Monday, April 14, 2008

LA Live Music Options 4/14/08 - 4/20/08

Monday 4/14/08
[Recommended] Radars to the Sky / Henry Clay People / The Transmissions / Death to Anders @ the Echo (Free) - Really good lineup.
[Recommended] Johnathan Rice / The Heavenly States / Whispertown 2000 @ Spaceland (Free) - I saw Johnathan Rice last week. Good show and a good crowd. Jonathan Wilson plays guitar with him and does a lot of good solos. The Heavenly States new record sounds pretty good, so I'm curious to hear their live show.
Stars of the Lid / Christopher Willits @ the Echoplex ($15)
[Recommended] Let's Go Sailing @ the Viper Room ($10 or free w/ RSVP to Viper Room)
NOFX @ Knitting Factory ($25)
Apocalyptica @ the Roxy ($15)
Josh Haden's Dead Sea Scrolls / Abe Lincoln Story @ Mr. T's Bowl

Tuesday 4/15/08
[Recommended] Let’s Independent: The Minor Canon / Luke Top / ((eagle winged palace)) @ Boardner’s (Free) - I'm a big fan of the Minor Canon. ((eagle winged palace)) is a new band featuring Cashew from The Prix.
[Recommended] Georgie James / Telematique @ Pehrspace - Ex-Q and Not U
[Recommended] I Make This Sound / Nick Jaina / The Break-Ups @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Rocco DeLuca / Bryan Scary / Wyoming @ Spaceland ($8)
Subhumans / Ciril / Hit Me Back @ the Echo ($12)
Tom Morello’s Justice Tour @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
The Heavenly States @ Cinespace
avanGaad @ Mr. T's Bowl
Meiko @ Hotel Cafe

Wednesday 4/16/08
[Recommended] Sweet Relief Benefit: The Pity Party / Afternoons / Karin Tatoyan / The Franks @ the Echo ($7) – All proceeds go to Sweet Relief, an organization that helps musicians with their medical bills.
[Recommended] Georgie James (acoustic) / Buddy @ Hotel Cafe ($10)
[Recommended] Sara Lov / Patrick Park @ Tangier ($8)
[Recommended] Darker My Love / Crystal Antlers / Imaad Wasif and Two Part Beast @ Charlie O's Downtown (Free) - The sound can be kinda sucky at Charlie O's but it's a good lineup (especially for free).
The Dollyrots @ Ground Zero Coffee Shop
Club NME: avanGaad @ Spaceland
Dub Club: Half Pint @ Echoplex ($15)
Eels @ El Rey (Sold Out)
[Recommended] Zach Galifianakis @ Largo
Mary J. Blige / Jay-Z @ Hollywood Bowl ($350) - Amazing tickets remain for $350.

Thursday 4/17/08
The Monolators / The Natural Disasters / The Breakups @ the Scene (Free) - Popular local bands that I still haven't heard.
Tift Merritt / Sara Watkins @ Troubadour ($20)
Eli "Paperboy Reed / Jail Weddings @ the Echo ($8)
Eels @ El Rey ($30)
Scissors for Lefty / Oliver Future / The Frequency @ Safari Sam's ($8)
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo
Arlo Guthrie @ Royce Hall
Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar [316 W. Second St.] (free)

Friday 4/18/08
[Recommended] Tweakbird / Bobb Bruno @ El Cid ($5) - I've heard great things about these guys. Another heavy band.
[Recommended] The Sword / Slough Feg @ El Rey ($16) - Austin metal band is a little more thrash oriented on their new record. They're usually a lot of fun live.
[Recommended] Division Day / Facing New York / The Outline @ Trouabadour ($10) - Great chance to see Division Day at the Troubadour. They sounded really good on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Wednesday.
[Recommended] The Moon Upstairs / Lion of Panjshir / He's My Brother, She's My Sister @ Charlies O's Downtown ($5)
Pre / The Mae Shi / Panther @ Spaceland ($8) - The Mae Shi has a lot of heat behind them after SXSW.
Ghostland Observatory @ The Fonda ($21)
Seneca Hawk @ Hotel Café
[Recommended] The Quarter After @ the Echo ($5) - Record release party.
Mickey Avalon / Dirt Nasty / Andre Legacy @ the Roxy ($20)
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo
Bad Dudes / We Versus the Shark / The Valley Arena @ Pehrspace - Jaxart presents this show. I still haven't seen any of these bands.
Mike Stinson @ the Cinema Bar in Culver City (Free)

Saturday 4/19/08
[Recommended] South Toward Home Benefit: Sarah Silverman / Foreign Born / Tim and Eric / Bob Odenkirk @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Bodies of Water / Elf Power / Flowers Forever @ Spaceland ($10) - Good lineup.
Los Angeles Murderfest: Entombed / Massacre / Repulsion / Anal Blast / Waco Jesus / Sepsism / Meat Shits / Denial Fiend / Impaled / Abysmal Dawn / Cock In Your Mouth @ Knitting Factory – This show sounds hilarious. I made up the last band, but if there were a band with that name, they’d fit well on this bill.
Black Diamond Heavies @ Safari Sam’s
Barrio Tiger @ the Scene
Mickey Avalon / Dirt Nasty / Andre Legacy @ the Roxy ($20)
Morlocks / Flash Express @ Safari Sam's ($13)
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo
The Denim Family Band and Jonathan Wilson @ the Hotel Cafe
Bell Biv Devoe / Big Daddy Kane / Slick Rick / Doug E. Fresh @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($75) - Really good tickets are available for $75.
A Sunny Day in Glasgow @ Pehrspace - Good noise-pop band.
No Age / I'm a Gymnist / Softboiled Eggies @ Tiny Creatures ($8) - Includes free vegan food.
Over the Atlantic @ Echo Curio (Free) - New Zealand's Over the Atlantic are on Carpark Records and recently toured with Beach House.
Sunday 4/20/08
No Age / Mika Miko @ LA Central Public Library (Free) - at 2:00 PM.
HEALTH / Pre / I'm a Gymnist @ the Smell ($8) - Solid lineup of popular Smell bands.
Los Angeles Murderfest: Napalm Death @ Knitting Factory – The names aren’t quite as ridiculous on day two.
Longhair Illuminati Party @ Spaceland (Free)
Grande Ole Echo @ the Echo (Free) - Early show
Part Time Punks @ the Echo ($5)
Taylor Goldsmith @ Tangier ($8)


JAX said...

Yo your missing a really awesome show on wedneaday night. Darker My Love, Crystal Antlers, And Imaad Wasif are playing a free show at Charlie Os!

Anonymous said...

Is that awesome??????????

Duke said...

definitely noteworthy. thanks for pointing out the oversight. i think i subconsciously wish bands weren't booked at places like charlie o's and three of clubs

Joe Fielder said...

You. Rule.