What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (June 20 – 26, 2011)

Black Lips @ Casbah (San Diego) – Photo: Big Swig

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 – June 20, 2011

  • Kid Cudi 9pm, Chip Tha Ripper 8pm, doors 7pm @ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
  • Rush @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • (FREE) The Californian 11pm, The One AM Radio 10pm, She Wants Revenge 9pm, The Hundred Days 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Lesands 12am, New Villager 10:30pm, Ximena Sarinana 9:30pm, DJ Cam 12:30am @ Bardot
  • (FREE) HENRY WOLFE 10p JENNY O 9p THE SWEET HURT 8p FERRABY LIONHEART 11p  @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) DANTE VS. ZOMBIES, White Murder (members of Jail Weddings, Red Onions, The Commotions), CIGARETTE BUMS, HALLOWEEN SWIM TEAM @ Echo (8:30 pm)
  • (FREE) DUNIVEN 10:45p GOLD PAINT (formerly Faraway Places) 9:15p KISSING COUSINS 10p SCOUTS 11:30p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Dunes, Firebrand (New Orleans, LA), Vegetable (New Orleans, LA), Neonates @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Ethan Hulse and Denny White @ Detroit Bar
  • Folktale Fest II w/ Jon Barba, Whitman, No Babies, Knight Rider, ThunderSnail, Mom @ Pehrspace
  • The Thing About Rivals, Dreamtapes, Yoya @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Anna Nalick 9pm, Erin Harrington 8pm, Granville Automatic & Jennifer Whittenburg 10pm, Vine Divine 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Stage 11 10:15pm, Hightide 9:15pm, Suzy Skarulis 8:15pm, Drew Worsley 7:30pm @ The Mint

TUESDAY – June 21, 2011

  • Manhattan Murder Mystery 11pm, Death To Anders 10pm, George Glass 12am, Shirley Rolls 9pm @ The Satellite
  • The Mountain Goats 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • TWO GALLANTS 11pm, THE MUMLERS 10pm, PAPA 9pm @ Echo (8:30 pm)
  • (FREE) Incan Abraham 11pm, The Damn Sons 10pm, Little Pistols 9pm, Broken Circuits (DJ Set) @ The Central SAPC
  • Tim Minchin, doors 7pm @ Largo at the Coronet (SOLD OUT)
  • (FREE) Le BLORR, Polyphonic, BALLERINA BLACK & Street Spirit @ La Cave
  • SLOW SKATE 9p STRANGE MARKINGS Record Release 10p THE SPANISH MOSS 11p OTHER MOUNTAINS 8p  Silverlake Lounge
  • SHANA HALLIGAN 9:15p @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Lovers Drugs, The Lexingtons & more @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Seasons, C-Horse, Kismet @ Redwood Bar
  • The Street and Babe Shadow, Bella Novela, The Virgin Islands @ The Prospector (Long Beach)
  • Jaga Jazzist 10pm, Choncey Langford 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • BLUE ‘n GREEN: To Joplin, With Love (Tornado relief benefit) 9pm @ The Hotel Cafe

WEDNESDAY – June 22, 2011

THURSDAY – June 23, 2011

  • Okkervil River 9:30pm w/ Titus Andronicus 8:30pm, New Villager 7:45pm @ Wiltern
  • Flying Lotu 11:30pm, Thundercat, Austin Peralta, Teebs and Strangeloop 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Music Box
  • BLACK LIPS with Cerebral Ballzy 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • Face to Face 10:45pm, Strung Out 9:35pm, The Darlings 8:45pm, Powerflex 8pm @ HOB Sunset
  • The Mountain Goats 10pm, Midtown Dickens 9pm, doors 8pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Free The Robots, Dibias, Jonwayne as Darkhorsemen, Nocando, Labwaste (Subtitle & Thavius Beck), Zackey Force Funk @ Echo (8:00 pm)
  • WAR TAPES 9:45p DEAD SARA 10:45p THE DROWNING MEN 9p LAST AMERICAN BUFFALO 8:15p @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Kooks 9:45pm, Family of the Year 8:30pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Brian Buckley Band 10:30pm @ The Viper Room
  • The Fleshtones 11pm, Barrio Tiger 10pm, The Happen-Ins 9pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Ill Repute, The Grim, New Skool Kings, Guns Don’t Argue 9pm @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Nikka Costa w/ Allen Stone Capra @ The Roxy
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas 8:30pm, Good Ol War 7:30pm, doors 6pm @ Greek Theatre
  • The Vespertines, Vases, Lovers Drugs @ The Prospector (Long Beach)
  • Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss, Brothers of Brazil, The Make Up Sex, The City @ Alex’s Bar
  • T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes, Puddin’ Tang @ Redwood Bar
  • HEAVY LA @ Echoplex (9:00 pm)
  • Mana 8pm, doors 7pm @ STAPLES Center
  • THE DOWNTOWN TRAIN 11p ADAM BONES 10p THE NAKED WALRUS 9p PAN AMERICA 11p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Outernational 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Chris Pierce 10pm, The Wellspring 8pm, Austin Hartley Leonard 9pm, The Canyons 11pm, Mayaeni 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe

