Monday, August 23, 2010
Live Music Options: 8/23/10 - 8/29/10
Anybody make it out the Sunset Junction this weekend? I skipped it again. Some hot shows at the Bootleg this week....
[Pick of the Night] Blind Boy Paxton / Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar – Frank Fairfield’s heading to Europe for a month, so this is your last chance to see him for a while.
[Recommended] Twilight Sleep / Helen Stellar / By Sunlight / Robotanists @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Good lineup.
[Recommended] White Arrows / Heavy Young Heathens / Gamble House / The Outline @ Spaceland (Free) – White Arrows’ residency continues. Gamble House has gotten a good amount of buzz with their Grizzly Bear-vibe.
Fol Chen / Crocodiles / Woom / Jessica 6 @ The Echo (Free) – Fol Chen is doing the Monday night residency this month and the gimmicks continue. Metal band Viscera will perform the music of Fol Chen tonight.
Slang Chickens / Papa @ Downtown Independent Theater – Playing after the screening of The Scenestars
JP Jones, Chrissie Hynde & the Fairground Boys @ Grammy Museum (Sold Out)
MNDR / Maximum Balloon DJ set @ Bardot - Maximum Balloon features Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio
Dave Mathews Band / Raphael Saadiq @ Hollywood Bowl ($60 - $90) – Get there early for Rapahel Saadiq, he’s got a great voice.
Andy Clockwise @ Hotel Café – 6:00 PM showcase
Stellaluna / Blood Beach / White Fang / Sexhair @ Pehrspace
Asss / Bestial Mouth / Tik Tik / White Leopards @ Echo Curio
[Pick of the Night] GZA / Freddie Gibbs / Kendrick Lamar / Toks / Abcnt @ Echoplex ($18) – I saw Freddie Gibbs at Spaceland a while back and he’s the real deal.
[Recommended] Henry Wolfe / Charlie Wadhams / Sunday Soundtracks @ The Echo ($5) – Singer-songwritery
Tanya Morgan / TiRon / Afro Classic / Ahmad @ Spaceland ($12) – Hip-hop group from Brooklyn that got some good reviews for their last record
Wilding / Chromium Heart / Cactus Pricks / Modern Time Machines @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – Wilding is the new name for Tigers Can Bite You
Chris Isaak / Marc Broussard @ Greek Theatre ($62 - $125)
Captain Ahab / The Pukes @ Downtown Independent Theater – Playing after the screening of The Scenestars
Fitz & the Tantrums @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM
Big D (Little Richard Tribute) / Thee White Dogs @ Bootleg ($8)
Eyes Lips Eyes / Kid Theodor @ El Cid
Thriving Ivory / Ryan Star / Entice @ Troubadour ($15)
Bonossus and the Gnomefly / Palm Reader / Tarisyphus / Lingonberries @ The Smell ($5)
Chelsea Boys / Buffalo Moon / Tan Dollar / The Cosmonauts @ Echo Curio
The Neighborhood Bullies / The Stains @ Redwood Bar
Monte Montgomery @ The Mint ($16)
John Mayer @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ($50 - $95)
[Pick of the Week] Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses / The Americans @ Boogleg Theater ($20) – I saw Bingham put on a great show a few years back at Stagecoach. He’s also the guy who wrote a lot of the music in Crazy Heart.
[Recommended] Jason Falkner / The Spires @ Spaceland ($12) – I’ve followed his work throughout the years with The Three O’Clock, Jellyfish, Eric Matthews, Brendan Benson, Beck, as well as his solo stuff.
[Recommended] Jimmy Webb @ Largo ($30) – The legendary songwriter.
[Recommended] Los Lobos @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM
The Hold Steady / Jaill @ Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa
Low End Theory: Tokimonsta / 6Blocc / Yuk @ Airliner ($10)
Henry Wolfe @ The Standard Hollywood
Norah Jones / Corinne Bailey Rae @ Greek Theatre ($46 - $78)
Big Search @ Downtown Independent Theater – Playing after the screening of The Scenestars
Filligar / Red Arrow Messenger / All Wrong and the Plans Change @ Troubadour ($12)
The Muddy Reds / Matt Ellis / National Park Service / Walter Spence @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
City of Progress / Wholes / Random Patterns @ Echo Curio
Sarah Blackwood @ Redwood Bar
The White Buffalo @ The Mint ($15)
Upsilon Acrux / Blood Beach / Narwhal @ Show Cave
[Pick of the Night] Black Mountain / Lower Heaven @ Bootleg ($16) – Great chance to see Black Mountain in a small venue before they come back in November to El Rey. Heavy psych rock.
The Hold Steady / Jaill @ The Glass House ($20)
Radars to the Sky / Death To Anders / Smokers in Love @ Spaceland ($7)
Juliette Commagere / Papercranes / Luke Rathborne / Estelle Raskina @ Echo ($7)
Beatlesfest / Led Zepagain @ Santa Monica Pier (Free) – Abbey Road plays an acoustic set of Beatles’ tunes.
