Recommended Show of the Week: Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt @ Largo. 99% of standup comedy is unwatchable. Monday night at Largo you have the rare chance to see the good shit. A narcotics cop will dip his pinky into this show, taste, nod, smile and confirm by saying “pure.”
It was a strange line up at Spaceland. Nine Black Alps opened, playing stripped down rock-n-roll, like the Cribs. This pairing made sense. However, the two bands sandwiched between them (Pit Er Pat and Need New
Body) could be described as experimental at best. It was an odd lineup choice to say the least, which left some of the crowd confused and the rest apathetic.
If you’re not in the mood or don’t have the time to trek crosstown to catch super diamond’s free set at the pier this eve, stay close to downtown and watch dj cheb i sabbah spin it up at the japanese american national museum. Should be a good show and a fun crowd.
Robert Plant was in town last week for a show at the Greek Theater. I happened to flip channels during his Leno performance and could focus on nothing but his new and uncanny resemblance to Jeffrey Lebowski.
Recommended Show of the Week: Violent Femmes @ Amoeba. I had to double-check this listing to make sure it wasn’t a cover band going for some cute but easily confusing play on the original’s name. Like Virulent Femmes or Violet Ferns or Violent Phlegm. Nope, it’s them. Get there early.