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Tonight In Rock: Phantom Planet, Los Lobos, Rick Springfield, Meiko

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Phantom Planet will be playing their last show ever tonight at the Troubadour | Photo via Phantom Planet Myspace

Our Pick: Phantom Planet, The Like @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)

Tonight Australian-American singer-songwriter Rick Springfield (LAist Review) will be performing at Club Nokia. Social Distortion (LAist Review) front man Mike Ness is closing out his extensive stay at the El Rey Theatre. Grammy Award winners Los Lobos will be rocking out at the House of Blues Sunset. Local musician/producer extraordinaire Jon Brion (LAist Review) is slated to jam with friends at the Largo at the Coronet. The Hotel Café will kick off their three-night "ho-ho-tel" holiday extravaganza with an impressive array of singer-songwriter types, like Meiko (LAist Review, #2, #3, #4), Greg Laswell (LAist Interview, Review, #2, #3) and Gary Jules. And, lastly, LAist favorites Radars to the Sky (LAist Review, #2, #3) are slated to celebrate the release of their forthcoming full-length at Spaceland with Swedish husband/wife act Wildbirds and Peacedrums. But we recommend doing whatever it takes to get into the Troubadour. Phantom Planet, who have struggled endlessly with their musical identity since the untimely departure of Jason Schwartzman (LAist Review), will be playing their last show ever!

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Phantom Planet - "In Our Darkest Hour"

Phantom Planet, The Like @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)
Los Lobos @ House of Blues Sunset
Rick Springfield, 38 Special @ Club Nokia
Mike Ness, Ryan Bingham @ El Rey Theatre (Sold-Out)
Jon Brion & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet (One Set Only)
The Aquabats, Suburban Legends, Dusty Rhodes And The River Band @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
Radars to the Sky Album Release Event & Benefit w/ The Hectors, The Archways, Wildbirds and Peacedrums @ Spaceland
Shiloe, Tigers Can Bite You, Kid Mud, Geographer @ Echo Curio
The Transmissions, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Policy @ Pehrspace
Run Run Run, Von Iva @ The Echo (Free!)
DJ Spinna, J.Rocc, J-Heart @ Echoplex
"ho-ho-tel 2008" Holiday Cheer w/ The Abdomen, AM, Cary Brothers, Buddy, Holly Conlan, Joe Firstman, Laura Jansen, Gary Jules, Greg Laswell, Meiko, Paper Raincoat, Sweet Talk Radio, Brian Wright and more @ The Hotel Café
Christian Scott (LAist Interview) @ Catalina Jazz Club
J.D. Souther @ McCabe's (Sold-Out)
Ox vs. Thunderbird, Behold! The Monolith, Goliath Bird Eater @ Relax Bar
The Dickies, M.I.A. (punk band), Plain Wrap, Love Canal, The Penetrators, Decry @ The Regent (the new Safari Sam's location)
Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Mint
Zappa Plays Zappa @ The Roxy
Babyland, Not the Government, Damage Effect, The LA Front @ The Smell
Francisco The Man @ Redwood Bar