What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (June 6 – 12, 2011)

The Vaccines @ The Satellite 01.22.11 – Photo by Wei Shi


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 – June 6, 2011

  • Flogging Molly 9:15pm, The Drowning Men 8pm, doors 7pm @ The Music Box
  • BAND OF SKULLS 11p RACHEL GOODRICH 10p Doors 9p @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) The Vaccines 6pm @ Amoeba Music
  • (FREE) It’s A School Night w/ The Elected 12am, Agnes Obel 10:30pm, DJ Set by Ryan Olson of Gayngs 11pm & Them Jeans 12:30am @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Dante vs. Zombies 11pm, Fool’s Gold 12am, John Carpenter 10pm, Peg Leg Love 9pm @ Echo
  • (FREE) The Californian 11pm, Marvelous Toy 10pm, Glow Marrow 9pm, Charles Mansion 12am @ Satellite
  • YOUTH OF TODAY, Mouthpiece, OUTSPOKEN, FRAUD (ex Chain of Stength) @ The Glass House
  • (FREE) DUNIVEN 10:45p WET AND RECKLESS 10p LIGHT FM 9:15p JERRY BORGE 11:30a @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) HENRY WOLFE & OLIWA 9p TBA 8p AMY BLASHKE 7:30p @ Bootleg Theater
  • Vice Cooler, DJ Juiceboxxx, New Dreams, Secret Friends, Kroyclub @ Pehrspace
  • Machine Fang 9:30pm, Raaats 10:30pm, Gothic Tropic 11:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Agnes Obel 8pm, Deap Valley 9pm, Liz Isenberg and Vio/Miré 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • The Moth GrandSLAM:VII w/ music by Alexander Burke on the Vibraphone and Eban Schletter on the Theremin 8pm, doors 7pm @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Ethan Hulse and Denny White, doors 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • Orange Goblin 10:20pm, The Gates Of Slumber 9:25pm, Naam 8:35pm, Sasquatch 7:45pm @ The Troubadour

TUESDAY – June 7, 2011

  • BAND OF SKULLS 11p RACHEL GOODRICH 10p Doors 9p @ Bootleg Theater
  • Death Cab For Cutie 1opm, The Lonely Forest 9pm, doors 8pm @ El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • (FREE) TOMS Shoe Event w/ Secret Headliner, Lord Huron, Tokimonsta, Jeremy Sole & more  @ Heritage Museum in Santa Monica 8-10pm
  • Cerebral Ballzy 9:30pm, Bastard 8:30pm, Ruptures 7:30pm, doors 7pm @ Echo
  • (FREE) Nick 13 (7pm) @ Amoeba Music
  • Anna Calvi 10pm, Cuckoo Chaos 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • Diego Garcia, doors 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • Stars at Night 11pm, LOOM 10pm, Badass Magic 9pm @ Satellite
  • Crass “Penis Envy” 30 Year Anniversary Celebration w/ All-Star Crass Tribute Band, Crazy Band, Brothers @ The Smell
  • C-Horse, Socorro, Rain Boe Wave @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Incan Abraham 10pm, Rumspringa 11pm, The Chances 9pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Black Elephant 10:15pm, Buffalo Electric 11pm, Traps, PS 9:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Stewboss Record Release Show 9pm, Chuck Lee Bramlet 8pm, Justin Trawick 7pm, Iron Rails 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Max Luck 10pm, The Kirk Fletcher Band 8pm @ The Mint

WEDNESDAY – June 8, 2011

  • Glasvegas 10p, Gliss 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Diego Garcia 10pm, Jenny O 9pm, doors 8:30pm @ Echo
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Scion Presents Dim Mak Pickle Patch Tour! feat. Autoerotique, Peacetreaty, Rob Roy, and New Ivory @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE) So Wrong 10pm, Peg Leg Love 10:45pm, Pot Luck Orchestra 11:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • SLOAN 11p DEARLY BELOVED 10p @ Bootleg Theater
  • Dub Club w/ Freddie McGregor, Dawn Penn @ Echoplex
  • Correatown “Etch The Line” 10 EP release show 11pm, White Sea 10pm, Square on Square 9pm @ Satellite
  • May McDonough 10pm, The Dilettantes featuring: Michelle Lewis & Kay Hanley 9pm, Sonos 8pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Low End Theory w/ JONWAYNE, SHLOHMO, 14KT, ASHTREJINKINS @ Airliner
  • JASON DIAZ 8:30p KRIS GRUEN 9:30p MICHAEL DAVIS 10:30p JOHN HEART JACKIE 11:30p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Insect Surfers, The Graves, Brothers Deluxe, Old Lumps, Poupee The Human Toy @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Axis:sovA 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Austin Hartley Leonard 10:30pm, Joe Gill 9:30pm, Gotaway Girl 8:30pm @ The Central SAPC

