What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (January 3 – 9, 2011)

Photo: Little Dragon @ El Rey Theatre by Craig Parker

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, January 3, 2010

  • (FREE) Grouplove w/ Guards, Alex Walker@ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE)The Fling w/ Belle Brigade @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Cannoneers of the New Command w/ Lemon Sun, Timothy Morales 9of Astra Heights), Duniven @ Echo
  • (FREE) School Night! w/ Lucy Swartz & Lovebird @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Kinch Maniac, Wild Eyes @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Phil Alvin & Friends @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Pacific Hurt @ Detroit Bar

TUESDAY, January 4, 2010

  • Torches In Trees w/ Railroad To Alaska, The Sunshine Factory, Bikos @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Dimmak Tuesdays w/ The Knocks (DJ Set) @ Cinespace
  • Olin & The Moon w/ Diamond Light, Demo Team and Bingo! @ Echo
  • The Monolators w/ Downtown/Union and Shirley Rolls @ LaBrie’s Lounge
  • Cinderella Motel, Barrio Tiger, Active Set @ Redwood Bar
  • Gestapo Khazi & Goldiggers @ The Prospector
  • OC Music Awards w/ Preacher’s Sons, Semi-Sweet, The Colourist, The Steelwells @ Detroit Bar

WEDNESDAY, January 5, 2010

THURSDAY, January 6, 2010

FRIDAY, January 7, 2010

  • Spaceland Productions Presents: The Melvins @ The Satellite (SOLD OUT)
  • First Fridays w/ Little Dragon, Sister Crayon & more @ Los Angeles Natural History Museum (5pm)
  • Kidneys (members of Bad Religion, Tenacious D., Death by Stereo) @ Viper Room
  • Pete Rock @ Key Club
  • (FREE) The Sleeping Sea King @ The Slidebar (Fullerton)
  • The Smell 13th Anniversary Celebration w/ High Places, Ghost Animal (Portland, OR), Butchy Fuego (member of Pit er Pat), David Scott Stone, Laco$te @ The Smell
  • Kamikaze Record Release with Sassafras, Spider Problem, The Mo-Odds @ Redwood Bar
  • Tom Freund @ Hotel Cafe
  • Jameson @ Hotel Cafe
  • Billy Goat w/ Vinnie Ferra @ Bootleg Theater
  • We Came As Romans with For Today, The Word Alive, Woe is Me, Texas in July, Lions Lions @ Glass House
  • Paul Di’Anno (first vocalist of Iron Maiden) @ Ventura Theater
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m. & 11 p.m.)
  • Club Underground w/ Downtown Union, Sugar Plum, Polaris at Midnight  @ Echo
  • The Secret Affair – DJs spinning northern soul, freakbeat, boogaloo, garage, mod, 60s and more! @ Alex’s Bar
  • Static Fridays (electro night) @ Detroit Bar

SATURDAY, January 8, 2010

  • Little Dragon w/ Billygoat @ Echoplex
  • Andy Clockwise CD Release Party w/ Abandoned Pools, Eastern Conference Champions, Aaron Lee + Love Vigilantes @ El Rey Theatre
  • The Smell 13th Anniversary Celebration w/ Captain Ahab, Square Root of Evil (Canada), I.E., Nero’s Day At Disneyland, Jon Barba (ex-member of Nicole Kidman) @ The Smell
  • Kurtis Blow @ Whiskey a Go Go
  • People Under The Stairs @ Detroit Bar
  • Exene Cervenka w/ Paul Burch @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Ringside Ringside Parade of Lights, Oh Darling @ The Satellite
  • The Lyon Crowns w/ London Shover @ Viper Room
  • Kelley James with Amy Kuney + special guest Kate Voegele @ The Roxy
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m. & 11 p.m.)
  • Eddie Nichols, The Redondos @ Redwood Bar
  • Spyders from Bars (All-star David Bowie Tribute Band) and guests @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Mirah, Becky Stark, The Finches, Anna Oxygen @ Space 15 Twenty (3pm)
  • All day  Free Moral Agents, Nocando, The Dirty Mac @ The Prospector
  • Funky Sole with DJs: Music Man Miles, Clifton AKA Soft Touch @ Echo

SUNDAY, January 9, 2010

  • Michael Davies (Featuring Dawes), The Chances, The Stamps, Michael Runion @ Bootleg Theater
  • Art Fein’s Annual ELVIS PRESLEY BIRTHDAY BASH with The Usual Guilty Suspects @ Echoplex (7:30 pm)
  • (FREE) Exene Cervenka of X  @ The Slidebar
  • (FREE) Cannonball Sundays w/ Adam 12 (of She Wants Revenge) exclusive 90s hip hop DJ set @ Drai’s Hollywood at W Hotel
  • Part Time Punks w/ Love Grenades and DJs Dorian & Alex from Transistor @ Echo
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m.)
  • Brainspoon, The Hi Z’s, The Stitched Lips @ Redwood Bar
  • John Thill (Napa), Comfort Slacks (Napa), Treasure Mammal (Flagstaff, AZ), I.E. @ The Smell
  • Sozay w/ CSC Funk Band @ Viper Room
  • Velvet Lounge (Mod sound, Soul music and Jamaican Ska) @ La Cita

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