Monday, April 07, 2008

Live Music Options 4/7/08 - 4/13/08

After three shows the week before last, I took last week off. Some good local shows tonight and Wednesday and some pretty good touring indie bands this weekend. The

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Monday 4/7/08

[Recommended] Johnathan Rice / Nik Freitas / Pierre de Reeder @ Spaceland (Free) –This Jonathan Rice guy gets a bad rap. He might be best known for dating Jenny Lewis, but his recent album, Further North is actually a good listen. It’s Neil Young and LA canyon rock obsessed, and that’s a good thing in my book. The All Music Guide only gave it 2 ½ stars and compares it to Jakob Dylan, which I don’t get. Girlfriend Jenny Lewis co-wrote seven of the songs and appears on two of them. Farmer Dave Scher gets credited as a Producer and appears on most of the songs (either playing pedal steel or singing) and pal Jonathan Wilson also lends a hand. His Scottish accent comes out on a few of the tracks. Nik Freitas is a local singer-songwriter who recently signed to Team Love Records. Pierre de Reeder is the bass player in Rilo Kiley and recently recorded a solo record.
[Recommended] Radars to the Sky / The Parson Red Heads / The Weather Underground / Aushua @ the Echo (Free) – Radars to the Sky are celebrating the release of their new EP. The Parson Red Heads have a new EP coming out on May 20th and the two songs I’ve heard are really good. Another great chance to see them for free.
[Recommended] Monolators / Les Blanks / Seasons @ the Scene (Free)
Imaad Wasif and the Two Headed Beast @ Viper Room ($10 or free with RSVP to Viper Room) – Imaad was in Alaska and now tours with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (in addition to releasing his own stuff).
Abe Lincoln Story / Adam Marsland Chaos Band @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Kyle H. Mabson / Foot Village @ the Smell ($5)

Tuesday 4/8/08
[Recommended] Nobody / The Gaslamp Killer @ the Echo ($8) – Nobody’s a super talented producer and part of that older, KXLU crowd. He’s also one of the guys who was at the forefront of the indie electronic scene.
Rocco DeLuca @ Spaceland ($8) – Rocco’s doing a Tuesday night residency this month at Spaceland. He’s got a big voice and he’s signed to Kiefer Sutherland’s label.
Marie Digby @ Trobuadour (Sold Out)
The Meemies / Obedient Waves @ Silverlake Lounge ($7)
Kids of Widney High @ Mr. T’s Bowl

Wednesday 4/9/08
[Recommended] Club NME: The Softlightes / The Billionaires @ Spaceland ($8) -
[Recommended] Death to Anders / The Broken Remotes / Manhattan Murder Mystery / Service Group @ the Scene – Another Squaregirls curated show. I’m not too familiar with these bands, but I recently heard the Manhattan Murder Mystery’s album and thought it was good.
Sara Lov / Twilight Sleep / Ed Vallence @ Tangier ($8)
Summer Darling / Wait.Think.Fast / Army Navy / Kissing Tigers @ the Echo (Free) – Not too familiar with these bands, but the newer Summer Darling tracks on Myspace seem to have a pretty strong Polvo influene (which is a good thing).
Downtown Union / The Natural Disasters @ Mr. T’s Bowl
RJD2 / Dalek @ the Fonda
Miss Derringer @ Troubadour ($10)
The Supersuckers @ Safari Sam’s ($15)
The Nightwatchman @ Hotel Café
Jon Anderson playing the music of Yes @ the Roxy ($40)
Low End Theory: The Grouch @ Airliner ($10)

Thursday 4/10/08
[Recommended] The High Society / The Teenage Frames @ Spaceland – The High Society is Jason Moore’s southern rock band. They’re a lot of fun live.
Mia Doi Todd / Karin Tatoyan / Winter Flowers @ the Echo ($8)
The Mother Lips @ Knitting Factory ($20)
X @ the Fonda (Sold Out) – 31st Anniversary with all original members
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo
Windy City Gentleman / Caroline Movement @ Sivlerlake Lounge ($7)

Friday 4/11/08
[Recommended] The Movies / The Happy Hollows / The Savages @ Bordello ($5) - This is the Movies' record release party. They're one of my favorite local, live bands.
Enon / Mellowdrone / Anchors Aaweigh @ Spaceland ($10)
Nick Lowe / Robyn Hitchcock @ El Rey
Xiu Xiu / Thao with the Get Down Stay Down @ the Echo ($12) – I’ve never been into Xiu Xiu, but I like the new Thao with the Get Down Stay Down record.
[Recommended] Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen @ McCabe’s ($24.50)
Rhett Miller @ Largo (Reservations Booked)
X @ the Fonda (Sold Out) – 31st Anniversary with all original members
Finest Dearest @ Echo Curio
The Roxy Rocks Benefit: Glenn Frey & Michael Thompson / Daniel Powter / Cisco Adler & Shwayze / Hello Stranger / Inara George / Robert Francis @ the Roxy ($20 adv / $30 day of) – Benefit for Keep a Child Alive (AIDS victims in Africa)
American Hi-Fi @ Troubadour ($18)

Saturday 4/12/08
Scout Niblett / Wilderness / Herman Dune @ Spaceland ($8) – This one is presented by Aquarium Drunkard. Niblett’s most recent record has about four songs featuring Will Oldham (which are the tracks I like the best). Download “Uptown Top Ranking
Handsome Furs / Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects @ Troubadour ($12) – Handsome Furs features Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade. Download “What We Had
Dirty Projectors / No Kids @ the Echo ($12) – The Dirty Projectors most recent album is Black Flag’s Damaged in its entirety (but not note for not, it’s all from memory). Download “No More
Rhett Miller @ Largo (Reservations Booked)
The Hotel Café Tour: Ingrid Michaelson / Cary Brothers / Meiko / Greg Laswell / Priscilla Ahn @ The Fonda (Sold Out)
Meat Beat Manifesto @ El Rey
Cava @ Echoplex ($7)
Eddie Vedder / Liam Finn @ Wiltern (Sold Out)
The Chuck Dukowksi SEXTET @ the Smell
Crystal Castles @ 613 Imperial Street ($24)

Sunday 4/13/08
[Recommended] Brunch Americana: Mike Stinson & Dave Gleason @ Safari Sam’s (Free) – Early show beginning at Noon
Morcheeba @ The Fonda
The Hotel Café Tour: Ingrid Michaelson / Cary Brothers / Marie Digby / Meiko / Jesca Hoop / Greg Laswell / Priscilla Ahn @ El Rey
Sick Puppies @ Troubadour ($12)
Safari Sam’s 2nd Anniversary: Wayne Hancock / Scott H. Biram @ Safari Sam’s ($15)
Grande Ole Echo: Tony Gilkyson @ the Echo (Free) – Early show at 3:00 PM
Taylor Goldsmith / Olin and the Moon @ Tangier ($8)
Fol Chen @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Eddie Vedder / Liam Finn @ Wiltern (Sold Out)

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