Monday, August 18, 2008

LA Live Music Options: 8/18/08 - 8/24/08


Pretty great week for live music fans. I'll hit Le Switch's record release party on Tuesday, (probably) Black Francis on Wednesday, Beachwood Sparks on Friday and Sunset Junction at some point......

Monday 8/18/08
[Recommended] Warpaint / The Drones / Hecuba / Die Princess Die @ Spaceland (Free)
Love Grenades / Bloodcat Love / Black Kites @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
[Recommended] Dave Gleason / Ole Californio @ Redwood Bar - Good country bands.
Gil Mantera’s Party Dream / Anavan @ the Echo
The Gabe Dixon Band @ Hotel Café (Sold Out)
The Human Value / Light FM / Ditka @ Viper Room ($10)

Tuesday 8/19/08
[Recommended] Le Switch / Nico Stai / Les Blanks / The World Record @ the Echo ($5) - This is Le Switch's record release party. I'm giving away a couple of pairs of tickets. Be sure to buy their new album at the show. Get there early for Les Blanks.
Nico Muhly @ Hotel Café – The early show at 7:00 PM.
Curtis Peoples @ The Roxy
Highasakite / Previously on Lost / The Naked / The Albrights @ Spaceland ($8)
[Recommended] Let's Independent: Xu Xu Fang / The Savages / Death to Anders (acoustic) @ Bordello ($5) - Radio Free Silver Lake's monthly night.
[Recommended] Glen Campbell @ Troubadour (Sold Out) - His new record is a bunch of modern covers.
Franklin for Short @ Tangier ($8)
His Orchestra @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Meemies / Old Believers @ Hotel Café – Later show at 10:00 PM.
Joshua Bell a La Francaise @ Hollywood Bowl

Wednesday 8/20/08
[Recommended] Black Francis / The Blood Arm / Black Gold @ Spaceland ($20) - The lead singer of the Pixies. Email me for free tickets (dukeufo at hotmail) with the name of your favorite Pixies/Frank Black song.
[Recommended] Crystal Antlers @ Airliner - Local band that recently signed to Touch and Go records.
Chris Pierce @ Hotel Café
[Recommended] Eagle Winged Palace / Young Animals / One Trick Pony @ Tangier ($8)
Download EWP's “Hand of Doom
The Mae Shi / Yea Big & Kid Static / Pizza! @ Echo Curio
Anthony Green @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Twilight Sleep / Exitmusic @ the Echo ($5)
Olin and the Moon / Previously on Lost @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Bullets and Octane @ Viper Room ($10)
Le Face / Vapid @ the Smell ($5)
Jamie Cullum with the Count Basie Orchestra @ Hollywood Bowl

Thursday 8/21/08
Lower Heaven / Magic Mirror / Line & Circle / DJ Zia from the Dandy Warhols in the back room @ Spaceland ($8)
The Sweet Hurt @ All Star Lanes
Peter & Gordon @ Santa Monica Pier
Bob Log III / Scott H. Biram @ the Echo
GZA @ El Rey ($25)
[Recommended] The Walkmen / Richard Swift & Sons of National Freedom @Troubadour ($20) - I'm a big Richard Swift fan.
Io Echo / The Oohlas @ Silverlake Lounge ($10)
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo ($25)
Kid Gloves @ Tangier ($8)
Pizza! @ the Smell
Saviours @ Relax Bar

Friday 8/22/08
[Recommended] Beachwood Sparks / The Tyde / Winter Flowers / Mia Doi Todd / The Movies / Blank Blue @ Echoplex ($14) - Really solid lineup and the reunion show for Beachwood Sparks. Great chance to catch them before Sunset Junction. DJ Jimmy Tamborello.
[Recommended] Tandemoro / The Hectors / Thailand / Kissing Cousins @ Pehrspace – DJ sets by Joe from Radio Free Silver Lake
Langhorne Slim / Robert Francis @ Spaceland ($12)
Donna Summer @ Hollywood Bowl
[Recommended] The Walkmen / Richard Swift & Sons of National Freedom @Troubadour ($20) - Recommended for Richard Swift.
Black Eyes and Neckties @ Relax Bar
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo ($30 / $20 for 2nd set)
Greg Laswell @ Hotel Café
Sabrosa Purr / Shiloe @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Veruca Salt / Tsar @ Viper Room ($20)
Café Tacuba / Ima Robot @ Greek Theatre ($35- 65)
Expo 70 / Rainbow Arabia @ the Smell

Saturday 8/23/08
[Recommended] Sunset Junction: Cold War Kids / Broken Social Scene / Menomena / Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra / Langhorne Slim / The Entrance Band / Johnathan Rice / Bodies of Water / Castledoor / Happy Hollows / Radars to the Sky / Very Be Careful / Sam Moore @ Sunset Junction ($20)
Donna Summer @ Hollywood Bowl
The Germs / The Mae Shi / Spider Problem @ the Echo
Sondre Lerche / Sylvie Lewis @ Troubadour ($20)
The Ditty Bops @ Largo ($30)
Elephone / Loquat @ Spaceland ($8)
Mandy Moore @ Hotel Café
Nero’s Day at Disneyland @ the Smell

Sunday 8/24/08
[Recommended] Sunset Junction: Black Keys / !!! / Beachwood Sparks / HEALTH / Gram Rabbit / Kinky / Oliver Future / Voxhaul Broadcast / Henry Clay People /
[Recommended] Radiohead / Liars @ Hollywood Bowl (Sold Out) - I'm going on Monday night.
Obi Best @ Tangier ($7)
Sondre Lerche / Sylvie Lewis @ Troubadour ($20)
Angry Samoans @ Safari Sam’s ($10)
Leslie and the Badgers @ Hotel Café
Work Death @ the Smell

2 comments:

Lucrecia Roa said...

Favorite Frank Black song: Speedy Marie from 'Teenager of the Year'; favorite Pixies song: Velouria from 'Bossanova'. Do I win?

lucreciaroa@gmail.com

Lucrecia Roa (IRL) said...

weird. i didn't post that? but that's my name and email address. thanks?