What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Aug. 1 – 7, 2011)

Devo at Club Nokia – Photo by Matt Draper

We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) 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.

Aug. 1 , 2011 – Monday

  • Maps & Atlases 10pm, Princeton 9:15pm, Soft Swells 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE) Active Child, Therapies Son, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Cassettes Won’t Listen @ The Echo
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) It’s A School Night w/ Cary Brothers 11:30pm, Damnwells 10:30pm, Metronomy 11pm, DJ set, Adrian Govind 1am @ Bardot
  • The Belle Brigade 7:30pm @ The Grammy Museum
  •  Stab City 11:30pm, Mikki and The Mauses 10:30pm, NaNa & The Happy Cats 9:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Californian 11pm, Sing the Body Electric at 12 am, Midnight Hour 10pm, In Droves 9pm @ Viper Room
  • Stone Darling 11pm, SNEAKPEEK 12am, J. Tillman 9pm, Baby’s On Acid 10pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Charles Feelgood 9:30pm  @ La Cave
  • Sin Alley, The Mo-Odds, High Life Cavaliers, Fun Guns @ Cheetahs
  • Geoff Geis album release show, Sisterfucker, the Monolators, Mind Cemetery @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) The Relative Strangers @ Detroit Bar
  • ORCAS 10:30pm, Vinyl Party 9:30pm, Greg Scott 8:30pm, Eddie Sanabria 7:45pm @ The Mint
  • Sam Shelton w/ Will Knox & Ari Herstand 8-11pm @ The Hotel Cafe

Aug. 2 , 2011 – Tuesday

  • (FREE) Mariachi El Bronx @ Amoeba 6pm
  • Mariachi El Bronx (record release party) 11pm, Christopher Wonder 10pm, doors 9pm @ La Cita (SOLD OUT)
  • Woods 11pm, Fresh and Only’s 10pm, White Fence 9pm @ The Echoplex
  • Dredg, Polaris at Noon, The Trophy Fire, In Transmission @ The Glass House
  • (FREE for 21+) The Allah Las 11pm, Bleached 12am, Neverever 10pm, Dream Homes 9pm @ The Echo
  • Dntel w/ the One AM Radio and Geotic @ Detroit Bar
  • The Naked And Famous 10:15pm, White Sea 9pm @ The Music Box
  • The New Limb 11pm, Youngblood hawke 10pm, Deep Vally 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Congorock (DJ set) @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Captain Ahab, Bubblegum Octopus, Screamin’ Cyn Cyn & The Pons, Essay @ The Smell
  • Yes 9:30pm, Styx 7:40pm, Shane Alexander 7pm, doors 5pm @ Greek Theatre
  • The Orion Experience 9:30pm, Think Alike 10:30pm, Random Patterns 11:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Tally Hall 10pm, Speak 9:15pm, Casey Shea 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Adam Bones, Shotty, The Telephone Lovers @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Judson McKinney 10pm, Mark David Ashworth & Muralismo 11pm, Omar Velasco 9pm, Blue Green Grey 8pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Bushwalla 10pm,Raining Jane 9pm, Rabbit 8pm @ The Hotel Cafe

