What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (Feb.13 – 19, 2012)

Lauryn Hill at Rock The Bells at San Manuel Amphitheater – 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-Feb. 13, 2012

  •  Public Enemy 7:30pm @ GRAMMY Museum
  •  FREE) Walk The Moon 11:45, Lady Danville 10:45, Liam Bailey 9:45, Butterfly Boucher 9:20 @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Incan Abraham 1130pm,  Nightmare and the Cat 1030pm,  The Pity Party 930pm,  High Rise 830pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Nomi, Blindboss, Ryan Ratfield, A Broken Opera @ Detroit Bar
  •  (FREE) NO 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Judson McKinney 1030pm , The Far West 1130pm , Aaron Embry 930pm , Escalator Hill 830pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE) Electric Guest 11:15pm, Cuckoo Chaos 10:15pm, Summer Camp 9:15pm, Haim 8:30pm @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Polaris At Noon @ The Observatory
  • (FREE) Milo Greene 11pm, Family Of The Year 10pm, Handshakes 9pm Maniac 12am @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Evolove, Burlesque Allstars, Neo Geo, Blame Shift, Blameshift, Model Saint, Ink @ The Roxy
  • Henry Parker 930pm , DJ Mario Noir 10pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Some Hear Explosions1115pm, Kid Hollywood  1215am , ,  We Are The Arsenal 1015pm , Rumor Has It 915pm , The Modern Past  815pm @ The Viper Room
  • Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar

TUESDAY-Feb. 14, 2012

  •  (FREE) The Bronx w/ The Growlers @ Double Down, Las Vegas
  •  Islands, Idiot Glee @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Mind the Gap 10pm , Saint Sea Hat 11pm , SeanShan 9pm , Dani Rosner 8pm, Billy Scher(of American Royalty) 12am @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Howlin’ Rain, Allah Las, Church of Son, Wovette @ Detroit Bar
  • Lauryn Hill (Performing ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’) @ Hollywood Palladium
  • (FREE) Pyyramids  7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  •  The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Vacationer, DJ Paul V @  Echoplex
  • (FREE) Audra Mae, Red Circle Underground, Wise Cub @ The Satellite
  • Night Genes 1040pm,  Masxs 1130pm ,  Maston 950pm , Dandelo 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE)  Grant Langston, The Driftwood Singers, Matt Adams & The Blank Tapes, Aaron Ballard, Alex Maslansky, The Far West, Yellow Red Sparks, Don Chiant, Ryan Fuller, Steffaloo, Michael Ubaldini, Andrea Cohen, Death To Anders, Aaron Kyle, Andy Siara & Clare Paladino, Soft Swells @ The Echo 
  • Digitalism (DJ Set) @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Robin Thicke, Melanie Fiona @ Club Nokia
  • Daniel Ahearn & The Jones 930pm , Monsters Calling Home 1015pm , The Sweet Hurt 845pm , Correatown 8pm @ The Mint
  • (FREE) Drag The River, Steve Soto & The Twisted Hearts, Bordertown Saints @ Slidebar
  • Death On The Radio, Motherless, The Fagz, Fluffer @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE  w/RSVP)Valentines Day  Zombie Prom featuring: Deacon & The Devil, FerroElectric(formerly Neon Fangs), Drop Dead L.A. @ Boardners

WEDNESDAY-Feb. 15, 2012

  • Liquid Love Letter 11pm , Stephen Sowan 10pm , John Gold 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Bombay Bicycle Club, The Darcys, Lucy Rose @ El Rey Theatre
  • Joyce Manor, Sharks, Tiny Lungs, The French Exit @ Nomad Art Compound
  • Bachsung 11pm , Aftergloam 9pm , Sketch Monster 10pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE Before 10pm) Dub Club @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Nacosta, Freshly Watered Sidewalks, Jack Fris Radio Choir @ The Satellite
  • (FREE before 10pm)  Las Cafeteras, Irene Diaz @ The Echo
  • The other Side of The Morning, Toy, Shawn Hook, Jane Carrey @ The Roxy 
  • Brothers of Brazil 10pm , Tyler Lyle 9pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Kosha Dillz, Jayk Gallagher, Azad Right, Midnite Theory,  E- Train, Timmy Grins, DJ Lord Ron, DJ Image @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE) DR. KNOW, Kyle Toucher, Union 13, Symbol six @ Slidebar
  • (FREE) Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls,  Elvis Cortez of Left Alone @ Slidebar
  • Engenue, Peg Leg Love, Spaceships, Stars At Night @ Redwood Bar

THURSDAY-Feb. 16, 2012

  • Spindrift, Indian Jewelry, Old Testament, Bella Novella @ Alex’s Bar
  • Jeff Taylor 1030pm , Rainbow Jackson 1130pm , Monstro Flora 930pm , Owen Stone 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Howlin’ Rain, Allah Las, Neal Casal @ The Echo
  • Nick Waterhouse, Summer Twins @ The Observatory
  • Dreams./Chrome Sparks/Pageants @ Space 15 Twenty
  • My Brightest Diamond 10pm , Lavender Diamond 9pm @ Troubadour
  • Blaqstarr 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Nate Westerfield, Briertone, Tully Wilkinson @ Detroit Bar
  • Vette, The Drills, Cash Crop, Dirty Minds, Hous Band @ The Roxy
  • Lenny Kravitz, Raphael Saadiq @ Nokia Theatre L.A Live
  • The New Division,Princeton,Fabian @ Cafe Bleu
  • ETC! ETC!, Freq Status, Orville Kline, Craig Williams, Nicholas Elias, Austin Lee @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • The Surge Band & Alexa Monsour 1115pm , Stevie Starlight 1015pm , Brad Standley & The Foxflies 915pm , and Brayden Pierce 815pm @ The Viper Room
  • Chucho Valdes & The Afro Cuban Messengers/ Cubano Be Cubano Bop,  Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band, Terence Blanchard @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

FRIDAY-Feb. 17, 2012

SATURDAY-Feb. 18, 2012

  • The Fling 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Youngblood Hawke 11pm, Eastern Conference Champions 10pm ,Finish Ticket 9pm , Jesse Kivel 12am @ Central Social Aid & Media Club 
  • Death on Wednesday , Red Devil Squadron, Stealth By Startlight @ Detroit Bar
  • Cake @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Sara Radle 1130pm, Rachel Haden 1030pm , Kissing Cousins 930pm @ Pehrspace
  • Emily Wells @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Funky Sole @ The Echo
  • Future Dancing, Lonely Wild, Jonny Corndawg @ The Satellite
  • Retox, Doomsday Student, Secret Fun Club, Spider Fever @ The Smell
  • Devil’s Brigade, Exploding Fuck Dolls, Gamblers mark, Dimerunner @ Alex’s Bar
  • Chameleon Conductor, Aura, Life Down Here, The LBians,  Frankie Marathon @ The Roxy
  • T.S.O.L.,  Smut Peddlers, Shattered Faith, Love Canal, Smogtown @ The Observatory
  • Social Distortion, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Sharks @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Iced Earth, Symphony X, Warbringer @ Club Nokia
  • Mayday parade, We The kings,  The Downtown Fiction, Anarbor @ El Rey Theatre
  • State Line Empire 11pm , Tack 9pm, Krash Karma 10pm , The Sugar Club 8pm and The Lonely Drunks Club Band 12am @ The Viper Room
  • Black Watch, Shake Before Us, The Living Dolls, Dallas & The Echo Park Players @ Redwood Bar
  • The Slackers, Starpool, The Delirians @ House of Blues-Los Angeles

SUNDAY-Feb. 19, 2012

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