Brad is off donating a kidney to a complete stranger this week, God love him. Your day of service may be less extreme, but keep the dream alive. For this week's Show Low Down I'll be winging it. Be kind.
Monday January 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
-The Fling & The Belle Brigade With Francisco The Man, Obi Best (Last Spaceland Monday Night Residency) @ Spaceland a.k.a. Satellite
-Screaming Females, La Sera, Audacity, Lovely Bad Things @ Echoplex
-Cannoneers Of The New Command With Sing The Body Electric, Wet And Reckless, The Lucky Lonely @ the Echo
Tuesday January 18
-The Monolators, Useless Keys, Modern Time Machines @ Labrie’s
-Auditorium, College Kids @Bootleg Theater
-Olin & The Moon, Wire In The Walls, Family Of The Year, Bingo @ Echo
-Check Yo Ponytail 2: Tobacco, Royal Bangs, Nadastrom @ Echoplex
-Fiend Without a Face "Featuring Brent Hinds from Mastodon!", West End Motel "Featuring Brent Hinds from Mastodon!", Taylor Locke and the Roughs, Bleu / Lindsey Ray @ Satellite
-The Pierces, Haroula Rose, Atlantic/Pacific, Clare Burson, Victoria Vox @ Hotel Cafe
The Monolators residency at Labrie’s with Useless Keys and Modern Time Machines is the hot ticket. I can’t tell you to see anything else, like going to the Bootleg theater to see Band to Look out for College Kids.
Wednesday January 19
-Foster The People / Lesands / Hot As Sun @ Echo (8:30 Pm)
-Jeans Wilder, Holy Spirits, Mutual Benefit, Steffaloo, Think or Smile @Lot 1
-Ra Ra Riot:Wed-Jan-19 Santa Barbara, CA Soho
-Dashboard Confessional Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniversary Tour Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Lady Danville, John Lefter @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
I can’t recommend Ra Ra Riot highly enough, definitely worth the drive up to Santa Barbara. Closer to home, WALK played a Let’s Independent show last spring and they were really great. They’ve been keeping a low profile lately, so go check them out.
Thursday January 20, 2011
-Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag), Zander Schloss Record Release Party, Simon Stokes, Bob Forrest (Thelonious Monster) @ Bootleg Theater
-Night Horse, The Binges, Chief Nowhere @ Echo
- L.A. Unheard: Abe Vigoda, Lord Huron With The Calder Quartet, Gamble House @ The Autry
-Fauna Valetta, Lantvrn, VonVeederVeld, Spirit Vine @ the Redwood Bar
-C-Horse, Cobalt Cranes, Woolen @ Lot 1 Cafe
-Satellite, The Wellspring, Rachel Goodrich, Austin Hartley Leonard, Brent Puls @ Hotel Cafe
-Nikka Costa @ The Roxy Theatre
-Dashboard Confessional Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniversary Tour Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Lady Danville, John Lefter @ The Troubadour (Sold Out)
-Ra Ra Riot on Jimmy Kimmel
Twilight Sleep at the Satellite will be a great show, same for Spirit Vine at the Redwood. The L.A. Unheard show at the Autry (in Griffith Park) is mighty tempting as well.
Friday January 21
George Glass record release party @ Origami Vinyl 7pm
-Capsule Labs presents LIVE AT THE RECORD FACTORY with LIGHT FM, STARVING DAUGHTERS, and EATING FACES and laser illuminations from Ulli Buddemeier. Free with RSVP (your First and Last name) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peter Wolf Crier, Retribution Gospel Choir @ echo
- Melvins – Melvins Lite – Melvins Set & Bullhead Record + Dj Shepard Fairey @ the Satellite
-Physical Forms (ex-members of The Mae Shi, Silver Daggers, Busdriver and Bad Dudes), Skull Tape (ex-members of The Mae Shi, Robin Williams On Fire, XBXRX and Robotonists), Turrks (Formerly known as Bipolar Bear) Bleak End @ Bernie's @the Smell
-The Terrapin, Kissing Cousins @ Casey's Irish Bar & Grill
-Old 97's, Langhorne Slim @ the Music Box at the Fonda
-Meiko, Tom Freund, Cahn & Yang, Paperback Hero, Drew Andrews @ Hotel Cafe
-Brad Mehldau’s Highway Rider with Chamber Orchestra @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
-Dashboard Confessional Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniversary Tour Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Lady Danville, John Lefter @ the Troubadour (Sold Out)
-The Asylum Street Spankers @ Molly Malone's
-Le Castle Vania, Toy Selectah, Blake Miller @ Avalon
-Tom Paxton @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
The George Glass record release at Origami is de rigueur, after that you should head over to see Light FM et al. at the Capsule Labs show, it’s free. Kissing Cousins were mind-blowingly good last week at the Monolators residency. Other options: Retribution Gospel Choir at the Echo, or the Old 97’s and Langhorne Slim at the Music Box/Fonda.
Saturday January 22
-Peg Leg Love record release @ Origami Vinyl at 7:00pm
-Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel, You Me & Everyone We Know, Now, Now Every Children @the Troubadour
-Tyler Hilton, Ari Herstand, Jake Newton, Shaimus, Queen Caveat @ Hotel Cafe
-Guster, Good Old War @ Music Box/Fonda
-Suzanne Vega @ Largo at the Coronet
-Tom Paxton @McCabe's Guitar Shop
-Tobacco, Royal Bangs @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa)
I’ve heard lots of good things about Moses Campbell, I haven’t seen them yet myself, but I’m going to. Suzanne Vega I haven’t heard anything from in years, but I’ll bet that’s a decent show.
Sunday January 23, 2011
-NATIVE / FAKE PROBLEMS @ Echo – Early Show!
-WEEKEND [Slumberland Records], CATWALK [Captured Tracks] @ echo
-L.A. Music Video Festival with Voxhaul Broadcast, The Black Apples and Lemon Sun @ The Echoplex
-Defiance, Ohio (Columbus, OH), Kimya Dawson (member of Moldy Peaches from Olympia, WA), Moses Campbell, Peter Pants (members of Heller Keller) @ the Smell (at press time this show was listed for both 1/22 and 1/23 on the Smell web site so you should double check.)
-Wanda Jackson, The Third Man House Band Feat. Jack White On Guitar @ El Rey Theatre
-Ghost Of A Saber Tooth, Laura Gibson @ the Troubadour
-Hieroglyphics @ Key Club
-Ellis Paul @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
L.A. Music Video Festival with Voxhaul Broadcast, The Black Apples and Lemon Sun @ The Echoplex or Wanda Jackson at the El Rey.
Let me know what's missing at: RFSLshowlistings@gmail.com