CONCERT BLAST August 3rd – August 9th

This CONCERT BLAST ™ takes you through the first full week of August (from today until Sunday August 9th) and is packed full of lots of opportunities to see great music.  ON THE RADAR received some extensive updates – with lots of great new adds at Echo (French Semester, Hockey), The Troubadour (Portugal. The Man, Hockey, Wax Tailor) and The Roxy (Mayer Hawthorne, Foreign Exchange). 

 

In a bit of related news – I received a great write-up in the August edition of American Lawyer regarding what it is that I am doing with SUPERGOODMUSIC.  Read the article here – http://www.law.com/jsp/tal/PubArticleTAL.jsp?id=1202432565393&After_the_Layoffs=&src=EMC-Email&et=editorial&bu=The%20American%20Lawyer&pt=Am%20Law%20Daily&cn=AmLaw_LitigationDaily_20090803&kw=After%20the%20Layoffs. If you have any friends or colleagues who could benefit from my services – feel free to give them a referral.  Additionally, in additional work/related news, I recently became involved with seeking sponsors for the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference Official After Party thrown by Hunnypot Unlimited.  The party, which hosts some of the most influential individuals in the Film and TV Music business, takes place on Thursday October 29, 2009.  If you or a colleague would have any interest in being a sponsor of the event, please contact me at brandon@supergoodmusic.com or sponsorshipathunnypot@gmail.com.    

 

For those of you who are new readers – artists and events that appear in the CONCERT BLAST in bold are ones that I am recommending.  If I’ve taken additional time to describe the music or event – that means I am just endorsing it more than others that I have bolded on that particular date.  The list is posted each week on SUPERGOODMUSIC, along with additional blogs and music content.  The site is constantly in development – so check frequently to see if anything new is going on.

 

If you want to cut straight to the chase, scroll down to the CONCERT BLAST.  If you’d like my impressions from last week, recommendations of what’s coming up, and a look at the latest unofficial SUPERGOODMUSIC mixtape  – read on….

 

Impressions and Recommendations 

 

Even a week later, I am still going crazy over the Kid Cudi and B.o.B. show!  I bought the hypeman’s CD (Pastor Tre) – and despite having not even listened to it yet – that simple reality is sticking in my head.  I rocked B.o.B. vs. Bobby Rae mix tape all week and I’m straight love-love-loving it.  It is arguably better than ‘A Kid Named Cudi’ and the anthems on the mixtape are the same gems from his performance – “Satellite” being my favorite.  I must’ve listened to that song at least 4 times a day all week long.  You can see Kid Cudi perform this week on Saturday August 8th with Jay-Z, LMFAO, Lil Jon and many others at the Honda Center in Anaheim.   

 

Last Monday, I rocked out at Hunnypot Unlimited’s every-other-Monday internet radio broadcast – and had the pleasure of hearing Santa Barbara’s own Rebelution, a young soulful reggae group that is about to embark on a 3 month national tour – kicking off with a record release show at The Roxy on Tuesday August 4th.  They jammed out a few cuts from their record and had the insider, standing room only crowd getting down to to their dub grooves.  Rebelution’s sound, even in the tight knit space, was charming and organic.  I look forward to seeing them in a larger space that is more conducive to a live performance.  Check for Rebelution’s new album out Tuesday, as well as their concert the same day at The Roxy. 

 

Having missed their performance at Spaceland last Monday, I was happy to see Ebony Bones make a surprise appearance for DIMMAK Tuesdays at Cinespace.  The 7 piece (I think) band – with their interesting stage apparel and funky make-up – really brought the energy to Hollywood Blvd. with their unexpected live performance.  I had high expectations, and the wild and sassy Miss Ebony Bones did not disappoint me at all.  I don’t believe their album is available in the states yet – but once it is, you should cop it.  Don’t sleep on these Brits. 

 

Wednesday brought me to Bedouin Soundclash at The Roxy.  I’d never seen the dub-soul-ska band before – and I have to say it felt like I went back to the 90s the way the house was getting down to their ska-ish vibe.  The mostly early 30 something crowd knew most of the lyrics, pumped their fist and displayed genuine love for the band from up North (they’re Canadian).  Rootbeer and Pigeon John lent support – and I got to see them during the encore – but unfortunately missed their opening set. 

