Pearl Harbor Are Now Puro Instinct

Thanks to Gorilla vs. Bear for this tasty tid-bit. Lo-Fi Pop duo Pearl Harbor have officially changed their name to Puro Instinct and have just released a new EP.

Changing band names seems to be a trend in Los Angeles these days. The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra=Walking Sleep. Afternoons=Shadow Shadow Shade. The Muslims=The Soft Pack. The Weather Underground=Red Cortez.

I quite liked the name Pearl Harbor so hopefully Puro Instinct grows on me.

Maybe this means I should change the name of this website?

The band will also be touring later this summer with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. You can also pick up a new digital EP direct from the band for only $5 on bandcamp. All the money goes straight to the band so be a dear and buy direct.  The EP will be out on vinyl later this summer on Gloriette.

MP3- Puro Instinct – California Shakedown

Jun 19 2010 Showcave Eagle Rock, California
Jul 9 2010 Echoplex Los Angeles, California, US
Jul 10 2010 Bimbos San Francisco, California, US
Jul 12 2010 doug fir Portland, Oregon, US
Jul 13 2010 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington, US
Jul 14 2010 Biltmore Vancouver, British Co, CA
Jul 16 2010 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Jul 17 2010 BLUEBIRD DENVER, Colorado, US
Jul 19 2010 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota , US
Jul 20 2010 Lincoln Chicago, Illinois , US
Jul 21 2010 Pike Room Pontiac, Michigan, US
Jul 22 2010 Mod Club Toronto, Ontario, CA
Jul 23 2010 la sala rosa montreal, Quebec, CA
Jul 24 2010 Irving Plaza NY, New York , US
Jul 25 2010 Middle East Boston, Massachuse, US
Jul 27 2010 Johnny Brendas Philly, Pennsylvan, US
Jul 28 2010 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington D.C., US
Jul 29 2010 LOCAL 506 CHAPEL HILL, North Caro, US
Jul 30 2010 Earl Atlanta, Georgia , US
Jul 31 2010 Bottle Tree Birmingham, Alabama , US
Aug 2 2010 Hailey’s Denton, Texas, US
Aug 3 2010 Mohawk Austin, Texas, US
Aug 5 2010 Plush Tucson, Arizona, US
Aug 6 2010 CASBAH SAN DIEGO, California, US
Aug 7 2010 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California, US


Neverever – Angelic Swells

Neverever | Rock Insider

Neverever now call Los Angeles home by way of Glasgow, Scotland. I had the pleasure of seeing them live back in late 2009. They were the last band to play but MAN was I capitavated and in awe.

I am a sucker for classic rock n’ roll tunes circa late 50s early 60s. Neverever sits comfortably amid the sock hops and teenage culture of the time. Their sound is part glam, part retro with everything enveloped in a blanket of lo-fi fuzz and delicious noise. Singer Jihae Meek’s voice is deep and sultry and it almost sounds like your listening to them on a vintage radio adding even more to the summer lovin’ vibe.

Neverever recently released their debut album Angelic Swells on Slumberland Records – The label home bands like Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Stereolab. you can pick up a copy of the album right here.

If you live in Los Angeles you can catch the band at their CD Release show Tomorrow June 12th at the Kibitz Room in Hollywood and again June 14th at Synchronicity Gallery with Nodzzz, Animal Style, and Dunes.

MP3 – Neverever – Young and Dumb


Jun 12 2010 The Kibitz Room at Canter’s, Neverever Angelic Swells RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!! Hollywood, CA
Jun 14 2010 Synchronicity Gallery w/ NODZZZ, ANIMAL STYLE, & DUNES L.A., CA
Jun 18 2010 Fresh and Fabulous Cafe w/ the Avocados & Catwalk Oxnard, CA


New Japandroids – “Younger Us” 7 Inch

I got to know Brian and Dave of Japandroids a little bit this spring while Avi Buffalo were on the road with them. There is no denying how dedicated, hardworking, and absolutely crazy these guys are. Haha. Some of the coolest dudes I have ever met.

The band have been on the road for well over a year and are continuing strong after the release of last year’s much touted and loved LP Post-Nothing.

Japandroids have been releasing a series of five 7 inch singles this year – The 2nd and most recent of which for the below track “Younger Us” which is a rawkus post-punk anthem with an energy and genuine spirit that I think only Brian and Dave could pull off. These guys are the real deal. Download the track below and pick up the 7 inch right here.

MP3 – Japandroids – Younger Us


New Washed Out Track – ‘You And I’

So most of you who follow me on Twitter know what a huge fan of WASHED OUT aka Ernest Greene I am. Yesterday the project unveiled a new single recorded for Kia Adult Swim Singles Program featuring Caroline from Chairlift. This track has been on repeat for the last 24 hours. It is quite the breezy hypnotic tune. Sooo good.

MP3 – WASHED OUT feat Caroline Polacheck – You and I


Cloud Nothings – Turning On

You know – Last.fm has proven to be one of the best tools to finding new music I’ve used in recent years. My most recent last.fm discovery – Cloud Nothings from Cleveland, OH.

Tracks like “Hey Cool Kid” showcase  lo-fi infectious pop gems with the typical high gain vocals + distorted guitars you would expect to hear from a bedroom recording.

Then you hear tracks like “Even If It Worked” (the b-side of their new “Didn’t You”  7 Inch coming out June 24th) which is a better recording that lets the deliciously catchy hooks breathe. The lyrics thrust me right back into that time period of post high school love affairs with earnest vocals and jangly guitars. Without a doubt Cloud Nothings show a lot of promise. Download two tracks below!

Cloud Nothing’s debut LP  Turning On is out now on CD on Bridgetown and on vinyl from Speaker Tree. The band  are currently on tour with WAVVES. Remaining dates can be found below.

MP3 Cloud Nothings – Even If It Worked Out
MP3 Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid

Jun 20 2010 IL MOTORE w/ WAVVES Montreal, Quebec , CA
Jun 21 2010 METRONOME w/ WAVVES Burlington, VT
Jun 22 2010 GREAT SCOTT w/ WAVVES Boston, Massachuse, US
Jun 24 2010 KNITTING FACTORY w/ WAVVES New York, New York , US
Jun 25 2010 ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL w/ WAVVES Washington DC, Washington, US
Jun 26 2010 THE BARBARY w/ WAVVES Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US


Rock Insider Summer Mixtape 2010


please check out our patented ROCK INSIDER SUMMER MIX 2010!

All of these tunes are hand picked in the hopes that we can help provide you with  the perfect soundtrack to your hazy sun-soaked summer activities. What’s a BBQ or game of kickball without some killer tunes!!!

You may be familiar with a few of these tracks but I HIGHLY recommend you check out the lesser knowns – namely New Jersey’s Slow Animal and all the way from London YUCK.



1. The Morning Benders - Cold War
2. YUCK – Georgia
3. Slow Animal - Sanity
4. Woods – Suffering Season
5. Wavves – Mickey Mouse
6. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
7. Beach Fossils – Daydream
8. Toro Y Moi – Leave Everywhere
9. Kisses – Bermuda
10. Surfer Blood – Swim
11. Avi Buffalo – Remember Last Time


The Fresh And Onlys – Second One To Know

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys (San Francisco, CA)

Remember once upon a time when I actually used to post about new music on this website? I know. Hard to remember those days since its been so long. I wanted to introduce you to one of my recent obsessions: The Fresh and Onlys from San Francisco, California.

They already have a pretty solid pedigree of releases out on a who’s who of  influential independent labels including Woodsist and In The Red. Their shambolic sun soaked psychedelic tunes seem almost ideal for Nor Cal summer driving.

The Fresh and Onlys
‘ released a new 7″ single in January on Woodsist. You can pick it up right here. If you live around San Francisco be sure to check them out June 10th at Great American Music Hall w/ Sleepy Sun and at the Woodsist Festival in Big Sur June 12th!

Jun 10 2010 Great American Music Hall w/ Sleepy Sun & Moon Duo San Francisco, CA
Jun 12 2010 Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library Big Sur, CA
Jun 25 2010 Northside Music Festival Brooklyn, NY
Jul 3 2010 Serra Bowl w/ The Oh Sees & Sic Alps. FREE! All Ages! Daly City, California

The Fresh & Onlys – Second One To Know


Where the hell have we been?

Why hello one and all – It’s been a while…..

No doubt you have noticed a complete and total lack of posting on rock insider over the course of the last two months. Truth be told I have been working on other projects and opportunities. I’m sorry for the interruption in service to the music community of LA at large.  Rock Insider has been a labor of love for a little over 5 years. As with anything there comes a time to focus on other things so that we can come back to our passions with renewed vigor.

I just wanted to post a note saying that rock insider is NOT DEAD. we are simply taking a break to re-evaluate things and make this website even better than before. I thank you for your patience.

Coming up this week: A new format for the concert calendar, one of our famous mixtapes, and new features that should renew your interest and excite your senses.

Thanks again for following us.


This Week In LA: Mike Watt & The Missingmen, Tune-Yards, High Places, Deakin, Xiu Xiu, 60 Watt Kid, Mia Doi Todd, Gomez, Bassekou Kouyate



Everybody’s hitching a ride to Austin this week for some music festival but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any amazing events happening around Los Angeles! This week Animal Collective side project Deakin will be playing two shows on Sunday Mar 21st at the Eagle Rock Center For The Arts, Tune-Yards returns to LA, and High Places will play their first live show in a long ass time before embarking on a spring tour.

I will be in Austin this week with Robert Francis and Avi Buffalo for SXSW



JAX Pick Broken Bells @ The Troubadour – SOLD OUT

JAX Pick Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Thousand Dozen Gloves @ The Echoplex, $25, 18yrs+
- Sabertooth Tiger, Memory, Tremellow, Mumiy Troll @ Spaceland, $5, (21yrs+)
- Aussie BBQ 2010 w/ The Chevelles, City Riots, Crayon Fields, Goons of Doom, Dappled Cities, Cassette Kids, Sherlock’s Daughter @ The Echo, Day Show, $15, All Ages
- Kidrockers w/ Watson Twins + Special Guests @ The Echoplex, 1PM, $12, All Ages
- Part Time Punks w/ Blessure Grave, Twin Crystals, Random Cuts @ The Echo, $5, 18yrs+
- Gun Outfit, Dunes, Residual Echoes, So Many Wizards @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- Pill Wonder, 60 Watt Kid, Queen Victoria and Ezra Buchla @ Synchronicity, $5, All Ages
Real Vocal String Quartet, Alicia Jo Rabins @ Bootleg, $15
- Beaches, Love Of Diagrams, Sun Araw, Crystal Antlers @ The Smell, $5, All Ages
- The Swell Season @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop, SOLD OUT
- Darker My Love @ The Prospector



JAX Pick Moonrats, Lawrence Arabia, Corridor @ Spaceland, FREE, (21yrs+)

JAX Pick Audacity, ty segal and charlie and the moonhearts @ Burger Records
- The Delta Mirror, Pop Noir, Cannoneers @ The Echo, FREE, (21yrs+)
- Echo & Warp Records present Gonjasufi (DJ set), Gaslamp Killer, Main Frame @ The Echoplex, $10, 18yrs+
- Sean Carnage & KSPC-FM Present The So So Glos, The Lovely Bad Things, Protect Me, Batwings Catwings @ pehrspace, $5, All Ages
- Seaspin, Crayon Fields, Washington, The Damn Sons, Blue Skies For Black Hearts @ Silverlake Lounge, FREE, (21yrs+)
- Halina Larsson, Nema, The Tails @ Bordello, $8, (21yrs+)
- Andy Clockwise, Le Switch, Marvelous Toy, Matt Ellis @ The Troubadour
- Jucifer @ Vacation Vinyl, FREE, 7PM
- She & Him w/ The Chapin Sisters @ Largo At The Coronet
- Jonneine Zapata, Children Colide, Viva City @ The Roxy



JAX Pick Efterklang, Sisu, 60 Watt Kid @ Spaceland, $12, (21yrs+)
JAX  Pick Infinite Body, Earn, Jeans Wilder + more TBA @ Synchronicity, $5, All Ages

- White Stripes Under The Great White Northern Lights Screening @ The Echoplex, 8PM, FREE, All Ages
- Spleen United, Terry Poison, Mad Planet @ The Echo, $8, 18yrs+
- Reptet, Learning Music, Zoo @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- The White Stripes Film Screening @ The Redwood Bar, 7PM, FREE, (21yrs+)
- The Union Line, Arrows, The Ross Party @ Silverlake Lounge, $8, (21yrs+)
- Peg Leg Love, The Light Rays, The Meka Leka His @ The Prospector Long beach (21yrs+)



