Sunset Junction 2011- we hardly got to know you! Well, we did get to know about your insanely inept effort to get the show to go on, only to be denied twice by city officials. Last year’s Sunset Junction was a decent party, but we felt the lineup this year was a little weak. Are we sad to see the festival come to this in 2011- absolutely. But wait, we can help you save your Sunset Junction plans! If you flew out here from far away lands or if you live two blocks from the junction, we have a survival guide for you with rescheduled shows.We got to give props to LA Weekly who has the full list available. There are some good shows out there now, in much more intimate venues across the city. We’ve highlighted our favorites, with a few sentences to describe why you should be there.
Saturday, August 26th
Butthole Surfers, 400 Blows @ The Echoplex
400 Blows Record Release Party @ Vacation Vinyl (with DJs Chuck Dukowski, Gabe from The Locust and Zane of Killing Spree), 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. – A record release party with the LA metal heads. They were probably the hardest thing at Sunset Junction this year, so expect a pretty awesome party tonight.
Art Brut, Art vs. Science, The Hundred Days @ The Satellite, 5:30 p.m. start time
Art Brut Afterparty @ The Grand Star (with Club Underground and Hang the DJs), 10 p.m.
Butch Walker, The Fling, Useless Keys, Milo Greene, Vanaprasta, Chasing Kings, more TBD @ Dangerbird Records, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. – We are down for any party at Dangerbirds Records, throw in Butch Walker and this one almost makes us happy the festival was canceled.
Milo Greene @ Hotel Cafe, 11 p.m.
The Damselles and the TC4 @ Origami Records
Helmet @ The Viper Room
Queen Caveat, Living Dead Lights, The Studiofix, Tic Tic Boom!, Ricky Lee Robinson, Peg Leg Love @ Bordello, 6 p.m.
Marvelous Toy, The Broken Numbers Band @ R Bar, 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 27th
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Charles Bradley, Hands @ Echoplex
Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Origami Vinyl
The Black Apples @ Shop E.P.I.C.
Carina Round @ Hotel Cafe, 10 p.m.
Nomerica DJs, Oh Darling!, Broken Numbers Band, Roses Pawn Shop, Leftover Cuties, David and Devine, TBD @ El Cid “Locals Only” Stage, 1:30 p.m. – late
Peaches at Freak City following special guests, starting at 9 p.m. – Peaches, enough said. We’ll be at this DJ Set which promises to be fun, weird, and hard hitting. Probably the best thing this weekend.
The Rescues @ Hotel Cafe, 9 p.m.
Olin & the Moon, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Damselles and the TC4, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, and Peg Leg Love @ What Cheer? Bar. (More about this event in Lina Lecaro’s picks for this week.)
Monday, August 29:
1. Tapes ‘n Tapes, Stone Darling @ The Satellite 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m.