What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Aug. 8 – 14, 2011)

Deerhunter at Sasquatch! Photo by Sandra Burciaga

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. 8 , 2011 – Monday

  • Phish 8 – 11pm, Kevin O’Malley 7-7:30pm, doors 5pm @ Hollywood Bowl
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) It’s A School Night w/ Caught A Ghost 11:45pm, Pollyn 10:15pm, Chairlift 10:45pm @ Bartdot
  • (FREE) Active Child 11pm, Touche 12am, Sleeping Bags 10pm, The Static Jacks 9pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE) ROBERT FRANCIS 11p PAPA 10p CAVE COUNTRY 9:15p BLAIR (Brooklyn, NY) 8:30p @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) THE ROSS SEA PARTY 11p A HOUSE FOR LIONS 12a SPIRIT VINE 10p THE DEAD SHIPS 9p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Stone Darling 11pm, Whispering Pines 10pm, Infantree 9pm, Moondog Orchestra 12am @ The Satellite
  • Demerit, Million Kids, Brainspoon @ Redwood Bar
  • Seanshan 9:30pm, Dastardly 10:30pm, Yoya 11:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Grenade Jumper, The Dares, Fever Charm, The Aviator @ Trip (Santa Monica)
  • (FREE) The Relative Strangers 11:30pm, Names in Vain, Drinks 10:30pm, The Compatriots 9:30pm @ Detroit Bar

Aug. 9 , 2011 – Tuesday

  • Deerhunter 10:30pm, Dunes 9:30pm, David Scott Stone 8:45pm @ Wiltern
  • The Wallburds 11:15pm, Loch & Key 10:30, Cannoneers 9:45pm, Belize 9pm, Ansel 8:15pm, Black Kettle 7:30pm @ Echoplex
  • (FREE for 21+) The Allah Las 11pm, Farmer Dave 12am, The Tyde 10pm, Tomorrows Tulips 9pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Restavrant, String Fellow Hawks @ Harvard & Stone
  • Radical Face 11:15pm, Cerise 10:30pm, Paulie Pesh 9:45pm, Alanna Lin of Fascinoma 9pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Matisyahu 9:30pm, Tea Leaf Green 8pm @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Wet and Reckless 11pm, Diamonds Under Fire 10pm, Emperor X 9pm, Various Cruelties 12am @ The Satellite
  • Bell and The Four Seasons 8pm @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Dim Mak Loft Series w/ Mustard Pimp @ Dim Mak Studios 
  • Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters 10pm @ The Mint
  • VITRONOK w/ Let Em Riot, Pepepiano, & Trestles 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • Sweet Justice, Adam Bones, Super Bees @ Redwood Bar
  • DANCING HEALS (solo) 9:30p SAINT JOHN AND THE REVELATIONS 10:30p N O W 8:30p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Judson McKinney 10pm, Daniel Ahearn and The Jones 8pm, Cody the Band 9pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Jess Hudak 10pm, Alana Sweetwater 9pm, Helena 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe

Aug. 10 , 2011 – Wednesday

  • Blues Night: Robert Cray, Keb’ Mo’, Mavis Staples 8 – 11pm@ Hollywood Bowl
  • Big Audio Dynamite 9:15pm, The Chain Gang of 1974 8pm, doors 7pm @ Club Nokia
  • Vetiver 10pm, WATERS 9:15pm, CB Brand 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Sia 9:15pm, Oh Land 8:15pm, Ximna Sarinana 7:30pm (SOLD OUT) @ Wiltern
  • Jill Scott’s Summer Block Party w/ Doug E. Fresh, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mint Condition @Gibson Amphitheatre
  • Mumbai Science 11:45pm, John Roman 11pm, Bareback DJS 9pm, Brazzabelle 10pm  @ The Roxy
  • May McDonough & Co. 10pm, Escalator Hill 11pm, California Condors 8pm @ The Mint
  • Pop Noir 11pm, The Street and Babe Shadow 10pm, The Bixby Knolls 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Low End Theory w/ Daedelus, DJ Kentaro, BLKHRTS @ Airliner
  • (FREE) Dirt Dress @ Harvard & Stone
  • Dub Club w/ Marcia Griffiths @ Echoplex
  • Vans Warped Tour 2011: Against Me! , Less Than Jake , Relient K , August Burns Red @ Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • 3 Balls of Fire, Insect Surfers, Bradipos V, The Razorblades @ Redwood Bar
  • Dandelo 10:30pm, Robot Eating Dragon 11:30pm, the Absolute 9:30pm, La La La Birdtime 8:30pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Shannon Inouye 9:30pm, SR Elephants 10:15pm, Echos From The Sun 11pm, Chris Olson/Blaise Smith 11:45pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • FOREVER GOLDRUSH 10p WELLDIGGER’S BANQUET 9p SONS OF AUGUST 11p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Le Blorr @ Detroit Bar

