What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Sept. 12 – Sept. 18, 2011)

Chuck Berry at Pala Casino – Photo by Sandra Buriaga

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. 12, 2011

  • The Horrors 9:15pm, The Stepkids 8pm @ The Glass House
  • Givers 10pm, Kopecky Family Band 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Dan Wilson 9:30pm, Gaby Moreno 10:30pm, Kristeen Young 11:30pm, Ian Broucek 12am @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Big Black Delta 11pm, Tic Tic Boom! 12am, Digital Daggers 10pm, Paper Angels 9pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Kissing Cousins 10:30pm, Writer 11:15pm, Wet & Reckless 9:45pm, Cool Moms 9pm, Machine Fang 12:15am @ The Echo
  • (FREE) BIG MOVES 10:30p MASTON 8:30p UNITED GHOSTS (debut show) 9:30p SPERO 11:30p  @ Bootleg Bar
  • Foster The People 8pm, doors 7pm  @ Galaxy Theatre SOLD OUT
  • Bad Suns, Close to Modern, Melting Clouds @ Aladdin Jr.
  • Brothers Of Brazil 10pm, Vital 8pm, Hiram Riemmer 9pm, OK SWEETHEART 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Oh Joy, Jessica Verdi, George Ellias  @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • New Liberty 11:15pm, Dropdead LA 10:15pm, Juliet’s Royal Blood 9:15pm @ The Viper Room

TUESDAY – SEPT. 13, 2011

  • The Horrors 10pm,  The Stepkids 9pm @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE w/ album purchase) St. Vincent 6pm @ Space 15 Twenty
  • Patrick Wolf 9pm, doors 8pm @ Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge
  • Bob Log III 11pm, Mr. Free & The Satellite Freakout 10pm, Noah Engh The Kid Fantastic Trio 9pm @ The Satellite
  • The Gourds 10pm, Eagle Eye Williamson 9pm @ The Echo
  • HEROES OF POPULAR WARS 8:30p MY SATELLITE 9:30p THE WINGARD MANOR 10:30p LACO$TE 11:30p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Crystal Antlers, Feral Kizzy 10pm, The Gospels 9pm @ The Prospector
  • WE ARE AUGUSTINES 10:30p KIEV 9:30p MY GOODNESS 8:30p  @ Bootleg Bar
  • Sinners Sinners, Deadbeat Vultures, Death or Radio, Brainspoon @ Redwood Bar
  • Jokers of the Scene @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Nik Freitas, Marlon Rabenreither of Sister Ruby Band, Ben Heywood of Summer Darling @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Ricky Rebel 10:30pm, Kingsley 9:45pm, Ginger Kinison 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Sonia Leigh with Special Guest Nic Cowan @ The Whiskey A Go Go
  • Midnight Mirage with y Luv, Lucy Walsh, Calvillo @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) Poncho Sanchez 7pm @ Amoeba
  • Noah Gunderson 11pm, Yellow Red Spraks, Gavin Castleton 9pm, @ The Hotel Cafe
  •  Sluck 11:10pm, Omar Velasco 10:15pm, The Dahls at 9:20pm, Starlit at 8:30pm, Restrict This 12 am @ The Viper Room

WEDNESDAY – SEPT. 14, 2011

  • Fleet Foxes 8:45pm, The Walkmen 7:30pm @ Greek Theatre
  • Peter Hook & The Light perform Joy Division’s Closer 10:30pm w/ El Ten Eleven 9:30pm, Film Screening 9pm @ The Music Box
  • The Joy Formidable 2pm @ 98.7FM Hollywood Tower Penthouse (Invite Only)
  • The Joy Formidable 10:30pm, Telekinesis 9:15pm, Races 8:30pm, doors 7:30pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Patrick Wolf 9:15pm, Calpernia 8:45pm, doors 8pm @ Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge
  • Hello Seahorse @ Detroit Bar
  • Moondoggies 11pm, Romany Rye 10pm, Post War Quartet 9pm @ The Echo
  • Low End Theory w/ Free Moral Agents, Elos @ Airliner
  • Cracker performing Kerosene Hat 10:30pm, Camper Van Beethoven performing Key Lime Pie 9:30pm @ The Satellite
  • THE WHITE BUFFALO 9:30p BHI BHIMAN 8:30p @ Bootleg Bar
  • THE WIND 10p FRANCISCO THE MAN 9p YELLOW RED SPARKS 11p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Spirit Animal 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • A House For Lions 10pm, Mojo Stone 11pm, Big Harp 9pm, Native Theives 8pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Gil Cerezo (of Kinky) DJ set @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
  • Willful Creatures 11pm, Laurel Noone 10pm, Blaise Smith 10:45 PM, Riz Orkestra 9pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Juke Kartel 9:30pm, The Perfect Nines 1030pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Horrible Crowes 10pm, Annie Stela 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Danko Jones with Fireball Ministry, Goldsboro, Kemble Walters & the @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) Midnight Hour, Surrender Radio, City City @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Anna Vexa @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • (Free before 10pm) Dub Club @ Echoplex

THURSDAY – SEPT. 15, 2011

  • Alice Cooper @ Whiskey A Go Go
  • The Horrors 10pm, The Stepkids 9pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Teddybears, Win Win, Physical Forms, Teams @ Echoplex
  • Incan Abraham 11pm, Mind The Gap 10pm @ The Satellite
  • PS I Love You, Balkans @ The Echo
  • Gavin Russom, Blondes, Jacques Renault, Cosmic Kids @ Exchange LA
  • HOTEL ST. GEORGE 10p POCKET ROCKETS 11p HEART OF GOLD 9p @Silverlake Lounge
  • Robbers On High Street with Allah-Las, Street & Babe Shadow, Speak @ The Roxy
  • Lex Land 7pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE) ASESINO – EL GRITO, INTAKE, Black Oil @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Band of Heathens 1030pm, Ry Cuming 9:30pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) You Are Plural 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Youth Cattle, R Welch, Corey Adams Rabble Family, and T.W, Hill  @ Detroit Bar
  • RTX (feat. Jen Herrema of Royal Trux/Drag City), White Hills, Heavy Cream @ Alex’s Bar
  • Agent Orange @  McAlan’s Irish Pub 
  • Basement Babies, Naked Kids, 3ft Total Control @ Redwood Bar
  • TINGLERZ, The Stitches, Smogtown and DimeRunner @ Juke Joint (Anaheim)
  • Abilene Fawn/RT’N the 44’s/Matt Taylor & His Laurles/Fort King/Heath @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Boyce Avenue 9:30pm, Curtis Peoples 8:30pm, Megan Nicole 7:30pm @ The Music Box
  • Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte @ L.A. County Fair

FRIDAY – SEPT. 16, 2011

SATURDAY – SEPT. 17, 2011

SUNDAY – SEPT. 18, 2011

  • James Blake with Teengirl Fantasy 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Music Box SOLD OUT
  • Laura Marling, Alessi’s Ark 8:30pm, doors 7:30pm @ Hollywood Forever
  • Zounds, Resist and Exist, Gestapo Khazi, No Age (DJ set) 10pm @ The Echo
  • Lobster Fest: Berlin 5pm, Lady Dottie & The Diamonds 4pm, Dante vs. Zombies 2pm @ Port of L.A.
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo w/ Gram Jam 5pm @ The Echo
  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON SHOW W/ Wic Coleman, The Broken Numbers Band, The Far West @ Redwood Bar
  • California Condors, Youth Cattle, Dronen  @ Alex’s Bar
  • Love Darling 11pm, White Lights 10pm, Verona Residency 9pm @ The Viper Room


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