Monday March 29, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Moonrats / Dot Hacker / Warpaint @ Spaceland (Free) – The last night of Moonrats’ residency. Warpaint got a lot of great buzz out of SXSW. Dot Hacker is Josh Klinghoffer’s (Red Hot Chili Peppers) band.
[Recommended] The Delta Mirror / Voices Voices / Spirit Vine / Borneo @ The Echo (Free) – Pitchfork recently gave the Delta Mirror an 8 out of 10 for their track “He Was Worse Than the Needle He Gave You.”
Seaspin / Square on Square / Model Actress / Cue the Moon @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Blaine Campbell / Ruthann Friedman / Pinche Gringo / Mariana Janik @ Echo Curio
Black Eyed Peas @ Staples Center (Sold Out)
Trudgers / Kevin Greenspon / Luna Is Honey / NaNa & the Happy Cats @ Pehrspace
Marina V @ Hotel Café
Tuesday March 30, 2010
[Pick of the Week] Paul McCartney @ Hollywood Bowl (Sold Out) – Check out the set list from Sunday night in Arizona…
[Recommended] Buddy / Northstar Session / My Cousin, The Emperor / Josh Norton / Tim Williams @ Hotel Café
Field Music @ Amoeba Music (Free) – 7:00 PM show
Melissa Auf der Maur @ Viper Room ($12) – The former bassist for Hole
Chuck Ragan / Jonah Matranga / Your Favorite Trainwreck / Moneybrother / Gentleman @ Troubadour ($18)
Bitterent / Cyan Ides / The Return of Walter Gross / Drowning Swans @ Echo Curio
Black Eyed Peas@ Staples Center (Sold Out)
Hugh Cornwell / Kristeen Young @ Spaceland ($14)
Brad Mehldau @ Largo ($40)
Hi Ho Silver Oh / Woolen / One Silver Astronaut @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Neurotics / Stab City @ Redwood Bar
Dirty Beaches / Jeans Wilder / Speculator and Eel Eater @ Synchronicity
Wednesday March 31, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Paul McCartney @ Hollywood Bowl (Sold Out) – Check out the set list from Sunday night in Arizona…
Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt / The Polish Ambassador / The Shakes / Jesse Cooper @ The Echo ($10)
Zola Jesus / Tearist / Zombelle @ Echo Curio
Neal Schon @ House of Blues Sunset ($28)
Brook White @ Hotel Café – Former American Idol contestant
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
Bad Religion / The Adolescents @ House of Blues Anaheim
Low End Theory: Free the Robots / Mimosa / Epcot @ Airliner ($10)
Megadeth / Testament / Exodus @ Hollywood Palladium (Sold Out)
Mini Mansions / Links / The Silent Comedy / Doll & the Kicks @ Bootleg ($10)
Joanna and the Dusty Floor / The Tails / The Eternal Triangle @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Whale Fall / Rocket / Cthulhus @ Bordello ($8)
Chris Corsano and Peter Kolovos Duo / Evangelista / Lucky Dragons / ASKA @ The Smell ($5)
Rubber O Cement / James Twig Harper / Damien Romoero / Pulsating Cyst and Ebony @ Synchronicity
Thursday April 1, 2010
[Pick of the Night] The Onion Present – Our Dumb Book Event: Division Day / Tom Lennon & Ben Garant / Megan Ganz @ Echoplex ($10) – First Division Day show in a while…
We Are the World / Sir Heffington’s Fingered @ The Echo ($8)
Radio Moscow / Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound / Naam @ Spaceland ($10)
Justin Nokuza / HoneyHoney @ Hotel Café
Chris Corsano / Warm Climate @ Echo Curio
Viza / Native June @ Troubadour ($12)
Sour Mash Hug Band / Messes @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Astronautalis / Octavius @ Bootleg
Dante vs. Zombies / Stabbings / Beggars / Crystelles @ Redwood Bar
Bad Religion / Jugg’s Revenge @ House of Blues Anaheim
Puddle o f Mudd @ Grove of Anaheim
Friday April 2, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Les Blanks / Marvelous Toy @ Casey’s Downtown [613 South Grand] (Free) – Les Blanks is doing a Friday night residency in April.
[Recommended] Ole Californio / I See Hawks in LA @ Redwood Bar
[Recommended] Webb Brothers / Sara Radle / Meredith Meyer / Letting Up Despite Great Faults @ Spaceland ($8) – The sons of Jimmy Webb.
Gram Rabbit / Andy Clockwise / Crooked Cowboy and the Freshwater Indians / The Californian @ Echoplex ($12) – The buzz on the new Gram Rabbit record has been good.
Breakestra / Fitz & the Tantrums @ Natural History Museum ($15)
The Wedding Present / Ringo Deathstarr @ Troubadour ($18)
Fangs / Full Frontal / Protect Me @ L’Keg Gallery
Captain Ahab / tik///tik / Books on Tape Family Band / Libynth @ The Smell
Laura Gibson / Ethan Rose / Novi Split / Daniel Ahearn / CMG and the Light @ Echo Curio
Bad Religion / Agent Orange @ House of Blues Anaheim
The Dan Band @ Club Nokia ($20 - $30)
Alkaline Trio @ House of Blues Sunset ($20.50)
Sean Hayes @ Largo ($25)
Torches in Trees / Sweater Girls / Tremellow @ The Echo ($8)
Moon Kana / DJ Sisen @ Bootleg ($18)
Saturday April 3, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Kenan Bell / Dot Hacker / Family Album / White Arrows @ Spaceland ($10) – Nice eclectic lineup. From hip-hop to experimental.
