By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
KELLER WILLIAMSKeller & the Keels’ new CD, Grass, burbles along with pleasantly bland, bluegrass-lite takes on songs by Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and the Grateful Dead. Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.; Fri., Feb. 10, 9 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
LONG BEACH SHORTBUSSublime echoes. El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Fri., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
STARS with The ElectedWhen Stars crooner Torquil Campbell’s Morrissey affectations get too wispy, co-singer Amy Millan chimes in with grand, swirling pop melodies such as “Ageless Beauty.” AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Sat., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
THE HOT 92 JAMZ LOVE AFFAIR features The Manhattans, The Moments, Deniece Williams, GQ, The Mary Jane Girls, Barbara Lewis, Joe Bataan. Love songs from the way-back machine. LONG BEACH ARENA, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Ave., Long Beach; Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
K-EARTH VALENTINE’S LOVE CRUISE features Sha Na Na. Sha Na Na’s ’50s-revival shtick was already corny when they played at the first Woodstock, but these greasers from Grease also gave crucial prime-time exposure on their ’70s variety show to their leather-jacketed brethren, the Ramones. QUEEN MARY, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach; Sat., Feb. 11, 6 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
FORMULA, ED RHEE, DRIFT, SHORT TERM AFFECTEl Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
GO JEFF TWEEDY with Glenn Kotche(on Sun.)and Nels Cline(on Mon.)An alt-country Tweedy bird flies in to town with Wilco drummer Kotche and improv guitar wiz Cline. Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Sun.-Mon., Feb. 12-13, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music Pick.
GO MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT with Space Vacuum From Outer Space“America’s most dangerous kult” and their ever-changing industrial sex circus are joined by the Bay Area’s Space Vacuum, who, despite their kitschy name and costumes, stir up some credibly gothic post-punk terror. El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Mon., Feb. 13, 9 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
GO BONNIE RAITTJust days after her appearance on the Grammys, the blues-rock singer-guitarist tears through her recent Souls Alike CD, which is highlighted by several catchy songs penned by singer Maia Sharp. ARLINGTON THEATER, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara; Tues., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
GREAT BIG SEAThe Newfoundland group promises to play two sets — acoustic and electric — of original tunes and salty trad-folk standards like the defiantly unhip “Cod Liver Oil.” El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Wed., Feb. 15, 9 p.m. (323) 936-6400.
BLEEDING THROUGHwithEvery Time I Die, Between the Buried & Me, Haste the Day The perfect post-Valentine’s bill for lovers who enjoy getting stabbed and/or being buried alive. AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Wed., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. (213) 480-3232.
Due to the erratic lives of musicians and the capricious personalities of promoters, all of the following bookings are subject to change for no apparent reason.
THE ANARCHY LIBRARY, 13250 Woodruff Ave., Downey. Scads of punk rock at the self-proclaimed “CBGB of SoCal.” Full bar. Over 21. (562) 803-9134.
Fri.—Chop Suzy, Dead End Stiffs, Regal Beagle,Raised Under Reagan.
Sat.—Punk Rock Social slams with Texas Terri Bomb, So Unloved, The Politicians, The Hitchcock Blondes,Blockage.
Sun.—Good Neighbor Policy, Dun Bin Had, Big Mess.
Mon.—Metal night has Headpeace, Condemption, Laver.
Every Tues.—Louis & the Joey G. Bandhost the open-mike blues jam.
Wed.—Lemon Drop Kick, Harbinger, Tatonka,Burn on Dakota.
Thurs.—The Sound Asleep, others.
BLUE CAFE, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach. Beachfront club with 13 full-size pool tables upstairs, patio seating and dancing; full dinner menu. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 983-7111 or www.thebluecafe.com.
Fri.—Late of the Pharcyde, it’s Fatlip; also, Glory, Mama Said Knock You Outs; get an early start with The Lost Grooves, 6-9 p.m., followed by music TBA.
Sat.—Led Zepagain, The Johnny Hawthorne Band; first, Luke & the Locomotives, noon-5 p.m.
Sun.—Reggae from Jah Fellowship; the blues of Mama’s Boys, noon-5 p.m.
Tues.—Alicia Westerman, 6-9 p.m.
Wed.—Bull Lee, Tail Dragger; Billy Rose, 6-9 p.m.
Thurs.—Pacific Roots Factory, LBU, Hooliganz.
CANTER’S KIBITZ ROOM, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. Matzo ball soup–adjacent, cozy room. No cover. Full bar and food. Over 21. (323) 651-2030.
Fri.—Call for info.
Every Sat.—Dan Giles’ singer-songwriter showcase featuring special guests TBA; at 11:30 p.m., it’s Scott Colomby & Ed Martin’s blues revue.
Every Sun.—Sean Howard hosts an open mike, 8 p.m.; later, it’s Mark McMinn, Stephen Rowe, followed by a late-night jam.
Mon.—Francine Robbins presents music TBA, 9 p.m.; at 11:30 p.m., it’s Bill Wiseman & the Wiseguys.
Every Tues.—Rasselmania, with four dueling guest DJs.
Every Wed.—Cabaret and jazz chanteuse Tina Stevens, followed by El Cochino’s Hump Day Fiesta; call for info.
Every Thurs.—Get scorched at El Diablo’s Funhouse, 9 p.m.
THE CANYON,28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills. A 2,000-pound gold Buddha greets you on entrance. Full dinner menu. Over 21. (818) 879-5016.
Fri.—Diva Groove, Boogie Knights, 9 p.m.; $10.
GO Sat.—Ozomatli’s freewheeling, groove-heavy sound, 9 p.m.; $19.50.
Tues.—Valentine’s mush from Stevie Nicks tribute Bella Donna, 9 p.m.; $99 per couple (includes dinner).
THE CAT CLUB, 8911 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom oversees this Sunset Strip saloon with an upstairs lounge, back patio and potential drop-in star power. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 657-0888.
Fri.—Club Fiendwith music TBA.
Sat.—Magnetico, Pirate Radio; the frantic antics of The Transsex Pistols (who occasionally feature notable punk madman Geza X on guitar); plus, Red Hot Roxy; some jazzy sounds from Ray Collins Hot Club.
Sun.—Happenin’ Harry & the Hap Tones All-Star Band, who are frequently joined by big-name metallisti.
Mon.—Acoustic sets from Melissa Lou Castellano, Illiana Burdine, Tahnee Shields, She, Buffy.
Tues.—Kara, Sarah Ault, Kim Crain, Illegal Randy, Something of a Silhouette, others.
Wed.—Voodoo Blue, Casper, Fitter, Headpiece.
