Thank you to everyone (bands/patrons/pehrspace) for their unbelievable kindness in letting us present last Friday's show. Pretty much no one (including perhaps even us) knew of the night's full details until about 7pm the night of the show and it still went on without a hitch. And all the artists sounded wonderful. Anyway, thanks again and we hope to be back soon. Actually soon will be 5/11 at Casey's.
Tonight, we say adios to April Monday residencies. Go out and see some great bands. Elsewhere, Avi Buffalo celebrates the release of the debut album (out tomorrow) at Fingerprints. Wayne Kramer and Tom Morello kick out the jammies at The Stronghold. Knight Rider, Baths, Wonder Wheel, and Wet Mango for Carnage at pehrspace. And the debuts of JP, Chrissie, and the Fairground Boys and Apples & Lemons at Bardot... Tuesday, Kisses celebrates the release of a new 7" at Origami. Big Whup, Uli & the Gringos, and others at La Cita. Jack Wilson, Jr., The Californian, Death Hymn Number 9 and others at Spaceland. Eugene & the 1914, boxViolet, and The Terrapin at The Bordello. Villains celebrate a new record at Cinespace Tuesdays. Whispertown 2000, Chasing Kings, All Wrong and the Plans Change, and others at the Silverlake Lounge. And Peter Kolovos, Metal Rouge, and others at Echo Curio... Wednesday, Blue Jungle, The Bellys, The Uzi Rash, and Old Blood at The Smell. Sister Crayon, Corridor, and Casper & the Cookies open for Aquaserge at Spaceland. The Union Line, Useless Keys, and Samuel Stewart open for Kav at the Silverlake Lounge. Alex B, King Cannibal, and Chillis at LET. Galanis, The Fictionist, and ER at Three Clubs. And Woolen opens for Craig Wedren at the Bootleg... Thursday, HoneyHoney finishes up their residency at the Hotel Cafe. ¡Socorro!, Monster, and SISU at the Silverlake Lounge. Learning Music, NYMPH, Superhumanoids, and Eli Rarey at Echo Curio. Dante vs. Zombies, Woah Hunx, Apes of Wrath at Spaceland. Signals, Dinowalrus, Foot Village, Tempo No Tempo, and Ezra Buchla at The Smell. Lemon Sun, Leopold & His Fiction, and Red Arrow Messenger at The Echo. Emily Wells, Timmy Straw at g'net. And Sarah Silverman signs her new book "The Bedwetter" at Book Soup. Halloween Swim Team, Chum Out, and Blue Tape Red Tape at The Cocaine.
Pictured above is once again a nod to HT Heartache for being the first one at pehrspace and the last one to leave (and somewhere in between there performing one heck of a show). We're also giving this week's "heart" to drummer Sam Johnson who played a great set at both pehr and the LA Times Festival of Books on Sunday with Shadow Shadow Shade.
That picture above is the obligatory setlist tiltshift-ish shot we took of HT Heartache's setlist on Wednesday. Coincidentally, she's playing tonight at pehrspace. And it's all ages so if you didn't get into that show (which incidentally was one of the best shows we saw all of April) because you're turning 21 next decade then you're in luck. And, look, we put a cute little heart on "Turn Black" as a little hint that we will be crying when it is played tonight. Also, Sara Melson was just added to the lineup!
Also, tonight listen up for Luna Is Honey on Demolisten. Shane Alexander celebrates a new record at the Hotel Cafe. Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now at The Echo. +DOG+, Actuary, Bavab Bavab, Drum Jester Devotional, and others at Sync. Jon Brion at g'net. Glasser at the Bootleg. The Growlers and Dirt Dress at Madame Wong's. The Killingtons, The Valley Arena, and others at Alex's. Aloe Blacc at The Airliner. Hole has a couple of nights at the Music. And Killola at the Roxy.
Saturday, too many things to do. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (Shadow Shadow Shade are among those performing), Unique LA, "Los Angeles, I'm Yours, Greening the Earth Day & Armory Family Arts Festival, and EX GEN are just a few of the big events. Elsewhere, The Spires, The French Semester, Divisadero, and The Lunch Club at pehrspace. Ninja Academy and The Health Club at HM157. The Living Sisters and Paige, Dora, Liv and Lindsay open for Black Prairie at the Bootleg. Carolyn Edwards and Patria Jacobs at Taix. And The Year Zero, Familiar Trees, and others at OCCCA.
