GO COLDPLAY with Fiona Apple Free Fiona! (Oh, she’s already free? Never mind.) GREAT WESTERN FORUM, Manchester Blvd. & Prairie Ave., Inglewood; Sat., Feb. 4, 8 p.m. And at ARROWHEAD POND OF ANAHEIM, 2695 Katella Ave., Anaheim; Mon.-Tues., Feb. 6-7, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music Pick.

THE GREYBOY ALLSTARS with Jeremy Sole’s Musaics Tonight, you get two jam-tastic sets from DJ Greyboy and his cast of flashy, acid-jazzy all-stars, which includes universal saxist Karl Denson and keyboardist Robert Walter. EL REY THEATER, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Sat., Feb. 4, 9 p.m. (323) 936-6400.

GO SNO-CORE TOUR 2006 features Seether, Shinedown, Flyleaf, Halestorm.Seething is believing. AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Sat., Feb. 4, 6:15 p.m. (213) 480-3232. See Music Pick.

YELLOWCARD with Mae The Jacksonville, Florida, pop-rockers titled their latest album Lights and Sounds (sort of an update of the old “Bright Lights, Big City” theme), after enduring the glittery contradictions of sudden fame. AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Tues., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. (213) 480-3232.

GO LES PAUL & FRIENDS A 90th-birthday salute to the legendary guitarist features Buddy Guy, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Steve Lukather, Joe Perry, Joe Satriani, Neal Schon, Shayna Steele, Switchfoot, Edgar Winter, Kenny Aronoff, Abraham Laboriel, and Les Paul’s trio, John Colliani, Lou Pallo and Nicky Parrott. This strange assortment of acolytes (perhaps Aerosmith’s Joe Perry will jam with Merle Haggard and blues great Buddy Guy) only hints at the pervasive influence of the guitarist, inventor, recording-studio pioneer and righteously acclaimed “father of the electric guitar,” Les Paul. GIBSON AMPHITHEATER, Universal City; Tues., Feb. 7, 8:15 p.m. (818) 622-4440.

A NIGHT WITH YOUNG JEEZY features Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz.“Corporate Thug” Young Jeezy has worked with Jay-Z (but, then again, who hasn’t?). SHRINE AUDITORIUM, 700 W. 32nd St., L.A.; Thurs., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. (213) 748-5116.

—Falling James


THE ANARCHY LIBRARY, 13250 Woodruff Ave., Downey. (562) 803-9134.

Fri.—Fractious punk from Black Market Radio, Riot This, Celebrity Handjob.

Sat.—The magnificently coiffed shock-rock guerrilla troupe Rebel Rebel; also, 65 Overdrive, Soul Clown, Sledgeback, Infinite Infantry.

Sun.—Finest Hour, A Blinding Silence; plus, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, An End to October.

Mon.—Metal night with Scripture, Demon Semen.

Tues.—Louis & The Joey G. Band host the blues jam.

Wed.—Tacit, Placid, The Jennifer Project, Tatonka.

BLUE CAFE, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach. Over 21. (562) 983-7111 or

Fri.—Chapter 11; get an early start with The Lost Grooves, 6-9 p.m., followed by music TBA.

Sat.—Blues guitarist Eric Sardinas; first, Luke & the Locomotives, noon-5 p.m.

Sun.—Reggae from Jah Fellowship; the blues of Mama’s Boys, noon-5 p.m.

Tues.—Constant Struggle, Adam Rose Band; also, Alicia Westerman, 6-9 p.m.

Wed.—Murder of Crowes; Billy Rose, 6-9 p.m.

Thurs.—Richard Vivens, Minor Cannon, These Trees.

CANTER’S KIBITZ ROOM, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. Over 21. (323) 651-2030.

Every Sat.—Dan Giles’ singer-songwriter showcase featuring special guests TBA; at 11:30 p.m., it’s Scott Colomby & Ed Martin’s blues revue.

Every Sun.—Sean Howard hosts an open mike, 8 p.m.; later, it’s Shane Gooding, Dropatone.

Mon.—Francine Robbins presents music TBA, 9 p.m.; at 11:30 p.m., it’s Bill Wiseman & the Wiseguys.

Every Tues.—Rasselmania, with four dueling guest DJs.

Every Wed.—Cabaret and jazz chanteuse Tina Stevens, followed by El Cochino’s Hump Day Fiesta; call for info.

Every Thurs.—El Diablo’s Funhouse, 9 p.m.

THE CANYON,28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills. Over 21. (818) 879-5016.

Fri.—Hard rockers Little Caesar, 9 p.m., $15; followed by Boogie Knights.

Sat.—Get simultaneously “Hot Blooded” and “Cold as Ice” with confused classic-rock weathermen Foreigner, 9 p.m.; $56.

THE CAT CLUB, 8911 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Over 21. (310) 657-0888.

Fri.—Club Fiend with music TBA.

Sat.—Private event.

Sun.—Happenin’ Harry & the Hap Tones.

Mon.—Alex, Dafni, Betsy Larkin, Joaquin Vincent.

Tues.—Abraxas Bridge, Jeff Murray, American Headtrip, PH7, Leo Machalo, others.

Thurs.—The Star Fuckers; plus, Red Pants, Whiskey Dicks, McGrath, Tommy Peacock, others.

COBALT CAFE, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 348-3789.

Fri.—Shishkababy Squad, Union Decay, Citizen, Scale The Summit, American Conflict, Code Orange, Encomma, Brimstone Image,6:15 p.m.; $7.

Sat.—Sable Arms,My Call to Arms, Fate by Fire, The Letter Red, The Alagash,Buried in Silence.

