What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (July 11 – 17, 2011)

Ximena Sarinana at Silver Lake Jubilee – 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 – July 11, 2011

  • Thao & Mirah with Jamie Drake 7pm-9pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Gardens & Villa 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE)  Death Hymn Number 9, Stab City, jeffertitti’s Nile, Alejandro’s Awesome Surf Band 9:30pm @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE)  Andy Clockwise 11pm, Lemon Sun 10pm, The Hundred Days 9pm, Jerks 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE)  Crystal Antlers 11pm, Cold Showers 10pm, Pangea 9pm, Clorox Girls 12am @ The Echo
  • (FREE)  Races, RACES 10:30p POLLS 9:30p SO MANY WIZARDS 11:30p JORDACHE 8:30p @ Bootleg Bar
  • Frank Fairfield, Merchants of Moonshine @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE)  LA FONT 11p QUEEN KWONG 10p ROSS SEA PARTY 12a RAVENS & CHIMES 9p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) It’s A School Night w/ Vanessa Carlton 11:45pm, Electric Guest 10:45pm, Kye Kye 9:45pm  @ Bardot

TUESDAY– July 12, 2011

  • Limp Wrist 10:30pm, Big Freedia 9:30pm, Yadokai 8:45pm, Rough Kids 8pm @ Echoplex
  • Heidecker & Wood 10:45pm, Nik Freitas 9:45pm, Miracle Parade 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Brian Buckley Band 10:30pm, Open Source Rebellion 9:45pm, Cannoneers 9pm @ House of Blues Sunset
  • (FREE) Crystal Antlers 7pm @ Fingerprints in Long Beach
  • Omar Souleyman 10:30pm, Moon Pearl 9:30pm, DJ Mahssa 8:30pm @ The Echo
  • The Mormons, Dangeroscoe, Lightnin’ Bill Woodcock @ Redwood Bar
  • MEGAN BONNELL 9:30p COMMON CROOK 11:30p VINNIE FERRA 10:30p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Irontom 10pm, Vanish Valley 9pm, Maston 8:30pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Tenlons Fort 11:30pm, The Sweet Hurt, CMG & We Are the Night and Paul Layton @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Matthew Mayfield 9pm, The Wild Reeds 8pm, Shelby Earl 7pm, Johnny Marnell 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Melvins Lite feat. Trevor Dunn 9pm@ Detroit Bar

WEDNESDAY – July 13, 2011

  • Widespread Panic 1st set 8-9pm, 2nd set 9:30-11pm, doors 7pm @ Wiltern
  • Big Freedia, Rusty Lazer, Goddollars @ Bordello
  • A SILENT FILM 10:30p ARMY NAVY 11:30p BORIS SMILE 9:30p @ Bootleg Bar
  • Rumspringa 11pm, KAV 10:15pm, The Neighbourhood 9:30pm, Some Go Haunting 8:45pm, Repeater 12am @ The Satellite
  • Tinariwen 9:30pm, doors 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • Puro Instinct 10:45pm, John Maus 9:45pm , Geneva Jacuzzi 9pm@ Detroit Bar
  • The Lookout Kids 10:30pm, The Radiolites 9:40pm, People at Parties at 8:50 pm @ The Viper Room
  • CARACOL 8p DEDE 10p PENELOPE FORTIER 9p NAAMA KATES TRIO 11p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • P R O T E C T M E, Psychic Feline (Portland, OR), CAT 500 @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Correatown 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Eddie Nichols @ Redwood Bar
  • Dub Club presents Buyepongo @ Echoplex
  • Low End Theory: KINGDOM, SODAPOP, TAURUS SCOTT @ Airliner
  • Anna Nalick 10pm, Jay Nash 9pm, Sweet Talk Radio 8pm, Chris Riffle 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Olin and The Moon 11pm, Continental 10pm, The Downtown Struts 9pm @ Slidebar Cafe
  • American Royalty 10pm, LA Girlfriend 9pm, News of the Fire 8pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Pacific Dub 11:15pm, The Movement 10pm, Stranger 9pm @ The Roxy

THURSDAY – July 14, 2011

  • Generationals 11pm, Gardens & Villa 10pm, Cassettes Won’t Listen 9pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE) The Soft Pack w/ Hanni El Khatib 8pm, DJ Chuck P (KCRW) @ The Hammer Museum
  • HR of Bad Brains 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • The Delta Mirror 11pm, The Shimmies 10pm, Physical Forms 12am, Cardboard Lamb 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Widespread Panic 1st set 8-9pm, 2nd set 9:30-11pm, doors 7pm @ Wiltern
  •   (FREE) The Bangles 7pm @ Santa Monica Pier
  • Outfest 2011 Afterparty with Sia, Linda Perry, Patty Schemel (Hole) & more  @ Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood
  • SEAN SMITH (Citay) 10p JACK LITTMAN 11p THE KILLBIRDS 9p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Spaceland Under The Stars with The Californian 7:30pm @ Pershing Square
  • (FREE) Copia, Drums and Color, Jupilar, Italian Japanese @ Alex’s Bar
  • Heavy LA w/ DJ Muggs (of Cypress Hill) Dub step set 12am @ The Echoplex
  • Reel Big Fish 10:05pm, Streetlight Manifesto 8:35pm, Rodeo Ruby Love 7:45pm, The Maxies 7pm, doors 6pm @ Club Nokia
  • (FREE) Left Alone, La Pobreska, Los Kung Fu Monkeys, The Howlers @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Joe Gil 8pm, Sarah Winters 9pm, Laura Warshauer 7pm, See Green 10pm, Foolproof Four 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Blank Expressions, Cactus Pricks, Black Boots @ Redwood Bar
  • Buster (aka Francis) 9pm, The Janks, Rachel Fannan 7:30pm @ Open Borders
  • Spaceships 11pm, Dream Homes 10pm, Dogteeth 9pm @ Mr. T’s Bowl

