What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (August 27 – September 2, 2012)

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 27,2012

  •  Vivian Girls, Kremlin Head (members of Mika Miko & No Age playing punk covers), Pangea, Haim @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Francisco The Man, Hott MT, The Fling, Summer Twins @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) Chester French, ESP, Snowblink, POP ETC (DJ Set) @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Meg Myers 11pm, The Peach Kings 10pm, Max and the Moon 9pm, Diamonds Under Fire 12am @ Bootleg Bar
  • Sex Wounds, Tremellow, AxRxM, Weed @ Pehrspace
  • (FREE) Decode Radio, Fartbarf, Winona @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE) Weed, Babysitter 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Wildcat! Wildcat!, DWNTWN, GOLD FIELDS, Frank and Derol @ The Echo
  • The Very Best, Tokimonsta, Jonwayne, Weapons of Audio @ Echoplex
  • (FREE) The Funerla Pyre, ACxDC, Aurora Black, Bloodscribe,Pencil Lead Syringe @ Slidebar
  • The Yiffs, Spaceships @ Redwood Bar
  • Camaron Ochs 730pm,The Show Ponies 830pm,Kyle McNeil & The Stumble 930pm,The Brixtones 1030pm @ The Mint
  • Close To Home Present:”Audible Mainframe” Celebrates The Life of MC EXPOSITION (AKA VICTOR PONTES-MACEDO) w/ 7 Lions 11pm, Audible Mainfram 10pm, @ The Viper Room
  • Cosmic Slop-LA Record Residency @ Alex’s Bar
  • Hunnypot Radio Show ft. HPR,Fire in The Hamptons,Kot,finnaticz @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • R&D Bar-b-q, Jonzo West & Ryan Workman @ Harvard and Stone
  • Jason Joseph & The Spectacular 10pm,Bleu 9pm,Air Traffic Controller 8pm, Jess Furman 7pm @ Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY – August 28,2012

WEDNESDAY – August 29, 2012

THURSDAY – August 30,2012

  • Old 97’s, Those Darlins, Rhett Miller @ The Observatory
  • The Entrance Band, The Tyde, The Abigails @ The Satellite
  • (FREE) The Great Don Carlos @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
  • Youngblood Hawke @ Constellation Room ( The Observatory)
  • Chicano Batman, Boogaloo Assassins 930pm, DJ Anthony Valadez 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  •  Pre FYF Party! Health,Tearist,Eli Glad @ The Echo
  • COME TOGETHER: A Benefit Show For Steve Guzman w/ Jameson, The New Limb, Denny White, Carly Layne, The Ultimate Bearhug, Golden Afternoon, Ladymonster, Micah Brown, The Devious Means, Single Girl, Married Girl, Honeypie @ Detroit Bar
  • The Record Company, Echoes De Luxe, Noel & The Carlones, Bullet & Snowfox @ Los Globos
  • Saviours, Black Cobra, Behold! The Monolith, Secrets From The Sky @ Los Globos
  • Images, L.A. Drugz,Knight Stalker,The Wild Ones @ Redwood Bar
  • Rachel Assil,Timothy Bloom,Tha Boogie,DJ Warrior @ The Roxy
  • Lotus Room 845pm, Blue Nyle 945pm,Big Joe Hurt 945pm @ The Mint
  • Alexx Calise 1120pm,The Burn Riffs 1030pm,Pronghorn 930pm,The Deserters 850pm @ The Viper Room
  • Devin, So Many Wizards, Moses Campbell,Brown and Blue,  Merry Christmas @ Alex’s Bar
  • VERSUS ft. RAIZ by GOTTADANCEDIRTY and DANCEISM @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Armin Van Buuren, Jochen Miller @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Ram Jam w/ Revoltaire @ Harvard and Stone
  • Adam Arcuragi 9pm,Ferraby Lionheart 10pm,Tall Tales & The Silver 8pm,Fire Chief Charlie 7pm,Flying Sparks 11pm @ Hotel Cafe

