Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (October 20, 2012)

Its not just any Saturday night in Los Angeles this week.  While there are stars on the regular, there aren't always international stars with music videos that have garnered over a HALF BILLION views.  If you've been living under a proverbial rock for most of 2012 or you are over the age of 70 - you may not have heard Gangnam Style - otherwise you probably are familiar with the PSY phenomenon.  No joke - my three year old nephew and year old niece are even hip to it.  

So - if you want to indulge in the hype - he is playing at House of Blues - Sunset Strip along with Brit star vocalist Ellie Goulding and Jay-Z's latest protege - Rita Ora.  A solid line-up for fans of pop stars and their music.  

For those with more eclectic tastes - I recommend the Peaches DJ Extravaganza at Fonda Theatre with support from Big Freedia.  The artists are gaymous, the dance floor will be raging and you'll be encouraged to, amongst other things, get ass everywhere and fuck the pain away.  Sounds sexual, aggressive and fun.  

You'd be hard pressed to find a way to describe Crystal Castles as tame (they are not), but it will be less craybans at their show at Hollywood Palladium with Health and Kontravoid than it will be up the block at Fonda.   

Outside of the various Hollyhoods - I'd advise heading west (or west and north).  Over at The Getty Center, Cold Cave turns in one of the late season Saturdays Off the 405 performances.  In Santa Monica, The Central SAPC hosts its monthly Silent Frisco with a blend of NIN and Skrillex tonight.  Pepperdine University brings Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue to their Malibu campus for some high quality New Orleans jazz and funk.  All the way up in Santa Barbara - Snow Patrol and Lissie rock the Santa Barbara Bowl.

As usual - a full list of tonight's L.A. shows are below.

Crystal Castles, HEALTH, Kontravoid @ Hollywood Palladium
The Dan Band @ Club Nokia
The Fab Faux @ Orpheum Theater
The Script, Tristan Prettyman @ Greek Theatre
Brad Paisley @ Hollywood Bowl
Hamilton Price Group @ bluewhale
Peaches DJ Extravaganza, Big Freedia @ Fonda Theatre
Ellie Goulding, PSY, Rita Ora @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
An Evening with Aaron Freeman (formerly Gene Ween) @ Troubadour
Dan Deacon, Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda, Alan Resnick @ El Rey Theater
The Paul F. Thompkins Show Presents: The Pod. F. Tompkast Live! @ Largo
The mergence, The Burning of Rome, The Shakers, The Suits @ The Viper Room
Bambu Station & ELan,  Inna Vision, Sono Vero @ The Roxy
Shugga Shane, Garrett Lee, Ariana Astar, Being Devious, Brooke Williams @ On The Rox
Bass Player Live feat Chris Squire, Aston Barrett and Steve Bailey @ Key Club
Women Warriors II Benefit Show @ Lot 1 Cafe
Magic Trash @ Origami Vinyl (FREE)
ASHBURY w/ Leggy Peggy, Diamond Light, The Downtown Train, Ned Casual & Hunter, DJ Vidal @ Los Globos
Happy Box 15th Anniversary w/ 1521, Blindcry, Emma’s Arch, Far*Out, Gabriela’s Kiss, The Glenn Jacinto Band, Guns at the Bar, King Capre, Mayday, New Day in August, Project 7, Sylva, Shadow is my Friend, Ten to Midnight and Zipcode @ Bootleg Theater
Osunlade, Marques Wyatt, Big Cee @ King King Club
The Jealous Sound, Weatherbox, Cardboard Lamb @ The Satellite
Cold Cave @ The Getty Center
The Soft Pack, Crocodiles, Heavy Hawaii @ The Echoplex
Funky Sole @ The Echo (FREE)
Mary Fahl, Naia Kete, Birdseye, Kori Withers, Herbert Ball Orchestra @ The Hotel Café
Keesha Scott Horgan, Amy Loftus, The Deep Sea Goes, Flowerglass @ Room 5 Lounge
Manufactured Superstars, Bad Boy Bill @ Avalon
LA Oktoberfest @ Vanguard
Livin on A  Prayer, Lixx @ Brixton South Bay
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, Northern Son, Miggs @ Saint Rocke
Alex Cuba, Rhett Frazier Inc. @ The Mint
Jimmy Lifton @ The Mint (7 PM)
Silent Frisco: NIN vs. Skrillex @ The Central SAPC
Swedish Egil, Spikey Mikey @ Yost Theater
TeaLong, Kill Will, Fluent One! @ Detroit Bar
Los Pinguous @ Dakota Lounge
The Soul of John Black, Aaron Hendra, Brian Titus, Vinyl Playlist, I4AI @ WitZend
Blowin’ Smoke and the Fabulous Smokettes @ Harvelle’s
The Gears, The Last, Sara Radle & The Mockingbirds, The Alley Cats @ Alex’s Bar
Aruna Sairam @ Schoenberg Hall UCLA
Delfeayo Marsalis Octet @ Catalina Bar & Grill
Surgeons, Corners, Froth, Cigarette Burns @ The Smell
Wages @ Machine Project
Blackwater Jukebox @ Rafas Lounge Art Gallery
Joey Dosik, Dustbowl Revival @ Del Monte Speakeasy
Tift Merritt, Amy Cook, Tyler Lyle @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
The Growlers, Audacity, Sam Flax, Tomorrows Tulips, TRMRS, Fee @ The Observatory
Adam Ant @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Ian Anderson @ Terrace Theater
Eddie Money, The Relatives, Pinch Me! @ Coach House
Snow Patrol, Lissie @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ Pepperdine University
Y.G. @ Angels Roadhouse

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