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Tonight In Rock: Joanna Newsom, Wolf Parade, Chatham County Line, Crooked Cowboy

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Joanna Newsom will be performing tonight at the Orpheum Theatre | Picture via Drag City


Joanna Newsom will be performing tonight at the Orpheum Theatre | Picture via Drag City
Our Pick: Joanna Newsom, Robin Pecknold @ The Orpheum Theatre

Tonight critically acclaimed Québécois indie rockers Wolf Parade will be taking on the Wiltern with Phoenix-based goth-infused electro act Zola Jesus in celebration of their third tour de force, 2010's Expo 86. Chatham County Line, a Raleigh-bred bluegrass quartet ("all brilliant pickers," as my uncle put it), are poised to head the Roots Roadhouse Festival at the Echoplex. And, lastly, Highland Park's own deep crooner Crooked Cowboy will be gracing Spaceland. But we strongly suggest doing whatever it takes to get into the Orpheum Theatre to catch the illustrious and ethereal Nevada City-bred harpist/folk singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, who recently released her third studio-album, an illustrious triple album entitled Have One on Me.

Joanna Newsom - "Jackrabbits"

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Wolf Parade - "In The Direction Of The Moon"

Crooked Cowboy & the Freshwater Indians - "BEDBUGS"

Chatham County Line - "Birmingham Jail"

Joanna Newsom, Robin Pecknold @ The Orpheum Theatre
Wolf Parade, The Moools, Zola Jesus @ The Wiltern
As I Lay Dying, Underoath, BTBAM @ Hollywood Palladium
Roots Roadhouse Festival feat. Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, Chatham County, The Chapin Sisters, Leslie & The Badgers, Red Simpson, I See Hawks In LA, Pete Anderson, Olin & The Moon, Old California, T Model Ford, Tripple Chicken Foot, Philip Robuck @ Echoplex (Early Show; 5 PM)
Black Math Horseman, Crooked Cowboy, Giant Squid, Brothers Collateral @ Spaceland
Teaneck, CA Condors, Ryen Slegr @ Bootleg Theater
Lucas Abela @ Origami Vinyl (FREE! 7 PM)
Pacha Massive, Nonstop Bhangra @ California Plaza (FREE! 8 PM)
The Tubes, Zolar X @ Pershing Square (FREE! 8 PM)
Moses Campbell (tour kickoff), Pizza!, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Perhspace
Layabout's record release, Brendan Hines & Co., Cue the Moon, The Fresh, Jon Lindsay, Mike Hayes & the Fabulous Fly Johnson @ The Hotel Café
Viza, Capital Cities, Full Force Rising, Red Giant @ Troubadour
Kissy Suzuki, Lost Lake, The Hard Goodbye, The Guppies, Ninja Knuckle @ Mr. T's Bowl
WEAVE!, Corridor, Essay, No Paws (No Lions) @ The Smell