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Live Music Picks Tuesday - Thursday

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Tues 5/30 - Bedroom Walls / Let’s Go Sailing / Lavender Diamond @ Troubadour ($8) – Catch three strong local bands on one bill. Bedroom Walls has a new, critically acclaimed album on Baria Records. Download “Somewhere in Newhall (string quartet version)” Let’s Go Sailing is Shana Levy with various members of Silversun Pickups, Tanya Haden and others helping her out from time to time. Lavender Diamond is Becky Stark backed by some other talented, soft 1970’s-style rockers. They’ve gotten a lot of strong national press lately. Download “You Broke My Heart” If you want something less mellow, try Pinback at the Avalon.

Wed 5/31 - His Name Is Alive / Nomo @ Spaceland ($10) – His Name is Alive is a classic, atmospheric 4AD band from Michigan. This is their first headlining US tour in a decade. Pitchfork gave their recent album a very respectable 8.4/10. They've got a lot of free downloads on their website. Nomo is a Ubiquity records band.

Thurs 6/1 - Division Day / The Southland / Peter Walker @ Spaceland – Division Day is one of the nicest bands that you’ll meet. They’re a local band, but this is their first time headlining Spaceland, so show ‘em some love. They’ve gotten nice mentions by the LA Times, OC Weekly and many, many blogs. Download “Colorguard” Peter Walker is the impresario of Dangerbird Records and a singer-songwriter to boot. Download “What Do I Know