Scottish anthem-vendors Frightened Rabbit were on a lot of festival-goers' must-see list this year at Coachella, but that was before ash from an Icleandic volcano fouled air travel and left the quartet stranded on another continent. The smoke has cleared, the U2 acolytes are bringing their brawny, tremulous rock to the U.S. There's plenty of typically Britrock drama on their third album “The Winter of Mixed Drinks” — if L.A.'s cult of reverent Anglophiles isn't too hung over from celebrating Morrissey's birthday on Saturday, they will be served by these Scotsman on Sunday at the Music Box.
Elsewhere: Behind their new critically praised album “High Violet,” NYC quintet the National does sold-out shows tonight and Saturday at the Wiltern. … The inaugural Silverlake Jubilee goes off Saturday and Sunday along Myra Avenue, offering sets from 50 mostly local (and mostly inde-rock) bands and plenty of neighborhoody activites. Highlights on Saturday: the Entrance Band, Eastern Conference Champions, the Living Sisters, the Growlers and Wait. Think. Fast. On Sunday: Foreign Born, the Like, Voxhaul Broadcast, Radar Brothers and Useless Keys. … The show you are most likely to leave with confetti in your hair: OK Go, tonight at the Music Box (it's sold out too). … There's two days of jazz and its variations at the Baked Potato's 40th Anniversary fete at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. … K-Pop has its day in the sun when the JYP Tour hits the Wiltern on Sunday, with South Korean quartet 2AM headlining. … Oh, and if you want to celebrate Moz's birthday in style, homage will be in order at the Key Club on Saturday, when Sweet and Tender Hooligans hold forth.
Also tonight: Shout Out Louds at the El Rey Theatre; Far at the Troubadour; the End Times Opry featuring Murry Hammond and others at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts; Shadow Shadow Shade and Red Cortez at the Bootleg Theater; the Pity Party and the Franks at Spaceland; Cass McCombs, Foreign Born and Boys Like Us (Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglii) performing with the Calder Quartet at the Highlands Masonic Temple in Highland Park; Minus the Bear, Everest and Young the Giant at the Glass House [UPDATE: show has been canceled due to a family emergency]; Jon Brion at Largo; the Dan Band at Club Nokia; Pete Rock at the Key Club; the cast of Glee at the Gison Amphitheatre (all weekend); Vienna Teng and Alex Wong at McCabe's; the John Butler Trio at the House of Blues; the Binges at the Viper Room; and Stab City at the Redwood Bar.
Also Saturday: Clem Snide at Spaceland; Chris Pureka at the Mint; Kaki King and An Horse at the El Rey; Future Islands at the Smell; Shooter Jennings & Hierophant at the Troubadour; the Chapin Sisters and I See Hawks in LA at McCabe's; Lords of Altamont at the Redwood Bar; Patrick Watson at the Hotel Cafe; Ovideo at Mr. T's Bowl; and Future Ghost at Pehrspace.
Also Sunday: Bleed the Dream at the Roxy; Demon Hunter at the Key Club; Bonfire Madigan at the Bootleg; Sara Bareilles ad Chris Pierce doeing a children's matinee at the Hotel Cafe at 2 p.m.; Geneva Jacuzzi at the Echo; Groovy Rednecks at the 5 p.m. Grand Ole Echo party at the Echo; the Hammerheads at the Viper Room; and Blue Jungle at the Redwood Bar.