What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (May 23 – 29, 2011)

Photo: Alberta Cross at the Satellite by Ryan Mulvey

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 – May 23, 2011

  • Yeasayer 11pm, Smith Westerns 9:45pm, Hush Hush 9pm  @ The Music Box
  • An Evening with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Two sets 9:30pm and 10:30pm @ Echoplex
  • She Wants Revenge 10pm w/ Nico Vega 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Roxy
  • James Blake 10pm, Nite Jewel 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • (FREE) He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister; Shakey Graves; Amanda Jo Williams; Black Hole Oscillators; Featherbeard (experimental); Jared Mees & The Grown Children @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) WHITE ARROWS 10:30p, MILO GREENE 8:30p, EULOGIES 9:30p, GARDENS AND VILLA (Secretly Canadian) 11:30p @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) The Bixby Knolls, Harlan, Future Ghost @ Echo
  • (FREE) It’s A School Night w/ Motopony 12am, Iyeaoka 11pm, Love Inks 10pm, Cassian DJ Set 12:30am @ Bardot
  • Captain Ahab, Dreamgoatz, Phaxanation & the Dust Kickers with special guest Greenlander @ Pehrspace
  • Olin & The Moon, Peach Plum Pear, The Milk Carton Kids, Jim Hanft & Samantha Yonack @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band 10pm @ The Mint

TUESDAY – May 24, 2011

  • Yeasayer 11pm, Smith Westerns 9:45pm, Hush Hush 9pm  @ The Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Alberta Cross 11pm, Rumspringa 10pm, Last American Buffalo 12am, Catwalk 9pm @ The Satellite
  • James Blake 9pm w/ Nite Jewel 8pm, doors 7pm @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (SOLD OUT)
  • JAMES BLAKE (DJ SET) @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Scott Weiland 11pm, Lonely Trees 10pm, Max and the Marginalized at 9pm, doors 7:30pm @ The Viper Room (SOLD OUT)
  • 10:30pm w/ La Santa Cecilia 9:30pm, Mexican Dubwiser 8:30pm @ The Roxy
  • Rock The Bells Launch Party @ HOB Sunset
  • (FREE) The Gromble 10pm @ La Cave
  • (FREE) Foster The People 6:30pm @ Amoeba Music
  • ELIZABETH COOK 10p, LESLIE STEVENS 9p @ Bootleg Theater
  • Sam Roberts Band 10pm, Motopony 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • THE LORDS 9p GOLDEN STATE (formerly Paloalto), 10p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • CB Brand 11pm, Robert Ellis 10pm, The Reflectacles 9pm @ Echo
  • Sean Rowe 10pm, Maia Sharp & Moveable Feast 8pm, KRISTEENYOUNG 9pm Ellis Paul 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • 11pm, Brainspoon 10pm, Black Beverly Heels 9pm, Dirty Eyes 12am @ Redwood Bar

WEDNESDAY – May 25, 2011

  • White Denim 11pm, Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits 10pm, The Allah Las 9pm @ Echo
  • The Twilight Singers 10:30pm, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s 9:45pm, Jonneine Zapatam 8:45p @ The Music Box
  • Noah and the Whale 10pm with Bahamas 9pm, doors 8pm@ El Rey Theatre
  • Morning Teleportation 11pm, Jaill 10pm, Devon Williams 9pm @ The Satellite
  • SHANE ALEXANDER 9p RIE SINCLAIR 8p THE MAKEPEACE BROTHERS 10p @ Bootleg Theater
  • YELLOW RED SPARKS 10p RADARS TO THE SKY 11p GOLDEN SPELL 9p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Open Source Rebellion 11pm @ The Viper Room
  • Kevin Devine 930pm; Ten Out of Tenn with: Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig, Andrew Belle, Matthew Perryman, Jones & Amy Stroup 1030pm; Denison Witmer 8pm; Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • The Smittens, Red Pony Clock, History of Manners, Homesick Elephant @ Redwood Bar
  • Dub Club (FREE before 10pm) @ Echoplex
  • Team Coco Presents: The Basic Cable Band & A Night of Comedy 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • The Violet Lights 11pm, Adam Bones 10pm, The Orange Effect 9pm, The Film Noir 8pm @ The Mint

