by Brad Roberts
We wrap up January and bid a hopeful farewell to all the colds that have been plaguing me and most of the people I know all month. Away! A somewhat low-key week permits us to venture out of the house to hear some live music. The January residencies end with a bang with strong line ups and "Desert Nights" has a nice show at The Standard on Wednesday. Badass Bands Blog celebrates two years on Thursday at Silver Lake Lounge and Wages play at Hotel Cafe on Friday. Afternoons are at The Echo on Saturday while the same venue offers The Mormons at Part Time Punks the following night (Sunday).