Considering I’ve done three music festivals for the past three weekends, I’m taking a breather and catching up with some close friends. Check out all the music and events to keep you busy with a good time! Oh, and the Sunset Strip Music Festival is this weekend, I can’t believe they have a lame band like the Kottonmouth Kings playing … ewww

= Top picks

Friday, September 11

Sunset Strip Music Festival – AUGUSTANA, HoneyHoney, Huntingfield @ The Roxy Theatre
Sunset Strip Music Festival – Oh No Not Stereo, Something To Burn @ The Viper Room
Sunset Strip Music Festival – WILD CHILD, The Faded Spades @ Whisky A-Go-Go
Sunset Strip Music Festival – GLAY @ House of Blues
Sunset Strip Music Festival – OUT OF GREY, MR. CROWLEY tribute to Ozzy @The Cat Club
Sunset Strip Music Festival – TALIB KWELI @ Key Club
Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
Paolo Nutini @ The Wiltern
Ozomatli with Valeria Gastaldi @ El Rey Theatre
Vivian Girls, The Beets, The Black & White Years @ The Echo
Jen and Abby, Kaiser Cartel, Anni Rossi, Chris Joyner, Ryan Collins @ The Hotel Café
Chase Long Beach, Starpool, Nobody Cares, The Bohunks @ Troubadour
Exene & John Doe @ Alex’s
The Pharcyde @ The Grove of Anaheim

Underground (indie, UKPop, Electropop, Rock and Soul) @ The Echo

Saturday, September 12

ROCK’N’DAY!!! (Dreamers,The Nightbirds, Mirde) @ Cindy’s Restaurant (Eagle Rock)
Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
The Honorary Title, Cory Cranan @ Knitting Factory
The Aquabats @ The Glass House
Flogging Molly, Hepcat, Fitz and The Tantrums @ Greek Theatre
Sunset Strip Music Festival @ Sunset Blvd (between Doheny and Crescent Heights)
The Dan Band @ Club Nokia
Brendan Benson @ Troubadour
00 Soul, The New Rome Quartet @ Alex’s Bar
Vaud And The Villains @ Echoplex
Derek Schmidt, Worried Minds, Cosio, Anita Coats @ Echo Curio
Lelia Broussard, The Quiet, Katie Costello, Rachael Sage, @ The Hotel Café
When You Awake presents A Tribute to George Harrison w/ Ryan Ross (of Panic At The Disco), Robert Francis, Matt Popieluch (of Foreign Born/Fool’s Gold), Michael Runion, Amanda Jo Williams, El May (of Ben Lee/Luna), Leslie Stevens (of Leslie And The Badgers), Andy Creighton (of The World Record), Brian Whelan (of The Broken West) and Joe Napolitano (of Le Switch) @ Spaceland

Bang! @ The Ruby

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

From the Streets of Iran “Works on Paper by Urban Artist from Iran” @ Crewest Gallery

Sunday, September 13

The Honey Brothers, Soko, The Colourist @ Troubadour
Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
Old School Jams Live: Lisa Lisa, Ready for the World, Klymaxx, Soul Sonic Force, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover @ Greek Theatre
Vivian Girls, 2UP, The Beets, Lucky Dragons @ The Smell
Part Time Punks w/ Blue Jungle, The Widow Babies @ The Echo
Solidarity Rock Benefit Show @ The Hotel Café
Adam Marsland’s Chaos Band, The Anny Celsi Band, The Jeff Merchant Band @ Spaceland