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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight in Rock: Van Hunt, Grand Ole Party, St. Vincent

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Van Hunt plays the Temple Bar tonight, Feb. 19 and March 6 | Photo via his MySpace page

In an e-mail early, early, early this morning, McCabe's announced something unexpected: The Swell Season will be playing tomorrow night in the guitar shop's intimate performance space. You may not recognize the band's name, but you know them as Irish singer Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Marketa Irglova from the movie Once. The gig got booked serendipitously yesterday when Glen brought his guitar into the shop for repair. Of course, the bad news here is that tickets sold out quickly, probably before the light of day hit. Tonight, McCabe's presents Jackshit, who we interviewed here on LAist last August.

Brett Dennen @ Skirball Cultural Center
Grand Ole Party, Love Grenades @ The Echo
St. Vincent, Foreign Born @ Echoplex
DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist, Kid Koala @ The Wiltern
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Malibu Inn
Aretha Franklin @ NOKIA Theatre
Van Hunt, Chrissy Depauw @ Temple Bar
Siouxsie Sioux, Rasputina @ Henry Fonda
Jackshit @ McCabe's