 

With close friends from high-school in town for the weekend, my music week ended on Friday night at International Pop Overthrow Festival at The Knitting Factory – for the rising, and awesome, The French Semester, and a hot young indie-pop band from across the pond, We Should Be Dead.  The bands on the ball spanned several genres and had differing degrees of palatability – but these two, the headliners, really played well.  We Should Be Dead brought an energy that had been lacking to the standing, toe tapping- but not dancing crowd, when their lead vocalist jumped into the crowd to do her vocals and amp up the party.  The mixed sex band seemed to have a good chemistry and a thirst for keeping things animated.  You can catch We Should Be Dead around Los Angeles over the next few months, including on the East Side at Spaceland on August 18th and on the West Side of town at Dakota Live Music Lounge on September 2nd.  The French Semester, although not nearly as animated in the crowd interaction category, were animated on the tiny Alterknit stage.  Packing their new 5 piece arrangement into the space was tight – but they made the best of it – impressing the crowd with their jazzed up arrangement of “Large Bouquet” and touching a chord with some of the elder members of the crowd with their rendition of the oldie but goodie “Sugar Sugar” by the Archies.    

 

Cutting to this week – and what is looking good.  Monday, if you are trying to spend some money to see music, I’d have to go with Gomez at The Wiltern.  I saw these British rockers at Bonnaroo and was very impressed with their unity as a band.   They took their performance places I didn’t expect and I found it genuinely enjoyable.  Considering I’ve seen them (and considering that I’m operating on a self-employed blogger’s budget), you’re much more likely to catch me at the Local Natives residency kick-off show at Spaceland.  With support from likewise local indie band, The Union Line, the residency should go off without a hitch.

 

Tuesday is hitting heavy on good music – with the previously mentioned Rebelution record release show at The Roxy.  There is also Lykke Li and Deadly Syndrome, who did some of the music in the soon to be available feature-length documentary Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong, at The Wiltern and also downtown you’ll find The Ting Tings at Club Nokia, with support from the always fun and quirky Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head. 

 

Wednesday I didn’t see too much to rave about other than Dwele at Key Club.  This crooner – who occasionally reminds of D’Angelo – is sure to lay down some smooth sultry R&B tunes for the audience on Wednesday night.  If I am picking one night this week not to go out – Wednesday is probably it… 

 

Thursday I’m not insane for either – but, there are a few up and comers I wouldn’t mind checking out.  Quintron and Miss Pussycat, hailing all the way from New Orleans, LA will be bringing their boogaloo punk to Echo – I kind of just want to go because their music is way different than anything I’m hearing recently and it incorporates Hammond B3 organ and boogaloo in an indie palatable way.  I can only imagine what the two step is going to be like in that room on Thursday.  For indie-rockers and east-siders who might not love the B3 – I’d suggest checking out another installment of International Pop Overthrow at The Knitting Factory because rising locals The Monthlies, who played SXSW, will be performing, along with several other rising indie acts.  If you are not an east-sider or don’t want to brave the new sound that is boogaloo punk – you might check out Who’s Bad – the allegedly good Michael Jackson cover band playing at the House of Blues – Sunset Strip.   

 

Friday and Saturday bring as a handful of electronic music to town, as well as two power packed hip-hop events and a couple great spot off shows.  Friday you can go see a Busy P spinning with some friends at 740 Club – for what is fast becoming a popular Friday night dance party.  If you’re already going to see him on Saturday at The Forum, than I might suggest bringing your dancing shows to the Henry Fonda Theater to see Love Grenades and Elefant.  Although the show was just recently announced – I’m confident it will draw some good attendance from a hip crowd, including me.  If electronic isn’t your bag or you really just love some good soulful funk – then try and get into the taping of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to catch one of my personal favorite artists/groups, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.       

 

Saturday you might already have plans given the volume of full slate music events in town including Summerfest at The Forum featuring Chromeo, Crystal Castles, Rye Rye, A-Trak, Tiga, Amanda Blank, The Bloody Beetroots and more.  While these events typically draw a younger than I’d prefer crowd (read – all ages) – I’m most likely going to brave the youth simply because Amanda Blank, Rye Rye, Tiga and The Bloody Beetroots are so hot right now.  Plus – Chromeo and Crystal Castles always deliver and never disappoint!  If this event were not in town, then I probably would have given a bit more consideration to Rock The Bells at San Manuel Amphitheatre because The Roots are popping away from Jimmy Fallon as part of the event, Big Boi is going to perform solo and Reflection Eternal will be reuniting on stage.  Throw in rising hip-hop party group The Knux, the slow drawl flow of K’Naan and the lyrical skills of Murs, Evidence, Eyedea and Abilities and you’ve got a kick ass hip-hop line-up.  and Reflection Eternal.  The Jay-Z, Kid Cudi and LMFAO at Honda Center is also enticing – but, honestly, there is no way that Cudi or LMFAO could eclipse their performances that I witnessed in July – so avoiding this show is a no-brainer for me (if you didn’t get to see them – I highly recommend their respective performances).  

