What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Sept. 5 – Sept. 11, 2011)


Ferocious Few at Les Deux – Photo by Craig Parker

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 we receive them and are subject to change.


MONDAY – SEPT. 5, 2011 (LABOR DAY)

  • The Beach Boys @ L.A. County Fair
  • Dan Deacon 11:45pm,  Future Islands 10:45pm, Lucky Dragons 10:15pm, Jon Barba 9:30pm @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Big Black Delta 11pm, Tennis System 10pm, Sonio 9pm, Kate Crash 12am @ The Satellite
  • Thundercat + special guests 11:55pm , ShafiQ Husayn DJ Set 11:30pm, Mono/Poly 11pm, Daddy 10pm,  special guests @ The Echo
  • (FREE) DEATH KIT 9:30p YOUNG HUNTING 10:30p PAPER ANGELS 8:30p THE ELECTRA 11:30p @ Bootleg Bar
  • Josh Garrels w/ Josh Harmony @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Kissing Cousins 11pm, Writer, Sneakpeek, Sisu, Kristeen Young @ Echoplex 
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Carina Round 10:30pm, Nightmare & the Cat 11:30pm, Forest City Lovers 9:30pm, Curtis Mead 12am @ Bardot 
  • Dave Shane Smith 11pm, Maston 10pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Pillows w/ Noodles, doors 7pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) The Do Over @ Standard DTLA
  • (FREE) California Condors 9:45pm, The Slings 11:15pm, Melanoid 10:30pm, and Charles Mansion 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • The Copyrights, Be My Doppelganger, French Exit, Pascal Briggs @ Redwood Bar


TUESDAY – SEPT. 6, 2011

  • The Ladybug Transistor 11pm, Red Pony Clock 10pm, Sea Lions 9pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) The Dead Ships 10pm, Le Blorr 11pm, Lovers Drugs 9pm, The Naysayers 8pm @ The Central SAPC 
  • Eliza Rickman w/ Shenandoah Davis 8pm, Dirtbird 10pm, Deap Valley 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Chatham County Line, Hi Ho Silver Oh @ The Echo
  • TOMMY KEENE 10p EXPLODING FLOWERS 9p RISERS 11p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • David Shane Smith 11pm, Young Huntin 10pm, Comsic Telegraph 9pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Bart B More, Cyberpunkers Bones, & Stretch @ Dim Mak Studios
  • (FREE) Golden Afternoon w/ The Sleeping Car, Crater Creator, Phaxanation & The Dust Kickers @ Detroit Bar
  •  Asteroid 4, Slow Motion Rider @ The Prospector
  • Sinner Sinners, Barrio Tiger, Black Murders @ Redwood Bar

WEDNESDAY – SEPT. 7, 2011

  • Rancid, Agnostic Front, DJ J & Nicki Bonner @ HOB Anaheim
  • Strong Arm Steady w/  Self Scientific, Skeme, Soul King, Raven Sorvino @ The Roxy
  • The Quincy Jones Band Featuring the Global Gumbo All-Stars w/ Gloria Estefan + special guests 8pm @ Hollywood Bowl
  • The Soft Pack w/ special guests 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • Viva Brother (formerly Brother) 10pm, Family of the Year 9:15pm, Post War Quartet 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Ferocious Few 10pm, Johnny Stachela 9pm @ Saint Rocke
  • The Muddy Reds 11pm, Maudlin Strangers 10pm, Dandelo @ The Central SAPC
  • LATEBIRDS 10p WHEELHOUSE 11p MIRACLE PARADE 9p @ Bootleg Bar
  • Rainbow Jackson 11pm, String Fellow Hawk 10pm, Strelka 9pm, Machine Fang 12am @ The Satellite
  • Pastilla @ HOB Sunset
  • (FREE before 10pm) Dub Club meets Bluebeat Lounge @ The Echo/Echoplex
  • SEXY JESUS 10p RACHEL GOODRICH 9p YELLOW ALEX & THE FEELINGS 11p  @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Blaise Smith 11:30pm, King Devil 10:30pm, Jordan Jones 10pm, Amber Bradberry 9:30pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • (FREE) Robin Bacior 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Def Leppard w/ Heart @ Gibson Amphitheatre 
  • Harlowe and the Great North Woods @ Redwood Bar 
  • Sidewinders, Far Out 9pm @ Slidebar Cafe

