Monday, May 11, 2009
Live Music Options: 5/11/09 - 5/17/09
I've got a few pairs of tickets to give away for the Extra Golden / Meditations show this Wednesday at the Echo/Echoplex. To win these tickets, email me [dukeufo at gmail] with the name of your favorite African or Jamaican artist. The contest closes Wedesday at Noon. Please put "Extra Golden" in the subject line and include your first and last name in the body of the email.
[Pick of the Night] Golden Animals / Imaad Wasif / Amanda Jo Williams and Matt O’Neill / Arizona @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Golden Animals has the Silverlake Lounge residency. Imaad Wasif is worth seeing live.
[Recommended] Gangi / Saint Motel / Free Moral Agents / Crooked Cowboy @ Spaceland (Free) – Gangi’s residency continues.
[Recommended] Juliette Commagere / Grizzly Owls / Paige Stark / Vaudeville @ The Echo (Free) – Juliette Commagere’s residency continues.
[Recommended] New Rock Syndicate / The Antarcticans / The Moon Upstairs / Oliver Hall @ The Smell ($5)
The Jake Labotz Band @ Redwood Bar
The Meat Puppets @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM show
Steve Martin / Steep Canyon Rangers @ Club Nokia ($25 - $250)
Anavan / Flaspar / Birth! @ Pehrspace
[Pick of the Night] Avi Buffalo / The Faraway Places / Starburst Crystal Ensemble @ The Echo (Free) – Avi Buffalo’s doing a Tuesday night residency this month at the Echo. Aaron Embry of Amnion’s been a huge cheerleader for them, so I’m looking forward to finally checking them out.
Operation Aloha / The Parson Red Heads / All Spots to Black @ Troubadour ($20) – Operation Aloha features Ian Ball of Gomez.
Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar
Theressa Andersson @ Largo ($20)
Meat Puppets @ the Mint ($15)
Vulgar Latin / The Eye The Ear and the Arm / The Active Set / Modern Time Machines @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
[Pick of the Night] Extra Golden / The Meditations / Fool’s Gold / Youssoupha Sidibe @ the Echo & Echoplex ($10 before 10 PM and $15 after) – Extra Golden’s a collaboration between some DC musicians and some Kenyan benga musicians. It’s interesting stuff. The Meditations are a legendary reggae band from Jamaica.
[Recommended] Steve Earle @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM; Steve Earle’s new record is a tribute to his mentor/friend Townes Van Zandt. Well worth checking out.
Club NME: Shiloe / Future Ghost / Atlantic Line @ Spaceland ($5)
The Hectors / Seasons / Downtown Union / The Health Club @ Mr. T’s Bowl – Good local lineup.
Low End Theory @ Airliner ($10)
The Murder Junkies / Black Omen @ Redwood Bar – GG Allin’s band. Mumiy Troll / The Ringers @ The Roxy
Hello Dragon / Ice Palace / Firs / Divisible @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Carina Round @ Hotel Café
Chuck Mead of BR5-49 @ the Mint ($12)
[Pick of the Night] Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros / thenewno2 / We Are the World / Amnion @ Regent Theatre ($5) – Edwarde Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is the Ima Robot frontman’s new band. Thenewno2 is Dhani Harrison’s band. Amnion is one of my favorite local bands. It’s Art Walk night downtown, so expect a lot of kids in the streets.
[Recommended] Janelle Monae @ Royce Hall ($20) – Janelle Monae was one of the unexpected highlights of SXSW this year. She’s like the female Andre 3000. Royce Hall’s kind of a sterile place to see her.
[Recommended] Afternoons / The Happy Hollows / Warpaint @ Troubadour ($12) – Strong local lineup.
Scout Niblett / The Lovetones / The Stereo Workers Union / Chief Nowhere @ Spaceland ($10) – Scout Niblett’s got a serious fanbase. This is just a quick west coast tour.
Restavrant / Leopold and His Fiction / The Coles / Eloise @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – Restavrant are a lot of fun to see live. They’re doing a Thursday night residency at the this month.
Mos Def @ House of Blues Sunset ($33)
Sara Watkins @ Largo ($25)
The Polyamorous Affair / All Leather / Magick Daggers / Blue Jungle / Halloween Swim Team @ The Echo ($10)
Indigo Girls / Matt Morris @ El Rey (Sold Out)
Moment Trigger / AMK / Debaser / Dirty Branches @ The Smell
[Pick of the Night] Lucero / Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears @ Troubadour ($17) – I saw both of these bands at SXSW this year. Black Joe Lewis is one of my favorite new bands of the year. Great Stax-inspired dirty soul.
[Recommended] Amateurs / The World Record / Death to Anders / Never At Night @ Spaceland ($8) – This is the record release party for Amateurs new three song 12”. It’s good stuff (you can stream it on their Myspace page) and good karma to support local bands that go the expense/trouble of releasing on vinyl.
Ponytail / Cex @ The Echo ($10) – I saw Ponytail at SXSW this year. High energy, not really my thing, but they got the crowd going.
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
The Lovetones / Magic Mirror @ Redwood Bar
The Dan Band @ Avalon
The Aggrolites / The Lions / Boogaloo Assistants @ El Rey ($20)
Land of Ill Earthquakes / The Health Club / Sofa City Sweetheart @ Pehrspace
Halloween Swim Team / Dylan Doren / Paper Rainbow @ L’Keg
[Pick of the Week] Mogwai / Dead Meadow @ Orpheum ($28) – Sometimes it’s great to get absorbed in sound. That’s what happens at a Mogwai show.
[Recommended] Doves / Wild Light @ The Wiltern ($40) – Pretty good band.
KROQ Weenie Roast: Weezer / Jimmy Eat World / Kings of Leon / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Silversun Pickups / Rancid / The Airborne Toxic Event @ Irvine Meadows (Sold Out) – A surprisingly inoffensive lineup.
Giant Drag / Shakey Graves / The Icarus Line @ Troubadour ($12) – The original lineup is back.
Loney, Dear / Lights On / AM @ Spaceland ($12)
O + S / Mia Maestro and Aaron Robinson @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Opeth / Enslaved @ Avalon
Tiffany @ Whisky A Go Go – She played my Junior High
Pronto / Nels Cline @ The Mint ($15)
The Crabs – A True Celebration of the Green Album @ Knitting Factory ($7)
The Blanks @ Largo ($25)
Curt Smith of Tears for Fears @ McCabe’s ($20)
Dirt Dress / Grand Lake @ Pehrspace
Black Strobe @ Echoplex ($12)
Cosio / Jenny O / Rose’s Pawn Shop @ Bordello ($10)
Latin Jazz Festival @ Greek Theater ($55 - $80)
Sista Otis @ Redwood Bar – 7:00 PM
Shotgun Party @ Redwood Bar – 10PM
PROTECT ME / Audacity / The Numerators / F’N A! @ The Smell
[Pick of the Night] Grande Ole Echo: Dave Gleason / Jason Heath & the Greedy Souls /
The Deceivers @ The Echo (Free) – 5:00 PM
Kevin Devine / Miniature Tigers @ Troubadour ($13)
Brunch Americana: Golden Hill Ramblers / Shotgun Party @ Redwood Bar
Scarlet Symphony / The Jerxs / Dr. Seahorse / OONA / Pilot Touhill @ Spaceland ($5)
Part Time Punks: Factory Records Night @ the Echo ($5)
Jonathan Culton with Paul & Storm @ Largo ($25)
Jennifer Warnes @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Scarnella / Bobb Bruno @ Eagle Center for the Arts