 

If all day and night music events are not attractive to you (i.e. – you play it more low key on the weekend) – then I’d suggest going to Largo to see Nels Cline and Jon Brion.  I can guarantee beautiful music – what I can’t guarantee is that you’ll whip out your dancing shoes. 

 

Sunday – given the extreme dosage of music LA will be receiving on Saturday – will most likely be a day off for me.  But, if you are inclined to be a weekend warrior – or you just prefer to wait until Sunday to get your weeks dosage of music – I would suggest either Links at Cinespace or Warpaint at Spaceland. 

 

My last recommendation is that you check out the music and artists on the most recent unofficial SUPERGOODMUSIC mixtape – Supafresh Vol. 3.  The track list is as follows:

 

1.              Beneath Mt. Sinai                        -            The Stone Foxes

2.             When They Fight, They Fight -            The Generationals

3.            Let’s Go Surfing                        -            The Drums

4.             In The Midst of Everything            -            B.o.B.

5.            Cleveland Is The Reason            -             Kid Cudi

6.            Black Magic                                    -             Magic Wands

7.            I Would Do Anything For You -            Mark Foster

8.            Sleepyhead (The Knocks Remix) -            Passion Pit

9.            I Am Not A Whore                        -            LMFAO

10.            Awesome                                     -             The Bloody Beetroots feat. The Cool Kids

11.            Make It, Take It, Shake It             -            Keith Masters

12.             Right Hand Hi                                    -            Kid Sister

13.            Tick Tock                                    -             Ke$ha

14.            Chillin (The Knocks Remix)            -            Wale feat. Lady Gaga

15.            Shooting Stars (Shazam Dub Mix) -            Bag Raiders

16.            Won’t Bother Me                        -            The Glass

17.            We Know All Know About U -            Ebony Bones

18.            White Rabbit                                    -            Gram Rabbit

19.             Man On The Moon                         -             Kid Cudi

20.            Hotline (TV)                                    -             Dr. Hollywood

21.            So Deep For So Cheap            -            The Volunteers

 

You can cop the mixtape by contacting me directly for unofficial methods of obtaining a copy (I don’t sell it and I don’t post it for download or streaming because I am not the copyright owner), by going to hypem.com, rcrdlbl.com and various other music posting sites and searching to download the tracks, or by going to good old i-tunes and other digital retailers to pay for the tracks individually.  If you are interested in the tracks/artists for more than just listening purposes – (i.e. you want to synch the music to something, you want the artist(s) to play your next party, you want to interview the artist(s)) I represent the artists in bold and italics in some way, shape or form. 

 

Enjoy.

 

Brandon Dorsky, Founder – SUPERGOODMUSIC

     

CONCERT BLAST

 

 

Monday August 3rd

 

Mark The Cobrasnake Presents: DJ Mom Jeans @ The Roxy

The Growlers @ Echo (FREE)

Gomez, Blind Pilot @ The Wiltern

Lower Heaven, The Street and Babe Shadow (featuring members of Hot Hot Heat), Dissolver, Y, DJ Carlos Rossi @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)

Local Natives, The Union Line, The Outline, We Barbarians @ Spaceland (FREE)

Dead Lazios Place, Buffalo Eye, Dale Nixon Army, Chingalera @ The Viper Room

Jeremy Buck & The Bang @ Saint Rocke

Florence Hartigan, Rachel Scott, Open Mic Night @ Genghis Cohen

Lukas Rossi, Juke Kartel, Marc Cogman, Katie Cole @ The Hotel Cafe

Bohrunga @ Largo

The Band of Heathens, The Nick Rosen Group @ The Mint

Gomez @ The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

Funkmosphere @ Carbon (FREE)

 

 

 

 

Tuesday August 4th

 

Rebelution (Record Release Party), Iration, TribalSeeds @ The Roxy

Ting Tings, Natalie Portman’s Shave Head, Hottub @ Club Nokia

Bowerbirds, Megafaun @ Echo

Lovemakers, Letron, Music Video, City City @ Silverlake Lounge

Jenny O, Alex and Sam, Small Sur, Typefighter @ Bootleg Theater

Sextus, The Shore, IO Perry, Red Car, The Holliston Stops, Garland @ Spaceland

Lykke Li, Franki Chan, The Deadly Syndrome @ The Wiltern

War Tapes, Voicesvoices, Sister Crayon, Agent Ribbons @ The Smell

Queen V, Hopkinson, The Happy Endings, Dave Smallen @ The Viper Room

Shaimus, Samantha Mollen, Nick Rallis Band, Jackie Tohn @ Troubadour

Shane Henry, Sam Cosio, Chantelle Barry and his friends @ Genghis Cohen

An Evening of Brahms w/ LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

Holly Conlan @ The Hotel Café (doors 9:30)