Thurs.—The Star Fuckers featuring Slim Jim Phantom, former Dee Dee Ramone sideman Stefan Adika, Gunners Dizzy Reid, Gilby Clarke, Snakepit man Eric Dover (and, usually, an abundance of name drop-ins); plus, Royal Gents, Foul Play, Donna Oxford, The Constant.
COBALT CAFE, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. A whole lotta punk, hard rock, hip-hop and teenage rebellion at this all-ages coffeehouse. (818) 348-3789.
Fri.—Wish Ave., Weedeater, Closed Eyed Drive, Messiah, La Leather; $8.
Sat.—Fentruck, Total Mischief, Myogenic, Melted Minds, Goodbye & Goodnite,TNA, Stonethrow, 6:15 p.m.; $8.
Sun.—Jason Sharp, Down for the Count, Sunset Radio, Sky Walker, Hard Luck Story, 6:15 p.m.; $7.
Mon. & Wed.—Call for info.
Every Tues.—Rick Luperthosts the spoken-word open reading, 9 p.m. (sign up at 8:30 p.m.; one-drink min.); preceded by an open mike at 8 p.m.
Thurs.—A Dying Fall, Diphtheria, Mankind Is Obsolete, Ikonoklast, Element A440, Serpent Underground, 6:15 p.m.; $7.
THE DERBY, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz. This celebrity-friendly, spacious abode has curtained booths and a central bar for the thirsty. Dinner is served from Louise’s Trattoria. Over 21. (323) 663-8979.
Fri. & Wed.-Thurs.—Call for info.
Every Sat.—The Denwith guest DJs.
Sun.—Swing night features European outfit Ray Collins’ Hot Club.
Mon.—Bella Beretta’s night of burlesque, plus music from The Martini Kings.
Tues.—Swingcore Valentine’s date with Royal Crown Revue.
DRAGONFLY, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. Backroom and patio for passing out. Fri.-Sat. dance nights. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 466-6111.
Fri.—Miss Kitty’s Parlor, a tawdry fetish-themed affair.
Sat.—Fast Times at Dragonfly with music TBA, followed by DJ Ben Baller.
Every Sun.—The Spazmatics, DJ Morty.
Tues.-Wed.—Call for info.
Every Thurs.—Blazin’ Reggae, a dancehall-dub-night with guest DJs.
THE ECHO, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Full bar. Over 21 (some shows all ages). (213) 413-8200. See Dance Clubs for more info.
GO Fri.—A shock of Ariel Pink; plus, Indian Jewelry; East Bay psych stylists Gris-Gris; also, Belong, 8:30 p.m.; $10; over 18. See Music Pick.
Sat.—Stockholm, with guest DJs; $8; over 18. Also, in the adjacent pleasure pit, Dragstrip 66, with more DJs, 9 p.m.; $15 (enter through Glendale Blvd.).
Sun.—Army Navy, Everybody Else, Black Black, Farraby Lionheart, After Hours, 5 p.m.; no cover ($5 if under 21); over 18. At 10 p.m., Part Time Punks, with The Witnesses, The Magic Bullets, guest DJs; no cover; over 18. See Blah Blah Blah.
GO Mon.—The Cloud Room, Helen Stellar, Josh Haden, Order of the Wand, 8:30 p.m.; no cover.
GO Tues.—Give Up’s A Violet Valentine with “love songs by sad souls,” namely, Dntel, The Long Lost, Becky Stark, Winter Flowers, plus DJs Jimmy Tamborello, Frosty, Nobody, Tommy DeNys, 9 p.m.; $5; over 18. See Music Pick.
Wed.—Dub Club with DJs (and who knows what else? Last week they had U Roy; call for info), 9 p.m.; $5.
Thurs.—Ill Lit, Armtrs, 8:30 p.m.; no cover.
FAIS DO-DO, 5257 W. Adams Blvd. Beer & wine. Over 21 (unless otherwise indicated). (323) 954-8080.
Fri.-Thurs.—Call for info.
14 BELOW, 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 451-5040.
Fri.—The Old Ground, Sticky Fingers.
Sat.—In Bloom, Dropastone, The Mornings.
Every Sun.—Deadheads Cubensis.
Every Mon.—The reggae and ska of The Soulutionaries,Meet Me at the Pub.
Tues.—Psyche Origami, Libra Project.
Wed.—Leftover Salmon dude Drew Emmitt’s band.
Thurs.—Porque Si, Wes Styles.
GENGHIS COHEN, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. Cozy but crucial A&R hang. Full bar. All ages. (323) 653-0640.
Fri.—Rootsy fiddler Amy Farris; also, Ilsey Juber, Aversion.
Sat.—Amy Lacour, Rene Reyes,Greg Blum, Alex Davis.
Mon.—Michelle Featherstone, Eddie Cohn, Mark Renk.
Tues.—Jack Dill, Todd Washington, Liz Foster, Jose Promis, Tina Ferraro.
Wed.—Gina Cano, C. Ashleigh Caldwell, Jason Roe.
Thurs.—Pi, Big Red Button, Christie McCarthy; mellow Ohio pop singer Leah-Carla Gordone (new CD, Dancing on the Dragon).
THE GIG, 7302 Melrose Ave., Hlywd. Low-lit, comfortable living-room-style ambiance. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 936-4440.
Fri.—Charissa Nichole, Misty, The Newman Project, Soul Rebel.
Sat.—Greenleaf Ave., High Cyde, Shaley Scott.
Sun.—Rock Paper Scissors, Walter Rossini, Stone Thrown, Jos Cardillo.
Mon.—Anna Bowman, The Spot, Elke Robitaille & JP Downer, Steven Perricone.
Tues.—Call for info.
Wed.—Chris Shinn, Ink Blot Opera, Guy Ross.
Thurs.—WesFEST, a benefit for Berklee College of Music’s Wes Wehmiller Scholarship with performers TBA; $25.
HALLENBECK’S GENERAL STORE & CAFÉ, 5510 Cahuenga Blvd., N. Hlywd. An all-ages coffeehouse. (818) 985-5916.
Fri.—Elise Burrell, Jarrion Scott, Grupo Subconscious, 8 p.m.; $5.
Sat.—Sam Mellon, David Serby, Gordon Mahlone, 8 p.m.; $5.
Every Tues.—Open Mike Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; $5 sign-up fee.
HIGHLAND GROUNDS, 742 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd. Large coffee bar and an outdoor patio with a toasty fire pit. Cover varies. Full bar. All ages. (323) 466-1507.
Fri.—Drew Broderick, Albert Khasky, Wendy Liu.
Sat.—Marc Platt’s CD release; also, Rob & Nova, Michael Cain.
