Monday, September 15, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "Men Will Come From The Shadows...")

That's incredible. Believe it or not. Those amazing animals. In a clear display of presentation overkill, there are four shows marked as "Radio Free Silver Lake Presents" in the course of the next two weeks.

What the fuck does that really mean, anyway?

Most of the time, it's just about trying to help promote events from bands we really like and want more people to pay attention to -- like Marvelous Toy, The Western States Motel, and Death to Anders. The groups do all the work setting up the shows with the venues and what not.

Then there's the monthly Let's Independent! event at Boardner's, which we organize and would probably run the risk of over-promoting if all the money from the door didn't go directly to the bands... (So it's not shilling, just enthusiasm for the acts.)

Whatever, right? Who cares? Just didn't want anyone to think we were trying to make a buck off of anyone or anything.

Here's what the week is looking like in music in LA:

Monday, September 15
- Radio Free Silver Lake Presents: Death To Anders' Residency w/ The Transmissions, Radars to the Sky, and The Monolators @ The Echo (FREE)
- Alex and Sam @ Tangier
- Eternal Tapestry, US Girls, Warm Climate, & Fantastic Ego @ Echo Curio
- Dios (Malos), Residual Echoes, Toys That Kill, Wet Cassette @ Spaceland
- Aesop Rock @ The Troubadour
- Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar
- Sean Carnage Presents Human Host, Gabbertree, John Thill, & Michael Vidal (Abe Vigoda) @ Pehrspace
- New Maximum Donkey, Daniel Brummel, & Bad Dudes @ Mr T's Bowl
- IAMX w/ Miss Derringer @ The El Rey
- Dios (Malos), Residual Echoes, Toys That Kill, Wet Cassette @ Spaceland (FREE)
- My Imaginary Friends, Northstar Session, & Wells of Rickett @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)

Tonight at The Echo, four great acts -- Death To Anders, The Transmissions, Radars to the Sky, and The Monolators -- perform for free. That's like fun with quad damage added.

Tuesday, September 16
- Radio Free Silver Lake's Let's Independent! w/ Tenlons Fort, Manhattan Murder Mystery, & The Poor Excuses @ Boardner's of Hollywood
- The Fratellis @ The Wiltern
- DeVotchKa @ The El Rey
- Evangenitals @ Mr T's Bowl
- Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, & Ty Segall @ The Smell
- Billy Idol @ House of Blues
- John Lajoie @ Largo
- Resident Hero @ The Troubadour
- Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, Dead Rock West, Mike Stinson @ Spaceland
- Tiff Randol and Mikki James, So Many Wizards, & Intricate Machines @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Cava @ Amoeba Music (7pm)
- Electrocute @ The Viper Room
- HELL YA! Presents: David Smallen @ The Echo
- Stereophonics @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Franklin for Short, Marcus Very Ordinary, & Correatown @ Tangier
- thenewno2, Army Navy, The Hatch, & Jupiter Rising @ The Key Club

To get details and to hear tracks from all three bands playing our Let's Independent! event on Tuesday night, go right here. Also? $3 Dewar's drink specials all night.

Wednesday, September 17
- Princeton w/ Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ Vermont House
- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Spiritualized, & Cat Power @ Hollywood Bowl
- Tweak Bird Record Release Show w/ Pterodacdudes & Phillip Larue @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- MGMT @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Carney @ The Troubadour
- Nico Vega @ The Viper Room
- Dub Club w/ Joey Altruda @ Echoplex
- Delirium @ The El Rey
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with: Pop Levi, The Art (From Australia, formerly The Follow) @ Spaceland
- Am, No Paws (No Lions), Origami Ghosts, Falsetto Teeth, & Big Bang Television @ Mr T's Bowl
- Tally Hall @ Largo
- Olin and The Moon, All Spots to Black, & Maxim Ludwig and The Santa Fe Seven @ Tangier (Lounge - FREE)
- Aaron (Amnion) Embry and Friends, Edward Sharpe, & Lovely Syndrome @ Tangier (Restaurant - FREE) - Whispering Pines, Hand, & Sign of the Fox @ 3 of Clubs
- Vampire Weekend @ The Wiltern

If the fact that Amnion's Aaron Embry is playing at Tangier on Wednesday night didn't already grab you (and it should), maybe that The Deadly Syndrome are performing acoustic (under an assumed name) will.

