Excuse my lack of posts. I've been busy and then out of town. Lots of great stuff next week....
Dios (malos) / The Tyde @ Little Radio (Free) 1:00PM – 7:00PM – Two very good local bands. Too bad I’m out of town…..
Sergio Mendes @ Hollywood Bowl ($13-$17) – You can still get the $13-$17 tickets on the benches towards the back. India.Arie, Q-Tip, John Legend and others join the Brazilian legend.
The Temporary Thing @ Spaceland (Free)
Monsters are Waiting / Future Pigeon / Tsar / Hawksley Workman @ Spaceland (Free) – Four stylistically different bands – one with an 80’s influence, one reggae band, one singer-songwriter and a goofy Sunset Strip glam band. Should make for an interesting evening (and a lot of people hiding out at the upstairs bar).
Gliss @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) - The last night of their residency.
Corinne Bailey Ray @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – British singer who’s being billed as the next Norah Jones or Erykah Badu or something.
T.I. @ House of Blues (Sold Out) – Hip hop.
Beck / Jamie Lidell @ the Wiltern (Sold Out) – Beck’s got this new puppet show that’s getting mixed reviews. He’s one of the best live performers out there, so I’ve always gotta check him out… Jamie Lidell’s my favorite new artist to rip on. Will he win me over? Or will I dislike him even more?
Be Your Own Pet / Whirlwind Heat @ Troubadour ($10 adv / $12 dos) – BYOP are youngsters from Nashville who play loud, fun rock’n’roll. The press loves them and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth signed them.
Apollo Sunshine / Minor Canon @ Spaceland ($8)
Diane Cluck @ Tangier ($10)
Built to Spill @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – If you didn’t get tickets for any of the first four sold out shows, they just added a show on July 5th (tickets on sale 6/26 at 2:00PM).
Beck / Jamie Lidell @ the Wiltern (Sold Out)
Cat Power @ John Anson Ford Amphitheatre ($24) – The John Anson is one of the best places in LA to see a show. Unfortunately they just don’t do enough there. Supposedly Chan has gotten herself together and she’s starting to enjoy playing live. I recently saw some weird footage on Youtube of her covering Black Sabbath with the Flaming Lips on Austin City Limits.
Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($53-$85) – I love Emmylou (even stayed in the Emmylou room at the Joshua Tree Inn last weekend), but not so much Knopfler making the tickets a little too steep.
A Labor of Love: Johnny Echols, Michael Stuart, Vince Flaherty @ the Whisky ($30) – This is LA’s benefit show for Arthur Lee. No Robert Plant, Yo La Tengo, Ian Hunter or CYHSY but all for a great cause (one of my favorite musicians ever).
Yotokyo @ Zen – Some good clean indie-pop. Don’t be surprised if you start hearing about these kids soon. I stumbled onto them at Spaceland one night and they’ve got talent.
Bedroom Walls @ Amoeba 7:00PM (Free) – Local dreamy indie pop band.
Radiohead @ Greek Theatre (Sold Out) – Did you manage to get tickets? Me neither.
Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins / Becky Starck (of Lavender Diamond) @ Spaceland ($12) – Nice intimate show. Get your tickets at Sea Level in Echo Park.
Carla Bozulich @ the Echo ($8) – The former Geraldine Fibbers member celebrates her new dark record.
Built to Spill @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Jolie Holland @ Safari Sam’s ($15) – “Folkie balladeer”