Monday, July 06, 2009

Live Music Options: 7/6/09 - 7/12/09 (Andrew Bird Ticket Giveaway)


I've got some tickets to give away for Andrew Bird at the Greek Theatre this Friday night. Email me [dukeufo at gmail] with your favorite Andrew Bird lyric. Please include your first and last name in the body of the email and "Andrew Bird" in the subject line.
Solid week for shows....
Monday 7/6/09
[Pick of the Night] Andy Clockwise / Miniature Tigers / The VLA / Globes on Remote @ Spaceland (Free) – This is the LA Weekly’s pick of the night. Read about it HERE. Miniature Tigers have been on tour with LA’s Princeton. Good indie pop stuff.
Japanese Motors / Audacity / My Pet Saddle / Gestapo Khazi @ The Echo (Free) – Costa Mesa’s Japanese Motors are signed to Vice Records.
Last American Buffalo / Eastern Conference Champions / Globes @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Tommy Santee Klaws / Marshweed @ Echo Curio
Jackie Tohn @ Hotel Café
Weasel Walter, Aram Shelton, Josh Berman Trio / Pigeon Religion / Adrien Barbobott @ The Smell ($5)

Tuesday 7/7/09
[Pick of the Night] Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Le Switch / Tandemoro @ the Echo ($12) – London’s Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have an old-timey, 1940’s influenced sound. They’re currently on tour with Coldplay but are in town for an appearance on KCRW. Get there early for Le Switch, who are one of my favorite local bands. Stay late for Tandemoro.
[Recommended] Vieux Farka Toure / Luke Top @ Troubadour ($20) – The son of Ali Farka Toure. Luke Top is the lead singer of Fool’s Gold.
The Hold Steady / El Bronx @ El Rey (Sold Out) – El Bronx is The Bronx doing original Mariachi tunes.
Fishtank Ensemble / Ukelele Loki / Klaus Nomi @ The Bordello ($10)
Yes / Asia @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($30 - $125)
Prokofiev @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $96)
The Captains / Birds Beware @ Silverlake Lounge ($7)
Bleu @ Hotel Café
LMFAO @ The Roxy ($20)

Wednesday 7/8/09
[Pick of the Night] The Dirty Projectors / What’s Up? @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – The Dirty Projectors will top a lot of best of lists this year.
[Recommended] Club NME: Army Navy / White Arrows / Thee Mighty Angels @ Spaceland ($5) – Thee Mighty Angels is Dave Newton’s band with Brian Reyes of the Little Ones.
[Recommended] Low End Theory Club: Andy Votel / Blank Blue / Massa @ Airliner ($10)
[Recommended] Love Grenades / Pico vs. Island Trees / Avi Buffalo @ Viper Room ($10) - Lots of labels flying in to see Avi Buffalo these days...
Watts Ensemble / Baby and Guy @ Bootleg Theatre – Inspired by the Jazzy Crime Soundtracks of the 1950s and 60s.
Old 97’s / Rhett Miller / Murry Hammond @ The Fonda ($25) – I’d be there if it was a best of setlist.
Rootbeer / U-N-I / Boombox Ninjas @ The Echo (Free)
Mika Miko / Ty Segall / Charlie & the Moonhearts / Shark Toys @ the Smell ($5)
Sergio Mendes / Eddie Palmieri / Poncho Sanchez @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $96)
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo ($25)
The Monthlies / Purple Crayon / The Faraway Places @ Silverlake Lounge ($7)

Thursday 7/9/09
[Pick of the Night] The Minor Canon / His Orchestra / Courtenay Green @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – The Minor Canon’s headed out on a West Coast tour. Their new record is one of my favorite records of the year.
[Recommended] Gillian Welch @ Largo ($27)
[Recommended] Everest / Red Cortez @ Hammer Museum (Free) – Everest put out one of my favorite records last year.
[Recommended] The Damselles / You Me and Iowa @ Hotel Café
[Recommended] Tortoise @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM show
Steve Wynn and the Miracle Three / The Urinals @ The Echo ($10) – I’m a big fan of The Days of Wine and Roses.
Joan Baez / Tift Merritt @ Santa Monica Pier
Cave Country / Sparrows Gate / Quiet Life @ Spaceland ($5)
The Start / Bloodcat Love / Useless Keys @ The Roxy ($12)
Dusty Rhodes and the River Band / These United States / Olin & the Moon @ The Echoplex ($10)
ABC / Berlin / Cutting Crew / Wang Chung @ Gibson Amphitheatre
The Ruse / Goldenstate / Red Letter Agent @ Troubadour ($10)
Bell Plays Bruch @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $96)
Chris Botti @ Greek Theatre
Kevin Hearn @ The Mint ($10)
Jake Labotz @ Redwood
Grand Elegance / Psychic Ills / Indian Jewelry @ The Prospector

