LA Concert Calendar: August 29 – September 5

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arthur***Recommended Show of the Week***
Arthurfest @ Barnsdall Art Park
The headliners for Labor Day Weekend’s two-day Arthurfest are not unlike the two Arthur movies. The original was solid and had that “caught between the moon and New York City” song that everyone loved. This sentiment is embodied in Sunday’s main attraction, Sonic Youth. The sequel Arthur 2: On the Rocks was a waste of time as is Monday’s headline act, Yoko Ono.

Inara George @ Echo (free)
Starlite Desperation @ Spaceland (free)
Satisfaction @ Silverlake Lounge (free)

Smog @ Knitting Factory
John Vanderslice @ Amoeba (free)
Richard Swift @ Tangiers

Blood Arm, Innaway @ Troubadour
Citizen Cope, Marc Broussard @ House of Blues

Shonen Knife, Knack @ Santa Monica Pier (free)
Keren Ann, Mia Doi Todd @ Knitting Factory
Juana Molina @ Tangier
Wallflowers @ House of Blues (free)

Pinback @ Glasshouse
Knitters @ El Rey
Dead Meadow @ Echo
Future Pigeon @ Amoeba (free)
Juana Molina @ McCabe’s

Thurston Moore @ MOCA
Shonen Knife @ Troubadour
Etta James, Los Lobos @ Long Beach Blues Festival

Black Crowes @ Long Beach Blues Festival
Brian Wilson, Polyphonic Spree @ Hollywood Bowl
Arthurfest (Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, Black Keys, more) @ Barnsdale Art Park

Arthurfest (Yoko Ono, Spoon, Cat Power, Dead Meadow, more) @ Barnsdale Art Park
Rocky Horror, Louis XIV @ Hollywood Bowl