Monday, October 31, 2011

Live Music Pick: Monday 10/31/11

Band: Zola Jesus
Who Should Go: People who like the dark
Where: Echoplex
When: Monday October 31, 2011
Cost:  $15 (buy HERE)

Other Noteworthy Show:
Minus the Bear @ The Satellite (Sold Out)
The Field / Abe Vigoda @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts ($12)
The Icarus Line @ The Echo (Free)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weekend Live Music Picks

Band: Tinariwen
Who Should Go: People with adventurous tastes, world music fans, KCRW subscribers
When: Saturday October 29, 2011
Where: Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Cost: $25 - $45 (buy HERE)

Saturday's Other Noteworthy Options:

Male Bonding @ The Satellite (watch - Sub Pop band)
Tom Petty @ Plaza del Sol in Northridge (Sold Out)

Hard Haunted Mansion @ Shrine Auditorium ($75)

Sunday's Noteworthy Options:
Thee Oh Sees / The Soft Pack @ Ukrainian Cultural Center ($14)
Tom Petty @ Plaza del Sol in Northridge (Sold Out)
The Damned @ House of Blues Sunset

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Night Live Music Pick: The Felice Brothers at the Satellite

Band: The Felice Brothers / Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show
Who Should Go: Fans of folk leaning bands who aren't afraid of pushing into other genres
Where: The Satellite
When: Friday October 28, 2011
Cost: $18  

Other Noteworthy Shows:
Hard Haunted Mansion @ The Shrine Expo Hall ($75)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday Night Music Pick: The Lemonheads at El Rey

Pretty amazingly ridiculous clip of Evan Dando on Regis.

Band: The Lemonheads (perform their classic album, It's a Shame About Ray)
Who should go: 90's music fanatics (guilty)
Where: El Rey
When: Thursday October 27, 2011
Cost: $18 (buy tickets here

Other Noteworthy Shows:
Man Man @ Ukrainian Cultural Center ($17)  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Live Music Pick for Wednesday: The Strange Boys at the Troubadour

Band: The Strange Boys
Who Should Go: Fans of guitar rock, that leans toward the classic
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Where: Troubadour
Cost: $15 (buy tickets HERE)

Other noteworthy shows:
Kings of Convenience @ The Music Box (Sold Out)
Bleeding Knees Club @ The Satellite ($10)
Grouplove @ El Rey ($17)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Night Music Pick: Everest at the Echo

Everest – Let Go from Everest Channel on Vimeo.

My wife and I will also be DJ'ing at this event tonight and it's a birthday party for Kevin Bronson's Buzz Bands blog, so there's really no excuse not to go.

Band: Everest with openers Hands and Death To Anders
Who Should Go: Local music lovers and Everest fans 
Where: The Echo
When: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Cost: $8 or $5 with RSVP (you RSVP to buzzbandsla(at)gmail(dot)com before 3 p.m.)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weekend Music Picks: 10/22/11 - 10/23/11

The War on Drugs "Come To The City" from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

Band: The War On Drugs
Who Should Go: Hipsters (but the non-obnoxious kind)
Where: The Satellite
When: Saturday 10/22/11
Cost: $12 (buy tickets here)
MP3: Taking the Farm
MP3: Comin' Through

Sunday 10/23/11 Picks
DJ Shadow @ The Music Box ($30)
Built to Spill @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Live Music Pick for Thursday: Shellac at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts

Band: Shellac [Steve Albini's an indie music legend]
Who Should Go: Angry white guys who like singers who wear jeans with blown out holes in the knees
When: Thursday October 20, 2011
Where: Eagle Rock Center For the Arts
Cost: $15 (but the show is sold out)

Other Recommended/Noteworthy Shows:
Spank Rock / Wavves / Big Freedia / The Death Set @ Mayan ($23)
The Holloys @ The Satellite (Free) 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Live Music Pick: Vandervelde at The Echo

Watch live streaming video from musiccityroots at

Fast forward to the 1 hour 11 minute mark for a 17 minute performance from Vandervelde.

