL and KXLU are helping promote Princeton's free residency night tonight at The Silver Lake Lounge, which includes the also-easy-to-endorse Army Navy and You Me & Iowa.

And also well worth checking out tonight = Letting Up Despite Great Faults and The Rhone Occupation over Echo Curio. If only you could be in two places at once.

Tuesday, July 22
- Happy Stars & The Meadows @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Jay Brannan w/ Annie Stela @ The El Rey
- Babyland, The Prids, & Shiloe @ Spaceland
- James McMurty @ The Troubadour
- The Polyamorous Affair & Say No More @ The Key Club
- Sunken Landscapes, Father of the Flood, Alien Soundtrack, & Fantastic Sleep @ Echo Curio
- Summer Darling, Amateurs, Writer, & Chikita Violenta @ The Echo

I quite like what I've heard off of Shiloe's upcoming album and Amateurs put on a real good show.

Wednesday, July 23
- LA Underground Presents Tenlons Fort, Avi Buffalo, & Ema and The Ghosts @ Mr T's Bowl
- Queen Kwong & Ballerina Black @ Dragonfly
- Learning Music, Golden Dogs, & From Leaf to Feather @ Tangier
- Cute Is What We Aim For @ The Troubadour
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- Randy Newman @ Largo
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME w/ Lucero, Jessica Lea Mayfield, & Glossary @ Spaceland
- Active Set, The Hard To Get, The Meemies, & Old Believers @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Inara George & Van Dyke Parks @ Tangier (sold-out)

LA Underground has nailed the quintessential Mr T's Bowl line-up on Wednesday with Tenlons Fort, Avi Buffalo, and Ema and The Ghosts. All worth seeing separately, but a giant robot of indie pop/rock when put together.

Thursday, July 24
- LA-Underground, Web In Front, Classical Geek Theatre, & Rock Insider Present A Benefit Show for Spencer Rollins w/ Dorian Wood, Young Animals, Cobra Lillies, EXITMUSIC, & Avi Buffalo @ All Star Lanes
- Evil Maria & Castano @ The Derby
- The Warlocks @ The Troubadour
- The Life and Times, Nueva Volcano, & Solare @ Spaceland
- Ron Sexsmith @ Largo
- Burning Brides @ Safari Sam's
- Sirhan, Sirhan @ The Scene
- Lucero, Jessica Lea Mayfield, & Glossary @ The Echo
- The Health Club, Sleepingboy, The Crash Holiday, & Ghost Machinists @ Mr T's Bowl
- The English Beat, The Fixx, & The Alarm @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- The White Noise Supremacists, Happyfunsmile, Warm Kaiser, & Nightflight Jesus @ Echo Curio
- Echo & Respect present: Dizzee Rascal, Hollywood Holt, 87 Sticke Up Kids, & Kenan Bell @ Echoplex
- Archways, Meeting Places, Antiques, & The Eye The Ear and The Arm @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Anavan, The Late Severa Wires, TV Ghost, tik///tik, & Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
- Tokyo Police Club & Afternoons @ UCLA Hammer Museum

Tough call between psych rock monsters The Warlocks at The Troubadour and an indie pop that will make you want to sing along and dance... Afternoons at UCLA's Hammer Museum. (The latter sent over three tracks for the KXLU show that were so good that it was really goddamn hard to pick one to play.)

And don't forget that LA-Underground, Web In Front, Classical Geek Theatre, & Rock Insider are presenting a Benefit Show for Spencer Rollins w/ Dorian Wood, Young Animals, Cobra Lillies, EXITMUSIC, and Avi Buffalo at All Star Lanes.

Friday, July 25
- Jon Brion @ Largo (two sets)
- Rocky Votolato @ The Troubadour
- Bi Polar Bear @ The Scene
- The Republic Tigers, Radars to the Sky, & The Fieros @ Spaceland
- We You, The Youngs, David Scott Stone, Tales of Banyan, & Voice on Tape @ Mr T's Bowl
- That Noise, Ninja Academy, Surrender The Pink, Beatnik Jr. & Black Party Politics @ Pehrspace
- Echo & Club Underground pres: Darker My Love, Fool’s Gold @ The Echo
- Young Animals, Hot Bodies, & Cries and Whispers @ Echo Curio
- John Webster Johns & Residual Echoes @ El Cid

Echo Curio features Young Animals on Friday night, while the always-good Radars to the Sky open it up at Spaceland.

Saturday, July 26
- The Eastern Conference Champions, Lemon Sun, & Rumspringa @ The Troubadour
- Blue Mask @ Mr T's Bowl
- Seasons, Odd Modern, & Downtown Union @ Pehrspace
- Greg Proops Chat w/ Flight of the Conchords @ Largo
- Howlin Rain @ Spaceland
- Gary War, Super Vacations, Teeth Mountain, & Sbass @ The Smell
- Dusty Rhodes & The River Band with The Outline & Whispertown 2000 @ The Key Club
- Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Black Ghosts, DJ Paul V @ The Echo

The line-up at The Troubadour represents three of the more upbeat, likely-to-make-it acts in town. Not a criticism...

Sunday, July 27
- Little Radio Summer Camp w/ TBA @ The Little Radio Downtown Warehouse
- Disaster US, GFI, Sons of the Soil, Fozzy's Hero, & Dead Lazlo's Place @ Bar 5150
- Gnarls Barkley, Deerhoof, & Fallou Dieng @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Holy Holy Holy & Redmaids @ Mr T's Bowl
- Neil Hamburger, American Sheriff, Abe Lincoln Story, & Art Hinty @ Spaceland
- KCRW Presents The Secret Machines @ The Viper Room
- Grand Ole Echo with Psychadelic Cowboys, The Bowmans, Paul Inman’s Delivery, & Sausage Grinder @ The Echo (5pm)
- Part Time Punks @ @ The Echo (10pm)
- Bart Davenport, Michael Berg, & Wonderground @ Tangier
- Andy Votel @ Amoeba Music (12PM)

Little Radio Summer Camp is always recommendable, even without knowing what bands are playing... and this Sunday is the Castledoor EP release party, plus Matt Ellis and The Weather Underground are playing.

So... go!

That's it for the week. Did I miss anything? Please let me know.


Blogger DLANC said...

This Sunday at Summer Camp:
Castledoor (EP release party)
The Weather Underground
Matt Ellis
and TBD
Open mic from 1:30-2:30
more details after Weds (kidding)

Thanks Joe!

1:52 PM  

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