What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Jan. 16 – 22, 2012)

Wu-Tang Clan at Club Nokia – Photo: Matt Draper

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 – Jan. 16, 2012

  • ♥  Portlandia The Tour feat. Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) @ Echoplex
  • ♥  Handsome Furs @ Constellation Room
  • ♥  (FREE) Seasons, The Lonely Wild, Death to Anders, George Glass @ The Echo
  • ♥  (FREE w/ RSVP) The Pierces 11:30pm, Zane Carney 10:30pm, No 9:30pm @ Bardot
  • ♥  (FREE) Chasing Kings 11pm,  Lucas Field 10pm, Justin Webb 12am, Harriet 9pm  @ The Satellite
  • ♥  (FREE) Princeton 11pm, Hands 10pm, The New Division 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Vinnie Ferra 10pm, Dylan Kelly 8pm, Wise Cub 9pm, Suddyn 11pm, Camarillo Blues Triangle 12am @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Secret Friends, Realization Orchestra, The Koreatown Oddity @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Robert DeLong, DJ Serge, DJ Mick McAdams @ Los Globos
  • (FREE) The Devious Means, Kissing Cousins, Golden Afternoon @ Detroit Bar
  • DJ David Scott Stone @ The Smell
  • Hot Club De LA @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) No Good Mondays w/ guest DJs @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) All Shall Perish, The Devastated, Allura, All Gods Kills @ Slidebar Cafe

TUESDAY – Jan. 17, 2012

  • ♥  Mayer Hawthorne 8pm, doors 7pm @ Secret Location (Artists Den)
  •  NOFX , Old Man Markley @ House Of Blues Sunset Strip
  • ♥  Ida Maria, El Elle (feat. Lisa Light of The Lovemakers), Tenlons Fort, The Health Club @ The Satellite
  • ♥  Chairlift @ Mondrian
  • ♥  Portlandia The Tour feat. Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) 8:30pm, doors 8pm @ Echoplex
  • ♥  Jeffertitti’s Nile, Incan Abraham, Gothic Tropic @ The Troubadour
  • ♥  The Silent Comedy @ The Roxy
  • RAC at Dim Mak Studios
  • (FREE) Touche @ The Central SAPC
  • Augustana w/ Graffiti 6 @ House Of Blues Anaheim
  • Young Hunting 10pm, Basement Babies 11pm, The Neighborhood 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Elk Head 10:30pm, Ancient Animals 9:30pm, Aldo ‘Onie 8:30pm, Midnight Dream 11:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Pierces 9pm, Early Winters 8pm, Sugar & The Hi Lows 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Beer and Bing w/ Olin & The Moon, Maxim Ludwig, Darin Bennett & The Requiem, Flora and Fauna, Jeff Crosby @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Last American Buffalo @ Harvard and Stone
  • The Damselles & The TC4 @ The Prospector
  • Chance Chants @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Thou @ The Smell
  • FINAL DAYS, DEADBEAT VULTURES, CADILLAC HEARSE, THE UV’s @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Live & Local Tuesdays @ Detroit Bar

WEDNESDAY – Jan. 18, 2012

  • ♥  Wu-Tang Clan @ Grove Of Anaheim
  • ♥  The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Eagle Rock Center For The Arts
  • ♥  Son Ark, Tommy Santee Klaws, The Black Watch, Jon Wahl & The Amadans @ The Echo
  • ♥  NOFX, No Use For A Name, Old Man Markely @ House Of Blues Sunset Strip
  • ♥  TRMRS @ Constellation Room
  • ♥  Authority Zero @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Augustana w/ Graffiti 6 @ El Rey Theatre
  • White Lights 11pm, The Donnies The Amys 10pm, Night Rainbow 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Adam Arcuragi 11pm, Deep Sea Diver 10pm, Bryan John Appleby 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Joy Kills Sorrow 7:45pm, Will Kimbrough 7pm @ Bootleg Theater
  • The Beautiful View 10pm, Auditorium 11pm, College Kids 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles 9pm, Jamestown Revival 10pm, Vanish Valley 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Breathe Carolina, It Boys, Mr. Downstairs @ The Troubadour
  • CROSBY TYLER, RT’n the 44s, MERLE JAGGER @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE before 10pm) Dub Club @ Echoplex