Mon.—AH, Xbattleshipx, Looking Up, Heads Up, Letlive, A Dying Dream, Daggermouth, 6:15 p.m.

Every Tues.—Rick Lupert hosts the spoken-word open reading, 9 p.m. (sign up at 8:30 p.m.; one-drink min.); preceded by an open mike at 8 p.m. This week’s guest is poet Sarah Maclay (Weeding the Duchess, Shadow of Light).

THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. A small aerie hosting noted folk-country-Americana musicians. (626) 398-7917.

GO Sat.—Ian Whitcomb, the British master of pop arcana (and former teen idol, thanks to his freaky, gaspy 1965 hit “You Really Turn Me On”), delves into his trove of Tin Pan Alley, music hall and who knows what else; plus, multi-instrumental kingpin Fred Sokolow; $15.


THE DERBY, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz. Over 21. (323) 663-8979.

Fri.—Cut a slice of rug with 23-piece outfit Henry Mora’s Latin Jazz-Salsa Orchestra.

Every Sat.—The Den with guest DJs.

Sun.—Swing night features Mora’s Modern Rhythmists.

Mon.—Bella Beretta’s night of burlesque, with peelers TBA and music from The Martini Kings.

Tues.—LaRocca, others.

DRAGONFLY, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. Over 21. (323) 466-6111.

Fri.—Miss Kitty’s Parlor, a tawdry fetish-themed affair.

Sat.—Fast Times at Dragonfly.

Every Sun.—The Spazmatics, DJ Morty.

Every Thurs.—Blazin’ Reggae.

THE ECHO, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Full bar. Over 21 (some shows all ages). (213) 413-8200. See Dance Clubs for more info.

GO Fri.—Winter Formal with Los Abandoned, 8 p.m.; $7; all ages. See Music Pick.

GO Sat.—Army Navy, Everybody Else, Black Black, 4 p.m.; no cover ($7 if under 21); all ages. At 9 p.m., The Bootie L.A. with mash-up DJs; $10. Also, in the adjacent room: Of Montreal, Irving, 7 p.m.; $14; all ages (enter through Glendale Blvd.).

Sun.—Part Time Punks with guest DJs, 10 p.m.

GO Mon.—Carla Bozulich’s The Night Porter; True Classical mood-inducers Listing Ship (ex–Leather Hyman); Daphne the Painted Lady; plus, James Lowe & the Wreck (with members of Eels); 8:30 p.m.; no cover. See Music Pick.

Tues.—The Pop Kids, Friends of Rock & Roll, others, 8:30 p.m.; no cover.

Wed.—Dub Club, with a high potential for some very special guests, plus DJs, 9 p.m.; call for info.

Thurs.—Cold War Kids, Foreign Born, In Waves, 8:30 p.m.; no cover ($5 if under 21); over 18.

FAIS DO-DO, 5257 W. Adams Blvd. Beer & wine. Over 21 (unless otherwise indicated). (323) 954-8080.

Fri.—Two sets from Jacaranda, 8 & 10:30 p.m., plus “burlesque bingo,” doors at 7 p.m.; $5.

Sat.—Colorado’s Zilla, with the String Cheese Incident’s Michael Travis; also, Pnuma Trio, 8:30 p.m.; $15; all ages.

Wed.—Dime Slot Party Lounge.

Thurs.—Asa, G-Style, Pretty Boy Family, Mr. Combo, 8 p.m.; $10 & $8.

14 BELOW, 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 451-5040.

Fri.—Delta Nove, Migration.

Sat.—Soccer Mom, Power Animal.

Every Sun.—Deadheads Cubensis.

Every Mon.—Meet Me at the Pub, plus live comedy.

Tues.—Reggae Station.

Wed.—The seventh-annual Groundation Bob Marley tribute show; call for lineup.

Thurs.—Maesyn Strite, The People’s Party, Detroit Mutant Radio, Evan Brau.

GENGHIS COHEN, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd. All ages. (323) 653-0640.

Fri.—Michelle Jusko, Ainjel Emme,Bobby Bognar.

Sat.—Karin Tatoyan, Danny Peck, Audra Mae.

Mon.—Natashca Corrigan, Ryan Hill, 8 p.m.; first, BMI’s no-cover Acoustic Lounge showcases Geoff Pearlman, Michelle Zaccone, John Neilson, Leticia Ascensio, 7 p.m.

Tues.—Megan Slankard & Rich Price, American Grass, Cameron Jaymes.

Wed.—Ryan Raddatz, Zach Broocke.

Thurs.—Kara Macguire, Laura Coyle, Chantelle Tibbs.

THE GIG, 7302 Melrose Ave., Hlywd. (323) 936-4440.

Fri.—Big Phony, Curtis Murphy, Bomb Child.

Sat.—Jon Zucker, Unity, Deloryan, Krunk.

Sun.—Joe Carcilli, Hollywood Trash, others.

Mon.—Envy and friends.

Tues.—Mermer, Decatree, Resident Hero, Avner.

Wed.—Chris Shinn, This Holiday Life, Augustine, Savage Henry.

Thurs.—Drew Lawrence, Erland Wanberg, Desirable Sun, Kollarbone.

HIGHLAND GROUNDS, 742 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd. All ages. (323) 466-1507.

Fri.—Mark Salling, Tom Korbee, Piper Hinson.

Sat.—The Hickmen, The Lindsay Sinay Band, The Fresh.

Tues.—Word-A-Rama has “a full spectrum of spoken words.”

Wed.—The Beat Easy Lounge with DJ Richard Ray.

