Monday, March 10, 2008

See Her Running Around She's The Girl About Town That You (Probably Haven't) Heard Of 3/10 - 3/16

Abstract thoughts, and incomplete sentances seem to be the only things drifting through my mind these days as I try desperately to catch up on my SXSW preparations. I'm afraid that leaves me as not much good for any sort of a proper introduction, and if you've read this before you know that I stretch the limits of "proper" introductions anyway. The past week has been floods of email, slowdive, several threats of an ear infection, bringing people food, pouring through boxes of 45s...

Actually that's not really so different from any other week.

Did everyone else have a good week? See any particularly great shows? We'd love to hear about it!

Here are a few of the things going on this week:

MONDAY 3/10:

Frankie Chan, and Har Mar Superstar at Beauty Bar

Le Switch at Safari Sam's

Calls After Midnight, Warpaint, The Black Swans, and Maryandi at Bordello

Dandi Wind, and Pop Noir at the Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Slim Cessna's Auto Club, 5 O'Clock Somewhere, and Trainwreck Riders at Safari Sam's

Twilight Sleep, Static of the Gods, and Black Skies For Black Hearts at The Silverlake Lounge

Voxhaul Broadcast, Ausha, Yves Klein Blue, Whitley, Old Man River, Ash Grunwald, and Dan Kelly at Spaceland

Ed Harcourt, The Chapin Sisters, and Everest at The Echoplex

Cut Copy, Walter Meego, and DJ Paul V at The Echo

Ooh! Le Switch have a show! I can't make this one because I'm at somewhere around two on my list of ten million things to do before I leave for Austin on Wednesday. You, however, should drop everything and go see Le Switch at Safari Sam's.


Bad Religion at The House of Blues/Sunset Strip

Ting Tings at Jensen RecCenter Studio

Jill Sobule, and Tom Brosseau at Largo

The Active Set, Old Man River, and The High Wires at the Silverlake Lounge

The Wombats, and AAnchors AAweigh at Spaceland

Atlas Sound, Valet, and White Rainbow at The Echo

Give Up and/or a Sad, Slow Dance Party at La Cita

You know, I haven't really spent much time with Deerhunter yet, much less Atlas Sound. From all accounts of both projects I'm clearly missing out. The Ting Tings, and The Wombats will probably be putting on some seriously fun dance party type shows at Jensen Rec Center Studios, and Spaceland, respectively. Then again, you can never go wrong with this:


Angels and Airwaves at The House Of Blues/Anaheim

Bad Religion at The House of Blues/Sunset Strip

Earth Crisis, Terror, Sworn Enemy, Shai Hulud, Down to Nothing, and Recon at The Knitting Factory

1971, and The French Semester at The Silverlake Lounge

CLub NME w/ The Mint Chicks at Spaceland

Death to Anders, Karabal Nightlife, Thailand, and Michael Compton at The Echo

Squaregirls' faves Death to Anders, and Thailand seems like kind of an unbeatable combination.


Clutch, Murder By Death, and Maylene & Sons of Disaster at the Henry Fonda Theater
Beach House, and Papercuts at The Echo (early show)

Acid Mothers Temple, and Danava at The Echo (late show)

I'm slightly broken hearted that I have to miss this Beach House show at the Echo. I guess I'll have to console myself with the fact that while that's going on here, if all goes according to plan, I'll be in Austin moments away from a performance from Secret Shine.

FRIDAY 3/14:

Angels and Airwaves at The House Of Blues/Anaheim

You Me and Iowa, Pacific Ocean Fire, The Drowning Men, and Antiques at Spaceland

Ariel Pink, Clang Quartet, BoyZone, Bobb Bruno, Jeremy Drake, and David Rothbaum at The Smell

West Without A Word w/ Signal Hill, The Drift, El Ten Eleven, and The Littlest Viking at Pehrspace

Signal Hill are impressive.


Firebug (record release party,) and Sierra Swan at Spaceland

Angels and Airwaves at The Wiltern

West Without A Word w/ Beware Of Safety, North, Form and Fate, Hellas Mounds/Empire, and Arc of The Aurora at The Cocaine at Live Jazz

I am completly useless for a recommendation on Saturday. Anyone have any ideas?

SUNDAY 3/16:

Boredoms at The Henry Fonda Theater

Foot Foot, Pwrffl Power, Capillary Action, Planets, and Totally Serious at Pehrspace

Part Time Punks w/ Din Glorious at The Echo

Boredoms made a lot of best conert of the year lists in 2007 for their large scale drum circle with 77 drummers on 07/07/07
at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Something tells me that what they do in the comparitively more low key setting of the Fonda will be just as compelling.

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