We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend and are ready to finish off 2009 with as much excitement as when we started it.
Tonight, Monday residencies sadly come to an end. Those who have been hanging out at Spaceland, Silverlake Lounge, Taix, and Detroit Bar know how good this month has been. Those who haven't had better start now. Also tonight, Buddyhead does their annual holiday get-together at the Hotel Cafe with Dios, Olin & the Moon, Imaad Wasif, and others. The Growlers at Origami. Batwings Catwings, The Choke, Aristides, and others at Carnage Mondays at pehrspace. Seasons, Downtown/Union, Jack Wilson, Jr. and others at The Echo. And The Keyishe at La Cita... Tuesday, Warpaint opens for The Vic Chesnutt Band at Echoplex. The Section Quartet at g'net. Furcast and Bear Face at the Bootleg. And the wonderful Swords of Fatima, Lightning Woodcock and others at The Echo. Also, tune in to Conan later for a performance by Rickie Lee Jones... Wednesday, Salt Petal and Bollweevil kick off the annual Spaceland on Ice at Pershing Square. Useless Keys, Samuel Stewart, and others at Spaceland. Helen Stellar, KAV, Square on Square, and Nightmare Air at The Echo. Jubilee, Seaspin, Woah Hunx, and Little Girls at The Bordello. Purple Melon, Wake Up Lucid, and others at Boardner's. The Sonus Quartet at the Bootleg. Emma Ezwertz and Kenneth Pattengale open for Corinne Bailey Rae at the Hotel Cafe. Royal Crown Revue continue their residency at The Mint. Hi Ho Silver, Superhumanoids, and Shakey Graves at El Cid. Blue Jungle and The Ivy Walls at King King. Doc Martin at ECCO. And don't forget Zero Film Festival kicks off another year with various great events around town including Warpaint, Local Natives, and The Growlers at The Standard tonight... And Thursday, Dramarama and I Will Never Be the Same at Pershing. Andy Clockwise, Marvelous Toy, and others at Spaceland. Dirt Dress, Allah Las, and Spirit Vine open for Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band at The Echo. Warm Climate, Rats, and OSO at Echo Curio. Liz Pappademas, Cricket and the 2:19 and others at Hyperion Tavern. Rose's Pawn Shop residency at the Redwood. Our old friend Jim White at g'net with special guests. And Audra Mae opens for Bobby Long at The Mint.
Complete calendar listing here.
Happy birthday to our ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman who turns 18 this week (awyeah).
With Stove Top Stuffing day over, we're lucky we have a few shows to help us work off the few extra pounds we just gained the last few days. We hope everyone survived the holiday and are now up for a nice relaxing weekend.
Tonight, Kate Earl, Molly Jenson, The Passports (record release) and others at the Hotel Cafe. Our old friend George Lynch somehow got both Dokken and Lynch Mob together for a night at the House of Blues. Haim opens for Julian Casablancas at the Palace. La Santa Cecilia and others at Juanita's. The Voyeurs and The Damselles at Casey's. Moses Campbell, Freaky Mountain and others at Echo Curio. Not the Government, Narwhal Party, and others at Five Star Bar. And NASA Space Universe, Twin Lions, and others at pehrspace.
Saturday, Pilar Diaz and Wait.Think.Fast at Echoplex. The New Room, Idyllists, and others open for Bobby Long at the Hotel Cafe. The Voyeurs and Cobra Lilies at Origami. Captain Ahab, Tleilaxu Music Machine, Baseck, and others at sixfiftyone. Truth and Salvage Co. open for The Black Crowes. Adolescents, White Flag, and others at Alex's Bar. The Tartans and Pearl Harbor open for the Dum Dum Girls at Spaceland. Fort Wife, Kitten and others at Spaceland. Also, Dakota Live Music Lounge celebrates one year.
Sunday, Neil Hamburger and friends at Spaceland. The great Candye Kane at Redwood. Ilo Mar, Emily Lacy, Daniel Munkus, and Geoff Geis at Echo Curio. Magnolia Memoir and others at the Hotel Cafe. Justin Hopkins' residency guest is Bobby Long at Saint Rocke. And Sally Jaye at the Foundry.
If we haven't said it enough recently, we love you.
