Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Tonight In Rock: Justice, Rise Against, The Secret Machines, Asobi Seksu

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.


The Strange Boys will be playing tonight at the Womens Club in Laguna Beach | Photo by Joshua Pressman for LAist

Our Pick: The Growlers, The Strange Boys, Dirt Dress, My Pet Saddle, Isreali Cool @ The Womens Club in Laguna Beach

Happy Halloween! Tonight there are tons of concerts across the Greater Los Angeles Area. We were looking forward to the Little Radio extravaganza in the outskirts of Downtown. Unfortunately, "the titanic team-up that had to happen" simply floundered. But, thankfully, that isn't stopping the Henry Clay People. They will be performing tonight at the Cat and Fiddle Pub in Hollweird with Long Beach-based rockers the Tall Hands. The monolithic Parisian electro duo Justice will be headlining a line-up at the Shrine Auditorium that is sure to sate anyone who's craving a dance party—including sets from Daedelus, Soulwax, Boys Noize, Crystal Castles, Crookers and Simian Mobile Disco, among many others. The Secret Machines are the special guests of a psych-induced bill over at Spaceland, which features LA locals the Entrance Band and Dead Meadow's own Jason Simon. And NY-based shoegazer Asobi Seksu will be putting onlookers at the Echo in a heavily distorted trance. It was exactly two years ago to date that Spaceland Recordings released Live at the Echo 10/6/06. We can't rule out the possibility of another recording. So we certainly suggest heading over to commemorate the release and potentially partake in history again. But we're embarking on a rowdy adventure an hour southward! Say what? The Growlers, who recently won Best Rock Band in the OC Weekly's annual Best Of List, and Austin-by-way-of-Dallas the Strange Boys (LAist Review) will be unleashing retro 60s, garage-style blues-rock at the Womens Club in Laguna Beach. We know it's a hell of a drive, but it'll be the most rollicking Halloween experience of your life.

Support for LAist comes from

The Strange Boys - "Baby Please Don't Go (Big Joe Lewis Cover)"

Autolux, The Henry Clay People, Kutmah, Restaurant, Gaslamp Killer @ Little Radio Downtown Warehouse (Canceled!)
Juan Maclean @ Natural History Museum
Asobi Seksu, Love Grenades @ The Echo
The Secret Machines, The Entrance Band, Mack Winston and the Reflections, Jason Simon (of Dead Meadow) @ Spaceland
Rise Against, Thrice, Alkaline Trio, The Gaslight Anthem @ The Palladium
Monster Mash-querade w/ EXITMUSIC, Sirens and Sailors, White and the Writing, Fantastic Sleep @ Echo Curio
The Damned @ House of Blues Sunset
The Horrorpops @ House of Blues Anaheim
Helmet @ The Viper Room
Very Be Careful, The Keyishe @ Guatelinda
Hecuba, We Are The World, Discount Cause To Hell @ UCLA's Hammer Museum
Rover's Pinky, Strangely Attractive, Buffalo, Bastidas @ Mr Ts Bowl
Bondage Ball @ Echoplex
Roky Erickson (of 13th Floor Elevators), The Black Angels @ The El Rey
The Growlers, The Strange Boys, Dirt Dress, My Pet Saddle, Isreali Cool @ The Womens Club in Laguna Beach
The Henry Clay People, The Tall Hands @ The Cat and Fiddle Pub Hollywood
Cypress Hill @ The Wiltern
The Monthlies, Flashing Red Lights, The Nights @ Unknown Theater
Rumspringa @ Lot 613 (1446 East Washington Blvd between Central and Alameda)
Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Tim Barry (of Avail), Ben Nichols (of Lucero) @ The Glasshouse