Friday 7/10/09
[Pick of the Week] Andrew Bird / Ra Ra Riot / Heartless Bastards @ Greek Theatre ($35) – Andrew Bird is amazingly compelling live.
[Recommended] The Rural Alberta Advantage @ The Echo ($10) – Toronto’s RAA just signed to Saddle Creek.
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
The Widow Babies / NASA Space Universe / Audacity / The Amazements @ The Smell ($5)
Sara Lov / Two Sheds @ The Mint ($10)
The Ringers / The Yelling / Adam Bones @ Viper Room ($12)
Chelsea Girls @ The Roxy ($15)
The O’Jays / Jerry Butler / The Delfonics @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($20 - $90)
Tyrone Wells / Curtis Peoples @ Troubadour ($18)
VibeSquad / Knowa Knowone / Henry Strange @ Echoplex ($10)
Ultimate Mancini @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $116)
New Kids on the Block @ Verizon Wireless
Pete Yorn / The Newno2 @ House of Blues Anaheim

Saturday 7/11/09
[Pick of the Night] Tortoise / Earthless @ Troubadour ($25) – I really like the new Tortoise record.
Aushua / Red Cortez @ Detroit Bar - This is the EP release party for Aushua. They're heading out on a massive, national tour.
Echo Park Community Festival: The Parson Red Heads / LA Ladies Choir with Flea / Electric Skychurch / Moonrats @ Echo Park Lake (Free) - From Noon to 9:00 PM.
Seaspin @ Spaceland
Andy Votel DJ Set @ Amoeba (Free) – 2:00 PM
The Valley Arena / Katie & the Pest / The Happy Hollows @ The Prospector
Rise Against / Rancid @ The Forum ($15 - $40)
Lucky Dragons / Foot Village / Kit / Death Sentence: PANDA / Gowns / Softboiled Eggies / Former Ghosts / The Urxed @ The Smell ($8)
Blue Jungle / The Growlers @ L’Keg Gallery
Gilby Clarke & Friends @ Viper Room ($15)
Michael McDonald / Boz Skaggs @ Greek Theatre ($25 - $105)
Mas Exitos / Domingo Siete @ The Getty (Free)
Mandy Moore @ Largo ($25)
Ultimate Mancini @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $116)
Chip Taylor @ McCabe’s ($16)
The Dan Band @ Club Nokia ($20 - $30)
The Screaming Cherry Blossoms / Let Go of the Rail / Screaming Heart Attack @ Echo Curio
Slightly Stoopid / Snoop Dogg @ Verizon Wireless

Sunday 7/12/09
[Pick of the Night] Part Time Punks: Summer Cats / The Tartans @ the Echo ($5) – Late show. Summer Cats are an Australian band on Slumberland Records.
Ray Lamontagne / Jenny Lewis / Blitzen Trapper @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $98)
Echo Park Community Festival: Mezklah / Domingo Siete / Ilo Mar / Chuck Dukowski Sextet @ Echo Park Lake (Free) - From Noon to 8:30 PM.
Collie Ryan / Mia Doi Todd / Erica Hyska @ Philosophical Research Society ($10)
Alejandro Escovedo @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Kim Lenz @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM
Loch Lomond @ Spaceland – Loch Lomond’s out on the road with Blitzen Trapper, but had to pick up this show since BT’s at the Bowl.
Johnette Napolitano @ Hotel Café
Oneida / Amps for Christ / Clip’d Beaks @ The Echo – Early show at 2:00 PM
Flexions / Bronze / Puppy Dog / kill kill kill @ the Smell ($5)
Gina Villalobos @ the Echo (Free) – Starts at 5:00 PM
Ema and the Ghosts / Red Maids @ Pehrspace
Wolves in the Throne Room / Minsk / Intronaut @ Knitting Factory ($12)
311 @ Verizon Wireless

4 comments:

stanhalen said...

hmmm, i thought Klaus Nomi was dea... oh, i see. it's "Knomi." i get it.

tho, for a sec I thought the recent death of one popular music figure meant the resurrection of another.

sarcasmandthecity said...

I'm excited for Ray Lamontagne, et al, at the Bowl... but if last sunday was any indication, i'm not sure the openers will know how to work such a large, outdoor, crowd. Which is too bad since I love J Lewis.

Duke said...

it's always very challenging for the openers at the bowl. not sure if it's a volume issue, a sound guy issue, or what? hopefully Jenny fares better....

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