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Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: Coachella, The Punch Brothers, Micachu And The Shapes, SHEL

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Gorillaz will be performing Sunday evening at Coachella | Picture via Gorillaz' Myspace


Gorillaz will be performing Sunday evening at Coachella | Picture via Gorillaz' Myspace
This week the unremitting three-day music marathon known as Coachella (LAist Coverage) takes over our lives. This year's impressive bill boasts a broad array of headliners, including Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Muse, Gorillaz, Pavement, Phoenix and Atoms For Peace. Progressive bluegrass outfit the Punch Brothers, which of course features former Nickel Creek member, virtuosic Oceanside-bred mandolin player Chris Thile, will be performing at the Broad Stage in Santa Mon Mon. Classically trained English experimental musician Micachu and the Shapes are poised to grace the Getty Center for this week's edition of Saturdays Off the 405. And, lastly, Colorado-based pop-infused folk/bluegrass act SHEL will be performing here for their first time ever, making their debut at Bardot.

Gorillaz - "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (feat. Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)"

The Punch Brothers - "Punch Bowl"

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Micachu - "Curly Teeth"

SHEL - "Try To Scream"

Monday

SHEL @ Bardot
Butch Walker and The Black Widows, Eulogies, Woolen @ El Rey Theatre
Crystal Castles, DJ Paul V. @ Echoplex
Helen Stellar, The Postelles, The Constellations @ Spaceland (FREE!)
Walking Sleep, The Union Line, Goldenboy, Big Whup @ The Echo (FREE!)
So Many Wizards, Halloween Swim Team, Corridor, Lobstin @ Silver Lake Lounge (FREE!)
Buddyhead presents Seaspin, Hocus Pocus (feat. members of Dios), The Damn Sons, The Franks @ The Hotel Café
Nuexpe, The Monolators, The Seizure, NaNa & the Happy Cats @ Pehrspace
Two Guns, The Fling, Sam Outlaw @ Detroit Bar

Tuesday

Retribution Gospel Choir, Funeral Club, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians @ Spaceland
Toy Robot, The Good Cheer, Daniel Brummel @ Silver Lake Lounge
Serena Ryder, Cuff The Duke, Ryan Star, Darren Criss @ Troubadour
Truth & Salvage Co., Tony Lucca, Tom Freund @ The Hotel Café
Psychedelic Horseshit, Wounded Lion, Residual Echoes, Suededriver @ Echo Curio
Links, Purple Melon, Kid Theodore @ Saint Rocke

Wednesday

Them Crooked Vultures @ Club Nokia
Vampire Weekend, Abe Vigoda @ Pomona Fox Theater
A Fine Frenzy @ Largo at the Coronet
The Ruby Suns, Toro Y Moi, Pepper Rabbit @ The Echo
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, The Hi-Hos, Shirley Rolls @ Spaceland
Moving Picture Show's record release, Eastern Conference Champions, Imagine Dragons, Foster the People, Gossip Tree @ The Viper Room
Craig Wedren, John Carpenter @ Bootleg Theater
Silent Star, Actress, The Passports, Ballerina Black @ Silver Lake Lounge
Nick Jaina, Eliza Rickman, Liz Pappademas @ Echo Curio
Nina Storey, Tommy King, Fay Wolfe, Jodi King, Emelo @ The Hotel Café
Run Through The Desert, Kingsize, Adrenalin Traffic @ Troubadour
Death Angel, Arsis @ The Roxy
Deerhunter, Bleached @ The Glass House

Thursday

Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Gloriana @ Staples Center
Caetano Veloso, AM @ Greek Theatre
Pavement @ Pomona Fox Theater
She & Him @ The Glass House
The Specials @ Club Nokia
Andy Clockwise, Rocco DeLuca, The Dirty Diamond, Archeology, Peasant @ The Hotel Café
The Daylights, Brothers At Sea, Red Letter Agent, The Pawnshop Kings @ Troubadour
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jonathan Wilson @ Bootleg Theater
The Good Listeners @ Bordello
We Are The World, Sir Heffington's Fingered @ The Echo
Willowz, Mini Mansions, Lionize, Phathom @ Spaceland
The Tuffingtons, Warlord of Rock N' Roll Thunder and Lightning, Lineas Albies @ Silver Lake Lounge
Dead Rock West, Johnny Moezzi & The Majestic Reach @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Black Party Politics, Crescendo, Electric Current Eccentric Kaos, RedTide, Dulce de leche @ Mr. T's Bowl
Black Church, I.E., Ghost to Falco, Ezra Buchla @ Echo Curio
The Victorians, The Secret 6, The Steelwells @ Alex's Bar
Autolux @ Detroit Bar

