by Brad Roberts
This is a really good week for very strong shows. The biggest of which is, for me, An Evening with Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman on Monday, performing a free-form concert experience at Wilshire Ebell Theatre that appears will be a mostly unscripted review-style offering of songs from Palmer and spoken word musings from author Neil Gaiman. This is how I get to spend Halloween night.
One of the best shows of the week is over at Pehrspace on Friday night with the new hot band, Little Red Lung, appearing with two of our best, George Glass and One Trick Pony, in what will undoubtedly be one of the hottest local tickets of the week. Hosted by Missouri's Special Passenger Records.
The Monolators, now a three-piece, have a show on Tuesday at The Echo where they open for Shonen Knife. I have my own show on Saturday night highlighting two bands that have some of the nicest members I know (among so many!) Both Downtown/Union and Torches have been on my list of favorite local bands for some time now so I'm thrilled to have them co-headlining my Feed Your Head night at Lot 1. When you throw in Aaron Kyle's Geronimo Getty and Steve Sigl's Schoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble it ends up being more like an evening with friends.
There's a lot more good shows inside...