Ah, the crippling (brain and body) exhaustion that comes with seeing 40+ bands within the span of 5 days. I'm working on a South By Southwest re-cap article that I hope to post the first installment of tomorrow. Until then, here are a few things that are happening in our fair city this week.
p.s. If you're at a show this week and see a girl staring blankly at the stage while holding a notebook for no apparent reason, it's probably me. South by Southwest habits die hard...
Come on over and say, "Hi!"
Neon Neon at Amoeba Music
Voxhaul Broadcast, The Pigeon Detectives, Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong, and My Pet Saddle at Spaceland
The Chapin Sisters, Summer Darling, Billinairs, and Love Grenades at The Echo
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip at The Roxy
Explosions in the Sky at The Wiltern
Jason Collett at The Troubadour
Downtown/Union, Shammer’d, Codpiece, and Tommy Peacock and the Gas at The Scene
Beatnik Jr at Crash Mansion
Sean Carnage Presents: The Amazements, Caruso Caruso, Walk, Widow Babies, and Skyline Electric at Pehrspace
Leslie & The Badgers at The Hotel Cafe
Banna Beag Mail, The Homebillies, and more at Mr T's Bowl
Oh dear, way to many good options tonight. My eyes keep fluttering open then shut so even the thought of going out tonight makes me shiver. I do know that I have heard good things from and/or about at least one of the bands playing from the first seven listings.
The Klaus Nomettes, Peculiar Pretzelmen, The Lisps at Bordello
Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Locks at The Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
The Velvet Teen, and Aloha at The Knitting Factory (Front Stage)
Kinky at The Mayan Theater
Wyld Stallyons, Wild Sweet Orange, and The Dead Trees at Spaceland
The Felice Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, and McCarthy Trenching at The Echo
The Switches at The Roxy
New Bloods, Magic Johnson, and Ima Gymnist at The Smell
Radio Free Silver Lake Presents: Let's Independent w/ Amnion, Fol Chen, and Princeton at Boardner's
You can probably guess where we Squaregirls will be on this night. Just as a reminder though, we'll be here:
We hope to see you there! Oh, and be ready to fall head over heels in love with Princeton, in case you haven't already.
Carl Stone at Amoeba Music
Carbon/Silicon, and Matt Pond PA at El Rey Theatre
Nada Surf, and Sea Wolf at The Henry Fonda Theater
Presidents of the United States of America House Of Blues/Anaheim
Headlights, Evangelicals, and Actress at The Silverlake Lounge
Club NME w/ The Answer, DJ Dia at Spaceland
Born Ruffians, Rumspringa, and Cadence Weapon at The Echo
Famous Amos (ex-Tralala), and The Muggabears at The Smell
The Vines at The Troubadour
The Karabal Nightlife, Trainwreck Riders (SF), The Beeters, and Songs for Moms at Mr. T's Bowl
Gah, post South By Southwest week and it's excessive choices! I would say go see Cadence Weapon. Remember, I know so very little about hip hop. However, I do know that Cadence Weapon is brilliant. I keep hearing that I need to check out Rumspringa too. Hmmm... I was planning to stay in most of this week, but hmmm...
Vampire Weekend, and Yacht at El Rey Theatre
Carla Bozulich at Safari Sam's
Film School, and Ariel at Spaceland
Bon Iver, Phosphorescent, and Winter Hinterland at The Echo
The Deadly Syndrome, and Dusty Rhodes & The River Band at The Glass House
Low vs. Diamond, and Eskimo Hunter at The Troubadour
Gosh, I don't know about this one. Vampire Weekend and Yacht sold out (naturally) so I would imagine this night comes down to whether you like sort of dark folk music (Bon Iver,) or definitely dark shoegaze (Film School.)
Birdmonster, Little Teeth, and Afternoons at Bordello
Gary Louris (of the Jayhawks), and Vetiver at El Rey Theatre
Jens Lekman, and The Honeydrips at The Henry Fonda Theater
Bad Religion at The House Of Blues/ Anaheim
The Mae Shi, RTX, Bad Dudes, and Foot Village at The Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
Travis Morrison Hellfighters, Say Hi (aka Say Hi To Your Mom), and Kevin Devine at Spaceland
The Parson Red Heads, and The Devil Makes 3 at The Echoplex
Nada Surf, and Sea Wolf at The Glass House (Pomona)
Presidents of the United States of America at The Roxy
Religious Knives, Little Claw, and BARR at The Smell
Portugal the Man, Foxy Shazam, and Wild Orchid Children at The Troubadour
Yikes. I'm quite behind with my show knowledge these days. I just discovered yesterday that this Jens Lekman show was even happening. The fact that The Honeydrips are opening just led me to purchase a ticket.
School of Language at Spaceland
Built To Spill, Meat Puppets, and Helvetia at The Glass House (Pomona)
The Mooney Suzuki at The Roxy
Gravy Train!!!!, Harlots, and Ritchie White Orchestra at The Troubadour
I've been in a bit of a phase with Built To Spill lately. Worth driving to Pomona for? Maybe...
Part Time Punks w/ The Prids at The Echo
The Deadly Syndrome at The Roxy
"Rock n’ Roll Prom" w/ The Electric Shadows, The Apache, and The Weight at Spaceland
I'm listening to Portland band The Prids for the first time now. So far I am quite enjoying their combination of indiepop themes, and more straightforward post punk bass and drums. Also, the fact that they are playing Part Time Punks leads me to believe (hope) that a good portion of the records spun will contain the words Factory, Creation, Sarah, Subway, 4AD, 53rd & 3rd, etc. somewhere on their sleeves...