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Week In Rock: Paolo Nutini, Brendan Benson, HEALTH, Cass McCombs

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Brendan Benson will be performing Saturday at the Troubadour | Picture via Brendan Benson's Myspace

Brendan Benson will be performing Saturday at the Troubadour | Picture via Brendan Benson's Myspace
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini will be headlining the Wiltern. Local noise-infused rockers HEALTH will not only be opening for NIN a second time—this time at the Wiltern—but they will also be performing to a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour. Chicago's own alt-country troubadour Cass McCombs is poised to take on the Bootleg Theater with none other than San Francisco-based alt-pop act Girls. And, lastly, Raconteurs guitarist, Michigan-bred singer-songwriter Brendan Benson will be gracing the Troubadour.

Brendan Benson - "Garbage Day"


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Dave Matthews @ Greek Theatre
HEALTH, Pictureplans, Mi Ami, DâM-FunK @ Troubadour
Emily Wells, Joey Ryan, Angie Mattson, Kari Kimmel, Leah Andreone @ The Echo
Josiah Leming, Sweet Talk Radio, Aya Larkin, The Darling Demaes, Mattias Friberg @ The Hotel Café
David Cook, Crash Kings @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Club NME w/ The Answer, Sea of Air, It's Casual @ Spaceland
Not the Government, Stab City, BRAAINNS, Bastidas @ Echo Curio
Petracovich, Brianna Rettig, All Spots to Black, Loxsly @ Silver Lake Lounge
All Wrong and the Plans Change, Moving Picture Show, All Babes Are Wolves @ Three Clubs


Nine Inch Nails, HEALTH, Io Echo @ The Wiltern
Dave Matthews Band @ Greek Theater
Cass McCombs, Girls, John Webster Johns @ Bootleg Theatre
An Evening with Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven @ El Rey Theatre
Obi Best, Robotanists, Kings of Spade, Shane Hunter, The Hoof & the Heel @ Edgar Varela Fine Arts (542 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles)
Lazer Sword, Rainbow Arabia, Hecuba, Ghosts on Tape @ The Echo
Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Asteroid # 4, Devon Williams @ Spaceland
Seasons, Jack Wilson, Jr., Torches in Trees, Collisions @ L'KEG Gallery
Black Heart Moon, Courtenay Green, Eloise @ Silver Lake Lounge
Clem Snide, Tom Freund, Michael McGraw, Dan Dyer, River Rouge @ The Hotel Café
Garland @ Space 15 Twenty
Soulsavers featuring Mark Lanegan, Jonneine Zapata, Red Ghost @ Troubadour
Deracine, Moment Trigger, Mikki and the Mauses, PROTECTME @ The Smell
Lucas Gonze, Brooke @ Hyperion Tavern
Local Natives, We Barbarians @ Detroit Bar
Katie Costello, Rachael Sage @ Saint Rocke


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal @ Greek Theatre
Paolo Nutini @ The Wiltern
Ozomatli with Valeria Gastaldi @ El Rey Theatre
Maximo Park, Castanets @ Avalon (Canceled!)
Vivian Girls, The Beets, The Black & White Years @ The Echo
Dead Man's Bones @ Bob Baker Marionette Theater (1345 W. 1st St., Los Angeles)
Augustana, HoneyHoney, Huntingfield @ Roxy Theatre
Jen and Abby, Kaiser Cartel, Anni Rossi, Chris Joyner, Ryan Collins @ The Hotel Café
Elaine Layabout's Hella Hipster Hoedown w/ Crooked Cowboy and Freshwater Friends, The Growlers, Slings, Les Blanks, Telegraph Canyon,'Country' Pizza!, Hello My Name Is Red, Shakey Graves @ American Legion Post 206 (227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park)
Chase Long Beach, Starpool, Nobody Cares, The Bohunks @ Troubadour
Reggie Watts, Andy Kindler, Rory Scovel, Nick Kroll @ Spaceland
Spanish For 100 @ Mr. T's Bowl
Battlehooch, Whqles, 60 Watt Kid, Jeffrey Jerusalem @ Echo Curio
Blessure Grave, Voice On Tape, Bestial Mouths, Warrior Line, Birth @ Pehrspace
Pollyn, The Congress of American Musicologists @ Bootleg Theater
The Health Club, Traps Ps, Cobalt Cranes @ L'KEG Gallery
Speedbuggy record release, Harbortown Saints, Slow Drug, Los Duggans @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Elizabeth Nicole, Alex Hobbs, Florence Hartigan @ Genghis Cohen
Calvin Harris (DJ Set) @ Vanguard
Willie Nile @ Fingerprints
Exene & John Doe @ Alex's Bar


Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
Flogging Molly, Hepcat, Fitz and The Tantrums @ Greek Theatre
50 Cent, Robert Greene @ The Wiltern
Sunset Strip Music Festival w/ Chris Cornell, Pepper, Shiny Toy Guns, Shwayze, LMFAO, The Donnas, The Knux Iglu & Hartly, Thenewno2, Earl Grehound, The Tender Box, Eulogies, Nico Stai and more @ Sunset Blvd (between Doheny and Crescent Heights)
When You Awake presents A Tribute to George Harrison w/ Ryan Ross (of Panic At The Disco), Robert Francis, Matt Popieluch (of Foreign Born/Fool's Gold), Michael Runion, Amanda Jo Williams, El May (of Ben Lee/Luna), Leslie Stevens (of Leslie And The Badgers), Andy Creighton (of The World Record), Brian Whelan (of The Broken West) and Joe Napolitano (of Le Switch) @ Spaceland
Brendan Benson @ Troubadour
Vaud And The Villains @ Echoplex
Derek Schmidt, Worried Minds, Cosio, Anita Coats @ Echo Curio
Lelia Broussard, The Quiet, Katie Costello, Rachael Sage, Freddie and Francine, Hool @ The Hotel Café
Purple Melon, Battlehooch @ Bootleg Theater
Sam Phillips with The Section Quartet @ The Edye Second Space (1310 11th St., Santa Monica)


Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
Lisa Lisa, Ready for the World, Klymaxx, Soul Sonic Force, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover @ Greek Theatre
Vivian Girls, 2UP, The Beets, Lucky Dragons @ The Smell
Part Time Punks w/ Blue Jungle, The Widow Babies @ The Echo
Grand Ole Echo w/ Eagle Winged Palace, Old Californio, The Whispering Pines @ The Echo (FREE! Early Show; 5 PM)
Solidarity Rock Benefit Show @ The Hotel Café
Adam Marsland's Chaos Band, The Anny Celsi Band, The Jeff Merchant Band @ Spaceland
The Honey Brothers, Soko, The Colourist @ Troubadour