There are a lot of enticing shows this week. Last week I had a great time at The Minor Canon and Le Switch at Spaceland. Then on Wednesday I saw Andrew Bird at the Orpheum. He is a little precious, but damn he's a talented performer. Sounded great too...
[Recommended] Le Switch / Radar Bros. / Andy Clockwise / The Faraway Places @ Spaceland (Free) – The last night of Le Switch’s residency. They’ve been running a little ahead of schedule, so make sure you get there no later than 10:00 PM if you hope to see the Radar Bros.
Holloys / Avi Buffalo / His Orchestra @ the Echo (Free) – Many local bloggers are recently embracing Avi Buffalo. I still haven’t seen him.
Local Natives / Voxhaul Broadcast / Union Line / Love Grenades / You Me & Iowa @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
The Jake Labotz Band @ Redwood Bar & Grill
826LA Presents: Vaudeville @ Echoplex ($12)
40 Years of Steve Algee @ Largo ($20)
[Recommended] French Kicks / The Broken West / Army Navy @ Troubadour ($15) – I’m a big fan of the Broken West. Check out their recent video on Youtube.
[Recommended] AA Bondy / Brian Wright / Mike Bloom / Robert Francis @ Hotel Café ($14) – AA Bondy goes on early (I’m guessing around 9PM).
Modest Mouse / Mimicking Birds / Japanese Motors @ Hollywood Palladium ($35) – I’ve never been able to call myself a Modest Mouse fan, but maybe you are?
Mike Stinson / Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar & Grill – Good local country lineup.
Miranda Lee Richards / He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister / Square on Square / The Quarter After @ Spaceland ($10) – The last night of Miranda Lee Richards’ residency.
Kinky / Mexican Dubwiser @ the Fonda ($20)
Shelley Short / Novi Split / Telematique @ Echo Curio
Finger Bang! – Margaret Cho @ Largo ($25)
Ollin / Mentiritas / Killsonic @ The Echo ($8)
Zach Lupetin & the Dustbowl Revival / The Shivers / Ema & the Ghosts / Blake Mills @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Nico Vega / The Yelling @ The Roxy
[Recommended] Low End Theory Club: Daedelus / Nosaj Thing / Knxwledge @ Airliner
Club NME: Dead Confederate / Transfer / Heavy Young Heathens @ Spaceland ($12) – Dead Confederate’s gotten some good buzz. They’re a heavy, Southern rock influenced band from Georgia.
A Tribute to Scott Walker: John Doe / David J. & Michael Berg / Ann Magnuson & Kristian Hoffman / Rob Dickinson / Jason Faulkner / Weave! @ Bordello ($12) – In conjunction with the opening of the Scott Walker documentary (opening this Friday at the Nuart).
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
Links / Mississippi Man / The Capshuns @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Guggenheim Groto / Austin Hartley-Leonard @ Hotel Café
IO Echo / We Are the Fury @ the Roxy
Ben Taylor / Schuyler Fisk @ Troubadour ($15)
Babyland / The Sweet Kill / Anavan @ Viper Room ($10)
[Recommended] Clues / Black Cheeto @ Spaceland ($10) – Clues is a new band featuring Alden Penner (of the Unicorns) and Brendan Reed (ex-Arcade Fire). Their debut album comes out this May on Constellation Records. Supposedly they put on an exciting live show, so I’d get there early.
MP3: Perfect Fit
[Recommended] The Movies / This Century @ Space 1520 (Free) – I love seeing the Movies. This is that new retail space at 1520 Cahuenga.
[Recommended] AC Newman / Dent May @ Troubadour ($15) – I’m not crazy about the latest AC Newman record, but I love his first one (and the New Pornographers).
[Recommended] David Pajo / The Growlers / Tristeza / M. Sord @ Bordello ($15) – I’m a huge Slint fan.
