Monday, September 29, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "There's A Horse In The Hospital...")

Damn. Why does it seem like everything happens in LA the one weekend when you skip town? Great shows, parties, BBQs, the works... I mean, I know it's good to leave the sheltering, protective bubble that you build up around you on a daily basis and have to deal with the rigors of, I dunno, chain restaurants, weddings, and babies every now and again.

It actually was a great weekend, but I'm kinda sorry to have missed The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra show at Spaceland, Suki Ewers, Old Toy Trains, and Super Karma at The Cocaine, the bbq that The Monolators (who won the vote to play The Detour Festival on Saturday) threw, and Tim from The Movies' (did I hear this right? "going-away?") party.

That's the problem with living in a town with so much going on... Blink and you'll miss something. It's one of those good problems to have, though.

Monday, September 29
- Death To Anders, Fol Chen, Die Rockers Die, Rademacher @ The Echo (FREE)
- Dios (Malos), Devon Williams, Toco/Jomo @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Calexico & The Cave Singers @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Chrissie Hynde & James Walbourne of The Pretenders @ Amoeba Music (6PM)
- Alex and Sam, Liz Pappademas, Falsetto Teeth, & Cassorla @ Tangier
- My Imaginary Friends, The Monthlies, & Burlington Family @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Journey, Cheap Trick, & Heart @ The Greek
- Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar
- Patton Oswalt @ Largo
- Two Ghost Bros, Daniel Brummel, & Archways @ Mr T's Bowl
- Sean Carnage Presents Laco$te, Bearries, Holy Water, Moment Trigger, & Melanie Taylor Vail @ Pehrspace
- Indie 103.1 presents Jamie Lidell & Janelle Monae @ The Avalon

I just want to stress again that if you haven't seen Death To Anders play live in the last year or so, you owe it to yourself to check them out again because they have some frigging excellent material on their latest EP and album. (Listen to Camera Lens, Great Plains States, and Doll right here.)

When they nail it live, and I've seen it, it's amazing... And since tonight is the final night of their FREE residency at The Echo (along with the also well-worth-seeing Rademacher and Fol Chen), chances are it's going to be something pretty special.

Tuesday, September 30
- Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, B Dolan, DJ Paul V @ The Echo
- Evangenitals, Clevis, Hello from Reno, & Confessions of a Corn Silo @ Mr T's Bowl
- thenewno2, The Outline, & Drive A @ The Key Club
- Beach House, Lazarus, Shugo Tokumaru @ Spaceland
- Mr Gnome & Cue The Moon @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Rancid @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Greg Proops @ Largo
- Deathday Party, Silentist, & Thrones @ The Smell
- WAHID (drum and oud duo) + ELROY LEROY @ Echo Curio
- Murs @ Amoeba Music (6:30PM)

Anyone have any recommendations for Tuesday night?

Wednesday, October 1
- Shiloe, Summer Darling, Spirit Vine, & Ojos Rojos (& dj set by RFSL) @ Bordello
- One Trick Pony @ Good Hurt
- My Bloody Valentine @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
- Sloan @ The Troubadour
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with: Pattern Is Movement, The Minor Canon @ Spaceland
- Neil Diamond @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Rancid @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Spindrift, Candy Apple, Rocking Horse @ The Echo
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- Joe Frank @ Largo
- Van Gogh's End, CMG and We Are The Night, & Sound of Noise @ Mr T's Bowl
- Juliette (Hello Stranger) Commagerie & Chris Merritt @ Tangier Lounge
- Aaron (Amnion) Embry and Friends w/ Quazar and The Bamboozled @ Tangier Restaurant (FREE)
- Neva Dinova, McCarthy Trenching, & Whispertown 2000 @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Ringers + Roses On Her Grave @ 3 of Clubs
- KCRW presents Stars & Think About Life @ The Avalon

Lots of good stuff going on this Wednesday night... For my part, I'm guest djing with Kevin Bronson on his Buzz Bands show from 6 - 8 PST on Little Radio. I'm going to try to get some new tracks from local artists for that, so it should be pretty fun. OOP! HAVE TO RESCHEDULE. MAYBE NEXT WEEK...

Then later on, I'm heading over to dj the show that LA Underground is putting on at Bordello with Shiloe, Summer Darling, Ojos Rojos, and Spirit Vine. (By the way, Shiloe will be playing material off their upcoming cd. I really like what I've heard of it.)