Bell Gardens / Nudge @ Bootleg ($10)
Bad Religion/ Lightnin’ Woodcock / Miss Derringer @ House of Blues Sunset
The Thrilling Adventure Hour @ Largo ($25)
Michelle Shocked @ McCabe’s ($22.50)
Mikki and the Mauses / Haunted Tiger / Hellomynameischad / Swordfights @ Pehrspace
The Lyon Crowns / Angela Peterson / Harris Grade / Adam 812 / Legal Tender @ Troubadour ($12)
Kevin & Bean April Foolishness: Jimmy Kimmel / Jay Mohr / Joe Rogan / Sarah Silverman / Aziz Ansari / Jeffrey Ross @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($30 - $100)
JR Richards / Kelly Dalton @ Hotel Café
The Fab Four @ Grove of Anaheim
Sunday April 4, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Kasey Anderson / Travel By Sea / Horse Stories @ Bootleg ($8) – Americana night
Non / Cult of Youth @ The Echo ($10)
Dave Alvin & Tom Russell @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
4/15/10: Pavement (Saturday at 10 AM)
5/1/10: Circle Jerks / 7 Seconds (Saturday at 10 AM)
7/19/10 – 7/20/10: The New Pornographers / The Dodos / Imaad Wasif (presale Friday at 10 AM, password = TOGETHER; Saturday at 10 AM)
4/14/10: Them Crooked Vultures (presale now, password = CHOKECHAIN; Friday at 10 AM)
5/22/10: Jordin Sparks (presale Friday at 10 AM, password = BATTLEFIELD; Saturday at 10 AM)
6/12/10: Miyavi (presale now, password = SAMURAI; Saturday at 10 AM)
9/18/10: Kathleen Madigan (presale now, password = FUNNY; Friday at 10 AM)
6/29/10: Blitzen Trapper (Saturday at 10 AM)
7/2/10: CocoRosie (Saturday at 10 AM)
6/9/10: Diana Ross (presale now, password = MAHOGANY; Friday at 10 AM)
4/17/10: Here We Go Magic (now at in ticketing)
5/14/10 – 5/15/10: Dredg (Saturday at 10 AM)
6/15/10: Justin Currie of Del Amitri (Friday at 10 AM)
6/22/10 – 6/23/10: Stars (Friday at 1 PM)
7/17/10: Teenage Bottlerocket (Friday at 10 AM)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
@ The ECHO
3:30 TO 4:00 – APES OF WRATH
4:15 TO 4:45 – TAPE DECK MOUNTAIN
5:00 TO 5:35 – SUPERHUMANOIDS
5:50 TO 6:30 - THE PO PO
6:45 TO 7:25 – GAMBLE HOUSE
7:50 TO 8:30 – DIRT DRESS
@ The ECHOPLEX
3:45 TO 4:15 - GIANT CLOUD
4:30 TO 5:00 – FAMILY PORTRAIT
5:15 TO 5:50 - ACTIVE CHILD
6:05 TO 6:40 – MOON DUO
6:55 TO 7:35 – THE COATHANGERS
7:50 TO 8:30 – BEST COAST
8:45 TO 9:20 – TURBO FRUITS
9:35 TO 10:25 – SURFER BLOOD
10:40 TO 11:10 – THE SANDWITCHES
11:20 TO MIDNIGHT - PIZZA!
Monday, March 22, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Serena Maneesh / Depreciation Guild / Seaspin @ Troubadour ($12) – Quality Norwegian shoegazers.
[Recommended] The Minor Canon / Go West Young Man / Two Guns / This Machine Kills Fascists @ The Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice - Westsiders need to show up to shows on their side of town, I’m sure they get sick of driving to Echo Park and Silver Lake. The Minor Canon’s one of my favorite local bands.
[Recommended] Seaspin / Twilight Sleep / Future Ghost / French Miami @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Seaspin continues its residency (and also plays at the Troubadour tonight).
[Recommended] Moonrats / He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister / Halloween Swim Team @ Spaceland (Free) – Moonrats’ residency continues.
Kashmir / Oliver Future / Italian Japanese @ Bootleg ($10)
The Infamous Stringdusters @ Largo ($25)
The Frequency / Horse Stories / Last Man Standing @ The Echo (Free)
David Scott Stone / The Faraday Trippers / Sleepwalkers Local / Oscillator @ Echo Curio
Smokers in Love @ Bordello ($8)
Moment Trigger / Whitman / Adam Papagan & David Liebe Hart / Orca Team @ Pehrspace
Powersolo @ Redwood
Julia Holter / Nudge / Matthew David @ Synchronicity
Tuesday March 23, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Janelle Monae / Bruno Mars / Malina Moye @ Viper Room ($15) – Janelle Monae was one of my highlights of last year’s SXSW conference.
[Recommended] Titus Andronicus / Let’s Wrestle / Slang Chickens @ Bootleg ($12) A couple of pretty well respected indie bands. Let’s Wrestle is on Merge and Titus Andronicas is on XL Recordings.
Acid Mother Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. / Over-Gain Optimal Death / Kill Kill Kill @ Spaceland ($12) – One of the most prolific bands out there.
Spring Summer / Patrick Park @ Hotel Café
Kreator / Kataklysm @ House of Blues Sunset ($28)
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / Wallpaper / White Apple Tree @ The Echo ($15) – Straight outta Denmark.
Curt Smith of Tears for Fears / Zoe Keating @ Largo ($25)
Lovelikefire / Kashmir / Space Waves / Red Tide @ Silverlake Lounge ($10)
Taylor Locke & the Roughs / White Arrows / Paper Zoo @ Bordello ($8)
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Grammy Museum ($12)
Britain Ashford / Spring Queen / Olentangy John @ Synchronicity
Wednesday March 24, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Admiral Radley / The Henry Clay People / Gooby Goo & Peekers @ Bootleg ($10) – Admiral Radley is the new band featuring Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza of Earlimart. The Henry Clay People have a new album in the can that will come out in June.
[Recommended] Ray Davies / The 88 @ The Grove of Anaheim ($45 - $55) – I enjoy the hell out of seeing Ray Davies pretty much every time. Still my favorite lyricist of all time. Also at the Canyon Club on Thursday night.
[Recommended] Janelle Monae / Bruno Mars/ Otis Heat @ Viper Room ($15) – Night two.
[Recommended] Cymbals Eat Guitars / Bear in Heaven / Freelance Whales @ The Echo ($10) – Hipster central.
[Recommended] Chatmonchy @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM – If you like cute, Japanese girls, I think you already know what to do.
Devendra Banhart and the Grogs / Dorothy and the Originals @ The Wiltern ($25 - $30)
Club NME: Garotas Suecas / Think About Life / Bullied By Strangers / Neverever @ Spaceland ($10) – Straight outta Brazil. Fun stuff.
Samuel Stewart / Sister Crayon / Fergus Brown @ Hotel Café
World’s Greatest Ghost / Tempo No Tempo / Big Whup @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Bad Religion / The Adolescents @ House of Blues Sunset ($25)
Endless Hallway / Kozmonaut / Kill the Academy / Magnuson @ Troubadour ($5)
Low End Theory: Samiyam / Kutmah / Ages @ Airliner ($10)
The Low Anthem / Timber Timbre @ Largo ($25) – Also at the Bootleg Thursday night (for $10 cheaper).
The Growlers @ Alex’s Bar ($5)
The Loneliest Monk / Tiff Randol / Nadine et Terence @ Bordello ($10)
Y La Bamba / Falsetto Teeth / The Franks / Children of the Kai @ Echo Curio
Orca Team @ L’Keg
White Fang / Wampire / Neon Navajo @ Synchronicity
Thursday March 25, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Ray Davies / The 88 @ Canyon Club in Agoura Hills ($35 - $49) – Pretty tasty combo. Ray Davies always entertains me.
