What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (April 30 – May 6, 2012)

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at the Railroad Revival Tour – Photo: Wei Shi

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-April 30, 2012

  •  (FREE w/ RSVP) Yukon Blonde, Ben Browning (of Cut Copy), Noah Gundersen, Harlan, Squeak E. Clean (DJ Set) @ Bardot
  • John Carpenter, The Crystelles, Dead Dawn, Sketch Monster @ Los Globos
  • Jack White @ Mayan Theater
  • Tanlines, Rewards, Gothic Tropic @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Melpo Mene 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) The Little One 1030pms, Mid Cities 830pm, Tandemoro 930pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Duniven, Youngblood Hawke, Bixby Knolls, The Chevin, DJ Valida @ The Satellite
  • Eve 6 10pm, The Colourist 915pm, Kenan Bell 830pm @ Troubadour
  • Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar 
  • Five To One @ The Roxy
  • Cosmic Slop @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Let Em Riot!, Neveryoumind,Northern Labour Party, Maxi Wild @ Detroit Bar
  • The Echo and The Sound @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club 
  • LP  11pm, The Diamond Light 10pm, Diamonds Under Fire 9pm, Digital Daggers 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Jeffrey Joslin 730pm, Nicki Bove 815pm, Chantelle Barry 915pm, The FountNHead @ The Mint
  • (FREE) The Downtown Train 730pm , Cuckoo Chaos 1115pm, Gangi 1015pm , Reighnbeau 915pm, Corridor 815pm @ Bootleg Bar

TUESDAY-May 1, 2012

WEDNESDAY-May 2, 2012

THURSDAY-May 3, 2012

  • James Morrison, Honeyhoney @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Mark Sultan (of King Khan and BBQ), Allah Las, Bombon, The Dirty Brujahs  @ Detroit Bar
  • Metronomy, Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) @ El Rey Theatre
  • Say Anything, Kevin Devine  @ House of Blues Los Angeles
  • (FREE) Carina Round 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Dirt Dress, Buffalo Electric, Honeybear, *Major Entertainer* Mike H @ The Airliner
  • Tiga, Damian Lazarus, Lightyear, Franki Chan @ Echoplex
  • Papa, LA Font, Busy Living @ The Echo
  • (FREE) James Murphy, DJ Harvey @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
  • Greenhorse, The Boogie 10pm , Planet Booty @ Bootleg Bar 
  • Dante Vs. Zombies/ Dirty Ghosts @ Aladdin Jr’s 7-11pm
  • Amen Dunes 11pm, Electric Flower Group 10pm, Robedoor 9pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Cab 20 850pm ,  The Cigarette Bums 1050pm , The Ugly Kids 1015pm , They Live 930pm , Lovers Drugs 1140pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • BRAD 10pm, Everest 915pm , nine50nine 830pm  @ Troubadour
  • Fast Sails, Haunted Tiger, Dangerously Sleazy @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Knock Out, Makeshift Innocence, The Action Potential, Gonzo @ Slidebar
  • Jaymee Dee, The Workday Release, Moderne Man, Mr. Downstairs, Daena Jay @ The Roxy 
  • (FREE before 11pm w/RSVP)  Versis ft. Tamara Sky @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club 
  • Echo Tape 1145pm, Midnight Youth 11pm, Blonde On Blonde 1015pm, Lonehill Estate 915pm, Kids on Bridges  845pm, Crystal Kid 8pm @ The Viper Room 
  • Matt Chamberlain w/ Matt Chamberlain’s Company 23, Timothy Young, Kaveh Rastegar @ The Mint 
  • The Yes Team 8pm, Coultrain 9pm, Marcus Cohen & The Congress @ The Mint 
  • Bushwalla 10pm, Buddy 8pm, The Days Weight 11pm,  Nikki Lang 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

FRIDAY-May 4, 2012

SATURDAY-May 5, 2012

SUNDAY-May 6, 2012

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