This is one of those crappy nights in LA when there's too much to choose from. Four great choices...I'll be going to the Silverlake Lounge, but I'd be perfectly happy at the other recommended shows.
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The Broken West / Mezzanine Owls @ Spaceland ($8) – Local guys The Broken West put out one of my favorite releases so far this year. They have been tearing it up on the road with the Long Winters and the Walkmen. This is their first local show in a few months, so get out and support them before they head out to play more shows with the National and Fountains of Wayne (separately).
The Fold’s 10 Year Anniversary: The Pity Party / Castledoor / Surprise SPecial gUests @ Silverlake Lounge ($20) – It’s hard to believe that Scott at the Fold has been hustling and working his ass off for 10 years. The guy frequently puts on three shows in a night (compare that to some local bookers who can’t seem to put on one show a night). I hear there are only about 40 tickets available at the door, so you’ll want to get there early if you’re not on the list.
The Switch / Hearts of Palm U.K. @ the Scene – The Switch just appeared on the Aquarium Drunkard’s show on Little Radio and he’s got a bunch of the tracks up over at this site. Very good. Hearts of Palm UK are a relatively new local electro-pop band.