Private Showcase @ The Hotel Café (7 pm)

Moonzappa @ Largo

Sol Giant, The Resolvers, Lindsay Erin, The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn @ The Mint

Jonzo West @ Redwood Bar & Grill

The All American Rejects @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Spindrift, Jason Simon @ The Prospector

50 Cent Haircut @ El Cid

60 Watt Kid @ Hyperion Tavern

The Script @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jessie Murphy @ Room 5

Adrien Vera, Renegade, Earth Austria Trio @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

 

 

 

 

Wednesday August 5th

 

Rehab @ The Roxy

Luke Top @ Pershing Square

Dawes, Slang Chickens, Big Echo @ Echo

Dub Club @ Echoplex

Heavy Young Heathens, Roll The Tanks, Hammerheads @ Silverlake Lounge

Club NME w/ The Capshuns, Shiloe, Queen Kwong, The Black Kites @ Spaceland

Dwele @ Key Club

Miles Evans, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Howard Johnson, Jimmy Cobb, Peter Erskine, Vince Mendoza and others doing Miles Davis/Gil Evans – Still Ahead @ Hollywood Bowl

Lords of Jack, Mams Talyor & The Premiere League, Blonde Goblin, London to Tokyo @ The Viper Room

Alejandro Escovedo, The Dogs @ Troubadour

Blue October, Switchfoot @ The Wiltern

Abe Vigoda, The Cysts, Bipolar Bear, Man’s Assassination Man @ The Smell

Shaun Hague @ Saint Rocke

The Script, Parachute @ El Rey

Malik Pointer, Eddie Berman, Genji @ Genghis Cohen

Bobby Long, Laura Jansen, Maxim Ludwig @ The Hotel Café

Torche, Big Business @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Kid Fresh Moo Sick, Lil Chief, Five Six Deuce, Kemo, Gman, Yung Donn @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Kim Divine, The Mainland @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Steve Agee @ Largo

The Doghouse Lords @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Broken Toiz @ Surf City Saloon

Joun Prouix @ Catalina Jazz Club

Kathleen Grace @ The Foundry

Nikhil Korula Band @ HOB – Sunset

100 Monkeys, The National Rifle, The Absolute @ The Mint (SOLD OUT)

Hiptone, Danielle Deandrea @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

 

 

 

Thursday August 6th

 

Bullets and Octane, Halestorm, Melotia, T Bourbon Saints @ The Roxy

Hello Vegas @ On The Rox

John Doe w/ The Sadies, Jill Sobule @ Echoplex

Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Static Static, All Leather @ Echo

Neon Nights, The Valkyries, Shotgun Showdown @ Alex’s Bar

Alan Parson Live Project @ Club Nokia

The Hard To Get, Pioneers, Vivian Darkbloom, Ian Biggs @ Silverlake Lounge

Spindrift, Assemblehead in Sunburst Sound, Magic Mirror, All Babes Are Wolves @ Spaceland

100 Monkeys, Monster Eats The Pilot, The Absolute, The National Rifle @ The Viper Room

Melissa Collins, Jake Laufer, Arthur Autumn, Kelsey Jessup, David Mix @ The Viper Room (Downstairs)

Greg Laswell, Elizabeth & The Catapult @ Troubadour

B Foundation (CD Release Party), Mike Pinto, Zen Robbi @ Saint Rocke

Jon Lee, The Flashcards, Emily Halloran @ Genghis Cohen

Slatkin Conducts Tchaikovsky w/ LA Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl

Rachel Goodrich, Bobby Long, Alan Semerdjian, Jeff Kite @ The Hotel Cafe

In:Aviate, Next Door, Yultron @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

IPO 2009: The Beat Seekers, The Monthlies, Nice Guy Eddie, Evan Hillhouse, Mikey Jukebox, Silver Phial, Susan Hedges @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit)

Billy Harvey @ Largo

The Pine Hill Haints, Guilty Hearts, All Mighty Do Me A Favor @ Redwood Bar & Grill

The Jonas Brothers @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Erika Jayne @ Avalon

