Last night at Pretty Lights was absolutely amazing. Packed house at the Key Club (Thank you for the ad). Bumped into Odd Modern at the show – who, although not PL, have similar flavor in their sound.

The Grassroots California light up hats were a hit. You can get the non-lit version on the website and there is a ransom for the missing size 8 Artist’s custom version.

BELOW you will find recommendations for tonight’s shows in bold. I will be at The Mint for the Portable Payback EP Release Show. If you dig Jurassic 5, you’ll dig Portable Payback.


BLK JKS, The Growlers, Mack Winston and the Reflections @ Spaceland

The Devil Makes Three, Old Man Markley, He’s My Brothers She’s My Sister @ Echoplex

Dan Deacon, Nuclear Power Pants @ Echo

Daniel Lanois Black Dub, Infantree @ Troubadour

The Guilt Complex, Killing Bees, I Hear Voices, The Ex Gentlemen, Transit Studio @ On The Rox

Secondhand Seronade, The Rust, The Audition, Evan Taubenfeld @ The Roxy

Up Your Karma! Feat. Rootbeer, Mozella, Shawn Hlookoff, Aidan Hawken @ The Viper Room

Rob Yamanoha, Tully Mackay-Tisbert, Maggie McClure, Laura Gossett, Blue Meridian @ The Viper Room Downstairs Lounge

Kittie, Soil, Arkaea, Straight Lines @ Key Club

Portable Payback featuring Soup & Marc7 from Jurassic 5 (EP RELEASE PARTY), Simple Citizens, DJ Smiles Davis @ The Mint

Bob Dylan & His Band @ Hollywood Palladium

Yo La Tengo @ Avalon

David Garrett @ El Rey Theater

The Jesus Lizard, Model/Actress, Black Elk @ The Music Box at Henry Fonda

The Streets, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Mickey Factz @ Club Nokia

Sole, Astronatualis, Awol One @ Knitting Factory (Main)

The Phenomenauts, Go Jimmy Go, Telecasters @ Knitting Factory (Front)

Hung Like Jesus, No Second Thought, Kat Bailess @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit)

Joel Ryan & Katie Costello, Astrella Celeste, Leslie & The Badgers, Band of Annuals @ Hotel Cafe

The Ivy Walls, Robotanists @ Silverlake Lounge

Los Premios MTV 2009 @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Alex Pfender, New West & Cassie Peterson, Knee High, King Washington @ Molly Malones

White Buffalo, Handsome G, Mat Grundy @ Detroit Bar

Jack Wilson Jr., Seth Petterson and the Undertow, Tall Tales and the Silver Linings, Stephanie Rearick, Nattlesnake @ Echo Curio

The After Party Show, Whiteboy Comedy Showcase @ Room 5

Athena Marie, Ena Vie, Laura Zucker, Zach Lupetin & The Dustbowl Revival @ Genghis Cohen

Legendary Blues Revue feat. Tommy Castro, Debbie Davies @ Saint Rocke

Buju Banton @ Tatou

Steve Tyrell @ Catalina Bar & Grill

Whodini, Naughty By Nature @ Nokia Theater L.A. Live

All That Remains, Lacuna Coil @ HOB – Sunset STrip

Shaimus @ Lighthouse

Blue Turtle Seduction, Groove Session @ Rhyhtm Lounge

Cubensis @ Air Conditiouned Lounge