CONCERT BLAST 08/24-08/30

Tonight, if you’re feeling like seeing something special, you may want to head to Gibson Amphitheatre to see Steely Dan continue their string of allegedly stellar performances. If that is out of your price range, but you are still looking for something special, perhaps stop by The Roxy for Mark The Cobrasnake‘s final night of Spin The Bottle. The Villians, DJ Kev Kev and several others will be spinning the finest in electronic, indie, hip-hop and LA dance party music.

For those of you who are cheapskates or just spent too much money over the weekend, drop by
Spaceland if you are on the eastside to catch one of Local Natives final performances before their residency ends; if you are on the westside and want to follow my path – drop into James Gray Gallery for the New Era Limited Edition hat release party, then head to Hunnypot Unlimited in Culver City and then sneak around the corner for Funkmosphere, the unofficial break-dancing after party at Carbon.

Tuesday I’m recommending one of the top reggae-dub artists around, Lee “Scratch” Perry at the Key Club. Another legend that should be seen before it is too late. If you want to see a legend who (hopefully) has a long life ahead of him, check out Jack White and his new band Dead Weather at The Wiltern. If you want to laugh yourself to death – maybe swing by Largo for Fred Armisen (of SNL fame).

Wednesday I’m probably hitting the bar scene and avoiding a full fledged concert. Nonetheless, I will make my way to Amoeba Records to do some shopping and take in a nice free performance from the Stones Throw maestro Peanut Butter Wolf.

Thursday is just an insanely good day of music for the city of Los Angeles. No citizen is more than a few minutes drive from something that will get you out of your seat and moving. On the westside, things will get jammy at Air Conditioned Lounge in Venice whenThe Muddy Reds, Revolutionary Side Effects and Cubensisbring their hippie party to Lincoln Blvd. and The Mint will be getting funky with New Orleans own Trombone Shorty. Mid-wilshire and West Hollywood will be heating up with the hip-hop stylings of U.N.I.,amongst others, at The Roxy, and the synth pop awesomeness ofMatt & Kim and Amanda Blank at El Rey. For the eastsiders,Dam-Funk feat. Master Blazter and James Pants bring their quirky indie-hop to Bootleg Theater and Dirtbombs bring their Detroit garage indie-rocker performance to the famous echo.

Friday, while RCA heads up to Outside Lands to get the scoop on California’s young (but growing) festivals, I will be heading to echo to catch Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, a group I’ve listened to, heard a bunch about but have somehow never seen. I am anticipating good things. If it is no good, I will just walk downstairs to catch Os Mutantes at Echoplex.

Saturday brings an opportunity to see a funk legend, the Atomic Dog himself, George Clinton at Club Nokia with Parliament Funkadelic. It seems like a very fitting room for the aging performer and hopefully the night will draw a good crowd eager to party until the house calls for time. If you want to keep it funky, but also keep it lean, I’d go to echo for the Funky Sole dance party – free every Saturday night.

Sunday, if I was in town, I’d be at Mars Volta...but I’m heading to Market in Las Vegas to work on expanding the Supergoodmusic community into fashion partnerships. Have no fear – I will make sure to dose you with another CONCERT BLAST and a serving of Supergood Recommendations before I head to the City of Sin.

Monday August 24th

Shelly Peiken, The Mint Sessions feat. Kevin Kanner Quintet @ The Mint (Free after 9)

Friendly Fires, Phenomenal Handicap Band, DJ Paul V @ El Rey (Sold Out)

Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Local Natives, The Parson Red Heads, Red Arrow Messenger, Flying Tourbillion Orchestra @ Spaceland

Mark The Cobrasnake Presents Spin The Bottle Feat. The Villains, Marshall Barnes, DJ Kev Kev, Deckstar @ The Roxy

After, Dezmond Meeks, All Else Fails, Joe Steel, Vise, Opus @ The Viper Room

Right Side of Failure, Danielle Egnew, Jon Aiden @ The Viper Room

Six Organs of Admittance, Horse Thieves @ The Echo

Mariee Sioux, Graham Forest, Paige Stark, Dearest @ Echo Curio

Steel Panther, Love and a .38, Dame Fortune, Alevela @ Key Club

Kings of Leon @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Serel @ Trip

Smokey Robinson @ The Grammy Museum

Paleface, Homesick Elephant & Justin Gordon, Elizaveta, James snyder, Joe Firstman @ The Hotel Café

