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Week In Rock: Andrew Bird, Flying Lotus, The Like, Jeremy Messersmith

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Flying Lotus will be performing Friday and Saturday at the Echoplex | Photo by Timothy Saccenti


Flying Lotus will be performing Friday and Saturday at the Echoplex | Photo by Timothy Saccenti
This week Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird (LAist Review) will be gracing Largo at the Coronet not once, but twice. Local electronic mastermind Flying Lotus is poised to take on a two-night record release stint at the Echoplex with San Diego-bred DJ the Gaslamp Killer, Las Vegas-by-way-of-San Diego rapper/singer/DJ Gonjasufi and Ras G in celebration of his latest tour-de-force—2010's Cosmogramma; It should also be noted that the first night will incorporate a very special, newfangled live band. LA-bred all-female, retro 60s pop rock quartet the Like, who recently recorded their forthcoming debut with none other than Mark Ronson and Phantom Planet front man Alex Greenwald, will be kicking off their month-long, free residency at the Echo. And, lastly, Minneapolis-bred chamber-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith will not only be performing at the Hotel Café, but he will also be performing at the Bootleg Theater.

Flying Lotus - "Do The Astral Plane"

Andrew Bird - "Think About Your Troubles (Harry Nilsson Cover)"

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The Like - "He's Not A Boy"

Jeremy Messersmith - "Dillinger Eyes"

Monday

The Like, New Fidelity, Bloodbath @ The Echo (FREE!)
Fang Island @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
War Tapes, The New Room, 1, 2, 3, Tracy Dean and Jesus @ Silver Lake Lounge (FREE!)
Sweethead's record release, Ashes Divide, Normandie, Dead White Underbelly @ Spaceland (FREE!)
So & So, Estes Shane Whalen's record release, Clare Means, Guy Sebastian @ The Hotel Café
Let Go Of The Rail, State Rec, Güf Trüp, California Priest @ Pehrspace
Angela McCluskey @ Bardot
Melee, Echo Echo @ Detroit Bar

Tuesday

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Kate Nash, SuperCute! @ El Rey Theater
Fuck Buttons, Sun Araw, Infinite Body @ Troubadour
Van She Technologic, Dangerous Dan @ Cinespace
Del The Funky Homosapien, Aceyalone, The (Sis)tem @ The Roxy
Bullet and Snowfox, Transfer, The Hundred Days, Satellite Crush, Dirty Diaz (DJ Set) @ The Viper Room
Nina Storey, Kathryn Ostenberg, Darelle London, Jacqueline Becker @ The Hotel Café
CCR Headcleaner, Back the Future the Ride, Heatrock @ Echo Curio
Knee High, The Killbirds, The Cooling Time @ Silver Lake Lounge
Bro Safari, Pablo Hassan, Steady, Citymavrick, Kemst @ The Echo

Wednesday

Guthrie Family Rides Again w/ Johnny Irion, Abe, Annie, Arlo, Cathy and Sarah Lee Guthrie @ UCLA's Royce Hall
Grant Lee Phillips and friends @ Largo at the Coronet
Ben Folds and a Piano, Kate Miller-Heidke @ Henry Fonda Music Box
VV Brown, Darrelle London @ The Troubadour
Diane Birch, AM @ El Rey Theatre
Evan Voytas, Bell Gardens, Superhumanoids @ The Echo
Johnny Osborne, The Melodians @ Echoplex
Barrio Tiger, Stab City, Stepfather @ Spaceland
Ojos Rojos, Lantvrn, Exdetectives @ Silver Lake Lounge
White Shit, Shearing Pinks, NÜ SENSAE, Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
Woolen, The Nocturnes, Pope Anything @ Echo Curio
The Daylights, Trent Dabbs, David Williams, Red Letter Agent, The Pioneers of Prime Time TV, Courtney Marie Andrews, David Williams @ The Hotel Café
Jumbo @ Conga Room
Ninjasonik @ V20

Thursday

James Taylor and Carole King @ Hollywood Bowl
Jakob Dylan and Three Legs feat. Neko Case and Kelly Hogan w/ The Felice Brothers, HoneyHoney @ The Wiltern
Drake @ Club Nokia
Ben Folds and a Piano, Kate Miller-Heidke @ Henry Fonda Music Box
The Besnard Lakes, The Happy Hollows, Infantree @ Troubadour
Ninjasonik, WEAVE! @ Spaceland
Mississippi Man, Pepper Rabbit, White Arrows, The Fling @ The Echo
Common Loon, Healamonster & Tarsier, See Green @ Silver Lake Lounge
Bob Log III, Frank Fairfield @ Echo Curio
Sun Araw, CCR Headcleaner, NASA Space Universe, Moment Trigger @ The Smell
Pilar Díaz @ Eastside Luv
The Mighty Mojo Prophets, The Fadies, David Higgins & Band, Bird Mad Girl, Another Year At Its End @ Mr. T's Bowl
Jamie Drake's record release, Brother Sal, TD Lind, Sally Jaye, Amanda Jo Williams @ The Hotel Café
Crash Kings, Lemon Sun, Maxim Ludwig @ The Roxy
Blind Stachmo, Christopher Hawley, Rollers, The Reflectacles, King Washingto @ Air Conditioned Supper Club

