What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Oct. 24 – 30, 2011)

The Black Ryder at the Echo – Photo: Dominoe Farris-Gilbert

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. 24, 2011

  •  Gold Panda, Jonti, Touche, DJ Soda Pop @ The Echoplex
  • (FREE) The Peach Kings 9:30pm, Mind The Gap 10:30pm, Kingsly 11:30pm, Ryan Transter 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) DJ Shadow 6pm @ Amoeba Music
  • (FREE) Youngblood Hawke, Shadow Shadow Shade, Hot As Sun, Golden Boy @ The Satellite
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) It’s A School Night: Bleeding Knees Club 11:30pm, Clubfeet 10:30pm, Yuna 9:30pm @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Gloomsday 12am, Indians 11pm, The Royal Heist 10pm, Risers 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) SBTRKT 9pm, Special guest DJ 8pm @ Mondrian
  • (FREE) Swahili Blonde, Siddhartha, Free Moral Agents, Seasons @ The Echo
  • (FREE) The Vespertines w/ Jameson and the Littlest Viking @ Detroit Bar
  • Warm Weatherw/ Flora & Fauna, YEAH WAY, and Max Goldblatt @ The Central SAPC

TUESDAY – OCT. 25, 2011

  • ♥ Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman 10pm, Stoll Vaughan 9pm @ The Troubadour SOLD OUT
  • (FREE) The Strange Boys 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Everest 11pm, Hands 10pm, Death to Anders 9pm @ The Echo
  • Willoughby 11pm, Jenny O 10pm, Sean and Zander  9pm@ The Satellite
  • Gringo Star 11pm, The Janks 10pm, The Wind 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Escalator Hill 10pm, You Me and Iowa 11:30pm, Tizoc Estrada 11pm, Radars to the Sky 9pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Alright Alright 11:30pm, Paulie Pesh 10:30pm, Boats 9:30pm, Prately 8:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello Acoustic) @ The Troubadour
  • Education Through Music-LA’s 6th Annual Benefit w/ Ed Helms & his Bluegrass Band, The Lonesome Trio @ House of Blues Sunset
  • The Moth GrandSLAM: X 8pm, doors 7pm @ Echoplex
  • Drinking Flowers, Porcelain Pistols, Sixstep, Italian Japanese @ Detroit Bar
  • Charles Mansion, The Californian, California Condors, Slow Trucks @ La Cave

WEDNESDAY – OCT. 26, 2011

  • Crystal Castles @ Galaxy Theater
  • Man Man, Grandchildren @ The Glass House
  • Grouplove, Family of the Year @ El Rey Theatre
  • The Strange Boys 10pm, Mikal Cronin (of The Moonhearts) 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Kings of Convenience, Seth Pettersen and the Undertow @ The Music Box SOLD OUT
  • Bleeding Knees Club (9pm sharp), doors 8pm @ The Satellite
  • PAPILLON 8:30pRIMPAU 9:30pBURIAL AT SEA 10:30p @ Bootleg Bar
  • FORT KING 10pED MASUGA (SF) 9pMY HAWAII 8pTHE FUR TRADERS 11p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE before 10pm) Dub Club @ Echoplex
  • The Kings English 10pm, Davis Fetter 9pm, Steven Winget @ The Central SAPC

THURSDAY – OCT. 27, 2011

  • Grimy Goods Presents: The Black Ryder 11pm, Lower Heaven 9:55pm, Swamplands 9pm, DJ sets by Ian Astbury of The Cult, Tamaryn and  @ The Satellite
  • The Lemonheads (Performing It’s a Shame About Ray) 10:30pm, The Shining Twins 9:45pm, Street Chant 9pm @ El Rey Theatre
  •  Manchester Orchestra, Dear Hunter, White Denim, Little Hurricane @ The Glass House
  • Man Man, Grandchildren @ Los Angeles Ukrainian Cultural Center
  • Trentemoller 10pm, Xylos 9pm, Summer Twins 8pm @ The Music Box
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius (of Cluster/Harmonia) @ The Echo
  • Is Tropical 11:30pm, LESANDS 10:30pm, White Apple Tree 9:45pm, Writer 9pm,  @ The Echoplex
  • Wires In the Walls 10pm, Lonely Wild 9pm, Ross Sea Party 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Stepkids @ Detroit Bar
  • Guttermouth @ McAlan’s Irish Pub (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
  • (FREE) Batwings Catwings 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • SOFT WHITE SIXTIES (SF) 10pOLD CODES 11pTHE COOLING TIME 9p @ Silverlake Lounge
  • DUB LAB PRESENTS: HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS 10pm,  XAMBUCA 9:15pm,  PHAROHS 8:30pm @ The Echo

FRIDAY – OCT. 28, 2011

SATURDAY – OCT. 29, 2011

  • Tinariwen 9:15pm, Sophie Hunger 8pm, Dublab DJs 7:15pm @ Luckman Fine Arts Complex
  • Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, The Petrovic Blasting Co. @ El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
  • Male Bonding, WATERS @ The Satellite
  • The Felice Brothers, Gil Landry @ Detroit Bar
  • Tiger Army, Agent Orange, Stellar Coprses @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrian Galysh @Club Nokia
  • The Stepkids @ The Echo
  • Hollywood, JJAMZ, Allah Las, DJ Mickey Madden, Mark Schoenecker @ The Standard
  • Nightmare and the Cat 10:45pm, Deep Valley 9:15pm, The New Limb 10pm, Capital Cities 11:15pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Alex’s Bar Halloween Party- Jedi Elvis & The Rebel Alliance (Elvis/Star Wars Parody) Hard Copy Rebels, Apocalipstick @ Alex’s Bar
  • Bootie L.A. Halloween Mash Up Dance Party @  Echoplex
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @  Echo
  • Michael Des Barres Band with Prima Donna @ The Viper Room
  • Audio Absinthe Presents Halloween Partyw/ DJ sets by Dr. Hollywood, Princeton, Cereal Killer, Comfy and Jilly Hendrix @ The Central SAPC
  • Tricks N Treats HALLOWEEN Party @ Grand Star
  • FEVER: All Hallows Eve Soirée  @ Hollywood

SUNDAY – OCT. 30, 2011

  • The Soft Moon, Led Er Est, Frank Alpine @ The Echo
  • Nobunny, Thee Cormans, Death Hymn #9, FIDLAR @ Alex’s Bar
  • Manic Hispanic, The Damned @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Thee Oh Sees, Total Control, The Soft Pack, Tijuana Panthers @ Los Angeles Ukrainian Cultural Center
  • Peep & Destroy: Dreaming Dead 11pm, Panteradactyl 10:15pm, Darwen’s Theory 9:30pm @ Cheetahs Hollywood
  • Timur and the Dime Museum, Noah Lit @ The Echo
  • Gaelic Storm 9pm, doors 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Hussel Club @ Bootleg Bar
  • Neil Hamburger, DJ Dougg, PoundMajor Entertainer Mike H @ The Satellite

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