Monday, June 15, 2009
Live Music Options: 6/15/09 - 6/21/09
[Pick of the Night] The Lassie Foundation / Amusement Parks on Fire / Magic Mirror / The Broken Remotes @ The Echoplex (Free) – This is a celebration for the anniversary of Bronson’s Buzz Bands blog.
[Recommended] Charlie Wadhams / Joseph Childress / Mia Maestro and Aaron Robinson @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Recommended for Wadhams, I’m not familiar with the other artists.
[Recommended] Castledoor / Deep Sea Diver / Gumshoe / Agent Ribbons @ Spaceland (Free) – Castledoor has been packing in the crowd. Deep Sea Diver is heading out on the road for a bunch of dates with Conor Oberst. The band features Jessica Dobson who plays in Beck’s band and who showed up in a couple of responses to my recent contest question “who is your rock star crush?”
Oliver Future / Gliss / Alexandra Hope / Dear or the Doe @ the Echo (Free) – Oliver Future continues their residency.
A Camp / Gentleman Reg / Cat Fur @ Troubadour ($17) – Featuring Nina Persson of the Cardigans
Von Bondies / Bloodcat Love @ Viper Room ($15)
Aures / Exotic Boulders / Ezra Buchla / Znayu @ Echo Curio
Jake Labotz / Ladyfingers @ Redwood
Marshall Crenshaw @ Grammy Museum ($15) - Discussing his music and performing a few acoustic numbers.
[Pick of the Night] Art Brut / Miike Snow / Golden Years @ Spaceland ($15) – The first night of four for Art Brut. KCRW is all over Miike Snow right now.
Bat for Lashes / Hecuba @ El Rey (Sold Out)
LANDy / The French Semester / Spleen @ the Echo ($5) – LANDy is Adam Goldberg’s band.
Osc & Ano / Brack Clowns / Stellarphone / The Frimps / Bastidas / Wrong Way Driver @ Airliner
Headlight / Capillary Action / 60 Watt Kid @ Echo Curio
The Section Quartet w/ Sam Phillips, Grant Lee Phillips @ Largo ($25)
Mississippi Man / Zach Lupetin & the Dustbowl Revival / Leftover Cuties @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Matisyahu / K’naan / Dub Trio @ The Wiltern
By Sunlight / Bright Light Fever / The Voyeurs @ The Prospector in Long Beach
[Pick of the Night] The Dead Weather @ The Roxy (Sold Out) – The Dead Weather is the new band featuring Allison Mosshart of the Kills with Jack White on drums. Doors at 7:00 PM for this show.
[Recommended] Illa J / Memory9 / Jayceeoh @ Airliner ($10)
[Recommended] Art Brut / Nico Stai / Tall Hands @ Spaceland ($15) – Night two of Art Brut.
[Recommended] Viva Voce / Cut Off Your Hands @ The Echo ($12)
[Recommended] Spindrift / The Moon Upstairs @ Redwood
The Entrance Band / Sleepy Sun / Dios (Malos) / Slang Chickens @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts ($10)
Captain Ahab / Electrocute / Baad / Hawnay Troof / Michael Vidal @ The Smell ($5)
Scion House Party: Zomby / Joker and MC Nomad / 12th Planet @ the Roxy (Free w/RSVP) - Doors at 10:30 for this show.
Matador / Chingalera / Yidhra / Dead Ponies / Mortimer Young @ The Blue Monkey
Robotanists / The Lynx Technique / The Rhone Occupation @ Echo Curio
Zap Mama / Jeremy Sole @ El Rey ($30)
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
Michael Berg / David J / Damien Youth @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Delete Scenes / So Many Wizards / Constant Collection @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Butterfly Boucher @ Hotel Café
Finch / Halifax @ Troubadour ($15)
Willy Porter and Raining Jane @ Grammy Museum (Free)
The Airborne Toxic Event / Iglu & Harley @ Avalon ($40 - $150) - Buy here
Busdriver @ Amoeba (Free) - 7:00 PM show
[Pick of the Night] Busdriver / Nocando / Blank Blue @ Knitting Factory ($12) – I tend to prefer rappers with unusual flows. Check out this week’s LA Weekly for Jeff Weiss’ cover story on Busdriver.
[Recommended] Art Brut / Rumspinga / Voxhaul Broadcast @ Spaceland ($15)
Chairlift / Luke Top / The Frequency @ The Echo ($10) – Chairlift benefited from licensing a song to Apple. They’re part of the same Brooklyn scene that brought you MGMT and Yeasayer.