Tues.—The Alternative Valentine’s Dinner Afterglow Show has Wormstew, Becky Martinez, Krista Knott, Mike Holley, Tiffany Lettieri, Chissum Worthington (dinner at 7 p.m.; the 9 p.m. show is no-cover).
Wed.—Monster Music with Deirdre Moncy, Peter Randolph, Laura Martin, Shotgun Honeymoon.
Every Thurs.—Michael McCarthy hosts the open mike; sign up at 7 p.m.
THE HOTEL CAFÉ, 1623½ N. Cahuenga Blvd. Inviting room for singer-songwriters to muse on their broken Hollywood dreams, half-baked romantic schemes and all that sort of stuff. Full bar. All ages. (323) 461-2040.
Fri.—Charlie Turner, Uncle Cowboy, Written House, Sara Sharp, Andy Davis.
Sat.—Rusty Anderson, Chris Pierce, Cindy Alexander, Nina Story.
Sun.—Meiko, Buddy, Simone White.
Mon.—Joshua Radin, Justin King, Justin Hopkins,Mateo Denali.
Tues.—Zack Hexum & Jessie Baylin, Howard Brownstone, Alana Sweetwater.
Wed.—Alaskan songstress Kate Earl; Russian-born piano-pop princess Marina V. celebrates her freshly minted U.S. citizenship; Sara Dashew; also, Jack Johnson collaborator Todd Hanniganand pro surfer/acoustic folkie Timmy Curran.
GO Thurs.—David Ryan Harris; charming, easygoing singer-actor Minnie Driver; blues radicals The Otis Taylor Band, with a stinging new CD, Below the Fold; plus, Adrianne; $12.
HOUSE OF BLUES, 8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 848-5100.
GO Fri.—Photek, DJ Craze, Mental Sharp, Infiltrata, KRS-One make with the hip-hop for this TEKDBZ Records night; $21.
GO Sat.—Galactic's New Orleans funk; also Crescent City Indians Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, who are sure to kill; $23.
Sun.—Lively ska-punks Las 15 Letras; plus, Cabula, Ezkalad, Miranda Recovery Project; $15.
GO Thurs.—X, Los Angeles punk royals, ride again; plus, The Johns; $32.50.
THE JOINT, 8771 W. Pico Blvd., W.L.A. Pizza. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 275-2619.
Fri.-Sun., Tues. & Thurs.—Call for late bookings.
Every Mon.—Big Mondays with Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas,Phil Jonesand frequent stellar drop-ins (Robert Plant, Keith Richards, George Clinton have visited), 9:30 p.m.; $10.
Every Wed.—Happenin’ Harry’s Hollyweird, a hard-rock bonanza with special guests.
KEY CLUB, 9039 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. A deluxe two-level venue with California cuisine until 1 a.m. Dancing after shows Wed.-Sun. Full bar. Over 21 (unless noted). (310) 274-5800.
Fri.—Sonata Arctica, Bone Rott; $30.
Mon.—Hard-rock payasosMetal Skool; also The Dreaming, Shockina,8:30 p.m.; $12.
Tues.—Desperately Seeking Singles with DJs, manicures, a performance by dance troupe Male Brigade, 8 p.m.; $15.
Thurs.—After Midnight Project, Building a Better Spaceship, Jumpstart, 7 p.m.; $10.
KING KING, 6555 Hollywood Blvd. Reincarnation of the late-’80s Hollywood hip-defining room, with all the requisite Far Eastern trimmings and first-rate local talent intact. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 960-9234.
Fri.—Boombox with guest DJs.
GO Sat.—Balance features DJs Marques Wyatt, Kemal.
Mon.—Last Amanda, DJ Jazz.
Tues.—Descarga con Timba with Willie McNeil’s Sono-Lux, DJ Saoco (dance lessons available, 9-10 p.m.).
Wed.—Bluesy Southern rockers Papa’s Hat; A Six-Pack of Funny, sketch comedy.
THE KNITTING FACTORY, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. Sister to the NYC club features two stages for headliners and the more intimate AlterKnit Lounge. Full bar. All ages. (323) 463-0204.
GO Fri.—Would you believe Meat Beat Manifesto? Also, Dälek, 8 p.m.; $20. See Music Pick. In the bar: CD-release blast from the Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker; plus, Back Porch Mary, Rory Justice, DJ Rockin’ Vic, 8 p.m.; $15.
GO Sat.—High-volume trash-rockers Nashville Pussy; the magnificently scabrous, hard-rock grind of ex–Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus’ Honky; also, Sacred Cowboys, 8 p.m.; $15.
Sun.—Pretty in Stereo, Plastic Parachute, The Jennifer Project, Forever Undone, Panica Dark, Coretta Scott, 6 p.m.; $10. In the bar: Pistolita, Briertone, Gosling, Full Force, 7 p.m.; $8. In the lounge: Ramsey Moore’s no-cover live comedy, 9 p.m.
Mon.—Sherwood, Waking Ashland, Quietdrive, 7 p.m.; $12. In the lounge: Adair, The Smashup, 7 p.m.; $10.
Tues.—In the bar: songwriters collective Songs From Hillside Living Room, featuring Stonehoney, others, 8 p.m.; call for cover. In the lounge: Last Page First, 7:30 p.m.; Bluebeat Lounge with music TBA, 9 p.m.; both $5.
Wed.—Sometimes-fiery, sometimes-MOR singer Beth Hart; The Steve Carlson Band, Tony Lucca, Kyle Archer, 8 p.m.; $12. In the bar: JMP, DJs J. Rocc, Melo D, Peanut Butter Wolf, 8 p.m.; $5. In the lounge: music TBA.
Thurs.—BYO Records street punks A Global Threat, plus Career Soldiers, The Voids, Thretning Verse, Lab Rats, 7 p.m.; $10. In the bar: Virginia Coalition, Jon Zucker, Kelly Dalton, 8 p.m.; $10. In the lounge: Call for info.
LARGO, 432 N. Fairfax Ave. A sit-down club with a strict no-chattering policy. Full bar. All ages. (323) 852-1073 or 852-1851.
GO Every Fri.—Prolific keyboard king/producer Jon Brion.
Sat.—Glen Phillips, Adam Levy.
Mon.—Call for info.
Tues.—Jude’s Valentine’s show.
Wed.—KCRW presents Sean Hayes.
Thurs.—One-man jazz-soul-rock phenom Chocolate Genius and friends.
LAVA LOUNGE, 1533 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. Ultra-exotic tiki shrine to the lounge life. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 876-6612.
GO Fri.—Roots-folk stylist Pat Johnson (ex-Wellsprings), who’s worked with Chris Cacavas and the Avengers’ Penelope Houston, and who has a new CD, October Moon;plus, Holiday& the Pop Collective, Transfer, Plastic Explosive.
