Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Hopefully that wicked power-outage weather is behind us. Otherwise, you might be like SUPERGOODMUSIC and get stuck with your car locked in a garage and fail to make it out to the show you were trying to go to.

Assuming we don't find ourselves in that predicament again, here is what we were thinking about going to see....

Rakim, The Postman and Rhymefest will be performing at El Rey. Rakim just happens to be a fucking hip-hop legend and it would seem a disservice to not witness this emperor of hip-hop in your lifetime if you consider yourself a fan of the genre. I cannot vouch for his performing ability as the last time I saw him was almost a decade ago. Nonetheless, he did campaign with Erik B for President in the 80s and then reminded us that he was back ("Guess Who's Back?") in the mid 90's. See what he is cooking up in 2009 if you'd like by checking him out tonight at El Rey. The supporting artists are also pretty famous in their own right - Rhymefest penned Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" and later released an album featuring the underground hit "Brand New"; The Postman is some LA based hip-hop talent who I have yet to see.

If you want to brave the outdoors and see a fantastic concert, I'd suggest Regina Spektor at the Greek Theatre. I've only heard great things about her performance and her music is easy-listening. Jupiter Rising is supporting.

For the indier crowd, and for my tastes, I'm recommending Soulico from Tel Aviv at Spaceland. The worldly, eclectic soul and hip-hop influenced vibes will resonate well with the diverse melting pot crowd that the hipster region of Los Angeles provides. Plus, it would be a mitzvah to show some love for people who've travelled so far to bring their tasty tunes to the states.

For those Phish heads who came 2 days early - there is a Phish tribute band, One Night Only, at Brennan's in Marina Del Rey.

If none of those recs tickle your fancy, than here is a full line-up of what is going on around town tonight, Wednesday October 28th....


Inner Circle, The Hold Up, Hooliganz @ The Roxy

Pelican, Black Cobra, Sweet Cobra @ Troubadour

Carnival Choreographer’s Ball @ Key Club

The Binges, Nations Afire, Badluck Bandits, Dash Rip Rock, Shut Up and Dance @ The Viper Rom

DJ Smiles Davis @ The Viper Room (Downstairs) – FREE

Pamela Means, Angie Evans, Pebaluna, Shurla Vision @ The Mint

Seven Saturdays, Superbas @ Bordello

Finn Riggins, Starving Daughters, The French Semester, Halloween Swim Team @ Silverlake Lounge

Uncle Kracker @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

The Swell Season @ Amoeba Music Hollywood

Sony Holland @ Catalina Jazz Club

Le Loup, Nurses, Random Patterns @ Echo

Dub Club @ Echoplex

Regina Spektor, Jupiter One @ Greek Theatre

Flyleaf @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson

Alice Cooper, Ace Frehley @ Nokia L.A. Live Theatre

Soulico, Ceci Bastida @ Spaceland

Steep Canyon Rangers, Steve Martin @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

One Night Only (Phish Tribute) @ Brennans Pub

Joshua Radin and Emily Wells with Special Guests The Watson Twins (Doors open at 7 PM) @ Henry Fonda

Steve Martin Performing with the Steep Canyon Rangers: An Evening of Bluegradd & Banjo @ Hollywood Bowl - 8PM

Rakim with The Postman, Rhymefest, Ground Common (Doors @ 8PM) @ El Rey

Dan Miles (8PM), Yellow Light Go (9PM), Adam Heldring (10PM) @ Room 5

Paper Pills (8:30PM), Ufonik (9:30PM), LoFi Man (10:30PM) @ Molly Malones

West Coast Songwriters @ 7PM. Shere @ 9PM. Dylan Nichols @ 10PM @ Genghis Cohen

Echo Robot (8PM), Scentric (9:45PM) @ Whisky A Go Go

Bobby Long with Special Guests (7PM), Tony Lucca (9PM), Jason Diaz (10PM), Downdowndown (11PM) @ Hotel Cafe

Cinematic Titanic presents The Alien Factor @ Largo - 7:30PM

The Eye presents Apache Dropout, Mad Lovers, Horse Thieves @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Within Lounge (2AM) @ House of Blues - Sunset

Sunday, October 25, 2009


So, we didn't dose you on a daily basis because you all could've gotten that information from the CONCERT BLAST....and we're hoping you read it. You can sign up for it on and then you will get it in your inbox every Monday.

Anyhow, here is what is going on in Los Angeles tonight. I'll be honest...we didn't do the homework to give you a solid recommendation. Attend at your own risk.


387 Entertainment Presents @ The Mint

Part Time Punks Presents Smiths & Morrissey Nite w/ Guest DJ Jose Maldnado @ Echo

Neil Hamburger, Mike O’Connell, Randy Liedtke, Nick Flanagan @ Spaceland

Madstory, Olvermore, Gangster Funk Machine, Cepheus Monk, 23 Link Chain @ Troubadour

The TV Babies, AM Obscene, Big Boy, My Flea Circus, The Absolute @ The Viper Room

Emilie, Autumn @ Key Club

EBM, Laura MacLean, The Marietta James @ Molly Malones

Rats, Dominique Leone, Learning Music @ Echo Curio

Hit The Lights, There for Tomorrow, Fireworks, Sparks The Rescue, I Rival @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Church of the 8th Day present Crematorium Letum Ascensus Hell Hath No Fury Daemos Eat The Living @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Ascension, Crowned By Fire, Kauze, PDP, Jameson, Divine Era @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge)

William Elliott Whitmore @ Saint Rocke

The Black Tibetans, Harbortown Saints, The Stitched Lips @ Alex’s Bar

Greg Laswell, Tongue and Groove @ The Hotel Café

Goldenvoice Presents : Tegan and Sara @ Henry Fonda

Ennio Morricone with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra @ Hollywood Bowl

Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine @ El Rey

Blue Jungle, De Hombres @ The Smell

The Vaquetones, 77 el Deora, The Palominos, Whiskey Wagon @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Thursday, October 22, 2009


As RCA told you earlier, The Sounds will be playing at The Wiltern tonight. On the heels of a performance that Ryan described, you'd be silly not to see them if you have the time and the loot (I believe you can still get a ticket).

Echo and Echoplex are both cooking something good in the indie kitchen - some shoegazing psychedelic rock from the North by the names of the Thee Oh Sees and The Fresh & Onlys are descending upon the Echo and a little bit brighter indie downstairs at the larger Echoplex where Liam Finn, is performing fresh from Ann Arbor, where he played with Wilco, and playing on the same stage will be The 88 and Jason Lytle. Check out "Second Chance" and some of his other tunes on his myspace page here.

For a unique and eclectic mix of music, check out Boom D spinning downstairs at the Key Club, with his other Cleveland homie J Brains, for Paz's event. Swollen Members will be upstairs popping hip-hop heads in the main room.

If you want to get soulful - check out the El Rey where the veteran MeShell N'dgeocello is being supported by rising R & B artist J*Davey.

Peep the listings yourself...


