What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (May 7 – 13, 2012)

Spider Fever at Alex’s Bar – Photo: Monique Hernandez

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-May 7, 2012

  •  Youth Lagoon 10:30pm, Doors 10pm @ The Echo
  • Baron Von Luxxury 11pm, Harlan 10pm, Rhythm Droid 9pm, Ironman 12am  @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Caught a Ghost 11pm, Gliss 10pm, Facts On File 12am, Flagship 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Death Cab For Cutie, Magik*Magik Orchestra, Youth Lagoon @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • (FREE w/RSVP) Jesca Hoop, Alt-J, Miracle Days @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Harriet 1030pm, Monte Mar 1130pm, The Californian 9pm , Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die 945pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Names In Vain @ Detroit Bar
  • Ezra Buchla (Ex-Gowns), Whitman, French Quarter, Teague Cullen, J. Noir @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross,Embryonic Devourment @ Slidebar 
  • Electric Landlady, Betty White, Chiefs, The Spectacle @ Lot 1 Cafe 
  • Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar 
  • Cosmi Slop-LA Record Residency @ Alex’s Bar 
  • The Fun Guns 9pm, Beggar & The Beast 10pm, Golden1 Age 11pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • CLIFF EM ALL 11pm, Barbarian Overlords 1015pm, Devil In Drag 915pm, Black Magic Driver 815pm @ The Viper Room
  • Andrew Cole 745pm, Nolan & The Joneses 830pm, The Local Weather 930pm, Jet Pilot Jerry 1030pm @ The Mint
  • Evolove, Lacy Connor’s Halo, The Dark, Demona Mortis, Beta State @ The Roxy 
  • Count 8pm, Jackie Bristow 9pm, D Henry Fenton 10pm @ Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY-May 8, 2012

  • OFF!, Spider Fever, Fidlar @ Whisky a Go-Go
  • The Wombats, The Static Jacks, The Neighbourhood @ El Rey Theatre
  • Snow Patrol, Ed Sheeran @ Hollywood Palladium
  • (FREE) The Driftwood Singers 7pm  @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Hecuba, Dreamers, Fay, Total Freedom @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Tapioca and the Flea 12am, Co.Fee 11:25pm, Blac Jesus and The Experimentalists 10:45pm, Dream Panther 10:15pm, Gypsy Mamba 9:15pm, WMX 9:45pm, Brand B / Alwayz Prolific 8:45pm @ The Satellite
  • Danny Daze, Prince Club,  Poupon @ Dim Mak Studios 
  • Taylor Locke & The Roughs, Davis Fetter, Sarah Winters, Michael Goldman @ Lot 1 Cafe 
  • Los Creepers, Black Mondays, Trash Monsters, The Slanderin’ @ Redwood Bar
  • Chicha Libre 10pm, La Chamba 9pm @ Bootleg Bar 
  • Austin Brown, Weapons of Audio, Eddie Gomez @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • ELAN 10pm, Rodsogarden 12am, The Moog 11pm, Menage 9pm, The Laundry Shop 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Chris Pureka 8pm, The Radio Project 9pm, Anielle 10pm @ The Mint 
  • The Mowgli’s CD Release Party, Terraplane Sun, Jensen Reed, Samuel Larsen, Le Paige @ The Roxy 
  • Harper Blynn 8pm, Alex Wong 9pm, Mariana Bell 10pm, Among Savages 7pm, Casper Vulpius 11pm @ Hotel Cafe

WEDNESDAY-May 9, 2012

THURSDAY-May 10, 2012

  • Nick Waterhouse, Sister Rogers  @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock
  • Snow Patrol, Ed Sheeran  @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • (FREE) Boots Electric, Barrio Tiger, The Green Lady Killers, The Blank Faces @ Slidebar 
  • JD Samson & MEN, Touche  @ Echoplex
  • Downtown/Union, Mo-ods, Seasons @ The Prospector
  • Lovedrug 11pm , Kiven 9pm, Lakes 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Tommy & The High Pilots, A B & The Sea @ Detroit Bar
  • Ramona Falls, Lotus Plaza, Wymond Miles @ The Echo
  • Little Red Lung 11pm, Seasons 10pm, Dorian Wood 12am, San Francesca 9pm @ The Satellite
  • DJ David Scott Stone (ex-member of LCD Soundsystem), DJ Dane Josiah (member of Abe Vigoda) @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Pool Honeys, Los Cometas EE.UU., Los Craters, The Terrorists, Death Lens @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Strong Killings, Scaredy Cat, Dangerously Sleezy @ Redwood Bar 
  • Peter Case,Pangea, Summer Twin, TMAHWK @ Alex’s Bar 
  • (Free before 11pm w/RSVP) Breakdown, Bones, Check & Mate, Merritt @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • The FountNhead 1130pm, Ruby Eyes 1030pm, The Gallery 930pm, The Cocanuts @ The Viper Room
  • Conor Patrick 8pm, Andrew Duhon 9pm, Fruition String Band 10pm @ The Mint 
  • Symphony, Mellow Collision, Ice Cream Fire, Joaquin Terran, Cassandra Michaels, 7 Lions, Madame Mayhem @ The Roxy 
  • Rolling Radio, Romps @ On The Rox(The Roxy)
  • John Fullbright 8pm, The Family Crest 10pm, Ry Cuming 9pm, The Days Weight 11pm, Gurf Morliz 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

