Lykke Li Plays a Few Local Shows
I almost had to move a cot into the Satellite last week. I saw Richard Swift and Everest on Monday (two artists I really like). The crowd could have been more respectful of Swfit (it was a loud, free Monday night show) but he impressed the patient patrons. Imaad Wasif impressed me on Tuesday. He recently added Seb (from Division Day) on bass and they shredded. Endless Boogie was fun after (I got too tired to stay for Arbouretum). Then on Thursday I saw an early candidate for show of the year, Mavis Staples. So damn good. I'm not really a religious person, but I'll listen to gospel all day long with her singing it. Then on Friday it was the Elephant 6 show (more on that via Twitter).
This week's kind of a pre-SXSW lull, but still some cool stuff...
[Pick of the Night] Balmorhea / Benoit Pioulard / Frank Fairfield @ The Echoplex ($12 seated / $10 standing) – Interesting lineup.
[Recommended] Drive-By Truckers @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – Great, intimate venue for this show.
[Recommended] HoneyHoney / New Orleans Jazz Band @ Bootleg (Free) – HoneyHoney kicks off their residency with a traditional New Orleans Jazz Band.
[Recommended] Living Things / Useless Keys / Robotanists @ The Satellite (Free) – Living Things kick off their residency.
[Recommended] Lykke Li @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM show
AM / Shawn Lee @ Hotel Café
Laco$te / E & E / Simo Soo / Stepfather @ Pehrspace ($5)
[Pick of the Night] Billy Harvey / Charlie Wadhams / Paper Tiger @ Lot 1 ($5) – Acoustic night curated by Buzz Bands. I like Charlie Wadhams, but don’t really know the other two artists.
[Recommended] Andy Clockwise / The Californian @ The Satellite ($10) – People always go to see Andy Clockwise to have a good time.
George Glass / Wires in the Walls / Ladycop / College Kids @ LaBrie’s (Free) – George Glass is doing a free residency this month at LaBrie’s.
Khaira Arby + the Sway Machinery @ El Rey ($20)
Eric Clapton @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($106 - $376) – I’ve never been a fan of the solo stuff.
Brutus Gets the Girl @ Troubadour ($5)
J Irvin Dally / Vinnie Ferra / Big Tree / Robinson @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Vaud and the Villians @ Amoeba (Free) – 3:00 PM
Liz Pappademas and the Level @ The Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club ($5)
[Pick of the Week] Lykke Li / Johnossi @ El Rey (Sold Out) – Dark lyrics. Best new music from Pitchfork.
Low End Theory @ Airliner ($10)
Incan Abraham / Heavy Water Experiments / Little Pistols @ The Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club ($5)
Stryper @ Club Nokia ($25 - $35) – To hell with the devil, mang
Kiev / The Outdoors / Cotillioniares / Fatty Dearest @ Bootleg ($8) – Benefit for LA chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Write r / Two Guns / Careful / The Bellows @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Exene Cervenka Record Release Party @ Redwood – For the X fans.
Eric Clapton @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($106 - $376)
[Pick of the Night] The Entrance Band / Allah Las / The Afghan Hounds @ The Satellite ($10) – The Entrance Band continues its Monday night residency. They’re an intense live band.
[Recommended] Lykke Li @ Skybar at the Mondrian (Free w/ RSVP) – If you can brave the Skybar.
MarchFourth Marching Band / Mutaytor @ The Echoplex ($12) – Huge marching band. Could be really fun.
Dance Dance Gavin @ El Rey ($19)
Asobi Seksu / Braids / Useless Keys @ Detroit Bar ($14)
Excision @ The Music Box ($20)
Meshell Ndegeocello covers Prince @ Largo (Sold Out)
Is Is / The Remainers / Kill the Dance Floor @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Concretes / Kiev / The New Division / Jetpacks and Laser Guns @ Glass House ($12)
Buddy Miller and the Majestic Silver Strings @ Grammy Museum ($25)
North Mississippi All Stars @ The Roxy ($20)
[Pick of the Night] Mike Watt + The Missing Men / Le Butcherettes @ The Echo ($12) – Watt puts on an intense live show.
[Recommended] Patton Oswalt @ Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana ($25) – Funny man.
Motorhead / Clutch / Valient Thorr @ Club Nokia ($37 - $45) – Lemmy’s a madman.
The Growlers / Crystal Antlers / Tijuana Panthers / Audacity / Hanni el Khatib / Death Hymn Nine @ Glass House ($12)
Medeski Martin & Wood @ El Rey ($30)
Yann Tiersen / Breathe Owl Breathe @ The Music Box ($23)
Continues / The Present Moment / Primary Colors @ The Smell ($5)
Marshall Crenshaw @ McCabe’s (early show sold out, late show $22.50)
[Pick of the Night] Cheap Time / Francis Harold and the Holograms / Idle Times / Dead Meat @ Five Stars Bar ($10)
Gonzales @ Skybar at the Mondrian (Free w/ RSVP)
Revolver / Hey Rosetta / Oh Darling @ The Satellite ($12) – Revolver are a Parisian trio who were nominated for the best album at the equivalent of the French Grammys.
Miami Horror / Chapel Club / Superhumanoids / Geographer / Polock @ Echoplex ($15) – Starts at 6:00 PM; SXSW kickoff party.
Joey Cape / Steve Soto & the Twisted Hearts / Tod Adrian Wisenbaker @ The Echo ($10) – Early show starts at 6:00
Hard Weekend LA: Simian Mobile Disco / Fake Blood / Destructo / The Juan Maclean @ Club Nokia ($30 - $40)
Jim Jones Revue / Jail Weddings @ El Rey ($17)
DeVotchKa / Mariachi El Bronx / Hands @ The Music Box ($26)
The Pat Longo Hollywood Big Band @ Palladium ($48)
Skid Row @ Galaxy Theater ($25)
[Pick of the Night] The Cave Singers / Lia Ices / Frank Fairfield @ The Autry ($15) – Early show at 7:00 PM
Red Fang / Weedeater / Danava / Lecherous Gaze / Zoroaster / Kvelertak @ Echoplex ($14) – Starts at 7:00 PM
Revolver @ Amoeba (Free) – 5:00 PM
Funeral Pyre / The Secret / Graf Orlock / Low Places / Seven Sisters of Sleep @ The Echo ($10) – Early show at 3:00 PM
Juanes @ Staples Center ($19 - $25)
Michelle Shocked @ McCabe’s ($24.50) – Anchored down in Anchorage
Candye Kane Exotiki / The Dick and Jane Family Orchestra @ Redwood Bar
Peter Murphy @ Galaxy Theatre ($25)
Love Revisited (Johnny Echols and Baby Lemonade) @ Alex’s Bar ($8)