Yuck Play the Echo Wednesday and The Satellite on Thursday
I caught Casey Veggies, Dom Kennedy and Freddie Gibbs at the Echo on Tuesday. Veggies has potential but just needs to keep working. The highlight for most was when Tyler from Odd Future jumped on stage for the final song. Dom Kennedy had a few tight tracks. Gibbs was good, but a little mumblecore. I think the completely inattentive crowd was throwing him off his shit. I thought indie rock crowds were kinda lame, but Tuesday's crowd was just awful...
[Pick of the Night] Rumspringa / Hanni El Khatib / Moses Campbell / Sleepy Owl @ Bootleg (Free) – Rumspringa’s residency, but get there at 9:30 to see Hanni El Khatib (who has a residency at the Echo in July).
[Recommended] Walking Sleep / Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits / Heroes and Heroines / The Breakups @ The Satellite (Free) – Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits features the former lead singer of Mezzanine Owls. Walking Sleep continues its residency.
[Recommended] Amanda Jo Williams / Leslie Stevens / Wimberly Bluegrass Band @ The Echo (Free) – Amando Jo Williams’ residency, but check out Leslie Stevens too.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Echoplex ($15)
Honeypie / Vanaprasta / Big Bad Wolf @ Detroit Bar (Free)
Sister Crayon / Shel @ Bardot (Free w/ RSVP)
[Pick of the Night] Moon Duo / Crystal Antlers / Xu Xu Fang @ The Echo ($12) – Pysch-kraut offshoot of San Francisco’s Wooden Shjips.
The Stone Foxes / Chasing Kings / Risers @ The Satellite ($8) – The Stone Foxes are a blues rock band from San Francisco.
LetLive / Southern Lights @ Trobuadour ($15)
All Time Low / Yellowcard / Hey Monday / The Summer Set @ Club Nokia ($27)
The DigiTour: Dave Days / The Gregory Brothers / David Choi @ El Rey ($17)
Queens of the Stone Age / The Dough Rollers @ The Wiltern (Sold Out)
The Lonely Wild @ LaBrie’s (Free)
Act As If / Hitpoints / The Tricks @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Alexandra Berg @ Bootleg ($10)
Greg Laswell / Lenka @ Detroit Bar ($14)
Hello Echo / VICES / Sing the Body Electric @ The Central (Free)
[Pick of the Night] Sleigh Bells / Rye Rye / Nylon Pink @ Glass House ($20) – Not something normally in my wheelhouse, but their debut record had some jams. Also at Coachella
[Recommended] Yuck / Porcelain Raft @ The Echo ($12) – I was impressed with Yuck’s recent performance at the Echo. Fans of bands like Dinosaur Jr. should approve. Also at the Satellite on Thursday.
Duniven / Robotanists / Telegram / Jerry Borge @ The Satellite ($8) – New local Americana artist. Radio Free Silver Lake has an interview.
Low End Theory: My Hollow Drum (Co. Fee / Arti / Bahwee) @ Airliner ($10)
Greg Laswell / Lenka @ Troubadour ($15)
Bright Eyes / Jenny and Johnny / Farmer Dave Scher @ Fox Theater Pomona (Sold Out) – Also performing at Coachella.
Queens of the Stone Age @ The Wiltern (Sold Out) – Performing their debut album
The Presets / Nosaj Thing @ Club Nokia ($29)
Olafur Arnalds @ Bootleg ($15) – Icelandic artist.
Glass Elevator / Stephen Brower & the Silent Majority / Nathan Flom @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
[Pick of the Week] Yuck / Porcelain Raft / Milo Greene @ The Satellite ($12) – If you dig bands like Dinosaur Jr., these Brits will please you.
Broken Social Scene @ The Glass House (Sold Out) – Also performing at Coachella.
Duran Duran @ Fox Theatre Pomona (Sold Out) – I was never a fan, but I’ve seen these guys twice. About 12 years ago at Universal Amphitheatre and a few weeks ago at the C3 party at SXSW. Also performing at Coachella.
