Monday, November 23, 2009

Live Music Happenings

Dum Dum Girls Play Spaceland on Saturday (photo credit: Lauren Dukoff)
Thanksgiving week means a much more manageable calendar of live shows. If you want to check out the hype go see Real Estate on Monday at Spaceland, Real Estate and Best Coast and Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, Japandroids and Surfer Blood on Friday and Dum Dum Girls and Pearl Harbor on Saturday.
Monday 11/23/09
[Pick of the Night] The Happy Hollows / Dios / One Trick Pony / Real Estate @ Spaceland (Free) – The Happy Hollows are doing the Monday night residency this month at Spaceland. Real Estate recently got the “best new music” designation from Pitchfork. They’re from New Jersey and have a little bit of Yo La Tengo influence.
[Recommended] Bobb Bruno @ Echo Curio – He always entertains me with his samples and his bunny suit.
[Recommended] Fanfarlo / Freelance Whales @ The Echo ($12) – Fanfarlo’s are a band of Londoners who sound quite a bit like a more listenable version of Beirut (maybe 65% Beirut, 25% Arcade Fire and 10% Neutral Milk Hotel).
[Recommended] El Perro del Mar / Parson Red Heads Acoustic Trio / Annie Stela / Hecuba @ Hotel Café ($15)
Mississippi Man / Whispering Pines / Olin and the Moon / Wake Up Lucid @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Mississippi Man is doing the Monday night residency this month at the Silverlake Lounge.
The Books @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo ($20)
Post-foetus / Little Teeth / the 1921a / Ray Brower @ The Smell ($5)
Papa Roach / JET / Billy Boy on Poison / After Midnight Project @ Club Nokia
Former Ghosts / Whitman / Manhattan Murder Mystery / Brother Mitya @ Pehrspace
Thrice / The Dear Hunter / Polar Bear Club @ Avalon
Joe Perry Project @ House of Blues Anaheim
Gwar @ Glass House ($22)

Tuesday 11/24/09
[Pick of the Night] Real Estate / Best Coast / Pearl Harbor @ Echo Curio – This show should be ridiculously packed (Echo Curio is small). Real Estate got best new music from Pitchfork for their album. Best Coast is a local band (also featuring Bobb Bruno) that has caught the attention of a lot of the country’s tastemakers. Pearl Harbour were recent featured on the cover of LA Record.
Wolfmother / Heartless Bastards / Thenewno2 @ The Wiltern ($25) – If you liked the old Wolfmother, you should dig the new Wolfmother.
Max Tundra / Deastro / Healamonster and Tarsier @ The Echo ($12)
Lissie / Red Arrow Messenger / Leslie and the Badgers @ Bootleg ($12)
The Bixby Knolls / Los Nova / Northern Sky @ Spaceland ($5)
Joe Perry Project @ House of Blues Sunset
Caitlin Crosby @ Hotel Café
Café Tacuba @ Club Nokia
Elle Macho / Mr. Gnome / Diamonds Under Fire @ Silverlake Lounge ($10)
Thrice @ House of Blues Anaheim
Kiss @ Honda Center

Wednesday 11/25/09
[Pick of the Night] Low End Theory Club: Daedelus @ Airliner ($10)
Simian Mobile Disco @ Mayan Theatre ($23.50)
Club NME: The Hard to Get / The Ross Sea Party / Kid Whiskey / The Downtown Train / Gin & Frolic @ Spaceland ($5)
Kiss @ Staples Center
Jami and the Vaporizers / Bring Em Young Guns @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Butch Walker @ Hotel Café
Royal Crown Revue @ The Mint ($18)
Thrice @ House of Blues Anaheim
Semi Precious Weapons / Rocket @ Viper Room ($15)
Norma Jean / Horse the Band @ Glass House ($16)

Thursday 11/26/09
Gobble. Gobble. Give @ the Echo – Help feed the homeless starting at 10 AM.

Friday 11/27/09
[Pick of the Week] Japandroids / Surfer Blood @ The Echo ($10) – I saw Japandroids at Spaceland a few months ago, pretty good show. Surfer Blood has the attention of a lot of bloggers at the moment.
Julian Casablancas / Haim @ Downtown Palace Theatre ($35 - $150)
Rooney / Tally Hall / Crash Kings @ El Rey ($21)
Dokken with Lynch Mob @ House of Blues Sunset
Café Tacuba @ Fox Theatre in Pomona ($62)
Little Teeth / Hyena / Freaky Mountain / Moses Campbell @ Echo Curio
NASA Space Universe / Twin Lions / W-H-I-T-E / Dva Damas @ Pehrspace
The Passports / Kate Earl / Molly Jenson @ Hotel Café
Switchfoot @ House of Blues Anaheim
Cash’D Out @ Viper Room ($15)
Justin Nozuka @ Glass House ($20)

Saturday 11/28/09
[Pick of the Night] Dum Dum Girls / The Tartans / Pearl Harbor @ Spaceland ($10) – Dum Dum Girls have the attention of a lot of tastemakers. They just signed to Sub Pop too.
The Black Crowes / Truth & Salvage Co. @ Club Nokia ($53)
Peaches / Amanda Blank / Steed Lord @ The Wiltern ($25 - $30)
The English Beat / Upground @ Troubadour ($20)
Pilar Diaz / Wait.Think.Fast. @ Echoplex ($12)
Carney @ El Rey ($17)
Hatebreed / Trivium / Cannibal Corpse / Chimaira / Unearth / White Chapel @ Hollywood Palladium ($30)
The Moore Brothers / Them Hills @ Echo Curio
Kitten / Fort Wife / Torches in Trees / Plg/Vndr @ the Smell ($5)
Rooney / Tally Hall @ Glass House ($16)

Sunday 11/29/09
Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland ($8)
Part Time Punks @ The Echo
Straight No Chaser @ the Wiltern
Ilo Mar / Emily Lacy / Daniel Munkus / Geoff Geis @ Echo Curio
Dokken w/ Lynch Mob @ House of Blues Anaheim
West Coast, Left Coast: Piano Spheres @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($25)

2 comments:

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Anonymous said...

its rad that my friends band moses campbell playing at the curio made your list.