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Lana Del Rey at the El Rey and other concerts this week

Lana Del Rey sporting some gold bling
Lana Del Rey sporting some gold bling
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With Memorial Day passing through, its officially summertime in the SoCal area- which means the annual onslaught of summer concerts is just beginning. From electronic whiz kids to rock gods, it’s a pretty sizzling start to the season. Here’s the quick and dirty guide to the week in rock shows around town...

Novia Scotian indie rockers Wintersleep pay a visit to the Echo this Tuesday with fresh material from their soon-to-be-released 5th studio album, “Hello Hum.” Wednesday brings out rock titan Jack White to the Wiltern for the first of two shows, oddball musician/comedian Reggie Watts to the Fonda, and Loudin Wainwright to the Grammy Museum.

On Thursday, KCRW hosts electronic darling Santigold at the Anaheim House of Blues, as well as an installment of Church Sessions at the First Unitarian Church featuring Diego Garcia, Ryat and Miguel Atwood Ferguson (Brainfeeder Records). Never partied with taxidermy? Don’t miss First Fridays, which promises another stellar installment at the Natural History Museum, with Cut Chemist and the Superhumanoids. Santigold takes on Club Nokia, and dance rockers Art Vs. Science occupy the Echo. For those up for a road trip, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, the Naked and Famous and Grouplove will play the Santa Barbara Bowl for KJEE’s Summer Round Up.

Things get pretty retro on Saturday, with Dustbowl Revival at  the Echo and the Cass McCombs Band at the El Rey. On Sunday, British rockers the Duke Spirit headline a show at the Echoplex, alongside San Antonio-based Hacienda


Diego Garcia @ the Observatory

Gospel Music @ Hotel Cafe

Midnight Hour, Act As Is @ the Satellite 


Onra, Ryat @ the Airliner

Barcelona, Terraplane Sun @ the Satellite

Dry the River, Marvelous Toy @ Bootleg


Broncho, Stab City @ Bootleg Theatre

Greg Laswell @ El Rey Theatre

Active Child, Lord Huron @ the Troubadour


8 Bit Weapon, ComputeHer @ Amoeba Music

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set) @ Avalon Hollywood

Xiu Xiu @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts


Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Downtown Central Library

Avi Buffalo @ Fingerprints

Mogwai @ the Fonda Theatre 


Tycho @ Amoeba Music

Lana Del Rey @ El Rey Theatre

Delta Spirit, Tijuana Panthers @ the Observatory