Monday, October 20, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "Things That Ike Turner Would Say...")

Things didn't go quite as planned last Saturday night at Mr T's Bowl. The Spires had reportedly planned on playing with their niece, who wasn't 21, so couldn't get in and drove back to Ventura. Angela Correa, likewise, had to cancel. And touring New Zealand act The Ruby Suns never made it.

Fill-in acts (including the often great Jack Wilson Jr.) scrambled in, headliners Franklin for Short were in fact there, and Walk, who some might describe as "an awkward yet lovable offspring of Radiohead and Weezer," were kind of fantastic.

Whatever the relative scheduling chaos, it was a fun night with some nice surprises.

Monday, October 20th
- Rademacher, Le Switch, All Smiles, & The Henry Clay People @ The Echo (FREE)
- Pinback, Mr. Tube & The Flying Objects @ Echoplex
- Manhattan Murder Mystery, Seasons, Family Tree Analog, & Panic Movement @ Mr T’s Bowl (FREE)
- Brandon Intelligator, Samuel Markus, & James Bowers @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar
- Locksley @ The Troubadour
- Kenan Bell, Distortion Felix, Southern Oracle, Not In The House @ Spaceland
- Sean Carnage Presents TOTALLY MAG! MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY!!! w/ Juiceboxxx, I.E., Tik///tik, Oscillator, Smoke Crack, Whitman, Wonder Wheel, & Band of Outsiders @ Pehrspace
- Girl in a Coma @ Amoeba Music (7PM)

This week's FREE residency shows with Rademacher at The Echo and Manhattan Murder Mystery at Mr T's Bowl look like a lot of fun. I'm also a big fan of Pinback, who I caught at my favorite venue in hometown Chicago a few years ago.

Tuesday, October 21st
- Radio Free Silver Lake Presents Let's Independent!: Tigers Can Bite You & Light FM's dual CD release event w/ The French Semester @ Boardner's of Hollywood
- Monster, Mynameisguy, & Satellite Crush @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Mammatus, Wildildlife, Magic Lanterns @ The Echo
- Harper Simon, Haley Bonar, & Daniel Martin Moore @ Tangier
- Obama Benefit @ Spaceland
- The - Lance Romance, The Cobra Lilies, International Espionage, & The Virgin Rosemary @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Petty Cash (tribute to Tom Petty & Johnny Cash) w/ special guests @ The Key Club
- Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, The Like, & All Smiles @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Whispertown 2000 @ Amoeba Music (7PM)

Holy shit. Stop me if you've heard this before, but we're presenting a special dual cd release event for local indie pop favorites Tigers Can Bite You and Light FM, who have cds coming out on New and Used Records and Devil in the Woods. The also-quite-rad group The French Semester co-headline the bill.

It's a $6 door with all the money going directly to the bands, 21+, starts at nine, and there will be Dewar's drink specials going all evening. More details (and MP3s) right here.

Wednesday, October 22nd
- Marathon Presents John Webster Johns + Nite Jewel @ 3 of Clubs
- Obedient Waves, Pizza!, Spider Problem, & Stab City @ Bordello (FREE)
- LOW END THEORY (Take + Blackmonk + More) @ The Airliner
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with: Robyn (acoustic) @ Spaceland
- Dr Mint, PLOTZ!, Jbts, Lun is Honey, Kid Infinity, & White and the Writing @ Mr T's Bowl
- Juliette Commagere, Spain, & Combover @ Tangier
- Neighborhood Bullys, Dogweed, Boweevil @ The Echo
- VNV Nation with Glis @ The El Rey
- The Felice Brothers @ The Troubadour
- Golden Ratio & Beware of Safety @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Dead Ponies @ Redwood Bar
- Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, The Like, & All Smiles @ The Henry Fonda Music Box

There are a few local bands I've been meaning to check out at Bordello on Wednesday night. (Note: This show was planned for Safari Sam's, which reportedly has been closed down.)

Thursday, October 23rd
- Flaming Fire & Starlite Desperation @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Stereolab, Mondade, & Richard Swift @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Helen Stellar, Seaspin, Shirley Rolls @ The Echo
- Human Giant @ Largo (Coronet)
- Bayside @ The Troubadour
- Rose Hill Drive, Colour Revolt, His Orchestra @ Spaceland
- Sunburned Hand of the Man, Franklin's Mint, Peter Kolvos, & Moment Trigger @ The Smell
- Tremellow, Crash Holiday, Pocket Rockets, & Performance #1 @ Mr T's Bowl
- Taj Mahal @ The House of Blues
- Dick and Jane, Dave Gleason, Mike Stinson, The Burlington Family @ The Hyperion Tavern
- People Under the Stairs @ Amoeba Music (7PM)

Anyone have any recommendations for Thursday night? Could be cool to see some of the country acoustic acts at the tiny/intimate Hyperion Tavern.

Friday, October 24th
- Molino record release w/ Suki Ewers & Movement of the Sun @ Pehrspace
- Girl Talk @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Jon Brion @ Largo (Coronet)
- Presidents of the United States of America @ The Troubadour
- Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darkness, Anavan, Captain Ahab, & Kyle H. Mabson @ The Smell
- SOS Presents - The Shakes, The Glossines @ Redwood Bar
- Foreigner @ The House of Blues
- The Acorn, The Shaky Hands, Ohbijou @ Spaceland
- Miracle Dolls, Pussy Cow, Adam Marsland, The Changos, & The Invisible Hamans @ Mr T's Bowl
- Club Underground presents: Love Grenades, Jean Paul Yamamoto @ The Echo

There are a few good acts playing the also tiny/intimate Echo Curio on Friday night. Bring your own beer (and earplugs).

Saturday, October 25th
- Squaregirls Present Hungry Beat Dance Party @ Pehrspace
- SMOG Sessions @ The Echo
- The Mountain Goats & Kaki King @ The Troubadour
- Sarah Silverman @ Largo (Coronet)
- Chris Cornell & Timbaland @ The House of Blues
- Deadbolt, Speedbuggy, The Deep Eynde, & Naked Twister @ Redwood Bar
- Girl Talk @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- USA is a Monster, Foot Village, Iron Mtn, & Residual Echoes @ The Smell
- Fi 8 Slo-Mo, Prima Donna, The Beat Killers, The Kill Devils, & more @ Mr T's Bowl
- The Monolators' DON’T DANCE record release w/ You, Me and Iowa, Summer Darling, Correatown @ Spaceland

OMGx3. How did I miss mentioning The Monolators cd release show before? I've been listening to their new release a lot recently and declare it ossum!

Sunday, October 26th
- Stan (Wall of Voodoo) Ridgway @ The House of Blues
- Grand Ol Echo @ Echoplex (early)
- Part Time Punks @ Echoplex (late)
- Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland
- The Mountain Goats & Kaki King @ The Troubadour
- O Paon, Guy Blackman, Katy Davidson, & Friendship Hurricane @ The Smell
- Human Eye, Static Static, Alien Sound Tracks @ Redwood Bar
- The Dave Brubeck Quartet @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Death Set @ The Echo
- Rachael Cantu, Gardening Not Architecture, & Jennifer Furches @ Tangier

When do you get a better excuse to post an old video from The Rumble Fish soundtrack? S. E. Hinton FTW!

Also, I love The Mountain Goats recorded, but live didn't do it for me the one time I saw them play. I hear they vary it up every tour, though. Worth trying again since many of their songs are fucking bright and shiny brilliant.

That's it. Please lemme know if I missed anything.


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