Lower Heaven, Magic Mirror, Crooked Cowboy, Chief Nowhere, DJ Tami @ Silverlake Lounge (Free)

Jazz Callner, Mitch Allan @ Molly Malones

Hunnypot Unlimited Live @ Hunnypot Unlimited (Culver City)

Funkmosphere @ Carbon (Free)

Tuesday August 25th

The Gathering, Earthbaby, Moostache, Ives @ The Mint

Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre

The Dead Weather, Tyvek @ The Wiltern

Lee “Scratch” Perry @ Key Club

Mellowdrone, White Arrows, Square on Square @ Spaceland

Fred Armisen @ Largo

The Brig House Band @ The Brig

Smokey Robinson @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Cubensis @ Marlin Bar & Grill

James Mishka, Chaz Prymek, Mucky The Ducky, Nicole Kidman, The Nextdoor Neighbors @ Echo Curio

The Shys, Army Navy, Eastern Conference Champions, Radio Frequency @ Troubadour

Green Day, Franz Ferdinand @ The Forum

Tom Jones @ The Greek Theatre

Joey Degraw, Matt Alber, Lady Danville, The Jane Does, Melissa Polinar @ The Hotel Cafe

Aedose, Kate Crash, Midnight Hour @ The Roxy (early)

Sick Dicky Presents @ The Roxy (Late)

I Will Never Be The Same, Wall Street Crash @ The Viper Room

Stephen Petree @ Whisky A Go Go
Lovemakeres, Kosovo, Lexicon Don @ Silverlake Lounge

Placeido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

M.C.E., Tom Caufield, Clockwork @ Molly Malones

Wednesday August 26th

Art of Men @ The Mint

The Dead Weather @ Mayan Theater

Cake @ Henry Fonda (Sold Out)

Peanut Butter Wolf @ Amoeba Music (Free)

Chris Isaak w/ Susan Tedeschi @ Greek Theatre

Deerhunter, Extra Golden @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock

Fruit Bats, Death Vessel, Ab & The Sea @ Spaceland

Dawes, Michael Davis With Lions, Andrew Lynch @ The Echo

Dungen, Woods, Kurt Vile @ Troubadour

The Carnival (Choreographer’s Ball) @ Key Club

Franz Ferdinand @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Cary Judd @ Genghis Cohen

The Belleville Outfit, Maxim Ludwig, Anya Marina w/ Alphaeus Taylor, Right The Stars @ The Hotel Cafe

Chris O’Brien @ Room 5

Rich Sheldon @ Baja Cantina (MDR)

Ginger Wildheart, Jetboy, Modern Day Escape @ The Viper Room

On Blast, Molino, Two Years Before The Mast, Tif Sigfrids and Estrogen @ SIlverlake Lounge

Music Go Music, Rainbow Arabia, Tommy Santee Klaws @ Bordello

Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band @ Hollywood Bowl

The Regulars, Headbone, Cry on Cue @ Molly Malones

Project Pitchfork w/ Psyclon Nine, Gentelman Junkie @ The Knitting Factory

Soggy Duchamp Octet, Mimes of Wine, Under the Asbury @ Echo Curio

K Ress, Low Buggit Records, EZ Money, Creepy Fingers, Fam Bam @ The Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Emerald Honor, Mindy Smith @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Thursday August 27th

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gardena, DJ Quick Mart@ The Mint

Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates, James Pants & The Royal Zodaic,Dam-Funk w/ Master Blazter, Weave! @ Bootleg Theater

Matt & Kim, Amanda Blank @ El Rey (Sold Out)

Crocodiles, Pens, Graffiti Island@ Spaceland

Stephen Petree @ Angelus Temple
Ives @ The Scene Bar

One Drop, Tribal Seeds @ BrixTon

Matisyahu @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Terence Blanchard @ The Grammy Museum

The Working Title @ Genghis Cohen

Audible Mainframe (CD Release Party), Mandala, Costa Nova, Capitalist Hippie Complex @ The Viper Room

Chris Dagnese, Chi McClean, Duke Michaels, Robbie Davis, Raggedstar @ The Viper Room Downstairs

