Monday, July 13, 2009

Live Music Options: 7/13/09 - 7/19/09

The Very Best Play the Echoplex on Thursday

This is one of those weeks where so much seems to be happening on Wednesday and Thursday...
Monday 7/13/09
[Pick of the Night] Last American Buffalo / Avi Buffalo / Evan Way / Greg Jong @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Get there by 10 to see Avi Buffalo. Evan Way doesn’t have the show listed on his Myspace page, so I’m not sure if he’s still on the bill.
[Recommended] Andy Clockwise / Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head / Broken Meters / Hey Champ @ Spaceland (Free) – I heard there was a very healthy crowd last week. NPSH has gotta be up there with dumbest band names…
[Recommended] Japanese Motors / Dirt Dress / UV Lights / Correatown @ The Echo (Free) – Costa Mesa’s Japanese Motors are signed to Vice Records. Correatown is worth checking out.
Beyonce @ Staples Center ($150)
Incubus / The Duke Spirit @ Hollywood Bowl (Sold Out)
Doug Benson @ Largo ($20)
Coconut Coolouts / Personal and the Pizzas / The Anasazis / Woah Hunx @ The Smell ($5)

Tuesday 7/14/09
[Pick of the Night] The Datsuns / Sprit Vine @ The Echo ($12) – Hard rockin’ New Zealanders.
[Recommended] Foreign Born / The Veils / Other Girls @ Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa ($12) – Pretty good lineup if you’re down in Costa Mesa.
Avi Buffalo @ Airliner
The Child / Mini Mansions @ Spaceland ($8)
Bleu / Laura Veirs / Adam Bones / Mike Viola @ Hotel Café – Laura Veirs is on Nonesuch Records.
Bravo Beethoven! @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $96)
Ivy Walls / Winston & the Telescreen / Blue Jungle @ Bordello ($8)

Wednesday 7/15/09
[Pick of the Night] Club NME: The Veils / Luke Top / Other Girls @ Spaceland ($14) – London’s The Veils have a new record out on Rough Trade. They’re taking a break from their tour with Foreign Born. I haven’t spent a ton of time with it, but like it when it comes on my shuffle. Luke Top is the lead singer of Fool’s Gold, but has a new solo record that’s worth checking out.
[Recommended] Fol Chen / 60 Watt Kid @ Pershing Square (Free) – 7:00 PM
Low End Theory Club: Nosaj Thing @ Airliner ($5)
Xu Xu Fang / Jonneine Zapata / Audra May @ 3 of Clubs
Evan Way / Brittain Ashford / Rejouissance @ Echo Curio
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM – The ex-Ima Robot lead singer’s new band is getting some good press notices.
Dub Club: Trinity / Tippa Irie @ Echoplex ($5)
Luluc / Rachael Cantu / Real George @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Actress @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Ryan Cabrera @ Troubadour

Thursday 7/16/09
[Pick of the Night] The Very Best / Rainbow Arabia / Bersa Discos @ Echoplex – The Very Best got best new music on Pitchfork recently. The band features Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit. Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend appears on the first single. They remixed/covered Vampire Weekend and M.I.A. If you’re into the Afro-pop sounds, check them out.
[Recommended] The Zeros / the Muffs / Prima Donna @ Troubadour ($15) – The Zeros were one of the original LA punk bands (circa 1977).
[Recommended] Foreign Born / Warpaint @ Hammer Museum (Free) – Warpaint just signed to Manimal Vinyl. Foreign Born has a new record out on Secretly Canadian.
[Recommended] Gillian Welch @ Largo ($27)
[Recommended] The Monolators / French Miami / The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra / Kissing Cousins @ the Echo ($5)
Dirty Sweet / Bloodcat Love / White Arrows / Heavy Young Heathens @ Spaceland ($10) – Dirty Sweet are on this year’s solid Lollapalooza lineup.
The Germs / Agent Orange / Spider Problem @ El Rey ($20)
Cowboy Junkies / Son Volt @ The Wiltern ($20 - $35)
Jet / Red Cortez @ Key Club ($20)
Kate Earl @ Hotel Café
Orisha / Healamonster & Tarsier / Firs / Pollyn @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Shannon and the Clams / Half Rats / Pipsqueak / Audacity / Thee Makeout Party @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Bravo Beethoven! @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $96)
Spires / French Semester / Tall Tales @ Echo Curio
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts @ Pacific Amphitheatre
American Idols Live @ Staples Center ($60)

