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Monday, May 13
Torches are an L.A. band (the band that was once Torches in Trees, if your indie rock database needs an update) who've submerged themselves completely in the same kind of anthemic, happy-sad music that ... More >>
Sunset Junction may be a thing of the past, but you can still get your fill of delicious, delicious indie fun on the near-east side. Over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, Silver Lake Jubilee -- which would really rather be called simply Jubilee, thanks much -- will take place on Santa Monica Blvd. a ... More >>
GrindermanWhen Nick Cave unveiled Grinderman -- his project with Bad Seeds bandmates Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos and Martyn Casey -- the Australian songwriter described the music as a soundtrack to "a massive midlife crisis."
So we suppose it's both good (for consumers) and bad (for the 53-y ... More >>
Perou.co.ukUnderworldWhether you're all about the costumes or just in it for the tunes, Halloween weekend offers some massive show-going choices ... starting with, well, something very close to a massive.
HARD Haunted Mansion, with an eclectic electro lineup including Bloody Beetroots, Busy ... More >>
Steve GullickFoalsFoals' arty fusion of indie-rock and dance music took two albums to coalesce, but it did on Total Life Forever, which came out in May on Sub Pop.
The album earned the Oxford, U.K., quintet a nomination for Britain's Mercury Prize. What it's earning them on their current 22- ... More >>
JonsiFans who witnessed Jónsi in the 93-degree heat at the Outdoor Theatre at Coachella in April fairly swooned over the Sigur Rós frontman's gorgeously orchestrated pop-prog anthems. Those people ain't seen nothin' yet.
The falsetto-wielding singer-guitarist is touring behind his solo alb ... More >>
via MySpaceMiguel Atwood-FergusonTonight's installment of Grand Performances at California Plaza -- one of our town's finest, free music al fresco opportunities -- figures to be especially grand.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the composer/producer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist who boasts a resume ... More >>
Piper FergusonThe Swell SeasonBoy, girl.
It's a bill made for date night on Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl as some of music's favorite collaborative couples team up to provide a soundtrack for your wine and cheese.
Of course, the Swell Season -- Glen Hansard of Irish r ... More >>
Brian Jonestown Massacre, making friends in AustraliaThe Brian Jonestown Massacre got a little bit of that dance-music religion on its latest album, and why not? You can only drone for so long, right?
BJM's latest album Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? (recorded last year in Iceland and Berlin, relea ... More >>
James Murphy of LCD SoundsystemHope you don't feel slighted, Los Angeles. Two weekends ago on That Other Coast, LCD Soundsystem brought the house -- or, rather, Terminal 5 -- down with an eye-popping, ear-decimating, 2 1/2-hour show that wound up with "New York I Love You" and a cover of Alic ... More >>
Think of it as an indie rocker with extra butter. Modest Mouse main man Isaac Brock is in town tonight to perform a short set after a screening of a documentary to which he (along with James Mercer, Jack Johnson and others) contributed music. The film is "180º South," which retraces a 1968 t ... More >>