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Friday

Coachella Day 1 feat. LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, She & Him, Imogen Heap, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Gil Scott-Heron, Deer Tick, Aeroplane, Sleigh Bells, Hockey, Little Dragon, Wale, As Tall As Lions @ Empire Polo Club
Eagles @ Hollywood Bowl
Mark Knopfler @ Pantages Theatre
Joseph Arthur @ The Stronghold
Chris Thile & the Punch Brothers @ The Broad Stage
Bad Religion, Youth Brigade @ House of Blues Sunset
Autolux, Franz Nicolay @ Bootleg Theater
Mau Maus plus guests @ Echoplex
Mark Sultan, The Black Apples, Dirt Dress, Wounded Lion @ Spaceland
Les Blanks, Shirley Rolls @ Casey's Irish Bar & Grill (FREE!)
Aerodrone, Femme Fatality, Programmed for Pleasure @ Silver Lake Lounge
Andy Clockwise, Geroge Stanford's EP release, Vienne, John Torres @ The Hotel Café
Long Way Home, Fight Friendly, Siant, Safe Haven, No Prospect of an End @ Troubadour
Moses Campbell, PROCESSORS, Ostrich Eyes, Tinylittle @ The Smell
Whisper Kid, Odnila G, Blue Tape Red Tape, White @ Echo Curio
The Broken Number Band, Hi Ho Silver Oh, Coyote Coyote, Son Ark, Vanish Valley @ Mr. T's Bowl
Repeater, Telomere Repair,Greater California, Bella Novela, The Soft Hands @ Alex's Bar

Saturday

Coachella Day 2 feat. Muse, Faith No More, Tiesto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Sia, Camera Obscura, Mew, Tokyo Police Club, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Bad Liutenant, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, White Rabbits, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train @ Empire Polo Club
Eagles @ Hollywood Bowl
Jeff Beck @ Nokia Theatre
Baaba Maal @ Royce Hall
Chaka Khan @ Conga Room
Saturdays Off the 405 feat. Micachu & The Shapes @ The Getty Center
Smashing Pumpkins @ Space 15 Twenty (Pre-Order Wristband Only)
Bad Religion, Strung Out @ House of Blues Sunset
jj, Delorean, Bachelorette @ Echoplex
Record Store Day w/ Dum Dum Girls, Male Bonding, The One AM Radio, Adam Harding, Lou Barlow + the Missing Men @ Origami Vinyl (Free! Early Show; 2-7 PM)
Bad Veins, City Center @ Spaceland
Nevenka @ Bootleg Theater
Franz Nicolay @ Home Restaurant (on Riverside)
The Crystelles, On The 5, So Many Wizards, Rademacher @ The Smell
Timonium, Radar Brothers, Young Hunting @ Echo Curio
Cobalt Cranes, AM, The Light Rays, Blue Red Tape @ Silver Factory Studios
SISU, Katie the Pest, Maraca Mouths @ Pehrspace
The Boulevard Beat, The Hitz, The Stitched Lips, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Dirty Eyes @ Mr. T's Bowl
Barrett Johnson, Julian Moon, Whitton, Shannon Curtis, La Vie, Lisa Parade @ The Hotel Café
Fair To Midland, Karnivool, Something To Burn @ Troubadour
Steve Forbert @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Los Pinguos @ Saint Rocke

Sunday

Coachella Day 3 feat. Gorillaz, Pavement, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon Sly Stone, De La Soul, Infected Mushroom, Julian Casablancas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Miike Snow, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne and the County, Local Natives, Little Boots, Yann Tiersen, Florence and the Machine, King Khan and the Shrines, Babasonicos, One EskimO @ Empire Polo Club
Arctic Monkeys, earthlings? @ Pappy and Harriet's Palace (53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown)
Part Time Punks feat. Love Is All, Weave!, Love Grenades @ The Echo
Dum Dum Girls, Ramona Gonzalez, Tan Dollar @ Echo Curio
Male Bonding, Dunes, PROTECTME, Back To The Future The Ride @ The Smell
Hell Ya! Night feat. Parade Of Lights, Brothers At Sea, Dave Smallen @ Spaceland
Radio Free Silver Lake presents Let's Independent! The Lost Episodede feat. The Californian, WALK, Big Whup @ El Cid
Maggie Malyn's record release, So & So, Sinem Saniye @ The Hotel Café