Monday, May 04, 2009

Live Music Options 5/4/09 - 5/10/09

Iron & Wine Play Two Shows This Week

The last week of the Henry Clay People's residency was a good time last Monday. They got the whole crowd down on their hands and knees. I'd only seen one other band do that (Soundtrack of Our Lives at the Troubadour a few years ago). This week looks solid (if you can get tickets to these shows)....
Monday 5/4/09
[Pick of the Night] Gangi / Head Like a Kite / Blank Blue / Daddy Kev @ Spaceland (Free) – Very strong lineup for the first night of the Gangi residency. Head Like a Kite’s a Mush records band from Seattle that mixes live instrumentation with liberal use of electronic elements. Last time I saw Blank Blue at Spaceland (during Le Switch’s residency) the power blew out. They’re a strong local band featuring Nobody and Niki Randa. Daddy Kev’s one of LA’s more respected underground hip-hop producers.
[Recommended] Juliette Commagere / Obi Best / The Sweet Hurt @ The Echo (Free) – Good, free chance to see Wendy Wang/The Sweet Hurt. The Weekly has a feature on Juliette Commagere this week.
Golden Animals / My Pet Saddle / Slipping Into Darkness @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Golden Animals has the Silverlake Lounge residency. I may try to check them out next week when Imaad Wasif is on the bill.
The Monolators / Halloween Swim Team / Gumshoe / Roman Candles @ Echo Curio
Whitman / Nicole Kidman / Stellaluna @ Pehrspace
The Jake Labotz Band @ Redwood Bar

Tuesday 5/5/09 (Happy Cinco de Mayo)
[Pick of the Night] Avi Buffalo / 60 Watt Kid / Deep Sea Diver / Time of Wolves / Tenlons Fort @ 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.
[Recommended] The Parson Red Heads / The Monolators @ Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa
Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar
Iglu & Hartly / Pop Noir / On Blast / Random Impulse @ The Roxy ($10)
Mike Doughty @ Hotel Café ($20) – Soul Coughing
Beware of Safety / Raised By Robots / Signal Hill / Pride of Kenya @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Greycoats @ Knitting Factory Alterknit
Los Creepers / Rezurex @ the Echoplex ($10)
Scarlet Grey / The Art @ Troubadour ($8)

Wednesday 5/6/09
[Pick of the Night] Ryan Bingham / Jonny Burke @ Troubadour ($12) - Ryan Bingham was a good discovery for us at last year’s Stagecoach. He’s a young, ex-rodeo guy with a voice that sounds like he smokes a carton of cigarettes a day. His second record comes out in early June and was once again produced by Marc Ford (ex-Black Crowes).
[Recommended] Danielson / Soul Junk / Marvelous Toy @ Spaceland ($12) – We’re giving away tickets for this one. See details HERE.
Warpaint / Exitmusic / VOICEs VOICEs / Alexandra Hope @ The Smell ($5)
Gran Ronde / Klum / Royal Heist / Northern Labor Party @ Bordello ($8)
Slang Chickens / Non+ / Anasazis / Shark Toys @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Mike Doughty @ Largo ($30) - Soul Coughing
Low End Theory: Dibia$e / Monopoly / Devon @ Airliner ($10)
Sista Otis @ Redwood Bar

Thursday 5/7/09
[Pick of the Night] Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros / Warpaint / Weave! / Black Hole Oscillators @ Regent Theatre ($5) – The Ima Robot frontman’s new band. They’ll be playing next Thursday as well.
[Recommended] Restavrant / Gimme 5’s / The High Society / Wake Up Lucid @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – Restavrant are a lot of fun to see live. They’re doing a Thursday night residency at the Silverlake Lounge this month.
[Recommended] Van Morrison performs Astral Weeks @ Orpheum Theatre ($90 - $350) - Too rich for my blood.
The Silent Years / Roughed Up Folk / Neon Trees @ Spaceland ($10)
Her Space Holiday / City of Light @ The Echo ($12)
Chelsea Girls @ The Roxy ($15)
Sing Sing @ Royce Hall ($22 - $42)
Hauschka / Tom Brosseau @ Largo ($20)
Mae / Barcelona @ Troubadour ($15)
Lebowski Fest @ The Wiltern ($15 - $20)