FRIDAY – August 31,2012

SATURDAY – September 1, 2012

  • FYF Fest: Refused, M83, James Blake, Sleigh Bells, Quicksand, Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Snakes, Warpaint, Black Mountain, The Growlers, Fucked Up, Chromatics, The Vaselines, Future Islands, Tanlines, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chairlift, Tycho, Purity Ring, Cloud Nothings, Two Gallants, Redd Kross, AA Bondy, Dam-Funk, The Men, The Soft Pack, Moonface, DJ Harvey, Nite Jewel, John Maus, Fidlar, Sandro Perri, Doldrums, Suicide of Western Culture, Devin, White Arrows @ Los Angeles Historic State Park
  • White Murder, Shirley Rolls,Los Cometas,Stalins of Sound @ Redwood Bar
  • Old 97’s, Those Darlins, Rhett Miller (solo) @ El Rey Theatre
  • Nerf Herder 11pm, Tsar 10pm, Dollyrots @ Bootleg Bar
  • Raheem Cohen @ Edward Roybal Learning Center
  • Micah Brown @  Constellation Room(The Observatory)
  • Ollin, Aztlan Underground, Thee Commons,Fitter @ The Satellite
  • (FREE Before 1030pm w/RSVP) MODE:M BLACK CELEBRATION Grand ReOpening W/ DJ XIAN @  333 Live
  • (FREE) The Iron Maidens @ Slidebar
  • Frankenstein & Friends,The Bloodhounds,Triple Dog Dare,Douglas & The Furs,My Own Holiday @ Lot 1
  • That Metal Bar 12am,Crowned By Fire 11pm,Last Chance Soldier 10pm @ The Viper Room
  • Get Shifty @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Bootie LA Anti-Back-To-School Party @ Echoplex
  • (FREE Before 11pm) Funky Sole @ The Echo
  • Static-X,Davey Suicide, 9 Electric, Gemini Syndrome @ House of Blues-Sunset Strip
  • John Williams: Maestro of The Movies @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Enanitos Verdes @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • The Last Bison 11pm,Clare Means 8pm,Alicia Witt 9pm,Taylor Greenwood 10pm,The Honeycutters 12amAlaska Reid 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE)Vagabond Opera @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

SUNDAY – September 2, 2012

  • FYF Fest: Beirut, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Despareceidos, American Nightmare / Give Up the Ghost, Dinosaur Jr., Against Me!, Turbonegro, Paul Banks, Twin Shadow, Cursive, Liars, Converge, HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, King Khan & The Shrines, Future Islands, Baroness, Gold Panda, Aesop Rock, Atlas Sound, Givers, Black Dice, The Field, Ceremony, Moonface, Father John Misty, Tiger & Woods, Wild Nothing, Nick Waterhouse, Allah-Las, Joyce Manor, White Fence, DJ Coco, Daughn Gibson, Papa, Kishi Bashi, The Faint @ Los Angeles Historic State Park
  • Pacific Festival: Mayer Hawthorne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Poolside, Fool’s Gold, Capital Cities, Mr. Little Jeans, Steed Lord, Tijuana Panthers, American Royalty, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Le Blorr, Snakebit Drifters, Indian Burn @ Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
  • (FREE) Pigeon John,Cookbook,Lightning Cloud, Ariano, Weirdos(DJ Set) @ Slidebar
  • Electric Children,The The Hi Z’s @ Redwood Bar
  • Abby Hankins @ Redwood Bar
  • Brandy Loves Alexander,Owls, The Portraits @ The Mint
  • Weapon-X 12am,Eden’s Onslaught 11pm,Viscera 10pm,Insentient 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Abbey Road-Beatles Tribute Band @ Alex’s Bar
  • CUBENSIS: A Grateful Dead Tribute @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Javier Dunn 10pm,All Spots To Black 9pm,Jake Newton 8pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) BIKER MOVIE NIGHT ft. Easy Rider @ The Satellite
  • Part Time Punks Presents: Smiths Nite w/ Guest DJ Jose Maldonado @ Echoplex
  • The Big Picture:  Paramount’s 100th Anniversary @ Hollywood Bowl
  • Enanitos Verdes @ House of Blues Anaheim
  • (FREE) Silk Road @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

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