Monday, April 27, 2009

Los Angeles Live Music Options: 4/27/09 - 5/2/09

Wye Oak Play the Silverlake Lounge on Thursday

I made it out to Spaceland last Monday for the Henry Clay People and The Whip (who had a mechanical breakdown). Then I spend the rest of the week recovering from Coachella. Some pretty good options this week. Black Lips, Wye Oak and lots of great local bands....
Monday 4/27/09
[Pick of the Night] The Henry Clay People / Young Love / Flying Tourbillon Orchestra / Swim Party @ Spaceland (Free) This will most likely be your last chance to see the Henry Clay People for a while. Now that they’ve got a serious booking agent, they’re playing Coachella, etc. They’ve promised some surprises tonight (including a lot of covers).
[Recommended] Fool’s Gold / John Webster Johns / Leopold and His Fiction / Daedelus @ The Echo (Free) – Fool’s Gold has been packing the Echo during their Monday night residency. This is your last chance to see them for a while. Daedelus is heading out on a European tour later this week.
[Recommended] Dusty Rhodes and the River Band / Olin and the Moon / Leslie and the Badgers / Divisadero @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – The Monday night residencies have been competitive this month. Your last chance at seeing tDusty Rhodes and the River Band.
Ladytron / The Faint / Crocodiles @ The Fonda ($27)
Jake Labotz Band @ Redwood
I See Hawks in LA @ Echo Curio

Tuesday 4/28/09
[Pick of the Night] Castledoor / The Parson Red Heads / Princeton @ The Echoplex ($7) – Castledoor is celebrating their record release. The Parson Red Heads are celebrating the release of their new 7”. See my interview with the PRH’s drummer HERE.
[Recommended] Tinted Windows / The Broken West @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – I’m a little afraid to hear a supergroup that consists of a Hanson, a Pumpkin, a Fountain of Wayne and Cheap Trick’s drummer. Get there early for The Broken West.
Bob Log III / Willem Maker / Stephen Bower & the Silent Majority @ Spaceland ($12)
Aziz Ansari @ Largo ($25)
Mike Stinson / Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar
Parasitic Fantasy Band / Lucky Dragons / Metal Rouge @ Echo Curio
The Pinker Tones @ Knitting Factory ($15)
Last American Buffalo @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Poncho Sanchez / Lonnie Jordan @ The Mint ($20)
Pompoir / Stamina Mantis / Blessure Grave / Birth! @ The Smell

Wednesday 4/29/09
[Pick of the Night] Thao with the Get Down Stay Down / Jesca Hoop @ Hotel Café ($12) – Thao is the early show from 7 – 10 PM. Jesca Hoop is after.
[Recommended] Club NME: Oliver Future / Franz Nicolay (of the Hold Steady) / Moneybrother @ Spaceland ($10) – I haven’t seen Oliver Future’s new lineup yet, but I do know it’s smaller.
Low End Theory Club: Zechs Marquise / Blank Blue @ Airliner ($10) – I’m a fan of Blank Blue.
So Many Wizards / Intricate Machines @ Bordello ($8)
Ceci Bastida @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
Vienna Teng / Ben Sollee @ The Roxy ($18)
Dalmacio Von Diamond & the Enochian Keys / New Thrill Parade / Bestial Mouths @ The Smell
Ben Lee / Low vs. Diamond / Annie Stela @ Glass House in Pomona ($12)

Thursday 4/30/09
[Pick of the Night] Silversun Pickups / Eulogies @ Echoplex ($25) - If you haven't seen Silversun in a while, I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised. Benefit for childhood cancer. Buy through Ticketweb.
[Recommended] Wye Oak / Buddy / Pomegranates @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – I was a big fan of Wye Oak’s Merge debut. Buddy’s well worth checking out too.
[Recommended] Jack Wilson Jr. / Les Blanks / The World Record @ Echo Curio – Les Blanks and the World Record are two of my favorite local bands. If you haven’t seen them yet, I highly recommend them.
[Recommended] Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros / Lukas Haas / Soko / Rumspringa @ Regent Theatre ($5) – The Regent Theatre is the new sight of Little Radio. The location is much, much better. Edward Sharpe will be playing the next two weeks as well. I've heard some good buzz.
The Blood Arm / Sweaters @ Bordello ($8)
Xu Xu Fang / Downtown Union / The Voyeurs / VOICEs VOICEs @ the Echo (Free)
Ben Lee / Low vs. Diamond / Annie Stela @ Troubadour ($18)
Ian McLagan & the Bump Band @ the Mint ($20) – Legendary member of the Small Faces and Faces.
Jonneine Zapata / One Eskimo @ Spaceland ($8)
Sweet / LA Guns @ House of Blues Sunset ($17) – Only one original member in Sweet, but “Fox on the Run” is a classic.
Dana Gould with Bob Odenkirk @ Largo Little Room
The Finches / Chen Santa Maria / Dan Friel / Some Dark Holler / Lucky Dragons @ The Smell

