What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (May 21 – 27, 2012)

Aloe Blacc at Sasquatch! 2011 – 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-May 21, 2012

  •  (FREE) Baron Von Luxxury, Harlan @ The Echo
  •   (FREE Caught a Ghost, Fur Traders, The Peach Kings @ The Satellite
  •   (FREE) Chappo, Lianne La Havas , The London Souls, Telephoned @ Bardot
  •   (FREE) Harriet 1030pm, Soft White Sixties 945pm , Sue Scrofa 9pm , Gothic Tropic 1130pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Names In Vain @ Detroit Bar
  • Mantle Core Sound, Footwurk Homicide, Skull Kiss, DJ Marijuana Weed @ Pehrspace
  • Phil Alvin @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Modern Day Escape,Fake Figures,Abriel @ Slidebar
  • All Hail The Yeti, Hell or High Water, Lady Sinatra,Beta Wolf,Sons of The Damned @ The Roxy
  • Cosmic Slop @ Alex’s Bar
  • Midnight Surfer 8pm,Kissing Tigers 9pm,Nuthin Under A Million 10pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Teleskopes 1015pm,Bronze Swagger 1215am,The Controversy 1115pm,MK4 915pm,Beat Club 815pm @ The Viper Room
  • Elle Carpenter 8pm,Kristi Salas 840pm,Fight The Machine 940pm,Word 1040pm @ The Mint
  • Jason Joseph & The Spectacular 9pm, Daniel Bedingfield 930pm,Count 8pm, Saint John & The Revelations 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY-May 22, 2012

WEDNESDAY-May 23, 2012

  •   I Break Horses 11pm, Geographer 10pm, Old Toy Trains 9pm @ The Echo
  •   Margot and The Nuclear So & So’s 1030pm, Dinosaur Feathers 930pm, Whispertown 830pm @ Bootleg Theater
  •   Devendra Banhart @ The Observatory
  • (FREE) The Chief Resolve, J. Thoven, Junior High @ Detroit Bar
  • Danger @ El Rey Theatre
  • (FREE before 10pm) Dub Club @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Dandelo 11pm, Irontom 10pm, Nacosta 9pm @ The Satellite
  • TraPsPs, Whitman, Ezra Buchla, Nora Keyes @ The Smell
  • Robert Francis 10pm , Leslie Stevens (solo) 915pm, Edwards & Edwards 830pm@ Troubadour
  • Belowme. 1115pm, Wingard Manor 1015pm, Mark Trance 915pm @ Los Globos
  • Apparitions, Revolutions Pride,The Boozehounds @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Seedless,Zen Robbi, Katastro @ Slidebar
  • Delicious Vinyl Presents Bizzare Ride Live: “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde” FT Fatlip,Slimkid3,J-Swift,La Jay @ The Roxy
  • Syline Pigeons,Dj’s Amanda Panda,Brady Spear,Stepehen Etheredge,Junior Costa @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • The Spazmatics 11pm, The Bad Bad Things 10pm,The Dares 9pm, Fire Tiger 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Matt Chamberlain,Marco Benevento,Sebastian Steinberg @ The Mint
  • David Ryan Harris 9pm,Naia Kete 8pm,Tracee Perin 7pm,Rachel Rabin 10pm @ Hotel Cafe

