Tonight in L.A.: Chinatown Summer Nights (Magic Wands, Beat Club, Dead Ships and more); Dillinger Escape Plan, Soul Asylum/Big Head Todd/the Wailers/Matthew Sweet, Camper Van Beethoven, Adam Ant, Rogue Wave, the Green Children


Wow, what a Saturday:

‣ It’s time for another night of free music and fun downtown – 2013’s second installment of Chinatown Summer Nights goes off in an around Chinatown’s Central Plaza tonight. On the Buzz Bands LA-curated LA Weekly Live Music Stage are Magic Wands, Beat Club, the Dead Ships, Dear Boy, Haunted Summer and Irontom, and DJ sets from KCRW’s Jason Bentley and Mathieu Schreyer.
Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posse rocks Club Nokia, joined by Prima Donna. Adam Ant’s first album in 17 years is titled “Adam Ant is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter.”
‣ Anybody have some good hours with these records?  The LP Tour brings four artists who will be performing their most popular albums to the Wiltern – Matthew Sweet (1991’s “Girlfriend”), Big Head Todd & the Monsters (1993’s “Sister Sweetly”), Soul Asylum (1993’s “Grave Dancer’s Union”) and the Wailers (1984′ “Legend”). This show was originally scheduled for the Gibson Amphitheatre.
Camper Van Beethoven celebrates 30 years (and the release of its first album in nine years, “La Costa Perdida”) with a headlining turn at the Troubadour, supported by El Sportivo.
The Summer Slaughter Tour roars into the House of Blues, featuring the Dillinger Escape Plan atop a lineup that includes Norma Jean, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Revocation, the Ocean, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder and Cattle Decapitation.
‣ And Rogue Wave headlines the El Rey Theatre behind its new album “Nightingale Floors,” with and Hey Marseilles supporting.


Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl
The Green Children, Green Light Theory, Little Bear and Violet Nova at the Roxy Theatre
Very Be Careful at La Cita
Dream Panther at HM 157
Julion Alvarez at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
California Wives and My Gold Mask at the Bootleg Bar
30 Pieces of Silverlake Soul Revue at the Satellite
Smut Peddlers, Angry Samoans, Circle One, Evacuate, Killroy, Destruction Made Simple, False Compassion, Drop Tank and Kari-Kari at Los Globos
Johnny Vatos and Boingo Dance Party and Bow Wow Wow at Pershing Square
Rufus and Friends with Black Light All Stars at California Plaza
Young Romans, Icarus Landing and Northern American at TRiP in Santa Monica
Tipsy Fox, the Garden, the Aquadolls and Kim House at the Smell
Manhattan Murder Mystery, Seasons, Teething Veils and Dial Tone at the Lot 1 Café
The Vitals, Sarah Ault & Devon Lee and Psychic Love at El Cid
Park Detail’s Band, Powerdove, Claire Cronin and Ezra Buchla at pehrspace
The Bowmans, Steven Roth, Brass Bed, Erin McLaughlin, Encanto Sessions, Joshua James and Encanto Hotel at the Hotel Café
Deorro, Sound of Stereo, Botnek, Borgore, Datsik and Junior Sanchez at Dim Mak Studios
Bloodkin, John Wayne Bro and the Echo & the Sound at the Mint
Chord Overstreet and Liam Horne at the Roxy Theatre (Early Show)
Patterson Hood and T. Hardy Morris at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Ulises Hadjis at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Mucca Pazza at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
LoveyDove at the Ham & Eggs Tavern
Sweet & Tender Hooligans and the Companies at Saint Rocke
Snow in Africa at Saint Rocke (Early Show)
The Higgs, Poor Man’s Change, Ever the Mystic and C.C. Valentine at the Detroit Bar
Guttermouth, Long Beach All Day, the Grim and Gone to Ground at Alex’s Bar
Carlos Bandido, Dustin Chance & the Allnighters, the Rhythm Shakers, the Hi-Strung Ramblers, Will & the Hi-Rollers, Josh Hi-fi Sorheim, Don Juan y Los Blancos, the Desperados, the Boss Tides and Bebo & the Good Time Boys at the Observatory
Henry Kapono and Bree Harlow at the Coach House
Missing Persons’ Dale Bozzio and Gene Loves Jezebel at the Canyon
Dilana at Genghis Cohen
The Postal Service, Big Freedia and Baths at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Freda Payne at the Catalina Bar & Grill
Hazey Jane at Vitello’s Jazz & Supper Club