Tyrone Wells, Meiko @ Pershing Square

Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women @ Santa Monica Pier

Who’s Bad @ HOB – Sunset

Eugene & The 1914, New Fidelity, Franklin For Short @ The Prospector

Dave & Devine, Charlie Greene & Giant Birds, Chris Jacob @ The Mint

SA-RA Creative Partners @ Amoeba

 

 

 

 

Friday August 7th

 

Mutaytor + DJ Wolfie @ The Roxy

The Secret Affair Dance Club @ Alex’s Bar (Free Before 9 PM)

Ha Ha Tonka, High Society, CB Brand, DJ Stone @ Bootleg Theatre

Irregular Wine Tasting (4 Suicides from Suicide Club) @ Echoplex

The Black Heart Procession, Circus Minor, This Is Not My Life @ Spaceland

Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang @ Hollywood Bowl

Black Eyed Peas @ OC Super Fair

Busy P, Sebastian, Acid Girls, Destructo @ 740 Club

The Zeros, Mike Watt and His Secondmen @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Bilal @ Conga Room

Lyle Lovett, Madeline Peyroux @ Greek Theatre

Los Amigos Invisibles, West Indian Girl @ HOB – Sunset Strip

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Shy B, Christopher Hawley, D.D.L. Roundhouse @ The Mint

TurbonegrA, Mondo Generator, It’s Casual, DISASTROID @ The Viper Room

The Dirty Lounge @ The Viper Room Downstairs (FREE)

Visa, The Shrine, Fish Circus @ Troubadour

Dimples, Teen Suicide, Superstitions, Hellymynameischad @ The Smell

Imaginary Land, Rainbows, Unicorns @ Echo Curio

Tyler Lane, Doug Morier, Angel Travis @ Genghis Cohen

Marcus Foster, Steve Carlson, Janet Robin, Tiff Jimber, Adam Roth @ The Hotel Cafe

Gun Metal Groove, Cast of Kings, Dirty Black Summer, Chaser, Verbs @ Key Club

The Cured (Cure Tribute), Rio (Duran Duran Tribtue), INXS-live (INXS tribute) @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

Roxy Epoxy & The Rebound, The Action Design, Christian TV, The Breakup @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

IPO 2009: SMASH Fashion, Ready The Jet, Evil Maria, Sugar High, The Dedication, The Syrups, Tommy and The High Pilots, Scott Simons @ The Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Flo Rida @ The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien

Strunz & Farah @ Catalina Jazz Club

Tyler Blanton Vibraphone 4-Tet @ Café Metropol

Revolutionary Side Effects @ El Cid

HeagumPlus @ Grand Performances

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings @ Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly @ NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live

The Jonas Brothers, Honor Society, Jordin Sparks @ Staples Center

Just Dave & Friends @ Cozy’s Bar & Grill

Jack Left Town, Three Date Theory, Junior Varsity, Beatdown @ Pehrspace

Midnite Theory @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

Love Grenades, Elefant @ Henry Fonda

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday August 8th

 

Black Robot, Lions, Love and a .38, DJ Brian Waters @ The Roxy

Honor Society @ Club Nokia

The Dodos, DJ Turqoise Wisdom @ Getty Center

Funky Sole @ Echo (FREE)

Casiokids, The Wave Pictures, Slow Club @ Spaceland

Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang @ Hollywood Bowl

Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, LMFAO, Sean Paul, Lil Jon, Pitbull, Flo Rida @ Honda Center (Anaheim)

Morris Day & The Time @ Greek Theatre

Particle, Jeremy Buck & The Bang @ Saint Rocke

Rye Rye, A-Trak, Busy P, Tiga, Amanda Blank, Steve Aoki, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, Sinden, The Bloody Beetroots, Underworld, etc. @ The Forum

ROCK THE BELLS feat. Nas, Big Boi, The Roots, Reflection Eternal, Busta Rhymes, Ice Cube, Common, K’Naan, RZA, GZA, Raekwon, The Knux, Eyedea & Abilities, Pete Rock, KRS-One, MC Supernatural, Murs, Chali 2na, Evidence & Alchemist, and others… @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

Dizzy Reed, Zen Rising, Harry The Dog, Joe & The Jungle, Villains of Virtue, Pile @ The Viper Room

Truth & Salvage Co., Andy Clockwise, George Stanford @ Troubadour

Hello My Name is Red (record release show), Clark 8, The Seizure, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ The Smell

Raven America, Moth Eaten, Mermaid, Bastidas, Anus Kings, Las Sangronas y El Cabron @ Echo Curio

