Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: Regina Spektor, Built To Spill, Florence And The Machine, Land Of Talk

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Land of Talk will be performing Thursday at Spaceland | Picture via Land of Talk's Myspace

Land of Talk will be performing Thursday at Spaceland | Picture via Land of Talk's Myspace
This week Soviet-born pop folk singer-songwriter and pianist Regina Spektor will be headlining the Greek Theatre. Legendary Boise-based indie rock progenitors Built To Spill are poised to take on a two-night stint at the Echoplex. British singer-songwriter Florence and the Machine will be performing to a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour. And, lastly, female-fronted Québécois indie rock outfit Land of Talk will be gracing Spaceland.

Land of Talk - "Magnetic Hill (Acoustic)"


Support for LAist comes from

Gossip, Men, We Are the World @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Tegan and Sara, Laura Veirs @ Orpheum Theatre
Melody Gardot @ Troubadour
Midnight Juggernauts, TenderLions, The Frequency @ The Roxy
Correatown, Joanie Mendenhall @ The Echo (FREE!)
Olin and the Moon, Michael Runion @ Echoplex (FREE!)
Light FM, Nightmare Air, Modern Time Machines, Parade of Lights @ Spaceland (FREE!)
Marie Digby, Caitlin Krisko & the Broadcast, Emm Gryner, Holly Cole @ The Hotel Café
Jonneine Zapata, Memphis and the Lonely Crowes, Samuel Stewart, Exdetectives @ Silver Lake Lounge (FREE!)
Kyle H. Mabson curates Ordnungsamt (from Berlin), David Liebe Hart @ Pehrspace
The Fling, My Pet Saddle, Francisco the Man @ Detroit Bar


Gossip @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 6 PM)
Sunset Rubdown, tUnE_YaRdS @ Troubadour
The Voyeurs, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, The Monolators, The Karabal Nightlife @ The Echo
Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Health Club, Downtown/Union @ Bordello
Meeting Places, Old Toy Trains, Foreign Resort, Space Waves @ Mr. T's Bowl
We Have Band @ Cinespace
Ballerina Black @ Spaceland
The Deadlies, Deep Sleep Ops, Wires in the Walls @ Silver Lake Lounge
Rose Melberg, The Finches, Kellarissa, Anna Oxygen @ Echo Curio
THE DiSCiPLiNES, Vanaprasta, Twin Tigers @ The Viper Room
Bobby Long, Caitlin Crosby, Sweet Talk Radio @ The Hotel Café
Jamie Drake, Greg Jong @ Crane's Hollywood Tavern
Colbie Caillat @ House of Blues Sunset


Regina Spektor, Jupiter One @ Greek Theatre
Alice Cooper @ Nokia Theatre
The Swell Season @ Amoeba Music (FREE! Early Show; 6 PM)
Joshua Radin, The Watson Twins, Emily Wells @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Club NME w/ Soulico, Ceci Bastida, Speech Debelle @ Spaceland
Le Loup, Nurses, Random Patterns @ The Echo
Jogger's record release @ The Airliner
Pelican, Black Cobra, Sweet Cobra @ Troubadour
Timber Timbre @ Origami Vinyl (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
The Minor Canon @ Silver Factory Studios
Finn Riggins, Starving Daughters, The French Semester, Halloween Swim Team @ Silver Lake Lounge
Bobby Long, Tony Lucca, Jason Diaz's record release, DownDownDown @ The Hotel Café
Seven Saturdays, Superbas, The Jesse Rose Trip @ Bordello
Pilar Díaz @ La Cita
Colbie Caillat @ House of Blues Sunset


Slipknot @ Hollywood Palladium
The Tragically Hip @ Club Nokia
Built to Spill, Disco Doom @ Echoplex
Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)
Flyleaf, Paper Tongues @ El Rey Theatre
Land of Talk, Eulogies @ Spaceland
The Antlers @ Origami Vinyl (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
The Antlers, Timber Timbre @ Bootleg Theater
Alela Diane, Marissa Nadler @ The Echo
Fool's Gold @ Westfield Centur City (10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City)
The Night Marchers, Jail Weddings, Seaspin, Night Horse @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Lenka, Joey Ryan & Katie Costello, Astrella Celeste, X86 @ The Hotel Café
Sabertooth Tiger's record release, Brother Reade, Holloys @ Three Clubs
Ras Kass @ Space 15 Twenty
John Ruf and the Tuffingtons, Eastern Conference Champions @ Bordello
Upsilon Acrux, Grandpire, These People Here, Superbas @ The Smell
Zodiac Death Valley, Fancy Colors, The Black Apples @ Silver Lake Lounge
Baby Tiger, Tucker Smallwood, Tabbact @ Hyperion Tavern
Jack Wilson Jr., El Inganni, John Meeks, Fort King @ Echo Curio
Moses Campbell, Pangea, Pip Squeak @ L'KEG Gallery
Halloween Party w/ Small Halo, PomPom, Facts on File, Uli and the Gringos @ Mr. T's Bowl
Art Brut, Princeton, Moostache, Parade of Lights @ The Glass House


