The Best Shows in LA This Week: Beirut + Ariel Pink + The Black Lips + My Morning Jacket + Dan Deacon + Andrew W.K. + Battles + Culture Collide + Kids in the Hall + Garbage + Braids + The Album Leaf + Hercules and Love Affair + Autre Ne Veut + more! - Oh My Rockness

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The Best Shows in LA This Week: Beirut + Ariel Pink + The Black Lips + My Morning Jacket + Dan Deacon + Andrew W.K. + Battles + Culture Collide + Kids in the Hall + Garbage + Braids + The Album Leaf + Hercules and Love Affair + Autre Ne Veut + more!

October 04, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

There are always good shows going on and once you start look for them you're gonna start seeing them everywhere.

Let's talk about five good shows that just so happen to be happening this week.

Embrace goodness.

#1 Ariel Pink + The Black Lips - Teragram Ballroom - Mon/Tues - October 5/6 - 2015 A.D.

Eccentro popster Ariel Pink and post-spit pre-blood punks The Black Lips play two shows at Teragram together and they both should be batshit insane. You will have a nice time.

#2 Beirut - Hollywood Palladium - Wed/Thurs - October 7/8 - 2015 A.D.

Beirut plays the Palladium twice this week and I can almost hear the glockenspiels warming up from here. Julia Holter opens both shows. Now I know this Beirut song I'm about to post is “old" (what was 2007 even LIKE, mannnn) but it's still my favorite and this is my music blob so I can do whatever I want. #blobrock

#3 Culture Collide Fest - Various Venues - Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun - October 7-10 - 2015 A.D.

Oh yes oh yes it's the big Culture Collide Fest (founded circa 2010). Various venues are teaming up to once again put on some pretty good shows. You want examples? Fine. The Album Leaf + LadyHawke + Nick Diamonds + The Juan Maclean are a few of the good bands playing. You want more examples? No way. No here. You can view the complete lineup by reading this nice list we made for you.

#4 Battles - The Regent Theater - Saturday - October 10 - 2015 A.D.

I'm sure there could be a better instrumental math rock post _______ punk band than Battles out there because the world is pretty big, but I've been sitting here and scratching my head for a few minutes now and I still can't think of one. Let's not fight about it. Let's just say Battles is the best instrumental math rock post ______ band and leave it at that. See them at The Regent if you want.

#5 Festival Supreme - Shrine Expo Hall - Saturday - October 10 - 2015 A.D.

Lots of crazy shit going on at this one. Die Antwoord + Kids in the Hall + Dan Deacon + Jenny Slate + The Darkness + Rocket From the Crypt + Amy Poehler + Andrew W.K. + Nathan Fielder + just what the hell is going on here?

Other notable shows = My Morning Jacket at Santa Barbara Bowl + Braids at The Lyric Theatre + The Entrance Band at The Satellite + Cannibal Ox at Los Globos + Garbage at The Greek + Hercules and Love Affair at The Regent + The Album Leaf at The Wayfarer + The Fratellis at The Wiltern + Ash at The Echo + The Darkness at The Glass House + Autre Ne Veut at Troubadour + Jessica Pratt at The Getty

OK. I'm done. Have fun.

Go stare at your phone like a champion out there.

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