What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (November 12 – 18, 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-November 12, 2012

  •  Mumford & Sons, The Apache Relay, Dirty Projectors @ Hollywood Bowl
  • (FREE) Dream Panther, Adam Weiss, Young Satan, Jack Littman @ Echoplex
  • The Abigails, Wet Illustrated, The Tyde, Apple Brains @ The Echo
  • (FREE) The Record Company, The Nervous Wreckords, Dustbowl Revival, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades @ The Satellite
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Sky Ferreira, DWNTWN, The Rebel Light @ Bardot
  • (FREE) In The Valley Below 1030pm, Parade of Lights 30pm, James Supercave 930pm, Crown Plaza 1130pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) Future Fix @  Detroit Bar
  • Bachsung, Go Chic, Night Control, Lessnesses, Banana Head @ Pehrspace
  • Dropkick Murphys @ The Observatory
  • Antizocial, Joyce Collingwood, Rough Kids, Freedom Club, Bad Antics @ Redwood Bar
  • Lindsey Sterling, George Sarah & String Ensemble, Von Grey @ The Roxy
  • Cosmic Slop: LA Record Residency @ Alex’s Bar
  • St. George Spirits in R&D @ Harvard and Stone
  • Jacks Mannequin in their final performance @ El Rey
  • James Carrington 815pm, Dallison 915pm @ The Mint
  • Wardour 11pm, Stella By Starlight 1030pm, Gemini Ryan 930pm, Charlotte Bash 830pm @ The Viper Room
  • Jason Joseph and The Spectacular 10pm, Haley Reinhart 8pm, The Roamies 7pm, Kris & Alix 9pm @ Hotel Cafe

TUESDAY-November 13, 2012

  • Gary Clark Jr. 9pm, Into Weather 8pm @ Troubadour
  • Talkdemonic, Extra Classic, Calvin Love @ The Echo
  • King Dude, Cold Showers, Spencer Moody @ Down and Out
  • Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Berner, Tuki Carter @ Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
  • Golden State residency w/ Guides and Stamps @ Harvard and Stone
  • (FREE) Gavin Turek 10pm, Zac Waters 11pm, Ross Sea Party 9pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • A.C. Newman, Harriet @ Echoplex
  • The Rangdangs, Wide Streets, iloilo, Arjuna Genome @ The Smell
  • Tiger High, Feeding People, Wild Pack of Canaries, Feral Kizzy @ Redwood Bar
  • Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Repulsion, Exhumed, Attitude Adjustment @ The Observatory
  • Mod Sun & Jonny Craig, Pat Brown, The Deal, Maad Maxxx, Black Bear @ The Roxy
  • The Wellspring, John Isaac Watters, Nocturnal Youth @ Lot 1
  • Huge Special Guest, Bones and more TBA @ Dim Mak Studios
  • Richie Sambora, David Ryan Harris @ The Fonda
  • Caro Emerald, ALFIO @ El Rey
  • Clairy Browne and The Bangin Rackettes, Raquel Rodriguez, Pinot @ The Mint
  • Speaking The Kings 12am, Knee High Sox 11pm, Stars In Stereo 10pm, Gunpowder Secrets 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • The Wooden Sky 930pm, Western Lows 1030pm, Chief 830pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Harper Blynn 9pm, Satellite 10pm, Holly Conlan 8pm, The Boom Booms 11pm, Markus Nordenstreng @ Hotel Cafe

WEDNESDAY-November 14, 2012

  • Gary Clark Jr. 9pm, Timothy Bloom 8pm @ Troubadour
  • Petty Fest West: Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Nick Valensi (of The Strokes), Fabrizio Moretti (of The Strokes), Sarah Silverman, Eagles of Death Metal (select members), Harper Simon, Nicole Atkins, Har Mar Superstar, and more! @ El Rey Theatre 
  • Generationals, RACES, Francisco The Man @ The Echo
  •  The Mynabirds 10PM, Hott MT 9PM, Goldenboy 8pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie), Damien Jurado @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre
  • Talkdemonic, Extra Classic @ The Observatory
  • The Dreaming @ Whisky A Go Go
  • AMX Presents Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & Elo with Klos @ Grammy Museum
  • ( FREE Befoer 10pm) DUB CLUB @ Echoplex
  • Mike Viola, Matthew Pop @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) Witch Mountain, Castle, Ides Of Gemini, Trapped Within Burning Machinery, Demon Lung @ Slidebar
  • Jaymee Dee w/ Litt Odom, Wrabel @ The Roxy
  • DJ Zach Rosnkranz @ Harvard and Stone
  • John Wayne Bro 830pm, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band @ The Mint
  • Family Wagon 12am, Thread 11pm, Sad Robot 10pm, Project Primal 9pm, Echosmith 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Dave Gleason, Dan Janisch, Miguel Garcia & The Vaquetones @ The Satellite
  • The Horde & The Harem 8pm, Sarah Blasko 7pm, Trapdoor Social 9pm, Hargo 11pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • DJ Lance (Yo Gabba Gabba), DJ Sheik Yerbouti (Mr Sean Ortiz) @ Footsies