U.N.I., ’87 Stick Up Kids @ The Roxy

Forrest Day, Kounterfeit Changes, Brothers At Sea @ On The Rox

Cubensis, Revolutionary Side Effects, The Muddy Reds @ Air Conditioned Lounge

Franz Ferdinand @ Hollywood Palladium

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley
Band, Kurt Vile, Dungen@ Echoplex

The Dirtbombs, The Sermon, Jail Weddings@ Echo

Gary Wilson and The Blind Dates @ Bootleg

No Age (Dj Set) @ Downtown Independent

Woods, Best Coast, Garbaj Kaetz, La Fog, Tearist @ Echo Curio

Cake @ Fox Theater Pomona

Casualties, Krum Burns, Mouth Sown Shut, Knocked Out Cold, District Divided @ Key Club

Deerhunter @ Detroit Bar

The Dead Weather, Tyvek @ The Glass House

Thibaudet Plays Liszt w/ LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses, Jonny Burke @ Troubadour

Victim Vision, Future Ghost, Dirt Dress, Les Bicyclettes blanches @ Silverlake Lounge

International Farmers, Pinot @ Saint Rocke

Brent Jamieson, Yvonne Reyes, Paris Carney, Dennis Dodd Jr. @ Molly Malones

Pete Yorn, Zee Avi, J.D. King @ The Music Box – Henry Fonda

Asphalt Messiah, Jamie Meyer, Dan Rockett, The Naughtones, Kalie Go @ Knitting Factory

Walter Lure, The Waldos, The Stitches, Kevin K, The Hitz @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Moonshine Signal Ranch @ The Prospector

Kate Earl, Model K, Huntingfield, Jane Lui, Joy Wiliams @ The Hotel Cafe

Friday August 28th

Pollyn , The Frequency, Free The Robots, Big Moves @ The Mint

Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam @ Club Nokia

The Bridge @ Café Boogaloo

Junior Boys @ Avalon

JJ Grey & MOFRO, The White Buffalo @ El Rey Theater

The Warlocks, The Morning After Girls, Gliss @ Spaceland

Hecuba, Lucky Dragons, Gowns, Beast Cop @ The Smell

Colbie Caillat @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Iliana Rose @ Left Coast Wine Bar

New MaximumDonkey @ The Scene Bar

The Local Collective @ Crane’s Hollywood Tavern

The Ruse, Golden State, Deccatree, Middle Distance Runner @ The Viper Room

The Dirty Lounge Heavy Metal Bar @ The Viper Room Downstairs (Free)

Mitchell Schaffer, Bad Meaning Bad, Ginger, Kozmonaut, Lisa Donnelly @ Key Club (Sponsored by Under The Skin Tattoo)

The Warlocks, The Morning After Girls, Gliss @ Spaceland

Ted Leo + The Pharmacists, Jeff The Brotherhood @ Echo

Os Mutantes, DJ Nobody @ Echoplex

B-Side Players, Rocky Duwani, Allensworth, Elevaters @ The Roxy

DJ Quikie Mart, Leon Flendrix, Tony Aquiaries, Lamour, Thorn @ On The Rox

Learning Music, Video, Rats @ Pehrspace

As Tall As Lions @ Detroit Bar

Aly Tadros @ Genghis Cohen

Liza Minnelli @ Hollywood Bowl

Kathleen Grace @ LACMA

Jim Bianco, Common Rotation vs. Dustbowl Cavaliers, Shaimus, Joel Eckels, Zachariah Kaler @ The Hotel Café

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ briXton

Jess Klein @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Adam Willets, M. Geddes Gengras, Yek Koo @ Echo Curio

Pepe Aguilar @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Great White, Jani Lane, Mandy Lion @ HOB-Sunset

Obscured By Clouds @ Whisky A Go Go

The Hundred Days, Actress, Ballerina Black @ Bootleg Theater

Gang Gang Dance, Ariel Pink @ Troubadour

Adrienne Woods, Belkins4, Still Watters Run Deep @ Molly Malones

Pete Yorn, J.D. King, Juliette Commagere @ The Music Box – Henry Fonda

Wailing Souls, Kontiki, Vika @ Saint Rocke

Brain Dead Rejects, Sweet Eve, Phatthom, Allura, No Bragging Rights, Katusmoto, Douglas Show @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Juliet Simms of Automatic Loveletter @ Knitting Factory

