Neon Indian at KIA Soul Collective ’09 – 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 we receive them and are subject to change.


MONDAY – SEPT. 26, 2011

  •  (FREE) Hanni El Khatib 10:20pm, We Break Cameras 11:20pm, Feeding People 9:30pm, Kissing Cousins 8:30pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE W/ RSVP) Ben Folds 10:45pm, Charlie Winston 9pm, Chad Valley 9:30pm, Penguin Prison (DJ Set) 10pm, Roofeeo (DJ Set) 12am @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Big Black Delta 11pm, Letting Up Despite Great Faults 10pm, Death Kit 9pm, Echoes De Luxe 12am@ The Satellite
  • (FREE) California Condors 9:45pm, Yellow Red Sparks 10:30pm, So Many Wizards 9pm, Repeater 11:15pm @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE) Big Moves 10:30pm, Light FM 9:30pm, Cassorla 11:30pm, Monte Mar 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Red Circle Underground 10pm, Cardboard Lamb 9pm, Franco Near Death 11pm,  Spero 12am @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Cigarette Bums 11:45pm, Corridor 11pm, Starskate 10:30pm, All Your Sisterz 10pm, Coup Pigeons 9:30pm @ Pehrspace
  • Roman Candle Wars 12am, The FCAB 9:15pm, Kristeen Young 8:30pm @ The Viper Room

TUESDAY, – SEPT. 27, 2011

  • Duran Duran9:15pm , Neon Trees 8pm, doors 7pm @ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
  • Thurston Moore, White Magic (solo) 9pm, doors 8pm @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Kings Go Forth 10:30pm, The Damselles & The TC4 9:30pm, doors 8:30pm @ The Echo
  • Emmylou Harris & her Red Dirt Boys 8:30pm w/ Patty Griffin & Buddy Miller 7:30pm @ Greek Theatre
  • (FREE) Dum Dum Girls 7pm @ Amoeba
  • Lisa Hannigan 10pm with John Smith 9pm, doors 8pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Soft Pipes 11pm, Oh Darling 10pm, Adventure Gallery 9pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) The Dead Ships 10pm, Ross Sea Party 11pm, Gentle Hands 9pm, The Post War Quartet 8pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Sleeper Agent 8:30pm, Wake Up Lucid 7:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Alana Amram and the Rough Gems 9:30pm, Jim Campilongo 10:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • J. Scott Bergman 11pm, Gun Runner 10pm, Michael Davis 9pm, Tod Wisenbaker 8pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Rap + Roots w/ Pressure + King Of Somewhere + Rocom + Natty Freq @ Detroit Bar
  • Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Dutchesses), Allison Moorer @ House of Blues Sunset
  • MC Chris 10:50pm, MC Lars 9:55pm, Mega Ran 9:10pm, Adam WarRock 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • (FREE) The Flirts @ Slidebar Cafe
  • ANGGER DIMAS + Toddla T & Roska @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Jack Littman 11:30pm, Sanghai Empire 10:45pm, Kristopher Escajeda 10pm, Blue Mako 8:30pm, Fort King 12am @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Stamps @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) The Memorial Highway and The Higgs @ La Cave

WEDNESDAY – SEPT. 28, 2011

THURSDAY – SEPT. 29, 2011

  •  Grimy Goods Presents: Braids 11pm, Pepper Rabbit 10pm, Painted Palms 9pm @ The Echo
  • Fool’s Gold 10:15pm, Tijuana Panthers 9:15pm, Allah Las 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • AA Bondy 10:30pm, Nik Freitas 9:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Gillian Welch 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Music Box
  • (FREE) Tinariwen 6pm @ Amoeba
  • Dan Mangan 10:30pm, Homesick Elephant 9:30pm,  doors 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • Flash Bang Grenada 12am, Peanut Butter Wolf 12:45am, Secret Guest from Hell 1:30am, Vex Ruffan 10:30pm  @ Freak City
  • Nouvelle Vague (performing Dawn of Innocence) 10pm, Hugh Coltman 9pm, doors 8:15pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
  • Death Hymn Number 9, The Davie Liebe Hart Band, Vitronok @ Detroit Bar
  • Gryphon Labs (feat. members of ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA) 10pm, Steel Toed Slippers 9pm @ The Mint
  • Echo Park Jazz Benefit for 826LA: The Walsh Set Trio & Gavin Templeton Duo @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Parents 10:30pm, Stephen Brower & the Silent Majority 9:30pm, Trevor Menear 8:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Plague Vendor 12am, Dead Sara 11pm, Red Museum 10:15pm, Them Howling Bones 9:30pm, The Bixby Knolls 8:45pm @ The Viper Room
  • The Do LaB presents Eliot Lipp, Virtual Boy and GoldRush @ King King
  • Odd Future @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Jimmy Eat World, Christie Front Drive @ Wiltern
  • Leon Russell @ Fox Performing Arts, Riverside
  • High Castle, I.E., Roses Jade Camelliathis @ The Smell
  • Johnny Angels Hootenanny @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Bastard Suns 9pm, Under the Influence 8:15pm, Eken is Dead 7:30pm @ Slidebar Cafe