THURSDAY – Jan. 19, 2012

  • ♥  Blazing 45s w/ Rich Medina, Peanut Butter Wolf, Rhettmatic, Shortkut, DJ Danny Holloway @ The Echo
  • ♥  Bambu, Rocky Rivera & Rhythm Natives @ Echoplex
  •  Fu Manchu @ Detroit Bar
  • ♥  Forrest Day 11pm, Black Crystal Wolf Kids 10pm, Whiskey Saints 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Civil Twilight 8pm, doors 7pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Melismatics 10pm, Animal Games 11pm, Sam Behymer and The Bowties 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Owen, Mini Mansions, El May @ The Troubadour
  • Emily Lace @ Homeroom
  • Dirty Little Billy @ Redwood Bar
  • Sounds Of Noise @ The Prospector
  • Schoolboy Q @ Constellation Room
  • Zane Carney 8pm, Bunny West 10pm, Maddie & The Bad Hats 9pm @ The Hotel Cafe

FRIDAY – Jan. 20, 2012

  • ♥  Wallpaper. w/ Speakers @ El Rey Theatre
  •  Har Mar Superstar 11pm, Fur Pillows 10pm, Paulene 9pm @ The Satellite
  •  Kid Sister @ Avalon Hollywood
  •  (FREE) Dead Sara @ Slidebar Cafe
  • ♥  The Good Natured, The President Moment, Churches @ The Echo
  • The Stitches, Mau Mau’s, The Sorrows, & The Villains (feat. Steve Baise of Devil Dogs) @ Alex’s Bar
  • The English Beat @ The Key Club
  • The Janks @ Casey’s
  • Interface LA feat. Mike Slott, Nonagon, Moldover, Peter Kirn, and Rich DDT  @ Bootleg Bar
  • Schoolboy Q, Black Resume, HighFii Kiddo, Warm Brew, Personafication @ The Troubadour
  • Rocco Deluca 11pm, Rob Giles&All New People 9pm, Mia Maestro 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Beau Soleil @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • EVIL BEAVER, BISHOP vs SPY, UP ALL NIGHT, THE WILD ONES, TRASH MONSTERS @ Redwood Bar
  • Bearracuda @ Echoplex

SATURDAY – Jan. 21, 2012

  • ♥  Wu-Tang Clan @ Club Nokia
  •  Tijuana Panthers, The Lovely Bad Things, Cosmonauts, Death Hymn Number 9, The Ugly Kids, Business Cats @ The Glass House
  •  Dashboard Confessional (Solo Acoustic), Barcelona @ House Of Blues Sunset Strip
  •  Papa 11pm, Cillie Barnes 10pm, Lesands 9pm @ The Satellite
  • The Peach Kings 12am, The Good Rebels 11pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • ♥  Pass The Music (Film Screening + Live Music) w/ Radars To The SkyThe Movies Tribute Band+ Joey Siara (Henry Clay People), Tenlons Fort, and guests TBA @ Bootleg Bar
  • ♥  Roots Jubilee w/ Tripple Chicken Foot, Dustbowl Revivial, Driftwood Singers @ The Echo
  • Dragstrip 66 – Diva Gangsta 19th Anniversary @ The Echo
  • The Lions @ The Troubadour
  • Mountain Man Records Night @ Origami Vinyl
  • Robyn Hitchcock @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
  • Blouse @ Constellation Room
  • Album Attack @ The Prospector
  • CH 3, PRIMA DONNA, SIDEKICK, DIRTY EYES, MEKA LEKAS @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Smart Patrol (Devo Tribute Band), The Issue, The Midnight Screening @ Alex’s Bar
  • Nightwish @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ The Echo

SUNDAY – Jan. 22, 2012

  • ♥  Theophilus London w/ K. Flay @ El Rey Theatre
  •  Dashboard Confessional (Solo Acoustic), Barcelona @ The Glass House
  •  Bernie Worrell Orchestra (of original Parliament-Funkadelic/Talking Heads)+ special guests Mike Watt, Money Mark, Jimmy Destri, Leo Nocentelli, Lili Hadyn and more TBA 10pm, Derde Verde 8pm, Bronze Swagger 9pm, Matt O’Ree Band 7pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • ♥  The Life and Times 10:30pm, Aeges 9:30pm, City City 8:30pm @ The Satellite
  • Monte Montgomery 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Part Time Punks w/ Blouse, Soft Metals, Violent Tremors @ The Echo
  • Billy Rath’s Street Pirates, Chinese Rocks (Johnny Thunders Tribute), Neurotics @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) So Wrong @ Origami Vinyl
  • MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON, LISA WILLIAMS, AUTOMATIC KNIVES @ Redwood Bar

2 thoughts on “What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Jan. 16 – 22, 2012)

  1. Adler Bloom

    Great show this Saturday at the Glasshouse- in Pomona – killer bands and only $10 bucks! I will be shooting video there, come say hi-

    Tijuana Panthers
    The Lovely Bad Things, Cosmonauts, Death Hymn Number 9, The Ugly Kids, Business Cats
    Sat, January 21, 2012
    6:00 pm
    The Glass House
    Pomona, CA

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