JAX   Pick Les Blanks, The Blasting Company, Francisco The Man @ Spaceland, $5, (21yrs+)
- St. Patricks’s Day w/ Olin & The Moon (performing The Pogues “Rum, Sodomy, and The Lash”), Brant Bjork @ The Echo, $10, 18yrs+
- Dub Club @ The Echoplex, $5, (21yrs+)
- St. Patty’s Extravaganza with The Pirates Charles,  Dred Crew of Oddwood, Weasels Exist @ The Redwood Bar, (21yrs+)
- Kingsize, Dead Country @ Silverlake Lounge, $8, (21yrs+)
- Sick Puppies, Janus, Art Of Chaose @ The Troubadour
- Young Dubliners @ House Of Blues Sunset
- New Planets, Kazai Rex, Central Music, Banna Beag Mall, Media Orphan
@ Mr. T’s Bowl



JAX     Pick KCRW Presents Xiu Xiu, Tune-Yards, Noveller @ The Echo, $12, 18yrs+

- Wrong Way Driver, The Mallard, Names of Stars, Ovideo @ Spaceland
- Gajah (acid Reign), Sirah, Michael Nhat, Halloween Swim Team Improv Set @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- YNM Mgt. Showcase w/ Jerkules, Shakey Graves, Drew Stedman. Trout & Parrot and more @ The Redwood Bar, (21yrs+)
- Ray Argyle (Archways), Confessions Of A Corn Silo @ Silverlake Lounge, $8, (21yrs+)
- New Found Glory with Saves The Day, Hellogoodbye and Fireworks @ House of Blues Sunset
- Brant Bjork @ Vacation Vinyl, 7pm, FREE, ALL AGES
- Voodoo Glow Skulls, Hub City Stompers, Cellphish, Buddha Bomb @ Alex’s Bar, Long Beach, $10 (21yrs+)



JAX      Pick Echo & Club Underground Present High Places, Nite Jewel, Dunes @ The Echo, $10, 18yrs+

- Early Dolphin Record Release, The Spires, The French Semester @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- Lobstin, Jehovas Fitness, Watercolor Paintings, Ana Caravelle @ pehrspace, $5, All Ages
- Hop-Frog’s Drum Jester Devotional, Night at Noon, Amps for Christ @ Synchronicity, $5, All Ages
- Brian Fallon (Of The Gaslight Anthem), Joe Sib @ The Troubadour
- Family Album, Haunted Tiger, Diving Bell @ Spaceland
- The King Cheetah, The Swagger Sticks, The Cold Chills, Telemere Repair, AFG Must Rock @ Mr. T’s Bowl
- Noel Paul Stookey @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
- Eugene And The 1914, Fort Wife @ Fingerprints Long Beach, FREE, ALL AGES



JAX         Pick Sounds of L.A.: Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba @ The Getty

JAX       Pick Otik Records presents Shirley Rolls, Worker Bee, Hexham Heads @ Spaceland, $5, (21yrs+)

JAX        Pick Mike Watt & His Missingmen, Beta Wolf @ The Redwood Bar, 10pm, (21yrs+)

- Beth Hart @ The Echo, 7PM, $15, All Ages
- Funk Sole (CLUB NIGHT) @ The Echo, FREE, (21yrs+)
- Let’s Paint TV, Flugeldar!!!, Mannlicher Carcano @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- Talea: Electronic Operatic Sound Ritual @ Synchronicity, $5, All Ages
- Jean Baudin, Constant Collection, Devin Sarno & G.E Stinson @ Bootleg, $10
- Devil makes Three, Old Man Markley @ The Troubadour
- Boris Smile “Rockets EP” Release Show @ Open Books, Long Beach, All Ages
- Katie The Pest, Baby Champ, Electric Jellyfish, Light Music @ The Prospector Long beach (21yrs+)
- Torches in Trees @ Hyperion Tavern
- – Papermade Records Showcase: w/ Dash Jacket, Wonder Wheel, Tan Dollar, Black Elephant  @ Pehrspace



JAX          PickDeakin @ Eagle Rock Center For The Arts – 2 SHOWS SOLD OUT

- Hell Ya! Night @ Spaceland, $5, (21yrs+)
- Part Time Punks w/ Frank Alpine, Killing Spree @ The Echo, $5, 18yrs+
- Electric Jellyfish, Black Apples, Young Hunting, The Coals @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- Mia Doi Todd, Mauricio Takara (Sao Paulo), Rebekah Raff Harp Ensemble @ Bootleg, $10, (21yrs+)
- Gomez, The Little Ones @ El Rey Theatre
- Groove Armada Live Set @ Henry Fona
- Tears for Fears @ The Wiltern
- Worker Bee @ Origami Vinyl, FREE, 7PM
- “LOCAL INDIE ROCK BANDS SUPPORT PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT PETER MATHEWS FOR CONGRESS CONCERT” – all proceeds to benefit Mathews for Congress campaign fund – Tiger Tank Euphoria, Eugene and the 1914, Bryan McPherson – @ Alex’s Bar Long Beach, $5 (21 yrs +)
- Saosin, Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster @ The Glass House, Pomona, $15, All Ages
- Larry Brown, John Schlocker Memorial Concert @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
- Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba @ Amoeba, 7pm, FREE, All Ages

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High Places – On Giving Up
Nite Jewel – Weak For Me
Tune-Yards – Sunlight
Audacity – Teenage Town
Jeans Wilder – Pretty Bird 001

60 Watt Kid – We Come From The Bright Side

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – I Speak Fula


This Week In LA: Broken Bells, BRMC, Laura Veirs, Little Boots, You Say Party We Say Die, Crystal Antlers, Abe Vigoda, Lovvers

Broken Bells

Broken Bells (AKA James Mercer of The Shins + Danger Mouse)

Well Well Well….This is Awkward.
I kind of skipped a week here at Rock Insider headquarters while I was in NYC to see the first two dates of Avi Buffalo’s spring tour with Rogue Wave. The band were also just chosen to play the Pavement curated All Tomorow’s Parties Festival in Minehead in May! Crazy stuff in store over the next few months.

Also crazy stuff in store this week in LA. Broken Bells will be playing a SOLD OUT show this Sunday at The Troubadour. My brother caught their preview show at The Bootleg a few weeks back and is still raving about the James Mercer (Shins) and Danger Mouse (badass) collab. Check out a video of the duo playing “The High Road” below.

A few years back the band got detained at the Canadian border and weren’t allowed to enter the United States for 2 years!!! ahh I’m so excited.

Concert Calendar w/ picks below! See you out at shows?



JAX Pick LA Record & White Noise Present: Audacity, FIM, Fantastica Bastidas, Peg Leg Love @ Spaceland, $5, (21yrs+)

JAX Pick The Like, Jail Weddings, VOICEsVOICEs, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ All Star Lanes, Free Admission, Free Colt 45 all night, (21yrs+)

- Earthworm Ensemble @ The Echo – EARLY SHOW – Kid’s Show, $5, All Ages
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo, $5, 18yrs+
- L’Orchidee D’Hawaii, Bell Novela, Manicorn, George Glass @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- Living Suns, My Pet Saddle, and Tijuana Panthers @ Cinsepace, FREE, 18yrs+
- One Trick Pony, Dylan Trees @ Griffith Park, 3pm, All Ages, Free
- Voxhaul Broadcast, Grand Atlantic @ The Viper Room (21yrs+_



JAX Pick Thee Vicars, Night Beats, Cobalt Cranes, Los Sweepers, Strangers Family @ The Redwood Bar (21yrs+)

- Moonrats, ASKA, Adanowsky, Soko @ Spaceland, FREE, (21yrs+)
- The Delta Mirror, Alexandra Hope, Corridor, Sister Crayon @ The Echo, FREE, 21yrs+
- New Music Monday w/ David Scott Stone, The urged, Mirror To Mirror @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
Sean Carnage Presents A very secret special guest, Bambara, Summer of Glaciers, Hellomynameischad @ pehrspace, $5, All Ages
- Seaspin, Wild Yaks, Repeater, The Romany Rye @ Silverlake Lounge, FREE, (21yrs+)
- Alesana, with A Skylit Drive , Of Mice & Men , The Word Alive and We Came as Romans @ El Rey Theatre, All Ages
- Stockholm Syndrome, These United States, Check In The Dark @ The Roxy
- Year Long Disaster, National Dust, Bigbang, Normandie, Chasing Kings @ Troubadour
- David Bazan, Headlights, Kissing Cousins @ Alex’s Bar, Long Beach, (21yrs+)



JAX PickLaura Veirs, Old Believers, Cataldo @ Spaceland, $12, (21yrs+)
JAX Pick Red Tide, Superhumanoids, Random Patterns, His Orchestra @ Silverlake Lounge, $8, (21yrs+)

- Future Sounds & The Echo Present Twin Tigers, Skybombers, Useless Keys, Apes of Wrath @ The Echo, $5, 18yrs+
- Taterbug, Tracy Trance, Infinite Body, Pocahaunted @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
The Neurotics, The Crazy Squeeze, D-Rex @ The Redwood Bar, (21yrs+)
- Meredith Meyer, Haroula Rose, Brandon McCulloch and The Deadbirds, Dudley Saunders @ The Viper Room, (21yrs+)
- Stereo Heroes @ Cinespace
- Planets (Napa), Totally Serious, LA Fog, Secondary (Seattle, WA) @ The Smell, $5, All Ages
- The Big Pink, A Place To Bury Strangers, Active Child @ The El Rey Theatre
Manchester Orchestra, The Features, Biffy Clyro, O’Brother @ Troubadour – SOLD OUT
- Wild Yaks, Girl Problems @ The Viper Room (21yrs+)



JAX Pick Abe Vigoda, Lovvers, The Black Apples @ The Echo, $10, 18+

JAX PickLittle Boots, Dragonette, Class Actress @ El Rey Theatre

JAX Pick Text of Light (feat. Lee Ranaldo), Parallel @ Silent Movie Theatre (Cinefamily)

- Club NME w/ Olin & The Moon, Correatown, Finn Riggins, Jared Mees & The Grown Children @ Spaceland, $7, (21yrs+)
- Dub Club Presents Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus mixed by Scientist, All Star Sabar Orchestra, Claudius Linton @ The Echoplex, $12, (21yrs+)
- Cassorla, Learning Music, Boy Eats Drum Machine, Dylan Trees @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- Hell Ya! Presents The Dance Party, Killola, Bullet & Snowfox, Intelligent Design @ Crazy Girls, $5, 21 Yrs+
- Delta Spirit, We Barbarians, Jonny Corndawg @ Bootleg, $12, (21yrs+)
- Agent Ribbons, Wet & Reckless, Kissing Cousins, Esquire @ Silverlake Lounge, $8, (21yrs+)
- The Temper Trap, Darker My Love @ Henry Fonda
- Manchester Orchestra, The Features, Biffy Clyro, O’Brother @ Troubadour – SOLD OUT
- Twin Tigers, The Soft Hands, Bella Novella, L’Orchidee D’Hawai @ Alex’s Bar, Long Beach



JAX Pick Slow Club @ Spaceland, $10, (21yrs+)

JAX Pick Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Whigs @ The Echoplex, $25, 18yrs+

JAX Pick Thee Ohsees, 400 Blows, Baths @ Nomad Warehouse

- The Cave Singers, The Dutchess And The Duke, The Moondoggies @ The Echo, $12, 18yrs+
- Beliss, Ora Cogan, Amanda Jo Williams, Fort King @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls, Fire Bug, Seasons, Torches in Trees @ Garden Party (209 S Garey St. LA 90012)
- Hear Gallery Presents Go West Young Man, Satellite Crush, Dreamers, Lexicondon @ 5 Star Bar, FREE, 18yrs+
- Kevin Earnest, Alex Kemp, Pilot Whale @ Silverlake Lounge, $8, (21yrs+)
- So Cow, Battlehooch, Christmas Island, Judgement Day @ The Smell, $5, All Ages
- The New Mastersounds, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ El Rey Theatre
- Dawes, Cory Chiesel & The Wandering Sons, Jason Boesel @ Troubadour
- Jim Bianco, Joey Ryan @ Hotel Cafe
-  Miles Kurosky (Ex Beulah) @ Amoeba, 7pm, FREE
- An Evening With the Watson Twins @ Largo, $25
- Spindrift, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians @ The Prospector Long Beach



JAX PickCrystal Antlers @ The Grace First Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, All Ages

JAX PickEcho & Club Underground Present Sleepy Sun, Slang Chickens @ The Echo, $10, 18yrs+

