Thursday, January 31, 2013

Benevento at The Mint

Jam fans and piano aficionados would be doing themselves a service by going to The Mint tonight.  Ivory and ebony virtuoso Marco Benevento takes to the stage at the Pico funk hub to lay down some thick jazz, granola tunes and the occasional party starter like "Limbs of a Pine."   You may remember Marco from the Benevento/Russo Duo - but tonight's outfit should be a bit more eclectic, plus he is joined by Mike Dillon of Garage A Trois, Polyphonic Spree, Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade and more.  

Tonight in L.A. (January 31, 2013)

Its a magnificent night of music to close out the first month of the year as Dave Grohl celebrates his documentary with a Sound City Players performance at Hollywood Palladium, a free KRS-ONE show at Slidebar and the improvisation skills of Marco Benevento and Mike Dillon at The Mint.

If those legends weren't enough - there is a healthy dosage of beatsmiths and producers descending on LA venues tonight too.  Free The Robots cuts up at Constellation Room while a pseudo Low End Theory crew celebrates the life of Austin Peralta at Del Monte Speakeasy when Daedelus, Teebs and Gaslamp Killer all lay down dope sets for the low cost of $5 entry (proceeds go to charity).

A full list of tonight's shows are below...

  • Sound City Players @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Jordan Booth, Natalise, Nura Creitz @ Room 5 Lounge
  • Meiko, Sweet Talk Radio, Haley Pharo, Matt Jennings, My Name Is You @ The Hotel Café
  • Max Lugavere, Sonia Rao, Danni Rosner, Eric Mellgren, Mike Stocksdale @ WitZend
  • Harlow Gold @ Harvelle’s
  • L.A.M.P., Danger Boy, DJSB, Josh Brooks & More @ The Central SAPC
  • Austin Peralata Tribute w/ Kamasi Washington Dectet, Teebs, Strangeloop feat. Earnest Blount, Daedelus, Gaslamp Killer @ Del Monte Speakeasy
  • Marco Benevento, Mike Dillon Band @ The Mint
  • Tristan Prettyman, Paul Cannon @ Troubadour
  • Petty Cash, Black Coat, The High, Lows, JD Bender @ The Viper Room
  • Implants, Assuming We Survive, The Hollowed, I’mU, Dirty Pints @ The Roxy
  • KROQ Locals Only Presents: Margate, Brothers of Brazil, 80 Proof @ On The Rox
  • Lise de la Salle Plays Rachmaninoff @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Bisonte, Astral Jubilee, The Lost Experience @ Lot 1 Café
  • Near Mess Craft Beer Fest Night 3 w/ Rainbow Jackson, Batwings Catwings, Luna is Honey @ The Satellite
  • Zaireeka Listening Party, HOTT MT, Butcher Boy @ The Echo
  • Two Gallants, Future Twin @ Bootleg Theater
  • JT Ross The Harmonica Boss @ One Eyed Gypsy
  • The Burning of Rome, T.V. Mike and the Scarecrows, Paper Planes, D. Lee Wagoneer @ SIlverlake Lounge
  • Eric Jag, Lushbunny, HyJynx, The Rogue Mechanica @ King King Club
  • They Live & Backwards Beast  @ Harvard & Stone
  • Brillz, Etc! Etc!, Slander @ Yost Theater
  • Free The Robots @ Constellation Room
  • Drinking Flowers, The Flying Hand @ Detroit Bar (FREE)
  • Tony Ferrari (6 PM); 40 Oz. To Freedom, The Originalites, Wait for Green @ Saint Rocke
  • The Rift, Brando’s Island, Kitten Kuroi, Inside the Black, Dave Edery @ TRiP
  • KRS-One, Macarone @ Slidebar (FREE)
  • Crown Plaza, Fawn Spots, Spaceships, Cumstain @ The Smell
  • Electric Flower Group, Ochal La Rocha, Dave Glasebrook @ NOMAD
  • In Defence, Sleepwalkers, Fissure, Tim Raldo & The Filthy Fuks @ Unit B Studio
  • Kumpania @ El Cid
  • Spirit Vine, PNP, LA Witch @ Standard Hollywood
  • Nostalghia, Low Leaf, the Moth & The Flame @ 3 Clubs

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tonight in L.A. (January 30, 2013)

Its not your average hump day here in LA to end the first month of 2013 because of the artists playing in town.    Its the end of a slamming guitar rocking residency at The Mint which featured Eric McFadden for five weeks and the appearance of the aging Who at Staples Center.  

While Townsend and friends attempt to take a hefty crowd to a teenage wasteland, plenty of emerging artists will be stamping their identity on some LA sonic enclaves.   Kyle Nicolaides pumps out emotional and sometimes dark songwriting at Room 5 Lounge, Lushlife, Groundislava and Zak Waters deliver a healthy and diverse set of local music flavor at The Echo, Antibalas gets a little tribal beat at Troubadour and Hot Buttered Rum jams some free bluegrass at Slidebar.

Other notables include Metalachi and Great White Buffalo at El Cid and Niki & The Dove at The Barn with Vacationer as support.  Full list of Wednesday's shows below....

