Local Shows This Week

10/17/11 – School Night @ Bardot

Tonight’s free show will feature indie folksters Meiko and El May, rounded out with DJ sets by Gotye and Maydoubt. RSVP for free entry.

10/18/11 – Foster the People @ The Wiltern

If you missed Foster the People last week, the chillwave trio will be playing one more show at the Wiltern on Tuesday. Tickets are going fast for this one, so get ‘em while they’re hot!


10/18/11 – St. Vincent @ The Music Box

Over the course of three albums, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark has established herself as an indie rock goddess. Her seemingly innocent looks belie a guitar queen who can shred with the best of them, a brilliant vocalist with remarkable range and technique, and a songwriter with wit and wisdom far beyond her years. Prepare to be smitten, because no one can leave a St. Vincent concert without falling in love.


10/19/11 – Moonface @ The Satellite

Moonface is the solo project of Spencer Krug, co-leader of Wolf Parade and frontman of Sunset Rubdown. Unlike those energetic bands, Moonface is much more introspective, featuring Krug on synths with minimal percussion. His first EP, Dreamland: Marimba and Shit-drums, was an experimental journey into inner-space, heavily influenced by Indonesian gamelan music. His follow-up, Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped, is equally avant-garde and quietly emotional, evoking with coded language the bitter Canadian winter during which the album was recorded.


10/19/11 – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks w/ Ty Segall

Stephen Malkmus is best known as Pavement’s celebrated frontman, but his recent work with the Jicks shows a more refined, mature songwriter. Nonetheless, Malkmus’ latest album, Mirror Traffic, marks a nostalgic return to the snarky quirks of early Pavement.


10/21/11 – Tamaryn @ Echo

One of the west coast’s finest dream pop acts, Tamaryn is the perfect combination of psychedelic haze and emotional urgency. The San Fran duo makes frequent appearances in LA, and if you haven’t seen them yet, we highly recommend taking this opportunity to do so.


10/22/11-10/23/11 – Wolfgang Gartner @ The Music Box

Wolfgang Gartner is one of the main exponents of the house revival that’s brought us acts like Deadmau5 and Tiësto. Gartner is one of the few American DJs to make a name in the electro scene, which is typically dominated by Dutch and German musicians.

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10/22/11 – Aloe Bacc @ El Rey Theatre

The next big thing in neosoul has arrived. Aloe Blacc takes all the best of classic R&B and brings it into the present, resulting in something that fans of old and new soul alike can enjoy. Oh, and did we mention that he’s local?


10/23/11 – DJ Shadow @ The Music Box

You could spend your Sunday evening at home, dreading the coming workweek. OR, you could head to the Music Box to see one of the greatest American DJs spin tracks off of his latest record. We hope that the right decision is as obvious to you as it is to us.