• David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) and Rosie Thomas perform tonight at Largo. Doors open at 8 PM.
• MF DOOM (Danger Doom, Madvillian, MF), Pigeon John and 8 Bit are on tonight at The El Rey. Tickets are $28.50.
• It's the Clash of the Tetris Final Showdown at Little Pedro's, featuring music by Little One (ex-Sunday's Best) and Division Day, plus DJ sets by Jimmy Tamborello (The Postal Service) and Pedro from The Jealous Sound. Doors open at 9 PM and admission is free.
• Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer will be joining a special guest panel at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater to discuss chapters 6-12 of R. Kelly's amazing epic Trapped in the Closet. The show starts at 11 PM and tickets are $5.
• Shooter Jennings and the Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers are playing at the Troubadour. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 8 PM.
• Foul-mouthed, sassy Princess Superstar performs at The Echo along with Explogasm. Doors open at 8:30 PM and tickets are $10. [18+]
Keep your ticket stubs, because they will get you in to URB Magazine's Holiday Party at Loosetooth after the show, featuring a special DJ set from Princess Superstar and Alexander Technique.
• The Immortal Lee County Killers are back to shake up The Echo, along with Shaky Mallard and Gentlemen Callers, starting at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 day of. [18+]
• Cave-In, Doomriders and Lorene Drive are playing an early show at the Knitting Factory, starting at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of.
• From 7 PM until midnight, be part of the US premiere of TRIP, a multi-media, multi-continent series of films, music and art, featuring Frank Otto, Bernt Koehler-Adams, Andy Garcia, Chris Kennedy Lawford, Wolfgang Petersen and others. Taking place at Track 16 and Berman/Turner Projects D5 at Bergamot Station.
• !!! and The Silver Daggers are at The El Rey tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $19.
• Author Erin Mahoney will be discussing Walking LA: 36 Walking Tours Exploring Stairways, Streets and Buildings You Never Knew Existed at Skylight Books tonight at 6 PM.
• Get some holiday shopping done at the project: Fashionably Invited sample sale in Venice today from 12–8 PM, with DJs, refreshments and items on sale from local designers and artists. Admission is $2.
• The Brokedown and Scott Claassen are at Tangier tonight at 9 PM. Cover is $8.
• "Tongue & Groove," a monthly gathering featuring short fiction, essays, poetry and music, takes place tonight from 6-8 PM at The Hotel Cafe, featuring music by Randy Weeks and Garret Morris, plus writing by Andy Behrman, Electroboy, Kathy Bates, O-Lan Jones, Scarlett Riley and more.
• The Gimme Shelter Annual Acoustic Christmas Benefit, featuring Lucinda Williams, Andrew McMahon, Son Volt, Phantom Planet, Trevor Hall, Marjorie Fair, Matt Costa and others, takes place tonight at Roxy, starting at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $22.50.
• REDCAT features "Joseph Cornell: Film Constructions and Fantasies" tonight at 8 PM, including the films Rose Hobart, Bookstalls, Vaudeville De-Luxe, By Night with Torch and Spear, Centuries of June, Aviary, Nymphlight, A Legend for Fountains (with Stan Brakhage), Angel and Flushing Meadows. Tickets are $8 general admission.