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Seven Shows in Seven Days

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Fri 4/14 – The Greenhornes @ Troubadour ($12) – This Cincinnati three-piece plays quality retro rock’n’roll that’s heavily influenced by The Yardbirds. The band includes the rhythm section that played on Loretta Lynn’s great album, Van Lear Rose, and they're also members of the Raconteurs (along with Brendan Benson and Jack White). Download Pattern Skies

Sat 4/15 – Kennedy @ The 4th Annual Rock Paper Scissors Rumble($5) – A rare opportunity to watch LA’s funniest retro disco act under a bridge in downtown LA at a rock paper scissors competition. Love him or hate him, we find Kennedy entertaining. If this is too weird for you, he’s also playing the Key Club on Thursday. Download Your Mama(or even better, go to his page and watch the incredible video)

Sun 4/16 – Future Pigeon @ the Echo (Free) – What are you doing on Easter Sunday? A lot of clubs are closed, but not the Echo. See local punk-dub favorites, Future Pigeon, celebrate the release of their second album. You can listen to some selections at their Myspace page. Expect a lot of bloodshot eyes and Red Stripe. They’re also appearing at Sea Level Records on 4/22 at 4:00 PM.

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Mon 4/17 – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ Spaceland (Free) – They’re an unsigned four-piece from Missouri with one of the more ridiculous band names we’ve seen in a while. The blogosphere has embraced them. They're strum happy, earnest guys who play indie rock and write songs about girls. The song below has an Elliott Smith influence to it.
Download House Fire

Tues 4/18 – The Little Ones @ El Cid ($8) – This is one of the best new LA bands we’ve heard or seen in a while. Their new EP is infectious indie pop. We don’t mind that the packaging looks a lot like The Shins’ Chutes Too Narrow (same artist) and one of the songs has a chord progression that closely resembles The Fruit Bats’ “The Wind That Blew My Heart Away.” This is their official record release party (the EP comes out on 4/18 but it's already on the shelf at Sea Level). Download Lovers Who Uncover

Wed 4/19 – Josh Rouse @ The Fonda ($18) – We first stumbled upon Josh Rouse playing acoustic guitar at a Starbucks during SXSW about six or seven years ago (how appropriate). He’s an adult-oriented (KCRW crowd) singer-songwriter who had a few songs in Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky.

Thurs 4/20 – PINE*am @ Silverlake Lounge ($8) – They’re cute Japanese girls from Osaka who play silly synth pop. You’ll either love them or hate them. Download Pull the Rabbit Ears

Pictured (left to right): Kennedy, Future Pigeon, PINE*am