The Week Ahead: May 18-24


Incoming: Lana Del Rey, Wolf Alice, the Tallest Man on Earth, Tanlines, Jessie J, Pretty Sister, the Milk Carton Kids, Dead Sara, Jimmy Gnecco, Neil Diamond, Joy Williams, San Fermin, Prides, Emery, Susanne Sundfor, Shakey Graves, Too Short, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rocco Deluca, Daniel Lanois, Hiatus Kaiyote, Trapdoor Social, the Diamond Light, Herbert Bail Orchestra, Shy Girls, the High Tide, the Last Internationale, Mala Rodriguez, JJ Grey & Mofro, Wild Nothing, Speedy Ortiz, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Holly Miranda, What So Not, Laura Jane Grace, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Roses, the Dear Hunter, Rebirth Brass Band, Rocky Dawuni, Gothic Tropic, Crocodiles, Charming Liars, Schuyler Fisk, Mike Love, Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, Topanga Days, Grieves, Paramore, En Vogue, War, Ceremony, Isaac Rother & the Phantoms, Train, Jesse Marchant, X, Shuggie Otis, Magic Wands

Above: The video for Tove Styrke’s “Borderline,” from the Swedish pop darling’s U.S. debut “Kiddo,” which is out in June. She winds up a North American tour with a date at the Troubadour on Thursday.

Our six-pack of shows for your week:

The Tallest Man on Earth’s new album “Dark Bird Is Home” is pretty exquisite stuff — the artist born Kristian Matsson headlines the Wiltern tonight.
► Soulful, bluesy and twangy, Gold Star have been doing a Tuesday residency at Harvard & Stone to mark the release of their full-length debut “Dark Days.” This week, it’s value-added, as Leslie Stevens and White Dove support.
► Opinions are welcome: The Last Internationale bring their politically charged rock to the Viper Room on Wednesday.
► The Echo and Echoplex ought to be hopping Thursday, with Wild Nothing and Roses playing a free, shoe company-sponsored event downstairs and Speedy Ortiz headlining upstairs. We’ll take the Echo show, thank you — Speedy Ortiz’s new album “Foil Deer” is a rager worthy of repeat spins, and this is quite possibly the last time you’ll see them in a venue this small.
► Can we get a little love for Rocky Dawuni? Sure, we can. The Ghanian singer-songwriter-activist, a staple of L.A.’s Afro Funké night for years, recently released his new collection of Afro-roots anthems “Branches of the Same Tree.” Dawuni and his Cumbancha labelmates Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate, along with the Afro Funké crew, present “A Night of Afro Roots Vibrations” on Friday at the Regent Theater.
► And fans of Magic Wands [raises hand] can get a preview of the dream-poppers’ new album “Jupiter” when they headline the Satellite on Sunday night.

Below, the week ahead:

Monday, May 18

Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love at the Hollywood Bowl
Wolf Alice and Gateway Drugs at the Roxy Theatre
The Tallest Man On Earth and Hiss Golden Messenger at the Wiltern
Tanlines and OOFJ at the Echoplex
Jessie J and Luke James at Club Nokia
Pretty Sister, Coin, the Wooden Sky and Coyote at Bardot
The Moth & the Flame, Freedom Fry, Valley Shine and Swimm at the Echo
Golden Coast, Dutch Party, Aisea Taimani & Minor Islands and Western Lows at the Bootleg HiFI
Cillie Barnes, Among Savages and Maxim Ludwig at the Satellite
The Milk Carton Kids at the Grammy Museum
Dinosaur Parade, Boolan, Kid Bloom at Glass Family at Harvard & Stone
Thrift, Sweet Child, Vylet and Lindsay Nourse at the Silverlake Lounge
Open Mic at El Cid
Matt Kivel, Sacred Destinies, Young Lovers, Sienna Moffitt and Littlest Sister at Pehrspace
Jaymay, Jackie Tohn and Alexis Grace at the Hotel Café
Abby North & Michael Bihari, Wetwood Smokes, Frantic Ginger, Dead Finger and Jaime Wyatt & the Big Bang’s at the Mint
Jimmy Gnecco, Dirty White People and Downtown Attraction at the Viper Room
Dead Sara at Fingerprints
Faultlines at Republic of Pie
Justin Hopkins, Michael Williams Band, Midwest Hype, Amber Russell and Neil Allesee at Saint Rocke
Sister Crowley, Gazoota and Whisper Kitten at the Wayfarer
iLoveMakonnen at the Observatory
Open Mic at Molly Malone’s
Pia Zadora at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Tuesday, May 19

