Monday, January 04, 2010

This Week In LA: Sonic Youth, Atlas Sound, Brilliant Colors, Woodsman, Best Coast

Brilliant Colors (San Francisco, CA)

Welcome back from the holiday break! It is a new decade can you believe it? I sure can't. I even went as far as accidentally writing 20010 on my rent check because I'm so used to the double zeroes.

Plenty of amazing shows this week including our show of the week featuring San Francisco's Briliant Colors. Seriously download their track "Absolutely Anything" in the sidebar and tell me that's not a smash. They will be joined by Best Coast, Dunes (feat the fabulous Kate Hall on drums), and Animal Style. Let's just say you'd be kicking yourself if you missed this show.

Up and coming Mexican Summer glo-fi/ambient act Woodsman will also hit LA this week playing three show including a free in-store at Origami on Tues. Jan 5th. I really enjoyed their new Collages LP. Pick it up right here.

Bradford Cox of Deerhunter will bring his Atlas Sound side project to the Natural History Museum Friday night kicking off their First Fridays series. He will be joined by the fabulously eccentric Tune-Yards.

Oh and some band called Sonic Youth are in town playing two make up shows. If anyone has an extra ticket just lying around please feel free to e-mail me.

Did we forget any shows? Feel free to send us an email to




JAX Pick The French Semester, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, The Spires, The Health Club @ The Echo - FREE

JAX PickDavid Scott Stone, Ariana Delawari, Lucky Dragons @ Echo Curio - $5 All Ages

- Sean Carnage Presents: Batwings Catwings (members of TPF!, Puppy Dog), The Girl with Violent Arms, Chuff Chuff, Garden State, DJ Pretzel Dix @ Pehrspace - $5 All Ages
- Year Long Disaster, Open Hand, Totimoshi, Barrio Tiger @ Spaceland - Free (21 Yrs+)
- The Color Turning, The Living Suns, Yeah Brother, The Steel Wells @ Silverlake Lounge - FREE (21 Yrs+)
- The Northstar Sessions, Joshua Norton, Get Back Loretta @ Bootleg Theatre
- The Blind Boy Paxton and Frank Fairfield Variety Show @ Redwood Bar
- The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, The Mulhollands, That Noise @ The Viper Room



JAX Pick Woodsman, Young Prisms, Bipolar Bear, Pearl Harbor @ L'KEG Gallery - $5 All Ages

- Lot’s O’Crap presents: Former Ghosts, Railcars, Mother McKenzie, Professor Calculus, Philip Seymour Hoffman @ the Smell - All Ages
- Whispering Pines, Old Toy Trains, Space Waves @ Spaceland - (21 Yrs+)
- Olin & the Moon, Marnie Herald @ The Echo
- Happy Dwarf, The Sundowners, The New Room @ Silverlake Lounge
- Young Prisms, Woodsman @ Origami Vinyl - 7PM FREE
- Funeral Party, Casxio, Hotstreets, Odd Modern @ The Viper Room
- The Webb Sisters, Joey Ryan @ Hotel Cafe
- Soko, Feather Beard, Gold (Paige Stark), Josh Hedlund @ Gallery 2023
- Jeffertitti's Nile, Insects vs. Robots, The Mayfly Dance, Li Diaguo @ The Troubadour
- Dim Mak Tuesdays feat. FASHEN, THEM JEANS, DAN OH, AND COSMIC KIDS! @ Cinespace



JAX Pick
Best Coast, Brilliant Colors, Dunes, Animal Style @ Synchronicity Space

JAX Pick
Pearl Harbor, Young Prisms (SF), Woodsman (Denver, CO), Allah Las @ The Smell - $5 All Ages

- Spaceland on Ice w/ Twilight Sleep, Kissing Cousins @ Pershing Square - FREE 7PM
-CLUB NME w/ Wet And Reckless, Butterfly Child, Tigers Can Bite You, The Rhone Occupation @ Spaceland - (21 Yrs+)
-Dub Club @ The Echoplex
-Brazzaville, David J, Salt Petal @ The Echo
-Crash Kings, Darlings of the Day, vOLUMe @ The Viper Room
-Fair To Midland, Opus Dai, Endless Hallway @ The Troubadour
-FORMING @ Cha Cha Lounge - FREE (21 Yrs+)
-Norse Horse, Summer Twins & Clark 8 @ Old Town Pub, Pasadena
-Scion House Party LA w/ Distance, MRKI w/ MC Nika D, Starkey, and 12th Planet @ The Roxy



JAX PickStatic Aktion presents: Sun Araw, James Ferraro, Sean McCann, The Urxed, Garden State @ the Smell - $5 All Ages

