PLAN A: Little Hurricane, Brothers Grimm, Miss Erika Davies @ Bar Pink. It's only a matter of time before bluesrock duo Little Hurricane (left) get big: They've got serious chops, a knack for writing memorable hooks and a quaint live setup that includes an amp inside a nightstand. This will be their last show before they embark on a year-long “slow tour,” so fans of The White Stripes and The Black Keys would be wise to attend. PLAN B: Dawes, The Moondoggies, The Romany Rye @ The Casbah. This lineup comes straight from the American heartland (well, in spirit anyhow). Dawes, mainstays of L.A.'s “canyon folk” scene, play homespun folk with gorgeous vocal harmonies and sweeping melodies. Fellow Angelenos The Romany Rye play world-weary country tunes. Seattle's The Moondoggies, meanwhile, play pensive country-rock on par with a Nashville bar band. BACKUP PLAN: The Abyssinians, Raiz Muzik, Piracy & South Bay Wailers, DJ Carlos Culture @ World Beat Center.
Photo by Kris Johnson.
DJ Claire's End of the Month Party w/ DJ Tim Mays Miho Gastrotruck (5 p.m.); “Booty Bassment” w/ Dimitri, Rob @ Whistle Stop.
Gilbert Castellanos, Brian Levy, Graham Dechter, Kevin Kanner & JP Maramba @ Dizzy's.
The Old In Out, Space Nature, Jon Beals @ Tin Can Ale House.
Mattson 2, Seth Pettersen & the Undertow, The Red Fox Tails @ Soda Bar.
Sleep Walk, Jivaro, Trash Axis, Age of Collapse, Rats Eyes @ Park Gallery.
Run With the Hunted, Torch Runner, Xibalba, Children of God @ Che Cafe.
Youth Envy, Midnight Eagle, BCH5 @ Ruby Room.
The Wrecking Dead @ Shakedown Bar.
The Dynotones, DJ Tony the Tyger @ Til-Two Club.
The Shantyannes, Nena Anderson & the Mules, For Strangers and Wardens @ Eleven.
The Western Set @ Riviera Supper Club.
Soulfly, Desperate Union @ House of Blues.
Axwell, Anthony Ross @ Voyeur.
“Videodrome” w/ Groundfloor, Gabe Vega @ El Dorado.
“Machine Funk” w/ Dr. Indulgent, Blackass, Red Alien @ Kava Lounge.
Jon Dadon, Pauli P., J Smoove, Joey Jimenez @ Hard Rock Hotel.
Split Finger, Good Intentions, Staind Glass Saints @ 710 Beach Club.
Joe CoCo Diaz, Lauren “L OB” O'Brien, The Devastators @ Winston's.
Attack Attack!, Emmure, Pierce the Veil, Of Mice and Men, In Fear & Faith @ SOMA.
Zane Lamprey, Steve McKenna, JustTones @ Belly Up.
The Amalgamated @ Boar Cross'n.
This Time Next Year, The Story So Far, A Dull Science, The Greater Heights, Hide the Details, The Lady the Tiger, Kissing Youth @ Epicentre.