What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (January 31 – February 13, 2011)

Tennis at the Echo: Photo 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

Click on the venue links to buy tickets and for more info. Set times are added to the show list if and when they are sent to us and they are subject to change at the venues’ and bands’ discretion.


  • (FREE w/ RSVP )It’s a School Night w/ Peter Bjorn & John 12am, Tristen 11pm, DJs Alex Luke & Sean Carlson (FYF) 1030pm @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Spaceland Productions Presents: The Fling 11:30pm, Belle Brigade 10pm, Writer 9pm, Obi Best 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Cannoneers of the New Command 10:30pm, Tender Box 9:45pm, The Hundred Days 9pm, The Bixby Knolls 11:15pm @ Echo
  • (FREE Family of the Year 11pm, Hands 10pm, Gardens and Villa 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) Kinch 11pm, Glowmarrow 10pm, Psychic Friend 9pm, Gentle Hands 12am @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Foster The People 11:30pm, Pacific Hurt 10:30pm, Blonde Summer 9:30pm@ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE) The Toasters (8:30 – 11:30pm) @ Slidebar
  • Robin Williams on Fire @ Pehrspace
  • King Kid 9:30pm w/ Stephen Mudd  8:30pm @ The Central SAPC
  • NaTTyDread, Good Year Charlie, Johnny Walker @ Molly Malones


  • Check Yo Ponytail w/ Yelawolf 12am, Das Racist 11:10pm, Rob Roy 10:35pm, 87 Stick Up Kids 10pm, Franki Chan 9pm, Craze 12:24am @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Baths 7pm @ Amoeba Hollywood
  • School of Seven Bells w/ The Delta Mirror @ The Conga Room
  • Tristen 10:30pm, Hi Ho Silver Oh 9:30pm, Marcus Very Ordinary 8:30pm @ Echo
  • The Pass 11pm w/ Marvelous Toy 10pm, Airlines 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Oh Land 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Ozzy Osbourne w/ Slash @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • Les Aus, Qa’a (Spain), Swords of Fatima, Deglet Noor Fakirs @ Redwood Bar
  • Gun Runner 11pm, Wyoming 10pm, Tall Tales 9pm, Smoke and Feathers 12am @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Haroula Rose 8pm, Patrick Park 10pm, Sara Lov 9pm, Sean Rowe 7pm, Marlana Bell 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Incognito Sofa Love, The Orange Effect, Son of Heatwave, and Gentlemen @ Detroit Bar
  • Oak & Gorski 8pm, Krissl Moses 8:50pm, Maple Mars 9:45pm, Nero Zero 10:35pm @ The Mint
  • Mode w/ the Vespertines @ The Prospector
  • Endless Hallway 11pm w/ Queen Caveat 10pm @ The Viper Room


  • Little Dragon @ The Barn at UC Riverside SOLD OUT
  • Big Search (7″ Release Show) 10:30pm, White Fence 9:30pm (Tim Presley of Darker My Love), John Webster Johns 11:30pm @ Echo
  • (FREE) Oh Land 7:30pm @ Echo
  • (FREE) Men 6pm @ Amoeba Hollywood
  • Gram Rabbit 11pm, Spindrift 10pm, Sky Parade 9pm @ Bordello
  • The Church 8pm, Doors 7pm @ El Rey Theatre (Performing three Albums: Untitled #23, Priest=Aura, and Starfish)
  • The Romany Rye 11pm w/ Whispering Pines 10pm, The Dead Trees 9m, Band of Exiles 12am, @ The Satellite
  • X-Ray Press 9pm, Shirley Rolls 10pm, Ts and The Past Haunts 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Dollyrots 10:15pm, The Neighborhood Bullys 9:30pm, Cold Forty Three 8:45pm, Blockage 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • Rumble King, Gravel Road @ Redwood Bar
  • Dub Club: Spinning the best in classic reggae, dub and dancehall @ Echoplex