Sunday, spend the whole day at The Echo with Warpaint and His Orchestra doing a kid's-only show, then Grand Ole Echo with Wirepony and 1921a, then much later PTP with Blank Dogs and Cosmetics. Elsewhere, Rainbow Arabia, Sister Crayon, and TEARIST
at Space 15 Twenty. The Monolators, Allah Las, Ancient Crux, and Sean Bones
at Spaceland. And 60-Watt Kid opens for Javelin and Maus Haus at the Bootleg.
Have fun. See you tonight maybe.
This night almost took the life out of everyone involved but somehow we managed to get everything in order. Tonight at pehrspace we're hosting an intimate little show featuring a few of our favorite singer-songwriters of the past few years.
Let's start with Ms. Nettie Rose beginning with the one thing that's on everyone's mind when they see her: She's the granddaughter of Alan Freed (yes, that Alan Freed), and following in his footsteps the young Rose certainly has a knack for this music stuff. She's been quietly building a following of classic Country & Western music enthusiasts on the Westside, forcing us to trek over to her regular joint the Unurban (which is one of the first places we saw Sara Bareilles and Holly Conlan) quite a times over the years. She self-released an EP of some tunes a few years ago that made its way to our desk and we immediately were struck by her level of songwriting at such a young age. "Ride Ride Ride" is destined for Grand Ole Opry glory. And look out for a new album soon.
In one way or another, you've probably seen Jamie Drake around town whether she's singing with any one of her famous friends (Sally Jaye, Leslie Stevens, and Brother Sal to name a few), having a momentary stint as a member of The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, or at Crane's where she's been playing regularly for a few years and where she's currently holding the Wednesday residency for a most all of 2010. She's now about to self-release her debut record When I Was Yours on 5/25. It's an undeniably charming collection of sugary sweet pop/folk songs with the title track and "Daydream" being the clear front-runners for Meredith/McDreamy montage music. This is probably music to Ms. Drake's ears as we all know what one song featured on a hit television show can do for the unpaid bills of an independent musician. And if you like what you hear, you should help as much as you can to help offset the costs of the record. And you really should help. Jamie Drake is one of the most honest-to-gosh nicest gals in town. Not to mention, one damn talented lady.
And so we come to HT Heartache. She just celebrated the release of her new record Swing Low earlier this week in a room full of friends that included members of
We are truly honored to have these ladies playing tonight. Gosh knows we've been begging them for a
Hope to see you there.
April 23, 2010
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SARA MELSON just added!
325 Glendale Blvd.
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All Ages / $5 / 9pm
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Ed Helms and Seth Morris made some fun little comments about Coachella on Saturday (we're paraphrasing): Anyone notice how less annoying Los Angeles has gotten in the last 24 hours? I have no interest in going to Coachella. Thousands of people in the desert being indifferent together. I don't think I have enough denim to be allowed into Coachella... Of, course, they were joking (through puppets, no less) but that's what pretty much what happened in town while the others were out. Yes, Los Angeles survived another year of the desert storm and we have honestly no idea what happened out there since we were catching other lineups we couldn't pass up, most of which we might have failed to mention on our Friday update thing. But if you were on the Westside on Friday for those next big thing bands we applaud your resourcefulness.
Anyway, post-Coachella week ain't too bad either. We're getting lazier and lazier with this thing so we'll just post the highlights of the highlights.
There are several record release shows this week with Ozomatli (check out the Ozomatli vs. KCRW Soundclash remix project here), Take, HT Heartache, Alright Alright, Fireball Ministry, Ratt, and Kottonmouth Kings all putting out new records... Warpaint's got a few low-key shows in the next week before heading overseas to become even more famous. Occidental College (4/20), UCLA (4/21), and KiDROCKERS (4/25)... Saint Rocke is putting itself on the map hosting three big KROQ-y shows this week with NOFX, Cypress Hill, and Authority Zero (most are sold out)... TV highlights: Phoenix on Leno (4/19), Weezer on Carson (4/19, Rerun), Cypress Hill with Tom Morello on Kimmel (4/19), Devo on Kimmel (4/20), Natalie Merchant on Leno (4/21), Jakob Dylan on Letterman (4/21), Rob Zombie on Kimmel (4/21), Silversun Pickups on Fallon (4/21, Rerun), Broken Social Scene on Letterman (4/22), Taylor Hawkins on Kimmel (4/22).
