The Week Ahead: April 27-May 3


Incoming: Desert Daze, Zane Carney, Saul Williams, Odessa, Dorothy, Winter, Barrows, Nothing But Thieves, Matt & Kim, Waxahatchee, Clockwise, From Indian Lakes, Robert Francis, Jose Gonzalez, Milo Greene, Magic Wands, the Orb, the Romany Rye, Mastodon, Distant Cousins, Buck 65, the Soft Moon, Sleater-Kinney, Keren Ann, Aluna George, Big Data, They Might Be Giants, Kinky, Nightwish, Mikal Cronin, Kodak to Graph, Dan Deacon, Tennis, East India Youth, Gardens & Villa, Manic Street Preachers, OK Go, the Decemberists, Oddisee, Dustbowl Revival, the Bright Light Social Hour, All Time Low, Translator

Above: That’s Matt & Kim‘s video for “World Is Ending,” a track off their latest album “New Glow.” They stop by for three SoCal dates this week: Tuesday and Wednesday at the Fonda and Thursday at the Observatory. Waters supports all three nights.

Our staff picks of the week:

@KRBronson recommends: Feeling pensive? You could do no better than either of José GonzálezÂ’’s shows Wednesday and Thursday at the Regent; the Swedish singer-songwriter is touring behind his latest album “Vestiges & Claws.” Feeling punk? Then you could do no better than either of Sleater-Kinney’s shows on Thursday and Friday at the Palladium; the trio is playing behind “No Cities to Love,” their first album in 10 years.

@Seraphina_L recommends: Manic Street Preachers are currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of 1994’s “The Holy Bible.” They’ll be stopping by Saturday at the Fonda Theatre where Dark Waves will support.

Below, the week ahead:

Monday, April 27

Zane Carney, the Neverending and Taylor Locke at the Troubadour
Saul Williams and Sons of an Illustrious Father at the Roxy Theatre
Odessa, Omar Velasco, Johnzo West & Wayward Souls and Among Savages at the Bootleg HiFi
Winter, Sea Lions, Triptides and Black Sea at the Echo
Dorothy, Dekades and Wake Up Lucid at the Satellite
Crush_DLX, Nothing But Thieves, Nuela Charles and James Davis at Bardot
Barrows, Sun Like Drugs, Qunq and Facial at the Silverlake Lounge
Mouthbreather, Earth Anchor, Record Year, Arison Cain and Layman at Los Globos
Le Noire, Private Island and Cigarette Barbies at Harvard & Stone
Open Mic at El Cid
Human Resources, Native Behavior and Henry Saiz at the Sound Nightclub
Ethan Tucker, Morello & Masaru Mitsu, Sunny Ozell and Sammy Brue at the Hotel Café
Psychostick, Downtown Brown and Urizen at the Mint
Daisy Chain, Tiara Monet, Outre and Missed Jones at the Viper Room
Kevin Griffin at the Largo at the Coronet
Litronix, Matt McCluer and Kandi Jones at the Wayfarer
Lil Boosie at the Observatory
Rumproller Organ Trio at the Sassafras Saloon
Joomanji and Joanna Borromeo at the Blue Whale
Frank McComb at Vitello’s

Tuesday, April 28

Matt & Kim and Waters at the Fonda Theatre
Waxahatchee and Girlpool at the Roxy Theatre
Clockwise, Prayers, the Knitts, Bella Darling and Total Recluse at the Echo
From Indian Lakes, the Soil & the Sun and Lemolo at the Troubadour
Spurs & Adam Arcuragi and Jo Harris at the Hotel Café
Redwood Stills at the Silverlake Lounge
Della Mae and the Wild Reeds at the Echoplex
T-Roy, Johnny Redd, Cam Gnarly and Trap at Los Globos
HC Smith, Ashley Lowry and King Chiller at Lot 1
Reggie & Karen and Drug Cabin at El Cid
Jammin’ For Jones, Dionne Warwick, Micky Dolenz, Rumer, Howard Jones and Stephen Bishop at the Saban Theatre
The Weepies at Amoeba
One-Eyed Doll, Victory! Victory!, Dream In Red and Ass Life at the Mint
PJ at the Viper Room
John Reilly and Andrew Bird at the Largo at the Coronet
Dark Waves at Dirty Laundry
The Filthy Souls and Robbery Inc. at the Study
Monogram, Dabble and Hidden Love at La Cita
Vox Waves and Beck Black at 3 Clubs
The Parlour Suite at Little Joy
George Stanford at the Piano Bar
Gjelina at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Open Mic at Saint Rocke
The Shelters, Robert Francis and Nacosta at the Constellation Room
Devon Allman Band at the Canyon
Jonathan Rowden Group at the Baked Potato
Randy Emata at the Federal Bar
The Alex Snydman Quartet at the Blue Whale
Caleb Quaye & the Faculty at the Catalina Bar & Grill
Legally Blynd at Vitello’s

