Monday, August 18, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "Head Full of Bourbon, I Can't Stand Up...")

It's been a little sleepy lately around town, musically- speaking, for awhile now. (Or at least people have kept saying that to me. I've been MIA for the most part.) But the next week more than makes up for it.

Looks like it's time to cancel some plans...

Monday, August 18th
- Indie 103.1’s Check One...Two presents... Love Grenades, Bloodcat Love, The Black Kites, & The Polyamorous Affair @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Warpaint, The Drones, Did Princess Die, Hecuba @ Spaceland
- Janelle Monae @ Amoeba Music (7PM)
- The Human Value CD Release Party w/ Dikta, Light FM, & Venus Borgardus @ The Viper Room
- Sean Carnage & William Burgess Presents The Best of the Druid Film Fest @ Pehrspace
- Moonshine, Falsetto Teeth, & Crepuscule with Fido @ Mr T's Bowl
- Blake Mackey, White and The Writing, & All Neon Like @ Echo Curio
- Gil Mantera’s Party Dream & Anavan @ The Echo

You know, Gil Mantera's Party Dream need to be seen to be believed. And even then, it's hard. (Watch the video below for a taste.) They're playing with electro/experimental act Anavan, who are the favorite band of Fred from KXLU Demo Listen.

Tuesday, August 19th
- Radio Free Silver Lake Presents Let's Independent! w/ Xu Xu Fang, The Savages, & Death to Anders (acoustic) @ Boardner's of Hollywood
- Le Switch CD Release Party w/ Nico Stai, Les Blanks, & The World Record @ The Echo
- Franklin For Short, Eugene Francis Jr, & The New Limb @ Tangier
- Glen Campbell @ Troubadour (sold-out)
- Hiasakits, Previously On Lost, The Naked, The Albrights @ Spaceland
- Crash Holiday, The Health Club, The Nightbirds, & Tijuana Panthers @ Mr T's Bowl
- Tent/City, Lucky Dragons, & Sleepwalkers Local @ Echo Curio
= Oh Darling, His Orchestra, The Ivy Walls, & The Color Turning @ The Silver Lake Lounge

You may have heard us mention this before but... we're celebrating our two-year anniversary show for Let's Independent! with Xu Xu Fang, The Savages, and Death to Anders on Tuesday night at Boardner's. (Full details and MP3s right here.)

We'll plug that show more later, you can be sure, but I'd be remiss in not mentioning that I'm bummed that our event is the same night as Le Switch's CD release party at The Echo that night. They're another one of my favorite acts in town and it sucks when two great shows happen on the same night.

Wednesday, August 20th
- Eagle Winged Palace, Young Animals, One Trick Pony, & Connie Kim @ Tangier
- Classical Geek Theatre Presents The Mae Shi, Yea Big + Kid Static (Chicago, IL), The Fuckin' Kennies, and Pizza! @ Echo Curio (DJ sets by JAX)
- Rachael Cantu & Old Toy Trains @ Tangier
- Anthony Green @ Troubadour (sold-out)
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with: Black Francis, The Blood Arm, Black Gold @ Spaceland
- Le Face, Vapid, B-Lines, Defektors, & Friendly Neighbors @ The Smell
- The Pleasure Kills, The Double Dates, Blue Jungle, & Don Juans @ Mr T's Bowl
- HELL YA! Presents Twilight Sleep, Avi Buffalo, Exitmusic @ The Echo
- The Atma, Venus Illuminato, Olin and The Moon, & Previously On Lost @ The Silver Lake Lounger - Marathon Live presents Electrocute & The Lady Tigra @ 3 Clubs
- Pistol Pistol @ Redwood Bar
- The Spazmatics @ The Scene
- Pizza!, The Mae Shi, Yea Big + Kid Static, & The Fuckin Kennies @ Echo Curio

Speaking of great shows happening the same night... Looks like there's a lot going on Wednesday night. My own favorites being One Trick Pony, Eagle Winged Palace, and Young Animalsat Tangier and Classical Geek Theatre's night with The Mae Shi, The Fuckin' Kennies, and Pizza! at Echo Curio.

