Photo: Budos Band @ Outside Lands by Monique Hernandez

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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  • (FREE) The Fling & The Belle Brigade w/ Everest and My Pet Saddle @ The Satellite (formerly Spaceland)
  • (FREE) Cannoneers of the New Command w/ Sabrosa Purr, Moving Picture Show, Deserted Coastal Property @ Echo
  • (FREE) School Night! w/ The Civil Wars, White Sea, DJ set by T.N.T @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Grouplove w/ White Arrows @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) Pictureplane w/ Teengirl Fantasy @ Central SAPC
  • (FREE) Kinch, Toy Bombs, Kiev, Endless Hallway @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Pacific Hurt 2/ Foster The People @ Detroit Bar


  • Check Yo Ponytail w/ Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy, Terminal Twitlight, Killing Spree DJs, Franki Chan @ Echoplex
  • Olin & The Moon w/ Paulie Pesh, Coyol and Bingo! @ Echo
  • The Monolators, Kissing Cousins, Hexham Heads @ LaBrie’s
  • Willoughby & Henry Wolfe,  @ Hotel Cafe
  • All Spots To Black, The Sweet Hurt, Thurlow @ Silverlake Lounge
  • P.J. Morton w/ JoiStaRR @ The Troubadour
  • Tim Minchin @ Largo (Sold Out)
  • (FREE) May McDonough, Goldenboy, and Kevin Earnest! @ Detroit Bar
  • All day  Bella Novela, The Terrapin, Megafauna (Texas)  @ The Prospector
  • Cinderella Motel, Lightnin Woodcock, Blackleg @ Redwood Bar


  • The Wombats @ The Satellite (Canceled due to visa issues, will reschedule)
  • LA Font w/ Future Ghost, Kazai Rex, Two Guns @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Social Distortion w/ Dead Relatives and Suedehead @ House of Blues Anaheim (Sold Out)
  • Jesca Hoop and Johnny Swim @ Hotel Cafe
  • Sean Solomon (The Magician) (member of Moses Campbell), The Finches, The Dining Dead, Old Lumps @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Foster The People @ Echo
  • Ceci Bastida w/  Very Be Careful, DJ Oro11 @ The Troubadour
  • Nocando @ The Barn (UCR)
  • Quick Hellos (feat. Dan Crane), Heather Porcaro & The Heartstring Symphony, Whispertown, Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova) @ Bootleg Theater
  • Tim Minchin @ Largo (Sold Out)
  • Dub Club (Spinning the best in classic reggae, dub and dancehall) @ Echoplex
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m.)
  • Untitled We Stand, Behold the Great Throne, Maldicion @ Redwood Bar
  • Haiti Benefit Show w/ Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Tulio Disgracias, OPM @ Central SAPC
  • (FREE) Dirty Money (Electro & house djs) @ Detroit Bar


  • Gary Lucas’ Captain Beefheart Symposium w/ special guests @ Echoplex
  • Fu Manchu w/ Dusted Angel @ The Satellite
  • Sepultura w/ Angra @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Old Man Markley Record Release Party w/ Roses Pawn Shop, Cooper McBean (From Devil Makes Three), Dustbowl Cavaliers @ Echo
  • Pimp of Joytime @ The Mint
  • The Do LaB presents Kraddy, An-ten-nae and Ruff Hauser @ King King
  • Champagne Champagne, Mad Rad, The Tuffingtons @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Joseph Hammer, Sean McCann, Orbless (Oakland), Terrors @ The Smell
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m.)
  • Plan B. w/ DJ Luke Top (Fool’s Gold) @ The Troubadour (Sold Out)
  • Hello Seahorse w/ special guests @ Detroit Bar
  • Pinata Protest, Olin, Luck of the Draw @ Alex’s Bar
  • Los Cometas, Estrogen Highs, Alejandro’s Surf Band, Lovely Bad Things @ The Prospector
  • Jake La Botz & Friends @ Redwood Bar


