Friday, September 28, 2007

Weekend Live Music Options 9/29/07 - 9/30/07

Yo La Tengo Play the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday Night

Saturday 9/29/07:

Art Opening: Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Michael Sieben, Mike Aho @ Lab 101 Gallery [8530-B Washington Blvd, Culver City] – 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Swerve Festival: Illinois / Snowden / Foreign Born / The Black Angels @ Barnsdall Park (Free with registration) – Early show – 2:00PM to 7:00PM. Solid Indie lineup and it’s free.

Bright Eyes / Yo La Tengo / M. Ward @ Hollywood Bowl ($20-$75) – Pool seats are available at the moment. Those are great seats. I’ve seen Bright Eyes. The warbly voice is a little too much. Yo La Tengo were one of my favorite bands in the mid-90s. I saw them put on some great shows. That last couple of times haven’t been quite as energetic. M. Ward’s a great guitar player. I haven’t dipped into his recorded material much, but he’s talented.

Low @ Troubadour ($18) – Night two of two.

Nudist Priest @ the Echo ($10) – This is the farewell performance of the nude Judas Priest cover band.

The High Society / The Good Listeners / Miranda Lee Richards @ Bordello ($10) – Southern boogie rock.

Brimstone Howl / Beat the Devil @ Spaceland – Brimstone Howl’s a garagey, bluesy, punky band out of Nebraska.

Swerve Festival: Bonde do Role @ Echoplex (free with registration) – Indie dance crowd party hosted by DJ Franki Chan.

Neighborhood Music Festival: Spank Rock / The Faint / Chromeo / Flosstradamus / Har Mar Superstar / Brother Reade / Crystal Castles / DJ Kid Benihana / Mooky Avalon @ Exposition Park in Downtown LA ($40 pre-sale - $80 VIP)

Nocturnal Fest: Chemical Brothers / Paul Van Dyk / Carl Cox / LTJ Bukem @ 836 Francisco Street ($60) – Sounds like a good excuse to do a bunch of E and dance like a prick (if you’re into that sorta thing).

Henry Clay People / Service Group @ the Scene ($8) – I need to see these Henry Clay People. I missed them last night.

Rendezvous Night of Local Indie Music @ La Casa Blue in Higland Park (Free)

The Section Quartet Perform OK Computer @ Largo

Sunday 9/30/07:

Swerve Fest: Thee More Shallows / Oh No! Oh My! / DeVotchKa @ Barnsdall Park (Free with registration) – Early show 1:00PM – 6:00PM. Another solid indie lineup (and it’s free).

Grande Ole Echo: Mike Stinson & Dave Gleason @ the Echo (Free) – 5:00PM – Some good country action.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults / Hearts of Palm UK @ All Star Lanes in Eagle Rock ($5 includes bowling shoe rental) – The last night of LUDGF’s residency. I like their CD, but haven’t made it out yet.

Anavan @ the Smell ($5)

Hello Menno / Henry Clay People / Goldenboy @ Spaceland (Free) – The last night of Hello Menno’s residency. Another chance to see Henry Clay People.

Abbot Kinney Street Festival: Le Switch (10:00 AM) / Dengue Fever (5:20 PM) @ Venice

Swerve Fest: We Are Scientists @ Echoplex ($5)

Acute with strings / Nik Freitas @ Tangier ($8) – The last night of their residency.

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