Hey.  First off, I wanted to thank all of you who made kind comments about me in relation to the American Lawyer article picked up by Above The Law last week – some of them were absolutely hilarious.  (If any of you are the anonymous commenter who wrote “Brandon is allergic to everything but music.  Seriously.” please let me know – that was my favorite one).  I also really appreciate all of you who posted links to my blog as I am always trying to attract new readers.  

Speaking of the blog/site, last week I finally got around to making some changes to the SUPERGOODMUSIC website – including some press links, new picture, live twitter feed and an opportunity for others to sign up for the CONCERT BLAST on the website itself.  Hopefully you notice some of the changes and start frequenting the website more…also, pass the word along to your friends and industry peeps.   As a result of all the website updating, I did not go out to see as much music as I normally do.  Monday kicked off Local Natives month long residency at Spaceland, Tuesday I soaked in two great shows – Rebelution at The Roxy and Kesha at Cinespace (no review on Kesha – but needless to say she was foxy with moxie and she may just be all over the radio really soon). Thursday brought me over to echo for Quintron and Miss Pussycat.  You can reviews of the shows on my previous posts.  

The weekend slowed up a bit for me, in part because many of my concert going crew was in Chicago for Lolla (SUPERGOODMUSIC had an on the scene reporter – look for a blog post later in the week summing up the experience).  Despite feeling sorry for myself because I was not in Chi City, Saturday I had the privilege of hanging with Local Natives, Saint Motel and Lindsey Cook of MySpace Records over in Silverlake for some late night laughs and good times.  Thankfully I made the decision at the last minute to not go to HARDFEST, which apparently did not pop off as expected, but rather was shut down by Inglewood police after people started jumping from the balcony to the floor level.  Read more about the mishap and check out video footage of people jumping to the floor here –    

As usual, you’ll find the CONCERT BLAST below, which includes all of LA’s important concert information for the next week.  ON THE RADAR was updated with a few shows as well.  You’ll find my recommendations below – if I have taken the time out to discuss the show in more detail, I am most likely going.  If you just want to go straight to the list – I’ve also bolded those artists that I think are my top picks for any particular date. 

Just a heads up – several SUPERGOODMUSIC artists have shows coming up in late August/early September – so make sure you make it out to see them and show your support – new SGM artist – Tic Tic Boom! is playing Tuesday August 11th at Spaceland before embarking on a Pacific Northwest tour.  When they return to LA – they will be playing the Dakota Live Music Lounge with We Should Be Dead on September 2nd.  The French Semester will be performing on Sunday at the Luxury Wafers session – which should be available for download/purchase on i-tunes shortly thereafter.  Next Friday, the quintet will be playing at echo with Hockey, who is fresh off of their electricity-less (power went out during the set) performance at Lollapoolooza.     



On Monday, I’m dropping by Hunnypot unlimited to give a shout out to my homies John Anderson, PJ Bloom and DJ Stacee Coleman – and hear a few tunes from The Robotanists, one of LA’s active indie bands as of late.  From there – I plan on scooting out to the east side and running all over town to catch a ton of great FREE MUSIC – first on my list is The Growlers and Tijuana Panthers at echo.  I’m definitely digging on TP’s “Creature” and “Redheaded Girl” –you can check out both here -  From there, if I have time, I’ll drop in to see new supergood friends Local Natives continue to make bigger splashes in the scene.  FYI, both The Growlers and Local Natives will be playing each Monday at those respective venues for the rest of the month.   

On Tuesday, I will be at Spaceland for the last minute scheduled performance of Tic Tic Boom!  TTB is a SUPERGOODMUSIC artist and are fresh out of the studio having just completed initial work on their first full length LP.  Mixing and mastering is currently in the works – but come check them play some of their new tunes live in LA for the first time.  There will be a whole bunch of “debuts” that I’m sure you don’t want to miss.  After Spaceland, unless TTB closes the house down, I will be heading to Cinespace for DIMMAK Tuesdays – this week Data and Esser will both be performing. 