Thursday, October 2
- Dina (Space Mtn) Waxman, Good Luck Bear, Chris Jacks (solo), and The Artists @ Hyperion Tavern
- eslie and the Badgers, The Music Lovers, Divisadero, The Meemies @ Spaceland
- Sigur Ros @ The Greek
- My Bloody Valentine @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
- Ben Kweller @ The Troubadour
- Neil Diamond @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Rancid @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Fig 8 Slo-Mo, Inazuma, Media Blitz, Million Kids, Comprehend, & Panic Movement @ Mr T's Bowl
- Kurt Wagoner (Lambchop), Chapin Sisters @ The Echo
- Echo & Grand Ol Echo present: Justin Townes Earle, Sarah Gayle Meech, Whispering Pines @ The Echo
- Hello Dragon, I Make This Sound, Chop Chop @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- James @ The El Rey (sold-out)
- Indie 103.1/CHAOS presents Amon Amarth with Ensiferum, Belphegor, The Absence @ The Avalon
- Darker My Love @ Amoeba Music (7PM)

I mean to finally check out the Hyperion Tavern on Thursday night. I hear it's a good local dive and they have music on Thursdays. This time, they have a solo performance by Dina Waxman, who used to head up Space Mtn, a local indie pop act what I liked.

Friday, October 3
- Indie 103 and Web in Front present: The Henry Clay People (record release party) w/ The Parson Red Heads, Downtown/Union, Le Switch @ Spaceland
- Isgood music & Squaregirls Present Seasons, Queen Kwong, Master Slash Slave, Brutus Gets The Girl, & Beastlee @ Mr T's Bowl
- David Byrne @ The Greek
- No Age, Gun Outfit, Urinals, Nodzzz, & PROTECT ME @ The Smell
- Club Underground presents: Love Grenades @ The Echo
- Irregular Wine Tasting @ Echoplex
- Jon Brion (two sets) @ Largo
- Warpaint @ The Troubadour
- Rancid @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Anavan, Ahab, Voice, & Eustation @ Pehrspace
- Nikka Costa with Pictures and Sound @ The El Rey
- Jessica Fichot & Vagabond Opera @ Tangier
- The Dandy Warhols @ The Wiltern
- Deerhoof, The Happy Hollows, & Okay @ The Avalon

The Henry Clay People have put together quite a solid line-up to celebrate the release of their new album For Cheap Or For Free on Aquarium Drunkard's Autumn Tone Records. And Le Switch and The Parson Redheads? Just the number of people in those two groups will practically fill the venue alone. (Haven't heard Downtown/Union yet, but Mouse from Classical Geek Theatre has written that they contain great.)

Saturday, October 4
- The Eagle Rock Music Festival w/ Earlimart, One Trick Pony, The Parson Redheads, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Radar Brothers, Mika Miko, Crystal Antlers, and more @ downtown Eagle Rock
- Milk: Blood @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz
- The Swell Season w/ Iron & Wine @ The Greek
- Manimal Vinyl presents: Rio en Medio, Voices Voices, Weave!, Exitmusic @ Spaceland
- Oscillating Innards, Lazy Magnet, Emaciator, Pro Bro Gold, & Persimmons Pomegranate @ The Smell
- Rancid @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- A Place To Bury Strangers & In Waves @ The Troubadour
- Free Falling Safe, Chupacobra, Lemon Drop Kick, & The Get Well Cards @ Mr T's Bowl
- The LA Weekly Detour Festival w/ The Monolators, The Mars Volta, Afternoons, Gogol Bordello, Black Lips, Peanut Butter Wolf, Cut Copy, Datarock, The Mae Shi, The Submarines, & more @ downtown LA

Out of the forty bands playing this year's Eagle Rock Music Festival -- which, goddamn, is FREE -- I want to see at least half of them... Seriously. This day is like a personal national holiday to me. More soon.

Sunday, October 5
- Grand Ol Echo @ The Echo (early)
- Part Time Punks presents: Twin Crystals (from Canada) @ The Echo (late)
- Rancid @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Horse Feathers, Travel By Sea @ Spaceland
- Liz Phair @ The Troubadour (sold-out)
- Jackson Browne @ The Orpheum
- Rachael Cantu @ Tangier
Monday, October 6
- Sean Carnage Presents Mincemeat or Tenspeed, Ilo Mar, Team Andrew, & Black Church @ Pehrspace
- Liz Phair @ The Troubadour (sold-out)
- Kenan Bell, Noah and the Whale, Lindi Ortega @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Black Apples @ The Silver Lake Lounge

Again, anyone have anything for this night?

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


Blogger L. Hunter said...

I've also heard of this Hyperion Tavern Thursday event.. That might be a solid plan..

8:15 PM  
Blogger CatCampion said...

I am playing with this sweet motherfolker, Fort King, at Tangier that night. May be able to score some guest list spots for you to give away...

12:18 PM  

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