Monday, January 11, 2010

Live Entertainment Options: 1/11/10 - 1/17/10

Pee-wee Herman Starts His Residency at Club Nokia
Mostly another good week to check out some local bands...

Monday 1/11/10
[Pick of the Night] The Minor Canon @ Unknown Theatre – Two sets – 10 PM and 11:30 PM – One of my favorite local bands.
[Recommended] The French Semester / Asbury / The Monolators / Manhattan Murder Mystery @ The Echo (Free) – The French Semester are doing the free Monday night residency in January. Pretty good openers tonight.
[Recommended] Year Long Disaster / Hydrovibe / It’s Casual / Fatso Jetson @ Spaceland (Free) – Hard rock takes over Spaceland as Year Long Disaster is doing this month’s Monday night residency. The band features Daniel Davies (son of Dave Davies from the Kinks).
Odawas / Dominique Leone / The Vespertines @ Echo Curio – Odawas record for the Jagjaguwar label.
Jesca Hoop / Maria Taylor @ Hotel Café
Thurston Moore Is a Faggot / Tenlons Fort / Elijah Crampton / Tik//Tik @ Pehrspace
The Northstar Session / Clockwork / David George @ Bootleg (Free)
The Steelwells / Yellow Red Sparks / The Romany Rye @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Jake LaBotz / Champagne Velvet / Broken Meters @ Redwood Bar
Weed Diamond / Tan Dollar / Wonder Wheel @ Synchronicity

Tuesday 1/12/10
[Pick of the Night] The Parson Red Heads / Seven Saturdays / Go West Young Man @ Bootleg ($8) – The Parson Red Heads are another one of my favorite LA bands.
[Recommended] The Pee-wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia ($30 - $125) – The first night of his residency that runs through February 7th. A lot of the characters from the TV show will be guesting.
[Recommended] Obi Best / The Monthlies / Queen Kwong / Meredith Meyer @ Spaceland ($7)
[Recommended] Vampire Weekend / Very Be Careful @ The Fonda (Sold Out) – Catch them here or catch them at Coachella later this year. The new record comes out today and is much more inconsistent than their debut.
Beth Orton @ Largo ($30)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Cinespace – Also at the Echo on Wednesday
The Secret 6 / Lantvrn / Lucy Ryder @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Cloaked Light / Pale Blue Sky / Josh Burke / Infinite Body / Rale / Mirror to Mirror /
Earn / Pedestrian Deposit @ Echo Curio – Static Aktion showcase
Olin and the Moon / Eleni Mandell @ The Echo (Free) – Olin and the Moon are doing a Free Tuesday night residency this month.
Ruby Friedman Orchestra @ Hotel Café
Captain Sean Wheeler / Zander Schloss @ Redwood Bar
Ruido De Fondo @ Troubadour ($12)
Alberta Cross / Hacienda @ Detroit Bar ($10)

Wednesday 1/13/10
[Pick of the Night] Spaceland on Ice: Le Switch / The World Record @ Perhsing Square (Free) – Starts at 7:00 PM. Two more of my favorite local bands.
[Recommended] Club NME: The Meeting Places / Wrong Way Driver / The Robotanists / Ovideo @ Spaceland ($7)
[Recommended] The Pee-wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia ($30 - $125)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band / Holloys / Jogger / White Arrows @ The Echo ($10) – Some good New York/London buzz for these New Yorkers. The record features a lot of guests.
Low End Theory: Alex B / Dibia$e / Devonwho @ Airliner ($10)
Boats! / Batwings Catwings / Rough Kids @ Echo Curio
Dub Club: Willi Williams backed by the Expanders @ Echoplex ($10)
Oh Darling / The Passports / Mia Maestro / Nadine & Terence @ Bootleg ($8)
Molino / Space Waves / Half Hearted @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Chris Pureka @ Hotel Café Royal Crown Revue @ The Mint ($20)
The Vignettes @ Redwood Bar
Moses Campbell / Nana Grizol / Devon Williams / Pangea @ The Smell ($5)
Kina Grannis @ Troubadour ($10)

