Monday, January 26, 2009

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "You Tried to Live the Monumental Life...")

I've had Willie Nelson's nonsense song Shotgun Willie stuck in my head since I heard it in the opening to the new season of Lost last week... I don't think I'd heard it since I was wee and absolutely nothing else will dislodge it.



Monday, January 26
- Olin and The Moon, Damn Sons, Evan Way, & Taylor Goldsmith @ The Silver Lake Lounge (FREE)
- Monday Night Residency w/ Rocco Deluca, Marvelous Toy, The Petrojvic Blasting Co., Pawnshop Kings @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Monday Night Residency - Robert Francis, Magic Bullets, Peter & the Wolf, Anni Rossi @ The Echo (FREE)
- Sean Carnage & Folktale Records present… The “Sun, Smog, and Hate” Phoenix/L.A. new music comp. release party w/ Whitman, John Thill, Voice on Tape, Clark 8, Foot Ox, & Bri White @ Pehrspace
- THE ROOFTOP VIGILANTES + DOUGLAS ARMOUR + THE FARAWAY PLACES + PHAROAHS @ Echo Curio

DECISION:
It's the last free residency night of the month. Who have you missed? Are you alright with that? Some of the more noteworthy supporting acts are Evan Way from The Parson Redheads, Peter & The Wolf, and Marvelous Toy.

Tuesday, January 27
- The Rhone Occupation, Ballerina Black, & Satellite Crush @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- ISGOODMUSIC Presents The Voyeurs CD Release Party w/ The Monolators, Les Blanks, & Go West Young Man @ The Echo
- AZALIA SNAIL BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA with such guests as FEATHERBEARD + members of the PICKUP STICKS + PUPPIES AND KITTENS + THE SUPREME DICKS + much more @ Echo Curio
- The Honorary Titles @ The Hotel Cafe
- Sara Lov (of Devics), Hands, BRAM, & Yearbook Pictures @ Spaceland
- Mike Stinson & Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar
- Puppy Dog, Rooftop Vigilantes, 4 Da Kidz, & The Widow Babies @ The Smell
- Check One Twosday w/ IO Echo, Zaza, Jjamz @ Echoplex

DECISION:
The Voyeurs CD Release Party with The Monolators, Les Blanks, and Go West Young Man seems pretty worth checking out. I haven't seen three out of the four bands before and have meant to. (I also like The Rhone Occupation, who are over at The Silver Lake Lounge.)

Wednesday, January 28
- French Semester CD Release Party w/ Moving Picture Show, Tigers Can Bite You, & Divisadero @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Indie 103 presents CLUB NME w/Benji Hughes, Vincent and Mr. Green, & Other Lives @ Spaceland
- Low End Theory @ The Airliner
- Dub Club @ The Echoplex
- Brian Wilson @ The Wiltern
- Skull and Phones feat. Imarobot, Ringside, & Crash Kings @ The Roxy
- Swordfight, Torches in Trees, & Max and The Marginalized @ Mr T's Bowl
- LOVERS + RACHEL CANTU + THE CARTOGRAPHERS (curated by NICKI of the BLACK KITES) @ Echo Curio
- NO CULTURE with Resident DJs Guns N Bombs, Goddollars @ The Echo
- The Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims), The A.M. @ The Echo
- His Orchestra, Superhumanoids, Manhattan Murder Mystery, & Ethan Gold @ Bordello
- Amy Ray @ The Troubadour
- Big Search & John Webster Johns @ 3 Clubs

DECISION:
As mentioned in last Friday's interview, The French Semester are having a CD release party for their new album Good Friends Only I Could See with Tigers Can Bite You, Divisadero, and Moving Picture Show at The Silver Lake Lounge. Both that show and Benji Hughes at Spaceland should contain much entertainment.

Thursday, January 29
- Valerie DJ Collective (France) w/ Anoraak, College, Keen House. & Lexicondon @ Echoplex
- Respect @ The Echo
- Amber Jean’s Birthday Beatles tribute bash w/ The Baja Bugs, The Wallbirds, DJ Dia @ Spaceland
- Nickel Eye feat Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Low vs. Diamond, Nickel Eye, & The Shys @ The Troubadour
- Heart of Gold, Hippie Cream, Falsetto Teeth, & Out of Town @ Mr T's Bowl
- Jonneine Zapata, The Vacation, & The Paul Chesne Band @ The Kibitz Room
- Lelia Broussard @ The Hotel Cafe
- Country Tea, Cave Country, Tommy Santee Klaws, Bret Jensens Death Valley Jubilee @ The Hyperion Tavern
- Wake Up Lucid, The May Fire, & Divisible @ The Silver Lake Lounge

DECISION:
I'm kind of charmed by The Hyperion Tavern because it reminds me of what it might be like if you opened up a bar in my living room and started putting on shows.

Friday, January 30
- Eleni Mandell & Theresa Anderson @ The Hotel Cafe
- Pam Shaffer & The Victorian @ Pehrspace
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- NASA Space Universe, Okie Dokie, God Equals Genocide, Sheeep, & Teen Beer @ The Smell
- Infinity (Journey cover band) & Lovelikefire @ Spaceland
- Thriving Ivory, Barcelona, & The Record Life @ The Troubadour
- The Highbinders, Siberian Summer Camp, The Big Booty Party, The Fabulous Miss Wendy, & That Noise @ Mr T's Bowl
- MOOEY MOOBAU + VIDEO + CRATER FARMER + DORIAN WOOD @ Echo Curio
- Echo, Club Underground & HTDJs present LADY SOVEREIGN @ The Echo

DECISION:
People keep saying you have to see Theresa Anderson live...

Saturday, January 31
- The Hungry Beat Dance Party @ Pehrspace
- The Black Heart Procession, The Mumlers, & Warpaint @ Spaceland
- Three Bad Jacks @ The Troubadour
- Adele @ The Wiltern
- Katy Perry @ The Wiltern
- Babyland Record Release Show w/ Former Ghosts @ The Smell
- Funky Sole @ The Echo

DECISION:
I'm not a dancer. I'm so stiff I can barely walk sometimes and the only dance I can carry off with any degree of confidence is a robot from the future who has come back to destroy the past. But if I did cut a rug, it would likely be at The Hungry Beat because Marion has great taste in indie pop and other kinds of rug-cutting music.

Sunday, February 1
- Radio Free Silver Lake Presents Rock Against HD - A Benefit for The Huntington's Disease Society of America w/ Radars to the Sky, Fol Chen, & Light FM @ Spaceland
- Calvin Johnson, Sharon Cheslow, Devon Williams, & Sam McPheeters spoken word @ The Smell
- Part Time Punks: The Cure Tribute Night @ The Echo
- Part Time Punks & Dub Lab present: Arthur Russell Documentary

DECISION:
Did you know that Sunday is the Super Bowl? Yeah, I guess you got kicked out of your home town for not being into sports, too. Either way, here's what you're doing on Sunday night after The Game: Going to Spaceland for the Rock Against HD benefit show and seeing some of the best live acts in town -- Fol Chen, Light FM, and Radars to the Sky -- while contributing to a good cause.



For more details on the event (and to hear MP3s for all three groups), go right here.

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

1 Comments:

Blogger Diana S. said...

aw crap, i should've checked this before i decided what to do tonight, Peter & The Wolf were in town???

also (shameless self promotion) i'm going to be the guest guitarist for Pam Shaffer's show at Pehrspace this Friday night! should be fun.

- Diana (Automatic Drawing)

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