What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Jan. 23 – 29, 2012)

Skrillex at SXSW – Photo: Sandra Burciaga

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. 23, 2012

  •  Anthrax, Death Angel @ House Of Blues Anaheim
  • (FREE) Seasons, Health Club, Downtown/Union, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Chasing Kings, The Chevin, The Californian, Nightmare and the Cat @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) w/RSVP) It’s A School Night: Har Mar Superstar 11:30pm, The Good Natured 9:30pm @ Bardot
  • Psychic Handbook, Spaceburn, Disco Bunny @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Princeton 10:30pm, Doldrums 9:30pm, Koga (Evan of Chief) 8:30pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Vinnie Ferra 10pm, Caridee English 9pm, Capra 8pm, Eric Lening 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) The Devious Means, Ethan Hulse, Paulie Pesh, Ross Sea Party, Tully Wilkinson @ Detroit Bar
  • Robert DeLong, DJ Serg, DJ Mick McAdams @ Los Globos
  • Zenda Marie Album Release Party w/ Brett Farkas (of Lord Huron) 10pm, Escalator Hill 8pm @ Central SAPC
  • Kusewera Benefit Show w/ very special guests 7:15pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) American Head Charge, 9 Electric, Mobile DeathCamp (Featuring Members of GWAR), INTAKE @ Slidebar Cafe
  • I hate you just kidding @ Constellation Room

TUESDAY – Jan. 24, 2012

  • Wilco, White Denim @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Fool’s Gold Take Over w/ Danny Brown, Main Attrakionz, Kid Sister, Party Supplies, Thee Mike B @ The Echoplex
  • Beer and Bingo w/ Olin & The Moon, Maxim Ludwig, The Damn Sons, Cory Chisel @ The Echo
  • Twilight Sleep 11pm, Light FM 10pm, Bullet & Snowfox 9pm, Auditorium 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Rumer 7pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Touche 10:30pm, Belle Brigade 11:30pm, Rich Aucoin 9:30pm @ The Central SAPC
  • Tommy Keene 10pm, Owens Valley Dynamite 9pm, The World Record 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) The Wood Brothers @ Fingerprints
  • (FREE) Raw Geronimo, Free Moral Agents, Vum @ Los Globos
  • Peachy Keene, Midnight Radio, Brook and River @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Union Line, Drinking Flowers, Tapioca And The Flea @ Constellation Room
  • (FREE) Last American Buffalo @ Harvard and Stone
  • Beta Scholar (former members of Xanimo) 12am, Miss Chief 11:15pm, Annika Maya 10:30pm, Sassafras & Pepperjack 9:45pm, Jack Littman 9pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Dennis Robicheau @ The Prospector

WEDNESDAY – Jan. 25, 2012

  • Wilco, White Denim @ The Wiltern
  • Alabama Shakes 10pm, Dry The River 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Skrillex, 12th Planet, Diplo, Franki Chan @ The Echoplex
  • Low End Theory w/ Tokimonsta, CO.FEE, NUTRIK @ Airliner
  • Gothic Tropic, Younglight(Feat. Michael Feerick of Amusement Parks on Fire and Micah Calabrese of Giant Drag) @ The Satellite
  • Dub Club w/ I-Wayne and Chuck Fenda backed by Ikronik Bands @ The Echo
  • Bowery Beasts 11pm, Zig Zags 10pm, Planets Around The Sun 9pm, Woolen Kits 12am @ Bootleg Bar
  • Fawn Spots 9:50pm, Warm Weather 9pm, Holy Roller 10:40pm, Muzz 11:30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Summer Twins, Naive Thieves @ Harvard and Stone
  • Y Luv 10pm, The Lucky Lonely 9pm, We are the Pilots 11pm @ The Central SAPC
  • The Watkins Family @ Largo
  • I Wayne, Chuck Fenda @ The Echo
  • John West w/ Tiron & Ayomari @ The Roxy
  • Downlink @ The Music Box
  • Alice Smith 7pm, Raining Jane 9pm, Jamestown Revival 10pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Styx @ Grove Of Anaheim