Every Thurs.—Michael McCarthy hosts the open mike.

THE HOTEL CAFÉ, 1623½ N. Cahuenga Blvd. All ages. (323) 461-2040.

Fri.—Sara Bareilles, Slow Motion Reign; charmingly unpredictable pop chanteuse Terra Naomi; also, Nailah,Teddy’s Cheer Club.

Sat.—Rich Jacques, Alex Woodard, Dress, The Slow Signal Fade.

Mon.—Josh Radin, Jessie Baylin, Brandon Rogers.

Tues.—Zack Hexum, Keaton Simons, Paul Freeman.

Wed.—AM, Gilly Leads, Roger Moon.

Thurs.—David Ryan Harris, Nikhi Korula Band, Thom Chacon, Christian Lane.

HOUSE OF BLUES, 8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Age limit varies. (323) 848-5100.

GO Fri.—Compton’s DJ Quik;$27. See Music Pick.

Sat.—Buffalo’s Goo Goo Dolls, who’ve gone in a soft-rock, Soul Asylum–ish direction; $200 & $50.

GO Sun.—Bluesified pop-rock guitarist-singer Bonnie Raitt; $200 & $50. See Music Pick.

GO Mon.—Fall Out Boy, Jack’s Mannequin; $30. See Music Pick.

GO Tues.—Early sets from “Ladies Love Cool James,” a.k.a. LL Cool J; plus, Ciara, 6:30 p.m.; $200 & $50. See Music Pick. Later, it’s Back to Bedlam with British pop-soul stylist James Blunt, 11 p.m., sold out.

THE JOINT, 8771 W. Pico Blvd., W.L.A. Pizza. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 275-2619.

Every Mon.—Big Mondays with Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas,Phil Jones, 9:30 p.m.; $10.

Every Wed.—Happenin Harry’s Hollyweird.

KEY CLUB, 9039 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21 (unless noted). (310) 274-5800.

GO Fri.—Indie-punk shebang Kiss or Kill relocates to the Strip with sets from Get Set Go, Midway, Silver Needle, Bang Sugar Bang, Pussycow, The Diffs, The Randies, 8 p.m.; $3. See Music Pick.

Mon.—Metal Skool; also, Drama Addicts,8:30 p.m.; $12.

Tues.—Ruby offers no-cover music from bands TBA.

Thurs.—Brujeria, others, 7 p.m.; $20.

KING KING, 6555 Hollywood Blvd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 960-9234.


Fri.—Basic with DJ Sean Miller.

Sat.—Balance features DJs Julius Papp, Kemal.

Tues.—Descarga con Timba.

Wed.—Cabaret revue The Muse Project, with comedian Jessy Schwartz, special guest Dustin Fashing, The Muse Dancers, DJ Chris Tarantino.

GO Thurs.—Jagged garage-pop trash from Atlanta’s Tiger Tiger, featuring the Subsonics/White Lights’ Buffi Aguero; the libidinous pop-punk vaudeville of Lust, plus a special “guest headliner.”

THE KNITTING FACTORY, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. Full bar. All ages. (323) 463-0204.

Fri.—Metal punishment from Ex Mortus, Steel Remains, Sculptured Remains, Steel Battalion, 7 p.m.; $12. In the lounge: Idiom’s Crew, The Society of Invisibles, Darkside, Isaiah, Cuba, Brain, plus a late-night open mike (at 12:45 a.m.), 8 p.m.; $10.

Sat.—A Night of Different gets off the beaten path with Visa, Rouben Hakhverdian, Fish Circus, Emma, Bei Bei, Ninja Academy, 8 p.m.; $20 & $10. In the bar: tribute grrls The Ramonas, Thundherstruck, Cheap Chick; also, The Neighborhood Bullys, 8 p.m.; $8. In the lounge: Sinful Bliss, Devolved, Dorcia, Darkwaters, Ketaset, To the Pain, 8 p.m.; $8.

GO Sun.—Nice Boys (with members of Exploding Hearts, the Riffs); plus, The Cuts, Thee Makeout Party, The Plastic Letters, The Touch Ups, 7 p.m.; $10. In the lounge: Soul After Five; call for info, 8 p.m.; $5.

Mon.—Call for late booking. In the lounge: the comedy of For the Kids, 7:30 p.m.; Some by Sea, Charlemagne, 9 p.m.; both $5.

Tues.—Call for late bookings. In the lounge: Ehren Ebbage, 7:30 p.m.; Bluebeat Lounge with Chris Murray Combo, others, 9 p.m.; both $5.

GO Wed.—The return ofdancer Savion Glover’s tap-bop blowout If Trane Wuz Here, with musicians Reg E. Gaines, Matana Roberts, 7 & 9 p.m.; each $30. In the bar: M.P., Peanut Butter Wolf, with DJs J. Rocc, Melo D (of the Beat Junkies), 8 p.m.; $5. In the lounge: Call for info.

GO Thurs.—More If Trane Wuz Here, 7 & 9 p.m.; each $30. In the lounge: Lemon Drop Kick, The Switch Ups, The Scarred, 7:30 p.m.; $7.

LARGO, 432 N. Fairfax Ave. All ages. (323) 852-1073 or 852-1851.

Every Fri.—Prolific keyboard king-producer Jon Brion.

Sat.—Grant Lee Phillips.

Tues.—2 Headed Dog, Dana Gould.

Wed.—Uncategorizable and untrammeled singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III.

Thurs.—One-man jazz-soul-rock phenom Chocolate Genius and friends.

LAVA LOUNGE, 1533 N. La Brea Ave., Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 876-6612.

