What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Dec. 26, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012)

The Growlers at Silverlake Jubilee 2010 – Photo: Matt Draper

We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) 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 we receive them and are subject to change.

MONDAY – Dec. 26, 2011

  •  (FREE) Manhattan Murder Mystery, One Trick Pony, Last In Class, George Glass @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Neverever, Sea Lions, Catwalk, Dream Homes, Soft Faces @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Future Dancing 10:30pm, Cody The Band 9:30pm, Sunken Ships 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Spaceships 10:30pm, Belowme 9:30pm, The Dramedy 11:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Free Moral Agents @ Detroit Bar
  • Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Metal Monday – Nails, It’s Casual, Children of God, The Love Below @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Stephen Bower & The Silent Majority 7:30pm, Jomonee 8:30pm, Lauren Silva 9:30pm, and Bruce Garnitz Band 10:30pm @ The Mint

TUESDAY – Dec. 27, 2011

  • Violent Vickie 11pm, Hanin Elias (Atari Teenage Riot) 10pm, Miata 9pm @ Pehrspace
  • Designer Drugs, Tamara Sky @ Dim Mak Studios
  • (FREE) SONS OF AUGUST, CROSBY TYLER, YONATAN ELKAYAM @ Harvard & Stone
  • Moondog Orchestra, The Zoo @ Redwood Bar
  • Moshavw 9:30pm,  The Wellspring 10:30pm @ The Mint

WEDNESDAY – Dec. 28, 2011

  • The Growlers 11pm, Tomorrow’s Tulips 10pm, The Abigails 9pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Dam-Funk @ Amoeba Music
  • Justin Miller (DFA), Franki Chan @ Los Globos
  • Naked Kids 11:30pm, Heroes and Heroines 10:30pm, Ancient Animals 9:30pm, Dirty Orca 8:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Upground 10:30pm, Lilo 9:30pm, Fernanda Ulibarri 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Kill Pills, Johnnie Heartbreak @ Redwood Bar
  • Bob Seger @ STAPLES Center
  • (FREE) Omar Velasco, Aimee Lay, Laura Meyer @ The Standard Hollywood
  • (FREE before 10pm) Dub Club @ Echoplex

THURSDAY – Dec. 29, 2011

  • Fishbone, The Aggrolites @ Key Club
  •  3:10 Habits, 3:50 Geoff Geis, 4:15 Jack Littman, 5:40 Gangi, 5:05 Gothic Tropic, 5:35 Steffaloo, 6:05 Kynan, 6:35 Ahhkiyyini (Stage 2), 7:10 Poweraxe (Stage 1), 7:45 Professor Calculus (Stage 2), 8:10 Yohuna (Stage 1), 8:45 Stay Cool Forever / Dudes (battle on floor) (Stage 2), 9:35 Twin Steps/So Many Wizards (battle) (Stage 1), 10:25 Truman Peyote (Stage 2), 11:00 Philip Seymour Hoffman (Stage 2), 11:35 Pregnant (Stage 2), 12:05 TRMRS/Pangea/FIDLAR (round robin) (Stage 1), 1:15 Kid Infinity (Stage 2) @ Catnap FMLY FEST!
  • The Growlers 11pm, Dante vs. Zombies 10pm, Thee Rain Cats 9pm @ The Echo
  • Strung Out, Death By Stereo & Agent Orange @ The Observatory
  • Shlohmo, Jonwayne, Groundislava, RL Grime, Juj, D33J, Melonious Drunk @ Echoplex
  • WAR @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Bell Gardens, Little Red Lung, Nocturnes @ The Satellite
  • Snuffaluffagus 10pm, Korey Dane 8pm, Joey Dosik 9pm, Maston 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Alice Austin 9:30pm, Audrey Ryan 8:30pm, Capgun Hold-Ups 10:30pm, G. DaPonte 11:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Franklin Bruno 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band @ Royce Hall – UCLA
  • Acoustic Generation & Max Minardi at The Roxy
  • PROGRAMMED2THRASH, the Obsidian Fortress, rabble/rabble @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • New Edition @ San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino
  • CLUB BLOW UP w/ BLACK MAMBAS & DJ JAKE CAVALIERE (from LORDS OF ALTAMONT), THE FLYTRAPS @ Redwood Bar
  • Super Diamond @ House of Blues Anaheim