THURSDAY – June 9, 2011

  • Robert Plant & The Band of Joy @ San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino
  • Shabazz Palaces 10pm, Thurzday 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • The Love Grenades 11:45pm, Daedelus (DJ set) 11pm, Gangi 10:15pm, Sea Lions 9:30pm, Lovebird 8:45pm, The Lovely Bad Things 8pm @ 5 Star Bar
  • (FREE) The Rumble: Wise Blood 11:30pm, White Arrows 10:30pm, Milo Greene 9:45pm, My Goodness 9pm @ Echo
  • An Horse 10:45pm, Soft Pipes 9:50pm, Miracle Parade 9pm @ Satellite
  • Red Bull Em See – A Freestyle Battle Of Sight & Sound w/ special guest Chali2na, Supernatural & more @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Juan Puente’s Pre-Ink N Iron Party – Powerflex 5 (feat. Salba and Corey Miller), Jive Ass Nobodys, DJ Small Paul  @ Alex’s Bar
  • Le BLORR, @Vanapastra, Ballerina Black, doors 9pm onlu $5 @ Detroit Bar
  • MY HEART IS AN IDIOT (film screening) 8p @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) ELECTRIC GUEST 10p, CAUGHT A GHOST 12a DEAP VALLY 11p  @ Bootleg Theater
  • ROGE 10p, MATHAI 9p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Oak & Gorski 9pm, One Two Featuring: Skyler Stonestreet & Jeremy Silver 10pm,  Mike Stocksdale 8pm, Stretford End 11pm, Rozzi Crane 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Atlantic/Pacific 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Matthewdavid 7pm @ Amoeba Music
  • The Blissins, Black Boots @ Redwood Bar
  • Aaron Castle 9pm @ The Central SAPC

FRIDAY – June 10, 2011

  • Deftones 10pm, The Dillinger Escape Plan 8:45pm, Le Butcherettes 8pm, doors 7pm @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Friendly Fires 10:05pm, Wise Blood 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • FLASH BANG GRENADA (NoCanDo + Busdriver), OPEN MIKE EAGLE (Hellfyre Club), Co. fee (My Hollow Drum) +DJ Nobody and Trackstar the DJ @ Bootleg Theater
  • Nick 13 (Record Release Show) 10pm, Lynda Kay 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
  • Baths, Asura, yuk @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
  • Dax Riggs 9:30pm, Slang Chickens 8:45pm, Maxim Ludwig 8pm, doors 7:30pm @ Echo
  • Ink n Iron w/ The Paladins, 13 Cats, The Rev Tones & more @ Queen Mary, Long Beach
  • Jordan Cook 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • PSYCHO BEACH PARTY w/ Bare Wires, Shitty Limits, Cosmonauts, Rough Kids @ Blue Star
  • Belle Brigade 11pm, John Gold 10pm,  Little Hurricane 9pm @ Satellite
  • The 88 10:30pm, Atlantic/Pacific with Goldenboy 8pm-10pm, Lakes 11:30pm, Threes & Nines 7pm, Hurtbird & Brothers Young 1230am @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Johnny O’Donnell and Sacramento @ Taix
  • Front Line Assembly 11:30pm, DJ Acucrack 10:45pm, Dismantled 10pm, Cyanotic 9:15pm, Hardwire 8:30pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • LA Beatdown w/ Figure, Dirty Talk, Paul Ahi, Da Moth 12am @ The Music Box
  • The Aggrolites See Spot, Starpool, HB Surround Sound, Trenchtown, illFX @ Brixton South Bay
  • Corima, Upsilon Acrux, The Sleeping Car (member of Polar Goldie Cats), Modern Memory @ The Smell
  • Seryn, Driftwood Singers, Fort King @ Redwood Bar
  • Signal Path 11pm, The Malah 10pm @ The Mint
  • John Prine 9pm, Loudon Wainwright III 8pm, doors 7pm @ Orpheum Theatre
  • The Waldos (feat. Walter Lure from Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers LAMF & Joey Pinter- the original Rent Party guitarist), The Stitches, The Golddiggers, The Dirty Eyes @ Alex’s Bar
  • The Jezebelles (girl.rock.choir.), Everything Said, The Bone Rollers Band @ Mission Tobacco Lounge
  • (FREE) Seryn 6pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Club Underground vs. Blow Up @ Echo
  • (FREE Before 10:30pm) Static Fridays @ Detroit Bar
  • Bearracuda Pride Friday @ Echoplex

