Pavement Headline the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday
A cold kicked my ass all week, but I finally made it out on Saturday to Waved Out 2. Dungen put on a trippy show. Not the most exciting set I've seen them play, but they sounded good. This week's pretty ridiculous, look at all the shows on Thursday...
[Pick of the Night] The Black Keys / Nicole Atkins @ Hollywood Palladium (Sold Out) – That new Black Keys’ record has some jams.
[Recommended] Bettye LaVette and Brian O’Rourke @ Largo ($35) – Legendary Northern Soul singer has teamed up with the Drive-By Truckers in recent years. Her most recent record is a collection of classic British covers (Stones, Beatles, Who, etc.).
[Recommended] Eastern Conference Champions / Helen Stellar / Therapy Session / Moving Picture Show @ Spaceland (Free) – ECC is doing the Monday night residency in September.
Family of the Year / Grouplove / Seasons / Bowery Beasts @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Grouplove’s set will be acoustic.
Vanaprasta / Pacific Hurt / Kissed Her Little Sister / Chasing Kings @ The Echo (Free) – Dual residency.
Pete Yorn @ The Roxy ($31)
The Real Noriegas / Blood Beach / White Fang / Sexhair @ Pehrspace
Vanaprasta @ Origami (Free) – 7:00 PM
Semi Precious Weapons / Lady Starlight / Breedlove @ El Rey ($20)
Phil Alvin @ Redwood
A Fine Frenzy / Lucy Schwartz @ Bardot (Free w/ RSVP)
[Pick of the Night] Bettye LaVette and Brian O’Rourke @ Largo ($35) - Legendary Northern Soul singer has teamed up with the Drive-By Truckers in recent years. Her most recent record is a collection of classic British covers (Stones, Beatles, Who, etc.).
[Recommended] The Drums / Surfer Blood / The Young Friends @ The Glass House ($15) – I really like Surfer Blood. Also at the Music Box on Wednesday. I wasn’t so impressed with The Drums when I saw them.
White Hills / Farflung / Mount Carmel @ Spaceland ($8) – Spacey, stoner rock from the Thrill Jockey label.
Jamey Johnson / Good Man Down @ House of Blues Sunset ($37) – A contemporary country singer that everybody seems to be able to get behind.
Jerry Lee Lewis @ Grammy Museum ($60) – The Killer
Funeral Party / Useless Keys / Canyons @ Bootleg Theatre ($10) – These local kids seem to be on their way. Recently named #47 on NME’s best new bands of 2010.
Perfume Genius @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever ($15)
Guster / Landon Pigg @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Torche @ Vacation Vinyl (Free) – 7:00 PM
A Pretty Mess / Dead Relatives / Heart of Giants @ Redwood Bar
Conor Oberst / The Felice Brothers @ Pappy and Harriet’s ($20) – Drive out to Pioneertown?
Nevermore / Warbringer / Mutiny Within / Hatesphere @ Key Club ($23 - $53)
Oneohtrix Point Never / Sun Araw / James Ferraro @ The Echo ($10)
Anna Nalick / Kim Divine @ Hotel Café
Nate Denver’s Neck / Crazy Band@ the Smell ($5)
No Age (DJ set) @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM
[Pick of the Night] Surfer Blood / The Drums / The Young Friends @ The Music Box ($20) – I really liked Surfer Blood when I saw them earlier this year. Not so fond of the Drums.
[Recommended] Dukes of September Rhythm Revue (Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Skaggs) @ Greek Theatre ($50 - $120) –
The Felice Brothers @ The Echo ($17)
Jimmy Eat World / We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Wiltern ($47)
The Hounds Below / Big Black Delta / Nightmare & the Cat @ Bootleg ($10) – The Hounds Below features Jason from the Von Bondies.
Low End Theory: Ana Caravelle / Asura / Oneohtrix Point Never / Matthewdavid @ Airliner ($10)
Buck 65 / The Fling @ Troubadour ($15)
Alan Parsons @ Grammy Museum ($20)
UB40 @ House of Blues Sunset
Alan Parsons @ Grammy Museum ($20) – Conversation and short performance
Goldsboro @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
WPA @ Hotel Café
Jason Simon (Dead Meadow) / Daniel Darling / Riley Bray @ 3 Clubs (Free)
Young Hunting / The Black Apples / Ex-Detectives @ Echo Curio
[Pick of the Week] Pavement / Sonic Youth / No Age @ Hollywood Bowl ($38 - $48) – Pavement was great when I saw them earlier this year. Mark Ibold’s pulling double duty.
[Recommended] John Cale with guests Ben Gibbard and Mark Lanegan @ Royce Hall ($48 - $68) – Performing Paris 1919 Live; I’d love to see this show, too bad I bought tickets to Pavement months ago.
