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
GROVE OF ANAHEIM
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Category: Community Venues
Region: Los Feliz
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St., No. 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Region: Chinatown/ Elysian Park
6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Category: Music Venues
Region: Out of Town
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Region: Mid-Wilshire/ Hancock Park
OK, we'll admit it: We'd advise you to go see Stevie Nicks even if she weren't on tour in support of an album as unexpectedly excellent as this year's In Your Dreams. Stevie's always worth watching, whether or not she's got new material to complement the vintage-vinyl likes of "Edge of Seventeen" and "Dreams"; she's the rare heritage act who's figured out how to fit her current self into our memories. That said, several cuts on In Your Dreams — "For What It's Worth," "Italian Summer" and especially "Annabel Lee" — do indeed survive their close onstage proximity to "Rhiannon." At the Wiltern in May, Nicks killed; expect nothing less tonight. With America's Got Talent winner Michael Grimm. —Mikael Wood
What began in 2004 as Dan Whitford's one-man electro-pop project expanded into a three-piece band by the time of Cut Copy's stellar 2008 sophomore record, In Ghost Colours. With Tim Goldsworthy of DFA co-producing, Cut Copy released their latest, Zonoscope, as a quartet last February, and they play tonight on the last leg of their eight-month-long world tour in support of the release. Opening with an opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the old Cut Copy while simultaneously introducing you to the new-and-improved version, Zonoscope is tighter and more focused than any of Cut Copy's previous material, and features a tongue-in-cheek tip of the hat to fellow Aussies Men at Work in lead single "Take Me Over." —Lainna Fader
MAD PROFESSOR, TWILIGHT DUB CIRCUS at Echoplex; ROOTSYSTEM/QUARTETTO FANTASTICO at Blue Whale; THE CALIFORNIAN, ROSS SEA PARTY at Satellite.
Hard-core fans probably caught the band earlier this year, when the Foos played a string of last-minute club dates around L.A. during the run-up to Wasting Light. As great as some of those gigs were, though, seeing Foo Fighters in a sweatbox actually contradicts to some degree the whole point of Dave Grohl's post-Nirvana arena-rock outfit: These guys don't really run at full capacity until they're operating in a space with room for more than 10,000. If you've never seen Foo Fighters before, now's a good time to try 'em out: As classic-pop tuneful as it is heavy-metal tough, Wasting Light might be the band's best record yet. With Cage the Elephant and Mariachi El Bronx. Also Oct. 14. —Mikael Wood
LUCKMAN FINE ARTS CENTER
Grammy-winning (she's had more than 20 nominations) neo-soul singer Indie.Arie's mission statement is "to spread love, healing and peace through the power of words and music." She's done so, too, balking at popular culture's desire to Barbie-ize females with such songs as "Video" and "I Am Not My Hair." In an attempt to fulfill her self-proclaimed desire to "do projects with people who are making music that is meaningful, with a lot of sonic diversity," 2009's Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics featured artists like the Queen of Turkish Pop, Sezen Aksu and R&B singer — and fellow soul revivalist — Musiq Soulchild. Tonight, she plays with Israeli singer Idan Raichel, with whom she also collaborated on her forthcoming album, Open Door, due this month. —Lainna Fader
RTX, DANAVA, THRONES at Satellite; GABRIEL KAHANE & CALDER QUARTET at Largo; DANIELA MERCURY at Greek Theatre; Manimal Showcase w/ PAPERCRANES, CAMERAS, THE CHILD at the Echo; FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE at Troubadour; DANIELA MERCURY at Greek Theatre; LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM at Royce Hall; DEAN BROWN at the Baked Potato.
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