The Week Ahead: May 25-31


Incoming: U2, Spoon, The Moth & the Flame, Freedom Fry, Cillie Barnes, Golden Coast, Refused, Kopecky, Two Sheds, Gold Star, Erick Macek, Aaron Watson, Dignitary, Neutral Milk Hotel, Knox Hamilton, Spirit Club, Bones Muhroni, Will Butler, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Tori Kelly, King Tuff, L7, The Do, Flux Pavilion, Big Search, Little Red Lung, Josh Rouse, William Elliott Whitmore, King Washington, Smallpools, Com Truise, Thundercat, Caifanes, Los Highway Festival, Desert at the Palms Festival, the Knocks, Diarrhea Planet, Vistalite, the Bangles, the Dan Band, Xavier Rudd, Ciara, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Wire, Twin Peaks, Snakehips, ESKMO, Courtney Barnett, Vanish Valley, Rocket From the Crypt, Jason Bonham, Dengue Fever, Jack Garratt, the Airborne Toxic Event, Mobb Deep

Above: Courtney Barnett’s video, Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledge, for “Dead Fox,” from her album “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.”

Below, the week ahead:

Monday, May 25

The Moth & the Flame, Freedom Fry, Fictionist and the New Electric Sound at the Echo
Cillie Barnes, Whispertown, Aaron Embry and Bestie at the Satellite
Benny Cassette, Mike Posner, Frankie and Main Attrakionz at Bardot
Golden Coast, Carolina Liar, Moons of Mars and Prism Tats at the Bootleg HiFi
Ladies Rock Camp Showcase 2015 at the Bootleg HiFi (6 p.m.)
The Harms, So Cal Tennis Pros, Send Medicine, 10x and Nickolas Benson at the Silverlake Lounge
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and Hepa/Titus at the Echoplex
Topanga Days, with the English Beat, Solutionz and more
Reverb Lite, Young Lovers, the Littlest Viking and Crown Dancer at Pehrspace
Hona Costello, Mister Curry and Denq Sue at the Viper Room
Cas Haley, Brightside and Izzy January at Saint Rocke
Karoshi Mode, Brit Manor and PG 13 at High Fidelity Records
Hot Fudge Sunday Band at Harvard & Stone
Northern American at the Continental Room
Sister Crowley, Black Sea and Gnarvana at the Wayfarer
Big Talk and the Hills of Malibu at the Constellation Room
Refused, Turbonegro and White Lung at the Observatory
Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast and Sycamore Smith at the House of Blues Anaheim
Open Mic at Molly Malone’s
Nomad Mondays at the Love Sound
Open Mic at El Cid

Tuesday, May 26

U2 at the Forum
Kopecky, Desert Noises and Armors at the Echo
Refused at the Roxy Theatre
Two Sheds, the Spires and Sarah Bethe Nelson at the Satellite
Gold Star, Miranda Lee Richards and Magic Mirror at Harvard & Stone
Erick Macek, Jameson Burt, Mariana Bell and the Hill Dogs at the Hotel Café
Majical Cloudz and She-Devils (plus screening of “Rebel Without a Cause”) at Cinefamily
IM5, Sam Pottorff, Bailey McConnell and the Weekend Riot at the El Rey Theatre
Redwood Stills, the Dirty Shakes and the Regular at the Silverlake Lounge
Dignitary, Pree, Jazzy Charles & the Murda, Taylor Thompson, Diopter and the Rift at the Mint
Aaron Watson and Sam Outlaw at the Troubadour
Rebel Noise Group and the Bloodhounds at the Viper Room
Lady Low and Slow White at 3 Clubs
Success!, Red Scare, Margate and more at the Redwood
Purple Mountains Majesties, the Bluffs, Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Open Mic at Saint Rocke
Slick Rick at the Observatory
Tori Kelly at the House of Blues Anaheim
Talkback at Molly Malone’s
Randy Emata at the Federal Bar
L.A.C.H.S.A. at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Wednesday, May 27

Neutral Milk Hotel and the Minders at the Warner Grand Theatre
U2 at the Forum
Will Butler and Jo Firestone at the Troubadour
Knox Hamilton and Decorations at the Bootleg HiFi
Spirit Club and Nathan from Wavves at the Echo
Bones Muhroni (record release), the Tulips and Jackson Tanner at the Satellite
Migos, OG Maco and Rich the Kid at Club Nokia
143, Kronika, Partytime, SIIK and Sosupersam at Los Globos
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Emily West, Becca Stevens and Tamtam at the Hotel Café
Will Makar, the Sleeping Ghost, Jet Black Orchid, John Dissed & the Discontents and Ink at the Mint
Sweedish at the Hard Rock Hollywood
Jeremy Loops and Ethan Tucker at the Roxy Theatre
Level & the Square (record release) at the Viper Room
Tony MacAlpine and Adrian Galysh at Saint Rocke
Wolves, Their Only Dreams and Horsha on the Moon at Lot 1 Cafe
Duniven at Good Times at Davey Wayne’s
Freeman’s Dead, the Kidneys and more at the Lexington
Silver Rose, Trillones and more at the Down and Out Bar
Golden Coast, Roah Summit and Ben Kashuk at the Wayfarer
Cashmere Cat and Sophie at the Observatory
The Gipsy Kings, Connor Kennedy and Minstrel at the City National Grove of Anaheim
AJ Trexler, Sam Tripoli and Jay Flats at the Federal Bar
Bonnie Raitt, Leon Russell and Ivan Neville at the Canyon
Merethe Soltvedt and Mike Datz at Molly Malone’s
Dayren Santamaria & ‘made in Cuba at the Catalina Bar & Grill


