What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (Dec. 6-13, 2010)

We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around LA) 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

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MONDAY, December 6, 2010

  • ♥ The Greenhornes w/ Hacienda @ Troubadour
  • ♥ (FREE) School Night! w/ Grouplove & The 88  with a DJ Set by Ryan of the Local Natives @ Bardot
  • ♥ (FREE) IO Echo w/ White Arrows, Haim @ Echo
  • The Mo-Odds w/ High Life Cavaliers @ Viper Room
  • Chico Mann w/ Rainbow Arabia @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) Sweaters w/ Big Search, Bowery Beasts, Whispering Pines @ Spaceland
  • (FREE) The Chances w/ Kissing Cousins, Summer Twins, Stelka @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) The Colourist w/ Chasing Kings, Audrey and the Deer, DJ Daria@ Detroit Bar
  • The Dave Lewis Group w/ Manisha Shahane @ The Mint

TUESDAY, December 7, 2010

  • ♥ Passion Pit w/ Pepper Rabbit, We Barbarians, Mister Heavenly @ Hollywood Palladium
  • ♥ Big Freedia w/ Pipes, Hawnay Troof, Rusty Lazer and Franki Chan @ Echoplex (Check Yo Ponytail)
  • ♥ Spin Magazine Presents: Warpaint with WAVVES,  Peanut Butter Wolf @ The Music Box (Private)
  • ♥ Rob Crow (Pinback) w/ Kenseth Thibideau (Three Mile Pilot), Parents @ Spaceland
  • Kitten w/ Red Cortez, The Sea of Cortez @ Echo
  • Street Drum Corps’ Big Noise (Mask-Erade) @ The Roxy (Final Night)
  • Maniac (Australia), Casey Neill, Oh Darling @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Gangi w/ The Delta Mirror, White Sea, Tape Deck Mountain @ Bootleg Theater
  • Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60’s @ Grammy Museum (SOLD OUT)
  • Eastern Conference Champions (9:30pm) @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Housewife (1030pm), Beautiful Small Machines (8pm), Graffiti 6 (7pm) @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Lauren Tricket, Preacher’s Son, Flesh The Racist Crayon @ The Prospector
  • Reckless Kelly w/ Lara Kincanon @ The Mint
  • (FREE) Fly Radio, So Far Left It’s Right, VOiD808, and Evsic @ Detroit Bar (Live and Local Tuesday)

WEDNESDAY, December 8, 2010

  • ♥ Delta Spirit w/ Darker My Love, The Fling @ The Music Box
  • ♥ Keiko Matsui @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • ♥ MillionYoung w/ Teen Daze, The Great Mundane@ Spaceland
  • Kitten w/ Bonde Summer, Red Robot @ Saint Rocke
  • Western States Motel, Maren Parusel, Pacific Hurt, Ivan and Aylosha, Kazai Rex @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Topher Mohr (of Mayer Hawthorne) w/ Harlan @ Bootleg Theater
  • Mt St Helens Vietnam Band w/ The Globes @ Echo
  • Curren$y & Nipsey Hussle  w/ Dom Kennedy , Smoke DZA , Fiend and Cornerboy P @ El Rey Theatre
  • (FREE) Desert Nights Acoustic Aessions w/ Bob Forrest (of Thelonious Monster),  Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks), Tim Easton, Rachel Dean, War Children @ The Standard
  • Dub Club with Resident DJs: Tom Chasteen, Roy Corderoy, The Dungeonmaster, Boss Harmony @ Echoplex

THURSDAY, December 9, 2010

  • ♥ Hanni El Khatib w/ Vanaprasta, Rumspringa, Hot Panda @ Echo
  • ♥ Le Switch w/ The Lonely Wild, Paul Chesne Band @ Redwood Bar
  • ♥ Henry Rollins: Rare Cuts & Conversations @ Echoplex
  • ♥ Happy Hollows w/ Epic Ruins vinyl release party, Computer Jay @ The Satellite (formerly Spaceland)
  • The Damn Sons, Tashaki Miyaki (feat. Paige Stark and Luke Paquin), Andrew Scot, Volapike @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Kenneth Pattengale 9pm, Mackintosh Braun 7pm, @ Hotel Cafe
  • The Janks w/ The Shivers @ Bootleg Theater
  • All day  Ice Cream Man’s XMAS Show Featuring: Crystal Antlers, Hasselhoff Curtainrod, Still Flyin  @ The Prospector
  • The Do Lab Presents: Ana Sia, Gaudi & Gladkill @ King King
  • The Mo-Odds w/ Restavrant @ Crazy Girls (yep, it’s a strip club)
  • (FREE) V43 Jeans Launch Event w/ My Pet Saddle, Prima Donna, Zachary James, The Nasty Souls, The Opera @ Key Club (Open Bar)
  • The Bad Plus @ The Mint
  • Blind Guardian w/ Holy Grail and Seven Kingdoms @ The Music Box
  • Hiphopalooza Feat: Glasses Malone, Swade G, Dawg Crew, Ease Up, Thumper & more@ The Little Temple
  • Punk Rock Karaoke – Live band Karaoke, feat. members of the Adolescents, Bad Religion and more @ Alex’s Bar
  • THE LAB Launch w/ Special guests DJ NOBODY, POSSO, DJ S!N & More! @ Fox Bar Pomona