Wednesday I am amped up for the N.A.S.A. performance at El Rey.  Rumors are circulating about all sorts of cameo alleged cameo appearances (someone, albeit an unreliable source, said Kanye might be there).  Having seen them at Coachella in April, I’m expecting just about anything – from aliens in puppet suits to a host of unexpected guests.  If NASA isn’t your thing – then check out Sarah Silverman at Largo if you want to laugh your ass of or Avi Buffalo and The Parson Redheads if you want a healthy serving of rising LA indie-rock.  

Thursday I may have to take the night off as I have plans to be on some young professionals/entrepreneurs twilight yacht cruise that is complete with appetizers and all you can drink.  If I fail to make the connections I’m hoping to make – I will be jetting over to Key Club around 10:30 to see Eric Krasno (of Soulive) and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk.  Whether I make it or not – if you like funk that is highlighted by exceptional musicianship – Key Club is the place to be.  If you don’t like funk – but want to put on your dancing shoes – maybe head down the block to the Hollywood Jerkin Tour at The Roxy (The Pack was just added after canceling their show at The Roxy on August 2nd).   

Friday, SUPERGOODMUSIC plans on being all over Hollywood and the east side as there are a host of good concert events I’d like to show up to.  A strong line-up of indie music will grace the stage at Echoplex – including Henry Clay People returning from Troubadour, with support from Marvelous Toy amongst others.  Considering I like to party aggressively on Friday nights – I will head from the indie party to The Knitting Factory to catch some of Immortal Technique’s politically inspired flow and then to Avalon to dance until the sun comes up with members of Does It Offend You, Yeah.

Saturday it is eastside again – for SUPERGOODMUSIC artist The French Semester’s small, intimate warm-up show at Pehrspace.  They will be honing their chops for their radio performance at Luxury Wafers the following day and getting prepared to play with Hockey at Echo the following weekend.  From Pehrspace, I plan on making the routine Saturday night stop at echo/echoplex for what appears to be a stellar night of funky soul, world and hip-hop music as Quantic is playing with Nu-Mark and J.Rocc at echoplex and Funky Sole will be going strong upstairs. 

Sunday – as mentioned, I’ll be at The French Semester’s Luxury Wafers session.  If I’m feeling the energy, I’ll stop by Nite Jewel at echo.

Please feel free to forward the list along…but preferably just tell your friends and colleagues to sign up on the website here to get the BLAST directly.

Best regards,

Brandon Dorsky – Founder, SUPERGOODMUSIC




Monday August 10th

Local Natives, Red Cortez, Swim Party, Rademacher @ Spaceland (Free)

Sol’ Jibe, Will Hoge @ The Mint

The Growlers, Tijuana Panthers, Some Days @ Echo (Free)

Restavrant, Spirit Vine, Hocus Pocus, Mini Mansions @ Echoplex

Steel Panther, The Chelsea Smile, Bound @ Key Club

Barcelona, Meese, Seabird, Huntingfield @ The Troubadour

Fail to Breathe, Chiba Ken, Aukus, Research Society @ The Viper Room

Lower Heaven, Moon Upstairs, Hi Hos, Shine Brothers @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)

The Robotanists @ Hunnypot Unlimited

Jeremy Buck & The Bang @ Saint Rocke

Angela Correa, Petracovich (Record Release), Alex & Sam, Adrina Thorpe @ The Hotel Café

Mary Lynn Rajskub, Laura Kightlinger @ Largo

Laura Bryna @ HOB – Sunset

Destructo @ The Roxy

Amanda Blank @ Amoeba

C.W. Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Tyrants in Therapy, The Surrenders @ Taix

Theory of Funkativity, Tornado Riders, the Relay, The Royal Kicks @ Whisky A Go Go

Mitch Allan @ Molly Malones




Tuesday August 11th

The Divine, Wicker, Boom Box Ninjas, Close Buy Not Quite Ante and After @ The Roxy

Tic Tic Boom! @ Spaceland

The Voyeurs, Kissing Cousins, Box Violet, Polygraph @ Echo

Stereo, The Rumors, Slipping Into Darkness, Doublethink, BB Gun Johnny @ The Viper Room

Cobra Starship, Skeet Skeet, The Audition, Friday Night Boys @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

Black Francis, Mere Mortais @ The Mint

Lovemakers, Torino, Bullied By Strings @ Silverlake Lounge

Cobra Starship, Estelle @ Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Sunn O))) w/ The Accused & Eagle Twin @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts

