Monday, June 02, 2008

LA Live Music Options 6/2/08 - 6/8/08

Win Tickets to See The Whigs at the Echo on Wednesday


I didn't get out much last week. Finally saw a few songs from Princeton and Grande Ole Party on Saturday night. This week I'm most looking forward to the Whigs with Henry Clay People and Le Switch. I've got two pairs of tickets to give away for the show. To win, email me [dukeufo at hotmail] and tell me what your favorite beach is in LA. The contest closes Wednesday at Noon.
Monday 6/2/08
Radio Alert: Aimee Mann on Morning Becomes Eclectic (89.9 FM/KCRW)
[Recommended] Bobb Bruno / Darylalexander / Fantastic Sleep / Voice on Tape @ the Smell ($5) – Bobb sports a bunny suit and plays drums along to looped tracks. It’s oddly compelling.
[Recommended] Afternoons / Warpaint / Kenan Bell / Gus Black @ Spaceland (Free) – Afternoons is doing the Monday night residency at Spaceland this month. After Alex Church left Irving to form Sea Wolf, the rest of the guys started this band, adding some additional friends. Tonight’s lineup is maybe the most diverse of the month.
Vice/Colt 45 Party: Moonrats / Crystal Antlers @ King King (Free with RSVP)
Spider Problem / Pizza! @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Spider Problem’s doing the Monday night residency at the Silverlake Lounge this month.
The French Semester / BigBang / Downtown Union / The Health Club @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Rumspringa / Dawes / Darren Weiss / Clyde Wren @ the Echoplex (Free if 21, $7 if under) – Rumspringa’s doing the Monday night residency at the Echo (tonight’s actually at the Echoplex) this month. Download Rumspringa’s “Goldmine
Io Echo / Idyllists / In Waves / Solar @ Viper Room (Free w/ RSVP to Viper Room’s Myspace, $10 otherwise)
Brooke Fraser @ Knitting Factory ($15)
Aimee Mann @ Largo at the Coronet ($40)
Kyle Mabson and Josh Taylor Supergroup #1 @ Pehrspace

Tuesday 6/3/08
Newton Faulkner @ Troubadour ($12)
The Metal Shakespeare Company / Pleasure @ Spaceland ($8)
Colin Hay @ Largo at the Coronet ($35)
Little Jackie @ Viper Room ($10)

Wednesday 6/4/08
Radio Alert: The Ditty Bops on Morning Becomes Eclectic (89.9 FM/KCRW)
[Recommended] The Whigs / The Henry Clay People / Le Switch @ The Echo ($13) – The Whigs were one of my favorite bands at SXSW this year. They play unpretentious rock ‘n’ roll that just sounds really good. And they’re playing with two of my favorite local bands. I’ve got a couple of pairs of tickets to give away for this one.
[Recommended] Jonathan Richman / Charlie Wadhams @ the Mint ($18)
Club NME: Ed Harcourt / Jeff Klein / Army Navy @ Spaceland ($12) – Great venue if you’re a fan.
The Long Blondes / Castledoor @ the Troubadour ($15) – Brits, The Long Blondes are touring in support of their new record, Couples.
Chris Thile @ Largo at the Coronet ($25)
Olin & the Moon / Keith Waggoner @ Tangier ($7)
The Binges @ Viper Room
Low End Theory: Eliot Lipp / Holloys / What’s the Science @ Airliner
The Quarter After @ the Standard – Download “Turning Away

Thursday 6/5/08
Radio Alert: James on Morning Becomes Eclectic (89.9 FM/KCRW)
[Recommended] George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic @ Crash Mansion ($40) – Funk legend.
[Recommended] Jonathan Richman @ the Mint ($18)
The Black Angels / Darker My Love @ Troubadour ($14) – Austinites drawing from the same influences as the Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Rainbow Arabia / Geneva Jacuzzi / Siddhartha / Corridor @ Spaceland – Danny from Future Pigeon
The Watkins Family Hour w/ Fiona @ Largo at the Coronet ($25)
Chapin Sisters @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Kris Special / Kissing Tigers / Evil Maria @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Girl School: Chester French / Kenan Bell @ Viper Room ($12)