[Recommended] Spoon / Cold Cave @ Hollywood Palladium ($43) – Spoon’s always good, but a little boring in a live setting.
[Recommended] Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Jail Weddings / Haunted George @ Troubadour ($18) – Jon Spencer used to put on a great show back in the day.
Benji Hughes @ Largo ($20) – Fun show.
Ooh La L.A. Festival: Sebastien Tellier / Acid Washed / Kavinsky / Turzi @ El Rey ($25) – French music festival.
Rob Zombie / Alice Cooper @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($38 - $96)
Train / Needtobreathe @ Greek Theatre ($40 - $50)
Atari Teenage Riot / Skinwalker / All Leather @ Key Club ($15)
Patrolled By Radar / Wheelhouse @ 3 Clubs (Free)
O.A.R. @ Grove of Anaheim
Clovis de la Foret / The Faraway Places / Loch & Key @ Redwood Bar
Ely Guerra @ Detroit Bar ($20)
The Drums @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM
[Pick of the Night] Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / ZZ Top @ Hollywood Bowl (Sold Out) – I’ve always wanted to see both of these bands live.
[Recommended] Yoko Ono: We Are Plastic Ono Band w/ Cornelius, Perry Farrell, Iggy Pop, Carrie Fisher, Vincent Gallo, RZA, Nels Cline, Mike Watt and more @ Orpheum Theatre ($60 - $150) – Could be pretty cool. Interesting folks joining her.
[Recommended] The Sword / Karma to Burn / Mount Carmel @ El Rey ($20) – The Sword puts on a good metal show.
School of Seven Bells / Active Child / Healamonster & Tarsier @ Echoplex ($17) – Not crazy about the new album, but I hear it’s a grower.
Ooh La L.A. Festival: The Bewitched Hands / Revolver @ Spaceland ($12) – French pop straight outta Reims.
The Avett Brothers / Brandi Carlisle / Grace Potter & the Nocturnals @ Nokia Theatre
LA Live ($40)
Vamps @ Avalon ($47)
Aimee Mann @ Largo (Sold Out)
Mucca Pazza @ Bootleg ($20) – Baroness Dianaea’s Westoid Wonderland & Apothecary is an Apocalyptic Crust Opera of Magick, Mayhem & Music
Gary Jules @ Hotel Café
Rufio / Before Their Eyes Veara / Close to Home / The Young Modern @ The Glass House ($15)
Learning Music @ Echo Curio
[Pick of the Night] Eagle Rock Music Festival: The Soft Pack / Nosaj Thing / Darker My Love / The Gaslamp Killer / Frankel / Geneva Jacuzzi / Egyptian Lover and Arabian Prince / Nobody / Blank Blue / Lucky Dragons / Seasons / Rainbow Arabia / Walking Sleep / The Submarines / Wait.Think.Fast. / Manhattan Murder Mystery / Moses Campbell / Radars to the Sky @ Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock ($5) – The Soft Pack and Frankel are my two top picks, but the Low End Theory stage should have a good crowd too.
[Recommended] Yoko Ono: We Are Plastic Ono Band w/ Cornelius, Perry Farrell, Lady GaGa, Carrie Fisher, Vincent Gallo, RZA, Mike Watt and more @ Orpheum Theatre ($60 - $150) – The cast of supporting characters pretty much guarantees it will be interesting.
Matt & Kim / Fang Island / Hawnay Troof @ The Music Box ($20)
Carrie Underwood @ Hollywood Bowl ($46)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / ZZ Top @ Verizon Wireless ($120) – If you missed the show at the Bowl
School of Seven Bells @ Detroit Bar ($12) – If you miss them at the Echoplex
Australian Pink Floyd @ Nokia Theatre LA Live ($30 - $60)
Keaton Simons / Raining Jane / Marina V @ Hotel Café
Hayes Carll / Bonnie Whitmore @ McCabe’s ($15) – 8:00 PM show is sold out, tix remain for 10 PM show
Rufio @ The Roxy ($18)
[Pick of the Night] Belle & Sebastian / Jenny & Johnny @ Hollywood Palladium (Sold Out) – I’m seeing them at the Hollywood Forever show on Monday, but if you’re a fan, they put on a great show.
[Recommended] The Soft Pack @ Detroit Bar ($12) – Dig their latest record.
[Recommended] Yoko Ono @ Grammy Museum ($25) – She led a fascinating life.
Guitar Wolf / Hans Condor / The Black Apples @ El Rey ($19)
Grand Ole Echo @ The Echo (Free) – 5:00 PM
Aimee Mann @ Largo ($40)