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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight in Rock: The Beautiful Girls, George Michael

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No big surprise here, but Paste Magazine announced the 17 Coolest Record Stores in America in their soon-to-be-released July issue. “The resources on the Internet are supplements to actual record stores, not replacements," explained Paste editor-in-chief Josh Jackson in a statement. "Fortunately, despite the increasing pressures from illegal downloads and online music stores, many independent record stores have found clever ways to fight back against the electronic tide that was supposed to have run them out of business years ago.” And with that, Amos Lee plays live tonight at the store.

George Michael @ The Forum
The Beautiful Girls @ Troubadour
Fiction Plane, Saint Motel @ Viper Room
Cryptacize, Becky Stark, Palms @ The Echo
Oslo, The Hundred Days, Eject @ Spaceland
Olin and the Moon, Mouse Kills Tiger @ Tangier
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ Hollywood Bowl
Repeater, Pop Noir, The Drowning Men @ Boardner's
Sunny Day Sets Fire (American Teen movie screening) @ Ford Amphitheatre
Abe Vigoda, Small Breed, Shed, Seahouse, Hey Buddy and the Pals @ The Smell
Thailand, The Soft Hands, One Trick Pony, Good on Paper @ Silverlake Lounge

Thursday, June 26, 2008
Cyndi Lauper @ Jimmy Kimmel Live
Oliver Future, The Gray Kid @ Spaceland
Grandmaster Flash, EPMD @ Crash Mansion
Sara & Sean Watkins @ Largo at the Coronet
The Movies, Pizza!, The Savages, The Voyeurs @ The Echo
Katt Williams @ Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywalk
Everclear, Soul Asylum, Camper Van Beethoven @ House of Blues
Meiko, Dan Wilson, The Quiet, Brandon Mayer and the Hidden Powers @ Hotel Cafe
The Parson Red Heads, Transfer, The Fast Computers @ The Prospector (Long Beach)

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Friday, June 27, 2008
Nikka Costa @ El Rey
B Real, Slash @ Whiskey A Go Go
Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Dilated Peoples @ House of Blues
No Age, DJ King Shade @ The Getty
Juliette and the Licks @ Viper Room
Grand Archives, Sera Cahoone @ The Echo
Fol Chen, The Health Club, WEAVE! @ pehrspace
Hot Hot Heat, The Deadly Syndrome, The Shys @ The Roxy
Sam Shelton, Cory Chisel, Lucy Schwartz, Anahita, Kirsten Price @ Hotel Cafe
Guttermouth, New Skool Kings, Tiltwheel, Vultures United @ Alex's Bar (Long Beach)

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