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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight in Rock: Beck, The Submarines, Ting Tings

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Beautiful & Driving Music: Venetian Snares visits the Knitting Factory tonight | Photo via VS' MySpace

Update: Bad news. "Due to illness, this evening's Beck performance at the Echoplex has been cancelled.. Tickets will be refunded through Ticketweb."

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Beck's Echoplex show sold out within minutes of going on sale yesterday. But for those who are hardcore enough to wait early in line, a limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door today. For those in Orange County, Irvine's music scene got a shot of adrenaline in the arm when six months ago, a new presenter hit the scene. "Since late January, the student-run DIY group Acrobatics Everyday has been bringing local and touring indie bands to the UC Irvine campus. But wait, doesn’t Chain Reaction in Anaheim already provide this? That’s somewhat true, except the bands that play there are all emo-pop outfits from your little sister’s iPod," quips Margaret Wappler at Soundboard. "AE founder Sam Farzin, a UC Irvine student and music director of KUCI-FM (88.9), felt the city needed more variety and, let’s face it, better bands..." Tomorrow, they host the Bright Tomorrow Festival.

Also, today is the last day to win tickets to next week's Rilo Kiley show at the Greek Theatre. Tonight's listings are after the jump.

Friday, June 13, 2008
A.M., Pizza! @ L'Keg
Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
The Submarines, Castledoor @ The Echo
Ailish Tynan and Hugh Tinney @ The Getty
Crystal Castles @ The Roxy (midnight show)
The Ting Tings, Anni Rossi @ The Troubadour
Afrika Bambaataa, Reid Speed, Josh David @ Crash Mansion
Jay Nash, Holly Conlan, Laura Jansen, Courtney Ariel @ Hotel Cafe
Faun Fables, Hour of the Shipwreck, Strangers Die Every Day @ Knitting Factory
Venetian Snares, Otto Von Schirach, Cyrusrex, & DJ Daniel Myer @ Knitting Factory