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Tonight In Rock: Empire Of The Sun, Wild Beasts, These United States, Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba

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Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba will be tonight at California Plaza | Picture via Bassekou Kouyaté's Myspace

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba will be tonight at California Plaza | Picture via Bassekou Kouyaté's Myspace
Our Pick: Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba, Dengue Fever @ California Plaza (FREE! 8 PM)

Tonight Australian electro pop duo Empire of the Sun, which is of course composed of Luke Steele of the Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore of Pnau, will be taking on the penultimate night of a four-date stint at the Music Box at Henry Fonda Theater. LAist favorites, experimental English indie rockers Wild Beasts are poised to take on the El Rey Theatre. And, lastly, Washington D.C.-based alt-rock collective These United States will be taking on Spaceland with none other than San Franciscan alternative country outfit Or, The Whale. But we strongly suggest heading over to California Plaza in Downtown to catch a free performance by Mali-based musician Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba. LAist favorites, local Cambodian rock outfit Dengue Fever (LAist Interview, Review) are slated to perform as well.

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba - "Amy (Featuring Zoumana Tereta)"

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Empire of the Sun - "Walking on a Dream"

Wild Beasts - "Hooting & Howling (Live)"

These Unites States - "First Sight"

Natalie Merchant @ Orpheum Theatre
Empire of the Sun @ The Music Box at Henry Fonda Theater
Wild Beasts, The Mimicking Birds, Lone Wolf @ El Rey Theatre
Bassekou Kouyaté, Dengue Fever @ California Plaza (FREE! 8 PM)
These United States, Or, The Whale @ Spaceland
Aterciopelados, Pilar Diaz, Red Cortez @ Troubadour
Emily Wells, Emy Reynolds Band @ Largo at the Coronet
Torches in Trees, Go West Young Man @ The Echo
Shirley Rolls, The Allah Las @ Casey's Irish Bar & Grill
The Dollyrots, Get Set Go, Ingenue @ Bootleg Theater
Pizza!, Aunt Dracula, Atole, LACO$TE @ The Smell
Rooftops @ Origami Vinyl (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Brother Sal, Shane Alexander, Renata Youngblood, Blue Eyed Son, Roothub @ The Hotel Café

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