Neil Diamond at the Hollywood Bowl
Joy Williams at the El Rey Theatre [Previously billed Kan Wakan has cancelled]
Gold Star, Leslie Stevens and White Dove at Harvard & Stone
San Fermin and Natalie Prass at the Troubadour
Susanne Sundfor at Club Bahia
Prides, Say Say and Powers at the Echo
Emery, Sleeping Giant, Wolves at the Gate and Forevermore at the Roxy Theatre
Microwave, Dream Hydra and Pallasite Project at the Silverlake Lounge
Dead Sara at the Grammy Museum
Tanlines at Amoeba (6 p.m.)
Reggie & Karen at El Cid
Thirdstory, Bon Wrath, Ethan Thompson and Navi Singh at the Hotel Café
The Skints and Ital Vibes at the Mint
Johnathan Tiersten at the HOB Foundation Room
Seagoat at Bar Lubitsch
Purple Mountains Majesty at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Open Mic at Saint Rocke
The Julian Coryell Trio at Trip
The Harms at Cheer Up Charlie’s
Charlie Greene at the Piano Bar
Kitaka at the Wayfarer
The Tallest Man On Earth and Hiss Golden Messenger at the Observatory
Los Cafres, Raskahuele, Roncovacoco and Los Hijos del Sol at the House of Blues Anaheim
Delious Kennedy at the Federal Bar
Better Off Blonde at Molly Malone’s

Wednesday, May 20

Shakey Graves and the Barr Brothers at the Belasco Theatre
Too Short at the Avalon
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at the Orpheum Theatre
Rocco Deluca, Daniel Lanois and Jesus Sons at the Troubadour
Hiatus Kaiyote, Low Leaf, Anthony Valdez and Kadhja Bonet at the Roxy Theatre
Shy Girls and P. Morris at the Echo
The Last Internationale, Decoded and Sir Madam at the Viper Room
Trapdoor Social, Paper Pilots and Stop Motion Poetry at Los Globos
Herbert Bail Orchestra, Grove, Via Echo and Ghost Lit Kingdom at the Bootleg HiFi
The Diamond Light at the Janks at Harvard & Stone
After Nations, Arms That Work, Shattered Systems, 100 Ounces and Quor at the Silverlake Lounge
The High Tide at the Satellite
Luke Wade, Emily West, Pawn Shop Kings and Whitney Fenimore at the Hotel Café
LaTasha Lee & the BlackTies, the Primaries, Skyler Reed and La Banda Casanova at the Mint
Sweedish at the Hard Rock Hollywood
Sanctuary at the Whisky a Go Go
Goatsnake, BL’AST! and Eagle Twin at Complex
Alé, Levi Petree and the Radio Publica at the Down and Out Bar
Blue Rodeo at Saint Rocke
Golden Coast and Midnight Hour at the Wayfarer
The F.U.’s, the Freeze, the Applicators and Skaal at Alex’s Bar
SOJA at the Observatory
San Fermin and the Wooden Sky at the Constellation Room
The Supervillains at the Constellation Room (Late Show)
John Brown’s Body and Lyon’s Den at the Coach House
Sensory Station and Embolden Blue at Molly Malone’s
The Federal Affair at the Federal Bar
George Kahn Band at the Catalina Bar & Grill

