CONCERT BLAST 08/31-09/06

Supergoodmusic is currently not in Los Angeles to start the week – but that doesn’t mean you all should not be out seeing a show somewhere. If you were in the know, maybe you were smart enough to pick up a ticket to see Billy Corgan perform at The Hotel Cafe. Unfortunately for most of us, that show is sold out. Assuming you’re not seeing the former Smashing Pumpkins front man, if you have yet to catch Local Natives or LBC’s Growlers – you can peep their final August residency performances tonight at Spaceland and Echo respectively. FYI, Local Natives will also be playing at Troubadour later in the week.

Tuesday is a no-brainer decision for me – The 88 and The French Semester at Spaceland. LA indie-rock at its finest – don’t miss it! If you’re not feeling that vibe, but still want some rock, maybe check out The Duke Spirit and Band of Skulls at El Rey. Once TFS and 88s call it a night, I am going to swing by Cinespace for DIMMAK Tuesdays because it is Them Jeans’ birthday this week. Anytime there is a bday for a member of their crew, I’m eager to be at Cinespace to see what madness might unfold.

Wednesday – the whole Supergood family will be at Dakota LIve Music Lounge for SUPERGOODMUSIC Presents night featuring Tic Tic Boom!, We Should Be Dead, Cody Hudock and Helicopter Rounds. Come show your love for some of LA’s rising indie artists and stay for the Irish headliners! (If you are going to NIN and Mew – I totally understand why you won’t be at Dakota).
Each band has a limited discounted VIP guest list – e-mail the bands at their respective pages to get on the cheaper list.


Hollywood is where you will find me on Thursday – New Orleans keys legend John “Papa” Gros rolls into town on his boogaloo funk train with his band Papa Grows Funk. They will be performing at The Knitting Factory, which is closing its doors in late October, and Big Organ Trio – a great crew making some waves in the jam scene – will be lending their support. If you like keys, and especially if you like Hammond B3s, this is where you want to be. If the keys jam doesn’t go all night, or I’m feeling like rolling out with the fabulous crew – I might drop by Avalon for Tigerheat’s Whitney Houston CD Release Event. Other good options are Israel Vibration and the Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Key Club and Peanut Butter Wolf at Club 149.

Friday I think the best music in town is a little more low key. I’m talking about Jon Brion at Largo - which is always exceptional music, often with unique surprises. Another quality, but low key option, is John Williams with LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl. If you haven’t been to the Bowl yet, this might be a good opportunity to go.

Saturday, I will unfortunately be out of town. I wish I was here because Felix Da Housecat is spinning Avalon (love Felix), Erykah Badu and Mos Def are bringing their awe inspiring performances to the Hollywood Palladium and Nine Inch Nails is going to rock The Wiltern. Not to mention that all day long in Chinatown will be FYF Fest featuring a host of respectable musicians.

On Sunday, there are rumors of an unconfirmed Nine Inch Nails performance at Echoplex circulating. I’ve seen a few posts claiming NIN is playing Echoplex, but no reputable source has confirmed it. If you are a NIN fan, I might just try and go to Echoplex’s Smiths & Morrisey night because you just never know what could happen at the esteemed venue.

Looking ahead this month, you can start getting excited for Saint Motel all month at Spaceland for the FREE Monday night residency. Their first performance is on September 7th, the eve of their album release. Check out their music here – “Do Everything Now” has been high on my playlist for the last two weeks.

Take care. Breathe music. Be safe.


Monday August 31st

Bat For Lashes, Other Lives @ Henry Fonda Theatre (Sold Out)

Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears, Extra Golden @ Troubadour

Billy Corgan & Spirits In The Sky @ The Hotel Cafe (Sold Out)


The Growlers, My Pet Saddle, Grand Elegance, The Moon Upstairs @ Echo

Local Natives, Fun, Aushua @ Spaceland

Donovan Leitch (performing Dark Root of the Dream) @ Largo

Dredg & Rx Bandits, As Tall As Lions @ El Rey

Viola Evolve, The Great Entity, Daily-daily, Scour, Ravens Parade @ The Viper Room

Steel Panther, Rick Thorne, Purple Melon, Rok Hollywood @ Key Club

Pitbull @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Rich Sheldon @ Venice Whaler

Lower Heaven, The Meek, Ojos Rojos, Jason Simon @ Silverlake Lounge

The Mint Sessions w/ Kevin Kanner Quintet, J-Logic, Evaro, Crystal Drummer @ The Mint