JAX PickBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Whigs @ The Echoplex, $25, 18yrs+

- Quasi, Explode Into Colors, The French Semester @ Spaceland, $14, (21yrs+)
- Amps For Christ, Cabeza De Vaca Arkestra + The Live Soundtrack of Parallax @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
CGT Mouse’s Birthday Show! w/ Stoned At Heart, Jack Wilson Jr., Downtown/Union @ pehrspace, $5, All Ages
Pack AD, Symbol Six, The Muertones @ The Redwood Bar (21yrs+)
- The Diamond Light, The Gasoline Angels, Megasapien @ The Unknown Theatre, $10, All Ages
- Killing Spree (Bar Night) w/ Djs Black Rainbow, Gibby Miller, Zane Is Trouble, Carlorossi @ Two Headed Horse
Holly Miranda, Yellow Red Sparks @ Bootleg, $10
Anna Oxygen, Broken Water, Happy Prescriptions, Dunes @ The Smell, $5, All Ages
- Adolescents, Youth Brigade @ El Rey Theatre
- CONTROL present M.A.N.D.Y. & Felix Cartal (Record Release Party) @ Avalon Hollywood
- The Happy Hollows, The Veils, Twilight Sleep @ The Troubadour
- Little Boots, Dragonette, Class Actress @ The Glass House, Pomona, $15, All Ages
- Carrie Newcomer @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop, $17.50
- Truth Salvage Company w/ The Parson Red Heads, Basia Bulat @ Hotel Cafe
- Zac Brown Band @ Gibson Amphitheatre



JAX PickYou Say Party We Say Die, White Arrows @ The Echoplex, $14, 18yrs+

JAX PickThe Fresh And Onlys, Wounded Lion, Surf City, Pivot @ Spaceland, $10, (21yrs+)

JAX Pick IHRNR + Wendo Present Hunx & His Punkettes, Shannon & The Clams, Audacity, Dunes @ 622 N. Ave 54, Highland Park, $5, Free Beer provided by Colt 45

- Funky Sole (CLUB NIGHT) @ The Echo, FREE, (21yrs+)
- Extra Life, Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, Halloween Swim Team, + Guests @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- La Ghost, The Health Club, Cosmonauts, Black Elephant (ex AM) @ pehrspace, $5, All Ages
- Aaron Anderson & Eric Carlson (ex Hardland/Heartland) Acid Wreath and the Post-Everything Melted Brain Mess /M/Negalith All La LA Land: Beyond the Dead End @ Synchronicity, $5, All Ages
- Chop Tops, Los Duggans, Sawyer Family, Hard Fall Hearts, Seven 40 Seven @ The Redwood Bar (21yrs+)
- Choir Of Young Believers, Great Northern @ Bootleg, $8
- Death Sentence: Panda!, Auto Da Fe, Foot Village, The Urxed @ The Smell, $5, All Ages
- Vinicio Capossela, Sara Lov @ El Rey Theatre
- Matthew Good, Automatic Love Letter @ The Troubadour
- The Franks @ Origami Vinyl, Free, 7PM
- HARD13 with Fake Blood, Jack Beats, Boy 8-Bit, and DESTRUCTO @ Club Nokia
- Lucy Kaplansky @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop, $20
- Watson Twins @ Fingerprints, Long Beach FREE, ALL AGES
- Athlete @ Hotel Cafe
- E-40 @ The Key Club
- The English Beat @ The Roxy
- A Sunny Day in Glasgow w/ Pollyn + George Sarah @ The Mint
- Toad The Wet Sprocket @ The Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana
- Saturday Night At The Getty: The Living Sisters @ Harold M Williams Auditorium
- FMLY Ride w/ Entrance Band, 60 watt kid, Neon Navajo, Rumspringa, @ McWorld – see link for details http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=292806724718&ref=ts
Repeater, Seaspin, Useless Keys, Dietra Kruschev @ The Prospector, Long Beach



JAX PickBroken Bells @ The Troubadour – SOLD OUT

JAX PickThe Swell Season @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop, SOLD OUT

JAX PickBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club, Thousand Dozen Gloves @ The Echoplex, $25, 18yrs+

- Sabertooth Tiger, Memory, Tremellow, Mumiy Troll @ Spaceland, $5, (21yrs+)
- Aussie BBQ 2010 w/ The Chevelles, City Riots, Crayon Fields, Goons of Doom, Dappled Cities, Cassette Kids, Sherlock’s Daughter @ The Echo, Day Show, $15, All Ages
- Kidrockers w/ Watson Twins + Special Guests @ The Echoplex, 1PM, $12, All Ages
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Thousand Dozen Gloves @ The Echoplex, $25, 18yrs+
- Part Time Punks w/ Blessure Grave, Twin Crystals, Random Cuts @ The Echo, $5, 18yrs+
- Gun Outfit, Dunes, Residual Echoes, So Many Wizards @ Echo Curio, $5, All Ages
- Pill Wonder, 60 Watt Kid, Queen Victoria and Ezra Buchla @ Synchronicity, $5, All Ages
- Real Vocal String Quartet, Alicia Jo Rabins @ Bootleg, $15
- Beaches, Love Of Diagrams, Sun Araw @ The Smell, $5, All Ages
- Darker My Love @ The Prospector

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Slow Club – It Doesn’t Have To Be Beautiful

Broken Bells – The High Road

Sleepy Sun – New Age

Laura Veirs – July Flame

Wounded Lion – Friendly?

You Say Party! We Say Die – Monster

Abe Vigoda – Don’t Lie

Cobalt Cranes – Freak Out

Surf City – Autumn

Class Actress – Careful What You Say

VOICEsVOICEs – Flulyk Visions

Superhumanoids – Cranial Contest

Lovvers – Human Hair

The Hood Internet – I Ain’t That Earthquake (Wallpaper vs. Little Boots)


This Week In LA: Dinosaur Jr Free Show, Dirty Projectors, Free Energy, Kinky, Zee Avi,

Dirty Projectors play with the La Philharmonic Saturday Feb 27th!

Another week of shows down….another one begins!!!!

Busy week ahead for shows in the southland. Dinosaur Jr. will be playing a FREE show at The Troubadour on Tuesday. Better camp out early less ye not get in. Also Dirty Projectors will be returning to Los Angeles to perform a special event with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.


Yep we’re still doing them! Want to go see Memory Tapes at Spaceland this Thursday. Click here to win tickets!

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MONDAY FEB. 22nd, 2010

JAX Pick Tommy Santee Klaws, Gamble House, Fort Wife, Regrets and Brunettes, Italian Japanese @ Silverlake Lounge – FREE (21yrs+)

- Sean Carnage Presents Nicole Kidman Ellie Fortune Mason Lindahl Subtle Selves @ Pehrspace – $5 All Ages
- Red Arrow Messenger, The Damn Sons, United By Sound @ Bootleg – FREE (21yrs+)
- Useless Keys, Free Energy, Boxviolet, Repeater @ The Echo – FREE (21yrs+)



JAX Pick Dinosaur Jr. @ Troubadour – FREE SHOW FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! (All Ages)

JAX Pick Glacier Hiking, Haim, Kitten, Go West Young Man @ The Echo – $5 with RSVP (18yrs+)
JAX Pick Free Energy, The Mystery Lights, The Blank Tapes, Early Dolphin @ Spaceland (21yrs+)

- Blessed Deep, Puppies and Kittens, Garbaj Kaetz @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
- Roll The Tanks, Bill Clark Star Vehicle, Oh The Spanish Moss, Torches In Trees @ Silverlake Lounge – $7 (21yrs+)
- Ferraby Lionheart, Leslie & The Badgers, Charlie Wadhams, All Spots To Black @ Bootleg – FREE (21yrs+)
- Mariah Carey @ Gibson Ampitheatre
- Butch Walker Album Release Show @ Hotel Cafe



JAX Pick Goldspot @ Hotel Cafe

- Elaine’s Hella Hipster Hoedown w/ Manhattan Murdery Mystery, Mystery Lights, Hi Ho Silver Oh, The Shade, The Layabouts @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
- Sarah Burton, Faye Blais, Rob Laufer @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)
- Nicole Simone, Penelope Fortier, Sonus Quartet @ Bootleg – $10 (21yrs+)
- Oliver Future, Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, Queen Kwong @ The Echo (18yrs+)
- Dub Club @ The Echoplex
-  Club NME w/ Dan Black @ Spaceland
- The Rescues, Lucy Schwartz @ The Troubadour (All Ages)
- Mariah Carey @ Gibson Amphitheatre
- Hollyboots, New Clear Child, AXIS @ Mr. T’s Bowl
- Spider Problem, Peg Leg Love, The Crystelles, and The Choke @ 5 Stars Bar



JAX Pick Andrew Lynch, The Section Quartet, Downtown/Union, Eagle & Talon @ The Echo – $5 (18yrs+)
Down & Derby Roller Disco
@ The Echoplex

JAX Pick Visqueen, Bear Hands, Adam Bones @ Spaceland (21yrs+)

- City of Progress, Whqles, Water and Power, Wrag and Bone, and Cousins @ Synchronicity Space – $5 All Ages
- Ellie Fortune, Mason Lindhal, Featherbeard, Jeffertiti’s Nile @ Echo Curio – $5 Al Ages
- Cheese On Bread, Diamonds Under Fire @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)
-Spring Summer, Audra Mae, Senator & The New Republic @ Bootleg – $8 (21yrs+)
- Pancho and Sancho, Fish Circus, Leave it Alone, Full Force Rising @ The Troubadour (All Ages)
- Cheap Trick @ House Of Blues Sunset
- The Icarus Line @ The Roxy
- The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega, ONCE @ The Glass House, Pomona
- Jim Bianco, Joey Ryan @ Hotel Cafe
- Fuck-Ass and the Greese Patrol, Wicked Relish, Venus Envy, Little Baby Justice, The Lazy Stalkers  @ Mr. T’s Bowl



JAX Pick Strange Boys, Chain and the Gang, Neverever @ The Echo – $10 (18yrs+)
@ The Echoplex

JAX Pick Memory Tapes @ Spaceland – $10 (21yrs+)

- The Damselles, HoneyHoney @ Casey’s Downtown
- la-underground Presents Timonium Silian Rail Summer Darling Powerdove @ pehrspace – $5 All Ages
- Dramaturgy presents The Downtown Train, Tricky Sizzler, Ralpheene, Spring Queen @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
- The Haters, Sissy Spacek, Gerrit Wittmer & Paul Knowles, AMK @ The Smell – $5 All Ages
- Eric D. Johnson, Breathe Owl Breathe, Leslie & The Badgers, Shakey Graves @ Bootleg – $10
- We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Lonely Forest, Bear Hands @ The Troubadour (All Ages)
- Bon Jovi @ The Grove, Anaheim
- Joni Mitchell’s “The Fiddle and The Drum” @ Royce Hall, UCLA



JAX Pick Dirty Projectors (with Los Angeles Philharmonic) @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

JAX Pick Mike Watt and The Missing Men @ The Redwood Bar

JAX Pick Jason Mraz (Solo Acoustic) @ The Long Beach Terrace Theatre

- Las Quince Letras Blue Jungle Manhattan Murder Mystery @ pehrspace – $5 All Ages
- Bipolar Bear, Residual Echoes, Neverever, Twisted Stars @ The Smell – $5 All Ages
- Matinee show w/ Elephant Micah, Power Dove @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages (3pm to 5pm)
- Pangea, God Equals Genocide, Moses Campbell, @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
- Corridor + Estelle Raskina @ Origami Vinyl – 7pm – FREE!
- Brunch with The Mother Hips @ Origami Vinyl – Noon – FREE!
- Astra Heights, The Romany Rye, Melon Sun, Jeffertiti’s Nile @ Bootleg – $10 (21yrs+)
- Four Tet, Nathan Fake, Active Child @ The Echoplex
- Funk Sole (CLUB NIGHT) @ The Echo
- Scout Niblett, Dirt Dress @ Spaceland – $10 (21yrs+)
- Zee Avi, AM @ The Troubadour (All Ages)
- Kinky @ Luckman Fine Arts Complex
- Bon Jovi @ The Grove, Anaheim
- Goodie Mob @ Club Nokia
- Evan Dando @ Hotel Cafe
- Emily Wells, Money Mark @ Getty Center



JAX Pick Pehr and Space Waves Booking present: Tenlons Fort, Elephant Micah, Miniature Soap, Ben and Bruno @ pehrspace – $5 All Ages
JAX Pick Scream, The Holloys @ The Echo (EARLY SHOW) 6pm $10 (All Ages)

- Anarchist Cafe presents Azatlan Underground, Subsistenzia, Guerrilla Queenz, In Lak Ech, Plus Yoga Class, Vegan Food, Workshops, Poets, Anarchist Dating Game, Theatrical Play, and much more. @ The Smell – 1pm-8pm
- The Macaroons, Storytimefunland @ The Echo – NOON (All Ages)
- Part Time Punk Smiths/Morrisey Night @ The Echo
- Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland – $8 (21 yrs+)
- Josh Turner with Peter Brandon @ Club Nokia
- Angela McCluskey @ Hotel Cafe

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Free Energy – Something In CommonMP3

Leslie & The Badgers – Los Angeles



Superhumanoids – Cranial Contest

So Many Wizards – Yellow Hands


The Franks – Ray Gunn Radio



Los Angeles Scene News: L’Keg Fire, Local Natives New Album Out, FTO Now Walking Sleep

L"Keg Gallery Fire

L'Keg Gallery Fire. Closed Until Further Notice

Why hello everyone,

I am sure you no doubt miss my rambling blog posts and daily missives on the music community in Los Angeles. I have taken a very long hiatus from regular postings outside of my weekly concert calendar due to a demanding work load and other priorities in my life.

