Ryan Adams - Royce Hall, UCLA, Jan. 30 and Bridges Auditorium, Claremont, Jan. 22. Both shows on sale Saturday
Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Suicidal Tendencies - San Diego Sports Arena, Dec. 7 - All ages
Andrew Bird, Handsome Family - Orpheum, Dec. 7
Black Ghosts, Mezzanine Owls, Tweak Bird, more - El Rey, Dec. 10
Boom Bip, Junkie XL - Viper Room, Dec. 6
The Bravery, The Sounds - Avalon, Dec. 9
Garth Brooks - Staples Center, Jan 26
Cornelius, Plaid - Disney Hall, Jan. 17
DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist - Wiltern, Feb. 15 - On sale Saturday
Jonathan Davis of Korn, solo - Orpheum, Dec 4. Tickets still available
Aretha Franklin - Nokia, Feb. 14
KRS One - Rhythm Lounge, Dec 7. Roxy, Jan. 18
Datarock, Spoon, Pinback, Sea Wolf (Indie 103 Xmas show) - Avalon, Dec. 5
Dean & Britta (of Luna) and Keren Ann - El Rey, Feb. 19. On sale Saturday
Deerhoof - Avalon, Dec. 10, All ages
Eagles of Death Metal - Roxy, New Year's Eve
G. Love & Special Sauce - Vault 350, Long Beach, Dec. 13
Gimme Shelter Benefit with Pete Yorn, Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs, Phantom Planet, more - Roxy, Dec. 11
The Knitters - Safari Sam's, Dec. 14
Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage - Long Beach Arena, Dec. 15
Lemonheads, Raccoon - Troubadour, Dec. 1
Melvins - Echo, Dec. 30
Moving Units, Scissors for Lefty - Echo, Dec. 13, Free?! Yea for Camel cigarettes.
Naked Raygun - Knitting Factory, Dec. 7
Nikka Costa - Roxy, Dec. 30
Willie Nelson - Nokia, Feb. 13. Tickets on sale Monday.
Paris a Go-Go: Rufus Wainwright, Belinda Carlisle - Disney Hall, New Year's Eve
Rev. Horton Heat, Hank III, Nashville Pussy - Wiltern, Dec. 27
Salt n Pepa - House of Blues, New Year's Eve
Snoop Dogg's Smokin' Christmas Party - House of Blues, Dec. 15. On sale Saturday
The Supersuckers - Viper Room, Dec. 29, 30, 31
Thrill Kill Kult - Safari Sam's, Dec. 13
U.S. Bombs, The Dwarves - Vault 350, Long Beach, Jan. 12
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Laurie Anderson - Royce Hall Auditorium, April 10
Bon Jovi - Staples Center, April 9
The Cure - Hollywood Bowl, May 31
And finally, Celine Dion, Staples Center - Dec. 2, 2008. Only one year left to wait!