Jazz Callner, Mitch Allan @ Molly Malones

Funkmosphere @ Carbon (FREE)


Tuesday September 1st

The 88, The French Semester @ Spaceland

John Legend, India.Arie & Vaughn Anthony @ Greek Theare

Mew @ Troubadour (Sold Out)

The Duke Spirit, Band of Skulls @ El Rey

The Northstar Session, Gary Jules, Benhamin Winter & The Make Believe, Ben Mallot @ The Hotel Café

Davila 666, Mannequin Men, Mika Miko, Le Face @ Echo

Peanut Butter Wolf @ Glasshouse

Ween @ Fox Theater, Pomona

I Will Never Be The Same, Vale, Gruv Projekt, Sunset Black, On The Tundra @ The Viper Room

Private Event @ Key Club

Harth-Bedoya Conducts Bolero w/ LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

Cheap Trick @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Cubensis @ Marlin Bar & Grill

Herb Alpert @ The Grammy Museum

The Caphsuns, Pulse Out, Bixby Knolls, Karabal Nightlife @ Silverlake Lounge

Hollywood Music In Media Awards Showcase Presented By Elly’s Room, Gene Loveland @ The Mint

Them Jeans B-Day Party, Anna Lunoe, Dan Oh, Modular Australia + Special Guests @ Cinespace

Comedy “Grey Skies Are Gonna Clear Up”, Kanude @ Molly Malones


Wednesday September 2nd

SUPERGOODMUSIC Presents: Tic Tic Boom!, We Should Be Dead, Cody Hudock and Helicopter Rounds @ Dakota Live Music Lounge


John Legend, India.Arie & Vaughn Anthony @ Greek Theare

Hall & Oates @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live

Harper Simon @ Largo

Nine Inch Nails, Mew @ Hollywood Palladium

New Radiant, Storm King, Funeral Party @ Echo

Dub Club presents Richie Spice, Spanner Banner @ Echoplex

Division Day, Bad Veins, Lovelikefire @ Spaceland

Heartless Bastards @ Troubadour

Burn Down The Mission @ Moscow

Heartless Bastards, Local Natives @ Troubadour

Hurt @ The Roxy

Lords of Jack, Hillbilly Herald, People, Tommy Peacock @ The Viper Room

Private Event @ Key Club

Corea, Clarke & White @ Hollywood Bowl

The Pretenders @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Tessa Souter @ Catalina Jazz Club

Peanut Butter Wolf @ Airliner Club

Mike Herrera’s Tumbledown, John Nolan, Ari Shine, Your Favorite Trainwreck @ The Knitting Factory

The Working Title, Volume @ The Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Finding Fiction, Chris Ayer, Greensky Bluegrass @ The Mint

Bizzy Bone @ Crazy Horse (West Covina)

Luluc, Miranda Lee Richards, El May, Lantvrn @ Bordello

Cue The Moon, The Fall Trees @ Silverlake Lounge

Romak and The Space Pirates, Strip Mall Seizures, didmau, Guns N Broses @ The Smell

Matthew Mayfield, The Lost Fingers, Oak & Gorski, One Silver Astronaut @ The Hotel Café

Diamonds Under Fire, Philip Sayce, Peter Daily and The Royal Band @ Molly Malones


Thursday September 3rd

The Pretenders, Cat Power, Juliette Lewis @ Greek Theatre

Israel Vibration, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Pure Zion, Through The Roots @ Key Club

Nine Inch Nails, Mew @ Henry Fonda Theater

Papa Grows Funk, Big Organ Trio @ The Knitting Factory

Bust Magazine & Comedy is The New Black Present: Elle O Elle 3 w/ Whitney Cummings, Natasha Anderson, Sardia Marley, Hannah Gansen, Charlyne Yi & More @ Echoplex

Lily & The Ladies @ Echo
Ian Ball, Buddy, Frank Orrall, Annaliese @ The Hotel Cafe

Patti Smith & Her Band @ Santa Monica Pier

Colin Hay @ Largo

Wire Train, Translator, Debora Iyall @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Grabass Charlestons, O Pioneers, Vacation Bible School, @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

60 Watt Kid @ L’Keg Gallery


He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Spirit Vine, Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians, Fort Wife @ Spaceland