Ainjel Emme, Ray Prim, Michael Dean Damron, Alex Hobbs @ Genghis Cohen

Elefant, The New Divison, Everybody Else @ The Glass House

Marcus Foster, Yogi, Chantelle Barry (record Release show), Early Dolphin, Moostache @ The Hotel Café

Lights, Thunderstruck @ Key Club

The Briggs, American Steel, Angel City Outcasts, The New Trust @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)

IPO 2009: Happiless, The Cherry Bluestorms, Scott Bennett, The Neighborhood Bullys, Cosmo Topper, 17 Pygmies, The McGrath Project, Kenny Howes @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)

Friend of a Friend, Yellfire, Steel Toed Slippers, A Dull Science, Audio Tragedy, Jaded Ash @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge)

Nels Cline, Jon Brion @ Largo

CW Stoneking and His Primitive Horn Ochestra @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Babyland @ Bar Sinister

The Iguanas @ Hollywood & Highland Center

DJ Oggy @ The Highlands

Chris & Thomas @ Pershing Square

Steve Azar, Heather Ballentine, Travis Howard @ The Mint

Plump DJ’s @ Vanguard

Pete Richard @ Kegs

Therese Conte, Hector Enriquez, Ray Hwang, Mike McGowan @ Pehrspace

LPS, Defari, DJ JJ, Special Guests TBA @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday August 9th

 

American Steel, The New Trust, Cellphish, Vultures United @ Alex’s Bar

Dave Insley, West of Texas @ Echo (5 pm)

Part Time Punks @ Echo (10 pm )

Warpaint, Caroline Weeks (Of Bat for Lashes), Corridor, Universe @ Spaceland

Toots and The Maytals, Michael Rose, Gregory Isaacs @ Hollywood Bowl

Links @ Cinespace

High Voltage w/ Peachcake, The Crush, Lisa D’Amato, LexiconDon @ The Viper Room

Sean Kelly (of the Samples), Paul Lemire, TwoSpotGobi @ Saint Rocke

Pulse Emitter, Grasslung, Earn, Monsturo, Damien Romero @ Echo Curio

The Hereafter, The Lincoln Bedroom, Ryan Harrisons & The Orphans, Chris Jacob, Mike Schadel @ The Hotel Cafe

Cheap Sex, Destruct, The Insurgence, Northern Towns @ Knitting Factory

Book of Black Earth, Landmine Marathon, Eat the Living, Bedlam of Cacophony, Last of Lucy @ Knitting Factory

CW Stoneking and His Primitive Horn Ochestra @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band, Rodney Atkins @ Greek Theatre

Honor Society, The Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks @ Staples Center

Devon Allman’s Honeytribe @ BrixTon

Kevin Pugh @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

California Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Mikey De Lara @ The Trip

 

 

 

ON THE RADAR

8/10 – Local Natives, Red Cortez @ Spaceland

8/10 – Barcelona, Meese, Seabird, Huntingfield @ Troubadour

8/12 – N.A.S.A @ El Rey

8/12 – Hell Ya! @ The Viper Room

8/12 – Bulion @ Airliner

8/12 – Dr. John, James Cotton, Buddy Guy @ Hollywood Bowl

8/13 – Eric Krasno & Chapter 2, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk @ Key Club

8/13 – Drake, Soulja Boy, Young Jeezy, Lil’ Wayne @ Gibson Amphitheatre

8/13 – Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers @ briXton

8/14 – Immortal Technique, ChinoXL @ Knitting Factory

8/14 – The Henry Clay People, Fol Chen @ Echoplex

8/14 – Does It Offend You, Yeah? (DJ SET) @ Avalon

8/15 – Method Man, Redman, Ghostface @ HOB – Sunset Strip

8/15 – 2 Live Crew, Big Daddy Kane, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

8/15 – Quantic and His Combo Barbaro, J. Rocc, DJ Nu-Mark @ Echoplex

8/16 – Nite Jewel @ Echo

8/16 – Quantic and His Combo Barbaro @ Detroit Bar

8/16 – Clipse, The Cool Kids @ Glasshouse

8/16 – The French Semester @ Luxury Wafers

8/17 – The Flaming Lips, Ghostland Observatory @ Greek Theatre

8/17 – Clipse, The Cool Kids @ HOB – Sunset

8/18 – Elvis Costello and The Sugarcanes, Lucinda Williams @ Greek Theatre

8/19 – Atmosphere, Murs, Aesop Rock @ Hollywood Palladium

8/19 – Great Northern @ Pershing Square (FREE)

