What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (Oct. 25-31, 2010)

Photo: Matt Fisher

We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around LA) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, indie and local musicians and venues. Let us know if we missed something good.

♥ = Top Picks

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MONDAY, October 25, 2010

  • ♥ UNKLE w/ Sleepy Sun @ El Rey Theatre
  • Evan Voytas, Lesands, Allo Darlin @ Echo
  • (FREE) School Night! w/ Juliette Commagere @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Bilal @ Amoeba 7pm
  • (FREE) Radars to the Sky w/ Torches in Trees @ Spaceland
  • (FREE) Wet & Reckless, Rumspringa, Bowery Beasts, LA Font @Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) We Are the Pilots, Field Trip, Le Meu Le Purr @DetroitBar
  • Jessie Baylin w/ Richard Swift @ Bootleg Theater
  • Miss Josie Bunnie @ Pehrspace

TUESDAY, October 26, 2010

  • ♥ (FREE) James Lavelle (of UNKLE) DJ Set @AmoebaMusic 7pm
  • ♥ Seabear w/ Grandchildren @TheTroubadour
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros w/ Open Mic Contest @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Mad Planet, Sean Shan @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Thrones, Christian Mistress, Gypsyhawk @ Spaceland
  • A Night of Murder Ballads @ Echoplex
  • Carnage Asada w/ The Mormons @ Redwood Bar
  • Lights w/ Jeremy Fisher @ El Rey Theatre
  • Giant Drag, Lonely Trees, Square on Square @ Bootleg Theater
  • Billy McLaughlin w/ Rhett Butler @ HOB Sunset

WEDNESDAY, October 27, 2010

  • ♥ Gorillaz featuring Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash, Lou Reed, Miho Hatori w/ N.E.R.D. @ The Gibson Amphitheatre
  • ♥ The Ettes, Reigning Sound, Shirley Rolls @ Spaceland
  • The Nervous Wreckords, Taylor Locke & The Roughs, Hunting for Wolves @ Bordello
  • All Spots to Black, Welldiggers Banquet, Woolen, Drunk On Crutches @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Playing For Change w/ Grandpa Elliott, Clarence Bekker, Mohammed Alidu & more @ El Rey Theatre
  • Hans Zimmer @ The Grammy Museum
  • Lucha VaVoom Halloween MASKerade featuring LIVE Masked Mexican Wrestling, Burlesque and Comedy @ The Mayan Theater
  • Father’s Day (Phoenix, AZ), The McDaniels, Laco$te, clipping (members of Captain Ahab and Rale) @ The Smell
  • Bullet For My Valentine @ Hollywood Palladium
  • JP, Chrissie & Fairground Boys w/ JP Jones & Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) @ House of Blues Anaheim

THURSDAY, October 28, 2010

  • ♥ Built To Spill with Revolt Revolt and Finn Riggins @ El Rey Theatre
  • ♥ Corinne Bailey Rae @ Avalon Hollywood
  • ♥ Jail Weddings (CD Release Party), Neverever, Deadly Finns @ Alex’s Bar
  • Kate Nash with Stacy Clark @ The Glass House
  • Raw Power Rangers (dysfunctional take on Iggy & The Stooges circa 1973)w/ Insect Surfers, Human Flys @ Echo
  • The AP Tour Fall 2010 with Bring Me the Horizon, August Burns Red, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club and This is Hell @ Fox Theatre Pomona
  • Foxy Shazam w/ Free Energy & Hollerado@ The Troubadour
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show w/ Danny Devito & Jack Nicholson @ The Wiltern
  • Bilal, J Davey, Quadron (Unplugged) @ Echoplex
  • fun. with with special guests , Steel Train and Jarrod Gorbel @ The Music Box
  • Breathe Owl Breathe w/ Little Wings, The Migrant, Give Me Motion @ Bootleg Theater
  • Lucha VaVoom Halloween MASKerade featuring LIVE Masked Mexican Wrestling, Burlesque and Comedy @ The Mayan Theater
  • All Hallows Eve with Black Cobra, Ancestors, Black Math Horseman, Lantvrn @ Spaceland
  • Tijuana Panthers, The Love Tones, Spindrift, Asteroid 4 @ The Prospector
  • Meiko @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Mini Mansions with Slang Chickens @ Space 15 Twenty
  • The Broken Column, Act As If, Hello Vegas @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Moving Picture Show featuring The Dares, Modern Time Machines, The Nervous Wreckhords, The Suicide Denial @ The Viper Room
  • Starf*cker w/ Kiev & White Apple Tree @ Detroit Bar
  • Jacob And The Stag Party, The Meow Twins, Lazy Mary, Thee (Infamous) Bowtie Killers @ The Smell

