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Tonight in Rock: Beck's 2nd Secret Show

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The Helio Sequence plays at The Echo tonight | Photo by mrmatt via Flickr

Apparently Beck snuck into The Echo last night for a second secret show (first time caught on video). "Nobody on Wednesday’s regular bill seemed to mind that Beck crashed the party. It was the EP release show for singer-songwriter Daniel Ahearn’s 'Pray for Me by Name.' Once he got started, Ahearn (a familiar face in the venue since he pays some of his bills by tending bar at the Echo) thanked the man who preceded him onstage … with a wink," write Kevin Bronson on Soundboard. "'Good local artist,' Ahearn said. 'I think he’s going places.'”

As mentioned yesterday, after the Lakers win the game tonight or during/after your perusing of the Downtown Art Walk, the city's center won't be done for the night. Starting at 7 p.m. (and "goes all night") is Meet Your Muse with West Indian Girl as the headliners. It's an art meets music event with artists displaying their works and rumors of free Aashi beer. Free beer or not, the event is $5 and goes to charity (Goodlife planting trees, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation). It all happens at The 533.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008
Afro Funke @ Zanzibar
Erykah Badu, The Roots @ The Greek
Nellie McKay @ Largo at the Coronet
DJ ?uestlove, DJ Journey @ Crash Mansion
The Builders and the Butchers @ Spaceland (video of them at Spaceland below)
The Detroit Cobras, Les Sans Culottes @ Troubadour
Lucky Dragons, Late Night Date Night, PST, Rale @ The Smell
The Helio Sequence, Talkdemonic, Wait Think Fast @ Echoplex
The Secret 6, CoCo B's, Mezzanine Owls and The Pity Party @ Alex's Bar
Hecuba, David Scott Stone, Fantastic Magic, Voices on Tape @ Echo Curio
Meiko, Astra Heights, Ken Oak Band, Red Yellow Sparks, Andy Zipf @ Hotel Cafe

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


Builders and the Butchers at Spaceland in Feb. 2008