Heaven and Hell, Coheed and Cambria, Dio, Ionni, Butler, Appice @ Greek Theatre

LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal @ Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson

Hopkinsin, John Forte, Dan Reed & Manda Mosher, Jes Hudak @ The Hotel Café

Slow Club, The Wave Pictures @ R Bar

The Section Quartet, Sam Phillips @ Largo

Data, Motor, Esser, Them Jeans, Dan Oh @ Cinespace (DIMMAK Tuesday)

Sean Paul @ HOB – Sunset

The Littlest Viking, Signal Hill, Beware of Safety @ Echo Curio

Todo Azul, Liparis Nervosa @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

Tijuana Panthers, Wounded Lion, Gestapo Khazi, Frustrations @ The Prospector

C.W. Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Bonepony, Joshua Ketchmark @ Molly Malones

The Fallen Stars, Zach Lupetin, Chi McClean @ Genghis Cohem




Wednesday August 12th

N.A.S.A., Fatlip @ El Rey

Scion House Party @ The Roxy

Dawes, Papa, Paige Stark @ Echo

Dub Club Presents Pablo Moses, The Revolutionary Dream Band @ Echoplex

Olin & The Moon @ Pershing Square

Sky Parade, Dissolver @ Spaceland

Hell Ya! @ The Viper Room

Iron Maidens, Metal 101, Surfing With An Alien @ Key Club

Bulion @ Airliner

Dr. John, James Cotton, Buddy Guy @ Hollywood Bowl

Glen Phillips (Toad and The Wet Sprocket), Sara Bareilles, The Rescues, Matt Scannell, Maria Taylor, Lex Land, Paris Carney @ The Troubadour

Black Francis, Mere Mortais @ The Mint

Ovideo, Tasso, The Downer Party, French Miami @ Silverlake Lounge

Jackson Browne @ Greek Theatre

Holly Williams @ Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson

Trulio Disgracis, Last Call Brawl, Astronaut Rodeo @ The Waterfront Café

Brian Buckley Band @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

Roadside Graves, Avi Buffalo, Parson Redheads, M. Bison @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Sollaliquists of Sound, Avatar One, Prayers for Atheists @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Companion, Jonny Sculls @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Hello My Name Is Red (record release show), Clark 8, The Seizure, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ The Smell

Chris Pierce @ Saint Rocke

Maxim Ludwig, Glass Pear, Wesley Jensen & The Wildcats, The Honey Trees @ The Hotel Cafe

Sarah Silverman & Friends @ Largo

High On Fire, Early Man, Who Rides The Tiger @ Alex’s Bar

Venus Illuminato @ Territory BBQ & Records

Chris Mouch Band @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

The Greg Gomes Band, The Constant @ Molly Malones

Static Pulse, Midnight Theory, Thrasher, Beyond Quality, Wine-O, Da Playwright, Jackabowls @ Whisky A Go Go

The Marcus Watkins Sintet @ Taix

Los Duggans @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Greg Gomes Band @ Molly Malones

Max Lugavere, Erin Muir, Alex Shofler @ Genghis Cohen




Thursday August 13th


MySpace Records Presents: Burning Brides, Jonneine Zapata, Mary Magdalan, Sabrosa Purr @ Echo

I Was A Lover, Delorean Was A Dealer, Voice On Tape, Mothers of Gut, Dalmacio Von Diamon and The Enochian Keys @ Spaceland

Eric Krasno & Chapter 2, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Pinot @ Key Club

Drake, Soulja Boy, Young Jeezy, Lil’ Wayne @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Dusty Rhodes and The River Band @ briXton

Hollywood Jerkin Tour feat. The Rejects, Coldflamez and The Bangz, The Pack @ The Roxy

Guild, The Night Riders, Gruv Projekt, Public Jones, Ambience @ The Viper Room

Marcus Very Ordinary, NEA, Big Joe Hurt, Dawn Soir @ The Viper Room (Downstairs)

Relax To Paris, Brutus Gets The Girl, Science Fiction Theater, Eloise @ Troubadour

