What’s Live

Before I go on, I wanted to share a track I happened upon — “The Culling of the Fold,” which is a Decemberists album track in some places (like Tower Records) and not others (like iTunes). Since it is NOT listed on the album at Amazon, I don’t know if it was a presale track or some kind of exclusive track or what, but some of you may not have it. It’s creepy and gross, á la “Murder Ballads,” so give it a try even if you’re meh on the Decemberists — everyone likes a good murder song, right?

EZarchive is having a freakout, of course, so here it is on Yousendit — The Decemberists – The Culling of the Fold [eta: reposted here]. Don’t say I never did anything for you.

And now back to our regularly scheduled broadcast.

After hearing about the Bishop Allen tour, I knew I had to update my What’s Live. October and November are awesome months, but I’m old and I can’t go to concerts on a night when I have to get up at Bloody Early Hour to take my kid to kindergarten. So Bishop Allen is out, and so is Ray Lamontagne, and Rocky, and … this is depressing me. Kindergarten, you have cramped my style!!

Alex’s Bar

10.20 – The Ettes

The Avalon

10.26 – Cursive & the Thermals
11.02 – Regina Spektor

Club Spaceland

10.05 – Man Man
10.11 – Cold War Kids
10.17 – Bettie Serveert

The Echo

10.05 – Jose Gonzalez
10.06 – Darker My Love
10.14 – Ghostland Observatory
11.03 – Mudhoney (at Safari Sam’s)
11.09 – Xiu Xiu
11.13 – Wolf Eyes
11.18 – Hot Chip
01.13 – Girl Talk

El Rey

10.24 – The Be Good Tanyas
11.24 – Mates of State

Gibson Ampitheatre

11.29 – Barenaked Ladies

The Glass House

10.21 – Be Your Own Pet
10.28 – Cursive & the Thermals
10.29 – Ladytron
11.24 – Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos
12.02 – And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Dead

The Greek Theater

10.22 – She Wants Revenge w/ Placebo

Hollywood Bowl

10.05, 06, & 08 – Roger Waters performing “The Dark Side Of the Moon”
11.04 – The Who

The Hotel Cafe

10.07 – Kite Flying Society
10.14 – Rocky Votolato
10.15 – Ben Jelen
10.19 – Damien Jurado
11.16 – Rachel Yamagata
11.17 – Tom McRae

Key Club

10.21 – Detroit Cobras

Knitting Factory

10.17 – Rock Kills Kid (21+)

The Music Box

10.14 & 15 – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Architecture In Helsinki
10.18 – Hot Chip, Born Ruffians
10.23 – Yo La Tengo
11.07 – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
11.30 & Dec. 1 – And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Dead

The Orpheum

10.10 – Dresden Dolls
11.09 – Ray Lamontagne
11.25 – Cat Power & the Memphis Rhythm Band

The Roxy

11.17 – Straylight Run & Matt Pond PA

Troubador

10.13 – Lucero, Rocky Votolato
10.16 – The Hold Steady
10.18 & 19 – Badly Drawn Boy
10.20 – Two Gallants
10.21 – Beirut, A Hawk & A Hacksaw
10.25 – Cursive, the Thermals
10.26 – Alexisonfire, Moneen
11.01 – Voxtrot
11.06 – Starlight Mints, Bishop Allen
11.10 – The Wrens, Asobi Seksu
11.21 & 22 – Lemonheads
11.25 – Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos
12.07 – Amy Millan

The Viper Room

10.09 – Lyra, Dirty Little Secret, The Oohlas, the Thieves

The Wiltern

10.09 – Sufjan Stevens w/My Brightest Diamond
10.21 – The Decemberists
11.30 – Imogen Heap

13 comments

  1. Leaving_Liverpool’s avatar

    I tried to see Rocky once six months ago. I Showed up on the night of and, of course, couldn’t get tickets. I had no idea he would sell out. Shows how much I know about the music I listen to.

  2. Leaving_Liverpool’s avatar

    Give this a listen. Nathan’s Chainsaw is Joel Jensen, my friend from SLC. He plays Kilby and other venues in SLC. No endorsement/review needed. I just thought I’d share. http://www.nathanschainsaw.com/default.html

  3. Leaving_Liverpool’s avatar

    Unfortunately, he has posted only songs from his recording with electric guitar and drums. The solo/accustic versions, I think, are much better.

  4. James’s avatar

    I would recommend:

    The Avalon
    11.02 – Regina Spektor

    Because of her voice.

    Club Spaceland
    10.17 – Bettie Serveert

    Because they are Bettie Serveet

    The Echo
    10.05 – Jose Gonzalez
    For the covers

    11.09 – Xiu Xiu
    Because they are cool.

    El Rey
    10.24 – The Be Good Tanyas

    Because they TOTALLY Rock! Well, rawk anyway. They are pretty mellow Vancouverite country grrls otherwise.

    The Glass House
    12.02 – And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Dead

    Because anthem rock, rocks. And they pro-taper. Check out The Internet Archives: http://www.archive.org for full shows in MP3 and FLAC formats.

    Key Club
    10.21 – Detroit Cobras

    Because they give good show.

    The Music Box
    10.14 & 15 – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Architecture In Helsinki

    Because Clap Your Hands Say Yeah totally rulez.

    11.30 & Dec. 1 – And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Dead

    See above.

    The Orpheum
    10.10 – Dresden Dolls

    Because they give good show.

    Troubador

    10.18 & 19 – Badly Drawn Boy

    Because Q Mag said this is one of 50 bands you have to see before you die.

    10.26 – Alexisonfire, Moneen

    Because they’re Canadian and I heard of them before you. http://www.theonlybandever.com/home.php to win VIP tix.

    12.07 – Amy Millan

    Because You Cannot Miss Amy Friggin’ Milan, star of Stars, chanteuse, charmer.

    The Wiltern

    10.09 – Sufjan Stevens w/My Brightest Diamond
    10.21 – The Decemberists
    11.30 – Imogen Heap

    I hope I don’t have to explain any of those three. :-)

  5. zara’s avatar

    I have tix to the Decemberists! And I’m gonna hit Amy Millan too, because the next day is my hubby’s day off and he can take the dang kid to k’garten. The Cobras, I’d love, but they coincide with Colin, and I can’t miss Colin. The rest are all on weeknights, sigh.

  6. zara’s avatar

    A — I really liked “the editors notes” — too bad he doesn’t have more stuff. Do you have a copy of “Nathan’s Chainsaw”? I’m sure I couldn’t get it anywhere outside of Utah.

  7. James’s avatar

    I think you will really love Amy Milan. Take pics if you can. :-)

  8. Greg’s avatar

    I would love to hear the Decemberist song. Limit is reached already. Could you please repost somehow? Thanks in advance.
    Nice concert choices. Certainly don’t have those choices in my part of the US

  9. Leaving_Liverpool’s avatar

    I do have a copy. I have the solo/accustic version of all that stuff. I will send you a copy as soon as I get home. He might sell his stuff if you dropped him an email, otherwise you’ll have to wait until December.

  10. Scott’s avatar

    The limit has been reached. Any hope of a repost?

  11. Ian’s avatar

    Could you re-upload? Sorry to bother you!

  12. juliette’s avatar

    the download has..*sniff sniff* reached its LIMIT *bawl*.

  13. zara’s avatar

    Oh now, quit your sobbing. I reposted it in the Sparklehorse post.

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