Gardens and Villa Play a Free Show Monday
[Pick of the Night] White Arrows / Milo Greene / Eulogies / Gardens and Villa @ Bootleg (Free) – I’ve heard good things about Gardens and Villa. Their album was recorded by Richard Swift and will be released by Secretly Canadian in July.
[Recommended] Yeasayer / Smith Westerns / Hush Hush @ The Music Box ($25) – I’m not the world’s biggest Yeasayer fan, but worth checking out for Smith Westerns.
[Recommended] He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister / Amanda Jo Williams / BlackHole Oscillators / Messes @ The Satellite (Free)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ The Mint ($25)
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Echoplex ($15)
Motopony / Iyeoka / Love Inks @ Bardot (Free w/ RSVP) – Motopony will also be at the Troubadour on Tuesday.
Ben Daughtrey, Jonathan Palmer and Lisa Loeb @ Largo ($20)
Olin & the Moon @ Hotel Café
Captain Ahab / Dreamgoatz / Phaxanation & the Dust Kickers / Greenlander @ Pehrspace
She Wants Revenge / Nico Vega @ The Roxy
[Pick of the Night] Menomena / Kiev @ Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa ($20) – Menomena’s a great band.
[Recommended] Yeasayer / Smith Westerns / Hush Hush @ The Music Box (Sold Out) – Night two. Get there for Smith Westerns.
James Blake @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (Sold Out) – Night two of the Pitchfork approved singer.
The Lonely Wild @ The Central (Free)
Sean Rowe / Kristeenyoung @ Hotel Café
Foster the People @ Amoeba (Free) – 6:30 PM
Black Beverly Heels / Barrio Tiger / Dirty Eyes @ Redwood
Scott Weiland @ Viper Room (Sold Out)
System of A Down @ The Forum ($41 - $75)
[Pick of the Night] Morning Teleportation / Jaill / Devon Williams @ The Satellite ($10) – A couple of promising indie pop bands. Morning Teleportation has a bit of a Modest Mouse vibe and Jaill is signed to Sub Pop.
[Recommended] White Denim / Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits / The Allah Las @ The Echo ($12) – I saw White Denim at The Satellit (Spaceland) recently. Good live band, gets a bit mathy.
Low End Theory: 6Blocc / Egadz @ Airliner ($10)
Team Coco Presents: The Basic Cable Band & A Night of Comedy @ Troubadour ($25) – Conan’s band and some comedians
The Twilight Singers / Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s / Jonneine Zapata @ The Music Box ($23)
Noah and the Whale / Bahamas @ El Rey ($22)
Rob Zombie @ Majestic Ventura Theater ($36)
The Smittens / Red Pony Clock / History of Manners / Homesick Elephant @ Redwood
Jack’s Mannequin @ The Roxy
System of A Down @ Irvine Meadows ($46 - $102)
[Pick of the Night] The Radio Dept. / Therapies Son @ Troubadour ($20) - Swedish shoegazers are back again.
Stevie Nicks @ The Wiltern ($51 - $121) – I do love me some Fleetwood Mac.
Bach, Rock & Shakespeare 8 @ Greek Theatre ($8 - $12) – Marshall High Orchestra and a battle of the bands.
[Pick of the Night] Jon Brion @ Largo ($25)
[Recommended] Prince @ The Forum ($20 - $200) – I wasn’t very impressed when I saw him, but everybody else seems to be getting a better experience.
Mount Eerie / Key Losers / Nicholas Krgovich @ Center for the Arts Eagle Rock ($10) – Good singer songwriter but can get me a little down.
Big Black Delta / Sing the Body Electric / Echoes De Luxe @ The Satellite ($8) – Rachel at KCRW blogged that they’re an artist you should know.
Richard Thompson @ McCabe’s (Sold Out) – Benefits International Rescue Committee
Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub / Rocco DeLuca @ House of Blues Anaheim ($34)
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience @ Greek Theatre ($30 - $150)
The Script / Andrew Allen @ Club Nokia (Sold Out)
JYJ @ Nokia Theatre ($40 - $180)
Dustin O’Halloran / Rachel Grimes @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever ($20)
My Chemical Romance @ Hollywood Palladium (Sold Out)
Red Pony Clock / Wounded Lion / Fatty Dearest @ The Smell
Japan Benefit: B Real and Friends @ The Roxy ($20)
Stiff Little Fingers / Sharks @ Galaxy Theatre
[Pick of the Night] Asobi Seksu / Scattered Trees / Useless Keys @ The Satellite ($14) – Some good shoegazey pop.
[Recommended] Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub / Rocco DeLuca @ The Music Box ($30) – Daniel and Rocco are a couple of stand up dudes.
[Recommended] Prince @ The Forum ($20 - $200) – I’m tempted to give it another shot.
Patton Oswalt @ Largo ($25) – Great standup.
Spring Beer Fest: The Dustbowl Revival / The Silent Comedy @ Echoplex ($20) – Starts at Noon goes until 4:00 PM
War / Tower of Power / Tierra @ Greek Theatre ($30 - $85)
The Dan Band @ Club Nokia ($20 - $30)
Harris Grade / The Hush / Matt Von Roderick / Falling Awake / The Modern Drone @ Troubadour
The Dickies / Fiesty Piranhas @ Key Club ($15 - $45)
Saturday Night Rub-a-Dub: Sister Nancy / Soom T / Madoo / Ranking Joe / Tippa Lee @ Echoplex ($10 before 10 PM)
My Chemical Romance @ Hollywood Palladium ($41)
Mobb Deep @ House of Blues Sunset ($30 - $98)
Fa Fa Fa / No Paws (No Lions) / Whitman / Seed @ The Smell ($5)
Glee Live! @ Staples Center (Sold Out) – Early show at 3:00 PM and late show at 8:00PM
[Pick of the Night] Prince @ The Forum ($20 - $200) – Monday’s a holiday, so might be a good night to check out the purple one.
Neil Hamburger @ The Satellite ($8)
Maren Parusel / Light FM @ Alex’s Bar
Grand Ole Echo @ The Echo (Free) – Starts at 5:00 PM
Smiths/Morrissey Nite @ Echoplex ($8)