I posted my Bonnaroo pictures today (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.348607241875512.75890.192625794140325&type=1)! I can’t believe it’s been a week. I’m still recovering…and ignoring the coughing and sniffling and fact that my voice is going. Probably wasn’t the best idea to follow up five days of no sleep with five days of early mornings and late nights, but I can’t imagine doing anything else. I wouldn’t have wanted to miss the big Phantom Planet reunion show. Then there was the Backstage Artist Lounge party where I discovered several great new bands including Cody Jasper who I just had to see play again the next day at The Roxy before he ventured back to Austin. This week, the great shows continue. Glen Hansard (The Frames/The Swell Season) is in town to promote his new record, LMN Band Love, Crash Kings are making a somewhat rare appearance at The Troubadour, there are some solid line-ups at The Viper Room, and summer-staple, The Warped Tour is rolling through SoCal with stops this week in Pomona and Ventura.
I think, however, my show pick of the week would have to go to the ladies playing The Hotel Cafe Thursday night. Jasmine Ash, Kate Voegele, and Mariah McManus.
So many great musical options in LA this week. Here are the rest of my recommendations:
Monday: Glen Hansard FREE at Amoeba Records (6:30) ALSO: The Rocket Boys at The Hotel Cafe (8pm) ALSO: Spring Standards and Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers at The Troubadour (9, 10) ALSO: Songwriters in the Round at Room 5 (9pm)
Tuesday: Keaton Simons at Room 5 (9pm) ALSO: Beware Of Darkness, Bullet and Snow, Jamar Rogers, and Vicci Martinez at The Viper Room (8pm) ALSO: Kate Miller Heidke at The Hotel Cafe (8pm) ALSO: Lisa Hannigan & Joe Henry at The El Rey Theatre (8pm)
Weds: Matthew Mayfield at The Hotel Cafe (8pm) ALSO: Glen Hansard at The Wiltern (7pm)
Thursday: Jasmine Ash, Mariah McManus and Kate Voegele at The Hotel Cafe (9, 10) ALSO: Vanaprasta and Crash Kings at The Troubadour (9:30, 10:30) ALSO: The Bolts, The Rambles, and Taylor Locke & The Roughs at The Viper Room (9, 10, 11)
Friday: The Avett Brothers at Nokia LA Live (8pm) ALSO: Connie Lim, King Washington, The Janks at WitZend (9,10,11) ALSO: Matt Skiba & The Sekrets at The Troubadour (10pm) ALSO: Warped Tour Pomona featuring Bayside, Dead Sara, Mayday Parade, New Found Glory, We Are the Ocean, We The Kings, Yellowcard, You Me at Six, etc. (11am)
Saturday: The Elizabeth Kill at Molly Malone’s (10pm) ALSO: Milo Greene at The Troubadour (10pm) ALSO: Stonefeather at The Viper Room (9pm) ALSO: Lemon Sun at Bootleg Bar (11pm) ALSO: Oedipus at The Roxy (10pm) ALSO: Mind the Gap at The Hotel Cafe (10pm) ALSO: The Cult with Against Me! at Hollywood Palladium (7:30)
Sunday: Warped Tour Ventura featuring Bayside, Dead Sara, Mayday Parade, New Found Glory, We Are the Ocean, We The Kings, Yellowcard, You Me at Six, etc. (11am)
To Keep in Mind: June 25th: Graffiti6 at The Troubadour June 29th: Fiona Apple at Hollywood Palladium July 1st: Laura Marling at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre July 1st: Harper Blynn and Madi Diaz at The Troubadour July 14th: Saint Motel at The El Rey August 3rd: Cory Chisel at The El Rey August 10th: Jack White at Shrine Auditorium August 13th: The Kills at The El Rey August 14th: The Dunwells at The Hotel Cafe September 4th: Gotye at The Greek Theatre October 1st: Ed Sheeran at The Wiltern October 11th: Awolnation and Imagine Dragons at Club Nokia October 19th: Tony Lucca at The Roxy