Monday, July 27, 2009

Live Music Options: 7/27/09 - 8/2/09


Malkmus was a bit disappointing on Saturday night. But on to this week....
Monday 7/27/09
[Pick of the Week] Radar Bros. / The Minor Canon / Dragging An Ox Through Water @ Bordello ($5) - Two of my favorite current bands.
[Recommended] Jarvis Cocker / Little Joy @ The Wiltern ($5 if you’re a Citicard member / $35 otherwise)
The Mekons / The Pulsars / Bollweevil @ The Echo ($14) – I had an English professor in college who had a band named after a Mekons song. He gave me a B.
Starlight Mints / JP Inc / Castledoor @ Troubadour ($12) – Starlight Mints are a pretty good band out of Norman, OK.
Andy Clockwise / The Aubreys / Carla Werner / Matt Ellis / Ebony Bones @ Spaceland (Free) – Andy Clockwise has had a very successful residency. Packed every week.
Japanese Motors / Thee Makeout Party / The Blank Tapes / Golddiggers! @ The Echoplex (Free) – Costa Mesa’s Japanese Motors are signed to Vice Records.
Last American Buffalo / The Monthlies / Rio Bravo / Venus Iluminato @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Ash Reiter / Pierre de Reeder / The Long Lost @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
No Doubt / Paramore @ Gibson Amphitheatre (Sold Out)
Tiny Vipers / Lazarus / Night Canopy / Dameon Lee @ Echo Curio
60 Watt Kid / Shirley Rolls / Single Mothers / The Seizure / Mikki and the Mauses / Realicide @ Women [1852 Crenshaw Blvd]
Diane Birch / Sweaters / The Morning After Girls @ Hotel Café

Tuesday 7/28/09
[Pick of the Night] Magnolia Electric Co / The Donkeys / Dave Gleason & Old Californio @ The Echo ($12) – Another quality Secretly Canadian band. Get there early for the openers – you won’t be disappointed.
Band of Skulls / Useless Keys / The Filthy Souls @ Spaceland ($10) – Band of Skulls are a British band with some pretty good buzz. They’re appearing at Lollapalooza this year. KCRW approved show.
Glasvegas / Ida Maria @ The Fonda ($22) – Back for about their fourth time this year
Regina Spektor / Little Joy @ El Rey (Sold Out)
Obi Best / Willoughby @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Ebony Bones @ Cinespace - They drew a huge crowd at Spaceland last night.
The Mighty Boosh @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM
Jesca Hoop / The Chapin Sisters / Kristy Kruger / The Once Was / Heather Waters @ Hotel Café
Earth, Wind & Fire / Chicago @ Nokia Theatre ($50 - $130)
No Doubt / Paramore @ Gibson Amphitheatre (Sold Out)
Holly Williams @ The Mint ($8)
Greg Proops Chat Show: Colin Hay / Drew Carey @ Largo ($25)
The Nights / Pulse Out / Victim Vision @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Our Lady Peace @ Troubadour (Sold Out)

Wednesday 7/29/09
[Pick of the Night] The Movies / Seasons / Vibe Slayer @ Bordello ($5) – I haven’t seen the new Movies lineup (Tim, Jess and Sperske).
[Recommended] Club NME: Themselves / [Post-Foetus] / Emily Wells @ Spaceland ($12) – Jel and Doseone make up Themselves, a big part of the Anticon crew.
[Recommended] Crystal Antlers / Mika Miko / Audacity @ Alex’s Bar ($8)
[Recommended] Trashcan Sinatras / Brookville @ Troubadour ($18) – Scottish indie fans should be excited about this one.
Low End Theory: Das-Funk / Ras G / Incyde! @ Airliner ($10)
Adam Marsland and His Chaos Band / Fat City Reprise / Golden Years / J.P. Cregan @ The Echo ($8)
Mack Winston & the Reflections / Luke Paquin / John Webster Johns @ Bordello ($7)
Spaceland Under the Stars @ Pershing Square (Free)
Mary Lynn Rajskub / Tig @ Largo ($20)
Family Album / Pierre de Reeder / The Hunting Accident / Blanket @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Watts Ensemble / Firs @ Bootleg Theater ($5)
Brandon Reynolds / Dylan Trees @ Silverlake Lounge ($5)
Spirit Vine / Blue Jungle @ Mountain Bar
Bedouin Soundclash / The Lions / Rootbeer ft. Pigeon John @ the Roxy ($15)