We have a nice, holiday-shortened week ahead of us, which makes this Monday update thing thankfully less painful to do.
Tonight, Hecuba, Parson Red Heads (acoustic), and Annie Stela open for El Perro Del Mar at the Hotel Cafe. [Post-foetus], 1921a, and others at The Smell. Former Ghosts, Whitman, Manhattan Murder Mystery, and others at pehrspace. Bobb Bruno and DSS at Echo Curio. The Watkins Family Hour at g'net. Queen Victoria and others at L'KEG. Thrice at the Avalon. Plus, all the Monday residencies. Also, Green Day is taping a Carson Daly segment at Nokia Plaza in case you're wondering what all the traffic is downtown. And listen up for Michael Runion on GTFU and catch Weezer on Jimmy Kimmel later... Tuesday, listen up for Lissie on Morning Becomes Eclectic then go see her later that night celebrate the release of her debut EP on Fat Possum entitled "Why You Runnin'" at the Bootleg with Red Arrow Messenger and Leslie and the Badgers. thenewno2 opens for Wolfmother at the Wiltern. Best Coast and Pearl Harbor open for Real Estate. Randy Coleman and others at the Hotel Cafe. Dirt Dress and others at The Prospector. The 87 Stick Up Kids and others at Ts2. Jamie Drake and others at Crane's. Diamonds Under Fire open for Elle Macho and Mr. Gnome. And Weezer makes an appearance on Conan O'Brien later... Wednesday, Butch Walker at the Hotel Cafe. Rocket and Juke Kartel open for Semi Precious Weapons at Viper. Royal Crown Revue continue their residency at The Mint. And Simian Mobile Disco at the Mayan (also performing on MBE that morning).
Pictured above would be Widows aka Brother Reade's dual drum project at The Smell on Friday. Look for new music by Bro Reade very soon.
Thanks to all the great bands we saw this week. You know who you are.
Well, in a week that saw the end of Oprah, Ruth Seymour, we now come to a vampire weekend of Twilight proportions. For those not interested in such things, there are still many things around town to sink your teeth in (get it? damn, we're good)...
Listen up for Big Whup on Demolisten then catch them later tonight at L'KEG for the "It Came From Left Field" closing reception. When You Awake presents a huge Neil Young Tribute at the Bootleg. Lissie opens a couple nights for Ray LaMontagne at the Orpheum. Jill Sobule opens for Erin McKeown at McCabe's. Dustbowl Revival, Coyote, 1921a, and Son Ark at Echo Curio. The Strange Boys open for Julian Casablancas at the Palace. Jon Brion at g'net. Meho Plaza and Kill Kill Kill dual record release show at Mr. T's Bowl. Pollyn and Divisible at The Echo. TEARIST, Recognizer and others at pehrspace. Spacehog and others at Spaceland. Woah Hunx, Megalosaurus and others do the Rocket Boat in Long Beach. Moonrats, Jaguar Love, and Widows at The Smell. Death House Chaplain, The Terrapin, Moving Picture Show, and Garland at Silver Factory Studios. Gina Villalobos at Taix. Random Patterns, The Littlest Viking, and others at Wolf. Nite Jewel at Hyperion Tavern. Very Be Careful and others at Juanita's. The Racket Club Band, Human Hands, and others at Women. Boomkat, The Smart Set, Golden Years, and others at the Hotel Cafe. And Crystal Antlers and IO Echo open for The Big Pink down at Detroit. Also, a new club called Ultra Violet Social Club opens tonight with some good local punk/ska bands. You know how we love new clubs...
Saturday, there's a rather large lineup of great bands at this year's We the People Music Festival including Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, Madvillain, The Glitch Mob, and many others. Elsewhere, there's another good lineup at the Avalon for Pablove Foundation Benefit. Atreyu at the Wiltern. The One AM Radio opens for Elefant at the Troubadour. Chelsea Girls at the Roxy. The Monolators, Asa Ransom, Manhattan Murder Mystery, and The Mormons at HM157. The Nocturnes, Shiloe, and others Time Warp. Letting Up Despite Great Faults, The Rhone Occupation, and others at Mr. T's. Malbec, Loquat, and others at Spaceland. Emily Lacy at Machine Project. Shirley Rolls, Fantastica Bastidas, and others at Silver Factory Studios. Repeater and others at The Prospector. Melanie Fiona at the Westfield Culver City Mall. Moses Campbell and others at pehrspace. And Jake La Botz at Redwood.