Birthdays this week include Jim Smith (The Smell), Scott McDonald (The Meeting Places), Eli Monolator (The Monolators), Jesca Hoop, Carolyn Edwards, Austin Hartley-Leonard, and our future wives Miranda Kerr and Amber Heard.
Also, we're presenting a show on Friday at pehrspace. Please come if you feel like it.
So another year of Coachella has come around and the inevitable divide of those who are attending versus those cannot afford to attend versus those who have become bitter about the event and have vowed never to step near Indio again versus those who have more important things to do this weekend. And even if you fall under some other category, this weekend is filled with plenty of pro-chella/no-chella events for everybody to enjoy. Here are just the highlights...
Tonight, No-Chella is probably the best alternative for those not going to the desert or for those needing a detour prior to heading to the desert. Just be sure you know someone in one of the bands or Pomona College that can get you in because it's only for students and we hear it might be pretty strict on that rule. If you're smart and jump the fence, you'll get to see The Happy Hollows, Avi Buffalo, Tijuana Panthers, Moses Campbell, and a slew of other great locals play for free... A little closer to home, Autolux plays the Bootleg. Joseph Arthur continues his residency at The Stronghold. Andy Clockwise and others at the Hotel Cafe. Les Blanks continue their residency at Casey's. Moses Campbell and friends at The Smell. Repeater, Telomere Repair, Greater California, Bella Novela, and others at Alex's. Former Ghosts, Whitman, Bestial Mouths, and others at Sync. Jonah Ray hosts another Meltdown. Sarah Silverman at g'net. Black Apples, Dirt Dress, and others open for Mark Sultan. And be sure to listen up for Featherbeard on Demolisten.
Saturday is Record Store Day and most local shops are in on it with Amoeba presenting Smashing Pumpkins at Space 15 Twenty; Male Bonding, Dum Dum Girls, The One AM Radio, and others at Origami; Keith Morris, Jeff Caxide (ISIS), Larry Herwig (Pelican), and others DJing at Vacation; and Rhettmatic, (with Iriscience, and Chali 2na), Mr. Chock, C-Minus, and others at Fat Beats. And all of them are having huge sales so if you've been waiting to buy the new We Are the World, Captain Ahab, and Patrick Park records (and you should because they're three of the best records of the year) this is the day to do it... Elsewhere Saturday, Daedelus returns to The Broad Stage for another performance of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Radar Brothers, Timonium, NOPAL, and Young Hunting at Echo Curio. Kid Infinity, Okie Dokie, and Rough Kids do Nomad. SISU, Katie the Pest, and Maraca Mouths at pehrspace. Cobalt Cranes, AM, The Light Rays, and Blue Red Tape at Silver Factory Studios. Bestial Mouths, Trudgers, Chum Out, and others at Sync. Rocket at T's. The Paul F. Tompkins Show at g'net. The Monthlies, John Gold, Azalia Snail, Brandon McCulloch, boxviolet, and many others play songs at the Amphiyard. And So Many Wizards, Rademacher, The Crystelles, and others at The Smell.
Sunday, it's the return of Radio Free Silver Lake's "Let's Independent" at El Cid with The Californian, Big Whup, and WALK. Elsewhere, Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls aka Kristin Gundred plays a rare solo show at Echo Curio with another rare solo performance from Ms. Nite Jewel aka Ramona Gonzalez. Meiko, Angie Mattson, and others at Saint Rocke (which will be broadcast live). WEAVE! and Love Grenades open for Love Is All at The Echo. Dunes, PROTECTME, and others open for Male Bonding at The Smell. Parade of Lights takes a break from recording in Vegas for a trip back home at Spaceland. Boris Smile and others at Dig In. Another dose of "I Love L.A." 420 Celebration at The Airliner. And It's Casual back at the Dragonfly.