[Recommended] The Deadly Syndrome / Signals / Rabbits @ The Echoplex ($10) – This is the record release party for the new Deadly Syndrome record. It’s a little more introspective and more of a slow burner than the first one.
[Recommended] She & Him / The Living Sisters @ El Rey (Sold Out) – Zooey and M. Ward.
[Recommended] The Morning Benders / Miniature Tigers / We Barbarians @ Troubadour ($12) – I never could get past the silly band name, but the Morning Benders play good, music supervisor approved indie rock.
[Recommended] Dead Meadow @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary Masonic Lodge (Free) – Order the album from the band and get a guaranteed slot. Nice riffage.
The Low Anthem / Timber Timbre / The Barr Brothers @ Bootleg ($15)
Bad Religion / Off with Their Heads @ House of Blues Sunset ($25)
Tobacco / The Hood Internet / The Baths @ The Echo ($12) – Beck guested on the new Tobacco record, so maybe he’ll show up? Tobacco’s the side project of the lead singer of Black Moth Super Rainbow.
The Paul F. Tompkins Show @ Largo ($25)
Glacier Hiking / Eastern Conference Champions / MWK @ Spaceland ($7)
Grand Hallway / Mighty Tiger / The Sequel @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Narrows / Kerretta / Dangers @ The Smell ($8)
Pierced Arrows @ Detroit Bar ($10) – Ex-Dead Moon.
The Photo Atlas / The Rouge @ Viper Room
The Rhone Occupation / Random Patterns / Family Portrait / Fictionist @ Echo Curio
Caspian / Arms and Sleepers / Beware of Safety @ Pehrspace
Joey Ryan @ Hotel Café
Barrio Tiger / Sun Trash / The Jew Cocks @ Redwood
John Mayer / Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Staples Center ($40 - $80)
Shooter Jennings @ Grammy Museum ($12)
Friday March 26, 2010
[Pick of the Week] Radar Bros. / Bell Gardens / Extra @ Spaceland ($10) – I just can’t get enough of the new Radar Bros. record (out Tuesday on Merge Records). See the new lineup with Dan Iead (Broken West), Brian and Stevie (the Movies) and Be Hussey.
[Recommended] Yacht / Bobby Birdman / Small Black / Washed Out / Pictureplane @ Echoplex ($14) – Ground zero for the hipsters.
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
[Recommended] Jay-Z @ Staples Center (Sold Out) - They give you another excuse not to go to Coachella this year.
Metric / Codeine Velvet Club / Nico Vega @ Hollywood Palladium ($31) - I saw them at the Silverlake Lounge back in the day.
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists / Sally Crewe & the Sudden Moves @ The Glass House ($14) – High energy shows.
Foreign Born / Jail Weddings @ The Echo ($10) – Local indie rockers on the Secretly Canadian lable.
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore / Frank Fairfield @ McCabe’s ($15)
Tobacco / The Hood Internet @ Detroit Bar ($10)
Hank III with Jackass @ The Roxy ($22)
The Splinters / Jeff the Brotherhood @ Origami Vinyl (Free) - 6:00 PM
Three Bad Jacks / Blazing Haley / Los Creepers / Fighting Chance @ Troubadour ($15)
Copeland / I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business @ El Rey (Sold Out)
The Paper Chase / Kiss Kiss / A Decent Animal @ Bootleg ($12)
Ty Segall / Jeff the Brotherhood / The Splinters / Wounded Lion @ The Smell ($5)
Pato Banton @ Alex’s Bar ($12)
Stag Hare / Bigger Insides / Summer Recreation Camp / Catcher @ Echo Curio
Moses Campbell / Your Yellow Dress / The Dining Dead @ Pehrspace
Spindrift / The Upsidedown / Magic Mirror / Matt Tow @ Redwood
Saturday March 27, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Surfer Blood / Best Coast / Turbofruits / Active Child / The Coathangers / Dirt Dress / Gamble House / The Po Po / Moon Duo / The Sandwitches @ Echoplex ($10) – Starts at 3:30 PM. Hosted by Matt Dwyer and Matt Braunger. Presented by Aquarium Drunkard. I really dig the Surfer Blood record. Best Coast got some great writeups out of SXSW. The Sandwitches have some promising stuff too.
[Recommended] Field Music / Learning Music @ Bootleg ($10) – Field Music are an underrated British indie pop band.
[Recommended] Dirt Bird / Kissing Cousins / Modern Time Machines / Wrong Way Driver / Wet & Reckless @ Mr. T’s Bowl – Good local lineup.
[Recommended] Japan Nite 2010: Chatmonchy / Red Bacteria Vacuum / Omodaka / Okamoto’s / Jinny Oops! / Ajuku Girls @ Viper Room ($14) – Always a fun time. Chamoncy and Jinny Oops
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists / Sally Crewe & the Sudden Moves @ Troubadour ($16) – High energy stuff.
The Morning Benders @ Detroit Bar ($10) – If you missed them at the Troubadour.
The Like / Sweaters / Vum @ The Smell ($5) – The Like’s doing the Monday night residency at the Echo in May.
The Quarter After / Federale / Chief Nowhere / Ojos Rojos @ Spaceland ($8)
Krishna Das / Deva Premal & Miten with Manose @ Wilshire Ebell ($35)
B-52’s @ Canyon Club ($60)
Paul Wall / Chamillionaire @ The Grove of Anahiem
Kit / Death Sentence: Panda! / 60 Watt Kid / The Old Lumps @ Echo Curio
Fay Wrays / Dead Ponies / The Shade @ Pehrspace
Pierced Arrows / Lullabye Arkestra / D-Rex / Living Sickness / Goldiggers @ Redwood – Ex-Dead Moon.
Hugh Cornwell @ Alex’s Bar ($12)
Bill Orcutt / Peter Kolovos @ Synchronicity
Sunday March 28, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Air / AM @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (Sold Out) – Any chance you get to see a cool band at the Disney is a guaranteed unique and memorable experience.