Thursday 1/14/10
[Pick of the Night] The Pee-wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia ($30 - $125) – Good night to go see the return of Pee-wee.
[Recommended] Twilight Sleep / The Arms / A Decent Animal / Red Tide @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Builders and the Butchers / Blue Giant / Mia Riddle @ Spaceland ($10)
Kimya Dawson / Your Heart Breaks / Angelo Spencer @ The Smell ($8)
Alberta Cross / Hacienda / The Jakes @ Troubadour ($12)
Agnostic Front / Death By Stereo @ Redwood Bar
The Fresas / Toy Robot / The Antiques / Franklin Music School @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Julia Nunes / Danny Tieger / Make Moon @ The Echo ($15) – Early show starts at 7:00 PM
Creedle / Upsilon Acrux @ Bootleg ($10)
The Daylights @ Hotel Café
Robert James / Cigarette Burns / Manhattan Murder Mystery @ L’Keg
The Finches / Red Pony Clock / The Paddle Boat @ Synchronicity

Friday 1/15/10
[Pick of the Night] GZA / Curtains / DJ Dark Alley @ Echoplex ($16) – A good chance to see the Genius.
[Recommended] Dios / ForceField ON / Bella Novela / Triceratops / Eugene and the 1914 @ Alex’s Bar
[Recommended] The Pee-wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia ($30 - $125)
Abe Vigoda / Alps of South New Wales / M. Women / Signals @ Echo Curio
Night Horse / Dusted Angel / Normandie @ Spaceland ($8)
Tigers Can Bite You / Luke Janela / Modern Time Machines @ Pehrspace
Jesca Hoop / Andy Clockwise @ Hotel Café
Jackie Green / Truth & Salvage Co. @ Troubadour ($18)
Psychic Powers / Evan Voytas @ The Echo ($5)
State Radio / The Aggrolites @ El Rey ($19)
Richard Shindell / Antje Duvekot @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Throwing Seven / Black Sequin Disaster / Siva Noir / Street Spirit / Native June @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Mount Righteous / Seasons @ Bootleg ($8)
The Black Widows / The Neurotics / The Crazy Squeeze @ Redwood Bar

Saturday 1/16/10
[Pick of the Night] A.A. Bondy / Nik Frantis / Willy Mason @ Echo ($10) – Early show starts at 6:00 PM; Talented singer-songwriter.
[Recommended] Le Switch / Les Blanks / Roman Candles @ L’Keg – Good lineup for L’Keg.
[Recommended] Asobi Seksu / Coby Brown / Yellow Red Sparks @ Hotel Café – Asobi Seksu goes on early at 8:00 PM; Dream pop.
[Recommended] Mike Watt & His Secondmen / Saccharine Trust / Gestapo Khazi @ Redwood Bar – Powerful live show.
[Recommended] The Pee-wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia ($30 - $125) – Two shows: 4:30 and 8:00 PM
Hockey / Asa Ransom / Eastern Conference Champions @ Spaceland ($10)
Foot Foot / The Finches / Ash Reiter / Loyal Sons and Daughters @ Echo Curio
Jesse Sykes & Phil Wandscher @ McCabe’s ($15)
Mose Allison @ Largo
Meho Plaza / SISU / boxViolet / Soccoro @ Pehrspace
The Condors / Cue the Moon / ExDetectives / Wet and Reckless @ Mr. T’s Bowl My American Heart @ Troubadour ($14)
Orphan Fairytale / Dolphins Into the Future / Monopoly Child Star Searchers @ Synchronicity

Sunday 1/17/10
[Pick of the Night] Adam Franklin / Rabbits / The Arms @ Spaceland ($12) – Adam Franklin was the frontman in Swervedriver.
[Recommended] The Pee-wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia ($30 - $125) - Two shows: 4:30 and 8:00 PM
Part Time Punks: Yummy Fur / Neverever @ The Echo ($8) – Yummy Fur features members of Franz Ferdinand and the 1990s (Yummy Fur pre-dates those bands). This is one of five shows to support the reissue of their back catalog.
Castanets / Tiger Saw / Alps of New South Whales / Bridges Academy Rock Recital @ Bootleg ($10) – Castanets are on the Asthmatic Kitty label.
Andrew Jackson Jihad / Kepi Ghoulie / Partners in 818 @ Echo Curio
Mose Allison @ Largo
Peppino D’Agostino @ McCabe’s ($15)
Orphan FairyTale / Dolphins Into the Future / Eekhorn X / Helmutmut / James Ferraro @ L’Keg

1 comment:

Bill said...

you KNOW i am going to see PEE WEE! I got tickets for Feb 3!