Walking Sleep Have the Residency This Month at the Satellite (and a rather serious looking band photo)
Here's my guide to free music this week for all you cheap bastards. Monday start out seeing Bronto Skylift at the Silverlake Lounge then drive over to the Satellite for The Californian and Walking Sleep. On Tuesday head over to the Echo for Freddie Gibbs. Wednesday, you might actually have to fork over $10 - $15 for a show. On Thursday go to the Echoplex for Vanaprasta, Stone Darling and Polls. On Friday night hit up the Skybar for Twin Sister (although parking will cost you at least $10). Saturday - I got nothing. On Sunday head down to USC for the KXSC Fest.
[Pick of the Night] Walking Sleep / The Californian / Count Fleet / TS & the Past Haunts @ The Satellite (Free) – Walking Sleep begins its Monday night residency. The Californian just got off tour with She Wants Revenge. Jonathan from Henry Clay People plays bass in the band. TS & the Past Haunts features Travis Shettel from Piebald.
[Recommended] Amanda Jo Williams / Simon Stokes / John Carpenter @ The Echo (Free) – Check out John Carpenter if you get a chance.
[Recommended] Wake Up Lucid / Wires in the Walls / Moostache / The Ross Sea Party / Bronto Skylift @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Check out Bronto Skylift at 8:30 if you get a chance.
[Recommended] Talib Kweli @ Detroit Bar ($25)
High Castle / Stab City / Green Screen Door / Animal Eye @ Pehrspace
Neil Finn / Jim Bianco @ Bardot (Free w/ RSVP) – Did you like Crowded House? How about Split Enz? If you don’t want to pay $40 to see him tomorrow, see him for free Monday.
[Recommended] Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ The Grammy Museum ($20) – They’re also coming back to Royce Hall on May 12th.
White Sea / Seven Saturdays / Line and Circle @ The Satellite ($8) – White Sea features Morgan Kibby who sang on M83’s Saturdays = Youth record. I know Bronson from Buzz Bands is a big fan.
Deradoorian / Therapies Son / The Ferals / Drawlings @ Bootleg ($12) – Do you like Dirty Projectors? Angela Deradoorian plays bass and sings in that band. Drawlings features Avey Tare’s sister.
Paulie Pesh / Preachers Sons / Paper Zoo / Francisco the Man / American Tomahawk @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Helmet / Saint Vitus / Crowbar / Kylesa / Red Fang / Howl / Atlas Moth / Witchburn @ House of Blues Sunset ($24 - $50)
Funeral Party @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM
Hello Echo / Robinson / Roulette Dares / TS and the Past Haunts @ The Central (Free)
The Submarines @ Origami Vinyl (Free)
[Pick of the Night] Akron/Family / Delicate Steve @ The Echo ($15) – Akron/Family is a truly eclectic band. Their records are all over the place.
[Recommended] Princeton / Throw Me the Statue / Gentle Hands @ Bootleg ($10) – I do really like Throw Me the Statue. And they’re fun live too.
[Recommended] Sweaters / Rademacher / Maren Parusel / Light FM @ The Satellite ($8) – Good local lineup.
Axis of Awesome @ Largo ($20)
A Day To Remember @ Hollywood Palladium ($35)
Piney Gir / Little Hurricane / Judson and Mary / Venus Illuminato @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Sassafras / Kamikaze / Brainspoon / Sex Wolf / Roman Candle Wars @ Redwood – Benefit for Japan (Red Cross).
[Pick of the Night] Middle Brother / Johnny Corndawg @ The Echo ($22) – What you get when the frontmen of Dawes, Deer Tick and Delta Spirit start a band.
[Recommended] Vanaprasta / Stone Darling / Polls @ Echoplex (Free) – A nice late in the workweek free lineup.
[Recommended] Rise Against / Bad Religion / The Descendents / Four Year Strong @ Long Beach Arena (Sold Out) – This is The Descendents’ first local show since 1997 (which I attended). Damn, I’d like to see the Descendents. It will be a coup if Fuck Yeah Fest (or somebody else) gets them for an LA show.
