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Tonight in Rock: Mardi Gras!

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Aimee Mann will play tonight and tomorrow night at Largo. Dinner is booked, but they say come down early for drinks | Photo via MySpace

Usually Tuesday nights are slow for music in this town. Not tonight -- the spirit of Super Tuesday and democracy must have rung clear to bookers. Of course, LAist is having a party too, starting at 7:00 p.m. at Seven Grand. Choices, choices.

If there's a show you do tonight, Falling James at LA Weekly highly recommends celebrating the NOLA holiday over at Mr. T's Bowl: "There's no critical ambivalence regarding tonight's lineup, which boasts some of the hardest, heaviest and most versatile musicians from the local punk, funk and free-jazz scenes."

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The 5th Annual Mardi Gras Pot Luck with The Atomic Sherpas, Universal Congress, Swamp Cajun Beeters @ Mr. T's Bowl
Black Mountain, Howlin' Rain @ The Troubadour
Dead Meadow, Midnight Movies, The Great Northwest @ Echoplex
Jesca Hoop, The Everybodyfields, Taylor Goldsmith @ Hotel Cafe
Eagle and Talon, Quitzow, Setting Sun, Lo-Fi Sugar @ Silverlake Lounge
Aimee Mann (also playing tomorrow night) @ Largo
Pop Noir, Maxeen, Ari Shine @ Key Club
The Harpeth Trace CD Release Show @ Safari Sam's (also on KXLU at 5:00 p.m.)