What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2011)

Warpaint at FYF Fest 2010 – Photo 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 – NOV. 28, 2011

  •  Morrissey 9pm, Kristeen Young 8pm, doors 7pm @ Fox Theater Pomona SOLD OUT
  • Sting: Back To Bass @ Wiltern
  • The Grouch, Zion I, Eligh, Evidence @ Galaxy Theater
  • Rock and Roll Exposed – A DOCUMENTARY ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF BOB GRUEN 8pm, doors 7pm @ Echoplex
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Milo Greene 11:30pm, Incan Abraham 10:30pm, Killer Cam DJ set 12:30am, Masxs 9:30pm @ Bardot
  • Vanaprasta 11pm, Voxhaul Broadcast 10pm, Chasing Kings 9pm, Summer Darling 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Little Hurricane 11pm, The Driftwood Singers 10pm, Count Fleet 9pm, LA Font 12am @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Francisco the Man 11pm and Twin Owl 10pm @ Harvard & Stone
  • (FREE) Lianne La Havas 8pm, doors 7pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) The Gromble, Strange Birds, Tapioca and the Flea @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE) Hi Ho Silver Oh 11pm, Grandma Sparrow 10pm, Naive Thieves 9pm, Charlyne Yi  & Wil Donegan 12am,  @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) The Chain Gang of 1974, American Tomahawk 10pm, Hot As Sun 9pm, Cassettes Won’t Listen 12am@ The Echo
  • Russian Circles 10pm, Deafheaven 9:15pm, Marriages (feat. members from Red Sparrows) 8:30pm @ The Troubadour

TUESDAY – NOV. 29, 2011

  • Cave 11pm, Sun Araw 10pm, Sean McCann 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Sting: Back To Bass 8:15pm, doors 7pm @ Wiltern
  • Sonos 9pm, John Gold 8pm, Liz Pappademas 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Western States Motel 11pm, The Californian 10pm, Wires In the Walls 9pm @ The Roxy
  • Toilet Babies 11:30pm, Downtown/Union 10:30pm, Tumbleweed Wanderers 9:30pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Kiev 10pm, Touche 9pm, Sick/Sea 8pm, Races 11pm, !!! (DJ Set) 12am @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • (FREE) The Shrills w/ The Abigails, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel @ Detroit Bar
  • Zedd, Mightyfools, Bones, Anna Lunoe 10pm @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Rachael Yamagata 10pm, Mike Viola 9pm @ The Troubadour SOLD OUT
  • City City 10pm, The Young Romans 9pm, Brook and River 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Cave @ Permanent Records
  • Hands Like Bricks, Chissum Worthington & His P-Cow Bullet Band, The Mormons @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Siouxsie & the Banshees Tribute THE HAPPY HAUS w/ DARVOSET 8-10pm @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Danni Rosner 9pm, Sarah Winters 8pm,Zach Heckendorf 7pm, Jenn Grant 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe

WEDNESDAY – NOV. 30, 2011

  • Benefit: An Evening With Corey Taylor & Friends 11:45pm, KRADDY 10:45pm, Dos 10pm, Boots Electric 9:30pm, Kate Flannery 8:30pm, Hosted By Henry Rollins @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Cass McCombs, White Magic @ The Echo
  • Sting: Back To Bass @ Wiltern
  • Boom Bip with special guests Eric Avery and Josh Klinghoffer 11pm, Useless Keys 10pm @ The Satellite
  • Pato Banton & the Now Generation featuring Better Chemistry @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE) The Ataris, Sederra, SOUL, Your Arsenal @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Duniven, Melanoid, Broadcast Station 8pm, Lost and Found 9pm, Liquid Love Letter 10pm, Bixby Knolls 12am @ Bootleg Bar
  • Kiven 10pm, The Devious Means 9pm, Public Jones 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Briertone w/ SARI, The Sleeping Car, Frankie Marathon @ Detroit Bar
  • SASSAFRAS, Black Light Revelation @ Redwood Bar
  • Zedd with Bones @ Yost Theater
  • Windsor Drive @ The Roxy
  • Jake Newton 8pm, Jesse Macht 9pm, Theft 10pm, Mary Mcbride 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Dub Club – Spinning the best in classic reggae, dub and dancehall @ Echoplex

THURSDAY – DEC. 1, 2011

  • Iggy and the Stooges 10pm, Le Butcherettes 8:50pm, Whitey Kirst 8pm @ Hollywood Palladium (RESCHEDULED FROM 9/7)
  • My Morning Jacket, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @ Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
  • Boys Noize, Jackson, Azealia Banks @ The Music Box
  • Dan Deacon 11pm, xBxRx 10:15pm, Juiceboxxx 9:30pm, Freezepop 8:45pm @ The Echoplex
  • The Entrance Band 11pm, King Tuff 10pm, The Abigails 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  •  (FREE) The Peach Kings 11pm, The Damselles and the TC4  10pm @ Harvard and Stone
  • Hurricane Bells (Steve Schiltz of Longwave) 10pm, Shadow Shadow Shade 11pm, @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Guttermouth, Los Mysteriosos, The UncivilRodents of Unusual Size @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Jamie Woon 10pm, Oregon Bike Trails 9:15pm, Glow Marrow 8:30pm @ The Echo
  • Mikal Cronin (of The Moonhearts), Pangea, Mrs. Magician @ The Smell
  • Of  Verona @ The Roxy
  • The Jigsaw Seen 10pm, Allen Clapp and His Orchestra 9pm, Them Howlin’ Bones 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Yellow Red Sparks, Honeypie, Ultimate Bearhug, The Strange Birds @ Detroit Bar
  • Mustard Pimp @ Galaxy Theatre
  • The Junk, Angry Snowmans, guests @ Alex’s Bar
  • Jamie Drake 8pm, Elizaveta 10pm, Lindsay Fuller 7pm, Gardening, Not Architecture & Chris Staples 9pm, Rimpau 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • An Evening With Hunter Hayes 8pm @ The Troubadour

