All signs point to yes -- fans seem to be really in
love like with the new incarnation of the Like. Original members Z Berg and Tennessee Thomas, now hooked up with bassist Laena Geronimo and keyboardist Annie Monroe, are kicking off a four-Monday stand tonight at the Echo leading up to the June release of their sophomore album, "Release Me." Its sharp, '60s-leaning rock 'n' soul emerged from analog-only studio sessions with Mark Ronson, Alex Greenwald and three of Sharon Jones' Dap-Kings, Tommy Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss, and Victor Axelrod. Supporting on opening night will be sharp-dressed Long Beach quintet the New Fidelity.
Elsewhere: Welsh septet Los Campesinos continues its SoCal party (they played the El Rey on Saturday) with a stop at the Glass House. ... Sweethead, the new band assembled by from Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens Of The Stone Age, celebrates the release of its debut album at the second night of its Spaceland residency. ... And Pitchfork darlings Fang Island, fresh off a weekend gig opening for Red Sparowes, do a 6 p.m. in-store at Amoeba.
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Also: Week 2 of War Tapes' residency at the Silverlake Lounge, with the New Room supporting; Angela McCluskey at the RSVP-only It's a School Night at Bardot; the Filthy Souls at 14 Below; Randy Mandolin at the Viper Room; Estes Shane Whalen at the Hotel Cafe; and Mark Ballas at the Mint.