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Tonight In Rock: Ozomatli, Dustin Kensrue, Jon Brion, The Duke Spirit

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Metallica will be playing tonight at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock | Photo by Joey Maloney for Myspace

Our Pick: A Christmas Party & Toys 4 Tots Drive w/ Metallica (Acoustic Set Only), Entrance, Blank Blue, Underground Railroad to Candyland @ The Culture for Arts, Eagle Rock ($5 with toy and/or blanket; $7 without)

Tonight there is way too much going on in LA. For starters, Latin/hip-hop outfit Ozomatli will be spending their second night at the House of Blues Sunset. The front men of Thrice, Saves the day, Sparta/Sleepercar and Switchfoot will all be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour for an Invisible Children Benefit. Local musician/producer extraordinaire Jon Brion (LAist Review) is poised to jam with friends at the Largo at the Coronet. LAist's favorite b-boys People Under the Stairs are headlining the El Rey Theatre. Hawthorne-bred rapper Pigeon John will be performing at the Knitting Factory with electronic mastermind Daedelus. And, lastly, Darker My Love and the Soft Pack (formerly known as the Muslims) are slated to headline the Echoplex. But, all things considered, we recommend making a trip out to Eagle Rock. Somehow, someway Fuck Yeah Fest organizer Sean Carlson has arranged for Metallica (LAist Review) to play an acoustic set on the tiny stage at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.

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Ozomatli @ House of Blues Sunset
Invisible Children Benefit w/ Dustin Kensrue, Chris Conley, Jim Ward, Jon Foreman @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)
A Christmas Party & Toys 4 Tots Drive w/ Metallica (Acoustic Set Only), Entrance, Blank Blue, Underground Railroad to Candyland @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock ($5 with toy and/or blanket; $7 without)
Jon Brion & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet (One Set Only)
The Duke Spirit, The Cheat @ The Roxy
Darker My Love, The Soft Pack (formerly known as the Muslims), Lumerians, Christmas Island @ Echoplex
People Under the Stairs, Ugly Duckling, Cut Chemist @ El Rey
Pigeon John, Illa J, Daedelus @ Knitting Factory
People Food Drive w/ The Gray Kid @ Redwood Bar
LA Record Presents: YaHoWha 13, The Moon Upstairs @ Spaceland
Fiend Folio II w/ Manhattan Murder Mystery, Spider Problem @ Echo Curio
Decay Fest II Night 2 w/ Khalija, Dog of Tears Orchestra, Defrag, Arctic Hospital @ Pehrspace
Ragsy, The Abdomen, Caitlin Crosby, George Stanford, Jared Lee @ The Hotel Café
Alas Alak Alaska, Fancie, VOICEsVOICEs, Voice on Tape, American Gil and the Major Dudes @ The Smell
Pins and Needles, Citizen Savant, Secret Society of the Sonic Six @ The Scene
Pussycat Dolls Lounge @ Viper Room
Club Underground @ The Echo