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Week In Rock: Air, She & Him, Janelle Monae, Yacht

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Washed Out will be performing Friday at the Echoplex | Picture via Washed Out's Myspace

Washed Out will be performing Friday at the Echoplex | Picture via Washed Out's Myspace
This week critically-acclaimed French duo Air will be headlining the Walt Disney Concert Hall with none other than Tulsa-bred singer-songwriter AM. Portland-based alt-country duo She & Him, or rather Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, are poised to perform to a sold-out crowd at the El Rey Theatre with the Living Sisters in tow. Kansas City-bred Grammy Award-nominated pop singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will be taking on a two-night stint at the Viper Room. And, lastly, Portland's own experimental electronic duo YACHT will be gracing the Echoplex with local electro pop mastermind Bobby Birdman, Denver-bred experimental electronic musician Pictureplane and Georgia-by-way-of-South Carolina dream-pop maestro Washed Out.

Washed Out - "Luck"

Janelle Monae - "Many Moons"

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Air - "African Velvet"

The Living Sisters - "Double Knots"


Serena Maneesh, Depreciation Guild, Seaspin @ Troubadour
Moonrats, He's My Brother, She's My Sister, Halloween Swim Team @ Spaceland
Kashmir, Oliver Future, Italian Japanese @ Bootleg Theater
Seaspin, Twilight Sleep, French Miami, Future Ghost @ Silver Lake Lounge
The Frequency, Last Man Standing, Horse Stories @ The Echo (FREE!)
David Scott Stone, The Faraday Trippers, Sleepwalkers Local, Oscillator @ Echo Curio
Moment Trigger, Whitman, Adam Papagan & David Liebe Hart, Orca Team @ Pehrspace
Smokers In Love @ Bordello
Justin Young, Ernie Halter, Javier Dunn, Ry Cuming @ The Hotel Café


Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars @ The Viper Room
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Over-Gain Optimal Death, Kill Kill Kill, Nice Nice @ Spaceland
Titus Andronicus, Let's Wrestle, Slang Chickens @ Bootleg Theater
Mishka's record release, HoneyHoney @ The Roxy
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Wallpaper, White Apple Trees @ The Echo
Lovelikefire, Kashmir, Space Waves, Red Tide @ Silver Lake Lounge
Taylor Locke & The Roughs record release, White Arrows, Paper Zoo @ Bordello
Ojos Rojos' record release @ Vacation (4679 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles)
Spring Summer and Patrick Park, Jay Buchanan, Broadcast 2000, C. Vincent Plummer @ The Hotel Café
Brittain Ashford, Spring Queen and Olentangy John @ Synchronicity (4306 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles)
Zoë Keating, Curt Smith @ Largo at the Coronet
We Are the Pilots, I Hate You Just Kidding, Parker Macy Blues, The Vacuum Bell @ Detroit Bar
Meaghan Smith, Katie Costello, Greg Holden, Ian Axel @ Saint Rocke


Janelle Monae, Otis Heat, Bruno Mars @ The Viper Room
Bad Religion, The Adolescents, Punk Is Dead @ House of Blues (SOLD-OUT)
Davendra Banhart and The Grogs @ The Wiltern
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bear in Heaven, Freelance Whales @ The Echo
The Low Anthem @ Largo at the Coronet
Admiral Radley, The Henry Clay People, Gooby Goo & Peekers @ Bootleg Theater
Garotas Suecas, Think About Life, Bullied By Strings, Neverever @ Spaceland
World's Greatest Ghost, Tempo No Tempo, Big Whup @ Silver Lake Lounge
Chatmonchy @ Amoeba Music (Early Show; 7 PM)
Maxim Ludwig, Buddyhead presents Samuel Stewart, Sister Crayon, Fergus Brown @ The Hotel Café
Endless Hallway, Kosmonaut, Kill The Academy, Magnuson, The Constellation @ Troubadour
The Loneliest Monk, Tiff Randol, Nadine Et Terence @ Bordello
Falsetto Teeth, The Franks, Y La Bamba, Children of the Kai @ Echo Curio


John Mayer, Michael Franti @ Staples Center
She and Him, The Living Sisters @ El Rey Theatre (SOLD-OUT)
Bad Religion, Off With Their Heads, Heartsounds @ House of Blues Sunset (SOLD-OUT)
Rodrigo Y Gabriela @ The Grammy Museum
Dead Meadow live performance and screening of film "The Three Kings" @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, We Barbarians @ Troubadour
The Deadly Syndrome's record release, Signals, Rabbits @ Echoplex
Tobacco, The Hood Internet, The Baths @ The Echo
The Low Anthem, Timbre Timbre, The Barr Brothers @ Bootleg Theater
Glacier Hiking, Eastern Conference Champions, MWK @ Spaceland
Grand Hallway, Mighty Tiger, The Sequel @ Silver Lake Lounge
The Rhone Occupation, Random Patterns, Family Portrait, Fictionist @ Echo Curio
Joey Ryan, The Paper Raincoat, Nicole Eva Emery, Peter Baldwin @ The Hotel Café
Caspian, Arms and Sleepers, Beware of Safety @ Pehrspace
Franklin Music School, Whackstatic, Coyote, The Antiques, The Mo Odds @ Mr. T's Bowl
Narrows, Dangers @ The Smell
Pierced Arrows @ Detroit Bar

