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Tonight In Rock: The Hives, Cold War Kids, Brazilian Girls, Obi Best

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Obi Best will be opening for Juliette Commagere tonight at Spaceland | "Origami" by Sarah Creighton via Obi Best's Myspace

Our Pick: Juliette Commagere, Obi Best, Charlie Wadhams @ Spaceland

Tonight we find Los Angeles amidst a flurry of relatively pedestrian shows, including local indie rock heavyweights the Cold War Kids (LAist Review), who just concluded their stop by KCRW a few short minutes ago, New York City-based electro-pop masterminds Brazilian Girls (LAist Interview) and Swedish rock band the Hives. If you're as bummed as we are about Glasser's cancellation of their gig at the poorly-lit dive 3 of Clubs, then get your dose of underground greatness elsewhere. Aaron Embry of AmniOn's "solo" performances have steadily garnered him wide acclaim. Acknowledged as a musical genius by many, Embry actually played keys for Elliott Smith before Smith's untimely death. He'll be playing the Tangier Restaurant in Los Feliz. But the lineup at Spaceland tonight intrigues us most. Specifically, Obi Best. Or rather Alex Lilly, who can generally be found singing back-ups for the Bird and the Bee. Lilly has penned a whimsical new record that rivals, if not exceeds, the Bird and the Bee's sing-song brand of saccharine pop.

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Obi Best - "Origami"

The Hives, Eagles of Death Metal, The Willowz @ Mayan Theater
Brazilian Girls, The Submarines @ The Wiltern
Cold War Kids @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
Indie 103 presents CLUB NME w/ Juliette Commagere, Obi Best, Charlie Wadhams @ Spaceland
War Tapes, Repeater, Bathroom Murders @ Boardner's
Aaron Embry (of AmniOn) and Friends, Sara Lov, Eleni Mandell @ Tangier Restaurant
Olin and The Moon, Matt Ellis, Mouse Kills Tiger @ Tangier Lounge
Marathon Live w/ Glasser, Bodycity, Tall Hands @ 3 of Clubs
Josh Rouse, Bart Davenport @ Largo at the Coronet
Security Productions, Evita Freaks, EZR, Why Things Burn, Fascinoma @ Mr T's Bowl
The New Year, A Weather, Modern Memory @ The Echo
Harry Merry, We Are Good Friends, Band of Outiders @ Echo Curio
Solas @ The El Rey
Carney, Robert Francis, Soul Puppet @ The Troubadour
Wounded Lion, Victim Vision @ The Silver Lake Lounge
Rancid, Channel Three, The Bohunks @ The Majestic Ventura Theater