What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (February 21 – 27, 2011)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Glass House in Pomona

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Glass House – Photo by Monique Hernandez for Grimy Goods

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

Click on the venue links to buy tickets and for more info. Set times are added to the show list if and when they are sent to us and they are subject to change at the venues’ and bands’ discretion.

MONDAY – February 21, 2011

  • Gang Of Four 10:15pm w/ Hollerado 9pm and DJ Paul V. 8pm @ The Music Box
  • Johnny Corndawg w/ Cobra Lillies, Heroes of Popular War @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Slang Chickens 11pm, Everest 9pm, Papa 10pm,, Young Hunting 12am, DJ Cuz ‘N Roy, Origami Djs on the Back Patio @ Echo
  • (FREE) Jenny O 10pm, Harper Simon 11pm, Gregory and the Hawk 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) It’s A School Night w/ Princeton 11:45pm, Choir of Young Believers 10pm, DJ Allphabeast 10:45pm @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Red Cortez 11pm, Eastern Conference Champions 10pm, Mid Cities 9pm,  Allah Las 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Kevin Seconds @ Slide Bar
  • (FREE) Robotanists 11pm, Hands 10pm, Light FM 9pm, The Secret Language 12am @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) James Fletcher w/ Blue Whales and Matt May! @ Detroit Bar
  • Moth Grand Slam VIII @ Echoplex

TUESDAY – February 22, 2011

  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor 10pm w/ OM 8:45pm @ Fox Theater Pomona (SOLD OUT)
  • Polls 9pm, Socorro 10pm, Verusus 11pm@ Echo
  • The Muddy Reds 9pm, Jason Diaz 10pm, The Lyon Crowns 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Soft Swells 11:30pm, Army Navy 10:40pm, A House for Lions 9:50pm, Sing The Body Electric 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Kevin Seconds, Joey Briggs, Kyle Kinane, Cunt Sparrer @ Redwood Bar
  • Vivian Girls, Catwalk, Cold Showers (ex-member of Mika Miko) @ The Smell (SOLD OUT)
  • Joseph Arthur 9:45pm, Craig Werden 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion 7pm, Also 10pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • St. Louis and Beat-Up Mustangs, The Sweet Happy, Boa Constrictors @ Prospector
  • (FREE before 11pm w/ RSVP) Fukkk Off w/ Very Special Guest @ Dim Mak Studios

WEDNESDAY – February 23, 2011

  • Global Green USA’s Pre Oscar Party w/ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Portugal. The Man, Best Coast @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Yo La Tengo 9:45pm w/ The Urinals 8:30pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor 10:15pm w/ Evangelista 9pm @ The Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Chocolate Genius Inc 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • Freddie Gibbs 11:15pm w/The Park (live band), Free The Robots 10:45pm, 87 Stick Up Kids 10:15pm, DaVinci 9:45pm @ The Troubadour
  • Sonos 8pm, doors 7pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • The Hood Internet 10:30pm w/ Kid Static 9:30pm @ Echo
  • Ted Leo w/ Kevin Seconds @ The Barn @ UC Riverside
  • Low End Theory w/ Dustmite (DNTEL) @ Airliner
  • DUB CLUB presents THE MEDITATIONS with special guests ARISE ROOTS @ Echoplex
  • Gram Rabbit 11pm, Quazar and the Bamboozled 10pm, Gwendolyn 9pm @ Bordello
  • (FREE) 11pm, Blue Blood 10pm, Jerry Borge 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Balkan Beat Box ft. Soulico & DJ Yossi Fine @ Conga Room
  • Audrey Ryan 9:30pm, Square on Square 10:30pm, Alice Austin 8:30pm, Telegram 11:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Echo Park Juke Joint with the Diamond Light & the Downtown Train @ Lot 1
  • Rumble King @ Redwood Bar

