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Tonight In Rock: Atmosphere, Ra Ra Riot, Mission of Burma, The Western States Motel

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The Western States Motel are poised to release their latest EP tonight at Safari Sam's | Picture via the Western States Motel's Myspace

Our Pick: The Western States Motel, The French Semester, Aushua @ Safari Sam's

Ah, so many shows, so little time. If teleportation was actually feasible, then we'd be all over LA tonight. The hypothetical festivities would somehow encompass NY-based feel-good pop rockers Ra Ra Riot at the Echo, the Watkins Family and their preposterous display of musicianship at Largo at the Coronet, and, of course, the invite-only No Age gig at the stylishly luxurious Opera & Crimson. Alas, the reality of the situation has finally settled in: Not everyone has an invite or teleportation for that matter. So we suggest you start your night off relatively early at Amoeba Records, where English singer-songwriter Pop Levi will be playing a free, short-lived set of songs from 2008's Never Never Love. Then make your way on over to Safari Sam's to celebrate the release of the Western States Motel's much-anticipated EP, Painted Birds Flying In The Orange Mirror Sun. We are aware that it's sponsored by KROQ, yuck! But Radio Free Silver Lake is equally invested in the event and we feel as though that effectively negates the yuck factor.

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The Western States Motel - "Oh World"

The Hives, Eagles of Death Metal @ The Mayan
No Age @ Opera & Crimson (Invite-only)
Pop Levi @ Amoeba Music (7 PM)
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo
Ra Ra Riot, Tussle, Walter Meego, Lemonade @ The Echo
KROQ Locals Only & Radio Free Silver Lake Present: The Western States Motel EP Release Event w/ The French Semester, Aushua @ Safari Sam's
Megapuss, Entrance, Little Joy @ The Troubadour
Lion of Panjshir, Mia Doi Todd, Feelings of Beings @ Tangier Lounge
Shawn Smith @ Tangier Restaurant
Nico Vega vs The Crash Kings @ Vanguard
Scott Goodwin (of Bonus), Mitchell Brown, Metal Rouge, Fantastic Sleep @ Echo Curio
Sera Cahoone @ Spaceland
Bastidas @ The Smell
Atmosphere @ The Wiltern
Mission of Burma, Hank IV @ Echoplex
Lenka @ The Hotel Cafe
respect @ Echoplex
Juno Reactor @ The El Rey
Family Tree Analog, isabellas, Cindercone, Ariesteia @ Mr T's Bowl
L'KEG Nite: Blue Jungle, Bastidas, Stab City!, Naima Earth @ The Smell
The Shondes, We Float, Bruises @ The Silver Lake Lounge
José González, Richard Swift @ Samueli Theater