I caught the Henry Clay People, Apex Manor and Shadow Shadow Shade show at the Satellite on Friday night. Ton of fun. The Henry Clay People played a lot of new songs. Apex Manor played their last LA show for a while with a full band.Great night.
[Recommended] He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister / Resavrant / Caught a Ghost / Magic Mirror / Anna Oxygen & Cloud Eye Control @ The Satellite (Free)
Shivering Denizens / Frank Fairfield @ Redwood
Federico Aubele / Line and Circle @ Troubadour ($15)
Benefit for the Littlest Tumor: Zach Galifianakis @ Largo ($40)
Yael Naim / Kristeenyoung @ Hotel Cafe
Swimsuit / Secret Twins / City Center / Tinylittle @ The Smell ($5)
Harassor / Vulture / Bitches / Bro Hammer @ Pehrspace
[Pick of the Night] The Black Angels / Sleepy Sun @ Detroit Bar ($16)
This Will Destroy You / Pure X / Sleepover @ The Echo ($12) – Instrumental rock band from Texas
The Lonely Wild @ The Central (Free)
Ms. Lauryn Hill / The Hot 8 Brass Band @ Fox Theater Pomona ($48 - $60)
Jesus Culture Band / Jake Hamilton / Banning Liebscher @ Club Nokia ($20 - $35)
The Fiery Furnaces @ Largo ($25)
Lelia Broussard @ Hotel Café
Dirty Eyes / The Blessings @ Redwood
[Pick of the Night] Thao with the Get Down Stay Down / Morning Teleportation @ Royce Hall (Free for UCLA students / $20 non-students)
[Recommended] The Stripminers / Mack Winston and the Reflections / Morgan Phalen @ The Satellite ($12) – The Stripminers features Brett Anderson from The Donnas and DJ Bonebrake from X.
[Recommended] Patrick Park / Sara Lov / Vinnie Fera / Swimming In Trees / Nostalghia @ Bootleg ($10)
[Recommended] The Belle Brigade @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM; The new album’s got a lot of Fleetwood Mac elements to it.
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo ($25)
Of Verona / White Lights / Wingard Manor @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Kevin Devine with The Wealthy West @ Hotel Cafe
Gipsy Kings @ The Grove of Anaheim ($74 - $98)
Lonesome Heroes @ Redwood
Step-by-Step Look at Vinyl Production @ Grammy Museum (Free) – Moderated by Neil from Origami with Pete Lyman, Peanut Butter Wolf, a rep from Bill Smith Records and a repfrom DoradoPkg.
Shawn Mullins / Calaghan / Susanna Hoffs @ The Mint ($20)
[Pick of the Night] Vieux Farka Toure / Balle Fette @ The Satellite ($17) – The son of Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Toure
Axis of Awesome @ Largo ($20)
Lusitania / Jack Littman / Irontom / Paladino @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Blockshot / Gina Young / Chilean Miners / The Flytraps @ The Smell ($5)
Citizen Fish / Krum Bums @ Alex’s Bar ($12)
[Recommended] The Belle Brigade @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Kylie Minogue / Kaskade @ Hollywood Bowl (Sold Out)
Kina Grannis World in Front of me Tour / Imaginary Friend @ Largo (Sold Out)
Lavender Diamond @ Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock ($12)
Boris Smile / Masxs / Paulie Pesh / Fake Furs @ The Smell ($5)
Citizen Fish / The Apathy Circle @ The Glass House ($12)
Pek Pek / Tan Dollar / Glow Marrow @ Pehrspace
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo / Spain @ Redwood
[Pick of the Night] Echo and the Bunnymen / Kelley Stoltz @ Club Nokia ($33 - $42) – Kelley Stoltz once recorded a tribute to Echo and the Bunnymen’s Crocodiles.
[Recommended] S. Carey / Other Lives @ The Satellite ($12) – S. Carey’s a member of Bon Iver and talented solo musician. Other Lives are on TBD Records (home of Radiohead and Henry Clay People).
[Recommended] Aloe Blacc & the Grand Scheme @ Detroit Bar ($15) – Also at the Music Box on Sunday.
[Recommended] Silver Lake Jubilee: Geotic / Rainbow Arabia / Jail Weddings / Black Flamingo / Ceci Bastida / Mia Doi Todd / Neverever / Marvelous Toy / TRMRS / Audacity / Pangea / Silent & Clementine @ 1070 Myra Ave – This is a good chance to see a ton of local bands over the course of a weekend. Gets started at 10 AM each day.
100 Monkeys / Sabrosa Purr / Toy Bombs @ El Rey ($17)
Yelle / French Horn Rebellion / DJ Jorf featuring Papercut @ The Music Box ($25)
The Paul F. Tompkins Show @ Largo ($25) – With guests Busy Phillips, Andy Daly and Jon Brion
Lita Ford @ Galaxy in Santa Ana ($25)
Virginia City Revival / Simon Stokes @ The Redwood
Vaud and the Villains / Woody Pittman @ The Mint ($15)
LJO: Tribute to Clifford Browns @ Luckman Fine Arts Complex ($25 - $35)
[Pick of the Week] Aloe Blacc & the Grand Scheme / Tutu Sweeney & the Brothers Band / DJ Jeremy Sole @ The Music Box ($21) – I’m a huge fan of Aloe Blacc’s last record. Sort of a modern Bill Withers with an effortless singing style.
[Recommended] Silver Lake Jubilee: The Little Ones / Crystal Antlers / The Black Apples / Dante vs. Zombies / Slang Chickens / One Trick Pony / Tommy Santee Klaws / We Are the World / Love Grenades / Races / Twilight Sleep / SISU / Cobra Lilies @ 1070 Myra Ave – Gets started at 10 AM each day. Good chance to see a lot of local bands in one place. Stay late for The Little Ones.
Japan Benefit: Dilated Peoples / Breakestra / Very Be Careful / Boogaloo Assassins / The Good Times ft. Black Shakespeare @ Echoplex ($15)
Steve Earle @ Bootleg ($10) – Doing a reading at 5:00 PM
Devin the Dude @ The Roxy ($20 - $35)
Jesca Hoop @ McCabe’s ($15)
Djinn / Otto’s Daughter / Kevin Never Talks / I Killed the Symphony / Chris Arena / Josh Damigo / Jimmy Lloyd / Gabe Kubanda @ Troubadour ($8)
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ($24 - $114)
Grand Ole Echo @ The Echo (Free) – 5:00 PM – weekly country shindig
Krautrock Nite @ The Echo – Members of Best Coast, Moving Units, Upsilon Acrux play Neu! Can and La Dusseldorf songs.
Morrissey’s 52nd Unhappy Birthday with Sweet and Tender Hooligans @ House of Blues Sunset ($18)