All of these bands profiled below should be much more popular than they are. Whether its a question of poor record label handling of their albums, a premature band break-up or just that they were ahead of their time, these artists never quite got the credit they deserve.
I am doing my part to change that. Listen and if you like something go look for their album, each of these bands has a ton of great songs.
Colouring Lesson- Head Spymob- It Gets Me Going Jon Brion- I Believe She's Lying Call And Response- Lightbulb 2 Skinnee J's- BBQ 2 Skinnee J's- 718 Consequence- And You Say (feat John Legend) Ugly Duckling- Rio Di Janiero Born Jamericans- Boom Shak A Tack (Dance Hall Remix) The Changes- On A String Paper Route- Carousel The Courteeners- Not Nineteen Forever 4Hero- Les Fleur Thomas Barrett- Lullaby
Thursday 5/21: Fischerspooner @ HOB Anaheim Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater BLK JKS @ Echo Funeral Party @ The Roxy The 88 @ Key Club Manchester Orchestra @ Troubadour The Virgins @ El Rey Theatre Nine Inch Nails / Jane's Addiction @ Santa Barbara Bowl Gogol Bordello @ Fox Theater Cowboy Mouth @ HOB Sunset New York Dolls @ Henry Fonda Theatre Ghost @ Spaceland The Kills @ Glass House
Friday 5/22: Flight of the Conchords @ Santa Barbara Bowl DJ Quik @ Ventura Theatre Sweet & Tender Hooligans @ HOB Sunset Dredg @ Troubadour Leon Russell @ Galaxy Concert Theatre Little Dragon @ Detroit Bar New York Dolls @ HOB Anaheim Styx / REO Speedwagon @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live Soja @ Key Club The Kills @ Henry Fonda Theatre Just Jinjer @ Viper Room Deadmau5 @ Hollywood Palladium Obits @ Spaceland
Saturday 5/23: The Dears, Great Northern, Eulogies @ The Echo Dredg @ Troubadour Fischerspooner @ Avalon Fleetwood Mac @ Honda Center The Detroit Cobras @ Detroit Bar Scott Weiland @ HOB Anaheim
Sunday 5/24: Flight of the Conchords @ Greek Theatre Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine @ HOB Anaheim UCLA Jazz / Reggae Festival @ UCLA Intramural Field War @ Santa Barbara Bowl Gojira @ Key Club Can of Jam @ HOB Sunset
Monday 5/25: UCLA Jazz / Reggae Festival @ UCLA Intramural Field Little Dragon @ Glass House Steel Panther @ Key Club Gangi @ Spaceland Juliette Commagere @ The Echo
Tuesday 5/26: Mandy Moore @ Amoeba Music The Prodigy @ The Grove of Anaheim WIN TICKETS BELOW Lady Sovereign, Chester French @ El Rey Theatre Morbid Angel @ Key Club
Wednesday 5/27: Jens Lekman @ The Echo The Thermals @ Troubadour Riverboat Gamblers @ Detroit Bar The Prodigy @ Hollywood Palladium Moe. @ Roxy Theatre Sun Kil Moon @ El Rey Theatre
Big thanks to everyone who came out the our show at The Dakota Lounge last night. The crowd was great, the bands rocked it and we are already looking into doing another show soon. Pictures to follow!
Thursday 5/14: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, thenewno2 @ The Regent Theatre Janelle Monae @ Royce Hall Tech N9ne @ Key Club Halifax @ Knitting Factory Indigo Girls @ El Rey Theatre Helmet @ Detroit Bar Afternoons @ Troubadour Mos Def @ HOB Sunset
Friday 5/15: Huntingfield @ Roxy Theatre The Aggrolites @ El Rey Theatre Warner Drive @ HOB Sunset IO Echo @ Knitting Factory Opeth @ Glass House Lucero @ Troubadour Doves @ HOB Anaheim GZA @ Detroit Bar
Saturday 5/16: KROQ Weenie Roast @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Soulive @ Key Club Mogwai @ Orpheum Theatre O+S @ Bootleg Giant Drag @ Troubadour Aiden @ Knitting Factory Doves @ Wiltern Loney Dear@ Spaceland Hed PE @ Brixton South Bay Indigo Girls @ HOB Anaheim Doheny Blues Festival @ Doheny State Beach Opeth @ Avalon Ramon Ayala @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Sunday 5/17: Kings of Leon, White Lies, Airborne Toxic Event @ Santa Barbara Bowl Grouch & Eligh @ Key Club Doheny Blues Festival @ Doheny State Beach Kevin Devine @ Troubadour Honor Society @ Glass House Paganfest USA @ HOB Sunset
Monday 5/18: Social Distortion @ HOB Anaheim Gangi, The Life and Times, Landy @ Spaceland Juliette Commagere @ The Echo Busdriver, Nosaj Thing @ Knitting Factory Steel Panther @ Key Club Margot and the Nuclear So & So's, Telekinesis @ Troubadour Staind @ Club Nokia
Tuesday 5/19: The Allman Brothers / The Doobie Brothers @ Greek Theatre The Decemberists @ Hollywood Palladium Chickenfoot @ Roxy Theatre Youth Group @ Troubadour
Wednesday 5/20: M83 @ Glass House Zee Avi @ Roxy Theatre Gogol Bordello @ Ventura Theatre Jill Sobule @ Largo Ben Folds @ Hollywood Palladium The Detroit Cobras @ Troubadour The Walkmen @ El Rey Theatre Nine Inch Nails / Jane's Addiction @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater The Allman Brothers / The Doobie Brothers @ Greek Theatre
Miike Snow is a trio made up of New York songwriter and producer Andrew Wyatt and Swedish songwriters Pontus Winnberg and Christian Karlsson.
