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Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: India.Arie, Bloc Party, TV on the Radio, Friendly Fires

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Bloc Party

Bloc Party will be playing Wednesday night at the Hollywood Palladium | Photo by Joey Maloney for LAist

This week Denver-bred Grammy Award-winning neo soul singer India.Arie will be gracing Club Nokia in Downtown. St. Albans-based dance-pop outfit Friendly Fires (LAist Review) are poised to perform to a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour. Brooklyn's crown jewel TV on the Radio (LAist Review) will be headlining the Glass House in Pomona. And, lastly, English indie rockers Bloc Party (LAist Review) will be taking on the Hollywood Palladium with LAist favorites Menomena (LAist Review) in tow.

Bloc Party - "Signs"

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Lex Land, Your Very Own, Diego Garcia @ The Hotel Café
Amie Moriello, David Hodges @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Friendly Fires, Hockey @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)
Jenny Lewis, Dawes @ The Glass House $22.50
Vetiver feat. Adam Stephens of Two Gallants, Richard Swift @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock $12
Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, Wake Up Lucid, Wendy Darling @ Silver Lake Lounge
Fool's Gold, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Glasser, Sweaters @ The Echo (Free!)
Unkle Nancy and His Family Jewels, Madame Pamita @ Echo Curio
The Henry Clay People, The Broken West, The World Record, Writer @ Spaceland (Free!)
Eliza Moore @ Home Restaurant (Free! At the new Home on Riverside)
The Monolators, Moment Trigger, Skull Kiss @ Pehrspace
Go West Young Man, boxViolet, Odd Modern, The Cartographers, Solutions to Sleepless Nights @ Mr. T's Bowl
Jake La Botz and His Band @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Harriet Schock and band, Dillon Tucker @ Genghis Cohen
The Mint Sessions feat. Kevin Kanner Quintet, J-Logic, Maxim Ludwig, Carter Twins @ The Mint


TV on the Radio @ The Glass House $25
An Evening with Eleni Mandell @ The Grammy Museum LA $15
An Evening with Michel Gondry and Friends @ Ricardo Montalban Theatre
Michelle Featherstone, Clarence Bucaro, Hoarsebox @ The Hotel Café
Kimya Dawson, Andy Milonakis @ The Troubadour $15
Toadies, People in Planes, Roll the Tanks @ El Rey Theatre
Polyamorous Affair @ The Echo
Collie Buddz, The New Kingston Band, Pep Love (of the Hiroglyphics), DJ Pee Wee, The Pyrix Band @ The Roxy $21.50
Pulse Out Atoms Former Ghosts @ Silver Lake Lounge
Becky Stark & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet (Little Room)
Andy Clockwise, Tyler Steele, Broken Meters, Jack Adams @ Spaceland $8
The Middle Class @ Crane's Hollwood Tavern
Rye Rye @ Cinespace
Craig David, Tatum Jones, Christopher Wray @ The Mint (Sold-Out)
The Working Jazz Trio @ Home Restaurant (Free! At the new Home on Riverside)
Solutions To Sleepless Nights, Odd Modern, BoxViolet, The Cartographers, Go West Young Man @ Mr. T's Bowl
Mike Stinson, Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Michael Hernandez, Jake Coco, Alex Calise @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Bill Dobbins, Sarah Green, Beauty & the Beat, Dannel vonn dillon @ Genghis Cohen
The Mormons @ Juanita's Restaurant & Bar
Ars Poetria @ Grand Star Jazz Club
The Rhone Occupation @ The Prospector


India.Arie, Laura Izibor @ Club Nokia $31.50 - $61.50
Matt & Kim @ Santa Monica Pier (North Parking Lot at 2:30 PM; Free!)
Bloc Party, Menomena @ Hollywood Palladium $22.50
Silversun Pickups' Record Release @ Space 15 Twenty
Tristan Prettyman, Jay Nash, Penelope Fortier, Port @ The Hotel Café
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band @ Los Angeles Sports Arena
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, Deep Sea Diver, Pierre de Reeder (of Rilo Kiley) @ The Glass House $25
Jonneine Zapata, Sabrosa Purr, Ezra Reich, Vices, The Epilogues @ The Viper Room
Wavves, Vampire Hands, Fol Chen @ The Echo (Early Show; 7 PM) $10
No Culture w/ Finger on the Pulse, Cage & Aviary @ The Echo (Late Show; 10 PM)
Dub Club @ Echoplex
Freeway, 007 Entertainment @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
Mecca Normal, Anna Oxygen, Itai Faierman, The Kris Special @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)
StarParts, A Bird A Sparrow @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge; Early Show)
Chris Murray Combo, Clockwork Allen, The Sheds @ Knitting Factory (Alterknit Lounge; Late Show)
Endometrium Cx Px, Dog, Skinsink, Colony Collapse @ Echo Curio
Fire Bug @ Skinny's Lounge (4923 Lankershim Blvd.)
Club NME w/ Lemon Sun, Transfer @ Spaceland $8
Jenny O., Nicole Simone @ Home Restaurant (Free! At the new Home on Riverside)
ODAWAS, Sholi, Ojos Rojos, White Rhino, Airlines @ Silver Lake Lounge
Trevor Anderies, Axis Trio, Slumgum, Vinny Golia's Ensemble @ Mr. T's Bowl
Scion House Party @ The Roxy
Bobbie Marrie @ Three Clubs
Paging Beto @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Gabrielle's Record Release, Going Second, Philip Sayce @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Sarai, Erica Canales, Moorea Malatt @ Genghis Cohen
Trevor Anderies, Axis Trio, Slumgum, Vinny Golia's ensemble @ Mr. T's Bowl
Aterciopelados @ Conga Room
Shin Kawasaki @ Grand Star Jazz Club
Neptune's Favor @ Kibbitz Room at Cantor's Deli
Black Lips @ Detroit Bar


Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls @ Staples Center $39.50 - $750
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band @ Los Angeles Sports Arena
Avenged Sevenfold @ Nokia Theatre $39.50 - $54
Crystal Antlers' Record Release w/ Har Mar Superstar, Slang Chickens @ The Center for Arts, Eagle Rock $6
Born Ruffians @ Spaceland $10
The Black Keys @ The Glass House $25
The Derek Trucks Band @ The Wiltern
Jesca Hoop, Bobby Long, Jim Bianco, Bright Wright & The Waco Tragedies, Chloe Leighton @ The Hotel Café $14.50
Mary Lynn Rajskub & Friends @ Largo at the Coronet
Obi Best, Naked Hearts, Correatown, Casey Neill & The Norway Rats @ Silver Lake Lounge
Fabiano Do Nascimento, Warpaint (DJ Set) @ Home Restaurant
Budos Band, Boogaloo Assassins @ The Echo $12
Afrobeta, Palenke Soul Tribe, Los Hollywood @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)
Astronautalis, Bleubird, Candy's .22, RobRoy @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge)
Gavin Castleton's Record Release, Evan Voytas, Cody Marks @ The Mint
Telematique @ Hammer Museum
Glacier Hiking, His Orchestra, Kidd Russel, Fight From Above @ The Roxy $11.50
Mr. Brownstone: Guns n' Roses tribute band feat. members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Gram Rabbit @ Troubadour $15
Evertheory, Magnuson, Niantic, tigersinbedrooms @ Mr. T's Bowl
Ukulady, Gabby Lala, Ghiant, Waxflight, The Kit-n-tenders @ Echo Curio
Leslie and The Badgers, The Folk Heroes, One Trick Pony, The 1921A @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Stephanie Schneiderman, The Mighty Regis, AM Session, Zach Steel @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Amy Raasch, Gayle Day, The Conlons, Christina Grimm @ Genghis Cohen
Evertheory, Magnuson, Niantic, Tigers in Bed Rooms @ Mr. T's Bowl
Who Rides the Tiger, Chotto Ghetto, Lady Sinatra, Random Patterns @ The Prospector
Rupa & the April Fishes @ Saint Rocke
Los Campesinos! @ Detroit Bar


Coachella Day 1 w/ A Place To Bury Strangers, Alberta Cross, Beirut, Buraka Som Sistema, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Crystal Castles, Felix da Housecat, Franz Ferdinand, Ghostland Observatory, Girl Talk, Leonard Cohen, Los Campesinos!, M. Ward, Morrissey, N.A.S.A., Noah and the Whale, Paul McCartney, Peanut Butter Wolf, People Under The Stairs, Silversun Pickups, Steve Aoki, The Crystal Method, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Black Keys, The Bug, The Hold Steady, The Knux, The Presets, The Ting Tings, We Are Scientists, White Lies @ Empire Polo Field (Sold-Out)
Britney Spears, Pussy Cat Dolls @ Staples Center $39.50 - $750
John Prine, Josh Ritter @ The Wilshire Theatre
The Cave Singers, Pocahaunted @ Spaceland $8
Ramblin' Jack Elliott @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
BITCHES, Foot Village, The Widow Babies @ The Smell
Fascinoma, The Karabal Nightlife, Nightfur, Kissing Cousins, Lucy Langlas @ Pehrspace
Intronaut, Kylesa, Made Out of Babies @ Echoplex $10
Club Underground @ The Echo
Andy Clockwise, Until June, The Quiet, Ryan Calhoun, Barrett Johnson @ The Hotel Café
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Nightman Cometh @ The Troubadour $20
Japanther, Ninjasonik @ Out of Asia (3249 South La Cienega Blvd.)
2009 Iron Band Competition @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
A Tribute to Hawkwind featuring Ed Mundell, Backbiter, The Hight Saints, Babylon Pink, Iron Mountain, The Copperthief, Hallowed Engine, Electric Children @ Knitting Factory (Front Stage)
Out of Grey, Ridley, Making Eyes @ The Roxy
Habberdashery's Record Release @ Home Restaurant (Free! At the new Home on Riverside)
Guttermouth @ Alex's Bar
Kissing Cousins, The Karabal Nightlife, Nightfur, Fascinoma, Lucy Langlas @ Pehrspace
Natalie Wattre Band, Northern 45, Wires In The Walls @ The Mint
Rusty Tinder, Drew Broadrick, The 3 Heads @ Genghis Cohen
My. Hyde, Lost Heayn, Still Watters Run Deep @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Ollin @ Redwood Bar & Grill
The Monthlies @ Silver Factory Studios
Phantom.357, Kamikaze, Master Cylinder, Sorry State, The Gimps @ Mr. T's Bowl
Ghost Town @ Kibbitz Room at Cantor's Deli