Thursday, August 21st
- Lower Heaven, Magic Mirror, & Line and Circle @ Spaceland
- Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club Presents The Sweet Hurt, Reader, & The Hard To Get @ All-Star Lanes
- Io Echo, The Oohlas, & The White Arrows @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Walkmen @ Troubadour
- Respect presents: Demo (Human Imprint, Seattle), Friske, Noface, MC Dre @ Echoplex
- Bob Log III, Scott H Birham, Left Lane Cruiser @ The Echo
- Kissing Tigers, Get Back Loretta, Man Without Wax, The Fling @ The Knitting Factory
- GZA @ The El Rey
- Burlesque-A-Go-Go w/ The Hard Way & Spiders and Snakes @ Mr T's Bowl
- Kid Gloves, Hari Rex, Trevor Giulani, & The Coast @ Tangier
- Pizza!, Weave!, & Bill Gates' Best Friend @ The Smell

If you're a fan of trippy psych rock, you should check out Lower Heaven and Magic Mirror. If you're more up for smart and pretty indie pop, go directly to The Sweet Hurt.

Friday, August 22nd
- Tandemoro, The Hectors, Thailand, & Kissing Cousins (w/ dj set by Radio Free Silver Lake) @ Pehrspace
- Beachwood Sparks, The Tyde, Mia Doi Todd @ Echoplex
- Langhorne Slim @ Spaceland
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Veruca Salt @ The Viper Room
- The Walkmen @ Troubadour
- Magnuson, Siberian Summer Camp, Die Rockers Die @ The Scene
- Presents Movement of the Sun, Happy Dwarf, Sabrosa Purr, Shiloe, & Ojos Rojos @ Mr T's Bowl
- Club Underground @ The Echo
- Expo 70, Late Young, White Breath, & Rainbow Arabia @ The Smell
- Arabian Prince @ Amoeba Music (7PM)

Friday night's line-up at Perhspace is uncommonly strong: Tandemoro, The Hectors, Thailand, and Kissing Cousins. But I'm djing the show, so I am likely teh bias.

Saturday, August 23rd
- Sunset Junction w/ Radars to the Sky, The Happy Hollows, Castledoor, Bodies of Water, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, & more @ Sunset Junction (12PM - 11PM)
- Rock With A Twist featuring The Monolators, Fol Chen, I Make This Sound, & The Voyeurs @ All Star Lanes
- LA Weekly Presents: The Germs, The Mae Shi, Spider Problem @ The Echo
- Club Suicide - Official Sunset Junction Afterparty @ Echoplex
- DJ Mab @ Mr T's Bowl
- Sondre Lerche @ Troubadour
- Elephone & Loquat @ Spaceland
- Young Animals, The Deepsea Goes, Moldar, Black Sheep Wall, & Salt The Pillars @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz
- The Ditty Bops @ Largo
- Powersolo & Champaign Velvet @ Redwood Bar

There's a ridiculous amount of amazing local talent performing at Sunset Junction on Saturday... Radars to the Sky, The Happy Hollows, Castledoor, Bodies of Water, Cold War Kids -- and Broken Social Scene are pretty fucking great, too.

Sunday, August 24
- Sunset Junction w/ The Henry Clay People, Voxhaul Broadcast, Oliver Future, Gram Rabbit, Health, !!!, Black Keys, & more @ Sunset Junction (12PM - 11PM)
- Marvelous Toy and You Me & Iowa @ The Good Hurt
- Aliens, The Animalystics, Dialtone, & Van Gogh's End @ Mr T's Bowl
- Peanut Butter Wolf @ Echoplex
- Sondre Lerche @ Troubadour
- Snow & Voices, Facts About Funerals, & Namoe of the Moon @ Spaceland
- Obi Best (formerly Colorforms), Jogger, & Juliette Commagere @ Tangier
- Radiohead @ The Hollywood Bowl

The Henry Clay People play early at Sunset Junction on Sunday, while Black Keys go on late. (And there's still one act to be announced for the early evening.)

Though if you end up out on the west side on that night instead, go see Marvelous Toy and You Me & Iowa at Good Hurt.

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


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