Monday, July 14, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (or "When You're E of E St. Louis and The Wind is Making Faces...")

A week ago, I went to San Francisco to catch up with old friends over the long fourth weekend and I was really inordinately impressed by just how weird everyone was...

Por ejemplo, I stopped by a grocery store for some fixings for the grill and I swear half the people there were talking to themselves. It was fantastic-- So nice to feel like the least strange guy in the room for a change.

Anyway, here's what the week is looking like in local shows:

Monday, July 14
- Aquarium Drunkard Presents Princeton, Willoughby, I Make This Sound, Fol Chen, & JP Houston @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Falcon Buddies, Scarlet Symphony, & Pete Radcliffe @ Echo Curio
- Nick Oliveri @ The Hotel Cafe
- Under The Influence Of Giants, Lukas Haas, Paul Dillon (of Mercury Rev) @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Plasticsoul, Liz Pappademas, Moving Picture Show, & Brandon Schott @ Mr T's Bowl
- Sean Carnage Presents Here Comes A Big Black Cloud!, Eco Morti, E & E, & Lucky Dragons @ Pehrspace
- Moving Picture Show & Brandon Schott @ Mr T's Bowl
- Jail Weddings, Moris Tepper, Some Days, & Listing Ship @ The Echo (FREE)

You really can't go wrong with the show at The Silver Lake Lounge with Princeton, Fol Chen, Willoughby, and I Make This Sound. That line-up is all killer, no filler.

Tuesday, July 15
- Radio Free Silver Lake Presents Let's Independent! w/ The Black Pine, EXITMUSIC, & The Black Kites @ Boardner's of Hollywood
- Molion, Dietra Kruschev, & So Many Wizards @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- My Feral Kin, Blackblack, & Zombelle @ Echo Curio
- Brandi Shearer @ Largo
- Shwayze @ The Roxy
- Darth Vato @ Spaceland
- Here Comes A Big Black Cloud, Long Legged Woman, Halloween Swim Team, & Duhkha @ The Smell
- Mucca Pazza, The Holloys, & Slang Chickens @ The Echo
- The Melvins @ Amoeba Music (6PM)

Our Tuesday night event at Boardner's of Hollywood with The Black Pine, The Black Kites, and EXITMUSIC is going to be all kinds of damn fun. More on this tomorrow, but clear your schedule now. (Details and MP3s right here.)

Wednesday, July 16
- Hell Ya! w/ The Monolators, The Growlers, Rolling Blackouts, Spider Problem @ The Echo
- Inara George & Van Dyke Parks @ Tangier (restaurant)
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME w/ Army Navy, Alberta Cross, & Revisionists @ Spaceland
- David Lynch Foundation Benefit with Nico Vega, Gods & Monsters, & Bangkok 5 @ The Key Club
- Ceci Bastida, The Crimea, & Learning Music @ Tangier
- Glen Phillips @ Largo
- Boat Music, The Grid, Pizza, & The Tartans @ Mr T's Bowl
- The Spazzmatics @ The Scene
- Hippiefest 2008 featuring Eric Burdon & The Animals, Jack Bruce (of Cream), The Turtles, Melanie, Badfinger featuring Joey Molland, & Jonathan Edwards @ The Greek
- The Pink Snowflakes, Chief Nowhere, Rocking Horse People, & Flesh Unitard @ The Silver Lake Lounge

Have I ever told you how much I fucking love The Monolators? Let's not be subtle or coy: They're one of my favorite live acts in town. They play sets energy-filled sets that make you realize what a great idea it is to combine punk rock and Buddy Holly. And The Echo is the perfect place to see them perform.

Thursday, July 17
- Steel, The Mo-Odds, & The Foundation @ Three of Clubs
- Detour @ The Airliner
- Bodies of Water & The Henry Clay People @ The Echo
- The Watkins Family Hour w/ Fiona Apple @ Largo
- Jason Falkner, What Cheer? Brigade, The Breakups @ Spaceland
- John Coltrane Memorial Show w/ Battlehooch, Extra Life, Upsilon Acrux, Howl, & Nat Baldwin @ The Smell
- Burlesque-A-Go-Go w/ Fish Circus & Pride of Kenya @ Mr T's Bowl
- Respect with Insiders, Roxanne, Machete, & MC XYZ @ Echoplex
- El Sinore, The Crimea, The Future, & Douglas Armour @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Duke Spirit & IO Echo @ UCLA Hammer Museum
- MISS DERRINGER, Pedestrian,The Morgansterns,Sharon Temple @ Safari Sam's
- Signal Hill, Timonium, & Unrecognizable Now @ Pehrspace

Signal Hill are another one of my favorite live acts in town. They make pretty post rock (think left off-center from Explosions in the Sky) that just destroys me. I try my best to see them every time they play out.