[Recommended] Giant Cloud / Le Switch / The World Record @ Spaceland (Free) - Last minute add. Free show with the Le Switch and The World Record - two of my favorite LA bands. Giant Cloud are from New Orleans, and signed to Park the Van.[Recommended] Surfer Blood / Turbofruits @ Detroit Bar ($10) – If you miss them at the Echoplex
[Recommended] Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary Show: Boyracer / Brown Recluse / Devon Williams / Go Sailor / Henry’s Dress / Neverever / Pants Yell! / Summer Cats / The how @ The Echo ($15) – Starts at 7:00 PM
KSCR Fest: Thee Oh Sees / The Entrance Band / The Growlers / Rumspringa / Princeton @ USC Campus Between EF Hutton/Founders Park (Free) - From 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Standells / The Zeros / Peter Case / Pierced Arrows / Giant Drag / Ty Segall / Lords of Altamont / Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss @ Echoplex ($20) – Starts at Noon
The Refugees @ McCabe’s ($15)
Nellie McKay @ Alex Theatre in Glendale ($26)
Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland ($8)
W.A.S.P. @ The Key Club ($25)
Guy Blackman / Crayon Fields @ Echo Curio – starts at 3:00 PM
Aaron Drake / Scott Cazan / Ulrich Kreiger @ Echo Curio
Lemon Bear / Back to the Future the Ride / Cowan / Suzi Star @ Synchronicity
Thursday, March 18, 2010
4/13/10: Public Image Limited (presale Friday at 10 AM, password = RISE; on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
5/22/10: Tom Petty / Joe Cocker (AmEx presale now; on sale 3/22 at 10 AM)
7/12/10: Kings of Leon (AmEx presale now; on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
5/20/10: Minus the Bear (AmEx presale now, on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Monday Residency in April: Helen Stellar
4/2/10: Webb Bros (now at Ticketweb)
4/3/10: Kenan Bell / Dot Hacker / The Family Album (now)
4/14/10: Holly Golightly & the Broke-Offs (now)
4/15/10: Willowz (now)
4/16/10: Mark Sultan (now)
4/21/10: Bitch (now)
5/15/10 Most Serene Republic / Annuals (now)
6/6/10: Vetiver (now)
5/6/10: Spindrift / Nurses (now at Ticketweb)
5/28/10: Frog Eyes / Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band (now)
4/8/10: Masta Killa (now at Ticketweb)
4/14/10: Mad Professor (now)
4/16/10: The Mau Maus (now)
4/20/10: Earth / Wolves in the Throne Room (now)
4/23/10: The French Resistance (now)
4/30/10: Heartless Bastards / Hacienda / Amy Cook (now)
4/16/10: Autolux / Franz Nicolay (now at in ticketing)
4/20/10: Everest (now at in ticketing)
4/29/10: His Name Is Alive (now)
5/24/10: Noodles / Mere Mortals (now)
6/1/10: First Aid Kit (now)
Mondays in April: So Many Wizards
6/2/10: Cute Is What We Aim For (Saturday at 1:00 PM)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
10 Pitchfork Approved Bands From LA to See at SXSW (official showcases only)
1) No Age on 3/19/10 at 12:15 AM @ Red 7 Patio or on 3/20/10 at 1:00AM @ Barbarella – Their two albums have gotten an 8.0 a 9.2 and their EP got an 8.3. They sort of paved the way for Pitchfork to start paying a lot closer attention to the LA music scene.
2) Flying Lotus at 1:00 AM on 3/17/10 at The Phoenix – The album Los Angeles was #28 on Pitchfork’s best of 2008 and scored a best new music nod.
3) Best Coast on 3/20/10 at 11:00 PM @ Barbarella – They’re one of four LA bands playing Pitchfork’s daytime party on Friday. Their single “When I’m with You” got a best new music designation.
4) Dam-Funk on 3/17/10 at 10:00 PM @ Speakeasy Cabaret or on 3/20/10 at 12:00 AM @ Mohawk Patio – One of the other LA bands playing Pitchfork’s daytime party. Recently got an 8.2 for Toeachizown.
5) Local Natives on 3/18/10 at 11:00 @ Emo’s Main Room or on 3/19/10 at 9:00 PM @ Galaxy Room Backyard – The third LA band playing Pitchfork’s daytime party. Their debut album recently got the best new music designation and an 8.4 rating.
6) Warpaint on 3/17/10 at midnight @ Emo’s Jr. – They have written a ton about them (here’s a 7.0 review of “Billie Holiday”), but they’re the last of the LA bands playing Pitchfork’s day party.
7) Liars at 1:00 AM on 3/19/10 at Antone’s – Their last three records have gotten best new music from Pitchfork.
8) Fool’s Gold on 3/19/10 at 11:15 PM @ Emo’s Main Room – Their debut album got a solid 7.6 and was in the honorable mentions of best of 2009. Their track “Surprise Hotel” got an 8.
9) Abe Vigoda on 3/17/10 at 2:00 PM @ Austin Convention Center or on 3/20/10 at 12:00 AM @ Barbarella – Their EP got a 7.7 and their full length got an 8.3.
10) Active Child on 3/19/10 at @ Latitude 30 – He was the focus of a “rising” profile and his first single got an 8 out of 10.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
1) Radar Bros. at 9:00 PM on 3/18/10 @ Cedar Street Courtyard – This is the official Merge showcase (so you’re guaranteed to see some other great bands too) and it’s sort of the first official show with their new members. I caught a sneak peek last week at an art space and it sounded great. Their new album comes out the following Tuesday.
2) Everest at 1:00 AM on 3/17/10 @ Maggie Mae’s – Not only are they playing on a showcase with Pegi Young (Neil’s wife) but they’re a great underappreciated LA band. Their new record comes out in early April on Vapor Records.
3) The Henry Clay People at 8:30 PM on 3/18/10 @ Club de Ville – Not only is it an early showcase (so you can run off and catch some other stuff later) but they always put on an energetic, engaging set. Their new record comes out in June on TBD Records (home of Radiohead).
4) Admiral Radley at 8:45 PM on 3/19/10 at the Galaxy Room – Not only is this the first official show for these guys but the members come from other great bands (Aaron and Ariana from Earlimart and Jason and Aaron from Grandaddy).
5) Dengue Fever at 1:00 AM on 3/19/10 @ Encore Patio or at 11:00 PM on 3/20 at Emo’s Main Room – Dengue Fever are talented musicians who play Cambodian pop music.
6) Flying Lotus at 1:00 AM on 3/17/10 at The Phoenix – I’m not the world’s biggest fan of instrumental hip-hop music, but he transcends most of the stuff that’s out there.
7) Liars at 1:00 AM on 3/19/10 at Antone’s – Their music is a little more challenging than what I typically listen to, but I can’t deny its appeal.
8) Avi Buffalo at 11:00 PM at 3/18/10 at Galaxy Room Backyard – They’ve got some songs and they’re signed to Sub Pop but don’t quite have the stage presence yet (but it will come around eventually).
9) Dum Dum Girls at 12:00 AM on 3/18/10 at Galaxy Room Backyard – Of all the new girl groups with sort of questionable musical chops, they’re probably the best. Plus they’re signed to Sub Pop.
10) Off! At 9:45 PM on 3/18/10 at Emo’s Jr. – Keith Morris and Steven McDonald’s new band.
Monday, March 15, 2010
[Pick of the Night] She & Him / The Chapin Sisters @ Largo (Sold Out) – This will be a great place to see M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel (sit down and relax).
[Recommended] Andy Clockwise / Marvelous Toy / Le Switch / Matt Ellis @ Troubadour ($10) – Good local lineup. Le Switch is one of my favorite local bands.
