Monday, April 06, 2009

LA Concert Listings: 4/6/09 - 4/12/09

Last week ended up being pretty busy. I saw the Radar Bros. and Le Switch last Sunday at Kid Rockers at the Echo. If you’ve got a kid (not that I do), I highly recommend the event. Good fun. Then I saw a little bit of Nico Stai on Monday. On Wednesday I braved the crowd for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and White Denim at Spaceland. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have some good songs, but they’re not that interesting live. White Denim is fun to see live, but don’t really have great songs yet. On Thursday I hit up the Gooseberries release show at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. The acoustics were not good. Hopefully the Vetiver shows sound better.

Monday 4/6/09
[Pick of the Week] The Henry Clay People / Mike Watt & the Missingmen / Ready the Jet / Thee Mighty Angels @ Spaceland (Free) – The Henry Clay People are doing the Monday night residency this month which should be packed every week. Mike Watt (Minutemen, fiREHOSE) should need no introduction. Get there early for Thee Mighty Angels, which features Dave Newton and Brian Reyes (The Little Ones).
The Bird & the Bee / Juliette Commagere @ Echoplex ($15) – The Bird and the Bee have a new record out on Blue Note.
Fool’s Gold / Weave! / Non+ @ The Echo (Free) – Fool’s Gold is doing the Monday night residency at the Echo.
Dusty Rhodes and the River Band / Thee Makeout Party / My Pet Saddle / Living Suns @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Dusty Rhodes and the River Band are doing the Monday night residency at the Silverlake Lounge.
Jake Labotz Band @ Redwood
WhiteFang / Rob Walmart @ Echo Curio
Zombelle @ Pehrspace

Tuesday 4/7/09
[Pick of the Night] Clem Snide / Le Switch / The Heligoats @ Spaceland ($10) – Hard to believe that Clem Snide formed 18 years ago. They re-formed recently after the success of Eef Barzelay’s sold career. Get there early for one of my favorite local bands, Le Switch.
The Secret 6 / Deep Sea Diver / Eugene and the 1914 Band / Next of Kin @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Megadeth / Hatebreed / Kill Switch Engage @ Club Nokia ($32 - $72)
Marissa Nadler / Manda Mosher @ Hotel Café
Electrocute / New York Rifles @ Bordello ($8)
Greg Proops / Maria Bamford / Harland Williams @ Echoplex ($10) – Comedy night.
Lily Marlene / John Webster Johns / Fancy Pants @ The Echo (Free)
Mike Stinson / Dave Gleason @ Redwood – Quality, local country lineup.

Wednesday 4/8/09
[Pick of the Night] Local Natives / Unionline / Flying Tourbillion Orchestra / Eastern Conference Champions @ Bordello ($8) – Solid local lineup.
[Recommended] Lower Heaven / Jason Simon of Dead Meadow / The Moon Upstairs / Dissolver @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – Another solid local lineup.
Club NME: Living Things / Bloodcat Love / White Arrows @ Spaceland ($8)
Jerkagram / Talibam / Infinite Body @ The Smell ($5)
Low End Theory Club: Ras G / Teebs / Dakim @ Airliner
Tall Tales and the Silver Lining / Evan Way / Landon Sea @ L’Keg Gallery
Alexi Murdoch @ El Rey ($20)
White Carriage / Rachel Cantu / The Cartographers @ Echo Curio
Cod Piece / The Bumpers / Barrio Tiger @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Paging Beto @ Redwood
Reckless Kelly @ Troubadour ($18)

Thursday 4/9/09
[Pick of the Night] Spindrift / Restaurant / Whispering Pines / New York Rifles @ Spaceland ($8) – Restaurant puts on a fun live show.
[Recommended] Dengue Fever @ Echoplex ($12) – This is a performance and a screening of Sleepwalking Through the Mekong
Mirah / Tender Forever / Lucky Dragons @ the Echo ($15)
Lila Downs @ Royce Hall ($32 - $54)
Jesca Hoop @ Hotel Café
Yonder Mountain Spring Mountain @ House of Blues Sunset ($17.50)
Talibam! / Jerkagram / Horse Head @ Echo Curio
Stag Hare / Pregnant / 60 Watt Kidd / Bobb Bruno @ The Smell ($5)

