Monday, December 08, 2008

LA Live Music Options: 12/8/08 - 12/14/08


I made it out to the first night of the Movies residency last week. Good show and I'm sure they'll only get better. Also saw Oasis in Vegas (but I wrote this before actually seeing them).

Monday 12/8/08
[Recommended] The Movies / Rademacher / Vibeslayer / Sarah Negahdari (The Happy Hollows) @ Spaceland (Free)
Xu Xu Fang / Winter Flowers / Exitmusic / Corridor @ The Echo (Free) - Manimal Vinyl residency this month.
MeShell Ndegeocello / The Coup @ House of Blues Sunset ($23.50)
AC/DC @ the Forum ($90)
Cristopher Cichocki / Realicide / Halloween Swim Team / Sikhara / Aymeric Hainaux @ Pehrspace
The Color Turning / Union Line / Local Natives / French Miami @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
James Walsh (of Starsailor) @ Hotel Café
Jake LaBotz @ Redwood Bar
The Plain White T’s @ The Roxy
Fall Out Boy @ Troubadour ($20) – Tickets sold day of only, no lineups before noon.
Demi Lovato @ The Wiltern

Tuesday 12/9/08
[Recommended] Power 106 Cali Christmas Bash: Kanye West / T.I. / Busta Rhymes @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($45 - $95) - I've gotta say, that this seems like it would be a really fun show.
[Recommended] Mike Stinson / Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar - Good local country lineup.
Wilderness / San Serac / Moonrats @ the Echo ($12)
Robotanists / Kissing Cousins / One Trick Pony / Two Guns @ Spaceland ($8)
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman / Boots Riley @ El Rey ($26)
Little Red Radio / Polyamorous Affair / Light @ Echoplex (Free before 10:30, $5 after)
Lemonwilde / Dynamite Walls / Deccatree / Boo Yeah Club @ Silverlake Lounge
Gary Jules @ Hotel Café
Camp Freddy @ the Roxy
k.d. lang / Mandy Moore @ Troubadour ($75)
Agnostic Front @ Keyclub ($15)

Wednesday 12/10/08
Indie 103.1 Wreck the Halls: The Pretenders / Bloc Party / CSS / Black Kids @ Club Nokia ($35 - $50)
Club NME: Pop Levi / French Miami / The New Regime @ Spaceland ($8)
Kassin + 2 / El Ten Eleven / Obi Best @ Hotel Café
Sully Erna @ the Fonda ($40)
Longwave / War Tapes / Eulogies @ Troubdaour ($12)
Ledisi “It’s a Christmas” Show @ El Rey ($33)
No on Prop 8 Benefit @ Largo – Margaret Cho and Friends
Low End Theory: Beat Invitational #10 @ Airliner ($10) – Daedelus and others
Divisible @ Bordello ($5)
Cartographers / Franklin for Short / Satellite Crush / Young Hunting @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Zappa Plays Zappa @ the Roxy
Moment Trigger / Aymeric Hainaux / Realicide / Obstacle Corpse / Human Hands @ the Smell ($5)
Crystal Castles DJ Set @ Viper Room ($25)

Thursday 12/11/08
Murs @ El Rey ($20)
Miranda Lee Richards @ Hotel Café
Low vs. Diamond / Barcelona / IO Echo @ Troubadour ($12)
CSS / Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head @ The Echoplex ($23)
The Watkins Family Christmas @ Largo
Zappa Plays Zappa @ the Roxy
Exhausted Prayer / Knelt Rote / Wire Werewolves @ the Smell ($5)
Gretchen Wilson @ Club Nokia ($50)
The Holloys / Rumspringa @ Pershing Square (Free)
Automatic Drawing / Collisions @ Spaceland ($5)

