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Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: Spoon, Cold War Kids, Brazos, Mindy Smith

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Brazos will be performing Tuesday at the Troubadour | Picture via Brazos' Myspace

Brazos will be performing Tuesday at the Troubadour | Picture via Brazos' Myspace
This week Austin-based indie rock mainstays Spoon will be performing to a sold-out crowd at El Cid, ringing in their latest endeavor—2010's Transference. Long Beach-bred indie rockers the Cold War Kids are poised to headline the Wiltern with none other than Clap Your Hands Say Yeah front man Alec Ounsworth. Long Island-bred folk/country singer-songwriter Mindy Smith will be gracing the Bootleg Theater. And, lastly, two of Austin's most promising up-and-coming acts, Brazos and White Denim, will be performing at the Troubadour.

Brazos - "Kid"


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Spoon, Deep Sea Diver @ El Cid (Sold-Out)
The Steelwells, Aushua, Wake Up Lucid, The Monthlies @ Silver Lake Lounge
The French Semester, Light FM, Moving Picture Show, Downtown/Union @ The Echo
Oren Lavie; Slang Chickens, Mini Mansions, Hocus Pocus [members of Dios (Malos)], Hot Rats (DJ Set); The Webb Sisters, Jesse Thomas @ The Hotel Café
Year Long Disaster, Imaad Wasif, Gasoline Angels, The Kris Special @ Spaceland
The Northstar Session, Population Game, Shades of Day @ Bootleg Theater
Cephalopods, Marlo Eggplant, Boar, Swim Ignorant Fire, UV Astronaut, El Diablos Bloncos @ Echo Curio
Knight Rider, Penny Sledge, The Symbolick Jews, The Deepsea Goes @ Pehrspace
Michelle Lewis, Luis Narino, Tiff Jimber, Alphaeus Taylor @ Dakota Live Music Lounge


White Denim, Brazos @ Troubadour
Pepper Rabbit, Boomsnake, Gamble House @ Bootleg Theater
Olin & the Moon, Dusty Rhodes & The River Band @ The Echo
The Karabal Nightlife, Where Astronauts Go To Hide @ Silver Lake Lounge
The Hot Rats, Lemon Sun @ Spaceland
Superhumanoids, White Arrows, Hi Ho Silver Oh, TFFW'z @ L'KEG Gallery
Moses Campbell, Penny Sledge, The Symbolick Jews, Tubby Boots @ The Smell
Rachael Cantu, Kim Divine, Samatha Stollenwerck, Lucky Diaz @ The Hotel Café
DIM, Sharooz @ Cinespace


Club NME w/ Har Mar Superstar, Neon Trees, Little Red Radio @ Spaceland
Jel, Odd Nosdam, Free The Robots @ The Airliner
The Ettes, The Blood Arm, Heavy Young Heathens @ The Echo
Residual Echoes, El Chon, San Francisco Water Cooler, The Allah-Las @ Echo Curio
Daniel Merriweather, Samantha Ronson @ Troubadour
Chris Pureka, Miss Willie Brown, Nicole Reynolds, Aijia Lise @ The Hotel Café
Suki Ewers, Seeing Things @ Taix Lounge
EZ Tiger @ LaBrie's
Michael Runion (Acoustic Set) @ The Cactus Lounge at The Standard Hotel (8300 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles)
Black Lips, Japanese Motors @ Detroit Bar


The Watson Family Hour w/ Ben Lee & Special Guests @ Largo at the Coronet
Music Go Music, Wounded Lion @ The Echo
Idaho Falls, Red Cortez, Old Californio @ Spaceland
The Hotrats, Lemon Sun @ Troubadour
The Last 55's, Cowgirls and Indians @ Bootleg Theater
Mangled Bohemians, Simo Soo, Intergalactic Noise, Lost Lake @ Echo Curio
Fantastica Bastidas, M31, The Cigarette Bums, Peg Leg Love @ The Smell
Maus Haus, The Californian, Melanoid, Pomegranate @ Silver Lake Lounge
Nina Storey, Joe Firstman, The Hereafter, Luce, Erin McLaughlin @ The Hotel Café


Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Cold War Kids, Alec Ounsworth @ The Wiltern
Slayer, Megadeth, Testament @ Long Beach Arena
Joseph Arthur, Harper Simon @ Troubadour
Anti-Flag, Aiden, Cancer Bats, Broadway Calls Trash Talk @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Jemina Pearl @ The Echo
Space Hell Closing Reception w/ Big Whup, Signals, David Scott Stone @ L'KEG Gallery
Neon Hates You Festival/The Smell Anniversary w/ Robin Williams On Fire, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, Realicide, Simo Soo @ The Smell
Andy Clockwise, Brother Sal, Brian Wright & the Waco Tragedies, Carla Werner, Tracy Bonham, Tin Can Notes @ The Hotel Café
The Street & Babe Shadow @ Origami Vinyl (Early Show; 7 PM)
Movits, The Blasting Company @ Spaceland
My Flag Is On Fire, Graham Forest, City of Progress, The Traditionist @ Echo Curio
Elaine Layabout's Hella Hipster Hoedown 9 w/ Blackbird Raum, Cobra Lilies, Black Sparrow Press, Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips @ Pehrspace
Fight Amp @ Vacation (4679 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; Early Show - 7 PM)
Rocco Deluca & the Burden, Jim Garrison @ Saint Rocke


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Mindy Smith, Landon Pigg @ Bootleg Theater
Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow feat. special guests Wildchild, Trek Life, Astro @ Dakota Live Music Lounge
Black Lips, Nobunny, Jemina Pearl @ El Rey Theatre
Joseph Arthur, Harper Simon @ Troubadour
City and Colour @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Neon Hates You Festival/The Smell Anniversary w/ Lucky Dragons, Mi Ami, Foot Village, VNC, Misscincinnati @ The Smell
Mincemeat or Tenspeed @ Origami Vinyl (Early Show; 7 PM)
Tyrone Wells, Jess Penner & Iain Archer, Ernie Halter, Brett Young @ The Hotel Café
Bikos, Tubby Boots, Nerver @ L'KEG Gallery
My Imaginary Friend, The Monthlies, Tyler Lane Band @ Echo Curio
Full Frontal, Haunted Tiger, Scatterd Like Birds, Nicole Kidman, John Thill @ Pehrspace
Torches in Trees, Tommy Santee Klaws, The Terrapin, Fantastica Bastidas, NovaCrimina @ Mr. T's Bowl
DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Nick Warren @ Avalon


I See Hawks in L.A., Matt the Electrician @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Part Time Punks w/ Memory, Protect Me @ The Echo
The Minor Canon, Rademacher, Andrew Lynch, Quiet Americans @ Spaceland
Kat Parsons, Eleisha Eagle, Chantelle Barry, Meredith Claire, Tongue and Groove @ The Hotel Café
Allah Las, The Passports, Zoro @ Dakota Live Music Lounge
John Thill, Pizza!, I.E., Musical Chairs, Aristides @ The Smell
Talibami!, Sex Worker, S.S.P.S, Jaws, M.Geddes Gengras @ Echo Curio

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