Fri.—Mark Vedete, White Elephant, Kate Carrol, Larks.

Sat.—Technicolor features Sixteen Days, Vylette, DJs.

Every Sun.—Kinky Karaoke with MC Todd; no cover.

Mon.—Yours & Mine, The Antiques, The Friends of Rock & Roll.

Tues.—Hockey, SCB, Pauline Street.

Wed.—Crooked Cowboy, others.

LIGHTHOUSE CAFE, 30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Cover $5 Fri.-Sun., free weeknights. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 372-6911.

Fri.—Southside Hero, 4 p.m.; Flock of ’80s, 9 p.m.

Sat.—Wade Heydlauff, 11 a.m.; Jamie Campbell, 4 p.m.; Thank You Drive Through, 9 p.m.

Sun.—Jazz man Bobby White, 11 a.m.; reggae from Detour Posse, 4 p.m., and Jahmark & the Soulshakers, 9 p.m.

Tues.—Ioma, Deep Brown.

Wed.—The Candies.

McCABE’S, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. All ages. (310) 828-4403 or 828-4497.

Fri.-Sat.—Nimble-fingered Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna string wiz Jorma Kaukonen.

Sun.—Kiddie matinee show with Barney Saltzberg, 11 a.m.; $6.

GO Tues.—An acoustic show from The North Mississippi Allstars, 9 p.m.; $20.

THE MINT, 6010 W. Pico Blvd. Over 21. (323) 954-9400.

Fri.—Sin City welcomes John Kate & the Van Gogh Brothers, Amy Harris, Tom Freund, others.

Sat.—Tapestry with music TBA.

Mon.—Jazz meets hip-hop affair The Groove Pocket.

Tues.—The Weight, Keaton Simons, Matthew Kaner, Curtis Peoples, Ernie Halter.

Wed.—Evan Marshall Band, 3 From None, Parker Whaler, Sharif.

Thurs.—AM Pacific, Venice Maki, Intercept, Juliet & Rock.

MR. T’S BOWL, 5621½ N. Figueroa Ave., Highland Park. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 256-7561.

Fri.—Slick, sick kicks from 8-Bit and friends; no cover.

Sat.—The Probe; a volley from Jon Wahl’s The Amadans.

Sun.—Lingerie Nite with vendors of unmentionables, DJs.

Mon.—Silent Rocker night; no cover.

Tues.—Open mike; sign up at 8:30 p.m.

Wed.—The Cuz Whats, Magdalyne; no cover.

Thurs.—All-instrumental extravaganza with Unpoppable, Half Mantis Group, Camarillo Blues Triangle, Ninja Academy, Protoculture; no cover.

MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB, 575 S. Fairfax Ave. Over 21. (323) 935-1577 or (310) 578-5591, Ext. 2.

Fri.—Zachary Provost, Papersun, Saucy Monky, Dead End Jane.

Sat.—Joe Bear, Kevin Brennan, Lotus Sun, Tim.

Mon.—Caleb Cane, Justin Clayton,Reeve Carney, plus an open mike; sign up at 8 p.m.

Tues.—Lily Wilson and friends.

Wed.—Angie Mattson; moody pop duo 8mm; also, Life on the Sun, The Flying Club.

Thurs.—Stevie Kim and friends.

ROXY, 9009 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. All ages. (310) 276-2222.

Fri.—San Diego surfer turned feel-good, mellow singer Tristan Prettyman; plus Ben Taylor. On the Rox: Now On, 75 Degrees, DJ Haircut.

Sat.—Crazy, new-wave-damaged pop barrages from Vagenius, Rob Frances, The Mgmt., Totally Radd. On the Rox: The Greasy Beats, Choch, YIU.

Tues.—Merrywether, True Human Design, Cap Boss, Dean. On the Rox: Hornz & Halos, Mykill Miers, DJ Kazue.


Wed.—Opus Dai, others. On the Rox: Brown Bottle Fever.

GO Thurs.—The Click Five, Big City Rock. See Music Pick. On the Rox: Call for info.

RUSTY’S SURF RANCH, 256 Santa Monica Pier. All ages. (310) 393-7386.

Fri.—Genevieve, Innuendo,Sonar.

Sat.—The Jenerators, 7th Sun.

Thurs.—America’s Gerry Beckley, 8 p.m.; $8.

THE SCENE, 806 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 241-7029.

GO Sat.—Former Lazy Cowgirl front man Pat Todd & the Rank Outsiders; also, Ass Grabbin’ Country from The Groovy Rednecks; plus, The Leonards, The Guilty Hearts, The Despicables, 9:30 p.m.; $7.

Sun.—Biirdie, Kelpie, Layton, The Truffle Savoy; $5.

Wed.—Mospeeda, Que Sera, The Shields, Prayers; $5.

Thurs.—Back Porch Mary, Rose’s Pawn Shop, Skeeter Truck; call for cover.

SILVERLAKE LOUNGE, 2906 Sunset Blvd. Cozy barfly atmosphere. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-2407.

Mon.—The Fold takes wing with the dub-mad Future Pigeon; plus, Blackbird; no cover.

Tues.—Circus Minor, Death House Chaplin, The Monolators; $7.

Wed.—Brokedown, 1986.

Thurs.—The Lovely, Venus; $7.

THE SMELL, 247 S. Main St., dwntwn. No booze. All ages okay. No phone.

Wed.—Brian Miller & Kevin Shields, Anavan, Pedestrian Deposit, Debaser, Books on Tape, Anni Rossi.

SPACELAND, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake. Over 21. (323) 661-4380.

GO Fri.—Village-green preservationists The 88; also Derby, Rocco Deluca; $10.