Plenty of news going on in the Los Angeles music community right now so and I felt inspired to report some of it. Who knows maybe I will be getting back into the swing of blogging regularly again. In the mean time here’s a quick recap of some of what’s going on…


One of my favorite venues to visit/play L’Keg Gallery in Echo Park caught on fire last night and will be closed until further notice. All shows scheduled for the next few weeks including Harlem‘s show TOMORROW night have been canceled. As reported by L’Keg on their facebook page the fire came from outside the venue with the bulk of the damage being sustained to the venues door and roof. Nobody was injured in the fire and no artwork was damaged.

No word yet on if a donation fund has been set up for the gallery but if you would like to help out you can email L’Keg through their website.


The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra are now Walking Sleep

First Afternoons become Shadow Shadow Shade and now The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra have decided to hop on the name change wagon and will now be called Walking Sleep. Check out the hilarious video of the band made about their forthcoming album, upcoming Echo residency, and of course the name change. I never quite mastered whether it was Tourbillion or Tour-bbeeee-on or Toooourbilllllllion……


Local Natives - Gorilla Manor

And finally everyone’s favorite eclectic indie pop group Local Natives have finally released “Gorilla Manor” their French Kiss Records  debut this week. Pitchfork gave the album an 8.4 Best New Music thus breaking the East Side 6.9 curse. They also announced a massive US tour dates for which you can find below including stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Sasquatch Festivals. Pick up Gorilla Manor on itUNES.

MP3 - Local Natives – Sun Hands

04-20 Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture

04-22 Dallas, TX – The Cavern

04-23 Austin, TX – Emo’s Inside

04-24 Houston, TX – Mango’s

04-26 Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack

04-27 Haittesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo

04-29 St. Augustine, FL – Cafe 11

04-30 Nashville, TN – The Basement

05-01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

05-04 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

05-05 Washington, DC – DC 9

05-06 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

05-07 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

05-08 Allston, MA – Great Scott

05-10 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot-Pike Room

05-11 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

05-12 Columbus, OH – The Basement

05-14 Chicago, IL – Schubas

05-15 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company

05-17 Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar

05-18 Iowa City, IA – The Mill

05-19 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s

05-21 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

05-22 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

05-25 Spokane, WI – Empyrean

05-26 Boise, ID – Neurolux

05-27 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

05-28 Vancouver, BC – Media Club

05-30 Seattle, WA – Sasquatch

06-03 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

06-10 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo


This Week In LA: Cold Cave, Smith Westerns, Avi Buffalo, Best Coast, Harlem, Farmer Dave Scher, Lissie, Imaad Wasif, Lou Barlow, Randy Newman

Wearedios celebrate their album release this Tuesday at The Troubadour – FREE SHOW!

Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a lovely President’s day in your respective neck of the woods. It’s absolutely GORGEOUS in Los Angeles today and shaping up to be an amazing week of shows!!

Lots of free concerts this week including Wearedios CD release show at The Troubadour Tuesday night with The Henry Clay People and Signals (Ex Mae-Shi). With all that extra cash why not pick up Wearedios new album #3 which is FABULOUS. I do believe it is their best album yet.


Recent Matador signees Harlem bring their jangly rock n’ roll to SoCal this week for two shows. Want to win tickets to see them live this Saturday Feb. 20th at Spaceland? Click here to enter.

Imaad Wasif wraps up his residency at Spaceland this Thursday February 18th with a bang. Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh) with The Missingmen, and Avi Buffalo will support. Click here to enter to win a pair of tickets.

And finally our show(s) of the week: FYF Fest is bringing Cold Cave back to Southern California for two shows with Best Coast, and Smith Westerns! Avi Buffalo will also play the Pomona show on Feb. 17th. Click here to enter to win tickets to both shows. We’re giving away 9 pairs of tickets!!

Did we forget any shows? Add to the hype machine! Feel free to send us an email to tonightinla@rockinsider.com.



MONDAY FEB. 15TH, 2010

JAX Pick
Princeton, Le Switch, Wade Ryff & Friends, Adam Stern @ Spaceland – FREE (21yrs+)

JAX Pick Gamble House, Horse Stories, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, La Font @ Silverlake Lounge – FREE (21yrs+)

- Useless Keys, Aushua, We Barbarians, Science @ The Echo – FREE (21yrs+)
- Red Arrow Messenger, Maxim Ludwig, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister @ Bootleg – FREE (21yrs+)
- Arrington De Dionyso’s Malaikat Dan Singa (Old Time Relijun), Emily Lacy, Whoa Hunx, Peg Leg Love @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 (All Ages)
- Sean Carnage Presents Foot Ox, French Quarter, Kevin Greenspon, W.H.I.T.E. @ pehrspace – $5 (All Ages)
- New Music Monday with Peter Weiss, Josh Kilnghoffer, Black Church @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Teddy Thompson @ Largo at the Coronet
- Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Sally Jaye, Melineh Kurdian, Driftwood Reunion Band @ Hotel Cafe



JAX Pick
Wearedios, The Henry Clay People, Signals @ Troubadour – FREE (All Ages)

JAX Pick Mia Doi Todd, Becky Stark, Farmer Dave Scher, DJ Frosty @ Spaceland

JAX Pick Aquarium Drunkard presents Magic Kids, Pearl Harbour, Dunes @ The Echo – $10 (All Ages)

- Ollin, Las Cafeteras, Mentritas, upground @ The Echoplex – $12 (18yrs+)
- Cheese on Bread, Royalchord, Big Whup @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- An Evening With Rickie Lee Jones @ The Vista Theatre – $30 (All Ages)
- Roll The Tanks, Hungry Angry Baby, Hello Dragon, Vanish Valley @ Silverlake Lounge – $7 (21yrs+)
- Ferraby Lionheart, The Sweet Hurt, John Gold, Dough Rollers @ Bootleg – FREE (21yrs+)
- Alkaline Trio, Cursive @ Glass House in Pomona
- Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo, Carrie Rodriguez @ House of Blues
- Lissie, Jay Nash @ Hotel Cafe



JAX Pick Cold Cave, Avi Buffalo, Smith Westerns, Best Coast @ The Glass House Pomona $10 (All Ages ) [CLICK HERE TO WIN TICKETS]

- The Watson Twins, Deep Sea Diver, Daisy McCrakin @ Bootleg – $10 (21yrs+)
- Old Man Markley, The Pine Box Boys @ The Echo- $10 (18yrs+)
- Low End Theory Club: Shlohmo, Ernest Gonzales,Sodapop @ Airliner
- Arrington De Dionyso’s Malaikat Dan Singa, Corey Fogel, Infinite Body, Kevin Greenspon @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Club NME: Oh My Stars, Curtains For You, Summer Obsession, I Hate Kate @ Spaceland ($5)
- Dub Club @ The Echoplex (21yrs+)
- Under the Asbury, Joshua Norton, Mason Reed @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)
- Bob Schneider, Smile Smile @ The Troubadour
- Alkaline Trio, Cursive, The Dear & Departed @ House of Blues Sunset – All Ages
- Austin Hartley Leonard, Caitlin Crosby, Matt Hires, Jason Castro, Reni Lane @ Hotel Cafe
-The Here After Is Here, An American Starlet, Last American Buffalo @ 3 of Clubs



JAX Pick
Imaad Wasif, Lou Barlow & The Missing Men, Avi Buffalo @ Spaceland – $7 (21yrs+) [CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS]

JAX Pick Cold Cave, Best Coast, Smith Westerns @ The Echoplex – $12 (All Ages) [CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS]

- Fanfarlo @ Amoeba (Free)
- Crooked Cowboy & the Freshwater Indians, Cairo Gang, Johnny O’Donnel and Famous Players, John Webster Johns @ The Echo
- Random Patterns, Alpine Decline + special guests @ Synchronicity Space – $5 (All Ages)
- Mother Turf, The Boy, Tubby Boots @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 (All Ages)
- Shoenberg Knife Fight Ensemble Record Release, Matthew Teardrop, Seasons, Garbaj Kaetz @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- A Solo Acoustic Evening with Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Audra Mae @ LaBrie’s
- Rare Grooves (ex-members of The Widow Babies) Black Elephant (ex-members of A.M.). TraPsPs, The Happy Hollows @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)
- See Green. Ives The Band, Audrey Ryan @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)
- John Butler Trio, Charlie Mars @ The Troubadour – SOLD OUT
- Medeski Martin & Wood @ El Rey
- Wartime Blues, La Font, Linda Vista, David Shane Smith @ Mr. T’s Bowl


FRIDAY FEB. 19TH, 2010

JAX Pick
Ancestors, Black Math Horseman, Intronaut, Mountains of California @ Spaceland – $8 (21yrs+)

JAX Pick Harlem (Texas), Audacity, Blue Jungle, Cobalt Cranes, Cosmonauts @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 (All Ages)

- Earthless / Tweak Bird / Year Long Disaster @ Detroit Bar
- C-Horse, The Lonsome Heroes, Rocking Horse People, The Terrapin @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- KRS-One @ The Roxy
- Club Underground Fitz and the Tantrums, Pop Noir @ The Echo – $8 (18yrs+)
- howardAmb, Vaginals, Farraday Trippers + Sleepwalkers Local, Missincinatti, and LA Fog @ Synchronicity Space – $5 (All Ages)
- Old Toy Trains, Jubilee Singers, Subtle Selves @ pehrspace – $5 (All Ages)
- The Damselles, Insect Surfers, Reigning Monarchs @ Casey’s Downtown
- I promote good bands presents Radars To The Sky, One Trick Pony, – Mississippi Man, Rademacher @ The Echoplex – $10 (18yrs+)
- Tera Melos. All Leather (members of The Locust and Some Girls from SD), F’N A! @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)
- Danny Chaimson & The 11th Hour @ Home Restaurant – $10
- Randy Newman @ Royce Hall
- John Brion @ Largo
- StirFry and the Hammerheads, Research Society, Six/&/Julian, The Franks, Tracy Dean and Jesus @ Mr. T’s Bowl



JAX Pick
Harlem, Dante vs. Zombies, J Worthington Foulfellows @ Spaceland – $8 (21yrs+) [CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS]

JAX Pick Andrew Bird @ Bovard Auditorium at USC

JAX Pick The Entrance Band, Lights, Pocahaunted @ Bootleg – $15 (18yrs+)

- Brendan Benson, Frank Fairfield @ Troubadour
- MUSINK: The Damned, The Buzzcocks, The Head Cat, Jim Rose @ OC Fair & Event Center
- Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Insect vs. Robots, The Shrine, Voodoo Merchant @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Conspiracy of Beards: 30 Piece Leonard Cohen Choral Tribute @ The Mint
- Fantastica Bastidas, Peg Leg Love, The Health Club, The Crystelles @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 (All Ages)
- The Eternal Triangle, Seasons, George Glass, Magick Orchids, The Transmissions @ pehrspace – $5 (All Ages)
- FUNK SOLE (Club Night) @ The Echo – FREE
-Wet & Reckless, Wild Yaks, The 1921A, Cosio @ The Redwood Bar – $10 (21yrs+)
-Tinariwen @ Royce Hall
-VOICEsVOICEs (as Gold Ether) @ Origami Vinyl
-Fanfarlo, April Smith & The Great Picture Show @ El Rey

SUNDAY FEB. 21ST, 2010

JAX Pick Sloan, Taylor Locke & The Roughs, The World Record @ King King – $15 (21yrs+)
- Kicking Skunk, David Lee Paulson (AKA Minions), Duality @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Hell Ya! Night @ Spaceland
- Mirah, Rachel Cantu, Morgan Meyn @ Bootleg – $14 (21yrs+)
- Lemon Sun, The Secret 6 @ Alex’s Bar ($5)
- White Lung (Vancouver, B.C.), Nu Sensae (Vancouver, B.C.), Friendly Neighbors, NASA Space Universe @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)
- Part Time Punks Factory Records Night @ The Echo
- Ray Wylie Hubbard, Amy Speace @ McCabe’s

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Cold Cave – Life Magazine MP3

Smith Westerns – Imagine, Pt. 3 MP3

Best Coast – The Sun Was High (And So Was I) MP3

Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For? MP3

Harlem – Friendly Ghost  MP3

Farmer Dave Scher – Bab’lone Nights  MP3

Wearedios – Stare At Wheel  MP3

The Henry Clay People – Something In The Water  MP3

The Happy Hollows – High Wire  MP3

Pearl Harbor – Luv Goon MP3

Imaad Wasif – Priestess MP3

Lissie – Everywhere I Go  MP3

Audacity – Teenage Town  MP3

Cobalt Cranes – Freak Out MP3

Princeton – Calypso Gold MP3

Gamble House – Central Park MP3


Win Tickets To See Cold Cave, Avi Buffalo, Best Coast, Smith Westerns At The Glass House

Want to win tickets to see Cold Cave, Avi Buffalo, Best Coast, and Smith Westerns at The Glass House in Pomona next Wednesday Feb 17th? WE’RE GIVING AWAY 7 PAIRS OF TICKETS!!!!!!!!