Joe Pug, Rachael Cantu @ The Mint

The Oh Sees, Fresh & Onlys, Dan Melchoir @ Echo

Liam Finn + Eliza Jane, Jason Lytle, The 88 @ Echoplex

Brakesbrakesbrakes, Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Rachel Goodrich @ Spaceland

Lloyd Cole @ Troubadour

Billy Boy On Poison, Fight From Above, Kingsize, Brave Citizens @ The Roxy

Deadstockaudio, Orions Belt, Costa Nova, Samantha Mollen, Rykarda Parasol @ The Viper Room

Adam Snyder, Logan Heftel, Adam Havlicek, Jane Friday, Rick Hack @ The Viper Room Downstairs Acoustic Lounge

Swollen Members, Boombox Ninjas @ Key Club

Boom D, J Brains, Paz @ Key Club (Downstairs Lounge - Private Event)

Lori Lynner, The Colour Effect, Javier Dunn @ Molly Malones

Jack Wilson Jr., Downtown/Union, The Damselles, CMG and the Night @ Echo Curio

Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

The Soft Opening, The Soft Hills, Gardens & Villa @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

The Great Entity, DeCelis, The Hard To Get, Box Violet, Terence Leclere, Gin & Frolic, The One and The Other, Kate Strand, Classics, Nadine, Villain City, Don’t Say Vegas @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

UFO, Restless, Intensity @ Brixton

Wulf Bane, Brake Vegas, The Sleeping Sea King, Pistolero @ Alex’s Bar

The Sounds @ The Wiltern

Goldenvoice Presents: “Michael and Michael Have Issues Live Tour” @ Orpheum

Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions @ The Mayan

Meshell Ndegeocello with J*DaVeY and Garth Trinidad @ El Rey

Whiteboy Comedy Showcase @ Room 5 Lounge

Alexis Babini, Emily Oman, Alina Smith, David George @ Genghis Cohen

Dead Lazlos’s Place, The Hellions, The Hollers @ Whisky A Go Go

60 Watt Kid, Afternoon Brother, Mason Lindahl, Kevin Greenspon @ The Smell

The Necessary Evils Reunion Gig!, Lamps, The Sighted @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Dan Bern, Joey Ryan & Katie Costello, Astrella Celeste, The Janks @ The Hotel Cafe

Those Darlins, The Grates, The Amazements @ Silverlake Lounge

The Capshuns, Bixby Knolls, The Wallburds @ Bootleg (FREE)

The Royalties, Ezra Reich, Superhumanoids @ Bordello

The Sounds - October 21, 2009 - The Wiltern

Sometimes the best decisions in life are made in an instant, and although that may sound a little dramatic, but it completely encompasses how I feel about last night. At the very last possible moment, I decided to buy tickets to see one of my favorite bands The Sounds, as they played the first night of a two-night residency at The Wiltern.

Last night marked the sixth time that I have seen The Sounds and I would have to say that it was the best that I have ever seen them. With the release of their third album Crossing The Rubicon, the sounds now have a fantastic catalog that makes for an amazing live show. If you’re a fan, you won’t be disappointed in their set lists because they play everything you want to hear. From one of the first songs they wrote as a band (“Living In America”) to their latest single (“Beatbox,” which, in my opinion, was the best song from last night) and everything in between. Every time that I see The Sounds I always leave thinking about how incredible lead singer Maja is, and though I did think she was as amazing as always, I was really taken back by how great the band is as a whole and was angry with myself for never really appreciating how great they have been in the past.

With the exception of a few rows in the mezzanine, the venue was packed and although it’s taken them a long time to get to this level of success in America, the band will be the first ones to point out that non stop touring has brought them to where they are today. I think the best part about being a fan of The Sounds is that I’ve watched them go from playing a small club in downtown Detroit with about 50 people to a sold out show in Los Angeles, and I’ve loved every minute of the ride.

Here is the set list from last nights show:

Crossing the Rubicon

Dorchester Hotel

Queen of Apology

Hit Me!

Mine For Life

No One Sleeps When I'm Awake

Midnight Sun

Rock 'N Roll

Seven Days a Week

Night After Night

4 Songs & A Fight

My Lover

Hurt You



Painted By Numbers

Living In America



Tony the Beat

Song With A Mission

Hope You're Happy Now

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Sorry for the late update, but I've been scrambling to find my ID so I can pick up my guestlist love at these concerts. Literally, left my ID at the Avalon on Monday when I saw Brazilian Girls and it is nowhere to be found (Avalon why haven't you called me back - WTF mate? - I mean, how did I pick up the tickets without my ID? That's not possible. Someone just thinks Brandon Dorsky is handsome or knows an underage kid that looks like him).

I thought I'd have the sit' resolved by last night - but didn't and couldn't get my tix for Noah & The Whale at The Roxy or get alcohol no less (sorry...but, I just found the Passport so I won't have either of those problems again). And, basically, this post is late because I spent a whole afternoon at the DMV getting a renewal...which isn't coming for another 10 fucking business days (are you serious CA? Why can't you just print it right is a replacement).

But, on with the recommendations. Sticking with the initial suggestion in the CONCERT BLAST of Assembly of Dust for the jammers.


Emmitt Nershi Band, Assembly of Dust, Jerry Hannan @ The Mint

The Heavy, Sweaters, Shirley Rolls @ Echo

Dub Club Presents Michigan and Smiley @ Echoplex

Choir Of Young Believers, Make Moon @ Spaeeland

NEEDTOBREATHE, Serena Ryder, The Alternate Routes @ Troubadour

Steve Lukather w/ TrEv LuKaThR @ The Roxy

Logan’s Heroes, Ladyjack, Hillbilly Herald, Lords of Jack, Kamikaze Red @ The Viper Room

Maylan Ackerman, System and Station @ Molly Malones

Pac Sun Battle of the Bands @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Baseline Ent., Special Delivery, Broadway, The Circuit, Amp @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

A & R Knights @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

The Sounds @ The Wiltern

Kathryn Ostenberg/Sarah Dashew/Paul Haasch @ Room 5 Lounge

UE3 Presents: Josh Canova and Alina Cutrono @ Genghis Cohen

Nor Liable @ Whisky A Go Go

Arrington De Dionyso, Neal Morgan, Corey Marc Fogel, Peter Kolovos @ The Smell

The Eye Presents The Honkys and Dos Hermanos @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Hawksley Workman, Tony Lucca, Matthew Santos, Alex Brumel & Janel Elizabeth @ The Hotel Cafe

Soul Pupper, Dietra Kruschev @ Silverlake Lounge

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


If you were combing the Concert Blast or just happened to be in the know, you may have realized that Brazilian Girls were tearing up the Avalon last night. The trio hailing from New York (who perform as a quartet) put together a tight knit show, featuring some great visuals, a scantily clad Sabina Sciubba and some excellent drumming and keys.

The highlight for me was probably "Good Time"; Sabina looked beautiful in her La Perla-ish full body lingerie with her heart shaped cut-out on her chest and booty. Bouncing around stage and flirtatiously playing with the crowd, she made me feel really charmed just standing there. The eclectically mixed crowd got down - despite being a mix of those who knew BG music and those that didn't know it so well.

I unfortunately had to cut out a little early to make it over to Hunnypot - which was still popping well after the radio show was over. I heard from a bird that Old Californio put on a solid performance in the Hot Tub - so check them out here. That bird was Rob Weldon, manager of the rising (and fucking incredibly amazing) band Stone Foxes. You may have heard the Foxes song "Beneath Mt. Sinai" on Sons of Anarchy recently - and expect to be hearing more music from them soon as they will be in Los Angeles in late November for performances at both The Viper Room (11/19) and The Mint (11/21).

That about wraps up Monday - so lets take a look at what is going on in Los Angeles today.....

As usual, DIMMAK Tuesdays will be popping off at Cinespace with Dan Oh and Them Jeans with special guests for the night El Ten Eleven; Noah & The Whale will be melancholy grooving at The Roxy; Brother Ali will be exhibiting his dynamic lyrical abilities and exceptional stage presence at El Rey along with Evidence, BK One and Toki Wright; Grizzly Bear will be delivering a healthy dosage of the hippest indie music at Hollywood Palladium and Owl City will be making heads spin at their sold out Troubadour show.

If you want to check out something else, peep the below listing for who is playing where on Tuesday October 20th.