GO Sat.—The Cuts, Nice Boys; $8. See Blah Blah Blah.

GO Mon.—First of a monthlong residency from O.C. garage-poppounders The Willowz; also, Little One; no cover.

Tues.—The Black Angels, Kind Hearts & Coronets, Stevenson Ranch Davidians; $7.

Wed.—The Living Blue, Light FM; $8.

Thurs.—St. Paul, Minnesota, singer-songwriter (and Kill Rock Stars act) Jeff Hanson; plus, Southerly; $8.

TAIX LOUNGE, 1911 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Escargot, too. Full bar. No cover. (213) 484-1265.

Fri.—Boll Weevil, Tia Sprocket, Wiskey Biscuit.

GO Sat.—Two softly beguiling countrified-pop singer-songwriters: Rubyfish’s Patria Jacobs and 3D Picnic’s Carolyn Edwards; plus, Gary Reynolds & the Brides of Obscurity.

Thurs.—Vermouth, Mello Cads.

TANGIER, 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 666-8666.

Fri.—The Fold presents Million Billion, Leviathan Brothers, Nicole Simone, DJ Lance Rock; $10.

Sat.—DJ Jesse takes over.

GO Sun.—Paris-loving chanteuse Eleni Mandell’s sharply turned pop-folk (and sometimes even jazzy) vocals; also, Tom Brousseau, Les Shellys, Ladytown; $10.

Mon.—La Bella Ruse, Forever Like Red, Walter Rossini.

Tues.—Former Muscadine cat and current pop comer Benji Hughes; plus, Charlie Wardham’s Trio, Inara George, Liz Durrett; $7.

TEMPLE BAR, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Full menu. Full bar. Over 21 (310) 393-6611.

Fri.—Lura, Alan Lightner, plus DJ Rashida; $15.

Sat.—The King Britt Experience with G, Lady Alma, Horton, Doc Gibbs; $20.

Sun.—Phillip Crosby Jr., George Khan Quartet; $10.

Mon.—Celeste Lear, Matt Gerovac; $5.

Tues.—The Ventriloquists, New Breed Orchestra; $5.

Wed.—Ryan Toby, London Street, Mehuman Jonson.

Thurs.—Tara Ellis, Steve Spacek, Exile F., Aloe Blacc, Taraaq; $10.

(DOUG WESTON’S) TROUBADOUR, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. All ages. (310) 276-6168.

GO Fri.—Dead Meadow, Silversun Pickups, The Clean Prophets. See Music Pick.

Sat.—Duncan Sheik, Teddy Thompson, Jim Boggia.

Mon.—Monster Sound has AM Radio; Leeds trio Black Wire, making their L.A. debut; Hong Kong Six, Ten Falls Fourth; no cover (but sorry, kiddies, $3 if under 21).

Tues.—The Dollyrots, The Randies, The Rainman Suite, The Kris Special.

GO Wed.—The Mae Shi, Silver Daggers, Lion Fever, Abe Vigoda. See Music Pick.

Thurs.—The Fray, Cary Brothers, Mat Kearney; sold out.

VIPER ROOM, 8852 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 358-1880.

GO Fri.—Expect a fearsome earful from former Bad Brains howler HR & the Dub Agents; also, Stereocell, Moving Picture Show.

Sat.—Night Child, My Evolution, Awaiting Samara, Van Random.

Sun.—Kaleidosound with Sunken City, Rebirth, Hillsyde, Vanover, Buck Johnson, Dizzy Lilacs, 7 p.m.

Mon.—Ashbury Protection, Pretty Vicious.

Tues.—Whitestarr, Mellowdrone, One Republic.

Wed.—Facehumper, Just Jinger, Tony Mamet & Barefoot Bride.

Thurs.—The Last Drag, Stevie Natale Band, Marcy Hall, The Starving Artists.

WHISKY A GOGO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. All ages. (310) 652-4202.

Fri.—Eighties metal diehards L.A. Guns; also, Killing Breed, Falling for Tomorrow, Mad Temple, Black Letters Days, Elixir.

Sat.—Brian Bell, Stepchyld tha Phoenix, Souls 4 Sale, The Hidden Warriors, Slant, Solar Temple, Mantra.

Sun.—Diminished, Noize Pollution, These Dying Words.

Tues.—The Apertures, After Eve, Subject to Change.

Wed.—Destroy the Runner, others.

Thurs.—Post-Human, The Trudgge, Fire on the Radio.

ZEN, 2609 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. Over 21 (unless otherwise noted). (323) 665-2929.

Fri.—Red Lounge with guest DJs.

Sat.—Butcher, Altamont, Sturgeon, $10. In the Red Room: In The Flesh, American Idiots, $8; both over 18.

Mon.—Spindrift, Black Angels, The Quarter After, DJ Tami, 9:15 p.m.

Wed.—The Jam Club’s open-mike night; plus, a set from The Replacement Killers, 10 p.m.

Thurs.—Model Airplanes, Banner Day, Middlesex, Enid the Dowl.

Other Rock & Pop Events

The Fold presents Sea Wolf, Modern Memory at El Cid, 4212 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; Fri., Feb. 3. (323) 668-0318.

The 99-Cent Special hip-hops with Bleu Collar at Little Temple, 4515 Santa Monica Blvd., Silver Lake; Fri., Feb. 3; 99 cents before 11 p.m. (323) 660-4540.


