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Tonight In Rock: My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Rós, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Gram Rabbit

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Sigur Rós will be headlining a sold-out show tonight at the Greek Theatre | Photo booth picture via Sigur Rós' Myspace

Our Pick: Sigur Rós @ The Greek (Sold Out)

First and foremost, we'd like to excuse our brief lapse into barbarism yesterday. We may or may not have initially forgotten to include the triumphant return of My Bloody Valentine, which commenced last night at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Tonight, the London-based progenitors of blaring shoegaze will be concluding their brief two-date stint with a sold-out show at the aforementioned venue. If you miss it, well, then you run the risk of being called—among other brilliantly devised hyperbole—an uncultured swine. For those lucky enough to snag tickets to McCabe's 50th Anniversary bash at Royce Hall, we applaud thee! You will be treated to a night filled with mind-blowingly dexterous guitar playing, including past masters Jackson Browne and Richard Thompson, as well as Drag City's own Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. And, lastly, Joshua Tree-based psych-pop act Gram Rabbit, who were hailed as best new LA band in 2005 at the LA Weekly Music Awards, will be headlining the House of Blues Sunset. But we suggest catching Icelandic quartet Sigur Rós at the Greek Theatre. They will be pumping out ethereal, otherworldly tunes in support of 2008's Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.

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Sigur Rós - "Gobbledigook"

My Bloody Valentine @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Sold Out)
McCabe's 50th Anniversary: Jackson Browne, Richard Thompson, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy @ Royce Hall (Sold Out)
Eslie and the Badgers, The Music Lovers, Divisadero, The Meemies @ Spaceland
Darker My Love @ Amoeba Music (7 PM)
Gram Rabbit, Semi Precious Weapons @ The House of Blues
Sigur Rós @ The Greek (Sold Out)
Ben Kweller, Whitley @ The Troubadour
Neil Diamond @ The Hollywood Bowl
Rancid @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
Kurt Wagoner (Lambchop), Chapin Sisters @ The Echo
Echo & Grand Ol Echo present: Justin Townes Earle, Sarah Gayle Meech, Whispering Pines @ The Echo
Hello Dragon, I Make This Sound, Chop Chop @ The Silver Lake Lounge
James, Unkle Bob @ The El Rey (Sold Out)
Fig 8 Slo-Mo, Inazuma, Media Blitz, Million Kids, Comprehend, Panic Movement @ Mr T's Bowl
Indie 103.1/CHAOS presents: Amon Amarth w/ Ensiferum, Belphegor, The Absence @ The Avalon
Evidence @ Knitting Factory
Dina (Space Mtn) Waxman, Good Luck Bear, Chris Jacks (Solo), The Artists @ Hyperion Tavern
The Gourds @ Safari Sam's
Bad Veins, Django James @ 3 of Clubs
Forcefield On, New Fidelity, Thinking Aloud, Stab City @ The Prospector
Stars, Think About Life @ House of Blues Anaheim