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Week In Rock: Depeche Mode, Ghostface Killah, The Octopus Project, Roadside Graves

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Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah will be performing Saturday night at the House of Blues Sunset | Picture via Ghostface Killah's Myspace

This week legendary English electronic band Depeche Mode will be headlining the Hollywood Bowl with Swedish indie rockers Peter Bjorn and John (LAist Review, #2). Austin-based theremin-crazed, indietronica outfit the Octopus Project are poised to grace the Troubadour. New Jersey's own country-infused folk act Roadside Graves will be performing at not only the Knitting Factory, but also the Prospector and, finally, Spaceland as well. And, lastly, Staten Island-bred rapper Ghostface Killah (LAist Review, #2) will be taking on two sets at the House of Blues Sunset with none other than Method Man and Redman, who will be performing together of course.

Ghostface Killah - "Mighty Healthy (Danger Mouse Remix)"

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Local Natives, Red Cortez, Swim Party, Rademacher @ Spaceland
Barcelona, Meese, Seabird, Huntingfield @ Troubadour
Amanda Blank @ Amoeba Music
The Growlers, Tijuana Panthers, Some Days @ The Echo
Restavrant, Spirit Vine, Hocus Pocus, Mini Mansions @ Echoplex
Petracovich's record release, Angela Correa, Alex & Sam, Adrina Thorpe @ The Hotel Café
Lower Heaven, Moon Upstairs, Hi Ho's, Shine Brothers @ Silver Lake Lounge
Will Hoge @ The Mint
Dawes @ Detroit Bar


Heaven and Hell, Coheed and Cambria @ Greek Theatre
Black Francis, Mere Mortals @ The Mint
Cobra Starship, Friday Night Boys, Plastiscines, DJ Skeet Skeet @ Troubadour
The Section Quartet, Sam Phillips @ Largo at the Coronet
SUNN O))), The Accused, Eagle Twin @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles)
The Voyeurs' video release, Kissing Cousins, Box Violet, Polygraph @ The Echo
The Littlest Viking, Signal Hill, Beware of Safety @ Echo Curio
The Lovemakers, Torino, Bullied By Strings @ Silver Lake Lounge
Dan Reed & Manda Mosher, John Forte, Hopkinson, Jes Hudak @ The Hotel Café
The Press Fire!, Halloween Swim Team, Color Club, Church of the Snake, Narwhal Party @ Silver Factory Studios


Jackson Browne @ Greek Theatre
Buddy Guy, Dr. John and the Lower 911, James Cotton @ Hollywood Bowl
N.A.S.A., Fatlip (DJ set) @ The El Rey Theatre
Kelly Buchanan Benefit w/ Glen Phillips, Sara Bareilles, The Rescues, Matt Scannell, Maria Taylor, Lex Land, Paris Carney @ Troubadour
Avi Buffalo, The Parson Red Heads, Roadside Graves, M. Bison @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
Dawes, Papa, Paige Stark @ The Echo
Pablo Moses and the Revolutionary Dream Band @ Echoplex
Olin and the Moon, Horse Thieves @ Pershing Square
Ceci Bastida, Wait.Think.Fast. @ La Cita
Club NME w/ Sky Parade, Dissolver @ Spaceland
Ovideo, Tasso, The Downer Party, French Miami @ Silver Lake Lounge
Venus Illuminato @ Territory BBQ & Records
Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven, Glass Pear @ The Hotel Café
The Seizure, Clark 8, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Hello My Name Is Red @ The Smell
Bullion, Lexicon, Eskmo @ The Airliner
Alisa Moreno, Aya Larkin, D. Henry Fenton, Brian Buckley, Band @ Dakota Live Music Lounge
High on Fire, Early Man @ Alex's Bar


Lil' Wayne @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Vincent Gallo & Sean Lennon: The Ghost of a Saber Toothed Tiger @ Largo at the Coronet
Pablove Benefit w/ Great Northern, Obi Best, Xu Xu Fang, Division Day (DJ Set) @ Bootleg Theatre
Red Cortez, Go West Young Man, Radars to the Sky, Mick Duffy @ Edgar Varela Fine Arts (542 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles)
Jen and Abby, Holmes, Ryan Blakeley Smith and The Voyage, Mia Dyson, Leslie Mendelson @ The Hotel Café
Onelinedrawing @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge)
Burning Brides, Jonneine Zapata, Mary Magdalan, Sabrosa Purr @ The Echo
Relax To Paris, Brutus Gets The Girl, Science Fiction Theatre, Eloise @ Troubadour
I Was A Lover, Delorean Was A Dealer's record release, Voice On Tape, Mothers Of Gut, Dalmacio Von Diamond And The Enochian Keys @ Spaceland
Matt Ellis, John Carpenter, Monster @ Silver Lake Lounge
Tleilaxu Music Machine, Alaskas, Universal Studios Florida, Anthony's Revenge @ The Smell
The Parson Red Heads, Roadside Graves, Rademacher @ The Prospector
The Underground Railroad to Candyland, Screaming Females, Shell Shag @ Babe's Warehouse (1517 W. Esther St., Long Beach)
Avi Buffalo, O's and the Oculist, Lauren Trickett @ Detroit Bar
Boomkat, Cassie Steele @ Saint Rocke


