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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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Rio en Medio - "Let's Groove (Earth, Wind & Fire Cover)"