This lineup is so good its totally worth the 30 minute drive from LA.

Don’t want to drive? We’re also giving away two pairs of tickets to see Cold Cave at The Echoplex on the 18th! To win those you’ll have to be extra special in my eyes…

Tickets are also available through ticketfly for just $10!



This Week In LA: This Week In LA: St. Vincent, The Album Leaf, Sea Wolf, Imaad Wasif, Mumford & Sons, Pocahaunted

Best Coast’s Bobb Bruno & Bethany Cosentino

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Far too many exceptional shows last week including last night’s NO CANCER! Benefit show with No Age, Vivian Girls, Best Coast, Graham Forest, Darker My Love and more. I do believe Bethany from Best Coast‘s performance as one of their most entertaining yet. As I have said several times before – watch out for that band.

Tons of great shows this week including St. Vincent at The El Rey which I have been looking forward to for MONTHS! Its been far too long since I’ve had my Annie fix. Her new video for for “Laughing With A Mouth Full Of Blood” is amazing.

Also this week Brit buzz band Mumford & Sons will play a SOLD OUT show at The Troubadour and The Album Leaf will play at the El Rey Theatre with Sea Wolf on Saturday. The Monolators will also play their first show ever at The Smell this Friday with Make Me from San Francisco!

Did we forget any shows? Add to the hype machine! Feel free to send us an email to tonightinla@rockinsider.com.





JAX Pick Gamble House, HAIM, Guy Fantastico, Damn Sons @ Silverlake Lounge – FREE (21 Yrs+)

JAX PickLA Record Presents Princeton, Casxio, Rafter, History Of Manners @ Spaceland – FREE (21 Yrs+)

- Ohioan, Ah Holly Fam’ly, M. Geddes Gengras, Bow+Arrow, and Moment Trigger @ Synchronicity Space – $5 (All Ages)
- Sean Carnage Presents BIRTH! CD RELEASE PARTY, Realicide, Tearist, Former Ghosts, Heligoats @ Pehrspace – $5 (All Ages)
- Joe Jack Talcum, American Sheriff, Lord Grunge, The Bassturd + DJ Jester The Filipino Fist @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Useless Keys, Light FM, Black Apples, L.E.F @ The Echo – FREE (21 Yrs+)
- Red Arrow Messenger, Jenny, Rumspringa @ Bootleg Theater – FREE
- Spirit Animal, All Wrong and The Plans Change @ The Roxy Theater
Laura Jansen @ Hotel Cafe


FEB. 9TH, 2010

JAX PickSt. Vincent, Wildbirds & Peacedrums @ The El Rey Theatre – $18 (All Ages)

JAX Pick Mumford & Sons, Family Of The Year @ The Troubadour - SOLD OUT (All Ages)

JAX Pick Ferraby Lionheart, Evan Voytas, Buddy, Josh Ottum @ Bootleg Theater – FREE (18yrs+)

- Rene Hell (Iowa City), Chiara Giovando, Ezra Buchla, Pedestrian Deposit, and Human Hands @ Synchronicity Space – $5 (All Ages)
- Hod Hulphers, The Moore Brothers, Cave Country @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Mia Doi Todd, Correatown, Ariana Delawari, DJ Nobody, + Special Guest @ Spaceland – $8 (21 Yrs+)
- Laco$te, Michael Nhat, Fawn As Women, Fantastica Bastidas @ The Echo – $5 (18 yrs+)
- Nouvelle Vague, Soko, Findlay Brown @ Henry Fonda Theater – $23 (All Ages)
- Loudon Wainwright III @ Largo – $30 (All Ages)
- Roll the Tanks, Gooby Goo & Peekers, Bomb Your Face @ Silverlake Lounge – $7 (21 Yrs+)
- Paperplanes, Two Guns, Cowboy and Indian @ The Prospector, Long Beach

Red Tide, River Avenue, Flying Machine @ El Cid



JAX Pick Findlay Brown, Pizza!, Cobra Lilies @ The Echo – $5 (18yrs+)

JAX PickLow End Theory: Nocando record release, Dntel, King Cannibal @ The Airliner

- Thurlow, Samuel Stewart, Mouse Kills Tiger, The Heligoats @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Club NME with Silent Star, The Dig, The Passports, Imagine Dragons @ Spaceland – $5 (21 Yrs+)
- Dub Club Presents Courtney Melody, Tippa Lee @ The Echoplex – $10 (21 Yrs+)
- Pete Yorn, Tim Kasher (of Cursive), Craig Wedren (ex-Shudder to Think) (of Cursive) @ Bootleg Theater – $15 (18yrs+)
- Wild Beasts, Still Life Still, Magic Bullets @ The Troubadour – $15 (All Ages)
- The Tuffingtons, Warlords of Rock n’ Roll Thunder & Lightning, New PLanets @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)



JAX Pick
Imaad Wasif Residency w/ Becky Stark, Voice On Tape @ Spaceland $7 (21 Yrs+)

JAX Pick The Thermals, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Slang Chickens @ The Troubadour – $16 (All Ages)

- Semiconscious Gloria, Seasick + special guests @ Synchronicity Space – $5 (All Ages)
- Michael Nhat, Big Whup, No Paws (No Lions), Pangea @ The Smell – $5 All Ages
- Body Parts, Alina Cutrono, Micah James, Deathday Party @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Grand Ole Echo Presents Justin Townes Earle, Joe Pug, The Hi Hos @ The Echo – $10 (18yrs+)
- Eyedea & Abilities, Dosh, Silent Army @ The Echoplex – $10 (18yrs+)
- Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!), The Romany Rye, Line and Circle @ The Bootleg – $13 (21yrs+)
- Death Hymn #9, Aftergloam, Stab City, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 (All Ages)
- Editors, The Antlers @ The Wiltern – All Ages
- Captains, Venus Bogards, Bullied By Strongs, Dreamers @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)
- Lucha VaVoom @ The Mayan Theatre


FRIDAY FEB. 12TH, 2010

JAX PickThe Monolators, Make Me(SF), Heavy Hawaii, The Preteens @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)

JAX PickPocahaunted, Moon Duo (members of Wooden Shjips), Psychic Handbook + more TBA @ Synchronicity Space – $5 (All Ages)

JAX PickPearl Harbor @ Space 15 Twenty – 6PM FREE (All Ages)

- The Crystal Method @ Avalon Hollywood – $20 (18yrs+)
- Chicago Underground Duo, Pit Er Pat, The Pity Party @ Bootleg Theater – $12 (18yrs+)
- Christian Death @ The El Rey Theatre – $23 (All Ages)
- Sierra Swan, Carina Round, Samuel Stewart, .Wildlife @ pehrspace – $5 (All Ages)
- Let Go of the Rail, Moment Trigger, Lee Noble, The Deep Sea Goes @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 (All Ages)
- Dog, The Crystelles, Actuary, Geronimo, Sissister @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Web In Front Presents Shadow Shadow Shade, Twilight Sleep, Marvelous Toy @ Spaceland – $8 (21 Yrs+)
- Club Underground Presents Fitz & The Tantrums, Sweater Girls @ The Echo – $8 (18yrs+)
- The Beat Junkies, Slum Village @ The Echoplex – $10 (21yrs+)
- Moan Red, Ric Veda, The Jack Fris Radio Choir, The Marietta James @ Redwood Bar – $8 (21yrs+)
- 100 Monkeys @ The Glass House, Pomona
- Shawn Colvin @ Canyon Club, Agoura Hills
- Billy Boy On Poison @ The Viper Room



JAX PickThe Album Leaf, Sea Wolf, Magik*Magik Orchestra @ The El Rey Theatre – $17 (All Ages)

- Woolen + special guests @ Synchronicity Space – $5 (All Ages)
- Peter’s Pool Boys presents Laco$te, Repetitions, (members of Flaspar from Portland, OR), I.E., Essay @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)
Ash Reiter, Devotionals, Foxtails Brigade, The Karabal Nightlife @ Eco Curio – $5 (All Ages)
Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub @ Spaceland – $14 (21 Yrs+)
Lovers and Strangers Valentines Art & Music Festival w/ Xanimo, The Idyllist, Radio Freq, White Arrows + DJs and more @ The Echoplex – $10 (18yrs+)
Alice In Chains @ Hollywood Palladium – (All Ages)
Blue Tape Red Tape, Dream Panther, Things @ McWorld – FREE (All Ages)
ZOMBIE PROM w/ Saint Motel, Young The Giant, Chasing Kings, Links @ The Roxy – $11.50 (All Ages)
- West Indian Girl, Pollyn @ Bootleg Theater – $13 (18yrs+)
- G. Love & Special Sauce @ House Of Blues Sunset
- Spain @ Origami Vinyl – FREE 7pm ALL AGES


SUNDAY FEB. 14TH, 2010

JAX PickPart Time Punks w/ The Meek, Weekend, Young Prisms @ The Echo – $5 (18yrs+)

JAX Pick Halloween Swim Team, Meho Plaza, Narwhal Party, Blue Tape Red Tape, Dream Panther, Insects Vs. Robots, Moostache, Things, Lola Loshkey, Starskate @ McWorld – $3 (All Ages) 4PM

- John Wiese, Lasse Marhaug, Joe & Joe (Joseph Hammer and Joe Potts Duo),
- Seven Depressions (Damion Romero and Shannon Walter Duo) @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)
- Kidrockers w/ Dengue Fever, Buddy @ The Echo (Day Show)
- Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub @ Spaceland – $14 (21 Yrs+)
- Van Dyke Parks, Clare & the Reasons @ McCabe’s – $22.50 (All Ages) 7PM
- Normandie, Night Horse, Yours Til Death @ The Viper Room – $8 (21 Yrs+)
- Motion City Soundtrack with Set Your Goals, This Providence, and The Swellers @ House Of Blues Sunset
- Justin Bieber @ Hollywood Palladium


FEB 15TH – Rock Insider Presents Princeton, Le Switch, Wade Ryff & Friends, Adam Stern @ Spaceland – FREE (21 Yrs+)

FEB 16TH – Dios Album Release Show w/ The Henry Clay People, Signals @ The Troubadour – FREE! (ALL AGES)
FEB 17TH – COLD CAVE w/ Best Coast, Smith Westerns, Avi Buffalo @ The Glass House Pomona
FEB 19TH –
Ancestors, Black Math Horseman @ Spaceland
FEB 26TH – The Strange Boys, Chain & The Gang @ The Echo
Feb 27th
– Dirty Projectors (with Los Angeles Philharmonic) @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
MAR. 5TH Deer Tick @ The Natural History Museum
Little Boots, Dragonette @ El Rey Theatre
MAR. 27TH – Surfer Blood, Best Coast, Turbo Fruits @ The Echo
- Liars w/ Fol Chen @ The El Rey Theatre
APR 14TH – Vampire Weekend @ Fox Thatre Pomona
APR 22ND – Japandroids @ The Echoplex
APR 23RD Norah Jones @ The Orpheum – SOLD OUT
APR 27TH - Dr. Dog, Deer Tick @ Henry Fonda Theatre
MAY 5TH – Broken Social Scene @ The Henry Fonda
MAY 13th James Taylor/Carole King @ Hollywood Bowl

MAY 14th James Taylor/Carole King @ Hollywood Bowl
MAY 15th James Taylor/Carole King @ Hollywood Bowl

MAY 21ST - Shout Out Louds – EL Rey Theatre
MAY 21st Kaki King, An Horse @ El Rey Theatre


THIS WEEK IN LA: The Soft Pack, VV Brown, Patti Smith, Pink Floyd Experience

The Soft Pack 10 Release Shows In 1 Day This Sat. Jan 30th, 2010

We’re back from an extended hiatus while we were out on the road!!!

