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Tonight In Rock: Tina Turner, Ghostland Observatory, Tegan and Sara, Petra Haden

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Born Ruffians will be playing tonight at Spaceland | Photo by Tim Saccenti via Born Ruffian's Myspace

Our Pick: Born Ruffians, Plants and Animals, Nurses @ Spaceland

Tonight the one and only, eight time Grammy Award-winning singer Tina Turner will stop by the Staples Center. It will be your last opportunity to catch the "Queen of Rock & Roll" before she heads off to peruse the rest of the world. Canadian singer-songwriters and identical twins Tegan and Sara will be kicking off a four-night sold-out stint at the Henry Fonda Music Box. And in what appears to be the umpteenth appearance this year, Austin's own electro-pop stars Ghostland Observatory will be playing at the Mayan. We doubt they've got anything new up their sleeves since the last time we saw them. And, lastly, Birmingham-based alternative rock band Wild Sweet Orange are slated to perform at the Hotel Café, along with Oakland-based Audrye Sessions. But we recommend paying Spaceland a visit to catch Toronto's own Born Ruffians. The jittery indie rockers will be testing out new songs from their latest endeavor, 2008's Red Yellow Blue.

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Born Ruffians - "Red Yellow And Blue (White Williams Mix)"

Tina Turner @ Staples Center
Tokyo Police Club @ UCLA Bruin Plaza
Born Ruffians, Plants and Animals, Nurses @ Spaceland
Jaguar Love, The Pity Party, The Library @ The Silver Lake Lounge
Tegan and Sara, City and Color, Girl in a Coma @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
Burlesque A-Go-Go, The Beeters, Auto-Erotix @ Mr T's Bowl
Wild Sweet Orange, The Audrye Sessions @ The Hotel Café (Late Show)
The Jane Doe's, Deerheart, Pete and J @ The Hotel Café (Early Show)
Old Time Jam hosted by Triple Chicken Foot @ Hyperion Tavern
Ghostland Observatory @ The Mayan
Horse Thieves, Chinapainting, The Ohioan, Special Guest (featuring members of Crooked Cowboy and the Freshwater Indians) @ Echo Curio
Petra Haden, Woody Jackson @ Largo at the Coronet
The Chinese Stars, Awesome Brothers, Bad Dudes, Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
Hot Little Pony, Blackout 101, Bangkok Five @ The Troubadour
Ballentine, Roses On Her Grave, Transfer and Halestorm @ House of Blues Sunset
Gilby Clarke @ Viper Room
Hayes Carll, South Austin Jug Band @ The Mint