Thursday, May 28

U2 at the Roxy Theatre
L7 [pictured] at the Echo
Mae, All Get Out, Mike Mains and the Branches at the El Rey Theatre
King Tuff and the Shrine at the Del Monte Speakeasy
The Do at the Bootleg HiFi
Big Search, L.A. Takedown and White Dove at the Satellite
Little Red Lung, Double Naught Spy Car and Cat Museum at Cafe NELA
King Washington, Heather Maloney, Jaymay, Fathers & Suns and New Maximum Donkey at the Hotel Café
William Elliott Whitmore, Esme Patterson and Roses & Cigarettes at the Mint
Josh Rouse and Walter Martin at the Troubadour
The Dan Band at the Roxy Theatre
Tori Kelly at the Wiltern
Bette Midler at the Staples Center
Niyaz and Azam Ali at the Skirball Center
Total Navajo, Snowblind Traveler, Peoplemover and Family of Light at the Silverlake Lounge
Pearl & the Beard and Goodnight Texas at the Echoplex
Flux Pavilion at Exchange LA
Ecno, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Viento Callejero and Thee Commons at Club Bahia
Post Malone, Beau Young Prince and Tate Tucker at Los Globos
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Hemlock Ernst, Authority Figure and Abrakadabra at the Smell
OwL at Lot 1
Sam Marine, Alana Amram and Austin McCutchen at El Cid
Flashback Heart Attack, Prima Donna, the After Hours and Bad Veins at the Viper Room
Kira Morrison at the HOB Sunset Strip Crossroads
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Simpkin Project, Synrgy and Dub Architect at Saint Rocke
The Strive, Zac James and more at Amplyfi
Them Howling Bones at Harvard & Stone
Dead Heavens, the New Regime and Kandi Jones at the Wayfarer
MacArthur and the Stereophones at Acerogami in Pomona
Smallpools and Grizfolk at the Observatory
Com Truise and J. Laser at the Constellation Room
Jai Wolf and Lindsay Lowent at the Yost Theater
Blind Pig at the HOB Anaheim Crossroads
Randy Bachman at the Coach House
Don Peake, Chuck Berghofers, Richard Niles, Paul Kreibich, Eric Ekstrand and Caifanes at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
Waffle Haus, Tilghman and Yard of Blondes at Molly Malone’s
Lamont Dozier Jr. at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Friday, May 29

Thundercat and Teebs at UCLA Royce Hall
Caifanes at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
The Bangles at the Troubadour
Smallpools, Grizfolk and Hunter Hunted at the El Rey Theatre
The Knocks and Phoebe Ryan at the Echoplex
Diarrhea Planet, Left & Right and Lovely Bad Things at the Echo
Lost Highway Festival, with Toby Keith, Social Distortion and more, at the San Manuel Amphitheater
Epik High at the Wiltern
Diluvio and Eis at the Silverlake Lounge
Magic Bronson, 8th Grader, Dean Risko and Shilo Gold at 3 Clubs
Vistalite, Wittches and Onsen at the Satellite
Filmspeed, Spearmint Hippo, Jesse James and the Elizabeth Kill at Los Globos
Inner Wave, the Bronze Boogie, Taurus Scott and Vinny Virgo at the Smell
The Tet Holiday and Noyes at Lot 1
TV Broken 3rd Eye Open, Family of Light and Frith at El Cid
WMX, Diesel Dudes, Beru and Ghost Noise at Pehrspace
State to State & the Palace Ballroom, Kristen Toedtman (record release), Arrica Rose & the …’s, Bianca di Cesare and Mary Epworth at the Hotel Café
Maw Band, Jozsef James, Madison Taylor, David Lorango and the Hannah Anders Band at the Mint
Kiss the Salt at the Hard Rock Hollywood
Casper & Church Unplugged at the Viper Room
Strung Out at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
Donald Dorson at the HOB Sunset Strip Crossroads
Jon Brion at the Largo at the Coronet
Missing Persons feat. Dale Bozzio at the Alpine Village in Torrance
Tom Freund at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Albert at Bon Vivant Market & Cafe
Amy Blaschke, Pauline Laciste and Matt Van Winkle at Taix
Tommy Peltier, Insects Vs. Robots and more at the Sanctuary in Santa Monica
Rising Appalachia and Shea Freedom at the Glass House
Warehouse One, Slow Kids at Play and Headshine at Saint Rocke
Sylvia Juncosa, Man-Wray and more at Cafe NELA
Wavs at the Wayfarer
Neutral Milk Hotel and the Minders at the Observatory
William Elliott Whitmore, Emily Wolfe and Esme Patterson at the Constellation Room
Mest at the House of Blues Anaheim
Tini Grey at the HOB Anaheim Crossroads
The Dan Band at the Coach House
Ciara at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Tom Morello at Genghis Cohen
JD McPherson at Pappy & Harriet’s
Bette Midler at the Honda Center
Missus Jones and Cuicani at Molly Malone’s
Kenny Burrell Quintet at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Saturday, May 30

