What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (August 6 – August 12, 2012)

Off! at the Casbah, San Diego – Photo: Big Swig

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-August 6, 2012

  •  Avi Buffalo @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Wildcat! Wildcat!, AAN, Incan Abraham, Maniac @ The Echo
  • The Black Lips, King Tuff, Audacity, Pangea, Cosmonauts, Summer Twins, The Garden @ The Observatory
  • (FREE) Francisco The Man, Chasing Kings, The Wind, Monte Mar @ The Satellite
  •  Green Day @ Echoplex
  •  Cheap Trick, Aerosmith @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Daniel Bedingfield @ Grammy Museum
  • Jason Joseph & The Spectacular 9pm,David Ramirez 8pm,Lorelei Carlson 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE)Jukebox The Ghost, Neil Halstead, Garrison Starr, Roofeo (DJ Set), Chris Muckley (DJ Set)  @ Bardot
  • (FREE)Meg Myers 11pm, Adam Oliver 9pm, Mit & The Romney’s 10pm @  Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE)Decode Radio, Battle Tapes, Maxi Wild @ Detroit Bar
  • Andy the Doorbum, Big Sexy, Stab City, Doses @ Pehrspace
  • The Jimmie Rodgers Experience @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Husky 7pm @ Origami Vinyl 
  • (FREE) Hexen,Monolith,Insentient,Cobra Venom,Aberrance @ Slidebar
  • Two Troubadors Music 8pm,Sharon Renee 845pm,June Aja 930pm,Andrew Cole 1015pm @ The Mint
  • Eternal Mind Control,Inverta,Bankrupt Slut,Jensen Reed & Cameron Rafati @ The Viper Room


TUESDAY-August 7,2012

  • (FREE) Ross Sea Party 10pm, Hello Echo 9pm, Blonde Summer 11pm, Kevin Earnest 8pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Jesca Hoop, Jesse Harris @ Largo
  • Bear in Heaven, Rainbow Arabia, Electric Flower Group @  Echoplex
  • Dorian Wood, El-Haru Kuroi, Tes Elations @ The Echo
  • Bomba Estereo, Fool’s Gold @ The Observatory
  • Redd Kross, Tijuana Panthers, Pangea, DJ Keith Morris @ The Roxy
  •  Peach Kings @ Harvard and Stone
  •  Seal,Macy Gray @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
  • Howth 10pm, Steffaloo 11pm, StaG 9pm @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Penguin Prison (DJ Set), Amtrac @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Black Hi-Lighter 10pm, Tygers of Wrath 9pm, Black Lullabies 8pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Christian Scott-live Webcast 7pm @ Amoeba Music-Hollywood
  • Dethrip Forever,Knight Stalker,Cab 20 @ Redwood Bar
  • Fort King,College Kids, Doom & Gloom @ Lot 1
  • (FREE)National Night Out: “JUMP” w/ L.A.P.D. & FAN HAYLEN @ Pershing Square
  • Sam Silva 8pm,SlapBack 9pm @ The Mint
  • Higher Flux 11pm,Pilot Touhill 10pm,Trick Pistol 9pm,Bravo Delta 8pm,Shaun Lopez,Michael Linder @ The Viper Room
  • Husky 8pm,Cowboy & Indian 10pm,Neon Hymns 10pm,Hank May 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Happy Hour Burlesque w/The Bella-Donnas @ Los Globos
  • Suicide Silence,The Word Alive,Dance Gavin Dance,See Stars,A Skylit Drive,Winds of Plague,Stick To Your Guns,Attila,For The Fallen Dreams,Stray From The Path,Betraying The Martyrs,Make Me Famous,Obey The Brave,Ice Nine Kills @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
  • Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang @  Greek Theatre
  • (FREE) Original Nights of Barcadia w/ Randy J @ Blipsy Barcade


WEDNESDAY-August 8,2012


THURSDAY-August 9,2012


FRIDAY-August 10,2012

SATURDAY-August 11,2012

  •  Jack White @ Shrine Auditorium
  •  Sunn O))), OFF!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrush, and more! @ The Echo
  • Duran Duran @ Pacific Amphitheatre
  • The Promise Ring, Reuben’s Accomplice @ Avalon Hollywood
  • So Many Wizards, Babies On Acid, Seth Pettersen and the Undertow, Thee Rain Cats, Blac Jesus and The Experimentalists , Feeding People, Bella Novela, Narc, Bright Beast @ Expo Arts Center
  • Teengirl Fantasy, Gatekeeper @ Los Globos
  •  (FREE)John Doe, Gram Rabbit @ Pershing Square
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janelle Monae @ Staples Center
  • Suedehead, Army Navy, The Good Foot @ The Glass House
  •  The Happy Hollows, Gliss, Lo Fi Sugar,New Mexico @ The Satellite
  •  War Widow, Irontom @ Caseys Downtown LA
  • Thee Cormans,Death Hymn #9,Savage Gospel,Appirations @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE)Black Lantern @ Origami Vinyl
  • One Man Party, American Royalty @ Detroit Bar
  • Wake Up Lucid 11pm, Bixby Knolls 10pm, Lovers Drugs 12am @ El Cid
  • Fear,Duane Peters Gunfight,Sidepipe Motor Bike,Mania @ Alex’s Bar
  • James Supercave, Body Parts, Maston, Wintertime Carousel @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE)Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
  • (FREE)Gustavo Galindo, Sol Pereyra,Ulibarri @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
  • (FREE)Chinatown Summer Nights:South Pasadena Strings Program 6pm and KCRW DJ’s:Anthony Valadez 7pm,Valida 9pm,Jason Bentley 1030pm. LA Weekly Live Music Stage:Jonelle Vette 6pm,Punk Rock Pillow Fight 645pm,And We Are Them 715pm,Punk Rock Pillow Fight 8pm,Wild Pack of Canaries 830pm,Punk Rock Pillow Fight 915pm,Gustavo Galindo 945pm,Punk Rock Pillow Fight 1030pm,Herbert Bail Orchestra 11pm @ Chinatown
  • Reina Williams @ On The Rox(The Roxy)
  • The Tal Wilkenfeld Band,Maudlin Strangers,Intelligent Design @ The Roxy
  • Wons Phreely 9pm,Fernando Perdomo 10pm,Catfish Groove Farm @ The Mint
  • ASG 11pm,Vodoo Death Kiss 10pm,Adam’s Attic 9pmMesia 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Get Shifty ft. Killer Cam ,Sleepyhead,DJ Srsly,Korova,The Kid,DJ Huot @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Doran Danoff 1030pm, The Californian 945pm,Goldman 9pm,Ryan Traster 1130pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • SanguinDrake 10pm,Addison Mills 9pm,Dom Liberati 11pm,Caroline Brooks 8pm,Go Kart Mozart 12am @ Hotel Cafe
  • H&S Band and Burlesque w/ DJ Daisy O’Dell @ Harvard and Stone
  • 8th Annual Freestyle Summer Festival: The Cover Girls,Stacey Q,Trinere,Debbie Deb,Nocera,Dino,Connie,Lisa Lisa,Stevie B @ Quiet Cannon(Montebello)
  • Neil Diamond @ Greek Theatre
  • Los Freddys @ The Arena at The Anaheim Convention Center
  • Parallels,Human Life,Tres DuBois @ La Cita


SUNDAY-August 12, 2012

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