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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight In Rock: Brian Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Andrew Bird, The High Dials

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Andrew Bird will be playing tonight at Largo at the Coronet | Photo by Cameron Wittig via Andrew Bird's Myspace

Our Pick: Andrew Bird @ Largo at the Coronet

There's a ton of great stuff going on in LA tonight, but it's going to cost you an arm and a leg to get in. First and foremost, there's the Carl Wilson Foundation 10 Year Anniversary Tribute Concert & Fundraiser featuring surf rock legend Dick Dale and Beach Boys front man Brian Wilson. The ginormous Gibson Ampitheatre will be bouncing to R&B mainstays Mary J. Blige and our personal guilty pleasure, Robin Thicke. You've got a lot of money and foresight if you're planning on going to one of the aforementioned shows. And, quite honestly, we've only got so much of both. So we shelled out thirty bucks a month in advance for the opening night of Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird's two-date stint at Largo at the Coronet. If you don't have tickets, then do whatever it takes to get in. It'll be the most intimate, mind-blowing experience of your life.

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Grand Ole Echo @ The Echo (early)
Part Time Punks @ The Echo (late)
Super Karma @ Raggedy Threads
Tegan and Sara, City and Color, Girl in a Coma @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
Obedient Waves, The Rest of Us, Actress, Dharma Bums @ Echo Curio
The High Dials, The Quarter After, The Shore @ Spaceland
The Skatalites @ The Key Club
Gaelic Storm @ The El Rey
Andrew Bird @ Largo at the Coronet
The Go-Getters @ Redwood Bar
The 1921a @ McCabe's
Brunch Americana: Amy Farris, David Serby, Red Rock West @ Safari Sam's (Early Show; Noon; Free!)
Gaelic Storm @ El Rey
Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Carl Wilson Foundation 10 Year Anniversary Tribute Concert & Fundraiser: Al Jardine, David Marks, Dick Dale, Carnie & Wendy Wilson, The Honeys, Adam Marsland's Chaos Band, Special Guest Brian Wilson @ The Roxy