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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight In Rock: Jon Brion, The Sonics, Benji Hughes, Girls

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Girls will be performing tonight at Spaceland | Photo by Sandy Kim via Girls' Myspace

Our Pick: Los Campesinos!, Girls, Ramona Falls @ El Rey Theatre

Tonight, as always, local multi-instrumentalist/producer extraordinaire Jon Brion (LAist Interview, #2, Review) will be jamming with friends at the Largo at the Coronet. Legendary Tacoma-based garage rockers the Sonics will be headlining the Echo with none other than Costa Mesa-bred rockers Japanese Motors in tow. And, lastly, Charlotte's own prolific indie pop singer-songwriter Benji Hughes is poised to grace Spaceland with Beck bassist B.R.A.M. for this year's Sunset Junction Pre-Party. But we strongly suggest heading over to the El Rey Theatre to catch San Francisco-based alt pop act Girls, who will be kicking things off for Welsh pop band Los Campesinos! LAist favorites Ramona Falls, a splinter of Portland-based indie rockers Menomena, will also be performing.

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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.

Girls - "Lust For Life"

Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Diana Krall @ Hollywood Bowl
Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre
ZZ Top @ House of Blues Sunset
Cold War Kids, Avi Buffalo, So Many Wizards, Eugene & the 1914, Jay Buchanan @ 1st Street and Elm Avenue, Long Beach (FREE!)
Los Campesinos!, Girls, Ramona Falls @ El Rey Theatre
Tea Leaf Green, Coffee Bean Brown @ Troubadour
Sunset Junction Pre-Party w/ Benji Hughes, B.R.A.M. @ Spaceland
Hockey, The French Semester @ The Echo
The Sonics, Prima Donna, Japanese Motors @ Echoplex
Elaine Layabout's Hella Hipster Hoedown IV w/ Tijuana Panthers, Paleface, Silver Darling, Ema and The Ghosts @ Pehrspace
M31's record release, SlowAir, Tremellow, Bastidas, Cobalt Cranes @ L'KEG Gallery
Captain Ahab, Fleshtone, Pharmakon, tik///tik, Guidance Counselor, Beast Cop @ The Smell
Shotgun Showdown, The Cartographers, Shatto @ Echo Curio
International Tennis Champions @ Bootleg Theatre
Jail Weddings' record release @ American Legion Post 206 (227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park)
Babyland, The Prids @ Silver Factory Studios
Chantal Kreviazuk, Janet Robin, Brian Travis Band, Shane Alexander, Scott Warren @ The Hotel Café
The 88 @ Apple Store (at the Grove)
Obedient Waves record release, The Fay Wrays, Face Machine @ Fern's (1253 E. 4th St., Long Beach)
The Zeros, The Hangmen, The Hitchhikers, The Hitz @ Alex's Bar
Go West Young Man, The Voyeurs, Mike Rosas @ La Cave