FRIDAY July 15, 2011

  • Bob Dylan and His Band 8pm @ The Pacific Amphitheatre
  • DEVENDRA BANHART Doors 10pm (SOLD OUT) @ 55 Degree Wine Bar
  • King Khan & The Gris Gris 10:30pm, The Cosmonauts 9:45pm, Dead Ships 9pm @ The Echo
  • Music In The Zoo: BIG SEARCH 6p & 7:30p, ALLAH LAS 6:45p & 8:15p, MINI MANSIONS 6p & 7:30p, POLLYN 6:45p & 8:15p, HANDS 6p & 7:30p, ABE VIGODA 6:45p & 8:15p, HONEYHONEY 6p & 7:30p, KITTEN 6:45p & 8:15p @ L.A. Zoo
  • Vicky Cryer feat. Jason Hill of Louis XIV 10:30pm, Sabrosa Purr 9:30pm, The Janks 8:30pm, Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger (silversun pickups) djing @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) The Icarus Line 12:30am, Stab City 11:30pm, The Shining Twins 10:30pm @ El Cid
  • The Blow 10pm, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Clipd Beaks, Author & Punisher, Warrior Line, Lantvrn @ 3 of Clubs
  • (FREE) Incan Abraham 8pm  @ 5 Towers at Universal City Walk
  • Reverend Horton Heat 11:15pm, Swingin’ Utters 9:45pm, Omar And The Stringpoppers 9pm, doors 8pm@ El Rey Theatre
  • (FREE) Pacific Pride + The Goochi Boiz 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • John Maus 11:30pm, Puro Instict 10:30pm, Geneva Jacuzzi 9:30pm @ Echoplex
  • The Lions, Italian Japanese, SoCalTennisPros, It’s Casual, DJ Dennis Owens @ Alex’s Bar
  • N O W (formerly 60 Watt Kid), Kevin Greenspon, Ancient Crux, Tes Elations @ The Smell
  • Naked Kids 9:30pm, Hosannas 10:15pm, Basement Babies 11pm, Pangea 11:45pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Pubes, Green Lady Killers, Seven Dirty Words, Vooduo @ Redwood Bar
  • Fur Dixon & Steve Werner @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Reza  11pm, Traveler 10pm @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • In Fear And Faith, Vanna, A Loss for Words, Close to Home, Ten After Two, Chunk! No @ The Glass House
  • Bearracuda @ Echoplex
  • David Ryan Harris 930pm, Curtis Peoples 1030pm, Angel Taylor 8pm, Bourke & The Revolving Door 1130pm, Steve McMorran Of SATELITTE 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe

SATURDAY July 16, 2011

  • Lucha Libre, Luis and the Wildfires, Death Hymn Number 9 @  NOMAD
  • Ximena Sarinana, Christian Chavez (RBD) @ Echoplex
  • AV Club, The Flytraps, Tinylittle, So Many Wizards @ The Smell
  • The Monkees @ Greek Theatre
  • OSLO, Normandie, Violet Isle @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) We Are The Word 9pm @ Space 15 Twenty
  • The Do LaB presents KRADDY, R/D and Stephan Jacobs @ El Rey Theatre
  • Fiction Reform, Electric Landlady, Vice Five @ Alex’s Bar
  • George Glass w/Judson, San Francesca & The Happy Casualties @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • WHITE LIGHTS 9:30p MANIAC 10:30p HOT TV 11:30p @ Bootleg Bar
  • Black Mambas, The Flytraps, Sword Swallowers 2pm @ Redwood Bar
  • White Trash Debutantes, Death on the Radio, Hear Kitty Kitty, Phantom Radio @ Redwood Bar
  • Gothic Cholo @ Pehrspace
  • Gamblers Mark, La Cholita and the Creeps, The 454’s, Weckin Katz, Jersey Trash @ Mr. T’s Bowl
  • JD Souther @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop (SOLD OUT)
  • The Deadfly Ensemble w/ The Dagons @ 3 of Clubs
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ Echo
  • Mat McHugh (of The Beaufitul Girls) with Anuhea 7pm-9pm, Jo Schornikow (of The Shivers) 9pm, King Washington 10pm, Yoya 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Lee Ritenour & Roger Kellaway @ Open Borders

SUNDAY July 17, 2011

  • (FREE) Tomorrow’s Tulip w/ Dirt Dress, Bleached (Members of Mika Miko) 4-6pm @ RVCA on Fairfax
  • Heroes & Heroines, Soda Jerks, Putnam Hall, Moxy Phinx @ The Satellite
  • Part Time Punks: Nervous Gender, Human Toys, Violet Tremors  10pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo: Brett Detar, Sweet Chariot (with Eric Shea), Old Californio 5pm @ The Echo
  • Ottmar Liebert, Luna Negra 7pm, doors 6pm @ Club Nokia
  • Angry Amputees, Shotdow, The Black Lantern @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) The Cthulhus 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • JD Souther @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Sinner Sinners, Black Beverly Heels, Hot Karate @ Redwood Bar
  • Bury Your Dead, Evergreen Terrace, For The Fallen Dreams, IN THE MIDST OF LIONS @ The Glass House



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