[Pick of the Night] Nico Stai / The Grates / Timothy James (of the Movies) / Line and Circle @ Spaceland (Free)
[Recommended] White Magic / Imaad Wasif (solo) / Jarrett Silberman / Douglas Shaw @ The Smell ($5)
[Recommended] Summer Darling / Wait.Think.Fast. / Kissing Cousins @ The Echo (Free)
Emiliana Torrini @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Tiny Vaudeville: The Pity Party @ Echoplex ($12) – 826LA Benefit
The Renderers @ Echo Curio
Rocking Horse People / Bixby Knolls / Junius / Atlantic Line @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
The Jake LaBotz Band @ Redwood
[Pick of the Night] Rawlings Machine with Gillian Welch @ Largo ($25)
[Recommended] Mike Stinson / Dave Gleason @ Redwood – Good country artists.
Thenewno2 @ Amoeba (Free) – 7:00 PM show. Dhani Harrison’s band.
Mia Doi Todd / Christy and Emily @ the Echo ($10)
Bohren & der Club of Gore / Void of Voices @ Spaceland ($12)
Signal Hill @ Bootleg Theater ($3)
Random Patterns / Starkiller / Intricate Machines / Captain’s Package @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
[Pick of the Week] White Denim / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Spaceland ($12) – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart do that early My Bloody Valentine sound as well as anybody going right now. Gorilla vs. Bear has been praising White Denim for the past couple of years.
[Recommended] Bonnie “Prince” Billy @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:00 PM show.
The Rakes / Fol Chen / Lower Heaven @ Troubadour ($15)
Low End Theory Club: Computer Jay / Radius @ Airliner ($10)
Gregory and the Hawk @ the Echo ($10) - Early show at 7PM
Tristan Prettyman / Jesca Hoop @ Hotel Café
Dub Club: Triston Palma / Michael Palmer / Clive Chin @ the Echoplex ($15)
Gavin DeGraw @ El Rey (Sold Out)
Reno 911 Live @ Largo ($40)
War Tapes / Laco$te / DonniePepper / Moment Trigger / Bloody Robots @ The Smell ($5)
Paging Beto @ Redwood
[Pick of the Night] Bonnie "Prince" Billy / White Magic @ El Rey ($20) - His new record doesn’t come with a download, so I haven’t been listening to it much. He’s not the most dynamic performer in the world and I’m not sure if he’s got a band out with him. Anybody know? I’ve only seen him play solo acoustic a few times.
[Recommended] Gooseberries Release Show: Afternoons / Golden Gram / Le Switch / One Trick Pony @ Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock (Free with RSVP) - This is the release party for local photographer Sterling Andrews’ new book. Starts at 7:30 PM.
[Recommended] Lily Allen / Natalie Portman's Shaved Head @ The Wiltern (Sold Out) – Seems like she’d be fun to see live.
[Recommended] Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit / Justin Townes Earle / Frank Fairfield @ Spaceland ($15)
[Recommended] Har Mar Superstar / JJamz / Dot Hacker / DJ Boom Bip @ The Bootleg Theater ($10) – 2220 Beverly Blvd – Dot Hacker is Josh Klinghoffer’s new band. JJamz features members of Maroon 5, the Like, Rilo Kiley and Phantom Planet.
[Recommended] Jeremy Jay / Princeton / The Tartans @ The Smell ($5) – Jeremy Jay continues to get a lot of great attention (mostly outside of LA).
[Recommended] Robert Francis / The Parson Red Heads / Haim @ Troubadour ($10)
Plain White T's @ House of Blues Sunset ($16)
The Phenomenauts / Peelander-Z @ Knitting Factory ($12)
Tift Merritt / Miranda Lee Richards @ Largo ($25)
Spirit Vine / Voxhaul Broadcast / My Pet Saddle / Olin and the Moon @ The Echo (Free)
Signal Hill / Charts and Maps @ Mr. T’s Bowl
The Capshuns / Queen Kwong / New London / 3D Stereo @ Silverlake Lounge ($8)
Anya Marina / Jim Bianco @ Hotel Café
Adolescents / TSOL @ Key Club ($10)
First Fridays: Busdriver / Tim Fite @ Natural History Museum ($9)
Jon Brion and Friends @ Largo ($25)
Acid Mothers Temple / Kinski / Sonic Suicide Squad @ Echoplex ($12)
The Get-Up Kids @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Jail Weddings / Blue Jungle / Audacity / Allah Las @ The Smell
Lamb of God @ Hollywood Palladium ($40)
Hail Citizen / All Spots to Black / Stacy Clark @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Christopher Walk-Ins / The Hard to Get / The Breakups / The Active Set @ Pehrspace
Pedestrian / Andy Clockwise @ Hotel Café
[Pick of the Night] Ratatat / Tussle / Despot @ Hollywood Palladium ($23)
[Recommended] Free Moral Agents / Blank Blue @ Knitting Factory ($10)
[Recommended] Great Lake Swimmers / Kate Maki / Travel By Sea @ Spaceland ($14)
[Recommended] Noodles / The Outline @ Silverlake Lounge ($10) – Early show at 7:00 PM – Noodles is an all girl Japanese band. Lots of fun.
Stereo Total / Leslie and the Ly's @ El Rey ($20)
John Wesley Harding with Eugene Mirman @ Largo ($25)
Beausoleil @ McCabe’s (Sold Out)
Puscifer / Into the Presence @ Club Nokia (Sold Out)
Moses Campbell / Franklin for Short / Da Bears / Enid the Dowl @ The Smell ($5)
Rachel Yamagata @ Troubadour (Sold Out)
Berlin @ House of Blues Sunset
White Leopards / Combat! / Italic Indian / Alien Soundtracks / Skyline Electric @ Echo Curio
One Trick Pony / Erinn Williams / The Surrenders / Evan Voytas @ Pehrspace
[Pick of the Day] Grand Ole Echo: Old Californio / I See Hawks in LA / Whispering Pines @ the Echo (Free) - 5:00 PM show – For the country fans.
Part Time Punks: DJ Cut Chemist / Sixteens / Secret Society of the Sonic Six @ the Echo ($5)
Steven Severin @ Echoplex ($15)
Puscifer / Sweethead @ Club Nokia ($46)
Pam Shaffer / Exitmusic / Natyhn Knott @ Echo Curio