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
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.
Mon.—Comedy night has Louis CK, others.
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.
Fri.—The People, The Stereo Blasters, Ride the Blinds, Dhaene.
Sat.— El Olio Wolof, Whack Static, Withdrawal, Harpeth Trace.
Every Sun.—Kinky Karaoke with MC Todd, plus City Museum; no cover.
Mon.—Chris McFarland, Hillstomp, Glassell Park 3.
Tues.—The Golden Gods, Post-Stardom Depression.
Wed.—Crooked Cowboy, others.
Thurs.—Royal Houser, Ninefinger, Naughty Pet.
LIGHTHOUSE CAFE, 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Cover $5 Fri.-Sun., free weeknights. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 372-6911.
Fri.—Music TBA, 4 p.m.; Have Another Monkey, 9 p.m.
Sat.—Neva, 11 a.m.; Wade Egan, 4 p.m.; Bad Kitty Project, 9 p.m.
Sun.—Patrice Quinn Jazz Quintet, 11 a.m.; reggae from Jahmark & the Soulshakers, 4 p.m., and Smoothie Jones & the Red-X, 9 p.m.
Thurs.—Gabriel’s Fallen, Outlet, Blind Cry,Bitter Start.
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.
Fri.—Veteran singer-songwriter Cheryl Williams, 8 & 10 p.m.; $20.
Sat.-Sun.—The singular, countrified tales of Louisiana singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier; $17.50.
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.
Sun.—Aaron Griffin, Coda Vesta, Remis Lupins, Ilonka.
Mon.—Hip-hop meets jazz event The Groove Pocket; first, a set from Mark Bransfield.
MR. T’S BOWL, 56211⁄2 N. Figueroa Ave., Highland Park. A charmingly ratty former bowling alley. Lunch and dinner daily. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 256-7561.
Fri.—Get on your bike for clattering punk rock missionaries The Mormonsand friends; no cover.
Sun.—Sinister Mob, others; no cover.
Every Mon.—Silent Rocker night; no cover.
Every Tues.—Open mike; sign up at 8:30 p.m.
Wed.—Diamond Struck Halo, Haivyn, others; no cover.
Thurs.—Criminal Belly 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.
Sat.—Bob Dhaene, Posterchild, Club Makeout.
Tues.—In Memory,One Republic; Something Corporate’s William Tell.
Thurs.—Three Bad Jacks, others.
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.
Sat.—The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. On the Rox: rollicking funk crew The Greasy Beats, DJ Mixmaster Wolf, 9 p.m.
GO Mon.—A major hard-rock meltdown with CKY(as in “Camp Kill Yourself”); plus, Sabbath-style visionaries Fireball Ministry; also, The Knives. On the Rox: Jack & Danielle, 9 p.m.
GO Thurs.—The Derek Trucks Band gives the Allman Brothers drummer’s guitarist son a vehicle for jamming wildly on a whole planet’s worth of weird shit — quite enjoyably, too; also, Rev Payton's Big Damn Band. On the Rox: The Ventriloquists, 9 p.m. (Greg Burk)
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.