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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight In Rock: Billy Corgan, Mew, Black Joe Lewis, Local Natives

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Local Natives will be performing tonight at Spaceland | Photo by Benjamin Hoste for LAist


Local Natives will be performing tonight at Spaceland | Photo by Benjamin Hoste for LAist
Our Pick: Local Natives, The Henry Clay People, Aushua, Fun @ Spaceland (FREE!)

Tonight Illinois-bred Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Hotel Café. Danish rockers Mew, who are slated to open for NIN later this week, are poised to perform at Zune LA. And, lastly, Austin's own retro soul singer-songwriter Black Joe Lewis (LAist Interview) will be performing at the Troubadour with half-American, half-Kenyan Benga rockers Extra Golden. But we strongly suggest heading over to Spaceland to catch LAist favorites Local Natives (LAist Interview), who will be closing out their month-long residency tonight. Hometown heroes the Henry Clay People (Review, #2, #3, #4), OC-based pop rock outfit Aushua and NY's own indie pop supergroup Fun—which features the Format front man Nate Ruess, Steel Train front man Jack Antonoff and former Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost—are all slated to perform as well. Yours truly will be DJing between bands. Come on out early!

You can find these listings as well as the rest of the week's in our weekly Week In Rock post, which (generally) goes up every Sunday.

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Local Natives - "Warning Sign (Talking Heads Cover)"

Local Natives, The Henry Clay People, Aushua, Fun @ Spaceland (FREE!)
Billy Corgan and Spirits in The Sky @ The Hotel Café
Mew @ Zune L.A. (Private Event - 8275 Beverly Blvd.)
Dredg, RX Bandits, As Tall As Lions @ El Rey Theatre
Bat For Lashes, Other Lives @ Henry Fonda Music Box (Sold-Out)
Black Joe Lewis and The Honey Bears, Extra Golden @ Troubadour
The Growlers, My Pet Saddle, Grand Elegance, The Moon Upstairs @ The Echo (FREE!)
Donovan Leitch: "The Dark Root of The Musical" @ Largo at the Coronet
Lower Heaven, The Meek, Ojos Rojos, Jason Simon @ Silver Lake Lounge
Susan Marshall, Dead Rock West @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Dawes @ Detroit Bar