Sat.—Michael Mazochi, Voodoo Train, Del Toro, others.
Every Sun.—Kinky Karaoke with MC Todd; no cover.
Mon.—Drag the River, Jackass, Jr. Juggernaut.
Tues.—Jorges, Geoff Pearlman, Cobalt Season, others.
Wed.—Crooked Cowboy, others.
Thurs.—The Weather Underground, The Pacific, others.
LIGHTHOUSE CAFE, 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Cover $5 Fri.-Sun., free weeknights. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 372-6911.
Fri.-Thurs.—Call for info.
THE MALIBU INN, 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy. Reggae, hip-hop, rock and punk bands shake up diners at this venerable coastal spot. Full bar. Age limit varies. (310) 456-6060 or (310) 317-6146.
McCABE’S, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Wander through the gee-tars and other stringed things in this one-of-a-kind li’l shrine to live music. No alcohol; coffee, tea and sweets. All ages. (310) 828-4403 or 828-4497.
Sat.-Sun.—Get around roots-rocker David Lindley, call for times; $20. Also, on Sun. morning, a kiddie matinee with Tom Chapin, 11 a.m.; $6.
THE MINT, 6010 W. Pico Blvd. Back with new owners, an improved PA and a wide-open spectrum of musical acts. Music at 8:30 p.m. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 954-9400.
GO Fri.—Sin City hosts country rockers Dark Horses, John Eddie; plus, former Continental Drifter Gary Eaton’s Kingsizemaybe(sympathetically backed by members of Legal Weapon and John Wesley Harding);also Linda Kay, Brandon Shaw, 7 p.m.; $10.
GO Sat.—Underground bass-slinger extraordinaire Mike Watt’s Banyan; also, Stephen Collins & the Seventh Band, 8 p.m.; $10.
GO Sun.—Vocalist Raya Yarbrough’s Alterna-Jazz Festwith Industrial Jazz Group, Billy Childs, 8 p.m. (see Jazz listing); first, Simply Rose, 4 p.m.
Mon.—More Simply Rose, 7 p.m., followed by jazz & hip-hop ball Groove Pocket with music TBA
Tues.—Jazz balladeer Izzy Chait.
Wed.—Call for late booking.
Thurs.—Bobby Joyner & the Sundowners, Free Dominguez,Tina DiGeorge.
MR. T’S BOWL, 5621½ N. Figueroa Ave., Highland Park. A charmingly ratty former bowling alley. Lunch and dinner daily. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 256-7561.
GO Fri.—The Ben Vaughn Desert Classic, The Electrolites, The Sundowners, Artichoke, Gertie Fox; free.
Sat.—Mana Suki, Hatred, No Man Ginn; $5.
Sun.—A special pre-Valentine’s lingerie affair with loads of frilly knickers and DJ Chris Ancira, more; no cover.
Mon.—Silent Rocker night; no cover.
Every Tues.—Open mike; sign up at 8:30 p.m.
Wed.—The Lords of Rock & Roll Thunder & Lightning and friends; no cover.
Thurs.—Cat Hair Ensemble and friends; no cover.
MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB, 575 S. Fairfax Ave. A neighborhood bar with friendly regulars, and Guinness stout and Harp lager on tap. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 935-1577 or (310) 578-5591, Ext. 2.
Fri.—Melodic Daydream, Gypsy, Preeta, The Dirges.
Sat.—Four Years Old, Tindra, Jeff Austin Black, Melt.
GO Sun.—Imagine festival benefit with country cats Austin Hanks, James Intveld, Mike Stinson; plus, Australian powerhouse Anne McCue, others.
Mon.—Trevor Davis, Justin Clayton,Reeve Carney, plus an open mike; sign up at 8 p.m.
Tues.—Eve 6’s Max Collins; One Republic; actor/pop tart Taryn Manning; also, Will Daily.
Wed.—The Monthly, Angel Correra, Royal, Jordan Lawhead.
Thurs.—Bryon Thames & the Flames, Que Sera.
ROXY, 9009 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Local rock’s room of hope and glory, with one of the better PAs in town. Full bar. All ages. (310) 276-2222.
GO Thurs.—Action Action, Something for Rockets, Men Women & Children. See Music Pick.
RUSTY’S SURF RANCH, 256 Santa Monica Pier. The walls and ceiling are lined with one of the area’s largest collections of pre-1970s surfboards. Full bar. All ages. (310) 393-7386.
Fri.—The Return, One False Move.
Sat.—The AM Project, Salvin David & Loose Gravel.
Sun.—Reggaeton DJ Jay; over 21.
Wed.—Idiot Brother, Hillbilly Hellcats.
THE SCENE, 806 E. Colorado St., Glendale. A low-key, down-and-dirty roadhouse atmosphere, with plenty of indie and country-rock bands, and a regular crew of DJs to fill in any gaps. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 241-7029.
Fri.—Punk it up with Long Beach’s “Rock & Roll Robots,” Spider; also, Play Pretty for Baby; plus, Hellcat/Epitaph Records’ “teenage saviours,” Orange; $7.
Sat.—An evening of trash-rock primitivism courtesy of The Guilty Hearts, Intelligence, The Lamps, Two Tears, The Slingshots.
Sun.—Sleek Month, others.
Mon.—Black Monday, a night of “experimental jazz, funk and freeform fusion” with performers TBA.
GO Tues.—Spend a deliciously squalid Valentine’s eve with heavy-duty Texas rock animals Honky (featuring ex–Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus); also, Sasquatch, HDR, The Probe; $7.
Wed.-Thurs.—Call for info.
SILVERLAKE LOUNGE, 2906 Sunset Blvd. Cozy barfly atmosphere. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-2407.
Mon.—The Fold presents the rad p-dub of Future Pigeon; plus, The Front, Blackbird; no cover.
Tues.—Kind Hearts & Coronets, Secretary Bird; $5.
Thurs.—Kristin Hersh’s 50 Foot Wave; also, Helicopter Helicopter.
THE SMELL, 247 S. Main St., dwntwn. An old storefront that doubles as a nightclub and art gallery. No booze. All ages okay. No phone.
Fri.—Moon to Versai, Wake Amnesia, Slow Motion Emergency, Virginia Reid.
Sat.—Kyozin Yueni Dekai, Silver Daggers, The Pope, Abe Vigoda.
GO Mon.—Japanther, Madeline, Killer Dreamer; Carla Bozulich (Geraldine Fibbers, Ethyl Meatplow); Can of Beans.
Tues.—U Can Unlearn Guitar, Grace’s Amazing Kitty Cat Band as Barrabarracuda, Unnecessary Surgery,Tik Tik.
Thurs.—The Pope, The Show Is the Rainbow, The Eloi, Kissing Tigers, The After Hours.
