Another great week to be a music fan in Los Angeles. I caught the Little Ones on Friday night at the Echo. They're still as fun as ever. Kevin from Division Day is their new drummer.
[Pick of the Night] White Arrows / Grouplove / Superhumanoids / Whispertown 2000 @ Spaceland (Free) – Solid lineup tonight. Get there early and stay all the way. Grouplove recently came in at #10 on NME's list of the 50 Best New Bands.
[Recommended] Mavis Staples @ Grammy Museum (Sold Out) – Doors at 7:30; conversation and short performance
[Recommended] Twilight Sleep / Gliss / The Hundred Days / Big Moves @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – The last night of the Twilight Sleep residency.
[Recommended] Physical Forms (ex-Mae Shi, Busdriver and Kevin from Division Day) / Nicole Kidman / Generation / Dimples / So Many Wizards @ Pehrspace ($5)
[Recommende] Fol Chen / Sister Crayon / Evan Voytas / Rachel Goodrich @ The Echo (Free) – The last night of the Fol Chen residency.
Nations Afire @ Troubadour ($10)
Slayer / Megadeth / Testament @ Long Beach Arena
Pete Molinari / The 3 Hos (Smokey Hormel, Stephen Hodges, Rick Holmstrum) @ Redwood Bar
Battle Tapes / Cinderella Motel / Rebel Rebel @ The Viper Room ($10)
Rachel Goodrich / AM @ Bardot (Free w/ RSVP)
[Pick of the Night] The Submarines / Obi Best / Sea of Bees @ Bootleg ($15)
[Recommended] Pete Molinari / Les Shelleys (Tom Brosseau and Angela Correa) / Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven / Mark Huff @ Redwood Bar
Jenny & Johnny @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM show; Jenny Lewis and boyfriend Jonathan Rice
Bobby Bare Jr. / Blue Giant / Stephen Brower and the Silent Majority @ The Echo ($12) – Some alt country.
Pacific Hurt / Le Sands / Mississippi Man / Neverever @ Troubadour
Asleep at the Wheel @ Grammy Museum ($20) – Conversation and short performance
Melissa Etheridge @ Orpheum ($40 - $103)
The Charmkin Rebellion / Telegram / Fake Problems / Electronic Beat @ Spaceland (Free) - Fake Problems are heading out with Gaslight Anthem next month, so here's a good chance to see them for free...
David Spade and Friends @ Largo ($40)
Gooby Goo & Peekers / Italian Japanese @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Anna Nalick @ Hotel Café
Daybreak Ends / Simulator @ Viper Room (Free)
Green Day / AFI @ Verizon Wireless (Sold Out)
[Pick of the Night] Ty Segall / Garotas Suecas / Grass Widow / The Franks @ Spaceland ($10) – Noisy, damaged garage rocker now from the San Francisco scene. Garotas Suecas are a troplicalia/garage band from Sao Paolo, Brazil. Aquarium Drunkard wrote about them a few months back.
[Recommended] Low End Theory: Busdriver / Existereo @ Airliner ($10)
[Recommended] Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses @ Grammy Museum ($10) – Conversation and short performance
Herbie Hancock Birthday Celebration @ Hollywood Bowl ($2 - $139) – With tons of special guests: India.Arie, Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, Susan Teschi, Derek Trucks, etc…
Princeton / The Bonedaddys / The Reflectacles @ The Bandshell (Free) – Show starts at 7:00
Exploding Flowers / Residual Echoes @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Seven Saturdays / Helen Stellar / Tape Deck Mountain @ Bootleg ($8)
Jamie Drake / Amber Rubarth @ Hotel Café
Men @ The Glass House ($12)
Pete Molinari / Stone Darlings / Miranda Lee Richards @ Redwood Bar
[Pick of the Night] Dr. John and the Lower 911 / Eddie Baytos & the Nervis Brothers @ Santa Monica Pier (Free) – He is New Orleans and it’s free.
Marijuana Death Squads / Holloys / Woah Hunx @ The Echo ($5) – Marijuana Death Squads features: P.O.S., Ryan Olson of Gayngs, Har Mar Superstar, Isaac Gale, and former members of Cows.
Nite Jewel / Teen Inc. / Heart Shaped Rock / Peanut Butter Wolf @ Troubadour ($10) –Buzzy.
