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Week In Rock: Dirty Projectors, Four Tet, Dan Black, The Strange Boys

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Dirty Projectors will be performing tonight at the Jensen Rec Center | Photo by Sarah Cass via the Dirty Projectors' Myspace

Dirty Projectors will be performing tonight at the Jensen Rec Center | Photo by Sarah Cass via the Dirty Projectors' Myspace
This week UK-bred electronic mastermind Four Tet will be taking on Echoplex, ringing in his latest tour de force—2010's There Is Love in You. London-based electronica singer-songwriter Dan Black is poised to grace not only Cinespace, but Spaceland for this week's edition of Club NME as well. LAist favorites, Austin-by-way-of-Dallas garage rock outfit the Strange Boys (LAist Review, #2) will be headlining Spaceland. And, lastly, Brooklyn's crown jewel, the erratic experimental indie rock collective known as Dirty Projectors (LAist Review) will be performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown.

Dirty Projectors - "Ascending Melody"


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Princeton, Castledoor, Los Angeles New Music Ensemble @ Spaceland
Useless Keys, Free Energy, Repeater, boxViolet @ The Echo (FREE!)
Red Arrow Messenger, Damn Sons, United by Sound @ Bootleg Theater (FREE!)
Gamble House, Regrets and Brunettes, Fort Wife, Tommy Santee Klaws, Italian Japanese @ Silver Lake Lounge (FREE!)
Nicole Kidman, Ellie Fortune, Mason Lindahl, Subtle Selves @ Pehrspace
Jennifer Quiroz's record release, Jill Hennessy, The Little Stevies, Emily Elbert @ The Hotel Café


Mariah Carey @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Dinosaur Jr. @ Troubadour
Dan Black @ Cinespace
Butch Walker's record release, Jay Nash, Sonos, Brianna Rettig @ The Hotel Café
Ferraby Lionheart, Leslie And The Badgers, Charlie Wadhams, All Spots to Black @ Bootleg Theater
Glacier Hiking, Haim, Kitten, Go West Young Man @ The Echo
Free Energy, Mystery Lights, The Blank Tapes, Early Dolphin @ Spaceland
Roll the Tanks, Torches in Trees, Bill Clark Star Vehicle, Oh the Spanish Moss @ Silver Lake Lounge
Charlie Sexton @ Largo at the Coronet
Blessed Deep, Puppies and Kittens, Garbaj Kaetz @ Echo Curio
Suzy Williams, Frank Fairfield, The Dough Rollers, Crater Farmer,The Blasting Co. @ Gallery 2023 (2023 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles)
The Icarus Line, Broken Mirrors, Werewolf @ Alex's Bar


Club NME w/ Dan Black @ Spaceland
The Rescues, Lucy Schwartz @ Troubadour
Goldspot, Raul Malo with Kelly Dalton, Austin Hartley-Leonard @ The Hotel Café
Oliver Future, The Delta Mirror, Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, Queen Kwong @ The Echo
Nicole Simone, Penelope Fortier, Sonus Quartet @ Bootleg Theater
Mystery Lights, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Hi Ho Silver Oh, The Shade, The Layabouts @ Echo Curio
Sarah Burton, Faye Blais, Rob Laufer @ Silver Lake Lounge
Elan @ The Roxy
Colbie Caillat, Brett Dennen, Ryan Bingham, John Ondrasik, Nikka Costa, Kate Voegele @ House of Blues Sunset
Hollyboots, New Clear Child, AXIS @ Mr. T's Bowl
Visqueen @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Visqueen, Steve Soto and the Twisted Hearts @ Alex's Bar