Friday 7/17/09
[Pick of the Night] Three Mile Pilot / Optiganally Yours @ Echoplex ($16) – Three Mile Pilot is Zach Smith from Pinback and Pall Jenkins from Black Heart Procession. Optiganlly Your is Rob Crow from Pinback’s band based around the toy organ known as the Optigan.
[Recommended] The Happy Hollows / The Valley Arena @ The Echo ($5)
[Recommended] The Meeting Places @ Silver Factory Studios [915 Mateo St.] – The Meeting Places is Scott McDonald’s band (from Surfing on Steam’s)
Mika Miko / Audacity / The Widow Babies / UV Lights @ The Smell ($5)
Devin the Dude / J-Mo / Da Funkyard / Thrasher and the Gents @ Knitting Factory Main Stage – I know Jeff Weiss is a fan of Devin the Dude, so that should be enough right there.
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
The Builders & the Butchers / Illinois / Eastern Conference Champions @ Spaceland ($10)
The Donnas / Hunx and His Punx / Woah Hunx @ Troubadour ($18)
Kim Fowley’s Hollywood Sexual Underground @ Redwood Bar
Tori Amos @ Greek Theatre ($35 - $60)
CEU @ The Roxy ($25)
Kill Kill Kill / Stiletto Formal / The Valley Arena / Single Mothers @ Pehrspace
Bubba Sparxxx / Precise / Judamang / The Bizness @ Knitting Factory Front Stage
Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey @ McCabe’s ($20)
Faith Hill @ Hollywood Bowl ($50)
Charlie Wilson / Keith Sweat / Jupiter Rising @ Club Nokia ($55 - $85)
The Toadies / Ginger Wildheart / Willowz / Roll the Tanks @ El Rey ($22)
Crater Farmer @ Echo Curio
Ratt / Extreme @ The Wiltern ($10 - $45)
Demi Lovato / David Archuleta @ Nokia Theatre ($40 - $50)

Saturday 7/18/09
[Pick of the Night] RJD2 / Voxtrot / Busdriver / DJDT / KE&HA / [Post-foetus] Alligators / Best Coast / Haim / Pizza! @ Out of Asia ($40) - If I ever read my email I wouldn't have forgotten about this. Out of Asia is located at 3249 S. La Cienega Blvd (in that area between Washington and National).
[Recommended] Cage / Yak Ballz @ El Rey ($18) – The Def Jux artist.
[Recommended] El Bronx / The Boogaloo Assassins / Mas Exitos @ El Chavo’s Parking Lot (Free) – 5:00 PM – El Bronx is the Bronx doing mariachi tunes.
[Recommended] Mississippi Man / Avi Buffalo / Olin and the Moon @ Unknown Theater
Azure Ray / Tim Kasher / Janu and the Whale Sharks @ The Glass House ($15)
So Many Dynamos / Cast Spells / Kinch @ Spaceland ($10)
Graveyard / Night Horse / Wake Up Lucid @ Booleg Theatre ($10)
Meth Teeth / Christmas Island / Pterodactyl / Bipolar Bear / Night Control @ The Smell
Men / Dances with White Girls @ Echoplex ($10)
Girl in a Coma / Miss Derringer / Killola @ Knitting Factory Main Stage
Trespassers William / The Theater Fire @ Knitting Factory Front Stage
Faith Hill @ Hollywood Bowl ($36)
Sleepwalkers Local / Treasure Mammal / +Dog+ / Bavab Bavab @ Echo Curio
Brand New / Dios @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
The Donnas @ Alex’s Bar ($15)

Sunday 7/19/09
[Pick of the Night] Part Time Punks: Psychic Ills / Indian Jewelry @ The Echo ($5)
[Recommended] Brunch Americana: Dave Gleason / David Serby / Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers @ Redwood Bar
Grand Ole Echo: Syd Straw / Rich Mahan / The Unlawful Kings @ the Echo (Free) – 5:00 PM
Coldplay @ Verizon Wireless (Sold Out)
Jim Bianco / Brother Sal / Buddy / Holly Conlan / Brendan Hines / Chris Pierce @ Hotel Café
Links / The Yelling / Evan Voytas / Samuel Stewart @ Spaceland (Free)
Keith Urban / Sugarland @ Staples Center ($20 - $88)
Porgy and Bess @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $116) Dead Western / Featherbeard / Private Beach @ Echo Curio

2 comments:

Bill said...

Yak Ballz - Worst. Rap Name. Ever.

Scott said...

Kind of excited about The Veils at Spaceland. A friend at work recently turned me on to them.