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Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: Ray LaMontagne, The Swell Season, The Big Pink, The XX

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The Big Pink will be performing Wednesday night at the El Rey Theatre | Picture via the Big Pink's Myspace

The Big Pink will be performing Wednesday night at the El Rey Theatre | Picture via the Big Pink's Myspace
This week Maine-bred folk singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne will be taking on a three-night stint at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown with LAist favorite, Illinois-based alternative country singer-songwriter Lissie. The Swell Season, an indie folk duo formed by Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech singer and pianist Markéta Irglová, are poised to grace the Wiltern with Idaho's own pop folk singer-songwriter Josh Ritter in tow. St. Albans-based dance pop outfit Friendly Fires (LAist Review) will be headlining the Henry Fonda Music Box with none other than acclaimed British indie rock outfit the XX. And, lastly, London-based electro-infused rock duo the Big Pink will be performing at the El Rey Theatre with Long Beach natives Crystal Antlers (LAist Review) and LA-bred goth/dance-infused rock duo IO Echo.

The Big Pink - "Too Young To Love"


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Them Crooked Vultures @ The Roxy
The Happy Hollows, The Drums, Evan Way, Random Patterns @ Spaceland (FREE!)
Hello Astronaut, Taylor Warren, Perfect Like Me, Aerodrone @ The Echo (FREE!)
Mississippi Man, Moostache, The Color Turning, Spirit Vine, Threadspinner @ Silver Lake Lounge (FREE!)
Bomba Estéreo @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
HoneyHoney, Jim Turner @ Largo at the Coronet
Halloween Swim Team, Kid Infinity, Icy Lytes @ Dragonfly
Battlehooch, The Seizure, Hiking, Vampire Pussy @ Pehrspace
Toby Lightman, Aslyn, Joshua James, Emily Greene @ The Hotel Café
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Pop Noir, Love Grenades, Modus Vivendi @ Detroit Bar


Them Crooked Vultures @ The Wiltern
Charlie Haden Family & Friends: Rambling Boy @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Jeff Buckley Tribute @ Largo at the Coronet
King Khan and BBQ Show, Those Darlins @ Troubadour
Horse Feathers, Loch Lomond, All Spots To Black, Helen Money @ Bootleg Theater
The Finches, LAKE, Karl Blau, Red Pony Clock, Stellaluna @ The Smell
Avi Buffalo @ Mountain Bar (RSVP Only)
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A Fine Frenzy, Landon Pigg, Among the Oak and Ash @ El Rey Theatre
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Man's Assassination Man, Neon Navajo, Showgirls @ Echo Curio
Pollyn, Lovelesslust, Damian Brell @ Good Hurt (12249 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles)


The Swell Season, Josh Ritter @ The Wiltern
Röyksopp @ Club Nokia
One Republic @ Troubadour
Chris Brown, New Boyz @ Avalon
Raekwon @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
The Big Pink, Crystal Antlers, IO Echo @ El Rey Theatre
Club NME w/ The Hidden Cameras, Gentleman Reg, Generationals @ Spaceland
Le Switch, Radars to the Sky's record release, Marvelous Toy, The Happy Casualties @ The Echo
Butch Walker, Holly Conlan, Ryan Calhoun, Jes Hudak @ The Hotel Café
Jenny O., Asa Ransom, Mia Maestro @ Bootleg Theater
Exene Cervenka @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Joshua Norton, Anglos, Blackbird On a Wire, Kid Theodore @ Silver Lake Lounge
Batrider, Birth Glow, O's and the Oculist, Lost Lake @ Echo Curio
David Garza @ Largo at the Coronet (Little Room)
Space Waves, Dia Del Astronauta, The Half Hearted, Molino @ Mr. T's Bowl
The Mormons, The Takes, De Hombres, NASA Space Universe @ L'KEG Gallery
Double Naught Spycar, Silent Star @ Taix Lounge
Royal Crown Revue @ The Mint
Sea Wolf, The Growlers @ Fingerprints (4612 E. 2nd St., Long Beach)
The Whigs, The Features @ Detroit Bar