See Spot, The Ifficials, The Soulutionaries @ Troubadour

The Nightbirds, Sing Orpheus, Run Through The Desert, Winter Green, Gamble House @ The Roxy

Marcy Playground, Sky Delamey, PSS, Chachi @ The Viper Room

Russian Romantics w/ LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

Derek Jordan @ Musicians Institute

Peanut Butter Wolf @ Club 149

The Boxing Lesson @ The Prospector

Ann Hampton Callaway @ Catalina Jazz Club

Tim Easton, Faraway Places, Wake Up Lucid @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Pete Kronowitt @ The Talking Stick

Stephen Petree @ Air Conditioned Lounge


Asesino @ Whisky A Go Go

Old Believers, Red River, Pearl Starbird, Doug Wamble @ Silverlake Lounge

Mississippi Man, Last American Buffalo, The Outline, Get Back Loretta @ Bootleg Theater

Private Event: Betty’s Foundation – Stewboss, Joseph Tobin, Pawn Shop Kings, John Henry Copen @ The Mint

Gun Outfit, Milk Music, Mr. Highway, Francis Harold and The Holograms @ The Smell

Tiger Heat Presents Whitney Houston CD Release @ Avalon

Guitar Shorty @ Saint Rocke

Alissa G, Kinkade, Terraplane Sun @ Molly Malones

Slippers, Afrobeatdown, Upstart @ Alex’s Bar


Friday September 4th

B Real & Bizzy Bone @ Key Club

Whispertown 2000, The Belle Brigade @ Echo

Club Underground @ Echo

Suicide Girls presents Club Suicide’s Casual Friday @ Echoplex

The Happy Hollows, The Pity Party, The Boxing Lesson, The Health Club @ Spaceland

Blueskyreality, The Harm, Amy Kuney @ Troubadour

Brother Sal, Ernie Halter, Foster Timms, Sally Jaye, Brian Wright @ The Hotel Cafe

Elie Sky, Permanent Ability, Cityzen, Native Buffalo @ The Roxy

Warner Drive, Run Devil Run, Silent Treatment, Diana Gone Wrong @ The Viper Room

Wobble, Udachi, Deathface, Paparazzi, Breakdown, Knyphy, MC Whiskey Pete @ El Rey

The Polecats, The Quakes, Barnyard Ballers, Astro Zombies, The Riff Raffs @ Henry Fonda

John Williams and The Music with the Movies w/ LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

James Holden @ King King Club

Maryz Eyez @ Good Hurt Night Club

Crown J @ Club Nokia

Enforcer @ The Black Castle

Peanut Butter Wolf @ The Terrace

Guitar Shorty @ Harvelles

The Seventh Season @ Cat Club

J-Mo, Eyestel, Fantana, John Doe, Hodgy, Kemo, Miguelito El Nene @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

The Dirty Diamond, Purple Melon, Ironheel, Overbreaker @ Knitting Factory

The Lincoln Bedroom, The Spies, Shaun Fleming @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Idyllists, Cosio, Judson McKinney @ Bootleg Theater

Can of Jam Night @ HOB – Sunset

Take Us There, Mapping Memories @ Echo Curio

Sy Smith, Nick Rosen, Dez Hope @ The Mint

Thriller, Demonora, Gypsy River Haunts, Spring Queen @ Pehrspace

DJ KCJ @ Avalon

River of Suns, Andree Belle, James McKenna, Zoux @ Saint Rocke

L. Michelle, Bernie Larsen, Jane Carney @ Molly Malones

The Secret Affair Dance Club @ Alex’s Bar

Jon Brion @ Largo


Saturday September 5th

Bob Weir & Ratdog w/ special guest Jackie Greene @ Greek Theatre

Avett Brothers, Sallie Ford & The Sound, Outside @ Orpheum

Bootie LA @ Echoplex

Nine Inch Nails @ The Wiltern

Mos Def, Erykah Badu & Jay Electronica @ Hollywood Palladium

Funky Sole (feat. DJ Miles) @ Echo (Free)

FYF Presents: Save Our State Parks (1245 N. Spring) – Black Lips, Lightning Bolt, Tim & Eric, Lucero, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Dan Deacon, F* Up, The Thermals, Glass Candy, No Age, Tourche, Japanther, Times New Viking, Darker My Love, Carbonas, Crystal Antlers, Har Mar Superstar, The Strange Boys, Dios, Woods, NinjaSonik, Cold Cave, Telepathe, Nobunny, Wavves, Mika Miko, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kurt Vile, Eat Skull, Avi Buffalo, etc. @ 1245 N. Spring St. (Chinatown)