Band: Vandervelde / The Fling / Francisco the Man 
Who Should Go: People with rock sensibilities that lean towards the classic 
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Where: The Echo
Cost: $10 (buy HERE)

MP3: More Than You Can Feel
MP3: Checkin' Out My Baby

Other Picks: 
Stephen Malkmus / Ty Segall @ The Music Box ($25) 
Roger Daltrey performs The Who's Tommy @  Nokia Theatre ($40 - $126)
Portishead @ The Shrine (Sold Out)
Moonface [Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade & Sunset Rubdown] / Extra Classic @ The Satellite ($14)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday's Live Music Pick: Shabazz Palaces at The Echo

Band: Shabazz Palaces (Ishmael Butler, f/k/a as Butterfly from Digable Planets)
Who Should Go: Backpack rap fans, beat heads and those who want to see what kind of rapper Sub Pop was finally willing to sign
When: Tuesday, 10/18/11
Where: The Echo
Cost: $15 (buy Here)

MP3: Swerve...the Reeping Of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)
MP3: An Echo From the Hosts That Process Infinitum

Other Picks/Noteworthy Shows:
Gotye [Kimbra will be appearing with him] @ The Satellite (Sold Out, starts at 9:00PM)
Portishead @ The Shrine (Sold Out)
St. Vincent @ The Music Box ($20)
Foster the People / Cults @ The Wiltern (Sold Out)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Live Music Pick for Monday 10/17/11: Battles at the Mayan

This is an experiment to get me back into blogging (and have it be less time consuming).

Band: Battles
Who Should Go: People into frenetic, mathy, adventurous rock
Where: The Mayan
Date: Monday 10/17/11
Cost: $22 (Buy Tickets Here

Other Picks:
Cults at Mondrian (Free w/ RSVP)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Live Music Options: 10/3/11 - 10/9/11

Once again, I'm embracing some serious dad rock.

Monday 10/3/11
[Pick of the Night] Emmylou Haris @ Largo ($60) - Can't think of her without thinking of Gram Parsons.
[Recommended] Dum Dum Girls / Crocodiles / Colleen Green @ Troubadour ($15)
[Recommended] Toro y Moi / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Bass Drum of Death @ El Rey ($22)
[Recommended] Jane's Addiction @ John Anson Ford (Sold Out)
[Recommended] Peter Bjorn and John / Emperor X @ The Smell (Sold Out)
Youngblood Hawke / Polaris at Noon / Nightmare and the Cat / New Child @ The Satellite (Free) - Iglu and Hartly guys
Swahili Blonde / Crooked Cowboy & the Freshwater Indians / Raw Geronimo / Dreamtapes @ The Echo (Free)
Indians / Queen Kwong @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)
Little Red Darling / Mind the Gap @ Bootleg (Free)

Tuesday 10/4/11
[Pick of the Night] The Jayhawks / Piers Faccina @ Troubadour (Sold Out) - They've got a brand new album out.
[Recommended] Peter Bjorn and John / Big Search @ The Echo ($25)
[Recommended] Jane's Addiction @ John Anson Ford (Sold Out) - They were great back in the day.
Jolie Holland @ Bootleg ($18)
Beirut / Laetitia Sadier @ Greek Theatre ($30 - $40)
Dan Sartain / Two Tears / Des Roar @ The Satellite ($10)
Zola Jesus @ Amoeba (Free)
Locksley / Italian Japanese @ Bootleg Bar ($10)
Olentangy John / Leslie Stevens @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Misfits / Dickies @ House of Blues Sunset

Wednesday 10/5/11
[Pick of the Night] The Smashing Pumpkins / Fancy Space People / Light FM @ The Wiltern ($70) - I saw them a few times back in high school.
[Recommended] Peter Bjorn & John / Hanni El-Khatib @ El Rey ($25)
The Low Anthem / Sleepy Sun @ Troubadour ($15)
Blondie / Nico Vega @ Club Nokia ($40 - $65)
Furthur @ Greek Theatre
Downtown Union / Blackstrap Molasses / Sunken Ships / Dylan Trees @ The Satellite ($5)
Low End Theory: Mike Gao / DNABeats / Zen Death Squad @ Airliner ($10)
Gomez @ House of Blues Sunset

