Friday, July 28, 2006
Weekend Music Options
I watched the new Luna documentary last night on DVD. If you're a Luna fan, then you'll definitely enjoy it. If you're a young kid who thinks you'll be a big star if you get signed to a major label and sell 100k records, then it might be eye opening.
I'll probably check out El Cid tonight and then swing by Spaceland on my home. Both are different, but very solid lineups. Spaceland has a good lineup tomorrow night too.
Mike Therieau / Kings and Queens of Jackson Street / Kip Boardman @ El Cid ($8) – This is the local album release party for San Francisco’s Mike Therieau. He’s kinda like a country soul singer/1970s singer-songwriter. Kings and Queens of Jackson Street includes Jason Moore, Mike Stinson and Josh Schwartz (Beachwood Sparks, Further). Kip Boardman also kinda sounds like a 1970's singer-songwriter.
The Avengers / Mika Miko / The Checkers @ Spaceland ($12) - Three female fronted punk rock bands. The Avengers are original 1970's style. Mika Miko is a local band celebrating the release of their new album on Kill Rock Stars (1990's style). The Checkers have a 1980's punk style.
Brightblack Morning Light @ Troubadour ($12) - I've listened to their new album a few times. It's pretty good but very mellow (like an even more stoned Spiritualized without the gigantic recording budget). If you miss this show they'll be opening for Mojave 3 at McCabe's in October.
The Velvet Teen / Division Day @ Knitting Factory ($10) – In the front room.
The Bird & the Bee / Pop Levi @ Tangier ($10) - The Bird & the Bee is Inara George and Greg Kurstin. Pop Levi used to be in Ladytron.
The Coup @ Knitting Factory ($12)
Steve Wynn @ McCabe’s - Speaking of Luna, Steve Wynn was in Dream Syndicate (who Luna covered). They had a handful of great songs.
Irving / Say Hi To Your Mom @ the Echo 4:00PM ($8) - It's an early barbeque show. Irving has been playing a lot lately.
David Pajo / Dirty on Purpose @ Spaceland ($8) - David Pajo was in Slint. That should be enough to get you out to the show. I saw him perform at the Elliott Smith tribute show and he was surprisingly compelling alone. Brooklyn's Dirty on Purpose just put out a new record. I like it. It reminds me (and a lot of other people) of Yo La Tengo.
Mika Miko @ the Smell ($5) - If you miss them at Spaceland on Saturday.
Sparta @ the Troubadour (Sold Out)
Darker My Love / Midnight Movies / The Antarticans @ Little Radio - Quality local music.
Hello Astronaut, Goodbye Television @ the Echo (Free) - Does it seem like most of the people attending Part Time Punks sit on the back patio and totally ignore the bands?