Passion Pit (photo credit: Chrissy Piper)
Pretty solid bunch of shows this week. Last week I made it out for BLK JKS. Very, very good stuff.
[Pick of the Night] Gangi / Warpaint / Local Natives / Alexandra Hope @ Spaceland (Free) - Very solid local lineup for the last night of Gangi's residency.
Alexis Gideon / Shelley Short / Blue Sabbath, Black Fiji / Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk / Queen Victoria @ Pehrspace
UCLA Jazz and Reggae Festival: Mavado / Peetah & Mojo Morgan @ UCLA ($25)
Jake Labotz @ Redwood Bar & Grill
[Pick of the Night] Avi Buffalo / Greater California / Divisadero / The Reporter Who Became King @ The Echo (Free) - The last night of Avi Buffalo's residency. Divisadero have a new release on Jaxart Records.
The Sadies / Old Californio / The Horsethieves @ Spaceland ($12) - Old Californio's another one of the many local bands that I still need to check out.
Spirit Vine / Seasons / Rocking Horse People / Roughed Up Folk / Roy G and the Biv @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Mandy Moore @ Amoeba Music (Free) - Early show at 6:00 PM
Foot Village / Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk / Blue Sabbath Black Fiji / Kevin Greenspon @ The Smell ($5)
One Trick Pony / Church / Nightfur @ Echo Curio
Lady Sovereign / Chester French / Hollywood Holt @ El Rey ($22)
Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar & Grill
[Pick of the Night] Sun Kil Moon / Mia Doi Todd @ El Rey ($22) - I've been a big fan of Mark Kozelek's voice since the Red House Painters days.
The Prodigy / The Glitch Mob / Destructo @ The Palladium ($35)
Oh Darling / Black Apples / The Hard to Get / The Meemies @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Carina Round @ Hotel Cafe
Moe @ The Roxy ($30)
Book Signing: Memphis & the Mississippi Delta - A Complete Guide @ Stories in Echo Park - This is a book signing for Justin & Melissa Gage - Justin's the guy behind Aquarium Drunkard; Le Switch will also be playing
[Pick of the Week] Jens Lekman / Tig Notaro @ the Echo ($15) - I've got some tickets to give away for night two. Check back in later this week.
[Recommended] The Wooden Birds / The New Trust @ Spaceland ($12) - The Wooden Birds is the new band from the leader of American Analog Set. I haven't heard them yet, but I was a huge AAS fan.
[Recommended] Lucinda Williams @ House of Blues Anaheim ($40) - I'm not driving to the OC for this, but I am a big fan.
[Recommended] Fleetwood Mac @ Staples Center ($50 - $150) - Great band who I've never seen. If anybody has a free ticket.......
St. Vincent / Pattern is Movement @ El Rey ($17) - Now that Chan has fallen in with that crowd, will Annie Clark be the chosen crush?
Passion Pit / Harlem Shakes / Cale Parks @ Troubadour (Sold Out) - Passion Pit obviously have a ton of buzz. I don't mind what I've heard/ Cale Parks is a member of Aloha.
Ben Harper and Relentless 7 / The Henry Clay People @ Wiltern (Sold Out) - The Henry Clay People wrap up their tour with Ben Harper.
Restavrant / The High Strung / Shrouded Strangers / You, Me & Iowa @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) - Fun band.
The Tartans / Northern Portrait / Champagne Riot @ Knitting Factory Alterknit ($10)
Nite Jewel / Cave / Jealousy / TRS-80 / Monster @ The Smell ($5)
Pennywise / Pepper / Big B @ Fox Theatre in Pomona ($25)
Moe @ The Roxy ($30)
Butch Walker @ The Glass House in Pomona ($14)
[Pick of the Night] Black Moth Super Rainbow / School of Seven Bells / James Yuill @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
[Recommended] King Khan & the Shrines @ The Echo ($13) - Early show at 8:00 PM; very fun band.
[Recommended] Riverboat Gamblers / Miss Derringer / Underground Railroad to Candyland @ Spaceland ($12) - You can't get much higher energy than Riverboat Gamblers.
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
Passion Pit / Harlem Shakes / Cale Parks @ Echoplex (Adv tix sold out, get there very early if you don't have tix) - Some serious buzz.
Animal Collective / Grouper @ Wiltern (Sold Out) - A bit of a bigger venue for these guys.
Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound / Black Love / Mothers of Gut @ The Smell ($5)
Butch Walker / Shovels and Rope / Ponderosa @ El Rey ($22)
Greg Laswell / Bodies of Water / Molly Jenson / The Steelwells @ Hotel Cafe
Bassnectar / Nosaj Thing / J-Boogie @ The Fonda ($22) - Did you read my SXSW review of Bassnectar? I will not be in attendance.
Propagandhi @ The Glass House ($18)
[Pick of the Night] King Khan & the Shrines @ The Echo ($13) - Early show at 7:00 PM; I've got some tickets to give away for night two. Check back in later this week....
[Recommended] Patton Oswalt @ Largo ($25) - One of my favorite living comics.
Passion Pit / Harlem Shakes / Cale Parks @ The Glass House in Pomona ($12) - Your best bet if you don't have tickets for the LA shows.
The Flatlanders @ Troubadour ($20) - Features Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock
Windy & Carl / Nudge / White Rainbow @ Echo Curio - Early show at 3:00 PM
Bastidas / Pangea / Dietra Kruschev / Fast Astronauts @ The Smell ($5)
Greg Laswell / Buddy / Austin Hartley Leonard @ Hotel Cafe
Hungry Beat Dance Club @ Pehrspace
[Pick of the Night] Le Switch / Les Blanks / Go West Young Man @ Dakota Lounge ($5) - A couple of my favorite local bands take it to Santa Monica for the night. The Dakota Lounge is at 1026 Wilshire Blvd. I haven't been there, so I have no idea about the acoustics.
[Recommended] Kidrockers: Langhorne Slim / One Trick Pony @ The Echo ($12) - Hosted by Matt Dwyer; you need to bring a kid to get into this. If you have a kid, it's a good time.
Grand Ole Echo: David Serby / The Believers / Killing Cassanova @ The Echo (Free) - Show starts at 5:00 PM
Part Time Punks: Hallo! Gallo! / Pharohs @ The Echo ($5)
Mad Gregs / Mooey Mubau / Corey Fogel / The Calder Quartet @ Echo Curio
Neil Hamburger / Pleaseeasaur / James Quall / David Liebe Hart @ Spaceland ($8)
Rosewood Thieves / He's My Brother She's My Sister / Henry Wolfe @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Graham Colton / Bryan Greenberg / Curtis Peoples @ Largo ($20)
Larchmont Charter West Fundraiser @ Hotel Cafe