Cheap Trick @ House of Blues Sunset
The Icarus Line @ The Roxy
Visqueen, Bear Hands, Adam Bones @ Spaceland
Andrew Lynch, The Section Quartet, Eagle & Talon, Downtown/Union @ The Echo
"Malabomba!" w/ Fishtank Ensemble @ Bordello
Spring Summer, Audra Mae, Senator and The New Republic @ Bootleg Theater
Dan Wilson, Jim Bianco, Joey Ryan, Dylan Trees, Laura Meyer @ The Hotel Café
Cheese on Bread, Diamonds Under Fire, Fight Like Apes @ Silver Lake Lounge
Meshell Ndegeocello @ Largo at the Coronet
Pancho and Sancho, Fish Circus, Leave It Alone, Full Force Rising @ Troubadour
Ellie Fortune, Mason Lindahl, Featherbeard, Jeffertiti's Nile @ Echo Curio
Wicked Relish, Venus Envy, Little Baby Justice, The Lazy Stalkers, Fuck-Ass and the Greese Patrol @ Mr. T's Bowl
Drowning Swans, Walter Gross, Ars Poetria, Cyan Ides @ L'KEG Gallery
Al DiMeola @ House of Blues Sunset
The Henry Clay People, Le Switch, Olin and the Moon @ The Prospector


Joni Mitchell’s "The Fiddle and The Drum" @ UCLA's Royce Hall
We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Lonely Forest, Bear Hands @ Troubadour
The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega, Once @ El Rey Theatre
The Strange Boys, Chain and the Gang, Neverever @ The Echo
Memory Tapes @ Spaceland
Pepi Ginsberg, Pepper Rabbit, Jacuzzis @ The Viper Room
When You Awake's Two Year Anniversary Party w/ Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), Breathe Owls Breathe, Leslie and The Badgers, Shakey Graves & special guests @ Bootleg Theater
Timonium, Silian Rail, Summer Darling, Powerdove @ Pehrspace
The Haters, Sissy Spacek, Gerritt Wittmer and Paul Knowles, AMK @ The Smell
The Downtown Train, Tricky Sizzler, Ralpheene, Spring Queen @ Echo Curio
The Damselles, HoneyHoney, Common Rotation @ Casey's Irish Bar & Grill
Black Sequin Disaster, Push to Transmit, El Camino Real, In Sepia, Suns of Jimi @ Mr. T's Bowl
Truth & Salvage Co., The Quiet, The Steelwells, Cameron Rafati, Karima Francis @ The Hotel Café


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Dirty Projectors with the Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Four Tet, Nathan Fake, Active Child @ Echoplex
Emily Wells, Money Mark @ Getty Center
Zee Avi, AM @ Troubadour
Scout Niblett, Dirt Dress @ Spaceland
Evan Dando, Graydon, Brendan Hines, Senator and the New Republic, Tiny Television @ The Hotel Café
Astra Heights (record release), The Romany Rye, Lemon Sun, Jeffertitti's Nile @ Bootleg Theater
Elephant Micah, Power Dove @ Echo Curio
Corridor, Estelle Raskina @ Origami Vinyl (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Bipolar Bear, Residual Echoes, Neverever, Twisted Stars @ The Smell
Blue Jungle, Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Pehrspace
Pangea's tape release, God Equals Genocide, Moses Campbell @ Echo Curio
Mike Watt and The Missing Men @ Redwood Bar & Grill
The Clouds, Joe Sullivan and the Mountain Meadows, The Cartographers, Kera and the Lesbians @ Mr. T's Bowl
Mississippi Man, Amanda Jo Williams, Olentangy John @ L'KEG Gallery
Phranc @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
The Cute Lepers, The Stitches, The Clorox Girls, The Choke @ Alex's Bar


Tenlons Fort, Elephant Micah, Miniature Soap, Ben and Bruno @ Pehrspace
The Macaroons @ The Echo
Angela McCluskey, songwriters Sunday, Tongue and Groove @ The Hotel Café
Aztlan Underground, Subsistenzia, Guerrilla Queenz, In Lak Ech @ The Smell
Black Apples, Blood Bath, The Like @ Alex's Bar

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