FRIDAY-May 11, 2012

SATURDAY-May 12, 2012

  • Brian Jonestown Massacre, Blue Angel Lounge @ The Wiltern
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow @  Echoplex
  • Yann Tiersen, Piano Chat @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Hanni El Khatib @ Constellation Room(The Observatory )
  • (FREE before 11pm) James Brown gotta Funky Sole w/ DJ Rich Medina @ The Echo
  • Gauntlet Hair, Dana Buoy @ Aladdin Jr.
  • The Sister Ruby Band, Holly Gleason 9pm , Adam Masterson @ Bootleg Bar
  • Flosstradamus, The Kedd Cook, Mo:Rockin @ Detroit Bar
  • Augustana, Greylag @ El Rey Theatre
  • Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson @ Orpheum Theatre
  • SAVOY 11:15pm, No Body 10pm, DJ Sam Hiller, Heather Bright 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • The Shondes, The Electra, Ingenue, The Potential Lunatics @ The Smell
  • The English Beat @  Madhaus 
  • Brendan Benson 10pm, Young Hines 915pm , The Howling Brothers 830pm @ Troubadour
  • (FREE) 2nd Annual Slidebar Prom: The Darlings, Lover Drugs, Shitting Glitter @ Slidebar 
  • Wango Tango 2012: Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.o.B.,J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Foster The People, Big Sean, The Wanted, Wiz Khalifa, K’Naan, Chiddy Bang, Childish Gambino, Wallpaper, Diggy Simmons, Carly Rae Jepsen @ Home Depot Center 
  • Gambler’s Mark, The Rocketz, The Lowclass,Special Guest @ Alex’s Bar 
  • Josh Madden(DJ Set) 12am, DJ Bobby Alt 11pm, Fire In The Hamptons 1010pm, Shane Eli 940pm, Sugar Panda 9pm, Uniquely Divided 815pm @ The Viper Room 
  • Allstar Weekend 930pm @ The Mint
  • Iggy Azalea @ The Roxy
  • Sucker For Pumps, Kevin Martin, Freedom Frys @ On The Rox (The Roxy)
  • Rachel Platten w/Madi Diaz, Lelia Broussard 1030pm, Jen Foster 930pm, Reed Turner 830pm, Heartstring Pistol 1130pm @ Hotel Cafe

SUNDAY-May 13, 2012 (Mother’s Day)

  • Brian Jonestown Massacre (Laser Light Show & Listening Party) @ 240 W. 4th Street
  • Siddhartha, The Black Apples 10pm , Brass Tax, White Murder @ Bootleg Bar
  • Bloc Party (DJ Set) @ Drai’s
  • Factory Records Nite w/ Guest DJ Alex  @ The Echo
  • Grand Ole Echo: Ben Redell Band,Jackson Tanner, Wheelhouse/The Earthworm Ensemble w/ Larry Santoyo @ The Echo
  • Devo @ The Observatory
  • Vanville Dee-Jay Set 3pm @ Amoeba Music-Hollywood
  • Levels, Phantastica, Graffiti Monsters, Swilson @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Cry, Telephone Overs, As If  & The Whatevers @ Redwood Bar
  • In The Valley Below 8pm,  A B & The Sea 9pm, Tommy & The High Pilots 10pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Drug The Kids 11pm, Raushi 10pm, Stamps 9pm, In Motion 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Allstar Weekend  5pm @ The Mint 
  • (FREE) Mario Cotto & Ben Block Present: Nostromo @ The Mint
  • Kristy Hanson 7pm, Florence Hartigan 9pm, Aaron Barnhart 8pm, John Desure 10pm @ Hotel Cafe

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