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Tonight & This Weekend in Rock: Benefit Me

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The Flight of the Conchords play two sold-out (boo!) concerts this weekend via their MySpace page

There are two upcoming music fundraising events of interest. At King King on Sunday, Ben Lee, Crash Kings and DJ David Roberti will all play a benefit concert to raise funds for a school that will serve the children of the Tashirat Orphanage and the impoverished children in the surrounding community of Tepoztlan, Mexico. Enough funds need to be raised by June 2nd in order for the school to open. The school will provide a safe haven where children receive basic necessities as well as the tools they need to flourish as individuals and achieve their dreams and highest potential, says organizer Marisa Godoy. It goes from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., but the open wine bar will only serve from 7-9 p.m. ($25)

Then on Thursday, June 5, The Indie Rock Easel featuring Buddy, Waz, Arrica Rose, The Deadly Syndrome, and Miss Derringer will play at Red Heat to raise money for local charities. 100% of the profits will be donated to Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children, and The Silverlake Conservatory of Music, according to their website. There will be an open bar and t-shirts designed by local bands ($7).

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Nightmare of You @ Knitting Factory
Datarock, Mr. White, Devyn C @ Detroit Bar
The Like, BlackBlack @ 6th Street Warehouse
Flight Of The Conchords @ Orpheum Theatre
Ladytron, Datarock @ Music Box/Henry Fonda
Beirut, The Brunettes, Devon Williams @ Wiltern
The Fiery Furnaces, Grand Ole Party @ Spaceland
Crystal Antlers, Unwed Sailor, Sybris @ Cafe Mariposa
Iron Maiden, Anthrax @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Die Rockers Die, Mospeada, Bastidas, Michael Naht @ pehrspace
The Why Because, VxPxC, On Holiday, Shimomitsu @ Echo Curio
Greg Laswell, Anya Marina, Val Emmich, Kelly Dalton @ Hotel Cafe

Saturday, May 31, 2008
The Cure @ Hollywood Bowl
Uh Huh Her @ Roxy Theatre
The Fiery Furnaces, Grand Ole Party @ Spaceland
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult @ Boardner's
Beirut, The Brunettes, Devon Williams @ Wiltern
Iron Maiden, Anthrax @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Abe Vigoda, Crystal Antlers, The Muslims, AM @ pehrspace
Swervedriver, Film School, Xu Xu Fang @ Music Box/Henry Fonda
Gram Rabbit, Sabrosa Purr, Quazar and the Bamboozled, Kind Hearts and Coronets @ Safari Sam's

Sunday, June 1st, 2008
The Cure @ Shrine Auditorium
The Cool Kids @ Key Club
Flight Of The Conchords @ Orpheum Theatre
Dommm, Lucky Dragons, Kixly, Teengirl Fantasy, White Leopards @ The Smell
Death to Anders, Tigers Can Bite You, Rocking Horse People, Shiloe @ All Star Lanes