  • We Barbarians 11pm, Lesands 10pm, The Union Line 9pm @ Echo
  • Bobby Long 10pm w/ He’s My Brother She’s My Sister 9pm @ Troubadour
  • The Sweet 10:30pm, Fancy Space People 9:30pm, Dante Vs. Zombies 8:45pm @ Echoplex
  • Shadow Shadow Shade 11pm w/ Great Northern 10pm, Useless Keys 9pm, Wet and Reckless 12am, @ The Satellite
  • Yelawolf w/ special guests @ Detroit Bar
  • The Health Club, Michael Nhat, Mama’s Joy @ Lot 1
  • Los Bodysnatchers, Adam Bones, Richard Ross @ Redwood Bar
  • Gravel Road, Dano Forte’s Juke Joint Freakshow, Brother Cecil @ Alex’s Bar
  • ParallaxScroll (member of Hello Astronaut, Goodby Television), Snorlax, P R O T E C T M E, Cat 500 @ The Smell
  • Tic Tic Boom, Odd Modern @ The Green Door
  • The Crazy Squeeze, Francis Harold & The Holograms, DJs Lance & Michael @ The Prospector
  • Lelia Broussard 9pm, Rachel Goodrich 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • The Oddfaces, Danny Get Down, The Wind Up Toys  @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • The VS (VERSUS) PARTY ft. Audrey Napoleon, Avi D, Andrew Serrano, and Houser MD @ The Central SAPC


  • Dick Dale 9pm w/ Gunboat Kings 8pm  @ Brixton South Bay
  • Tennis 10:50pm w/ Lord Huron 10pm, Airwaves 9:15pm @ Echo
  • Miguel Atwood- Ferguson Orchestra w/ The Gaslamp Killer, Anna Wise (Sonnymoon) @ Natural History Museum
  • Olafur Arnalds 9:30pm w/ George Sarah & Strings 8:30pm @ Echoplex
  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 10pm w/ The Belle Brigade 9pm @ El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
  • The Forgetters 10pm (Blake from Jawbreaker & Jets to Brazil + Kevin from Against me) w/ Street Eaters 9:15pm, Dangers 8:30pm @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
  • Spaceland Productions Presents: Har Mar Superstar w/ Giant Drag, Marijuana Deathsquads, Little Dog on Top of a Big Dog @ The Satellite
  • Chamberlin 11:30pm, Tom Freund 9:30pm, The Wood Brothers with Carsie Blanton 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Redstone Hall @ The Roxy
  • 400 Blows 11pm, Skinwalker 10pm, Longmont Potion Castle 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) Chasing Kings 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Big Sandy @ Redwood Bar
  • The Old Lumps w/ Black Elephant, Sea Lions, Canyons @ The Smell
  • Jamie Holiday & the VAMPYRE BUNNIES, Aparato!, Figurehead, The Perls @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • Dirty Gold, Pageants, Honey Loving Cells  @Lot 1
  • Switch w/ HiJack @ The Vanguard
  • Felguk & Bingo Players w/ PeaceTreaty, Lightknife. Mr White @ Avalon Hollywood
  • The Secret Affair – DJs spinning northern soul, freakbeat, boogaloo, garage, mod, 60s @ Alex’s Bar
  • Club Underground spinning the best in Brit, Indie, Soul, Twee, Madchester, Punk, Glam @ Echo
  • Static Fridays (electro, dance, beats) @ Detroit Bar


  • (FREE) The Nels Cline Singers with Yuka C. Honda @ The Getty Cener
  • Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses 10pm w/ The Silent Comedy 9pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Conspirator w/ Break Science @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Forgetters (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil and Against Me) 8:10pm w/ Street Eaters 7:20pm, The Hunting Accident 6:30pm @ Echo
  • The Autumn Defense (John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone of Wilco) 10pm w/ Jonathan Wilson 9pm @ Troubadour
  • The Muffs  11pm w/ John Wicks and the Records 10pm, Ari Shine 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Kid Infinity 3D Live w/ The 87 Stick Up Kid, Captain Ahab, Ben Oprstu, Random Citizens @ Alexandria Hotel (Palms Court)
  • Cradle of Filth with Nachtmystium, Turisas and Daniel Lioneye @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Under The Covers: A Tribute To The Nerves release party w/ Tijuana Panthers + Audacity 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • “Showroom Dummies” Art Show Closing w/ Religious Girls, NASA Space Universe, Crazy Band@ The Smell
  • The Milky Way @ The Central SAPC
  • JFK OF MSTRKRFT w/ Harvard Bass and Bird Peterson @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Beth Thornley 8pm, Joe Gill 9pm, Love In The Circus 11:30pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Sander Kleinenberg (DJ / Producer) @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Reverend Horton Heat with Luis & The Wildfires and The Fink Bombs @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • The Super Bees, Fantastic Harlan Jones, Soft White 60s @ Redwood Bar
  • Cradle Of Filth w/ with Nachtmystium, Turisas and Daniel Lioneye @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • The Lexingtons, Princess Franks and Therapy Session @ Lot 1
  • Bootie LA @ Echoplex


