What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Jan. 2 – Jan. 8, 2012)

Mariachi El Bronx at La Cita – Photo: Ryan Mulvey

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 – Jan. 2, 2012 

  •  (FREE) Princeton 10:30pm, Lesands 9:30pm, Red Pony Clock 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Chasing Kings, Toy Bombs, Cassorla, Brendan Hines @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Seasons, One Trick Pony, Count Fleet, Torches @ The Echo
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery, I.E., Nicole Kidman, Philip Seymour Hoffman @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Vinnie Ferra 10pm, Leerone 8pm, Brandon Mayer & The Hidden Powers 9pm, Them Howling Bones 12am @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Sabrosa Purr 11:15pm, Gunpowder Secrets 10:15pm, Albert Garrett & the Bad Romantics 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE) Migration inc, The Counter Regiment @ Detroit Bar
  • FRANK FAIRFIELD  @ Redwood Bar
 TUESDAY – Jan. 3, 2012
  • Bikos 10pm, Lovers Drugs 9pm, Son Ark 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Lo-Fi Sugar 9pm, …Music Video? 10pm, Laco$te 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Touche 10pm, Evan Voytas 11pm, Gothic Tropic 9pm, Masxs 8pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Catwalk(Oxnard), WEED(Vancouver, Canada), The Lovely Bad Things, LA Font @ The Smell
  • Rainbow Jackson 10pm, Last American Buffalo 11pm, The Downtown Train 12am @ Harvard & Stone
  • Olin & The Moon, Maxim Ludwig, Willoughby @ The Echo
  • Ray Argyle of Sunken Ships 9:30pm, Craig Elkins 8:45pm, davdshnsmth 8pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • OC Music Awards Best Live Band Showcase w/ Jeramiah Red, Paulie Pesh, The Gromble, Strange Birds, and James Fletcher @ Detroit Bar
  • DEADBEAT VULTURES, MILLION KIDS, WHITE FLAG DOWN, THE UV’s @ Redwood Bar

WEDNESDAY – Jan. 4, 2012

  • Big Business, Neil Hamburger, special guest DJs Full Time Punks feat. DJ Hevy Stuff & DJ Shannon Cornett @ Alex’s Bar
  • Key Losers, The Finches, French Quarter @ The Smell
  • Hepa Titus, Virginia Reed, Dead Dawn, Kill Kill Kill @ The Echo
  • DUB CLUB Featuring: Anthony B With His Band @ The Echoplex
  • Low End Theory: SCOOP DEVILLE, SWEATSON KLANK, EYELOVE @ Airliner
  • Hi Fashion 11pm, Professor Possessor 10pm, Actually 9pm, Waterlaso 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • One High Five 11:30pm, Adam Bones 10:30pm, Phlying Saucer 9:30pm, The Knitts 8:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Nightmare Anatomy, New Years Day, Rockett Queens @ Slidebar Cafe
  • HARLEQUIN JONES @ Redwood Bar

THURSDAY – Jan. 5, 2012

  •  (FREE w/ RSVP) AGENDA PARTY! w/ HANNI EL KHATIB + JACUZZI BOYS + TIJUANA PANTHERS and DJ set by Nick Waterhouse @ Alex’s Bar
  •  Summer Darling, Birds & Batteries, The Hunting Accident, Vice Cooler, Baron Von Luxury @ The Echo
  • The Power Of The Riff’ presents:NAILS, XIBALBA, DNF, DOCTORSHOPPER @ NOMAD GALLERY
  • (FREE) Rumspringa 11pm, Harlan 9pm, Noah & The Megafauna 10pm @ The Satellite
  •  (FREE) Spiders From Bars (David Bowie Tribute Band) @ Slidebar Cafe
  • RT N THE 44s / THE RECORD COMPANY (debut) @ Harvard & Stone
  • (FREE) Stonefeather 11pm, King Devil 9pm, Bad Lamps 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Vintage Trouble, Marv Mark for Soulside @ The Troubadour
  • Baywood 10pm, The Broken Numbers Band 11pm, The Far West 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • George Stanford& Friends9pm-11pm, Tom Freund8pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Thunderbird Motel 12am, Sweet Bleeding Heart 11pm, Prima Donna 10pm, Greg Scott 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • DANCE RIGHT w/ COSMIC DAN + MORSE CODE + TYLER BLAKE + DJ KILLER CAM @ La Cita
  • GUITAR A GO GO w/ 3 BALLS OF FIRE, CASINO 66 @ Redwood Bar
  • Wednesday 13AidenModern Day Escape, Vale of Avalon, Scream the Dream @ The Glass House

