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Tonight in Rock: The Monolators, Busdriver, Death Cab

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Luke Doucet plays the Hotel Cafe tonight | Photo via his MySpace

As the weekend nears, here's a recap of music festivals happening. Starting today is the four-day Lightening in a Bottle festival near Santa Barbara. It's like Coachella with green tendencies and Do Lab sensibilities (Lucent Dossier of local Edison fame will be there). The line-up features West Indian Girl, Yard Dogs Road Show, among many others.

Topanga Days, a three-day festival, features The Living Sisters (Inara George, Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark) on Saturday, Jonathan Rice on Sunday (will Jenny Lewis show up to sing backup for him?) and Everest on Monday.

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Finally, the 22nd Annual Jazz Reggae Festival at UCLA goes for two days with headliners The Roots and Stephen Marley.

Death Cab For Cutie @ Jimmy Kimmel
Daryl Hall & John Oates @ Troubadour
El-P, Busdriver, Dizzee Rascal @ El Rey
Blue Rodeo with Luke Doucet @ Hotel Cafe
West Indian Girl, Film School, The Sixth Chamber @ Malibu Inn
Les Blanks, The Monolators, Correatown, Amateurs @ Spaceland
Rogue Wave, Voxhaul Broadcast @ Samueli Theater (Costa Mesa)
French Kicks, The Weather Underground, Roll the Tanks @ The Echo
Radar Bros., The Parson Red Heads, Greater California, Ed Vallance @ Knitting Factory

Friday, May 23, 2008
Jessie Baylin, Teitur @ Roxy (Read LAist's Interview with Jessie Baylin)
Mandy Moore (yes, that Mandy) @ Hotel Cafe
Daryl Hall & John Oates @ Troubadour
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Foot Foot @ The Echo
The Von Bondies, Die! Die! Die!, The Shys, Io Echo @ Safari Sam's
I See Hawks in LA, Haymaker and Bert Susanka @ DiPiazza's (Long Beach)
Pocahaunted, Black Black, Vivian Girls, White and The Writing @ The Smell
Donita Sparks and the Stellar Moments, Crystal Antlers, Thinking Aloud @ Alex's Bar
Oliver Future, The Henry Clay People, Radars to the Sky, 5 O'Cock Somewhere @ Echoplex

Saturday, May 24, 2008
Topanga Days @ Topanga, CA
Foals @ Troubadour
MSI @ The Wiltern
War @ Greek Theatre
Felix Da Housecat @ Avalon
Margot & The Nuclear So and So's @ The Echo
Japanther, The Pharmacy, Bad Dudes, Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
The Parson Red Heads, Willoughby, Cavil at Rest @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa)
You Me and Iowa, The New Trust, Calamity Magnet, The Voyeurs @ Spaceland

Sunday, May 25, 2008
Topanga Days @ Topanga, CA
?uestlove @ Roxy (L.A. URB Issue Release Party | Read the LAist Interview with him)
War @ Greek Theatre
One Trick Pony w/ a Sarah Negadari of the Happy Hollows @ pehrspace
Mad Gregs, Flowers From The Man Who Shot Your Cousin, Jenny Jenkins @ Found Gallery
Ben Pringle, Alex & Sam, Wisely, Mount Righteous @ Tangier (Read the Alex & Sam Interview)