Monday, May 19, 2008

LA Live Music Listings: 5/19/08 - 5/25/08

Mezzanine Owls Continue Their Spaceland Residency Tonight
Another busy week. Tonight alone you've got Destroyer, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Kooks, Cut Copy, El Perro del Mar and Lykke Li (along with the great local bands at the Echo and Spaceland).
Monday 5/19/08
[Recommended] Le Switch / Adeline and the Philistines / I Make This Sound / Nap Tunes @ the Echo (Free) – Le Switch are currently on a West Coast tour with the Radar Bros. Tonight they’ll be playing half acoustic with special guests. I Make This Sound are a whole lotta fun live. NapTunes is Joe from Le Switch’s band. Adeline’s band includes two of the Movies, Aaron from Le Switch and some of the I Make This Sound folks. So Aaron’s playing in three bands on the off night in the middle of a tour with another band.
[Recommended] Mezzanine Owls / LoveLikeFire / The Henry Clay People / Eli “Paperboy” Reed @ Spaceland (Free) – Eli “Paperboy” Reed is a white dude from Boston who manages to sing like Sam Cooke. He’s gotten rave reviews from the likes of Mojo, The New York Times, No Depression and Nick Lowe. He goes on at 9:00 PM sharp. Mezzanine Owls are getting a lot of nice attention from some of the bigger national blogs. The Henry Clay People are one of the most fun local bands to see live.
El Perro Del Mar / Lykke Li @ El Rey ($20) – A couple of beloved Swedish bands.
Destroyer / Devon Williams @ Troubadour ($15) - I saw Destroyer at SXSW. If you love Dan Bejar, then you should definitely go.
The Kooks / The Morning Benders @ Wiltern (Sold Out) – I managed to miss the Morning Benders’ record release show, but I know Bronson’s a big fan.
Cut Copy @ Echoplex ($18) – Advance tickets sold out, so get there early to get in.
Porterville / Silver Needle / Bang Sugar Bang / Brandon Mayer & the Hidden Powers @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Bryan Adams @ the Roxy ($25)
New Found Glory @ Safari Sam’s ($15)
Jean Paul Yamamoto / Rainbow Arabia / Pinched Nerve @ Pehrspace

Tuesday 5/20/08
Eli “Paperboy” Reed @ Amoeba (Free)
[Recommended] Let’s Independent: The Soft Hands / The Savages / The Karabal Nightlife @ Boardner’s (Free) - Radio Free Silver Lake’s monthly night. I’m not familiar with these bands, but it’s always a good time.
[Recommended] Pocahaunted / Bobb Bruno / Magic Lantern / David Scott Stone @ the Echo ($7)
M83 / Berg Sans Nipple @ Echoplex ($19) – Indie electronica from France.
Clinic / Shearwater @ Troubadour ($20) – Odd bill. Jonathan from Shearwater recently left Okkervil River to focus on Shearwater full time.
Gran Ronde / Bloodcat Love @ Spaceland ($10 / Free w/ RSVP to Gran Ronde)
The Presets @ El Rey (Sold Out) – Aussie, indie dance band.
My Brightest Diamond / Pedestrian @ Hotel Café ($10)
The Pacific @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)

Wednesday 5/21/08
Adam Green / Tim Fite @ Troubadour ($15) – The Ex-Moldy Peach.
The Kills / The Child Ballads @ El Rey (Sold Out)
Anavan / Ariel Pink @ Family Bookstore
Adele @ the Roxy ($18) – Huge buzz around this Brit.
The Cave Singers / Moonrats @ The Echo ($10)
Foxy Shazam @ Knitting Factory
The Dresden Dolls / Smoosh / Lavender Diamond @ Wiltern ($25)
Club NME: The Hard Lessons / Children Collide @ Spaceland ($8)
Miss Derringer @ Silverlake Lounge ($10)
My Brightest Diamond / Pedestrian @ Hotel Café ($10)

Thursday 5/22/08
[Recommended] The Radar Bros. / The Parson Red Heads / Greater California / Ed Vallance @ Knitting Factory ($10) – Nice lineup. You already know I’m a big Radar Bros. fan.
[Recommended] Les Blanks / Amateurs / The Monolators / Correatown @ Spaceland ($8) – A record release party for Les Blanks. I haven’t heard them, but I like all the other bands.
[Recommended] El-P / Dizzee Rascal / Busdriver @ El Rey ($22.50) – Here’s a hip-hop lineup that I can get behind.
The Stand Uppity Comedy Tour: Andy Kindler / Eugene Mirman / Marc Maron @ the Echoplex ($18)
Hall and Oates @ Troubadour ($200) – No, that $200 figure is not a typo. And no, it’s not a benefit that I’m aware of.
French Kicks / The Weather Underground @ the Echo ($15)
Greasy Beats @ Silverlake Lounge ($10)
Sweet & Tender Hooligans @ House of Blues ($15)
Camp Freddy @ the Roxy ($20)
Bad Dudes @ the Smell

Friday 5/23/08
The Von Bondies / Die! Die! Die! / The Shys / Io Echo @ Safari Sam’s ($10) – Jack White’s punching bag. Download Die! Die! Die!’s “Sideways, Here We Come
Pizza! @ Pehrspace
Graham MacRae / Xander Singh / The Lynx Technique @ Unknown Theatre – CD Release show for Graham.
Oliver Future / Radars to the Sky @ Echoplex ($12)
Hall and Oates @ Troubadour ($200)
Casiotone for the Painfully Lonely / Foot Foot @ the Echo ($8)
Illegal Substance / Hockey / The Growlers @ Spaceland
The Idyllists @ El Cid ($5)
Mandy Moore @ Hotel Café ($10)
The Germs @ the Scene ($15)
Teitur / Jesca Hoop @ the Roxy ($15)
Pocahaunted @ the Smell

Saturday 5/24/08
[Recommended] Japanther / The Pharmacy / Bad Dudes / Bipolar Bear @ the Smell – I like what I’ve heard from The Pharmacy. Pretty lo-fi. Download some tracks: MP3 and MP3 and MP3
Foals / Maps & Atlases @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
You Me & Iowa / The New Trust / Calamity Magnet / The Voyeurs @ Spaceland ($8) - This is a record release party for You Me & Iowa. Download "Dress the Stage"

Sunday 5/25/08
[Recommended] Sarah Negahdari / The Physics of Meaning / One Trick Pony / Malcolm Sosa @ Pehrspace ($5) – Sarah’s the lead singer of the Happy Hollows. Malcolm Sosa is the lead singer of Rademacher. Daniel Hart from the Physics of Meaning plays in St. Vincent and John Vanderslice’s band.
BigBang @ Spaceland (Free)
A Tribute to Charles Gocher & Sun City Girls @ Echoplex ($14)
Wisely / Alex and Sam / Ben Pringle @ Tangier ($10)
Russell Brand @ the Roxy ($25)


Anonymous said...

Hall and Oates sells out at $200 so who's the idiot Cheap-ass?

Duke said...

the troub's a 250 seat venue and those shows are not sold out (as of Tuesday morning). maybe hall will save his dignity and make a last minute ticket purchase. i got my hall & oates fix last summer at the hollywood bowl for $10.

ringhoff said...

I'd pay $200 to watch Hall fuck Oates in a hotel room.