SPACELAND, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake. Happening scene where people actually listen to the music. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 661-4380.
Fri. & Sun.—Call for info.
Sat.—The Ike Reilly Assassination, $8; followed by DJs and a late-night happy hour (no cover after 12:30 a.m.).
GO Mon.—Anaheim garage-pop yowlers The Willowz; Australia’s Wolfmother; plus, Driveblind, The Binges; free.
Tues.—Becky, Jenny & the Selectmen; $7.
GO Wed.—Indie 103.1 presents the Sea & Cake’s Archer Prewitt; Chicago quartet The M’s (hyping their upcoming CD, Future Women); $10.
Thurs.—February residents Sabrosa Purr, who have a new EP, Music From the Violet Room; also, Cold War Kids, La Rocca; $5.
TAIX LOUNGE, 1911 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Escargot, too. Full bar. No cover. (213) 484-1265.
Fri.—Sarah Stanley, Eugene Edwards, The Larks.
Sat.—Tina DiGeorge, The Black Watch, The Neighborhood Bullys.
Mon.—Organic Grooveswith music TBA.
GO Tues.—Dual CD-release soiree for low-key art-rocker Azalia Snail(Avec Amour) and the Lullabies’ Jeff Merchant (Window Rolled Down).
GO Thurs.—Pop rockers Anny Celsi & the Black Dress Band, Tracy Huffman.
TANGIER, 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. This restaurant serving global cuisine features a plush Moroccan atmosphere, scarlet couches for lounging, and plenty of live music. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-8666.
Fri.—The Foldpresents The Court & Spark; also, The Autumn Defense, with Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone; Biirdie; $10.
Sat.—DJ Jesse takes over.
GO Sun.—L.A.’s chanteuse laureate Eleni Mandell, backed by a full band; plus, Inara George’s barbershop quartet, The Bettys; $10. See Music Pick.
Mon.—The Shore, La Bella Ruse, Asher, Walter Rossini, 7:45 p.m.; $10 ($5 before 9 p.m.).
Tues.—Benji Hughes, Gus Seyferrt, Tom Brousseau, Vincent & Mrs. Green; $7.
Wed.—Holly Marilyn, Annie Stella, Priscilla, Ruut; $10.
GO Thurs.—Cambodian-pop (and beyond) combo Dengue Fever; El Ten Eleven, Papillon, Naomi, DJ Saul Good; $10.
TEMPLE BAR, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. A candlelit lounge that fosters a community atmosphere. Full menu. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 393-6611.
Fri.—Los Pinguos, Damon Aaron, Conjunto Libre, DJ Rashida; $10.
GO Sat.—Rocky Dawuni, Leon Mobley, Ashley Maher, DJ Anthony Valadez; $10. See Music Pick.
Sun.—Benefit with Chris Joyner, Mother Tongue, Soul of John Black, Kelsey Davis, Radical Soul, DJ Anthony Valadez; call for cover.
Tues.—Tom Freund, Rebekah Jordan, Aaron Paul; $5.
Wed.—Young Church, Site Seerz Movement, Diz Gibran; $5.
Thurs.—Sidestepper, DJ Mr. French; $20.
(DOUG WESTON’S) TROUBADOUR, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. A hall-of-fame bar with a VIP loft for more than 40 years — a millennium in nightclub land. Kitchen, three full bars. All ages. (310) 276-6168.
GO Fri.—They were alternative before alternative was uncool: Hüsker dude Bob Mould; former Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood. See Music Pick.
GO Sat.—Mason Jennings, Chad VanGaalen; sold out. See Music Pick.
Mon.—Monster Sound with Controlling the Famous, The Valley Arena, Facing New York, August House, Fielding; no cover (but sorry, kiddies, $3 if under 21).
Tues.—Buchanan, Angeles Drake, Rocco DeLuca.
Wed.—Bayside, Punchline, Junior Varsity, Sullivan.
Thurs.—Armor for Sleep, Boys Night Out, Chiodos, Action Reaction; sold out.
VIPER ROOM, 8852 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Streamlined art-deco moderne décor sets the tone for this celebrity-enthralled operation. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 358-1880.
Fri.—Swandive, Julia Fly, Andrew Paul Woodworth, Evan Page, Out From Underneath.
Sat.—Nightmare, Dr. O, Calcutta, Porcelain, Ayera Nin Scoria.
Sun.—Kaleidosound with Suicide Holiday, Press Darling Blue Meridian, others, 7 p.m.
Mon.—Indie 103.1 presents The Ringers, Colored Shadows, The Checkers.
Tues.—Whitestarr, Stealing Venus, Once, Izzy Cox.
GO Wed.—Back with her first album in many years, it’s Waylon’s widder, Jessi Colter, with their son Shooter Jennings; a set from unbeatable swamp-rock kingpin Tony Joe White; and, er, Don Was, 7:30 p.m. Later, it’s Facehumper, mid. See Music Pick.
Thurs.—Dig, Surfact, others.
WHISKY A GOGO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. This historic joint remains a crucial spot for local aspirants and the occasional touring act. Two full bars. All ages. (310) 652-4202.
Fri.—Astrea, Mortified, Medium Rare, Laydlaw, Connotation, Majority Lost.
Sat.—Mulholland Fall, Son of the Soil, Immune, Silent Treatment.
Sun.—Warbringer, Tribulation, Dr. O.
Mon.—Allele, Cinder, Reignition, Shattered Minds, NME.
Tues.—Dead Brides, others.
Thurs.—Call for info.
ZEN, 2609 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. Long-established Japanese restaurant gone rock & roll features a full menu and sushi bar, and no less than three stages. Full bar. Cover varies. Over 21 (unless otherwise noted). (323) 665-2929.
Fri.—Red Loungewith DJs.
Sat.—The Quirks, Emergency Rock Unit, Victory Season; $5; over 18.
Sun.—Call for info.
Mon.—Experimental-dance performance Anatomy Riot #5.
Tues.—The Strays, The Stranger’s Six, Year of Acceleration; over 18.
Wed.—Open-mike night; no cover.
Thurs.—Animatronics, Protoculture, Apeyga; $5; over 18.
Other Rock & Pop Events
GO At Safari Sam’s: Kiss or Kill hits with Bang Sugar Bang, Bobot Adrenaline, Get Set Go, The Knives, The Diffs, Fri., Feb. 10; Carla Bozulich, Chuck Dukowski Sextet, plus spoken-word-laced “improvised soundscapes” from Cruz/Baiza/Uriaz/Sykora, Sat., Feb. 11 (see Music Pick); Merle Jagger, I See Hawks in L.A., Boll Weevil, Tues., Feb. 14 (see Music Pick); 5214 W. Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; doors at 8 p.m.; all ages. (323) 666-7267.
