Shitload of great shows this week, dig in to some...
[Pick of the Night] Slang Chickens / Everest / Papa / Young Hunting @ The Echo (Free) – Another chance to see Everest for free.
[Recommended] Red Cortez / Eastern Conference Champions / Allah Las / Mid Cities @ The Satellite (Free) – Get there at 9 for Mid Cities - a new band with Jonathan Price from Henry Clay People.
[Recommended] Robotanists / Hands / Light FM / The Secret Language @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Good lineup for free.
[Recommended] West Memphis Three Benefit: Patton Oswalt / Sarah Silverman / Paul F. Tompkins / Aimee Mann / Michael Penn @ Largo (Sold Out) – I recently watched After Innocence – the justice system can still be pretty upsetting.
Cake @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
311 @ Grove of Anaheim
Dirtbike Puppet Theatre / Meagan Boyd’s Puppet Funeral / Cobra Lillies @ Pehrspace ($5)
Phil Alvin @ Redwood
Less Than Jake @ House of Blues Anaheim ($25)
[Pick of the Night] Versus / Polls @ The Echo ($10) – I enjoyed seeing these guys back in the late 1990s.
[Recommended] Army Navy / A House For Lions / Sing the Body Electric / Soft Swells @ The Satellite ($8) – Buzz Bands curated night.
[Recommended] The Western States Motel / Andrew Lynch / The World Record @ LaBrie’s (Free) – Always nice to see The World Record.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor / OM @ Fox Theater Pomona (Sold Out)
Wayne White: You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed @ Largo ($20) – One of the original designers and puppeteers on Pee Wee’s Playhouse
Andy Grammer / Sara Lindsay @ Troubadour ($15)
The Muddy Reds / Jason Diaz / The Lyon Crowns @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Sarah Lee Guthrie / Johnny Irion / Selena Garcia / The Young Romans @ Hotel Café
Tribute to Teena Marie @ Grammy Museum ($20) – Lalah Hathaway and Shanice Wilson will perform and they and others will discuss
[Pick of the Night] Freddie Gibbs with The Park [live band] / Free the Robots / DaVinci / 87 Stick Up Kids
@ Troubadour ($12) – Freddie Gibbs is the real deal as far as rappers go. I was very impressed when I saw him at Spaceland.
[Recommended] Yo La Tengo / The Urinals @ El Rey ($25 / buy tix at Origami to avoid fees) – They’re starting out their set with a spin the wheel game which could entail any number of weird sets of songs.
Low End Theory: Dustmite (aka DNTEL) / Take / Teebs @ Airliner ($10)
Global Green Pre-Oscar Party: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Portugal. The Man / Best Coast @ Avalon ($55 - $1,000)
Last American Buffalo / Blue Blood @ The Satellite (Free)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Evangelista @ The Music Box (Sold Out)
Linkin Park / The Prodigy @ Staples Center (Sold Out)
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo ($25)
The Meditations / Arise Roots @ Echoplex ($15) – The Meditations will be honoring Bob Marley on this tour.
Sonos @ Bootleg ($12)
Chocolate Genius @ Bootleg ($15)
John Waters – The Filthy World Goes Hollywood @ Royce Hall ($28 - $48) – Special guests Elvis Perkins and Matthew Gray Gubler
[Pick of the Night] Telekinesis / Love Language / One Trick Pony @ The Echo ($10) – I’m really into that new Telekinesis record right now.
[Recommended] Sebadoh [Bakesale/Harmacy remembering time tour] / Quasi @ Troubadour ($18) – Bakesale’s one of my all time favorite records. I’ll be checking it out at the Echoplex on Friday. Quasi’s great too.
[Recommended] Shadow Shadow Shade / The Black / Silver Lake Chorus / Twilight Sleep @ The Satellite ($10) – A really solid night of music. The Silver Lake Chorus could probably sell out The Satellite by themselves at this point. The Black features members of Voxtrot. Brian Aubert from Silversun Pickups will also be DJ’ing.