First things first – Beach House‘s amazing 3rd album “Teen Dream” is available NOW on Sub Pop. The album is already #10 on the iTUNES album chart! People seriously this record is a MUST LISTEN. Pitchfork even gave it a well deserved 9.0. I’ve listened to “Walk In The Park” at least 9 times today alone. Download “Norway” from the album in the side bar.

Crystal Antlers – Tentacles from The Heap on Vimeo.

Second – Crystal Antlers have a new video for their track “Tentacles.” WATCH IT RIGHT HERE.

Crystal Antlers are back in Southern California after pretty much a 1.5 years of straight touring. The band are working on writing and recording their sophomore album. Really excited to see how things progress.

So many great shows this week including FYF Presents 10 shows in 1 day with The Soft Pack this Saturday Jan. 30th. Avi Buffalo will be playing with them at the FMLY Mansion in Venice at 1PM. THE SHOW IS FREE! For all the details on the other 10 shows follow FYFFest or The Soft Pack on twitter. You can also find details right here.




JAX PickPatti Smith @ Hammer Museum

JAX PickThe Parson Red Heads, The Chapin Sisters, Social Studies, All Spots To Black @ The Echo – $7 (18 Yrs+)

JAX Pick- Abe Vigoda, Silk Flowers, Bronze, TEARIST @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)

- Jason Webley, Eliza Rickman @ Echo Curio – $8 (All Ages)
- Fishtank Ensemble, Diego’s Umbrella, Jessica Fichot @ Spaceland – $5 (21 Yrs+)
Fruit Bats, Citay @ The Echoplex – $13
- The Golden Years, Johnny O’Donnell & A Cast of 1000s, Devon Williams @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 (All Ages)
- Death Kit, Yours Til Death, The Half-Hearted @ The Bordello
- Jason Diaz, Wade Ryff, Zmed Brothers, Peppermint Wolf @ Silver Lake Lounge
- Tasso, Barrio Tiger @ King King
- The Mother Hips, Travel By Sea @ Hotel Cafe
- HoneyHoney @ The Viper Room
- Nick Jonas & The Administration, Diane Birch @ The Wiltern
- Pee Wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia


FRIDAY JAN. 29TH, 2010

JAX PickSpaceland and ArjanWrites.com presents Superfraiche featuring VV Brown, Reni Lane, Love Grenades, Scott Simons @ Spaceland – $10 (21 Yrs+) -

JAX PickThe Adolescents, Riverboat Gamblers, John Doe @ Alex’s Bar

JAX PickPink Floyd Experience @ The Orpheum

- Boomsnake, Slang Chickens, Superhumanoids @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Figurine, Psychic Powers, Suzanne Kraft @ pehrspace – $5 (All Ages)
- Lots O’ Crap presents… My Name Is Dalloway, Magic Fingers (San Luis Obispo)
- Chris Cornell @ The Troubadour – SOLD OUT
- Club Underground: The Tender Box, Satellite Crush @ The Echo
- Polysics, Sabrosa Purr, New Kingdom @ The Roxy
- Thee Makeout Party!, Brendan Daniel & The Chics @ Redwood Bar
- Gpkism, Seileen @ Bootleg Theatre
- Andy Clockwise record release, Nneka, Aya Larkin, Lauren Shera @ Hotel Cafe
- Pee Wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia
- Bowling For Soup @ The El Rey Theater
- The Adolescents, Riverboat Gamblers, John Doe @ Alex’s Bar
- The Fray, The Honor Society @ House Of Blues Sunset
- LL Cool J @ The Key Club
- Pink Floyd Experience @ Orpheum


JAN. 30TH, 2010

JAX Pick THE FMLY + FYF PRESENT The Soft Pack + Avi Buffalo @ The FMLY Mansion, Venice – FREE! ALL AGES!! – 1PM!

JAX PickPink Floyd Experience @ The Orpheum

JAX Pick Farmer Dave Scher, Lithuanian Prince, Greater California @ The Prospector

- Asura, Sequins and Skeletons, Wild Mountain Time, Anenon @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Traps, ps, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Kill Kill Kill, Meredith Meyer @ pehrspace – $5 (All Ages)
- Gowns, Feel Free, Neon Navajo @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)
- Nico Stai, Chief, Yikes! A Lion, Fences @ Spaceland – $5 (21 Yrs+)
- Bowerbirds, Julie Doiron @ The Echo
- Help Haiti: A Benefit Show w/ The Pity Party, Pocahaunted, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Morgan (from the Whispertown 2000) @ CineSpace
- Daijobu, Run Through The Desert, Oedipus, Eenik, Rakoon @ The Troubadour
- Strung Out, Pulley, The Darlings @ El Rey
- John Nolan (Straylight Run), Mansions @ Bootleg Theatre
- Cobalt Cranes, Tremellow, Peg Leg Love @ Little Joy
- Moving Units, Rumspringa, Casxio @ The Glasshouse
- The Residents @ The Henry Fonda
- The Music of Led Zeppelin @ The Wiltern
- I See Hawks In LA, Old Californio
- David Lindley @ McCabe’s


SUNDAY JAN. 31ST, 2010

JAX PickPart Time Punks: Depeche Mode Night @ The Echo

- Live Footage w knifeandfork (visuals), Tango Nuevo @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Neil Hamburger, JP Incoroporated, Brendon Walsh, Barbara Butterfield @ Spaceland – $5 (21 Yrs+)
- Cave Country, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Tommy Santee Klaws @ Dakota Lounge
- Ivan and Alyosha, Brown Sugar Sinks, Greg Jong @ Bootleg Theatre
- Digable Planets @ The Key Club
- The Lucky Stars @ The Redwood Bar

Beach House – Norway MP3

Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For? MP3

The Soft Pack – C’mon MP3

The Parson Red Heads – Raymond MP3

Crystal Antlers – Tentacles MP3



Thanks to our good friends at FYF Fest we are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to see A.A. Bondy, Nik Freitas, and Willy Mason this Saturday afternoon at The Echo. A.A. Bondy- aka Scott Bondy who spent most of the 90′s fronting the band Verbena – put out what I consider one of the most underrated records of 2009 – When The Devil’s Loose. You can download the track below but do yourself a favor and nab the whole album on iTUNES.

TO ENTER: Send your full name to tonightinla@rockinsider.com subject line: AA BONDY. REMEMBER: The show is an early show and begins at 6PM so get there early!


THIS WEEK IN LA: Vampire Weekend, Adam Franklin & The Bolts Of Melody, A.A. Bondy, Jam For Ron Asheton, Yummy Fur

Vampire Weekend Album Release Show At Henry Fonda Theatre Tues. Jan. 12th

Happy Monday everyone!

This first week back after the holidays certainly was a productive one! So many great shows so little time. I did manage to catch 60-Watt Kid and Glasser at Spaceland on Saturday. 60-Watt Kid BLEW MY FREAKIN MIND. Their lush spacey songs are will know doubt draw comparison to Animal Collective and Atlas Sound but their energy is straight up punk rock. If you haven’t had the opportunity to catch this band yet do yourself a favor and make it a priority.

Lots of great shows this week including Vampire Weekend’s SOLD OUT date at The Henry Fonda and Wednesday’s Jam For Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton at The Roxy featuring Mike Watt among others.

Our show of the week however is a slam dunk at Spaceland this Sun. Jan 17th with Adam Franklin (Swervedriver) and The Bolts of Melody. You will want to arrive early for the opening acts. Also playing next Sunday will be a new project by Mr. Jack Burnside of Mezzanine Owls fame that has be christened with the name Rabbits. Jenni Tarma (Eskimohunter) Dan Horne (Mezzanine Owls, Music Go Music, Beachwood Sparks), and Chris Newcomer (The Arms) will also be sitting in.

Show Of The Week

Adam Franklin (Swervedriver) & The Bolts Of Melody

w/ Rabbits,
The Arms


$12 | All Ages
(1717 N Silverlake Blvd)


MONDAY JAN. 11TH, 2010

JAX Pick
The French Semester, The Monolators, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Asbury @ The Echo – FREE (21 Yrs+)

JAX PickWeed Diamond, Tan Dollar, Wonder Wheel @ Synchronicity Space – $5 All Ages

- Year Long Disaster, Fatso Jetson, Hydrovibe, It’s Casual @ Spaceland – FREE (21 Yrs+)
- Sean Carnage Presents Thurston Moore Is A Faggot, Tenlons Fort, Elijah Crampton, Tik///tik @ pehrspace – $5 All Ages
- Jesca Hoop, Maria Taylor, Brandon Walters, Mark Growden, Nicole Simone, Ryan Harrison and The Orphans @ The Hotel Cafe – (21 Yrs+)
- The Steelwells, Yellow Red Sparks, The Romany Rye @ Silverlake Lounge – Free (21 Yrs+)
- The Northstar Session, Clockwork, David George @ Bootleg Theater – FREE All Ages
- Odawas, Dominique Leone, The Vespertines @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)



JAX Pick Vampire Weekend, Very Be Careful @ The Henry Fonda Theater – SOLD OUT

JAX Pick Seven Saturdays, The Parson Red Heads, Go West Young Man @ Bootleg Theater – $8 (All Ages)

- Obi Best, The Monthlies, Queen Kwong, Meredith Meyer, + DJ MR Shovel @ Spaceland (21 yrs+)
- Olin & the Moon, Eleni Mandell @ The Echo – FREE (21 Yrs+)
- The Secret 6. Lantvrn, Lucy Ryder @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21 Yrs+)
- Garrison Starr, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Daphne Willis, Anna Rose @ The Hotel Cafe
- Phenomenal Handclap Band, Jubilee @ cinespace
- Static Aktion Showcase w/ Cloaked Light, Pale Blue Sky, Josh Burke, Infinite Body, Rale, Mirror To Mirror, Earn + Pedestrian Deposit @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Howie Day @ The Roxy Theatre
- The Pee-Wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia



JAX PickJam for Ron Asheton feat Scott Asheton, Mike Watt, & Steve Mackay of the Stooges, Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Chad Smith (RHCP), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Clem Burke and More @ The Roxy

JAX PickThe Phenomenal Handclap Band, The Holloys, Jogger, White Arrows @ The Echo – $10 (18Yrs+)

- CLUB NME w/ The Meeting Places, Wrong Way Driver, The Robotanists, OVideo @ Spaceland (21 yrs+)
- Oh Darling, The Passports, Mia Maestro, Nadine & Terence @ Bootleg Theater – $8 (All Ages)
- Molino, Space Waves, Half Hearted @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21Yrs+)
- Spaceland On Ice w/ Le Switch, New World Record @ Pershing Square – 7PM FREE (All Ages)
- Nana Grizol, Pangea, Devon Williams, Moses Campbell @ The Smell – $5 (All Ages)
- Awesometown w/ Jubilee, Mid City West, Dirty Dave, Anne Lee @ Shortstop Bar
- Boats, Batwings Catwings, Rough Kids @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Dub Club Presents Willi Williams with The Expanders featuring David Hillyard, Larry McDonald, Mr. T-Bone, Jah Faith @ The Echoplex – $10 (18 Yrs+)
- The Pee-Wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia



JAX Pick Kimya Dawson, Your Heart Breaks (Seattle, WA), Angelo Spencer (Olympia, WA) @ The Smell – $8 All Ages

JAX PickTwilight Sleep, The Arms, A Decent Animal, Red Tide @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21 Yrs+)