GO At El Cid: The Fold presents pop kids Black Black, also A for Attack, Winter Flowers, Early Dolphin, Fri., Feb. 10, $5; Club Screwball’s “Love Hangover” throbs with The Sharp Ease, The Silver Daggers, Wed., Feb. 15; 4212 Sunset Blvd. (323) 668-0318.
GO Eccentric, eclectic, word-playful troubadour and Anti recording artist Danny Cohen performs at Creative Grounds, 3042 Glendale Blvd., Atwater; Fri., Feb. 10, 8:15 p.m. (323) 661-9955.
At Little Temple: Nappy at the Roots with hip-hop thriller Medusa, others, Fri., Feb. 10, $10; music TBA, Sat., Feb. 11; 4515 Santa Monica Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 660-4540.
At The Pig ’n’ Whistle: Black Hand, A Cease Fire Dawn, Fri., Feb. 10; Automatique, Alex,Kate Sarvais, Sat., Feb. 11; 6714 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 463-0000.
At Room 5 Lounge: music TBA, Fri. & Tues., Feb. 10 & 14; The Heather Combs Trio, Charlotte Kendrick & Heather Rowe, Liam Bailey, Jay Wright & the Soulbucket, Sat., Feb. 11; Laurie Geltman, Brandt Shandera, plus live comedy, Sun., Feb. 12; Adrianne, Shane Alexander, Aaron Kaplanand friends, Mon., Feb. 13; Katie Strand, Mandy Steckelberg, Wed., Feb. 15; live comedy, Thurs., Feb. 16; on the Second Floor, 143 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. (323) 938-2504.
At Alex’s Bar: Tsk Tsk, The Nervous Return, Dirty Little Secret, The Minus Fashion, Fri., Feb. 10, $7; squall some at KNACDC’s metal karaoke, Sat., Feb. 11; Drag the River, Jackass, Los Mysteriosos, Soda & His Million Piece Band, Big Vinny & the Cattle Thieves, Sun., Feb. 12, $5; music TBA, Thurs., Feb. 16; 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; over 21. (562) 434-8292.
At The Good Hurt: Mercury Rose, The Amateurs, Shaimus, Product, Fight From Above, Fri., Feb. 10; Ex-Paladin, Orkest, VIE, Aura,Librium, Sat., Feb. 11; 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista; 21 & over. (310) 390-1076.
At Paladino’s: Led Zepagain, Audio Dogz, Heart Brigade, Fri., Feb. 10; Atomic Punks, Aces High, The Cauze, Sat., Feb. 11; 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana; music at 8 p.m. (818) 342-1563.
At The Riverbottom: The Lennon Page Trio, French Silk, Fri., Feb. 10; Dreamboat Annie, Sat., Feb. 11; 4201 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. For info, call (818) 541-1522.
At The Cocaine(in the club Live Jazz): Burke, War Crew, Dun Bin Laden, Sat., Feb. 11; Dry Eyes, 3-Hole Punch(not to be confused with the ’90s L.A. pop trio), Phone Number of the Gods, Wed., Feb. 15; 366 E. Second St., dwntwn. No phone, but www.thecocaine.com.
In-store splash with Early Dolphin at Sea Level Records, 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Sat., Feb. 11, 4 p.m.; free; all ages. (213) 989-0146.
GO Underrated power rockers The Letter Openerscelebrate the release of their new CD, along with sets from Jet Fueland The Ebbs, at The Escarpment, 5610 Soto St., Huntington Park; Sat., Feb. 11, 9 p.m.; free; all ages. (323) 583-8155.
GO Pop-rock singer Anny Celsi unplugs herself for an acoustic set, backed by guitarist Jason Mandell, at Hey, That’s Amore Coffeehouse, 27 E. Holly St., Pasadena; Sat., Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.; no cover; all ages. (626) 844-8716.
At Boardner’s: Goth haven Bar Sinisterhas Faculty X, Sat., Feb. 11; Club London with music TBA, Sun., Feb. 12; 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621.
At The Liquid Kitty: the instrumental intrigue of 310, Sun., Feb. 12; dig in with The Funky Hi-Hats, Thurs., Feb. 16; 11780 W. Pico Blvd.; music at 9:30 p.m.; free; over 21. (310) 473-3707.
Happy V.D., a pre-Valentine’s party with music TBA; at Il Corral, 664 N. Heliotrope Dr., Silver Lake; Mon., Feb. 13, 9 p.m.; $5; all ages. (323) 663-0137.
At fabled rock-star hang The Rainbow Bar & Grille: open-mike night every Mon.; Sean Jeff Volinsky, Joe Sawinski, Dark December, Tues., Feb. 14; Nat Kallish, Adam Berry, Vim, Joe Brooks, Wed., Feb. 15; Sam Jones, Tereza, Joe Hajek, Liz Williams, Product, Thurs., Feb. 16; 9015 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 278-4232.
Go into orbit with fuzz-punk pop grrls Rocket at Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; Thurs., Feb. 16, 7 p.m.; free. (323) 245-6400.
Singer-songwriters Peter Sean Maloney, Jake Ta’veren are at The Sisters of Bubik, 34 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; Thurs., Feb. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. (626) 744-9220.
There’s live music at The Universal Bar & Grill, 4093 Lankershim Blvd., Universal City; every Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m. (818) 766-2114.
Say what? BeatlElvis Live, “featuring songs of good old days,” at Big China, 911 N. Broadway, dwntwn.; every Fri. & Mon., 7:30 p.m. (213) 617-6823.
At Maui Sugar Mill Saloon: Reed Walsh & Janis Massey, every Fri.; Bobbie Blue, every Wed.-Thurs.; 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana; no cover, but two-drink min.; over 21. (818) 344-0034.
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—Jonny Whiteside & Falling James
AKBARFri.-Sat.: DJs spinning everything from electro-booty to ’80s nuggets kick this mixed spot up a notch. Thurs.: Dirty Dirty House Club returns with house grooves from DJ Tony Powell. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; free before 10 p.m., $5 after. 4356 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 665-6810.
ARENAFri.: Heaven returns with new resident DJ 4 Strings spining trance and more. Sat.: It’s Boys’ Night, with pop, Latin, hip-hop and more, courtesy of DJ Mike and Ernie Pearl; $12. Sun.: Noche de Bandas has dancing to live Latin bands; families welcome, but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; $12. Wed.: A Delicious night of beats, featuring hip-hop DJs, go-go -dancers, a merengue lounge and a mostly gay crowd; $5. (323) 692-3636. Thurs.: Young trendoids dance to Top 40 pop faves on the turntables and up on a giant screen at Tigerheat,a raging, mostly gay mash; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; $8. Fri.: Lipsticksmacks you with electronica, hip-hop and trip hop. Early Fri.-Sat.: Girls’ Night has the Hollywood Men exotic show, a choreographed beefcake extravaganza; Fri., 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.; over 18; $20-$15. Call for resv. (818) 845-8457. Club nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., except Sat. till 4 a.m.; valet parking.Full bar, food available until mid. 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 462-0714.
