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Tonight in Rock: Another Summer Music Fest

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Make Music Pasadena is this weekend (The Raveonettes, Dengue Fever, Kinky, The Little Ones, Nortec Collective, Jesca Hoop, Division Day and Everest.), the Sunset Strip Music Festival is coming at the end of this month (L.A. Guns, Hot Hot Heat, Juliette & The Licks, Everclear, Soul Asylum, Louis XIV and The 88), Sunset Junction will be later on (Cold War Kids, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Issac Hayes, Kinky, Broken Social Scene and The Black Keyes) and Grand Performances is rocking it every weekend (Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 this weekend).

Now, add this the list of great music festivals for the summer: HARD Summer Festival will have up to 10,000 people on July 19 from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. at the Shrine Auditorium (indoors and outdoors event). The line-up includes N.E.R.D., MSTRKRFT, Kid Sister, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Jason Bentley and many others. This is the second event by producers of the HARD brand. On New Years Eve, they hosted Justice and others for an outdoor festival and on Halloween, they will hold HARD Haunted Mansion with Crystal Castles and more bands to be announced.

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Tonight
Bilal @ Temple Bar
Oslo, Looner @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa)
Lukas Haas, Emma Burgess @ Hotel Cafe
Afternoons, Everest, Ravens and Chimes, Oh Darling @ Spaceland
Xu Xu Fang (CD release), The Human Value, Idyllists, Sagittarians @ Viper Room
Rumspringa, Random Patterns, Golden Animals, Halloween Swim Team @ The Echo
The French Semester, Divisadero, The Procession, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Mr. T's Bowl
Times New Viking, Psychedelic Horseshit, Fabulous Diamonds, Abe Vigoda, Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
Spider Problem, Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound, The Voyeurs, Dalmacio von Diamond and the Imaginary Friends @ Silverlake Lounge