Monday, October 20, 2008

LA Live Music Options: 10/20/08 - 10/26/08

Photo of Andrew Bird by Cameron Wittig

This post was prepared in advance on the 17th, all listings are subject to change.....
Monday 10/20/08
[Recommended] Andrew Bird / Haley Bonar @ Largo (Sold Out) – Before seeing him live, I only passively appreciated Andrew Bird. But watching him work is very cool – similar to a Jon Brion gig.
[Recommended] Pinback / Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects @ Echoplex ($20) – To be completely honest, Pinback’s not the most engaging live band in the world. They look like a couple of guys that wandered off the floor of the Comic-Con convention. It seems to surprise a lot of my friends, but I really do like their music.
[Recommended] Rademacher / Le Switch / All Smiles / Death to Anders @ The Echo (Free) – This is the strongest lineup of the Rademacher residency. All Smiles is currently on tour with Conor Oberst. They’re performing these shows as a duo with Jim Fairchild (formerly of Grandaddy) joined by Danny Seim of Menomena.
Kenan Bell / Distortion Felix / Southern Oracle / Not in the House @ Spaceland (Free) – I’ve heard the Kenan Bell residency has been packed so far. The lineup next week is a little better, so I’m not going to recommend it this week.
Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar – If you’re a country fan, he puts on a really good show.
Samuel Markus @ Silverlake Lounge ($7)
Locksley / Hymns @ Troubadour (Free) – Hymns has some pretty good songs.
MP3: Why Can’t I Be You?
Manhattan Murder Mystery / Seasons / Panic Movement @ Mr. T’s Bowl (Free)
Ed Vallance @ Hotel Café
MC Chris / Totally Michael @ The Roxy

Tuesday 10/21/08
[Recommended] Tigers Can Bite / Light FM / The French Semester @ Boardner’s ($6) – Tigers Can Bite You have a new EP out on New and Used Records.
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band / The Like / All Smiles @ The Fonda (Sold Out)
Mammatus / Wildildlife / Magic Lantern ($10)
Monster @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Harpes Simon / Haley Bonar / Daniel Martin Moore @ Tangier ($10)
Kill the Academy / Chemical Burn @ Troubadour ($5)

Wednesday 10/22/08
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band / The Like / All Smiles @ The Fonda ($25)
Robyn @ Spaceland ($12) – She’s an international star, but they’re still trying to break her in the U.S. This is an acoustic performance.
The Felice Brothers / Deer Tick @ Troubadour ($12) – I heard the Felice Brothers put on a good show.
Dead Ponies @ Redwood Bar – They’re doing a Wednesday night residency this month.
Low End Theory Club @ Airliner
VNV Nation @ El Rey ($22)
Ilo Mar @ Echo Curio
The Neighborhood Bullies / Dogweed / Bollweevil @ the Echo (Free)
Juliette Commagere @ Tangier ($8)
Golden Ratio @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Everlast @ the Roxy

Thursday 10/23/08
[Recommended] Helen Stellar / Seaspin / Shirley Rolls @ the Echo (Free) – After a bit of a hiatus, Hellen Stellar’s back. The fact that Cameron Crowe signed them to his record label should tell you something…
[Recommended] Seasons / Fol Chen / Les Blanks / Meho Plaza @ Echo Curio – If you still haven’t seen Les Blanks, just do it….
Stereolab / Richard Swift / Monade @ the Fonda ($27) – I find Stereolab a little bit boring live, but they’re still a great band. I’m a big Richard Swift fan, and I’d dying to give him another shot live (he was boring the only time I saw him too).
Sunburned Hand Of The Man / Franklin's Mint @ the Smell ($5)
Dar Williams @ El Rey ($26.50)
Human Giant @ Largo
Rose Hill Drive / Colour Revolt / His Orchestra @ Spaceland ($10)
Flaming Fire / Starlite Desperation @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Bayside / The Matches ($18)
Slaughter @ Key Club ($25)
Friday 10/24/08
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo
The Acorn / The Shaky Hands / Ohbijou @ Spaceland ($10) – Seeing some pretty good buzz on the Acorn.
Girl Talk / Hearts of Darknesses / Grand Buffet @ The Fonda (Sold Out) – I have seen Girl Talk and I did think it wasn’t my scene. But everybody else loved him. Foreigner @ House of Blues ($55)
Eliza Gilkyson @ McCabe’s ($20)
Adam Marsland’s Chaos Band @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Love Grenades / Jean Paul Yamamoto @ the Echo ($5)
The Shakes / The Glossines @ Redwood Bar
Grand Buffet / Hearts Of Darknesses / Anavan / Captain Ahab / Kyle H. Mabson @ the Smell
Presidents of the United States of America / The Blakes @ Troubadour ($20)
Iced Earth / Saviours @ The Wiltern
Devin the Dude @ Key Club ($27.50)
Saturday 10/25/08
[Recommended] The Monolators / You Me and Iowa / Summer Darling / Correatown @ Spaceland ($8) – Record release party for the Monolators. A nice local lineup.
Hungry Beat Dance Party @ Pehrspace – Squaregirls present a night of twee
Girl Talk / Cx Kidtronix / The Death Set @ The Fonda (Sold Out)
Mountain Goats / Kaki King @ Troubadour ($20)
Sarah Silverman @ LargoVince Gill @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($36 tix remain)
Flogging Molly @ Hollywood Palladium
Chris Cornell & Timbaland @ House of Blues (Sold Out)
The Family Band @ Hotel Café
I See Hawks in LA @ Redwood Bar
USA Is A Monster / Foot Village @ the Smell ($5)
Sunday 10/26/08
[Recommended] Grande Ole Echo: Old Californio / David Serby & Sidewinders / The Gentleman Farmers / Madame Pamita @ the Echo (Free) – Early show at 5:00 PM. Say happy birthday to my friend Tita.
Ian MacKaye @ Hollywood High ($5) – A Q& A with the lead singer of Fugazi and Minor Threat
Mountain Goats / Kaki King @ Troubadour ($20)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (Sold Out)
Stan Ridgway Band @ House of Blues ($15.50)
Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland ($8)
The Death Set @ the Echo ($12)
Rachel Cantu / Gardening Not Architecture / Jennifer Furches @ Tangier ($8)
Ô Paon / Guy Blackman / Katy Davidson @ the Smell ($5)

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