Monday, November 24, 2008

The Monday Show Down (Or "Field Commander Cohen, He Was Our Most Important Spy...")

Sure, it's Thanksgiving weekend coming up, but there are still a few really good shows going on -- especially on Wednesday night.

Too bad nothing is going on the actual day of since it's always good to have something to sneak off to after the family gathering breaks. (At least, if the tryptophan doesn't make you pass out on the couch... )

Monday, November 24
- The Western States Motel, Marching Band (From Sweden), The Voyeurs, Tigers Can Bite You @ Spaceland (FREE & DJ set by Radio Free Silver Lake)
- WEAVE, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Crooked Cowboy, Fawnhawk @ The Echo (FREE)
- Patton Oswalt @ Largo
- The Decemberists @ The Wiltern
- Jake LaBotz, Joe Buck Yourself w/ Capt. Sean Wheeler @ Redwood Bar
- Sean Carnage Presents The Monolators, Milton Melvin Croissant, Kevin Shields, Ema & the Ghosts, & Icy Demons @ Spaceland
- Lucy Stussy Presents: CANDICE PILLAY, gifMajorz!, Open Mike Eagle, Cherri Mob + more @ The Airliner
- His Orchestra, Japanese Motors, Juliet Piper, & Yellow Red Sparks @ The Silver Lake Lounge

It's the last night of both The Western States Motel residency at Spaceland and The Monolators at Pehrspace. Both should be great fun. Hopefully, you've already been to one of their nights so you don't have to make a tough call here. (BTW: I'm djing between sets at the former.)

Tuesday, November 25
- Red Maids, Killsonic, Dorian Wood, & The Fuckin Kennies @ Mr T’s Bowl
- David Lynch @ Amoeba Music (6:30PM)
- Danger Bees, So Many Wizards, Czech Summer, & Dr. Yes @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Rock and Roll Means Well: the Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers @ The Wiltern
- Gary Jules @ The Hotel Café
- Giant State @ The Troubadour
- Deer Hunter w/ New Times Viking @ The El Rey
- Mike Stinson & Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar
- Echo & Indie 103 present Check One Twosday: Rosebuds, Jonah Ray, Lemon Sun, Dazzler @ Echoplex

Some good bigger shows going on Tuesday night with some talented out-of-towners, but if you're curious about checking out new bands, you might want to try Mike Corwin's latest group Red Maids over at Mr T's Bowl.

Wednesday, November 26
- The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, I Make This Sound, Obi Best, & Princeton @ The Echo
- Dub Club @ Echoplex
- FTW and Filter Magazine present STAB CITY & Paging Beto @ The Redwood Bar
- Evangenitals, We You, & Under The Astbury @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Matthew Sweet @ The El Rey
- Pierce The Veil @ The Troubadour
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with: Circus Minor @ Spaceland
- My Brightest Diamond @ The Hotel Café
- Mevansa, Cue The Moon, & Melanoid @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Low End Theory Thanksgiving Spectacular @ The Airliner
- Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Party - special guests.. @ 3 of Clubs

The line-up at The Echo on Wednesday night -- The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, I Make This Sound, Obi Best, and Princeton -- is both staggering in its radness and FREE.

Friday, November 28
- The Melvins @ The Troubadour
- Security Productions, Kamikaze, Snake Tits, Vatikin Radio, Tijuana Knife Fight, & Master Cylinder @ Mr T’s Bowl

Anyone have any recommendations for Friday night?

Saturday, November 29
- Seasons, Marvelous Toy, Collisions, Downtown Union, Ghost Machinists @ Crane's
- The Hungry Beat Dance Party @ Pehrspace
- Analog + 80’s electro dance club @ The Echo
- M83 @ The Henry Fonda Theatre
- Holly Golightly and the Broke-Offs, Frank Fairfield @ Spaceland
- Harlem, Hunx and His Punx, & Bridez @ The Smell
- Franco Near Death, The DeepSea Goes, & more @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz

French shoegaze act M83 are definitely worth checking out at The Henry Fonda, but again, if you're keeping an ear out for new local groups, Franco Near Death's track Worrywart shows they have promise. And RFSL favorite Marvelous Toy heads up a five act line-up w/ Seasons, Downtown Union, and more over at Crane's Tavern that night, too.

Sunday, November 30
- Surgeon Marta, Hello From Reno, Waterlaso, The Beeters, JR, & All Destroyed Moments @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Azure Ray & Whispertown 2000 @ The Troubadour
- Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland
- demo team,hi, my name is guy,voice on tape,flowers and bulls @ The Scene
- Alex & Sam @ The Hotel Café
- Blitzen Trapper & The Parson Red Heads @ The Echo
- Charlie Wadhams & All Spots To Black @ Tangier

Upbeat and folky, Portland's Blitzen Trapper and LA's The Parson Red Heads go pretty well together...

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


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