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Week In Rock: Goldfrapp, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Stars, Sarah Jaffe

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be performing this Saturday evening at the Wiltern | Picture via Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Myspace

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be performing this Saturday evening at the Wiltern | Picture via Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Myspace
This week critically-acclaimed English electro pop duo Goldfrapp will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl with New England-based experimental lo-fi musician Merrill Garbus, otherwise known as tUnE-YaRdS. Brooklyn-based soul/funk group Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be headlining the Wiltern. Canadian indie rock quintet Stars are poised to take on a two-night, sold-out stint at the Troubadour. And, lastly, Denton-based singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe will be gracing the Bootleg Theater, warming up the stage for overall lo-fi rock pioneer Lou Barlow.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - "Mama Don't Like My Man"

Goldfrapp - "Happiness (Metronomy Remix feat. The Teenagers)"

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Stars - "Petite Mort"

Sarah Jaffe - "Stay with me"


Gogol Bordello @ The Mayan
Athlete, Carney @ Troubadour
We Barbarians, Red Cortez, LA Ghost, Pacific Hurt @ Spaceland (FREE!)
Rainbow^Arabia, Abe Vigoda, Aska, Demo Team, DJ ORO11 @ The Echo (FREE!)
Kenneth Pattengale, Eugene Hutz (DJ set), Fishtank Ensemble @ Bardot (RSVP Only)
Line and Circle, Sweaters, Bright Paper Werewolves, Rafter @ Silver Lake Lounge (FREE!)
Desktop Rulers, Nightmare & The Cat @ Bootleg Theater
Coup Pigeons, Queen Victoria, Warm Climate, Faraday Trippers, Pete Lamons @ Synchronicity
Nu Sensae, Shearing Pinx, NASA Space Universe, Bad Party @ Pehrspace
Totally Serious, Witt, Rats, Snuffaluffagus @ Echo Curio
Samantha Mollen's & Jonathan Clay's record release show, Lindsay Rae Spurlock @ The Hotel Café


Gogol Bordello @ The Mayan
Stars, Dead Child Star (DJ set By Torquil Campbell) @ Troubadour
The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale @ The Music Box
Peggy Sue, Pepper Rabbit, Marshweed @ Spaceland
Seasons' EP release, Tenlons Fort, Death to Anders, Magick Orchids @ The Echo
Gemma Ray @ Origami Vinyl (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Adam Arcuragi, Charlie Wadhams, The Spies @ Silver Lake Lounge
Space Waves @ Bootleg Theater
Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Vacation (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Jo Hamilton, Sam Bradley, Kelli Schaefer, Parlor Hawk @ The Hotel Café
Blue Rodeo @ The Mint
Spider, Devin & Ross & Gary, Living Sacrifice @ Synchronicity
Nude Beach, Fim @ Echo Curio
Chiddy Bang, 2AM Club @ Cinespace


Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Stars, Dead Child Star (DJ set By Torquil Campbell) @ Troubadour
Matmos, So Percussion, Lexie Mountain Boys @ Rec Center Studio
Hot Hot Heat, Eulogies, Links @ Bootleg Theater
Olin and the Moon, The Devil Whale, Vanish Valley @ Silver Lake Lounge
Lucy Woodward record release, The Life of Riley, Heather Waters, Gemma Ray @ The Hotel Café
Jordan Knecht, Emily Lacy, Black Church, The True Drone @ Synchronicity
Ashes Divide, Abandoned Pools, Mankind is Obsolete @ The Viper Room
No Babies, Hawney Troof, TEARIST, Signals @ Echo Curio
Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles @ The Mint
Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)


