What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Dec. 19 – 25, 2011)

Common at Rock The Bells 2011 – Photo: Matt Fisher

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 – Dec. 19, 2011

  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Moby (rare acoustic set), Lucy Schwartz (& Friends), Daniel Ahean & The Jones, Classixx (DJ Set) @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Manhattan Murder Mystery, Johnny Corndawg, The Housekeepers, Judson McKinney @ The Satellite
  • Pinback @ The Observatory
  • Casy and Brian, Batwings Catwings, W-H-I-T-E, Magick Orchids, Sea Lions @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Light FM 11pm, Big Moves 10pm, College Kids 12am, Young Light 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Neverever, The Tyde, Dunes, Daybeds @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Future Dancing 10:30pm, Escalator Hill 9:30pm, Sleeping Bags 11:30pm, Say Yes or Else 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Free Moral Agents, Swahili Blonde, Big Sir, Wild Pack of Canaries @ Detroit Bar
  • KIDS, Sledding With Tigers, Colony, Pressure Drop @ The Smell
  • HOT CLUB de L.A., OLD NUMBER 7 @ Redwood Bar
  • Tyga @ Galaxy Theater
  • Bermuda Saints @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) Metal Mondays – Spine Shank, All Hail The YetiInterim Divine @ Slidebar Cafe

TUESDAY- Dec. 20, 2011

  • Benefit for our soul brother JONATHAN TOUBIN with Pink Mountaintops, Bleached, Neil Hamburger, Margaret Cho, Brendon Walsh, Tim Heidecker / Dj sets from: Ariel Pink, Mr Pharmacist (Cat Power, Pink Mountaintops), Vice Cooler, Jennifer Herrema, Nick Waterhouse @ The Echo
  • Barrio Tiger, The Carrions, Only You @ The Satellite
  • Rachel Goodrich 9pm, The Sister Ruby Band 10pm, Dylan Trees 8pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • HALT L.A. FIM/ MO-ODDS/Hank&CupCAkes/California LIons @ Los Globos
  • (FREE before 10:30pm) Fart Barf, Ninja Ninja @ La Cita
  • (FREE) ALEXANDRA, THE BROKEN NUMBERS BAND @ Harvard & Stone
  • Erin Brazil and the Brazillionaires 10pm, Princess Pangolin 9pm, Pam Shaffer 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • ARE & J. Rabbit + Dan Sena @ Dim Mak Studios
  • RED ROBOT, SHAUFRAU, ANGEL SMYTHE @ The Viper Room

WEDNESDAY – Dec. 21, 2011

  • Guns N’ Roses @ The Forum
  • Common @ House of Blues Sunset
  •  Low End Theory w/ Four Tet @ Airliner
  • Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil 10pm, The Muddy Reds, The Holy Child 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  •  (FREE) Low Places, Sassafras, Kamikaze, Sketch Monster @ The Satellite
  • Noah Lit & The Megafauna, Timur and the Dime Museum, One Trick Pony @ The Echo
  • Flora & Fauna 10:30pm, Harriet 9:30pm, Tracy Shedd 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) War Drum | Ahkiyyini | Highlands @ Harvard & Stone
  • Whatever that Means(Korea),Brainspoon,Feebes Brigade,Marauding Ghouls @ Characters Sports Bar
  • Death! Death! Die! : Featuring Jason Ellis @ The Roxy
  • HAWK EYE, BETH PAGE BLACK, THE DIRTY DIAMOND, AND BAD DONKEY @ The Viper Room

THURSDAY – Dec. 22, 2011

  • Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Set), Peanut Butter Wolf (DJ Set), Dam-Funk (DJ Set), Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies) (DJ Set), Lion Sound, Vex Ruffin, Jonti @ Exchange LA
  •  Fiona Apple, Jon Brion 8:30pm, doors 7pm @ Largo SOLD OUT
  • The Fling, Yukon Blonde, Bollweevil @ The Echo
  • Odd Future @ The Roxy
  • Nero with Savoy and Alvin Risk @ The Music Box
  • Streetlight Manifesto, Reel Big Fishwith Lionize and Rodeo Ruby Love @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • BRIERTONE, THE STREET and BABE SHADOW @ Harvard & Stone
  • Wrong Hole, Suzi Star, Pure Shit, I.E. @ The Smell
  • Imaginary Thieves 11pm, Cardboard Lamb 10pm, Lord Orange 9pm, Motordrone 8pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Snakebit Drifters @ Detroit Bar
  • Banjo Boys w/ special guests @ The Viper Room

FRIDAY – Dec. 23, 2011

  • The Growlers, Tomorrow’s Tulips @ The Observatory
  • Old Californio, Whiskey Saints @ The Satellite
  • Nero with Alvin Risk @ The Music Box
  • Jon Brion @ Largo
  • Sweet & Tender Hooligans with Strangelove @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Camp Freddy and Friends with Love and a .38 @ The Roxy
  • Black Diamond Riders, Mr. Mirainga @ Alex’s Bar
  • Santoros, Wild Pack of Canaries, A Thousand and Fifty Lies, East of the River, White Murder, T.V. @ 1866 East 1st St.
  • Destruction of A King, Goliath, Skies of Ruin,Seditionist, BTS  @ The Glass House
  • THE RETURN OF ASS N’TITTIES with special guest DJ ASSAULT(Jefferson Ave.) and DJ’S DARK ALLEY(Ass & Titties) / THEE MIKE B (Camo UFO’s) @ The Echo
  • Richard Vission, Dave Aude @ Vanguard
  • (FREE) Jeramiah Red, Lightnin Woodcock, Robert John and The Wreck, Sisaret @ Slidebar Cafe

SATURDAY – Dec. 24, 2011

  • Infected Mushroom @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Kissing Cousins @ Casey’s Irish Pub

CHRISTMAS EVE! PARTY ON!

SUNDAY – Dec. 25, 2011

CHRISTMAS!!! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS. XOXOX

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