Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February Lull Before The Storm...

The February line up is half decent...but then things get strong in March. Here is what the LA concert scene looks like as far as notable mentions go...

W 2/18

The Game @ The Grove of ANaheim
Andrew Bird @ Orpheum Theatre
Powerman 5000 @ Key Club

Th 2/19

Gin Blossoms @ House of Blues - Sunset
Annuals @ Troubadour
Mishka @ Saint Rocke

F 2/20

Reverend Horton Heat @ House Of Blues - Anaheim
Delta Nove; Charlie Hitchcock @ Saint Rocke
The Game @ Club Nokia
Dropkick Murphys @ Hollywood Palladium
The Jakes @ THe KEy Club
Donavon Frankenreiter @ The Roxy

S 2/21
Buju Banton @ Long Beach Arena
Ludacris; Common; Keri Hilson @ L.A. Sports Arena
Adam Freeland; Steve Aoki @ Vanguard

Su 2/22
Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland
Reverened Horton Heat @ House Of Blues - Sunset

Tu 2/24

Kinky @ Henry Fonda
Modest Mouse @ Hollywood Palladium

W 2/25

Kinky @ House Of Blues - ANaheim
Monte Negro @ House of Blues - WEst Hollywod

Th 2/26

Ozomatli @ House of Blues - Anaheim
Health; abe vigoda @ Echo
Animal Collective @ Henry Fonda
Big Head Todd & The Monsters @ H.O.B - Sunset

F 2/27

Kool Keith @ El Rey
Dead Prez @ Key Club
Animal Collective @ Troubadour

S 2/28

Ozomatli @ H.O.B. -Anaheim
Ra Ra Riot @ El Rey
Mi Ami; Abe Vigoda @ The Smell
Marc Ford & THe NEptune Blues Club @ Cozy's Bar & Grill

Su 3/1

Jim Brickman @ The Grove of ANaheim
Busta Rhymes @ Club Nokia

M 3/2

Raphael Saadiq @ H.O.B. - Sunset

Tu 3/3

ALLEN TOUSSAINT; Jon Cleary @ Cerritos CEnter for the Performing Arts
Fujiya & Miyagi @ Echoplz

W 3/4

The Mae Shi @ UCLA Kerckhoff Coffee House
Year Long Disaster; Helmet @ H.O.B. - Sunset

Th 3/5

Jimmy Eat WOrld; No Knife - Club Nokia

F 3/6

Estelle @ H.O.B. - Anaheim
Tom Jones @ Club Nokia
The Bad Plus @ The Mint
Dirty Sweet; Lonely H @ Echo
BLK JKS @ Nat'l History Musuem of Los ANgeles

Sat 3/7

LES CLAYPOOL; The Mutaytor; Saul Williams @ Hollywood Palladium
G. Love & Special Sauce @ H.O.B. - West Hollywood

Su 3/8

The Pretenders @ The Grove of Anaheim

Tu 3/10
CUT COPY; Matt & Kim @ Henry Fona
Rocca Deluca @ THe Burden @ The Troubadour
The Pretendres @ The Wiltern

W 3/11

Cut Copy @ Henry FOnda
The New Mastersounds; Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad @ The Mint
Shwayze; The Knux @ House of Blues - Sunset
Akron Family @ Steve Allen THeatre
Sara Bareilles @ The Hotel Cafe

Th 3/12

Break Science; BLVD @ Fais Do Do
De La Soul @ Key Club

I will post more when more shows get posted....but for now - I'm going to Raphael Saadiq; Greyboy and both nights of Cut Copy...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Knux

The Knux really are the best thing to happen to hip-hop since Outkast. The duo from New Orleans have a really sharp (and unique) sound on their album "Remind Me In Three Days." It is worthy of listening to from start to finish, with several slam cuts. Some of my personal faves are "Powder Room" and "Bang Bang"