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Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: Elvis Costello, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips, Sunset Junction Street Fair

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The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips will be performing this Monday and Tuesday | Picture via the Flaming Lips' Myspace

This week English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes will be headlining the Greek Theatre with Nashville-based three-time Grammy Award-winning folk songstress Lucinda Williams in tow. Nashville-bred alternative rockers Kings of Leon will be taking on the Forum with Athens' own garage rock revivalists the Whigs. Oklahoma-based psych-infused alternative rock outfit the Flaming Lips are poised to unleash their rather euphoric theatrics upon onlookers at the Greek Theatre, as well as the newly-reopened Pomona Fox Theatre. And, lastly, Saturday and Sunday will mark the 29th year of the annual street fair that we all hold dear to our hearts: the Sunset Junction Street Fair. Both prominent, national acts (Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, Built To Spill, Sly & Robbie, to name a few) and local acts (Local Natives, Dengue Fever, Fool's Gold, to name a few) will be performing across four stages in the heart of the Eastside.

The Flaming Lips - "Free Radicals"

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Depeche Mode, Peter Bjorn & John @ Hollywood Bowl
The Flaming Lips, Ghostland Observatory, Stardeath & White Dwarf @ Greek Theatre
Local Natives, Voxhaul Broadcast, Soko, The Lonely H @ Spaceland (FREE!)
The Growlers, Xu Xu Fang, Thelonious Monster, Dogweed @ The Echo (FREE!)
Lower Heaven, Nic Jago, Miranda Lee Richards, Meeting Places @ Silver Lake Lounge (FREE!)
Lovers, The Black Kites, The Cartographers @ Echo Curio
Lindsay Ray, Annie Bethancourt, Barrett Johnson, Paula Valstein @ The Hotel Café
Joel Eckels, Joey Ryan, Annaliese, Be Willing James @ Room 5


Elvis Costello and The Sugarcanes, Lucinda Williams @ Greek Theatre
The Flaming Lips, Ghostland Observatory, Stardeath and White Dwarfs @ Pomona Fox Theater
Jay Reatard @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Correatown's record release, Marvelous Toy, The Break Ups, Killsonic @ The Echo
The Minor Canon, The Grownup Noise, Blank Blue, Justin Janer Quartet @ Spaceland
Lovemakers, We Should Be Dead, People @ Silver Lake Lounge
Dept of Real Estate, Motoko Honda, Joe Berardi, Dos (Mike Watt and Kira Roessler) @ Echo Curio
TD Lind, Leftover Cuties @ Bordello
A Collaboration by Jason Reeves and Jordan Lawhead @ The Hotel Café
Jokers of the Scene @ Arena


Depeche Mode, Peter Bjorn & John @ Honda Center
Patti LaBelle, Mike Faris & The Roseland Rhythm Review @ Hollywood Bowl
Tracy Chapman, Gaby Moreno @ The Wiltern
Atmosphere, Attracted To Gods @ Hollywood Palladium
Emiliana Torrini, Anya Marina @ El Rey Theatre
Kenan Bell, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Futhamuckas, John Forte @ Troubadour
Club NME w/ Max Tundra @ Spaceland
Great Northern @ Pershing Square (FREE!)
Dawes, Mississippi Man, The Romany Rye @ The Echo
Cosio, This Is The State, Samuel Stewart @ Silver Lake Lounge
Audacity, Christmas Island @ Origami Vinyl
Carla Werner @ King's Road Cafe
Maxim Ludwig, Matt Hires, Lex Land, Maggie Morris & The Ghosties, Kristin Train @ The Hotel Café
Kid Infinity, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Florene, Melted Cassettes, Neon Navajo @ The Smell


Jedi Mind Tricks, MC Estoeric @ El Rey Theatre
Hockey @ Troubadour
Mother Mother @ Spaceland
J. Tillman, Evan Way, Big Search @ The Echo
Low Red Land, Appomattox, Firs @ Silver Lake Lounge
Carney, Caitlin Crosby @ The Roxy
Lenka @ Gap (in the Grove)
Trevor Hall's record release, Amy Wallace, Eli Goldsmith, Christopher Hawley & Peter Goetz @ The Hotel Café
Al Qaeda, Endometrium CxPx, Droughter, Ultraviolet Astronaut @ Echo Curio
Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Harsh Sunshine, The Amazements, Bad Assets @ The Smell
E-40 @ Keyclub
Venice, Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real @ Santa Monica Pier
ZZ Top @ House of Blues Anaheim


