What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Oct. 3 – 9, 2011)

Dum Dum Girls at the Echo – Photo by Wei Shi

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 – OCT. 3, 2011

  •  Jane’s Addiction 9:05pm, IO Echo 8:05pm, Boys 7:15pm @ John Anson Ford Amphitehatre SOLD OUT
  • Toro y Moi 10:15pm, Unknown Mortal Orchestra 9:15pm, Bass Drum Of Death 8:30pm, doors 8pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Hanni El Khatib 11:45pm, Kopecky Family Band 10:45pm, Elizaveta 9:30pm, C-Minus 12:15am @ Bardot
  • Dum Dum Girls 10pm, Crocodiles 9:15om, Colleen Green 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Peter Bjorn and John 11pm, Emperor X 10pm & Lovely Bad Things  9pm @ The Smell  @ The Smell
  • Emmylou Harris & Friends: A Benefit for The Frostig School @ Largo
  • (FREE) Youngblood Hawke 11pm, Nightmare and the Cat 10pm, Polaris at Noon 9pm, New Child 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Swahili Blonde, Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians, Raw Geronimo, Dream Tapes @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Black Carl 12am, Indians 11pm, Queen Kwong 10pm, The Mulhollands 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Little Red Lung 8:30pm, Mind the Gap 10:30pm, Jim Hanft 9:30pm, Irontom 11:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Francisco The Man 8pm, Instant People 9pm, The Spell 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) The Vespertines, Thy Squid, Y Luv @ Detroit Bar
  • Eric Potter Ambient Guitar Project, Daniel AhearnShare · Pu @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Screening of “FIX” – The Ministry Movie @ Echoplex

TUESDAY – OCT. 4, 2011

  • Jane’s Addiction 9:05pm, Airborne Toxic Event 7:15pm, doors 6:30pm @ John Anson Ford Amphitehatre SOLD OUT
  • Beirut 8:45pm, Laetitia Sadier (of Stereolab) 7:30pm @ Greek Theatre
  • Dan Sartain 11pm, Two Tears 10pm, Des Roar 9pm @ The Satellite
  •  Misfits 10:30pm, Dickies 9:30pm, D.I. 8:45pm, Juicehead 8pm @ House of Blues Sunset
  •  (FREE) The Drowning Men @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Peter Bjorn and John 10:15pm, Big Search 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Echo
  • The Jayhawks 10pm, Piers Faccini 9pm @ The Troubadour SOLD OUT
  • (FREE) Zola Jesus @ Amoeba Music
  •  KiLLING SPREE DJs: 12:30-Close / *SECRET*: 12-12:30 / Juiceboxxx (DJ Set): 11:30-12 / Bleached: 11-11:30 / Bob Bruno (DJ Set): 10:30-11 / PROTECT ME : 10-10:30 Doors at @ Los Globos
  • Gomez 9:30pm, Kopecky Family Band 8:15pm, Greylag 7:30pm @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Funeral Party 10:30pm, Mona 9:30pm,  Transfer 8:30pm @ The Roxy
  • Bario Tiger, Brainspoon, Threeway @ Redwood Bar
  • The Hood Internet @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Jolie Holland 8:30pm, Mr. French 7:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Locksley 10pm, Italian Japanese 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Escalator Hill 10pm, Oak and Gorski 11pm, Wires In the Walls 9pm, Paula Kelley Orchestra 8pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Olentangy John 11:30pm, Leslie Stevens 10:30pm, Drew Nix (NYC) 9:30pm, Matt Taylor and His Laurels 8:30p  @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Emperor X 7pm @ Origami Vinyl

