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Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: Gomez, The Dodos, Local Natives, Bowerbirds

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Bowerbirds will be performing Tuesday at the Echo | Photo by Derek Anderson via Bowerbirds' Myspace

This week English indie rockers Gomez will be headlining the Wiltern with Portland's own indie pop outfit Blind Pilot in tow. San Francisco-based psych-folk-pop act the Dodos will be gracing the Getty Center for this week's edition of Saturdays Off the 405. LAist favorites Local Natives (LAist Interview) are poised to take on a month-long residency at Spaceland. And, lastly, Raleigh-based nu-folk trio Bowerbirds will be performing at the Echo with none other than Raleigh-via-Eau Clair trio Megafaun.

Bowerbirds - "Beneath Your Tree"

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Gomez, Blind Pilot @ The Wiltern
Local Natives, The Union Line, The Outline, We Barbarians @ Spaceland
The Growlers @ The Echo
Boh Runga @ Largo at the Coronet (Little Room)
Lower Heaven, The Street and Babe Shadow, Dissolver, Y @ Silver Lake Lounge
Juke Kartel, Lukas Rossi, Marc Cogman, Katie Cole @ The Hotel Café
Dawes @ Detroit Bar


No Doubt, Katy Perry, The Sounds @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
The Ting Tings, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, Hottub @ Club Nokia
Lykke Li, The Deadly Syndrome, Franki Chan @ The Wiltern
Bowerbirds, Megafaun @ The Echo
Jenny O, Alex and Sam, Small Sur, Typefighter @ Bootleg Theatre
War Tapes, Agent Ribbons, Sister Crayon, VOICEsVOICEs, Really, Very @ The Smell
Lovemakers, Letron, Music Video @ Silver Lake Lounge
Holly Conlan @ The Hotel Café
Sextus, The Shore, IO Perry, Red Car, The Holliston Stops, Garland @ Spaceland
Bipolar Bear, PROTECTME, Herr Jazz, Masters & Johnson, Talbot Tagora, w/ Duncan Wilder Johnson @ L'KEG Gallery
Pueblo Attack Tour, Scrotus, Social Cinflict, A Poor Substitute, Susie Palmer & Knuckle Children, Under Alliance @ Mr. T's Bowl
Thriller, Demonora, Gypsy River Haunts, Spring Queen @ Pehrspace
Moon Zappa and Acquaintances @ Largo at the Coronet
Shaimus, Samantha Mollen, Nick Rallis Band, Jackie Tohn @ Troubadour
Rose's Pawn Shop @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Monty and I, The Dares @ House of Blues Anaheim


Blue October, Longwave, Switchfoot @ The Wiltern
Torche, Big Business @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
The Script, Parachute @ El Rey Theatre
Luke Top @ Pershing Square
Dawes, Slang Chickens, Big Echo @ The Echo (FREE! over 21/$7)
Club NME w/ Queen Kwong, The Capshuns, Shiloe, The Black Kites @ Spaceland
Wait.Think.Fast. @ La Cita
Talbot Tagora, The Cysts, Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
Free Moral Agents, Thavius Beck @ The Airliner
Bobby Long, Maxim Ludwig, Laura Jansen @ The Hotel Café
Heavy Young Heathens, Roll the Tanks, Hammerheads @ Silver Lake Lounge
Alejandro Escovedo, The Dogs @ Troubadour


Alan Parsons Project @ Club Nokia
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women, Paul Thorn @ Santa Monica Pier
John Doe w/ The Sadies, Jill Sobule @ Echoplex
Greg Laswell, Elizabeth & The Catapult @ Troubadour
SA-RA Creative Partners @ Amoeba Music
Spindrift's record release, Assemblehead in Sunburst Sound, Magic Mirror, All Babes Are Wolves @ Spaceland
Princeton @ Three Clubs
The Hard To Get, Pioneers, Vivian Darkbloom, Ian Biggs @ Silver Lake Lounge
Bobby Long, Rachel Goodrich, Alan Semerdjian, Jeff Kite @ The Hotel Café
Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Static Static, All Leather @ The Echo
VOICEsVOICEs, Robotanists, Summer Darling, Vanaprasta @ Silver Factory Studios
Charlie Haden's Quartet West @ Largo at the Coronet
The Preacher's Son, The Black Tongued Belles, Old Californio @ Hyperion Tavern
Smooth Unicorn, Let Go of the Rail @ Space 15 Twenty
International Pop Overthrow 2009 w/ The Beat Seekers, The Monthlies, Nice Guy Eddie, Evan Hillhouse, Mikey Jukebox, Silver Phial, Susan Hedges @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge)
The New Limb, Yellow Red Sparks, The Colour Turning @ Detroit Bar


