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Tonight & This Weekend in Rock: Playboy Jazz Festival

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Tweak Bird plays on Mr. Free's bus (see more photos here). Tonight they play The Smell. | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist

What's with popular acts canceling their shows? Beck, yesterday; The Ting Tings today at the Zero One Gallery downtown. Despite that, from Orange County to Los Angeles, there's good times to be had. One of the most creatively beautiful bands, Anathallo, plays Spaceland tomorrow night. To compete with that, The Fratellis play the Key Club. As for today, the Playboy Jazz Festival begins this afternoon (and continuing tomorrow) and the loud/soft punk sensibilities of Tweak Bird hit The Smell.

Tonight
Ancestors, Tweak Bird @ The Smell
The Bangkok Five @ Knitting Factory
Crosby, Stills & Nash @ Greek Theatre
Playboy Jazz Festival @ Hollywood Bowl
Foot Foot, Palms, Katy Davidson @ {open}
West Indian Girl, Eagle Winged Palace @ The Scene
The Helio Sequence, Talkdemonic @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa)
Agent Orange, The Gears, The Atom Age, The Impalers @ Alex's Bar