A lot of heavyweights this week, U2 are at the Forum, Taylor Swift is at the Rose Bowl, Franz Ferdinand are at the Wiltern, MGMT are at the Hollywood Palladium… but if you are not into big venues like me, there is still plenty to see.
On Monday 14th, Pedro The Lion is at the Teragram Ballroom with David Dondero, HER is at the Moroccan Lounge with VALEN, It’s A School Night! has Marieme, LUMiN, Katelyn Tarver, Malia Civetz, Tomberlin at Bardot, Numb.er have a residency at The Echo with The CIA, Rumblepak, Paige Emery, Tolliver & Eddington have a residency at the Bootleg Theater with O Future, Knox White, Thed Jewel, Sleeplust are at the Satellite with The Gutter Daisies, Rubaiyat, Shim, Dream Machines are at the Hi Hat with Thumpasaurus, John Keek, Collapsing Scenery are at Zebulon with Avalon, Ruby TM.
On Tuesday 15th, U2 are at The Forum, Franz Ferdinand are at the Wiltern, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness are at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Pedro The Lion is at the Moroccan Lounge, Lolo Zouaï is at the Echo with Rainsford, Mon Laferte is doing a signing at Amoeba Music, Henry Wolfe is at the Bootleg bar with Kyle McNeill, Cory Becker, Crash Richard, AJ Froman, Bristol To Memory, Mu. (grn+gld), Society Of Shadows are at the Satellite, ARC IRIS have a residency at the Hi Hat with The Breathing Effect, Steve Taylor.
On Wednesday 16th, U2 are at The Forum, Sofi Tukker are at the Fonda Theatre with Kah-Lo & LP Giobbi, Zoe are at the Wiltern, Ezra Furman is at the Teragram Ballroom with Shannon Lay, Ninja Brian’s All Star Variety Luau Spectacular are at the Roxy with Sugar Rum Tantrum, JP Inc, SuperMega, John Prine is at The GRAMMY Museum, Vug Arakas is at The Echo, Con Brio are at the Moroccan Lounge with The Sextones, Elektric Voodoo, Sarah Walk has a residency at the Bootleg bar with Lydia Luce , Tidal Babes, Taleen Kali, MetronOhm are at the Satellite, NoMBE is at the Troubadour with Thutmose, Sean Wheeler & The Reluctant Messengers are at the Redwood Bar, Maria Minerva, Harmony Tividad, eyeshadow are at the Hi Hat, Mary Lattimore is at Zebulon with Gun Outfit, Z BERG and friends (Ryan Ross, Ethan Gruska, Cillie Barnes, Christian Lee Hutson,Sharon Silva, Keith Carradine) are at Highland Park Ebell.
On Thursday 17th, Desert Daze Caravan II has Ariel Pink, DIIV, Nick Hakim, Suuns, JJUUJJUU at The Wiltern, Sparta are at The Troubadour with Nalgadas, together PANGEA are at Highland Park Ebell Club, VHS Collection are at the Moroccan Lounge with Smoke Season, IAM are at The Belasco Theater, Mike Love is at The Roxy with Cas Haley, The Marias are at the Moca with Jarina De Marco, Sister Mantos, Chulita Vinyl Club,, Aïsha Devi is at the Echoplex, Preoccupations has a sold out show at The Echo with Moaning, FACIAL, Horse Feathers are at the Bootleg bar with Dead Horses, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is at The GRAMMY Museum, No Small Children (Album Release), Bad In Bed, and Sleep Machine are at the Satellite, COUNTERFEIT are at the Hi Hat with dubé, Convey.
On Friday 18th, Taylor Swift is at The Rose Bowl, MGMT are at the Hollywood Palladium with Molly Nilsson, Peter Hook & The Light are at the Wiltern, Tricky are at the Fonda Theatre with Young Magic, Preoccupations have a sold out show at The Echo with Moaning, Mourners, John Prine is at The Theatre At Ace Hotel with special guest Sam Outlaw, Saint JHN is at the Roxy with Tyla Yaweh, Smokepurpp is at The Belasco Theater, Larkin Poe are at the Teragram Ballroom, Kat Williams is at the Microsoft Theater, Strung Out are at The Regent Theater with Strife, La Armada, Twilight Creeps, The Lighthouse And The Whaler are at the Moroccan Lounge with Vita And The Wool, Emerson Star are at the Troubadour with Fell Runner, Liv Slingerland, Essx Station, SUR are at the Bootleg Bar with BONAVEGA, GENERACION SUICIDA are at the Hi Hat with The Wraith, Tenement Rats.
On Saturday 19th, Taylor Swift is at The Rose Bowl, ‘Fight Club’ with The Dust Brothers is happening at the Wiltern, Todrick Hall American are at the Fonda Theatre, Shoreline Mafia are at The Novo By Microsoft, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles are at the Teragram Ballroom with Gene Evaro Jr., The Wonder Years are at The Regent Theater with Tigers Jaw, Tiny Moving Parts, Worriers, Suzanne Santo of HONEYHONEY is at the Bootleg bar with Korey Dane, VIZA are at the Roxy with Satellite Citi, The New Pacific, The Peasant, The Dead Ships are at the Troubadour with Night Talks, North By North, The Revies, Crazy Devils, The Gummy Ninjas, Party Poopers, Electric Life, The Acko, Dogpile are all at the Hi Hat (early show) and later, REPTALIENS take the Hi Hat with HOTT MT, Samira Winter, and The International Swingers, featuring Gary Twin vocals (Twenty Flight Rockers) John Carlucci bass (Fuzztones) Clem Burke-drums (Blondie, Eurthymics) and James Stevenson- Guitar (Gen X, Chelsea,The Alarm) are at the Redwood.
On Sunday 20th, Gang of Youths have a sold out show at the Moroccan Lounge with The Philistines Jr., VIZA are at the Roxy with The New Pacific and The Peasant, It’s the Grand Ole Echo is at the Echo with Austin McCutchen, Victoria Bailey, Mike Khalil, Pacific Range, Týr are at the Echoplex with Orphaned Land, GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, Aeternam, and UM DUM ZINE’S L.A. ZINE WEEK KICKOFF with MAGIC WANDS at the Hi Hat with Taleen Kali, Cheekface, dimber.
his weakest album to date
hoedown, snappy , country slappy
two nights with Olivia Rodrigo at the Greek
classic rock or classic prog
Welch’s best album since Lungs
the best song on Harry’s third album
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1972 (Volume 4, Number 6)
Lester Bangs is threatened with possible death
A whimsical and wonderful folk tune
a godawful reworking of “Juicy”
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-20-22 – 5-26-22, Harry Style’s “Harry’s House” Reviewed
his sweetness bleeds over