GO Punk chaos from the reunited The Germs (with Pat Smear’s still-demonic riffing, and actor Shane West subbing for the late Darby Crash); also, punk wisenheimers The Dickies; longtime Cerritos homies Channel 3 (“Manzanar”); and The Diffs; at The Vault 350, 350 Pine Ave., Long Beach; Fri., Feb. 3, 9 p.m.; $17.50. (562) 590-5566.

At Alex’s Bar: Tijuana Knife Fight, Play Pretty for Baby, Maritime Academy, Plastick, Fri., Feb. 3; music TBA, Sat.-Sun., Feb. 4-5; 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; over 21. (562) 434-8292.

Cubensis does the Dead at McMurphy’s, 72 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena; Fri., Feb. 3. (626) 666-1445.

At The Good Hurt: Autoflow, Will Segar, Chaza, The Davey G. Project, Fri., Feb. 3; Junkbox, Glimmer Stars, Sat., Feb. 4; 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista; 21 & over. (310) 390-1076.

At Paladino’s: Wiggy-wild sci-fi industrialists Carbon 9 break out with their full-blown theatrical stage show, also Seven40Seven, A Negative, Entrophy, Psydeaffect, Fri., Feb. 3; former MSG screecher Robin MacAuley, plus Xpeld, Lights Out, Dopamine, Sat., Feb. 4; 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana; music at 8 p.m. (818) 342-1563.

The Mule Newman Band, Fri., Feb. 3; Johnny the Bossman, Sat., Feb. 4; Leslie & Sheldon, others, Thurs., Feb. 9; at The Riverbottom, 4201 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. For info, call (818) 541-1522.

At Boardner’s: Goth haven Bar Sinister has Mankind Is Obsolete, Texas Death Star, Sat., Feb. 4; Club London with music TBA, Sun., Feb. 5; 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621.

Country rockers Grant Langston & the Supermodels promise “a fab night of shit-kicking fun”; also, 50 Cent Haircut, The Good Ole Country Railroad; at The Old Town Pub, 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena; Sat., Feb. 4, 9 p.m. (626) 577-6583.

The Clamour make a racket at Club au Go-Go at M Bar, 1253 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Sat., Feb. 4, 10 p.m.; over 21; $7. (323) 856-0036.

Health sets up at Il Corral, 664 N. Heliotrope Dr., Silver Lake; Mon., Feb. 6, 9:30 p.m.; $5. (323) 663-0137.

GO “Pop-coated multimedia outfit” The Spores, with Molly McGuire (Earthlings, Mondo Generator), stir up trouble at The 3 Clubs, 1123 N. Vine St., Hlywd.; Thurs., Feb. 9, 10 p.m.; no cover. (323) 462-6441.

At Safari Sam’s: Check out this reincarnation of the former South Bay hot spot with nostalgia merchants Sex Pistols Experience, The Ramonas, Raw Power Rangers, Thurs., Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m., $12; 5214 W. Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; all ages. (323) 666-7267.

At Maui Sugar Mill Saloon: Reed Walsh & Janis Massey, every Fri.; Bobbie Blue, every Wed.-Thurs.; 18389 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana; no cover, but two-drink min.; over 21. (818) 344-0034.

—Jonny Whiteside & Falling James

Dance ClubsThis Week Only

LICK DISCO BALL Sat., Feb. 4. Those wild after-hours club kids, Juicy Jay and Colonel Clique, spin sexy sounds, and Felix offers a photo exhibit and “live late-night lingerie pillow fight.” 10 p.m.-4 a.m.; over 21; $10. 1001 First St., dwntwn. For more info on loft location and advance tix, see

As Always

AKBAR Fri.-Sat.: DJs spinning everything from electro-booty to ’80s nuggets kick this mixed spot up a notch. Thurs.: Dirty Dirty House Club returns with house grooves from DJ Tony Powell. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; free before 10 p.m., $5 after. 4356 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 665-6810.

ARENA Fri.: Heaven returns with new resident DJ 4 Strings spinning trance and more. Sat.: It’s Boys’ Night, with pop, Latin, hip-hop and more, courtesy of DJ Mike and Ernie Pearl; $12. Sun.: Noche de Bandas has dancing to live Latin bands; families welcome, but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; $12. Wed.: A Delicious night of beats, featuring hip-hop DJs, go-go dancers, a merengue lounge and a mostly gay crowd; $5. (323) 692-3636. Thurs.: Young trendoids dance to Top 40 pop faves on the turntables and up on a giant screen at Tigerheat,a raging, mostly gay mash; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; $8. Fri.: Lipstick smacks you with electronica, hip-hop and trip-hop. Early Fri.-Sat.: Girls’ Night has the Hollywood Men exotic show, a choreographed beefcake extravaganza; Fri., 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.; over 18; $20-$15. Call for resv. (818) 845-8457. Club nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., except Sat. till 4 a.m.; valet parking.Full bar, food available until mid. 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 462-0714.

AVALAND Fri.: Dancing to DJs spinning hip-hop and rock. Sat.: Avaland is the city’s most ominous electronic-music night with equally impressive guest DJs; over 18; $10. Other nights, 10 p.m.-5 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 462-3000.

BOARDNER’S Fri.: Touching Bass, from the creators of Bar 330 and Sky Sushi, is a cool and casual night of beats from DJs including Al Jackson, Butta, Jay-P and more; $5. Sat.: Bar Sinister has “devilish dame dancers,” DJs spinning a dark web of sounds, and a lounge for sinful pleasures; live performances; dress code: black; $10, $15 if not in dress code. (323) 769-7070. Sun.: Club London celebrates English beats of yore with tribute bands and DJs; over 18; $10. (213) 486-4300. Mon.: Totally radical ’80s night Blue Mondays. Wed.: Club Moscow rocks with Paul (Club 82) and other DJs spinning new wave, electro and indie rock. Thurs.: The promoters behind Club Bang! offer Spy Club, a mod-ern new gathering for the over-21 crowd, featuring indie rock, Brit pop, electro on the decks from DJs including Chris B., Dia, and Joseph Brooks, plus live bands on the outdoor stage. See Rock & Pop for live schedule. Clubs 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (except where noted); over 21. 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621.


