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Tonight In Rock: Disturbed, Wale, Nickel Eye, Anoraak

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Wale will be playing tonight at the Keyclub | Photo by Mel D. Cole via Wale's Myspace

Our Pick: Wale, U-N-I, Blu, Exile @ Key Club

Tonight Chicago-based butt rockers Disturbed will be performing at the Hollywood Palladium. New York's own folk rock outfit Nickel Eye, which features none other than Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, are set to headline the Troubadour with Low vs Diamond in tow. The Echoplex will play host to a handful of French DJs, including LAist favorite Anoraak. Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek is performing solo at the Largo at the Coronet. And, lastly, local experimental collective Heard of Elephants will be performing with Collisions at the Unknown Theater. But we strongly suggest that you head over to the Key Club to catch D.C.-based rapper Wale, who has been exalted by the likes of Pitchfork and LA's foremost hip-hop expert Jeff Weiss.

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Wale - "The Kramer"

Pepper, Shwayze, The Supervillians @ Club Nokia
Disturbed, Sevendust @ Hollywood Palladium
Wale, U-N-I, Blu, Exile @ Key Club
Nickel Eye (featuring Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes), Low vs. Diamond, The Shys @ Troubadour
Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek), Tom Brosseau @ Largo at the Coronet (Little Room)
Binary Presents: Valerie DJ Collective w/ Anoraak, College, Keen House, Lexicondon @ Echoplex
Heard of Elephants, Collisions, Charts & Maps, Corridor @ Unknown Theater
RTX, Night Horse, Green & Wood, The High Saints @ Airliner
Amber Jean’s Birthday Beatles tribute bash w/ The Baja Bugs (Beatles cover band), The Wallburds, DJ Dia @ Spaceland
Yard Dogs Road Show, Rupa & the April Fishes, The Pimps of Joy Times @ El Rey Theatre
Relentless 7, Sixstep, The Dailies, Hellen Back Quartet @ The Mint
The Street & Babe Shadow @ Space 15 Twenty (Free!)
Respect Presents: Klute, Jo-s, Drone, MC XYZ @ The Echo
Helstar, Avenger Of Blood, Taking Over, Phalanx, Merciles @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Simon Stokes, Melyssa Marie @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)
Kingsley, Family of Ghosts, Nephews, [Post-foetus] @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge)
Wake Up Lucid, The May Fire, Divisible @ Silver Lake Lounge
The Deadbirds Record Release w/ Lelia Broussard, Holly Conlan, Dead Rock West, Samantha Mollen @ The Hotel Café
Quetzal Guerrero, The Warriors @ Redwood Bar & Grill
The Morning After Girls, Zaza, The Pacific @ Viper Room
Heart of Gold, Hippie Cream, Falsetto Teeth, Out of Town @ Juanita's
Jonneine Zapata, The Vacation, The Paul Chesne Band @ The Kibitz Room
Country Tea, Cave Country, Tommy Santee Klaws, Bret Jensens Death Valley Jubilee @ The Hyperion Tavern
Psychotonic w/ Special Guest DJ Dr. Ray @ The Bigfoot Lodge
Fireball Ministry @ House of Blues Sunset
Katisse @ Baked Potato
Bud Shank Quartet @ Jazz Bakery
Thee Makeout Party, The Beat Killers, Arrow Down, and Some Days @ The Que Sera
Tyrone Wells @ House of Blues Anaheim
The Janks, Spazmatics @ Canyon Club
John Troy @ Royal Hawaiian
Killola, The Action Design, White Carriage @ Alex's Bar
LA Riots @ iLounge
Moostache, Evening Hour, Two Guns, Rami Dearest, The Hot Cops @ Detroit Bar