8/19 – Max Tundra @ Spaceland

8/20 – Carney @ The Roxy Theatre

8/20 – Jedi Mind Tricks @ El Rey Theatre

8/20 – Tracy Chapman @ The Wiltern

8/20 – E-40 @ Key Club

8/20 – Hockey @ Troubadour

8/21 – The French Semester, Hockey @ Echo

8/21 – Arrested Development @ briXton

8/21 – Tea Leaf Green @ Troubadour

8/21 – Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre

8/21 – Aerosmith, ZZ Top @ Staples Center

8/22 – Kings of Leon, The Whigs @ The Forum

8/22 – The Matches @ Troubadour

8/22 – Panda @ The Wiltern

8/22 – Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre

8/22 – War Tapes, Fool’s Gold, Delta Spirit, The Submarines, Nico Vega, Sly & Robbie @ Sunset Junction Fair

8/23 – Arrested Development, Orgone, Love Grenades, Local Natives, Built To Spill, Iliana Rose@ Sunset Junction Fair

8/23 – Dave Koz & Friends, Tower of Power, Brian Culbertson @ Hollywood Bowl

8/24 – Friendly Fires @ El Rey

8/24 – Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre

8/25 – Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre

8/25 – The Dead Weather @ The Wiltern

8/25 – Lee “Scratch” Perry @ Key Club

8/25 – Telefon Tel Aviv, The Race @ Spaceland

8/26 – The Dead Weather @ Mayan Theater

8/26 – Cake @ Henry Fonda

8/26 – Peanut Butter Wolf @ Amoeba Music

8/27 – Matt & Kim @ El Rey

8/27 – Crocodiles @ Spaceland

8/27 – The Muddy Reds @ Air Conditioned Lounge

8/27 – Franz Ferdinand @ Hollywood Palladium

8/27 – Conor Oberst @ Echoplex

8/28 – Hecuba @ The Smell

8/28 – The Bridge @ Café Boogaloo

8/28 – Junior Boys @ Avalon

8/28 – JJ Grey & MOFRO, The White Buffalo @ El Rey Theater

8/28 – Pete Yorn @ Henry Fonda Theatre

8/28 – The Warlocks, The Morning After Girls, Gliss @ Spaceland

8/28 – Ted Leo + The Pharmacists @ Echo

8/29 – The National, Cass McCombs @ The Wiltern

8/29 – Fat Joe @ Key Club

8/29 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Club Nokia

8/30 – Mars Volta @ Hollywood Palladium

8/30 – The Faint, Moving Units @ Club Nokia

8/31 – Bat For Lashes @ Henry Fonda Theatre

9/01-9/02 – John Legend, India.Arie & Vaughn Anthony @ Greek Theare

9/01 – Mew @ Troubadour

9/02 – Hall & Oates @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live

9/02 – Tic Tic Boom!, We Should Be Dead, Helicopter Rounds @ Dakota Live Music Lounge

9/02 – Nine Inch Nails, Mew @ Hollywood Palladium

9/03 – Thin Lizzy @ Club Nokia

9/03 – The Pretenders, Cat Power @ Greek Theatre

9/03 – Israel Vibration, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad @ Key Club

9/03 – Nine Inch Nails, Mew @ Henry Fonda Theater

9/04 – AC/DC @ Staples Center

9/05 – Bob Weir & Ratdog w/ special guest Jackie Greene @ Greek Theatre

9/05 – Sea Wolf @ Spaceland

9/05 – Avett Brothers @ Orpheum

9/05 – Nine Inch Nails @ Echoplex

9/05 – Nine Inch Nails @ The Wiltern

9/05 – Mos Def, Erykah Badu & Jay Electronica @ Hollywood Palladium

9/08 – AC/DC @ Honda Center

9/09-9/10 – Dave Matthews Band @ Greek Theatre

9/09 – Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey @ Catalina Jazz Club

9/10 – Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker @ El Rey

9/10 – James Taylor @ Hollywood Bowl

9/10 – Cass McCombs @ Bootleg

9/11-9/12 – Sunset Strip Music Festival

9/11 – Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Phantom Blues Band @ Greek Theatre

