Tonight In Rock: Joseph Arthur, Cursive, Breakestra, Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose

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Ethan Rose & Laura Gibson will be performing tonight at Echo Curio | Picture via Ethan Rose & Laura Gibson's Myspace

Our Pick: Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose, Novi Split, Daniel Ahearn, CMG and the Night @ Echo Curio

Tonight Akron-bred folk rock singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur will be kicking off a month-long stint at the Stronghold on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. Nebraska-based indie rock outfit Cursive are poised to take on the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollyweird with Chicago-based pop punk outfit Alkaline Trio. And, lastly, LA-based ten-piece funk orchestra Breakestra will be gracing the Natural History Museum with none other than local retro 60s soul-infused pop act Fitz and the Tantrums in tow, for this month's edition of First Fridays. But we strongly suggest heading over to Echo Curio to catch Portland-based musicians Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose, a folk songstress and an electronic composer respectively, who have fused forces to create one of the most intriguing albums of the year—Bridge Carols.

Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose - "Sun"

Joseph Arthur - "Morning Cup"

Cursive - "Sink To The Beat"

Breakestra - "Hiding (Quantic Soul Orchestra Remix)"

Joseph Arthur @ The Stronghold (1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice)
The Wedding Present, Ringo Deathstarr @ Troubadour
Alkaline Trio, Cursive @ House of Blues Sunset
Breakestra, Fitz & the Tantrums @ Natural History Museum
Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose, Novi Split, Daniel Ahearn, CMG and the Night @ Echo Curio
Gram Rabbit, Andy Clockwise, Crooked Cowboy and The Freshwater Indians, The Californian @ Echoplex
Webb Brothers, Sara Radle, Meredith Meyer, Letting Up Despite Great Faults @ Spaceland
Torches in Trees (EP release), Sweater Girls, Tremellow @ The Echo
Les Blanks, Marvelous Toy @ Case's Irish Bar & Grill
Moon Kana, DJ SiSeN @ Bootleg Theater
Captain Ahab's record release, tik///tik, Books on Tape Family Band, Libythth @ The Smell
Images, Lovelybones, Megasapien, Droves, 3D Stereo @ Mr. T's Bowl
Lesbian @ Vacation (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Hydrovibe, After, Mojorising, Nathan Kaye @ The Viper Room
Elevaters' record release, Mozella, Emma Ejwertz, Penelope Fortier @ The Hotel Café
Mo'Nique @ Club Nokia
Tiefschwarz @ Avalon
Ferry Corsten @ Hollywood Palladium
David Wong, Phoenix and the Turtle, Magick Orchids, Michael Nhat, Andrew Felix @ Character (276 E. First Street, Pomona)
Knights of Monte Carlo, Wayward Sons, Diamonds Under Fire @ Saint Rocke