FRIDAY – DEC. 2, 2011

  • Nick Waterhouse 10pm, Allah Las 11pm, Ana Egge 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Lord Huron 9pm, DJ set by Mr. Little Jeans 8pm @ Mondrian
  • Boys Noize, LE1F, Dubbel Dutch @ The Music Box
  • Papercuts 11pm, Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick 10pm @ The Satellite
  • Haley Butcher Benefit Concert w/ Warpaint, TMRS, Tijuana Panthers, Pangea @ Galaxy Theatre
  • Girl in a Coma, The Dead Ships, Fences, Kate Crash @ The Echoplex
  • Crystal Castles (ethan kath of crystal castles DJ SET), Jason Tyler (DJ SET – LIVE TRUMPET), Alex Zelenka (DJ SET), Derek Specs (DJ SET), David Kim (DJ SET) @ VFW
  • Priscilla Ahn 9pm, doors 8pm @ ElRey Theatre
  • Strung Out, Jugheads Revenge @ The Vault (Temecula)
  • Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, Thee Rain Cats @ The Echo
  • Hot 92.3 Chicano Soul Legends Winter Wonder Jam – Thee Midniters w/ special guest Little Willie G, El Chicano, Malo, Tierra, Joe Bataan @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • Dream Theater @ Grove of Anaheim
  • Camp Freddy and Friends @ The Roxy
  • Yellow Red Sparks, Asleep On The Moon (Jonny Leroy), Sunny War, Graham MacRae @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Ruse 11pm, The Janks 9pm, Act As If 10pm, Hamell On Trial “The Evolution Revolution” 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • The Diamond Light 11pm, Blowing Up The Moon 10pm, Mojo Stone 9pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Fair To Midland 10pm, Dead Letter Circus 9:15pm, Aficionado 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • The English Beat, The Originalites, Fusion Beats @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Revolv featuring Green Velvet, Boris MD, Shane Vikus @ Yost Theater
  • Marco Benevento 10:30pm, Mike Mangan’s Big Organ Trio 9pm @ The Mint
  • M Live By CJ – The Jungle Concert In LA – Drunken Tiger, tYOON Mirae, Lee Ssang, Bizzy & Jung In@ Gibson Amphitheatre

SATURDAY – DEC. 3, 2011

  •  Iron & Wine 11pm, Brett Dennen 10:40pm, Secret Sisters 9:pm, Anna Calvi 9:20pm, Zee Avi 9:45pm, Jimmy Cliff 10pm,  Mia Doi Todd 7:45pm, Other Lives 7:50pm, Belle Brigade 8:15pm, White Denim 8:30pm @ Orpheum Theatre
  • Jane Birkin 8pm, Dublab DJs 7:30pm @ Luckman Fine Arts Complex
  • Black Heart Procession 11pm, Chelsea Wolfe 10pm, Dirt Bird 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Nick Waterhouse, Allah Las @ Detroit Bar
  • Beady Eye 10:15pm, Black Box Revelation 9:15pm, Incan Abraham 8:30pm @ The Wiltern
  • Celso Pina @ Galaxy Theater
  •   The Blasters 11pm, The Blasters 9:30pm, Three Bad Jacks 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Kids At the Bar, Stellar, Chris Paul, DJ D @ Yost Theater
  • Extreme, Irregular, Identified Wine-Tasting Object @ The Echo
  • Dunes, House of Hands, Pharohs, David Scott Stone @ The Smell
  • Swahili Blonde 12am, Siddhartha 11pm, Lady Lazarus 9pm, Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Michal Menert 10:30pm, Gramatik 11:30pm, SuperVision 9:30pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Iron Sharpens Iron featuring Speaking the Kings, the Humdrum Rebellio @ Yost Theater
  • BOOTIE LA Holiday Mashup Party @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Fonda 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ The Echo

SUNDAY – DEC. 4, 2011

  • Judson McKinney 10:30pm, Count Fleet 9:30pm, Lonely Wild 11:30pm, Fort King 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Daniel Ahearn and the Jones 10:30pm, Taylor Locke and the Roughs 9:30pm, The Deep Dark Woods 8:45pm @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Foolproof four 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Jonathan Wilson 4pm, @ Fingerprints (Long Beach)
  • Part Time Punks: Siouxsie & The Banshees Nite with Guest DJ Boss Harmony (Punky Reggae Party/Dub Club)  @ The Echo
  • George Hartline and the Harmless Doves featuring Alex Arndt and the So @ Yost Theater
  • Allen Stone @ Constellation Room
  • Joachim Garraud, Anna Lunoe @ Drai’s Hollywood
  • String Fellow Hawks 9pm, Mike Gibbons 8pm, The Pennant 7pm, Alexandra & the Starlight Band 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Year of the Dragon @ Alex’s Bar
  • Wax 10pm, George Watsky 9pm @ The Troubadour


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