Friday 5/8/09
[Pick of the Week] Iron & Wine / Alela Diane @ Masonic Hall at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Sold Out) – One of those shows that I immediately regretted not getting tickets for. Iron & Wine puts on a very compelling live show.
[Recommended] Van Morrison performs Astral Weeks @ Orpheum Theatre ($90 - $350) - Too rich for my blood.
Spectrum / Abe Vigoda / The Entrance Band @ the Echo ($12)
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25) – Always interesting.
The Dickies / The Blasters / The Diffs @ Knitting Factory ($15)
The Good Listeners / Dylan Trees @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Voxhaul Broadcast / Local Natives / Aushua / Rumspringa @ Spaceland ($10) – Nice local lineup.
The Devil Makes Three / Old Man Markley @ Troubadour ($15)
The Beat Junkies / Pete Rock @ Echoplex ($15)
Big Whup / The Studiofix / Pizza! / My Pet Saddle @ The Smell ($5)
Bob Schneider @ The Keyclub ($22)
Yoshida Brothers @ El Rey ($30 - $45)
The Soft Opening / Timonium / Sasqrotch / Imaad Wasif @ Pehrspace
The Stains / Lords of Altamont / Ladykillers @ Redwood Bar
Dredg / Torche @ Glasshouse ($17)

Saturday 5/9/09
[Pick of the Night] Iron & Wine / Yogoman Burning Band @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – Night two of the intimate performances.
[Recommended] Mika Miko / The Soft Pack / PROTECTME @ The Smell ($5) – Record release party for Mika Miko. It will probably get very crowded.
[Recommended] Van Morrison performs Astral Weeks @ Orpheum Theatre ($90 - $350) - Too rich for my blood.
Slick Rick @ The Keyclub ($20) – I was a big Slick Rick fan.
The Dead @ The Forum ($50 - $85)
Murderfest 2009 @ the Knitting Factory ($40 or $65 for 2 day pass)
Jenny Owen Youngs @ Hotel Café ($12.50)
Nous Non Plus @ Spaceland ($12)
The Avett Brothers / Magnolia Electric Co. @ The Finda ($27)
Alela Diane / Mariee Sioux @ McCabe’s ($12.50)
Shiny Toy Guns / Nico Vega / Electrocute / The Ringers @ Club Nokia ($25)
Collisions / Season / Blue Jungle @ Echo Curio
Alma Mater / No Paws (no Lions) / Deadly Finns @ Pehrspace
L-Wiz @ Echoplex ($10)
Keane / The Helio Sequence / Mat Kearney @ Hollywood Palladium ($43.50)

Sunday 5/10/09 (Happy Mother’s Day)
[Pick of the Night] The Vaselines / The Tyde @ El Rey ($27) – It’s the Scottish, late 80’s, cult favorite band’s first ever appearance in LA. They got a lot of publicity after Nirvana covered a few of their songs (“Molly’s Lips,” “Son of a Gun,” and “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam.”). Sub Pop’s is releasing a big retrospective this Tuesday.
[Recommended] The Shins / Delta Spirit @ Hollywood Palladium ($35) – It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Shins and they aren’t posting news on their website or Myspace page. It’s an interesting (read: shitty) strategy when you’re out on the road and getting ready to self-release an album.
[Recommended] Destroyer (solo) / Azita / Devon Williams @ Echoplex ($15) – Dan Bejar’s a truly unique songwriter. I’ll be giving away a couple of pairs of tickets to this show, so check back later in the week.
[Recommended] Sarah Gayle Meech / The Cheatin’ Kind / Jeremiah and the Red Eyes / Frank Fairfield @ The Echo (Free) – Early show at 5:00 PM.
Brunch Americana: Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar
Murderfest 2009 @ the Knitting Factory ($40 or $65 for 2 day pass)
Ed Shrader / Height / Vampire Pussy / The Disappearance of Planet Dwarf Pluto @ The Smell ($5)
Part Time Punks 4 Year Anniversary Party @ the Echo ($5)
The Beach Boys @ Orpheum Theatre ($97)
El Vez @ Spaceland ($14)
Carrie Rodriguez / Romantica @ McCabe’s ($15)
Howardamb / Bobb Bruno / Extra / The Vaginals @ Echo Curio


stanhalen said...

"...a voice that sounds like he smokes a cartoon of cigarettes a day."

Yeah, I also used to smoke a cartoon of cigarettes a day, but I quit because it made me feel Looney.

Bad. Dah. Bum


john said...

Can't wait to see the silent years on thursday, is anyone else going to the show??

Math said...

umm... bit off topic, but MurderFest is this weekend. Amazing lineup!!!!!

Duke said...

stan - if you're interested in doing some copy editing, bring it on.

i added murderfest to the listings...

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