[Recommended] Yo La Tengo / The Urinals @ Detroit Bar ($25)
[Recommended] The Sweet Hurt / Willoughby / Dave Smallen / Brother Bear John @ Lot 1 ($5) – Good night to see some quality local bands.
The Shape Shifters / Freestyle Fellowship / Sole and the Skyriders / Blue Sky Black Death / Astronautilus / Dark Time Sunshine / Cheschi & Anonymous Inc / Cars & Trains @ Echoplex ($20) – Early start at 6:00 PM
Sarah Silverman @ Largo ($25)
Holly Conlan / Shawn Amos @ Hotel Café
Erykah Badu’s Birthday Party & Jam Session @ House of Blues Sunset (Sold Out)
dubBumba / Gibbons and the Sluts / Emma and the Ghosts / pek pek @ The Smell ($5)
Slow Skate @ Origami Vinyl (Free) – 7:00 PM
Miranda Cosgrove @ House of Blues Anaheim ($39)
[Pick of the Week] Sebadoh [Bakesale/Harmacy remembering time tour] / Quasi @ Echoplex ($15) – Can’t wait to see Lou and Jason (and Bob D’Amico) perform highlights from my two favorite Sebadoh records. Quasi’s great too.
[Recommended] Har Mar Superstar / Samantha Ronson / Marijuana Deathsquads / Slapping Purses @ The Satellite [f/ka/ Spaceland] ($8) – Har Mar brings the party vibe.
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
Glassjaw / Tidal Arms / These People / Cerebral Ballzy @ El Rey (Sold Out)
Lucero (the Latin one, not the indie one) @ Nokia Theatre ($40 - $128)
Miranda Cosgrove @ Club Nokia ($20 - $100)
Pendulum @ The Wiltern ($35-$41)
Infected Mushroom @ Grove of Anaheim
Country Joe McDonald’s Tribute to Woodie Guthrie @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Texas Terri Bomb / The Neurotics / A Pretty Mess / Million Kids @ Redwood
Russell Simmons @ Grammy Museum ($35)
The English Beat @ Key Club ($25 - $75)
Dirty Smiles (f.k.a. Cab20) / Wake Up Lucid @ Origami (Free) – 7:00 PM
[Pick of the Night] Local Natives @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (Sold Out) – I wish they’d do more than one indie rock show a year. They seem to be very successful. The Local Natives’ record really grew on me last year.
[Recommended] Death / RTX / Sic Alps @ Echoplex ($14) – Death is a proto-punk band from Detroit. Seek out the Drag City reissue, For the Whole World to See – really cool record.
[Recommended] Les Blanks / Dirt Dress / Black Elephant @ dA Center For the Arts in Pomona ($5) – Good show if you’re out in Pomona.
Zola Jesus @ Skybar at the Mondrian (Free w/ RSVP) – If you can’t bear the scene at the Mondrian on a weekend night, Zola Jesus will be at the Satellite in early May.
Alexis Murdoch @ Bootleg ($25)
Rocco DeLuca @ R Bar
Stone Temple Pilots / Jetstream @ Fox Theater Pomona (Sold Out)
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band / Scott Hutchison @ The Music Box ($25)
Paul F. Tompkins @ Largo ($25)
Glassjaw / Tidal Arms / These People @ The Glass House (Sold Out)
Some Days / Gestapo Khazi / My Pet Saddle / The Diet Thrills Foreman @ Mime School ($5)
Dasgubell / Laco$te / Raised By Television @ Silver Factory Studios ($8)
Lords of Altamont / Death Hymn #9 / Action 45 @ Redwood
The Frustrators / The Phenomenauts / The Billy Bones / The Bombpops @ Troubadour ($12)
Streelight Manifesto / Terrible Things / A Loss For Words / Larry and His Flask / Lionize @ The Glass House ($15)
Silje Nes / Steffaloo @ Lot 1 ($5)
Bestial Mouths @ Origami (Free) – 7:00 PM