Still Phantom, The Morakestra, Stereofix, Pile, Gramercy Riffs, Joe and the Jungle @ Troubadour

Jezebella, Nothing Sacred, Cage 9, 3808, Anthony Aquarius Mystery, Volapike @ The Viper Room

Private Event @ Key Club

John Williams and The Music with the Movies w/ LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

Dave Booda @ Sidebar Lounge

Police Experience, Revolutionary Side Effects @ Saint Rocke

Republic of Letters @ Boardner’s

The Funky Meters, Hill Country Revue, Bettye Lavette @ Long Beah Blues Festival

John Doe @ Getty Center for the Arts

Circe Link @ Genghis Cohen

Morgan Page @ Vanguard

Which One’s Pink? @ Brixton

DJ Oggy @ Blue Moon

Bushwalla, The Makepeace Brothers, Lukas Rossi @ The Mint

Computer Club, DJ Reza, Swedish Egil, Eli Smith, Miles Dyson, Lactose Quervo @ Shrine Expo Center

Action 45 @ Kegs

The People’s Party, Familiar Machine @ Trip Bar

VOLTO!, Gryphon Labs, Nothin Personal @ Knitting Factory

Stolen From The Radio, Jane Error, Back Pocket Memory, Sarah Ault, Spectre Township, Sofa City Sweetheart, Jon Caliguiri @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Eye Candy, Renfue, The Breakup, Stretford End, Fiction Framework @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

This Is The State, Lisa Donnelly @ Bootleg Theatre

Can of Jam Night @ HOB – Sunset

The Rhone Occupation, One Trick Pony, The Surrenders @ Echo Curio

Chelsea Wolfe, The Denouement, J. Irvin Daily @ Pehrspace

Felix Da Housecat @ Avalon

Claire Means, My Imaginary Friends, Alex & Sam @ The Hotel Café

Dave Williamson, Relax To Paris, London To Tokyo, Charlie Greene and Giant Bird @ Molly Malones

The Cartographers @ Violaine

Mr. Mister Miyagi @ Alex’s Bar

Sunday September 6th

Part Time Punks presents Smiths/Morrissey Nite @ Echoplex

Nine Inch Nails @ Echoplex (Unconfirmed – May Be True)

Nebula, Night Horse @ Spaceland

Scarlet Grey, The Party Death, Your Majesty, Interstate Blues, Mouthful @ The Viper Room

Guana Batz, Long Tall Texans, Levi
Dexter, Voodoo Zombie, Pickled Punks, The Ghost Storys @ Henry Fonda

The Big Picture: Rodgers & Hammerstein At The Movies

Mavis Staples, Blind Boys of Alabama, Others @ Long Beach Blues Festival

Bobby Valentino @ Club 740

Los Burbanks, Velorio @ King King Club

Bad Religion, Katy Perry, NOFX, Ozomatli, Pennywise, Rise Against, The Aggrolites, Underoath, The All-American Rejects @ Club Nokia

Kim Divine @ The Mint

JT Spangler @ The Foundry

Hill Country Revue @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Threadspinner @ Air Conditioned Lounge

Plays Monk @ John Anson Ford Amphitheatre

Orca Team @ The Smell

XXRUB @ Eagle Rock and Roll Farmer’s Market

Dance Ska LA! – La Resistencia, Viernes 13, 8Kalacas, Red Store Bums, Double Agent, Rumboogie, O.N.K., Cerebro Negro, Los Rudos, Ekolekua, Fuerza Brutal, Dskarados, Los Arambula, Anesthesia, Pistoleros, The 5th Wave, Eskapate @ Knitting Factory

Refrigerator, Wckr Spgt, Adam Lipman, Neal Morgan @ Echo Curio

387 Music Entertainment Presents: Ginger Kinison, Emily Jaye, Sara Haze, Caitlin Coffeit, Kim Divine @ The Mint

George Stanford, Tall Tales, John Pringle, Jesse Cole @ The Hotel Café

Cash’d Out, Dubcrooner @ Saint Rocke

Austin Hanks, Travis Howard @ Molly Malones

Generators Tour Kick Off Party w/ Gamblers Mark, The Generators, Smog Town, Rotten Scoundrels, DJ Gonzo @ Alex’s Bar