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Tonight In Rock: Beck, MGMT, The Henry Clay People, Crocodiles

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MGMT are opening for Beck and Spoon tonight at the Hollywood Bowl | Picture via MGMT's Myspace

Our Pick: Beck, Spoon, MGMT @ The Hollywood Bowl

Now in its tenth year, the Lobster Festival at the Port of Los Angeles offers a mouthwatering array of not only food but local LA bands as well—most notably the Henry Clay People, Weather Underground and Olive Future. The music definitely overshadows the food this time around. And the Smell, in all of its drab glory, will be hosting LA-based experimental artist BARR and San Diego's Crocodiles, who are best known as the phoenix that rose from ashes of TPTBUTET and the Prayers. (Yes, that is in fact Kristen Gundred of Grand Ole Party's hubby.) However, the Hollywood Bowl is hosting what could easily be the best lineup to come through Los Angeles this entire year. While Brooklyn-based MGMT may be old news in Williamsburg, the buzz continues to shroud them here. The formidable and youthful band of bohemians are slated to open the extravaganza with epoch-making psychedelic pop, followed by Austin-based indie rock mainstays Spoon. And lastly, but certainly not least as far as we're concerned, hometown hero Beck will be wowing the audience, sampling tracks from his rather expansive catalog. The mere possibility of hearing anything off of 1996's Odelay excites us. But for your sake and our mental well-being, please, watch out for those bellicose "security" guards!

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Beck, Spoon, MGMT @ The Hollywood Bowl
Gladys Knight, Al Green @ Greek Theatre
Lobster Festival w/ The Henry Clay People, Oliver Future, Robert Francis, Weather Underground @ The Port of Los Angeles
Barr, Hawnay Troof, Protectme, Crocodiles @ The Smell
The Meemies, The Californian @ Pehrspace
Miss Kittin & The Hacker, The Glimmers, Paolo Moho @ Avalon
The Heavenly States, Audrye Sessions, What Laura Says Thinks and Feels @ Spaceland
Throw Rag & Lower Class Brats, Roger Miret and the Disasters, The Heart Attacks and Viva Hats @ Crash Mansion
Los Dukes presents: Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls, Look Mexico, Frank Turner @ The Echo
Charts and Maps, Danger Bees, Jeff Ramuno and The Gunslingers, push/play, & more @ Mr T's Bowl
The Meemies & The Californian @ Pehrspace
Siri Dyal Band @ The Troubadour
KCRW presents: Liam Finn, The Veils, Karin Tatoyan @ Echoplex
8mm @ The Roxy
Rancid @ House Of Blues Anaheim
Siri Dyal @ Troubadour