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Tonight in Rock: Listings & Police/American Idol News

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First, some non-tonight news. This is for Sunday, but you should know now. The Police have added a second Hollywood Bowl show on Wednesday, May 28. They play with Elvis Costello. "General on-sale begins March 9 - that’s this Sunday - at 10am," says LosAnjealous.

And how about some American Idol News? Despite local Samanta Sidley of Alex & Sam getting snubbed from moving on in the competition, another local, Chikezie, a 22-year-old from Inglewood, made it to the top 12. Congrats! The El Camino College student can be next seen on Tuesday, when the finals begin.

As for tonight, there's a good mix of rock to world. If you like Celtic-Folk, then head to McCabe's for the Battlefield Band. For beautiful gospel-soul, free yourself at last with the Blind Boys of Alabama. Also, a few NYC based bands are out here: Balkan Beat Box, The Virgins, and New York Dolls.

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Balkan Beat Box @ El Rey (Cancel that)
Blind Boys of Alabama @ The Knitting Factory
Battlefield Band @ McCabe's
New York Dolls @ Henry Fonda
The Virgins, Delta Spirit, Port O'Brien @ Troubadour
Nerf Herder, Killola @ Safari Sam's
Why?, Yacht @ Natural History Museum
Andrea Stolpe, Melissa Lewis & Corrinne May, Melodee Lynn, Jack Dill @ Genghis Cohen
Division Day, The A-Sides @ Spaceland
On TV: All Time Low @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Photo of The Virgins provided by Artist