I saw a really good show last Wednesday at the Echo - Charles Bradley. Old guy can't dance, but he was willing to throw his 63 year old body into the crowd. Such a soulful voice. I also caught Blue Blood at the Satellite on Tuesday. They've only played four shows as a band, but are already impressive.
[Pick of the Night] He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister / Sister Rogers / Sweaters / The Pleasure Circus @ The Satellite (Free)
White Arrows / Papa / J. Irvin Dally / Steffaloo @ Bootleg (Free) – White Arrows continues its residency.
Taylor Locke & the Roughs / Ned Brower / Mike Viola / All Eyes West @ Silverlake Lounge (Free) – Fans of Rooney.
Boy Hits Car / Cage 9 / Midnite Theory / Spliff Tannen @ Troubadour (Free)
KT Tunstall / Charlie Mars / Meiko @ El Rey ($25)
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Echoplex ($15) – Black Crowes fans.
My Jerusalem / Michael Kingcaid @ Bootleg (Free) – Early show starts at 7:00 PM – My Jerusalem features former members of Great Northern, Polyphonic Spree, Twilight Singers, Midlake.
Penelope Edmund / David Liebe Hart Band / Dream Being @ Pehrspace ($8)
The Driftwood Singers @ Redwood
Brian Wright / Warhorse / Dirty Vegas (DJ Set) / Isobel Campbell (DJ set) @ Bardot (Free w/ RSVP)
[Recommended] Pinback / Kenseth Thibideau @ El Rey ($21)
[Recommended] Brian Whelan / Stephen Sowan / Jason Diaz @ Lot 1 Café ($5) – Buzzbands sponsored singer-songwriter showcase.
Alberta Cross / Blonde Summer / Twilight Sleep / The Romany Rye @ The Satellite ($10) – DJ Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups
The Lonely Wild / Instant People / The Bellows / Escalator Hill @ The Central (Free)
Persephone’s Bees / Mots Nouveaux / Sean Kangataran @ Bootleg ($10)
[Pick of the Night] TV On the Radio / IO Echo @ The Music Box (Sold Out) – Rescheduled from last week. The new record’s worth picking up too.
[Recommended] Merle Haggard @ Grove of Anaheim ($40 - $65) – Legend. If you’re a country music fan you need to pay your respects. Unlike a lot of legends, he knows why he’s good and he gives you everything from the stage.
[Recommended] Elvis Costello and the Imposters @ The Wiltern (Sold Out) – I’ve never actually seen him, but I’m a big fan.
[Recommended] The Greenhornes / Jeff the Brotherhood / Wet Illustrated @ The Echo ($14) – Really good garage band. I haven’t seen them for a decade though.
[Recommended] Anna Waronker / Psychic Friend / Moxy Thynx @ The Satellite ($12) – I always liked that dog. I haven’t heard her recent solo stuff.
Coheed and Cambria @ Club Nokia ($35)
Colin Hay @ Largo ($30) – Men at Work
Le Butcherettes / Mike Watt & The Missing Men / Agent Ribbons @ Bootleg ($12) – Mike Watt puts on a great show.
Jew Cocks / Gnarbaby / Masxs / Cardboard Lamb @ The Smell ($5)
Low End Theory: DNAEBEATS / Mike Eagle / E. Super / Square Weezy @ Airliner ($10)
[Pick of the Night] Elvis Costello and the Imposters @ The Wiltern ($50 - $60)
[Recommended] The Cars @ Hollywood Palladium ($63) – Ben Orr’s dead, but you’ve still got Ric Ocasek. The first two albums are classics and the buzz on the new one is good.
[Recommended] An Evening with Booker T. Jones @ Grammy Museum ($20) – Discussion and performance plus special guests Ozomatli. Just hearing Booker T. talk about the Stax’s days is worth the price of admission.
[Recommended] The Greenhornes / Jeff the Brotherhood @ Detroit Bar ($14) – If you missed them at the Echo on Wednesday.
