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Tonight in Rock: The Kooks in Westwood & Summer Fests

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More music festivals are lining up the summer. Yesterday, the new Sunset Strip Music Festival and Sunset Junction were brought up. Today, let's talk Make Music Pasadena: A Fête De La Muique Event on Saturday, June 21st. The festival is free with headliners split between four stages: The Raveonettes, Dengue Fever, Kinky, The Little Ones, Nortec Collective, Jesca Hoop, Division Day and Everest.

Also, this weekend is Topanga Days featuring Living Sisters (Inara George, Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark) on Saturday, Jonathan Rice on Sunday (will Jenny Lewis show up to sing backup for him?) and Everest on Monday.

In other news, after a sold out show last night and before a Jimmy Kimmel performance tomorrow. The Kooks are playing somewhere on a sidewalk today in Los Angeles (Westwood Village/UCLA area is the only clue they are giving away now, but we highly recommend checking LAist at 3:30 p.m. on the dot). Also, they are playing the Kibitz Room tonight (first come, first serve... Good luck, it's a small space!).

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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
HAIM, Django James and the Midnight Squires, Monte Negro @ Key Club
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
Pacific Division, J*Davey @ Key Club
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
Mandy Moore (yes, that Mandy) @ Hotel Cafe
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
Topanga Days @ Topanga, CA
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
Topanga Days @ Topanga, CA
?uestlove @ Roxy (L.A. URB Issue Release Party | Read the LAist Interview with him)
War @ Greek Theatre
One Trick Pony w/ a Sarah Negadari of the Happy Hollows @ pehrspace
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)

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