FRIDAY – Dec. 30, 2011

  • The Growlers, Allah Las, TRMRS @ The Echo
  •  4:20 Gibbons and the Sluts (stage 1), 4:45 M31 (stage two), 5:20 Ana Caravelle (stage 1), 5:55 WHITE (stage 2) ,6:30 Blackbird Blackbird/Dream Panther (battle on stage 1), 7:20 Verbs (stage 2), 8:00 Kid Static (stage 1), 8:40 Cosmonauts/Cab 20/Lovely Bad Things (round robin on stage 1), 9:40 Messy Sparkles (stage 2), 10:15 Emily Reo (stage 1), 10:50 Vacation Dad, 11:10 Dark Sea of Awareness, 11:45 Michael Parallax, 12:20 TGR BLD/NRK Collective (battle), 1:10 Oh Fortuna @ Chuco’s FMLY FEST!
  • Tim Reynolds & TR3 10pm @ The Mint
  • Beats Antique, Emancipator, Random Rab, Lynx 8:30pm, doors 7:30pm @ Club Nokia
  • El Ten Eleven, Tapioca and the Flea @ Constellation Room
  • Matthew Sweet (Performing ‘Girlfriend’) @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) The Greenery with The Sparring @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Gothic Tropic, Thee Rain Cats, MASXS, Waterstrider @ The Satellite
  • Bourbon Jones, Jay Buchanan @ Alex’s Bar
  • Many Mansions 11pm, Deap Valley, Harriet @ Bootleg Bar
  • Kinky @ Conga Room
  • Kreayshawn with Overdoz @ The Observatory
  • Unwritten Law with Black Pacific featuring Jim Lindeberg @ The Roxy
  • THE CHECKERS, TELEPHONE LOVERS, ARTHUR ALEXANDER @ Redwood Bar
  • weyou, nate wood band & more @ Pehrspace
  • Keepers of the Sun, Cosmodelion, We Are/She Is, DJ Velvet Touch @ La Cave
  • Starpool’s 2nd Annual Ska Luau w/ Suburban Legends, Half Past Two, The Skank Agents, and Magnolia Polynesian Club @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Caspa, Dillon Francis @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Asher Roth, Midnite Theory 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • Mack Marquard & The Slim Pickins’ play Rebecca Balin’s Residency @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Jim Jefferies (Comedy, super funny & vulgar) @ Grove of Anaheim

SATURDAY – Dec. 31, 2011 – New Year’s Eve – BRING IT 2012!

  • Glass Candy, Chromatics, Desire, Goddollars (DJ Set) @ Los Globos
  • Alex’s Bar NYE Party With The Aggrolites, Left Alone, Perro Bravo, DJ Dennis Owens, & DJ Oldboy @ Alex’s Bar
  • Cults 9:30pm, Jenny and Johnny, doors 8pm  @ The Standard Hollywood
  • John Digweed (Live Set) @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Pink Martini @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds 10pm, Marcus Eaton 9pm @ The Mint
  • Wanda Jackson, Best Coast 9pm, doors 8pm @ Club Nokia
  • Benny Benassi @ Yost Theater
  • Give Up the Ghost @ Secret Location
  • The Henry Clay People, RACES, LA Font @ The Satellite
  • Musiq Soulchild @ House of Blues Sunset
  • DJ Quik @ Key Club
  • ATB with Manufactured Superstars @ The Observatory
  • Funky Sole New Years Eve with Breakestra @ The Echo
  • BOOTIE LA NYE 2012 @ Echoplex
  • Junkie XL with Jason Bentley and Cosmic Kids @ Detroit Bar
  • PART TIME PUNKS New Year’s Eve Party w/ DJ Jose Maldonado of Sweet And Tender Hooligans @ La Cita
  • Santoros, Them Howling Bones, Buffalo Blackfooth, Interrupted & plenty of guest DJs @ The Hear Gallery
  • HOT BISCUIT NYE 2012 @ 643 Carondelete St.
  • DEATH on the RADIO, FANGS on FUR, the GEARS, the MAU MAUS @ Redwood Bar
  • Goodie Tu Shoes NYE w/ JOHNNY CASH tribute band ‘With a Bible and a Gun’ @ El Cid
  • Dirt Nasty 11:30pm, Andre Legacy 9:30pm, Beardo 10:30pm @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) PAUL DEVRO, JAMIE ACID GIRLS, CHUCK INGLISH & more @ The Well
  • (FREE before 10pm SLIDEBAR NYE 2012 – DAN SENA/RADROK/Jeremiah Red/DjJay @ Slidebar Cafe
  • LA Guns featuring Dilana @ Whiskey A Go Go
  • Semi Precious Weapons and Warner Drive with Beta Wolf, Benvenue, Ope @ Roxy Theater
  • (FREE) La Cave’s FREE NYE Dance Party @ La Cave
  • Beach Life Kings NYE Party 9pm @ The Central SAPC

SUNDAY – Jan. 1, 2011

 

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