Aug. 3 , 2011 – Wednesday

  • Coldplay (Benefit) 8pm, doors 7pm @ L.A. Tennis Center at UCLA (SOLD OUT)
  • Lykke Li 9pm, Best Coast 8pm, Fool’s Gold 7:30pm @ Greek Theater
  • Mariachi El Bronx (record release party) 11pm, Christopher Wonder 10pm, doors 9pm @La Cita
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo 8:15pm @ Pacific Amphitheater
  • The Beat Junkies w/ DJ Melo D & DJ Rhettmatic 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • Stevie Nicks signing (not a performance) 6pm @ Amoeba
  • Matisyahu 9:30pm, Tea Leaf Green 8pm @ Club Nokia
  • Wires In The Walls 11pm, Scattered Trees 10pm, The Alternate Routes 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Low End Theory w/ Mux Moo, Mike Eagle, DIRTRAID 10pm @ Airliner
  • New Maximum Donkey 11:15 Light FM 10:30 Kingsley 9:45 Jon Lindsay 9 Garland 8:15, Backnbloom 7:30 @ The Echo
  • Purple Reign – THE Prince Tribute @ OC Fair & Event Center
  • THE FAMILY BONES 9:30p DYLAN TREES 10:10p WARSHIPS 8:50p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Count Fleet 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Odetta and Gryphon 9pm Gorilla Blood 9:45pm Los Einstein 10:30pm  Blaise Smith 11:30pm Bushwa Hawkers 12:30am Andrew Shepard 1:00am @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Dub Club @ Echoplex
  • Anna Nalick 10pm ZZ Ward 9pm Beth Thornley 8pm Charlie Faye 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe

Aug. 4 , 2011 – Thursday

Aug. 5 , 2011 – Friday

Aug. 6 , 2011 – Saturday

  • Cypress Hill 20th Anniversary Show (SOLD OUT) 8pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE) Surfer Blood 4:30-5:30pm, MGMT 5:30-7pm @ U.S. Open of Surfing
  • Hard Summer: James Murphy, Duck Sauce, BoysNoize, Chromeo, Ratatat, Skrillex @ Downtown L.A.
  • RX Bandits, Zechs, Marquise, Hot Toddies 7pm @ The Glass House (SOLD OUT)
  • Radars to the Sky 11pm, The Lonely Wild 10pm, Goldenspell 12am, Torches in Trees 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Funkfest: Morris Day,Ohio Players,One Way,Dazz Band, Mary Jane Girls 7pm @ Greek Theater
  • The Fling 11pm, Francisco The Man 10pm, Chairs Missing 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • L.A. Folk Fest: Frank Fairfiled, Cowboy & Indian, Ana Caravelle & more 1pm – 12am @ Zorthian Ranch
  • Katy Perry 9:30pm, Robyn 8:35pm and DJ Skeet Skeet  @ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (SOLD OUT)
  • Donald Glaude, Star Killers, Raul Campos @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Weezer @ Del Mar Races
  • HIGH PLACES 11p SUN ARAW 10p MATTHEWDAVID 9p @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Janks 10pm, The Drop Gun 11pm, Meekos & Me 9pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Disasteradio, Captain Ahab, Kevin Blechdom, I.E. @ The Smell
  • SIR Showcase with Whitewood Funk, Shiteland Ponys, Electric Children @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Touché 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Vum 9:30pm, Thurlow 10:30pm, Sue Scrofa 11:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • (FREE) Rude Boys Outta Jail 9pm @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Bootie L.A. @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ The Echo

Aug. 7 , 2011 – Sunday

  • Torche 10:30pm, Big Business 9:15pm, Thrones 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE) Adolescents, The Grim, Stagger & Fall (wristbands given at 7pm) @ Slidebar Cafe
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo w/ Drunk On Crutches, Gal Holiday, The Vaquetones 5pm @ The Echo
  • Ari Shine 10pm, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers 9pm, Daniel Ahearn and the Jones 8pm @ The Satellite
  • Huey Lewis and the News 8:15pm @ Pacific Amphitheater
  • Smiths/Morrissey Nite with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [From Sweet & Tender Hooligans] 10pm @ Echoplex
  • Katy Perry 9:30pm, Robyn 8:35pm and DJ Skeet Skeet @ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (SOLD OUT)
  • Kettle Drivers, Summer Darling, Modern Memory, Two Guns 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • The Preservation, Judson Mc Kinney, Veronique Van Pelt @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Jaberi & Deutsch 5pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Dim Mak Cannonball Sundays w/ Acid Jacks, Dream Center DJs @ Drai’s Hollywood
  • Mark David Ashworth and Muralismo, Omar Vallasco @ Alex’s Bar
  • Sue Scrofa 11pm, Dastardly 9pm, Youth Cattle 8pm @ The Central SAPC


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