Sunday, February 14, 2010

Live Music Options: 2/15/10 - 2/21/10

Lou Barlow Plays Spaceland on Thursday


This week's really an embarrassment of riches for local live music fans. Great stuff pretty much every night (and some of it's even free). You've got a nice mix of locals and touring bands; polished KCRW music and buzzy lo-fi blogger favorites; folk, hip-hop and heavy pysch music.
Monday February 15, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Princeton / Le Switch / Wade Ryff & Friends / Adam Stern @ Spaceland (Free) – Princeton continues their Monday night residency. Le Switch has been playing mostly new songs at their recent shows. I’m digging them.
[Recommended] Useless Keys / Aushua / We Barbarians / Science @ The Echo (Free) – Useless Keys has the Monday night residency.
Gamble House / Horse Stories / Letting Up Despite Great Faults / La Font @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Gamble House has a Monday night residency.
Red Arrow Messenger / Maxim Ludwig / He’s My Brother She’s My Sister @ Bootleg (Free) – Red Arrow Messenger continues its Monday night residency.
Teddy Thompson @ Largo Little Room ($25)
Peter Weiss / Josh Klinghoffer / Black Church @ Echo Curio – See the newest member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Klinghoffer) at an art gallery space.
Foot Ox / French Quarter / Kevin Greenspon @ Pehrspace
Ruby Friedman Orchestra @ Hotel Café

Tuesday February 16, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Wearedios / The Henry Clay People / Signals @ Troubadour (Free) – Looks like Ronnie James Dio sent another cease and desist order to Dios. Great lineup for free.
[Recommended] Lissie / Jay Nash @ Hotel Café ($10) – Lissie’s getting some nice press recently. Check out Aquarium Drunkard’s recent post.
[Recommended] Mia Doi Todd / Becky Stark / Farmer Dave Scher / DJ Frosty @ Spaceland ($8) – I do enjoy some Farmer Dave.
Ferraby Lionheart / The Sweet Hurt / John Gold / Dough Rollers @ Bootleg (Free) – Go see The Sweet Hurt.
Clipse / Gift of Gab @ the Roxy ($16.50)
Rickie Lee Jones @ Vista Theatre ($30 - $75) – “Chuck E’s In Love”
Magic Kids / Pearl Harbour / Dunes @ The Echo ($10) – Magic Kids are getting some blog attention. Check out Pitchfork’s Foreskincast.
Alkaline Trio / Cursive @ Glass House in Pomona ($24)
Los Lonely Boys / Alejandro Escovedo @ House of Blues Sunset ($20 - $40)
Funny or Die @ Largo ($25)
Cheese on Bread / Royalchord / Big Whup @ Echo Curio
Ollin / Las Cafeteras / Metiritas / Upground @ Echoplex ($12)
Roll the Tanks / Hungry Angry Baby / Hello Dragon / Vanish Valley @ Silverlake Lounge ($7)

Wednesday February 17, 2010
[Pick of the Night] The Watson Twins / Daisy McCrakin @ Bootleg ($10) – The Watson Twins have a new record out.
Old Man Markley / The Pine Box Boys @ The Echo ($10)
Low End Theory Club: Shlohmo / Ernest Gonzales / Sodapop @ Airliner ($10)
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
Club NME: Oh My Stars / Curtains For You / Summer Obsession / I Hate Kate @ Spaceland ($5)
Alkaline Trio / Cursive / The Dear & Departed @ House of Blues Sunset ($20)
Arrington De Dionyso’s Malaikat Dan Singa / Corey Fogel / Infinite Body / Kevin Greenspon @ Echo Curio
Under the Asbury / Joshua Norton / Mason Reed @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Austin Hartley-Leonard @ Hotel Café
Bob Schneider / Smile Smile @ Troubadour ($18) – Austin singer-songwriter who used to date Sandra Bollock.
Faster Pussycat @ Key Club ($10)

Thursday February 18, 2010
[Pick of the Week] Imaad Wasif / Lou Barlow & The Missing Men / Avi Buffalo @ Spaceland ($8) – Imaad continues his residency. Very strong lineup tonight with indie god Lou Barlow and indie contenders Avi Buffalo.
[Recommended] The 88 @ Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa ($5) – Heading out on the road with Ray Davies. Lucky bastards.
Cold Cave / Smith Westerns / Best Coast @ Echoplex ($12) – Very blog friendly lineup.
Fanfarlo @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM show
Rare Grooves / Black Elephant / TraPsPs / The Happy Hollows @ The Smell ($5)
Crooked Cowboy & the Freshwater Indians / Cairo Gang / Johnny O’Donnel and Famous Players / John Webster Johns @ The Echo ($7)
Medeski Martin & Wood @ El Rey ($32)
Meshell Ndegeocello @ Largo ($30)
Chris Shiflett / Audra Mae @ Labrie’s ($15)
Shoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble / Manhattan Murder Mystery / Seasons / Garbaj Kaetz @ Echo Curio
John Butler Trio / Charlie Mars @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
See Green / Ives the Band / Audrey Ryan @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Brother Sal / Pete Bernhard @ Hotel Café
Random Patterns / Alpine Decline @ Synchronicity

