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Tonight In Rock: MSTRKRFT, Silver Jews, Restavrant, Laura Marling

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Laura Marling will be wooing over a sold-out crowd tonight at the Hotel Cafe | Picture via Laura Marling's Myspace

Our Pick: Laura Marling & Johnny Flynn, Mumford and Sons, Carmen Consoli, Annaliese @ The Hotel Cafe

Tonight we find electronic maestros MSTRKRFT, A-trak and LA Riots thumping out dance floor-worthy tunes at the Henry Fonda Theater. The hole-and-corner Pehrspace will play host to not one, but two of Long Beach's finest indie rock bands—the Valley Arena and the Soft Hands. LA-based folk rockers One Trick Pony and Seasons will be playing the Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club's 3rd Anniversary Show at All Star Lanes. And lastly, Texan duo Restavrant will be celebrating the release of their debut album, Returns to the Tomb of Guiliano Medidici, at the Troubadour. Although we strongly considered checking out the raucous and thoroughly satisfying antics of Restavrant, we simply can't pass up the opportunity to see the opening night of Laura Marling's two-date stint at the Hotel Cafe. The English indie folk singer-songwriter is poignantly candid about love, life and the in between. And she evokes admiration through her minimal performances, which often find her crooning sinuous melody lines alone with her acoustic guitar—a palpable and definitive symbol of utmost vulnerability.

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Laura Marling - "Blackberry Stone"

MSTRKRFT, A-trak, Felix Cartal, LA Riots @ Henry Fonda Theater
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Restavrant Record Release w/ Dirt Dress, My Pet Saddle @ The Troubadour
The Valley Arena, The Transmissions, Fay Wrays, The Soft Hands, DJs Squaregirls @ Pehrspace
Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Mumford and Sons, Carmen Consoli, Annaliese @ The Hotel Cafe
The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club Presents 3rd Anniversary Show! w/ The Seasons, One Trick Pony, Guy Christiano @ All Star Lanes
Aceyalone @ The Airliner
Silver Jews, James Jackson Toth @ Echoplex
Apollo Sunshine, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, The Coral Sea, Karabal Nightlife @ Spaceland
Amps For Christ , The Soggy Duchamp Quartet, Pillars & Tongues, Jerboa, 60 Watt Kid @ Echo Curio
The Oohlas @ The Echo
Jon Brion @ Largo
Dalmacio Von Diamond, Jesus Makes the SHotgun Sound, Voices Voices, Comprachicos @ The Smell
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