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Infinity (the Journey cover band that played Spaceland on Friday) is a lot of fun to see live. Here are some other bands that are hopefully fun live.....

Mon 6/5 - Languis / Kind Hearts and Coronets / Ill Lit / @ the Echo (Free) – Languis is playing every Monday at the Echo in June. They put out a very good spacey rock EP earlier this year. You need to see them live (and immerse yourself in it) to fully appreciate their sound. If you haven’t seen them in a while, they’re rocking more these days (they used to have more of a lo-fi, electronic sound). Download “In the Fields of (Lonely Fences)” Monsters are Waiting is doing the free June residency at Spaceland and Gliss is doing the free June residency at the Silverlake Lounge.

Tues 6/6 - Kids of Widney High / The Holograms @ Key Club (Free) – From their site: “The Kids of Widney High are a group of students from Widney High School, a special ed. high school in Los Angeles, who write and perform original songs.” They recently appeared in that Johnny Knoxville movie, The Ringer (the one where he impersonates a Special Olympics athlete). Here’s a clip of “Every Girl’s My Girlfriend” Local bubblegum rockers, The Holograms recently got a nice mention in Billboard. Download The Holograms “Are You Ready For It

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Wed 6/7 - The Raconteurs @ the Fonda (Sold Out) – This is one of their first shows in the States, so it sold out in like 30 seconds. Jack White, Brendan Benson and the rhythm section of the Greenhornes made an album that sounds like a different band on each song. They move from songs that sound like Joe Jackson to Led Zeppelin to Matthew Sweet to White Stripes and back again (which can make for an aggravating listen). They’re all talented musicians so it should be a fun live show. Tickets remain for their July 20th show at the Wiltern. Otherwise see the Young People at the Smell.

Thurs 6/8 - 8-Bit @ Spaceland ($8) – Highland Park’s 8-Bit are known for dressing up in crazy robot costumes and putting on energetic live shows. According to their website they “are a robotic old school nintendo rap crew.” They’ve remixed Beck too. Most people over 30 will probably find them obnoxious. Download “You Ain’t No Robot” If you prefer psychedelic, Cambodian music go see Dengue Fever at Tangier.

Photo: Languis / 8-Bit