Monday, July 25, 2011

Live Music Options: 7/25/11 - 7/31/11

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Play the Troubadour and Satellite This Week

After a couple of slow-ish weeks, this week's really shaping up. The Troubadour, Satellite and Echo/Echoplex all have some great lineups. I caught Dolly Parton on Saturday. She's super charming and engaging (I could have lived without the Queen Latifah tribute?).

Monday 7/25/11
[Pick of the Night] Battles @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM
[Recommended] Frank Fairfield @ Redwood – Old time music.
[Recommended] Crystal Antlers / The Fuse! / The Lovely Bad Things / The Manhattan Murder Mystery   @ The Echo (Free) – Last night of the Crystal Antlers residency.
[Recommended] Races / Pageants / The Neighborhood @ Bootleg (Free) – Races recently signed to Frenchkiss Records. Last night of their residency.
[Recommended] Andy Clockwise / The Darrows / Useless Keys / Bowery Beasts @ The Satellite (Free) – Last of the Andy Clockwise residency.
Queens of the Stone Age / Le Butcherettes @ Fox Theater Pomona (Sold Out)
Sugarland / Sara Bareilles / Casey James @ Greek Theatre
Maroon 5 / Train @ Hollywood Bowl
The Apple Sisters @ Largo ($25)
LA Font / Airlines / Big Moves / Yoya @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Weird Al Yankovic @ Grammy Museum ($25)
White Arrows @ Bardot (Free) – Battles DJ set

Tuesday 7/26/11
[Pick of the Night] Fucked Up / Trash Talk / FIDLAR @ El Rey ($18)
[Recommended] Wu Lyf @ The Echo ($15) – Buzz band that got BNM on Pitchfork.
Mike Bloom / The Chances / Miracle Parade / Soft Pipes @ The Satellite ($8) – Mike Bloom is a member of the Elected and Julian Casablancas’ band.
Incan Abraham / Starving Daughters @ Lot 1 Café ($5)
Sugarland / Sara Bareilles / Casey James @ Greek Theatre
Gavrylyuk plays Tchaikovsky @ Hollywood Bowl
Indigo Girls / Mount Moriah @ Troubadour ($45)
Langhorne Slim / Henry Wolfe @ Echoplex ($15)
Nick Kroll & Friends @ Largo ($25)
Dirty Mittens / Johnny Got a Lighter / Gothic Tropic @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Irontom / Gangi @ Central S.A.P.C (Free)

Wednesday 7/27/11
[Pick of the Night] Cults / Guards / Writer @ The Echo ($15) – Another big buzz band.
[Recommended] An Evening with Bob Mould @ Largo ($25) – Presumably doing a storyteller thing with his new book and music.
[Recommended] Cloud Control / Eleanor Friedberger (of Fiery Furnaces) @ The Satellite ($10) – A lot of good buzz for the Eleanor Friedberger record.
Low End Theory: Strangeloop / Teebs @ Airliner ($10)
Cold Cave / Prurient / Austra @ Los Angeles Ukranian Culture Center ($15) – Hipsters like Cold Cave.
Gladys Knight / James Ingram @ Hollywood Bowl
Correatown / Tic Tic Boom / Kissing Cousins @ Central S.A.P.C. ($5)
The Voice Live @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($42 - $62)
Public Jones / Matu / Foxygen @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
X Games with Travis Barker @ The Roxy (Guest List only)

Thursday 7/28/11
[Pick of the Night] Thurston Moore / Kurt Vile / Hush Arbors @ Troubadour ($20) – Still jamming that Kurt Vile record. The Thurston Moore record’s good too, but quite mellow.
[Recommended] Geronimo Getty / Judson @ Pershing Square (Free) – 7:30 PM Show; Geronimo Getty is Aaron Kyle from Le Switch.
[Recommended] The Henry Clay People / Lady Danville @ Hammer Museum (Free) –
Any chance to see The Henry Clay People’s a fun time.
[Recommended] Cults / Guards / Writer @ Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock ($12) – If you missed them at the Echo.
A Perfect Circle @ Gibson Amphitheatre ($52 - $89)
The 88 @ Grammy Museum ($10)
Dvorak’s New World @ Hollywood Bowl
Kina Grannis & Imaginary Friend @ Largo ($20)
Ben Sollee / Thousands / J Irvin Dally @ Bootleg ($15)
Il Gato / What Laura Says / Rock Dove @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Ozomatli @ House of Blues Sunset ($12.50)
Samantha Ronson @ The Roxy (Invite Only)
The Slackers / Starpool @ Santa Monica Pier (Free)