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Phish Festival 8 @ Empire Polo Club
Hard Haunted Mansion w/ Deadmau5, A-Trak, 2ManyDJs, Destructo, Danger, The Bloody Beetroots (DJ Set) @ The Shrine
Hot Chip (DJ Set), Drop the Lime @ Avalon
Florence and the Machine, IO Echo @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)
Built to Spill, Disco Doom @ Echoplex
Dengue Fever @ The Broad Stage (1310 11th St., Santa Monica)
The Growlers, Pocahaunted @ Bootleg Theater
Amy Millan, Bahamas, Annie Stela @ Spaceland
Dead Man's Bones @ The Echo
Kissing Cousins @ Silver Factory Studios
Manhattan Murder Mystery, Seasons, The Seizure, The Blind @ Echo Curio
Crash Kings, Oliver Future, I Fight Dragons @ The Viper Room
Brian Wright, Jace Everett, The White Buffalo, Pawn Shop Kings, Ryan Collins, Jesse Woods @ The Hotel Café
Halloween Party w/ Fiction Nation, Elemenopy, Dizzy LiLacs, Killing Bees, The Lops @ Mr. T's Bowl
Hallow's Eve Cover Party w/ Blessure Grave, The Misfits (by Voice On Tape, Bobb Bruno & Luis Naranjo), The Jesus & Mary Chain (by Deathday Party), Tronics (by Shark Toys), Linkin Park (by Margot of I.E.) @ Pehrspace
F'N A!, Professor Calculus, Neon Navajo, The First Sort @ The Smell
Kraak & Smaak, Fort Knox Five, Ursula, Good and Plenty @ The Roxy
Nekromantix @ House of Blues Sunset
Mumiy Troll @ Key Club
Little Dragon @ Detroit Bar


Support for LAist comes from

Phish Festival 8 @ Empire Polo Club
Monster Massive Hallow's Eve 2009 w/ Armin Van Buuren, Sasha, Crystal Castles, Felix Da Housecat, M.A.N.D.Y @ LA Memorial Coliseum
Hard Haunted Mansion w/ Justice, Basement Jaxx, Crookers, Major Lazer, Modeselektor, Steve Aoki, Buraka Som Sistema, Shinichi Osawa, Classix @ The Shrine
Rob Zombie, Nekromantix, Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures @ Hollywood Palladium
5th Annual Hullabaloo w/ Ben Harper, Flea and many more @ Union Station (800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles)
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, DJ Shadow (DJ set), Sea Wolf, Little Dragon @ Park Plaza Hotel (607 S. Park View St., Los Angeles)
Dirty Projectors, Little Wings @ Jensen Rec Center (1161 Logan Street, Los Angeles)
The Fuxedos, Peculiar Pretzelmen, Lost Moon Radio, Jean Paul Yamamoto @ Spaceland
Mad Gregs @ Echo Curio
Gorgeous Got a Gun, Trenchtown, L'Amour, Demerol @ The Mint
Oneohtrix Point Never, Acre, Work/Death, Pedestrian Deposit, Rale @ The Smell
The Blind, Asa Ransom, Eliza Rickman and special guest @ Perhspace
The Rakes, Free Energy, Funeral Party @ The Roxy (Canceled!)


Phish Festival 8 @ Empire Polo Club
Girl in a Coma, Black Gold, Shiloe @ Troubadour
Times New Viking, The Axemen @ The Echo
Pizza!, So Many Wizards, Old Blood, Fort Wife @ Spaceland
Rats, Guthrie and Streb, Auto Da Fe, La Fog @ Echo Curio
Mia Maestro, The Appletons, Maddie Deutch & Evan Vidar, Carlee Hendrix @ The Hotel Café
Horrorpops @ House of Blues Sunset