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Tonight In Rock: Cut Copy, The Mars Volta, Abe Vigoda, Mika Miko

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Rio en Medio will be celebrating the release of her sophomore record tonight at Spaceland | Photo via Rio en Medio's Myspace

Our Pick (Festival): Eagle Rock Music Festival
Our Pick: Rio en Medio, Voices Voices, Weave!, EXITMUSIC @ Spaceland

Tonight LA will be seized by festivals. Now in its third year, the LA Weekly's Detour Festival will be taking over the area around City Hall in Downtown. We're excited for Aussie electro-pop sensation Cut Copy, epic LA-based prog-rockers the Mars Volta, English folk rockers Noah and the Whale and DFA Records's latest and greatest, Hercules and Love Affair. The lineup is enticing, but certainly not for everyone. We had a rather traumatic experience last year involving Justice and drunken buffoons. It did not go over well. The 10th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, which takes place on Colorado Blvd. between Eagle Rock Blvd. and Argus St., boasts some 74 acts on 16 stages—the most comprehensive bill of local bands we've ever seen. We're excited for Abe Vigoda, Mika Miko (LAist Review), the Antarcticans, Gangi (LAist Review), and the Ship Collective's mainstay Earlimart. Need we mention that it's still free? And although it will be our festival pick of the night, we'd like to suggest a show for those who aren't interested in crowds. Head on over to Spaceland to catch Brooklyn-based folk songstress Rio en Medio. Tonight will serve as the record release party for her second full-length Frontier. It will be the start of what promises to be a very successful career.

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The LA Weekly Detour Festival w/ Afternoons, Bitter:Sweet, Black Lips, Cut Copy, Datarock, Gogol Bordello, Hercules And Love Affair, Japanese Motors, Peanut Butter Wolf, The Mae Shi, The Mars Volta, The Monolators, Noah And The Whale, The Presets, The Submarines, Surkin, & more @ Downtown LA
The Eagle Rock Music Festival w/ Abe Vigoda, The Antarticans, The Cobra Lilies, Crystal Antlers, Divisadero, Downtown/Union, Earlimart, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Gangi, Le Switch, Mika Miko, One Trick Pony, The Parson Redheads, Princeton, Radar Brothers and more! @ Eagle Rock Music Festival
Tarfest Music Festival: Love Lies Sleeping, Castledoor, DJ Shepard Fairey @ El Rey
The Swell Season, Iron & Wine @ The Greek Theatre
Manimal Vinyl presents: Rio en Medio, Voices Voices, Weave!, EXITMUSIC @ Spaceland
A Place To Bury Strangers, In Waves @ The Troubadour
Neil Diamond @ Staples Center
Milk: Blood @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz
Oscillating Innards, Lazy Magnet, Emaciator, Pro Bro Gold, Persimmons Pomegranate @ The Smell
Rancid, The Aquabats @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
Free Falling Safe, Chupacobra, Lemon Drop Kick, The Get Well Cards @ Mr T's Bowl
Eagle Winged Palace, Tim Williams, Useless Keys, Sholi @ Echo Curio
Rachel Cantu @ Tangier
Mika Miko, Gun Outfit, NODZZZ @ Pehrspace