Monday, November 17, 2008

Live Music Options: 11/17/08 - 11/23/08


I really enjoyed seeing Dungen last week. They finally lived up to their records and honestly sounded about ten times better than the last couple of times I saw them.
If you wanna follow the hyped bands, you've got some good options this week. Love Is All / Vivian Girls on Tuesday, El Guincho on Thursday, Of Montreal / HEALTH on Saturday and Yeasayer on Sunday. I would prefer the alternative of Everest / Henry Clay People on Tuesday, Rodriguez or Lucinda Williams on Friday and O'Death / Le Switch on Saturday. As always, the important thing is to just get out and support somebody.....
Monday 11/17/08
The Breeders / The Muslims / Whispertown 2000 @ the Wiltern ($25) – Congratulations to our contest winners.
The Monolators / The Voyeurs / Shirley Rolls / Fertile Crescent@ Pehrspace ($5) – The Monoloators continues their Monday night residency.
The Monolators - MP3: Don’t Dance
The Western States Motel / Marching Band / B.R.A.M. / The Karabal Nightlife @ Spaceland (Free) – The Western States Motel and Marching Band continue their dual Monday night residency.
The Wesern States Motel - MP3: Oh World
Weave! / Gods Gang / The Judy Experience @ the Echo (Free) – Weave! Continues its Monday night residency.
His Orchestra / The Franks / The Absolute / Tandemoro @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Stick around late for an increastingly rare live performance from Tandemoro.
The Shys / Army Navy / The Takeover UK @ Troubadour ($10)
El Gran Silencio @ Echoplex ($15)
Raul Midon / Morley @ Hotel Café

Tuesday 11/18/08
[Recommended] Everest / The Henry Clay People / Nico Stai / Dazzler @ the Echoplex (Free for 21 + / $5 for 18 +) – Everest and The Henry Clay People put out two of my favorite records this year.
Abe Vigoda / Love Is All / Vivian Girls / Nodzzz @ the Smell ($7) – If you missed the Part Time Punks fest, here’s a chance to see some of the buzziest bands.
Wait.Think.Fast / The Hectors / Fol Chen @ The Echo (Free) – Record release party for Wait.Think.Fast.
Let’s Independent: The Broken Remotes / Pizza! / Automatic Drawing @ Boardner’s (Free) – Radio Free Silver Lake’s monthly night. Tough competition, but this is the last one ever so show Joe your support.
Rachael Yamagata / Meiko / Thao Nguyen / Kate Havnevik / Emily Wells / Lenka @ the Fonda ($25)
Mike Stinson / Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar & Grill - Great country lineup.
Charts & Maps / Signal Hill @ Mr. T's Bowl
The Lonely H / Impossible Shapes @ Spaceland
Misfits / D.I. @ House of Blues Sunset ($22.50)
Matisyahu / Flobots / Chester French @ Club Nokia ($25)
Jon McLaughlin @ El Rey
Ludovico Einaudi @ Largo
Angus and Julia Stone @ Hotel Café
Union Line / Voxhaul Broadcast / Local Natives / The Monthlies @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)

Wednesday 11/19/08
Angela Correa / Daniel Ahearn / Rachel Cantu / Tenlons Fort @ Mr. T's Bowl
Miranda Lee Richards / Venus Illuminato @ Tangier ($8) – Just got the new Miranda Lee Richards record, but I haven’t had a chance to listen yet…
Portugal, The Man / Earl Greyhound / Wintersleep @ Troubadour ($14)
Night Horse / Trigger Renegade / The High Saints @ the Echo ($5) – I saw Night Horse recently and it felt pretty grunge-y.
AIDS Wolf / Arrington De Dionvso / Foot Village / Bipolar Bear @ The Smell ($8)
Little Teeth @ Echo Curio
Usher @ Club Nokia (Sold Out)
OhGr (of Skinny Puppy) / American Memory Project @ El Rey ($25)
Dub Club: Sugar Minott @ Echoplex ($15)
Josh Kelley @ Hotel Café
Archways / Ballerina Black / Transfer / The Silent Comedy @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)