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Trouble and Bass Crew @ Club 740 (740 S. Broadway St., Los Angeles)
Rock and Roll Summer Circus w/ The Henry Clay People, Fol Chen, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Marvelous Toy, The Damselles, Roadsode Graves, Les Blanks, Downtown Union and many more @ Echoplex
The Octopus Project, Make Moon, VOICEsVOICEs @ Troubadour
Shellshag, Screaming Females, PROTECTME, Signals (members of The Mae Shi) @ Spaceland
Crooked Cowboy & Freshwater Friends, Amanda Jo Williams, Horse Thieves @ The Unknown Theatre (1110 Seward St., Los Angeles)
El Ten Eleven, Intricate Machines, Tony Green With His Perilous Mischance Band, Bill Burgess @ Bootleg Theatre
Babyland, Barr, This Song Is A Mess But So Am I, Felt Drawings @ The Smell
HoneyHoney, Janet Robin, Tommy King, Stoll Vaughn, Dalton Grant, Danielle Ate the Sandwich @ The Hotel Café
Onelinedrawing @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge)
Def Sound, David Liebe Hart and Adam Pappagan, Big Whup @ Echo Curio
The Rhone Occupation, One Trick Pony, The Clouds, Star Parts @ Pehrspace
Okie Dokie, Gestapo Khazi, Ebonics, Culture Kids, Rough Kids @ L'KEG Gallery
Shiloe, The New Room, Honeybreath @ Boardner's
The Mormons, Ninja Academy, The Dharma Bums @ Juanita's Restaurant and Bar
Does It Offend You, Yeah? (DJ set) @ Avalon
The Moon Upstairs, Octave Cat, Alright Class @ Silver Factory Studios
C.W. Stoneking & Horn Orchestra, Grey Delisle, Capt Jeffrey & His Chumbuckets @ Redwood Bar & Grill

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Method Man, Redman, Ghostface @ House of Blues Sunset (Two Shows; Early 6 PM, Late 10:30 PM)
Down, Melvins @ The Wiltern
Quantic And His Combo Barbaro, J.Rocc, Nu-Mark, Sake One, Ganas @ Echoplex
Le Switch, Roadside Graves, The World Record, Flashing Red Lights @ Spaceland
Spirit Vine, Feathrebeard, Ruthann Friedman, Layer, Safari Is Goodie, Agness Twin, Victim Vision, Rocksmith, Native Fauna, Dead Western, Fort King, Graham Forest @ HM157 (3110 N. Broadway Ave., Los Angeles)
Pissed Jeans, Lamps @ Troubadour
The Motels, King Washington @ Pershing Square
Onelinedrawing @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge)
The French Semester, The Active Set, Meredith Meyer @ Pehrspace
The High Strung, Rye Douglas Band, Infrared Sunday @ Bootleg Theatre
Dung Mummy featuring Hop Frog Kollectiv, Ain Soph Aur, Blipvert, Mother Of Fire @ Echo Curio
Lynskey and Wisdom, Chasing Kings, Jibilian/Setar @ The Smell
The Muffs, Kepi Electric, The Dollyrots, Little Medusas @ Alex's Bar


Depeche Mode, Peter Bjorn & John @ Hollywood Bowl
Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos @ Greek Theatre
Nite Jewel, Silk Flowers @ The Echo
Grand Ole Echo w/ Dead Rock West, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, The Lonesome Heroes @ The Echo (Early Show; Free! 5 PM)
The Monolators, Alaskan Summer, Scarlet Symphony, Tandemoro @ Spaceland
Agent Ribbons, Foxtails Brigade, Judgement Day, One Trick Pony @ Bootleg Theatre
Baskery, The Hereafter @ The Hotel Café
Partyline, Shebeast, Mkng Frndz, Zombelle @ The Smell
CLIPSE, The Cool Kids @ The Glass House