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Tonight In Rock: HARD Summer, Rock the Bells, The Dodos, Casiokids

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The Dodos

The Dodos will be performing tonight at the Getty Center | Picture via the Dodos' Myspace

Our Pick: Saturdays Off the 405 w/ The Dodos @ The Getty Center (FREE! Early Show; 6 PM)

Tonight HARD Summer, a massive multi-stage festival boasting a bevy of prominent electronic acts like Underworld, Chromeo, Crookers, Tiga, SebastiAn, the Bloody Beetroots and many more, will be taking place at the Forum. This year's Rock the Bells, which features the likes of Nas, Damian Marley, Ice Cube, The Roots, Common, Busta Rhymes, RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Slum Village, the Knux (LAist Interview) and many more, is set to take place at San Manuel Amphiteatre. Local producer/musician extraordinaire Jon Brion (LAist Interview, #2, Review) will be jamming at Largo at the Coronet with none other than Wilco guitarist Nels Cline (LAist Interview). And, lastly, Bergen-based experimental indie pop outfit Casiokids will be performing at Spaceland with the Wave Pictures and Slow Club in tow. But we strongly suggest heading over to the Getty Center to catch San Francisco-based psych-folk-pop act the Dodos for this week's edition of Saturdays Off the 405.

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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 goes up every Sunday.

The Dodos - "This Is A Business"

HARD Summer w/ Underworld, Chromeo, Crookers, Crystal Castles, Tiga, A-Trak, The Bloody Beetroots, SebastiAn, Busy P, Sinden, Amanda Blank, Rye Rye, Steve Aoki, Destructo, Dan Oh, DJ Skeet Skeet @ The Forum
Rock the Bells 09 w/ Nas, Damian Marley, Ice Cube, The Roots, Common, Busta Rhymes, House Of Pain, Reflection Eternal, Tech N9ne, RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Sage Francis, Slum Village, The Knux, Evidence & Alchemist @ San Manuel Amphiteater
Nels Cline and Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Herbie Hancock & Lang Lang @ Hollywood Bowl
Saturdays Off the 405 w/ The Dodos @ The Getty Center (FREE! Early Show; 6 PM)
Casiokids, The Wave Pictures, Slow Club @ Spaceland
Best Coast, Pearl Harbour, Wonder Wheel, Terminal Island @ L'KEG Gallery
Seasons, The Karabal Nightlife, Downtown/Union, Barrio Tiger, C-Horse @ American Legion Post 206 (227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park)
Chatelle Barry record release, Marcus Foster, Yogi, Early Dolphin, Moostache @ The Hotel Café
Apathetic Ronald McDonald, ¡Liberate!, Final Draft, Neon Navajo, Heart Throb @ The Smell
Truth & Salvage Company, Andy Clockwise, George Stanford @ Troubadour
Raven America, Mermaids, Bastidas, Anus Kings, Las Sangronas y El Cabron @ Echo Curio
Neckhold, Buzzer, Impediments, Shark Toys, Moment Trigger @ Women (1852 Crenshaw Blvd.)
Lights, ThundHerstruck @ Keyclub