FRIDAY – June 24, 2011

  • Andre Williams, Jail Weddings, Death Hymn Number 9 @ The Satellite
  • Black Lips 11pm, Cerebral Ballzy 9:45pm, Personal and the Pizzas 9pm, and DJ Simon Bennett 8pm @ The Music Box
  • Blackalicious @ Key Club
  • The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! & SOUL TOUR LA w/ Erykah Badu, Be’la Dona, King, DJ Beverly Bond 7:30pm @ The Roxy
  • Skrillex w/ Porter Robinson, Zedd, Innerpartysystem, The Juggernaut @ The Glass House
  • Face to Face w/Strung Out, The Darlings and Powerflex 5 @ HOB Anaheim
  • Alicia Keys @ Pantages Theatre
  • Too Short @ City National Grove of Anaheim
  • Children of Bodom @ HOB Sunset
  • Deep Purple & Symphony Orchestra plus Ernie & The Automatics @ Greek Theatre
  • Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour @ Citizens Business Bank Arena
  • Jon Brion  9:30pm @ Largo at the Coronet
  • The Queers, The Apers, The Secretions and City Mouse @ Alex’s Bar
  • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti w/ Fancy Space People @ The Escarpment (Huntington Park)
  • Red Sparowes featuring Coliseum / Aeges @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
  • (FREE) The Gears, Disguster, Dirty Eyes @ Slidebar Cafe
  • MIDDLE CLASS / KID CONGO and The Pink Monkey Birds / GRANT HART (founding member of Husker Du) / The Urinals @ Echoplex (8:30 pm)
  • Mana 8pm, doors 7pm @ STAPLES Center
  • Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs with Jesse Cole 7pm (early show), Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs with Haroula Rose 930pm (late show), Lakes 11pm, Former Future 12am @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Space Comes Soft (featuring Anna Oxygen and Tamala Poljak), Diva Dompe (ex-member of Black Black and Pocahaunted), Emily Lacy, Discombobulated Ventriloquist (member of Lavender Diamond) @ The Smell
  • AMY KUNEY 10:30p JOHN BOBEK 11:30p ALEX DEZEN (of The Damnwells) 9:30p  @ Bootleg Bar
  • Rooney  with Voxhaul Broadcast and Maniac @ El Rey Theatre
  • Throw Rag, Lightnin’ Woodcock, Simon Stokes, The Pegs @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) The Prids 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • College Battle of the Bands presented by Chegg @ Echo (8:30 pm)
  • Viza 11:15pm, Outernational 10pm, Oh So Wild 9:15pm, Mothership 8:30pm @ The Troubadour

SATURDAY – June 25, 2011

  • Black Lips with Cerebral Ballzy, Personal and the Pizzas @ The Glass House
  • Tune-Yards 10pm,  Sister Crayon 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Keren Ann w/ Chris Garneu @ Luckman Fine Arts Complex
  • Musiq Soulchild with Ryan Leslie @ Club Nokia
  • L.A. Vegan Beer Festival w/ The Silent Comedy, The Stripminers, The Mogwils, Ferocious Few (Noon-6pm) @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) Motopony 7:30pm @ One Colorado (Pasadena)
  • Kosha Dillz 11:30pm, The Frail 10:30pm, VerBS 9:30pm, Alpha, DJ AC the Program Director and Bishop @ The Central SAPC
  • Dirt Dress 11pm, Cosmonauts 10pm, Siblings 9pm, Traps, Ps 8pm, Junghaus 7pm, Hello My Name Is Red 6pm, Peter Pants 5pm @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Black Lips w/ Superhumanoids DJ Sets 1 – 7pm @ The Standard DTLA
  • Mana 8pm, doors 7pm @ STAPLES Center
  • El Conjunto Nueva Ola / Bam Bam @ Echoplex (8:00 pm)
  • Jon Brion  9:30pm @ Largo at the Coronet
  • Musiq Soulchild with Ryan Leslie @ Club Nokia
  • Minibosses (Phoenix, AZ), Wet Mango, Wizwars, Kool Skull @ The Smell
  • So Many Wizards, Katie The Pest, Wild Pack Of Canaries, DJ Lithuanian Prince @ The Prospector (Long Beach)
  • Terra Naomi Record Release Show 9pm, Lelia Broussard 10pm, Andy Clockwise 11pm, Brother Sal 12am, Danielle Ate The Sandwich 8pm, Nicole Eva Emery 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Little Desert 10:30pm, Sue Scrofa 9:45pm, SeanShan 11:15pm, Peter Pants 9pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • (FREE) Pigeon John, Glory For The People, See For Yourself  8pm@ Slidebar Cafe
  • Tribute to The Movies 9pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Phil Shane, the one man legend @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) L.A. Soul Project 2pm @ Slidebar Cafe
  • FUNKY SOLE @ Echo (10:00 pm)

SUNDAY – June 26, 2011

  • Sleep w/ Harvey Milk @ Wiltern
  • Face To Face w/ Strung Out, Blitzkid, Powerflex 5 @ The Glass House
  • Peter Murphy 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) The Dirtbombs  @ Alex’s Bar
  • Mana 8pm, doors 7pm @ STAPLES Center
  • (FREE) Frank Fairfield 6pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Mia Doi Todd 5pm @ Amoeba Music
  • (FREE) GRAND OLE ECHO W/ JACKSON TANNER/ FUNERAL CLUB/ KIP BOARDMAN @ Echo (5:00 pm)
  • Christie Paige, Stars at Night, Bikini Thrills, Ingenue, Strong Killings @ Redwood Bar
  • Jonah Matranga 730pm-9pm, Aaron Lee & The Love Vigilantes 930pm, Marc Orrell (ex-Dropkick Murphys) 1030pm, Zak Schaffer 730pm, Tongue & Groove 6pm-730pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Neil Hamburger with special guests D.J. Dougg Pound, Brendon Walsh, Max Silvestri, plus SPECIAL GUEST @ The Satellite
  • PART TIME PUNKS – FACTORY RECORDS NITE @ Echo (10:00 pm)

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