THURSDAY – SEPT. 8, 2011

  • Band of Horses 9:50pm,  Bret Nelson & the Hungry Ghost 8:45pm @ Wiltern
  • The Jim Jones Revue 11pm, TRMRS 10pm, Death Hymn Number 9 9pm @ The Echo
  • Nacional Records Road Trip: Los Amigos Invisibles 9pm, Nortec Collective 10:15pm, Ana Tijoux 8pm, Mexican Institute Of Sound 7:30pm @ HOB Anaheim
  • The Hopelessly Devoted 11:3opm, Fearmia 10:30pm, Tori Roze and the Hot Mess 9:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE) Ten Foot Pole, Your Arsenal, The Pegs, TFU 8pm (GET THERE EARLY!) @ Slidebar Cafe
  • People Under the Stairs 8pm, doors 6pm @ Galaxy Theatre
  • FEROCIOUS FEW 9p CINDERELLA MOTEL 10p THE REMAINERS 11p @ Bootleg Bar
  • Icarus Line 12am, The Country (members of Gram Rabbit) 9:45pm, @ Echoplex
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr 9pm w/ special guests @ Detroit Bar 
  • (FREE) Radiation City 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • THE MICHAEL DES BARRES BAND 11p EL ELLE 9p THEE RAW POWER RANGERS 10p  @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Saint Sea Hat 11pm, Sue Scrofa 10pm, King Devil 9pm, Sean Shan 12am @ The Satellite
  • Dead Sara 11:15 pm, Sabrosa Purr 10pm, Startisan 9pm @ Alex’s Bar
  •  Sassafrass, The Deepsea Goes, Manguson @ The Prospector

FRIDAY – SEPT. 9, 2011

  •   Thievery Corporation 9:20pm, Fitz & The Tantrums 8:15pm, AM & Shawn Lee 7:30pm @ Greek Theatre
  •  Rancid 9:10pm, H2O 8pm, DJ J & Nicki Bonner (Jandisco Sound System) 7pm @ Fox Theater Pomona SOLD OUT
  • Born Gold (formerly Gobble Gobble) 11pm, Cassettes Won’t Listen 10pm, Newman Wolf 9pm @ The Echo
  • Nacional Records Road Trip: Los Amigos Invisibles 9:10pm, Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible 10:35pm, Ana Tijoux and Mexican Institute of Sound @ The Music Box
  • Hello Seahorse 11:30pm, George Sarah & The Strings 10:30pm, One Trick Pony 9:30pm @ Echoplex
  • Davila 666 11pm, Cheap Time 10pm, The Abigails 9pm @ Alex’s Bar
  • Bassnectar 11:30pm, Big Gigantic 10:15pm, Amplive 9:30pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Palladium
  • En Vogue w/ Salt-n-Pepa, The Emotions  @ L.A. County Fair
  • LA Font 11pm, Taylor Locke & The Roughs 10pm, The New Limb 9pm, News of the Fire 8pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Infinity- Female fronted tribute to Journey 11pm, Wrong Way Driver 10pm, Startisan 9pm @ The Satellite
  • CAPITAL CITIES 10:55p HELLO VEGAS 10:05p ECHOCELL 9:15p @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Psychic Friend 11pm, Glow Marrow 10:30pm  @ Casey’s Bar & Grill
  • (FREE) The Latebirds 6pm @ Amoeba
  • Slim Cessna’s Auto Club 11pm w/ Marcus Eaton Trio 9pm, The Good Hurt 10pm@ The Mint
  • The Hush, The Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Silent Treatment @ HOB Sunset

SATURDAY – SEPT. 10, 2011

  • Ray Lamontage & The Pariah Dogs w/ Brandi Carlile and Vusi Mahlasela @ Greek Theatre
  •   (FREE w/ a pair of jeans donation) Strung Out, Death By Stereo, and guests @ Alex’s Bar
  • Peter Daltrey of Kaleidoscope (performing songs from ‘Tangerine Dream’ and Faintly Blowing’) 11pm, Asteroid #4 10pm, Strangers Family Band 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with Jackie Greene @ Club Nokia
  • SUPERHUMANOIDS 11p POLLYN 10p HOT AS SUN 9p @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Warlocks 12am w/ The Icarus Line 11:05pm, The Shining Twins 10pm, Spirit Vine 10:40pm @ The Mint
  • Gestspo Khazi, Future Ghost, Summer Darling, The Black Apples @ The Echo
  • C-Horse, Naked Kids, Dylan Trees @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) The Neo-Kalashnikovs 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Bassnectar w/ Z-Trip, Big Gigantic, Amp Live @ RIMAC Arena at UCSD
  • Down w/ In Solitude and Ponykiller @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Funky Sole @ Echo

SUNDAY – SEPT. 11, 2011

  • The National, Neko Case with special guest T Bone Burnett, Sharon Van Etten,  Calder Quartet 7pm @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Davila 666, Cheap Time, Fidlar 5pm @ Echo
  • The Joy Formidable 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • HTRK, Tropic Cancer, Guest DJ Rober Disaro 10pm @ Echo
  • Pato Banton 8:30pm @ Saint Rocke
  • Yo! Majesty 10:30pm,  Shunda K 9:45pm, Elephant 9pm @ The Satellite
  • TRU FIGHT, THE BEGINNING, STARLIGHT RADIO, THE AMPS, HOLLOW POINT EYES, THE KNOCKLEHEADZ @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo @ Echoplex
  • The New Fidelity, The Secret 6 and guests @ Alex’s Bar=
  • Dim Mak Cannonball Sundays w/ Jokers Of The Scene @ Drai’s
  • (FREE) Danko Jones, Electric Sister @ Slidebar Cafe

 

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