Friday February 19, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Jon Brion @ Largo ($25) – He’s cut it down to one show a month.
[Recommended] Ancestors / Black Math Horseman / Intronaut / Mountains of California @ Spaceland ($8) – Local heavy shit.
[Recommended] Earthless / Tweak Bird / Year Long Disaster @ Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa – More stoner rock.
[Recommended] Harlem / Audacity @ L'Keg Gallery - I'd probably hold out for seeing Harlem at Spaceland, but if you're not 21 this is an option.
Randy Newman @ Royce Hall ($40 - $65) – He definitely inspires some mixed feelings.
KRS-One @ The Roxy ($22)
The Damned / Gene Loves Jezebel @ House of Blues Sunset ($28)
MUSINK: The Cult / Jim Rose @ OC Fair & Event Center ($30 - $75) – Music festival and tattoo convention.
Fitz and the Tantrums / Pop Noir @ The Echo ($8)
Tera Melos / All Leather / F’N A! @ the Smell ($5)
Radars to the Sky / One Trick Pony / Mississippi Man / Rademacher @ Echoplex ($10)
The Dan Band / The Lampshades @ Club Nokia ($19 - $30)
P.O.S. / Grieves with Budo / Dessa @ Troubadour ($15)
C-Horse / The Lonesome Heroes / Rocking Horse People / The Terrapin @ Echo Curio
Jorma Kaukonen / G.E. Smith @ McCabe’s ($26.50)
Old Toy Trains / Jubilee Singers / Subtle Selves @ Pehrspace
Danny Chaimson and the 11th Hour @ Home on Riverside ($10)
Truth & Salvage Co. / Jonah Matranga / Honneycombs / Square on Square @ Hotel Cafe
HowardAmb / Vaginals / Missincinatti @ Synchronicity

Saturday February 20, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Brendan Benson / Frank Fairfield @ Troubadour ($15) – Some great power pop. Member of the Raconteurs.
[Recommended] Andrew Bird @ Bovard Auditorium at USC ($30 - $50) – He’s a pretty captivating performer.
[Recommended] Harlem / Dante vs. Zombies / J. Worthington Foulfellows @ Spaceland ($10) – Austin band that’s getting a lot of positive buzz right now. They’ve got a record coming out on Matador in April. Dante vs. Zombies is a pretty good band name.
Tinariwen @ Royce Hall ($24 - $48) – All the way from Mali
Fanfarlo / April Smith & the Great Picture Show @ El Rey ($17.50)
MUSINK: The Damned / The Buzzcocks / The Head Cat / Jim Rose @ OC Fair & Event Center ($30 - $75) – Music festival and tattoo convention.
The Entrance Band / Lights / Pocahaunted @ Bootleg ($15)
Meiko @ Hotel Café
The Eternal Triangle / Seasons / George Glass / Magick Orchids / The Transmissions @ Pehrspace
Abby Travis / Wet & Reckless / Wild Yaks / The 1921A / Cosio @ Redwood Bar ($10)
Jonathan Coulton with Paul & Storm @ Largo ($25)
Chuck Dukoswki Sextet / Insects vs. Robots / The Shrine / Voodoo Merchant @ Echo Curio
Conspiracy of Beards: 30 Piece Leonard Cohen Choral Tribute @ The Mint ($15)
Jorma Kaukonen / G.E. Smith @ McCabe’s ($26.50)

Sunday February 21, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Sloan / Taylor Locke & the Roughs / The World Record @ King King ($15) – Veteran Canadians still put out some good records. Get there early for The World Record. Quality local stuff.
Mirah / Rachel Cantu @ Bootleg ($14) – K Records veteran.
MUSINK: NOFX / Face to Face Jim Rose @ OC Fair & Event Center ($30 - $75) – Music festival and tattoo convention.
Lemon Sun / The Secret 6 @ Alex’s Bar ($5)
White Lung / Nu Sense / Friendly Neighbors / NASA Space Universe @ The Smell ($5)
Part Time Punks: DJ Tim Burgess @ The Echo ($5)
Jonathan Coulton with Paul & Storm @ Largo ($25)
Ray Wylie Hubbard / Amy Speace @ McCabe’s ($20)
Kicking Skunk / David Lee Paulson / Birds Beware @ Echo Curio

3 comments:

douglas said...

Don't forget the Glass House (Wed) Feb 17 show with Avi Buffalo, Best Coast, Smith Westerns and Cold Cave.

Emanuel said...

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L@s said...

Thanks for spreading the word about great local music!

FYI, the Ollin/Cafeteras/etc... show tonight (Tues 2/16) is only $10 at the door.

Keep spreadin' the good word.

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