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Arts and Entertainment

Week In Rock: The Dead Weather, Franz Ferdinand, Os Mutantes, Akron/Family

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Akron/Family will be performing Saturday at the El Rey Theatre | Picture via Akron/Family's Myspace

This week Nashville-based alternative rock super-group the Dead Weather will be taking LA by storm, playing both the Wiltern and the Mayan Theatre with none other than Tyvek. Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand are poised to perform with Green Day at the Forum and then by themselves at the Hollywood Palladium. Legendary Brazilian psychedelic rock act Os Mutantes will be performing at the Echoplex. And, lastly, NY-based experimental folk rock outfit Akron/Family will be taking on the El Rey Theatre with Howlin' Rain and Lucky Dragons.

Akron/Family - "Before And Again"

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Steely Dan perform "The Royal Scam" @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Friendly Fires, Phenomenal Handclap Band @ El Rey Theatre
Six Organs of Admittance, Horse Thieves @ The Echo
Local Natives, The Parson Redheads, The Cheat, Flying Tourbillon Orchestra @ Spaceland
Lower Heaven, Magic Mirror, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Chief Nowhere @ Silver Lake Lounge
Mariee Sioux, Graham Forrest, Paige Stark, Dearest @ Echo Curio
Mary Lynn Rajskub, Tig Notaro @ Largo at the Coronet
James Snyder, Joe Firstman, Elizaveta, Homesick Elephant Justin Gordon & Paleface @ The Hotel Café
Dawes @ Detroit Bar


Green Day, Franz Ferdinand @ The Forum
The Dead Weather, Tyvek @ The Wiltern
Lee Scratch Perry @ Keyclub
Steely Dan perform internet requests @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Mellowdrone, White Arrows, Square On Square @ Spaceland
The Shys, Army Navy, Eastern Conference Champions, Radio Frequency @ Troubadour
John Vanderslice @ Origami Vinyl
Lovemakers, Kid Kosovo, Lexicon Don @ Silver Lake Lounge
Fred Armisen, Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs, Aziz Ansari, Charlyne Yi @ Largo at the Coronet
Lady Danville, The Jane Does, Matt Alber, Melissa Polinar, Joey DeGraw @ The
Hotel Café
The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Friendly Fires (DJ Set) @ Cinespace
Teenage Bad Girl, Paparazzi, Joaquin @ Arena
Marilyn Manson @ Pomona Fox Theater


Chris Isaak, Susan Tedeschi @ Greek Theatre
The Dead Weather, Tyvek @ Mayan Theatre (Sold-Out)
Cake @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Dungen, Woods, Kurt Vile @ Troubadour
Deerhunter, Extra Golden, Blank Blue @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Fruit Bats, Death Vessel, A B & The Sea @ Spaceland
Dawes, Michael Davis, Chief @ The Echo
Michel Gondry @ Amoeba Music
Music Go Music, Rainbow Arabia, Tommy Santee Klaws @ Bordello
Anya Marina, Maxim Ludwig, Right the Stars, The Belleville Outfit @ The Hotel Café
On Blast, Two Years Before The Mast, Molino, Tif Sigfrids And Estrogen @ Silver Lake Lounge
BB Blackdog, Rick Lawndale Band, Ayahuasca @ Mr. T's Bowl
Soggy Duchamp Octet, Name Of The Moon, Mimes Of Wine @ Echo Curio
Queztal @ Conga Room


Franz Ferdinand @ Hollywood Palladium
Matt & Kim, Amanda Blank @ El Rey Theatre (Sold-Out)
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Dungen, Kurt Vile @ Echoplex
Pete Yorn, Zee Avi, J.D. King @ Henry Fonda Music Box
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo at the Coronet
Crocodiles, Graffiti Island, Pens @ Spaceland
The Dirtbombs, The Sermon, Jail Weddings @ The Echo
Woods, Best Coast, Garbaj Kaetz, LA Fog @ Echo Curio
Premiere Screening and DVD Release Party of: "Live at The Smell" @ Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles)
Gary Wilson & the Blind Dates, James Pants & the Royal Zodiac @ Bootleg Theatre
Kate Earl, Jane Lui, Huntingfield, Model K, Joy Williams @ The Hotel Café
Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Jonny Burke @ Troubadour
Victim Vision, Future Ghost, Dirt Dress, Les Bicyclettes Blanches @ Silver Lake Lounge
U-N-I, '87 Stick Up Kids @ The Roxy
CC. Sheffield, David Labrel, Leslie Stevens, T.J. Lemiux @ The Standard (8300 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles)
Lila Downs, Very Be Careful @ Santa Monica Pier
Devendra Banhart @ House of Blues Anaheim
Deerhunter @ Detroit Bar


