What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (May 14 – 20, 2012)

The Dandy Warhols at L.A. 101 – Photo: Craig Parker

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-May 14, 2012

  •   The Drums, Craft Spells, Part Time, DJ Fabian Alsultany @ El Rey Theatre
  •   Tremellow, Stripper Pussy, Batwings Catwings, Signals @ Pehrspace
  •   Caught a Ghost, Sweaters, The Neighborhood, Owenstone @ The Satellite
  • ♥  (FREE) Baron Von Luxxury, Harlan,HEXOHEXOH,Blondfire,DJ Peter Majors(Vacation Vinyl) @ The Echo
  • (FREE w/RSVP) The Henry Clay People, Les Deux Love Orchestra, Brandon & Leah, Alaska Reid @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Harriet 1030pm , Chasing Kings 1130pm , Pratley 9pm , Busy Living @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE)Kissing Tigers @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • (FREE)Names In Vain @ Detroit Bar
  • Phil Alvin @ Redwoood Bar 
  • Cosmic Slop @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Coffin Texts, Gravehill, Crepitus, Mutilacion@ Slidebar
  • Flight To Mars feat. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready @ Constellation Room ( The Observatory)
  • Lili Fair 730pm, Lily & Marley 815pm, Brian Rooney 915pm @ The Mint 
  • Deacon & The Devil 1115pm, JD Bender 1015pm, Bleeding Harp 915pm, Jive Mother Mary 815pm @ The Viper Room
  • Meiko w/ Jesse Thomas 930pm, Count 8pm, Xenia Dunford & The Eastern Exile 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY-May 15, 2012

  • Light Asylum, TEARIST, Chelsea Wolfe, Violet Tremors @ Echoplex
  • The Drums, Craft Spells, Part Time , Bryan Davidson @ El Rey Theatre
  • Emily Wells, Portland Cello Project @ Largo
  • (FREE) Spirit Vine, Dead Dawn, Black Flamingo, Gothic Tropic @ The Echo
  • Dum Dum Girls @ Constellation Room( The Observatory)
  • Black Dice, Retox, Regal Degal, David Scott Stone @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock
  • Summer Darling 1130pm , Silian Rail 1030pm , Arms of Tripoli 9pm , Blonde Summer 945pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Austin Brown, Irontom, The Band Droidz,  @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • (FREE) Family Album, Wicklow Atwater and The Fallen, Flame, Mike Quinn @ The Satellite
  • Ane Brun 1005pm, Gemma Ray 905pm, Elin Ruth Sigvardsson 830pm @ Troubadour
  • (FREE) Kim Free (ex-Black Church) @ Vacation Vinyl
  • Switch, Dirty Rock, Bones, Heavy Accents, Swab The Decks @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Los Creepers, Waterhead, Morgan Freeman Fight Club,Deadend Stiffs @ Redwood Bar
  • Isabella Brent, Lou Jane, Jayson Landon Marcus, Ugly, Ugly Words @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • (FREE) Jamestown Revival, Lusitania, American Tomahawk @ Slidebar
  • (FREE) Zomboy, Cyberoptics, Seven Lions, Deco @ The Roxy
  • The Dustbowl Revival, The Muddy Reds, John Wayne Bro, The Dead Ships, The Driftwood Singers @ The Mint 
  • St. Cello’s Fall 1130pm, PHILM(feat. Dave Lombardo of  Slayer), Goldsboro 9pm, It’s Casual 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Meiko w/ Time Myers 930pm, Harper Blynn 8pm, John DeLore 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

WEDNESDAY-May 16, 2012

THURSDAY-May 17, 2012

FRIDAY-May 18, 2012

  •   Dum Dum Girls, Tamaryn, Young Prisms, SISU  @ Echoplex
  •   Best Coast, JEFF The Brotherhood, Abe Vigoda @ The Wiltern
  •   The Boxer Rebellion, Canon Blue, DJ Bryan Davidson @ El Rey Theatre
  •   Suckers, Vanaprasta, Young Man @ The Echo
  •   Khaira Arby and Her Band, Peaking Lights, Moon Pearl @ The Satellite
  • Zeke, Electric Sister, Killing California @ Alex’s Bar
  • Chappo 11pm , Kitten 10pm , Red Circle Underground 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Anenon, Shigeto, DNTEL, Gold and Soil @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock
  • (FREE w/RSVP)Dam-Funk @ Mondrian
  • Norse Horse 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Gardens and Villa, KO KO @  Constellation Room(The Observatory)
  • The Gaslight Anthem @ The Roxy
  • Kingsley, Scarlett, My Pretty Little War @ The Roxy
  • Treasure Mammal, Colony, Summer Twins, 3 1/2 Bangs & Britches, Grandma’s Son @ The Smell
  • Great Lake Swimmers 10pm , Cold Specks 9pm @ Troubadour
  • 13 Guitar Rumble, Deke Dickerson, Phil Alvin, Paul Johnson(The Surfaris) @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) It’s Casual, So Cal Tennis Pros, Mothers @ Slidebar
  • Third Seven 8pm, Jonathan Townes 9pm, Sarazino 10pm @ The Mint
  • Sponge 11pm, The Lonely Drunks Club Band 1230am, Future Villains 10pm, Sidewinders 9pm, Vendetta Red 8pm @ The Viper Room 
  • Garrison Starr 9pm, Brother Sal & The Devil May Care 10pm, Kasey Anderson & Star Anna 1130pm, Rob Giles 8pm, Erin McLaughlin 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • The Dan Band, The Lampshades @ Club Nokia 
  • The Expendables, Unwritten Law, Josh Fischel @ House of Blues-Anaheim 

SATURDAY-May 19, 2012

SUNDAY-May 20, 2012

  •   (FREE) Torches, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Tenlons Fort, Joey Siara (of Henry Clay People) @ The Satellite
  •   (FREE) Babies On Acid, The Spires, Massenger @ Alex’s Bar
  • Monica Lionheart , El May 830pm , Daniel Ahean & The Jones 1030pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Bright Beast 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) (THEE) Mike B-May Dee-Jay Set 3pm @ Amoeba Music-Hollywood
  • Electric Children, Brainspoon, Plainfield Butchers, The Romps @ Redwood Bar
  • SMTOWN World Tour: Bo A, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO @ Honda Center 
  • Andre Nickatina, Fashawn, MUMBLS @  The Observatory 
  • U.K. @ El Rey Theatre 
  • (FREE) Mario Cotto & Ben Block Present: Nostromo @ The Mint
  • Rachel Sierra 11pm, Ultra Love 10pm, Lumaria 9pm, Eric Shackne 8pm @ The Viper Room 
  • Rubberneck Lions 9pm, Stage Kids 10pm, Miscellaneous Ailments 11pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo: Julie Richmond, Bob Woodruff, Ben Vaughn’s Desert Classic @ The Echo
  • Part Time Punks Present:Rough Trade Records Nite @ The Echo 
  • Angela McCluskey w/ Special Guests 8pm, Tongue & Groove 6pm @ Hotel Cafe 

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