The Franks / Lord Huron @ Downtown Independent Theater – Playing after the screening of The Scenestars
Relax to Paris / The Ivy Walls / Fight From Above / The Broken Column @ Troubadour ($10)
Vaud & the Villians / Lil Gizzelle / RT n’ the 44’s @ Echoplex ($12)
Incan Abraham / The Lonely Wild / The Shade @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Josh Tatum @ Hotel Café
Learning Music / Gals / Forget Me Nauts @ Echo Curio
Spirit Animal @ Redwood Bar
Filter @ The Roxy ($27)
White Buffalo @ Detroit Bar ($10)
Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Gibson Amphitheatre
[Pick of the Night] The Little Ones / Downtown Union / Kissing Tigers @ The Echo ($5) – It’s been a while since the Little Ones have played. I’m still a big fan of their debut EP. [Recommended] Jon Brion and Friends @ Largo ($25)
[Recommended] Pete Molinari / Patrick Park / Mark Huff @ Redwood Bar – A seven night run for Pete Molinari. He’s a British singer-songwriter who does well over there.
Mark Olson / Ivan & Alyosha @ McCabe’s ($15) – Founding member of the Jayhawks
Boris / Red Sparowes / Helms Alee @ El Rey ($20) – Good lineup of heavy rock.
The Fling / Deep Sea Diver / Sam Outlaw / Archeology @ Spaceland ($7) – The Fling’s record release party. Deep Sea Diver is Jessica Dobson’s band (she recently played with Beck).
Gamble House / Walter Meego / Mystery Claws @ Pehrpsace – If you missed the free Gamble House show at Spaceland on Monday
John Williams and the Music of the Movies @ Hollywood Bowl ($165 - $166)
Stoic Ideal @ Troubadour ($12)
Shannon Curtis / JT Spangler / Aaron Beaumont @ Bootleg ($10)
Cyndi Lauper / Allen Toussaint / David Rhodes @ Greek Theatre ($41 - $83) – It would be cool to see Allen Toussaint.
Asia @ Club Nokia ($16 - $45)
Denim Family Band @ Hotel Café
Dave Phillips / R. Jencks / Mike Shiflet / Damion Romero / Moment Trigger @ The Smell ($5)
The Juliana Theory @ The Glass House ($25)
Neverever / Deadly Finns / Some Days @ 3 of Clubs
The Shants / Evan Roberts / Dead Flowers / Ricky Stein @ Echo Curio
Delta Rose / Warner Drive / Run Devil Run @ Viper Room ($15)
Unwritten Law / Nico Vega @ The Key Club ($20)
[Pick of the Night] Jaill / Woah Hunx / Audacity @ 6th Street Warehouse – Jaill’s new album just came out on Sub Pop.
[Recommended] Jon Brion and Nels Cline @ Largo ($25)
The Antlers @ Getty Museum – DJ Frosty will be there spinning. From 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Oneida / Jonas Reinhardt / The Lights @ Spaceland ($10) – Well respected Brooklyn-ites on the Jagjaguwar label.
Matthew Sweet / John Wicks @ McCabe’s ($22.50) – Good power pop lineup.
Sunset Strip Music Festival: The Smashing Pumpkins / Slash / Kid Cudi / Common / Semi Precious Weapons / Steel Panther @ Sunset Strip ($58 - $113)
Boris / Red Sparowes / Helms Alee @ the Glass House ($16)
Cap’N Jazz / Abe Vigoda / The Black Apples @ Echoplex ($20) – Reunion show for the influential emo band.
Pete Molinari / Eleni Mandell / Mark Huff / The Driftwood Singers @ Redwood Bar – Night two of his seven night residency.
Cobra Lillies / Evangina @ Pehrspace
John Williams and the Music of the Movies @ Hollywood Bowl ($165 - $166)
Funkfest: Morris Day / Bar-Kays / Lakeside / Slave / Klymaxx @ Greek Theatre ($36 - $93)
The Juliana Theory @ El Rey ($27) – Indie-emo-pop
Something Corporate @ Club Nokia ($39)
Lit Crawl II @ the Echo (Free) – 6:00 PM
Satellite / David Poe @ Hotel Café
Pete Swanson / Rene Hell / Heller Keller @ The Smell ($5)
Cinder Cone / Swore / Towards Distant Suns/ Snore Tape @ Echo Curio
Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic @ The Mint ($15)
Joan Sebastian @ Gibson Amphitheatre
[Pick of the Night] Pete Molinari / Mark Huff / Triple Chicken Foot @ Redwood Bar
The Chemical Brothers / Chromeo / Yacht @ Hollywood Bowl ($17 - $141)
Ron Emory (of T.S.O.L.) @ Spaceland ($12)
West Indian Girl / The Branches @ Hotel Café
Batwings Catwings / Dadfag @ The Echo ($5)
Goo Goo Dolls / Switchfoot / Green River Ordinance @ Greek Theatre ($46 - $78) – No offense to the band (I’ve actually saw them once back in the mid-90’s) but who are the people who pay $80 to see the Goo Goo Dolls in the year 2010?
Magic Johnson @ The Smell ($5)
Pete Swanson / Rene Hell / John Wiese / Robedoor / Infinite Body @ Echo Curio