Happy birthdays this weekend to the wonderful Leslie Stevens (Leslie and the Badgers), Lukas Haas, Amy Cooper (Naked Hearts), Maynard James Keenan, and Monet Mazur.
Ok, so after ten years you know the deal with pre-Coachella week. They're busy. But we also know you're trying to penny pinch until Friday (or even before then if you owe taxes), so here's the quick freebie slash cheapie-cheap version of this thing...
Monday residencies are free and loaded with great lineups. You also might want to catch a taping of Local Natives on the Craig Ferguson show. That's free too. Elsewhere, Sean Carnage is hosting his regular five buck chuck of bands at pehrspace with The Monolators, The Seizure, and others. And on the Westside for four bucks you can catch Go West Young Man, The Clouds, and others at the Air Conditioned Lounge... Tuesday, head back to Television City for a free taping of the adorable Charlyne Yi on Ferguson. Later, Wounded Lion, Residual Echoes, and others play Echo Curio for five bucks. Kelis, Hesta Prynn, The Constellations, and Cosmic Kids do Cinespace for $5 (with RSVP). And 60WK at Hype for free... Wednesday, if you can't afford the $20 cover of A Fine Frenzy at g'net why not see some future stars of the singer-songwriter scene like Liz Pappademas and Eliza Rickman at Echo Curio for $5 or Jamie Drake at Crane's for free? Or see a rare performance by Death Angel at the Roxy for free (with RSVP)... Thursday, didn't/can't get your tickets for She & Him at the Glass House or Pavement at the Fox or The Specials at Club Nokia? Well, some reasonably-priced alternatives are Autolux at Detroit for $10 (a bargain considering they've played Coachella and will be opening for Atoms For Peace this weekend). The Victorians, The Secret 6, and The Steelwells at Alex's for $5. Jake La Botz's farewell show (he's moving to New Orleans) at the Redwood for $5. Jubilee Singers and others at Sync (donation). Ezra Buchla, I.E., Black Church, and others at Echo Curio for $5. And, of course, We Are the World who continues their residency at The Echo for a price far too small for their magnificence.
You're going to have such a good time this weekend. We can feel it.
Listen up for the 1921a on Demolisten tonight. Later, Cary Brothers celebrates the release of his new record Under Control at the Hotel Cafe. Ja Prawn celebrates the release of their new record Everybody at Origami. Chris Pierce and Shane Alexander at The Mint. 2023 ends with a bang with Elvis Perkins, Tom Brosseau, Frank Fairfield, and a slew of other regulars. Nikka Costa at the Roxy. Elaine Layabout presents a little China vs. USA battle at The Legion. Voice on Tape tour kickoff of at 2035. Joseph Arthur at The Stronghold with special guest Queen Kwong. Les Blanks residency at Casey's with special guest The World Record. TEARIST, Former Ghosts, Fantastica Bastidas and others at The Smell. Halloween Swim Team, Magick Orchids, and others at Dig In. Charlyne Yi Show at UCBT. Morris Tepper at Taix. Ugly Duckling at The Airliner. The Watkins Family Hour at g'net. The Knux, Nocando, Holloys, and others at Spaceland.
Saturday, Robotanists celebrate the release of their new record Shapes and Variations at the Garden Party. Jail Weddings, Gestapo Khazi, Stab City, and others at the Redwood. Gary Calamar & Phil Gallo signs their new book "Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again" at Book Soup. Bad Religion at the HOB. Liars and Fol Chen at the El Rey. Rocco Deluca, Truth & Salvage Co., and The Dahls at Saint Rocke. Saint Motel, Voxhaul Broadcast, The Pity Party, and Mississippi Man at the Echoplex. West Indian Girl and others at the Roxy. Wires In The Walls releases their new EP "Call Signs" at the Bootleg with Olin and the Moon. 60-Watt Kid, Dirt Dress, Speculator, and Tan Dollar at Sync. The best club of all time A Club Called Rhonda at El Cid. Ben Gibbard at g'net. Catwalk, Sea Lions, Sweater Girls, and Waterlaso at The Smell. Restavrant, Dva Damas, and Le Face at The Prospector. The Health Club, Manhattan Murder Mystery, and others at T's. Very Be Careful, La Ghost, Italian Japanese, and Eugene and the 1914 at Alex's Bar.