SATURDAY – June 11, 2011

  • Ink n Iron w/ The Sonics, Detroit Cobras, The Vandals, The Adolescents, Fishbone & more @ Queen Mary, Long Beach
  • (FREE) Diego Garcia 7:30pm @ One Colorado (Pasadena)
  • Jenny and Johnny 8:30pm, La Sera 7:45pm, Nik Freitas 7pm, doors 6:30pm @ The Music Box
  • Dax Riggs, Bowery Beast @ Echo
  • Nick 13 (Record Release Show) 10pm, Miguel Garcia & The Vaquetones 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • J. Period Live Mixtape feat. Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew @ Echoplex
  • J. Irvin Dally, Wonderful People, Mt. Broom @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • (FREE) Moon Block Party w/ J E F F E R T I T T I ‘ s N I L E , Pity Party, Dirt Dress, Gothic Tropic, & more 12:30pm – 12:30am @ Downtown Pomona Arts Colony
  • ?uestlove (DJ Set) 10:30pm w/ The Beatards  9:30pm@ The Cental SAPC
  • Crystal Antlers, Cosmonauts @ The Prospector
  • Jethro Tull @ Greek Theatre
  • Fedde Le Grand with Tara Brooks 10:30pm @ The Music Box
  • Young Widows 11pm, My Disco 10pm, Nora and the Brights 9pm @ Satellite
  • (FREE) Moostache w/ We are the Pilots @ La Cave
  • Girl In A Coma, Bella Novela, Spare Parts for Broken Hearts, The Bellhaunts @ Alex’s Bar
  • TIMBER TIMBRE, MARISSA NADLER Doors 8:30p  @ Bootleg Theater
  • ZOOFEST!!: A benefit show for the Wildlife Conservation Society w/ Catwalk (Oxnard), Black Elephant, Sea Lions (Oxnard), Paper Tigers @ The Smell
  • Paul Van Dyk @ Hollywood Palladium
  • The Waldos, Dirty Eyes, Symbol Six (early show 1pm) @ Redwood Bar
  • The Waldos, Dirty Eyes, The Stitches 8pm @ Redwood Bar
  • Jill Warhol @ The Viper Room
  • Honor Society with Action Item and Sunderland @ HOB Anaheim
  • Funky Sole @ Echo
  • Hustaid @ Detroit Bar

SUNDAY – June 12, 2011

  • Ink n Iron w/ Buzzcocks, Anti-Flag, Turbo AC’s, Creepshow & more @ Queen Mary, Long Beach
  • Times New Viking 11pm, King Tuff 10pm, Wet and Reckless 9pm @ Satellite
  • Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae: Hooligans in Wondaland Tour @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • DISPATCH @ Greek Theatre
  • R Kelly with Special Guest Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrosius @ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo w/ Dan Krikorian, Patrolled By Radar, Leo Rondeau, The Swamp Coolers (w/Cliff Wagner) @ Echo
  • THE FUSE! 11:30p, LA GHOST 10:30p, FIDLAR 9:30p, THE BOOM BANG 8:30p @ Bootleg Theater
  • P R O T E C T M E, HissyFit (New Zealand), Neonates, Cool Moms @ The Smell
  • Part Time Punks – Creation Records Nite @ Echo
  • Honor Society Plus Action Item , Katelyn Tarver , Sunderland @ The Roxy
  • Weird Al Yankovic @ Fox Performing Arts Center
  • Bare Wires, Incognito Sofa Love, Sassafrass @ Alex’s Bar
  • The Hi-Z’s, Cigarette Bums, Dharma Bums @ Redwood Bar

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