White Rabbits / The Subjects @ Troubadour ($14) – White Rabbits are signed to Phil Costello’s TBD Records (home of Radiohead).
Dwight Yoakam @ Grammy Museum ($45) - Interview followed by a few acoustic songs.
Gossip Tree / The Lost Patrol / Beat Killers / cheeahsaurus @ The Smell ($5)
Keyshia Cole @ Nokia Theatre
Warpaint @ Amoeba (Free) - 7:00 PM show
[Pick of the Night] Grizzly Bear / Here We Go Magic @ The Wiltern (Sold Out)
[Recommended] Jay Reatard / Thee Makeout Party / Digital Leather @ Alex’s Bar in
Long Beach ($10)
[Recommended] Bobb Bruno @ L’Keg Gallery
The Queers / The Mansfields / The Hot Toddies / The Atom Age @ Knitting Factory ($15)
Art Brut / The Blood Arm @ The Echo ($15) – Night four moves to the Echo.
Mere Mortals / Lower Heaven / Chief Nowhere / Black Kites @ Spaceland ($8)
Todd Rundgren / Paul Freeman / Rusty Anderson @ Club Nokia ($33 - $40)
Ben Kweller / Local Natives / The Jones Street Station @ El Rey ($19)
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
Thieves Like Us / Nightwaves / Esser @ The Echoplex ($10 w/RSVP)
Volts / Shayne Keator / Gossip Tree / Goldiggers @ The Smell ($5)
Opening Night @ The Hollywood Bowl ($17 - $103) – Roger Daltrey, Trisha Yearwood perform and Josh Groban is an inductee.
Ninja Academy / Blastoids / David Liebe / Hart and Adam / Papagan / Unsexxy @ Pehrspace
Lovelikefire / Spleen United / All Wrong and the Plans Change @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Emily Wells / Andy Clockwise / Olin and the Moon / The Grizzly Owls @ Hotel Café – Andy Clockwise is doing the Spaceland residency next month.
[Pick of the Week] Wilco / Jonathan Wilson @ Fox Theater in Pomona (Sold Out) - They’ll be playing three shows at the Wiltern next week. I had tickets to this, but now I have to miss it…
[Recommended] Shellac / Arcwelder @ Echoplex ($15) – Steve Albini
[Recommended] Grizzly Bear / Here We Go Magic @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – I’d much rather see them at the Troubadour than the Wiltern.
[Recommended] PJ Harvey & John Parish @ The Wiltern ($40 - $50)
[Recommended] Seasons / Blue Jungle / I Make This Sound / The Shade / Robotanists @ Mr. T’s Bowl - Good local lineup.
Chairlift / DJ Frosty @ Getty Center Courtyard (Free) – 7:00 PM
[Recommended] Bolero @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
The Queers / The Mansfields / The Hot Toddies @ Alex’s Bar in Long Beach ($15)
Nouvelle Vague @ The Fonda ($25)
Mike Watt / Thee Headliners / Ladyfingers @ Redwood Bar
DJ Quik @ House of Blues ($25)
Halloween Jack / Sabrosa Purr @ Spaceland ($10)
Tom Brosseau / Mike Stinson @ McCabe’s ($12.50)
Mariachi USA Festival @ The Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $150)
El Inganni / Foot Foot / Malcolm Sosa / Soap @ Pehrspace
Jen & Abby / Julie Doiron @ Hotel Café
Oren Lavie / Gary Jules @ The Mint ($15)
Our Brother the Native / Religious Girls / Voice on Tape / Foot Village @ The Smell ($5)
Amusement Parks on Fire / United Spleen @ the Prospector in Long Beach
Dinosaur Jr. @ the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa ($25) – They’ll be at the Troubadour next week.
[Pick of the Night] Femi Kuti and the Positive Force / Santigold / Raphael Saadiq @ The Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $98) – The first good show at the Bowl.
[Recommended] Shellac / Arcwelder @ Echoplex ($15) - Albini
[Recommended] Make Music Pasadena: Juana Molina / Quetzal / Mirah / Red Molly / Whispertown 2000 @ Old Town Pasadena (Free)
The Grand Ole Echo: Steve Casper / Dave Gleason / Nicole Gordon @ The Echo (Free) – 5:00 PM
[Recommended] The Circle Jerks @ The Keyclub ($18)
Venus Infers / Feelings Mutual @ Spaceland (Free)
Amy Correia @ Hotel Café
Chairlift @ Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa ($12)
Part Time Punks @ the Echo ($5)
Captain Ahab / Starfu*ker / Atole / Halloween Swim Team @ the Smell ($5)