What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (June 18 – 24, 2012)

Magic Wands at the Satellite – Photo: Monique Hernandez

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 – June 18, 2012

  • Electric Guest 11pm, Neon Hymns 10pm, The Gromble, Davis Fetter @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE) Van Hunt, American Royalty, Das Tapes, Jes Williamson @ Bardot
  • (FREE) E.S.P.,Boom Bip,The White Album, DJ Miss M.E. @ The Echo
  • (FREE) JJAMZ, A B & The Sea, Neighbors, Har Mar Superstar @ The Satellite
  • Rhett Miller 10pm, The Serial Lady Killers  9pm @ Troubadour
  •  (FREE) Glen Hansard 630pm @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood
  • (FREE) The Colourist 11pm , Blondfire 10pm , Moostache 9pm , Paulie Pesh 12am @ Bootleg Bar
  • Time and Energy, Harmoniums, SHO GO, Hollywood Pulliam @ Detroit Bar
  • Moon Pearl, Let’s Paint TV, Dash Jacket, Pillars and Tongues @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) ESP, Boom Bip, The White Album DJ Miss M.E.The Echo Thrice @ The Observatory
  • Cosmic Slop @ Alex’s Bar
  • Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Marduk,Whithered,Letum Ascensus,Unholy Lust @ Slidebar
  • Jonate,Toni Tee,Liquid Wisdom,Arianna Lecadeaux @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Mansions on The Moon  w/Flying Cars 9pm ,Stargraph 11pmh, DJ Set By La Fatale @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Reprise 730pm,Stereo Drive 815pm,SRElephants 915 pm @ The Mint
  • Icons of The Music Industry: Seymour Stein @ Grammy Museum
  • Jason Joseph and The Spectacular 10pm,Danny Rogue 9pm,The Rocket Boys 8pm,Nelo 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY – June 19, 2012

  • Thee Satisfaction, RAS G, Open Mike Eagle @ The Echo
  • Lemonade, Grimes (DJ Set), Blood Diamonds, Airbird @ Echoplex
  • Summer Twins 11pm , Kera and the Lesbians 10pm, Blac Jesus 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  •  Lisa Hannigan and Joe Henry @ El Rey Theatre
  • (FREE) House Shoes (DJ Set) 6pm @ Amoeba Music- Hollywood
  • (FREE) Warships 10pm, Monte Mar 9pm , Blonde Summer 11pm,La Font DJ Set @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • (FREE) Charlyne Yi And The Rangdang, DJ Juan Velasquez (of Abe Vigoda) @ Space 15 Twenty
  • Thrice @ The Observatory
  • (FREE) Beachwood All-Stars, Willoughby, Geronimo Getty, Marnie Herald, Brian Whelan, Stephen Sowan @ The Satellite
  • Delta Rae 945pm, A Silent Film 845pm,Chantal Claret @ Troubadour
  • Clockwork,Anna Lunoe,Tony Fresch,Bais Haus,Bones @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Dirty Ed Tuesdays w/ Backseat Bingo,Habits,Falsetto Teeth,Paper Slang,Telephone Lovers @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Hell or Highwater @ Constellation Room (The Observatory)
  • Canto, The Heroine,Spaceship Days,Save Our Souls,Black Magic Driver,Starsix @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) The Causbies,Buffalo Electric,Twin Owl,Karma The Mirror @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • (FREE)  Darkwave,Industrial,Witch House,Synth W/ DJ XIAN @  WARLOK
  • Vicci Martinez 11pm ,Jamar Rogers(of The Voice) 10pm ,Bullet & Snowfox 9pm ,Beware of Darkness 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Midnight Mirage 730pm,Boheme 830pm @ The Mint
  • Kate Miller Haidke 8pm,Clark Graham 9pm,Round Mountain 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