  • Steve Delameter, Kyle Nicolaides, Lucinda Ora @ Room 5 Lounge
  • Willy Mason w/ Escondido, The Cerny Brothers, Yoya @ The Hotel Café
  • Katie Ohh, Molly Venter w/ Eben Pariser, Django Hank @ WitZend
  • House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s
  • Frontside & Friends @ The Central SAPC
  • Eric McFadden w/ TEN feat. Thomas Pridgen & Norwood Fisher, Shovelman @ The Mint
  • Antibalas, Buyepongo @ Troubadour
  • RITAPALOOZA feat. Dead Sara, Warner Drive, Future Villains, Gunpowder Secrets, Diamonds Under Fire, S.K.A.T.T. @ The Viper Room
  • Sam James & Charlie Rey, Jesse Ruben, Mackenzie Bourg @ The Roxy
  • The Black Tongued Bells @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip (Foundation Room)
  • TWLOHA’s Heavy and Light Tour feat. Jon Foreman, Fiction Family @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
  • Yefim Bronfman in Recital @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Nick Hook. Sleeve, Mastah Syphe @ Low End Theory at Airliner
  • Near Mess Craft Beer Fest Night 2 w/ LA Font, Hindu Pirates, Thorcraft Cobra @ The Satellite
  • Lushlife, Groundislava, Mast, Zak Waters, Dan Wilcox @ The Echo
  • Dub Club feat. Michigan and Smiley w/ their band @ Echoplex
  • Helene Renaut, Ambient Light, Gwendolyn @ Bootleg Bar
  • RT N The 44’s @ One Eyed Gypsy
  • Give Me Your Hands, VCR Monster, Jules & Verne @ Silverlake Lounge
  • DJ Mikee Pena @ King King Club
  • Savage Republic @ Amoeba Records (FREE)
  • Golden Animals @ Harvard & Stone
  • Two Gallants @ Constellation Room
  • Tay & AJ (6 PM); ALO, California Honeydrops @ Saint Rocke
  • The Who @ Staples Center
  • Liquid Love Letter, Willoughby @ Los Globos
  • Hot Buttered Rum, Dead Winter Carpenters @ Slidebar (FREE)
  • Metalachi, Great White Buffalo, Clutch The Pearls @ El Cid
  • Emilie Autumn @ The Glass House
  • Ron Sexsmith @ Grammy Museum
  • Niki & The Dove, Vacationer @ Barn

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tonight in L.A. (January 25, 2013)

Get your weekend #turntup - cause its Friday and the music is cruising through LA.  From the freshly signed sounds of Kid Ink at Key Club to the jams of Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at The Constellation Room - there is a lot to aurally digest.

If you want to jazz up your night - Stanley Clarke Band plays at Catalina Bar and Grill, but the funkier jams will be heard at The Mint during the NAMM Jam with Leo Nocentelli (Funky Meters), Stanton Moore and Bill Dickens with special guests.

12th Planet, AC Slater and Kelley Dean bring some bass and wobbly filth to the floors of Avalon, while Crookers make the crowd toss and turn at The Observatory

Indie westsiders should check out El Ten Eleven and Races at The Central SAPC, and for other good music Cody ChestnuTT at Troubadour and Jon Brion at Largo would be good choices too.  For a full list of tonight's shows in LA, look below:  

  • Max Graham, Darin Epsilon @ Exchange LA
  • Mozart & Beethoven’s  5th @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Social Studies, Creeps, Jung Bouquet @ Pehrspace
  • The Downtown Train @ One Eyed Gypsy
  • Vim Dicta, The Do-Its @ Harvard & Stone
  • Pageants, The Reflections, Sisu @ Bootleg Bar
  • Wovenhand, VUM, Little Red Lung @ The Satellite
  • Help Mike! w/ Adolescents, Mike Watt + The Missingmen, 45 Grave, AUDACITY, White Flag, The Abigails, Channel 3, The Garden, Agent Orange, White Night, The Urinals, Shattered Faith @ The Echoplex
  • Gojira, The Devin Townsend Project, Atlas Moth @ Fonda Theatre
  • Stanley Clarke Band @ Catalina Bar & Grill
  • Plotz, Dorian Whood, Ghiant, Crab Lions @ El Cid
  • Pebaluna, Joe McKee, Big Harp, Bell Gardens, Kita Klane, Gypsy & The Cat @ The Hotel Café
  • Action Item, Max Schneider, Paradise Fears, Before You Exit @ The Roxy (6:30)
  • Chris Lightfoot, Quest The Artist, Chloe Pappas @ The Roxy (10:15)
  • Odd Ball, Loose Nuts, Anchor Babies, Bullets Made of Statues @ On The Rox
  • Ours, Updownup, Sabrosa Purr @ The Viper Room
  • Social Distortion @ House of Blues – Sunset
  • Kid Ink @ Key Club
  • El Ten Eleven, We Were Indians, Races @ The Central SAPC
  • LBDA, Los Angelitos, Special @ Brixton South Bay
  • The Barry Zweig Trio @ Del Monte Speakeasy
  • The Mast, Bacchanal Soundsystem @ Del Monte Speakeasy
  • Al Stewart @ mcCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Unwritten Law, Harmful If Swallowed, Lose Control, Sir Zacc West @ Saint ROcke
  • Crookers @ The Observatory
  • Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers @ Constellation Room
  • Big B @ Industry Theater
  • Iration @ Majestic Ventura Theater
  • Charles Feelgood @ Yost Theater
  • Cody ChesnuTT @ Troubadour
  • 12th Planet, AC Slater, Getter, Kelly Dean, Steady @ Avalon
  • Jon Brion @ Largo
  • Blue Sky Riders feat. Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman @ The Mint
  • NAMM JAMM Experience w/ Leo Nocentelli, Stanton Moore, Bill Dickens w/ Special Guests @ The Mint
  • James Clay Garrison, Galen, Piranha Chihuahua, Nayanna Holley, John Anderson @ WitZend
  • Jun @ Amoeba REcords
  • Raul Campos, Joaquin Garcia, Eric Tucker, DJ Santi @ King King Club
  • Billy The Kid, Benny Marchant, Copper & Glass @ Room 5 Lounge
  • Johnny Stachela Band, Duane Betts @ Harvelle’s

