Monday, April 21, 2008

Live Music Options 4/21/08 - 4/27/08

Throw Me the Statue Play the Silverlake Lounge on Thursday
I made it out to Tweak Bird and Bobb Bruno on Friday, but that was my only show last week (other than a quick stop at Spaceland on Monday). Hopefully more this week. Even if you're not going to Coachella, there are plenty of options. Bolded bands are the ones I'm going to make my best effort to see. Hit me up if you hear of any other secret shows....
Monday 4/21/08
[Recommended] Radars to the Sky / Rademacher / You Me and Iowa @ the Echo (Free) – Rademacher goes on first, then some undisclosed special guests (RFSL seems to think it’s Airborne Toxic Event), then Radars to the Sky and then You Mie and Iowa.
[Recommended] Johnathan Rice / Jonathan Wilson / Johnathan P. Sparagaus / Amnion @ Spaceland (Free) – All you Jenny Lewis stalkers missed her performing with Rice last week. This week’s lineup includes Rice’s buddy (and guitar player) Jonathan Wilson doing his own set. Johnathan P. Sparagus is obviously a pseudonym (I think for Farmer Dave, but I’m not positive). Amnion is Aaron Embry’s band.
[Recommended] The Monolators @ Pehrspace
Norfolk & Western / Lamps @ Bordello ($8)
[Recommended] Patton Oswalt @ Largo (Reservations Booked)
[Recommended] Blanket / Bobb Bruno @ Echo Curio (Free) – I finally saw Bobb Bruno play on Friday night. He dresses up in a bunny outfit and then does some pretty amazing stuff with a drum machine. Very entertaining.
Abe Lincoln Story @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Sky Parade / Warpaint @ Viper Room ($10 or free with RSVP to Viper Room)
Sissy Spacek / Skull Skull @ the Smell ($5)
Kanye West / Rihanna / N.E.R.D. / Lupe Fiasco @ Nokia Theatre (Sold Out)

Tuesday 4/22/08
Radio Alert: Chris Pierce on Morning Becomes Eclectic @ 11:15 AM
Oliver Future / The Weather Underground / Aushua / Karin Tatoyan @ Troubadour ($5)
Indian Jewelry / Imaad Wasif @ the Echo ($8)
Rocco DeLuca / Annie Stela / Luke Paquin @ Spaceland ($8)
Daedelus / Her Space Holiday @ Cinespace
Mark Mallman @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Black Kites / Hectors @ La Cita
Kanye West / Rihanna / N.E.R.D. / Lupe Fiasco @ Nokia Theatre (Sold Out)
Love & Rockets @ Glass House ($25)
Death Cab For Cute / The Cave Singers @ UC Davis (Sold Out)
The Grouch @ the Roxy ($22)
Santogold / Devlin & Darko / Roxy Cottontail @ Bordello (Free) – RSVP

Wednesday 4/23/08
[Recommended] The Dodos @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM – Finally got this record and it’s quite good. They’re also doing the First Mondays show at the Natural History Museum in May. They recently got best new music on Pitchfork.
[Recommended] Architecture in Helsinki / The Ruby Sons / The Happy Hollows @ the Echo ($15) – AiH is “unofficial” because they’re playing Coachella. If it doesn’t happen, don’t yell at me. The Ruby Sons are a new Sub Pop band from New Zealand who got best new music on Pitchfork. Download “Tane Mahuta
Radio Alert: Goldfrapp on Morning Becomes Eclectic @ 11:15 AM
Calvin Harris / Guns N Bombs @ The Fonda ($18.50)
Her Space Holiday / Lymbyc System / Head Like a Kite @ Troubadour ($12)
Sara Lov / Eulogies @ Tangier ($8)
Bigbang / The French Semester @ Silverlake Lounge
Waz @ Hotel Café
Dub Club: Michael Prophet @ Echoplex ($15)
Club NME: His Mischief @ Spaceland
Sean Hayes @ El Cid ($14)
Low End Theory Club @ Airliner
Bob Dylan Tribute: Lucinda Williams / Zack de La Rocha / John Doe @ Skirball (Sold Out)
Abe Vigoda @ 6th Street Warehouse (Free) – Need to RSVP to Fader Magazine.

Thursday 4/24/08
[Recommended] Flight of the Conchords @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM. Funny show.
[Recommended] Throw Me the Statue / The Afternoons / Siberian @ Silverlake Lounge ($10) – Throw Me the Statue have the album cover of the year. They’re a very likeable new Seattle indie band on Secretly Canadian. Download “Lolita” The Afternoons sprang out of Irving. They’re doing the Monday residency at Spaceland in June.
[Recommended] Everest / The Parson Red Heads / Paperplanes @ the Prospector in Long Beach – Great lineup down in Long Beach
Bigbang @ Viper Room
[Recommended] Caribou / Fuck Buttons @ El Rey ($18) – I really like Caribou’s records. They’re broadly in the indie electronic genre, but with really good songs.
The Black Heart Procession / Spirit Army / The Drowning Man @ Troubadour ($15)
Dale Watson / 5 O’Clock Somewhere @ Safari Sam’s ($15)
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo (Reservations Booked)
Hell Ya!: Birds of Avalon / Twilight Sleep / Venus Infers @ the Echo ($5)
Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Rilo Kiley @ Glasshouse (Sold Out)

Friday 4/25/08
Coachella @ Indio Polo Fields ($90 per day / $270 for 3 day pass) – The Raconteurs, The National, Les Savy Fav, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Aesop Rock, Vampire Weekend, Redd Kross, Black Lips
No Age / Yeasayer / Death Set / Free Blood @ Los Angeles Ukrainian Center at 4315 Melrose ($8 – All ages) – Tickets available at or Scoops Ice Cream on the night of the show. I’ve been kind of a hata with No Age, but the new Sub Pop single is pretty good (and I hear they’re actually super nice guys). Yeasayer disappointed me so much at their Echoplex show earlier this year, I haven’t listened to the album since.
Devin the Dude @ Knitting Factory ($20)
The Time of the Assassins @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey ($30)
Mudcrutch @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – Tom Petty, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh, Mike Campbell, Benmont Trench
AAnchors AAweigh @ the Echo ($5)
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo (Reservations Booked)
Daniel Brummel / The French Semester / Foreign Keys @ Spaceland ($8)
I’m a Gymnist @ Pehrspace
Victor Wooten @ Crash Mansion ($25)

Saturday 4/26/08
Coachella @ Indio Polo Fields ($90 per day / $270 for 3 day pass) – Prince, Portishead, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, M.I.A., Cold War Kids, Animal Collective, Stephen Malkmus
Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey ($30)
Mudcrutch @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – Tom Petty, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh, Mike Campbell, Benmont Trench
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo (Reservations Booked)
James Brown Tribute: J. Rocc / James Gadson featuring Breakestra @ the Echoplex ($20)
The Joggers / The Big Sleep @ Spaceland ($8)
One Trick Pony / The Slow Demise @ Pehrspace – Teddy Headphones played some One Trick Pony on Little Radio last week and it was good.
Biblical Proof of UFOs @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Sly & the Family Stone @ House of Blues ($52.50)

Sunday 4/27/08
Coachella @ Indio Polo Fields ($90 per day / $270 for 3 day pass) – Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, Autolux, Swervedriver
Grand Ole Echo @ the Echo (Free) – Early show at 5:00 PM
Neil Hamburger / Andy Kindler / The Fuxedos @ Spaceland ($8)
Taylor Goldsmith @ Tangier ($8)
The Health Club @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Captain Ahab / Kyle H. Mabson @ the Smell ($5)

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