What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (Dec. 20 – 26, 2010)

Very slim picking this holiday week! Be safe on the roads while filling up on that holiday cheer!

= Top Picks

Click on the venue links to buy tickets and for more info

MONDAY, December 20, 2010

  • Invisible Children Holiday Benefit w/ Middle Brother (Dawes + Deer Tick + Delta Spirit) and Cass McCombs Mountain Man, Guards, Blake Mills, acoustic set by john mccauley of Deer Tick @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • (FREE) IAMSOUND Residency w/ Fool’s Gold, Shadow Shadow Shade, Evan Voytas, Rumspringa @ Echo
  • Gary Clark Jr w/Annaliese @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) School Night! w/ Midnight Magic and DJ sets from guest DJs Olugbenga of METRONOMY, The Captain of Trouble & Bass, and Nomi of Jessica 6 @ Bardot
  • Monday Night Social w/ Donald Glaude and surprise guests @ Playhouse
  • (FREE) Sweaters w/ Wet and Reckless, Allah Las, Puddin Tang @ The Satellite (formerly Spaceland)
  • Agent Ribbons w/ The Moor, Rachel Fannan (of Sleepy Sun), So Much Fun (San Francisco, CA)  @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) The Chances w/ Quazar and The Bamboozled, Jason Diaz, The Hunting Accident @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) The Colourist featuring Yellow Red Sparks, Honeypie, and DJ Daria @ Detroit Bar
  • St Ranger w/ Early and Often, and Eviltwins @ The Central SAPC
  • Michael Nhat w/ Fantastica Bastidas, Voice On Tape, So Many Wizards @ Pehrspace

TUESDAY, December 21, 2010

  • Foo Fighters @ “Secret Location” TBA
  • Check Yo Pony Tail w/ Dum Dum Girls, Abe Vigoda, Protect Me, Glass Actor, Franki Chan @ Echoplex
  • Buzzband’s Holiday Happening w/ Lonely Trees, Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits, John Carpenter, Non Ultra Joy @ Echo (only $5)
  • Dead Country w/ Halsted, High Pilots @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Threes and Nines w/ Charlie Wadhams, Ariana Delawari @ Bootleg Theater
  • The Hopelessly Devoted w/ The Glory Holes @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Black Beverly Heels, Barrio Tiger, The Stitched Lips @ Redwood Bar
  • Heart of the City Christmas Benefit Concert w/ Dam Funk, Dom Kennedy, J’Davey, Overdoz and Polyester & more @ The Alexandria
  • Dim Mak Tuesdays w/ Steed Lord and Bunny Holiday (open vodka bar) @ Cinespace
  • The Relative Strangers, The Gromble, Wonder Wheel, and Strange Birds @ Detroit Bar

WEDNESDAY, December 22, 2010

  • Tricky @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • OFWGKTA Xmas Party with Odd Future & Friends @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) Voxhaul Broadcast @ Bardot
  • Matu w/ Brit Lauren, Deltom, Sanglorians(feat. Daniel Brummel) @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Burgundy Artist Showcase for Sickle Cell Awareness and Empowerment w/ Hassahn Phenomenon and Taps, Miss Jay @ The Mint
  • Liqwid Zoo @ The Central SAPC
  • The Crazy Squeeze w/ Long Neck Goose, The Blackerby’s, Red Roses @ Redwood Bar
  • December Decimation and Winds of Plague w/ After The Burial, War of Ages, Thick As Blood & more @ The Glass House
  • Dub Club with Resident DJs: Tom Chasteen, Roy Corderoy, The Dungeonmaster, Boss Harmony (classic reggae, dub and dancehall) @ Echoplex
  • Dirty Money – Electro and House DJ’s all night @ Detroit Bar

THURSDAY, December 23, 2010

  • The Growlers w/ Grand Elegance, and Gantez Warrior! @ Detroit Bar
  • Tommy Santee Klaws w/ Manhattan Murder Mystery, Holy Vessels, Barrie Rose @ The Smell
  • Thee Fancy Space Xmas Pageant w/ Fancy Space People, Geneva Jacuzzi, Gary Celebrity, David Unger Hart, Maja D’Aoust as the Oracle, Paul K., Little Marcy Plus the Dirty Santas and more @ Echo
  • Gun Runner w/ Olive Juice, Everytheory @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Rosie Flores Band, Danny B Harvey, Karling Abbeygate @ Redwood Bar
  • December Decimation and Winds of Plague w/ As Blood Ruins Black, Carnifex, The Great Commision & more @ The Glass House
  • Pato Banton & The Now Generation @ Saint Rocke
  • Black Boot Productions @ The Prospector
  • Ras Kass w/ Awol One, Mic Hempstead & friends @ The Cellar (Long Beach)
  • (FREE) All Request Music Night @ Alex’s Bar
  • Down and Derby Roller Disco @ Echoplex
  • Dance Right Holiday Party @ La Cita

FRIDAY, December 24, 2010


SUNDAY, December 26, 2010 

  • Third Annual Riot Grrrl X-mas Carnival – Benefit for The Downtown Women’s Center w/ Las Sangronas Y El Cabrón, Anus Kings, THE OUTSKiRTS, Toy Attica@ The Smell
  • Kasio Antaxia, Love of Ivy, The Ambient Light@ Redwood Bar
  • Holiday Hangover Night @ Alex’s Bar
  • Rough Trade Records Night w/ Guest DJ David Orlando aka Boss Harmony, resident dj Michael Stock spinning mutant disco * Postpunk * indiepop @ Echo

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