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

Screaming Females at Echoplex – Photo: Ivette Orenos

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 23, 2012

  •  Jeff Mangum, Andrew, Scott and Laura (members of Elf Power & The Gerbils) @ Orpheum Theatre
  • (FREE w/RSVP) LP, Sweet Hearts, We Are Augustines, Brendan Canning (DJ Set) @ Bardot 
  • (FREE) So Many Wizards, Batwings Catwings, Moses Campbell, Body Parts @ The Echo
  • Duniven, Shadow Shadow Shade, Ghiant, Rachel Goodrich , DJ Anthony Polcino @ The Satellite
  • John Carpenter, Johnny O’Donnell, Ben Reddell @ Los Globos
  • (FREE) Grace Woodroofe 10pm , Busy Living 9pm , Lucy Schwartz 8pm , Coyol 11pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Let Em Riot!, Brenda Carsey, Laura Meyer, Ballerina Black @ Detroit Bar
  • Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Vehicle Blues, Kevin Greenspon @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Michael Davis With Lions 1030pm , The Windsors 830pm , King Washington30pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Cosmic Slop @ Alex’s Bar
  • The Rockstars 1015pm , Parents 1215am, Sexy Water Spiders 1115pm,  Torie Tyson 915pm, Brianspoon 815pm @ The Viper Room
  • Anvue 730pm, Chyla 815pm,Sharon Renee 915pm, Regina Leonard 1015 pm @ The Mint
  • Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar 
  • Midnight Mirage, Lucy Walsh, Katie Cole, Angels Landing, BG5, Chris Koon @ The Roxy 
  • (FREE) Enrot, MisterRogers, The Veil Between, Death Suits You @ Slidebar 
  • Noam Weinstein 8pm, Kevin Miso 9pm, Daniel Bess 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY-April 24, 2012

  • Magic Wands 11pm, Blue Jungle 10pm, The Sister Ruby Band 12am, Antoine Debarge & The Hills 9pm, DJ’s Carlos Rossi & Travis Keller @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) John Wayne Bro 10pm , Restarvant, RT N 44’s 8pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Dim Mak 8th Annual Post Coachella Party w/ Secret Guests @ Dim Mak Studios
  • The Milk Carton Kids 8pm, seating time 6pm @ Largo
  • Eve 6 @ The Grammy Museum 
  • (FREE) Pageants, ESP @ The Echo
  • Shirley Rolls 1030pm , Beach Day 945pm , C-Horse 9pm ,  DJ Paul E Wog, Feral Kizzy 1115pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • State To State, Palace Ballroom, Echoes De Luxe, Battles Tapes @ Bootleg Bar
  • Hype Williams, Gatekeeper, James Ferraro, White Car, Slow Motion DJ’s  @  Echoplex
  • Our Lady Peace @ Troubadour
  • Dirty Sanchez 12am, Elephant Seal 11pm ,  4 Billion Souls 10pm , Whitley Heights 9pm,  Aaron Durr  8pm@ The Viper Room 
  • Earth At Night 8pm, Civilian 850pm, ROB MICHAELS BAND 945pm , Troup 1035pm  @ The Mint 
  • The Gypz, The Gears, RF7, Million Kids @ Redwood Bar
  • FASCINATION-Human League Tribute @ Slidebar 
  • Johnnyswim 9pm, Sweet Talk Radio 8pm, Tawny Ellis 10pm @ Hotel Cafe

WEDNESDAY-April 25, 2012

  • Ben Kweller, Sleeper Agent, The Dig @ El Rey Theatre
  • Japanther, Boys Who Say No, Brannigan’s Law, 3 1/2 Bangs & Britches @ The Smell
  • Strawberry Alarm Clock 11pm, La Fleur Fatale 10pm, Rumspringa 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Chevelle, Dead Sara, New Medicine @ Club Nokia
  • Caveman,  Henry Wolfe, So Many Wizards @ The Echo
  • Manda Mosher 9pm , Merle Jagger 10pm , Scott Bartenhagen 8pm, Ralph Torrefranca 11pm  @ Bootleg Bar
  • Hargo 9pm, Opus Orange 10pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Twin Owl, Francisco The Man, Saint Sea Hat, Joey Siara @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Beard-O-Bees, Natasha Kmeto, St. Andrew @ The Airliner
  • (FREE before 10pm) Dub Club w/ Special Guest DJ Rakkas Crew @ Echoplex 
  • Mana @ Staples Center
  • Brian Buckley Band 11pm , So & So 10pm , Nathan Ray 9pm , The Norwegian Fords 8pm @ The Viper Room 
  • Jane Carrey 8pm @ The Mint
  • Kelly Paige w/ Special Guests 10pm @ The Mint 
  • Bible Belt Sinners, So Cal Rocket Dynamics @ Redwood Bar 
  • (FREE) Sort Swells, Miracle Parade, Blondfire, The Chevin @ The Roxy
  • Enter Shikari, Letlive, At The Skylines @ The Roxy 
  • The 3rd OC ROCKS 4 Food: Orange Solution, Bristol To Memory, Kadens @ Detroit Bar 
  • Rozzi Crane 9pm, Clark Graham 7pm, Terra Naomi 8pm @ Hotel Cafe

THURSDAY-April 26, 2012

FRIDAY-April 27, 2012


SATURDAY-April 28, 2012

  • Electric Flower Group 11pm , Sleepy Owl 12am, Last In Class 9pm,  The Shrine 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Har Mar Superstar, JJAMZ, The Moor, Hindu Pirates @ Detroit Bar
  • Girl in a Coma, Pinata Protest, Sara Radle @ Alex’s Bar
  • Solo performances by colin stetson (bon iver), gregory rogove (devendra banhart), and sarah neufeld (arcade fire) @ Dilletantes
  • Mothers of Gut 12am , Habits 1115pm, Old Monk 1030pm, Michael Rey and The Woebegone’s 945pm, Virginia Reed 9pm @ Pehrspace
  • Bonfire Madigan, Evan Greer, Devin Hoff @ The Smell
  • The Original Prince & MJ Party Soul Slam @ Echoplex
  • (FREE Before 11pm) Funky Sole @ The Echo
  • Stephan Jacobs w/ Freddy Todd & Goldrush @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club 
  • Thomas Nicholas Band 11pm , Jared Lee 10pm ,  28 North 9pm , Dj Jamie Scrap(Upstairs) @ The Viper Room 
  • Robert DeLon 12am @ The Viper Room 
  • Los Pinguos w/ Matt Jennings 11pm @ The Mint 
  • Jonathan Hall’s Birthday w/ Backbiter, Mike Watt, Motorcycle Black Madonnas, The Freeks, Sonic Medusa @ Redwood Bar 
  • Stray Cat Lee Rocker, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys @ The Observatory 
  • The Bolts, Young Beautiful in a Hurry, London Shover, Enjulliet @  The Roxy 
  • Jill Avilez, Lindsey’s Band, Katie McGhie, Steven Shane @ On The Rox (The Roxy)
  • (FREE) The Flatliners, Heartsounds, Vultures United, Common War @ Slidebar 
  • Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, Mystikal, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace @ Gibson Amphiteatre at Universal CityWalk 
  • Ceasefire @ Troubadour 
  • Jesse Thomas 9pm, Nils Frahm 7pm, Ultimate Bearhug 10pm, Liz Wood 11pm, Davis Fetter 12am @ Hotel Cafe 

SUNDAY-April 29, 2012

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