FRIDAY – SEPT. 30, 2011

  • Tinariwen, Hindi Zahra and GlobeSonic 8pm, DJ Fabian Alsultany, doors 7pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Big Sir feat. Lisa Papineau and Juan Alderete (Mars Volta) w/ Cedric-Bixler Zavala (Mars Volta) 11pm, Sea of Cortez 10pm, Greenhorse 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Active Child 11:15pm, Chad Valley 10:15pm, Jonti 9:30pm @ The Echo
  • Esperanza Spalding @ Orpheum Theatre
  • Neon Indian 10pm, Com Truise 9:15pm, Purity Ring 8:30pm @ The Troubadour SOLD OUT
  • Rebirth Brass Band 10:30pm, The Dustbowl Revival 9:30pm @ Echoplex
  • The Nocturnes 11pm, El Elle 10pm, Psychic Friend 9pm, Pageants 8pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Tonight’s Cool Shows: Main Attrakionz 1am, DaVinci 12am, Jonti 11pm, doors 10pm @ Bootleg Theater Loft
  • The Spell, Glory For The People, Delmos Wade, DJ Boxcutters @ Alex’s Bar
  • Drop the Lime, Alex Metric, Huoratron @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
  • (FREE) The Dead Ships 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Love Me Nots, The Checkers, LA Ghost @ Redwood Bar
  • Idiot Glee, Kera & The Lesbians, Mr. Elevator And The Brain Hotel @ The Smell
  • Midnite, Sono Vero, Beyond I Sight, MOJO @ Key Club
  • (FREE) Zebrahead @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Plague Vendor 12:30am, Me vs. Myself 10pm, Symphony 9pm,  @ The Viper Room
SATURDAY – OCT. 1, 2011
  • Elbow 8:35pm, Devotchka 7:30pm @ Greek Theatre
  •  Eagle Rock Music FestivaL: Flying Lotus, HEALTH, Nosaj Thing, TOKiMONSTA, Mia Doi Todd @ Colorado Blvd
  • Revolver 11pm, Strange Markings 10pm @ The Satellite
  • Portugal. The Man @ Avalon Hollywood
  •  Jacuzzi Boys, The Lovely Bad Things, Death Hymn Number 9, Tartar Control @ Blue Star Bar
  • Peter Bjorn and John, Release the Sunbird (feat. Zach of Rogue Wave) @ The Troubadour
  • Etienne de Crecywith DJ CAM (Inflamable / !K7) , FEADZ (Ed Banger) and Chateau Marmont 8pm, doors 7pm @ El Rey Theatre
  •  Erasure @ Hollywood Palladium
  •  The Peach Kings 11pm, Emily Greene 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Gears, The Generators (CD release party), The Billybones @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Systems Officer feat. Zach from Pinback, Phantom Works, Lions in Iron @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery, Gibbons and the Sluts, Palm Reader, Stanislaus @ The Smell
  • Queen Caveat 11pm, Kozmonaut 10:15pm, Tack 9:15pm @ The Viper Room
  • Warren G, Drowsy Drew, Hannibal J, The Kid Lil S, Low Down Dirt, Cowboy, Gillie @ Key Club
  • Southern Culture On the Skids @ Detroit Bar
  • Queensryche @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Pac Div, YG & Skeme @ The Glass House
  • Bootie LA @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ The Echo
  • Infected Mushroom 9pm @ The Music Box

SUNDAY – OCT. 2, 2011

  •  The Misfits, DI, Juicehead @ House of Blues Anaeheim
  •  Dan Sartain, Two Tears (feat. Kerry Davis of Red Aunts, Beehive and the Barracudas), Des Roar @ Alex’s Bar
  •  Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, Colleen Green @ Detroit Bar
  •  Cinderella Motel 11pm, Marnie Stern 10pm, Dunes 9pm, Wet & Reckless 8pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Steve Poltz, Billy Harvey, Daniel Ahearn and the Jones @ The Satellite
  • Part Time Punks: Kindest Lines, Violet Tremors, Jewels of the Nile @ The Echo
  • Colleagues, Primary Structures, The Finches, Rats @ The Smell
  • Sin Alley, 7 Dirty Words, Bastard Winos, Electric Sister @ Redwood Bar