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

We Are Scientists
at The Troubadour – Photo by Ivette Orenos for Grimy Goods

It’s SXSW week! But there’s still some fun to be had for all of you staying in the city of Angels! Catch some shows here while we bring back some hot new music for you at SXSW!

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. **

MONDAY – MARCH 14, 2011

  • (FREE w/ RSVP) We Are Scientists 11:30pm, Polock 10:30pm, Ron Sexsmith 9:30pm, Doors 9pm @ Bardot
  • Peter Murphy @ The Mayan Theater
  • (FREE) Helmet w/ Sederra, Blacklight Revelation, doors 8pm @ Slidebar
  • Frank Fairfield w/ Ari Shine Record Release Party @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) The Living Things 11pm Boyz Skule, Alek Fin 9pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • Tahiti 80 9:30pm, Maniac 8:30pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE) Spirit Vine 11pm, Dante Vs Zombies 10pm, Dark Moon 9pm, Rumspringa 12am@ The Echo
  • Datarock w/ Polaris at Noon, White Apple Tree, doors 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE) HoneyHoney 11pm, Papercranes 10pm, The Moor 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) Bowery Beasts 11pm, Peg Leg Love 9pm, John Carpenter 10pm, Billie Jack 12am @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Computer Magic 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Injured Ninja 11:30pm, Forced Into Femininity 11pm, Tujunga 10:30pm, Sexhair 10pm, Coup Pigeons 9:30pm, Arises 12:30am @ Pehrspace
  • Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, I Declare War @ The Glass House
  • TD Lind 9pm, Parker Ainsworth 10pm, Avasa & Matty Love 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY – MARCH 15, 2011

  • TAPES ‘N TAPES w/ Gardens & Villa, doors 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • The Smiths Indeed (a tribute, from England) 11pm, The Remainers 10pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • Alpine Decline 11pm w/ Residual Echoes 10pm, Stone Feather 9pm, Warm Climate 12am,doors 8:30pm @ The Echo
  • Check Yo Pony Tail 2 w/ The Death Set 12:30am, Ninjasonik 11:45pm, The Gas Lamp Killer 10:45pm, Zowie 10pm, Biker Daughter 9:20pm, Fanki Chan 1:15am, doors 9pm @ Echoplex
  • Noah & The Whale 10pm, Luke Rathborne 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • FAMILY BAND 11pm, PAPERCRANES 10pm, THE MOOR 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Benni, Mumbai Science @ Dim Mak Studios
  • TREASON (former members of The Centimeters) 10pm, ARTILLERI (former member of Possum Dixon) 11pm, NUMBER 2 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Black Atlantic 7pm, The Morgansterns 9pm, @ The Hotel Cafe
  • George Glass w/ Shirley Rolls, Francisco The Man @ LaBrie’s
  • Poop, Duchess Desade @ Redwood Bar
  • Free Lions, Brother Cecil, Golden Afternoon @ The Prospector
  • Naia Kete 10pm, Layla Lane 9pm, Kyle Nicolaides 8pm @ The Mint
  • Tom Freund and Friends @ The Central SAPC


  • (FREE) The Airborne Toxic Event, The Dears, Eulogies, The One Am Radio @ Dangerbird’s “Livestrong Through Song”
  • Spain 10pm, Rats 9pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • WILDING 11pm, POLLS 10pm, SPACE WAVES 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Chasing Kings 10pm, Nightmare & The Cat 9pm, Early Winters 8pm, Penelope Fortier 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Dub Club w/ Prezident Brown, Quinto Sol, doors 9pm @ Echoplex
  • Low End Theory w/ Mono/Poly, Low End Theory, Dibiase and tricky t @ The Airliner
  • LINDA DRAPER 10pm, OLD TOY TRAINS 11pm, CHIEF NOWHERE 12am, DOMINIC CAMPANELLA (Quarter After) 9pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • STATE RADIO Matt Embree (from Rx Bandits), The Ton Tons @ The Glass House
  • Matt Sonic & The High Times, Late to the Party, The Kill Pills, Vas Defrans @ Redwood Bar
  • The Downtown Train + Kody Lee + Blaise Smith @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Get Back Sons 10pm w/ Project Blue Book, Montu @ The Mint
  • Liz Phair 1opm,  Cathy 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour

THURSDAY – MARCH 17, 2011 (St. Paddy’s Day!)

