Monday, October 23, 2006

The Monday Show Lowdown (Or “Shock And Awwwww…..”)

Hi. So, tomorrow night is the second of our monthly Let’s Independent! events at Boardner’s and we’re all really excited about it. Last time, it was an amazingly fun crowd and The Movies, Great Northern, and The Western States Motel were all fantastic.

This time, the line-up is equally strong with Division Day, one of our favorite local acts who recently signed to Mercy Records and are soon off to take New York at CMJ, the ever-effusive Happy Hollows (who are basically the band that invented fun), and your favorite new electro pop act Thailand.

Please come early so you can make sure to see Thailand play. (Have you listened to the demo tracks on their myspace page?!) Doors open at 8:30.

For more details and to hear tracks from all three bands, go here. I hope you can make it!

Here’s a look at some other show highlights this week:

Tonight is about tough choices. There’s Yo La Tengo at The Henry Fonda, Aaron Espinoza from Earlimart is playing a solo show at The Silver Lake Lounge along with The Parson Redheads, Frankl, and Meeting Places, The Secret Machines are at The Avalon, Rocket has a free show at Spaceland, and Kind Hearts & Coronets, The Winter Flowers, I Make This Sound, and Entrance are also fo' frees at The Echo.

Besides the show at Boardner’s on Tuesday, there’s also Bonnie “Prince” Billie and Dark Hand and Lamplight at The Smell, Ragsy and The Charles Shaw Proect at The Derby, The Deadly Syndrome at Cinespace, The Secret Machines at The Avalon, Say Hi To Your Mom at Spaceland, Juana Molina at The Echo, and Pop Levi, Capitol Years, National Eye, and Earl Greyhound at The Silver Lake Lounge.

On Wednesday, The Twilight Singers play The House of Blues, Bonnie “Prince” Billie and Dark Hand and Lamplight head to the Malibu Performing Arts Center, The Thermals and Cursive perform at The Troubadour, and The Kooks and Capitol Years appear at Spaceland.

On Thursday, Tandemoro play at Three of Clubs, while Matt Pond PA and Micah P Hinson at Spaceland.

This Friday sees Tricky at The Henry Fonda, Mellowdrone at Spaceland, Benji Hughes at El Cid, The Bird and The Bee at The Silver Lake Lounge, and Alias & Tarsier at The Echo.

And on Saturday, The Sword play The Avalon, while Forward Russia! perform at Spaceland.

In Related News:
- Austin-based Explosions in the Sky have announced that they’ve finished their new album and are coming to play LA on November 14th at The El Rey Theatre.
- Big congratulations to RFSL contributor Gabe Burger and his wife Jaime, who had twins last weekend … Violet Marie and Ezekiel Jerome. (I’m only posting one pic because they look exactly the same. Ha.)
- Local indie electronica artist Paul Avion just released his Pop Music EP, which features studio work by Tanya Haden, from the Haden Triplets and The Silversun Pickups.
- The following bands have recently announced shows for here in LA: Irving, Citizens Here And Abroad, Two Sheds, Let’s Go Sailing, The Deadly Syndrome, The Movies, The Happy Hollows, Ragsy, Rocket, The Capitol Years, Mellowdrone, Kind Hearts & Coronets, Benji Hughes, The Winter Flowers, Entrance, The Charles Shaw Project, Airborne Toxic Event, Racetrack Babies, The Cops, Dead Ponies, The Karabal Nightlife, The Mezzanine Owls, The Beauty Shop, Meeting Places, Bedroom Walls, Thailand, Wonderground, I Make This Sound, and Strange Rebel Frequency. (Check out the right hand column for dates and venues.)


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