9/12 – Flogging Molly, Hepcat @ Greek Theatre

9/12 – Brendan Benson @ Troubadour

9/12 – Seu Jorge, Bebel Gilberto @ Hollywood Bowl

9/12 – King Britt @ Shrine Auditorium

9/12 – Calvin Harris @ Vanguard

9/13 – Peanut Butter Wolf @ Greek Theatre

9/13 – Vivian Girls, The Beets, Lucky Dragons @ The Smell

9/15 – Arctic Monkeys @ Hollywood Palladium

9/15 – Fanfarlo @ Troubadour

9/16 – Chairlift, Micachu @ Troubadour

9/16 – Phoenix, Metric, The Soft Pack @ Greek Theatre

9/16 – The Killers @ Hollywood Bowl

9/16 – Monotonix, Anavan @ The Smell

9/17 – The Drones @ Echoplex

9/17 – Soulive @ El Rey Theatre

9/17 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Greek Theatre

9/18 – Pink w/ The Ting Tings @ Staples Center

9/18 – The Charlatans UK @ Henry Fonda Theatre

9/18 – Little Boots, Yes Giantess @ Roxy

9/20 – Placebo @ Club Nokia

9/22 – Miley Cyrus, Metro Station @ Staples center

9/22 – Citizen Cope @ HOB – Sunset

9/23 – Gov’t Mule w/ Carney @ Club Nokia

9/23 – Crosby, Stills & Nash @ Greek Theatre

9/23 – Britney Spears @ Staples Center

9/23 – Amazing Baby, The Entrance Band @ Troubadour

9/24 – Living Colour @ Key Club

9/24 – Better Than Ezra @ HOB – Sunset

9/25 – Bon Iver @ Wiltern

9/25 – Autolux @ El Rey Theatre

9/25 – Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Orpheum Theater

9/25 – Portugal. The Man @ Trouabdour

9/25 – The Temptations @ Gibson Amphitheatre

9/26 – Billy Squier @ The Wiltern

9/26 – Broken Lizard Live feat. Creators/stars of Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread @ Troubadour

9/27 – Kid Koala @ Key Club

9/27 – Chickenfoot, Queensyrche, Davy Knowles @ Gibson Amphitheatre

9/29 – Sonic Youth @ The Wiltern

9/30 – DataRock @ El Rey

9/30-10/1 – Pearl Jam, Ben Harper & Relentless 7 @ Gibson Amphitheatre

10/01 – The Horros @ El Rey Theater

10/02 – Robert Earl Keen @ Troubadour

10/03 – Elvis Perkins @ Troubadour

10/03 – The Pharcyde @ Key Club

10/4 – Kylie Minogue @ Hollywood Bowl

10/04 – Miike Snow, Jack Penate @ The Echo

10/05 – School of Seven Bells, Magic Wands @ Troubadour

10/06 – Dr. Dog @ Henry Fonda Theatre

10/06-07 – Pearl Jam, Ben Harper & Relentless 7 @ Gibson Amphitheatre

10/07 – Miike Snow, Jack Penate @ Spaceland

10/09 – Groundation @ Key Club

10/09 – Motorhead @ Club Nokia

10/09 – Dark Star Orchestra @ Henry Fonda Theatre

10/10 – Mute Math @ Club Nokia

10/10 – Jason Mraz, G Love & Special Sauce, Brett Dennen @ Hollywood Bowl

10/11 – Zoe, Babasonicos @ Club Nokia

10/14 – Passion Pit @ Henry Fonda Theatre

10/14 – Moby @ The Wiltern

10/14 – Buju Banton, New Kidz and The Shiloh Band @ Club Nokia

10/15 – The Streets, Thenewno2 @ Club Nokia

10/15 – Yo Lat Tengo @ Avalon

10/16 – Jamie Foxx @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

10/17 – Wavves @ Echoplex

10/17 – Wax Tailor @ Troubadour

10/18 – Monsters of Folk (Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Mike Mogis & Jim James) @ Greek Theatre

10/19 – Brazilian Girls @ Avalon

10/20 – Snow Patrol, Plain White T’s @ The Wiltern

10/20 – Grizzly Bear @ Hollywood Palladium

10/20 – Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright & BK One @ El Rey

10/22 – Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer @ Royce Hall

10/23 – Jeremy Jay, Christmas Island, Sea Lions @ The Smell

10/23-24 Tiger Army @ The Wiltern

10/25 – U2, Black Eyed Peas @ The Rose Bowl

10/28 – Regina Spektor @ Greek Theatre

10/30 – 11/01 – Phish @ Indio Polo Fields (Where Coachella Is)

10/31 – Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Diplo, Switch @ The Forum

11/04 – Venetian Snares @ Key Club

11/04 – Pixies @ The Palladium

11/05 – Dinosaur Jr. @ HOB-Sunset

11/07 – Hanson, Hellogoodbye, Stell Train, Sherwood @ Club Nokia

11/12 – Orgone @ Zanzibar

11/13 – Keller Williams @ El Rey

11/14 – The Cat Empire @ The Troubadour

11/20 – Ray La Montagne @ Orpheum Theatre

11/28 – The Black Crowes @ Club Nokia

 

 

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