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Tonight In Rock: Thomas Mapfumo, Watkins Family Hour, Xu Xu Fang, The Audreys

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Thomas Mapfumo

Thomas Mapfumo will be performing tonight at the Santa Monica Pier | Photo by mordac's Flickr

Our Pick: Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited @ Santa Monica Pier (Free!)

Tonight the famed Watkins Family Hour (LAist Review) will be taking place at Largo at the Coronet. Local psych rockers Xu Xu Fang are poised to grace Swinghouse Studios. And, lastly, ARIA Award-winning Australian five-piece blues/roots band the Audreys will be performing at the Hotel Café with Miami Beach-based singer-songwriter Rachel Goodrich and psych pop outfit Nightfur. But we strongly suggest heading out to the Santa Monica Pier to catch legendary Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo.

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You can find these listings as well as the rest of the week's in our weekly Week In Rock post, which goes up every Sunday.

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Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited @ Santa Monica Pier (Free!)
The Sounds @ Keyclub (Sold-Out)
Watkins Family Hour @ Largo at the Coronet
HoneyHoney, Lal Meri, Juliette Commagere @ The Roxy
Gram Rabbit, Oliver Future @ Troubadour
Xu Xu Fang @ Swinghouse Studios (7175 Willoughby Ave., Los Angeles)
Castanets, Warmer Milks, M.A. Turner @ Spaceland
Square On Square @ Silver Lake Lounge
Rachel Goodrich, Steve Reynolds, The Audreys, Nightfur, John Swardson @ The Hotel Café
Barrio Tiger, Angus Khan, Jesse Deluxe, Thunderdikk @ The Echo
Kevin Greenspon, Prayola, Runners, Megawand, Ancient Crux @ Echo Curio
Manhattan Murder Mystery, Pizza!, Woah Hunx, The Seizure @ L'KEG Gallery
Ratas Del Vaticano, Inifinte Body, Mikki and the Mauses, Tearist @ The Smell
Tommy Santee Klaws, Lusterko, Amee Brobruk, Liz Pappademas @ Hyperion Tavern
Ariana Delawari @ Space 15 Twenty
The Drowning Men, Cat Party, The Crazy Squeeze, Tijuana Panthers @ Alex's Bar
Floating Action, Generationals, Golden Boots, Eagle Winged Palace @ Detroit Bar