What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (July 30 – August 5, 2012)

Radio Moscow at the Satellite – Photo: Anais Walsdorf

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-July 30,2012

  •  (FREE) American Royalty, Jesse Woods, The Franks, The Miracals, Hit City DJs @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Quadron, Frank + Derol,Lindsay Ray Spurlock,Indians,Double O(DJ Set) @ Bardot
  • Big K.R.I.T. ,Casey Veggies,Mike Jaggerr,Tito Lopez,Big Sant @ El Rey Theatre
  • La Coka Nostra,DJ Rhettmatic of The Beat Junkies,Funkdoobiest  @ The Roxy
  • Andy Clockwise 11pm, of Verona 10pm,Overtime 12am,Teleskopes 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE) Terraplane Sun, The Record Company, The Silent Comedy, Strange Vine @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Seasons, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Torches, Body Parts @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) Indians 7pm @ Origami Vinyl 
  • (FREE) JMSN 11pm, Tribes, All Eyes West 8pm, Broadcaster 9pm,Austronautica(DJ) 10pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) The Milky Way 10pm, Elevaters 11pm, IAMOMNI 9pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • (FREE)Gardeners Logic @ Detroit Bar
  • Pangolin @ Los Globos
  • Treasure Mammal, Clipping, Ezra Buchla / Corey Fogel, Essay, IE, Andrew Tholl @ Pehrspace
  • Neon Trees, Penguin Prison, JJAMZ @ The Wiltern
  • Abby Hankins,Fletcher’s Castorians @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE)Mainstream Scare,A shattered Hope,A Piece of The Action,Death Is Eternal @ Slidebar
  • Pam Shaffer, The Singularity,This Machine Kills Zombies @ Lot 1
  • Cosmic Slop-LA Residency @ Alex’s Bar
  • Cheating Daylight 8pm,The Fishermen Band 9pm,David Gielan and The Willing 10pm @ The Mint
  • Miscast: Right  Singer,Wrong Song @ The Mint
  • Jason Joseph & The Spectacular 10pm,Courtney Ariel  8pm,Charlie Rae 7pm,Pinot 9pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Fun Guns w/DJ Sal & Huggy @ Harvard & Stone

TUESDAY-July 31,2012

WEDNESDAY-August 1,2012

THURSDAY-August 2,2012

FRIDAY-August 3,2012

SATURDAY-August 4,2012

  • (FREE w/RSVP) Raphael Saadiq, Band Of Skulls @ Annenberg Space for Photography
  • Radio Moscow, The Dirty Streets,The Shrine @ The Satellite
  • Cosmonauts, Dirt Dress, Plateaus, Mutations @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Jubilee presents: Tristen and Maria Del Pilar @ Levitt MacArthur Park
  • Hard Summer Music Festival:Skrillex, NERO, The Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set), A-Trak, James Murphy (DJ Set), Datsik, Amtrac, and more!@ Los Angeles Historic State Park
  • (FREE)LA Taco Festival 2012 w/ Las Cafeteras,Banda Tello Y Los Aridos,Upground @ Mariachi Plaza
  • (FREE) THE BANGLES w/The Right Stars @ Pershing Square
  • (FREE)Vaud and the Villains @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
  • The Colourist 11pm, Kiev 1opm, Monsters Calling Home 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Blonde Summer 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • Penguin Prison (DJ Set), Tropicool, Kedd Cook @ Detroit Bar
  • Act As If @ Marina Green Park
  • Gardens and Villa, Mr. Little Jeans, Wildcat! Wildcat! @ South Coast Plaza Village
  • Gabe Heart & The 4th Wall,Brass Tax,Goblin King,Surprise Vacation @ Redwood Bar
  • Smokers Club w/ Juicy J,Fat Trel, Joey Bada$$ with Pro Era, Cashius Green with Pheo, Short Stop & Cornerboy P @ The Observatory
  • Evidence,Gangrene,Krondon + Special Guests @ The Roxy
  • BAMF.TBA,Ian,Cassidy and The Mujicians @ On The Rox(The Roxy)
  • Saint Sea Hat,The WildBunch,John Seasons,Ryan Ellis @ Lot 1
  • Mr.Mister Miyagi-Live Band 80’s Karaoke @ Alex’s Bar
  • Malik The Freq Moore 10pm,SMOD 11pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • North Mississippi Allstars Duo 9pm @ The Mint
  • Metalachi 12am,All Hail The Yeti 11pm,Consume The Fire 10pm,Unleash The Archers 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • Bootie LA Michael Jackson Mashup Night @ Echoplex
  • (FREE Before 11pm) Funky Sole @ The Echo
  • Martin Luther 11pm,Chelsea Williams 8pm,The Endangered 10pm,Jesse Lyn 9pm,Tim Hogan 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Best of Reggae @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
  • Ska and Reggae Festival: Norma Fraser,Garth Dennis,The Delirians, Queen P,The Debonaires,The Revivers,Lighting Flash,La Crucial,The Sulutionaries,Roncovacoco,Metamoska,Pachamama,Hijos Del Sol,Djs Zapadru,Soulfood Selector,Blazing Fire @ Los Globos
  • Lena Lou @ Whisky A Go Go
  • (FREE Before 1030pm w/RSVP)MODE:M RETURNS! ONE NIGHT ONLY AT 333 Live in DTLA: SYNHTPOP,ELEKTRO REMIXES,DEPECHE MODE @ La Dead 
  • Summer and Music’s Dancin’ in The Streets: DJ Valdas 7pm,Nick Waterhouse,845pm,DJ Dennis 945pm @ Downtown Long Beach

SUNDAY-August 5,2012

  • The Drive Tour: College, Anoraak, Electric Youth @  Echoplex
  • Nekromantix,The Casualties,Down By Law,The Lower Class Brats,Flatfoot 56,The Sheds @ The Observatory
  • (FREE) H.R. of Bad Brains(feat. members of Suicidal Tendencies,Fishbone),Dirty Filthy Mugs @ Slidebar
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo w/Henry Wagons @ The Echo
  • Abrakadabra, Cruddy, ZINE (members of xbxrx and Gothic Tropic), Sex Wounds (members of Stripper Pussy) @ The Smell
  • DIIV, Part Time, Melted Toys @ The Echo
  • Penguin Prison(DJ Set),Perseus @ Drai’s Hollywood
  • Italian Japanese 11pm, The Halfbreed Lovers 9pm, Cigarettes After Sex 10pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Warm Weather 10pm, Go West Young Man 9pm, Drug Cabin @ Bootleg Bar
  • Juicy J, Jordan BadA$$,Trel @ House of Blues Los Angeles
  • Rose Windows,Marlene Marlene,New Slang @ Redwood Bar
  • Ugly Ugly Words,Lou Jane,Isabella Brent,Jayson Landon Marcus @ Lot 1
  • Gabe Rossen Band 8pm,Foxxhound 855pm,Lumaria 940pm,28 North 1045pm @ The Mint
  • Matt Caplan 730pm,Harley Jay 815pm,The Brixtones 915pm @ The Viper Room
  • (FREE) Ernie Watts Quartet @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
  • (FREE)Aurelio Martinez @ Levitt MacArthur Park
  • Poncho Sanchez w/ The Bside Players @ Hermosa Beach Pier
  • The Chop Tops,Danny B. Harvey,The Strikers,Radio Threat,Rootbite,Wreckin Katz @ Whisky A Go Go

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