Friday, November 30, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (November 30, 2012)

Do the end of your month and start of your weekend right by going out to catch some live entertainment as there is PLENTY of it in Los Angeles tonight.  From another installment of No Doubt at Gibson Amphitheatre to Nas ruling the world with Lauryn Hill at Wiltern to Mike Dillon Band going go-go jungle dirty on drums at The Mint - many houses will be raging heavy tonight.

The aforementioned No Doubt get support from Fitz & The Tantrums and The Aggrolites making for a very special SoCal performance.

For Mike Dillon - we are giving away a couple pairs of tickets.  Just tweet out @mintLA or email to get in on the action.  If you dig jazz, but a more mellow version of it consider Bela Fleck & Marcus Roberts at Catalina Jazz Club.

Recent Capitol signees Capital Cities throw down a friday night indie pop electro party at The Roxy, but for heavier electronics I'd recommend Simian Mobile Disco at Fonda Theatre.  The dance floor will be sweaty and packed for them and Dave P.  To get down to the hip hop of so cal visit Key Club for Fashawn and Strong Arm Steady, with support from FOCI and hopefully some surprise appearances (Murs is in town....).

And, for laughter, consider Club Nokia because Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam never disappoints!

For a full list of entertainment options see below.

  • No Doubt, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Aggrolites @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • Aaron White @ The Airliner
  • Take 6 @ Pepperdine University
  • Bela Fleck & Marcus Roberts @ Catalina Jazz Club
  • Nas & Ms. Lauryn Hill @ The Wiltern
  • Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam @ Club Nokia (Early & Late Shows)
  • Frontside & Friends @ The Central SAPC
  • Bongo Fury: REMIXED @ Harvelle’s
  • Barry Zweig Trio @ Del Monte Speakeasy (FREE)(8-10)
  • Off The Wall w/ DJ Alfred Hawkins @ Del Monte Speakeasy (10 PM)
  • Mike Dillon Band w. Jim Wilson, Tomi Townsend @ The Mint
  • Walk Off The Earth, Selah Sue, The Mowgli’s @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Raquel Rodiguez, La Mer, Demon Rey, John Anderson, B. Slade @ WitZend
  • Attika 7, DevilSeed, Great Gods of Greed @ Saint Rocke
  • Smart Patrol (Devo Tribute), Black Fag (Black Flag Tribute), Girl – Illa Biscuits, Buzzcuts @ Alex’s Bar
  • Soed Van Riel @ Exchange LA
  • Bonfire, Metal 101, Without Warning, Jay Stevens @ Saint Rocke
  • Wovenhand, Chief @ The Satellite
  • Incan Abraham, HOTT MT, James Supercave, Dashiell Driscoll @ The Echo
  • Andreilien, Thriftworks, jobot @ King King Club
  • Straight No Chaser @ Pantages Theatre
  • Quote Unquote, By Sunlight @ Pehrspace
  • Match The Band, Moses Campbell, I.E., Clipping @ The Smell
  • The Bolts, Capital Cities, The Nukes, Raheem Cohen, 28North @ The Roxy
  • Catsexual, Jon, Yultron, Dame 35, Exsty, Rosaly @ On The Rox
  • Fashawn, Strong Arm Steady, FOCI, EGST, 7th Circle Royalty, Mike Wash @ Key Club
  • Paul Banks @ Constellation Room
  • Simian Mobile Disco Live, JDH, Dave P @ Fonda Theatre
  • Figure, Cold Blank, Whiiite @ Avalon
  • Henry Rollins “The Long March” @ Largo
  • Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary feat. Armored Saint & More @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
  • Vinyl Williams (Record Release), Gazoota, Moon Pearl, Astral Jubilee @ Bootleg Bar
  • TeamMate, The Mots Nouveaux, Famous in Iowa, Jameson, Brown Shoe, Matty Charles w/ Zedekiah Child @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Lennon Leppert, The Luvnauts, David Haack, Leena Culhane  @ Room 5 Lounge
  • MFG Productions  Presents - ????? @ Los Globos
  • Static Fridays @ Detroit Bar
  • Meiko, LAGrange Concourse, Larkin McLean @ Malibu Inn
  • David Choi, Clara C @ The Observatory
  • Black Crystal Wolf Kids @ Charleston
  • Shogun @ Yost Theater

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (November 29, 2012)

If you'd like to enjoy a concert tonight to celebrate longtime SUPERGOODMUSIC Concert Blast subscriber Chris "Wicksauce" Wick's 30th Birthday  - I might suggest Mark De Clive Lowe's Church Sessions at Del Monte Speakeasy featuring Nia Andrews, amongst others.  Its close to the beach and they make some mean drinks downstairs at Townhouse.  Another alternative might be to go admit you're not worthy in the presence of Alice Cooper at Orpheum Theatre.  

