Monday, December 12, 2005
Live Music Picks 12/12-12/13
I made it out to Spaceland for a little while last night. I saw a bit of Everybody Else (they're ok, a straight-ahead rock band that I've seen before) but unfortunately missed The Good Listeners. I didn't realize that the Honey Brothers featured one of the stars of HBO's ENTOURAGE. The valet lot was full, lots of really dressed up girls and not that many people really drinking. The music wasn't bad (some Talking Heads-inspired stuff) but the crowd made it tough to take so I can't really fully comment.
Aberdeen City / Groovie Ghoulies / Chixdiggit! / The Colour @ Spaceland [FREE] - For fans of more upbeat music. This is my choice if you're up for hearing some free bands and drinking some cheap PBR. Chixdiggit! and Groovie Ghoulies are punk-pop bands (Descendents and Ramones-esque respectively). Aberdeen City is a pretty good indie rock band from Boston influenced by Radiohead and U2. The Colour is Spaceland's December residents. They sound kind of boring.
Download Aberdeen City's "In Combat"
The Grabs / Gliss / Cold War Kids @ Silverlake Lounge [FREE] - For the local music scenesters. The Grabs feature Eleni Mandell on vocals, the bass player from Blondie and the guitar player from W.A.C.O. Gliss plays dreamy rock and has toured with Billy Corgan and BRMC in Europe. Cold War Kids are playing the Monday night residency in December.
Download Cold War Kids' "The Soloist in the Living Room"
Lion Fever @ the Echo [FREE] - For people with a high tolerance for annoying/gothish music. Listen for yourself. They're signed to Dim Mak records and they're the free Monday night residency in December.
Emmylou Haris @ Walt Disney Concert Hall [$26-66] - For fans of Christmas music. I love Emmylou Harris and it's pretty wild sitting in the Disney Concert Hall but I'm too cheap to go. Let me know how it is.
Lucinda Williams / Son Volt @ the Roxy [$22.50] - For alternative country fans. This lineup is just too weird. Phantom Planet and Marjorie Fair are also on it. I think Lucinda is great, but I can't deal with the Strip and all the other bands. Apparently she's also palying at the House of Blues tonight. She gets around.
The Shore / Innaway / Marjorie Fair @ Silverlake Lounge [$10] - For the regular rock fans. Three local bands...the Shore were on Maverick but they're looking for a new deal. Innaway is hot off a tour with Echo & the Bunnymen. Marjorie Fair is on the Decembrists' label, Capitol Records.
Download Innaway's "You Know Everytime"
Charlie Haden @ the Echo [$25-27] - For the jazz fans.