  • The Budos Band w/ DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW / Musaics / Afro Funke’ / theLIFT) @ El Rey Theatre
  • Melvins featuring Melvins 1983 set playing “Houdini” @ The Satellite (formerly Spaceland)
  • White Fence (member of Darker My Love), NAR, Dunes, The Babies (NYC),  Plus DJ Yasmine Kittles (member of TEARIST) @ The Smell
  • The Black Ryder w/ Wallburds @ Echo
  • Kisses w/ American Royalty @ Tommy’s Place (USC Campus)
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Francis and The Lights @ Mondrian Hotel
  • Sepultra w/ Angra @ House of Blues Sunset
  • (FREE) Graf Orlock “Doombox” LP/CD release show @ Vacation Vinyl 7pm
  • Patti Labelle @Morongo Casino
  • Robby Krieger (The Doors) @ The GRAMMY Museum
  • Lovebird, Cricket and The 2:!9,  Nightmare & The Cat, Maxim Ludwig & The Sante Fe Seven,  @ Hotel Cafe
  • We Came As Romans with For Today, The Word Alive, Woe is Me, Texas in July, Lions Lions @ Glass House
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m. & 11 p.m.)
  • CONTROL Presents Starkillers, Sharooz, Circuit Freq and Nom De Strip @ Avalon
  • Wildbunch @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • John Doe (of X) @ McCabes Guitar
  • We Like Fun: DJ’s Brady Spear, Alex da Rosa, mr. anderson, Wizard, & Stephen Etheredge @ Central SAPC
  • Jake La Botz Band @ Redwood Bar
  • Velvet Matadors, Los Mysteriosos, Jive Ass Nobodies, Charles Mansion @ Alex’s Bar
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars w/ Middle Class Rut @ Fox Theater Pomona (Sold Out)
  • (FREE before 1030pm) Static Fridays @ Detroit Bar


  • Andrew Bird @ Largo (Sold Out)
  • Dead Meadow w/ Sweet Apple (with J. Mascis) and The Carry Ons @ The Satellite
  • Lissie w/ The Pierces and George Stanford @ Music Box
  • Haiti Benefit featuring Vanaprasta, John Carpenter, Mariah McManus, John Isaac Watters @ Bootleg Theater
  • Fu Manchu w/ Omaha @ Detroit Bar
  • NAMM JAM 2011 with The Meters Experience ft. Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Stanton Moore (Galactic), and Bill Dickens (Janet Jackson) @ The Mint
  • Colin L. Orchestra (member of USAISAMONSTER from NYC), CSC Funk Band (member of USAISAMONSTER from NYC), Residual Echoes, Crazy Band @ The Smell
  • BAD BOOKS (feat: Kevin Devine & Manchester Orchestra) Right Away, Great Captain!, Gobotron @ The Troubadour
  • Hello Seahorse w/ Pilar Diaz @ El Rey Theatre
  • (FREE) Ponce De Leon @ Origami Vinyl
  • Ozokids w/ Ozomatli @ Echoplex (11:30 am)
  • Smash Appeal (inde vs electro dance party) @ Echoplex
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m. & 11 p.m.)
  • Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly with Patti Labelle @ NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE
  • Stitches,The Crowd, Smogtown, The Junk @ Alex’s Bar
  • The Black Watch, The Furious Seasons @ Redwood Bar
  • Cowboy & Indian, Paperplanes & Sam Outlaw @ The Prospector
  • Sozay (hip hop) @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • D.R.I @ Key Club


  • Andrew Bird @ Largo (Sold Out)
  • (FREE) Eastern Conference Champions w/ Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Gliss, Dead Day Revolution @ The Troubadour
  • Dashboard Confessional- Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniversary Tour with Chris Conley (Saves The Day) and Lady Danville  @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • West End Motel (feat. Brent Hines from Mastadon), Fiend Without a Face, Wulfbane @ Alex’s Bar
  • Graf Orlock Record Release Show, Touché Amoré, Ghostlimb, Death Hymn Nine @ The Smell
  • John Doe (of X)  @ Detroit Bar
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m.)
  • Vicky & The Vengents, The Deadbeat Vultures, Love of Ivy @ Redwood Bar
  • Part Time Punks – Factory Records Night w/ guest DJ Paul Ryder from Happy Mondays @ Echo
  • Trannyshack @ Echoplex