Friday 6/6/08
Radio Alert: The Chapin Sisters on Morning Becomes Eclectic (89.9 FM/KCRW)
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet ($30 gets you in at 8:30, $20 gets you in at 11:15) – Jon Brion’s first appearance at the new Largo.
[Recommended] Jonathan Richman @ the Mint ($18)
The Mountain Goats / Annuals @ Natural History Museum ($9) – Another impressive lineup at First Fridays
Seasons / The Monolators / Avi Buffalo / Master Slave @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Pizza! @ Pehrspace
Mr. Gnome / Bad Flirt @ Knitting Factory Alternative ($8)
Local H @ Troubadour ($15)
Living Legends @ The Fonda ($22)
Joan of Arc / 31 Knots @ Knitting Factory ($14)
The Pacific @ the Echo ($5)
Steve Reynolds / Gus Black @ Hotel Café
Dead Kennedys @ House of Blues ($22)
Garrison Keillor @ Greek Theatre ($46 – 99)
Adult Swim Presents Metalocalypse: Dethklok / Chimaira / Soilent Green @ The Wiltern
The Wombats / Pop Noir @ The Roxy ($14) – The Wombats are from Liverpool.
The Ditty Bops @ McCabe’s (Early show sold out / later show $20)

Saturday 6/7/08
POSTPONED - The Pity Party / Crystal Antlers / Imaad Wasif @ Little Radio Summer Camp ($10) – THIS WAS POSTPONED
[Recommended] Los Campesinos! / Parenthetical Girls / Abe Vigoda @ Troubadour ($15) – Los Campesinos! are a fun Welsh group.
[Recommended] Jonathan Richman @ the Mint ($18)
[Recommended] The Tyde / Baby Cakes / E.S.P.S. / Japanese Motors @ the Smell ($5)
[Recommended] The Sweet Hurt / Alex Lilly / Liz Pappademas / Evan Slamka @ Pehrspace – EP Release party for the Sweet Hurt
Johnny Bennett @ Hotel Café ($10)
Frog Eyes / Thailand @ Echo ($10)
Bootie LA @ Echoplex ($12)
Kanye West / Rihanna / N.E.R.D. / Lupe Fiasco @ Staples Center (Sold Out)
The Queers @ Safari Sam’s ($14)
The Paul F. Tompkins Show with Ben Lee @ Largo at the Coronet ($20)
Firewater / Nico Stai / Miss Derringer / Western States Motel @ the Roxy ($12)
Freedy Johnston plays with Jackshit @ McCabe’s ($20)

Sunday 6/8/08
[Recommended] Grande Ole Echo: I See Hawks in LA / Mike Stinson / Old Californio / Chapin Sisters @ the Echo (Free) – Early show. Record release party for I See Hawks in LA. A great way to lose a second straight weekend day. Some of the better local country bands.
[Recommended] No Age / Mika Miko / Abe Vigoda / HAIM @ the Smell – Matinee show from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dead Ponies @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Wayne Hancock @ Safari Sam’s ($15)
Joan of Arc / 31 Knots @ Pehrspace
Russell Brand @ the Roxy ($25)

1 comment:

Make Music Pasadena said...

Don't forget about the HUGE (FREE!) festival coming to Pasadena Saturday June 21!

Free outdoor music fest in downtown Pasadena performers include Danish garage rock duo The Raveonettes, Autolux, French beauties (who recently played Coachella) The Plastiscines, Electro sensation Kinky, Dengue Fever, Nortec Collective, The Little Ones, Jesca Hoop, Division Day and many more- Saturday, June 21 Over 100 FREE CONCERTS throughout the day presented by 89.9 KCRW.