Sunday night's !!!/Indian Jewelry show at the Troubadour ended up to have been a wise choice. I caught most of Indian Jewelry's psych-rock set from the Loft, but traveled downstairs for the final extremely rewarding two songs. They play so often in Los Angeles, that somehow I had no idea they are from Houston. !!! vastly exceeded my expectations, front band Nick Offer leading the packed venue in over an hour of fist pumping, hip gyrating early-mid 2000s style dance punk rocking out.
Besides the Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday (for which we should have a preview up some time this week), there's not too many shows on my personal radar, although the following seem worth mentioning....
1) Already love the song, and was more than pleased with the first video, but Los Angeles supergroup Fool's Gold have released yet another for their smash single "Surprise Hotel." Features 1) what looks like a small komodo dragon in the swimming pool (is it an iguana?), 2) a group of old guys have more than than a barell of monkeys and 3) a girl in a bikini playing the sax. Nice. Fool's Gold will be playing on Saturday, 10/3/2009 at Pappy and Harriet's in Joshua Tree, California, at the Manimal Festival with Devendra Banhart.