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The 5 Best Shows in LA This Week

July 29, 2014
Written by Patrick McNamara

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The Top Five Best Shows in LA This Week

#1. Burger a-Go-Go! at The Observatory - Saturday - August 2nd - 2014 A.D.

Burger-a-Go-Go! is going to be a fun one. Wayyy more fun than reading Conspiracy a-Go-Go! We know this much is true. A bunch of bands overflowing in the goodness play this thing that starts at 4 PM at The Observatory, including Best Coast + Dum Dum Girls + Bleached + Shannon and the Clams + well, you’re just going to have to click this link because the goodness is just too overwhelming to be discussed in full here. Believe me. You’re gonna want to be at this one. And I don’t care if you live nowhere near Santa Ana, man. That’s why they invented the automobile. It’s this comfy thing you sit in and press a lever with your foot and it gets you places in mere minutes that would have taken your ancestors days. Deal with it.

#2. Ceremony + Nothing at The Roxy - Friday - August 1st - 2014 A.D.

If brutal beauty is your scene, Ceremony + Nothing are two pretty heavy bands that would like to swirl their wonderfully distorted noise for you at The Roxy. Won’t you let them? Bring earplugs to this show and no one gets hurt. Please pick us up at 7:30 PM in your automobile. We’ve be dying to try one of those things. Do we need to wear a helmet?

#3 Dan Deacon at The Glass House - Thursday - July 31st - 2014 A.D.

Dan Deacon is incapable of putting on an average show. This Baltimore bro goes all out, over the top. Because in indie rock there are no half measures. This one at The Glass House will be a spectacle. And we wouldn’t throw out such a loaded and powerful word as “spectacle” if we didn’t mean it. There will be bright lights and warm colors. There will be perspiration and determination. There will physicality. There will be dancing. You will be surprised by JOY. Bet.

#4 Echo & The Bunnymen at The Observatory and Orpheum Theatre - Wednesday + Friday - July 30th + August 1st - 2014 A.D

Echo & the Bunnymen are the 2nd best band to ever come out of Liverpool (the #1 being totally obvious…. Frankie Goes to Hollywood*... duh). These moody post-something Brits have been slinging the underground pop hits since 1978. What a year that was. See them at either The Observatory or Orpheum. Whichever one is farther from your house. You paid good money for that automobile. Use it.

(*most leading music critics disagree with me about the #1 band to ever come out of Liverpool, of course - they say A Flock of Seagulls)

#5 Arcade Fire at The Forum - Friday + Saturday - August 1st + 2nd - 2014 A.D.

Emerging hot buzzy alt up-and-coming Canadian band Arcade Fire play a tiny intimate little club called The Forum. (You can also see them at a new pop-up shop called Santa Barbara Bowl on Monday, August 4th.) There's a strict dress code for this one. You must wear clothes. No shoes. No shirt. No service. That’s been the Butler company line all along. Also. Please note. Though they don’t even really exist, recently united The Unicorns open both Forum shows. And Dan Deacon too. Hey! We just wrote about him! It really is a small world after all, man.

Good luck. Have fun out there. Thanks for wasting 90 seconds with us. You’re the best. Baby... you can drive OUR car ANYtime.

Hey... that reminds me of a song lyric…. by that one band... what was that one band again?... I think they were from England?



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