DIMMAK PRESENTS: El Ten, Eleven, Rainbow, Arabia, Kelevra, True, Pseudo, Them Jeans, Dan Oh @ Cinespace (Free Vodka from 10-11; rsvp to

Dj Meegs & Kyle, Dan Rockett, Suicide Cowboy, Louden Swain @ The Mint

Why?, AU, Sergenti & Polyphonic @ Echoplex

The Subjects, Bad Veins, Cobralilies @ Echo

The Happy Stars, The Meadows, Downtown Union @ Spaceland

Owl City, The Scene Aesthetic, Brooke Waggoner @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

Noah & The Whale, Robert Francis @ The Roxy

BloodPenny, Wait For Green, Stephanie Quayle, Matt Alber, Lindsey Harper & Rick Hack @ The Viper Room

DUBTROIT feat. Seven, DJ EVOL, Pawn, Q.45 @ Detroit Bar

Adrian Belew Power Trio, Death and Taxes @ Brixton

Snow Patrol @ The Wiltern

89.9 KCRW Presents Grizzly Bear @ Hollywood Palladium

The Disney Symphonic Legacy Featuring John Mauceri and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra @ The Hollywood Bowl

Brother Ali with Evidence, Toki Wright and BK One @ El Rey Theatre

NAOMI STRIEMER (8pm), THE GUS COMPANY acoustic (9pm) @ Room 5 Lounge

Natalie Davidson @ Genghis Cohen

Phlip Coggins, Rod Melancon, Eric Tollefson @ Whisky A Go Go

The Moth Story @ El Cid

Stab City @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Caitlin Crosby, Karina Denike, Sweet Talk Radio, Kaylee Cole @ Hotel Café

The Monthlies, Megasapien, The Active Set, Eugene & The 1914, Melee @ Silverlake Lounge

Monday, October 19, 2009


Tonight, I highly recommend LA ROUX at EL REY or BRAZILIAN GIRLS at AVALON. If I had more time, I'd explain why....but just trust me, you won't be disappointed.


Brazilian Girls @ Avalon

The Decemberists @ Royce Hall (UCLA)

Vieux Carre Mondays feat. Kevin O’Day Band & DJ Quikie Mart @ The Mint

DYLAPALOOZA w/ Tonic, Emily Wells, Sonos, Leah Andreone, The Lonely Forest @ Echoplex

Classical Greek Theater presents Correatown, Charlie Wadhams, Deerheart, The Hereafter @ Echo

KROQ Locals Only – Light FM, His Orchestra, The Meeting Places, Lost Lake @ Spaceland

Bob Mould Band, Spiral Stairs @ Troubadour

Dead by Sunrise feat. Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park), The Delta Fiasco, Neo Geo @ The Roxy

Alevela, Against All Will, Imagine Dragons, Daymes Rocket, The Laundry Shop @ The Viper Room

Flaming Lips Release Party @ The Viper Room Downstairs Lounge

Steel Panther, Shapes of Racecars, Phathom, Prohibition Rose @ Key Club

The Fling, We Barbarians, Sam Morgan @ Detroit Bar

Tamar, Kai Elle @ Molly Malones

Neal Morgan, Pit Er Pat, Whqles, Concett9 @ Echo Curio

Jeremy Buck & The Bang @ Saint Rocke

Snow Patrol and Plain White T’s @ Henry Fonda (formerly At Wiltern)

La Roux with Tearist @ El Rey

Monday Night Songwriters in the Round featuring JOEL ECKELS, AMBER RUBARTH, GABY MORENO and MARVIN ETZIONI with MAI BLOOMFIELD (8pm) and the ROYALTIES @ Room 5 Lounge

Open Mic Night @ Genghis Cohen

Sean Carnage Presents: Mikki & the Mauses, Art of Bleeding, Single Mothers, Spellcaster @ Pehrspace

The Blind Boy Paxton & Frank Fairfield Show @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Marie Digby, Mozella, Tiff Jimber, Nicole Simone @ The Hotel Café

Jonneine Zapata, Yellow Alex, Angie Mattson, Scrote @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Last night at Pretty Lights was absolutely amazing. Packed house at the Key Club (Thank you for the ad). Bumped into Odd Modern at the show - who, although not PL, have similar flavor in their sound.

The Grassroots California light up hats were a hit. You can get the non-lit version on the website and there is a ransom for the missing size 8 Artist's custom version.

BELOW you will find recommendations for tonight's shows in bold. I will be at The Mint for the Portable Payback EP Release Show. If you dig Jurassic 5, you'll dig Portable Payback.


BLK JKS, The Growlers, Mack Winston and the Reflections @ Spaceland

The Devil Makes Three, Old Man Markley, He’s My Brothers She’s My Sister @ Echoplex

Dan Deacon, Nuclear Power Pants @ Echo

Daniel Lanois Black Dub, Infantree @ Troubadour

The Guilt Complex, Killing Bees, I Hear Voices, The Ex Gentlemen, Transit Studio @ On The Rox

Secondhand Seronade, The Rust, The Audition, Evan Taubenfeld @ The Roxy

Up Your Karma! Feat. Rootbeer, Mozella, Shawn Hlookoff, Aidan Hawken @ The Viper Room

Rob Yamanoha, Tully Mackay-Tisbert, Maggie McClure, Laura Gossett, Blue Meridian @ The Viper Room Downstairs Lounge

Kittie, Soil, Arkaea, Straight Lines @ Key Club

Portable Payback featuring Soup & Marc7 from Jurassic 5 (EP RELEASE PARTY), Simple Citizens, DJ Smiles Davis @ The Mint

Bob Dylan & His Band @ Hollywood Palladium

Yo La Tengo @ Avalon

David Garrett @ El Rey Theater

The Jesus Lizard, Model/Actress, Black Elk @ The Music Box at Henry Fonda

The Streets, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Mickey Factz @ Club Nokia

Sole, Astronatualis, Awol One @ Knitting Factory (Main)

The Phenomenauts, Go Jimmy Go, Telecasters @ Knitting Factory (Front)

Hung Like Jesus, No Second Thought, Kat Bailess @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit)

Joel Ryan & Katie Costello, Astrella Celeste, Leslie & The Badgers, Band of Annuals @ Hotel Cafe

The Ivy Walls, Robotanists @ Silverlake Lounge

Los Premios MTV 2009 @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Alex Pfender, New West & Cassie Peterson, Knee High, King Washington @ Molly Malones

White Buffalo, Handsome G, Mat Grundy @ Detroit Bar

Jack Wilson Jr., Seth Petterson and the Undertow, Tall Tales and the Silver Linings, Stephanie Rearick, Nattlesnake @ Echo Curio

The After Party Show, Whiteboy Comedy Showcase @ Room 5

Athena Marie, Ena Vie, Laura Zucker, Zach Lupetin & The Dustbowl Revival @ Genghis Cohen

Legendary Blues Revue feat. Tommy Castro, Debbie Davies @ Saint Rocke

Buju Banton @ Tatou

Steve Tyrell @ Catalina Bar & Grill

Whodini, Naughty By Nature @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live

All That Remains, Lacuna Coil @ HOB – Sunset STrip

Shaimus @ Lighthouse

Blue Turtle Seduction, Groove Session @ Rhyhtm Lounge

Cubensis @ Air Conditiouned Lounge

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday's Shows - We're Seeing HEY CHAMP!

Check out the listing of today's shows around greater Los Angeles. It's Monday, so lots of stop will be free...but its not a Hunnypot Monday, so I won't necessarily be at Funkmosphere.

I'm planning on swinging down Sunset and stopping in the Viper Room to check out Chicago's Hey Champ. The synthy pop production team has a handful of gems in their repertoire and I hear their drummer is pretty good live. Come break it down with me and some other SUPERGOOD people on the historic venue's dance floor.

Otherwise, maybe check out Correatown at Echo...


KROQ Presents: Light FM, Kav, Obi Best, Wrong Way Driver @ Spaceland (FREE)

Correatown, Square on Square, Summer Darling, The Rhone Occupation @ Echo (FREE)

Fishtank Ensemble, Brass Menazeri, The Shipil @ Echoplex

Bell X1, Family of the Year @ Troubadour

Hey Champ, St Leonards, Aloft in the Sundry, Town Hall Steps, Kate Miller Heidke @ The Viper Room

Steel Panther, Diamond Lane, Analog Smith, Uriah @ Key Club

Vieux Carre Mondays featuring Kevin O’Day Band & DJ Quikie Mart @ The Mint (FREE)

Great Lake Swimmers, The Wooden Birds, Laura Gibson @ El Rey Theater

All Shall Perish @ Whisky A Go Go

Lady Katherine @ The Cat Club

Marianne Dissard, Andrew Colberg, The Smart Set @ Hotel Café

Jonneine Zapata, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Sissy Wish, Fim @ Silverlake Lounge

Fran Healy and Andy Dunlop (from Travis) @ Largo

Mitch Allan and Guests @ Molly Malones

Whitman, Sex Worker, Clark 8, Psychic Reality @ Pehrspace

The Fling, Deep Sea Diver, Tape Deck Mountain @ Detroit Bar

These Arms Are Snakes, DD/MM/YYYY, Signals, Moment Trigger @ The Smell

Joel Eckels, Lelia Broussard, Greg Holden, Mike Vitale, Mike Freas @ Room 5 Lounge

Hyim, Meaghan Smith, Toe Knee @ Genghis Cohen

Funkmosphere @ Carbon

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Weekend

After a great midweek run of great shows featuring rising artists (Miike Snow/Jack Penate on Tuesday at Detroit Bar; Foster & The People, Odd Modern and Magic on Wax by Schpilkas at Dakota Lounge on Wednesday and Kesha and Brother Reade last night at Echo), SUPERGOODMUSIC is getting back to their funky roots this weekend.