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Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Jay-Z @ Staples Center
Metric, Codeine Velvet Club, Nico Vega @ Hollywood Palladium
Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore, Frank Fairfield @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Yacht, Bobby Birdman, Small Black, Washed Out, Pictureplane @ Echoplex
Foreign Born, Jail Weddings @ The Echo
Copeland, I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business, person L and Deas Vail @ El Rey Theatre (SOLD-OUT)
Radar Brothers' record release, Bell Gardens, Extra @ Spaceland
Ty Segall, JEFF the brotherhood, The Splinters, Wounded Lion @ The Smell
Moses Campbell's record release, Your Yellow Dress, The Dining Dead @ Pehrspace
The Paper Chase, Kiss Kiss, The Decent Animal @ Bootleg Theater
Hank III & Assjack, Kyle Turley @ The Roxy
Chrisette Michele, Laura Izibor @ House of Blues Sunset
Three Bad Jacks, Blazing Haley, Los Creepers, Fighting Chance @ Troubadour
Drunk On Crutches record release, Brother Sal, Miss Willie Brown, Gwyneth Moreland, Terraplane Sun @ The Hotel Café
Hillbilly Prophet, Pissbroke Rebels, Devon Rowland, Rick Lawndale Band @ Mr. T's Bowl'Spider Problem, Aftergloam, Kamikaze @ Silver Factory Studios
Stag Hare, Bigger Insides, Summer Recreation Camp, Catcher @ Echo Curio
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Bleached @ Glass House
Tobacco, Hood Internet @ Detroit Bar


Surfer Blood, Best Coast, Turbofruits, Active Child, The Coathangers, Dirt Dress, Gamble House, The PoPo @ Echoplex
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves @ Troubadour
Field Music, Learning Music @ Bootleg Theater
The Quarter After, Federale (w/ members of Brian Jonestown Massacre), Chief Nowhere, Ojos Rojos @ Spaceland
The Like, Sweaters, VUM @ The Smell
Fay Wrays, Dead Ponies, The Shade @ Pehrspace
KIT, Death Sentence: PANDA!, 60 Watt Kid, The Old Lumps @ Echo Curio
Modern Time Machines, Kissing Cousins, Wrong Way Driver, Wet & Reckless (w/ Jessica of the Movies) , Dirt Bird (w/ Claire of the Afternoons) @ Mr. T's Bowl
Pierced Arrows, Lullabye Arkestra, Ty Segall, D-Rex @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Ovideo @ Vacation
Graydon, Steve Reynolds, Yellow Red Sparks, Charles Danek, Golden State, James Armata @ The Hotel Café
Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy), Peter Kolovos, Nevai/Wolcott, and Metal Rouge @ Synchronicity
Cricket and the 2:19, The Grasshoppers @ Taix Lounge
Kidz in the Hall, 88 Keys @ Key Club
Red Bacteria Vacuum, Chatmonchy, Omokada, JinnyOops!, Okamoto's @ The Viper Room
AFI @ Angel Stadium
The Morning Benders plus special guests @ Detroit Bar


Air, AM @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Nellie McKay @ The Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale)
Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary Party w/ Henrys Dress, Boyracer, The How, Go Sailor, Brown Recluse, Pants Yell!, Summer Cats, Devon Williams, Neverever @ The Echo
POW! Festival w/ The Standells, The Zeros, Peter Case, Pierced Arrows, Giant Drag, Ty Segall, Lords of Altamont, Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss, Lullabye Arkestra, Gestapo Khazi, Le Face, Charlie And The Moonhearts, Rough Kids, Okie Dokie, The Spurts, Luxury Sweets, The Jones Act, Volapike @ Echoplex (Early Show; 12 PM)
KSCR Fest w/ Thee Oh Sees, The Entrance Band, The Growlers, Rumspringa, Princeton, The Trolley Station, The Smiles @ E.F. Hutton/Founders Park at USC
ASSSSCAT! w/ One Trick Pony @ UpRight Citizen's Brigade (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Guy Blackman, Crayon Fields @ Echo Curio
Lemon Bear, Back To The Future The Ride, Cowan and Suzi Star @ Synchronicity
W.A.S.P., Prodigal Son, Brute Forcz @ Key Club
The Midnight Scene, Future Ghost, Toy Robot, The Lexingtons @ Alex's Bar
Surfer Blood @ Detroit Bar