The Morning Benders Come to the Music Box on Thursday
Had a really good week seeing live music last week. Belle & Sebastian at the Hollywood Forever was very cool. It was a pretty mellow set, but they sounded quite good. The stage and viewing area was much larger than I expected and you could take a picnic in without anybody really looking too closely at your stuff. We got there kinda late, so parking was a problem. Quite a hike through Hollywood. I also caught Besnard Lakes at the Echoplex on Friday. So good. They played a lot off of The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse, which made me very happy.
[Pick of the Week] Teenage Fanclub / Radar Brothers @ El Rey ($25) – Huge fan of both of these bands.
[Recommended] Evan Voytas / Hands @ The Echo (Free)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich / The Wellspring @ Hotel Café
[Pick of the Night] The 88 / Scott Doherty @ Troubadour ($15)
Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile / Jon Brion @ El Rey ($25) – Kinda like Largo, but at the El Rey
Eels / Jesca Hoop @ The Music Box ($31)
Fran Healy / The Hopelessly Devoted / Robotanists @ Hotel Café (Sold Out) – Travis fans who missed him this weekend
Macy Gray / Nikki & Rich @ The Roxy ($25)
The Melvins / Totimoshi @ Detroit Bar ($18)
Smog Sessions @ The Echo ($10)
Olentangy John / Silver City Dead / Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside / We Are Country Mice @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Script / Hugo @ The Wiltern ($35 - $42)
Dave Koz @ Grammy Museum ($15)
Jack Johnson @ Verizon Wireless
James @ House of Blues Anaheim
Alice in Chains / Deftones / Mastodon @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($20 - $80)
[Pick of the Night] Off! @ Club Lingerie ($8) – 1st EP Record Release show
[Recommended] Off! @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM show. The band features Keith Morris, Dimitri Coats, Mario Rubalcaba and Steven McDonald
[Recommended] The Corin Tucker Band / The Golden Bears / Wait.Think.Fast @ El Rey ($18) – I was a Sleater-Kinney fan.
Bettie Serveert @ Spaceland ($15) – Hard to believe their first album came out on Matador in the US in 1992.
James / Ed Harcourt @ The Music Box ($27.50)
Gogol Bordello / Forro In the Dark @ Club Nokia ($35)
Matt Costa / Threes & Nines @ Troubadour ($18)
Cinjun Tate @ 3 of Clubs (Free)
Low End Theory: Exile / Sam XL @ Airliner ($10)
[Pick of the Night] The Morning Benders / Twin Sister / Cults @ The Music Box ($17.50) – That Morning Benders record has really grown on me.
Miike Snow / Mark Ronson & the Business Intl / MNDR @ Club Nokia ($25)
K-OS / Shad / Astronautilus @ El Rey ($20)
John West / Sara Haze / Isaiah Blas & the Pennant @ Troubadour ($15)
Toby Lightman / Sweet Talk Radio @ Hotel Café
The MuerTones / Margate / Triple Chicken Foot @ Redwood
CKY @ The Roxy ($20)
[Pick of the Night] David Bazan / Wye Oak @ Spaceland ($17) – On a night inundated with clubby (both lounge and dance) bands, here’s your alternative. I’ve got some tickets to give away for this one.
LCD Soundsystem / Hot Chip / Sleigh Bells @ Hollywood Bowl ($40 - $72) – I do like some of those Sleigh Bells songs (they'll headline El Rey on the 20th).
Four Tet / Jon Hopkins @ The Music Box ($20)
Kruder & Dorfmeister / Jason Bentley @ Club Nokia ($45)
LTJ Bukem @ House of Blues Sunset ($30)
Look at What the Light Did Now (Feist film) @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever ($12)
Manhattan Murder Mystery / Luna is Honey / Torches in Trees @ Pehrspace
Slant / Color Free @ Troubadour ($12)
Malaikat dan Singa / Foot Village / Neverever / Dunes @ The Smell ($5)
Say Anything / Motion City Soundtrack / Saves the Day / Valencia @ Avalon ($34)
Maxim Ludwig & the Santa Fe Seven / Parlor Hawk @ Hotel Café
Pure Country Gold / Sawyer Family / The Country / The Rebel Set @ Redwood
The Aggrolites @ The Roxy ($20)
Frightened Rabbit / Plants and Animals / Bad Veins @ House of Blues Anaheim
[Pick of the Night] The National / Owen Pallett @ Fox Theater ($33) – I’m not really a big fan of the National, but I’ve always felt like I should be.
Dub Quake: Michael Rose / Scientist with Roots Radics / Sister Nancy / Ranking Joe / Lloyd Hemmings / Lady Tigra and others @ Echoplex ($25 for two day pass)
Bootie LA @ Spaceland ($5 before 10 PM, $10 after) – LA’s bimonthly mashup bootleg party
Gaelic Storm @ Troubadour ($23)
Rocket / The Spider Problem @ 3 Clubs
Paul F. Tompkins show @ Largo ($25)
Ron White @ the Wiltern ($60 - $70)
Palm Reader / Plasma Centre / Peter Pants / ParallaxScroll @ The Smell ($5)
Tangent Transmission / Fim / John German & the Early Humans / Nacosta @ Pehrspace
Calavera / Wooly Bandits / Surf Rats / Inazuma @ Redwood
We Barbarians @ Detroit Bar ($10)
DJ Quik @ Key Club ($35)
Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits @ Origami (Free) – 7:00 PM
[Pick of the Night] Jonsi / Mountain Man @ the Wiltern ($47 - $63) – Sigur Ros put on a great live show, so hopefully Jonsi holds his own.
[Recommended] Mountain Man @ Amoeba (Free) – 5:00 PM show
[Recommended] Jonsi @ Origami (Free) – 5:00 PM show but it’s already full
Die Antwoord @ The Music Box ($30) – South African rave-hop
Joe Frank @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Dubquake: The Heptones / Stone Love / Peanut Butter Wolf / The Lions / Sister Nancy / Tippa Lee @ Echoplex ($25 for two day passes)
Hoodoo Gurus @ Viper Room ($12)
T. Mills @ Troubadour ($15)
Lucky Dragons / Mi Ami / Kit / The Urxed / Traps, ps @ Pehrspace
Million Kids / Scream / The Gears / Brainspoon @ Redwood
Rascall Flatts @ Verizon Wireless