Sunday, I See Hawks in L.A., Wheelhouse, and Mars Arizona do Grand Ole Echo. The Living Sisters sings a few songs and signs some records at Amoeba. Peg Leg Love and The Crystelles share the small Origami stage releasing new vinyl records. The Mother Hips and Dusty Rhodes & The River Band at Brixton. The Boats, Sharp Objects, and Gestapo Khazi at Echo Curio. And Woah Hunx and others at Sync.
That's Pizza!'s Geoff Geis waving his hand like he just don't care last night at the Independent.
Nice long weekend filled with good shows that made the earth move. And April looks like like it's filled with'em...
April residencies/multi-nights include... Bad Religion, Joseph Arthur, We Are the World, Helen Stellar, Walking Sleep, A Fine Frenzy, So Many Wizards, HoneyHoney, Rocco DeLuca, Les Blanks, Jamie Drake, Justin Gaston, King Washington, Ruby Friedman, Brent George, Malea McGuinness...
April record release shows include... We Are the World, The Living Sisters, Cary Brothers, HT Heartache, Very Be Careful, Captain Ahab, Smashing Pumpkins, Robotanists, Fireball Ministry, Ratt, Kenan Bell, Shane Alexander, Take, Bell Gardens, Torches in Trees, Wires in the Walls, Kisses, Graydon, Rob Laufer, Fed Up, The Quiet, Maggie Malyn, Kelly Dalton, Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now, Elevaters, George Stanford, Rob Michael, Kottonmouth Kings
Big shows/events... Record Store Day, Origami 1 Year Anniversary, Saint Motel's "We Make Contact," "I Love L.A." 420 party, The Church 30th Anniversary show, Downtown Artwalk, Ben Gibbard & Friends at g'net, Ice Cream Man Benefit show, Musexpo, International Noise Conference, Brides of the Boogie Monster, Showbiz Expo, the new (and improved?) Smashing Pumpkins at Space 15 Twenty, the return of Grand Ole Echo, Lebowski Fest, Bike Night at the Hammer, Festival of Books, Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness, Eagles at the Bowl, "Out of Our Minds" screening, Bloody Beetroots at the Palladium (two nights), Unique Spring show, Hole at the Music Box, Paid Dues, oh and this little fledgling festival called Coachella.
And on 4/23 we're co-presenting a show with Elaine Layabout at pehrspace. Details teebeedee.
Happy April. Lots of big shows this weekend. Here are some quick highlights...
Captain Ahab celebrates the release of their fantastic new record The End of Irony (out next week on Deatbomb Arc). Breakestra and Fitz and the Tantrums do the ever prestigious Natural History Museum gig. Elsewhere, Torches in Trees celebrate the release of their new EP "Carnivora" at The Echo with Tremellow. Daniel Ahearn, Laura Gibson and others at Echo Curio... Origami Vinyl celebrates 1 year of eating up our entire savings account with Summer Darling, Twilight Sleep, Kissing Cousins, Future Ghost, and Tricky Sizzler (2pm). Later, Kenan Bell celebrates the release of his new record Until the Future at Spaceland. Bell Gardens releases their fantastic new record at the Bootleg. Kelly Dalton celebrates the release of his new record Everything Must Go at the Hotel Cafe. Another FMLY Ride around Los Angeles. Lebowski Fest returns. As does Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness at the Gibson. Paid Dues at the NOS Center. And Paul Verhoeven is signing his new book Jesus of Nazareth at Book Soup.. Sunday, we're helping with a show at Dakota Live with Useless Keys, boxViolet, Ovideo, and Sing Orpheus (The Nightbirds canceled). Elsewhere, you might want to see a very special performance by two of our longtime favorites Dave Alvin and Tom Russell at McCabe's. Also, Nellie McKay does a makeup show at Echoplex. Memory, Fangs, and others at Spaceland. Bad Religion, Vandals, and others at the House of Blues. And Modern Time Machines, Wrong Way Driver, and others at Silver Factory.