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Week In Rock: The Rapture, Nite Jewel, Blue Giant, Pacific Hurt

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The Rapture will be headlining FYF Fest this Saturday | Picture via the Rapture's Myspace

The Rapture will be headlining FYF Fest this Saturday | Picture via the Rapture's Myspace
This week NYC-based dance-punk trio the Rapture will be headlining Sean Carlson's ever-so-famous Fuck Yeah Fest—now in its seventh year—which is set to take place in Los Angeles State Historic Park. Local electronic chanteuse Nite Jewel, who recently released a new EP entitled Am I Real?, is poised to grace the Troubadour with none other than recent collaborators Teen Inc. in tow. Portland-based alt-rock-leaning outfit Blue Giant, which is of course a splinter of celebrated indie pop act Viva Voce, will be warming up the stage at Spaceland for Nashville's own rock troubadour Bobby Bare Jr.. And, lastly, Pacific Hurt, formerly known as Santa Ana-based indie rockers Aushua, will be taking on the Troubadour with San Diegan buzz band LESANDS, LA-by-way-of-Glasgow retro 50s/60s pop outfit Neverever and folk-infused indie rock outfit Mississippi Man.

The Rapture - "Don Gon Do It"

Nite Jewel - "Am I Real?"

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Blue Giant - "Clean Clock"

Pacific Hurt - "No Harm Done"


Fol Chen, Sister Crayon, Evan Voytas, Rachel Goodrich @ The Echo (FREE!)
White Arrows, Grouplove, Superhumanoids, Whispertown 2000 @ Spaceland (FREE!)
Twilight Sleep, Gliss, The Hundred Days, Big Moves @ Silver Lake Lounge (FREE!)
Rachel Goodrich, AM @ Bardot (RSVP Only)
Nations Afire, Diamonds Under Fire, Sederra, Railroad To Alaska @ Troubadour
Hypercolors (debut of new Mae Shi band), Nicole Kidman, Generation, Dimples, So Many Wizards @ Pehrspace
Michael Nhat, Pizza!, Halloween Swim Team, tik///tik @ Echo Curio
Nicole Aimee, Dava Krause, Owen Benjamin, Jordan Rubin, Matt Knudsen @ The Hotel Café
Battle Tapes, Cinderella Motel, Frentik, The Nukes @ The Viper Room
Slayer, Megadeth, Testament @ Long Beach Arena


Melissa Etheridge @ Orpheum Theatre
Pacific Hurt, LESANDS, Mississippi Man, Neverever @ Troubadour
Jenny and Johnny @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 6 PM)
The Submarines, Obi Best, Sea of Bees @ Bootleg Theater
Bobby Bare Jr., Blue Giant, Stephen Brower and the Silent Majority @ The Echo
The Charmkin Rebellion, Telegram, Fake Problems, Electronic Meat @ Spaceland
Sabrosa Purr, Italian Japanese, Gooby Goo & Peekers @ Silver Lake Lounge
Anna Nalick, The Life of Riley, Billy the Kid, Rebekah White @ The Hotel Café
Green Day, AFI @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater


Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter @ Hollywood Bowl
Ty Segall, Garotas Suecas, Grass Widow, The Franks @ Spaceland
Princeton, Bonedaddys, Reflectacle @ West Los Angeles Bandshell (FREE! 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles)
Seven Saturdays' record release, Helen Stellar, Tape Deck Mountain @ Bootleg Theater
Exploding Flowers, Residual Echoes, Starving Daughters @ Silver Lake Lounge
Jamie Drake, Amber Rubarth, Jes Hudak, Casey Lee Hurt @ The Hotel Café


Nite Jewel, Teen Inc., Heart Shaped Rock, Peanut Butter Wolf @ Troubadour
Kisses @ Cinespace
Graham Forest, Traffique, George Ellias, Hand @ Spaceland
Marijuana Death Squad, Holloys, Woah Hunx @ The Echo
Ian Cooke, Broken Numbers Band, Eugene and the 1914 @ Silver Lake Lounge
La Santa Cecilia @ The Bordello
Universe, dubBUMBA, little gold, Lovey Doveys @ The Smell
Traveling Lady w/ Big Joe Hurt & Daniella Katzir, Seneca Hawk, Michelle Macedo, Carl Restivo w/ The Bad Beat Jackpot @ The Hotel Café
Dr. John & the Lower 911 @ Santa Monica Pier (FREE!)
Greg Laswell, Brian Wright @ Saint Rocke

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Stereo Total, Hawney Troof, Kisses, Allister Izenberg @ Echoplex
Sky Parade, The Quarter After, The Dolly Rocker Movement @ Bootleg Theater
The Delta Mirror, Afghan Raiders, Healamonster & Tarsier @ Spaceland
Spirit Vine, The Pity Party, Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound, Useless Keys @ Five Stars Bar
Rocco Deluca, JBM, Brother Sal, Right the Stars, Freddy & Francine @ The Hotel Café
Southern Culture on the Skids, Lynda Kay, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes @ The Echo
Venrez, L. Michelle, Kevin Morrison, Omar Alexander @ Troubadour
Media Blitz, Summer Vacation, Imperial Can, Roman Candles @ Pehrspace
Bleeding Through, After the Burial, For Today @ Key Club
Mumiy Troll @ The Roxy
Kissy Sell Out, Designer Drugs @ Avalon
Cold Cave, Abe Vigoda @ Detroit Bar


FYF Fest 2010 feat. The Rapture, Panda Bear, Dead Man's Bones, !!!, Man Man, Thee Oh Sees, The Mountain Goats, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Delorean, Cold Cave, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Washed Out, Wavves, School of Seven Bells, AA Bondy, The Blow, Best Coast, Titus Andronicus, The Soft Pack, Abe Vigoda, Warpaint, Vetiver, Screaming Females, Magic Kids, The Growlers, Lower Dens, Cults
Mark Burgess, Veil Veil Vanish, Repeater @ Troubadour
Sara Radle @ Casey's Irish Bar & Grill
George Glass, Off Campus, Geisha Boys @ Pehrspace
Dan Bern w/ Common Rotation & The Dust Bowl Cavaliers, Deadstring Brothers, Charge & Deliver, Mark Tschanz & Devon Dunsmoor @ The Hotel Café
Kris Special, Stellaluna, Worker Bees, Ugly Winner @ Echo Curio
Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Erin Boheme @ The Mint


The Gories, Haunted George, Nice Smile @ Spaceland
Dre Allen, Nektars, Beneath The Underdog, Four Way Free @ Troubadour
Shawn Hlookoff, Don Gallardo, Kelly McGrath, Sara Silva @ The Hotel Café
Cobalt Cranes, Night Beats, Boom Chick, The Myonics @ Echo Curio

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