What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in LA? (February 14 – 20, 2011)

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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.

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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.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 (Valentine’s Day)

  • (FREE) Slang Chickens w/ Papa, John Carpenter, Origami DJ on the Back Patio @ Echo
  • John Heart Jackie 10pm, That Old Feelin’ 9pm, Jesse Thomas 8pm, Adam Masterson 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Goapele 9pm, DJ Eque 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE) Jenny O 10:45pm, Leslie Stevens 10pm, Henry Wolfe 9pm, John Gold 11:30pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) Red Cortez 11pm w/ Everest 10pm, College Kids 9pm, Union Line 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE w RSVP) It’s A School Night w/ Lucinda Williams 10pm w/ DJ Smiles Davis 10:45pm, Augustana 11:45pm @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Robotanists 11pm, Kissing Cousins 10pm, Oh Darling 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) James Fletcher w/ Casey and the Tall Boys and Dano Forte’s Juke Joint Freak Show @ Detroit Bar
  • Disco Bunny @ Pehrspace


  • Foo Fighters @ The Troubadour
  • Mountain Man 9pm, Whispering Pines 10pm, Jeffertiti’s Nile 11pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • My Pet Saddle 11pm, Moondog Orchestra 10pm, String Fellow Hawkins 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) The Twilight Singers 6pm @ Amoeba
  • Susan James CD release party featuring Susan James 10:45pm, Old Californio 11:40pm, Tony Gilkyson/Kip Boardman 11:10pm, Cosmo Topper 9:55pm, Double Naught Spycar 9:40pm, Anny  Celsi/Nelson Bragg 9:10pm Evie Sands 8:50pm, The Quarter After 8:25pm, Rachel Dean/Bryce Wayt 8pm @ Echo
  • Joseph Arthur 9:45pm w/ Madi Diaz 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • Honey Loving Cells 11pm, Marcus Very Ordinary 10pm, Mother Mother 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Todd Snider 9pm W/ Elizabeth Cook 8pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Thurlow Spokes EP Release Party @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Swords of Fatima, Sylvia Juncosa, The Mecolodiacs @ Redwood Bar
  • Urban Renewal Project 10pm @ The Mint
  • Clorox Girls w/ Cigarette Bums @ Prospector
  • Small Flowers 11pm w/ Continuum 10pm, Magical Planets 9pm, Sugarpill 12am@ The Central SAPC


  • The Radio Dept. 10pm w/ Young Prisms 9pm @ El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Beach House 10:15pm w/ Papercuts 9pm @ The Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea 10pm w/ Cotton Jones 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister 11pm, Vanaprasta 10pm, Erik Hassle (from Sweden) 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Henry Rollins 50th Birthday  Celebration (Spoken Word) 8pm, doors 6:30pm@ Largo at the Coronet (SOLD OUT)
  • Generationals 7pm, Nightmare & The Cat 8pm, Scars on 45 9pm, @ Hotel Cafe
  • Allah Las 10:30pm w/ TRMRS 9:45pm, Hindu Pirates 9pm, Nick Waterhouse and the Tarots 11:15pm @ Echo
  • Gram Rabbit 11pm, Indians 10pm, LA Font 9pm @ Bordello
  • Wake Up Lucid 11pm, The Steelwells 10pm, Gypsy Death Star 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • The Californian 11pm, The Ross Sea Party 10pm w/ Hello Electric 8pm, @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Back To The Future The Ride (member of Foot Village), Robedoor, Suzi Star, Pure Shit @ The Smell
  • The Peach KIngs @ Skinnys Lounge
  • Dub Club: Spinning the best in classic reggae, dub and dancehall @ Echoplex


  • B.B. King with Parker Macy Blues @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Beach House 10:15pm w/ Papercuts 9pm @ The Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Dawes 8:15pm w/ Pangolin 7:30pm @ UCLA Royce Hall
  • Shadow Shadow Shade Minks w/ The Black Apples, Generationals, DJ sets by Thomas Anderson @ The Satellite
  • Henry Rollins 50th Birthday  Celebration (Spoken Word) 8pm, doors 6:30pm@ Largo at the Coronet (SOLD OUT)
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Dum Dum Girls @ Sky Bar – Mondrian
  • Lucero 10:30pm w/ Olin & The Moon 8:30pm @ Echoplex
  • Celso Piña 6pm @ Amoeba Music
  • Celso Piña 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • Duniven (Patrick of Capshuns) 11pm, Queen Kwong 10pm, The Delabre 9pm, The VLA 12am @ Bootleg Theater
  • Rick Ross and Rosa Acosta @ MyHouse
  • Michael Beach 10pm, The Antiques 11pm, Broken Numbers Bands 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Reading From Daniel Hernandez 8:45pm, DJ Total Freedom 8pm, Sister Mantos 9:15pm, Crazy Band 10:45pm, DJ Lengua 11pm @ Echo
  • Slippers, The Holy Child and guest @ Prospector
  • Little Furry Things, Weird T.V, Shirley Rolls @ Lot 1 Cafe