Friday 4/10/09
[Pick of the Night] Flying Lotus / Kode 9 @ The Echo ($15) – Flying Lotus got a ton of critical acclaim last year for his record, Los Angeles. He works in the area where hip-hop, downtempo, electronica and video game soundtracks meet.
[Recommended] Monotonix / The Mae Shi / Anavan @ Spaceland ($14) – Monotonix is a heavy, Israeli band renowned for electrifying live shows. Shows where the drummer crowd surfs and the kit ends up offstage in the middle of the audience.
[Recommended] Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theatre ($64 - $254) - I just looked, and if you're willing to pay $254 (plus fees) you can still get 5th row seats to this show. I haven't been back to the Nokia Theatre since the disappointing Neil Young show, but I heard the Prince show was (at least) equally disappointing.
Amateurs / Jack Wilson Jr. / Correatown / Marvelous Toy @ Pehrspace – Good local lineup.
Seasons / Karin Tatoyan / The Hectors @ the Echo ($5) – Another solid local lineup.
Jon Brion & Friends @ Largo ($25)
Travis / The Republic Tigers ($35) – The two Fonda shows were combined and moved to the Wiltern.
El Ten Eleven / Firs @ Home on Riverside (Free)
Mikki and the Mauses / Non Plus / Randy Randall of No Age @ L’Keg
White Buffalo @ Hotel Café
Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey ($33)
The Health Club / Coxx / Joyce Manor @ Echo Curio
Brent Weinbach & Friends @ Largo’s Little Room
Chelsea Girls / Aimee Allen / Prima Donna @ The Roxy
Railcars / Former Ghosts / Br’er / Felt Drawings @ the Smell ($5)

Saturday 4/11/09
[Pick of the Night] KXLU Benefit: The Happy Hollows / Devon Williams / Rainbow Arabia / Blank Blue / Foot Village / VOICEs VOICEs / Meho Plaza /@ Regent Theatre ($10) - Can't go wrong with a benefit for KXLU.
[Recommended] Mark Olson & Gary Louris / Teddy Thompson @ Largo ($25) – The former Jayhawks.
[Recommended] Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theatre ($64 - $254) - I just looked, and if you're willing to pay $254 (plus fees) you can still get 5th row seats to this show. I haven't been back to the Nokia Theatre since the disappointing Neil Young show, but I heard the Prince show was (at least) equally disappointing.
Blind Pilot / Loch Lomond / The F Scott Band @ Spaceland ($12)
Ari Hest / Hana Pestle @ Hotel Café
The Golden Years @ Pehrspace
An Café @ Avalon ($35)
Mike Viola / Tom Brosseau @ Largo’s Little Room
Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey ($33)
City of Progress / Painted Cakes / Foot Foot @ Echo Curio
Jogger / Halloween Swim Team / Fast Astronauts @ the Smell ($5)
Magalosaurus / Spider Problem / Naima Earth / Capella @ L’Keg Gallery

Sunday 4/12/09
[Pick of the Night] Silversun Pickups / The Deadly Syndrome / The Happy Hollows (Sold Out) - Catch them in a pre-Coachella performance. Probably the smallest type of venue you'll see them in around LA. The new record has at least four more strong radio hits.
[Recommended] Vetiver / Adam Stephens @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts ($12 or $20 for two nights) – The first of two nights. Richard Swift opens the second.
Part Time Punks @ the Echo ($5)
Headlights / The Love Language / Hello From Reno @ Spaceland ($10)
Eyesofmarch / Secta Erah / Matthew David @ Echo Curio
Lynda Kay / Mike Stinson / Dave Gleason @ Redwood
La Roux @ The Roxy ($12)


Mouse said...

My understanding (and this is 2nd hand info) is that the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock doesn't provide the PA, so it varies as to who's renting the equip and what they're renting.

I agree, it sounded bad last week but when I saw the International Noise Conspiracy there it sounded great.

Duke said...

good to know. thanks for the info...