(JEWEL’S) CATCH ONE First and Third Fri.: Das Bunker has industrial and EBM; over 18. Sat.: Club 4067 offers R&B and hip-hop till 4 a.m.; $7 before 11 p.m., $10 after. Sun.: Exotic City has sexy dancers and DJs spinning hip-hop, house, funk and soul till 2 a.m. Mon.: Ground Control grinds up dance and alternative; $3. Full bar; over 21; cover varies. 4067 W. Pico Blvd. (323) 734-8849.

CENTURY CLUB Fri.: Live salsa early and dancing later with DJs spinning hip-hop, Top 40 and Latin grooves.Sat.: DJs spin Top 40 dance hits. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar; $15 before 10 p.m., $20 after. 10131 Constellation Blvd., Century City. (310) 553-6000.

CINESPACE Fri. &Sat.: Get blingy with hip-hop, R&B, funk, progressive house and more. Tues.: DJs Steve Aoki and Frankie Chan spin rock, classic hip-hop and nu-dance beats; plus live bands. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., except Sat. till 3 a.m.; two full bars; over 21. Full dinner menu available. 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Second Level, Hlywd. (323) 817-FILM.

CIRCUS Fri.: Fame features vocal contests and dancing to DJs spinning hits. Sat.: Spundae spins with a jam-packed night of world-class electro DJs. Sun.: Dancing to high-energy ’70s and ’80s disco. Tues.: Boys will be toys at Boys Night Out, with house, techno, salsa and disco music, plus a drag show at 11:30 p.m.; $3. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri.-Sat. till 4 a.m.; full bar; over 21; valet parking. 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 462-1291.

CLUB 7969/PEANUTS. Fri.: Illusions II is a night of sweet (topless) transvestites. Sat.: L.A. Bare Hollywood is an exotic show with hunks shakin’ it onstage for happy, horny ladies, 7-10 p.m. (310) 281-6293. Mario Diaz’s Hot Dog (formerly at the Parlour) follows with a gay crowd and juicy dance beats. Sun.: Velvet has sexy go-go girls and cheesy dance sounds. Mon.: Illusions is a drag and dance night hosted by Viva Sex. Wed.: Volupcity is dance night for BBWs (big, beautiful women) and the peeps who love them. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; full bar. 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 654-0280.

DRAGONFLY Fri.: The claws come out at Miss Kitty’s Parlour, where DJs spin electro-trash for sexed-up club-kid types. Sat.: See Pick of the Week. Thurs.: White Lightning and Q-Bwoy offer Jamaican Live, a reggae joint. Sun.: DJ Morty spins ’80s before and after nerdy ’80s tribute band The Spazzmatics. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; over 21; $10. See Rock & Pop for live-music info. 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 466-6111.

THE ECHO First Sat.: Bootie L.A. is a mash-up mix extravaganza from DJ Paul V. This week: Live beat-blending band Smash-Up Derby perform. Sun.: Part-Time Punks has cool DJs spinning post-punk, indie rock and more. Wed.: Dub Club chills with DJs spinning da reggae/dancehall/dub beats. Full restaurant; most nights 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21 (some nights over 18); $5 unless otherwise noted. See Rock & Pop for live music. 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 413-8200.

THE FACTORY/ULTRA SUEDE Fri.: Pop Starz features DJ Mike Bryant spinning shameless pop hits for gay guys in the main room; long-running gay-gal get-together Girl Bar is in Ultra Suede. Sat.: I Love Circuit Boys is in the main room, pumping out relentless dance beats for the tight-teed queer-boy crowd. Wed.: Club 80’s rocks the floor retro style with Lee Dyson on the decks in Ultra Suede. Full bar;over 21; cover varies. The Factory, 652 La Peer Dr.; Ultra Suede, 661 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 659-4551.

GABAH Wed.: Jam Rockout with hip-hop DJs. Thurs.: Mo’ hip-hop to hump to. Fri. & Sun.: Club Obsession has reggaeton, dancehall and hip-hop. Sat.: Shakespeare, Aurelito and the gang treat you to the sweet reggae and hip-hop vibe of Chocolate Bar. All clubs 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; over 21. 4658 Melrose Ave. (323) 664-8913.

GARDEN OF EDEN Fri.: An oasis of hip-hop from On Productions. Sat.: Hip-hop and dance beats fill the air at Oxygen Saturdays. Sun.: Icon Entertainment pumps up the jams. Dress code; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; three full bars; over 21; valet parking; $20 cover most nights. 7080 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 465-3336.


HERE Fri.: Tantrahas DJ Eddie One spinning KIIS FM dance hit mixes for gays.Sat.: Progressive house gets down and dirty at Soil. Sun.: Playeris a “circuit” party for jock cocks. Wed.: DJ Rob Duggan spins Sexy House Sounds. Thurs.: Gay femmes get their Fuse lit here, with DJ Dimes spinning hip-hop and R&B. Most nights 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 696 N. Robertson Blvd., Hlywd.

IVAR Fri.: Bodyrockis a night of dance performances and DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, electro, ’80s rock and more. Sat.: Funk n’ Groovin’, hosted by MTV’s Fabulous Boogie, Dave Doyle and Jean B, attracts the celeb set with a full-on hip-hop vibe, courtesy of DJ Echo. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 6356 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 465-4827.

