Monday, November 03, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "In The Suitcase On The Left, You'll Find My Favorite Axe...")

Man, Saturday night at Spaceland with The Parson Redheads, The Spires, Willoughby, and The Sweet Hurt had one of the most perfect line-ups of any local show this year.

Would have loved to have been there, but these things tend to always get announced right after you make plans to be out of town, eh? Hope you made it. The Spires, in particular, routinely blow my mind and always surprise with a different set.

If anyone out there is looking for recommendations for a residency: The Spires, The Movies, The Savages, Marvelous Toy, One Trick Pony, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, and Buddy would all bring me in, at least, every single week. (And I promise to drink A LOT...)

Anyway, here's what this week is looking like in local musics:

Monday, November 3
- The Western States Motel, Wrong Way Driver, Marching Band (From Sweden), 13th Hole (from France) @ Spaceland
- Parts & Labor, Gowns, & Terrors @ The Smell
- Sean Carnage Presents The Monolators, Pizza!, Kyle H Mabson, & Zombelle @ Pehrspace
- His Orchestra, Cracked Out, Mother Mother, & February Fifths @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Mando Diao & We Barbarians @ The Troubadour
- Lykke Li @ The El Rey
- Black Party Politics, The Big Booty Party, Joe K’s Kid, Auto Erotic, & That Noise @ Mr Ts Bowl
- Spinto Band, Frightened Rabbit, Miniature Tigers @ Echoplex
- WEAVE @ The Echo
- Russell Brand @ Largo
- Every Thursday, Combat!, & Luna is Honey @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz

Tough call... Indie pop merchants The Western States for free at Spaceland... The start of The Monolators' residency at Pehrspace where they walk through their musical history... Or the heavy Parts & Labor at The Smell...

Tuesday, November 4
- IM Radio & Obama Phone Bank present: Election Day Party @ The Echo
- Miss Lana Rebel and the Broken Promises, Artichoke, & The Dharma Bums @ Mr Ts Bowl
- Steel Train @ The Troubadour
- Diplo, Abe Vigoda, Telepathe, Blaqstarr @ Echoplex

It's safe to say that on Tuesday night, everyone's going to be drinking, one way or another. The questions are: publicly or at home and out of joy or desperation?

Wednesday, November 5
- Xu Xu Fang, Jon Brion, Exitmusic, Musee Mechanique, Voice On Tape, & Meaghan Smith @ Bordello

- Automatic Drawing, Beastlee, & Last Pop Nation @ MotionLA
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME with: Apes & Androids @ Spaceland
- Liz Pappademas, Run On Sentence, The Boxing Lesson, & Belaire @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- No Use For A Name @ The Troubadour
- The Faint @ The Wiltern
- Evangenitals, Confessions of a Corn Silo, Death to Fresh, & Kid Moxie @ Mr Ts Bowl
- Dub Club presents: Eric "Monty" Morris backed by Allentones, Plus Dub Club DJ’s @ Echoplex
- Musee Mecanique @ Bordello
- Josh Hydeman, snowsuit*, tik///tik, Allen Pyle, & Corey Fogel @ The Smell
- The Ruse/Calamity Magnet/The Jane Doe’s /Lisa Donnelly @ The Roxy on Sunset
- The Royalties, So Many Wizards, Furcast, & Other Lives @ Tangier
- Jeremy Jay + Jonneine Zapata @ 3 of Clubs
- LOW END THEORY @ The Airliner

The somewhat unlikely mixture of psych rock gahds Xu Xu Fang, singer/songwriter Jon Brion, and "other" music group Exitmusic at Bordello sounds like the recipe for a great fucking time on Wednesday night.