[Recommended] Moonrats / Lawrence Arabia / Corridor / Skybombers @ Spaceland (Free) – Lawrence Arabia’s a New Zealand singer-songwriter by the name of James Milne (ex-Ruby Sons and Brunettes) who is definitely worth checking out for free. He’s influenced by the classic late-60s records that we all love.
[Recommended] The Delta Mirror / Pop Noir / The Cannoneers / Tigers Can Bite You @ The Echo (Free) – Pitchfork recently gave the Delta Mirror an 8 out of 10 for their track “He Was Worse Than the Needle He Gave You.”
Gonjasufi (DJ set) / Gaslamp Killer / Main Frame @ Echoplex ($10) – Gonjasfui recently got best new music on Pitchfork.
Seaspin / Crayon Fields / Washington / The Damn Sons / Blue Skies for Black Hearts @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Keith Jarrett @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($43 - $150)
Halina Larsson / Nema @ Bordello ($8)
Possessed By Paul James @ Redwood Bar
The So So Glos / The Lovely Bad Things / Protect Me / Batwings Catwings @ Pehrspace
Tuesday March 16, 2010
[Pick of the Week] Efterklang / Sisu / 60 Watt Kid @ Spaceland ($12) – Efterklang is an interesting, Danish chamber pop band who are signed to 4AD.
The Swell Season @ Largo (Sold Out) – The stars of that film Once. Great venue to see them if you’re a fan.
Arrows @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / The Veils @ House of Blues Anaheim
Reptet / Learning Music / Zoo @ Echo Curio
Spleen United / Terry Poison / Mad Planet @ The Echo ($8)
The Union Line / Arrows / The Ross Sea Party @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Knee High @ Bordello ($7)
Infinite Body / Earn / Jeans Wilder / Mirror to Mirror @ Synchronicity
Wednesday March 17, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Club NME: Les Blanks / The Blasting Company / Francisco the Man @ Spaceland ($5) – Les Blanks are one of the most underrated local bands. Great fun live.
[Recommended] Richard Thompson @ Grammy Museum (Sold Out) – Legend. Fairport Convention.
Ollin performing the Pogues’ “Rum, Sodomy and the Lash” / Brant Bjork @ The Echo ($12)
Brooke White / Nina Storey @ Hotel Café – Brooke White was on American Idol a couple of years ago.
Young Dubliners @ House of Blues Sunset ($33)
Low End Theory: Ras G / Pudge / Elusive @ Airliner ($10)
Kingsize / Dead Country @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Sick Puppies / Janus / Art of Chaos @ Troubadour ($17)
Bad Religion / Death By Stereo @ House of Blues Anaheim – I was a fan back in high school.
Thursday March 18, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Stephen Stills @ The Fonda ($48) – Legend. Buffalo Springfield. Crosby, Stills, Nash. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Stephen Stills (album). Manassas.
[Recommended] Wrong Way Driver / The Mallard / Names of Stars / Ovideo @ Spaceland ($5) Wrong Way Driver is Brian Thornell’s band (ex-Pine Marten, Earlimart, Radar Bros.).
Xiu Xiu / Tune Yards / Noveller @ The Echo ($12)
New Found Glory / Saves the Day @ House of Blues Sunset ($23)
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo ($25)
Asbury / Family Album @ Spaceland ($5)
Ray Argyle / Feu / Confessions of a Corn Silo @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Bad Religion @ House of Blues Anaheim
Agent Orange @ the Key Club ($15)
Gajah / Sirah / Michael Nhat / Halloween Swim Team @ Echo Curio
Friday March 19, 2010
[Pick of the Night] High Places / Nite Jewel / Dunes @ The Echo ($10) – Indie electro duo on Thrill Jockey.
Diving Bells / Haunted Tiger / Castano @ Spaceland (Free)
Steep Canyon Rangers @ Largo ($25)
Noel Paul Stookey @ McCabe’s ($22.50) – Paul from Peter, Paul and Mary
Brian Fallon / Joe Sib @ Troubadour ($15)
Annie Bacon @ Room 5
Early Dolphin / The Spires / The French Semester @ Echo Curio
Lobstin / Jehovas Fitness / Watercolor Paintings / Ana Caravelle @ Pehrspace
Hop-Frog’s Drum Jester Devotional / Night at Noon / Amps for Christ @ Synchronicity
Saturday March 20, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Mike Watt & His Missingmen / Beta Wolf @ Redwood Bar – Still a powerful performer.
[Recommended] Gomez / The Little Ones @ El Rey (Sold Out) – The first Little Ones show in way too long.
[Recommended] Stephen Stills @ Grove of Anaheim ($40 - $50)
Devil Makes Three / Old Man Markley @ Troubadour ($15)
Shirley Rolls / Worker Bee / Hexham Heads / George Glass @ Spaceland ($5)
A Song Cycle Situation w/ Very Special Guest @ Largo ($25)
Beth Hart @ The Echo ($15)
Jean Baudin / Constant Collection / Devin Sarno & G.E. Stinson @ Bootleg ($10)
New Found Glory / Saves the Day @ House of Blues Anahem
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba @ Getty Center (Free)
Let’s Paint TV / Flugeldar / Mannlicher Carcano @ Echo Curio
Dash Jacket / Wonder Wheel / Tan Dollar / Black Elephant @ Pehrspace
Talea: Electronic Operatic Sound Ritual @ Synchronicity
Sunday March 21, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Deakin @ Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock (Sold Out) – I’m sure the Animal Collective fans are psyched.
Groove Armada live set @ The Fonda (Sold Out)
Mia Doi Todd / Mauricio Takara / Rebekah Raff Harp Ensemble @ Bootleg ($10)
Tears for Fears / Wainwright @ The Wiltern ($50 - $60) – The Hurting’s a pretty good record and Songs from the Big Chair has a couple of jams.
