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
Fri.— Soundmind, The Current, Headpeace.
Sat.—Tom Nolan, Attic of Love.
Wed.—Number Six Dance, others.
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.—Kill Radio, Controlling the Famous, Wintergreen, The Human Value; $7.
Sat.—Smut Peddlers, The Tramps, others; $8.
Sun.—The O.A.O.T’s, Guajiro, XUK, Rainman Suite; $5.
Mon.—Call for info.
Tues.—The Makeout Bandits, Black Comets, Pro Audio; $3.
Wed.—Master Slave, The Sundowners, Horace Weintraub; $5.
Thurs.—Thinking Aloud, Lampshade Serenade, Immune, Something of a Silhouette, Paper Planes; $7.
SILVERLAKE LOUNGE, 2906 Sunset Blvd. Cozy barfly atmosphere. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-2407.
Mon.—The Fold presents psych-dub thrillers Future Pigeon; plus, Mezklah, Blackbird, Pants Pants Pants; no cover.
Tues.—Aluminum Babe, Drugstore Cowgirls; $7.
Wed.—Eagle & Talon, Fairmona, Ing; $7.
Thurs.—Country-rock stylist Kathleen Edwards; Luke Doucet; $20.
THE SMELL, 247 S. Main St., dwntwn. An old storefront that doubles as a nightclub and art gallery. No booze. All ages okay. No phone.
Sat.—Rock & Roll Is Noise Pollution fouls the ear with Militant Children’s Hour, Dom, Nosaj Thing, On & Off Superfast, Laco$te, Bizzart, Captain Ahab.
SPACELAND, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake. Happening scene where people actually listen to the music. Full bar. Over 21 (323) 661-4380 or www.clubspaceland.com.
GO Fri.—Australian rock exciters The Dronesrave through numbers from their CD Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By; plus others; $12.
Sat.—Brooklyn heavy rockers Early Man; Priestess, The Sword; $12.
Sun.—Loma Lynda, June in July, Eskimo Kisses, Rademacher; no cover.
GO Mon.—The Willowz, Heavenly States; no cover.
Tues.—Becky, The Slow Signal Fade, Elodie O; $5.
Thurs.—February residents Sabrosa Purr, conjuring songs from their recent EP, Music From the Violet Room; plus, Peter Walker; $5.
TAIX LOUNGE, 1911 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Escargot, too. Full bar. No cover. (213) 484-1265.
Fri.—The pop-rock wham of Adam Marsland’s Chaos Band; also, an acoustic set from The Waking Hours.
GO Sat.—Big-hearted country rockers Kingsizemaybe, with Shelli & Gary Eaton (ex–Continental Drifters), Robert Lloyd (John Wesley Harding), drummer Adam Maples (Legal Weapon) and ex-child-star-turned-guitar-whiz Robbie Rist.
Mon.—Vim; NYC Franco-pop chanteuse Elodie O.
GO Thurs.—A charming lineup with Gwendolyn, Michael Whitmore and Rubyfish’s Patria Jacobs.
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.-Sat.—DJs take over.
GO Thurs.— Dengue Fever, Bodies of Water, Impossible Shapes, 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.
Sat.—Daniel, Sy Smith; $10.
Mon.—Morning Theory, Mateo Denali; $5.
Wed.—Call for info.
Thurs.—A samba-fueled pre-Carnaval ball with Katia Moraes, Red Jerios; $10.
THE TROUBADOUR, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 276-6168.
Fri.—Moz clones Sweet & Tender Hooligans; Audio Karate.
GO Sat.—The Honorary Title, Limbeck, Koufax, Jeff Klein.
Thurs.—With an ensnaring lo-fi sound and the high-flying vocals of Aja Volkman, Nico Vega definitely seems to be onto something (in other words, they don't suck). Also, The Plebz, The Bangkok 5, The Binges.
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.—Valiant Thorr, plus some extremely unmentionable guest headliners.
Sat.—The Touch, Decal, 24E, Shaza.
Sun.—Red Hot Roxy, I Voted for Kodos, Kill Betty.
Mon.—Porterville, The Randies, Shapes of Race Cars, Last Amanda.
Wed.—Facehumper, 2 Cent, The O.A.O.T’s, Guajira, The Minus 3.
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.