The last week of January kicks off with a handful of good live events. You'll find me kicking it at Hunnypot Radio early on as the station potentially hosts one of its last radio events at the Hunnypot House (8926 1/2 National). The guys are considering relocating to a venue - so all you venues who want a cool radio show to be broadcast from within your walls, considering hitting up Hunnypot's John Anderson to discuss a possible collabo.
After Hunnypot, there is a good chance I go to Carbon for Funkmosphere and wait around until 11:30/midnight to catch the break-dancing crews that roll through. IF I'm feeling a little more indie or a little too impatient, I will probably head to Echo to see The French Semester's final installment of their January residency. Their performance has improved considerably in the last 6-8 months and 2010 may be their year to shine. They've got some gigs set up for February already - but if you're cheap, than tonight would be the night to see them.
If I didn't already have all these competing obligations, I definitely would be considering going to Largo for the Love & Haiti Benefit Show. The opportunity to see Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Ed Helms all perform in the same night is kind of too good to pass up. Helms cameo last week on Conan was absolutely hilarious - and I can only imagine what sort of comedic gems these all-stars have saved for this event.
If you feel driving a ways, Girls are playing at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. Detroit Bar is an amazing venue and the Girls could easily tear the house down. I heard good things about their performance in LA at the Troubadour, but I unfortunately missed it. If you're a huge fan or you are near Detroit Bar - it would be wise to check it out.
A complete list of the night's shows are featured below:
Monday January 25th
Eddie Berman (8PM), Amie Miriello (9PM), Steph Johnson (10PM) @ Molly Malones
Talibam!, Vaginals, David Scott Stone, Sun Araw @ Echo Curio
Charlene Lite, Cariad Harmon @ Genghis Cohen
Hunnypot Radio w/ PJ Bloom, Thomas Goulbic & That Noise!@ 8926 1/2 National Blvd. (Hunnypot House)
Sky White Tiger (7PM), Matthew Mayfield (8PM), Oren Lavie (9PM), Window View (10PM) @ Hotel Café
Love and Haiti: Comedy Benefit show with Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Ed Helms @ The Largo
Sean Carnage Presents: Day 2: 2ndAnnual Pomona Rib Cook-Off (in Echo Park) featuring: Warm Streams, Cockwind, Stress Ape, Hot Topic, Kill Kill Kill @ Pehrspace
FOXXhole Mondays @ Conga Room
Parachute, Safety Suit, Blue Sky Reality @ The Roxy
The French Semester, Team Abraham, Le Switch, Wonderground @ Echo
Year Long Disaster, Dirty Sweet, Karma To Burn, Dead Meat @ Spaceland
Vieux Carre Mondays feat. Kevin O'Day Band & DJ Quickie Mart, Lauren Shera, Zana Mesihovic & The Balkan Soul Orchestra @ The Mint
Club Carnivale @ The Viper Room
Girls @ Detroit Bar
The Northstar Session, Whispering Pines, Sally Jaye @ Bootleg (FREE)
The Steelwells, Dusty Rhodes & The River Band, Mississippi Man, Eugene and the 1914 @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
Kenny Eng @ Dakota Live Music Lounge
Jeff Solomon @ The Waterfront Café
VDRK @ DragonFly
Pinot @ Mai Tai Bar
Steel Panther with Steal Thunder & Paperback Machine @ House of Blues
Funkmosphere @ Carbon