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Jenny & Johnny

It’s been a month since I’ve been to a show.  A month. What is wrong with me?  Thankfully, that will all change tomorrow as I head from behind the Orange Curtain and into LA to see the Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile.  That should be a great Friday night show: chill, with a few songs to get me going.  My days (and nights) have been busy to say the least lately, and it should be nice to sip a drink, sit down, and listen to Brandi and the Brothers Avett.

There are tons of other shows playing this week, and I’ve narrowed it down to about two a day for you guys.  If you have a ticket to any of them, I covet that confirmation code.

Friday, 10/1

The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile (w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals) @ Nokia Theatre [of course I’m going to list the show I’m heading to.  Say hi, yo.]
Listen: The Avett Brothers – Slight Figure Of Speech

Aimee Mann @ Largo [great, intimate venue for her.]

Saturday, 10/2

Matt & Kim [left] @ Music Box, L.A.

School of Seven Bells @ Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

Sunday, 10/3

Belle & Sebastian with Jenny & Johnny @ The Palladium [anyone have a free, extra ticket?  This should be a great show. Jenny & Johnny is, of course, a duet consisting of Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) and Jonathan Rice.  Their debut album is fantastic.]

Listen: Jenny & Johnny – Scissor Runner

The Soft Pack @ Detroit Bar

Monday, 10/4
Tired Pony [members of Snow Patrol, R.E.M., Belle & Sebastian] @ El Rey

Tuesday, 10/5

Jenny & Johnny @ the Troubadour

Wednesday 10/6

Broken Bells [left] @ The Wiltern [James Mercer of the Shins teams up with Danger Mouse for a positively unique sound.  Loving their album.]

Jay Nash @ Hotel Cafe, 9pm slot [update: he’s married]

Thursday, 10/7

Lissie @ Troubadour [Newcomer solo artist is the darling of indie radio stations.  Check her out.]

Listen: Lissie – Bully

The Like @ Detroit Bar

Going to any shows this week?  Excited for any coming up this month?  Leave a comment.

May is here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… and new shows are on the calendar.  Here are a few shows to see if you have a chance.  Most are under 20 bucks, and if I had unlimited gas money and got paid to be a music blogger, I’d go to all of these.  But I’m not, so I won’t.  Unless you are buying my ticket?

Never heard of these bands with strange names?  Listen. Like.  Trust me.

Black Lips (pictured above)
5/1 @ The El Rey (Hollywood)
5/2 @ The Glass House (Pomona)
5/3 @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa)

Listen to “Starting Over”

Mike Doughty
5/2 @ The Coach House (San Juan Capistrano)

Listen to “I Just Want The Girl In The Blue Dress” 
Free Download – Mike Doughty – I Just Want The Girl In The Blue Dress

The Shins with Delta Spirit
5/10 @ Hollywood Palladium

Listen to Delta Spirit – Trash Can
Free Download – Delta Spirit – Trash Can

Loney, Dear (pictured… kind of.)
5/16 @ Spaceland (Silverlake)

Listen to “I Was Only Going Out”

Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s
5/18 @ The Troubadour (West Hollywood)
5/19 @ Detroit Bar

Listen to “As Tall As Cliffs”

Zee Avi
5/20  @ The Roxy (West Hollywood)

Free Download – Zee Avi – Bitter Heart
Listen to “Bitter Heart”

M83
5/20 @ the glass house

The Virgins with Lissy Truillie and Anya Marina
5/21 @ The El Rey

Free Download – Anya Marina – Vertigo
Listen to “Vertigo”

The Kills
5/21 @ The Glass House
5/22 @ Music Box @ The Fonda

Listen to “Sour Cherry”

Little Dragon (pictured)
5/22 @ Detroit bar
5/25 @ The Glass House

Passion Pit
5/28 @ The Troubadour
5/30 – @ The Glass House

Listen to “Sleepyhead”

Excited for any of these shows?  Did I leave other worthy ones off the list?  Leave a comment.

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