New Orleans quartet King Louie's Missing Monuments are here to help. And by here, we mean the Prospector in Long Beach, which according to our concert calendars was one of the few venues considerate enough to book music on Thanksgiving night.
The Missing Monuments make rip-roaring garage pop, with hooks and more hooks and a side order of King Louie's raspy, anxious vocals. He and bandmates Julien Fried, Bennett Bartley and Aaron Curtis Hill have ties to bunch of the power-pop vinyl geeks seem to eat up: the Alex Chilton-produced Royal Pendletons, the Jay Reatard side project the Bad Times, the Exploding Hearts and a bunch of others.
We'll have another helping, please.
Elsewhere: Drum & bass rules at the House of Blues, where Andy C -- the DJ and the head honcho at RAM Records -- heads up a dance night featuring Bryan Gee and MC Armanni Reign.