Both Friday and Saturday, you will find me wilding out in my sweet feet on the Mint's dance-floor. Hard to miss the opportunity to see some of the finest in funk - and by that I mean, Leo Nocentelli of the Funky Meters, Stanton Moore of Galactic and Karl Denson of The Greyboy All-Stars.

Tonight, Leo and Stanton grace the stage for a performance they are calling "The Funky Meters Experience." DJ Rome will be opening at 8 pm, but the bayou stomp probably won't start until a little bit after that. I'd expect the Experience to play mostly Meters classics, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear a few other New Orleans flavored grooves, including some Galactic. All I 'm asking for is a "Trick Bag", and then my night will be set. That...and of course, Mr. Moore standing up behind the drums and beating them to shit.

Tomorrow, the sax funk doctor himself, Karl Denson will be going into new realms with his Tiny Universe. Amidst their reunion tour, after having been on hiatus for a few years, KDTU will most likely sell the place out AND crush the show. I'm excited because I've heard they've got some new material that features even strong vocals than their last work on The Bridge (if you remember, The Bridge showcased a much improved concentration on vocals - especially on songs like "Because of Her Beauty" and "Groove On"). If the new work is anything like some of my favorites from The Bridge, this new album will undoubtedly be in my heavy rotation. In addition to it being a reunion of an exceptional band, guitarist Brian Jordan, a former West LA resident, will be making his return to former stomping grounds of his (he frequented The Mint when he lived here). DJ Medi4 opens. BUY YOUR TIX IN ADVANCE AT THE MINT WEBSITE HERE -

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tonight @ Dakota Lounge (and a few other notes)

Tonight at Dakota Live Music Lounge, SUPERGOODMUSIC is hosting an eclectic blend of some of LA's hot young talents.

Kicking off the night, right around 9:30 pm, will be Foster & The People, featuring Cleveland native Mark Foster, the drummer from Malbec and a rising young hip-hop producer from Minnesota, Reazon. Their indie-electro-hip-soul blend is unique, fun and definitely worth seeing. Plus ladies, to top it all off, Foster is a sexy stud.

Then comes Odd Modern, the electro-indie-synth duo whose performance is highlighted by catchy lyrics, stellar drumming and an awesome lights show. If you can't dance to their music, you probably don't have feet.

Last but not least will be Magic on Wax by Schpilkas. Commonly known for his versatility and unique taste, he will be spinning styles ranging from Urban Alternative, Electronic all the way to Jazz. You can check out more about Schpilkas here.

Hope to see you there tonight.


Saturday Night at Roxy - Delayed Brief Review of Big Moves and Pollyn.

I forgot to mention I went to see Pollyn and Big Moves at The Roxy late night on Saturday. The show was a lot of fun. Although I came to see Pollyn, cause I'd heard good things, I found Big Moves to be entertaining. What the singer lacked in actual vocal chops, she more than made up for in animated performance and enthusiasm. She bounced all over stage, kicking out lyrics, commiserating with the crowd and dancing.

Pollyn was the real treat though - the 7 piece band, fronted by an attractive female singer and two attractive female back-up vocalists who both play trombone - seamlessly wove through their set that was highlighted by some great vocal melodies and a pretty fly female keyboardist. The vocal trio had pretty good chemistry and their voices complimented each other well. Although the females were the eye candy and ear candy that I remember, with the guys in the band holding down the rhythm section in the background, the whole performance was fun.

Go See Miike Snow and Jack Penate Next Time They Come To Town

I won't be able to hate on those of you who elect to go see Jack Penate and Miike Snow at Spaceland tonight over coming out to the SUPERGOODMUSIC night at Dakota Lounge. Those two acts have been exceptional the last few nights, and last night in Costa Mesa was even better than Sunday's performance at Echoplex (thank you for the hook up Brent!). Jack Penate played a cover of the Talking Heads "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)." I apologize to anyone standing in the back of the room who was there when I went a bit apeshit over that reality (it just happens to be my favorite song, EVER).

Having to perform after a riveting JP show, Miike Snow again delivered huge. In the packed Detroit Bar, Snow churned out an even better version of "Silvia", "Plastic Jungle" and "Burial." The light show was even better in the tiny room and the smoke from the stage helped enhance the illuminating effect. The smaller room just made the whole show feel more intimate - even if the crowd was not filled with as many die-hard Miike Snow fans - so the pauses, and stage antics (removing the mask), were all cause for slightly more excitement.

Thank you JP and Miike Snow for 2 great shows this week - they will not be soon forgotten.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CONCERT BLAST 10/05 - 10/11

October 5 - October 11 Concert Blast

Word From The Editor
Hey Supergoodfriends and Music Enthusiasts -

Sorry for the few hour delay in getting this out to you, but we were getting internet installed at the new SUPERGOODMUSIC offices. I think you'll find that this update is particularly rich. Lots of music listings, lots of awesome pictures and a serious notice to all music lovers that October 7th at Dakota Lounge is going to be some of the tastiest music you can find (Foster & The People, Odd Modern and Schpilkas).

Anyhow, last week was an incredible week of music in LA, at least by my standards. I saw many great acts, a handful of them whom are up and coming - and almost everyone I saw delivered something memorable.

September went out with a bang, first with Saint Motel on Monday night at their final performance of their Spaceland residency. The theme of the night was slasher and the band was decked with fake (or real?) blood and slashed clothing; the stage and bar were also thematically dressed. The band riffled through cuts from their new EP "For Play" and also played some new material. The night's rendition of "Dear Dictator" felt arranged in a slightly different way that I thought highlighted the guitar play a little more than the songs' great rhythmic drive. Nonetheless Dak and Greg were totally on fire (along with A/J and A Sharp). You can catch them in early November at The Roxy for a very special Black and White Film Affair. Tickets are on sale for the event now - just check the Roxy's site here.

Tuesday brought me to Cinespace for the always fresh DIMMAKTuesday party. I bumped into Mark Foster, the indie-soul crooner who is about to show LA just how dope he is on Wednesday at Dakota Live Music Lounge, before going into the venue and we got into a crazy discussion about vintage cars with some of those awesome DIMMAK doormen. When we got inside, we boogied to some DJs before heading to the backroom to check on Wallpaper. Wallpaper, whom I hadn't heard much about, whipped out a couple
of covers - including a smoking rendition of Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It." The band was also clad in matching 80s-esque outfits (gangsta gold chains included) and playing some of their tunes from their new album Doo Doo Face. While I enjoyed the nostalgia and the bands stage antics, the awkward, poorly timed, most likely a joke freestyle that came at the end of the early 90s tribute should be avoided next time in my opinion. That said, Wallpaper. certainly didn't disappoint.

Wednesday closed out the month - and thanks to the one and only J-Brains, better known as Justin Bain, I found myself at the El Rey forDataRock. I had the pleasure of seeing the show with rising pop artistKat Danson, who should be on your radar if she isn't already. The show wasn't jam packed, but it was a lot of fun. The visuals were pretty awesome - with the media men switching off between cartoon renditions of the band members to real footage. The stage play and energy was great - especially the drummer who appeared to be spanking his high hat at BPMs exceeding 200. To top it all off, they waxed poetic about the 80s and brought up a member of Devo.

October started off rough - both cause the move happened and cause I didn't get to see the shows I was anticipating seeing. Thursday I regrettably did not get out to see music because Warren G was cancelled :( Thanks for trying to make it happen The Roxy and Warren G, we hope you're alright.