Friday 5/1/09
[Pick of the Night] First Fridays: Wolfmother / The Ruby Sons @ Natural History Museum ($9) – Weird lineup, but why not?
[Pick of the Night] The Black Lips / Flowers Forever / Static Static / The Strange Boys @ El Rey ($19) – The Black Lips seem like the band I’d most like to tazer, but they do make some good music.
[Recommended] Useless Keys / Eagle Winged Palace / Winter Gloves @ Spaceland ($8)
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
Joe Lally / All Leather / David Scott Stone / PROTECT ME @ the Smell ($5)
Starsailor @ Troubadour ($20)
The Flash Express @ the Echo ($8)
Qween Kwong / Ballerina Black / Go West Young Man @ Echo Curio
Peter Case Benefit: Loudon Wainwright III @ McCabe’s ($50)
Seasons / The Health Club / Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Kill Kill Kill / Chen Santa Maria / Dan Friel / Foot Village @ Pehrspace
One Eskimo @ Hotel Café
Ian McLagan & the Bump Band @ the Mint ($20) – Legendary member of the Small Faces and Faces.
Unwritten Law @ the Roxy ($20)

Saturday 5/2/09
[Pick of the Week] The Black Lips / Flowers Forever / The Strange Boys @ The Glass House in Pomona ($12) – The Black Lips seem like the band I’d most like to tazer, but they do make some good music. The Strange Boys finally seem to be catching on outside of Austin.
Book Signing: Gooseberries by Sterling Andrews @ Book Soup 7:00 PM
Vanessa Micale / Voice on Tape / Black Church / Sleepwalkers Local / Bird By Snow @ Echo Curio
Jennifer Hudson / Robin Thicke @ Nokia Theatre
A.M. / Traps, ps / Audacity @ The Smell ($5)
Kreator / Exodus @ House of Blues Sunset ($30)
Third Day @ Club Nokia ($31 - $76)
Yann Tiersen / Asobi Seksu @ El Rey ($22) – Composer of the score to Amelie.
Peter Case Benefit: Dave Alvin / Stan Ridgway @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Abiku / Sex Negatives / Totally Ripped / Moment Trigger @ Pehrspace
Eek A Mouse @ the Roxy ($20)
Black Label Society / Sevendust @ the Wiltern ($40)

Sunday 5/3/09
[Pick of the Night] Part Time Punks: Joe Lally (of Fugazi) / Qui @ The Echo ($5) – As David Yow gets Jesus Lizard back together for some reunion shows, it’s great to see Qui play some shows.
[Recommended] Le Switch / Restaurant / Paul Chesne / Matt Ellis @ Cinema Bar - Cinema Bar's a great dive bar in Culver City. The show starts at 3:30 PM.
[Recommended] Damien Jurado / Laura Gibson @ Spaceland ($12)
Grand Ole Echo: Tony Gilkyson / The Golden Days / Next of Kin / Triple Chicken Foot @ The Echo (Free) – Daytime show at 5:00 PM
Maria Taylor / The Whispertown 2000 / JJAMZ @ Troubadour ($15)
Manic Hispanic / Los Creepers @ El Rey ($17)
Peter Case Benefit: T-Bone Burnett @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Chris Cornell @ the Wiltern ($34)


Anonymous said...

There is a benefit (Secret Show?) at the Echo Thursday night as well.

Anonymous said...

Saturday night at Spaceland: Princeton, Divisible, Tigers Can Bite You, Writer. $5