Get close to everyone at Fonda Theatre when Alex Clare of recent Microsoft/Bing commercial fame rocks the house with support from Moshav.

For some local flavor - check out El Cid with Ninja Betty & The Nunchix, Thunderdikk and Fartbarf or the DJ action of Guns in The Sun crew and Bixel Boys at the Dance Right party at La Cita.  Full list of shows below...recommendations in bold.

  • Vs Party @ The Central SAPC
  • Harlow Gold Show @ Harvelle’s
  • Mark De Clive Lowe w/ Nia Andrews, Trevor Ware, Dexter Story & More @ Del Monte Speakeasy
  • Helicopter Rounds, I’mU @ The Mint
  • Karmin @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Kai Brown, Dawn Mitschele, Franchot Tone @ WitZend
  • Off With Their Heads, French Exit, Gone to Ground, Fiction Reform @ Alex’s Bar
  • Anuhea, Matt Jennings, Japali Loung, Sara Dee @ Saint Rocke
  • Raiding the Rock Vault – “The Greatest Set List Ever” @ Mayan Theater
  • Alice Cooper, Kill Devil Hill @ Oprheum Theatre
  • Lawrence Arabia @ Origami Vinyl
  • Hobart W. Fink, The Vim Dicta, A Girl I Know, Runson Willis @ Lot 1 Café
  • Sandbox, Burning Jet Black, Alright Alright @ The Satellite
  • Touche, Glow Marrow, Body Parts, Cayucas @ The Echo
  • Noah and The Megafauna, Killsonic, Tommy Santee Klaws @ The Echoplex
  • Galactic Unicorn Sandwich, AHEE, LushaBunny, The Rogue Mechanica, Helios, Jive Diva Danielle @ King King Club
  • Ni Hao, Crazy Band, Mikki and the Mauses, Bastidas @ The Smell
  • Young London, TM87, From Here to LA @ On The Rox
  • Daisy & Heavenly Rockstars, Wes Michaels, Jesse Scott, Drip N’ Steez, N’Credible Hero @ The Roxy
  • UFO, Stonebreed @ Key Club
  • Dieselboy, Mayhem @ Constellation Room
  • Alex Clare, Moshav @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Henry Rollins “The Long March” @ Largo
  • Eluveitie @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
  • Motordrone, Yard of Blondes @ Bootleg Bar
  • Plum, Nicole Eva Emery, The Colurs, Kate Earl, Whitehorse @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Matt Koziol, Aaron Encinas, Whitney Wood @ Room 5 Lounge
  • Frolic w/ Kei Abe (Ubiquity Records), Duran Castro, Phillip Cejudo @ One Eyed Gypsy
  • Awkwid, David Rolas @ Los Globos
  • Dandelo, Owls, Captions @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Stacy Clark, Golden Afternoon, Act As If, Jeremy Brock, Alex Bostelman, Vox Humans @ Detroit Bar
  • Ninja Betty & The Nunchix, Thunderdikk, Fartbarf @ El Cid
  • Guns in The Sun, Bixel Boys @ La Cita

Tonight in L.A. (November 28, 2012)

Before I get into today's drops - just must shout out The Central SAPC for hosting an amazing local show last night with Gavin Turek and Jhameel.  The energy was palpable and I'd advise catching the Jhameel residency on December 17th at Bootleg because it will feature a lot of the same line up, as well as Weapons of Audio...and it will also be FREE.

But, that's for the future.  Its Wednesday the 28th and there are plenty of shows that go down tonight.    Check them out below.