Thursday 11/20/08
El Guincho @ The Echo ($12) – He’s gotten a lot of internet buzz as the Spanish Panda Bear. The record was a little too repetitive for me, but might be fun to see live.
Jane's Addiction @ El Cid
Jogger / Meho Plaza / Tremellow / Slair / fast-astronauts @ The Smell
West Indian Girl / Poolabomb / The Polyamorous Affair / Tremblexy @ Spaceland ($12)
Little Teeth @ Prospector
[CANCELED] Kaiju Big Battel / Busdriver / Rocktapussy @ Mayan ($25) - CANCELED
The Sounds @ Hollywood Palladium ($24)
Rodney Crowell / Joe Henry @ Largo ($30)
Terra Naomi @ Hotel Café
Ojo / Collapsible Mammals / Billygoat @ Silverlake Lounge
Warren G @ Key Club

Friday 11/21/08
[Recommended] Lucinda Williams @ The Wiltern ($25 - $42) – I’m a big fan. If you can find a few friends you can get four tickets for $50.
[Recommended] Jon Brion & Friends @ Largo – One set only
Rodriguez / Connie Prince & the Keystones / Sleepy Sun @ The Echo ($12) – Light in the Attic just reissued Rodriguez’s psych-folk record from 1970. I know the Aquarium Drunkard liked it, which is a strong endorsement in my book.
War Tapes / The Human Value / Shiloe / The Black Kites @ Spaceland ($8)
Little Teeth @ Pehrspace
Aretha Franklin @ House of Blues Sunset ($95)
Sarah Silverman / Brian Posehn @ Club Nokia ($50)
Kraak & Smaak @ The Fonda ($20)
Medeski Martin & Wood @ El Rey ($28)
The White Buffalo @ Troubadour ($10)
Japanther / All Leather / Underground Railroad to Candyland / Killer Dreamer / The Amazements @ The Smell
Anya Marina @ Hotel Café
Moving Picture Show / Tic Tic Boom @ Tangier ($8)
Golden Animals / Starlite Desperation @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Saturday 11/22/08
[Recommended] O’Death / Le Switch / Death to Anders @ Spaceland ($10) – I’ve got some tickets to give away for this one, so check back in later this week.
Of Montreal / HEALTH @ Hollywood Palladium ($18.50) – Of Montreal is guaranteed to put on a show. It’s a shame all I can hear when I listen to them is: “Let’s go Outback tonight.”
Aretha Franklin @ House of Blues Sunset ($95)
Rhett Miller @ Largo
In Flames / All That Remains ($28.50)
Bring Me the Horizon @ Troubadour ($17)
Duhka / Not the Government / Corridor/ The Antarcticans @ The Smell
Zachariah & the Lobos Riders @ Hotel Café
Agent Ribbons / Heart of Gold @ Tangier ($8)
Gears / Mike Watt and the Secondmen @ Mr. T's Bowl

Sunday 11/23/08
[Recommended] Charlie Wadhams / Happy Stars / Anglos @ Tangier ($7)
Ranchero Bros @ Largo – This is Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond, but if you’re an Old 97s fan, you already knew that.
Sarah Gayle Meech @ Redwood Bar & Grill - Brunch show. Sarah's a very charming country singer.
Yeasayer / Icy Demons @ Troubadour ($15) – The guy from Yeasayer was such an asshole when I saw them that I haven’t been able to listen to their record since.
Ferdinand / Double Naught Spy Car / Bollweevil / Patria Jacobs @ Spaceland (Free)
Wilson Phillips @ Club Nokia ($42 - $52)
Backstreet Boys @ Hollywood Palladium ($50)
Pedestrian Deposit / Wet Hair / Wounded Lion / Peaking Lights / Temptation @ the Smell
Spiritvine @ Hotel Café