Purple Melon, Hard Fell Hearts, Bascom Hill, Scrappy Jud Newcomb @ The Mint

Great Northern, Obi Best, Xu Xu Fang, Division Day (Dj) @ Bootleg Theater

Matt Ellis, John Carpenter, Monster @ Silverlake Lounge

Nana Pancha, Chencha Berrinches, Matamoska, South Central Skankers, La Pobreska, Cafa Con Tequila, Chelsea, Los P2, Los Arambula, Amenaza @ Knitting Factory (Maint Stage)

Onelinedrawing, Gardening, Not Architecture, iamini @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Tleilaxu Music Machina, Alaskas, Universal Studios Florida, Anthonys Revenge @ The Smell

Within The Ruins, Crimson Armada, We Are The End @ Cobalt Café

Buster Williams, Patrice Rushen, Cindy Blackman, Bennie Maupin @ Catalina Jazz Club

Coco Montoya @ Pershing Square

Omar Faruk Tekbulek @ Skirball Cultural Center

Wayne Horviz’s Sweeter Than Day @ Hammer Museum

The Idan Raichel Project w/ Elijah Manuel @ Santa Monica Pier

Year Long Disaster @ Air Conditioned Lounge

LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

Stephen Petree @ Angelus Temple

Zoux @ King King Club

Maryz Eyez @ Lighthouse

I Am Ghost @ Slide Bar

Nations Afire @ Whisky A  Go Go

Jeff Trot, Will Sexton @ Molly Malones

Boomkat, Taryn Manning, Cassie Steele @ Saint Rocke

Ryan Blakely Smith and The Voyage, Holmes, Jen and Abby, Mia Dyson, Leslie Mendelson @ The Hotel Café

Vincent Gallo & Sean Lennon: The Ghost of a Saber Toothed Tiger @ Largo

Audible Mainframe, That Handsome Devil, Telomere Repair, DJ Ill Naughty @ Alex’s Bar

Gatiza III, Montez de Durango @ HOB – Sunset

Reanna, The Larks @ Taix

Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Ariel Thiermann, Rob Blackledge, Relentless Itch @ Genghis Cohen




Friday August 14th

The Henry Clay People, Fol Chen, Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Marvelous Toy & Much More @ Echoplex

Shellshag, Screaming Females, Protect Me, Signals @ Spaceland

Immortal Technique, ChinoXL, Diabolic, Mystic, DJ Static + Others @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Does It Offend You, Yeah? (DJ SET) @ Avalon

My Evolution, Slow Motion Reign, Media Orphan @ The Roxy

Blacklist Union, Thunderdikk, Krashkarma, Alexx Calise, Electric Blondes @ The Viper Room

Deadly Seven, Hatetimesnine, Slow Burning Car @ Key Club

The Octopus Project, Make Moon, VoicesVoices @ The Troubadour

Fat City Reprise, Thomas Nicholas Band, Bob Malone @ The Mint

El Ten Eleven, Intricate Machines, Tony Green with His Perilous Mischance Band, Bill Burgess @ Bootleg Theater

Soulsail, Julie, Letters from the Ediotr, Carved Souls, Multiverse, Hell Broken, People Over Payment @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Onelinedrawing, Gardening, Not Architecture, iamani @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge) Night #2

Benefit for the Cancer Wellness Community – Babyland, BARR, This Song Is A Mess But So Am I, Felt Drawings, DJ Mario Cotto @ The Smell

Jeremih, Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy @ Honda Center

Tomorrows Bad Seeds @ Saint Rocke

Shiloe @ Boardner’s

Crooked Cowboy & Freshwater Friends, Horse Thieves @ Unknown Theater (1110 Seward St., 90038)

Boy 8-Bit @ Club 740

Buster Williams, Patrice Rushen, Cindy Blackman, Bennie Maupin @ Catalina Jazz Club

Jesse Palter @ Café Metropol

LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

The Dan Band @ Club Nokia

Liza Minnelli @ Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson

Raya Nova @ Lava Lounge

Three Date Theory @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

Dickey Betts & Great Southern High Time @ briXton

Eileen Carey @ The Talking Stick

Marco Antonio Solis @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Dalton Grant, Tommy King, Honeyhoney, Stoll Vaughn, Janet Robin, Danielle Ate The Sandwich @ The Hotel Café

Jon Brion @ Largo

Phil Shane, The One Man Legend @ Alex’s Bar (Free)

