Monday, August 09, 2010

Live Music Options: 8/9/10 - 8/15/10


I made it out to Aquarium Drunkard's No Jacket Required last weekend in Chinatown. Lord Huron played their first show ever and brought out a good, early crowd who were really into their Vampire Weekend/Fleet Foxes/Local Natives vibe. I'd been hearing a lot about John Carpenter and he didn't disappoint. There's a little bit of cognitive disonance between his look and sound - a preppy looking guy doing Craig Wedren-esque vocal gymnastics over a Cream-esque heavy blues sound. I would happily see him again.
Monday 8/9/10
[Pick of the Night] White Arrows / Lost in the Trees / Wait.Think.Fast / Tomorrow’s Tulips / Vanaprasta @ Spaceland (Free) – Lost in the Trees new record comes out Tuesday on Anti-
[Recommended] Twilight Sleep / Kissing Cousins / Electric Owls / Modern Time Machines @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Twilight Sleep is doing the Monday night residency this month.
[Recommended] Devin Sarno and Bobb Bruno (duet) / Kandyce and the Killdozer / HowardAmb @ Echo Curio ($5)
Fol Chen / Learning Music / Lesands @ The Echo (Free) – Fol Chen is doing the Monday night residency this month.
Of Verona / Soul Puppet / White Lights / Kicking Daisies @ Troubadour
Doug Benson @ Largo ($20)
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers / Vagrant Valley / Erin Mclaughlin @ Bootleg ($8)
Amy Cook @ Hotel Café
Essay / Aunt Dracula / Amir Coyle / Jamaica Man @ Pehrspace
Black Breath / Nails @ Vacation (Free) – These guys moved down the street to the Sunset Junction area at 3815 W. Sunset Blvd

Tuesday 8/10/10
[Pick of the Night] The Black Watch / CMG & We Are the Light / Molecules International / Don McGlashan @ Spaceland ($5) – Not that many indie pop bands have lasted 23 years.
Lost in the Trees @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM
Truth / Machete / Deco / Kemst @ The Echo ($10)
Sofi Bonde / Ezra Reich / Exdetectives @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – Swedish pop singer on Atlantic Records.
Gary Jules @ Hotel Café
Total Abuse / Rats Eyes / Semen Sundae / Spider Fever @ The Smell ($5)
Simon Stokes Band / Danny B. Harvey / Mason & Company @ Three Clubs – Also at Spaceland on Thursday
Neighborhood Bullies / Spumco Bastards / Witchburn @ Redwood Bar
Black Label Society @ The Roxy ($35)
The Joy Formidable @ Detroit Bar - Also at the Bootleg on Wednesday

Wednesday 8/11/10
[Pick of the Night] The Joy Formidable / Division Day / The Arkells @ Bootleg ($10) – The Joy Formidable is from London, by way of Wales. And a rare show for Division Day. The Arkells are also at El Rey on Thursday.
[Recommended] Low End Theory: Daedelus / Bus Driver @ Airliner ($10) – Looks like another good night at the Airliner.
[Recommended] Rush @ Gibson Amphitheatre (Sold Out) – Performing Moving Pictues in its entirety aka “The Tom Sawyer album”
[Recommended] Rebirth Brass Band @ The Mint ($25)
Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys / TD Lind / Amy Cook @ El Rey ($20)
Lady Gaga @ Staples Center ($52 - $182)
B.B. King / Buddy Guy @ Hollywood Bowl ($1 - $70)
Bandito Royale / Moan Red Land / Jack Fris Radio Choir / Recordable Colords @ Spaceland ($5)
Vans Warped Tour: Alkaline Trio / Sum 41 / Reel Big Fish / Anti-Flag / Andrew W.K. and many, many more @ Fairplex Pomona ($33)
Empire of the Sun @ The Music Box (Sold Out) – Luke Steele of the Sleepy Jackson
Viernes 13 / The Hashishans @ Echoplex (Free before 10 PM, $5 after)
Steve Poltz / Glen Phillips @ Largo
Terraplane Sun / The Diamond Light @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Frazey Ford / Jamie Drake @ Hotel Café
Young the Giant @Detroit Bar ($5)

Thursday 8/12/10
[Pick of the Week] My Morning Jacket / Avi Buffalo @ The Greek Theatre ($57) – Still one of the great live bands.
[Recommended] Brothers in the Grass @ Cinema Bar in Culver City (Free) - This is a side project from Ross Flournoy and Brian Whelan (both formerly of the Broken West). I've been told Ross will be previewing some songs from his upcoming solo record and Brian will be playing songs from his new band, Wheelhouse. Maybe they'll do some Fleetwood Mac covers too (if you ask nicely).
[Recommended] Rebirth Brass Band @ The Mint ($25)
Tokyo Police Club / Freelance Whales / Arkells @ El Rey (Sold Out)
Queens of the Stone Age / Eagles of Death Metal @ Club Nokia (Sold Out)
Lady Gaga @ Staples Center ($52 - $182)
Blu / Blackbird / Thavius Beck / Ras G / Zackey Force Funk / Kofie / Teebs @ The Echo ($5)
Simon Stokes / Dagnabbits / Threeway @ Spaceland ($7)
Empire of the Sun @ The Music Box (Sold Out) – Luke Steele of the Sleepy Jackson
Gamble House @ Pershing Square (Free) – 7:00 PM
Lila Nelson / Sons of August @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Coheed and Cambria / Porcupine Tree @ The Wiltern ($40) – Relocated from the Palladium to the Wiltern
Paper Swords / Lost in the Trees @ Hotel Café
Love Revisited (featuring Johnny Echols) / The Black Apples @ Alex’s Bar ($10)
Soulive / Breakestra @ Santa Monica Pier (Free)
Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound / Jeffertitti’s Nile / Angie Mattson / Elina @ Redwood Bar
AWOLNATION / War Tapes @ The Viper Room ($13)
Yonder Mountain String Band @ House of Blues Anaehim ($18)
Meat Loaf @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($40 - $90)