Aug. 11 , 2011 – Thursday

  • STRFKR 10pm, Melted Toys 9pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Big Audio Dynamite 9pm, Chain Gang Of 1974 8pm @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Ellie Goulding 8:30pm, Bag Raiders 7:30 @ Wiltern
  • Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult @ Pacific Amphitheater
  • STS9 @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Nipsey Hussle w/ Etienne & Ty$ @ Galaxy Theater
  • RESTAVRANTwith Dex Romweber Duo @ the Whisky a Go Go
  • INCAN ABRAHAM 11p TENNIS SYSTEM 10p FLORA AND FAUNA 9p
    @ Bootleg Bar
  • Hotel St. George 10pm, Pan Am 9pm @ The Mint
  • Family of the Year 10pm, Seasons 9:15pm, Heartstop 10:45pm, Golden State 11:30pm, Miracle Parade 8:30pm @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) Robert Ellis 5p, Roommate 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Christina Perri 10:15pm, honeyhoney 9:15pm, Sarah Ault 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Heavy L.A. @ Echoplex
  • Bell and The Four Seasons @ Hollywood Bowl
  • LA Font, Terraplane Sun, New Mexico, The Dead Ships @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Noah Lit & Megafauna, Marcus Very Ordinary @ Pershing Square
  • (FREE) SLACKTONE, RazorBlades, Tequila Worms, Alejandros Awesome Surf Band @ Slidebar Cafe
  • U.S.F., Truman Peyote, Speculator, Big Spider’s Back @ The Smell
  • International Pop Overthrow – Autumn Kramer, Dylan Chambers, Alih Jay, Stretford End @ Redwood Bar
  • BEATNIK JR. 9p TAPIOCA AND THE FLEA 10p BASEMENT BABIES 11p NAKED KIDS 12a
    @ Silverlake Lounge
  • New Child 9:30pm, The Neighborhood 10:30pm, Bird Loves Kitten 11:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe

Aug. 12 , 2011 – Friday

Aug. 13 , 2011 – Saturday

  • Pacific Festival w/ Cut Copy, !!! (CHK, CHK, CHK), Black Lips, Phantogram & more @ Oak Canyon Ranch
  • The Power of the Riff 2011 with Pentagram, Pelican, Winter, Eyehategod, Trap TH, Black Breath @ Echoplex
  • Gipsy Kings @ Greek Theatre
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Amigos Invisibles @ Hollywood Bowl
  • The Get Up Kids w/ The Henry Clay People @ The Satellite
  • Thrice featuring Kiev @ Yost Theatre
  • Plasma Centre, Animal Eye, Femgerms, Life On The Bhang Bus @ The Smell
  • GOLD SOIL (feat. Ana Caravelle and Ryan York) RAREBIT ANENON ROM-DOS Doors 8:30p; Show 9p @ Bootleg Bar
  • Agent Orange, Ill Repute, Walk Proud and guest @ Alex’ Bar
  • Film Noir, Neon Fangs, Deep Pink @ The Roxy (On The Rox)
  • Black Monday, Decapabot, 747, Barb Wire Dolls @ Redwood Bar
  • Los Pinguos 10:30pm, Steel Toed Slippers 8pm, Travis Peery 10pm @ The Mint
  • The City Defects 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • The Red Paintings @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) 80 Proof, The Originalites, John Matthew @ Slidebar Cafe
  • The Cause 9:45pm, Atomic & The Shallow 10:30pm, Mothership 9pm, Shades Of Truth 8:15pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ The Echo

Aug. 14 , 2011 – Sunday

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