Not the most stellar week for touring acts (Girls, Cold Cave and Little Dragon are the biggest buzz bands), but plenty of local bands to check out...
[Pick of the Night] The Happy Hollows / The Pity Party / Twilight Sleep / Traps, PS @ Spaceland (Free) – This is the last night of The Happy Hollows Monday night residency.
[Recommended] Olin & the Moon / Brandon Intelligator and the Sheriffs / Dios / Mini Mansions / Imaad Wasif / Tiny Television @ Hotel Café – I like Dios and Imaad Wasif – not familiar with the other bands.
[Recommended] The Blind Boy Paxton & Frank Fairfield Show @ Redwood
[Recommended] Restavrant / Saviours / Eight Frozen Modules @ The Strange [4319 Melrose] (Free) – Free Colt 45 while it lasts.
Seasons / Downtown Union / Jack Wilson Jr. / Regrets and Brunettes @ The Echo (Free)
Mississippi Man / Last American Buffalo / What Laura Says / Slipping Into Darkness @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Mississippi Man is doing the Monday night residency this
month at the Silverlake Lounge.
Dashboard Confessional / New Found Glory @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – solo acoustic
Batwings Catwings / The Choke / Aristides / Trudges @ Pehrspace
Steel Panther @ the Roxy ($15)
[Pick of the Night] Vic Chesnutt Band / Warpaint / Liz Durrett @ Echoplex ($15)
Green Umbrella: Adams and Kronos Quartet @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($26 - $51)
The Section Quartet Holiday Show @ Largo ($20)
Paul F. Tompkins CD Release @ Largo Little Room ($5)
The Swords of Fatima / New Rome Quartet / Lightnin Woodcock @ The Echo (Free)
Vise Virsa / London to Tokyo / AM vs FM @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Furcast / Bear Face @ Bootleg (Free)
Patrick Park / Gregory Alan Isakov / Bobby Long @ Hotel Café ($15)
Ten Out of Tenn @ Troubadour ($15)
Split Lip Rayfield @ Viper Room ($15)
Dashboard Confessional / New Found Glory @ The Glass House ($25) – solo acoustic
[Pick of the Night] Helen Stellar / Kav / Square on Square / Nightmare Air @ The Echo ($8) – Helen Stellar is a favorite of Cameron Crowe. Kav was in the Happy Mondays. Square on Square features Evan Slamka of Marjorie Faire. Nightmare Air features Dave Dupuis and James Smith from Film School.
[Recommended] Useless Keys / Samuel Stewart / Twinfight / Wrong Way Driver @ Spaceland ($8)
Low End Theory Club @ Airliner ($10)
Kevin Pollak @ Largo ($25)
Salt Petal / Bollweevil @ Pershing Square (Free) – 7:00 PM
J. Tillman / Pearly Gates Music @ Troubadour ($12)
Corinne Bailey Rae @ Hotel Café (Sold Out) – Two shows – 7PM and 10:30 PM
Gamble House / The February Fifths / The Sounds of Wyoming @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Jubilee / Seaspin / Woah Hunx / Little Girls @ Bordello ($8)
The Sonus Quartet @ Bootleg ($10)
Royal Crown Revue @ The Mint ($18)
Steve Abel @ Redwood
Trainwreck @ the Roxy ($10) – Kyle Gass of Tenacious D
Maxwell @ Club Nokia ($35)
[Pick of the Night] Baroness / Earthless / Iron Age @ Troubadour ($15) – Stoner rock
Chris Cornell / Jim Bianco / Austin Hartley Leonard @ Hotel Café (Sold Out)
Andy Clockwise / Trixie Whitley / Marvelous Toy / Globes on Remote @ Spaceland ($8)
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band / Dirt Dress / Spirit Vine / Allah Las @ The Echo ($10)
Slatkin and Kronos Quartet @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($42 - $160)
OSO / Warm Climate / Rats @ Echo Curio
Margaret Cho @ Largo ($25)
Jim White @ Largo Little Room ($10)
See Green / Cue the Moon / Ben De La Cour @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Bobby Long @ The Mint ($15)
Forever the Sickest Kids @ Avalon
The Colourist / Links / Red Cortez @ Detroit Bar ($6)
[Pick of the Night] Bobb Bruno / Subtle Selves / Los Fantasmas Carmesi / Cardio Pulmonary @ The Smell ($5) – Bobb Bruno’s always cool and Los Fantasmas Carmesi is a Misfits cover band.