AVALANDFri.: Dancing to DJs spinning hip-hop and rock. Sat.: Avaland is the city’s most ominous electronic-music night with equally impressive guest DJs. This week: DJ Dan and Christopher Lawrence. Over 18; $10. Other nights, 10 p.m.-5 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 462-3000.
BLACK & WHITEFri.-Sat. The hot Latin dance craze Reggaeton rages here, along with hip-hop, trance and rock en español. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18. 12000 S. Western Ave., Inglewood. (323) 756-1121.
BOARDNER’SFri.: Touching Bass, from the creators of Bar 330 and Sky Sushi, is a cool and casual night of beats from DJs including Al Jackson, Butta, Jay-P and more; $5. Sat.: Bar Sinister has “devilish dame dancers,” DJs spinning a dark web of sounds, and a lounge for sinful pleasures; live performances; dress code: black; $10, $15 if not in dress code. (323) 769-7070. Sun.: Club London celebrates English beats of yore with tribute bands and DJs; over 18; $10. (213) 486-4300. Mon.: Totally radical ’80s night Blue Mondays. Wed.: Club Moscowrocks with Paul (Club 82) and other DJs spinning new wave, electro and indie rock. See Rock & Pop for live schedule. Clubs 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (except where noted); over 21. 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621.
(JEWEL’S) CATCH ONEFirst and Third Fri.: Das Bunker has industrial and EBM; over 18. Sat.: Club 4067 offers R&B and hip-hop till 4 a.m.; $7 before 11 p.m., $10 after. Sun.: Exotic City has sexy dancers and DJs spinning hip-hop, house, funk and soul till 2 a.m. Mon.: Ground Control grinds up dance and alternative; $3. Full bar; over 21; cover varies. 4067 W. Pico Blvd. (323) 734-8849.
CENTURY CLUBFri.: Live salsa early and dancing later with DJs spinning hip-hop, Top 40 and Latin grooves.Sat.: DJs spin Top 40 dance hits. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar; $15 before 10 p.m., $20 after. 10131 Constellation Blvd., Century City. (310) 553-6000.
CINESPACEFri. &Sat.: Get blingy with hip-hop, R&B, funk, progressive house and more. Tues.: DJs Steve Aoki and Frankie Chan spin rock, classic hip-hop and nu-dance beats for cool indie types; plus live bands. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., except Sat. till 3 a.m.; two full bars; over 21. Full dinner menu available. 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Second Level, Hlywd. (323) 817-FILM.
CIRCUS Fri.: Fame features vocal contests and dancing to DJs spinning hits. Sat.: Spundae spins with a jam-packed night of world-class electro DJs. Sun: Dancing to high-energy ‘70’s and ‘80’s disco. Tues.: Boys will be toys at Boys Night Out, with house, techno, salsa and disco music, plus a drag show at 11:30 p.m.; $3. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., except Fri.-Sat. till 4 a.m.; full bar; over 21; valet parking. 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 462-1291.
CLUB 7969/PEANUTS. Fri.: Illusions II is a night of sweet (topless) transvestites. Sat.: L.A. Bare Hollywood is an exotic show with hunks shakin’ it onstage for happy, horny ladies, 7-10 p.m. (310) 281-6293. Mario Diaz’s Hot Dog (formerly at the Parlour) follows with a gay crowd and juicy dance beats. Sun.: Velvethas sexy go-go girls and cheesy dance sounds. Mon.: Illusions is a drag and dance night hosted by Viva Sex. Wed.: Volupcity is dance night for BBWs (big, beautiful women) and the peeps who love them. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; full bar. 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 654-0280.
DRAGONFLYFri.: The claws come out at Miss Kitty’s Parlour, where DJs spin electro-trash for sexed-up club kid types. Thurs.: White Lightning and Q-Bwoy offer Jamaican Live, a reggae joint. Sun.: DJ Morty spins ’80s before and after nerdy ’80s tribute band the Spazmatics. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; over 21; $10. See Rock & Pop for live music. 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 466-6111.
THE ECHO Second Sat.: Stockholm is chock full of ’80s, indie and electroclash. Sun.: Part-Time Punkshas cool DJs spinning post-punk, indie rock and more. Wed.: Dub Club chills with DJs spinning da reggae/dancehall/dub beats. Full restaurant; most nights 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21 (some nights over 18); $5 unless otherwise noted. See Rock & Pop for live music. 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 413-8200.
THE FACTORY/ULTRA SUEDEFri.: Pop Starz features DJ Mike Bryant spinning shameless pop hits for gay guys in the main room; long-running gay gal get-together Girl Baris in Ultra Suede. Sat.: I Love Circuit Boysis in the main room, pumping out relentless dance beats for the tight-teed queer boy crowd. Wed.: Club 80’srocks the floor retro style with Lee Dyson on the decks in Ultra Suede. Full bar;over 21; cover varies. The Factory, 652 La Peer Dr.; Ultra Suede, 661 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 659-4551.
GABAHWed.: Jam Rockout with hip-hop DJs. Thurs.: Mo’ hip-hop to hump to. Fri.& Sun.: Club Obsessionhas reggaeton, dancehall and hip-hop. Sat.: Shakespeare, Aurelito and the gang treat you to the sweet reggae and hip-hop vibe of Chocolate Bar. All clubs 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; over 21. 4658 Melrose Ave. (323) 664-8913.
GARDEN OF EDENFri.: An oasis of hip-hop from On Productions. Sat.: Hip-hop and dance beats fill the air at Oxygen Saturdays. Sun.: Icon Entertainment pumps up the jams. Dress code; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; three full bars; over 21; valet parking; $20 cover most nights. 7080 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 465-3336.
HEREFri.: Tantrahas DJ Eddie One spinning KIIS FM dance hit mixes for gays.Sat.: Progressive house gets down and dirty at Soil. Sun.: Playeris a “circuit” party for jock cocks. Wed.: DJ Rob Duggan spins Sexy House Sounds. Thurs.: Gay femmes get their Fuse lit here, with DJ Dimes spinning hip-hop and R&B. Most nights 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 696 N. Robertson Blvd., Hlywd.www.herelounge.com.