Gomez / Family of the Year @ El Rey ($25)
Music For Animals / A Sound Aside / Black Mercies @ Spaceland ($5)
Frank Alpine / Killing Spree @ The Echo ($5)
Al Jarreau / Dee Dee Bridgewater @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($45 - $90)
Frank Alpine / Killing Spree @ The Echo ($5)
Paul Wall & Chamillionaire @ House of Blues Sunset ($50)
The Whiskey Sour Radio Hour @ Largo ($25)
New Found Glory / Saves the Day @ House of Blues Anahem
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM
Electric Jellyfish / Black Apples / Young Hunting / The Coals @ Echo Curio
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Greek Theatre (must subscribe to Premiere Marquee Club to get tickets for now)
5/29/10: War / Tower of Power / Average White Band
6/12/10: The Stylistics / Chi-Lites / Ray Goodman & Brown)
7/9/10: Yes / Peter Frampton
7/10/10: Chris Botti
7/11/10: Steve Miller Band / Los Lobos
7/23/10: Jackson Browne
7/30/10: Serj Tankian with orchestra
7/31/10: Pat Benetar / REO Speedwagon
8/7/10: Ringo Starr
8/14/10: Los Lonely Boys
8/15/10: Levon Helm / Jenny Lewis
8/18/10: Rodrigo y Gabriela
8/21/10: Al Green / Stephanie Mills
8/24/10: Chris Isaak
8/25/10: Norah Jones
8/27/10: Cyndi Lauper
8/28/10: Morris Day / Bar-Kays / Lakeside / Slave / Klymaxx
9/8/10: David Gray / Ray LaMontagne
9/10/10: Sheryl Crow
9/24/10: Willie Nelson
9/25/10: Bank of Horses
10/2/10 – 10/3/10: Dane Cook
4/23/10: Hole (Saturday at 10 AM)
4/30/10: Murder City Devils (Saturday at 10 AM)
5/12/10 – 5/13/10: Ben Folds and a Piano (presale now, password = NORMAL; Saturday at 10 AM)
5/11/10: Kate Nash (Saturday at 10 AM)
5/15/10: Carney (presale now, password = CHASEME; Saturday at 10 AM)
5/19/10: Caribou (now)
5/13/10: Drake (presale now, password = BEST; Friday at 10 AM)
4/27/10: Javelin / Maus Haus (now at in ticketing)
5/5/10: Eluvium / Bell Gardens (now at in ticketing)
5/19/10: Horse Feathers / Dawn Landes (now at in ticketing)
5/6/10: A Weather (now at in ticketing)
4/8/10: Depswa (Thursday at 7:30 PM)
5/4/10: Greg Laswell (Friday at 1:00 PM)
6/5/10: Isis (Thursday at 1:00 PM)
6/12/10: Tortoise (now)
6/16/10: Sting (Monday at 10 AM)
Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario
5/22/10: Eagles (Monday at 10 AM)
5/20/10 – 5/22/10: Glee Live in Concert (Saturday at 10 AM)
4/2/10: Ferry Corsten (now)
4/21/10: Sublime with Rome (now)
Monday, March 08, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Moonrats / Aska / Adanowsky / Soko @ Spaceland (Free) – The Moonrats’ residency kicks off with a solid lineup all night long.
[Recommended] The Delta Mirror / Alexandra Hope / Sister Crayon / Corridor @ The Echo (Free) – Pitchfork recently gave the Delta Mirror an 8 out of 10 for their track “He Was Worse Than the Needle He Gave You.”
David Bazan / Headlights / Kissing Cousins @ Alex’s Bar ($12)
Year Long Disaster / National Dust / Bigbang / Normandie / Chasing Kings @ Troubadour (Free) – Year Long Disaster did the Monday night residency at Spaceland in January.
Seaspin / Wild Yaks / Repeater / The Romany Rye @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Seaspin are doing the Monday night residency at the Silverlake Lounge.
Alesana / A Skylit Drive @ El Rey ($18)
Doug Benson @ Largo ($20)
Thee Vicars / Night Beats / Cobalt Cranes / Wailin’ Yeahs / Strangers Family Band @ Redwood Bar ($8)
Tuesday March 9, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Laura Veirs / Old Believers / Cataldo @ Spaceland ($12) – Talented folky, singer-songwriter.
[Recommended] The Big Pink / A Place To Bury Strangers / Active Child @ El Rey ($20) – For the shoegazers.
[Recommended] Twin Tigers / Skybombers / Useless Keys / Apes of Wrath @ the Echo ($5) – Twin Tigers are out of Athens, GA.
Red Tide / Superhumanoids / Random Patterns / His Orchestra @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Manchester Orchestra / The Features / Biffy Clyro / O’Brother @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
The Neurotics / The Crazy Squeeze @ Redwood
Planets / Totally Serious / LA Fog / Secondary @ The Smell ($5)
Wednesday March 10, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Delta Spirit / We Barbarians / Johnny Corndawg @ Bootleg ($10) – Solid rock’n’roll band.
[Recommended] Club NME: Olin and the Moon / Correatown / Finn Riggins / Jared Mees and the Grown Children @ Spaceland ($7) – Solid lineup.
Abe Vigoda / Lovvers / The Black Apples @ The Echo ($10) – Spazzy, local Smell rockers.
Little Boots / Dragonette / Class Actress @ El Rey ($20) – Hipster pop.
The Temper Trap / Darker My Love @ The Fonda ($21) – Anthemic Aussies.
Agent Ribbons / Wet & Reckless / Kissing Cousins @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Joe Sib’s California Calling / Audra Mae @ Largo ($20)
Travis x A-Trak @ The Roxy ($20)
Low End Theory Club: Free Moral Agents / The Prime @ Airliner ($10)
Dub Club: Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus / All Star Sabar Orchestra / Claudius Linton @ Echoplex ($12)
Manchester Orchestra / The Features / Biffy Clyro / O’Brother @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Brent Amaker & the Rodeo / Kimble County Killers / Rev. Deadeye @ Redwood
Brian McKnight @ The Key Club ($20)
Twin Tigers/ The Soft Hands @ Alex’s Bar ($5)
Thursday March 11, 2010
[Pick of the Night] The Cave Singers / The Dutchess and the Duke / The Moondoggies @ The Echo ($12) – I’m really curious to see The Moondoggies. Their debut was way overlooked.
[Recommended] Slow Club @ Spaceland ($10) – Buzzed about duo from Sheffield. Some nice building dynamics in their songwriting.
[Recommended] Dawes / Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons / Jason Boesel @ Troubadour ($12) – Local Americana rockers.
[Recommended] The Watson Twins @ Largo ($25)
Miles Kurosky (ex-Beulah) @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM show
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / The Whigs @ Echoplex ($25)
The New Mastersounds / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ El Rey ($22)
Marjorie Fair / Cue the Moon / It’s Gonna Crash @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Kevin Earnest / Alex Kemp @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Mark Mulholland / James Finch Jr. @ Redwood
So Cow / Battlehooch / Christmas Island / Judgement Day @ The Smell ($5)
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders @ Viper Room ($15)
Peg Leg Love / Spider Problem / Nasa Space Universe / Narwhal Party @ L’Keg
On Blast / Jail Weddings @ Alex’s Bar ($5)
Friday March 12, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Quasi / Explode Into Colors / The French Semester @ Spaceland ($14) – Back when they backed up Elliott Smith, I saw Quasi a lot. I haven’t heard the new record, but I’ve always admired Sam Coomes’ songwriting.
[Recommended] The Happy Hollows / The Veils @ Troubadour ($15) – One of the many LA bands headed off to SXSW next week.
