Live Music Picks 6/12 - 6/15
Mon 6/12 - Boy Kill Boy/Monsters are Waiting@ Spaceland (Free) – Spaceland's always a safe bet on Monday night. London’s Boy Kill Boy play that catchy dance-rock that you might like if you’re into Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand. They’ve been on tour with Charlatans and Echo & the Bunnymen, so take advantage of seeing them for free. They’re also playing Lollapalooza and the Reading and Leeds festivals. Their first single, “Suzie” has gotten some local radio airplay. Local band, Monsters are Waiting is doing the free Monday night residency throughout June. Into older school British rock? catch Echo & the Bunnymen at the Fonda.
Tues 6/13 - The Tyde@ Cinespace ($5) – Here's a chance to see Echo Park’s the Tyde at Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak party night at Cinespace. Hopefully the young Hollywood kids take to it. Tim Burgess of the Charlatans and Alan McGee of Creation Records will be guest DJ’ing. The Tyde’s third album is already out in the UK, but won’t be out in the US until August 29th. Critics tend to compare them to the Byrds, Felt and C86 bands. As always, get there early. Avoid Cinespace like the plague? then go see Juana Molina and the Watson Twins at Tangier.
Wed 6/14 - Wolfmother / deadboy and the elephantmen@ Fonda (Sold Out) – If you're still wondering who does that "Love Train" song on the iPod commercial, it's Wolfmother. While most of their lyrics are way silly, they're still a fun band to listen to. They're probably just as influenced by the White Stripes as they are by Black Sabbath. Deadboy and the Elephantmen are an indie duo with a female drummer and male guitarist/singer. They’re worth checking out. Forget to buy tickets? go see Yotokyo at Zen Sushi.
Thurs 6/15 - Sound Team/ Division Day/ Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin@ Troubadour ($10 adv / $12 dos) – Do you like indie rock? This one will sell out, so get your tickets soon. Austin’s Sound Team just put out a record on Capitol and the bloggers love it. They get compared to Interpol, Spoon and Krautrock. Division Day is a local indie pop band and candidates for nicest band in LA. Into heavier stuff? then go see Priestess at Spaceland.
Photo: The Tyde / Division Day