Monday, March 17, 2008

LA Live Music Options 3/17/08 - 3/23/08

Jens Lekman Plays the Fonda on Friday

If you didn't make it out to SXSW this year, there's a steady stream of bands coming to town the next couple of weeks. I'll put some SXSW reflections up later...
Monday 3/17/08
[Recommended] Explosions in the Sky / Lichens @ the Wiltern ($17) – Explosions in the Sky is a great instrumental band. I’ve enjoyed hearing their music in Friday Night Lights (the film and the show).
[Recommended] Neon Neon / Oppenheimer / Jim Noir @ Viper Room ($10 or free with RSVP to Viper Room) – Neon Neon is Gruff Ryhs of Super Furry Animals and Boom Bip. Download Oppenheimer’s “Straight Out of Comp’in
[Hype Alert] Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip @ the Roxy ($15.50) – Your chance to see them before Coachella at a small venue.
The Chapin Sisters / Summer Darling / Love Grenades @ the Echo (Free)
Voxhaul Broadcast / The Pigeon Detectives / My Pet Saddle @ Spaceland (Free)
Jason Collett / Luke Top @ Troubadour ($12)
Warpaint @ Bordello ($5)
Las Krudas @ Silverlake Lounge ($10) – Female, Cuban hip-hop

Tuesday 3/18/08
[Recommended] Let's Independent: Amnion / Fol Chen / Princeton @ Boardner's (Free) - Radio Free Silver Lake's monthly event is always a good time.
[Recommended] The Velvet Teen / Aloha @ Knitting Factory Front Stage ($12) – Aloha put out my favorite album of 2006.
[Recommended] Black Mother Super Rainbow / Locks @ Knitting Factory ($12)
[Hype Alert] Switches / Castledoor @ the Roxy ($12)
Kinky / Money Mark @ The Mayan ($17)
The Felice Brothers / Justin Townes Earle / McCarthy Trenching @ the Echo ($10) – Solid night for the Americana fans.
Wyld Stallyons / Wild Sweet Orange / The Dead Tress @ Spaceland ($20)
The New Bloods / Magic Johnson / Ima Gymnist @ the Smell ($5)

Wednesday 3/19/08
[Recommended] Headlights / Evangelicals @ Silverlake Lounge ($10)
Nada Surf / Sea Wolf @ The Fonda ($20)
Carbon/Silicon / Matt Pond PA @ El Rey ($19) – This is Tony James and Mick Jones (from the Clash).
Born Ruffians / Cadence Weapon @ the Echo ($10) – Cadence Weapon’s a Canadian hip-hop dude.
Film School / Airiel @ Boardner’s ($8)
The Vines @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Club NME: The Answer @ Spaceland
Rachel Yamagata @ Hotel Café

Thursday 3/20/08
[Recommended] Bon Iver / Phosphorescent / White Hinterland @ the Echo ($10) – Bon Iver released one of my favorite albums of the year so far. I saw Phosphorescent at SXSW and liked what I heard (until the final 10 minute jam). I've got a pair of tickets to give away for this.
[Recommended/Hype Alert] Vampire Weekend / Yacht @ El Rey (Sold Out) – Vampire Weekend is a love ‘em or hate ‘em type of band. I like the record, but looking at them in their preppy costumes is pretty irritating.
[Recommended] Film School / Airiel @ Spaceland ($8)
The English Beat / RX Bandits @ The Fonda ($23)
The Black Crowes @ Wiltern ($45)
Tristan Prettyman @ the Roxy
Low vs. Diamond / Eskimohunter @ Troubadour ($12)
Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista / John Wiese / Mike Watt @ Safari Sam’s ($10)
David Garza @ Largo
Kraak & Smaak @ Echoplex ($20)
Willoughby @ Bordello ($5)
Adele @ Hotel Café (Sold Out)
The Answer / Ben Jelen @ Viper Room ($10)
Sterling Andrews Photography Opening / Hello Vegas @ Rodan vs. Griffith [8207 W. 3rd St] - Free drinks.

Friday 3/21/08
[Recommended] Jens Lekman / The Honeydrips @ the Fonda ($18) – Really damn good Swedish indie pop. I only caught a couple of Lekman songs at SXSW, but I wished I’d seen more.
The Mae Shi / RTX / Bad Dudes @ Knitting Factory Front Stage ($12)
[Recommended] 400 Blows / Tweak Bird / Ancestors @ Charlie O’s Downtown ($5)
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo
[Recommended] The Parson Red Heads / The Devil Makes Three / Or, the Whale @ Echoplex ($10) – I like the Parson Red Heads.
Birdmonster / Little Teeth / The Afternoons @ Bordello ($10)
Hanne Hukkelberg @ Hotel Café
West Indian Girl / Eagle Winged Palace @ Studio Blue ($10 but you need to RSVP)
Zera Vaughn @ Tangier
[CANCELED] Gary Louris @ El Rey [CANCELED]
Portugal. The Man / Foxy Shazam @ Troubadour ($14)
Travis Morrison Hellfighters / Say Hi / Kevin Devine @ Spaceland ($8)
The Ringers @ Viper Room ($10)
Presidents of United States of America @ the Roxy ($22) BARR @ the Smell ($5)
Radio Alert: Adele on Morning Becomes Eclectic on NPR at 11:15 AM - She sold out Hotel Cafe o Thursday.

Saturday 3/22/08
[Recommended] School of Language / Amateurs / Wonderground @ Spaceland ($8) – School of Language is ex-Field Music. Good Stuff.
[Recommended] Jimmy James Going Away Party: Wiskey Biscuit / The Virginia City Revival / Barrio Tiger @ the Echo (Free) - Should be a fun time. You know I'm a big Wiskey Biscuit fan.
Mr. Scruff @ El Rey ($16)
Gravy Train @ Troubadour ($12)
The Dollyrots @ Safari Sam’s (Free before 5:00 PM)
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo
Black Ghosts / Riot in Belgium / Future Cop @ Echoplex ($15)
Ben Jelen @ Hotel Café
Amnion @ Mr. T’s Bowl ($5)
The Mooney Suzuki / The Vacation @ the Roxy ($15)

Sunday 3/23/08
[Recommended] The Deadly Syndrome / Dusty Rhodes & the River Band @ the Roxy ($11.50)
Japan Night: The Beaches / The Emerals / Detroit 7 / Ketchup Mania / Petty Booka / Scandal @ Knitting Factory – My friend Jonathan caught most of these bands at SXSW and seemed to love them all.
The Prids @ the Echo ($5)
Rock 'n' Roll Prom: Electric Shadows / Apache @ Spaceland
Maria Taylor @ Tangier ($12)

3 comments:

Joe Fielder said...

Don't forget Let's Independent! on Tuesday at Boardner's w/ Amnion, Fol Chen, and Princeton! :)

stanhalen said...

looks like a good week for music in LA

Joe Fielder said...

Many thanks! Sorry you couldn't make it!