Saturday August 29th

Moonalice , Ryan Eggold, Linsay Haun @ The Mint

The National, Cass McCombs @ The Wiltern

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Club Nokia

Fat Joe, S.O.G. Crew, Roosevelt, Toni Monroe, Crown Loyal, Hannibal LEQ @ Key Club

Cash Route, Johnny Candon, Mark S.T.R.U.G.G.L.E., Pax @ Plush Lounge at Key Club (FREE)

Rob Laufer Band, Slow Car Crash, Steve Carson Band, thatwasthen @ Molly Malones

Dizzy Reed & Friends, Gramilla, Conspiracy of Thought, Aces & Eights, The Chase, Absinthe, Timpermanent @ The Viper Room

Box Elders, Tijuana Panthers, Audacity @ Echo (4 pm)

Funky Sole @ Echo (Free)

Fan, Andy Grammar, Krystal Wright, Niko, Caroline Clark @ The Roxy

The Warlocks, The Useless Keys, The Black Apples @ Spaceland

The Mighty Regis @ Gallagher’s Pub & Grill

Rocco Deluca and The Burden, Rival Sons, Bryan Master @ Saint Rocke

Bandwagon @ Joxer Daly’s

Akron/Family, Howlin Rain, Lucky Dragons @ El Rey

Aesop Rock @ Fat Beats

Bigfellas @ Genghis Cohen

Justin Roberts @ Getty Center for the Arts

Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Bigelf, Scale The Summit @ Greek Theatre

Liza Minnelli @ Hollywood Bowl

Katy Perry, The Bird and The Bee @ Hollywood Palladium

Princeton, Fol Chen @ Pehrspace

Veil Era @ The Cocaine

DJ Oggy @ Blue Moon

Billy Bragg @ Broad Stage

Pernice Brothers @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Moonalice @ The Mint

Blaine Campbell, Ruthann Friedman, Helene Renaut @ Echo Curio

Pepe Aguilar @ Gibson Amphitheatre
The Mike Keneally Band @ The Baked Potato

Iliana Rose @ Café 322

The Minus 5 (feat. members of REM), The Baseball Project @ The Troubadour

Paul Chesne @ O’Brien’s Irish Pub

His Orchestra, Soul Puppet, Kenneth Pattengale @ Bootleg Theater

George Lynch’s Souls of We @ Knitting Factory

The Dirty Diamond, Rusty Anderson, Michelle Featherstone, Jason Heath and The Greedy Souls, Graham Isaacson @ The Hotel Cafe

Sunday August 30th

Mars Volta @ Hollywood Palladium

The Faint, Moving Units @ Club Nokia

387 Music Entertainment Presents @ The Mint

Tongue and Groove, Songwriters Sunday, The Hereafter @ The Hotel Cafe

Grand Ole Echo w/ Ted Russell Kamp, Gina Villalobos, Paperplanes @ Echo (5 pm)

Neil Hamburger, J.P. Incorporated, Brendon Walsh, Erik Charles Nielsen @ Spaceland

Killah Priest (of Wu Tang crew), Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), Planet Asia @ The Roxy

Bad News Bros, The Girls of Tokyo, Some Hear Explosions, OONA, Sofizel @ The Viper Room

Moonalice, Nate LaPointe Band @ Blue Café Long Beach

JT Spangler @ Room 5

Mitchell Musso, KSM @ HOB – Sunset

Blindside @ Whisky A Go Go

The Duke Spirit @ Detroit Bar

Dredg, RX Bandits, As Tall As Lions @ El Rey

Martin Valverde @ The Wiltern

Zee Avi, Jeff Skaggs @ Saint Rocke

Ask Your Mama w/ Jessye Nroman, The Roots, Nnenna Freelon and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra @ Hollywood Bowl

Captain The Flame @ Molly Malones (Free)

Sepsism, Dia De Los Muertos, Shrimp, Kaiowas, Castrofate, Hell Hath No Fury, Lethal Intent, Daemonic, Tazumai @ Knitting Factory

School of Rock @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Goddamn Gallows, Marauding Ghouls, Red Rippers @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Pumice, Metal Rouge, Ing, Sleepwalkers Local, Greg Muon @ Echo Curio