  • KRS-ONE with Stretch Jennings, doors 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • The Entrance Band (acoustic set) 11pm, White Fence 10pm, Farmer Dave Scher 9pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • Alkaline Trio w/ Dead Country, Cobra Skulls @ The Mayan Theater
  • (FREE) Le Switch 9:45pm, Sounds of Asteroth 10:45pm, The Damselles 9pm @ The Echo
  • State Radio 10pm,  The Tontons 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • ANTENNA THE END 10:30pm, BIG BLACK DELTA 9:30pm, OLD CODES 8:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Umphrey’s McGee 8pm, doors 7pm @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Street Dogs with Black Pacific, The Have-Nots, and Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • (FREE) Aaron Roche + Chris Schlarb 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) The Black Diamond Riders and The Hard Copy Rebels 8pm @ Slidebar
  • The Dustbowl Revival, Paul Chesne Band and Hobo Jazz @ Redwood Bar
  • Kings Road, The Shrine, Grim Sleeper, The Downtown Train and Bad Apples @ Lot 1 Cafe

FRIDAY – MARCH 18, 2011

  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • The Ex 11pm, Death Sentence Panda 10pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • Ras Kass, The Humanbeings & special guests @ Airliner
  • Lava Band 7pm – 2am @ Bootleg Theater
  • Torches in Trees 10:30pm, Marvelous Toy 9:30pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Echo
  • The 88 with Douglas Lee 10pm, doors 9:45pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Duzheknew + Cousins @ 5pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Truth & Salvage Co. 10:4pm, George Stanford 9:45pm, Foster Timms 9pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • BOATS!, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Jus’ Folks, Bad Antics @ Redwood Bar
  • The Neighborhood, Haunted Tiger, Shoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble, Zaptra @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Tough Skins, Plexikill, Crooked Tongues, DJ Punk As Fuck (Toby from Streetdogs) @ Alex’s Bar
  • “TOO FAST TO LIVE, TOO YOUNG TO DIE” w/ 8 Kalacas, Chencha Berrinches, Cerebro Negro (record release), Organic, AKA The Movement, South Central Skankers @ The Glass House
  • BEARRACUDA @ Echoplex


  • Devo 1opm w/ The Octopus Project 9pm, doors 8pm @ Club Nokia
  • Girl Talk 9:45pm, Max Tundra 8:45pm and Junk Culture 8pm, doors 7pm (WIN TICKETS) @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Strung Out w/ Guttermouth, The Sheds, Arboc Slluks and Radio Threat @ The Canyon Club
  • DeadMau5, doors 9pm@ Belasco Theatre (Grand Opening)
  • Big Dick 11pm,  Brendan Hines 1opm, LA Soul Project 12am, The Chisels 9pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Swingin’ Utters w/ Longway, The Dead Relatives @ Slidebar
  • WILD UP 9:45pm, DAVID SHANE SMITH 8pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • Sister Spit, doors 6pm @ The Echo
  • Trio of Troubadours Tour ft. Lebo (ALO), Dave Brogan (ALO) & Chris Velan, plus Reed Mathis (TLG. Marco Benevento Trio) 9pm, 8pm doors @ The Mint
  • (FREE) Sunshine Factory + Seasons 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • California Metal Fest 5 w/ As I Lay Dying & more @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Thousand Needles, The Bentleys, The Never Home @ Redwood Bar
  • Road Kill Kings, Bordertown Saints, The Signal Hillbillies @ The Prospector
  • Walk @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Funky Sole, doors 10pm @ The Echo

SUNDAY – MARCH 20, 2011

  • Fujiya & Miyagi, Fol Chen, The Holidays, doors 8:30pm (Win Tickets) @ The Echo
  • John Digweed @ Avalon Hollywood
  • The Sounds Track Of Our Lives, doors 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • Repeater, The Black and Reds, The Damn Sons @ Alex’s Bar
  • Dirty Eyes, Long Neck Goose, Vows, The Embalmers @ Redwood Bar
  • The Irish Goodbye 11pm, The Carrions 10pm, Jack Fris Radio Choir 9pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • PART TIME PUNKS – DEPECHE MODE vs THE CURE NITE with Guest DJs Ray & Alex [from The Depeche Mode Convention, AM/FM & Club Planet Earth], doors 10pm @ Echoplex

* updates still in progress

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