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Thursday, May 21

Speedy Ortiz [pictured], Alex G and Slutever at the Echo
Wild Nothing and Roses at the Echoplex
Mala Rodriguez at the El Rey Theatre
Tove Styrke and Lany at the Troubadour
Holly Miranda and the Filthy Souls at Mrs. Fish
Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally at the Wiltern
Thatwasthen, Burning Jet Black, the Deltaz and the Brothers Zmed at the Silverlake Lounge
JJ Grey & Mofro and the Record Company at the Regent Theater
Empty Palace, Cataline and James & the Giant Beast at the Satellite
Quintron & Miss Pussycat at Jewel’s Catch One
Bombshell Rocks, the Bunny Gang, Johnny Madcap & the Distractions and Wild Roses at Los Globos
Nocona, Elijah Ocean and Zach Broocke at El Cid
King Washington, Distant Cousins, Chase Cohl, Busy Living, Andy Allo and Jade Jackson at the Hotel Café
Henry Canyons, Human, HowFlyy, V Cosmic, Doc Samson and Sir JefFREEy 5D at the Mint
Aborted, Fit For An Autopsy, Archspire and Dark Sermon at the Whisky a Go Go
GBH, D.I. and Bad Samaritans at the Roxy Theatre
Wild the Coyote and Sweet Child at the Viper Room
Los Cafres, Raskahuele, Roncovacoco and Pachamama at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
3LAU at Exchange LA
Lelia Broussard at Room 5
Double Naught Spy Car, Marshweed and Miss Jupiter at Cafe NELA
Gun Hill Royals at Villains Tavern
The Two Tens, Turbulent Hearts, Brainspoon, tThe Mission Creeps at Beard at the Redwood
Pat Travers, Eric Gales and Johnny Oskam at Saint Rocke
Joseph Arthur and Nilu at the Wayfarer
Bella Novela, Sapphic Musk and FU Mary LU at Alex’s Bar
SOJA at the Observatory
Hiatus Kaiyote, Low Leaf and Anthony Valdez at the Constellation Room
Downlink and Dieselboy at the Yost Theater
Brian Young at the HOB Crossroads
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Jackpot Club at the Coach House
Celtic Woman at the Terrace Theater

Friday, May 22

What So Not at the El Rey Theatre
Laura Jane Grace Presents: “Killing Me Loudy” at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Juicy J at the Hollywood Palladium
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Saban Theatre
Noise Controllers and Bass Modulators at Avalon Hollywood
Roses, Dunes and VATS at the Bootleg HiFi
Charming Liars, Dig the Kid, Chainflower and the Cassette Singles at the Viper Room
The Dear Hunter, Northern Faces and Naive Thieves at the Glass House
Rebirth Brass Band and Leo “Bud” Welch at the Echoplex
Gothic Tropic, Crown Plaza and Life Size Maps at the Echo
Rocky Dawuni, Joe Driscoll & Sekou and Kouyate at the Regent Theater
Crocodiles, Girl Ters and the Wallburds at the Satellite
Colour Vision, Touch Tone, Knight Stalker, Mini Bear and Malifox at Los Globos
Gem & Leo, Wasi (record release), Kid Cadaver and Statues of Cats at the Smell
Glam Skanks, Kill My Coquette and Cheer Up Club at El Cid
Heathers and Never Young at 1830 Echo Park Ave.
Bah Ram You, the Trainwrecks, F U MaryLou and the Jim Crow at the Silverlake Lounge
-(16)-, Atala, Presence, Hobo and Rare Breed at Complex
No Win, Hooveriii, Hillary Chillton, Bobby T. & the Slackers at Pehrspace
Creepshow, Irussi and Madeline at the Hotel Café
Schuyler Fisk and Dauzat St. Marie at the Mint (Early Show)
Mike Love and Sam Marsey at the Mint (Late Show)
Mark & Laural at the Hard Rock Hollywood
Maria Cozette, Phantom Machines, Stoneflower, Black Waat3r, Invader S1n and Babe at the Troubadour
Girlschool and Crucified Barbara at the Whisky a Go Go
The Rezillos and Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds at the Roxy Theatre
Scandal at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
Nefertiti Babs at the HOB Voodoo Lounge
Sean Michael at the HOB Foundation Room
Jack Beats at Exchange LA
The Barry Zweig Trio at the Del Monte Speakeasy
The Magnolia Sisters at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
John Brown’s Body, C Money and Johnny Love at Saint Rocke
Jack Tracy at Saint Rocke (Happy Hour)
Illegal Download and No Application Free at Trip
Bloody Brains, the Ingrates and Future Graves at Cafe NELA
Fur Coast and Lee Curtiss at the Wayfarer
Leo “Bud” Welch, the Show Ponies and RT n the 44s at Alex’s Bar
Rata Blanca at the Observatory
Speedy Ortiz at the Constellation Room
Rustie at the Observatory (Late Show)
Anderson Hall Band at the HOB Crossroads
Pat Travers & Eric Gales and Soul to Soul at the Coach House
We are NRG at the Long Beach Arena
Bryan Adams at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Stephen Pearcy, Gilby Clarke and Phil Lewis at the Canyon