IVARFri.: Bodyrockis a night of dance performances and DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, electro, 80’s rock and more. Sat.: Funk n’ Groovin’, hosted by MTV’s Fabulous Boogie, Dave Doyle and Jean B, attracts the celeb set with a full-on hip-hop vibe, courtesy of DJ Echo. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 6356 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 465-4827.
JOSEPH’SFri.-Sat.: Groove with DJs spinning alt-rock, funk, ’80s and hip-hop. Mon.: Enter L.A.has DJs Mark the Spot and EQ spinning hip-hop, alt-rock and ’80s. Guest list info: (310) 622-8782. Call club for guest list both nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. Thurs.: URB mag and the dudes behind Cinespace Tuesdays offer Loose Tooth, a dance-punk hipster-rama featuring rockstar guest DJs, the Weekly’s own Cobrasnake shooting pics, and occasional live bands. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. 1775 N. Ivar Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-8697.
KING KING Fri.: Boombox moves from Mor Bar with DJ Michael Hart and guests on the “Mecca Sound System.” Sat.: Electronic music DJs get the Balance right each week. DJ Kemal and guest spin.10 p.m.-4 a.m.; over 21; $10 before 11 p.m., $15 after. 6555 Hollywood Blvd. (213) 427-3982.
LARCHMONT Sun.: “Feel the beat” has a double meaning at Fetish Bar, from the dominants and submissives behind the Bondage Ball. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; $10. Thurs.: If you’re looking for drum & bass, Respect is the place. DJ Machete and guests spin. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; $10. 5657 Melrose Ave. (323) 467-4068.
LITTLE TEMPLESun.: Sonido Herra has DJs Sloe Poke and Morris, plus guest Dusk on the decks; $5. Tues.: Sketchbookdraws from Dublab groovers Kutmah’s, Reneau’s and Eric Coleman’s impressive wax collections; free. Wed.: Together — A Soul ChildrenExperience brings together Al Jackson, Sacred, Rome and MCDJ One, spinning unifying dance jams; $8-$5.Thurs.: Get down at The Rootdown, with DJs Dusk and Wyatt Case spinning rare funk, hip-hop, Latin soul and dub; $4 before 10:30 p.m., $8 after. (818) 759-6374. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar. 4515 Santa Monica Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 660-4540. Seewww.littletemple.com for complete lineups.
THE MORFri.: Funkly Fridays has weekly guest spin-meisters offer hip-hop and soul. Sat.: Soul Saturdays gets down with R&B and hip-hop. Sun.: DJ recording Sessions. Mon.: salsa, rumba and cha-cha sounds from DJ Picoso. Tues.: $2 Tuesdays with Moontribe DJs. Wed.: Honeyhas sweet sounds from the ’80s and ’90s. Thurs.: Megaton offers funky electro beats. Club nights 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; tapas menu until 11 p.m.; over 21; cover varies ($5-free). 2941 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 455-6720.
THE MUSEBilliards and beats — ranging from hip-hop and R&B to rock and salsa — six nights a week.Call for the night’s theme. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; $12-$5. 54 E. Colorado Blvd., Old Town Pasadena. (626) 793-0608.
NACIONALFri.:Mike B spins an eclectic mix of rock and dance sounds.Sat.: Kammo from Dominick Deluca has DJs spinning hip-hop, rock and old school on the decks. Thurs.: Trend from Suren and Alex, trips on hip-hop, trance and techno. Mon.: The Bud Bros.’ Monday’s Social presents mega-DJ guests each week. Covers vary $20-$10. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. 1645 Wilcox Ave., Hlywd. (323) 962-7712.
RAGEFri.: Game Boiis a hip-hop/pop video vamp. Sat.: A pumpin’-’n’-bumpin’ eve for 20-something boy toys; DJ Salvador spins. Mon.: Alternative night with DJ Steve Cunningham; no cover. Tues.: Dancing and a show from the Dreamgirls Revue. Wed.: Fuego features hot Latin sounds from DJ Salvador. Thurs.: Celebrity has DVD DJs and Boy U dancers. Dancing till 2 a.m. nightly; full bar; over 21 (except where noted); cover varies. 8911 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 652-7055.
RED BUDDHA LOUNGEFri.-Sat.: DJ A-Ski spins hip-hop, ’80s, soul and mo’ all weekend long. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar. 6423 Yucca St., Hlywd. (323) 309-2166.
THE RUBYFri.: Clockwork Orange has a multi-decade mix of dance action in three rooms. Sat.: The day ends with a Bang!for young indie heads at this night full of new rock dance grinds. Sun.: The decade of decadence is on the decks all night long at Club 80’s/Beat It. (Also see This Week Only). Thurs.: Perversion is a sexed-up industrial dance night; $10. All clubs 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 18; three full bars. 7070 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 467-7070.
THE SPACEFri.: Fast Times has ’80s cover bands and DJs spinning totally rad retro hits. Sat.: DJ H20 spins dance hits from the ’70s to the ’00s. Food in the cantina; 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover $10-$5. 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 829-1933.
THE STOCK EXCHANGEFri.-Sat.: Salsa, merengue, Top 40, techno, hip-hop and more for an upscale crowd. 9 p.m.-6 a.m.; seven full bars; over 21; valet parking; dress code; $15. 618 S. Spring St., dwntwn. (213) 489-3877.
TEMPESTFri.: Underground packs in the indie kids with U.K. and U.K.-style tunes spun by DJs Larry and Dia. Sat.: call for info. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18. 7323 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 850-5115.
VANGUARD Sat.: Btoll Entertainment offers a big-beat party with DJ StoneRokk spinning hip-hop and rock. Sun.: Marques Wyatt’s house-music happening Deep still offers house heavies on the decks. Club nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; $10. 6021 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 463-3331.
XESFri.: Curvehas DJ Benny Black putting hip-hop and ’80s hits on the decks, plus an erotic dance show on the poles; $10. Sat.: A dancing night for the see-and-be-scene. Thurs.: White-trashy rock, hip-hop and Top 40 are rolled out at Truck Stop; $20-$10. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. 1716 Cahuenga Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 461-8190.
ZANZIBARFri.: Bossa: Nova is Jason Bentley and Jun’s night of future soul and left-field breaks; $10. (310) 281-7950. Sat.: Quality grooves (house, hip-hop, breaks, dub) from DJs Haul and Mason. Sun.: Garth Trinidad and Mr. French spin funky sounds their way at Oneway. Tues.: Groove Factory produces funky sounds from rotating turntablists. Wed.:Dance revues and guest DJs each week. Thurs.: Afro Funké’s Jeremy Sole’s Musaics and DJ guests spin reggae, dub and Afro beats, along with live instrumentation. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 1301 Fifth St., Santa Monica. (310) 451-2221.