THURSDAY – February 24, 2011

  • Telekinesis w/ Love Language, One Trick Pony @ Echo
  • Sebadoh (In Celebration for the reissue of Bakesale) 10pm w/ Quasi 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Yo La Tengo @ Detroit Bar
  • Control FreaQ Records Present The DAMN (BIRTHDAY) JAM – Erykah Badu’s Birthday Party & Jam Session @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Afro Funke’ Presents Cut Chemist “Sound of the Police” Release Party @ Zanzibar
  • Best Coast 11:15pm and Wavves 9:45pm w/ Hunx & His Punx 9pm and DJ Jorf (Passion Pit) feat. Papercut 8pm @ The Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Shadow Shadow Shade 11pm, Silverlake Chorus 9pm, The Black (Featuring members of Voxtrot) 10pm, Twilight Sleep 12am, DJ sets by Brian Aubert & Nikki Monninger of Silversun Pickups @ The Satellite
  • The Lonely Wild 10pm, Sons of August 11pm, Halsed 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • The Sweet Hurt, Willoughby, Dave Smallen, Brother Bear Jones @ Lot 1
  • Holly Conlan 9pm, Shawn Amos 8pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Slow Skate 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Arrica Rose 9pm, Spain 10pm, Brett Shady 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Fake Four Fest featuring In Celebration of AWOL ONE & FACTOR’s latest release “The Landmark” w/ THE SHAPE SHIFTERS / FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP / SOLE & THE SKYRIDER BAND / and many more! @ Echoplex
  • Free Spirit w/ Rotting Out, Disengage, Knife Fight, Downpresser and On Parade @ Alladin Jr. Pomona
  • Fierce Bad Rabbit, Space Waves @ Redwood Bar
  • Jaguar Wright, Lady Alma, Big Brooklyn Red and Dj DESTROYER @ Little Temple
  • dubBUMBA Gibbons And The Sluts, Emma And The Ghosts, pek pek @ The Smell

FRIDAY – February 25, 2011

  • Adele “secret show” in Santa Monica
  • Glassjaw 10pm, These People 9pm, Tidal Arms 8:15pm, Cerebral Ballzy 7:30pm @ El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Justin Townes Earle 9:30pm w/ Dawn Landes 8:30pm, Triple Chicken Foot 7:45pm @ The Autry
  • How to Dress Well 10:30pm, Shlohmo 9:45pm, Death Kit 9pm @ Echo
  • Sebadoh performing “Bakesale” 10:30pm w/ Summer Darling 9:30pm @ Echoplex
  • Sic Alps, Whitman, White Fence, Literature @ The Smell
  • Pepper Rabbit 11:30pm, Chain Gang of 1974 10:40pm, Hands 10pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • Har Mar Superstar 11:30pm, Samantha Ronson (live band) 10:30pm, Marijuana Deathsquads 9:45pm, Slapping Purses 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Cass McCombs 11:30pm, Big Search (members of Foreign Born) 10:30pm & Frank Fairfield 9:30pm @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
  • Designer Drugs w/ Mustard Pimp, Lucky Date Featuring Sue Cho @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Dirt Dress, Traps, Ps  Siblings  Cosmonauts @ Pehrspace
  • Rocky Votolato w/ Matt Pond @ Chain Reaction
  • The 88 9:30pm, Keaton Simmons 10:30pm @TheHotelCafe
  • E40 with Pakkafella and Toni Monroe @ House of Blue Susnset
  • Texas Terri Bomb, The Neurotics, A Pretty Mess, Million Kids @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Dirty Smiles (f.k.a. Cab20) + Wake Up Lucid 7pm @ Origami Vinyl

SATURDAY – February 26, 2011

SUNDAY – February 27, 2011

  • Leftover Crack 8:45pm, Retox (members of The Locust) 7:50pm, Graf Orlock 7pm, Manhattan Murder Mystery 6:15pm, Animalitos 5:30pm @ Echoplex
  • Part Time Punks w/ Love Grenades, The Holloys, Guest DJ Maurice De La Falaise (from Automatico) @ Echo
  • (FREE) Bestial Mouths 6pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Neil Hamburger Found Footage Festival, Chris Thayer @ The Satellite
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Kiev w/ Vanaprasta and The New Limb  @ Bardot
  • STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO w/ A Loss for Words, Larry and his Flask, Lionize @ Glass House
  • Brothers Gross, Downtown Struts, Blvd Beat @ Redwood Bar

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