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Week In Rock: Blink 182, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be performing Saturday at the Troubadour | Photo by Annie Powers via the Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Myspace

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be performing Saturday at the Troubadour | Photo by Annie Powers via the Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Myspace
This week legendary Poway-bred pop punk outfit Blink 182 will be headlining the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with none other than Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Asher Roth. Parisian buzz band Phoenix (LAist Review) are poised to grace the Greek Theatre with Canadian indie rock outfit Metric (LAist Interview, Review) and local garage rockers the Soft Pack in tow. English alternative rockers Arctic Monkeys will be performing at the Hollywood Palladium with local pop rock outfit the Like. And, lastly, NY-bred indie pop act the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (LAist Interview) will be taking on the Troubadour.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Falling Over"


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Arctic Monkeys, The Like @ Hollywood Palladium
Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Pomona Fox Theater
Fanfarlo, The Love Language @ Troubadour
Throw Me The Statue, The Brunettes, Devon Williams, Nurses @ The Echo
Vieux Farka Toure, WEAVE! @ Echoplex
The 88, Hanne Hukkelberg, Jeremiah Streeter, Simon Lynge @ Spaceland
Frank Turner @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Broken Nobles, Man's Assassination, Man, Hiking @ The Smell
Sonos' record release, Nina Storey, Robin Smith, Former/Future @ The Hotel Café
Ed Helms: "Hams and Jams" @ Largo at the Coronet
Spacewaves, Molino, Heavy Water Expriments @ Echo Curio
The Devil Whale, Novi Split, Young Whiskey @ Silver Lake Lounge
Stab City, Arctic In The Tropic @ Redwood Bar & Grill
UV Lights @ Five Star Bar (267 S. Main St., Los Angeles)
Sea Wolf, Afternoons, Sara Lov @ Detroit Bar


The Killers @ Hollywood Bowl
Phoenix, Metric, The Soft Pack @ Greek Theatre
Chairlift, Glasser, John Maus @ Troubadour
Monotonix, Anavan, Tweak Bird, Signals @ The Smell
The Growlers, Dirt Dress, Audacity, My Pet Saddle @ Bootleg Theater
Pinch, N-Type, The Gaslamp Killer, 12th Planet @ The Roxy
Robotanists, Vanaprasta, The Golden Years @ Boardner's
Sun Araw, Ducktails, Robedoor, Radiant Husk @ L'KEG Gallery
The French Semester, Rademacher, Team Abraham, Downtown/Union @ Silver Lake Lounge
Ceci Bastida, Wait.Think.Fast. @ La Cita
Club NME w/ Diane Birch @ Spaceland
Oak & Gorski, Chris Trapper, James Snyder, Linus of Hollywood, Anglos @ The Hotel Café
Old Californio, Well Diggers Banquet @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Joe Henry, Wes Smith Jazz @ Room 5
G.E. Stinson, Jorge Martin, Bill Nelson, Casey Anderson @ Viento Y Agua (4007 E. 4th, Long Beach)
The Otherside of Morning, Burnt Matches, Phantom Communique @ Dakota Live Music Lounge


Blink-182, Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
The Airborne Toxic Event, The Henry Clay People, Red Cortez @ Pomona Fox Theater
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Breeders, YACHT @ Greek Theatre
Grant-Lee Phillips, Christina Courtin @ Largo at the Coronet
The Gaslight Anthem, Murder By Death, The Loved Ones, Frank Turner @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Sea Wolf, Afternoons, Sara Lov @ Troubadour
Timber Timbre, Minor Canon, The Street and Babe Shadow, What Laura Says @ Silver Lake Lounge
Clean Air Clear Stars Pre-Party feat. Miranda Lee Richards, The Shine Brothers @ Spaceland
The Drones, Model/Actress, Bridezilla @ The Echo
VOICEsVOICEs, Pistol Pistol, Make Moon, Facts On File, Hotel St. George @ Mr. T's Bowl
Jake Coco, Bleu, Meredith Claire, Brutus Gets the Girl, Melinda Ortner @ The Hotel Café
Brownout @ Westfield Century City (10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Century City)


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Pink, The Ting Tings @ Staples Center
Gipsy Kings @ Greek Theatre
The Psychedelic Furs, Happy Mondays, Amusement Parks on Fire @ Club Nokia
Everest, These United States, The Parson Red Heads @ Troubadour
Meat Puppets, Dead Confederate @ El Rey Theatre
Dead Man's Bones @ Bob Baker Marionette Theater (1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles)
Little Boots, Music Go Music, Yes Giantess @ The Roxy
Night Horse, Sea of Air, Emeralds @ Bootleg Theater
Hanne Hukkelberg, Dave Yaden & Skyler Stonestreet, Aras Baskauskas, Hallows, Frontier Ruckus @ The Hotel Café
The Monolators, Wait.Think.Fast., Seasons @ American Legion Post 206 (227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park)
Very Be Careful, Pilar Diaz @ The Mint
Meho Plaza, Octave Cat, Kill Kill Kill, The Blinding Light @ Pehrspace
Mod Amish, Marasol, My Secret Alphabet, Refrigerator, Falcon Eddy @ Mr. T's Bowl
Saccaharine Trust, The Urinals, The Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Staurn, Pipsqueak @ The Smell
The Absynths, Naima Earth, Family Tree Analog @ Echo Curio
Jake La Botz @ Redwood Bar & Grill


Pink Martini @ Hollywood Bowl
Gipsy Kings @ Greek Theatre
Porcupine Tree @ Club Nokia
Mason Jennings, Crash Kings @ El Rey Theatre
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, The Depreciation Guild Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Troubadour
The Most Serene Republic, The Grates @ Spaceland
The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival 2009 w/ The Henry Clay People, Dazzler, Dios, Love Grenades, Oliver Future @ The Port of Los Angeles (1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro)
Southern Culture on the Skids, Triple Chicken foot, Speedbuggy, 5 O'Clock Somewhere @ Echoplex
I See Hawks In L.A., Gina Villalobos, Elliot Randall @ Bootleg Theater
Chelsea Girls, Killola, Go Betty Go @ The Roxy
Boomkat, Ryan Blakely Smith and the Voyage, Kat Parsons, The Appletons, The Dreamers, Derek Evans @ The Hotel Café
Hiking, The Deadly Finns, Devon Williams @ Pehrspace
Cobra Lilies record release, Amanda Jo Williams, Tommy Santee Klaws @ American Legion Post 206 (227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park)
Echoes de Luxe, Mammal, The Swagger Sticks, NewClearChild, Venus Illuminato @ Mr. T's Bowl
Gabby La La, The Ukulady, Kit'n Tenders, Javarnanda, Megan Jacobs @ Echo Curio
The Humpers w/ The Hangmen, Stab City, Barrio Tiger @ Redwood Bar & Grill
War Tapes, Shiloe, UV Lights @ The Prospector
Dandy Warhols, Gram Rabbit, Spindrift, Les Blanks @ Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace (53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown)


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India Calling! w/ Malkit Singh, Kailash Kher’s Kailasa, Ravi Shankar Centre Ensemble, Anoushka Shankar, Rhythm of Rajasthan @ Hollywood Bowl
Mount Eerie, Karl Blau, No Kids, Tara Jane O'Neil @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles)
By Sunlight, Shirley Rolls, Last American Buffalo, Chris Garneau @ Spaceland
The Avengers, Pansy Division, Paul Collins Beat @ The Echo
Correatown, Grizzly Owls, Map @ Echo Curio
Magnolia Memoir, Quincy Blaque, Ken Stacey, Still Waters Run Deep, Nervous Breakdown @ The Hotel Café
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