Wednesday, April 29

Matt & Kim and Waters at the Fonda Theatre
Jose Gonzalez and Olof Arnalds at the Regent Theater DTLA
Mastodon and Clutch at the Palladium
Milo Greene, Avid Dancer and So Many Wizards at the Echo
Magic Wands, Bad Romantics and KAV at the Viper Room
The Orb and Govinda at the El Rey Theatre
Buck 65 and Astronautalis at the Roxy Theatre
Robert Francis, Nacosta and the Shelters at the Lyric Theatre
The Romany Rye, Dustin Lovelis, Reverend Baron and Tara Fox at the Bootleg HiFi
Distant Cousins, Julian Moon, Matt Sucich and Billington Sea at the Hotel Café
The TenFiveSixty, Whitley Heights, Shota Lodi and Life As Lions at the Silverlake Lounge
Cham & Ghetto Youth Crew at the Echoplex
Seoul, Ballet School and Marz Leon at the Satellite
143, Tittahbyte, Julz, Induce, Partytime, Siik and Sosupersam at Los Globos
Spaceships, Contrafang and Ruiins at Lot 1
Veronica Bianqui and Wet & Reckless at Harvard & Stone
Prophets of Addiction, Stonebreed, Cooter Brown and Lit Soul at King King
Future Thieves, Joshua Black Wilkins, Empty Spaces and Angelou at the Mint
Tracii Guns at the Whisky a Go Go
Susanna Hoffs at the Largo at the Coronet
Part Time, Fatal Jamz and Popheart at Mrs. Fish
Bloody Holly at La Cita
Steel Carnes and Barnes at the Redwood
Horsha on the Moon and Empty Palace at the Down and Out Bar
The Steppas, Loved Ones and L81Z at Saint Rocke
Burning Palms, Church of Sun, the Vivids and Lords of Beacon House at Alex’s Bar
The Soft Moon, Skull Katalog and Girl Tears at the Constellation Room
Hiatus at the House of Blues Anaheim
Devon Allman Band at the Canyon
Aaron Carpenter at the Belasco Theater
Covenant, the Labyrnth and Alter Der Ruine at Complex
Raggedy Andy at the Baked Potato
Le Boeuf Brothers at the Blue Whale
Pete Escovedo at Vitello’s
Nora Rothman and John Schroeder at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Thursday, April 30

Sleater-Kinney, Body/Head and Ian Rubbish at the Hollywood Palladium
Jose Gonzalez and Olof Arnalds at the Regent Theater
Keren Ann at the Skirball Center
Aluna George at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Big Data and the Moth & the Flame at the Troubadour
The Soft Moon, Girl Tears and Skull Katalog at the Roxy Theatre
Mr. Gnome and Haunted Summer at the Bootleg HiFi
The Union Trade, 1000 Suns, Whale Fall and Arms That Work at the Silverlake Lounge
Doldrums, Limited and Moon King at the Echo
Yard of Blondes at the Montalban Theatre
Tim Heidecker at the Satellite
Cobalt Cranes, Sister Mystery and Goon at Harvard & Stone
Rittz & Kxng Crooked, HorseShoe Gang, J Hornay, Mars and Pharaoh at Los Globos
Calico the Band, the Far West, Shane Alexander & the Great Favorites, Rod Melancon and Alice Wallace at El Cid
Fairground Saints, Dead Rock West, Wynn Walent & Murry Hammond and Starlight Theatre at the Hotel Café
Heffron Drive at the Mint
Warbringer at the Whisky a Go Go
Flashback Heart Attack, Jonny California and Future Villains at the Viper Room
Kiven, Armors and more at the Lyric Theatre
8mm at the Dragonfly
Forebear at Villains Tavern
R-Mean at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
Ethio-Cali and Ras G at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Joseph Arthur, Lindsey Harper and Mike Peralta at Saint Rocke
Candelaria, Quitapenas and the Dank at La Cita
Painted Wives, Them Evils and Siva at the Wayfarer
Beat Hotel, Bastidas, the 87s, Socal Tennis Pros and Stab at Alex’s Bar
Matt & Kim and Waters at the Observatory
Vic Ruggiero, Jesse Wagner and Kepi Ghoulie at the Constellation Room
Griff Hamlin at the HOB Crossroads
Hoobastank and North of Nine at the Coach House
Pendulum at the Exchange L.A.
Stefan Ringer at the Complex
Cathy Segal-Garcia and Dave Ross at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
Doug Webb, Danny Carey and John Ziegler at the Baked Potato
The Scott Kinsey Group at the Blue Whale
Kevin O’Neal and Candi Sosa at the Catalina Bar & Grill
Pete Escovedo and Arturo Sandoval at Vitello’s