[Recommended] Old Californio / Paul Chesne @ Redwood
Todd Rundgren @ The Orpheum ($48 - $78)
Cold Cave / Abe Vigoda / Former Ghosts @ Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock ($10)
The Airborne Toxic Event @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (Call for availability) – Appearing with the Calder Quartet – Big night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25) – Always worth checking out.
Fink / Family of the Year / The Sweet Hurt @ Spaceland ($10) - Acoustic set from the Sweet Hurt
Little Dragon / Hecuba @ El Rey ($17)
NOFX / The Mad Caddies / Dead to Me @ Fox Theater in Pomona ($27)
The Shys / Castledoor / The Black Hollies @ The Echo ($10)
Slatkin and Kronos Quartet @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($42 - $160) – Early show at 11:00 AM
Cinematic Sunrise @ Troubadour ($14)
Camp Freddy @ the Roxy ($20)
PROTECT ME / David Scott Stone / Common Eider, King Eider / TEARIST / Mike Vidal @ The Smell ($5)
Less Than Jake / Fishbone @ House of Blues Sunset
The Cranberries @ Club Nokia (Sold Out)
Big Whup / Watercolor Paintings / So Many Wizards / Cobra Lillies @ Echo Curio
Peter Case @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Marcus Foster @ Hotel Café
Charlie Hunter @ The Mint ($25)
[Pick of the Week] Girls / The Morning Benders / Tamaryn @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – I’m still digging the Girls record – it will be on my top 10 for the year. Girls will be playing a free show at Space 1520 (1520 Cahuenga) for those who aren't going to the Troub....
[Recommended] Kidrockers: The 88 / Flying Tourbillon Orchestra @ The Echo ($12) – Early show at 1:00 PM
[Recommended] Amps for Christ / Avi Buffalo / Foot Foot / Big Death @ Pehrspace
Rockdrive ’09 @ Hotel Café
Master Chorale: Holiday Wonders! @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($29 - $84) – Early show at 2:30 PM
Stellastarr* / Transfer @ Spaceland ($15)
Adams and Josefowicz @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($47 - $160)
Jingle Ball After Party @ Club Nokia ($23.50)
Aziz Ansari @ Largo ($25)
Sara Watkins & Tom Brosseau @ Largo Little Room ($10)
Tom Russell @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Charlie Hunter @ The Mint ($25)
KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball: Taylor Swift / Kerri Hilson / Fabolous / Ting Tings / 3OH3! / LMFAO @ Nokia Theatre (Sold Out)
Speedbuggy / Los Duggans / Los Creepers @ Redwood
Less Than Jake / Fishbone @ Glass House ($25)
[Pick of the Night] Songs of the Sun – Brian Wilson, Dave Alvin, The Living Sisters, Harper Simon @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($28 - $42) – Brian Wilson’s doing an acoustic set
[Recommended] Part Time Punks: Cold Cave / Nite Jewel @ The Echo ($10) – Cold Cave’s well received debut came out earlier this year on Matador. “Love Comes Close” is a catchy tune.
Adams and Josefowicz @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($47 - $160) – Early show at 2:00 PM
Luke Rathborne @ Largo ($20)
Sharon Temple / Siva Noir / Julie the Band / Puppies and Kittens @ Spaceland ($10)
Rude & Crude Ska & Rockabilly Festival @ Glass House ($25)
Tamaryn / Mack Winston and the Reflection @ Bootleg ($8)
Jackshit @ McCabe’s ($15)