WEDNESDAY – OCT. 5, 2011

  • Blondie 9pm, Nico Vega 8pm, doors 7pm @ Club Nokia
  • Peter Bjorn and John 10:40pm, Hanni El Khatib 9:45pm, Harlan 9pm, doors 8pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Lanie Lane (Australia) 10:30pm, Terra Naomi 8:30pm, Ari Shine 9:30pm, Blue Hippopotamus 11:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Low Anthem 10pm, Sleepy Sun 9:15pm @ The Troubaodur
  •  Gomez 9:45pm, Kopecky Family Band 8:40pm, Greylag 8pm @ House of Blues Sunset
  •  IVAN & ALYOSHA 8:30pm, doors 8pm @ Echo
  • Downtown Union 11pm, Blackstrap Molasses 10pm, Dylan Trees 9pm, Sunken Ships 12am @ The Satellite
  • Smashing Pumpkins 8:45pm, Fancy Space People 7:40pm, Light FM 7pm @ Wiltern
  • Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir – 1st set 7pm, 2nd set 9pm, doors 5:30pm @ Greek Theatre
  • Culture Collide Kick Off Party w/ Rapture (DJ set) 8pm, Nirvana Liva at the Paramount film screening 7pm @ Reform
  • The New Divisionw 11pm, The New Room 10pm, 76ism 9pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Filligar 11pm, Standing Shadows 10:15pm, Dandelo 9:30pm @ The Roxy
  • (FREE before 10pm) Dub Club @ Echoplex

THURSDAY – OCT. 6, 2011

  • Black Star @ House of Blues Los Angeles
  • OMD @ House Of Blues Anaheim
  • The Rapture 10:15pm, Poolside 9pm, doors 8pm @ The Music Box
  • Little Dragon @ Avalon Hollywood
  •  The Happy Hollows w/ special guest Kim Deal of the Pixies 11pm, One Trick Pony 10pm, The Soft Hands 9pm, Incan Abraham 12am @ The Satellite
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 9pm, doors 8pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Kevin Devine 10pm, An Horse 9:10pm, The Dead Ships 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Matt Pond PA, Rocky Votolato @ Detroit Bar
  • Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir @ Greek Theatre
  • Handshakes 8:30pm, Guineafowl 9:30pm, Rainbow Arabia 1030pm, Liam Finn 11:30pm @ The Echo (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Roll the Tanks 7pm, Electra 6pm, Yellow Dogs 5pm @ Origami Vinyl (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Los Hollywood 6pm, The Tender Box 7pm, The Black Box Revelation 8pm, Ximena Sarinana 9pm @ Reform (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Lindstrom 11:30pm, Cosmic Kids 10:30pm, Midnight Surfer 9:30pm, Bixel Boys 8pm @ Reform (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Kassettte 8pm, The Awkwards 9pm, Disco Boom 10pm, Buck 65 11pm, The Morning After Girls 12am @ Taix (Culture Collide Festival)
  • 6 Foot Peter, The Mo Odds, Blac Jesus & the Experimentalists, Empty Echoes @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Two Guns 11pm, Flora & Fauna 10pm, Common Crook 9pm, The John Steel Singers 8pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • No Babies, Whitman, Captain Ahab @ The Smell
  • Maxim Ludwig 11:30pm, Patrick Park 10:30pm, The Americans 9:30pm, Liam Gerner 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Big D and the Kids Table, The Have Nots, Save the Swim Team @ The Glass House

