Seven Shows in Seven Days
Fri 4/7 - Nobody & Mystic Chords of Memory @ Echo ($5) – Nobody is a DJ and beat maker. The Mystic Chords of Memory feature Chris Gunst who was the main voice behind the Beachwood Sparks. They’ve collaborated on an album for Mush Records that will be released on 4/25. The press release calls it psychedelic hip-hop and sunshine folk-rock, which is an accurate description. If they can get 1/10th of Postal Service's record sales they'll be happy.
Listen to a track HERE
Sat 4/8 - The Boy Least Likely To / The Eames Era @ Spaceland ($10) - Ignore the LA Weekly's hate on this one. The Boy Least Likely To are Brits who play (borderline) nauseatingly cute indie pop. They totally cop a guitar line from Fred Neil, but most of the music sounds more like Beulah or Belle & Sebastian-lite (but in a really good way). The Eames Era is a blogger favorite from Baton Rouge.
Listen to some Boy Least Likely To: HERE :: Download The Eames Era’s Go to Sleep
Sun 4/9 - Mickey Champion @ the Living Room - From her Myspace page: "Mickey Champion has performed with greats such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Ray Charles, doubled for Little Esther and is the widow of bandleader Roy Milton." We've seen her a few times at Little Pedro's and it's always a lot of fun. She's a tiny lady with a powerful voice and she wanders through the crowd singing without a microphone. This is her birthday celebration.
Mon 4/10 - Birdmonster @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE) - This San Francisco band has gotten serious love from the bloggers. It sounds like standard rock'n'roll to us, but we haven't heard enough to judge fairly. It's free, so what do you have to lose?
Download The Resurrection Song
Tue 4/11 - Space Mtn @ Temple Bar ($5) - Space Mtn is a slightly dreamy local rock band with a female lead singer. What else are you going to do in Santa Monica on a Tuesday night? Go listen to "Hovercraft" on their website.
Wed 4/12 - Fruit Bats @ Troubadour ($12) - The Fruit Bats made one of the top 10 albums last year. They're on Sub Pop and fans of the Shins should enjoy their music. Many of their fans are the really passionate singalong type.
Download Lives of Crime
Thu 4/13 - The 88 @ Troubadour ($12) - We still remember when The 88 was that annoying band that hands you their CD on the way out of every other band's show. But now the hardest working band in LA is headlining the Troubadour and playing Emmy parties for the cast of The OC. If you haven't heard them, they play catchy power pop. You can listen to some songs on their myspace page.
Photo (left to right): Mystic Chords of Memory, The Boy Least Likely To, Fruit Bats