[Recommended] Janeane Garofalo @ Largo ($25)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / The Whigs @ Echoplex ($25) – I like seeing the Whigs live.
Holly Miranda @ Bootleg ($10) – She’s getting some good buzz at the moment.
Little Boots / Dragonette / Class Actress @ the Glass House ($15)
Adolescents / Youth Brigade @ El Rey ($19)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club@ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM show
Zak Brown Band @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($26 - $36)
Carrie Newcomer @ McCabe’s ($17.50)
Sleepy Sun / Slang Chickens @ The Echo ($10)
Pack AD / Symbol Six @ Redwood
60 Watt / Queen Victoria / White Leopards / Andrew Felix @ L’Keg
Anna Oxygen / Broken Water / Happy Prescriptions / Dunes @ The Smell ($5)
Agent Orange / The Gears / Viva Hate / Werewolf @ Alex’s Bar ($10)
Saturday March 13, 2010
[Pick of the Night] The Fresh & Onlys / Wounded Lion / Surf City / Pivot @ Spaceland ($10) – Seems like anything on the Woodsist label gets a ton of buzz these days (though San Francisco’s Fresh & Onlys are a good psycho-pop band). Surf City’s a strong band out of New Zealand.
[Recommended] Choir of Young Believers / Great Northern @ Bootleg ($8) – Buzzed about Danish band. It was David Fricke’s pick in Rolling Stone magazine back in July.
[Recommended] Quasi @ Detroit Bar ($10) – If you miss them Friday at Spaceland.
You Say Party We Say Die / White Arrows @ Echoplex ($14) – New wavey band from Vancouver.
Matthew Good / Automatic Loveletter @ Troubadour ($23) – Veteran Vancouver band.
Vinicio Capossela / Sara Lov @ El Rey ($25)
Tig has friends @ Largo ($25)
Lucy Kaplansky @ McCabe’s ($20)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow / Pollyn @ the Mint ($12) – A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s a pretty good dream pop/shoegazey band.
Chop Tops / Los Duggans @ Redwood
Death Sentence: PANDA! / Auto Da Fe / The Urxed @ The Smell ($5)
The English Beat @ the Roxy ($22)
E-40 @ The Key Club ($25)
Tim Barry of Anvil / Possessed By Paul James / Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss @ Alex’s Bar ($10)
Sunday March 14, 2010
[Pick of the Week] Broken Bells @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – Probably the last shot at seeing Danger Mouse and James Mercer in a tiny venue. The record’s a good listen.
[Recommended] Kid Rockers: The Watson Twins @ The Echoplex ($9) – You need to kidnap a child to get into this one. The other band is TBD...
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Thousand Dozen Gloves @ Echoplex ($25)
The Aussie BBQ: The Chevelles / City Riots / Crayon Fields / Dappled Cities / Goons of Doom / Children Collide / Paul Dempsey / Oh Mercy / Washington / Cassette Kids / Sherlock’s Daughter / Pets with Pets / Henry Wagons @ The Echo ($15) – Show starts at Noon
Beaches / Love of Diagrams / Sun Araw @ The Smell ($5)
Real Vocal String Quartet @ Bootleg ($15)
Blessure Grave / Twin Crystals / Random Cuts @ The Echo ($5)
Gwendolyn & the Good Time Gang @ McCabe’s ($10) – Early show at 11 AM
Sabertooth Tiger / Memory / Tremellow @ Spaceland ($5)
Pill Wonder / 60 Watt Kid / Queen Victoria @ Synchronicity
Thursday, March 04, 2010
4/22/10: Hole (presale Friday at 10 AM, password = KROQHOLE; Saturday at 10 AM)
5/21/10: OK Go (Friday at 10 AM)
6/4/10: Mumford & Sons (Friday at 10 AM)
6/6/10: Sage Francis / Free Moral Agents (Friday at 10 AM)
4/6/10: Paper Tongues (Thursday at 1:00 PM)
4/13/10: Serena Ryder (Friday at 1:00 PM)
4/29/10: Jamie Lidell (now)
5/6/10: Green River Ordinance (Thursday at 1:00 PM)
5/7/10: Chapterhouse (Friday at 1:00 PM)
5/27/10: Plants & Animals (3/11/10 at 1:00 PM)
6/9/10: The Good Life (Friday at 1:00 PM)
4/15/10: Lady Antebellum (Saturday at 10 AM)
5/18/10 – 5/19/10: Massive Attack / Martina Topley Bird (Friday at 10 AM)
4/20/10: Sublime with Rome (Friday at 4:20 PM)
Walt Disney Concert Hall
10/20/10: Ravi Shankar (subscriptions start 3/30/10)
10/27/10: Neil Sedaka
11/10/10: Buika / Lila Downs
12/8/10: Natalie Cole
3/5/11: Herbie Hancock
6/15/10: Sting (Monday at 10 AM)
3/14/10: The Swell Season
4/9/10: Terry Reid
4/23/10: Glen Phillips
3/16/10: The Swell Season
5/22/10: Clem Snide / Heligoats (now at Ticketweb)
4/12/10: Butch Walker and the Black Widows (Saturday at 10 AM)
3/23/10: Titus Andronicas / Let’s Wrestle (now at in ticketing)
4/2/10: Moon Kana (now at in ticketing)
4/16/10: Franz Nicolay (now at in ticketing)
4/24/10: Black Prairie (now at in ticketing)
Monday, March 01, 2010
[Pick of the Night] The Delta Mirror / Napela / Healamonster and Tarsier / Full Frontal @ The Echo (Free) – Pitchfork recently gave the Delta Mirror an 8 out of 10 for their track “He Was Worse Than the Needle He Gave You.” Pretty, pretty depressing.
Seaspin / Ultra Violent Lights / Corridor / Yours Til Death @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
White Arrows / Spirit Animal / Superhumanoids / The Fling / The Damn Sons @ Spaceland (Free) – Moonrats are the Monday night residency band this month, but that will start next week for some reason.
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk / Cup O Noodles @ Pehrspace
Thousand Dozen Gloves / The Dirty Mac / Sean Y Zander / Ari Hest @ Hotel Café
Tuesday March 2, 2010
[Pick of the Night] The Magnetic Fields / Mark Eitzel @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre (Sold Out)
[Recommended] The Hounds Below / Miranda Lee Richards / Rachel Dean and War Children @ Spaceland ($12) – The Hounds Below features Jason Stollsteimer from the Von Bondies. I liked that first Von Bondies record.
[Recommended] Backyard Tire Fire / Old Californio / Wheelhouse @ The Mint ($13) – Wheelhouse is Brian Whelan’s (The Broken West) new band.