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Coachella Day 2 w/ Amy Winehouse, Ariel PInk's Haunted Graffiti, Atmosphere, Band of Horses, Blitzen Trapper, Calexico, Cloud Cult, Crookers, Dr. Dog, Fleet Foxes, Glass Candy, Glasvegas, Henry Rollins, Hercules and Love Affair, Ida Maria, Liars, Mastodon, MSTRKRFT, Superchunk, The Killers, Thenewno2, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio @ Empire Polo Field $99
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 @ Royce Hall at UCLA
Abe Vigoda, The Drones, The Intelligence @ Spaceland $10
Bobby Long, Karma, Jen and Abby, Huntingfield, Jason Diaz, Emi Meyer @ The Hotel Café $14.50
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Nightman Cometh @ Troubadour $20
Ramblin' Jack Elliott @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Wendy & Lisa (DJ set) @ Amoeba Music
Hella Hipster Hoedown #2 w/ Leslie and the Badgers, Cobra Lilies, Roman Candles, Mississippi Man @ Pehrspace
Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Corey Fogel, Former Ghosts @ Echo Curio
Funky Sole @ Echoplex
Mark Eitzel @ Largo at the Coronet
Do or Die, Vicez, Reveal, Kyro Kanaan, Saurus and Bones @ Knitting Factory (Main Stage)
The Rainman Suite, Silver Needle, Underwater City People, 5 Days Dirty, The Ex-Gentlemen @ Knitting Factory (AlterKnit Lounge)
Sandra Collins @ Avalon
The Roots Function w/ Soul Conference, Pachamama, Kingston a Go-Go, Hijos Del Sol, The Bohunks @ The Mint
The Neighborhood Bullies, Peachfuzz, Steve Barton @ Redwood Bar & Grill
The Californian @ Home Restaurant (Free! At the new Home on Riverside)
Ryan Hill, John Torres, Allright Allright, Ghost Hounds @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub
VS. Them, Falsetto Teeth, Hurt MOdel, Tinhorn Justice, Disunity Afro-Funk Orchestra @ Mr. T's Bowl
Imaginary Friends, David Vidal, Justyna Kelley @ Genghis Cohen
Deep Sea Diver, Eugene & the 1914, The Rosewood Thieves @ The Prospector


Coachella Day 3 w/ Antony and the Johnsons, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Clipse, Friendly Fires, Fucked Up, Gaslight Anthem, Jenny Lewis, Junior Boys, Late of the Pier, Lupe Fiasco, Lykke Li, My Bloody Valentine, No Age, Okkervil River, Paolo Nutini, Peter Bjorn and John, Public Enemy, Sebastien Tellier, The Cure, The Kills, Themselves, Throbbing Gristle, Vivian Girls, X, Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Empire Polo Field $99
Bobb Bruno, Voice on Tape, EXITMUSIC @ Mountain Bar
Funeral Dress, Mise En Scene, The Voids, All Out Attack, Destructive Blues @ Echoplex (Early Show; 6:30 PM)
HellYa! Night w/ The Epilogues, The Jerx @ Spaceland (Free!)
Chinatown Ciao with April Hava Shenkman @ Echo Curio
Pink and Noseworthy, Lisa Donnelly, Matt Alber, Tongue and Groove @ The Hotel Café
Evan Way, Garrett Pierce @ Home Restaurant (Free! At the new Home on Riverside)
Richard Buckner @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Part Time Punks @ The Echo
Monsters of Skacore 2009 @ Knitting Factory (All Club)
"Heroes for Autism" w/ Wendy & Lisa featuring Nikka Costa and Sheryl Crow @ Avalon
Cary Brothers & Friends @ The Roxy
The Danny Federici Memorial Fundraiser @ Troubadour $15
Casey Hurt, 3 Blind Mice @ The Mint
K.D. Brosia @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub

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