WEDNESDAY – June 20, 2012

THURSDAY – June 21, 2012

  • Ministry,Blackburner,SKUMLOVE @ Club Nokia
  • Ceu,Curumin @ El Rey Theatre
  •  Dead Meadow,  Sleepy Sun, Dahga Bloom and Highlands @ NOMAD
  • (FREE) Magic Wands @ The Observatory
  •  Voodoo Glow Skulls, Knock Out, DPI, Soto St. @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE)Amanda Jo Williams, Dead Dawn, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Brass Tax! @ The Echo
  • Jenny Lewis, Very Special Guests @ Largo
  •  Tu Fawning 10pm, BlackS& 11pm , Dream Panther 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE)Dustbowl Revival @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
  • Branches, Lowly Spects, Golden Afternoon @ Detroit Bar
  • Taylor Locke & The Roughs 11pm, The Rambles 10pm,The Bolts 9pm, Louis Gaston 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE) Black Elk, Aeges, Totimoshi, Parents @ Los Globos
  • Israel Vibrations,Hashishans @ The Observatory
  • Crash Kings 1030pm, Vanaprasta 930pm, Dreamers Dose 930pm @ Troubadour
  • Blank Expressions,Thee  Teepers,Black Boots @ Redwood Bar
  • Vans Warped Tour: All Time Low,Taking Back Sunday,The Used, New Found Glory,Streetlight Manifesto,Yellowcard, Pierce The Veil,Four Year Strong,Of Mice & Men,We The Kings,Breathe Carolina,Miss May I,Falling in Reverse, Anti-Flag @ Orange County Great Park
  • Joshua Ketchmark,The Nukes, The V.U.,Brandy Loves Alexander,Mullholand,Nikki Lorenzo @ The Roxy
  • A.L.L.,Stand out,La Cienega Collective,Shafir, Austin @ On The Rox(The Roxy)
  • Hindu Pirates,The Union Line,Drinking Flowers @ The Satellite
  • Versus FT. Destructo,Bones @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Marty Shannon 8pm,Ryan Saliman and The Band of Strangers 855pm,Ben Caron 950pm,Bradley Keys & The Misfits 1030pm @ The Mint
  • Mariah McManus 10pm,Helena 8pm,Jasmine Ash 9pm,Raina Rose & Anthony Da Costa @ Hotel Cafe

FRIDAY – June 22, 2012

  • The Avett Brothers @ NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE
  • Liars, SFV Acid, DJ Mario Cotto @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Soft Swells, Hell & Lula, Omniflux @ The Satellite
  • Japanther, The Coup, The Pharmacy, Apathetic Ronald McDonald @ The Smell
  • Matt Skiba & The Sekrets 10pm , Mrs. Magician 9pm @ Troubadour
  • Jarrod Gorbel (of The Honorary Title) 11pm , Torches 10pm, Miracle Days 9pm, MIDI Matilda 8pm  @ Bootleg Bar
  • Jenny Lewis, Nik Freitas @ The Observatory
  • Little Red Lung, Pisces @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock
  • Negative Approach, DYS, Its Casual @ Alex’s Bar
  • Jimmy Cliff @ Betfair Hollywood Park
  • Sonnymoon, Jonti, Devonwho, Knxwledge, MNDSGN, B Lewis @ The Echo
  • Toys That Kill,Feral Kizzy,L.A. Drugz,Shlitzy @ Redwood Bar
  • Vans Warped Tour: All Time Low,Taking Back Sunday,The Used, New Found Glory,Streetlight Manifesto,Yellowcard, Pierce The Veil,Four Year Strong,Of Mice & Men,We The Kings,Breathe Carolina,Miss May I,Falling in Reverse, Anti-Flag @ Fairplex Pomona
  • Scorpions, Tesla @ Staples Center
  • Rock Bottom Remainders w/Stephen King,Amy Tan,Matt Groening,Mitch Albom,Dave Barry @ El Rey Theatre
  • Antenna The End,Sound Cannon,The Sun Kings,Hotel Sleep,Zen Tonic @ The Roxy
  • Fundraiser for VH1 Save The Music @ On The Rox(The Roxy)
  • The HM157 Summer Solstice Extravaganza:Madame Headdress 8pm,Buffalo Electric 830pm,Oliwa’s Yes Way! 915pm,The Soft Bombs 10pm,Flash Garden Comedy Troupe 1045pm,The Fancy Space People 1115pm,Dirt Bird 12am,Dead Western 1am @ HM157
  • The Good Rebels 9pm,The Muddy Reds 10pm,Otis Heat 11pm,Dan Wilcox 1115pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • I Will Never Be The Same 11pm,Roms 1230am, Battle Tape 9pms,BEAT CLUB 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Eric McFadden 10pm, Wally Ingram @ The Mint
  • Def Leppard @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 
  • Amy Lavere 9pm,Taylor Greenwood 8pm, Alexandra & The Starlight Band 11pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Aesthetic Perfection,X-RX @ Das Bunker