Friday I wanted to go see Thom Yorke with Flea and the rest of his new troop at the secret show at Echoplex. Tickets went on sale on Friday at noon, and while I was all prepared at my computer to pick up some tickets, the overwhelming number of people trying to get tickets froze me out on all 3 of the computers SUPERGOODMUSIC was working on. Given the high amount of demand for the tickets, SGM regretably didn't get any guest list love either. All in all, the failure in getting tickets soured my attitude for going out to see music and I resolved to drowned my disappointment in tall boy PBRs.

Saturday, brought us to Eagle Rock Music Festival. The free event was home to the quintessential LA indie hipster crowd, swarms of teenagers who were happy to be at a free all ages event and a handsome showing of the 30 something families that have taken over Eagle Rock. Arriving at doors looked like a ghost-town on a movie set, but by about 6 pm the crowd had really filled out. I spent most of my time at the Ship Stage to see some upcoming artists - including The Amateurs, Alaskan Summer, Nico Stai and one of my favorites, The French Semester - who played some new material for a substantial crowd of toe-tappers and shoe-gazers. Those indie bands kept the crowd moving, especially the adorable kids who were beating the pavement and seemingly having the time of their young lives. You can check out a few brief video clips that were posted over at Big Things on Fire, including a brief one of The French Semester.

Sunday delivered one of the better shows I've seen recently with Jack Penate and Miike Snow at Echoplex. While it was not the sold out sweat box I expected to be (it was sold out, just not a sweatbox), the performance was everything that I expected and then some. First, I had no idea of Jack Penate's multiple talents. He knows how to carry his voice on stage and, while the crowd seemed to grow considerably for Miike Snow, it was clear that people were taking notice of JP. What JP didn't have in beatplay, Miike Snow more than made up for. Of course the crowd went crazy for "Animal", but the SGM crew was particularly impressed with the lengthy and unique version of Silvia (it was like 10 minutes). Hopefully we get a similarly spectacular performance from them on Tuesday in Costa Mesa!

As usual, you will find this weeks listing of shows to your right and my specific recommendations below. If a show is in bold, it means, for some reason or another, I am suggesting you check out their performance. Maybe they've got great stage presence, maybe their single is going to be the next big thing, maybe they just do something crazy and ridiculous that you don't see other bands do? If I've bolded it and discussed it in my recommendations, than there is a good chance that I will be at the show or some other SUPERGOODMUSIC representative will be there.


Dance. Let's Shout. Shake our bodies down to the ground....

Brandon "Boom D" Dorsky

Come out on Wednesday night and support the westside music scene as well as some of LA's best rising young artists.

The talented Mark Foster will be joined by his new band for the first ever performance of Foster & The People. Word on the street is that producer, and Minnesota native, Reazon is going to make an appearance during their show and bring some of his creative beat skills to the stage.

After The People, Odd Modern, a funky indie synth electronic pop duo from the east side will be putting their stamp on Dakota. Their performance is seriously enhanced by the drum synched lights show that accompanies it. It sort of has to be seen to be witnessed and their track "Tipsy Dancer" will certainly make you want to have a Rum & Coke, maybe even chased by rum shots...

Last to perform will be the funky DJ Schpilkas. Spinning an eclectic mix of the greatest music only half of you will have heard of, he'll open your ears to the new, the hip, the dope and the obscure. You'll be overwhelmed with his dopeness you may just clear all of that schpilkas out of your genectigazoink.

If all that is not enough to get your ass out the door and into Dakota Live Music Lounge - the SUPERGOODMUSIC crew will be there to make it worth your while :)
SUPERGOOD Recommendations
For The Week



Tonight there are many rising artists worth checking out. On the westside, you've got the hustler with the fur in his cap, Rob Roy, representing for Dub Frequency at Hunnypot Unlimited. You will find me there, along with the other cool Hunnypot staples. Midtown, at Molly Malones, the talented Gustavo Galindo will be singing and plucking before Mitch Allan & Guests take the stage. On the east side,Correatown is kicking off their residency at Echo with their whole indie posse.

For those who are scalpers, could afford a scalped ticket or just fortunately got through to the website, Thom Yorke is playing a show with his newly formed band at Orpheum Theater.


I was so impressed with Miike Snow last night that I am swinging down to Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa to see them perform again. It is a no brainer decision for me - the vibe was just intoxicating. I jumped on the opportunity despite really wanting to go see Lotus and Break Science(feat. Adam Deitch) at The Roxy on the "Pay What You Want" tour. I'm not claiming you can get in for free - but the whole "Pay What You Want" concept is like the Radiohead model of concert going. If you've got the time you should definitely go check it out - Break Science's Adam Deitch is one of the best drummers around.

The Breakestra, a great live funk band, will be celebrating their record release at El Rey along with DJ Jeremy Sole and some other spinners of funk.


Of course SUPERGOODMUSIC will be at SUPERGOODMUSIC Presents: Foster & The People, Odd Modern and Magic on Wax by Schpilkas at the Dakota Live Music Lounge. We'll be there because, not only are we hosting the event, but it will be the best available music in town on humpday bar-none (Jack Penate & Miike Snow will probably put up a good fight at their sold out show at Spaceland...but, unless you have a ticket, that's not really available music).

Get there before 9:30 and its $5. Get there after 9:30 and you'll be sad you weren't there to hear all of Foster & The People's set. See all your pretty faces there!



RCA will undoubtedly be amped for Kesha's performance on Thursday - and the SUPERGOODMUSIC crew will be there to show support too. Although Boom Bip dropped off the ball, with Har Mar Superstar and the recent addition of Brother Reade, Echo kept the ticket pretty hot. If you like funky spunky pop or you like being sprayed with glitter, Kesha just might be the act for you.

Of course, there will be plenty of other music to check out. From the jammier side of things, ALO's Zach Gill will be playing at The Mint along with String Cheese Incident's Kyle Hollingsworth. Also, Eric McFadden Trio will be hitting up Genghis Cohen for an intimate performance. On the indie tip, The Cartographers, another rising artist, will be performing at the John Hughes Tribute Show at The Viper break out your best Pretty In Pink or Breakfast Club like outfit and dance your ass off on Sunset Blvd.


On FRIDAY, a really tough decision is going to have to be made. The always amazing Stanton Moore (Galactic, Garage A Trois) will be playing with The Funky Meters Leo Neocentelli at The Mint for what is sure to be some gritty New Orleans flavored funk. While I doubt the musicianship will be better anywhere else in town, I'm not sure I can pass up an opportunity to go catch Chromeo's DJ set at Club 740. I am just loving Chromeo's new song "Night By Night" and would love to hear the record spun at a club.

Elsewhere, good options include - Fool's Gold, Metronomy and Destructo who will be rocking out The Roxy; Groundation will be reggaefying the Key Club and Steve Earle and Tom Morello & The Nightwatchmen kick off their 3 day run at the Troubadour.



Karl Denson's Tiny Universe returns to LA (their guitarist, Brian Jordan, used to live in West LA) and brings their live funk party to The Mint. I will be there because Denson, who plays sax for The Greyboy All-Stars, KDTU and Lenny Kravitz, is not only an exceptional musician but a really, really nice guy. Having spent time with him in the past, I would never miss an opportunity to see him tear the roof off of a venue, let alone a small room like The Mint. If you love alto sex, tenor sex or even flute - then you should not miss this show.

If it ends early, maybe there will be a trip to Funky Sole for some free funk at the Echo.

If funk isn't your thing - Jason Mraz, G. Love & Special Sauce and Brett Dennen are playing at the Hollywood Bowl.


Haven't decided where to head yet, but Tom Morello & The Nighwatchmen is high on my list of acts to see. As they will be closing their 3 day Troub run, it might be the perfect night to go. Alternatively, just North on Sunset Blvd. - Rockstar Karaoke will be benefitting a good cause at The Roxy and People Under The Stairs will bring their dope-hop to Key Club.


Bring on the funk, bring on the noise and bring your ass to Dakota Live Music Lounge on Wednesday or you will regret it.

