► They were electro before you: Pioneering electronic act and synth surrealists Tangerine Dream visit Club Nokia as part of the Electric Mandarine Tour.
► Brooklyn garage-poppers the Babies swing into the Echo, supported by Crazy Band, Low Flying Owls and Warships.
► Austin three-piece My Jerusalem, with an album produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno on the way this fall, headlines the Satellite, but much of the interest will be on the Cold and Lovely, the new project including Meghan Toohey, Smashing Pumpkins basist Nicole Fiorentino and Hole drummer Patty Schemel. The Dead Ships are also on the bill.
► And there are an abundance of free shows on this fine Thursday. The best of them: Allah-Las and KCRW DJ Anne Litt at the Hammer Museum as part of its “Made in L.A.” Music Series; the Mighty Diamonds and the Lions at Santa Monica Pier; and Allensworth at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena.
The Bouncing Souls, the Mezingers, Broadway Calls and Luther at the Mayan Theater
Logic, with Tayyib Ali and QuEST at the Roxy
Rebecca & Fiona at Dim Make Studios
Acidic, That Noise, Thatwasthen, Albert Garrett & the Bad Romantics and Plastic Revolution at the Troubadour
Sanglorians, Sandbox, the Hunting Accident and Derde Verde at the Bootleg Bar
Fogelfoot and the Janks at Harvard & Stone
Kamasi Washington at the Virgil
The Memorial Highway and Six Gun Romeo at the Silverlake Lounge
The O’s, Danni Rouge, Nala Kete, Felicia Barton, Jefferson Grizzard and Chris Carpenter at the Hotel Café
The Freedom Ledges, Stage 11, the Cocanuts, Fight the Quiet and Tati Rabell at the Mint
Stephen Brower & the Silent Majority at On the Rox
Najite & Olokun Prophecy at Zanzibar
Cosmetics at the Belasco Ballroom
Cosmonauts and the Lovely Bad Things at the Standard downtown
Bright Young Things and Champagne Leader at the Grand Star
Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl
London Cries, Thomas Nicholas Band, Right the Stars and Xiren at the Viper Room
Kate Crash and Maxi Wild at Pershing Square (free)
FD & the Club Pacific Band at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Merchants of Moonshine, the Fulltones and Ben Dukes at Saint Rocke
Bella Novela, the Vegas Breakdown and Frankie Marathon at the Detroit Bar
Colleen Green, Apparitions, Chad & the Meatbodies and Forever Baby at Alex’s Bar
Sea Wolf and Geographer at the Constellation Room
Aaron Lewis, Dylan Holton and Finish Ticket at the House of Blues Anaheim
Modern English, the Relatives and Waldo Bliss at the Coach House