Here comes another LA week where you could easily spend four or five nights out seeing live music. I'm really looking forward to Everest, the Spaceland Tuesday night lineup, Old 97's, the Explorers Club and the Broken West.
Work kicked my ass last week and only made it out to Little Radio's Summer Camp for Imaad Wasif, The Pity Party and Crystal Antlers. All the bands were entertaining. I'd seen Crystal Antlers and The Pity Party several times, so I knew what to expect, so I was most pleasantly surprised with Wasif. Really tight trio and great guitar sound.
[Recommended] Afternoons / Everest / Ravens and Chimes / Oh Darling @ Spaceland (Free) – Afternoons (ex-Irving) residency continues. Everest put out one of my favorite releases of the year, and every time I see them they sound better. They’ve got a European tour lined up with My Morning Jacket.
Xu Xu Fang / The Human Value / Idyllists / Sagittarians @ Viper Room ($10 or free with RSVP to VR’s Myspace) – CD Release party for Xu Xu Fang’s new record.
Abe Vigoda / Times New Viking / Psychedelic Horseshit / Fabulous Diamonds / Bipolar Bear @ The Smell ($7) – Strong lineup.
Spider Problem / The Voyeurs / Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
The French Semester / Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Rumspringa / Random Patterns / Golden Animals / Halloween Swim Team @ the Echo (Free) – Download Rumspringa’s “Goldmine”
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
Lukas Haas @ Hotel Café
New No Age @ Pehrspace
Lil’ Wayne @ House of Blues Sunset (Sold Out)
[Recommended] Airborne Toxic Event / The Deadly Syndrome / Henry Clay People @ Spaceland ($10) – Very strong local lineup. Airborne Toxic Event’s debut record comes out next month on Majordomo. I’m a big Deadly Syndrome and Henry Clay People fan.
[Recommended] Devon Williams @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM.
[Recommended] Let’s Independent: The Parson Red Heads / Buddy / The Hidden Hooks @ Boardner’s ($5) – Radio Free Silver Lake’s monthly party. I like The Parson Red Heads and Buddy, but haven’t heard The Hidden Hooks.
Islands @ El Rey ($15) – Note new location.
Citizen Fish @ the Echo ($10)
Effects of Cable Television / Austin James Band @ Silverlake Lounge ($7)
Marc Cohn @ Hotel Café
The New Bloods @ the Smell ($5)
[Recommended] Old 97’s @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM.
Rilo Kiley / Lavender Diamond / Benji Hughes @ the Greek ($35)
Dub Club: Extra Golden @ Echo ($10) – “Kenyan and American cooperative” on Thrill Jockey records.
Styrofoam / Broken Spindles @ Knitting Factory ($10)
Club NME: Midnight Movies / Mono in VCF / I Love Math @ Spaceland ($8)
Fink / Jaymay / Pop Levi @ Troubadour ($14)
Liam Finn @ Largo ($15)
Dead Sara / Your Highness Electric @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Eleni Mandell (acoustic) / Olin and the Moon / Joel Virgil @ Tangier ($10)
Low End Theory Club: Th’ Corn Gangg @ Airliner
Megapuss / Lauren Dukoff @ Hammer Museum at UCLA (Free) - Megapuss is a joke band featuring Devendra Banhart and Priestbird's drummer.
[Recommended] Old 97’s / Hayes Carll / I Love Math @ Crash Mansion ($25) – The Old 97’s have always been a fun live band and their new album is a return to form. I heard Hayes Carll was fantastic at Stagecoach this year, but I just missed him. I Love Math is a new offshoot of the Deathray Davies.
[Recommended] Sea Wolf / Jealous Girlfriends / Patrick Park @ the Echoplex ($15)
The Monolators / The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra / Jack Wilson Jr. / Downtown Union @ All Star Lanes in Eagle Rock (Free)
[Recommended] Yes Me to Death / Useless Keys / Kissing Cousins @ Spaceland
Earth / Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter / Restaurant @ the Echo ($13)
Duffy @ El Rey (Sold Out)
Martha Wainwright / Jesca Hoop @ Troubadour ($18)
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo ($25)
Moving Picture Show @ Silverlake Lounge ($7)
Meiko @ Hotel Café
Adam Marsland @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Nico Vega @ Viper Room ($12)
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo ($30 / $20 for second set)
[Recommended] Adeline and the Philistines / Paperplanes / Hello Dragon @ the Scene ($5) – Adeline and the Philistines features Aaron Kyle from Le Switch, Brian and Stevie from the Movies and Jim from the Radar Bros.
RZA as Bobby Digital @ the Fonda ($25)
[Recommended] Mike Stinson @ Cinema Bar in Culver City
Wolf Eyes / John Weise / Damion Romero @ Spaceland ($10)
Opening Night at the Bowl: Liza Minneli / B.B. King @ Hollywood Bowl ($16 – $101)
Martha Wainwright @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM
Marie Digby / Eric Hutchinson @ El Rey ($20)
Hayden / Haley Bonar @ Troubadour ($15)
Nous Non Plus / Casxio / Tour de France @ Bordello ($10)
The Ringers @ Viper Room ($12)
Rats / The Friendly Skies / Apathetic Ronald McDonald @ the Smell
Great White @ Crash Mansion ($20)
[Recommended] No Age / The Explorers Club / The Deadly Syndrome @ Little Radio Warehouse ($15) [1218 Long Beach Ave. in Downtown LA] – A third band will be added to the lineup. The Explorers Club do that Beach Boys’ sound so well.
[Recommended] Make Music Pasadena: Autolux / The Raevonettes / Division Day / The Little Ones / Everest / Dengue Fever / Kinky / Jesca Hoop / Meiko @ Pasadena (Free) –. Impressive lineup with six stages. Starts at noon and goes into the night. Check the website for more information.
[Recommended] The Blakes / The Broken West @ Spaceland ($10) – The Broken West just finished up their sophomore album, Now or Heaven. It’s due out on Merge Records on September 9th.
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 @ El Rey ($33.50)
Lightspeed Champion / Flowers Forever / The Explorers Club / Palms @ Troubadour ($15)
Mariachi Festival @ Hollywood Bowl
These New Puritans / Meho Plaza @ Echoplex ($13)
Avi Buffalo / Make Me / Hotbodies @ Pehrspace
She Wants Revenge / Be Your Own Pet / The Virgins / Switches @ the Wiltern ($25)
The Vacation @ Viper Room ($12)
Chip Taylor @ McCabe’s ($16)
[Recommended] Frightened Rabbit / Oxford Collapse / Sunny Day Sets Fire @ The Roxy ($12.50) – Frightened Rabbit are a good indie band from Glasgow.
Benefit for Ecclesia Kenya Outreach: Fiction Family / Sean and Sara Watkins / Roger Moon / Nick Thune @ Spaceland ($12)
Thievery Corporation / Seu Jorge / Bebel Gilberto / Los Amigos Invisibles @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $96)
Vans Warped Tour @ Ventura County Fairgrounds ($30)
Grand Hallway @ Tangier ($10)
Fay Wrays / Rademacher / Transmissions / Natural Disasters @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Earth Wind & Fire / Macy Gray @ Greek Theatre ($50 - $90)