Totally 80s Party Pictures - The Full Dosage

So, we have officially relocated, albeit just 3.5 blocks away from the old digs. While we'll have to rock out strong in the new place, and undoubtedly we will...I'm still thrilled with the turn out from last week and the pictures only solidify the great time that was had. CHECK EM OUT....










On The Radar

10/12 - Hey Champ @ The Viper Room

10/13 - Bob Dylan @ Hollywood Palladium
1013 - Sean Kingston, Flo Rida, New Boyz @ Club Nokia

10/14 - Bob Dylan @ Hollywood Palladium
10/14 - Passion Pit @ Henry Fonda Theatre
10/14 - Moby @ The Wiltern
10/14 - Buju Banton, New Kidz and The Shiloh Band @ Club Nokia
10/14 - Junior Boys @ El Rey Theatre
10/14 - Pretty Lights @ Key Club


10/15 - The Streets @ Club Nokia
10/15 - Yo La Tengo @ Avalon
10/15 - Dan Deacon @ The Echo
10/15 - Bob Dylan @ Hollywood Palladium
10/15 - BLK JKS w/ Special Guests @ Spaceland
10/15 - The Jesus Lizard, Model/Actress, Black Elk @ Henry Fonda
10/15 - Portable Payback (EP Release) @ The Mint

10/16 - Jamie Foxx @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
10/16 - David Garrett @ El Rey (Sold Out)
10/16 - Grassroots Productions Presents: Mike Posner abd Big Sean @ The Roxy
10/16 - Insomniac Presents Kaskade @ Hollywood Palladium
10/16 - Oh Not Not Stereo @ The Viper Room
10/16 - Ghostface Killah @ Key Club
10/16 - Maxwell @ Hollywood Bowl
10/16 - Jon Brion @ Largo
10/16 - Aimee Mann @ The Wiltern

10/17 - Wavves, The Soft Pack @ Echoplex
10/17 - Wax Tailor, Abstract Rude @ Troubadour
10/17 - Chali 2na, Aceyalone @ The Roxy
10/17 - Brand New @ Hollywood Palladium
1017 - The Wood Brothers @ Hotel Café
10/17 - Juliette Lewis w/ The Ettes & American Bang @ El Rey

10/18 - Monsters of Folk (Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Mike Mogis & Jim James) @ Greek Theatre
10/18 - Butthole Surfers @ Club Nokia
10/18 - Brand New @ Hollywood Palladium


10/19 - Snow Patrol @ The Wiltern

10/20 - Snow Patrol, Plain White T's @ The Wiltern
10/20 - Grizzly Bear @ Hollywood Palladium
10/20 - Owl City @ Troubadour
10/20 - Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright & BK One @ El Rey
10/20 - Noah & The Whale, Robert Francis @ The Roxy

10/21 - The Sounds @ Wiltern
10/21 - Emmitt Nershi Band, Assembly of Dust @ The Mint

10/22 - Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer @ Royce Hall
10/22 - The Sounds @ The Wiltern
10/22 - Swollen Members, Boombox Ninjas @ Key Club
10/22 - The Oh Sees, Fresh & Only @ Echo

10/23 - Jeremy Jay, Christmas Island, Sea Lions @ The Smell
10/23 - Kurt Vile @ Spaceland
1023 - The Muddy Reds @ Trip Bar
10/23 - Mika @ Palladium
10/23 - Blind Pilot, The Low Anthem @ Troubadour
10/23 - Bijelo, Dugme @ Henry Fonda
10/23 - Tiger Army @ The Wiltern
10/23 - Jon Brion @ Largo
10/23 - Heart @ Greek Theatre

10/24 - Bijelo, Dugme @ Henry Fonda
10/24 - Tiger Army @ The Wiltern
10/24 - The Fab Four (The Ultimate Tribute) @ Club Nokia
10/24 - Abe Vigoda, Mi Ami @ The Smell
10/24 - Goldenvoice Presents: Kevin Smith @ Orpheum, Theatre
10/24 - Kidsister, Flosstradamus, The Very Best, Totally Michael @ Echoplex
10/24 - Weezer @ Hollywood Palladium
10/24 - Sarah Silverman & Friends @ Largo

10/25 - U2, Black Eyed Peas @ The Rose Bowl
10/25 - Tegan & Sara @ Orpheum Theatre

10/26 - Tegan & Sara @ Orpheum Theatre
10/26 - The Gossip @ Henry Fonda

10/26-27 - Marc Broussard @ The Mint
10/27 - Sunset Rubdown, the Tune-Yards @ Troubadour
10/27 - Boys Like Girls, Cobra Starship @ Club Nokia

10/28 - Regina Spektor @ Greek Theatre
10/28 - Joshua Radin, Emily Wells, The Watson Twins @ Henry Fonda Theater
10/28 - Rakim, The Postman @ El Rey

10/29 - Umphrey's McGee @ HOB - Sunset
10/29 - The Tragically Hip @ Club Nokia
10/29 - Land of Talk, Eulogies @ Spaceland
10/29 - Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin @ Troubadour

10/30 - 11/01 - Phish @ Indio Polo Fields (Where Coachella Is)
10/30 - Kraak & Smaak, Fort Knox Five @ The Roxy
10/30 - Hot Chip (DJ Set) @ Avalon
10/30 - Florence & The Machine @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
10/30 - The Growlers, Pocahaunted @ Bootleg ($10 w/ costume, $15 w/out)

10/31 - Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, Crookers, Major Lazer, Diplo, Switch@ The Forum
10/31 - The Rakes @ The Roxy


11/01 - Girl in A Coma, Black Gold, Shiloe @ Troubadour

11/02 - White Rabbits, Local Natives, Glass Ghost @ El Rey

11/03 - Devo @ Henry Fonda (performing the full album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!)
11/03 - Dandy Warhols, Matt & Kim, Silversun Pickups @ Gibson Amphitheatre

11/04 - Pixies @ The Palladium
11/04 - Devo @ Henry Fonda (performing the full album Freedom of Choice)
11/04 - Rusted Root @ El REy

11/05 - Dinosaur Jr. @ HOB-Sunset
11/05 - Avi Buffalo @ Echo
11/05 - The Bravery @ The Wiltern
11/05 - The Drums @ Silverlake Lounge
11/05 - Zigaboo Modeliste, DJ Quikie Mart @ The Mint
11/05 - The Bravery @ The Wiltern
11/05 - Venetian Snares, Wisp, Cyrusrex @ Key Club
11/05 - Pixies @ Hollywood Palladium
11/05 - Cage The Elephant @ El Rey

11/06 - Widespread Panic @ Orpheum Theatre
11/06 - Mum @ El Rey
11/06 - Cam'Ron @ Key Club
11/06 - Pixies @ Hollywood Palladium
11/06 - The Robotanists @ Echo Curio

11/07 - Hanson, Hellogoodbye, Stell Train, Sherwood @ Club Nokia
11/07 - Widespread Panic @ Orpheum Theatre
11/07 - LMFAO w/ Special Guests @ The Wiltern
11/07 - Saint Motel, Rumspringa, Red Arrow Messenger @ The Roxy

11/08 - Ginuwine & En Vogue @ Club Nokia
11/08 - Widespread Panic @ Orpheum Theatre

11/09 - The Used @ The Palladium
11/09 - David Gray @ Orpheum Theatre
11/09 - Band of Horses @ Club Nokia

11/11 - Electric Six, Gay Blades, Millions of Brazillians @ Key Club
11/11 - Fu Manchu, It's Casual @ Troubadour
11/11 - Paramore @ Hollywood Palladium

11/12 - Orgone @ Zanzibar
11/12 - Too Short @ Key Club

11/13 - Keller Williams @ El Rey
11/13 - FUN, Dusty Rhodes & The River Band @ Troubadour

11/14 - The Cat Empire @ The Troubadour
11/14 - Abe Vigoda, Lovvers @ Spaceland
11/14 - They Might Be Giants @ Royce Hall (UCLA)
11/14 - The Drums @ Bootleg Theater

