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

Bon Iver at Gibson Amphitheater – 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-April 16, 2012

  •  Band Of Skulls, We Are Augustines, The Sheepdogs @ El Rey Theatre
  • Bon Iver, All Tiny Creatures @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Manchester Orchestra, Fanfarlo @ The Fonda Theatre
  • The Hives, The Rapture, Housse de Racket@ The Glass House
  • Neon Indian @ Constellation Room (The Observatory)
  • (FEEE) Kimbra, Mini Mansions, Size2Shoes, Stevie Be (DJ Set) @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Grace Woodroofe 10pm , A House For Lions 8pm , Brandon & Leah 9pm , Miracle Days 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Duniven, United Ghost, Stephen Sowan @ The Satellite
  • Madness @ Club Nokia
  • John Carpenter, The Trial, The CarrionsLos Globos (FREE) The John Francis 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Religious Girls, Radio Shock @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) So Many Wizards, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Magick Orchids, Jon Barba @ The Echo
  • Atari Teenage Riot, Otto Von Schirach, DJ Emu & Steady(Smog) @  Echoplex
  • (FREE) Michael Davis with Lions 1030pm , Nik Freitas 930pm , Diamond Gold 830pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Cosmic Slop @ Alex’s Bar 
  • Dive Bar Stick Up 1115pm, Bravo Juliet 12am, The Saint James Band 1015pm, Piston Mouth 915pm, Albert Garret & The Romantics 815pm @ The Viper Room
  • Rai 730pm, Thomas Hornig 815pm, The Cocanuts 915pm, TheBadBadThings 1015pm  @ The Mint 
  • Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE)  The Devastated, Silence & The Messenger, Sangre, Salimus @ Slidebar
  • Eric Huntchinson w/ Holly Conlan 7pm,  Jesse Payo 930pm @ Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY-April 17, 2012

WEDNESDAY-April 18, 2012

THURSDAY-April 19, 2012

FRIDAY-April 20, 2012

SATURDAY-April 21, 2012

  • (FREE) M. Ward 5pm @  Fingerprints
  • Johnny Thunders Tribute w/ Frank Infante & Clem Burke, Steve Fishman, Joey Pinter, Steve Baise, Kevin K Crazy, Squeeze, Motorcycle Boy, The Neurotics, Barrio Tiger, Sweet Justice @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) All Tiny Creatures  12pm, Electric Flower Group 1pm, Jenny O 2pm, Zummuto 3pm, Electric Guest 4pm, Races 5pm, The Henry Clay People 6pm,  Big Black Delta 7pm @ The Echo
  • Brendan Canning 1pm, Crosses 3pm, Macy Gray 5pm @ Amoeba Music-Hollywood
  • Restavrant, John Wayne Bro, Son Ark, Low Volts @ Alex’s Bar
  • Thurlow, Steffaloo, Rene Breton @ Bootleg Bar 
  • (FREE) Al Jardine (The Beach Boys) 2pm @ Fingerprints
  • (FREE) World Party 730pm @  Fingerprints
  • Heroes and Heroines, Malcolm Sosa @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE before 11pm ) Funky Sole @ The Echo 
  • Bootie LA @ Echoplex
  • Incan Abraham, Busy Living @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club 
  • True 2 Crue (Motley Crue Tirbute) 11pm , Squealer( AC/DC Tribute) 10pm , Rockett Queens 9pm, One Way Decay 8pm @ The Viper Room 
  • Jazz Fest Jam 2012 w/ The Barrel House Kings 830pm, The Bonedaddys 10pm, Leo Noncentelli 11pm @ The Mint 
  • The Sensitive Side, Cochinas, The Kill Pills, The Telephone Lovers, Black Mambas, The Flytraps, Chinese Rocks @ Redwood Bar
  • Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, Chinese Rocks, Piss Broke Rebels, Lightnin’ Woodcock @ Redwood Bar 
  • Seedless, Pacific Dub, Katastro, Zen Robbi, Natural Heights, Reeform, The Simpkin Project, Mike Pinto, The Originalities, Badfish,Beyond I Sight @ The Observatory & The Constellation Room
  • Uneqability Live! w/ Leon Thomas, Rachel Crow, Jasmine Villegas, Midnight Red, Max Schneider, Corey Gray, Brandon and Savannah @  The Roxy 
  • Infancy, Candyland, James Egbert, Lowd Noizez, DJ Pyrite @ The Roxy 
  • (free) 80 Proof, Pilot Touhill w/ Audible Mainframe, Calirock @ Slidebar 
  • Attack Attack!, Escape The Fate, The World Alive, Mest, Secrets @ House of Blues Sunset Strip 

SUNDAY-April 22, 2012

  • Hunx & His Punx, Natural Child @ Alex’s Bar
  • The Toure-Raichel Collective (Vieux Farka Toure, Idan Raichel, Souleymane Kane)  @ Echoplex
  • Part Time Punks Presents: Soft Metals, Silent Diane, Grapefruit @  The Echo
  • (FREE) The Grand Ole Echo @ The Echo
  • Swanifant, Cool Angeles, Dona Nicha @ The Smell
  • Roy Roysenfeld @ Drai’s Hollywood
  • Big Tone 1115pm , Deacon and The Devi 1030pm l, Peter Quentin 945pm , Great Scott @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club 
  • Lang-Harris Machine 1130pm, Blue Meridian 1015pm, The Seems 915pm , Minshara 815pm , Andrew Cole 730pm  @ The Viper Room 
  • Sean O’ Connor & Julian McCullough 8pm  @ The Mint 
  • (FREE) Mario Cotto & Ben Block Present :Nostromo @ The Mint 
  • Third Grade Teacher @ Redwood Bar
  • Gold Rush Kings, The Dojo, Relic @ The Roxy 
  • Tiffany Thornton, Pop! Fiction, Savvy and Mandy, Savannah Outen, Booboo, Fivel Stewart @ The Roxy 
  • (FREE) Public Jones, The Push, The Companies, Melodinks @ Slidebar 
  • Leon Timbo 1030pm,Kevin Earnest 930pm, Martha Liz 830pm, Jack Littman 730pm,  Tongue & Groove 6pm @ Hotel Cafe

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