Friday 8/13/10
[Pick of the Night] Wavves / The Growlers / Crystal Antlers / Abe Vigoda / Comadre / The Glasses / Animalitos / Lovely Bad Things @ The Glass House and Aladin Jr. ($12)
[Recommended] Rush @ Irvine Meadows ($32) – Only lawn seats remain
These United States / Or. The Whale / Electric Owls @ Spaceland ($10) – A couple of pretty good Americana/alt-country bands.
Dave Alvin / Cindy Cashdollar @ McCabe’s ($20) – 8PM show sold out, but they added a 10 PM show; from the Blasters.
Wild Beasts / The Mimicking Birds / Lone Wolf @ El Rey ($21) – Wild Beasts’ last record got best new music from Pitchfork.
Harry Connick Jr. & His Big Band @ Hollywood Bowl ($24)
American Idols Live @ Staples Center ($41 - $76)
Pizza! / Aunt Dracula / Atole / Laco$te @ The Smell ($5)
Torches in Trees / Go West Young Man @ Echo ($5)
Empire of the Sun @ The Music Box (Sold Out) – Luke Steele of the Sleepy Jackson
Aterciopelados / Pilar Diaz / Red Cortez @ Troubadour ($25) – Columbian rock band
Emily Wells @ Largo
The Dollyrots / Get Set Go / Ingenue @ Bootleg Theater ($10)
Carlos Santana / Lila Downs / Pete Escovedo / Zach de la Rocha @ Greek Theatre ($35 - $175)
Natalie Merchant @ The Orpheum ($45 - $65)
Reverend Horton Heat / Split Lip Rayfield / Hillstomp @ House of Blues Sunset ($25)
Mississippi Man / Rumspringa @ Alex’s Bar ($5)
Thee Undertakers / Bonsai / Pubic Zirconians @ Redwood Bar
Rooftops @ Origami Vinyl (Free) – 7:00 PM

Saturday 8/14/10
[Pick of the Night] RZA @ Key Club ($25)
[Recommended] Bus Driver / Sister Crayon / Nocando @ The Central in Santa Monica
Seu Jorge and ALMAZ @ Club Nokia ($20 - $40) – Brazilian singer who appeared in The Life Aquatic.
[Recommended] Terry Zwigoff DVD Signing – Frank Fairfield and Blind Boy Paxton @ Amoeba (Free) – 3:00 PM
Harry Connick Jr. & His Big Band @ Hollywood Bowl ($15)
Puffy Areolas / Zig Zags / Kill Kill Kill / Expoding Flowers @ Spaceland ($7)
Empire of the Sun @ The Music Box (Sold Out) – Luke Steele of the Sleepy Jackson
Yoshida Brothers @ El Rey ($40 - $60) – Japanese traditional, folk music
Rasputina / Larkin Grimm @ Troubadour ($18)
Hercules & Love Affair / Teen Inc. @ Echoplex ($20) – For the disco fans.
Drums Inside Your Chest @ Largo ($30) – Poetry
The Upsidedown / Magic Mirror / 1776 @ Bootleg Theater ($10)
Los Lonely Boys / Tierra / El Chicano @ Greek Theatre ($30 - $50)
Billy Idol @ Hollywood Palladium ($50)
The Haun Solo Project @ Hotel Café
Innerds / 2 Up / Upsilon Acrux / Hiking @ The Smell ($5)
Street Dogs / The Stitches @ Glass House ($15)
Rocket / Child / Lonely Trees @ Three Clubs
Ema and the Ghosts @ Pehrspace
Heather Woodbury’s As the Globe Warms / John Hearts Jackie / The Clouds / Children of the Kai / Alyssyndra and the Day Makers @ Echo Curio
Hillbilly Jeff’s Burleyesque Show: The Sidewynders / The Blue Collar Combo @ Redwood Bar
Taylor Hawkins with the Coattail Riders / The Band of Heathens @ Viper Room ($15)

Sunday 8/15/10
[Pick of the Night] Akron/Family / Langhorne Slim / Active Child / Old Man Markley / Roadside Graves / Sean Hayes / Frank Fairfield / Bad Weather California / Dustbowl Revival / Hi Ho Silver Oh / The Smart Brothers / Don Juan Y Los Blancos / Dreamcatcher / Mouse Heaven @ Echoplex (Donations only) – Cool event brought to you by the folks at When You Awake; starts at 4:00 PM
[Recommended] Levon Helm Band / Jenny Lewis / Steve Earle @ Greek Theatre ($30 - $75)
Swahili Blonde / Black Flamingo @ The Echo ($5)
Young the Giant / Voxhaul Broadcast / Mississippi Man @ Troubadour ($10)
The Spits / Personal & the Pizzas / Slab City / The Anomalys @ Spaceland ($12)
Brian McKnight / R n R / Patrice Rushen & Friends / MTH Express / Spencer Day @ Hollywood Bowl ($10 - $90)
Matisyahu / Nathan Maxwell / The Original Bunny Gang @ Club Nokia ($30)
Judson and Mary / Cactus Pricks / Lantvrn @ Redwood Bar

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