Liza Minnelli @ Hollywood Bowl
Os Mutantes, DJ Nobody @ Echoplex
Gang Gang Dance, Ariel Pink @ Troubadour
Pete Yorn, Juliette Commagere, J.D. King @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Jeff The Brotherhood @ The Echo
Hecuba, Lucky Dragons, Eat Tapes, Beast Cop @ The Smell
The Warlocks, The Morning After Girls, Gliss @ Spaceland
Junior Boys (DJ Set), Virgin Tears, Mr. White @ Avalon
The Frequency, Pollyn, Free the Robots, Big Moves @ The Mint
Jim Bianco, Common Rotation vs. The Dustbowl Cavaliers record release, Shaimus, Joel Eckels, Zachariah Kaler @ The Hotel Café
Learning Music, Video, Rats @ Pehrspace
Blue Jungle, UV Lights, Jungle Peeps, Okie Dokie @ L'KEG Gallery
Adam Willetts, M. Geddes Gengras, Yek Koo, VSLS @ Echo Curio
JJ Grey & Mofro, The White Buffalo @ El Rey Theatre
The Hundred Days, Actress, Ballerina Black @ Bootleg Theater
Tenacious D @ Largo at the Coronet
Great White @ House of Blues Sunset
The Ruse, Golden State, Deccatree, Middle Distance Runner @ The Viper Room
Tom Freund, Matt the Electrician, Jess Klein @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Billy Corgan @ {open} (2226 East 4th Street, Long Beach)

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Liza Minnelli @ Hollywood Bowl
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Club Nokia
Katy Perry, The Bird and The Bee @ Hollywood Palladium
The National, Cass McCombs @ The Wiltern
Band of Horses @ Pomona Fox Theater
Carl Cox @ The Vanguard
The Minus 5, The Baseball Project feat. Steve Wynn @ Troubadour
Akron/Family, Howlin' Rain, Lucky Dragons @ El Rey Theatre
his Orchestra, Kenneth Pattengale, Soul Puppet @ Bootleg Theatre
Box Elders, Audacity, Tijuana Panthers @ The Echo
The Warlocks, The Useless Keys, The Black Apples @ Spaceland
Princeton's 7" Release, Fol Chen, and secret special guest @ Pehrspace
The Monolators' 12" release, boxViolet, Odd Modern, DJ Boy Without Orange @ Silver Factory Studios
Maia Sharp, Michelle Featherstone, The Dirty Diamond, Rusty Anderson, Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls, Graham Isaacson @ The Hotel Café
Blaine Campbell, Ruthann Friedman, Helene Renaut @ Echo Curio
The Night at Dramaturgy, The Monthlies and friends @ Mr. T's Bowl
Shurman, Welldiggers Banquet, Tony Gilkyson @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Pain of Salvation, Beardfish @ Greek Theatre
Joe Pernice @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Beethoven Billy Bragg Ninth @ The Broad Stage (1310 11th St., Santa Monica)
Thee Makeout Party, Mannequin Men, Davila 666, Slab City, Gestapo Khazi @ Alex's Bar
Modest Mouse, The Night Marchers @ The Grove of Anaheim
Rocco Deluca & the Burden @ Saint Rocke


The Mars Volta @ Hollywood Palladium
Dredg, RX Bandits, As Tall As Lions @ El Rey Theatre
The Faint, Moving Units @ Club Nokia
Fun. @ Fingerprints (4612 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach)
Grand Ole Echo w/ Ted Russell Kamp, Gina Villalobos, Paperplanes @ The Echo (Free! Early Show; 5 PM)
Mark Burgess @ The Echo
Kissing Cousins record release @ Origami Vinyl
The Hereafter, "Songwriters Sunday", Tongue and Groove @ The Hotel Café
Pumice, Metal Rouge, Ing, Sleepwalkers Local, Greg Muon @ Echo Curio
Def Leppard, Poison, Cheap Trick @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
The Parson Red Heads, Francisco the Man, Terry Prine @ Alex's Bar
The Duke Spirit @ Detroit Bar
Zee Avi @ Saint Rocke