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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight In Rock: The Cure, Death Cab For Cutie, Alkaline Trio, Aaron Espinoza

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Aaron Espinoza of Earlimart will be playing tonight at the Echoplex | Photo via Earlimart's Myspace

Our Pick: Midnight Mission Benefit: Aaron Espinoza, Pierre De Reeder, Tandemoro, The Damselles & The TC4, The Voyeurs, Davey Ingersoll @ the Echoplex ($3 with toy, $7 without)

Tonight Chicago-based pop punk outfit Alkaline Trio will be coming through the Keyclub in Hollywood. The Hotel Café is hosting the final night of its "ho-ho-tel 2008" holiday extravaganza with singer-songwriter types like Brother Sal (LAist Review). The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club will be throwing a Holiday Party at All Star Lanes with a handful of great local acts, including Wait.Think.Fast. In a strained effort to make up for last night's botched bill, KROQ has booked an indie-centric line-up that would sate your average music lover. Night two of Almost Acoustic Christmas will be headlined by the Cure, Death Cab For Cutie (LAist Review), Franz Ferdinand and Vampire Weekend (LAist Review, #2, #3, #4). And, lastly, Lawrence-based experimental rockers Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk will be performing at Echo Curio. But we strongly suggest heading over to the Echoplex for the Midnight Mission Benefit. Earlimart front man Aaron Espinoza will be joined by Rilo Kiley's Pierre De Reeder (LAist Review) for a great cause.

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Earlimart - "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas w/ The Cure, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Paramore, Franz Ferdinand, Scott Weiland, Snow Patrol, Vampire Weekend @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Midnight Mission Benefit: Aaron Espinoza, Pierre De Reeder, Tandemoro, The Damselles & The TC4, The Voyeurs, Davey Ingersoll @ the Echoplex ($3 with toy, $7 without)
Alkaline Trio @ Keyclub
"ho-ho-tel 2008" Holiday Cheer w/ Shane Alexander, Jenny Alpert, Jim Bianco, Brother Sal, Andy Clockwise, Rob Giles, Austin Hartley Leonard, Lissie, Tim Jones, Anya Marina, Jay Nash, Pedestrian, Chris Pierce, Foster Timms, Truth & Salvage Co., Charley Turner @ The Hotel Café
Part Time Punks w/ Slang Chickens, The Franks @ The Echo
Ty Segall, The Fresh & Onlys, Okie Dokie, Shark Toys @ The Smell
Van Stone, The Ringers, Lightnin Woodcock @ Spaceland
Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club Holiday Party w/ Writer, Good Luck Bear, Wait.Think.Fast, & Random Patterns @ All Star Lanes
Bill Engvall @ Club Nokia
The Medic Droid @ Troubadour
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Shitn A, Voices Voices, El Chon @ Echo Curio
Drunk Marine, Devin Hoff, & Solar Wimp @ The Cocaine at Live Jazz
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, VoicesVoices, Shit-N-A (60 Watt Kid), El Chon @ Echo Curio