I've been waiting for weeks for this album to drop and it is finally here (and only $6 on iTunes!) This is an OUTSTANDING debut and big ups to everyone at Downtown Records for signing these guys. I don't even know how to describe their pop-electro-classic rock sound, just trust me and listen to this shit.
I hope you are all ready, tomorrow night should be one for the Santa Monica history books. 4 killer bands, great venue, food & drinks, good company and for only $7.
The line up is below, I hope you can make it out. If the response is good this will become a monthly thing, so please support local music and this blog by coming and grooving with us.
Big Moves just was named Deli Magazine's LA Artist of the Month for May. Faded Paper Figures is playing one of their final shows before band member John moves to the East Coast. Don't miss this, big things people!
Oh, and that offer for me to buy you a beer still stands.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8pm Dakota Lounge (formerly The Temple Bar) 1026 Wilshire Blvd.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll DJ Deeq - Just Dance The Dream - Fast Car Robin Thicke - Magic (Steve Aoki remix) Royksopp - This Must Be It The Juan Maclean - No Time Mylo - Drop The Pressure (Laidback Luke Bootleg) Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone Kid Cudi vs Crookers - Day N Nite (Agent X remix) Sugababes - No Can Do (Mowgli remix) Chelley - Took The Night (DJ Ayres Flat Beat edit) Nicole Fasano vs Pat Rich - 75 Brazil Street Telephoned - Pop Champagne DJ Class ft Terence Trent D'arby - I'm The Ish (remix) Mike V - 12 Past Midnight Diana Ross vs Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (El Barto & Liam B remix) Romanthony - Curious (Treasure Fingers remix) MGMT - Of Moons, Birds and Monsters (Holy Ghost remix) Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Pocketknife's Loosefoot Remix)
Thursday 5/7: The Silent Years @ Spaceland Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ Key Club Fonseca @ El Rey Theatre Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre Her Space Holiday @ The Echo Mae West @ Troubadour Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ The Regent Theatre Chelsea Girls @ Roxy Theatre Katchafire @ Brixton South Bay Lebowski Fest @ Wiltern
Friday 5/8: Spectrum, Abe Vigoda, Entrance @ Echo Voxhaul Broadcast, Local Natives @ Spaceland Xu Xu Fang @ Viper Room Dredg @ Glass House Yoshida Brothers @ El Rey Theatre Frank Black @ Detroit Bar Atomic Punks @ Brixton South Bay Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre The Beat Junkies / Pete Rock @ Echoplex The Dickies @ Knitting Factory Keith Emerson @ Canyon Club Iron and Wine @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary Tarja @ HOB Sunset
Saturday 5/9: The Little Ones @ Santa Monica Festival Mika Miko, The Soft Pack @ The Smell Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre The Dead @ The Forum Katy Perry @ Santa Barbara Bowl Unbroken @ Glass House Keane @ Hollywood Palladium English Beat @ Galaxy Concert Theatre KIIS Wango Tango @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Shiny Toy Guns @ Club Nokia The Avett Brothers @ Henry Fonda Theatre Iron and Wine @ Troubadour
Sunday 5/10: The Beach Boys @ Orpheum El Vez @ Spaceland The Shins @ Hollywood Palladium J Holiday / Day 26 @ Club Nokia The Vaselines @ El Rey Theatre Kidz in the Hall / U-N-I @ Viper Room Saigon @ Key Club Live @ HOB Anaheim Steel Pulse @ Ventura Theatre
Monday 5/11: Gangi @ Spaceland Steel Panther @ Key Club Juliette Commagere @ Echo Meat Puppets @ Amoeba Music Steve Martin's Big Bad Banjo & Conversation @ Club Nokia
Tuesday 5/12: Operation Aloha, The Parson Red Heads @ Troubadour Meat Puppets @ The Mint Avi Buffalo @ Echo
Wednesday 5/13: CASTANEDA, FADED PAPER FIGURES, BIG MOVES, MEVANSA @ THE DAKOTA LOUNGE Earth Crisis @ Key Club Mumiy Troll @ Roxy Theatre