Some good shows this week. You can't go wrong with Film School on Wednesday, Darker My Love on Thursday and Dr. Dog on Friday.
[Recommended] Warpaint / Mia Doi Todd / Moonrats / Titus Andronicas @ Spaceland (Free) – Warpaint’s doing the Spaceland residency this month. They occasionally feature actress Shannyn Sossamon in the band, but I don’t think she plays live with them anymore. They’ve got strong support bands throughout the month.
[Recommended] Cheeseburger / Mezzanine Owls / Spider Problem / The Muslims @ King King (Free with RSVP) – Colt 45/Vice party
Son Ambulance @ Knitting Factory ($12)
Amanda Palmer of Dresden Dolls @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Today is the Day / Withered @ the Echo (Free w/ RSVP) – They want to destroy mankind, yet they’re playing a Scion/Vice party. I’m just saying….
[Recommended] Dave Gleason / Old Californio @ Redwood Bar (Free)
The Drones / Love Grenades / Torino / Pulse Out @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Indie Check 1..2 night moved to Silverlake Lounge
Sean Carnage 3rd Anniversay: Juiceboxxx / The Monolators @ Pehrspace
Hockey @ Viper Room
Gary Wilson / Crooked Cowboy & the Freshwater Indians @ the Echo ($7) – As Beck said, “Like my man Gary Wilson…” ($7)
International Pop Overthrow: Kristian Hoffman / 17 Pygmies / Io Perry @ Spaceland ($8)
Shanghai Restoration Project @ Viper Room ($15)
Dublab Event @ Cinefamily at Silent Movie Theatre ($13) – Vision Version films and Hecuba live performance
The Hush Sound @ El Rey ($15) - Emo crowd.
Joe Bonamassa @ the Fonda ($25) – Blues
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen @ Largo (Sold Out)
Social Junk / Big Nurse @ the Smell
[Recommended] Club NME: Film School / The Pity Party / The Meeting Places @ Spaceland ($10) – Film School’s a powerful live band. The Pity Party is down a guitar player, but will have some friends helping out. The Meeting Places is Scott McDonald’s band.
The Ting Tings @ El Rey (Sold Out) – Nic Harcourt faves.
The Enemy UK / Castaneda / Gran Ronde @ Troubadour ($15)
Juiceboxxx @ Safari Sam’s
Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen @ Largo ($25)
The Blood Arm / The Muslims / The Wallburds / The Franks @ the Echo ($7) – Pretty good lineup.
Ivan & Alyosha / The Blank Tapes / Faraway Places @ Tangier ($7)
Neighborhood Stars @ the Smell
Daedelus / Matthew David @ Airliner ($10)
[Recommended] Darker My Love / Eulogies / Amnion / Tweak Bird @ Troubadour ($9.99) – Fans will also get a copy of Darker My Love’s new record with their ticket purchase. Darker My Love’s always been a great live band and their new album is really good. Amnion is playing as a six piece and put on a great show. Tweak Bird rocks hard.
[Recommended] The Airborne Toxic Event / The Morning Benders / Radars to the Sky @ El Rey (Sold Out) – Pretty impressive that ATE were able to sell out El Rey before their record came out.
[Recommended] Travel By Sea / Western States Motel / Evan Way / Olin and the Moon @ the Mint ($5) – CD Release party for Travel By Sea. They’re on Autumn Tone, the Aquarium Drunkard’s label.
[Recommended] Dr. Dog @ Amoeba (Free) - 7:00 PM show
The Faint / Jaguar Love / Shy Child @ the Fonda ($25)
Monte Negro / Astra Heights / The May Fire @ Knitting Factory
Bic Runga @ Largo ($30)
Eviction Defense Network Benefit @ the Echo ($15)
Hockey / Andy Clockwise @ Spaceland ($8) – Tim Rogers had to cancel due to visa issues.
Craft Club / Apple War / Lieutenants / Rolling Blackouts @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Katy Davidson / Bobb Bruno / Tara Jane O’Neill @ the Smell
[Recommended[ Dr. Dog / The Delta Spirit @ El Rey ($17) – Dr. Dog put on a great show. The new record’s good too.
The Faint / Abe Vigoda / Shy Child @ the Fonda (Sold Out)
Boredoms lead 88Boadrum @ La Brea Tar Pits – 88 Drummers
Pop Levi @ the Echo ($5)
Karin Tatoyan / Sarah Negahdari / Learning Music @ Spaceland ($8)
Umbrellas / The Valley Arena @ Knitting Factory Front Stage ($12)
Tigers Can Bite You @ Knitting Factory Alterknit ($8)
Go Betty Go @ Safari Sam’s ($10) – Latin Music Invasion
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo ($30 / $20 for 2nd set)
Platinum Pied Pipers @ the Echoplex ($16)
Paris Loves LA / Joel Virgil @ Tangier ($10)
The Digs / Karabal Nightlife @ Pehrspace
Hypatia Lake @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Year Long Disaster @ House of Blues
Weekend Warrior @ the Smell
[Recommended] Highland Park Summer Festival: Le Switch / Seasons / Kind Hearts & Coronets / Ninja Academy / The Health Club / The Hectors / Manhattan Murder Mystery / The Nightbirds @ Behind Zeppelin music on York Blvd ($5)
Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons @ Hotel Cafe
God’s Pottery @ Spaceland ($12) – Acoustic Christian duo and stars of Last Comic Standing.
Mary Weiss / Guano Batz / Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars / Magic Christian @ Knitting Factory – Early show starts at 2:00 PM
The Paul F. Tompkins show @ Largo ($20)
The Cyrstelles / The Shakes / Thee Makeout Party @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Morris Day @ Greek Theatre ($25 - $75)
James Murphy & Pat Mahoney DJ Set @ 647 Lamar St.
Jim Hanft @ Hotel Cafe
The Polecats / The Electric Prunes / The Moonlight Cruisers / Devil Doll / The Lunes @ Knitting Factory – Early show starts at 2:00 PM
Shattered Faith / The Gears @ Safari Sam’s ($12)
Part Time Punks: Indian Jewelry / Weave! @ Echo ($5)
XBXRX / Magic Johnson / Foot Village / David Scott Stone @ the Smell
Obi Best / B.R.A.M. / Whispertown 2000 @ Tangier ($7)
Signal Hill @ Pehrspace
James Murphy & Pat Mahoney DJ Set @ Roosevelt Hotel