Sunday, Lilys, The Minor Canon and others at Spaceland. Tony Gilkyson, David Serby, Sarah Gayle Meech, and others at Redwood. Baseck, Sonic Death Rabbit, War Tapes and others at The Smell. Katie Costello and others at Saint Rocke. LA Young Network benefit at Avalon. and The Romany Rye celebrate the release of their new record at El Cid.
Complete calendar listing here.
Happy belated birthday this week to Ana Calderon. Happy birthday this weekend to Emily Wells.
Pictured above is Elizabeth Mcgrath's "Grey Vambunny," which can be seen at Billy Shire Fine Arts along with other creepy critters in her "American Animals and the Golden Cave" exhibit. The exhibit ends 12/5 and it is awesome.
Malbec - "The Answering Machine"
Another busy week ahead of us...
Get yourself out to the Monday residencies. All the bands have been on their "A" game this month. Also be sure to save a little dough to buy some merch for holiday gifts as you know bands don't make much from free shows. Elsewhere, The Seizure, Hiking, Battlehooch, and Vampire Pussy at pehrspace for Carnage. Halloween Swim Team, Kid Infinity, and Icy Lytes at Dragonfly. HoneyHoney at g'net. Katie Costello, Joel Eckels, Nicole Gordon, and others at Room 5. Susan James at Cinema Bar. Them Crooked Vultures at the Roxy. Listen up for Spring Summer on GTFU. And the Jazz Butchers at Taix... Tuesday, Emily Wells, Rocco Deluca, Joey Ryan, and others play the 1st Annual Los Angeles Tribute to Jeff Buckley at g'net (this show will sell out). Charlie Haden Family & Friends at Walt Disney Concert Hall. A Fine Frenzy at the El Rey. Caitlin Crosby continues her residency at the Hotel Cafe. Horse Feathers and Loch Lomond visit the Bootleg. The Finches, Devon Williams, and others open for LAKE at The Smell. Them Crooked Vultures play a sold out show at the Wiltern. Jubilee and others at the Silverlake Lounge. Man's Assassination, Man and others at Echo Curio. Supersuckers and others at Spaceland. Voxhaul Broadcast, Eastern Conference Champions, Links, and others at the Roxy. And Asa Ransom at the Prospector... Wednesday, everyone will be out to see the highly-anticipated return of Radars to the Sky as they celebrate the release of their new record Selfish Kids at The Echo with Le Switch, Marvelous Toy, and The Happy Casualties. Exene Cervenka at Amoeba. Sea Wolf and The Growlers at Fingerprints. Butch Walker, Holly Conlan, and others at the Hotel Cafe. Crystal Antlers and IO Echo open for The Big Pink. David Garza at g'net. The Mormons, NASA Space Universe and others at L'KEG. Royal Crown Revue do a couple of weeks at The Mint. Jenny O., Mia Maestro, and Asa Ransom at the Bootleg. Double Naught Spycar at Taix. Emily Kokal and others at Three Clubs. And Batrider, O's and the Oculist, and others at Echo Curio... Thursday, Snoop Dogg, Quik, and others at Club Nokia. West Indian Girl and others Air Conditioned Lounge. Black Math Horseman and others at The Bordello. Eternal Tapestry, Pocahaunted, Sun Araw, and Pearl Harbor at L'KEG. Greater California, Lemon Sun, Forcefield ON, and Two Guns at Alex's Bar. Aushua, The Henry Clay People, and others at Detroit. Avi Buffalo and Eugene and the 1914 at The Prospector. Dirt Dress, Stab City, and others at Echo Curio. Samuel Stewart, Andrew Lynch, and others at the Bootleg. Johnny Echols, The Quarter After, and Sweaters at Spaceland. Monster, Batrider, and others at The Smell. Jay Nash, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Sally Jaye and others at the Hotel Cafe. Lainie Kazan at the Catalina Bar & Grill. And Deftones do a couple nights at the Avalon.
Complete calendar listing here.