  • Cat Power 10:30pm w/ The Meek 9:15pm, Demo Team 8:30pm @ Music Box SOLD OUT
  • The B-Noirs, The Sweater Girls, Ingenue @ Redwood Bar
  • Esquire @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Netherfriends 6pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Kiev, The Diamond Light, The Lonely Trees @ Bardot
  • Part Time Punks: The Soft Moon (Captured Tracks) w/ Violet Tremors @ Echo
  • Jon Barba, Rachel Fannan, Hermit Convention and Parkford  @ The Smell


  • Foo Fighters w/ Bob Mould and Scream @ The Roxy
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Hanni El Khatib 12am w/ DJ Set by Jesse “Boots Electric: Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal) 11pm, Hot As Sun 10:30pm,  Jason Eldredge 9:30pm @ Bardot
  • (FREE) The Belle Brigade 11pm, Jenny O 10pm, Everest 9pm, Micky Adams 8:30pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) Slang Chickens 11pm w/ Papa 10pm, Rachel Fannan 9pm, Mini Mansions 12am @ Echo
  • Jenny Owen Youngs 10pm, Eleisha Eagle 9pm, Terra Naomi 8pm, Anna Su 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Red Cortez 11pm w/ The Silent Comedy 10pm, David Yaya Herman Dune 9pm, Rocco DeLuca 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Robotanists 11pm w/ Twilight Sleep 10pm, Lanterns 12am, Death Kit 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) American Hi Fi w/ Tony Sly (No Use for a Name), Void 808 @ Slidebar
  • (FREE) James Fletcher, Alejandro’s Awesome Surf Band, Davis Fetter @ Detroit Bar
  • Phil Alvin and Friends @ Redwood Bar


  • Amanda Jo Williams w/ Infantree @ Echo
  • Joseph Arthur w/ Tom Freund @ Bootleg Theater
  • Cradle of Filth w/ Nachtmystium, Turisas and Daniel Lioneye @ Club Nokia
  • Seasons w/ Hallmark, The Health Club, AV Club @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Swords of Fatima, Charmkin Rebellion, New Rome Quartet @ Redwood Bar


  • Friendly Fires 10:30pm w/ Superhumanoids 9:15pm @ The Roxy
  • Vanaprasta 11pm w/ Mona 10pm,  Polls 9pm @ Echo
  • Ferraby Lionheart 11pm w/ Obi Best 1opm, Rob Kolar 9pm, Willoughby 12am @ The Satellite
  • Sarah McLachlan & Friends: Doors 7pm, Set 1 8pm, Intermission 9:15pm, Set 2 9:35pm @ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
  • Meat Beat Manifesto 10pm w/ Not Breathing 9pm  @ El Rey Theatre
  • Gram Rabbit 11pm w/ Mad Planet 10pm, Mad Planet 9pm @ Bordello
  • Low End Theory w/ DJ Muggs @ Airliner
  • Black Flamingo 11pm w/ Fake Your Own Death 10pm, Programmed For Pleasure 9pm, Ladycop 8pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Stars at Night 10pm, The Downtown Train 11pm @ Lot 1
  • One Trick Pony, Ladycop, Mad Gregs @ Pehrspace
  • Rumble King, Red Roses @ Redwood Bar
  • Tina Dico Lauren O’Connell, Helgi Jonsson @ The Troubadour
  • Dub Club: Spinning the best in classic reggae, dub and dancehall @ Echoplex


  • Breakestra 11:45pm, Sloe Poke (DJ) 11:15pm, Simple Citizens 10:15pm @ Echo
  • Shadow Shadow Shade 11pm w/ Le Switch 10pm, Chasing Kings 12am, The Hundred Days 9pm, DJ sets by Justin Gage of Aquarium Drunkard @ The Satellite
  • Cut Chemist @ Lucky Strike Lanes, Orange County
  • An Intimate Performance With: Eli “Paperboy,” Reed 10pm,  Jared Lee 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Dance Right w/ My Cousin Roy, Cosmic Kids, Paul Devro, Benzona @ La Cita
  • The Rumble w/ Hands, Letting Up Despite Great Faults @ Echoplex
  • Sozay 7-9pm @ The Playhouse Hollywood
  • Muder by Death w/ Builders and the Butchers @ Detroit Bar
  • Tony Sly (of No Use For A Name) 10pm, Secret Sisters 8pm, w/ Erin McLaughlin 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Ghestapo Khazi, Les Aus, Green Screen Door@ The Smell
  • Cigarette Bums, Pool Honeys, Hello My Name is Red and Buffalo Electric @ Lot 1
  • Atomic Tom 11pm, Maniac 10pm, Lovers Drugs 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • Falling Still 10pm w/ Electric Soul Company 11pm, That Old Feelin’ 9pm, Brial at Sea 12am @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Ky-Mani Marley w/ Rey Fresco, Bodhi Rock, DJ Selecta7 @ The Roxy
  • Kodo @ Disney Concert Hall (Drummers of Japan)
  • Ding Dong Devils, Dick and Jane Orchestra, Casino 66 @ Redwood Bar
  • Betatraxx (EP Release Party), Charles I, ///Bones, and Dillon Morris @ The Central SAPC
  • Killola, The Studiofix, The Terrapin, Stars at Night @ Alex’s Bar
  • Meticulation, Incognito Sofa Love, OG Hybrids, New Lights by Dead Vines @ The Prospector