Def Sound, David Liebe Hart, Adam Pappagan, Big Whup @ Echo Curio

Rhone Occupation, One Trick Pony, The Clouds, Star Parts @ Pehrspace




Saturday August 15th

Quantic and His Combo Barbaro, J.Rocc, Nu-Mark, Sake One, Ganas @ Echoplex

Funky Sole @ Echo (Free)

Le Switch, Roadside Graves, World Record, Flashing Red Lights @ Spaceland

Method Man, Redman, Ghostface, Duo Live @ HOB – Sunset Strip (Early and Late Show)

2 Live Crew, Big Daddy Kane, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

Van Stone, Arnocorps, The Mentors, Feast of Fetus @ The Roxy

The Ringers, The Naked, Scarlet Grey, Stevie Starlight, Drive-In Massacre @ The Viper Room

Ambrose, Altered Echoes, Dirty Mercy, Fire Bug, Chebon, The Muddy Reds, Smith & Pyle, Jonnie Burke @ Key Club

Pissed Jeans, Lamps @ Troubadour

Omni, Evolution, Freddy & Francine, DJ Kerry @ The Mint

Down, The Melvins, Danaca, Weedeater @ The Wiltern

The High Strung, Rye Douglas Band, Infrared Sunday @ Bootleg Theater

Onelinedaring, Gardening, Not Architecture, iamani @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge) Night #3

Abney Park @ Knitting Factory (main stage)

Asteria, A Love Like Pi, Theatre Breaks Loose, Gabriel The Marine, This Condition @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Lysnkey and Wisdom, Chasing Kings, Jibilian/Setar @ The Smell

Spidergawd @ Club 705

Social Task @ Blue Café

Jesse Palter @ Café Metropol

Buster Williams, Patrice Rushen, Cindy Blackman, Bennie Maupin @ Catalina Jazz Club

Beto Cuevas @ Club Nokia

Zap Mama @ Grand Performances

LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

D. Ramirez @ Vanguard

DJ Oggy @ Blue Moon

Tinsley Ellis @ Harveles

Taylor Begert @ Unurban Coffee House

Marco Antonio Solis @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Andrew Bees, Stranger, Through The Roots @ Saint Rocke

Fresh Fest @ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIve

Still Time, Song and Wager, The Quiet, Jake Newton (Record Release show), Michelle Featherstone @ The Hotel Café

Dj Quikie Mart @ Air Conditioned Lounge (Venice)

The Muffs, Kepi Electric, The Dollyrots, Little Medusas @ Alex’s Bar

The Darlings @ Brixton

The French Semester, The Active Set, Meredith Mayer@ Pehrspace

Dung Mummy, Hop Frog Drum Jester Devotional, Ain Soph Aur, Blipvert, Mother of Fire @ Echo Curio

The Faded, Hotwired, The Fold @ Whisky A Go Go




Sunday August 16th


Dead West, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, The Lonely Hero @ Echo (Free – 5 pm)

Nite Jewel, Silk Flowers @ Echo

The Monolators, Alaskan Summer, Scarlet Symphony, Tandemoro @ Spaceland

Quantic and His Combo Barbaro @ Detroit Bar

Clipse, The Cool Kids @ Glasshouse

The French Semester @ Luxury Wafers

High Voltage w/ Fat Harold, The Glory Stompers, Labretta Suede and The Motel 6, DJ High Voltage @ The Viper Room

Agent Ribbons, Foxtails Brigade, Judgment Day, One Trick Pony, Dj Maki @ Bootleg Theater

Pastilla, La Banda Skalavera, Los Nova, Autopop @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Kill Paradise, Romance on A Rocketship, White Apple Tree, Aerodrone @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

The Hitz, The Atom Age, BOATS!, Pranks, The Beat Seekers @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Join The Band @ Knitting Factory (10 AM)

Partyline, Shebeast, MKNG FRNDZ, Zombelle @ The Smell

Gin Blossoms @ Starlight Bowl

Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos @ Greek Theatre

Depeche Mode, Peter Bjorn and John @ Hollywood Bowl

Spidergawd @ HOB – Sunset

HoneyHoney @ The French Semester

The Hereafter, Baskery @ The Hotel Café

The Neighborhood Bullys, Chivo @ Alex’s Bar (Free)

Chikster Takes Vaudeville Show @ Echo Curio