The Swell Season, Josh Ritter @ The Wiltern
Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Nipsey Hussle, Hustle Boys @ Club Nokia
Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge, High on Fire @ Hollywood Palladium
Deftones @ Avalon
The Whigs, The Features, The Dead Trees @ Troubadour
Julian Plenti, I'm In You @ El Rey Theatre
Ghostland Observatory @ Keyclub
Samuel Stewart, Andrew Lynch, The Coals, Eleni Mandell Jazz Combo @ Bootleg Theater
Daedelus @ Silent Movie Theatre
Jay Nash, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Sally Jaye, Corb Lund, Rebekah LeBeau @ The Hotel Café
Tape Deck Mountain, The Delta Mirror, Healamonster & Tarsier, Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound @ Silver Lake Lounge
Eternal Tapestry, Pocahaunted, Sun Araw, Pearl Harbor @ L'KEG Gallery
White Fang, Boom!, Dirt Dress, Stab City @ Echo Curio
Johnny Echols, The Quarter After, Sweaters @ Spaceland
Batrider, MY DISCO, Monster @ The Smell
Black Math Horseman, Rajas, Ojos Rojos @ Bordello
Echoes de Luxe, Finland Station, Hard Riders, Deep Sleep Ops @ Mr. T's Bowl
Nneka @ Zanzibar
West Indian Girl, Gorgeous Got a Gun @ Air Conditioned Lounge (625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice)
Avi Buffalo, Eugene & the 1914 @ The Prospector
Greater California, Lemon Sun, Forcefield ON, Two Guns @ Alex's Bar
The Henry Clay People, Aushua, Kiev @ Detroit Bar


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Solomon Burke @ Club Nokia
Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge, High on Fire @ Hollywood Palladium
Deftones @ Avalon
Ray LaMontagne, Lissie @ Orpheum Theatre
Julian Casablancas, The Strange Boys @ The Palace Theatre
Neil Young Tribute w/ Delta Spirit, Jason Simon (of Dead Meadow), Ferraby Lionheart, The Parson Red Heads, Leslie Stevens (of Leslie And The Badgers), The Chapin Sisters, Family Of The Year, Justin Gordon, Restavrant, Shakey Graves, Dark Horse House Band feat. Andy Creighton, Brian Whelan and Dan Iead (of The Broken West), John Hoskinson, Rob Douglas, Josh Charney (of Le Switch) @ Bootleg Theater
Iglu & Hartly, Jaguar Love, Pop Noir @ Troubadour
Neon Indian, Keenhouse, Tigercity, Little Red Radio, Short Circuit @ Echoplex
Moonrats, Jaguar Love, Brother Reade @ The Smell
Pollyn, Divisible @ The Echo
Very Be Careful @ Juanita's Bar & Grill
Tearist, Peler Kolovos, Graham Forest @ Pehrspace
Dustbowl Revival, Coyote, Son Ark, 1921a @ Echo Curio
Sammy Dee, Anthony Collins, Lee Foss, Droog @ TS2 (4658 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles)
It Came From Left Field closing reception w/ Big Whup, Moses Campbell, Freaky Mountain @ L'KEG Gallery
Manhattan Murder Mystery, Kill Kill Kill, Meho Plaza, The Ross Sea Party, The Downtown Train @ Mr. T's Bowl
Boomkat, Golden Years, Kelly Dalton, The Smart Set, Chris Velan, Ryan Smith & the Voyage @ The Hotel Café
Spacehog, Sing Orpheus, The Moor @ Spaceland
Death House Chaplain, The Terrapin @ Silver Factory Studios
Gina Villalobos @ Taix Lounge
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers @ Keyclub
Erin McKeown, Jill Sobule @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
The Big Pink, Crystal Antlers, IO Echo @ Detroit Bar


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Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Escape the Fate, The Sleeping @ The Wiltern
Ray LaMontagne, Lissie @ Orpheum Theatre
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Friendly Fires, The XX, Holly Miranda @ Henry Fonda Music Box
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X86, Red Tide, Bullied By Strings @ Bootleg Theater
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The Nocturnes, Woolen, Shiloe, The Small Citys @ Time Warp Music (12257 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles)
Atomic Sherpas, The Scrappers @ Echo Curio


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The Great Americans, Cave Country, Old Thunder Heart, Johnny O'Donnell, The Gothic Singer @ Echo Curio
H.R., Walter Schreifels, Jonah Matranga, Jeff Pezzati, Steve Soto @ Alex's Bar
Justin Hopkins, Katie Costello, Matthew Jordan @ Saint Rocke

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