The Psychedelic Furs, She Wants Revenge @ The Wiltern
Benefit for Musicares Nashville Flood Relief Fund feat. Carlene Carter, Dave Alvin, Exene Cervenka, Syd Straw, Tony Gilkyson, Seaspin, The Damn Sons @ The Echo
Fitz & The Tantrums, Ben Lovett, The Damselles @ Spaceland
Family of the Year, The Steelwells @ Bootleg Theater
Future Islands @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Woah Hunx, Cerebral Ballzy, Juiceboxxx, Kid Static @ The Smell
Learning Music, Rats, Donut @ Echo Curio
Tommy Santee Klaws @ Hyperion Tavern
The Studiofix, Radio Freq, Mad Planet, Little Lemon @ Silver Lake Lounge
Kate Miller Heidke, Garrison Starr, Miss Willie Brown, Hey Rosetta @ The Hotel Café
Black Tusk, Zoroaster, Dark Castle @ The Viper Room
Every Avenue, Sing It Loud, The Secret Handshake, There For Tomorrow @ Troubadour
The Reverand Red, The Shotgun Break, BarNoise, G.DaPonte & Band @ Mr. T's Bowl
Gavin Rossdale @ Saint Rocke

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Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Vans Warped Tour 2010 @ Home Depot Center
Electric Daisy Carnival 2010 feat. Moby (DJ Set,), Deadmau5 (Live), Armand Van Helden and more @ LA Memorial Coliseum
Warren G @ Key Club
The Rescues' Record Release Show, Garrison Starr @ Troubadour
Joe Pug, Jim Hanft, Sonny Pete @ The Echo
Ty Segall, Sonny & the Sunsets, Moonhearts, Wounded Lion @ Spaceland
Head Like A Kite, Smoosh @ Bootleg Theater
Grupo Fantasma, Boogaloo Assassins @ El Rey Theatre
Miss Derringer, Drugstore Fanatics @ The Viper Room
Hi Ho Silver, Away! Wreck of the Zephyr, 20 Hands High @ Dig In
Black Elephant, Rare Grooves, Dirt Dress, Tomorrows Tulips @ The Smell
Dave Hause, Andy Clockwise, Brother Sal, Jeremy Toback @ The Hotel Café
Go West Young Man, The Shade @ Casey's Irish Bar & Grill
Hexham Heads @ Five Stars Bar
Lemuria, The Monthlies, Roman Candles @ Echo Curio
Moses Campbell, Aerial Stereo, Record Year, Watercolor Paintings @ Pehrspace
Ovideo, Body Parts, Guppies, Kazai Rex, Siberian Summer Camp @ Mr. T's Bowl
Travie McCoy, Tay Dizm, Tiron, Ayomari, 82 Stuck Up Kids @ Echoplex


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
ABBA Fest @ Hollywood Bowl
Jose Carreras @ Greek Theatre
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, The Heavy @ The Wiltern
Danzig @ Club Nokia
Black Francis @ The Mint
Everest @ One Colorado (FREE! Early Show; 7:30 - 24 East Union Street, Pasadena)
A Place to Bury Strangers, Light Pollution, Useless Keys @ Spaceland
Lou Barlow, Sarah Jaffe @ Bootleg Theater
Dead Man's Bones @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Future Islands, xbxrx, Cold Mold, Batwings Catwings @ The Smell
Giant Drag @ Echoplex
Bowery Beasts' 7" release @ Origami Vinyl
Elevaters, Matthew Santos, Kim Divine, Kathryn Ostenberg @ The Hotel Café
Slant, Terminal VI, King Washington, Blessed Le Strange, Slooza Palooza, Ray Gun Radio @ Troubadour
Gabriel Sullivan, Maquiladora, Alina Cutrono, The Fragile Gang @ Echo Curio
Research Society's CD Release Party, Scarlet Paradigm, Zaptra, Echophonics @ Mr. T's Bowl
Greg Brown @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Harlem @ Detroit Bar


Goldfrapp, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo, tUnE-yArDs @ Hollywood Bowl
Black Francis @ The Mint
Dead Man's Bones @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Grand Ole Echo feat. Dan Janisch, Chris Latero & Buffalo Robe, Vanish Valley @ The Echo (FREE! Early Show; 5 PM)
Part Time Punks feat. Fuxa, LSD & The Search For God + Suki Ewers @ The Echo
Holy Rolling Empire, The Sea of Cortez, The Atlantic Line, Freddy Fudd Pucker @ Echo Curio
The Webb Sisters, Cowboy and Indian, Joanie Mendenhall, Tongue and Groove @ The Hotel Café
Jonathan Wilson, Farmer Dave Scher @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
The Entrance Band, The Growlers @ Detroit Bar