THURSDAY-May 24, 2012

FRIDAY-May 25, 2012

  •   We Are Serenades 11pm , Alex Kemp 10pm , Milow 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  •  Satellite 8pm, Marc Robillard 8:50pm @ The Troubadour
  •  The Psycho Realm with Visionaries and Supernatural @ Club Nokia
  •   Felix Cartal, JFK (of MSTRKRFT) @ The Observatory
  •   The Internet @ The Echo
  •   Jail Weddings 11pm, Don Juan Y Los Blancos 10pm, Chris Price 9pm @ The Satellite
  • Mutations, The Spyrals, Cab 20, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel @ The Smell
  • Hi Ho Silver Oh 915pm, The Might Sequoyah 10pm, Sue Scrofa 1045pm, I hate You Just Kidding 1130pm @ Pehrspace 
  • Tim Barry, Kevin Seconds, Julie Kerr, Jonny Wickersham @ Alex’s Bar
  • Royal Headache, Joyce Manor, Death Hymn #9, Merry Christmas @ Blue Star
  • Jon Brion @ Largo
  • Dreamers, Hecuba, The Moonbird, Mecca V.A. @ Los Globos
  • Thurlow, Joey Siara (of The Henry Clay People), Mark Marquard & The Slim Pickin’s @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The White Buffalo @ Constellation Room(The Observatory )
  • (FREE) The Blind Shake 7pm @ Origami Vinyl 
  • Chemicals,King Louie & The Missing Monuments @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE)Metalachi,Kaustik @ Slidebar
  • Stalley & Chip Tha Ripper @ El Rey Theatre
  • Haunted By Heroes,KingQueen,Vette,Night Verses,Thunder From Heaven,Ramekega,Condewit @ The Roxy
  • La Tina Webb,Less Than One,Taylor Greene, Hot Sauce,Savanah Ostler,DJ Dirty Boi @ On The Rox(The Roxy)
  • Barbara Lynn, Gizzelle,The Hurricanes,The Neumans,Jason Ringold, DJ’s Big Chuey @ Echoplex
  • Lo-Fi Sugar 8pm,Music Video? 9pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Special C 11pm,The Originalites 10pm,Eternal Mind Control 9pm,Lost Anyway 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Bill Carter 915pm, Waddy Watchel Band 10pm @ The Mint
  • The Young Romans 9pm,Erick Macek & Lucy Walsh 10pm,American Bloomers 8pm,Jason Whitton 11pm,Totsy 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Monstro, All Hail The Yeti,210 Tolowell, Gummo 13,Goonies, Mr. Snoeman @ Whisky A Go Go

SATURDAY-May 26, 2012

SUNDAY-May 27, 2012

  •   Silver Lake Jubilee: Aloe Blacc, La Sera, Family of the Year, Incan Abraham, Manhattan Murder Mystery & more
  •   M83 (Anthony Gonzalez poolside DJ Set) @ Drai’s-Hollywood
  •   (FREE) Heist, Sleep Walk, Dogteeth @ Alex’s Bar
  •   Part Time Punks Presents:Smiths/Morrisey Nite @ Echoplex
  •   (FREE) Kind Hearts & Coronets w/ Bell Gardens @ The Echo
  •   (FREE) Mario Cotto & Ben Block Presents: Nostromo @ The Mint
  • Brenda Carsey, Never You Mind,The Relative Strangers,Laura Meyer @ Alex’s Bar
  • Cave Country 1030pm, DeadString Brothers 930pm, Tommy Santee Klaws 730pm, Glen Martin 830pm @ Bootleg Bar 
  • The Twelves @ Drai’s-Hollywood
  • Golden!Age 11pm,  Cigarette Bums 10pm,Black Lullabies 9pm, Desert Daze 830pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Jubilee @ Silverlake Jubilee
  • (FREE) Miles Hendrik-May Dee-Jay Set 3pm @ Amoeba Music-Hollywood
  • Carnage Asada,Fatso Jetson, Dead Issue @ Redwood Bar
  • Ape Machine,Black Beverly Heels,Kill Pills @ Redwood Bar
  • Barbara Lynn @ The Observatory
  • (FREE) Terror, The Beautiful Ones,New Brigade @ Slidebar
  • Twin Suns,Back Pocket Memory,LeMay,Figured Out,Aaron Orbit,Ote For President,The Ambient Light @ The Roxy
  • Neil Hamburger @ The Satellite
  • Kyle Hunt & The King Gypsy 1130pm,Devastating Karate 1030pm,Apartment 28 930pm,Reggie Gin 830pm,A War Party’s Farewell 730pm @ The Viper Room





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