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Tonight & This Week in Rock: Lykke Li, Dresden Dolls, Death Cab for Cutie, ?uestlove

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Eli 'Paperboy' Reed via his MySpace profile

A good week in music, no doubt. Besides those mentioned in the headline, special attention should be paid to Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves, who plays tonight at Spaceland and at Amoeba Music tomorrow. If you like If you like Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (review), then you'll love him. They'll be joining Mezzanine Owls at their weekly residency tonight. And since it's Monday, that means free. Rawk.

Also of note for this holiday weekend is the 22nd Annual Jazz Reggae Festival at UCLA with headliners The Roots and Stephen Marley.

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The Kooks @ Wiltern
Bryan Adams @ Roxy
Apparat @ Knitting Factory
Gliss, Kenan Bell @ Viper Room
Destroyer, Devon Williams @ Troubadour
Cut Copy @ Echoplex (Afterparty @ Shortstop)
El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li, Anna Ternheim @ El Rey
Le Switch, Adeline & The Philistines, NapTunes @ The Echo
Mezzanine Owls, The Henry Clay People, In Waves, LoveLikeFire @ Spaceland
Castledoor @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
M83 @ The Echo
Kooks @ Kibitz Room (Canter's)
Clinic, Shearwater @ Troubadour
The Presets, Walter Meego @ El Rey
My Brightest Diamond, Pedestrian, Lenka @ Hotel Cafe
Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves @ Amoeba Music
The Soft Hands, The Savages, The Karabal Nightlife @ Boardner's
Pocahaunted, Bobb Bruno, Magic Lantern, David Scott Stone, Darylalexander @ The Echo

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Adele @ Roxy
Venus Infers @ Spaceland
Adam Green @ Troubadour
The Kills, Child Ballads @ El Rey
My Brightest Diamond, Sara Lov, Pedestrian @ Hotel Cafe
Miss Derringer, Piel, Mount Righteous @ Silverlake Lounge
The Cave Singers, Moonrats, Triumph Of Lethargy The Echo
The Dresden Dolls, Smoosh, Lavender Diamond @ The Wiltern

Thursday, May 22, 2008
Death Cab For Cutie @ Jimmy Kimmel
Daryl Hall & John Oates @ Troubadour
El-P, Busdriver, Dizzee Rascal @ El Rey
West Indian Girl, Film School, The Sixth Chamber @ Malibu Inn
Les Blanks, The Monolators, Correatown, Amateurs @ Spaceland
Rogue Wave, Voxhaul Broadcast @ Samueli Theater (Costa Mesa)
French Kicks, The Weather Underground, Roll the Tanks @ The Echo
Radar Bros., The Parson Red Heads, Greater California, Ed Vallance @ Knitting Factory
Blue Rodeo with Luke Doucet @ Hotel Cafe

Friday, May 23, 2008
Teitur @ Roxy
Daryl Hall & John Oates @ Troubadour
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Foot Foot @ The Echo
The Von Bondies, Die! Die! Die!, The Shys, Io Echo @ Safari Sam's
I See Hawks in LA, Haymaker and Bert Susanka @ DiPiazza's (Long Beach)
Pocahaunted, Black Black, Vivian Girls, White and The Writing @ The Smell
Donita Sparks and the Stellar Moments, Crystal Antlers, Thinking Aloud @ Alex's Bar
Oliver Future, The Henry Clay People, Radars to the Sky, 5 O'Cock Somewhere @ Echoplex

Saturday, May 24, 2008
Foals @ Troubadour
MSI @ The Wiltern
War @ Greek Theatre
Felix Da Housecat @ Avalon
Margot & The Nuclear So and So's @ The Echo
Japanther, The Pharmacy, Bad Dudes, Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
The Parson Red Heads, Willoughby, Cavil at Rest @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa)
You Me and Iowa, The New Trust, Calamity Magnet, The Voyeurs @ Spaceland

Sunday, May 25, 2008
?uestlove @ Roxy (L.A. URB Issue Release Party | Read the LAist Interview with him)
War @ Greek Theatre
Mad Gregs, Flowers From The Man Who Shot Your Cousin, Jenny Jenkins @ Found Gallery
Ben Pringle, Alex & Sam, Wisely, Mount Righteous @ Tangier (Read the Alex & Sam Interview)