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Tonight In Rock: Franz Ferdinand, Matt & Kim, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Crocodiles

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Crocodiles will be performing tonight at Spaceland | Picture via Crocodiles' Myspace

Our Pick: Crocodiles, Graffiti Island, Pens @ Spaceland

Tonight Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand will be headlining the Hollywood Palladium. Brooklyn-based indie pop duo Matt & Kim will be performing to a sold-out crowd at the El Rey Theatre with none other than Philadelphia's own rapper/singer Amanda Blank. And, lastly, Omaha-bred Americana act Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band will be taking on the Echoplex with Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Kurt Vile and Swedish psych rockers Dungen. But we strongly suggest heading over to Spaceland to catch San Diegan garage rockers Crocodiles. London-based trios Graffiti Island and Pens are slated to kick things off.

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You can find these listings as well as the rest of the week's in our weekly Week In Rock post, which (generally) goes up every Sunday.

Crocodiles - "I Wanna Kill"

Franz Ferdinand @ Hollywood Palladium
Matt & Kim, Amanda Blank @ El Rey Theatre (Sold-Out)
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Dungen, Kurt Vile @ Echoplex
Pete Yorn, Zee Avi, J.D. King @ Henry Fonda Music Box
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo at the Coronet
Crocodiles, Graffiti Island, Pens @ Spaceland
The Dirtbombs, The Sermon, Jail Weddings @ The Echo
Woods, Best Coast, Garbaj Kaetz, LA Fog @ Echo Curio
Premiere Screening and DVD Release Party of: "Live at The Smell" @ Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles)
Gary Wilson & the Blind Dates, DâM-FunK and Master Blazter, James Pants & the Royal Zodiac, Weave!, DJ Bruce Haack @ Bootleg Theatre
Kate Earl, Jane Lui, Huntingfield, Model K, Joy Williams @ The Hotel Café
Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Jonny Burke @ Troubadour
Victim Vision, Future Ghost, Dirt Dress, Les Bicyclettes Blanches @ Silver Lake Lounge
U-N-I, '87 Stick Up Kids @ The Roxy
CC. Sheffield, David Labrel, Leslie Stevens, T.J. Lemiux @ The Standard (8300 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles)
The Dead Weather, Tyvek @ The Glass House
Cake @ Pomona Fox Theater
Lila Downs, Very Be Careful @ Santa Monica Pier
Devendra Banhart @ House of Blues Anaheim
Deerhunter @ Detroit Bar