FRIDAY, December 10, 2010

SATURDAY, December 11, 2010

  • ♥ Peter Hook Presents Unknown Pleasures @ The Music Box
  • ♥ FYF XMas Party! w/ No Age, The Soft Pack,  Off!, Big Freedia & more @ The Glass House & Alladin Jr.
  • ♥ Cornerstone Research Collective Fundraiser w/ Flying Lotus, Madlib, JRocc, Mia Doi Todd & more @ Hollywood Forever
  • ♥ People Under The Stairs w/ DJ Day @ El Rey Theatre
  • ♥ The Black Crowes @ Hollywood Palladium
  • ♥ Miguel Migs w/ Adam Auburn, Joshua Heath, Giangstar  @ King King
  • ♥ (FREE) Infantree @ Origami Vinyl 6pm
  • ♥ Deadbolt w/ The Gears @ Tiki Bar
  • The Abyssinians w/ Sinizen, Entropy@ Detroit Bar
  • Deadbolt w/ The Gears @ Tiki Bar
  • Abjeez w/ Karmandan @ The Roxy
  • Christmas Sweater Festival w/ The Deadly Syndrome, Polls, RRRabbits, The Pity Party & Signals @ Echoplex
  • Scott Doherty & Roses Pawn Shop @ The Hotel Cafe
  • KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas w/ Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Cake & More @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • Aimee Mann’s Christmas Show w/ Special Guests @ Largo at the Coronet
  • The Fuxedos w/ Elephant Parallax @ Bootleg Theater
  • Big Business w/ Totimoshi, Hot Fog@ Spaceland
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery w/ Spirit Vine, The Schoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble @ The Smell
  • Boombox w/ Dark Party @ Central SAPC
  • 7th annual toy drive that rocks with Primadonna, Nikki Corvette, Kim Shatuck, The Neurotics with Joey Pinter @ Redwood Bar
  • Adolescents w/ The Crowd, White Flag, Half Astro @ Alex’s Bar
  • Too Short @ Grove of Anaheim
  • {open}’s anniversary/holiday party w/ The Greater California Holiday Folk Choir, with members of: Miniature Houses / The Fling / Year Zero / EXTRA / So Many Wizards / Lassie Foundation / The Commotions / Light Music / Paper Planes / The Bumpers / Delta Nove / The Woods @ {open} Long Beach

SUNDAY, December 12, 2010

  • ♥ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas w/ Black Keys, Broken Bells, Florence & The Machine, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Phoenix & more @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • ♥ Warpaint w/ Drug Cabin @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • ♥ Childish Gambino w/ Donald Glover @ El Rey Theatre
  • Night Beats w/ Stangers Family Band, Writer @ Spaceland
  • Botellita De Jerez – Film Premiere and Concert @ Echoplex
  • Part Time Punks Smiths / Morrissey Night @Echo
  • (FREE) Physical Forms @ Origami Vinyl 6pm
  • Marie Digby, Love in the Circus, Peachy Keene  @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Quactus & Mike Mangan’s Big Organ Trio @ Central SAPC
  • Up The Drunx (Punk night) w/ Toys That Kill, Murderland, The Bombpops, Sex N Violence @ The Viper Room (only $5)
  • Aimee Mann Christmas Show w/ special guests @ Largo at the Coronet (SOLD OUT)
  • George Thorogood & the Destroyers @ Grove of Anaheim
  • The Thingz, Aftergloam, Swords of Fatima @ Redwood Bar
  • Cannonball featuring Death to the Throne, DJ Heavygrinder, & Resident DJs: Metric, Thee Mike B, Fashen @ Drai’s Hollywood
  • Benefit for Don Pie – The Hardcopy Rebels, The City, Apocalipstick @ Alex’s Bar (only $5)

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