As Stanhalen mentioned in the comments, Jenny Lewis put on a great show at Spaceland last night. I've listened to the album a few times and thought it was good, but she really comes alive in person. Her voice sounded great, the Watson Twins harmonize so well and I've always enjoyed listening to Farmer Dave on pedal and lap steel. I heard a few fans cursing the presence of her boyfriend on stage, but that's just cause they're jealous. It was packed and about 150 degrees inside, but I still had a great time.....
Sorry for the lack of hyperlinks. Blogger seems to hate Macs (or else I just need to learn HTML if I'm going to use a Mac).
Radiohead @ the Greek (Sold Out) - Did you get tickets? Anybody go last night? I heard the San Francisco shows were great.
Built to Spill @ Troubadour (Sold out) - Anybody seen any of the shows this week?
Band of Horses @ the Echo (Sold Out) - Their album on Sub Pop is in my top 5 for the first half of the year. They were a little disappointing at King King earlier this year, but I'm really looking forward to the show tonight.
Edan / Nobody / Busdriver @ Spaceland ($12) - For the backpack rappers.
Electric Eel Shock @ Mr. T's Bowl (Free) - These guys crack me up. They're Japanese and play metal with a sense of humor. The drummer usually plays naked with two sticks in each hand. Also on Wednesday at Spaceland.
The Fucking Champs @ the Red Cat ($12) - Part of the Don't Knock the Rock festival. They play instrumental metal.
Built to Spill @ the Troubadour (Sold Out) - I'll be there. They're new album's solid but I'd start with There's Nothing Wrong With Love if you don't own any of their records. "Car" is a great song....
Kinky @ the California Plaza (Free) - Kinky are from Mexico and put on a high energy live show.
Kind Hearts & Coronets @ Spaceland (?)
Redd Kross / Be Your Own Pet @ Red Cat Theatre (Sold out) - Highly anticipated reunion show. If you didn't get tickets they'll also be playing at the Sunset Junction in August. Be Your Own Pet just played the Troubadour on Tuesday. Anybody catch the show?
The Shakes @ Taix (Free)
Very Be Careful / Peanut Butter Wolf ($8)
Midnight Movies @ the Echo (Free) - Very solid local band that hasn't played a show in a while. It's free and will probably be packed. Spaceland's closed.
The Dwarves @ Knitting Factory ($13) - That cover with the midgets, naked women and blood has always stuck with me....
Marky Ramone / The Spores @ Safari Sam's ($20) - The drummer of the Ramones plays the music of the Ramones. The Spores have a new record out this week. They incorporate puppets into the live show.
Qui @ the Scene ($5) - If you enjoy the loud rock'n'roll.
Antarticans @ Mr. T's Bowl ($3) - Mogwai-ish