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Week In Rock: Van Morrison, Patrick Watson, Jonah Matranga, Gangi

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Gangi will be playing Monday nights at Spaceland in May | Picture via Gangi's Myspace

This week legendary Belfast-bred singer-songwriter Van Morrison will be taking on a three-date stint at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown. Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson is poised to grace the Hotel Café. LAist favorites Gangi (LAist Review) will be kicking off a month-long residency at Spaceland. And, lastly, San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Jonah Matranga will be stopping by the Hotel Café.

Gangi - "Commonplace Feathers"

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Gangi, Head Like A Kite, Daddy Kev, Blank Blue @ Spaceland (Free!)
Juliette Commagere, Obi Best @ The Echo (Free!)
The Monolators EP release, Halloween Swim Team, Gumshoe, Roman Candles @ Echo Curio
Whitman, Nicole Kidman, Stellaluna, No Paws (No Lions), Billygoat @ Pehrspace
Jake Walden, Stewart Lewis, Tom Gross, Marina V. @ The Hotel Café
Golden Animals, My Pet Saddle, Slipping Into Darkness @ Silver Lake Lounge (Free!)
Skyscraper Frontier, The Transfatal Express @ Mountain Bar
The Jake Labotz Band @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Tanuki Suit Riot, The Sufferers Incorporated, John Cardello @ Juanita's Restaurant & Bar


Iglu & Hartly record release, Pop Noir, On Blast, Random Impulse, DJ Pants Off @ The Roxy $11.50
Avi Buffalo, Deep Sea Diver, 60-Watt Kid, Tenlons Fort, Time of Wolves @ The Echo
Cinco de Mayo Celebration w/ Los Creepers, Rezurex, Viernes 13, The Tinderbox, The Slanderin, The Howlers, Societys Parasites, The Pretty Mess, The Uglies @ Echoplex $10
From Monument to Masses, Signal Hill, Raised By Robots, Beware of Safety @ Silver Lake Lounge
Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Mike Doughty, The Break & Repair Method, C. Vincent Plummer, Alain de Courtenay @ The Hotel Café
Scarlett Grey, The Art, Seaspin, Telecasters @ The Troubadour
The Middle Class @ El Cid
SA Bach @ Blue Monkey Bar & Lounge
DJs Chico Sonido y Gil Cerezo @ Amoeba Records
B-Side Players, Akwid @ House of Blues Sunset
The Parson Red Heads, The Monolators @ Detroit Bar


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Seal @ Nokia Theatre
Jonah Matranga, Annie Rosenthal, Jason Soudah, 16 Frames @ The Hotel Café
Mika Miko @ Amoeba Records
Club NME w/ Danielson, Soul Junk, Marvelous Toy @ Spaceland $10
Mike Doughty @ Largo at the Coronet
Paris, Dead Prez, Pete Rock, Planet Asia, Kam, T-K.A.S.H., Conscious Daughters, Sellassie @ El Rey Theatre
Ryan Bingham, Jonny Burke @ Troubadour $17
Shark Toys, Slang Chickens, The Anasazis, NON+ @ Silver Lake Lounge $8
Gran Ronde, Klum, Royal Heist, Northern Labor Party @ Bordello $10.73
No Culture w/ Wes Coats, BT Magnum, Robot Love, Miss Toats @ The Echo
Dub Club @ Echoplex
Little Pieces, The Purs, The Lovetones @ Three Clubs
Warpaint, EXITMUSIC, VOICEsVOICEs, Alexandra Hope @ The Smell
Katchafire, Mystic Roots, Tribal Theory @ The Roxy
Sista Otis @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Devil Makes Three @ Fingerprints


Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre $87-347
Tom Brosseau record release, Hauschka @ Largo at the Coronet
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Warpaint, WEAVE!, Black Hole Oscillators @ The Regent Theatre
The Silent Years, Roughed Up Folk, Neon Trees @ Spaceland $10
Mae, Barcelona, Person L @ Troubadour $21.25
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Stolen Babies, Pleaseeasaur @ Key Club
Chelsea Girls, Trainwreck, Japs @ The Roxy $16.50
Her Space Holiday, City Light @ The Echo $12
Manhattan Murder Mystery, One Trick Pony, Divisadero, Tenlons Fort @ Silver Factory Studios
Ernie Halter South Africa Benefit w/ The Rescues, Jim Hanft, Slow Car Crash, Alyssa Jacey @ The Hotel Café
The Voyeurs @ LIFE on Wilshire (6311 Wilshire Blvd.)
Murs, Tech N9ne @ Key Club
Restavrant, Gimme 5's, Wake Up Lucid, The High Society @ Silver Lake Lounge
Ainjel Emme, Theresa Flaminio, Ology @ Genghis Cohen
The Delta Mirror, Franco Near Death, The Shimmies @ The Scene
The Fresas, Big on Brad, Strangely Attractive, Hunky @ Juanita's Restaurant & Bar
Django James & the Midnight Squires, Mack Winston & The Relfections, The Yelling @ Three Clubs
Craft Club @ O'Briens Pub
The Middle Class @ Trip Bar


Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre $87-347
Iron & Wine, Alela Diane @ Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge (Sold-Out)
Patrick Watson and guests, The Widows, Dalton Grant, Checkpoint Charlie @ The Hotel Café $18
The Devil Makes Three, Old Man Markley @ Troubadour $23.25
Voxhaul Broadcast, Local Natives, Aushua, Rumspringa @ Spaceland $8
Spectrum, Abe Vigoda, The Entrance Band @ The Echo $12
Nightlife w/ The Beat Junkies, Pete Rock @ Echoplex $15
Yoshida Brothers @ El Rey Theatre
Good Listeners, Dylan Trees @ Bootleg Theatre
Big Whup, The Studiofix, Pizza!, My Pet Saddle @ The Smell
Imaad Wasif, Timonium, Sasqrotch, The Soft Opening @ Pehrspace
Les Blanks, The Shade, The Voyeurs @ The Scene
Anus Kings, God Equals Genocide, Okie Dokie, Bastidas, Funderstorm @ L'KEG Gallery
The New Room, Profugos, Viola (E) Volve, Mur Mur, Trust A Fox @ Juanita's Restaurant & Bar
Craft Club @ Canter's Kibbutz Room
Miss Derringer, Los Difuntos, The Switch Ups @ Alex's Bar
Wild Ginger Kitchen @ Rusty's Surf Ranch
Frank Black @ Detroit Bar

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Wango Tango 2009 w/ Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, Lady Gaga, The All-American Rejects, Soulja Boy, Kevin Rudolf, Pitbull, Jamie Foxx @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Audiotistic 2009 w/ The Roots, Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli), Z-Trip, The Cool Kids, Flosstradamus, Aaron Lacrate, Them Jeans, Chromeo, Armand Van Helden, Does It Offend You Yeah? (DJ Set) and more @ NOS Events Center (689 South E Street) $54.75
Van Morrison @ Orpheum Theatre $87-347
Keane, Mat Kearney, The Helio Sequence @ Hollywood Palladium $57
The Avett Brothers, Magnolia Electric Company @ Henry Fonda Music Box $35.55
Shiny Toy Guns, Nico Vega, Vedera @ Club Nokia $31.45
Iron & Wine, Yogoman Burning Band @ Troubadour (Sold-Out)
Mika Miko record release, The Soft Pack, PROTECTME @ The Smell
Alela Diane @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
Jenny Owen Youngs, Jukebox the Ghost with Adam Stern, Clare Means, Amy Kuney @ The Hotel Café
Nous Non Plus @ Spaceland $10
Alma Mater, No Paws (No Lions), Deadly Finns, Traps, Ps @ Pehrspace
The Los Angeles Murderfest v. 5.0 w/ Dying Fetus, General Surgery, Abscess, Rotten Sound Coffines and more @ Knitting Factory
Seasons, Blue Jungle, Odd Modern, Collisions @ Echo Curio
Okie Dokie, Audacity, Fresher Flesh, Pangea @ L'KEG Gallery
eENIK, Hunt Club, Happy Dwarf, Two Headed Spy, Vaudeville @ Mr. T's Bowl
Stab City, Bobot, Adreneline, Beatmo @ Juanita's Restaurant & Bar
Top of the Town Arts Festival w/ Michelle Mangione, Robert Jon, J Ross-Parrelli, Jamie Dahlke & Dream Quest and more @ Houghton Park
Dios, Bible Children, Kirkwood/Dillinger, Forcefield On @ Alex's Bar


The Beach Boys @ Orpheum Theatre
The Shins, Delta Spirit @ Hollywood Palladium $48.20
The Vaselines @ The El Rey Theatre $35.55
Destroyer (Dan Bejar solo), Azita, Devon Williams @ Echoplex $13
Party Time Punks 4-Year Anniversary w/ Indian Jewelry @ The Echo
Iron and Wine @ Fingerprints
Bobb Bruno, Howardamb, Extra, Vaginals @ Echo Curio
El Vez @ Spaceland $12
Grand Ole Echo w/ Sarah Gayle Meech, The Cheatin Kind, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, Frank Fairfield (playing on the back porch!) @ The Echo (Early Show; 5PM)
The Los Angeles Murderfest v. 5.0 w/ Eyehategod, Cripple Bastards, Despise You, Lack of Interest, Agenda of Swine and more @ Knitting Factory
Carrie Rodriguez, Romantica @ McCabe's Guitar Shop