The saga of L.A. Guns and the on-again/off-again relationships between the members past and present wasn’t only threatening to become laughably ludicrous — it busted through that door with a shit-eating grin. For years now, there have been two versions of the band touring, throwing shade at each other in the process. In a spectacularly bizarre turn, guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis buried the hatchet and rejoined forces a couple of years ago, but drummer Steve Riley continued with his own version of the band. No matter — Lewis and Guns are L.A. Guns, and this year they returned with The Devil You Know album — a hard-hitting, relentless beast of a Hollywood rock & roll record. These two sets at the Whisky (also Saturday) will likely see them pull from that, as well as their impressive back catalog.
LA Guns plays with Gandhi’s Gun, Mercury Plague, Guitar & Whiskey Club, Jamie Fontaine & the Level, Tim Styles and Doctor Pheabes at 6 p.m. on Friday June 14; then with Generation Mangled, Wikkid Starr, The Original Striker, Eleven.44, Jamie Fontaine & the Level and Doctor Pheabes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at the Whisky A Go Go.