Thursday, November 6
- Squaregirls Present The Black Kites, Health Club, Thailand, & Avi Buffalo @ The Scene
- Coheed and Cambria @ Avalon
- Day of the Living Party - Saint Motel, The Ringers, Rumspringa, The Cheat @ The Viper Room
- The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo
- The Happy Hollows EP Release Event w/ The Soft Hands, Die Rockers Die, & Strange Boys @ The Echo
- TV on the Radio @ The Wiltern
- The Deserters @ The Troubadour
- Respect @ The Echoplex
- Filter Presents: West Indian Girl, Casxio, Hearts of Palm UK, Roll The Tanks, DJ TK Disko @ Spaceland
- Fig 8 Slo-Mo, Virginia City Revival, Psychostar, Inazuma, & Vatkin Radio @ Mr Ts Bowl
- Gregory John McIlvaine, Homesick Elephant, Deepakalypse, The Peculiar Pretzelmen @ Hyperion Tavern
- Old Crow Medicine Show @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
- Go West Young Man, Correatown, You Me & Iowa, Davin Givhan, & Kenneth Ishak @ The Silver Lake Lounge

In one corner, it's The Happy Hollows' EP release party at The Echo with Long Beach favorite The Soft Hands. In the other, it's the Squaregirls night at The Scene with a great line-up comprised of The Black Kites, Health Club, Thailand, and Avi Buffalo. Both contain fun...

Friday, November 7
- ISGOODMUSIC.COM Benefit w/ Seasons, Shiloe, Death To Anders, The Transmissions, & Vaudeville (DJ set by Radio Free Silver Lake) @ Mr T's Bowl
- KCSR Presents Castledoor, Xu Xu Fang, & The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra @ USC Fisher Gallery of Art Courtyard (FREE - 7PM)
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Heartless Bastards, The Broken West, Other Lives @ Spaceland
- No Little Kindness, Sleeping Bags, & The Dandelion Council @ Pehrspace
- Dragonforce @ The Palladium
- Club Underground & Echo presents: Apes and Androids @ The Echo
- Brainfeeder event w/ Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killah, Kode 9, Samiyam @ Echoplex
- Coheed and Cambria @ Avalon

At Mr T's Bowl on Friday night, Seasons, Shiloe, Death To Anders, The Transmissions, and Vaudeville are putting on a benefit for ISGOODMUSIC.COM (and both Jon Hershfield and I will be djing).

Also quite worth catching that night is the show out at USC with Castledoor, Xu Xu Fang, and The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra. It's free and open to teh public.

Saturday, November 8
- Moses Campbell, The Widow Babies, Watercolor Paintings, & Voice On Tape @ The Smell
- Dead Meadow, his orchestra, & The Moon Upstairs @ The Troubadour
- Jim Gaffigan @ The Wiltern
- Cinderella Motel, The Crystelles, Sons of Tito, Get Well Cards, & Human Hands @ Mr T’s Bowl
- Jeans Team, Starfucker @ Spaceland
- The Dodo’s @ Echoplex
- Coheed and Cambria @ Avalon

You know, I'm kind of amazed by how great SF's The Dodo's are. I caught them at The Troubadour about a year ago accidentally and would frankly like nothing more than to see them play again.

Sunday, November 9
- Jim Gaffigan @ The Wiltern
- Bobb Bruno, 60 Watt Kid, Halloween Swim Team, Laco$te, & White Leopards @ The Smell
- Spirit Vine, Electric Jellyfish (Australia), Ojos Rojos, Rocking Horse People @ Spaceland
- Onyx @ The Echo
- Surgeon Marta, The Black Watch, Petrol, Candy Apple Red, & Eject @ Mr T's Bowl
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo
- Charlie Wadhams @ Tangier

Last time I saw psyche rock act Spirit Vine play, I guess I got into it and, like, moved to the music or something and then the band commented on it later and I got all embarrassed.

(The morale of the story is that they put on a good live show.)

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


Blogger Bronson said...

honeyhoney album release show at Hotel Cafe on tuesday, dude

5:17 PM  
Blogger the Flying Tourbillon Orchestra said...

Nice Floyd quote sir!

I remember typing the lyrics to that song over and over in my computer class in middle school to get my speed up.

Why are you running awayyyyyyy?

11:34 PM  

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