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Week In Rock: Girls, Tom Brosseau, Little Dragon, Cold Cave

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Little Dragon will be performing Friday night at the El Rey Theatre | Photo by Seek via Little Dragon's Myspace

Little Dragon will be performing Friday night at the El Rey Theatre | Photo by Seek via Little Dragon's Myspace
This week San Francisco-based alt pop act Girls will be headlining a sold-out show at the Troubadour with none other than the Morning Benders in tow. North Dakota-based singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau is poised to grace the Largo at the Coronet . The City of Brotherly Love's own experimental synth-pop outfit Cold Cave will not only be taking on the final show of the year at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock , but will also take part in this week's edition of Part Time Punks with local electronic chanteuse Nite Jewel . And, lastly, Swedish electronic act Little Dragon will be performing at the El Rey Theatre .

Little Dragon - "Runabout"


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