Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Best of 2011: #5 - #1

5) Apex Manor: The Year of Magical Drinking

4) Frankel: Sugar Twists Like Hurricane

3) J Mascis: Several Shades of Why

2) Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring For My Halo

1) Charles Bradley: No Time For Dreaming

Honorable Mentions: Atlas Sound, Real Estate, Wye Oak, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Centro-Matic

Best of 2011: #10 - #6

10) Okkervil River: I Am Very Far

9)My Morning Jacket: Circuital

8) Fleet Foxes: Circuital

7) Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost

6) Yuck: Yuck

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Live Music Pick of the Night: Descendents at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Artist: Descendents (my favorite band in junior high)  / The Vandals / The Dickies
Who Should Go: People who like loud, fast music with some heart
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
When: Sunday, December 18, 2011
Tickets: $43 (Here)

Other Noteworthy Shows:
Beach Fossils @ The Echoplex ($13)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Live Music Pick: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Patrick Carney from the Black Keys produced Tennis' new album (due out in February)

Artist: Tennis / Miniature Tigers / Devon Williams
Who Should Go: Indie rock/indie pop fans
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Where: The Satellite
Tickets: $12 (here or at the door)

Other Noteworthy Shows:
Lana Del Rey @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Peter Murphy @ Club Nokia ($26 - $35)
The Kooks @ The Music Box ($31)

Monday, December 05, 2011

Live Music Picks: Monday, December 5, 2011

Aquarium Drunkard posted this last May and it's stuck with me ever since...

Artist: Michael KiwanukaRocco DeLuca and Daniel Lanois / Bleached
Who Should Go: People with taste, people who like to say: "Oh yeah. Well I saw him way back in..."
When: Monday, December 5, 2011
Where: Bardot [1737 Vine Street]
Tickets: Free (RSVP here)

Other Noteworthy Shows:
Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar
Light FM / Useless Keys @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Manhattan Murder Mystery / Kid Infinity / Stab City @ The Satellite (Free) 
Neverever @ The Echo (Free)