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Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: No Doubt, Of Montreal, La Roux, Elbow

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La Roux

La Roux will be playing at the Troubadour on Friday | Picture via La Roux's Myspace

This week Anaheim-based ska-infused pop outfit No Doubt will be headlining the Gibson Amphitheatre with Grammy-nominated pop punk outfit Paramore and Swedish new wave rockers the Sounds in tow. Athens-based avant-gardists Of Montreal will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl with none other than LA-based Cambodian rock outfit Dengue Fever. English alternative rockers Elbow are poised to take on the Wiltern with local indie rockers Mellowdrone and Manchester-by-way-of-LA singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop (LAist Interview, Reviews). And, lastly, London-based electro-pop duo La Roux will be performing to a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour.

La Roux - "Growing Pains"

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Girls, Champagne Socialists @ The Echo
Japanese Motors, The Growlers, Sweaters, Grand Elegance @ Echoplex (Free!)
Andy Clockwise, Little Red Radio, The '87 Stick, Pterodactyl @ Spaceland (Free!)
60-Watt Kid, Tender Skulls, Hello My Name IS Red, Th'Mole, The Myonics @ Women (1852 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles)
Last American Buffalo, Spirit Vine, Diamond Light, The Steelwells @ Silver Lake Lounge (Free!)
Jim Rose Circus VS Jake -the Snake- Roberts, SiNN BoDHi, Bebe The Circus Queen, The Order Of The Fly @ Troubadour
Pocahaunted, xx royalchord xx, PSYCHIC REALITY, twisted wires, (post-foetus) @ The Smell
Lucy Walsh, Brandi Shearer, Natalie Warner, Craig Marshall @ The Hotel Café
Jr. Juggernaut, Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast @ Alex's Bar
Pistolero, Sederra @ Detroit Bar


Counting Crows, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Augustana @ Greek Theatre
John Butler Trio, Nicky Bomba @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)
Matthew Sweet, Suzanah Hoffa @ The Grammy Museum
The Ditty Bops @ Steve Allen Theatre (4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles)
Micachu & The Shapes, Tune Yards @ The Echo
Matt Vasquez (of Delta Spirit), The Parson Red Heads, The Romany Rye @ Spaceland
Christina Courtin @ Largo at the Coronet
Susan Marshall, Chris Pierce, Miranda Lee Richards, American Heartache's CD Release Show @ The Hotel Café
Zodiac Death Valley, Black Apples, Les Blanks, The New Room @ Bordello
The Black Hollies, Papillon @ Echo Curio
Armada @ Silver Lake Lounge
Jay Brannan, Terra Naomi, Civilias @ The Roxy
Drop Dead Gorgeous, He Is Legend, Before Their Eyes @ Keyclub
Two Guns, Summer Darling, Downtown/Union, Elba @ The Prospector
Clutch, Baroness, Lionize @ House of Blues
Smile Empty Soul @ House of Blues Anaheim


No Doubt, Paramore, The Sounds @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Elbow, Mellowdrone, Jesca Hoop @ The Wiltern
The Weakerthans, Jason Collett @ The Roxy
Daedelus, Free the Robots @ The Airliner
CLUB NME w/ Noisettes, Magic Wands, Barracks @ Spaceland
Voxhaul Broadcast, Union Line @ Pershing Square
The Movies, Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Health Club, Stab City @ Bordello
Billy Harvey @ Largo at the Coronet
1st Annual East Hollywood Music Festival w/ Verbs, Ars Poetris, Michael Nhat, Halloween Sim Team, Manhattan Murder Mystery, 60 Watt Kid @ Ukrainian Cultural Center (4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles) (Postponed!)
Water & Bodies, Hotel St. George, Cheetahsaurus, Regrets & Brunettes @ Silver Lake Lounge
Watts Ensemble, Brian Walsh Trio @ Bootleg Theatre
Delta Mirror, LACO$TE, Boys IV Men @ Silver Factory Studios
David Ryan Harris, Isaac Russell, C Vincent Plummer, Derek Evans, Andrew Vladeck @ The Hotel Café
Francis Harold & The Holograms, Lamps, The Slighted @ Redwood Bar & Grill
David Garza @ The Mint
Billy Boy On Poison, The 1912A, Vas Defranz, Din Caliber @ Troubadour
Bane, Madball, Poison The Well, Terror, War Of Ages, This is Hell, Death Before Dishonor, Trapped Under Ice, The Ghost Inside @ The Glass House
Lacuna Coil, Kill Hannah, Seventh Void, Dommin @ House of Blues Sunset
Eric Hutchinson, Anya Marina @ House of Blues Anaheim


Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Eskimohunter @ Hammer Museum
1st Annual East Hollywood Music Festival w/ No Age, Avi Buffalo, Made In Mexico, PROTECTME, The Widow Babies, Tijuana Panthers and more @ Ukrainian Cultural Center (4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles) (Postponed!)
Eric Hutchinson, Anya Marina @ El Rey Theatre
Robert Francis, Rumspringa, Haim @ The Roxy
Rocco Deluca, Jeremy Buck & The Bang @ Pershing Square
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Concern, Former Ghosts, Square On Square @ The Echo
Spirit Animal, Tigers Can Bite You, Robotanists @ Spaceland
The Rescues, Amy Kuney, The Paper Raincoat @ Troubadour
Jesca Hoop, Rachel Goodrich, Austin Hartley-Leonard, Cosio, Kat Ottosen @ The Hotel Café
Carla Werner, Phoenix and the Turtle, The Nocturnes @ Echo Curio
NODZZZ, Shark Toys, Woah Hunx, Wounded Lion @ Mr. T's Bowl
Wavves, Made in Mexico, PROTECTME, Showgirls @ The Smell
Ninja Academy, Judgement Day @ Bootleg Theatre
Sydney Wayser @ Largo at the Coronet
The Shore, Bolero, Old Californio @ Bordello
Matteah Baim, Pit Er Pat @ Space 15 Twenty
Semi Precious Weapons, Purple Melon, Singapore, Lady Sinatra @ The Viper Room
Elyse and the Aftermath, Balthrop Alabama, Your Very Own, The Diviners @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Look Daggers, Felix Structure @ The Prospector
Squirrel Nut Zippers, Johnny Vana & The Big Band Alumni @ Santa Monica Pier


Jewel, Michael Feinstein @ Hollywood Bowl
La Roux, IO Echo @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)
Girl Talk, Ceci Bastida, Brother Reade, Walter Meego @ Pomona Fox Theater
Golden Filter, Free the Robots, Casual Touch (formerly Romeo Erotic), Mr. White @ Avalon
Honoring the legacy of Sky Sunlight Saxon of The Seeds feat. Billy Corgan, Spirits In The Sky, The Seeds, Mike Randle and more @ Echoplex
De La Soul @ Keyclub
The Glitch Mob, Nosaj Thing, Daddy Kev @ The Roxy
Inara George and Van Dyke Parks @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
New York Night Train's Soul Clap & Dance Off w/ Judges: Don Bolles (of the Germs), Randy Randall (of No Age), Jennifer Herrema (of RTX) and Howie Pyro @ Nomad Collective Art Compound
Tender Skulls, Lately Blu Blu, Pearl Harbour, Best Coast @ L'KEG Gallery
Mike Watt, The Hangmen, The Living Sickness, Barrio Tiger @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Zack Hexum, Damion Suomi, Kari Kimmel, Michelle Shaprow, Aya Larkin @ The Hotel Café
M31, Meka Leka Hi's, The Black Violets, Let Go of the Rail. HiMyNameIsChad @ The American Legion (227 North Avenue 55)
Matthew David and friends @ Echo Curio
Vaudeville's CD Release, Jack Wilson, Jr., Seasons @ Pehrspace
Amel Larrieux @ Conga Room
The Smart Set, Dave Schulz, Drew Broadrick @ The Mint
Semi Precious Weapons, Ultraviolet Sound, Prima Donna, The Shakers @ The Viper Room
Bane, Madball, Poison The Well, Terror, War Of Ages, This is Hell, Death Before Dishonor, Trapped Under Ice, The Ghost Inside @ House of Blues Sunset
Ancestors @ Alex's Bar
X @ Pacific Amphitheatre

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Jewel, Michael Feinstein @ Hollywood Bowl
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Glass Candy, Acid Girls, Franki Chan, Paul Devro @ Lot 613 (613 Imperial St., Los Angeles)
Saturdays Off the 405 w/ Cut Chemist, We Are the World @ Getty Center (Free!)
The Monolators, Avi Buffalo, One Trick Pony @ HM157 (3110 N. Broadway Ave., Los Angeles)
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Lemon Sun @ Bootleg Theatre
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Swann Danger, VUM, Damacio Von Diamond @ Silver Factory Studios
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Semi Precious Weapons, Gilby Clarke, StarSkream, Astrella Celeste @ The Viper Room
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Grace Jones, Of Montreal, Dengue Fever @ Hollywood Bowl
Cage The Animals w/ Avi Buffalo, Swim Party, Slang Chickens, Black Apples, Cheetahsaurus, Intricate Machines, So Many Wizards, Palm Yard, Drug Wars @ Studio 1444 (1444 N. Highland, Los Angeles)
Tiny Vipers, Lazarus, The Finches @ Pehrspace
Pam Shaffer, The Blank Tapes, Le Switch (Acoustic Set) @ Echo Curio
Grand Ole Echo w/ David Serby, Jaimi Shuey, The Lincoln Bedroom @ The Echo (Early Show; 5 PM)
Matt Bair, Shaun Cromwell, Eric Kufs, Heather Lauren Donovan, Kevin Earnest, Eddie Moffett, Scott Simons, Zsuzanna, Tongue and Groove @ The Hotel Café
Asher Roth, Kid Cudi @ House of Blues Sunset
The Handsome Family, Daniel Knox @ McCabe's (Early Show; 7 PM)
The Mekons @ McCabe's Guitar Shop (Late Show; 9:30 PM)
Emery, Maylene & Sons of Disaster @ The Glass House
Blondie w/ Pat Benetar @ Pacific Amphitheatre

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