FRIDAY – OCT. 7, 2011

  • OMD, Washington 9pm, doors 8pm @ Club Nokia
  • The Rapture, Poolside @ The Glass House
  • Circa Survive 9:15pm, Maps & Atlases 8:15pm, States 7:30pm, doors 6:30pm @ Fox Theater Pomona SOLD OUT
  • Little Dragon @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Yacht 12am, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour 11pm, The Morning After Girls 10pm, The Gift 9pm, Hands 8pm @ The Echoplex
  • (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Avi Buffalo 11:30pm, The Postelles 10:30pm, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister 9:30pm, WIM 8:30pm @ Reform
  • (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Electric Six, Kitten @ Key Club
  • Viva Voce 11pm, The Parson Red Heads 10pm, Last American Buffalo 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hooray For Earth, La Sera @ The Echo
  • Star Slinger 10pm, Mux Mool 9:15pm, Shigeto 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Jason Falkner 11pm, Suave as Hell 10pm, Spain 9pm, Electra 8pm @ 826LA (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Ximena Sarinana 10:30pm, Laura Jansen 9:30pm, My Bubba & Mi 8:30pm, Ginga 7:30pm @ Echo Park Methodist Church (Culture Collide Festival)
  • You Say France & I Whistle 12am, Inu 11pm, Tennis System 10pm, Hypernova 9pm, The Black Box Revelation 8pm @ Taix (Culture Collide Festival)
  • American Royalty 9pm, Writer 8pm, Stephen Browswer & The Silent Majority 7pm, Dogcatcher 6pm, For a Minor Reflection 5pm @ Co-op (Culture Collide Festival)
  • The Sleeping Sea King w/ Crushed On You and Still Dreadful @ Romano’s Riverside
  • Mucca Pazza 11pm, Timur and the Dime Museum 10pm, AK and her Kalasnikovs 9pm  @ Bootleg Bar
  • Plain White T’swith The Summer Set , The Downtown Fiction and Allison Park 7pm, doors 6pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Boom Chick 10pm, Stolen Knights @ The Central SAPC
  • Hooray for Earth! 7pm, 7pm, Guineafowl 6pm, Paula i Karol 5pm (Culture Collide Festival) @ Origami Vinyl
  • Stars at night, Blood Buddies, Black Leg @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • (For shits and giggles) Insane Clown Posse plus special guests Twiztid /Blaze @ Grove of Anaheim

SATURDAY – OCT. 8, 2011

  • Kyuss Lives! 10:50pm, The Sword 9:40pm, Chuck Dukowski Sextet 8:50pm, Monstro 8pm, doors 7pm @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Matt Pond PA, Rocky Votolato, Apex Manor @ The Glass House
  • CANT 10pm, Mirror Mirror 9:15pm, Blood Orange 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • CSS 12am, Young Liars 11pm, Yellow Dogs 10pm, Deskartes a Kant 9pm, De Staat 8pm @ The Echoplex (Culture Collide Festival)
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Sister 9pm, doors 8pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Megafaun, Hi Ho Silver Oh @ The Satellite
  • MEN, The Younger Lovers, Cigarette Bums @ The Smell
  • Incan Abraham 11pm, Handshakes 10pm, Princeton (DJ Set) 12:30am @ The Central SAPC
  • The Henry Clay People 9pm, TS And The Past Haunts 8pm, Little Hurricane 7pm, Incan Abraham 6pm, My Bubba & Mi 5pm, Please The Trees 4pm @ CO-OP (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Isobel Campbell 11pm, You Say France & I Say Whistle 10pm, The Analog Girl 9pm, Paula i Karol 8pm @ 826LA (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Sparkadia 12am, Cameras 11pm, Death Letters 10pm, Please the Trees 9pm, The Lanksies 8pm @ Taix (Culture Collide Festival)
  • The Elected 10:30pm, Matthew and the Arrogant Sea 9:30pm, Carina Round 8:30pm, For a Minor Reflection 7:30pm @ Echo Park United Methodist Church (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Harvey 11pm, Classix 9:30pm, Them Jeans 8pm @ Reform (Culture Collide Festival)
  • Chamberlin 11pm, Olin and the Moon 10pm, A B & The Sea 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Go Round 7pm, The Lanksies 6pm, Ginka 5pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Pick Up Sticks, Radars To The Sky, George Glass, Dona Nicha @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • THE OREGONIAN film screening 12a @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ The Echo

SUNDAY – OCT. 9, 2011

  • (FREE w/ RSVP) CSS, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Gang Gang Dance, Datarock, Avi Buffalo, MEN, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour @ Culture Collide Block Party
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Detroit Bar
  • Big Troubles, Young Prisms, Kids on a Crime Spree @ The Echo
  • Megafaun, Doug Paisley @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Chad Van Gaalen, Gary War 5:30pm @ The Echo
  • Eagle Rock Gospel Singers 9pm, Sarah Winters 8pm, Doran Danoff 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • THE OREGONIAN film screening 4:30p @ Bootleg Theater

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