Thursday 7/30/09
[Pick of the Night] Castanets / Warmer Milks @ Spaceland ($10) – Nice, weird Americana lineup.
[Recommended] Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited @ Santa Monica Pier (Free) – Show at 7:00PM – The legend from Zimbabwe.
The Sounds @ the Key Club (Sold Out)
The Wailers perform Exodus @ House of Blues Anaheim
HoneyHoney / Lal Meri / Juliette Commagere @ The Roxy ($15)
Barrio Tiger / Angus Khan / Jessie Deluxe / Thunderdikk @ The Echo ($5)
Rachel Goodrich / The Audreys / Steve Reynolds / Nightfur / John Swardson @ Hotel Café
Floating Action / Generationals / Golden Boots / Eagle Winged Palace @ Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa ($10)
Gram Rabbit / Oliver Future @ Troubadour ($12)
Kevin Greenspon / Prayola / Runners / Megawand / Ancient Crux @ Echo Curio
IPO: The Trainwrecks / X86 / Donat Say Vegas / AM Interstate / One Silver Astronaut / Brandon Schott / Blue Sky Divide / Kevin McGowan @ Knitting Factory
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo ($25)
Square on Square @ Silverlake Lounge
The Honorable DHC / David Serby / Dave Gleason / Grant Langston @ Redwood
Ratas Del Vaticano / Infinite Body / Mikki and the Mauses / TEARIST @ The Smell ($5)
The Seizure / Strangewaves / Manhattan Murder Mystery / Woah Hunx @ L’Keg Gallery

Friday 7/31/09
[Pick of the Night] Future of the Left / Japandroids / Dead Ponies @ Spaceland ($12) – Future of the Left are a noisy Welsh band with a surprisingly good new record on 4AD. Japandroids are one of the buzziest bands going right now. Their album’s currently got an 84 rating on Metacritic and it just got picked up for re-release by Polyvinyl. Get there early for Dead Ponies – they’re a good local band that I haven’t checked in with for a while.
Deerhoof / Busdriver / Avocet @ The Echoplex ($12) – Maybe this is the reason the Spaceland show isn’t sold out yet?
Anavan / Dazzler @ the Echo ($8)
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
Hippiefest: The Turtles / Mountain / Badfinger / Chuck Negron / Felix Cavliere @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($15 - $45)
No Doubt / Paramore @ Verizon Wireless
Floating Action / The Generationals / Golden Boots / The Steelwells @ Hotel Café
Reel Big Fish / The English Beat @ Club Nokia ($28)
Stellastarr* / Wild Light / Mason Proper @ Troubadour ($20)
IPO: The French Semester / We Should Be Dead / The Tearaways / The Mayberrys / Hail Citizen / The Smith Bros. / Strangefinger / Flashing Red Lights @ Knitting Factory
Katie the Pest / Foot Foot / Big Death / Moses Campbell @ Pehrspace
Chief / Michael Runion / Mini Mansions @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
Jogger / Former Ghosts / quangstuh / Michael Nhat @ the Smell ($5)
Jenni Rivera @ Nokia Theatre ($35 - $150)

Saturday 8/1/09
[Pick of the Night] Timonium / Dirt Dress / The Soft Opening @ Pehrspace – Timonium will be covering Slowdive.
Penny-Ante Three Party: Jad Fair and Lumberob / Urinals / Man’s Assassination Man @ Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock ($25 – includes book) – Buy tix in advance HERE.
Ferraby Lionheart / Terra Naomi @ Hotel Café
Priscilla Ahn / Landon Pigg @ Troubadour ($15)
N*E*R*D / Trouble Andrew @ Avalon
The Health Club / Blue Jungle @ Silver Factory Studios
VAMPS / The Exies @ The Wiltern ($5 if Citi cardholder / $30 otherwise)
Company of Thieves @ Spaceland ($10)
Vanaprasta / Rye Douglas Band / Make Moon @ Bootleg Theater ($8)
IPO: Splitsville / Meg & Rebel Heart / The Waking Hours / The Parties / The Happy Endings / Blue Skies for Black Hearts / Jason Karaban / Rollywood @ Knitting Factory
Mint Condition / Lalah Hathaway @ Club Nokia ($30 - $60) – Donny Hathaway’s daughter.
No Doubt / Paramore @ Verizon Wireless
An Evening with Wendy & Lisa @ Largo ($25)
Harry Merry / Best Coast / Pearl Harbour / Native Fauna @ The Smell ($5)
Jenni Rivera @ Nokia Theatre ($35 - $150)

Sunday 8/2/09
[Pick of the Night] Judas Priest / Whitesnake @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($40 - $125) – Doing British Steel in its entirety. Yes, Halford’s back in the band.
[Recommended] Evan Way / The Blank Tapes / Spirit Vine @ Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice
Ancestors / Nu Sensae / Upsilon Acrux / Random Cuts @ The Smell ($5) – Some heavy shit man.
Grand Ole Echo: Grant Langston / Lisa & Her Kin / The Chris Miller Band @ The Echo (Free) – 5:00 PM
No Doubt / Paramore @ Verizon Wireless
The Hereafter / Jason Soudah / Alicia Witt / Brian Whelen @ Hotel Café
Part Time Punks: Nervous Gender / Loto Ball Show @ The Echo ($8)
Pat Green @ House of Blues Sunset ($28)

2 comments:

Steven said...

I'm so sad to have missed Malk on Saturday? What was off? Was it just that he was playing the worst venue in town, or was the music itself disappointing?

Duke said...

well...it was hard to get a good vantage point. then he played lots of new songs and obscurities. noodley guitar solos on almost every song. surprisingly little interaction with the crowd (he did insult rollins, mackaye and albini). you had to be an uber-fan to appreciate it, and i'm just not anymore....