THURSDAY – Jan. 26, 2012

  • Wolves in the Throne Room 10:30pm, Chelsea Wolfe 9:30pm, Hive Mind w/ Harassor 8:45pm @ The Echo
  • Allah Las 11pm, The Cellar Doors 10pm, Exploding Flowers 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Big Freedia 11pm, Franki Chan 9pm, BLOK 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Celso Piña 10:15pm, Very Be Careful 9:15pm, El Sonido Callejero 8:30pm @ The Troubadour
  • Peanut Butter Wolf @ Mr. T’s Bowl A Lull
  • A Lull, Deleted Scenes, Ravenna Woods @ The Echo
  • Polyphonic ‘s Last Show! w/ The Opera and Seven Year War @ Detroit Bar
  • The Wood Brothers @ Largo
  • Mergence 10pm, The King’s English 9pm, Cogito 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Woollen Kits @ Permanent Records
  • Chairs Missing, Tropical Popsicle, Fawn Spots, Cardboard Lamb @ The Smell
  • Echo Park Jazz @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • O.A.R., Parachute @ House Of Blues Anaheim
  • The White Buffalo @ Constellation Room
  • (FREE) The Toasters, Knock Out, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, The B Sharps @ Slidebar Cafe
  • The Singles, The Swarm, Brady Harris @ Redwood Bar

FRIDAY – Jan. 27, 2012

  • Wilco 9pm, White Denim 8p, @ Los Angeles Theatre
  •  Reigning Sound 12am, The Strange Boys 11pm, Thee Cormans 10pm, Death Hymn Number 9 9pm @ Alex’s Bar
  •  The Adicts 11PM, World Inferno Friendship Society 9:45, Killer Smiles 9pm @ House Of Blues Anaheim
  • Dengue Fever 9:45pm, Secret Chiefs 3 11pm, DJ Aaron Bryd 8pm @ El Rey Theatre
  • Daedelus, Strangers Family Band, SoulMarcosa @ The Echo
  • Diego’s Umbrella, Noah Lit and the Megafuana @ The Echoplex
  • Dirt Dress, TraPsPs, Holy Roller, Gorgon Zoloft @ The Smell
  • ♥ The Shore 11pm, Soccoro 12am, Alex Johnstone 10pm, The Saline Solution 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Mike Viola 11pm, Bleu 10pm, Taylor Locke and the Roughs 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Janks @ Casey’s
  • Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Huoratron @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Lucinda Williams @ Royce Hall UCLA
  • Jon Brion @ Largo
  • Vicky Cryer 10pm, LP 9pm @ The Troubadour
  • Nipsey HussleWith YG @ The Observatory
  • Queen Caveat 11pm, The Rambles 10pm @ The Viper Room
  • VCR Monster @ Homeroom
  • O.A.R., Parachute @ House Of Blues Sunset
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ The Echo

SATURDAY – Jan. 28, 2012

  • Reigning Sound, The Strange Boys, The Black Tibetans, Fidlar @ Alex’s Bar
  • Graveyard 11pm, Radio Moscow 10pm, The Shrine 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Adicts, World/Inferno Friendship Society @ House of Blues Sunset
  • Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio), Mike Park, Vittu @ Troubadour
  • They Might Be Giants @ Royce Hall (UCLA)Secret Chiefs 3, Dengue Fever @ Constellation Room
  • Son Ark @ Casey’s
  • Skrillex, AraabMUZIK, Koan Sound, Munchi @ Hollywood Palladium
  • BAE and Telefunken present an All Star Jam with Matt Sorum, Mark Loughman, Chris Chaney, Franky Perez, Billy Morrison, Rafael Moreira, Kenny Aronoff, Eric Kretz, Wes Borland, DJ Lethal, and surprise guests @ The Satellite
  • Kind Hearts And Coronets, Jubilee Singers @ Pehrspace
  • Bella Novella, Railroad To Alaska @ The Prospector
  • Sebastien Leger & Damian Lazarus @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Keychain, Peter Pants, KitColleagues @ The Smell
  • ParallelAlong w/ The Rhythm Writers @ Detroit Bar
  • Mint Condition @ Club Nokia
  • The Young Rapscallions @ The Roxy
  • LEAKING PIGS, BLACK BOOTS, CAB 20 2pm @ Redwood Bar

SUNDAY – Jan. 29, 2012

  • LA Font 11pm, Ross Sea Party 10pm, Rogue Valley 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • H20, Rotting Out, Joyce Manor 4pm @ The EchoArrington de Dionyso, Larkin Grimm, Anna Oxygen, Emily Lacy @ The Smell
  • Part Time Punks – The Cure Night w/ DJ Alex Transistor 10pm @ The Echo
  • Skrillex, Benga, Nadastrom and very special guest Dada Life @ L.A. Live Event Deck
  • Skrillex, Alvin Risk, Koan Sound & Dan Sena @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Neil Hamburger @ The Satellite
  • Full Time Punk @ Cha Cha
  • (FREE) The Angry Samoans, Piss N Blood, Death Punch, Informal Society @ Slidebar Cafe
  • Lovers Drugs 9pm, Kayaks 10pm, Vinyl Party 8pm @ The Hotel Cafe
  • L.A. BEAT Presents DOS, FAST SAILS, CHARLIE DON’T SURF 2pm @ Redwood Bar


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