JAX Pick The Happy Hallows, Dirt Dress @ the Mint

- The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, The Quarter After, Miranda Lee Richards, - - Kathleen Balloon w/ Crooked Cowboy @ Spaceland - (21 Yrs+)
- NAR, P R O T E C T M E, Railcars, F'N A @ L'KEG Gallery - $5 All Ages
- Mississippi Man, Rumpsringa, Links, The Silent Comedy @ The Echo
- Nerfbau, Take Up Serpents + more! @ Synchronicity Space
- Sara Watkins @ Largo at the Coronet
- Living Things, The Tender Box, White Arrows @ The Viper Room
- The Rumble w/ Aushua, Chasing Kings, Cat Party @ 3 of Clubs
- Yours Til Death, Garland @ Silverlake Lounge - 21 Yrs +
- Audacity, Living Suns, Cosmonauts, Tomorrow's Tulips @ The Prospector
- GOLD DUST @ Footsies - 8PM - FREE (21 YRS+)



JAX PickAtlas Sound, Tune-Yards @ Natural History Museum (5:30PM)

JAX PickQueen Victoria, 60 Watt Kid, State Champion, Giving Up @ Synchronicity Space

- Death Sentence: PANDA! (SF), PILES (SF), Kit, Dunes @ the Smell - $5 All Ages
- Golden Animals, Allah Las, Kinch, Jeffertiti's Nile@ Spaceland - (21 Yrs+)
- Believe It Or Not I Care, No Enemy, (AxRxM), Ballistic Rounds @ L'KEG Gallery - $5 All Ages
- Sonic Youth, Sic Alps @ Fox Theater Pomona
- Dante Vs. Zombies @ Pantheon Bar
- Club Underground w/ Sweaters, Hot Sauce Mentor @ The Echo
- Art Fein Presents The 24th Annual Elvis B-Day Bash @ The Echoplex
- Andy Clockwise, Brother Sal @ Hotel Cafe
- Chris Murray Combo, Roger Rivas & The Bulletts, The Ifficials, The Roundabouts @ The Troubadour
- The Happy Hollows, Gangi, Useless Keys, The Soft Hands @ The Viper Room
- Seasons, Marvelous Toy, Eliza Rickman, Melanoid @ Juanita's
- Michael Nhat @ KXLU Demolisten - 7PM
- JAMUARY NIGHT #1 w/ Slang Chickens, Papa, Oh!Gypsy! @ Unknown Theater



JAX PickSonic Youth, Sic Alps @ The Wiltern

JAX Pick Rufus Wainwright @ Long Beach Terrace Theater

- Tan Dollar, Italic Indians, Weed Diamond, Moon Pearl @ Echo Curio - $5 All Ages
- Glasser, 60-WATT Kid @ Spaceland - (21 Yrs+)
- Dragstrip 66 - Hat's All Folks - Grand Finale and 17th Anniversary Show @ The Echoplex
- Lower Heaven, Drew Andrews (Album Leaf), My Pet Saddle, Eagle Winged Palace @ Redwood Bar
- Ninja Academy, WITT (SD), Totally Serious, Solar Wimp @ The Smell - $5 All Ages
- The Ringers, The Vacation, Lady Sinatra, Perfect Machines @ The Viper Room
- Meho Plaza @ Origami Vinyl - 7PM FREE
- Artist Reception featuring performance by Timonium; artists: S. Patricia Patterson and Izumi Yokoyama (Vasanti Lackner, curator) @ Pehrspace


JAN. 11TH, 2010

JAX PickPocahaunted, Sissy Spacek, Zola Jesus, DJ Dean Spunt @ the Smell

- The Terrapin, The Hectors, Seasons, Divisadero @ Spaceland - $5 (21 Yrs+)
- My Dads, Pussy Cow, National Sunday Law @ Echo Curio - $5 All Ages
- Part Time Punks w/ Love Grenades, Wet Look @ The Echo
- The Lymbyc Systym, Helios, The One AM Radio @ Bootleg Theatre

Show Of The Week

Brilliant Colors
Best Coast
Animal Style

Wed. Jan 6th at
Synchronicity Space
$5 | All Ages

(4306 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles 90029)

Right Click and Select "Save As"
To Download.

Brilliant Colors - Absolutely Anything MP3

Woodsman - Sunglass MP3

Tune-Yards - Sunlight MP3

Atlas Sound - Walkabout MP3

Pearl Harbor - California Shakedown MP3

Sic Alps - Clarence MP3

Best Coast - When I'm With You MP3

60-Watt Kid - 2012 MP3


JAN 13th - Jam for Ron Asheton feat Scott Asheton, Mike Watt, & Steve Mackay of the Stooges, Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Chad Smith (RHCP), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Clem Burke and More @ The Roxy
JAN 14TH - Kimya Dawson @ The Smell
JAN 22ND - Cold War Kids, Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) @ The Wiltern
JAN 23RD The Black Lips, Nobunny, Jemina Pearl @ El Rey Theatre
Feb 27th - Dirty Projectors (with Los Angeles Philharmonic) @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

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