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Diana Krall @ Hollywood Bowl
Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre
ZZ Top @ House of Blues Sunset
Los Campesinos, Ramona Falls, Lucky Dragons @ El Rey Theatre
Tea Leaf Green, Coffee Bean Brown @ Troubadour
Sunset Junction Pre-Party w/ Benji Hughes, B.R.A.M. @ Spaceland
Hockey, The French Semester @ The Echo
The Sonics, Prima Donna, Japanese Motors @ Echoplex
Elaine Layabout's Hella Hipster Hoedown IV w/ Tijuana Panthers, Paleface, Silver Darling, Ema and The Ghosts @ Pehrspace
M31's record release, SlowAir, Tremellow, Bastidas, Cobalt Cranes @ L'KEG Gallery
Captain Ahab, Fleshtone, Pharmakon, tik///tik, Guidance Counselor, Beast Cop @ The Smell
Shotgun Showdown, The Cartographers, Shatto @ Echo Curio
International Tennis Champions @ Bootleg Theatre
Jail Weddings' record release @ American Legion Post 206 (227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park)
Babyland, The Prids @ Silver Factory Studios
Chantal Kreviazuk, Janet Robin, Brian Travis Band, Shane Alexander, Scott Warren @ The Hotel Café
The 88 @ Apple Store (at the Grove)
Obedient Waves record release, The Fay Wrays, Face Machine @ Fern's (1253 E. 4th St., Long Beach)
The Zeros, The Hangmen, The Hitchhikers, The Hitz @ Alex's Bar

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Sunset Junction Street Festival w/ Miss Deringer, War Tapes, Warpaint, Rumspringa, Nico Vega, The Submarines, The Delta Spirit, Islands, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Sa-Ra, Sly & Robbie, Dengue Fever @ Sunset Junction
Diana Krall @ Hollywood Bowl
Steely Dan @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Kings of Leon, The Whigs @ The Forum
Harvey Danger @ Largo at the Coronet
Everclear, The Aquabats @ Golden Bear Theatre (26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia)
The Matches, Neon Trees, Dizzy Baloon @ Troubadour
Sunset Junction After-Party w/ Benji Hughes, The Belle Brigade @ Spaceland
Panda, Division Minuscula @ The Wiltern
The Cult @ Club Nokia
Terra Naomi, Jay Nash & Tony Lucca, The Fresh, Horse Thieves, Shannon Curtis @ The Hotel Café
Ramana Vieira, Fabiano Do Nascimento & Trioganico @ Bootleg Theatre
Eagle and Talon, Video, and very special guests @ Echo Curio
Kid Infinity, Mega Wand, ASSS, E&E @ L'KEG Gallery
Former Ghosts, Casey and Brian, Cristopher Cichocki, Puppy Dog @ The Smell
Seasons' EP release, Odd Modern's EP release, Manhattan Murder Mystery's EP release, The Health Club @ Pehrspace
Lamps, Drunkdriver, Bilpolar Bear, Shoot It Up @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Malbec, I Will Never Be the Same @ The Roxy
Epicenter 2009 w/ Tool, Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Wolfmother, Atreyu, Atmosphere, Hollywood Undead, Street Sweeper Social Club, Aesop Rock, Sonny @ Pomona Fairplex
Dios, Los Mysteriosos, Bella Novela, Juanita and the Rabbit @ Alex's Bar
Babasónicos, Ceci Bastida @ House of Blues Anaheim


Sunset Junction Street Festival w/ Built To Spill, The Sonics, Mika Miko, Tiny Masters of Today, Night Horse, Fool's Gold, Local Natives, Nico Stai, Love Grenades, Orgone, Chris Clark w/ Arthur Adams, Morris Day & Time, Cody Chestnutt & Martin Luther, Nortec Collective: Bostich & Fussible @ Sunset Junction
The Heroes of Woodstock w/ Jefferson Starship, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Country Joe McDonald, Tom Constanten @ Greek Theatre
Stones Throw Sundays w/ Peanut Butter Wolf @ Amoeba Music
High Places, Silk Flowers @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
The Widow Babies' record release @ The Echo
Kill Kill Kill, Waning, Chopstick @ Pehrspace
Night Control, Phonecalls, Rapid Youth @ The Smell
Pharmakon, Rale, Infinite Body, Pedestrian Deposit, Mirror To Mirror @ Echo Curio
The Hereafter, Joey Ryan, Jason Whitton, Chris O'Brien @ The Hotel Café