Pete Molinari / The Preservation / Mark Huff @ Redwood Bar
George Ellias / Hand @ Spaceland (Free)
Kisses @ Cinespace
Ian Cooke / Broken Numbers Band @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Sky Parade @ Bootleg ($8)
Universe / dubBumba / little gold / Lovey Doveys @ The Smell ($5)
Tyrone Wells / Branches / The Shape of the Earth @ The Glass House ($16)
Bitches Brew Panel @ Grammy Museum (Free) – Henry Rollins and others discuss the classic album
The White Panda @ the Roxy
Ufonik / The Sunshine Brothers @ Viper Room
Lipbone Redding @ The Mint ($15)
The Delta Mirror / I Hate You Just Kidding / Repeater @ Detroit Bar ($8)
Wang Chung @ Key Club ($15)
[Pick of the Night] No Jacket Required: Very Special Guests / Delorean / Superhumanoids @ Grandstar in Chinatown ($10) - The very special guests are the sort of band that sells out the Echoplex.
[Recommended]Stereo Total / Vice Cooler / Kisses / Allister Izenberg @ Echoplex ($16) – Stereo Total’s always been a fun band.
[Recommended] The Delta Mirror / Afghan Raiders / Healamonster & Tarsier @ Spaceland ($8) – Back from tour. They did a residency at the Echo in March.
Rocco Deluca / JBM @ Hotel Café
The Pity Party / Useless Keys / Spirit Vine / Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound @ 5 Star Bar – Good lineup. I still ahven’t been down to the 5 Star Bar.
Cold Cave / Abe Vigoda @ Detroit Bar ($12)
Earth, Wind & Fire (works) @ Hollywood Bowl ($15 - $166)
Southern Culture on the Skids / Lynda Kay / Jeremiah and the Red Eyes @ The Echo ($14)
Ceci Bastida / Nina Dioz / Orlando / Faro @ The Glass House ($10)
Venrez @ Troubadour ($12)
The Mau Maus / Symbol Six / The Billybones @ Redwood Bar
Mumiy Troll @ the Roxy
Uriah / Attika / Lords of Ruin @ Viper Room ($15)
Bleeding Through @ Key Club ($17)
[Pick of the Week] FYF Fest: The Rapture / Panda Bear / Sleep / Dead Man’s Bones / Unbroken / !!! / Local Natives / Best Coast / 7 Seconds / Thee Oh Sees / The Mountain Goats / Ted Leo & the Pharmacists / Man Man / Delorean / Cold Cave / Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Washed Out / Davila 666 / School of Seven Bells / The Soft Pack / Wavves / AA Bondy / The Blow / Warpaint / Off! / Vetiver / Ceremony / Big Freedia / Screaming Females / Magic Kids / The Growlers / Lower Dens / Let’s Wrestle / Cults @ Los Angeles State Historic Park ($30) – Impressive lineup. There are three stages which results in some pretty serious conflicts.
Mark Burgess / Veil Veil Vanish / Repeater @ Troubadour ($15)
Inara George Presents: Dolly Parton Tribute @ The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum ($25 - $40) - The Living Sisters, Becky Stark, Harper Simon, Charlie Wadhams and others appear
Dan Bern @ Hotel Café
Earth, Wind & Fire (works) @ Hollywood Bowl ($15 - $166)
Youth Brigade / Krum Bums / All or Nothing @ The Glass House ($12)
George Glass / Off Campus / Geisha Boys @ Pehrspace
Kris Special / Stellaluna / Worker Bees / Ugly Winner / Heather Woodbury’s As the Globe Warms @ Echo Curio
Francisco the Man @ Redwood Bar
The English Beat @ The Roxy
Imperial Stars / Enfamus @ Viper Room ($15)
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ The Mint ($15)
SMTOWN Live: Kangta / BoA / U Know / Max / Super Junior / Girls’ Generation / Shinee / f(x) / Zhang Li Yin / Trax @ Staples Center ($40 - $180) – “Asia’s best rides the K-Pop wave in LA” – whatever that means
[Pick of the Night] The Gories / Haunted George / Nice Smile @ Spaceland ($22) – Reunion tour of the dirty garage rockers from Detroit. The band features Mick Collins before he was in the Dirtbombs.
FYF Fan Fest: The Rapture / Panda Bear @ Undisclosed Location ($10) – You have to buy tickets at the FYF Fest. These things are usually at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts.
The Big Picture: The Films of Twentieth Century Fox @ Hollywood Bowl ($15 - $166)
Dre Allen @ Troubadour ($12)
Part Time Punks: Smiths/Morrissey Night @ The Echo ($5)
Faun Fables @ Steve Allen Theater
Cobalt Cranes / Night Beats / Boom Chick / The Myonics @ Echo Curio