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Lyle Lovett, Madeleine Peyroux @ Greek Theatre
Herbie Hancock & Lang Lang @ Hollywood Bowl
Busy P., SebastiAn, Destructo @ Club 740 (740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles)
The Black Heart Procession, Circus Minor, This Is Not My Life @ Spaceland
Ha Ha Tonka, High Society, CB Brand @ Bootleg Theatre
Elefant, Love Grenades @ Henry Fonda Music Box
DâM-FunK @ Hyperion Tavern
Los Amigos Invisibles, West Indian Girl @ House of Blues Sunset
Repeater, Veil Veil Vanish, Mother/Father, Shiloe @ The Scene
Tiff Jimber record release, Janet Robin, Marcus Foster, Steve Carlson, Adam Roth @ The Hotel Café
Dimples, Teen Suicide, Superstitions, Hellomynameischad @ The Smell
Jack Left Town, Three Date Theory, Junior Varsity Beatdown @ Pehrspace
Visa, The Shrine, Fish Circus @ Troubadour
The Zeros, Mike Watt & His Secondmen @ Redwood Bar & Grill

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HARD Summer w/ Underworld, Chromeo, Crookers, Crystal Castles, Tiga, A-Trak, The Bloody Beetroots, Sebastian, Busy P, Sinden, Amanda Blank, Rye Rye, Steve Aoki, Destructo, Dan Oh, DJ Skeet Skeet @ The Forum
Rock the Bells 09 w/ Nas, Damian Marley, Ice Cube, The Roots, Common, Busta Rhymes, House Of Pain, Reflection Eternal, Tech N9ne, RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Sage Francis, Slum Village, The Knux, Evidence & Alchemist @ San Manuel Amphiteater
Nels Cline and Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Herbie Hancock & Lang Lang @ Hollywood Bowl
Saturdays Off the 405 w/ The Dodos @ The Getty Center (FREE! Early Show; 6 PM)
Casiokids, The Wave Pictures, Slow Club @ Spaceland
Best Coast, Pearl Harbour, Wonder Wheel, Terminal Island @ L'KEG Gallery
Seasons, The Karabal Nightlife, Downtown/Union, Barrio Tiger, C-Horse @ American Legion Post 206 (227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park)
Chatelle Barry record release, Marcus Foster, Yogi, Early Dolphin, Moostache @ The Hotel Café
Apathetic Ronald McDonald, ¡Liberate!, Final Draft, Neon Navajo, Heart Throb @ The Smell
Truth & Salvage Company, Andy Clockwise, George Stanford @ Troubadour
Raven America, Mermaids, Bastidas, Anus Kings, Las Sangronas y El Cabron @ Echo Curio
Neckhold, Buzzer, Impediments, Shark Toys, Moment Trigger @ Women (1852 Crenshaw Blvd.)
Lights, ThundHerstruck @ Keyclub


Warpaint, Caroline Weeks (of Bat For Lashes), Corridor, Universe @ Spaceland
Grand Ole Echo w/ Dave Insley, West of Texas @ The Echo (FREE! Early Show; 5 PM)
The Hereafter, Ryan Harrison & The Tramps, Chris Jacob, The Lincoln Bedroom, Mike Schadel @ The Hotel Café
Pulse Emitter, Grasslung, Earn, Monsturo, Damion Romero @ Echo Curio
Gaby Moreno @ Santa Monica Apple Store