FRIDAY, October 29, 2010

  • ♥ Stone Temple Pilots w/ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
  • ♥ Kate Nash with Peggy Sue @ The Music Box
  • ♥ Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan with Willy Mason @ El Rey Theatre
  • ♥ Saint Motel & Nico Vega’s Witch Hunt w/ IMAGINE DRAGONS, QUEEN CAVEAT, BURN AT THE STAKE PHOTO BOOTH & MUCH MORE @ The Roxy
  • Moving Units w/ Rainbow^Arabia &  American Royalty @ The Troubadour
  • AUDACITY, Plasma Centre, Blue Jungle, Cum Stain @ The Smell
  • Dirtybird w/ Claude Von Stroke @ Avalon Hollywood
  • 2nd Annual Rock and Roll Circus Halloween w/ The Henry Clay People, The Little Ones, Andy Clockwise, We Barbarians, The Monolators, The Dig, Downtown Union & more @ Echo/ EchoPlex
  • All Hallows Eve with Big Business, Night Horse, The Fucking Wrath, The Shrine @ Spaceland
  • DEVICS (feat. Sara Lov and Dustin O’Halloran)  w/ Willoughby and Jake Blanton @ Bootleg Theater
  • THE ENTRANCE BAND plus Allah Las and Strangers Family Band @ Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace
  • SKA-LOWEEN 2010 featuring VOODOO GLOW SKULLS @ The Vault (Temecula)
  • The AP Tour Fall 2010 with Bring Me the Horizon, August Burns Red, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club and This is Hell @ Club Nokia
  • Suicide Silence with MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravanganza Molotov Solution Conducting From the Grave, Oblige @ The Glass House
  • Dammit Janet (Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute), Hard Copy Rebels, The Commotions as the B-52s @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Spain @ Origami Vinyl 8:30pm
  • LA LOFT HALLOWEEN Music & Costume Party @ ThinkTank Art Collective

SATURDAY, October 30, 2010

  • ♥ Portugal. the Man w/ with White Denim and HoneyChild @ El Rey Theatre
  • ♥ Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy w/ RTX & J. Tillman @ Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace
  • ♥ HARD Haunted Mansion w/ The Bloody Beetroots, Crookers, Rusko, Mr. Oizo, Fake Blood, Sebastian, Busy P, & more @ The Shrine Expo Hall (SOLD OUT)
  • ♥ Tiger Army with Jack Grisham & The West Coast Dukes and Throw Rag @ The Grove of Anaheim
  • KCRW Masquerade Ball w/ Cut Chemist, Gram Rabbit, The Duke Spirit & more @ Legendary Park Plaza
  • Of Montreal @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Ninjatune 20th Anniversary w/ Cut Chemist, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala & more @ Echo/Echoplex
  • Beats Antique with Eliot Lipp and Jeremy Sole (KCRW / Afro Funke’ / Musaics) @ The Music Box
  • Harbor Haunt featuring Winds Of Plague, Strung Out, Stick To Your Guns, As Blood Runs Black @ Shore Ultra Lounge (Long Beach)
  • Pelican with Goatsnake & Nails @ The Troubadour
  • The Lovetones, The Asteroid #4, The Quarter After @ Spaceland
  • Cunt Sparrer as Cock Sparrer, Fifth Story Tenants as The Buzzcocks, Repeater as The Clash, The Valley Arena as the Misfits @ The Prospector
  • Trailer Park Boys @ The Wiltern
  • Where Angels Suffer @ The Viper Room
  • Tiger Army @ Grove of Anaheim
  • The Decibel Defiance Tour 2010 Suffocation with The Faceless, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Decrepit Birth, Fleshgod Apocalypse @ The Glass House
  • (FREE) Alex’s Bar Halloween Costume Party with Phil Shane and the Undead Orchestra @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Coby Grant @ Origami Vinyl
  • TS and the Past Haunts, Silian Rail, Cue The Moon @ Pehrspace
  • Rokk n’ Roll Nightmare w/ Angus Khan and Thunderdikk @ La Cita
  • Tony Alva’s “Totally Bitchin’ Night of the Dead” 80′s Costume Party (open bar & food) @ Exhibit A Gallery

SUNDAY, October 31, 2010 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  • ♥ HARD Haunted Mansion w/ Underworld (live), Boys Noize, Calvin Harris (DJ Set), A-Trak, Flying Lotus, Erol Alkan, Jack Beats, Booka Shade & more! @ The Shrine Expo Hall
  • ♥ Tiger Army with Mad Sin and Hillbilly Casino @ The Grove of Anaheim
  • ♥ Horrorpops with Rezurex, Fangs of Fur, The MuerTones @ The Glass House
  • DJ Shadow: Live For The Shadowsphere @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
  • Goth Ball & Darkwave Masquerade with Frank Alpine and Violet Tremors @ Echo
  • Joe Pug with Nik Frietas @ Spaceland
  • Moses Campbell, Broken Water (Olympia, WA), Morgan And The Organ Donors (Olympia, WA), Whitman @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Halloween! DJ Chronica and guests @ Alex’s Bar
  • Poe-etic Halloween Event with live DJ & Dancing, a Goth-Couture Fashion Show, Burlesque Perfomances & more @ El Rey Theatre
  • Richard Blade’s Haunted Halloween with The English Beat & more @ The Music Box

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