11/15 - Dashboard Confessional @ Hollywood Palladium

11/18 - Roysksopp @ Club Nokia
11/18 - The Big Pink, Crystal Antlers, IO Echo @ El Rey
11/18 - Generationals, The Hidden Cameras, Gentlemen Reg @ Spaceland

11/19 - The Disco Biscuits, BLVD @ HOB - Sunset
11/19 - The Stone Foxes @ The Viper Room
11/19 - The Whigs, The Features @ Troubadour
11/19 - Russell Batiste, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Joe Krown@ Saint Rocke

11/20 - Ray La Montagne @ Orpheum Theatre
11/20 - Russell Batiste, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Joe Krown@ The Mint
11/20 - CunninLynguists @ The Viper Room
11/20 - Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers @ Key Club

11/21 - Peter Bjorn and John, Fool's Gold @ Club Nokia
11/21 - Friendly Fires, XX @ Henry Fonda
11/21 - The Juan Maclean @ Echoplex
11/21 - Malbec @ Spaceland
11/21 - Elefant @ Troubadour
11/21 - The Stone Foxes, Elevaters @ The Mint
11/21 - Fiery Furnaces @ El Rey

11/22 - Ray Lamontagne @ Orpheum Theatre

11/24 - Wolfmother @ Wiltern

11/25 - Simian Mobile Disco w/ JDH, Dave P @ Mayan Theatre

11/28 - The Black Crowes @ Club Nokia
11/28 - Peaches @ The Wiltern
11/28 - Carney @ El Rey


12/02 - J. Tillman (of Fleet Foxes) @ Troubadour

12/03 - Drummer @ The Echo
12/03 - Digable Planets, Butterfly and Doodlebug @ Key Club

12/04 - Charlie Hunter @ The Mint

12/05 - Charlie Hunter @ The Mint
12/05 - Girls @ Troubadour

12/14 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Mayan Theater

12/18 - Ozomatli @ Club Nokia

12/19 - Ozomatli @ Club Nokia
12/19 - X @ The Wiltern

1/08/10 - The Happy Hollows @ The Viper Room

1/09/10 - Sonic Youth @ Wiltern

1/19/10 - The Hot Rats @ Spaceland

Monday September 28th

Light FM, We Barbarians, Tigers Can Bite You, Queen Kwong @ Spaceland (FREE)

Correatown, Eagle & Talon, The Voyeurs, Bandito Royale @ Echo (FREE)

Rob Roy, Christian TV, Gods Paparazzi, Cataracs @ Hunnypot Unlimited (FREE)


School of Sevenbells, Warpaint,Phantogram @ Troubadour

Snake Alive, It's Casual, Chingalera, 16, Holy Grail, DC Fall Out, Graveyard BBQ @ The Viper Room

Steel Panther, Priss, Some Hear Explosions, Neo Geo @ Key Club

Gustavo Galindo, Mitch Allan & Guests @ Molly Malones

Beast Cop, Alph, No Paws (No Lions), Aristides @ Pehrspace

The Fling, Fort Wife, Writer @ Detroit Bar

Thom Yorke @ Orpheum Theatre

WPA w/ Molly Jenson @ Largo

Railcars, Voice Voices, Halloween Swim Team, Voice On Tape, Endless Bummer @ Echo Curio

Jonneine Zapata, The Faraway Places, International Tennis Champions @ Silverlake Lounge

Bane, Trash Talk, Foundation @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

MarchFourth Marching Band @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

The Bugs, Sad Horse, The Mo-Odds, De Hombres @ The Smell

Meaghan Smith, Toy Horses, Joanna James, Nick Africano @ Hotel Café

Rich Pagano, Chris Seefried, Justine Bennett, Jay Nash @ Room 5

Quetzal Guerrero, Bryan Velasco, Ernestro Crreyo, Craig Marshall, Laura Cohn @ Genghis Cohen

Vieux Carre Mondays feat. Kevin O'Day Band & Dj Quickie Mart @ The Mint

Jamie Foxx @ Jay Leno Show

Dierks Bentley @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O'Brien

Diminished Men @ Juanita's

Jack Ingram @ Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson

Funkmosphere @ Carbon (FREE)

Tuesday September 29th


KCRW Presents Robyn Hitchcok and the Venus 3, The Parson Red Heads

Miike Snow, Jack Penate @ Detroit Bar

The Moth Grandslam @ Echoplex

Starfucker, Deelay Ceelay, Strength @ Echo

Lotus, Break Science feat. Adam Deitch @ The Roxy (Pay What You Want Tour)

Ingrid Michaelson, Greg Holden @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

Joe Perry Project, The Blakes, DJ High Voltage @ Viper Room

Dr. Dog, Jeffrey Lewis @ Henry Fonda Theatre

Pearl Jam, Ben Harper & Relentless 7 @ Gibson Amphitheatre

69 Eyes, Dommin, The Becoming, Middle Finger Mob @ Key Club

Robby Krieger & Ray Manzarek @ Club Nokia

Breakestra Dusk Til Dawn Record Release Party, DJ Jeremy Sole, DJ Day, Simple Citizens@ El Rey

Kevin Pollak & Friends @ Largo

Paul Sikes, Firth, Dollshouse @ Molly Malones

Mimicking Birds, Tremellow, Lamps @ Bootleg Theater

Leila Broussard, Todd Carey, Beth Thornley, Kyle Riabko, Zac Poor @ Hotel Cafe

Carson Aune, Jesse Woods @ Genghis Cohen

Cindy Santini, Craig Marshall, Eric Patterson @ Room 5

Rebellum and The Prophets, MacDracula feat. Malik Pointer @ The Mint

Anvil @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O'Brien

The Boy and His Machine, Same as Sunday @ Good Hurt Nightclub

Kim Divine @ The Fox and Hounds

Wednesday October 7th

Club NME w/ Jack Penate, Miike Snow @ Spaceland


SUPERGOODMUSIC Presents: Foster & The People, Odd Modern, Schpilkas @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

Totimoshi, Subarachnoid Space, Ovo, Peter Kolovos @ Echo

Dub Club @ Echoplex

Ooh Lah The Moc, Kevin Kinsella, Through The Roots @ The Roxy

Robin Lassiter, Darrell Vaughn, Audio Assassins, Better of Dead, Head Traffic, Back Line @ On The Rox

Pearl Jam, Ben Harper & Relentless 7 @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Ingrid Michaelson, Matthew Perryman Jones @ Troubadour

Indigo Planet Records CD Release Party w/ Me and The City, Eric Alexandrakis 7 Friends, Alaina Alexander, Roman Alexander & The Robbery, Keith Monnachio @ The Viper Room

Stratovarius, Prodigal Son, Shadows Entwined, Seven Saraphin @ Key Club

Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Mika Miko, The Urinals, The Lamps @ El Rey

L. Michelle, Bleeding Harp, MacDracula w/ Malik Pointer @ Molly Malones

Groundation @ Brixton

Deertick @ Detroit Bar

The Queers, The Leftovers, Woolly Bandits, The Underground Railroad to Candyland @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Sol Giant, The Stage, Perfect Like Me, Harrisgrade, Max and Sam, Paparazzi Paycheck @ Knitting Factory (front stage)

Team Goldie, Mark Mallman @ Knitting Factory (Alter Knit)

Sleeping Beauty Wakes @ Largo

The Blakes, Kid Theodore @ Saint Rocke

Fever Ray, Nosaj Thing, Vuk @ Henry Fonda

Catherine Feeny, Sheila Nichols, The Chapin Sisters, Julie Peel, The Snow @ Hotel Cafe

Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds, Slang Chickens, Haunted George @ Alex's Bar

Hot Toddies, Foxes, Kissing Cousins, Rachel in the Weeds @ Silverlake Lounge

The Snow, MPhase @ Bootleg Theater

Star Wars in Concert @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live

Moxy Phinx, Kate Ashby @ Genghis Cohen

Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Ellen Degeneres Show

Toby Keith @ Tonight Show w/ Conan O'Brien

Casxio @ The Shore

Stanley Clarke @ Catalina Jazz Club

Juliette Lewis @ Last Call w/ Carson Daly

KISS @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Bryan Adams @ The Grammy Museum