Nice Nice / We Break Cameras / Bullied By Strings @ The Echo ($10)
Signals / Juiceboxxx / I.E. / Protect Me @ The Smell ($5)
Scary Kids Scaring Kids @ Troubadour ($15)
Rachel Cantu / Vivek Shraya / Gold Motel / Michael Runion / Family of the Year @ Bootleg ($10)
George Thorogood @ House of Blues Sunset ($33)
Sing Orpheus / Cinderalla Motel @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Powersolo / Stab City @ Redwood Bar
Lucy Woodward @ Hotel Café
Wednesday March 3, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Midlake / Matthew and the Arrogant Sea @ El Rey ($18) – Some critics seem disappointed they didn’t make another Fleetwood Mac record, but I like the British folk influences of the new one.
[Recommended] El Perro Del Mar / Taken By Trees @ Troubadour ($15) – Swedes.
Club NME: The Capshuns / The Bixby Knolls / Vanaprasta @ Spaceland ($5) – Record release party for the Capsuns.
The Pity Party @ The Mountain Bar
Tenlons Fort / Manhattan Murder Mystery / Will Courtney / Downtown Union @ Synchronicity
Shrinebuilder / Storm of Light @ The Echo ($18) – Shrinebulder is Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Dale Crover (Melvins), Al Cisneros (Om) and Scott Weinrich.
Low End Theory Club: Take / Mono Poly / Jonwayne @ Airliner ($10)
Yellow Alex / Bullet & Snowfox / Baron Von Luxxury / The Half Hearted @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Thursday March 4, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Phantogram / Love Grenades @ Bordello ($12) – Trip-hop duo from New York.
[Recommended] Living Suns / Harlem / Audacity / Tomorrow’s Tulips @ Detroit Bar ($8) – Good lineup if you find yourself in Costa Mesa.
The Pharmacy / Pteroacdudes @ L’Keg – Pretty good indie band.
Rumspringa / Twin Tigers / The Beaters @ 3 of Clubs (Free)
Mike Doughty / Christina Courtin @ Troubadour ($25) – Ex-Soul Coughing
Leslie and the Lys / Christopher the Conquered / The Monolators @ Echoplex ($13)
Shrinebuilder / Storm of Light @ The Echo ($18) – Shrinebulder is Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Dale Crover (Melvins), Al Cisneros (Om) and Scott Weinrich.
Galactic featuring Cyril Neville @ El Rey ($25) – Jazz-funk from New Orleans
Tommie Sunshine / Louisahhh!! / Steven Bloodbath / Audrey Napoleon / Short Circuit @ Spaceland ($12)
The Appleseed Cast perform Love Level Owl 1 & 2 @ The Glass House ($12)
Jim Bianco / Honeyhoney @ Hotel Café
Rain Phoenix / Luke Rathborne / Anthony Langdon / Angela McClusky / Camila Grey / Norm Block / Kirk Hellie @ Bootleg ($15) – Benefit for Haiti
Hypnogaja / Babel @ Silverlake Lounge ($10)
Friday March 5, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Deer Tick / Everest @ Natural History Museum ($15) – Starts at 5:30 PM; Excited about Everest’s new record – it’s due on April 20th.
[Recommended] The Clientele / The Wooden Birds / Spain @ Spaceland ($14) – The Clientele write some great (sad) pop songs. The Wooden Birds is Andrew Kenny from American Analog Set.
[Recommended] Mike Watt & the Missingmen / Lite / The Mormons @ Bootleg ($12)
Rocky Votolato / Adam H. Stephens @ Troubadour ($15) – Barsuk veteran.
Limbeck / The Absolute @ The Mint ($13) – Limbeck’s actually a pretty good band. They’ve never gotten any traction in the indie community, but check them out.
The Bird and the Bee / Juliette Commagere @ El Rey ($20) – I’ve been getting pretty into Inara George’s dad’s music lately. She’s not so bad herself.
Shadow Shadow Shade @ The Echo ($8) – The band formerly known as the Afternoons.
The Cool Kids @ The Key Club ($18)
Old Californio / Richard March / Evangenitals @ Redwood Bar
Glassell Park 3 / Dalmacio von Diamond & the Enochian Keys / Woman / Fim / The Pocket Rockets @ The Smell ($5)
The Appleseed Cast perform Love Level Owl 1 & 2 / Dreamend @ Echoplex ($15)
Scary Kids Scaring Kids @ The Glass House ($16)
The Thrilling Adventure Hour @ Largo ($25)
Bell X1 / Truth & Salvage Co. @ Hotel Café
Hollabacks / Lisa D’Amato / The Idyllists / Elephant Wave / Cassidy Haley @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Heroes + Heroines / Moses Campbell / Big Whup / So Many Wizards @ Synchronicity
Black Apples / Socorro / S. Pineda / Voice on Tape @ Pehrspace
Dirty Heads @ The Roxy ($10)
The Three Romanticists @ The Wiltern ($30 - $90)
Saturday March 6, 2010
[Pick of the Week] The Clientele / The Wooden Birds / Devon Williams @ Spaceland ($14) - The Clientele write some great (sad) pop songs. The Wooden Birds is Andrew Kenny from American Analog Set.
MP3: I Wonder Who We Are
Blind Boys of Alabama / Allen Toussaint @ Royce Hall ($25 - $66) – I would be curious to see Allen Toussaint.
Jarod Gorbel / Orenda Fink @ Bootleg ($12)
Meho Plaza / SISU / No Paws (No Lions) / Back to the Future the Ride @ The Smell ($5)
826LA Benefit: The Submarines / Summer Darling @ Echoplex ($15) – Runs from Noon until 7:00 PM – Call club for verification – only Summer Darling has the show listed on their web site.
Visa @ Troubadour ($15)
All Star Gospel Review @ Hotel Café
Cowan / Suzi Star @ Synchronicity
Heather Woodbury / Missincinatti / Moses Campbell / Voice on Tape @ Echo Curio
Boyz II Men @ Club Nokia ($20 - $50)
Joe Henry @ Largo ($25)
Woman / Dante vs. Zombies @ L’Keg
Duane Peters w/ Sean & Zander / Last Round Down @ Redwood Bar
Ellis Paul @ McCabe’s ($17.50)
Light Asylum / Tearist / Sister Crayon / The Nocturnes / Black Church @ Pehrspace
Black Dahlia Murder @ the Roxy ($13.50)
Killswitch Engage @ The Wiltern ($30)
Sunday March 7, 2010
[Pick of the Night] Audacity / Fim @ Spaceland ($5) – Fullerton punk kids.
Earthworm Ensemble @ the Echo ($8) – Early show at 2:00 PM
L’Orchidee D’Hawaii / Bella Novela / Manicorn / George Glass @ Echo Curio
Part Time Punks: the Cure nite @ The Echo ($5)
The Morgansterns / Voxhaul Broadcast @ Viper Room ($12)