They Might Be Giants

Friday, May 1

They Might Be Giants [pictured] at the Regent Theater DTLA
Sleater-Kinney at the Hollywood Palladium
Kinky and Salt Petal at the Natural History Museum
Nightwish, Delain and Sabaton at the Greek Theatre
Mikal Cronin, WAND, Mild High Club and Golden Daze at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Tennis and the Shilohs at the Troubadour
East India Youth and Kathryn Calder at the Roxy Theatre
The Bright Light Social Hour, Western Lows and Talk in Tongues at the Bootleg HiFi
Paper Machete, Vanish Valley, Shotshell Press and Whorenet at the Silverlake Lounge
Kodak to Graph, Big Wild and Obeson at the Echo
Dan Deacon, Prince Rama and Ben O’Brien at the Echoplex
Dustin & the Explosions, Specters, Kids and Topanga Patchouli at the Smell
Seasons, Derde Verde, Madame Headdress and Parents at Pehrspace
Darian van den Bercken, Maia Jasper and Summer Hassan at Hollywood & Highland
Dark Tantrums, Gantz, Indica and Introspekt at King King
Tony Lucca, Keaton Simons, Anna Rose & Casey Buckley, State to State & the Burning of Rome and Bird Dog at the Hotel Café
Vic Ruggiero and the Delirians at the Mint
Saxman Andre at the HOB Foundation Room
The Barry Zweig Trio at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Joel Jerome, Bouquet and Bloody Death Skulls at Non Plus Ultra
The Janks and the Deltaz at Mrs. Fish
The Coathangers and Tomorrows Tulips at Pappy & Harriet’s
Hoobastank, Se7en Reasons Why and Carbonine at Saint Rocke
Zacc West at Saint Rocke (Happy Hour)
Doldrums and Moon King at the Wayfarer
The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs at the Observatory
From Indian Lakes and the Soil & the Sun at the Constellation Room
Branchez at the Observatory (Late Show)
Danny Maika at the HOB Crossroads
Michael Schenker, Gundriver, Liquid Circus and Stepchild at the Coach House
The Walker Brigade and Lawndale at Taix
Prettiest Eyes and Deepakalypse at Timewarp Records
The Kuba Stankiewicz Trio at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Saturday, May 2

Desert Daze, with Failure, Warpaint, RJD2, Minus the Bear, the Budos Band, Dan Deacon, Deap Vally, Vetiver, Chelsea Wolfe and more, at Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca
South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival, with Gardens & Villa, Anenon, Yaval Ron Ensemble and many more, at 1509 S. Mission St., South Pasadena
OK Go and White Arrows at the Wiltern
Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Tom Rhodes at the El Rey Theatre
Manic Street Preachers and Dark Waves at the Fonda Theatre
The Decemberists and Lucius at the Greek Theatre
Dustbowl Revival and Jessica Childress at the Troubadour
Exid at the Hollywood Bowl
Oddisee at the Echo
The Briggs at the Slidebar
Hedersleben at Los Globos
BLKHRTS, Tomber Lever, Hilary Chilton and Littlest Sister at the Smell
No Small Children, Sapphic Musk and Electrets at El Cid
The Pretty Flowers, the European and Joe Levi at Lot 1 Cafe
Telecaves, Sublamp, Devin Sarno, Brent Mitzner and Pauline Lay at Pehrspace
Ari Herstand, The Eckels Brothers, Arian Saleh, Ryan Amador and Jourdan Myers at the Hotel Café
Rebel House Radio, Fare the Gap, Vandella, Lade and the Sound of Ghosts at the Mint
Pianos Become the Teeth, Loma Prieta and Gates at the Roxy Theatre
Lost in Atlantis at the HOB Foundation Room
Morning Bear and Grayson Erhard at Saint Rocke
LA Drones, Sister Mystery and Illuminati Sex Party at 3 Clubs
[Debut] at Complex
The Bright Light Social Hour, Talk in Tongues and Tim Gray & the Delusions at the Wayfarer
Manic Hispanic, Liberty Kids, the Crowd and Devil’s Brigade at the Observatory
Max & the Moon, Beginners and Walla at the Constellation Room
They Might Be Giants at the House of Blues Anaheim
All Time Low, Issues, Tonight Alive and State Champs at the City National Grove of Anaheim
The L.A. Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Abraxas, Secret Chiefs 3, Bladerunner and John Zorn at Royce Hall UCLA
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy at the Valley Performing Arts Center
Don Dokken and Gundriver at the Canyon
John Zorn, the Jack Quartet, Kenny Wollesen, Dave Lombardo, William Winant and Tony Arnold at LACMA
L.A. Drones, Sister Mystery and Illuminati Sex Party at the Three Clubs
Max Vangeli at the Avalon

Sunday, May 3

Translator and Marvin Etzioni at Molly Malone’s
Vikesh Kapoor, Mipso, Eddie Berman and Burning Hearts at the Echo (Early Show)
Lightning Bolt, Liturgy and Baby Aspirin at the Echoplex
King Woman, Shana Falana and Blood Candy at the Echo
Open Mic at the Satellite
Paul Bergmann at Origami Vinyl
Scout Durwood, Sabrina Chap and Jenni Alpert (record release) at the Hotel Café
Filibusta, Warp9 and Gypsy Mamba at the Roxy Theatre
Open Mic at the Silverlake Lounge
Gary Wagman at Saint Rocke
Hedersleben, Chui Wan and Roco Jet at Alex’s Bar
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at the Observatory
Cham, Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Christopher Ellis and Black Am I at the Constellation Room
L.A. Philharmonic at the Granada Theatre
Lone and Konx-om-Pax at the Standard Downtown
The Frank Vardaros Jazz Orchestra at the Catalina Bar & Grill