Friday 7/29/11
[Pick of the Week] Thurston Moore / Kurt Vile / Hush Arbors @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – Night two. Should be stellar.
[Recommended] The Features / Oh Darling @ The Satellite ($10) – My Nashville friends turned me on to the Features.
[Recommended] Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
Those Darlins / White Arrows / Motopony @ The Echo ($12) – Saw Those Darlins earlier this year, and they were pretty good.
Inc. / DJ Total Freedom / Nguzunguzu / SFV Acid @ Echoplex ($10)  - Inc. is somewhat divisive. They’re a local band that just put out a record on 4AD.
Tha Boogie / Dez / Kids and Explosions @ Bootleg (Free)
Lavender Diamond @ McCabe’s ($15)
Los Lonely Boys / Los Lobos @ Greek Theatre
Michael Feinstein and the Singing Stars of Television @ Hollywood Bowl – Guests: Wayne Brady, Florence Henderson, Cheyenne Jackson, Dick Van Dyke

Saturday 7/30/11
[Pick of the Night] Yuck / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Phillip Seymour Hoffman @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – I love my 90’s. Yuck does it well. Unknown Mortal Orchestra has gotten a lot of good buzz too.
Thomas Dybdahl @ The Satellite ($10) - Probably weird for this Norwegian to be on tour right now. He’s an acclaimed singer-songwriter. KCRW’s been supportive of his new record.
L.A. Rising: Rage Against the Machine / Muse / Rise Against / Ms. Lauryn Hill / Immortal Technique / El Gran Silencio @ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ($70 - $100)
Metronomy / Nite Jewel / Sisu @ Echoplex ($15
Lord Huron / DJ Boom Bip @ The Getty Museum (Free)
– I’ve seen the first three bands and they were all good live.
The Dustbowl Revival / Leftover Cuties @ McCabe’s ($15)
Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
The Black Ryder / Eddie Berman @ Bootleg ($10)
Dunes / Bleached / Cold Showers / Crazy Band @ The Smell ($5)
Peter Frampton @ Greek Theatre
Michael Feinstein and the Singing Stars of Television @ Hollywood Bowl – Guests: Wayne Brady, Florence Henderson, Cheyenne Jackson, Dick Van Dyke
Zoe @ Club Nokia ($30 - $50)
Seasons / Spirit Vine / Saint Sea Hat / The Neighborhood @ Pehrspace
Warren G @ Detroit Bar
Dante vs. Zombies / Corridor / Raw Geronimo / Dreamtapes / Colleagues @ Space 15 Twenty (Free) – Starts at 5 PM

Sunday 7/31/11
[Pick of the Night] Yuck / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Vanaprasta @ The Satellite ($15) – The Troubadour show sold out, so check them at the Satellite.
Bear Hands / Lesands @ Bootleg ($12)
Les Blanks @ Origami (Free) -
George Thorogood and the Destroyers / Kenny Wayne Shepherd / Charlie Musselwhite @ Greek Theatre
Robbie Fulks @ McCabe’s ($16)
Neil Hamburger @ The Satellite ($8)
Reggae Night: Ziggy Marley / Toots Hibbert / Mighty Diamonds @ Hollywood Bowl
Grand Ole Echo: Chris Laterzo & Buffalo Robe / Ruthann Friedman @ The Echo (Free) – 5:00 PM
Grass Widow / Terry Malts / Wax Idols @ The Echo ($8) 

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