Monday, July 20, 2009

Live Music Options: 7/20/09 - 7/26/09

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Monday 7/20/09
[Pick of the Night] The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Girls / Champagne Socialists @ the Echo ($14) – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart record is one of my favorite records of the year. If you’re into that post-C86, early Jesus & Mary Chain I think you’ll dig it. They put on a better live show than you’d expect too. I haven’t heard much from Girls, but I know Scott from Surfing on Steam is a big fan.
[Recommended] Andy Clockwise / Pterodactyl / Little Red Radio / The ’87 Stick Up Kids @ Spaceland (Free) – The Andy Clockwise residency is pulling in big crowds each week. I’m curious about Brooklyn’s Pterodactyl (who record for the Jagjaguwar-affiliated Brah Records).
MP3: Pterodactyl – First Daze
Japanese Motors / The Growlers / Sweaters / Grand Elegance @ The Echoplex (Free) – Costa Mesa’s Japanese Motors are signed to Vice Records.
Last American Buffalo / Spirit Vine / Diamond Light / Steelwells @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Lucy Walsh / Brandi Shearer @ Hotel Café
xx royalchord xx / Psychic Reality / twisted wires / [Post-foetus] @ the Smell ($5)

Tuesday 7/21/09
[Pick of the Night] Susanna Hoffs & Matthew Sweet @ Grammy Museum ($15) – Doing their covers thing – this time around they cover Big Star, Fleetwood Mac, Mott the Hoople, George Harrison, John Lennon and others…
Micachu & the Shapes / tUnE-YaRdS @ the Echo ($12) – Micachu’s got a new record out on Rough Trade. It’s manic, pretty far out there indie rock. Good stuff if you’re into that sort of thing.
Matt Vasquez (of Delta Spirit) / The Parson Red Heads (acoustic) / The Romany Rye @ Spaceland ($12)
Zodiac Death Valley / Black Apples / Les Blanks / The New Room @ Bordello ($8) – I’m a big Les Blanks fan, but not familiar with the other bands….
The Ditty Bops @ Steve Allen Theater
Counting Crows / Michael Franti & Spearhead
Bringuier Conducts Mussorgsky @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $96)
John Butler @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Clutch @ House of Blues Sunset Strip ($20)
Christina Courtin @ Largo ($20)
The Black Hollies @ Echo Curio
Armada @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Susan Marshall / Miranda Lee Richards @ Hotel Café

Wednesday 7/22/09
[Pick of the Night] Club NME: Noisettes / The Magic Wands / Barracks @ Spaceland ($12) – What I’ve heard from London’s Noisettes is garage-y soul. They seem like they’d be a lot of fun to see live.
[Recommended] The Movies / The Manhattan Murder Mystery / The Health Club / Stab City @ Bordello ($5)
[Recommended] Low End Theory: Daedelus / Free the Robots @ Airliner ($10)
The Weakerthans / Jason Collett @ The Roxy ($15)
David Garza / Raul Pacheco @ The Mint ($12)
Elbow / Mellowdrone / Jesca Hoop @ The Wiltern ($30)
Dead Ponies / Temple of Dagon / The Additives @ Blue Monkey
Boney James / Fourplay @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $96)
No Doubt / Paramore @ Gibson Amphitheatre (Sold Out)
Voxhaul Broadcast / Union Line @ Pershing Square (Free) – 7:00 PM
Billy Boy on Poison @ Troubadour ($10)
The Mighty Diamonds @ Echoplex ($15)
Fred Armisen @ Largo ($20)
Water & Bodies / Hotel St. George / Cheetahsaurus / Regrets & Brunettes @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Watts Ensemble / Brian Walsh Trio @ Bootleg Theater ($5)

Thursday 7/23/09
[Pick of the Night] Phillip Glass Ensemble performs to Koyaanisqatsi @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $96) – A new arrangement of the very dramatic score.
[Recommended] The Shore / Bolero / Old Californio @ Bordello ($8) – Good lineup. Bolero is Josh Schwartz’s (Further, Beachwood Sparks) band who don’t play around enough.
Pit er Pat / Matteah Baim @ Space 1520 – Experimental, post-rock sounds from Thrill Jockey.
Robert Francis / Rumspringa / Haim @ The Roxy ($10) – Robert Francis recently signed with Atlantic Records.
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros / Eskimohunter @ Hammer Museum (Free) – Edward Sharpe is Alex Ebert’s (Ima Robot) new-ish, bearded band.
Made in Mexico / PROTECTME / Showgirls @ The Smell ($5) – Wavves had to cancel.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone / Concern / Former Ghosts @ the Echo ($8) – Tomlab, indie electro band.
Rocco DeLuca @ Pershing Square
Spirit Animal / Robotanists / Tigers Can Bite You @ Spaceland ($8) – I like Tigers Can Bite you, but I’m not familiar with the other bands.
Semi Precious Weapons / Lady Sinatra @ Viper Room ($12)
Eric Hutchinson / Anya Marina @ El Rey ($20)
Rhys Darby @ the Fonda ($27)
The Rescues / Amy Kuney / The Paper Raincoat @ Troubadour ($12)
Carla Werner / Phoenix and the Turtle / The Nocturnes @ Echo Curio
Ninja Academy / Judgement Day @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Jesca Hoop @ Hotel Café
Squirrel Nut Zippers @ Santa Monica Pier