- Robert James, Cigarette Bums, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ L’KEG Gallery – $5 All Ages
- The Finches, Red Pony Clock, The Paddle Boat @ Synchronicity Space – $5 All Ages
- The Builders and The Butchers, Blue Giant, Mia Riddle @ Spaceland (21 yrs+)
- Man/Miracle @ Origami Vinyl – 7PM – FREE
- Creedle, Upsilon Acrux @ Bootleg Theater – $10 (All Ages)
- Gestapo Khazi, Stab City, The Champanties, The Choke @ Alex’s Bar Long Beach (21 Yrs+)
-Performer Magazine Presents Julia Nunes (early set), Danny Tieger, Make Moon @ The Echo – $15 (All Ages)
- Alberta Cross, Hacienda, The Jakes @ The Troubadour – $12 (All Ages)
- The Pee-Wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia
- The Daylights, Golden State, Apollo Run, The Spring Standards, Kelly Dalton @ Hotel Cafe
- Van Dyke Parks, Clare & the Reasons, Josh Mease @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
- So Many Wizards, Man/Miracle, Briefcase Scenario, W.M.X. & Most Things @ Downtown Independent Theatre – FREE SHOW (21 Yrs+)
- The Garden Party w/ Correatown, Garland, Vanaprasta, All Wrong & The Plans Changes @ Junglerush – $5
- Killing Spree Night @ Medusa Lounge


FRIDAY JAN. 15TH, 2010

JAX Pick Abe Vigoda, Alps Of New South Wales, Signals, M,Women @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages

JAX Pick Dios, Forcefield ON, Bella Novela, Pterodactyl, Eugene and the 1914 @ Alex’s Bar – (21 Yrs+)

- New Planets, Tigers Can Bite You, Luke Janela, Modern Time Machines @ pehrspace – $5 All Ages
- Night Horse, Dusted Angel, Normandie @ Spaceland (21 yrs+)
- Mount Righteous, Seasons @ Bootleg Theater – $8 (All Ages)
- GZA, Curtains, DJ Dark Alley @ The Echoplex – %16 (18 Yrs+)
- Club Underground w/ Psychic Powers, Evan Voytas @ The Echo – $5/$7 Under 21Yrs (18 yrs+)
- Styx @ House Of Blues Anaheim
- The Pee-Wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia
- The Outline, Mini Mansions, Superhumanoids @ The Unknown Theatre – $10 (All Ages)


JAN. 16TH, 2010

JAX Pick FYF Fest Presents AA Bondy, Nik Frantis, Willy Mason @ The Echo – EARLY SHOW 6PM – $10 All Ages

JAX Pick Moses Campbell, Watercolor Paintings, Subtle Selves, Voice On Tape @ The Smell – $5 All Ages

- Merry Christmas, Les Blanks, Roman Candles, Plus Special Guests @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 All Ages
- Meho Plaza, SISU, boxViolet, soccoro @ pehrspace – $5 All Ages
- Orphan Fairytale, Dolphins into the Future, Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Eekhorn X, Helmutmut @ Synchronicity Space – $5 All Ages
- Hockey, Asa Ransom, Eastern Conference Champions @ Spaceland (21 yrs+)
Foot Foot, The Finches, Ash Reiter, Loyal Sons & Daughters @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)
- Funk Sole @ The Echo – 10PM FREE (21 Yrs+)
- My American Heart, AJ Rafael, On The Surface, Polaris at Noon @@ The Troubadour – $12 (All Ages)
- The Pee-Wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia
- Papa, Slang Chickens @ Bootleg Theatre


JAN. 17TH, 2010

JAX PickHell Ya! Presents Adam Franklin & The Bolts of Melody, Rabbits (Featuring Jack Burnside of Mezzanine Owls, Jenni Tarma of Eskimohunter), The Arms @ Spaceland – $12 DOS (21 yrs+)

JAX PickPart Time Punks w/ Yummy Fur (Members of Franz Ferdinand & The 1990s), Neverever @ The Echo – $8 (18 Yrs+)

- Castanets, Tiger Saw, Alps Of New South Wales, Bridges Academy Rock Recital @ Bootleg Theater – $10 (All Ages)
- ORPHAN FAIRYTALE (Belgium), DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE (Belgium), EEKHOORN X (Belgium), HELMUTMUT (Belgium), JAMES FERRARO (member of The Skaters) @ K’Keg Gallery – $5 All Ages
- Rival Sons Residency @ Cinespace – 18 Yrs+
- Andrew Jackson Jihad, Kepi Ghoulie, Partners in 818 @ Echo Curio – $5 (All Ages)


This Week In LA: Sonic Youth, Atlas Sound, Brilliant Colors, Woodsman, Best Coast

Brilliant Colors (San Francisco, CA)

Welcome back from the holiday break! It is a new decade can you believe it? I sure can’t. I even went as far as accidentally writing 20010 on my rent check because I’m so used to the double zeroes.

Plenty of amazing shows this week including our show of the week featuring San Francisco’s Briliant Colors. Seriously download their track “Absolutely Anything” in the sidebar and tell me that’s not a smash. They will be joined by Best Coast, Dunes (feat the fabulous Kate Hall on drums), and Animal Style. Let’s just say you’d be kicking yourself if you missed this show.

Up and coming Mexican Summer glo-fi/ambient act Woodsman will also hit LA this week playing three show including a free in-store at Origami on Tues. Jan 5th. I really enjoyed their new Collages LP. Pick it up right here.

Bradford Cox of Deerhunter will bring his Atlas Sound side project to the Natural History Museum Friday night kicking off their First Fridays series. He will be joined by the fabulously eccentric Tune-Yards.

Oh and some band called Sonic Youth are in town playing two make up shows. If anyone has an extra ticket just lying around please feel free to e-mail me.

Did we forget any shows? Feel free to send us an email to




JAX Pick The French Semester, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, The Spires, The Health Club @ The Echo – FREE

JAX PickDavid Scott Stone, Ariana Delawari, Lucky Dragons @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages

- Sean Carnage Presents: Batwings Catwings (members of TPF!, Puppy Dog), The Girl with Violent Arms, Chuff Chuff, Garden State, DJ Pretzel Dix @ Pehrspace – $5 All Ages
- Year Long Disaster, Open Hand, Totimoshi, Barrio Tiger @ Spaceland – Free (21 Yrs+)
- The Color Turning, The Living Suns, Yeah Brother, The Steel Wells @ Silverlake Lounge – FREE (21 Yrs+)
- The Northstar Sessions, Joshua Norton, Get Back Loretta @ Bootleg Theatre
- The Blind Boy Paxton and Frank Fairfield Variety Show @ Redwood Bar
- The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, The Mulhollands, That Noise @ The Viper Room



JAX Pick Woodsman, Young Prisms, Bipolar Bear, Pearl Harbor @ L’KEG Gallery – $5 All Ages

- Lot’s O’Crap presents: Former Ghosts, Railcars, Mother McKenzie, Professor Calculus, Philip Seymour Hoffman @ the Smell – All Ages
- Whispering Pines, Old Toy Trains, Space Waves @ Spaceland – (21 Yrs+)
- Olin & the Moon, Marnie Herald @ The Echo
- Happy Dwarf, The Sundowners, The New Room @ Silverlake Lounge
- Young Prisms, Woodsman @ Origami Vinyl – 7PM FREE
- Funeral Party, Casxio, Hotstreets, Odd Modern @ The Viper Room
- The Webb Sisters, Joey Ryan @ Hotel Cafe
- Soko, Feather Beard, Gold (Paige Stark), Josh Hedlund @ Gallery 2023
- Jeffertitti’s Nile, Insects vs. Robots, The Mayfly Dance, Li Diaguo @ The Troubadour
- Dim Mak Tuesdays feat. FASHEN, THEM JEANS, DAN OH, AND COSMIC KIDS! @ Cinespace



JAX Pick Best Coast, Brilliant Colors, Dunes, Animal Style @ Synchronicity Space

JAX PickPearl Harbor, Young Prisms (SF), Woodsman (Denver, CO), Allah Las @ The Smell – $5 All Ages

- Spaceland on Ice w/ Twilight Sleep, Kissing Cousins @ Pershing Square – FREE 7PM
-CLUB NME w/ Wet And Reckless, Butterfly Child, Tigers Can Bite You, The Rhone Occupation @ Spaceland – (21 Yrs+)
-Dub Club @ The Echoplex
-Brazzaville, David J, Salt Petal @ The Echo
-Crash Kings, Darlings of the Day, vOLUMe @ The Viper Room
-Fair To Midland, Opus Dai, Endless Hallway @ The Troubadour
-FORMING @ Cha Cha Lounge – FREE (21 Yrs+)
-Norse Horse, Summer Twins & Clark 8 @ Old Town Pub, Pasadena
-Scion House Party LA w/ Distance, MRKI w/ MC Nika D, Starkey, and 12th Planet @ The Roxy



JAX PickStatic Aktion presents: Sun Araw, James Ferraro, Sean McCann, The Urxed, Garden State @ the Smell – $5 All Ages

JAX Pick The Happy Hallows, Dirt Dress @ the Mint

- The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, The Quarter After, Miranda Lee Richards, – - Kathleen Balloon w/ Crooked Cowboy @ Spaceland – (21 Yrs+)
- NAR, P R O T E C T M E, Railcars, F’N A @ L’KEG Gallery – $5 All Ages
- Mississippi Man, Rumpsringa, Links, The Silent Comedy @ The Echo
- Nerfbau, Take Up Serpents + more! @ Synchronicity Space
- Sara Watkins @ Largo at the Coronet
- Living Things, The Tender Box, White Arrows @ The Viper Room
- The Rumble w/ Aushua, Chasing Kings, Cat Party @ 3 of Clubs
- Yours Til Death, Garland @ Silverlake Lounge – 21 Yrs +
- Audacity, Living Suns, Cosmonauts, Tomorrow’s Tulips @ The Prospector
- GOLD DUST @ Footsies – 8PM – FREE (21 YRS+)



JAX PickAtlas Sound, Tune-Yards @ Natural History Museum (5:30PM)

JAX PickQueen Victoria, 60 Watt Kid, State Champion, Giving Up @ Synchronicity Space

- Death Sentence: PANDA! (SF), PILES (SF), Kit, Dunes @ the Smell – $5 All Ages
- Golden Animals, Allah Las, Kinch, Jeffertiti’s Nile@ Spaceland – (21 Yrs+)
- Believe It Or Not I Care, No Enemy, (AxRxM), Ballistic Rounds @ L’KEG Gallery – $5 All Ages
- Sonic Youth, Sic Alps @ Fox Theater Pomona
- Dante Vs. Zombies @ Pantheon Bar
- Club Underground w/ Sweaters, Hot Sauce Mentor @ The Echo
- Art Fein Presents The 24th Annual Elvis B-Day Bash @ The Echoplex
- Andy Clockwise, Brother Sal @ Hotel Cafe
- Chris Murray Combo, Roger Rivas & The Bulletts, The Ifficials, The Roundabouts @ The Troubadour
- The Happy Hollows, Gangi, Useless Keys, The Soft Hands @ The Viper Room
- Seasons, Marvelous Toy, Eliza Rickman, Melanoid @ Juanita’s
- Michael Nhat @ KXLU Demolisten – 7PM
- JAMUARY NIGHT #1 w/ Slang Chickens, Papa, Oh!Gypsy! @ Unknown Theater



JAX PickSonic Youth, Sic Alps @ The Wiltern

JAX Pick Rufus Wainwright @ Long Beach Terrace Theater

- Tan Dollar, Italic Indians, Weed Diamond, Moon Pearl @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
- Glasser, 60-WATT Kid @ Spaceland – (21 Yrs+)
- Dragstrip 66 – Hat’s All Folks – Grand Finale and 17th Anniversary Show @ The Echoplex
- Lower Heaven, Drew Andrews (Album Leaf), My Pet Saddle, Eagle Winged Palace @ Redwood Bar
- Ninja Academy, WITT (SD), Totally Serious, Solar Wimp @ The Smell – $5 All Ages
- The Ringers, The Vacation, Lady Sinatra, Perfect Machines @ The Viper Room
- Meho Plaza @ Origami Vinyl – 7PM FREE
- Artist Reception featuring performance by Timonium; artists: S. Patricia Patterson and Izumi Yokoyama (Vasanti Lackner, curator) @ Pehrspace


JAN. 11TH, 2010

JAX PickPocahaunted, Sissy Spacek, Zola Jesus, DJ Dean Spunt @ the Smell

- The Terrapin, The Hectors, Seasons, Divisadero @ Spaceland – $5 (21 Yrs+)
- My Dads, Pussy Cow, National Sunday Law @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
- Part Time Punks w/ Love Grenades, Wet Look @ The Echo
- The Lymbyc Systym, Helios, The One AM Radio @ Bootleg Theatre

Show Of The Week

Brilliant Colors
Best Coast
Animal Style

Wed. Jan 6th at
Synchronicity Space
$5 | All Ages

(4306 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles 90029)

Right Click and Select “Save As”
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Brilliant Colors – Absolutely Anything MP3

Woodsman – Sunglass MP3

Tune-Yards – Sunlight MP3

Atlas Sound – Walkabout MP3

Pearl Harbor – California Shakedown MP3

Sic Alps – Clarence MP3

Best Coast – When I’m With You MP3

60-Watt Kid – 2012 MP3


JAN 13th – Jam for Ron Asheton feat Scott Asheton, Mike Watt, & Steve Mackay of the Stooges, Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Chad Smith (RHCP), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Clem Burke and More @ The Roxy
JAN 14TH – Kimya Dawson @ The Smell
JAN 22ND – Cold War Kids, Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) @ The Wiltern
JAN 23RD The Black Lips, Nobunny, Jemina Pearl @ El Rey Theatre
Feb 27th – Dirty Projectors (with Los Angeles Philharmonic) @ Walt Disney Concert Hall


This Week In LA: Morrissey, Passion Pit, Avi Buffalo, Pearl Harbor, Evan Voytas

Pearl Harbor (Los Angeles, CA)

Well last week just flew by didn’t it? December seems to do that..