SATURDAY – June 23, 2012

  • Fool’s Gold, The Entrance Band, Sleepy Sun, Crystal Antlers, Allah-Las, Electric Flower Group, Paz Lenchantin, Matt Baldwin, Dante vs. Zombies, Dahga Bloom, Lovely Bad Things, Cosmonauts, Kiev, Death Hymn #9, Incan Abraham, Old Testament, Strangers Family Band, Helios Jive, Insects Vs. Robots, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel, Juju, Cgak, Al Lover (& The Haters), The Downtown Train, Ahkiyyini, Mothers of Gut, Auditory Aphasia, Blackfeet Braves, Blac Jesus and The Experimentalists , Habits @ Downtown Pomona Arts Colony
  • The Cult, Against Me!, The Icarus Line @ Hollywood Palladium
  • (FREE)Pelican, Black Breath, Martyrdod, Burning Love, Enabler @ The Glass House
  • Tomorrow’s Tulips, Holy Shit, The Abigails, The Sweet Sweet Things @ The Satellite
  • (FREE)Heroes & Heroines, The Orwells, Babies On Acid, Thee Merry Wells @ The Echo
  • (FREE)Highlands, Deap Valley, Death LensAladdin Jr. Cadillac Tramps, Joyride, One Hit Wonder @ Alex’s Bar
  • Milo Greene 10pm , Little Hurricane 915pm, Harriet 830pm @ Troubadour
  • George Glass @ Memorial Greek Theater at Santa Monica High
  • Soft White Sixties 10pm, Lemon Sun 11pm , Troup 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Yuna @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
  • (FREE) Delta Rae  @ One Colorado Courtyard
  • (FREE) Detective (ex-Guided By Voices / Useless Keys / Tennis System) @ Permanent Records
  • Negative Approach, Stalag 13, Magrudergrind, Coke Bust, Knife Fight, Dangers, Soul Search, ACxDC, In Defence, Media Blitz, Hordes, Trench Rot, Chest Pain, Aukerman @ The Observatory
  • Quintron & Miss Pussycat, xBxRx, Dent May @ The Smell
  • Electric Sheperd,Cab 20,Plant Tribe,Stone Plague @ Redwood Bar
  • Rahsaan Patterson,Sy Smith @ El Rey Theatre
  • Oedipus,Stellar Sons & Daughters,Y Luv,Opus Dai,Naked Walrus,MAL,DJ Hollywood,Julio @ The Roxy
  • (FREE) Clash City Rockers,Cash Up Front @ Slidebar
  • (FREE Before 11pm) Funky Sole @ The Echo
  • Fort King 9pm,Torches 10pm,Radars To The Sky 11pm,The Hectors 12am @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • The Public Trust 1115pm,Help The Doctor 10pm,Stonefeather 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • Jaz James 7pm,Bluebird 8pm,The Brothers Comatose 9pm, Jason Sinay  10pm @ The Mint
  • Powerhouse,Snoop Dog,Tyga,T.I,J. Cole,Kendrick Lamar,Young Geezy, Wale,Yg,Kid Ink @ Honda Center
  • Lit,Julien-K,We Are The Arsenal @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • Mariachi USA Festival @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Mind The Gap 10pm,The Lower 48 11pm,The Winter Sounds 12am,Val & Her Lovers 8pm,Asleep on The moon 9pm,Chelsea Williams 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

SUNDAY – June 24, 2012

  • Miami Horror (DJ Set) @ Drai’s
  • Part Time Punk Presents :Shoegaze Festival: Mark Gardener (of Ride), Sky Parade, Weekend, Lorelei, Half String, Astrobrite, Tropic of Cancer, Whirr, Moonbeams, Tennis System @ Echoplex
  • Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Dent May, Melted Toys @ Alex’s Bar
  • Matt Skiba & The Sekrets @ The Glass House
  • (FREE) Voodoo Glow Skulls,Knock Out,Argyle Street @ Slidebar
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo:Ted Russel Camp,Granville Automatic,Mark Lennon,Talking Treason @ The Echo
  • (FREE) All Spots To Black 945pm, Leslie Stevens 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Clogs, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers 7pm,Clogs 8pm  @ Bootleg Theater
  • (FREE)The D.A., Wild Pack of Canaries, Strange Birds, Bulletproof Tiger @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Vans Warped Tour: All Time Low,Taking Back Sunday,The Used, New Found Glory,Streetlight Manifesto,Yellowcard, Pierce The Veil,Four Year Strong,Of Mice & Men,We The Kings,Breathe Carolina,Miss May I,Falling in Reverse, Anti-Flag @ Ventura County Fairgrounds at Seaside Park
  • New Edition @ Nokia Theatre LA Live
  • Neil Hamburger, Andy Kindler,Major Entertainer Mike H, Plus Special Guest @ The Satellite
  • Cubensis-A Grateful Dead Music Tribute @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • 16 Barz 12am,RNR 11pm,Rockett Queens 10pm,Hestyn 9pm,Philosophy of Soul 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE) Mario Cotto and Ben Block Present: Nostromo @ The Mint
  • Franco De Vita @ Gibson Amphitheatre 
  • Reed Turner 830pm,Jen Kuhn 930pm,Phoebe Hunt 730pm,Tongue & Groove 6pm @ Mind The Gap 10pm,The Lower 48 11pm,The Winter Sounds 12am,Val & Her Lovers 8pm,Asleep on The moon 9pm,Chelsea Williams 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Riotgun,The Plexikill @ Redwood Bar






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