Big Audio Dynamite @ The Roxy (Sold Out) – I was never a huge fan, but I’ve seen these guys twice. Both about 20 years ago. Also performing at Coachella.
!!! @ Detroit Bar ($15) – Also appearing at Coachella
Brad Mehldau Trio @ Largo ($40) – Early show at 7 PM and late show at 10 PM
The Parlour Suite / Sarah Winters / Thurlow / The Quick Hellos @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Rob Machado’s Melali – The Drifter Sessions @ Troubadour ($12)
Scala & Kolacny Brothers @ El Rey ($25) – Do you like choirs?
[Pick of the Night] Maserati / Kenseth Thibideau @ The Satellite ($10) – I’m always a sucker for instrumental rockers (you know Trans Am, Delorean, etc).
[Recommended] The Damselles & the TC4 / Wild Pink Horse @ The Echo ($5) – Record release party for the girl group inspired Damselles.
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
Coachella: Kings of Leon / Black Keys / Interpol @ Empire Polo Club (Sold Out) – I’ve seen 11 of the bands playing today. I recommend catching: Black Joe Lewis, Lauryn Hill, Sleigh Bells, The Black Keys, The Morning Benders, Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Warpaint.
Three Bad Jacks / Rumble King @ Troubadour ($15)
Charlie Wilson / Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds @ Nokia Theatre LA Live ($30 - $90)
David Choi @ Bootleg ($12)
Dipset: The Reunion Tour @ House of Blues Sunset ($33) – All original members.
Residuals / The Action Index / Buffalo Blackfoot / Gibbons and the Sluts @ The Smell ($5)
Bobby Long @ McCabe’s ($18)
So Many Wizards / Ema & the Ghosts / Steffaloo / a.d.l.r. @ Lot 1 ($5)
Saturday 4/16/11 [HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY]
[Pick of the Night] Fucked Up / Audacity / Catwalk @ Echoplex ($5) – Go for the punk rock spectacle.
[Recommended] Smokey Hormel and Friends @ McCabe’s ($13) – I miss Beck’s classic, Odelay-era band. Smokey was a big part of that.
Coachella: Arcade Fire / Animal Collective / Mumford & Sons @ Empire Polo Club (Sold Out) – I’ve seen 10 of the bands playing today. I recommend seeing: Animal Collective, Delta Spirit, Erykah Badu, Mariachi El Bronx, Phosphorescent, Raphael Saadiq, The Henry Clay People, The Joy Formidable, The Radio Dept., The Tallest Man Alive and Wire.
Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks @ Hollywood Bowl (Sold Out) – I would like to see Stevie Nicks and Faces-era Rod Stewart.
Yuck / The Lonely Forest @ Detroit Bar ($10)
Matt Wertz / Ben Rector @ Troubadour ($15)
10,000 Maniacs @ House of Blues Sunset ($23) – Natalie Merchant is not in the band .
Body Parts / Tes Elations / Telematique / Auto Da Fe @ The Smell ($5)
Coachella: Kanye West / The Strokes / Duran Duran @ Empire Polo Club (Sold Out) – I’ve only seen eight of the bands playing today. I recommend checking out: Kanye West, Menomena, Off!, PJ Harvey and Wiz Khalifa.
Spirit Vine / Small Star / Lauren Lindes @ The Satellite ($5)
Part Time Punks: Siouxsie and the Banshees Nite @ The Echo ($5)
Teddy Thompson @ Largo ($25)
Daylong Valleys of the Nile / Girls in Trouble / Eric Lindley / Toby Goodshank @ The Smell ($5)
Biblical Proof of UFOs / Crawlspace / The Hi Z’s @ Redwood
Those Darlins / Tijuana Panthers / Bombon @ Alex’s Bar ($10) – Those Darlins will be at the Satellite on Tuesday.