What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (August 20 – 26, 2012)

Theophilus London at Club Nokia – Photo: Wei Shi

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 20,2012

  •  (FREE w/ RSVP) Everest, Sierra Noble, Lucy Schwartz, Midnight Magic (DJ Set) @ Bardot
  •  (FREE) Francisco The Man,LA Font,Yellow Red Sparks @ The Satellite 
  •  (FREE) Wildcat! Wildcat!, Rio Bravo, NO, The Union Line @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Meg Myers 11pm, Ertel 9pm,Holly Conlan 8pm,Ryan Darton @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Decode Radio, Craig Williams, Datsyuk @ Detroit Bar
  • Casy and Brian, Realization Orchestra, Redwound @ Pehrspace
  • The Royal Concept @ Constellation Room(The Observatory )
  • (FREE) Samothrace,Bereft,Destroy Judas,Doctorshopper @ Slidebar
  • Blackwater Jukebox,Avolcano @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Evolve,Burlesque All Stars,Vera Mesmer,Krashkarma,Never Like The Movies @ The Roxy
  • Cosmic Slop Residency @ Alex’s Bar
  • Fearmia 8pm,David Haack Trio 845pm,Breach The Summit 945pm @ The Mint
  • The Brian Rogers Band 1120pm,ChromoSphere 1030pm,Bliss Bomb 940pm,Mellow Collision 850pm,Barry Hinton Party 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Jason Joseph & The Spectacular 10pm,Noah Gundersen 8pm,Clark Graham 7pm,Midian 9pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • R&D Bar-B-Q @ Harvard and Stone
  • Carribition Monday w/ Artery Gunman,Rasta Gari,Trick Miller @ Blipsy Barcade
  • (FREE) Stone Free: Classic Rock of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s w/ Dave Freeman @ Golden Gopher

TUESDAY-August 21,2012

WEDNESDAY-August 22,2012


THURSDAY-August 23,2012

FRIDAY-August 24,2012

SATURDAY-August 25, 2012

  • (FREE w/RSVP)  Mad Decent Block Party: ZEDS DEAD, Theophilus London,Bonde do Role,Paper Diamond,Three Loco,Casey Veggies,Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross,Paul Devro, JIM-E STACK @ LA Center Studios
  • A House For Lions, Future Ghost, Neverever, Amanda Jo Williams, The Abigails, Big Search, The Black Apples, Buyepongo, Crooked Cowboy, Cuckoo Chaos, Dante vs. Zombies, Dreamers, The Driftwood Singers, Feeding People, Fool’s Gold, Fort King, Foxygen, Gothic Tropic, Hands, Hott MT, Lavender Diamond, Line & Circle, Lonely Wild, The Far West, Kind Hearts and Coronets, NO, Noah and the Megafauna, Os Beaches @ The Echo Echo Park Rising
  • Twin Shadow, Poolside, Mini Mansions @ The Glass HousePre-FYF Fest Show!
  • ♥ LA Weekly Music Stage: The Blessings 6pm,Punk Rock Pillow Fight 645pm,Buyepongo 715pm,Punk Rock Pillow Fight  8pm,Stepehen Sowan 830pm,Punk Rock Pillow Fight 915pm,Random Ninjas 945pm,Punk Rock Pillow Fight 1030pm,The Record Company 11pm @ Chinatown Summer Nights
  •  Adolescents, The Gears, The Crowd, The Dead Set @ Alex’s Bar
  •  (FREE) War Widow @ Caseys Irish Pub
  • Touche @ Marina Green Park
  • IE, Horsemeat, Pure Shit, Wimp and Shrimp, Suzi Star @ Pehrspace
  • The Milky Way, Free Moral Agents, Bobby Blunders, Virginina Slim @ The Prospector
  • Torches, Incan Abraham, Body Parts @ The Satellite
  • Mutations, Kill For Kicks, Bodysnatchers, LA Coyote @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Yerak @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
  • (FREE) Punta Cartel @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
  • (FREE) MAL ADJUSTED @ Slidebar
  • (FREE)The Withers, Betty White, Chiefs, Sunfighter +++ @ Lot 1
  • The Sloths,Simon Stokes, The Blackerbys @ Redwood Bar
  • Julien-K @ Constellation Room (The Observatory)
  • Voodoo Glow Skulls,Buck-O-Nine @ The Observatory
  • LIFTOFF,Honor Meets The Outlaw,Soul Exchange,Help The Doctor,The Black Moods,Good With Grenades @ The Roxy
  • Silent Frisco :DEADMAU5 vs LED ZEPPELIN @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Frank Stallone 8pm @ The Mint
  • Orgone 10pm @ The Mint
  • Hell or Highwater  12am,Beta Wolf 11pm,Brando’s Island 10pm,Harrp 9pm,Scissors For Lefty 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • BOOTIE LA Echo Park Rising After-Party @ The Echoplex
  • (FREE Before 11pm)Funky Sole @ The Echo
  • Charlotte Martin w/ Jacqueline Caruso 7pm,Field Report 930pm,Sometimes We Sing Together 1030pm,The Gallery 1130pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • H&S Band & Burlesque w/ DJ Daisy O’ Dell @ Harvard and Stone
  • Amtrac 1230am,Futurewife 11pm,Tres Dubois 10pm,Behr 9pm @  La Cita
  • H20 Music Festival: Wisin y Yandel,John Legend,Snoop Dog,Paulina Rubio,Gym Class Heroes,Intocable, Ozomatli,Paty Cantu,Alex Cuba,Romeo Testa,Santa Mamba,Friguey,Origen,Aleesha,Sol Anderson @ LA Historic Park
  • Diana Krall @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Skamania Presents: Pat Kelly @ Los Globos

SUNDAY-August 26,2012

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