Monday, March 02, 2009

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "Judas Priest Covering Joan Baez is Both Real and Amazing...")

Went out to Venice last night for the first AC Indie night at The Air-Conditioned Supper Club w/ One Trick Pony, Flashing Red Lights, World Record, and The Parson Redheads and it was a pretty good time. It's a nice venue and the event was well-attended for its debut.

It sounds like a lot of great local acts have inquired about playing it, so we'll hopefully seeing the music scene improve more and more over time out there. (I literally used to live about a mile from that place and it was slim pickings back then...)

Monday, March 2
- Bob Mould @ The Hotel Cafe
- Nico Stai, Eastern Conference Champions, Pop Noir, & Hesta Prynn @ Spaceland
- June Kartel @ The Troubadour
- Sean Carnage Presents The Amazements, Michael Vidal (of Abe Vigoda), & TBA @ Pehrspace
- Yellow Red Sparks, Steelwells @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Garage Comedy Presents Storytime @ El Cid
- Origami Records Night w/ The Hectors, Writer, Summer Darling, The Monolators & DJ Velvet Touch @ The Echo (FREE)

Last time I caught a solo show by former Husker Du frontman Bob Mould, it pretty much knocked me on my ass... It was the loudest acoustic performance I've ever seen w/ lots of greats from his early solo career and a few Husker Du songs.

Rare treat. Don't miss.

Tuesday, March 3
- Laura Gibson, Tom Brosseau, Musee Mecanique @ Spaceland
- Lido Beach @ The Troubadour
- Mass Terror, The Gimps, The Beeters, Maxwell Smart @ Mr T's Bowl
- Les Blanks, Dirt Dress, Shirley Rolls, Hunting Accident @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- JockPit, White Circle Crime Club, Mikki And The Mauses @ The Smell
- Mike Stinson & Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar
- Mock Stars Indie Comedy w/ Bob Odenkirk & more @ Skylight Books
- Check One Twosdays presents Fujiya & Miyagi, Pop Levi, Project Jenny Project Jan @ The Echo

The indie rock line-up at The Silver Lake Lounge looks good on Tuesday night, as does the indie comedy line-up at Skylight Books. (Loved Bob Odenkirk in HBO's Mr. Show.)

Wednesday, March 4
- New and Used Records and Radio Free Silver Lake Present Tigers Can Bite You, So Many Wizards, Fulton Lights @ Bordello
- Death To Anders + Sleepover Disaster + Spider Problem @ 3 of Clubs
- Helmet, Fu Manchu, Year Long Disaster @ House of Blues
- Layabout, DarkHorse @ Mr T's Bowl
- Papa Roach @ The Troubadour
- Club NME w/ Cut Off Your Hands & Princeton @ Spaceland
- Deli Magazine Party w/ Electrocute, AM, Django James, Daniel Ahern, Correatown @ The Roxy
- No Culture w/ Tim Sweeney (Beats in Space), Cosmic Kids, Guns N Bombs, Miss Toats @ The Echo
- The 1921A, The Nocturnes, Pride of Kenya, Downtown/Union @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- M Ward & Delta Spirit @ The Henry Fonda Music Box

We're helping promote the rad smarty rock team-up of Tigers Can Bite You and So Many Wizards on Weds night at Bordello (and playing a mix w/ some great new tracks by local acts like The Californian, WALK, and more).

Thursday, March 5
- Neko Case @ Amoeba Music (FREE - 7PM)
- Jimmy Eat World @ Club Nokia
- The Meka Leka Hi's, The Leeches, Gestapo Khazi, Beer Crisis @ Mr T's Bowl
- Rawlings Machine w/ Gillian Welch @ Largo
- Halloween Swim Team, Mega Wand, Not the Government, Michael Nhat @ The Smell
- Useless Keys, Tsk Tsk, Cobalt Cranes, Dissolver @ Spaceland
- JINX, Sir Robert Waller and The Landed Gentry @ The Hyperion Tavern
- The Romany Rye, We Barbarians, Cheetasaurus, Octopolis @ The Silver Lake Lounge

Check out the new tracks that local rock act The Useless Keys posted on their myspace page... It's promising stuff from folks who were in The Green and Yellow TV, Molecules, and more.

Friday, March 6
- presents Wild Ginger Kitchen, Jason Health and the Greedy Souls, Day of the Outlaw, The Widows, The Middle Class @ Mr T's Bowl
- Moving Units, Rumspringa, All Leather @ The El Rey Theatre
- Robert Francis @ HOME (Silver Lake - FREE)
- Jon Brion @ Largo
- Visa @ The Troubadour
- Oliver Future, Dirty Sweet, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister @ Spaceland
- Carletta Sue Kay, Fauxfoe, Dorian Wood @ Pehrspace
- First Fridays w/ Fool's Gold & BLK JKS @ The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
- Tom Jones @ Club Nokia

You know, I don't know any of the groups playing Friday night's show at Mr T's Bowl, but ISGOODMUSIC's Jon Hershfield has great taste in music. Could be well-worth your time...

Saturday, March 7
- Olin and the Moon @ HOME (Silver Lake - FREE)
- Lambchop, Radar Brothers @ Largo
- Lords of Altamont @ The Redwood Bar
- The Greyboy Allstars @ The Troubadour
- The Raw Power Rangers, The Bloody Brains, The Barbarellatones @ Mr T's Bowl
- AM, Blue Jungle, Health Club, Hello My Name Is Red @ Pehrspace
- Uppercrust, Peachfuzz @ Spaceland
- The Seasons, Republic of Letters @ Echo Curio
- M83 (with Los Angeles Philharmonic) @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Some good local shows going on Friday night, but getting the chance to see French shoegaze outfit M83 playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic is pretty amazing.

Sunday, March 8
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club w/ Arms and Sleepers, Go West Young Man, Walk @ All-Star Lanes
- Part Time Punks w/ The Tartans & Sea Lions @ The Echo
- Brunch Americana w/ Eleven Hundred Springs, Sarah Gayle Meech, Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar
- Pirate Burlesque @ Redwood Bar
- Curumin (w/ special guest Money Mark), Los Pirata @ Spaceland

Think I mentioned it before, but I caught the indie rocking Walk play a few months back randomly and it's definitely made me keep an eye out for other opportunities to see them play again.

Meanwhile, my friend (and upcoming RFSL contributor) Marion would beseech you to see indie pop act The Tartans at Part Time Punks. Try for both!

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


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