[Recommended] Femi Kuti & the Positive Force @ El Rey ($30) – Fela’s oldest son.
[Recommended] Preservation Hall Jazz Band / The Del McCoury Band @ Royce Hall ($38 - $63) – Some real American music.
Cold Cave @ Space 15 Twenty – If you don’t want to see them with the Kills.
Calle 13 @ Club Nokia ($30 - $55)
Ras G / Jon Wayne / Take / Superdeluxe / Alter / Gaby Hernandez @ The Echo ($8)
Rudolph Herzog & Friends @ Largo ($35)
Viva City / Suddyn / Jetstream / Wormburner @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Purrs / Sky Parade @ Redwood
KT Tunstall @ House of Blues Anaheim ($29)
Neptune Blues Club (Featuring Marc Ford) @ Alex’s Bar ($5)
[Pick of the Week] The Henry Clay People / Shadow Shadow Shade / Apex Manor / The Dig @ The Satellite ($10) – For all out fun shows, this one takes it.
[Recommended] Urge Overkill / Astronaut Academy / Roll the Tanks @ Troubadour ($18) – I haven’t seen Urge Overkill for a good 15 years.
Man Man / Shilpa Ray / Her Happy Hookers @ El Rey ($18)
Soulive / Lettuce / Break Science / Chali 2na @ Club Nokia ($30)
Mutaytor @ Echoplex ($12)
Brian McKnight / Jagged Edge @ Nokia Theatre ($35 - $88)
Above and Beyond @ Hollywood Palladium ($79)
Cranky George @ Bootleg ($10)
Penelope Edmund / Black Love / Roses Jade Camelia / Warrior Line @ The Smell ($5)
Nightmare – A Tribute to Alice Cooper @ Redwood
The English Beat @ House of Blues Anaheim ($25)
The Art Laboe Show @ Orpheum ($33 - $93) – Zapp, Peaches & Herb, etc.
[Pick of the Night] The Henry Clay People / Shadow Shadow Shade / Manhattan Murder Mystery / maus haus @ The Satellite ($10) – Night two. They promise a different set list each night.
Peter Bjorn and John / Bachelorette @ El Rey (early show sold out / $25 for midnight show) – I stand behind their second and third albums.
Zac Brown Band @ Hollywood Bowl ($35 - $110)
The Kills / The Black Angels / Cold Cave @ Fox Theatre ($23)
The Beat Junkies / DJ Premier @ Echoplex ($10)
The Muffs / The Stripminers @ Alex’s Bar ($14)
KIIS FM’s Wango Tango: Ke$ha / Pitbull w/ J-Lo / Selena Gomez / Matthew Morrison / Lupe Fiasco / T-Pain @ Staples Center ($45 - $215)
Rusko @ The Wiltern ($44 - $50)
Above and Beyond @ Hollywood Palladium ($79)
Tin Hat @ McCabe’s ($20)
Dante vs. Zombies / Lovely Bad Things @ Aladdins Jr. ($5)
French Quarter / Whitman / The Teeets / Voice on Tape @ Echo Park Country Outpost ($5)
So Many Wizards / Old Lumps / The Buzzards @ PB&J Gallery in Pomona ($2)
Sasquatch @ Redwood
Mickey Avalon @ The Roxy
Evil Maria @ Origami (Free) – 7:00 PM
[Recommended] TV On the Radio / IO Echo @ Fox Theatre ($25)
[Recommended] Big Sunday: Everest / Sarah Negahdari / Incan Abraham / Chapin Sisters @ Echoplex ($5 donation)
[Recommended] The Grand Ole Echo: Brian Whelan @ The Echo (Free) – Early show at 5:00 PM
Mia Doi Todd @ McCabe’s ($15)
The Dead Beats @ The Echo ($8)
The Moody Blues @ Nokia Theatre ($50 - $120)
The Crystellles @ Redwood
Sean Hayes @ The Mint ($18)
Joan of Arc / Air Waves @ Detroit Bar ($10)
Kissing Cousins @ Origami (Free) – 6:00 PM