This week is pocked with holiday celebrations and last shows of the year. An amazing amount of solid local bills this week. If you haven’t ventured out to see local music in quite some time might I recommend getting out of your house to check out Shirley Rolls, The Henry Clay People, Tearist, Correatown, Avi Buffalo, Pizza!, Signals, Evan Voytas, and Le Face at some point this week?

There are also plenty of Holiday Soirees to make sure you’ll be well fed and slighty tipsy. Remember to drive safe out there…

New batch of MP3′s can be found in the sidebar. Download them now so you know what’s going on with music.

Did we forget any shows? Feel free to send us an email to





JAX Pick
Manimal Vinyl Residency w/ Polyamorous Affair, Weave, ZAZA, TEARIST, Laco$te @ The Echo – FREE (21 Yrs+)

JAX PickSean Carnage Presents Pizza!, Signals, GULL, Gone to Croatoan @ pehrspace $5 All Ages

- NEW MUSIC MONDAY with Yukata Makino, Kick Dewitt, David Scott Stone @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
LA Record Issue Release Party @ Cha Cha Lounge
- The Entrance Band @ Origami Vinyl – Free All Ages 7PM

- The Diamond Lights, Heavy Water Experiments, The Downtown Train @ Crane’s Tavern (Free Admission. $1 beers from 9-10.)
- Morrissey, Doll & The Kicks @ FOx Theatre Pomona
- Giant State, Links, Repeater, Mata Leon @ Silverlake Lounge – Free (21 Yrs+)
- Rachel Cantu, Diamonds Under Fire @ Bootleg Theater – $8 All Ages
- Mere Mortals, Sky Parade, Threes And Nines @ Spaceland – FREE (21 Yrs+)
- The Daylights, The Ruse @ The Roxy



JAX Pick Buzz Bands LA Presents Parade of Lights, Army Navy, Evan Voytas, White Arrows @ Spaceland – $5

JAX Pick Jonathan Richman @ The Mint

- Black Math Horseman, Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound, National Sunday Law @ Silverlake Lounge
- The Steelwells, Horse Stories, Yellow Red Sparks, Son of the Velvet Rat @ Bootleg Theater – All Ages
- The French Semester, The Spires, The Monthlies, Seasons @ The Echo
- Rosie Thomas, Josh Ottum @ Largo
- Willie Nelson, Asleep At The Wheel @ Club Nokia
- Winston Calling Benefit w/ Black Francis, The 88, Tenacious D, Michael Penn, David J (Love and Rockets/Bauhaus), Grand Duchy (feat: Black Francis & Violet Clark) @ The Echoplex
ZAZA @ Origami Vinyl – Free 7pm
- I See Stars, We Came As Romans, Of Mice & Men, Broadway @ The Troubadour
- Story of the Year @ The Roxy
- AM, Sara Lov, Automatic Loveletter, Hannah Georgas @ Hotel Cafe
- Dynamite Walls, Snow In Africa, Eight O’Clock Holiday, Petree, The Muddy Reds @ The Viper Room
- Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers w/ Bob Schneider @ HOB Sunset
- Cubic Zirconia, Skeet Skeet @ Temporary Spaces 2



JAX PickRex Aquarium, Learning Music, Nik Freitas, Henry Wolfe @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)

JAX PickFolktale Records presents The Finches, Foot Ox, Splinter Cake, Whitman @ The Smell

- Jonathan Richman @ The Mint
- Bebel Gilberto with DJ Lara Gerin @ Henry Fonda Theater
- Rex Aquarium, Learning Music, Nik Freitas, Henry Wolfe @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)
- Grand Hallway, Cave Country, Buddy, The Good Listeners @ Bootleg Theater – All Ages
Casxio, Iglu & Hartly, The Dance Party @ Crazy Girls
Light FM, Tigers Can Bite You @ Pershing Square
- Ohian, Ah Holly Fam’ly, M. Geddes Gengras @ Synchronicity Space – All Ages
- Forming At Cha Cha
- Leslie & The Badgers, Paperplanes @ Alex’s Bar, Long Beach
- Club NME: Zaza, In Waves, IO Echo (DJ Set) @ Spaceland
- Winston Calling: A Rock and Comedy Benefit featuring for Baby Winston Bertrand @ The Echo
- Dawes, Pepper Rabbit @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery Masonic Lodge
- Dierks Bentley @ The Wiltern
- Volbeat, Danko Jones, Lady Sinatra @ The Trouabadour – All Ages
- Sean Paul @ HOB Sunset
- JR Richards and Marianne Keith, Joe Firstman @ Hotel Cafe
- Busdriver, Bossasaurus, Oscar McClure @ The Airliner
- Califone @ Hammer Museum



JAX Pick Neverever, Cowabunga Babes, Pearl Harbor and Animal Style @ Synchronicity Space – All Ages

JAX PickThe Rumble w/ Tape Deck Mountain, All Wrong & The Plans Change, The Drowning Men, Evan Voytas @ 3 OF CLUBS

- Jonathan Richman @ The Mint
- Lemon Sun, Dirty Sweet, Silent Comedy, Spirit Vine @ Spaceland – $8 (21Yrs+)
- Grooms, Northstar Session, Radio Moscow, Brydan Smith @ Silverlake Lounge – $8 (21yrs+)
- Agent Ribbons, The Finches, Evan Way @ Bootleg Theater – All Ages
- Deadbolt, Throw Rag, Motochrist, Blagg Dahlia @ The Echo
- UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US pre-party @ Vacation Vinyl – Free 7PM
- Skinny Puppy, Vverevvolf Grehv @ Club Nokia
- Morrissey @ Gibson Amphitheatre
- Live Arts Benefit w/ Alanis Morissette, Greg Laswell, Miss Willie Brown, Emcee for the evening: Andrew WK @ The Troubadour
- Billy Bob Thornton @ HOB Sunset
- Dead Rock West, Lucy Walsh @ Pershing Square
- The Rescues, Nina Storey, Jim Bianco, Kenneth Pattengale @ Hotel Cafe
- Rose’s Pawn Shop, 50 Cent Haircut @ Redwood Bar
- The Furious Seasons, Meredith Meyer, The Capshuns, Chase Frank @ EVFA


FRIDAY DEC. 11TH, 2009

JAX Pick Magik Markers, Sic Alps, Foot Village, Bipolar Bear @ The Smell – $5 All Ages

JAX PickHaus Party w/ Cowabunga Babes, Christmas Island, Le Face, Whoa Hunx @ Boo Radley’s

- Curtis Peoples, Keaton Simons @ The Mint
- The Holloys (live), DJ O-Raj, special guests Chad Marshall & Merrily Lupo
@ Stronghold Loft (1625 Abbot Kinney. take stairs next to Stronghold)
- Black Elefant, Traps, ps, 1050 Lies, Big Whup @ pehrspace – $5 All Ages
Queen Kwong, Dante vs Zombies, Echoes De Luxe @ Bootleg Theater – All Ages
- SPACE HELL OPENING RECEPTION w/ Cosmonauts, I.E., Kid Infinity @ L’Keg Gallery – $5 All Ages
- DOG, bavab bavab, Actuary + more TBA @ Synchronicity Space – All Ages
- Tristeza, Lower Heaven, Drew Andrews (Of The Album Leaf) @ Spaceland – (21Yrs+)
- The Capshuns, Bixby Knolls @ The Echo
- ZAZA @ Vacation Vinyl 7PM
- John Doe @ McCabe’s – 8PM & 10PM
- Band Of Skulls, Red Cortez, Jimmy Sweet and the Loved @ The Troubadour – SOLD OUT
- Tower of Power / Average White Band @ Club Nokia
- Ice Cube @ HOB Sunset
- Mannheim Steamroller @ Nokia Theatre At LA Live
- Son Volt with Sera Cahoone @ El Rey Theatre
- Boy Scout Jamboree (Spindrift acoustic), Space Waves, Happy Prescriptions, Old Toy Trains @ Mr. T’s Bowl
- Seasons, Shirley Rolls, The Choke, Co-Op @ Juanita’s
- Jon Brion @ Largo At The Coronet
- The Steelwells, The Living Suns, The Union Line, Rye Douglas Band and Moostache @ HOB Anaheim



JAX PickBrett Dennen, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Robert Francis@ The Wiltern

JAX PickAvi Buffalo @ Origami Vinyl – 3pm FREE All Ages

JAX PickThe FMLY inaugurates its new space w/ 60 Watt Kid, Tempo No Tempo, Grooms, Professor Calculus @ The Courtyard (1670 Beverly Blvd)

- The Start, Mellowdrone, Shiloe, Cat Party @ The Troubadour

- PALO VERDE + CINDER CONE (9pm doors) followed by VODKA SOAP/JAMES FERRARO AFTERPARTY featuring dj sets by JAMES FERRARO and SPENCER CLARK plus guests (midnite doors)
- BRITTAIN ASHFORD + EVAN WAY + CRICKET and the 2:19 @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
- Passion Pit, Band of Skulls, Plague Vendor @ Fox Theater Pomona
- Static Aktion and KXLU 88.9FM present… STATIC AKTION EVENT 1 w/ Pocahaunted, James Ferraro, Mark McGuire, Vodka Soap, Mirror To Mirror plus DJ Heather Gram and vegan baked goods by Out Of Step Baking Co. – All Ages
- TMRS. Dizzy Jaguars, La Ghost, more TBA @ L’Keg Gallery
- Princeton, The Parson Red Heads, The Coals @ Spaceland (21yrs+)
- Repeat Offender Hit+Run 4 Year Anniversary Party w/ Zackey Force Funk, Crime. Dj sets by THE GASLAMP KILLER, KUTMAH, NOBODY, ABCNT, FARMER DAVE SCHER
- Correatown @ Origami Vinyl – 7pm FREE All Ages
- Todd Snider, Ashleigh Flynn @ EL Rey Theatre
- KROQ ALMOST ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS w/ AFI, Rise Against, Alice In Chains, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Three Days Grace, Dead By Sunrise, Anberlin @ Gibson Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
- So Many Wizards @ The Prospector
- Ezra Reich @ Bardot


DEC. 13TH, 2009

JAX Pick Buzzbands LA Holiday Party w/ Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Death Kit, Sprit Animal, Wet and Reckless, + Hell Ya Deejays @ Spaceland

JAX PickAquarium Drunkard presents The Decade Party with The Henry Clay People @ Origami Vinyl – 7pm FREE

JAX PickPart Time Punks w/ The Slits, Weave! @ The Echo

- Lots O’ Crap Presents CHURCH, Manhattan Murder Mystery, M31 @ The Smell – $5 All Ages
- Brittain Ashford, Evan Way, Cricket and the 2:19 @ Echo Curio – $5 All Ages
- Evangelista, Thrones @ The Echoplex
- Aquarium Drunkard presents The Decade Party with The Henry Clay People @ Origami Vinyl – 7pm FREE
- Love Grenades, The Killbirds, Lucy Ryder @ Dakota Lounge
- KROQ ALMOST ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS W/ Muse, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Phoenix, Metric, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, White Rabbits @ Gibson Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
- Big D At The Kid’s Table, See Spot, Sonic Boom Six, and Knockout @ El Rey Theatre
- Joe Purdy, Meaghan Smith, Lauren Shera, Sydney Wayser @ Hotel Cafe
- The Aimee Mann Christmas Show @ Largo at the Coronet

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