If I wasn’t headed to Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco this weekend, I most definitely would be hitting up the Scion Garage Fest in Portland, Oregon. And if I wasn’t able to do that, I’d be hitting up the Rumble in Ramona! Sorry LA, there’s just too much good shit going on this weekend to put you on the top of my list. Love you nonetheless.

Top Picks!

FRIDAY, OCT. 16, 2009

  • Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
  • Maxwell, Common, Chrisette Michele @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Aimee Mann, Fountains of Wayne @ The Wiltern
  • KMFDM, ANGELSPIT, Legion Within @ Club Nokia
  • Viernes 13, Badluck Bandits, No Way Jose, The Boss Beats @ Alex’s Bar
  • Dan Deacon, Nuclear Power Pants @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
  • A Place To Bury Strangers, Darker My Love, All The Saints @ The Echo
  • Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Portland Cello Project, David Schultz @ Echoplex
  • I Will Never Be the Same, Vale, AM vs FM @ Spaceland
  • James Webber record release, Keaton Simons, Coby Brown @ The Hotel Café

SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2009

  • The Ettes, Juliette and the Licks, American Bang @ El Rey Theatre
  • Heart, The Bangles @ Greek Theatre
  • The Pogues @ Club Nokia
  • Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, The Builders and the Butchers @ Hollywood Palladium (Sold-Out)
  • Wax Tailor, Abstract Rude @ Troubadour
  • The Soft Pack, Wavves, Ganglians, Best Coast @ Echoplex
  • Reagan Youth, The Varukers, The Accused, Doomsday Hour @ Alex’s Bar
  • Mexican Institute of Sound, The Neon Rider, Simona @ La Cita
  • Glen Tilbrook, Marianne Keith, The Wood Brothers, The Quiet, Jack Tempchin @ The Hotel Café
  • Chali 2na, Aceyalone, Rakaa Iriscience (host) @ The Roxy
  • Jerry Riopelle @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Mayer Hawthorne & the County, Buff1 @ Saint Rocke
  • Bang! ( Air “Love 2” release party)@ The Ruby

SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2009

  • Monsters of Folk @ Greek Theatre
  • The Black Heart Procession, The Mumlers, VOICEsVOICEs @ Echoplex
  • Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, The Builders and the Butchers @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Butthole Surfers, The Melvins @ Club Nokia
  • The Builders & The Butchers @ Origami Vinyl (FREE! Early Show; 3 PM)
  • Elizaveta, Chantal Kreviazuk, Shawn Hlookoff @ The Hotel Café
  • Aztlan Underground, Geronimo, Kill Sonic @ Troubadour