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-December 17, 2012

TUESDAY-December 18, 2012

  • MellowHype, Trash Talk, Antwon, Rotting Out @ Echoplex
  • Moses Campbell, Nana Grizol, Your Heart Breaks, Gina Young @ The Smell
  • A Tribute To The Rolling Stones feat. Brian Whelan and Mitch Marine, Brett Anderson (of The Donnas), Michael Des Des Barres , Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters), Tsar, Harlan, The Dustbowl Revival, The Far West, The Sister Ruby Band, The Walcott @ The Satellite
  • Magic Wands, Hopeless Jack, Meeting Places @ Harvard and Stone
  • Valente 11pm, Omniflux 10pm, Garland 9pm @ Bootleg Bar
  • Monroe, Zak Waters 10pm, Jhameel 9pm @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • The Wingard Manor, Denmantau, Nick Vegas, Jonny Come Lately @ Los Globos
  • The Kettle Drivers, Sons Of August, The Sleeping Car, Aloha Radio @ Detroit Bar
  • Social Distortion @ House Of Blues Anaheim
  • Bell Gardens, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Fort King, The Brad Laner @ The Echo
  • Pat Mahoney, Juan Maclean,Isom Innis, Urulu, Bones, Dirty Dave @ Dim Mak Studios
  • The Zoo & Friends @ Redwood Bar
  • (FREE) The Distractions-Elvis Costello Tribute, Richard Blade DJ Set @ Slidebar
  • The Sixth Son 9pm, LoveDove 10pm, Runson Willis 11pm, Action Poems between sets by Brendan Constantine @ Lot 1
  • Harper Blynn 9pm, Act As If 10pm, My Name Is You 8pm, All Spots To Black 7pm, Commercial 11pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • The Neighbourhood @ Constellation Room (The Observatory)
  • Damezig 12am, T.S. Idiot 1120pm, Rubberneck Lions 1030pm, Wait For Green 940pm, I4AI 850pm, Shaufrau 8pm @ The Viper Room
  • Brian Jordan Band 8pm, Michael Williams Band 9pm, The Jon Collins Band 10pm @ The Mint
  • Broken Anchor 10pm, Tijuana Bullfight 8pm, Roofbeam Carpenters 9pm, Monroe 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge

WEDNESDAY-December 19, 2012

  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Them Jeans, Ryan Hemsworth @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Haim, The Damn Sons @ Troubadour
  •  Big Black Delta @  Constellation Room(The Observatory)
  • Western Scene, Great White Buffalo, Kenan Bell @ The Satellite
  • The Lonely Trees, Brannigan’s Law, Hugh John Noble, The Action Index @ The Smell
  • (FREE) Between The Cities & The Stars 12am, Nightmare Air 11pm, Great Northern 10pm, Cinderella Motel 9pm @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Sinjin Hawke, Mast, CohenBeats, Abstract Rude@ The Airliner
  • Dub Club meets Bolochos @ Echoplex and The Echo
  • Suns of Jimi @ Redwood Bar
  • Hobart W. Fink 9pm, Echo and The Sound 10pm, The Vim Dicta 11pm, Blac Jesus & The Experimentalists 12am @ Lot 1
  • Larry Bagby, Steve Tombstone 8pm, Jimmy Nash 7pm, Ragged Glory 10pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • Robert Francis, Trevor Hall, Brian Wright, DJ Hollywood Julio @ The Roxy
  • VI 1130pm, Chikk 1030pm, Krym 930pm, Charlie Zero 830pm @ The Viper Room
  • Clayton Joseph Scot 8pm, Leftover Cuties 9pm, The Dustbowl Revival 1015pm @ The Mint
  • DJ Sleeper 9pm,  MoOnSHakER 10pm, Black 22s 11pm, Wick-It the Instigator @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Winter Solstice Recital 2012 @ Bootleg Theater