Happy belated birthday to Sara Ellquist (Robotanists) and Sam Shelton over the weekend.
Pictured above is Captain Ahab on Friday doing that thing where they make lots of people act a fool. If you missed it, you also missed the debut of Hot Topic, the hardcorps supergroup featuring members of Pizza!, Mikki and the Mauses, and Mabson rattling off double bass like a machine gun. Pretty awesome night. Wait until we post video.
Yes, we've used that title before, but whatevs.
Good shows all around this week. Congrats to Horse Stories who celebrated the release of their new record November, November last night. Check them out at Origami tomorrow (7pm). But first let's talk about tonight...
Friday the 13th.
New quietly buzzing pop/folk chica Lindsey Ray celebrates the release of her new EP "Picture Perfect" at the Hotel Cafe (you've heard her voice without even knowing it). Saul Williams and others at the Roxy. Dusty Rhodes & the River Band open for Fun. at the Troubadour. The Raveonettes at the Music Box. Toots a& the Maytals with Ziggy Marley at Club Nokia. Captain Ahab, Extreme Animals, Tik///tik, and others at pehrspace. Gestapo Khazi, NASA Space Universe, and others at L'KEG. Anni Rossi returns with a show opening for Headlights at Spaceland. Sara Lov opens for Grand Archives at the Bootleg. Jon Brion at g'net. SIGNALS, The Urinals, and others open for LOVVERS at The Smell. Stab City, Barrio Tiger, and Rats Eyes open for Totimoshi at Redwood. Robedoor and others at Sync. Seasons, Bastidas, and others at Juanita's. Red Sparowes at Vacation. 60-Watt Kid at Origami. Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III at Royce Hall. And a special note to catch a rare opportunity to see Helmuth Rilling conducting Bach's B Minor Mass at Bovard Auditorium. It's one of the most beautiful choral pieces you'll ever hear and Rilling knows it better than most anybody alive today. Check it out here.
Saturday, a couple of big fests might be of interest. Hollywood Brewfest at the Music Box with Great Northern, Castledoor, The Deadly Syndrome, and others. 2nd Annual Fuzzy Festival at the Palladium with Showtek, Simon Patterson, and others. "Thank You, Come Again" day fest at Mary Hotchkiss Park. And Party Weirdo down at the Basement Lounge in Long Beach with Dead Meadow, The Tyde, Rainbow^Arabia and others. Elsewhere, Jenny Lewis plays a show at the Actors Gang. Abe Vigoda opens for Gil Mantera's Party Dream at Spaceland. Supersuckers, Zeke, and others at Alex's Bar. Princeton opens for The Drums at the Bootleg. The great Elizabeth McGrath, Gail Potocki, and others do a group show at BSFA. The Health Club and others at L'KEG. The Voyeurs, The Damselles, and others at The Crest. Dogweed and Cricket and the 2:19 at Taix. Leslie and the Badgers at G2 Gallery. And Moonrats, From Leaf to Feather, and others at The Blvd.
Sunday, Robert Hilburn finishes a little city book tour for his new rock memoir "Corn Flakes with John Lennon: And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life" at Book Soup. Spike Jonze does a book signing of his own at Family. I HEART Pin-Up Calendar show at the Hotel Cafe with a great lineup of Charlotte Martin, Leslie and the Badgers, Lelia Broussard, and many others. Bi-Polar Bear, All Leather, An Albatross, and others at The Smell. Ferraby Lionheart, Charlie Wadhams, Paige Stark, and Graham Forest at Spaceland. The Henry Clay People open for Mission of Burma at Echoplex. And So Many Wizards, Big Whup, Dietra Kruschev and others at Alex's Bar.
Full calendar listing here.
Pictured above is The Smell on Monday where members of Moses Campbell, Ms. Rock Insider, and others enjoyed a performance by Dunes.
We normally don't say much about the shows we help out with (before or after the show) but we really must give a warm round of applause to everyone involved with Tuesday's show at the Bootleg. The Fold put together one of the best lineups of the year at one of the best newly-renovated venues of the year all for the very affordable price of 131 pesos. Plus, with local media giant KCRW presenting the show and the accessibility to 18-and-over fans (who seemed to take up much of the front of the stage) what you have is a night predestined for greatness. Thanks to the handful of people who come to this site for coming out and to The Fold for having us tag along.