JOSEPH’S Fri.-Sat.: Groove with DJs spinning alt-rock, funk, ’80s and hip-hop. Mon.: Enter L.A. has DJs Mark the Spot and EQ spinning hip-hop, alt-rock and ’80s. Guest-list info: (310) 622-8782. Call club for guest list both nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. Thurs.: URB mag and the dudes behind Cinespace Tuesdays offer Loose Tooth, a dance-punk hipster-rama featuring rock-star guest DJs, the Weekly’s own Cobrasnake shooting pics, and occasional live bands. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. 1775 N. Ivar Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-8697.

KING KING Fri.: The city’s hardest-working DJs gather for Basic, a biweekly electro-mash; residents including John Do and Justin Gourley, plus guest, waxing wonders from around the globe. See for more info. Sat.: Electronic music DJs get the Balance right each week. DJ Kemal and guest spin. 10 p.m.-4 a.m.; over 21; $10 before 11 p.m., $15 after. 6555 Hollywood Blvd. (213) 427-3982.

LARCHMONT Sun.: “Feel the beat” has a double meaning at Fetish Bar, from the dominants and submissives behind the Bondage Ball. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; $10. Thurs.: If you’re looking for drum & bass, Respect is the place. DJ Machete and guests spin. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; $10. 5657 Melrose Ave. (323) 467-4068.

LITTLE TEMPLE Sun.: Sonido Herra has DJs Sloe Poke and Morris, plus guest Dusk on the decks; $5. Tues.: Sketchbook draws from Dublab groovers Kutmah’s, Reneau’s and Eric Coleman’s impressive wax collections; free. Wed.: Together — A Soul ChildrenExperience brings together Al Jackson, Sacred, Rome and MCDJ One, spinning unifying dance jams; $8-$5.Thurs.: Get down at The Rootdown, with DJs Dusk and Wyatt Case spinning rare funk, hip-hop, Latin soul and dub; $4 before 10:30 p.m., $8 after. (818) 759-6374. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar. 4515 Santa Monica Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 660-4540. See for complete lineups.

THE MOR Fri.-Sat.: Funk, hip-hop and R&B. Sun.: Ongoing DJ recording sessions. Mon.: Salsa sounds, and lessons, from DJ Picoso. Tues.: $2 Tuesdays.Wed.:Honey Wednesdays is ’80s-’90s classics. Thurs.: Megatonblasts funky electro breaks. Full bar; tapas menu until 11 p.m.; over 21; cover varies ($5-free). 2941 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 455-6720.

NACIONAL Sat.: BoJesse Christopher hosts Infamous, a night of schmoozing and moving to DJs spinning dance hits. Mon.: The Bud Bros.’ Monday’s Social presents mega-DJ guests each week. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. 1645 Wilcox Ave., Hlywd. (323) 962-7712.

RAGE Fri.: Game Boi is a hip-hop/pop video vamp. Sat.: A pumpin’-’n’-bumpin’ eve for 20-something boy toys; DJ Salvador spins. Mon.: Alternative night with DJ Steve Cunningham; no cover. Tues.: Dancing and a show from the Dreamgirls Revue. Wed.: Fuego features hot Latin sounds from DJ Salvador. Thurs.: Celebrity has DVD DJs and Boy U dancers. Dancing till 2 a.m. nightly; full bar; over 21 (except where noted); cover varies. 8911 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 652-7055.

RED BUDDHA LOUNGE Fri.-Sat.: DJ A-Ski spins hip-hop, ’80s, soul and mo’ all weekend long. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar. 6423 Yucca St., Hlywd. (323) 309-2166.

THE RUBY Fri.: Clockwork Orange has a multi-decade mix of dance action in three rooms. Sat.: The day ends with a Bang! for young indie heads at this night full of new rock dance grinds. Sun.: The decade of decadence is on the decks all night long at Club 80’s/Beat It. (Also see This Week Only.) Thurs.: Perversion is a sexed-up industrial-dance night; $10. All clubs 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 18; three full bars. 7070 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 467-7070.

THE SPACE Fri.: Fast Times has ’80s cover bands and DJs spinning totally rad retro hits. Sat.: DJ H20 spins dance hits from the ’70s to the ’00s. Food in the cantina; 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover $10-$5. 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 829-1933.

THE STOCK EXCHANGE Fri.-Sat.: Salsa, merengue, Top 40, techno, hip-hop and more for an upscale crowd. 9 p.m.-6 a.m.; seven full bars; over 21; valet parking; dress code; $15. 618 S. Spring St., dwntwn. (213) 489-3877.


VANGUARD Sat.: Btoll Entertainment offers a big-beat party with DJ StoneRokk spinning hip-hop and rock. Sun.: Marques Wyatt’s house-music happening Deep still offers house heavies on the decks. Club nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; $10. 6021 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 463-3331.

ZANZIBAR Fri.: Bossa: Nova is Jason Bentley and Jun’s night of future soul and left-field breaks; $10. (310) 281-7950. Sat.: Quality grooves from DJs Haul and Mason. Sun.: Garth Trinidad and Mr. French spin funky sounds their way at Oneway. Tues.: Groove Factory produces funky sounds from rotating turntablists. Wed.:Dance revues and guest DJs each week. Thurs.: Afro Funké’s Jeremy Sole’s Musaics and DJ guests spin reggae, dub and Afro beats, along with live instrumentation. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 1301 Fifth St., Santa Monica. (310) 451-2221.

—Lina Lecaro

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