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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"