Animal Collective / Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Zach Cowie @ The Fonda (Sold Out)
HEALTH / Abe Vigoda / Captain Ahab @ The Echo ($12)
Quetzel Guerrero and the Warriors @ Redwood Bar & Grill (Free)
Tenacious D @ Club Nokia ($50 - $150) – Benefit for the 24th Street Theatre
Big Head Todd & the Monsters @ House of Blues Sunset ($24)
Ghost to Falco / Gowns / Gamble House @ Echo Curio
Colin Hay @ Largo ($28)
Black Sun Empire @ Echoplex ($10) – Drum and Bass night
Wounded Lion / Tijuana Panthers / Guilty Hearts / Girls / Farewell Flight @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Joe Pug / Justin Young @ Hotel Café
Chelsea Girls / Sweethead @ the Roxy
Silk Flowers / City Center / tik///tik / Former Ghosts @ The Smell ($5)
[Recommended] Everest / The Parson Red Heads / Two Sheds @ The Echo ($10) – Great bill. I’m a huge Everest fan.
[Recommended] Kool Keith, Dr. Octagon vs. Dr. Doom / Hopsin and Kutmasta Kurt @ El Rey ($20) – I’m a big Kool Keith fan.
[Recommended] Jon Brion & Friends @ Largo ($25) – I’m finally going to check out the new Largo space.
Animal Collective / Silk Flowers @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Mike Watt & the Secondmen / Lee Renaldo / The Nichemakers / Ron English’s Electric Illuminati @ Spaceland ($12)
Goblin Cock / Warship / Angus Khan @ Knitting Factory ($10) – Rob Crow’s joke metal band.
Inara George and Greg Kurston of Bird & the Bee / DJ Chris Douridas @ Home on Riverside (Free)
Hank III with Assjack / Those Poor Bastards @ the Roxy ($21.50)
The Angry Samoans / Johnny Madcap & the Distractions @ Knitting Factory
Matt Wertz @ House of Blues Sunset ($13.50)
Lisa Williams @ Club Nokia ($36 - $100)
Mad Gregs / Monstro @ Echo Curio
Julie Fowlis / Lucy Kaplansky @ McCabe’s ($20)
Dorian Wood / Red Maids / Marshweed @ Pehrspace
Dirty Eyes / We Should Be Dead / brewhemoth @ Relax Bar
Toby Lightman / Waz @ Hotel Café
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys @ Redwood Bar & Grill
NASA Space Universe / Moment Trigger / The Amazements / Knight Rider @ the Smell ($5)
[Recommended] Ra Ra Riot / Cut Off Your Hands / Telekinesis @ El Rey ($16) – Good lineup.
The Submarines / The Morning Benders @ Troubadour ($12) – All over those iPhone commercials.
Pizza! / Big Whup / Fol Chen @ Echo Curio
Hungry Beat Dance Party @ Pehrspace
Anavan / The Press Fire / Faav! @ Mountain Bar (Free)
Faun Fables / Voco @ Spaceland ($10)
Jim White / John Doe @ Largo ($20)
Phlegethon / Sirhan Sirhan @ Relax Bar
Old Lova’s Club / Dylan Trees @ Home on Riverside (Free)
Michelle Featherstone @ Hotel Café
Rumble King @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Martha Wainwright @ the Getty (Sold Out)
Emergency Ensemble / Mi Ami / Extra Life / Thank You @ The Smell ($5)
Pussycat Dolls Lounge @ Viper Room ($25)
[Recommended] The Parson Red Heads/ Flashing Red Lights / The World Record / One Trick Pony @ Air Conditioned Supper Club at 625 Lincoln Blvd in Venice ($6) - New monthly night in Venice.
Tribute to Chris Darrow: Akron Family / Ben Harper / Howlin Rain @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Part Time Punks: Tyvek / Weave! @ the Echo ($5)
Busta Rhymes / U.N.I. @ Club Nokia ($35)
Guitarded / Moment Trigger / Hi My Name Is Ryan / Uggamugga / Creekbird @ The Smell ($5)
Molly Jensen / Holly Conlan @ Hotel Café