THURSDAY – May 26, 2011

FRIDAY – May 27, 2011

  • Prince 7:30pm @ The Forum
  • Stiff Little Fingers w/ Sharks @ Galaxy Theatre
  • Gangi, SFV Acid, Baron Von Luxxury @ Echo
  • Big Black Delta Sing, The Body Electric, Echoes De Luxe @ The Satellite
  • Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub with Rocco DeLuca @ HOB Anaheim
  • JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN 10p RACHAEL CANTU 9p @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) STREET DOGS, Dirty Filthy Mugs, Your Arsenal @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Red Pony Clock, Wounded Lion, Fatty Dearest @ The Smell
  • Mount Eeire featuring Key Losers, Nicholas Krgovich, Catwalk  @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
  • The Script  with Andrew Allen @ Club Nokia (SOLD OUT)
  • Watson 66, Pan AM, doors 7:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Gasoline Silver, The Singles, Stone Darling @ Redwood Bar
  • LA Beatdown One-Year Anniversary w/ Liquid Stranger, Demonone, Miniature Robots & more @ The Muisc Box
  • Dayglow Abortions, Verbal Abuse and guests @ Alex’s Bar
  • Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience @ Greek Theatre
  • Stickam Japan Relief featuring B Real and Friends @ The Roxy
  • Sam Bradley with Holly Conlan 7pm-9pm, Lakes 10pm, A House For Lions 11pm, Liquid Love Letter 9pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Assembly of Dust 10pm w/ The Heavy Guilt 9pm @ The Mint

SATURDAY – May 28, 2011

  • Prince 7:30pm @ The Forum
  • Mobb Deep @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Asobi Sesku, Scattered Trees, Useless Keys @ The Satellite
  • Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub with Rocco DeLuca @ The Music Box
  • Spring Beer Fest w/ The Dustbowl Revival, The Silent Comedy, 12-4pm @ Echoplex
  • War w/ Tower of Power @ Greek Theatre
  • Bobby Womack @ Shrine Auditorium
  • Doran Danoff 10pm, Walking Sleep 9pm, Nicole Eva Emery 8pm, Fascinoma 7pm, Elemenopy 12am, The Outerlys 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Fa Fa Fa (Reno, NV), No Paws (No Lions), Whitman Seed (Olympia, WA) @ The Smell
  • Heller Keller Magick Orchids, The Lingonberries, Jacky Stone and His Ugly Bones @ Pehrspace
  • Ravens Moreland, Barb Wire Dolls and guests @ Alex’s Bar
  • The Dustbowl Revival 10pm @ The Mint
  • Lightnin Woodcock, Arthur Alexander, Luft Gods, Death Squad Demongods @ Redwood Bar
  • At The Skylines Southern Lights, Author&Finisher, One Last Look, After the Empire @ The Glass House
  • DUB CLUB Presents: SATURDAY NIGHT RUB-A-DUB @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) FUNKY SOLE 10pm @ Echo

SUNDAY – May 29, 2011

  • Prince 7:30pm @ The Forum
  • Guitar Wolf 10pm, Cheap Time 9:15pm, The Rock Tigers 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Amanda Jo Williams, The Blank Tapes, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Hi Ho Silver Oh, Yellow Red Sparks & more @ Echo Country Outpost
  • WALTER MEEGO 11p HIGH HIGHS 10p SEVEN SATURDAYS 9p @ Bootleg Theater
  • The Doghouse Lords, The Mo-Odds @ Redwood Bar
  • Maren Parusel, Light FM, and guest @ Alex’s Bar
  • Neil Hamburger with special guests @ The Satellite
  • Part Time Punks Smiths/Morrissey Nite w/ DJ Jose Maldonado @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo 5pm @ Echo

 

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