Brian Wilson (with Al Jardine) @ Terrace Theatre in Long Beach ($40-60) – I saw him do the Smile tour twice, but I’ve never seen him do Pet Sounds in its entirety. The Smile tour was way better than it had any right to be. His backing band is so good. Pet Sounds is one of my ten favorite albums of all time. If you still think you hate the Beach Boys, I recommend picking up the Wild Honey/Smiley Smile two-fer. Wild Honey was my gateway to appreciating Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Amoeba (Free) 2:00PM – Flamenco metal?
Robbers on High Street / Lemon Sun / Mezzanine Owls @ the Echo ($8) – This is an early 6:00PM show.
The Black Lips / Willowz @ Spaceland ($10)
RTX / The Binges / HDR / Year Long Disaster @ Safari Sam’s ($10) – RTX is that offshoot from Royal Trux.
Matt Ellis @ Hotel Cafe
Starlight Desperation / Lion Fever / Residual Echoes @ the Smell ($5)
Saviours / Drunk Horse / Lightning Swords of Death @ the Mountain (Free)
Gliss / Lovelikefire / Muscadine @ the Scene ($7)
Of Montreal / Enon @ Avalon
Bobb Bruno @ the Cocaine ($5)
Part Time Punks: Residual Echoes @ the Echo ($5)