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Friday

Carole King & James Taylor @ Hollywood Bowl
Andrew Bird w/ special guest Simone White @ Largo at the Coronet
Dredg, Facing New York, Send The Sages @ Troubadour
Flying Lotus' record release, Ras G, Samiyam, Dr. Strangeloop, Kutmah, Jeremiah Je @ Echoplex
Turin Brakes (Acoustic show), Hard Drugs, Lucy Schwartz @ The Echo
Justin Young, Chris Pierce, Brother Sal, Bill Harvey, Jeremy Messersmith, Hank Floyd @ The Hotel Café
Robotanists, boxViolet, Downtown/Union, American Primitive @ California Plaza (FREE!)
Oliver Future's record release, London To Tokyo @ Bootleg Theater
Useless Keys, The Delta Mirror, Full Frontal, Sleepy Eyes of Death @ Spaceland
Summer Darling, Worker Bee, Golden Years, Wires in the Wall, George Glass (solo) @ Pehrspace
Anna Oxygen, The Finches, Key Losers, Ponce De Leon @ The Smell
Modern Time Machines, The Neo-Kalashnikovs, Swing Hailey, Private Beach, The Downhills @ Mr. T's Bowl
Wreck of the Zephyr, Random Patterns, Boomsnake, Lovely Bad Things @ Echo Curio
Klymaxx, Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb, JJ Fad @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
Le Castle Vania, Computer Club, Paparazzi @ Avalon
Joshua Tree Music Festival 2010 feat. Mexican Institute of Sound, Gaudi, Orgone, D Numbers, The Heavy Guilt @ Joshua Tree Lake Campgrounds

Saturday

Carole King & James Taylor @ Hollywood Bowl
a-ha @ Club Nokia
30 Seconds to Mars, Shiny Toy Guns, Neon Trees @ Greek Theatre
Andrew Bird @ Largo at the Coronet
Dredg, Facing New York, Butterscotch @ Troubadour
Jóhann Jóhannsson @ Silent Movie Theatre
Flying Lotus' record release, Ravi Coltrane, The Gaslamp Killer, Gonjasufi, Matthewdavid @ Echoplex
Carney, Red Arrow Messenger, Tommy King @ El Rey Theatre
Annuals, The Most Serene Republic, What Laura Says @ Spaceland
Jeremy Messersmith, Jeremiah Streeter @ Bootleg Theater
Stab City's record release @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Snow & Voices, Just Off Turner, Jules Larson, Former Future, Angie Mattson @ The Hotel Café
Nicole Kidman, Essay, Knight Rider, Jonathan Snipes @ The Smell
Leila Adu, Howardamb, Voice on Tape @ Echo Curio
Torches in Trees, Phoenix and the Turtle, WALK @ Pehrspace
Los Pinguos, Freedy Johnston @ The Mint
California Metalfest IV feat. Feat Factory, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Annotations Of An Autopsy, Gaza @ Pomona Fox Theater and The Glass House
Toots & the Maytals, Rey Fresco @ Saint Rocke
Joshua Tree Music Festival 2010 feat. Fort Knox Five, Midnite, Bonerama, Radio Devi, Locura, Wally Ingram & Jerry Joseph, Wunmi, Z-1 Project @ Joshua Tree Lake Campgrounds

Sunday

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Sonny Rollins @ Walt Disney Music Hall
Sea Wolf, Patrick Park @ The Autry National Center of the American West (4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles)
The Parson Red Heads, Freddy & Francine @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Bonfire Madigan, Rachael Cantu, Josh Norton @ Bootleg Theater
Gil Mantera's Party Dream @ Spaceland
Grand Ole Echo feat. Dan Janisch, 50 Cent Haircut, William Lee and The Modern Primitives @ The Echo (FREE! Early Show; 5 PM)
Part Time Punks feat. Xeno & Oaklander, Epee Du Bois, Frank Alpine, Killing Spree DJs @ The Echo (Late Show)
Gaby Moreno with guest Dan Dyer @ The Hotel Café
Shirley Rolls, The Health Club, Joyce Manor @ The Que Sera
California Metalfest IV feat. Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Earth Crisis, Oceano, AGATG, Thick As Blood, Enfold Darkness, Upon A Burning Body @ Pomona Fox Theater and The Glass House
Ximena Sariñana @ Detroit Bar
Joshua Tree Music Festival 2010 feat. Dusu, Integratron Sound Bath, Geri X, Evaros, Eric McFadden Trio, Staxx Brothers, The MAst feat. Haale, Delhi 2 Dublin @ Joshua Tree Lake Campgrounds