I went and saw The Little Ones on Monday night at Spaceland. Their EP is great and they sound great live. This was the first time I really watched them and took in their stage presence. I wonder if they know what they look like when they're playing? Somebody should take a video camera and play it back for them. It's the kind of high energy where you're either really into it, or you think they're the biggest nerds on the planet. Death Cab For Cutie has kinda the same dynamic, but The Little Ones are even more extreme. You should still go see them, but maybe hide behind a tall person if you're averse to watching musicians geek out.
There's not a whole lot happening tonight:
The Remains @ Amoeba 7:30PM (Free) - I really only know this 1960's garage band from their two songs on the Nuggets box set. Good songs. I'm sure the record collectors will be there to check it out. Also tomorrow night at Safari Sam's (but that'll cost you $25).
Too Short @ House of Blues ($27.50) - He had some good tracks back in the late eighties. I haven't thought about him much since.....
Motorcycle Boy @ Spaceland - Apparently they were a big LA band back in the eighties (when I was still in the midwest).
Fleeting Joys / For Those Who Know / The Meeting Places @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) - If you're into shoegazer music check out Austin's For Those Who Know and local guys The Meeting Places. Download For Those Who Know's "Grow Old Together And Die" Download The Meeting Places' "Freeze Our Stairs"