Given the amount of pro bloggers that were in attendance that evening, we probably won't have much to add to what happened that night but we will say that...
* In between quite a few good original folk tunes (especially "Flyrock Blues" and "It's You"), Daniel Martin Moore did a cover of The Carter Family's "Storms Are on the Ocean," which given our long-standing love for all things Carter, automatically made him tops in our book. He's touring the West Coast at the moment. It would be in your best interest to see him if you can.
* Ferraby Lionheart, playing his first L.A. show in a year, debuted many new songs that will be on his new record out in 2010. His new band included a drummer he met the day before the show. And if you're smart you'll be at Spaceland on Sunday 11/15 for another dose of Lionheart the Great.
* Eleni Mandell (backed by the amazing duo of Jeremy Drake on guitar and Ryan Feves on upright) played probably the best set of music of the entire night. She also had one particular somber moment reflecting on the good feeling of the evening as the reason why she continues to do music. She then closed with "Nickel Plated Man," a song that still holds up some ten years after we first heard her sing it opening for Jon Brion at Largo. Ms. Eleni and her all-star jazz combo returns to the Bootleg for a couple of early Thursday night sets beginning 11/12.
* Inara George and longtime musical partner Mike Andrews played a wonderfully casual set of new and old songs. You know, she's always written great music and her voice is as lovely as ever but the best thing about Ms. Inara is that she's as down-to-earth as she's always been. Never taking herself too seriously. Making fun of herself any chance she gets. And still able to chat with nervous fans after shows as if she were just any other girl in the room. That's why everyone loves Inara. And, yes, she officially announced that she's preggers with her first child so playing shows might be significantly decreased in the next few years. At least we'll have this one to treasure for a long while.
Thanks again everyone for coming out. That was the last show we have scheduled for the year and it was a good one.
Inara George - iTunes | Amazon
Eleni Mandell - iTunes | Amazon
Ferraby Lionheart - iTunes | Amazon
Daniel Martin Moore - iTunes | Amazon
Photos for the show here. And here's a few videos [1 | 2] we found on this new site called YouTube.
Tonight's lineup at the Bootleg brings a tear to our eye. It's a lineup that takes us back some ten years ago when Ms. Inara George was playing indie rock shows with the much-beloved Lode and later Merrick; Ms. Eleni Mandell was garnering "next big thing" buzz every time she'd open those Fridays at Largo for Jon Brion; and Mr. Ferraby Lionheart was frontman to one of the most under-appreciated power pop bands of our scene in Telecast. Of course, all three have gone on to become three of L.A.'s most cherished solo artists so having them together for one night in the very intimate setting of the Bootleg Theater makes this a must-go-to event (as emphasized by the bold lettering, something we rarely do). All will surely be performing new songs off recent and upcoming records. And, as a bonus, Daniel Martin Moore is coming all the way out from the blue hills of Kentucky to open up the evening.
If would be a tragedy to miss this show.
November 10, 2009
KCRW 89.9FM, The Fold and la-underground present:
DANIEL MARTIN MOORE
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 | Map
Parking behind Praise Christian Church, across from Brooklyn Bagel
18+ / 8:30pm / $10 21+ or $13 18+
Purchase advance tickets here
Inara George - "Accidental" (MP3) from the new record Accidental Experimental (2009)
Eleni Mandell - "Artificial Fire" (MP3) from the new record Artificial Fire (2009)
Ferraby Lionheart - "The Ballad of Gus And Sam" (MP3) from his debut EP (2006)
Daniel Martin Moore - "Stray Age" (MP3) from his record Stray Age (2008)
Daniel Martin Moore - "Smile"
Lots of good shows this week so let's get to it...