FRIDAY – Jan. 6, 2012

  • Mariachi El Bronx 9:15pm, El-Haru Kuroi 8pm. doors 6pm @ Natural History Museum
  • The Jacuzzi Boys 1opm, Hanni El Khatib 11pm, Marcus Very Ordinary 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  •  Electric Flower 11:30pm, Black Flamingo 9:15pm, NO 10:45pm, Crooked Cowboy and the Fresh Water Indians 10pm, Batwings Catwings 8:30pm @ The Echoplex
  • Starfucker 12am, Boy Hits Car 11pm, The Black Marquee 10pm, MK4 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • The Smell’s 14th Anniversary – No Age(featuring a special guest appearance by Mr. Wright And The El Salvadorians), Heller Keller, Palm Reader, TraPsPs, Peter Pants, You Me & Us @ The Smell
  • Yelawolf featuring DJ Feelin’ Myself & DJ Cali 8pm, doors 7pm @ The Observatory
  • MIKE WATT, CARNAGE ASADA, THE EXXTRAS, CRAWLSPACE @ Redwood Bar
  •  So Many Wizards, Brainstorm, Gothic Tropic, Autumn Wild @Home Room
  • (FREE) Monte Mar 11pm, Light FM 10pm, The Alternates 12am, Younglight (Feat. Michael Feerick of Amusement Parks on Fire and Micah Calabrese of Giant Drag) 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Guttermouth @ The Vault
  • Drop the Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, The Captain @ Avalon Hollywood
  • MeShell Ndegocello, Jahi Sundance @ El Rey Theatre
  • The Lumineers9pm, Alanna Lin & Special Friends | FASCINOMA 8pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Kelley James, Ernie Halter, Dylan Chambers @ The Troubadour
  • Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Voodoo Merchant, The Shrine, ANS, Anus Kings @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Austin Brown’s 2012 Winter Music Celebration Featuring Yonas Michael & Special Guests @ The Central SAPC
  • BACKBEAT- Northern Soul Dance Night with DJ MARK MORALES @ The Echo

SATURDAY – Jan. 7, 2012

  • (FREE) Caught a Ghost, Das Tapes, Eli James @ Dim Mak Studios
  • (FREE) The Black Apples, Whispering Pines, Brainstorm @ The Satellite
  • The Smell’s 14th Anniversary – Best Coast, Abe Vigoda, Dunes, Lucky Dragons, Ezra Buchla, Leather Bath (featuring John Wiese) @ The Smell
  • The Juan Maclean (DJ Set) @ Detroit Bar
  • Salon Music Nightw/ membs. of Shadow Shadow Shade, Henry Clay People, Jail Weddings, Square on Square, Just an Animal @ Bootleg Gallery
  • Tenlons Fort, The Wildbunch, Avi of Avi Buffalo, Will Courtney @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Tears of the Moosechaser 11pm, Falsetto Teeth 9pm, Rundown Hill 10pm, Swamplands 12am @ The Mint
  • Sanctuary with Warbringer, Huntress and Bonded By Blood @  Club Nokia
  • CYCLOPS, CHANGO REY, GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, HONEYMOON SCREAMS @ Redwood Bar
  • Bootie L.A. (dance) @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Funky Sole (dance) @ Echo
  • (FREE before 11pm (dance) Get Shifty Party ft. Bixel Boys, Danny Parr & Marvel the Gr8, BEATAZ, and more! @ The Central SAPC
  • (FREE) Year of The Dragon featuring Dirty Walt of Fishbone plus guests Alevela, Power Trip @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Venrez 10:40pm, CJL 9:50pm, Shaw Paul Gordon 9pm, Jelly Woo 8:10pm, Kate Torralba 7:20pm, JaeNice 11:30pm @ The Troubadour

SUNDAY – Jan. 8, 2012

  • Starfucker, Painted Palms @ The Glass House
  • The Colourist, Summer Twins & AV Club 8pm @ The Constellation Room
  • (FREE) No Use For A Name, Jugheads Revenge, Sic Waiting @ Slidebar Cafe
  • The Smell’s 14th Anniversary – L’Ocelle Mare (France), Devin Hoff (Xiu Xiu, Evangelista, Fred Frith collaborator), Nicole Kidman, Kevin Greenspon @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Big Moves 11pm, Tennis System 10pm, David Shane Smith 9pm, Yoya 12am @ The Satellite
  • Marcus Very Ordinary @ Bootleg Bar
  • PART TIME PUNKS Presents: DAVID BOWIE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [Sweet & Tender Hooligans] 10pm @ The  Echo
  • COYOL 9pm,  Molly Marlette 8pm,  The Mowgli’s 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Spiders From Bars (David Bowie Tribute Band), Abbey Road (Beatles Tribute) @ Alex’s Bar
  • Felix Cartal, Harvard Bass and more @ Drai’s Hollywood
  • Honeybear 10pm, Whirlynn Pop 9pm, Schoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble @ The Central SAPC
  • SKIP HELLER, OLD NUMBER 7 (2pm) @ Redwood Bar
  • SPACESHIPS, STARS AT NIGHT @ Redwood Bar

 

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