THURSDAY-December 20, 2012

  • High on Fire, Sunn O))), Corrosion of Conformity, Black Breath, Dead in the Dirt, Loincloth, Void Ov Voices @ The Fonda Theatre
  • The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Restavrant @ Alex’s Bar
  • Psychic Ills, Gap Dream, Regal Degal @ The Echo
  • Shlohmo, RL Grime, Groundislava, Ryan Hemsworth @ Echoplex
  • Guitars A Go Go Presents: X Mas A Go Go w/Tammy Olea Band, Skip Heller Hot 5, Chris Mulkey Band, 3 Balls of Fire @ Redwood Bar
  • 45 Grave, Sinner Sinners, Former Humans, Las Cochinas! @ Slidebar
  • (FREE Before 9pm) Ballerina Black, Tic Tic Boom, Love Hate Relationship @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Frankenstein’s Black Christmas w/ The Bloodhounds, Pool Honeys, Death Lens, Little Ms. Shapen Figures @ Lot 1
  • Casey Crescenzo 8pm, Ringside 10pm, Clark Graham 7pm @ Hotel Cafe
  • (FREE) Petty Cash @ On The Rox (The Roxy)
  • Camp Freddy @ The Roxy
  • T. Mills @ Constellation Room (The Observatory)
  • Travis Clark 12am, Rocco Deluca 11pm, Thomas Nicholas Band 10pm, Mots Nouveaux 9pm, Nathan Ray 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • Imiuswi Aborigine 9pm @ The Mint
  • (FREE Before 11pm w/ RSVP) VERSUS @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Faded Paper Figures, Cinderella Motel, The Georgia Sand, The Long Fall @ The Satellite
  • Bikos, Franklin Bruno, Trotsky Icepick, DJ Marion Hodges @ Echo Country Outpost

FRIDAY-December 21, 2012

  • Sacred Bones 5 Year Anniversary:  Zola Jesus, Cult of Youth, Var (West Coast debut all the way from Copenhagen), Wymond Miles, Psychic Ills, Pop 1280, Lust for Youth and special guests. @ Pappy & Harriet’s
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Restavrant @ Troubadour
  • The Growlers, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Some Days, Babies On Acid @ Alex’s Bar
  • Judson McKinney, Vaudeville, Salt Petal @ The Echo
  • Nekromantix @ House of Blues Los Angeles
  • Supersuckers 11pm, The Hangmen 10pm, JD Bender 9pm @ The Viper Room
  • CHALI 2NA & House of Vibe New EP Release Party @ Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Nciole Gordon, Fur Dixon, Greg Felden, Groovy Rednecks @ The Satellite
  • AraabMUZIK, Baauer, The Killabits, Bird Petersen @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Dillon Francis, Paul Devro @ El Rey Theatre
  • Jon Brion @ Largo
  • X, My Jerusalem @ The Fonda Theatre
  • The Whammy @ Constellation Room (The Observatory)
  • Doom Dong, Mothers of Gut, Gnarbaby, Josh Boyd @ The Smell
  • Mike B.’s Record Release Party, Leland, Jazz & The Giant, Julia Harriman @ Bootleg Bar
  • Ending Is The Beginning: Mitch Lucker Memorial Show @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • (FREE)Drop Dead L.A., The Lyso Gang, Boozehounds, Creature Feature @ Redwood Bar
  • Scarub of Living Legends, Sunspot Jonz, Luckyiam, Waju, Keon Supreme @ Slidebar
  • End of The World Jamboree: Twin Owl Dirty Orca, Tall Tales at The Silver Lining, LA Witch, The Zermatts @ Lot 1
  • Apocalypse-Mas! w/Planets, Alpha Beta, Orange Tulip, Conspiracy,Ninja Betty and The Nunchix @ El Cid
  • H&S Bad & Bulresque w/ DJ Dan Mancini @ Harvard and Stone
  • Camp Freddy @ The Roxy
  • The Wingard Manor, Pretend Electric, DirtyRISE @ On The Rox (The Roxy)
  • Fernando Perdomo 8pm, Quactus 915pm, Groove Sessio 10pm, Leo Nocentelli 11pm @ The Mint
  • Jingle All The Whiskey: David Serby, Dan Janisch, Rod Melancon, Bliss Bowen, Grant Langston, Walter Spencer,  Ben Reddell, Susan James, Jason Health,
  • BodyHeat Apocalypse @ Blipsy Barcade
  • Black Iron Xmas-Art. Charity Magick @ The Mezz Bar
  • End Of The World Dance Party @ Das Bunker

SATURDAY-December 22, 2012

SUNDAY-December 23, 2012