Saturday, May 23

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, with Big Bad Voodoo Dadday, Canned Heat, the Magnolia Sisters and more at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park
Topanga Days, with Stone Foxes, Jesus Sons and more at the Topanga Community House (1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd.)
Luis Coronel at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Grieves, Grayskul and Nocando at the El Rey Theatre
The Dear Hunter, Northern Faces and Naïve Thieves at the Troubadour
Rustie & Omar Souleyman, Suicideyear and Dem Ham Boyz at Jewel’s Catch One
Paramore and Copeland at the Dolby Theatre
Neil Diamond at the Hollywood Bowl
En Vogue at the Saban Theatre
Moguai at Avalon Hollywood
War, Los Lonely Boys, Malo and Tierra at the Greek Theatre
Bowsers Castle at the Silverlake Lounge
Hop Along and Field Mouse at the Echo
Ceremony, Negative Approach, Gun Outfit and Mrs. Magician at the Echoplex
The Chew Toys, Clutch the Pearls, Zbomak and Sapphic Musk at Los Globos
Isaac Rother & the Phantoms, Zig Zags and Black Mambas at El Cid
J. De Sosa, Ghost Noise, Cruelty Code, Hex Horizontal and Lower Tar at Pehrspace
The Silent War, 222, Robbie Gil, Your Future Lovers and Sorcha Richardson
Harmful If Swallowed, Picasso the Banshee, Social Bandit and L.A. River Swim Team at the Mint
The Dirty Pearls, Etropol, Evol Walks and Books on Fate at the Viper Room
Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast and Sycamore Smith at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
Tiffany Jewels at the HOB Vooodoo Lounge
The Crash Collective at the HOB Foundation Room
Joris Poorn and Pan-Pot at Exhcnage LA
As You Were, Dose Of Adolescence, Cromwell, Reclaim The Sky and Anger the Giant at the Glass House
Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Los Angeles Police Department, Deadfinger and more at the Lexington
The Colossal Heads, Bloodline, the Kidneys and CinX at Cafe NELA
Geronimo Getty and JD Bender at the Escondite
Trevor Hall, Tubby Love and Dustin Thomas at Saint Rocke
Atomic Walrus at Trip
The Bluffs (record release), Purple Mountains Majesties and Gantez at the Wayfarer
The Humpers, Pinata Protest and Patt Todd & the Rankoutsiders at Alex’s Bar
GBH and Conflict at the Observatory
Snakehips at the Observatory (Late Show)
Kiev at the Constellation Room
Scandal at the House of Blues Anaheim
Robby Krieger, Underhanded and Hunter & the Dirty Jacks at the Coach House
Romeo Santos at the Honda Center
The Average White Band at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Sunday, May 24

Train at the Hollywood Bowl
Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, with Big Brother and the Holding Company, Guitar Short, Spencer Davis Group, the Record Company, Jeffery Broussard and more at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park
Topanga Days, with the Tubes, Ana Popvic and more at the Topanga Community House (1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd.)
Jesse Marchant, Names of War and Elijah Ocean at the Echo
Jonathan Toubin at the Regent Theater
The Rezillos and Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds at the Glass House
Magic Wands, Drinking Flowers, Beat Hotel and Joe Levi & the Black Raspberries at the Satellite
El Capitan de la Bachata at Los Globos
Upsilon Acrux, Sleeping People and Roland at the Smell
Steel Toed Slippers at the Mint
Shuggie Otis at the Troubadour
Bad Manners at the Roxy Theatre
Sifting, Underhander, Salems Lott, Fused By Defiance and Locjaw at the Viper Room
Lil Durk at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
Fracture, Epokah and Wire Werewolves at Complex
Open Mic at the Silverlake Lounge
X at Saint Rocke
Infa Riot, Abrasive Wheels and Schleprock at Alex’s Bar
Grieves and Grayskul at the Constellation Room
Super8 & Tab and Jaytech at the Observatory
Morgan Page at the Yost Theater
L.A. Witch at the Continental Room
Stephen Pearcy , Faster Pussycat, Liquid Circus and Death Trap America at the Coach House
Black Light, Rusland and Cheerleader at the Federal Bar
Big Mountain at Mozambique
Pepe Aguilar at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena
Shaan & Little Champs at the Terrace Theater
Pat Travers and Eric Gales at the Canyon
The Average White Band at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Photo of Speedy Ortiz by Shervin Lainez