Whoever said the best things in life are free never got gouged for parking in Hollywood. So suffice to say a couple of the best things tonight are … convenient. Flying Lotus — his acclaimed sophomore album “Cosmogramma” having just hit the shelves — plays a 7 p.m. in-store at Amoeba. And since you're in that neighborhood anyhow, it's only a short stroll to Space 15 Twenty's courtyard, where a couple of pretty tight local guitar bands, Vanaprasta and Links, will be roaring. After that, well, it'll only be 10 o'clock and Cahuenga is your oyster.
Elsewhere: Speaking of Cahuenga, songstress Ingrid Michaelson returns to the room that helped launch her career, the Hotel Cafe. … New Orleans jazz-funk maestros the Stanton Moore Trio hit the Mint. … And Lemmy turns off his Motorhead to team up with Slim Jim Phantom and Danny B. Harvey as the Head Cat, playing a set of their rockabilly at the Key Club.
Also: Carlos Varela at the Echoplex; Wiz Khalifa at the El Rey Theatre; Nicole Simon at the Bootleg Theater; Spirit Vine at Spaceland; Cannibal Corpse at the Viper Room; Cannibal Corpse at the House of Blues; A.J. McLean at the Roxy; Mississippi Man and Dirt Dress at 3 Clubs; the Atlantic Line at the Silverlake Lounge; Green River Ordinance at the Troubadour; Spindrift at the Echo; and Lady Sinatra at the Viper Room.