THURSDAY-November 15,2012

  • Gary Clark Jr. 9pm, ZZ Ward 8pm @ Troubadour
  • Petty Fest West: Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Eagles of Death Metal (select members), Nick Valensi (of The Strokes), Fabrizio Moretti (of The Strokes), Sarah Silverman, Harper Simon, Har Mar Superstar, Nicole Atkins, and more! @ El Rey Theatre
  • El Ten Eleven, Michna, Yourself & The Air @ The Echo
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad, Future Of The Left, Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb The Music Industry) @ Echoplex
  • Crystal Antlers, Lovely Bad Things, Pangea, San Pedro El Cortez, Late Night Howl @ The Glass House
  • Gentelmen Jesse & His Men, The Henry Clay People, The World Records @ Alex’s Bar
  • Silent Drape Runners (Twin Peaks: The Beginning) @ Echo Country Outpost
  • (FREE w/RSVP) He’s My Brother She’s My Sister @ Fingerprints
  • (FREE) The Steelwells, Warships, Max & The Moon, The Heavy Guilt @ Detroit Bar
  • Walk The Moon @ The Observatory
  • Kate Earl 9pm, White Dove 10pm, Chelsea Williams 8pm, Sofia Talvik  7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Tyler Ward @ Constellation Room (The Observatory)
  • (FREE) Douglas J. McCarthy (founder of Nitzer Ebb) 7pm @ Amoeba Music-Hollywood
  • (FREE) Death By Stereo, General Fucking Principle, The Howler’s, La Armada @ Slidebar
  • Hobart W Fink, The Janks, Fort King, Backwards Beasts @ Lot 1
  • Strange Parade & Dignitary Loss Live @ Harvard and Stone
  • Liz Wood, Topher Buckland,Will and The Wont’s @ El Cid
  • (FREE Before 11pm w/ RSVP) VERSUS @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • LAMAPaLooZa: Felicia Andolong 8pm, The Velvet Tea Party 9pm, Charlatan 10pm @ The Mint
  • New Beat Fund 11pm, The Cold Start 10pm, Brian Buckley Band 9pm, Jason Manns 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Yachy Rock Revue @ The Satellite
  • Battle Tapes 10pm, Dekades 9pm, The Spreewells 12am, Birds of A Black Feather 11pm @ Bootleg Ba
  • Pendulum DJ Set @ Yost Theater

FRIDAY-November 16, 2012

  • Tame Impala, The Amazing (members of Dungen) @ El Rey Theatre
  • Crushed Out (formerly Boom Chick), Jail Weddings, J. Thoven @ The Satellite
  • Grouplove, Papa @ The Observatory
  • Lianne La Havas  @ The Roxy
  • Walk The Moon, Family Of The Year @ The Fonda Theatre
  • (FREE) Zig Zags 7pm @ Origami Vinyl
  • John Wayne Bro, Black Market Music Brokers @ Alex’s Bar
  • Hana Kim 9pm, Simone White 1040pm, Your Future Lovers (CD Release Party) 1130pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Blue October @ House Of Blues Anaheim
  • Jon Brion @ Largo
  • Dabrye, Shigeto, Low Limit, Colta @ Los Globos
  • The Twelves, Penguin Prison @ Lure
  • Typhoon, Laura Gibson, Lost Lander @ The Echo
  • Northern Soul and Boss Sound Revue w/ Gwen Owens, Roy Ellis “Mr. Symarip @ Echoplex
  • Lady Danville, Magic Wands, Alma Desnuda @ Troubadour
  • (FREE) Rotations: Joshua James 8pm @ Amoeba Music-Hollywood
  • Roomrunner, Corners, Wild Pack of Canaries, Froth @ The Smell
  • The Organs, The Flytraps,  Some Days, Apparitions @ Redwood Bar
  • The Mummy Jamboree: Glowbird, Franklin’s Key @ Lot 1
  • State To State, The Palace Ballroom, The Union Line, Cassandra Mc Grath @ El Cid
  • Micky & The Motorcars, The Far West, Liam Gerner @ The Mint
  • Run Run Run 10pm, The Lonely Drunks Club Band 12am, Attaloss 11pm, Super Water Sympathy 9pm, Glass Battles 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Steve Winwood @ Greek Theatre
  • Louise Goffin 10pm, Irina Bjourklund 9pm, Amber Rubarth w/ Dave Eggar 11pm, Famous in Iowa 12am, Eddie Wakes 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • The Birthday Massacre, Aesthetic Perfection, William Control, Creature Feature @  The Glass House
  • BodyHeat 2-Yr. Anniversary @ Blipsy Barcade

SATURDAY-November 17, 2012

SUNDAY-November 18,2012

  •  The Faint, Trust, Casket Girls @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Sondre Lerche @ Largo
  • The Rezillos, The Stitches, Gestapo Khazi @ The Echo
  • Ana Tijoux, Kamasi Washington, Chicano Batman @ Echoplex
  • Misfits @ Key Club
  • (FREE) The Pharmacy + The Abigails @ Origami Vinyl
  • Robby Krieger of The Doors, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Solution, Sedera, Slime Kings, Obvi @ The Observatory
  • The Shade, Mr. Moonshine, Barrelhousers @ Alex’s Bar
  • Bago 9pm, ERAS 10pm, NoCanDo 8pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Woe, Is Me w/ Chunk!No, Captain Chunk,Our Last Night, Secrets, Capture The Brown, The Seeking @ The Roxy
  • DJ BL3ND @ The Roxy
  • (FREE Before 11pm w/RSVP) Brenmar,Fashen, DJ Metric @ Drai’s
  • Everclear, Eve 6, Namesake @ El Rey Theatre
  • Sounds Like Fun ft. Chuck Inglish, DJ Sour Milk, DJ Brew Bird,  and Special Guests @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Matu 8pm, Joe Bresler 9pm, The Moonbeans 10pm @ The Mint
  • Bravo Delta 1115pm, Paperback Hero 10pm, The Cartunes (CD Release Party) 845pm, PK 745pm  @ The Viper Room

One thought on “What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (November 12 – 18, 2012)

  1. Jerry

    WALK THE MOON! Their show at the Troubadour earlier this year was amazing. Can’t wait to see how they do at The Fonda.

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