  • Falling in Reverse, Enter Shikari, I See Stars @ The Wiltern
  • Plague Vendor, J. Thoven, Daniel Ahearn & The Jones @ The Central SAPC
  • House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s
  • Lawrence Arabia, Andrew Keoghan, The Futures League, Cody Marks w/ Wayne Kramer @ The Mint
  • Jesse Macht, Brianna Falcone, Pi Jacob, Celia Chavez @ WitZend
  • David Ryan Harris, Justin Young, Aijia Lise, Tyler Lyle @ Troubadour
  • Makana w/ Mitch Chang and dKarl Grossman @ Saint Rocke
  • Zacc West @ Saint Rocke (FREE)(5 PM)
  • Cassandra feat. Luke Paquin of Hot Hot Heat, Swim Lessons, JOEL (of Dios) @ The Satellite
  • Dub Club @ The Echoplex
  • Spirit Vine @ The Echo
  • DJ Mikee Pena @ King King Club
  • Youngblood Hawke, Terraplane Sun, Fire in the Hamptons, DJ Hollywood Julio @ The Roxy
  • Future @ Key Club
  • Pac Div, Captain Murphy, King Henry, Anya Kvitka @ Low End Theory
  • RBMA Panamerika Presenta Escenario: Los Angeles @ Fonda Theatre
  • Henry Rollins “The Long March” @ Largo
  • Fear, D.I., Agent Orange @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
  • Rah Rah, Josh Boyd, Jamestown Revival @ Bootleg Bar
  • Chris Stills, The Wellspring, Armada, Kita Klane @ The Hotel Café
  • Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit @ Room 5 Lounge
  • Rt N The 44s @ One Eyed Gypsy
  • Goldilocks Planet, Sallie Keena, Lobo Marino, Wages @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Mixup @ Detroit Bar
  • Free Moral Agents, East of River @ Harvard & Stone
  • The Vim Dicta @ Club Moscow
  • No Doubt @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (November 27, 2012)

Finish November strong by going out every night - because there are plenty of excuses not to stay in this Tuesday.  The Central SAPC finishes a fierce residency from Gavin Turek with some indie soul and more from her, Jhameel, Hustle Roses and Kenan Bell.  Its FREE - which makes it sweeter.

Hip hop heads can get a little more G than Kenan Bell with Joe Budden, Locksmith, Skeme and Paypa at El Rey Theatre or go to O.C.'s The Observatory for The Grouch & Eligh, Mistah F.A.B., Prof and DJ Fresh.

High schoolers get their rock and roll on at some House of Blues competition that might anoint a future rock god, while Hollywood Palladium celebrates heroes of metal at Metalocalypse 2012 Tour with Dethklok amd Soundgarden delivers for a sold out crowd at Fonda Theatre.

A full list of shows is below....

  • Metalocalypse 2012 Tour w/ Dethklok @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Gavin Turek, Jhameel, Hustle Roses, Kenan Bell @ The Central SAPC (FREE)
  • Stevie Starlight @ Harvey’s
  • Sean O’Connor, Julian McCullough @ The Mint
  • KG Bird, Merciless Jive @ The Mint
  • Corrinne May, The Peoples Mic @ WitZend
  • The Sweethurt, Sharaya Mikael, Joseph Bates @ Lot 1 Café
  • Johnny O’Donnell, Sacramento, Daniel Ahearn & The Jones, Hurricane Music, Dead Dawn, Dandelo @ The Echo
  • The Jonas Brothers @ Pantages Theatre
  • Joe Budden, Locksmith, Skeme, Paypa @ El Rey Theatre
  • Soundgarden @ The Fonda Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Henry Rollins “The Long March” @ Largo
  • IHOBF’s 2012 Bringin’ Down The House Musical Competition w/ high school musicians @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
  • Colby Brown, Tall Tales & The Silver Lining, The Cerny Brothers, All Spots To Black @ Bootleg Bar
  • Matthew Mayfield, Harper Blynn, The Roof Beam Carpenters, Erin McLaughlin, Justin Soileau @ The Hotel Café
  • Pat Hull, Caroline Brooks, Shoshana Bean, Ashley Jordan @ Room 5 Lounge
  • Black Belt Karate, The Wingard Manor, Jake Salley @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Big Chocolate, Bones, Tony Fresch @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Let Em Riot, Maxi Wild, Northern Labour Party, Technocrat, DJ Velvet Touch @ Detroit Bar
  • The Grouch & Eligh, Mistah F.A.B., Prof, DJ Fresh @ The Observatory
  • Speech Impediments, Rhythm Writeres, Alyse, King Cyrus @ House of Blues – Anaheim