British Sea Power / A Classic Education @ Troubadour ($15)
Imelda May / Omar and the Stringpoppers @ El Rey ($17)
Addison Strong / Timur and the Dime Museum / AK and Her Kalashnokovs / Basement Rendezvous @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Driftwood Singers / Sue Scrofa / Count Fleet / Salt Petal @ Redwood
[Pick of the Night] Papercuts / Banjo or Freakout / The Finches @ The Satellite ($10) – Mellow indie pop band that recently released a record on Sub Pop. In the past he’s worked with Cass McCombs, Vetiver and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
[Recommended] Twin Sister @ Skybar at the Mondrian (Free w/ RSVP) – Should be packed. It’s just so tough to get to the Mondrian on a Friday night.
The Dodos / Reading Rainbow @ El Rey ($17) – I did quite like their first record.
Hunx and His Punx / Shannon and the Clams / Grass Widow @ The Echo ($12) – Hunx will give you nostalgia for the movie Grease.
Jeff Beck’s Rock and Roll Party / Imelda May @ Fox Theater Pomona ($55 - $125) – Celebrating Les Paul
The Naked & Famous / Unknown Moral Orchestra @ Echoplex ($15) – New Zealand electro-pop band. They’ve basically sold out the Echoplex for two straight nights, so you know they’re on their way…
Swahili Blonde / Xu Xu Fang / Raw Geronimo @ Bootleg ($8) – Manimal Vinyl band featuring Nicole Turley.
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum / Now You / Listo @ Troubadour ($15)
Ron Sexsmith / Caitlin Rose @ Largo ($25)
John Mellencamp @ Nokia Theatre LA Live ($50 - $130)
Facedown Records Fest @ The Glass House ($25)
Captured By Robots / Cuntsparrer / Sean & Zander @ Redwood
The B Foundation / Peelander Z / Pour Habit / Anamanguchi / Katastro @ The Roxy
Arlo Guthrie / Abe Guthrie / The Burns Sisters @ Royce Hall ($39 - $64)
[Pick of the Night] Six Organs of Admittance @ McCabe’s ($12.50) – Ben Chasny’s a talented musician.
[Recommended] Correatown / Emperor X / Lightmusic @ Lot 1 Café ($5) – Angela Correa’s a talented singer-songwriter.
Danielson / Death To Anders / One Trick Pony @ The Satellite ($12) – Good lineup. Danielson’s always been a Pitchfork darling.
The Entrance Band / Pollyn / Nia @ Bootleg ($20) – Benefit for Japan. Fresh off their residency at the Satellite.
Strada Trio @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever ($20) – Three Julliard ladies.
Sonoio / Greenhorse / Hollywood Kill @ Troubadour ($12)
The Residents @ El Rey ($25)
The Naked & Famous / Unknown Moral Orchestra @ Echoplex ($15) - New Zealand electro-pop band. They’ve basically sold out the Echoplex for two straight nights, so you know they’re on their way…
Uh Yeah Dude @ Largo ($25)
Googoosh @ Nokia Theatre LA Live ($45 - $300)
Kevin Smith @ The Wiltern ($70 - $80)
G. Love and Special Sauce @ House of Blues Sunset ($23)
Facedown Records Fest @ The Glass House ($25)
G. Love @ Grammy Museum ($10) – Early show at 1:00 PM
Bryan Adams @ Royce Hall ($67)
[Pick of the Week] Big Business / 400 Blows / Foot Village / Skull Tape / Moses Campbell / Ratwings Catwings @ The Smell ($10) – Japan benefit; Great lineup. Runs from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
[Recommended] KXSC Fest 2011: Abe Vigoda / Puro Instinct / Julianna Barwick / Sister Crayon / Ana Caravelle / Brook and River @ EF Hutton/Founders Park on the USC Campus (Free) – More free entertainment.
Grand Elegance / Dante vs. Zombies / The Black Apples / TRMRS / Gestapo Khazi @ Alex’s Bar ($10) – Benefit for Japan; starts at 3:00 PM
Protest the Hero / Maylene & the Sons of Disaster @ Troubadour ($15)
Grand Ole Echo: Ol’ Bessy / Billy Eli / The Psychedelic Cowboys / The Get Down Boys @ The Echo (Free) – Early show at 5:00 PM
Pete Yorn / Ben Kweller @ House of Blues Anaheim ($37)