Tonight in LA: Lightning Bolt, Slowdive, José González, Sun Drug, Anderson East, Pennywise, Electra, the Jigsaw Seen, Silverstein

Lightning Bolt (Photo by Natalja Kent)

Saturday’s Los Angeles concerts: 

Lightning Bolt heads up the lineup for the Force Field PR 10-year anniversary show, a two-stage mini-festival at the Echoplex and the Echo featuring La Sera, Dent May, Wax Idols, Sonny & the Sunsets, Papercuts, Terry Malts and Nedelle Torrisi. [Set times at the end of this post.]
► “Burger x Observatory 5-Year Anniversary,” celebrates with shoegaze legends Slowdive, rebel punkers Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees, Black Moth Super Rainbow and Seth Bog, at the Observatory.
► Swede songsmith José González does the second of two nights at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Pennywise is playing their third of a three-night stand, performing their classic 1995 release “About Time” in its entirety at the Hollywood Palladium, with Adolescents, Good Riddance and Union 13.
► Icelandic sirens Electra visit the Teragram Ballroom.
Anderson East performs in support of his new release “Delilah,” at the Troubadour, with Dylan Leblanc supporting.
Sun Drug celebrates the vinyl release of their EP with Kid Bloom and Smoke Season at the Hi Hat.


Silverstein, Being As An Ocean, Emarosa and Coldrain at the Fonda Theatre
Loreena McKennitt at the Saban Theatre
Killer Cause, Saint Peter D’Vil, Devan M., High Tension Wire, Maison de la Bete and Heather Damage at Resident
Vallis Alps and Demo Taped at the Bootleg Theater
The Jigsaw Seen, the Roswell Sisters, the Walker Brigade and Spidey at the Silverlake Lounge
Calentura at the El Rey Theatre
Jarren Benton, Gavlyn and Gremlin at Los Globos
The High Curbs, Cumstain, Pookie & the Poodlez and Melted at the Smell
Sugar Fly (record release) at El Cid
Tyrone Wells & Jordie Lane, Smooth Hound Smith, the Proof and the Cabin Project at the Hotel Café
PI Jacobs & the Graces, Kat McDowell, Los Kingdom and Naomi Greene at the Hotel Café Second Stage
Spiritual Rez, 5 AM and Groove Sauce at the Mint
Rockie Fresh at the Roxy Theatre
Volto!, Socionic, Zenith and Spirit in the Room at the Viper Room
Dunes, Roses and Ritual Howls at Non Plus Ultra
Little Simz at the Lyric Theatre
Givers & Takers at Bar Lubitsch
Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet at the Del Monte Speakeasy
David Lindley at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Inhalt, Deathday and All Your Sisters at Complex
Planet Booty at Mrs. Fish
Mid-Coitus and more at the Redwood Bar
The Rayford Bros. at Villains Tavern
Rush Midnight at the Lost Knight
Mechachief, Growwler, the Ugly Kids and Ice Cream at the Ham and Eggs Tavern
Bloody Brains, Satan’s Cheerleaders, Thee Tee Pees, Nico Bones and Off Center & the Holes at Cafe NELA
The Get Down Boys, the Walcotts, Kira & the Hollow Legs and the Sound of Ghosts at Saint Rocke
The Barstow Boys at the Wayfarer
Pouya, the Buffet Boys and $uicide Boy$ at the Constellation Room
Power Serge at the House of Blues Anaheim
Nightwish, Sonata Arctica and Delain at the City National Civic
Los Rios Rock School at the Coach House
Roy G Biv, Paper Punx, Auditory, Desert Hounds, The Amasons and Bricks at the Glass House
Mark Goldenberg Trio at Genghis Cohen
Sikora, the Sound of Ghosts, Sherif Serag and Eternally Yours at Molly Malone’s
Peter Frampton at Fred Kavli Theatre
Katt and Mic Dangerously at the Federal Bar
Rebelution at the Majestic Ventura Theater
Jim Jefferies at the Canyon
Roberta Gambarini and Tamir Hendelman at the Catalina Club

Force Field PR anniversary set times
11:30 p.m. – Lightning Bolt
10:30 – Wax Idols
9:30 – La Sera
8:30 – Sonny & the Sunsets
7:30 – Papercuts
6:30 – Jimmy Whispers
(Dublab DJs in between bands)
8 – Dent May
7 – Tery Malts
6 – Nedelle Torrisi
(DJ Kid Frostbite in between bands)