Coachella Line Up Released

We wouldn't really be a music blog if we didn't post this within 24 hours of the line-up being leaked - its the 2013 Coachella line-up.  Digest it and discuss amongst yourselves.  More tickets go on sale here Tuesday.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tonight in L.A. (January 24, 2013)

Finally back in Los Angeles for more than five minutes - which means SUPERGOOD will be hitting the pavement, NAMM and venue bars to indulge in the finest of musical offerings.    Tonight - its time to go underground for some classic hip-hop.

Former Def Jux act, Cannibal Ox reunite for a performance at The Roxy that celebrates more than a decade since the release of Cold Vein.  They've been joined nationally by Chicago veteran rapper Keith Masters, whose "Game Day: Pt II" has been a football friendly synch all year long - but in LA the show gets an extra dosage of street from the illest Jewish rapper in Koreatown - Kosha Dillz.  To participate in a contest to get on the guest list - tweet out @theroxy @supergoodmusic @koshadillz @keithmasters #cannibaloxreuniontour - and maybe you'll win a pair of tickets!

On the westside, there is more underground chemistry, but of the electronic and beat variety in the form of Break Science's late show at The Central SAPC.  They're joined by Continuum (jobot Live) - doors are at 10.

Muse rocks Staples Center for proper if you are looking for an entertainment spectacle.  Support from Band of Skulls means it should be solid from opening to close.

Other notable shows include Nia Andrews at Del Monte Speakeasy, a free performance from FIDLAR at Amoeba Records, Sarah Silverman at Largo and Ours with Lady Sinatra and The Diamond Light at The Viper Room.

  • Tito Nieves @ The Mayan
  • Muse, Band of Skulls @ Staples Center
  • Mozart & Beethoven’s  5th @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Ingenue, Field Mouse, Dirty Dishes, Bare Monads @ Lot 1 Café
  • Princess Frank, Winchester Rebels, The VAPES, Sunken Ships @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Phillip Cejudo, Thomas Phillip Michael, Tony Watson @ One Eyed Gypsy
  • Vim Dicta, The Do-Its @ Harvard & Stone
  • Vogel/Saxon Duo @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Cold and Lovely, Modern Time Machines, Owls @ The Satellite
  • James Levy and the Blood Red Rose, Daniel Ahearn & The Jones Paulene @ The Echo
  • Pentatonix @ Fonda Theatre
  • Wayne Kramer @ Grammy Museum
  • Stanley Clarke Band @ Catalina Bar & Grill
  • Strategy, Pharoahs, Leech, LA Vampires @ The Smell
  • Ghostlight Orchestra, Anna Su, Trails @ The Hotel Café
  • Aftergloam, Cobalt Cranes, Tremellow, Levitation Room @ EL Cid
  • Nazo Bravo @ On The Rox
  • Ours, Lady Sinatra, Dekades, The Diamond Light @ The Viper Room
  • Nia Andrews, Trevor Ware, Dexter Story @ Del Monte Speakeasy
  • Dada, 7Horse, Leogun, Tony Ferrari @ Saint Rocke
  • El Ten Eleven @ The Constellation Room
  • White Rabbit @ Yost Theater
  • Break Science, Continuum (joBot Live) @ The Central SAPC (10 PM)
  • Xu Xu Fang, The Trial @ The Central SAPC (7:30 PM)
  • Cannibal Ox, Keith Masters, Kosha Dillz, Double A.B., Realz, Kenyattah Black @ The Roxy
  • Lawson, Taylor Matthews @ Troubadour
  • Clay Priskorn & Olivia Olson, Danni Rosner, Jason Adamo, Saxon James @ WitZend
  • Sarah Silverman & Friends @ Largo
  • Fidlar @ Amoeba Records
  • Kevin Earnest, Korey Dane, Dan Wilson, Kyle McNeil @ Room5 Lounge
  • Harlow Gold @ Harvelle’s