Friday 12/12/08
[Recommended] Jon Brion & Friends @ Largo – One set only
Shiloe / Tigers Can Bite You / Kid Mud / Geographer @ Echo Curio
The Aquabats / Suburban Legends / Dusty Rhodes and the River Band @ The Fonda ($20)
Rick Springfield / 38 Special @ Club Nokia ($45 - $55)
Nike Ness / Ryan Bingham @ El Rey (Sold Out)
Phantom Planet / The Like @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Los Lobos @ House of Blues Sunset ($37.50)
J.D. Souther @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
The Transmissions / Manhattan Murder Mystery / Policy @ Pehrspace
Ox vs. Thunderbird / Behold! The Monolith / Goliath Bird Eater @ Relax Bar
The Dickies / M.I.A. (punk band) / Plain Wrap / Love Canal / The Penetrators / Decry @ Safari Sam’s ($12)
Run Run Run / Von Iva @ The Echo (Free)
“ho-ho-tel 2008” Holiday Cheer @ Hotel Café – Lineup TBA
Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint ($25)
Zappa Plays Zappa @ the Roxy
Babyland / Not the Government / Damage Effect / The LA Front @ The Smell ($5)

Saturday 12/13/08
[Recommended] The Christmas Sweater Party: The Deadly Syndrome / The Happy Hollows / The Pity Party / Castledoor / Amnion @ Echoplex ($5 minimum donation) – All proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. Very solid lineup.
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas: The Offspring / Stone Temple Pilots / Rise Against / AFI / Staind / Three Days Grace / Slightly Stoopid / Hollywood Undead @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($80) - Ugh.
Mike Ness / Mike Stinson @ El Rey ($31)
Stella @ Orpheum ($26)
18th Dye / Devon Williams / The Meeting Places @ Spaceland ($8)
Sarah Silverman / Brian Posehn @ Largo ($25)
Sweet & Tender Hooligans @ House of Blues Sunset ($13.50)
Xtreme @ Club Nokia ($27.50 - $75)
Sea Lions / The Tartans / Catwalk / Watercolor Paintings / Oki Dogs @ Pehrspace
Siesmic Void / Dwale / Dialectik / The Wretched / Millions of Dead Comps @ Relax Bar
Mapei / Little Red Radio @ the Echo ($10)
“ho-ho-tel 2008” Holiday Cheer @ Hotel Café – Lineup TBA
Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint ($25)
Zappa Plays Zappa @ the Roxy
VOICEsVOICEs / Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk / Pizza! / Voice on Tape @ The Smell ($5)

Sunday 12/14/08
[Recommended] Midnight Mission Benefit: Aaron Espinoza / Pierre De Reeder / Tandemoro / The Damselles & The TC4 / The Voyeurs / Davey Ingersoll @ the Echoplex ($3 with toy, $7 without) - Another good benefit show.
The Cure / The Killers / Death Cab for Cutie / Paramore / Franz Ferdinand / Scott Weiland / Snow Patrol / Vampire Weekend @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($80) - Much better than night one.
Van Stone / The Ringers / Lightnin Woodcock @ Spaceland ($10)
Bill Engvall @ Club Nokia
The Medic Droid @ Troubadour ($12)
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk / Shitn A / Voices Voices / El Chon @ Echo Curio
Part Time Punks @ the Echo ($5)
“ho-ho-tel 2008” Holiday Cheer @ Hotel Café – Lineup TBA
Nat and Alex Wolff
Ty Segall / The Fresh & Onlys / Okie Dokie / Shark Toys @ the Smell ($5)
Alkaline Trio @ Keyclub ($25)

5 comments:

Ringhoff said...

I vote Duke be forced to go to the KROQ christmas show so we get to read an angry review of it.

Anonymous said...

seconded!

Duke said...

sitting through that would require a lot of bourbon (and a designated driver).

christopher said...

and please don't forget that also playing at the sweater festival on dec 13th will be EDWARD SHARPE and the MAGNETIC ZEROS!!!!!

ringhoff said...

how about instead of bourbon before the show you ride the bull at Saddle Ranch Chop House, eat a rack of ribs at Tony roma's, drink 10 full throttle energy drinks, ride Jurrasic Park: The ride at Universal Studios with no hands, eat a giant bowl of mashed potatoes at Buca De Peppo, get rad on a dozen shrimp at Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company, get kicked out of the Rumba Room for rumbaing too hard, and play the giant guitar out front of Hard Rock Cafe? All by yourself. then we would have your greatest blog post ever.