Tivo Alert: Cold War Kids on Leno – they’re appearing with Jessica Alba – I guess that’s some consolation for the White Stripes tour getting canceled.
Arcade Fire / LCD Soundsystem / Wild Light @ Hollywood Bowl ($31-$41) – This should be a great show, especially since it’s at the Hollywood Bowl. Arcade Fire played one of my favorite shows of the year at the Greek. If I hadn’t just seen them, and if I was into LCD Soundsystem in any sorta way, I would go. (I don’t like L I’ve never heard of Wild Light, but good for them.
The New Pornographers / Lavender Diamond / The Awkward Stage @ Henry Fonda ($20) – I’m going to check them out tonight. I'm excited Neko and Dan are touring with them.
Film School @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Elvis Perkins @ Troubadour (Sold Out) – Night three of three sold out shows.
O’Death / Rock Plaza Central @ the Echo ($8) – O’Death are a unique band that combines bluegrass, Appalachian, punk, folk and about everything else. Rock Plaza Central are a pretty good indie band with elements of country-rock thrown in.
Download O’Death’s “Down to Rest” and “All the World”
Volcom Tour 2007: Valient Thorr / Riverboat Gamblers / Year Long Disaster @ the Roxy ($14) – If you like your rock ‘n’ roll heavy, then this is your show. All these bands are good at what they do. Riverboat Gamblers are a little more punk, and they put on a particularly energetic live show. Daniel Davies (son of Dave) leads local guys, Year Long Disaster. Their debut album comes out on Volcom on October 9 and features a lot of sleazy metal hooks.
Ike Reilly Assassination @ Spaceland ($8)
The Panderers / The Marvelous Toy @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Pink Enemy / Calls After Midnight @ Bordello
Damien Rice @ Greek Theatre ($50) – If you go on TM right this second you can get third row center stage tickets. Multi-platinum singer-songwriter who I actually saw once at the Fonda. I wasn’t impressed, but you might be.