A lot of good shows and events this weekend, but honestly, my head is here.

But I’m also UBER sad that I couldn’t make it to Austin City Limits, where I should be…That’s okay though, we have an awesome photog and writer covering the sold-out festival in Zilker Park! Stay tuned for shots, interviews and a bad-ass ACL review!

= Top picks

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009


  • The Postmarks, Brookville @ Spaceland
  • Loggins and Messina, The Cabe Dixon Band @ Greek Theatre
  • Amadou & Mariam, Geggy Tah @ Henry Fonda Music Box
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ Royce Hall at UCLA
  • A Labrat Matinee VII: The Dublab 10th Anniversary Edition w/ Daedelus @ Downtown Independent Theater 
  • The Crabs (performing Weezer’s Pinkerton) @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)
  • The Horrors @ The Glass House
  • The Idyllists, Brian Wright, Carla Werner, George Stanford, The Simon Stokes Band @ The Hotel CaféThe 1921 A, Frank Fairfield’s record release, Sunny War @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • World Party, Parade of Lights @ El Rey Theatre
  • Shelley Short, Alexis Gideon, Erin Muir, Queen Victoria @ Echo Curio
  • The Foghorns, Rick Lawndale Band, LA Font, The Movie Goers, Stukas Over Bedrock @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • David Bazan @ Detroit Bar


  • Underground (DJs Dia, Mark, & Larry serving up the finest indie, UKPop, Electropop, Rock and Soul) @ The Echo

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009


  • Ladyhawke, Ida Maria @ Avalon
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Greek Theatre
  • Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Tom Brosseau & Correatown @ Troubadour
  • Ladyhawke, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Semi Precious Weapons, Julian Perretta @ Avalon
  • Eagle Rock Music Festival 2009 w/ No Age, The Happy Hollows, Peanut Butter Wolf, Nico Stai, and more! (FREE!)
  • Holly Conlan’s record release, Pedestrian, The Brendan Hines, Steve Reynolds, The Echo Falls, Geographer @ The Hotel Café
  • Jolie Holland @ Largo
  • The Pharcyde @ The Key Club
  • Ming & Ping, Wooden Ponies @ Bootleg Theater
  • You Me & Iowa, Radars To The Sky, The Veltexans @ Spaceland
  • Waterlaso, Dreamers, The Lower Echelon, Vertigo Venus, Warren Teagarden @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • New Model Army, Modwheelmood, Mellowdrone @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
  • 2nd Annual Longhair Illuminati Art & Music Festival w/ The Bronx, Abe Vigoda,and more @ The Glass House
  • Manimal Festival 2009 w/ Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Fool’s Gold, We Are The World, @



  • Venice Beach Skate Park Opening @ Windward Avenue and Ocean Front Walk (near graff walls)
  • FLIP’s “Extremely Sorry” Video Premier @ The Grove Theater in Upland


  • Bang! (La Roux La Roux release party) @ The Ruby

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009


  • Kylie Minogue @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Ladyhawke @ Space 15 Twenty (FREE! Early Show; 1 PM)
  • David Bazan (with band), Say Hi @ Troubadour
  • Gil Scott Heron, Orgone, DJ Jeremy Sole @ El Rey Theatre
  • Jack Peñate, Miike Snow @ The Echo
  • Tina Dico, Shane Alexander, Sara Haze, George Sarah & The String Trio @ The Roxy
  • Kidrockers w/ The Damselles, Quazar and the Bamboozled @ The Echo (Early Show; 1 PM)
  • Billie Myers, Marina V, Rachel Sierra, Karen Williams @ The Hotel Café
  • Sad Horse, Bugs, Devon Williams, Allah Las @ Echo Curio
  • Gurf Morlix, Tony Gilkyson @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Ingrid Michaelson @ Fingerprints
  • Dusty Rhodes and the River Band @ Alex’s Bar