Friday, July 18
- RFSL Guest DJ Spot on KXLU Demo Listen (6 - 8) on KXLU 88.9 FM
- Earlimart, The Movies, & Hocus Pocus (members of Dios Malos) @ Spaceland
- Light FM, Tigers Can Bite You, & Siggy Fox, Craft Club @ The Scene
- Wolf Parade @ The Henry Fonda
- Todd C, Nate Denver, Daniel Ahern, & Novi Split @ Pehrspace
- Very Be Careful @ Tangier
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Captain Ahab, Whitman, Treasure Mammal, No Paws (No Lions), I.E., The Fertile Crescent @ The Smell
- Eric Bachman @ Tangier (early)
- Discount Cruise To Hell, Gangsta Queen, Macka, & Quazar and The Bamboozled @ Mr T's Bowl
- White Rainbow, White Fang, Lateral Hyetography, Tom Watson, DSS, & Rob Walmart @ Echo Curio
- Echo & Club Underground Pres: Darker My Love & Crystal Antlers @ The Echo
- Johnny Cash Tribute w/ The Palominos, Hard Fall Hearts & 29 Mules @ Crash Mansion
- Paris Loves LA & The Tommy Davy Trio @ Tangier (restaurant)
- Wolf Parade @ The Henry Fonda

So many good choices on Friday night... Light FM and Tigers Can Bite You at The Scene and Earlimart with The Movies at Spaceland. Tough call. (We have a few pairs of tickets for the latter. Just message us here with "EARLIMART" in the title and your full name in the subject to be entered to win.)

I'm also guest-djing on KXLU Demo Listen on Friday night, so if you have any demos, please send them to radiofreesilverlake at

Saturday, July 19
- Wolf Parade @ The Henry Fonda
- The Long Winters & Say Hi @ Spaceland
- Janeane Garofalo & friends @ Largo
- tik///tik @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz
- 400 Blows, Black Elk, & Bob Log III @ The Scene
- The Evangenitals, The Eternal Triangle, Artichoke, & more @ Mr T's Bowl
- Albino Cow Presents Flowers and Bulls, S. Pindeda, & Dalmacio Von Diamond @ Pehrspace
- 70’s Soul Jam featuring The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites, Bloodstone, The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding Sr., Billy Paul, & Carl Carlton @ The Greek
- Cinderella Motel, Bizzart, & Pic Vicious @ Echo Curio
- Sissy Spacek, 0th, Schwule, & Allen Pyle @ The Smell
- Yo Majesty @ The Troubadour
- Lili Haydn, Shane Alexander, & Olin and the Moon @ The Roxy
- Devon Williams, Residual Echoes, Silver Daggers, The Mona Reels, & Of Aires @ The Echo
- Hang The DJ's @ The Echo
- Jimmy Eat World @ The Avalon

If you skip Wolf Parade on Friday night for the other great shows going on, you can go see them on Saturday.

Sunday, July 20
- Jimmy Eat World @ The Avalon
- Red Velvet Cupcakes @ Bar 5150
- Little Radio Summer Camp w/ Le Switch & tba @ Little Radio Downtown Warehouse
- The Prostitutes, The Scarred, Dead Ringers, & Disaster Channel @ Mr T's Bowl
- 0th @ Echo Curio (afternoon)
- Pierced Arrows @ Spaceland
- Pick-Up Sticks & Azalia Snail @ Echo Curio (evening)
- Grand Ole Echo @ The Echo (early)
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo (late)
- Lucky Dragons, White Fang, White Rainbow, & Rob Walmart @ The Smell
- A Hawk and a Hacksaw @ Echoplex
- Olin and The Moon, Miniature Tigers, Eleni Mandell, & The Damn Sons @ Tangier
- Jesus and Mary Chain, Gang of Four, Yeasayer, Caribou, Tapes 'n Tapes, Blitzen Trapper, M83, Ghostland Observatory, The Duke Spirit, & more @ The Download Festival

Who's playing Little Radio Summer Camp this week? Le Switch? Ossum. I'm there. Who else?

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


Blogger Aaron Kyle said...

Le Switch at Little Radio Summer Camp

2:46 PM  
Blogger L. Hunter said...

FTO are also on that Sunday Summer Camp line up! Sorry to miss that great show last night. Practice nights this week were hard to schedule around. Word on the street is I really gotta see the Black Kites though.

4:57 PM  

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