Feb. 11 2011 12:00 AM

Fol Chen, Netherfriends, Film School and more

Fol Chen
PLAN A: Fol Chen, Dudes, Hands @ Soda Bar. Fol Chen may have an apocalyptic streak—their cryptic band bio on their label's website could've come straight from a Philip K. Dick novel—but the L.A. outfit welcomes all chaos with open arms. Case in point: The infectious single “In Ruins,” a love song set in a ruined cityscape, with a twirling refrain that could've easily been lifted from a Saturday-morning cartoon. PLAN B: Netherfriends, Wet Years, Werebear, Mystery Cave @ Tin Can Ale House. Netherfriends clearly take cues from Animal Collective and Man Man, but the Chicago pop project (which revolves around mastermind Shawn Rosenblatt) could just as likely have taken all of its inspiration from an imaginative 5-year-old. Beatific songs like “Lead You Through the Misty Fog of Milwaukee Ave” burst with all the trippy color of a finger painting. BACKUP PLAN: Film School, The Dabbers, The Howls, Tapedeck Mountain @ The Casbah.


The Delfonics Revue, On Key, Yolanda Marie, Curt Quinn @ 4th & B.

Michael Franks @ Anthology. Pocket @ Bar Pink.

Candye Kane (happy hour); Pine Mountain Logs, Charlie Vaughn and the Daily Routine @ Belly Up.

Home Sweet Psychedelic, Restavrant @ Brick by Brick.

Grandmasta Rats, DJ Allgood @ El Dorado.

Syndicate, Beautiful View, Bella Novella @ Eleven.

Zion I, Mack N Biz, Atlantis Rising, Top of the World, Cizflow, A.O.T.A. @ Epicentre.

Badfish, Scotty Don't, Fayuca @ House of Blues.

“Strut” w/ Halo, Cris Herrera, Paluka @ Kava Lounge.

Eleonor England Black Valentine @ Lestat's.

Christopher Dale's Operation Rock, Sweettooth, Satellite Sky, Red Hand @ O'Connells.

Thanks Jack, Good Grief, Ruletta, Woolly Mammal, Act Natural, Mascots, Matt & The Damons, The Urban Outcast @ Queen Bee's.

Secret Samurai @ Riviera Supper Club.

Starcrossed, The New Assembly, Schitzophonics, Recordable Colors @ Ruby Room.

Toothless George, Behind the Wagon, Screamin' Yeehaws, Johnny Castle (benefit for Nick Bone's daughter) @ Shakedown Bar.

Parkway Drive, Set Your Goals, The Ghost Inside, The Warriors, Grave Maker @ SOMA.

Ablaze, Revival, Anson, DJ Rudy Roots @ Sound Wave.

The Brown Man Group, Dr. Suessio, Juliancito, Jah Wobbles @ Til-Two Club.

“Feel the Noise” w/ DJ Gabe Vega @ U-31.

Felix Da Housecat, Virgin Tears @ Voyeur.

“Pussy Galore” w/ Rookie Card, DJs Robin Roth, Terryn S @ Whistle Stop.


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