  • ♥BB King Blues Festival @ Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
  • Allstar Weekend w/ DJ Premier @ El Rey Theatre
  • Henry Rollins 50th Birthday  Celebration (Spoken Word) 8pm, doors 6:30pm@ Largo at the Coronet (SOLD OUT)
  • Marnie Stern 8:30pm w/ Tera Melos 9:30pm and Power Axe 7:30pm @ Echo (early show 7pm)
  • Cake 8pm, doors 7pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • (FREE) KXSC Presents Magic Bullets and Obi Best @ Tommy’s Place USC
  • The Echo Presents: Har Mar Superstar 10:30 w/ Marijuana Deathsquads 9:45pm, Skoal Kodiak 9pm, P.O.S. 11:30pm @ The Satellite
  • Humanbeings, Busdriver, Alpha MC, DJ Lord Ron, dj excite, Learning Curve, Dj Laloe, Bet1, L & A Music, Orny Osbourne, S.A.D. Crew and Dark time sunshie @ The Airliner
  • Monolators  w/ Colleen Green, Peter Pants, Disaster Speaks @ Perhrspace
  • Mike Viola (with Victor Indrizzo and Sean Hurley ) 10:30pm, Debate Team 9:30pm, Kate Micucci 8:30pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • Too Short’s All Star Jam with Greedy Ent., Black Fridai, Tha ones, Lucky D @ Key Club
  • Tremellow, Luna Is Honey, Fantasica Bastidas, Virginia Reed @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Manic Hispanic, CH3 and guests @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Crystal Antlers 8:30pm, DJ Vice Cooler 6pm (free food and alcohol and non alcoholic drinks) @ LOMOGRAPHY
  • Lil Wayne @ The Shrine
  • TWIN (Winnepeg, Canada) w/ Eva Klassen (Winnepeg, Canada), Big Black Delta. Tinylittle @ The Smell
  • Club Underground w/ Pep Talk 11:45pm @ Echo
  • Eluveitie w/ Three Inches of Blood, Holy Grail, System Divide @ Glass House
  • Bearacuda @ Echoplex


  • Chromeo 10:45pm w/ MNDR 9:45pm and The Suzan 9pm @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • FYF Presents Glass Candy 10:45pm w/ Austra 9:45pm (formerly Katie Stelmanis), Bobby Birdman 8:45pm @ Echoplex
  • BB King 10pm, Shawn Jones 9pm, doors 6pm @ Canyon Club
  • (FREE) The Babies (members of Woods and Vivian Girls) w/ White Fence (members of Strange Boys and Darker My Love) @ Weingart Patio, Occidental College
  • Henry Rollins 50th Birthday  Celebration (Spoken Word) 8pm, doors 6:30pm@ Largo at the Coronet (SOLD OUT)
  • Cake 8pm, doors 7pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Vaud and The Villains 10pm w/ Triple Chicken Foot 9pm @ The Mint
  • Ted Leo @ Sky Bar at Mondrian Hotel
  • Admiral Radley 11pm w/ The Sea of Cortez 10pm, Blonde Summer 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Diplo  w/ ben oprstu, ///BONES, Tony Fresch and Doc P & Random Citizens @ The Proud Bird
  • Nicki Minaj w/ Trey Songz @ Siren Studios
  • (FREE) KXSC presents Magic Bullets 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Sebastien Leger, Audiofly & James Talk @ Avalon Hollywood
  • The Stitches, Sharp Objects, The Complaints @ Redwood Bar
  • The Sleeping Bags w/ Cat Lamb, Throw Me The Statue (Solo), Chris Kallmyer and Scott Cazan, DJ Sets by Kisses @ Pehrspace
  • Narwhal Party Peter Pants (members of Heller Keller), w/  Tes Elations, Pulse Out (member of So Many Wizards) @ The Smell
  • Los Mysteriosos, Bella Novela, Of Sons and Ghosts and guest @ Prospector


  • Gang of Four w/ Hollerado @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Henry Rollins 50th Birthday  Celebration (Spoken Word) 8pm, doors 6:30pm@ Largo at the Coronet (SOLD OUT)
  • Surfer Blood w/ Crystal Antlers @ FYF House Party!
  • Ted Leo w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Keith Morris, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman, Jonah ray and Kumail Nanjiani @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
  • Cake 8pm, doors 7pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • (FREE) Luis & The Wildfires 5pm @ Amoeba Music
  • Beth Hart 7:40pm w/ Souls on 11 feat. Jeff Young and Twinkle Yochim 7pm, doors 6pm @ Echoplex
  • Heroes & Heroines w/ Toy District, The Marietta James@ The Satellite
  • Man or Astroman 10:30pm w/ Octopus Project 9:30pm @ Echo
  • Kiev w/ The Colourist @ Bardot
  • Nicki Minaj @ Boulevard 3
  • Bobby Brown w/ Nikkole @ Key Club
  • Lil’ Wayne w/ Drake @ Siren Studios
  • Louis and Genevieve 9pm, Rick 10pm, Anenon 8pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • Part Time Punks Smiths/Morrissey Night w/ an acoustic performance by Jose Maldonado (of Sweet & Tender Hooligans) @ Echoplex
  • Stab City w/ Heller Keller, Vietnambla, Bird Mad Girl @ The Smell
  • Korey Dane, Sam Outlaw, Boris Smile, LN&AND and DJ Mikey @ Alex’s Bar
  • DJ Spindy, BriBreezy, DJ Froggy, Slum tha Resident @ Redwood Bar
  • Torches In Trees, AV Club, Disaster Speaks, Count Fleet @ Lot 1

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