Friday 7/24/09
[Pick of the Night] De La Soul / Kenan Bell @ The Keyclub ($35) – They made one of my favorite hip hop albums ever. Kenan Bell gets the opening slot and will be out on the road with De La Soul for a couple of weeks.
[Recommended] Sky Saxon Tribute @ Echoplex ($15) – Featuring Billy Corgan, members of the Seeds, Mike Randle (Baby Lemonade) [see more details in the comments section]
Van Dyke Parks and Inara George @ McCabe’s ($23) - Van Dyke's a legend.
24 Hour Party @ Silver Factory Studios ($15) - See details HERE
Mike Watt / The Hangmen / Barrio Tiger @ Redwood Bar – Incredibly intense and focused performer.
The Black Watch @ the Echo ($5)
Semi Precious Weapons @ Viper Room ($12)
Glitch Mob / Nosaj Thng / Daddy Kev @ The Roxy ($20)
The Art of the Song: Jewel / Michael Feinstein @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $116)
Girl Talk / Brother Reade / Walter Meego @ Fox Theater in Pomona (Free w/ 1 can of Squirt) - It's a good dance party.
La Roux / IO Echo @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Matthew David @ Echo Curio
Vaudeville / Seasons / Jack Wilson Jr. @ Pehrspace
Iglu & Hartly @ Detroit Bar ($10)

Saturday 7/25/09
[Pick of the Week] Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks / The Fresh & Onlys / Red Cortez @ Echoplex ($22) – Malk’s first LA appearance in a very long time. Pushed back to the more Rock 'n' Roll hour of 8:30PM.
[Recommended] Cut Chemist / We Are the World @ Getty Center
The Handsome Family / Daniel Knox @ Spaceland ($12)
AM / Pierre de Reeder @ Hotel Café
24 Hour Party @ Silver Factory Studios ($15) - See details HERE
Gilby Clarke / Semi Precious Weapons @ Viper Room ($15)
The Art of the Song: Jewel / Michael Feinstein @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $116)
Trapt / Since October / Divide the Day / Inept ($20)
Girlie Girl Catfight Show @ El Rey ($27)
Seasons / Eliza Rickman / Marvelous Toy @ Echo Curio
The Monolators / One Trick Pony @ HM 157

Sunday 7/26/09
[Pick of the Night] Grace Jones / Of Montreal / Dengue Fever @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $98) – Should be a real show.
[Recommended] Pam Shaffer / The Blank Tapes / Le Switch (acoustic) @ Echo Curio
The Handsome Family / Daniel Knox @ McCabe’s ($15)
24 Hour Party @ Silver Factory Studios ($15) - See details HERE
George Thorogood & the Destroyers / Jonny Lang @ Greek Theatre
Grand Ole Echo: David Serby / Jaimi Shuey @ The Echo (Free) – 5:00 PM
Aedose / Killjoy / The Broken Remotes @ Viper Room ($10)
The Metal Shakespeare Company / Brent Weinbach / Harvey Sid Fisher @ Spaceland
Part Time Punks: Smiths night @ the Echo
Asher Roth / Kid Cudi @ House of Blues Sunset ($25)

1 comment:

Bohemefem said...

Just to update you guys on the Sky Sunlight Saxon memorial in L.A. please go to www.skysaxon.com for all the details but the lineup includes Spirits in the Sky feat. Billy Corgan and Mark Tulin, Djin Aquarian of YaHoWha13, Electric Prunes, members of Strawberry Alarm Clock, Nels Cline of Wilco, Sofizel from the U.K., Mike Randle of Baby Lemonade and Love, Simon Stokes Band, The Seeds (consisting of previous people from previous lineups of The Seeds INCLUDING ORIGINAL SEEDS Daryl Hooper and Jan Savage) .... also some guest singers.

This is going to be an amazing memorial honoring the legacy of my husband, Sky Sunlight Saxon of The Seeds.

LOVE LOVE LOVE

Sabrina Saxon