The work week ended early and many Angelenos took the opportunity to head out of town for a few days. For those who stayed in L.A., though, there was Lady Gaga at Nokia Theatre and Kid Cudi at neighboring Club Nokia. Plus, with the end of the year rapidly approaching, it's time to start checking out the Best of 2009 recaps.
As Lady Gaga was taking over Nokia Theatre last night, Kid Cudi was tearing up the stage at neighboring Club Nokia with openers Johnny Polygon and Chip tha Ripper. Check out Colin Young-Wolff's photo gallery.
From secret warehouse shows and tiny nightclubs to mega-events like Coachella and Burning Man, LA Weekly heard more music than we can remember this year. Check out our “Year in Music 2009” photo gallery for a flashback.