U2 at the Forum
Spoon at the Wiltern
Deserted at the Palms, with King Tuff, No Age, Black Bananas and more, at the Palms Restaurant and Saloon near Twentynine Palms
Wire and Mild High Club at the Echoplex
The Bangles at the Troubadour
Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt and Darren Hanion at the Roxy Theatre
Xavier Rudd & the United Nations, Daniel Bambaata Marley and Dustin Thomas at the El Rey Theatre
Snakehips, Eden Hagos and Abjo at the Fonda Theatre
Twin Peaks, Modern Vices and Ferbus at a location TBA
Ciara at Club Nokia
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at the Hollywood Bowl
Lost Highway Festival and San Manual Amphitheater
Adrian Uribe at the Orpheum Theatre
Zetz Klezmer Ensemble at Genghis Cohen
Randy Bachman at the Saban Theatre
ESKMO at the Bootleg HiFi
Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid and Mossbreaker at the Echo
Dirty Lingo and Countless Thousands at Los Globos
Black Gatsby at the Satellite
The Blessings, Dr. Boogie and Modern Kicks at El Cid
Young Lovers, Crystales, Echophonix and Judy Gloom at Pehrspace
The Silent War, Melissa Polinar, Jasmine Jordan, Ryan Hanifl, Caitlin Canty (record release) and Kalen & Beca at the Hotel Café
Rising Appalachia and Shea Freedom at the Mint
The Diamond Lane, Delta Rose and Fire the Animal at the Viper Room
Saxon and Armored Saint at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
Vanish Valley, Mosquito, Drug Cabin and more at the Lexington
Stab City, Batwings Catwings and more at Non Plus Ultra
Nicole Moudaber at Exchange LA
Picturas at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Denny Laine at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Chui Wan, Birdstriking, Deadly Cradle Death (all from Beijing) and the Pleasure Routine at Cafe NELA
Neutral Milk Hotel at Pappy & Harriet’s
Ella Smith at Saint Rocke
Haste the Day at the Glass House
Cosmonauts, Matt McCluer, Power Lunch and Distractor at the Wayfarer
The Shrine, the Hookers, Black Wizard and Rob & the Revelry at Alex’s Bar
Rocket From the Crypt, the Bronx and Dead Heavens at the Observatory
Teenage Bottlerocket and the Copyrights at the Constellation Room
Remember Kelly Thomas at the Yost Theater
Venice and Kelly Bowlin Band at the Coach House
Leonelle and Ella Walker at Molly Malone’s
Toby Keith and Social Distortion at the San Manuel Amphitheater
Seedless at the Gaslamp
Beneath the Buried (record release) and Ninja Gandhi and Siva at Hogue Barmichaels
Pedrito Martinez Group at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Chromeo & the Glitch Mob and Com Truise at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Kenny Burrell Quintet at the Catalina Bar & Grill
Jim Jefferies at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

Sunday, May 31

U2 at the Forum
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at the Hollywood Bowl
Spoon and Sweet Spirit at the Teragram Ballroom
Jack Garratt at the Troubadour
Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt and Darren Hanlon at the Roxy Theatre
Courtney Barnett at the Grammy Museum (3 p.m.)
Jason Bonham at the Greek Theatre
Dengue Fever at the Grand Star Jazz Club
Neutral Milk Hotel and the Minders at the Majestic Ventura Theater
Moonsville Collective, Rod Melancon, Leggy Peggy and Caitlin Canty at the Echo (Early Show)
Guantanamo Baywatch, the Memories, Texas Bob Juarez and Taffy at the Echo
Neil Hamburger, Natasha Leggero, Laura Kightlinger, JP Incorporated and Alex Edelman at the Satellite
Juan Talavera at El Cid
J Clark Webber at the Hotel Café
Simply Rose at the Mint (Early Show)
The London Souls and Jim From the Moon at the Mint
Skidan, One T and Nicole Water at the Viper Room
Fito Paez at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
JAWG at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Kopecky, Jef Joslin and Armors at Saint Rocke
Modern Time Machines at the Redwood
Kyle McNeill & the Stumble, Maesa and Holland Belle at the Virgil
A Bleeding Sky, Scotch Apostles, Mary’s Mischief and Doll Parts at Alex’s Bar
The Airborne Toxic Event at the Observatory (early show)
Mobb Deep at the Observatory
Sonny & the Sunsets at the Constellation Room
Xavier Rudd & the United Nations at the Coach House
Kenny Burrell Quintet at the Catalina Bar & Grill
Christopher Lockett, Julie & Aiyana and Gruv Fusion at Molly Malone’s
Ruslan at the Federal Bar
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters and JD McPherson at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Open Mic at the Silverlake Lounge