Tonight, more Monday residency action. We know everyone is at Spaceland (we are too) but don't forget about the Silverlake Lounge with Mississippi Man who we also caught last week. They're sounding better than ever and the lineups include some of the bands in SoCal. Also tonight, Warpaint opens for Band of Horses at Club Nokia. The Blood Arm opens for The Cribs at The Roxy. Best Coast, Dunes, and Night Control open for Yellow Fever at The Smell. Moment Trigger, Bow + Arrow, Vulture, and others at pehrspace for Carnage Mondays. No Paws (No Lions), Aristedes, and others at Tribal... Tuesday, we're co-presenting a show at the Bootleg with Inara George, Eleni Mandell, Ferraby Lionheart, and Daniel Martin Moore. Elsewhere, 60-Watt Kid celebrates the release of their phenomenal new record We Come From The Bright Side at The Echo. Wake Up Lucid celebrates the release of their new EP "Look Alive People" at the Silverlake Lounge. Exene Cervenka and Sara Watkins at g'net. Caitlin Crosby, Brother Sal, and others at the Hotel Cafe. Rachael Cantu, Penelope Fortier, and Sonus Quartet open for Via Tania at The Bordello. Captain Ahab, I.E., and others at The Smell. My Pet Saddle, Brown and Blue, and others at The Prospector. The Sweet Kill, Kozmonaut, and others at Spaceland. Katie Cole and others at Room 5. And Fischerspooner celebrates the release of their new record Supply and Demand at Cinespace with a DJ set, hosted by the one and only Alexi Wasser... Wednesday, HEALTH returns for a fundraiser to make The Smell less sauna-like with Abe Vigoda, Tearist, and Man's Assassination Man. 60-Watt Kid, Pocahaunted, and others at Sync. Butch Walker, WAZ, and others at the Hotel Cafe. Blockhead and others at The Echo. Spain and Jamie Drake at Crane's. Sonos and Via Tania at the Bootleg. And Double Naught Spycar and others at Taix... Thursday, Dead Meadow, Useless Keys, and Imaad Wasif take over the Echoplex. John Doe at the Actors Gang. Wait.Think.Fast., Tremellow, Diet Kong, and others at L'KEG. Jail Weddings, Gestapo Khazi, and Tijuana Panthers at Alex's Bar. Horses Stories celebrates the release of their new record November, November at Three Clubs. Rainbow^Arabia, Pit Er Pat open for Javelin at The Smell. Nightmare Air, Republic of Letters, Modern Time Machines, and others at Mr. T's Bowl. Restavrant, Telegraph Canyon, Tommy Santee Klaws, and others at Gallery 2023. Greg Proops Chat Show's special guest is Craig Ferguson with musical guest Nelly McKay. Idyllists, Grant Hart, and others at the Silverlake Lounge. Eleni Mandell Jazz Combo, The Finches, and Pearl Harbor open for The Orange Peels at the Bootleg. And of course Artwalk is back with tons of great events surrounding the evening.
Complete calendar listings here.
Happy belated birthdays over the weekend to The Gaslamp Killer and Sam Sparro. Happy birthdays this week to David Scott Stone, Jack Gibson (Tenlons Fort), Aaron Embry, and Ryan Gosling.
Pictured above are the Fancy Space People who played one of the best pure rock shows we've seen this month last night. We miss the Centimeters so very much.
Quick recap of the week... Monday residency launches were quite good and well-attended. You'd best be going out to a few this month if you can. The lineups are all stacked top to bottom... Congrats to Brandon McCulloch and the Deadbirds (pictured above) on their Wild Imagine record release on Wednesday. We were gigantic fans of Silver back in the day so finally seeing The Deadbirds put some new music out is a long time coming. Be sure to pick up the album on CD Baby or wherever you might see it on a shelf somewhere... Thursday, was Señor Avi Buffalo's birthday and he celebrated the night with a show with friends and family at The Echo. The night was also a bit of a release party for their new 7" on Sub Pop. Get it here.
So let's get to another busy weekend...
Tonight, listen up for Agent Ribbons on Demolisten then go see them at Echo Curio with Robotanists and others. Or maybe head down to Fingerprints for an in-store by 60-Watt Kid. Also, Buddy, Or, the Whale, and others at the Hotel Cafe. Cranky George, Lily Wilson, and others at Molly Malone's. Pixies at the Palladium. Tim Karpinski leads a great group show at thinkspace. Fitz & the Tantrums and others at The Echo. Hawnay Troof, DSS, Panther, and others at The Smell. Rainbow^Arabia opens for J-Casa at the Palace Theatre. Matt Costa at the Detroit. Robotanists, New Maximum Donkey, Puppies and Kittens and others at LaBrie's. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Madlib, and others at Echoplex. Jon Brion at g'net. LACO$TE, Tearist, Tik///Tik, and others at pehrspace. Ninja Academy, We Be the Echo and others at Old Towne Pub. Sea Wolf and Anya Marina open for Death Cab and Band of Skulls at Hollywood & Highalnd. And there's a big Vice Mag party at Ukranian Cultural Center.