Thursday 10/6/11
[Pick of the Night] The Happy Hollows / Incan Abraham / The Soft Hands / One Trick Pony @ The Satellite ($8)
[Recommended] Glen Campbell  / Instant People @ Club Nokia ($46-$60) - This will be Glen's last tour
The Rapture / Poolside @ The Music Box
Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band / An Horse / Dead Ships @ Troubadour ($15)
Liam Finn / Rainbow Arabia / Guineafowl / Handshakes @ The Echo ($20 for Culture Collide wristband)
The Morning After Girls / Buck 65 / Disco Boom @ Taix ($20 for Culture Collide wristband)
Ximena Sarinana / The Black Box Revelation / The Tender Box @ 1712 Sunset ($20 for Culure Collide)
Lindstrom / Cosmic Kids / Midnight Surfer @ 1815 Sunset ($20 for Cuture Collide)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ El Rey
Patrick Park @ Bootleg ($8)
Little Dragon @ Avalon
Furthur @ Greek Theatre
Sam Sparro @ Largo ($25)
Evidence @ Viper Room ($15)

Friday 10/7/11
[Pick of the Week] Merle Haggard / Kris Kristofferson @ Greek Theatre - These two guys are legendary songwriters. Haggard's still an amazing performer too.
[Recommended] Nick Lowe / JD McPherson @ Largo ($35)
[Recommended] Viva Voce / The Parson Red Heads / Last American Buffalo @ The Satellite ($10) - The Parson Red Heads have a new album.
Yacht / The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / The Morning After Girls / The Gift / Hands @ Echoplex ($20 for Culture Collide)
Avi Buffalo / The Postelles / He's My Brother, She's My Sister @ 1815 Sunset ($20 Culture Collide)
Jason Falkner / Suave As Hell / Spain @ 826LA ($20 Culture Collide)
Cymbals Eat Guitars / Hooray For Earth / LA Sera @ The Echo ($12)
You Say France and I Whistle / Black Box Revelation / Hypernova @ Taix ($20 Culture Collide)
Ximena Sarinana / Laura Jensen @ Echo Park Methodist Church ($20 Culture Collide)
Incubus / Young the Giant @ Hollywood Bowl
Little Dragon @ Avalon ($34)
The Rapture @ Glass House ($20)
Plain White T's @ El Rey
Circa Survive @ Fox Theater (Sold Out)
Star Slinger @ Troubadour ($12)
New Found Glory @ House of Blues Sunset

Saturday 10/8/11
[Pick of the Night] Nick Lowe / JD McPherson @ Largo ($35) - So it goes.
[Recommended] The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Twin Sister @ El Rey ($20)
[Recommended] Megafaun / Hi Ho Silver Oh @ The Satellite ($12) - I keep hearing great things about their new material.
[Recommended] The Henry Clay People / TS & the Past Haunts / Little Hurricane / Incan Abraham @ 1712 Sunset ($20 Culture Collide)
Kyuss Lives! / The Sword / Chuck Dukowski Sextet @ Fox Theater
CSS / Young Liars @ Echoplex ($20 Culture Collide wristband)
Matt Pond PA / Rocky Vololato @ The Glass House ($15)
Incan Abraham / Handshakes / The Telecasters @ The Central ($10)
Harvey / Classix @ 1815 Sunset ($20 Culture Collide)
Isobel Campbell / You Say France and I Whistle @ 826LA ($20 Culture Collide)
The Elected / Carina Round @ Echo Park United Methodist ($20 Culture Collide)
Blink 182 / My Chemical Romance / Matt & Kim @ Hollywood Bowl
Tiesto / Diplo @ Home Depot Center in Carson
Keith Urban @ Staples Center
Men / Tearist @ The Smell ($5)
Chamberlin / Olin and the Moon / AB and the Sea @ Bootleg ($10)

Sunday 10/9/11
[Recommended] Culture Collide Block Party: CSS / Avi Buffalo / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / MEN / Gang Gang Dance / Datarock / The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / Chad Vangaalen / Rainbow Arabia @ Reservoir Stret (Free w/ RSVP) - I'm not super into any of these bands, but it's free.
[Recommended] The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Detroit Bar ($15)
Big Troubles / Young Prisms / Kids on a Crime Spree @ The Echo ($10)
Robert Earl Keen @ House of Blues Sunset
Pepper @ Club Nokia