  • Arcade Fire @ Ukrai… nevermind … “secret location” (SOLD OUT)
  • Cee Lo 11:15pm w/ Big Boi 9:45pm, Ryan Leslie 9pm @ Club Nokia
  • Alkaholiks w/ Dough the Freshkid, 7 SKWAD Troopers, Infamous Prime, LAW @ Key Club
  • LA Record Valentine’s w/ Nobunny, w/ Cerebral Ballzy, Red Onions, Retox Dream Date @ 6th Street Warehouse
  • The Aquabats 9:50pm w/ Voodoo Glow Skulls 8:45pm and Koo Koo Kanga Roo 8pm @ Music Box
  • (FREE w/RSVP) Mondrian Sessions w/ Fool’s Gold @ Skybar (Presented by IAMSOUND Records)
  • Smith Westerns 10:45pm, Yuck 9:45pm, Therapies Son 9pm @ Echo
  • Murder By Death 11:30pm w/ The Builders & The Butchers 10:30pm, Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets 9:30pm @ Echoplex
  • ALO 10pm w/ Nathan Moore 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • The Crystal Method @ The Exchange
  • Wolfgang Gartner’s with JFK of MSTRKRFT at the Roxbury
  • Spaceland productions Presents: Har Mar Superstar 11:30pm w/ Marijuana Deathsquads 10:45pm, Shannon and the Clams 9:45pm, Pope Anything 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Alpine Decline w/ Warm Climate, Robedoor, 99%@ Pehrspace
  • Grupo Fantasma 11pm w/ Feufollet 10pm @ The Mint
  • Mike Watt & His Secondmen, Drag the River, Jr Juggernaut @ Redwood Bar
  • White Widow, Magick Orchids, EXTRA, howardAmb @ The Smell
  • Devil’s Brigade (feat. Matt Freeman from Rancid), Roger Miret and the Disasters, Viva Hate @ Alex’s Bar
  • Dead Country @ The Roxy
  • Lindstrom @ Vanguard
  • The Pretty Reckless 10pm w/ Runner Runner 9:15pm and A Thousand Horses 8:30pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Killola 11pm w/ Bullet & Snowfox 10pm @ Bootleg Theater


  • KRS-One w/ Underground Army @ The Roxy
  • How I Wrote That Song w/Cee-Lo & Seal @ Key Club
  • The Decemberists, Mountain Man @ Wiltern
  • Ana Tijoux w/ NoCanDo, DJ Money Mark and DJ Ethos (Special All-Cassette Throwdown) @ Bootleg Theater
  • Groove Armada, Dirty Vegas and Jason Bentley @ Supperclub LA
  • (FREE) Yuck 4pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Smith Westerns @ Detroit Bar
  • Apex Manor @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Sara Lov @ Bootleg Theater EARLY SHOW
  • Los Amigos Invisibles With Trombone Shorty @ Congo Room
  • B.o.b with Far East Movement & Special Guest @ Club Nokia
  • Jarrod Gorbel with Atlantic/Pacific 6pm @ Echo
  • ALO @ Saint Rocke
  • Jackie Greene Set 1: 10:00 pm Set 2: 11:15 pm w/ Honeymoon 9pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • The Gears, Deadbeats, RF7, Inazuma @ Redwood Bar
  • Dierks Bentley & Friends Up On The Ridge w/ Will Hoge @ The Troubadour
  • Snoop Dogg w/ Pilot @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Parkway Drive w/ Set Your Goals, The Ghost Inside, The Warriors @ Glass House


  • The Grammys @ Staples Center
  • Goapele @ The Troubadour
  • Inspector w/ Mafia Rusa @ Detroit Bar
  • Robotanists @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Gashcat, ElephantApple, Engine, Sofacity Sweetheart, EZ Tiger, Frisco the Man @ Redwood Bar
  • Part Time Punks “My Blood Valentine” night @ Echo
  • Black Cat Ent. presents Valentines Ball @ El Rey Theater

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