Thursday October 8th

80's Night: A Tribute to John Hughes feat. The Cartographers, The Awesomeness, Nikki & Rich, John Hughes Tribute Band, Selah Sue, DJ High Voltage @ The Viper Room


A Hawk & A Hacksaw, Damon & Naomi, The Grizzly Owls @ Spaceland

Mr. Green All Stars w/ HR, Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies), Norwood Fisher(Fishbone), The Scientist, Opus Dai, Cage 9, Ambrose, Pain, License to Kill, The Other Side of Morning, The Fabulous Miss Wendy @ Echoplex

Har Mar Superstar, Brother Reade, Kesha @ Echo

Blake Lewis, DJ Dan, Bidwell,The Dance Party @ The Roxy

The Boy and His Machine, Same as Sunday, A Hot Mess, Dj Salam @ ON the Rox

Kyle Hollingsworth, Zach Gill@ The Mint

Satyricon, Bleeding, Through, Toxic Holocaust @ Key Club

The Rescues, AM, Lissle @ Troubadour

Coalesce, Cave In @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage) - FREE

Xololanxinxo, Avatar & Dj Obi, Akuma, Neila, Tha Conclusion @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Magnus Hitch, New Archaic, Neighborhood Bullys, Lights Out Levin and Bryan Howard @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit)

Andrew W.K., Calder String Quartet @ Largo

Joey Ryan, Katie Costello, Aaron Beaumont, Alaskan Summer, Rooster Ra @ Hotel Cafe

Audible Mainframe, Elevators @ Saint Rocke

Lucent Dossier Experience "Ravenous Rouge" @ El Rey

Valentino Ventura, The Mighty Regis, Minus Ned @ Molly Malones

Star Wars in Concert @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live

Trail of Dead, Future of the Left @ Henry Fonda

Foxes, Hot Toddies, Jessie Deluxe, Bella Novela @ Alex's Bar

Chris Stanton, Caitlin C. Mitchell @ Echo Curio

Wintergreen, The Republic, Raining and OK @ Silverlake Lounge

Tigerheat Presents - Madonna Celebration Release @ Avalon

Jason Consolacion, Eric McFadden Trio, Delaney Davidson @ Genghis Cohen

Ben Harper & Relentless 7 @ Jay Leno Show

The Blakes @ Three of Clubs

Joss Stone @ Last Call w/ Carson Daly

Todd Snider @ The Grammy museum


Friday October 9th

O'Death, Slang Chickens, Frontier Ruckus @ Spaceland

John Doe and Exene, Kid Congo Powers @ Echoplex

Club Underground @ Echo

Metronomy, Destructo, Fool's Gold @ The Roxy

Groundation, Refelction I @ Key Club

Chromeo, Destructo @ Club 740

Common Sense Band, Simple Citizens @ Saint Rocke

Dark Star Orchestra @ Henry Fonda Theatre

Steve Earle, Tom Morello & The Nightwatchman @ Troubadour

Starfuckers, 3808, Out of Grey, Mytmos, Dirty Suicide @ The Viper Room

Leo Neocentelli, Stanton Moore @ The Mint

Andy Clockwise, Roothub, Brian Wright, Gerg Holden, Steve Carlson @ Hotel Café

Motorhead, Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Chelsea Girls @ Club Nokia

Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop @ Largo

Ledisi @ El Rey

Thursday, Fall of Troy, The Dear Hunter, Comadre @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

The Changing, Ines Kembel, Postman, Face of Adversity, Invisible Animals @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Sidekick 10 Year Anniversary Show - The Stitched Lips, Action 45, SideKick, Nothing Yet, Friday Knights @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit)

Chris Stanton, Caitlin C. Mitchell @ Echo Curio

Cabin John, Samantha Lane, Leroy @ Molly Malones

The Half Hearted, Sea Worthy @ Pehrspace

Phil Shane @ Alex's Bar

Bird Peterson @ Avalon

Spacebyrdz @ Avalon

Janu & The Whalesharks, Red Arrow Messenger @ Bootleg Theater

Carly Escoto, Kristen Toedtman, Jamie Drake, Brother Sal, Foster Tims @ Room 5

Warrant, Slow Burning Car, Intensity @ Brixton

Song Sirens, Matthew Jordan @ Genghis Cohen

Boombox, Ana Sia @ Fais Do Do

Kounterfeit Change @ Good Hurt Night Club

Phoenix @ Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson

Cadalack Ron, Thesaurus Rex, Trek Life @ Airliner Club

Willy Porter @ McCabe's Guitar Shop


Saturday October 10th

Polvo, The Moon Upstairs, Modern Memory @ Spaceland

Dragstrip 66 @ Echoplex

Funky Sole @ Echo

Super Diamond, Weyward Sons @ Key Club

Fantastica Bastidas, Cobalt Cranes, Younger Lovers, Peg Leg Love @ The Smell

Sean Paul Gordon, Jaded Ash, Building a Better Spaceship @ On The Rox

Hypercrush, Pittsburgh Slim, Good + Plenty, Lights Over LA @ The Roxy

Mute Math, As Tall As Lions @ Club Nokia

Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop @ Largo

Sweet and Tender Hooligans (Morrisey Tribute) @ Saint Rocke

Aces n Eights, Fight From Above, Floater, Rudie Dane, Joe Keenhast @ The Viper Room

Rock, Shock & Awe Expanded @ El Rey

Jason Mraz, G. Love & Special Sauce, Brett Dennen@ Hollywood Bowl

Thursday, Far, Touche Amore, Endless Hallway @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

School of Rock @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage - 1:30 pm)

These Arms Are Snakes, DD/MM/YYYY @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Lauren LaRocca @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit)

Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Wiltern

Steve Earle, Tom MOrello & The Nightwatchman @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

00 Soul, Jud Nester, Ricksaw @ Detroit Bar

Roger Sanchez @ Avalon

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. DJ Medi4 @ The Mint

Latch Key Kid, Echo Echo, Kristy Hanson, Zachariah and the Lobos Riders, Dawn McCoy @ Hotel Café

Hollywood Brewfest @ Henry Fonda Theatre (2 pm - 10 pm; 30+ breweries, 15+ bands)

Randy Sacks & The Holly Rollers, Ufonik, Still Watters Run Deep, Bruno Mars @ Molly Malones

Vasanti Lackner, Chris Hood @ Pehrspace

Blink 182 and Aquabats @ Hollywood Palladium

Punk Rock Social "Live" feat. JFA, Shattered Faith, The Disgustingtons @ Alex's Bar

Chris Stanton, Caitlin C. Mitchell @ Echo Curio

Rosewood Thieves, Henry Wolfe, Dead Trees @ Bootleg Theater

Chanetelle Tibbs, Melanie Keller, Pam Shaffer, Chris and Sara Niemetz, Stereo Blue @ Genghis Cohen

Stefon Harris @ Jazz Bakery

Iliana Rose @ Biltmore Hotel


Sunday October 11th

The Airlines, The Surrender, Parade of Lights, Echo Revolution @ Spaceland

Part Time Punks 2nd Annual Festival @ Echoplex

Rockstar Karaoke, Painted Turtle @ The Roxy

Cassidy Haley, Punk Bunny, Elephant @ The Viper Room

Zoe, Babasonicos @ Club Nokia

Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop @ Largo

People Under The Stairs @ Key Club

Steve Earle, Tom Morello & The Night Watchmen @ Troubadour

Pato Banton *unplugged @ Saint Rocke

Poncho Sanchez @ Amoeba Music

Arlan's Organism @ Molly Malones

Aftertayst, World Wide Suicide, Insentient, Atisa, Dethsummoner, Courting Disaster @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit)
Bless The Fall, Finch, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Vance, Let's Get It @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Sunny Day Real Estate, The Jealous Sound, Dead Country @ Henry Fonda

Rosewood Theives, Dead Trees @ Detroit Bar

Los Duggans, Punk as a Doornail @ Alex's Bar (FREE)

Chris Stanton, Caitlin C. Mitchell @ Echo Curio

Freddie & Francine, Penelope Fortier, Jerin Falkner and Jean Mann, Tongue and Groove @ Hotel Cafe

Jenni Alpert, Wesley Smith @ Room 5

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