Saturday, Fool's Gold and Janelle Monae at Siren. Brother Reade at Origami. Jason Falkner, Nico Stai, and War Children at Spaceland. Saint Motel, Rumspringa, Army Navy, and Red Arrow at the Roxy. Audacity, TRMRS, Allah Lahs, Shark Toys, and others at L'KEG. Birds & Batteries, Rademacher, Kissing Cousins, and Kissing Cousins at the Legion. Nina Storey, Randy Coleman, and others at the Hotel Cafe. Kill Kill Kill, Meho Plaza, and others at pehrspace. No Paws (No Lions, George Sarah, and others at The Smell. The Kris Special, Or, the Whale, Seasons, and Bodhi at Echo Curio. The Shade and We Should Be Dead at LaBrie's. Gamble House and She's Your Sister at the Bootleg. Audra Mae opens for Jim Ward and Chuck Ragan at the El Rey. LMFAO and others at The Wiltern. Rob Laufer celebrates a new record at The Mint with Los Pinguos. Gestapo Ghazi, Dva Damas, and others at Bart's. Also, don't forget the big Silver Lake Art Crawl.
Sunday, there's a nice commemoration show for Amy Farris at McCabe's with Dave Alvin, Peter, Case, Stan Ridgway, and others. Big benefit show at Echoplex with The Happy Stars, The Pity Party, Tim Rutili, Syd Straw, and some no-so surprising guests. Agent Ribbons at Origami. Tiff Randol birthday show at the Hotel Cafe. Silversun Pickups at Siren. Matt Costa, Aushua, and Hallelujah the Hills at the Bootleg. And Fancy Space People, Bambi Slam, and Garbaj Kaetz at PTP.
Full calendar listing here.
Thanks to everyone for coming out on Saturday for our little Halloween get-together. Eliza Rickman with string quartet was more lovely than we have ever seen her. Asa Ransom (pictured above) proved again they're destined for bigger stages very soon. boxViolet unveiled their new lightshow and they also secretly handed us some new demos that we have been playing all weekend (good lord). And The Blind were also a pleasant surprise (thanks Matthew Teardrop!). Be sure to see these bands whenever you get a chance. And thanks to everyone at pehrspace for hosting. Our next show we're helping with is 11/10 at the Bootleg with Inara George, Eleni Mandell, Ferraby Lionheart, and Daniel Martin Moore. We'll be doing a ticket giveaway for the show this week. Meaning, it's been so long since we've done a ticket giveaway we need a few days to read through the ticket giveaway instruction manual.
November is usually the beginning of the wind-down to the year. Why then do we have 58 shows scheduled to go to this month?...
Residencies this month include: The Happy Hollows, Mississippi Man, Jon Brion, Pop Noir, Double Naught Spycar, Butch Walker, Stab City, Caitlin Crosby, Jazz Butchers, Randy Coleman, Kenneth Pattengale, King Washington, The Downtown Train...
Record releases 60-Watt Kid, WAZ, Brandon McCulloch and The Deadbirds, Wake Up Lucid, Lindsey Ray, Bobby Syvarth, Horse Stories, Rob Laufer, The Passports...
Big events this month include: Charlie Haden Family & Friends' "Rambling Boy", We the People Music Festival, LA Weekly's "L.A. 101", Dia De Los Muertos, Fuzzy Festival, Brewfest, I HEART benefit, Riot Fest West, Jeff Buckley Tribute, Neil Young Tribute, Pixes, Silver Lake Art Crawl, Masters of Darkness, and the American Music Awards which we'll be attending again this year for kix and giggles.
Happy birthdays this week to Sean Carnage, Jenean Farris (VOICEsVOICEs), Brette Marie Way (The Parson Red Heads), Avi Zahner (Avi Buffalo), and Ben Hoste (YYYIKYS).