What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (January 17 – 23, 2011)

Photo: Matt Fisher

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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  • Screaming Females w/ La Sera, Audacity, Lovely Bad Thanks @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) The Fling & The Belle Brigade with Francisco The Man and Obi Best @ The Satellite (formerly Spaceland)
  • (FREE) Cannoneers of the New Command w/ Sing The Body Electric, Wet and Reckless, The Lucky Lonely @ Echo
  • (FREE) Grouplove w/ Chief @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) It’s A School Night! Great Northern, The Pierces & More @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Kinch, Mouse Kills Tiger, Sleep Maps, The Mighty Regis @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Pacific Hurt w/ Foster the People @ Detroit Bar
  • Tic Tic Boom w/ Odd Modern @ Viper Room $5 if you say Tic Tic Boom at the door
  • The Jane Carrey Band, Rare Monk w/ Jeanna Salzer, Kathryn Ostenberg, Skyler Stonestreet, Caroline Ashkar @ The Central SAPC


  • Check Yo Ponytail 2 with Tobacco & Royal Bangs / Nadastrom @ Echoplex
  • Fiend Without a Face (Featuring Brent Hinds from Mastodon), West End Motel (Featuring Brent Hinds from Mastodon), Taylor Locke and the Roughs Bleu, Lindsey Ray @ The Satellite
  • Olin & The Moon w/ Wires in the Walls, Family of the Year @ Echo
  • The Pierces, Haroula Rose, Atlantic Pacific, Clare Burson @ Hotel Cafe
  • Auditorium w/ College Kids @ Bootleg Theater
  • Tape Deck Mountain w/ Evan Voytas, Hands @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Monolators Useless Keys, Modern Time Machines @ Labrie’s
  • The New Limb w/ Eastern Conference Champions and Big Bad Wolf! @ Detroit Bar
  • Queen Caveat @ The Viper Room
  • The Goodnight Noises w/ Zoo Animal and Evil Twins @ The Central SAPC



  • Abe Vigoda w/ Lord Huron, The Calder Quartet, Gamble House @ The Autry
  • Night Horse, The Binges, Chief Nowhere @ Echo
  • Young Prisms w/ Melted Toys, Twilight Sleep @ The Satellite
  • Dashboard Confessional Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniversary Tour w/ Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Lady Danville, John Lefter @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Rachel Goodrich  @ Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Ra Ra Riot @ Jimmy Kimmel (SOLD OUT)
  • Midnite w/ Reggae Motion, Dreadai @ Key Club
  • Sean Wheeler (of Throw Rag) and Zander Schloss Record Release Party w/ Simon Stokes and Bob Forrest @ Bootleg Theater
  • All day  Rumspringa, FIM and guest @ The Prospector
  • Ravens Moreland, Brass Knuckle Voodoo, The Thingz @ Alex’s Bar
  • Burial at Sea, Escalator Hill, Little Owl @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Occult Blood (Victoria, Australia), Ivens (Melbourne, Australia), Sissy Spacek @ The Smell
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m.)
  • Nikka Costa, Pope Levi, The Boogie @ The Roxy
  • Old 97’s @ Galaxy Theatre
  • The Silver Chords, VonVeederVeld, Lantvrn, Spirit Vine @ Redwood Bar
  • Give Alpha & Omega, Devotion, Creatures, Twitching Tongues, Fell To Low @ Alladin Jr. in Pomona
  • Down and Derby Roller Disco @ Echoplex


  • The Melvins: Melvins Lite – Melvins Set & Bullhead Record w/DJ Shepard Fairey @ The Satellite (formerly Spaceland)
  • Peter Wolf Crier with Retribution Gospel Choir @ Echo
  • Ty Segall  w/ Moonhearts, Audacity and Cosmonauts @ Continental Room (Fullerton)
  • Dashboard Confessional Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniversary Tour w/ Chris Conley (Saves The Day), Lady Danville, John Lefter @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Old 97’s w/ Langhorne Slim @ The Music Box
  • LYNCH MOB Rue Lynx, Pain Cylinder, Something Left Unsaid @ Key Club
  • The Wailers @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Suzanne Vega @ Irvine Barclay Theatre
  • Kenan Bell w/ Gavin Turek, Michael Gross & the Statuettes @ The Blue Cafe (Long Beach)
  • LA Font w/ Masks and Kazai Rex @ Pehrspace
  • CONTROL presents Le Castle Vania, Toy Selectah & Blake Miller @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Physical Forms (ex-members of The Mae Shi, Silver Daggers, Busdriver and Bad Dudes), Skull Tape (ex-members of The Mae Shi, Robin Williams On Fire, XBXRX and Robotonists), Turrks (Formerly known as Bipolar Bear), Bleak End at Bernie’s @ The Smell
  • Meiko, Tom Freund, @ Hotel Cafe
  • Da ILL Spot w/ BLAKFACE, Waju, Madd Doc, MC EWOK One and Namek & Arkyve @ Aladin Jr. 2
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m. & 11 p.m.)
  • SILVERSTEIN w/ Pierce the Veil, Miss May I, The Chariot, A Bullet for Pretty Boy @ Glass House
  • (FREE) George Glass release party @ Origami Vinyl
  • Chief Nowhere, VonVeederVeld, Magic Mirror, Ojo Rojos @ Redwood Bar
  • Club Underground spinning the best in Brit, Indie, Soul, Twee, Madchester, Punk, Glam @ Echo
  • Bearracuda @ Echoplex


  • Ty Segall, Tijuana Panthers, Okee Dokee, things @ Alex’s Bar
  • Rocco DeLuca w/ Very Special Guest @ The Satellite
  • Hellogoodbye w/ Gold Motel; You Me & Everyone We Know, Now; Now Every Children @ The Troubadour
  • Guster w/ Good Old War and DJ Darren Revell @ The Music Box
  • Defiance, Ohio (Columbus, OH), Kimya Dawson (member of Moldy Peaches from Olympia, WA), Moses Campbell Peter Pants (members of Heller Keller) @ The Smell
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m. & 11 p.m.)
  • Sebastian Ingrosso @ Avalon Hollywood
  • (FREE) Peg Leg Love release party @ Origami Vinyl
  • Kevin K, Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders, Crazy Squeeze, Barrio Tiger @ Redwood Bar
  • Dragstrip 66 – 18th Anniversary & “Classless Renuion” w/ Tranzkontinental @ Echoplex
  • Funky Sole @ Echo


  • Wanda Jackson w/ the Third Man house band, featuring Jack White on guitar with Haunted George @ El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Hieroglyphics w/ Underground Army, Sin @ Key Club
  • LA Music Video Festival After Party w/ Voxhaul Broadcast, Black Apples, Lemon Sun @ Echoplex
  • Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger feat Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl w/ Laura Gibson @ The Troubadour
  • Last American Buffalo, Square on Square, Cory Chisel @ The Satellite
  • Part Time Punks w/ Weekend and Catwalk @ Echo
  • Defiance, Ohio (Columbus, OH), Kimya Dawson (member of Moldy Peaches from Olympia, WA), Moses Campbell, The Dining Dead @ The Smell
  • Cirque Berzerk @ Club Nokia (8 p.m.)
  • Native w/ Fake Problems @ Echo (EARLY SHOW 5PM)
  • Dirty Candy, Interstellar, Hastings 3000 @ Redwood Bar

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