Thursday, September 18
- Traditionist, An Angle, His Orchestra, & The Mumlers @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Lion of Panjshir, Infantree, & Lots of Love @ Tangier
- Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Black Diamond Heavies @ The Echo
- respect @ Echoplex
- Mandi Perkins @ The Troubadour
- Hundreds and Thousands, Prohylaxis, Pulse Out, & Random Patterns @ Mr T's Bowl
- Foals @ The El Rey
- Very Special Guests, These Arms Are Snakes, sBACH (Spencer Seim from Hella) @ Spaceland
- KCRW Presents Teddy Thompson @ Largo
- Lenka @ The Hotel Cafe
- Tokyo Police Club, We Barbarians, & The Whigs @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Vampire Weekend @ The Wiltern

Anyone have any good recommendations for Thursday night?

Friday, September 19
- LA Underground & Radio Free Silver Lake Present The Joint CD Release Event for Marvelous Toy & Divisadero w/ One Trick Pony @ Pehrspace
- Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson @ Amoeba Music (7pm)
- Castledoor @ Lyric Hyperion Theatre
- Man Man & Crystal Antlers @ Echoplex
- Milk:Blood, No Paws (No Lions), Hey Buddy and The Pals, & I.E. @ The Smell
- Sam Powell, Go Betty Go, Nathan Nice, Warlords of Thunder and lightning, Gentlemen Scoundrels, & Sarah Melson @ Mr T's Bowl
- Digable Planets @ The El Rey
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Jeff Hanson & Krist Krueger @ Spaceland
- Bats in the Belfy & more @ L'Keg Gallery
- The Wedding Present & Earlimart @ The Troubadour

Friday night is the dual cd release party for both Marvelous Toy (who I really enjoy) and Divisadero (who I've been meaning to see for forever) at Pehrspace. One Trick Pony are also playing the night and it's probably the best venue to see them perform.

And I know a lot of music aficionados love them some hell out of The Wedding Present, which is how I feel about Earlimart (they made two of my favorite albums in the last few years). Whichever way you fall, it should be a good show at The Troubadour on Friday night.

It would also be great to see Crystal Antlers.

Saturday, September 20
- Lobster Festival w/ The Henry Clay People, Oliver Future, Robert Francis, Weather Underground, & more @ The Port of Los Angeles
- Throw Rag & Lower Class Brats, Roger Miret and the Disasters, The Heart Attacks and Viva Hats @ Crash Mansion
- Los Dukes presents: Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls, Look Mexico, Frank Turner @ The Echo
- The Meemies & The Californian @ Pehrspace
- 8mm @ The Roxy
- Siri Dyal Band @ The Troubadour
- The Heavenly States, Audrye Sessions, What Laura Says Thinks and Feels @ Spaceland
- Barr, Hawnay Troof, Protectme, & Crocodiles @ The Smell
- KCRW presents: Liam Finn, The Veils, Karin Tatoyan @ Echoplex
- Charts and Maps, Danger Bees, Jeff Ramuno and The Gunslingers, push/play, & more @ Mr T's Bowl
- Beck, Spoon, & MGMT @ The Hollywood Bowl

That Hollywood Bowl line-up seems like it would contain entertainment.

Sunday, September 21

- Lobster Festival w/ The Monoloators & more @ The Port of Los Angeles
- Learning Music, One Trick Pony, The Sweet Hurt, & The Ear The Eye and The Arm @ Tangier
- Grand Ole Echo & Echo Present: I See Hawks in LA @ The Echo (early)
- Hot Chip @ The Wiltern
- Crooked Cowboy & The Fresh Water Indians Orchestra @ Echoplex
- KCRW Presents Bill Frisell & Greg Leisz @ Largo
- Slings, Old War Shirt, The World Record, Patrick Thomas @ Spaceland
- Rats & The Willow Babies @ The Smell
- Man Miracle, Electric Russia, Dirt Dress, The Health Club, & Blind Like Sam @ Mr T's Bowl
- My Morning Jacket @ The Greek

Been meaning to check out Learning Music, which is a mix of musicians from a number of good local acts. One Trick Pony and The Sweet Hurt join them for their residency at Tangier this Sunday.

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


Blogger Sammoner said...

The place to be on Thursday is the Mandi Perkins show! Mandi is not your typical female artist, she and her band put on an amazing rock show.

Also on the bill is Pedestrian, a very cool radioheadesq type of band which is made up of LA's best session musicians.

Trust me ... check this show out!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Sammoner said...

The place to be on Thursday is the Mandi Perkins show! Mandi is not your typical female artist, she and her band put on an amazing rock show.

Also on the bill is Pedestrian, a very cool radioheadesq type of band which is made up of LA's best session musicians.

Trust me ... check this show out!

12:30 AM  
Blogger tien. said...

Thursday --- hm, this is very dependent on who the special guests are. Any ideas, anyone?

10:29 AM  

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