LA Concert Calendar: October 17 – 23

Visit our concert calendar for a full list of shows, links to buy tickets and our picks.

original gangstas***Recommended Show of the Week***
Gang of Four @ Avalon
It seems like every band who was heavily influenced by Gang of Four is cashing in. A Franz Ferdinand song is featured in a Sony commercial, Bloc Party is in a Target ad and even Radio 4 got paid by Mitsubishi. See the original gangstas at the Avalon on Thursday or roll the dice and fight your way through INXS reality TV fans at the grand opening of the Hollywood and Highland Virgin Megastore Monday.

Gang of Four, Dredg, INXS @ Virgin Megastore Hollywood (free)
Architecture in Helsinki @ UCLA Westood Plaza (free)
Busta Rhymes @ House of Blues

Iron and Wine, Calexico @ Wiltern
Black Crowes @ Henry Fonda
Matt Costa @ Troubadour
Briefs @ Amoeba (free)
Dengue Fever @ Sea Level Records

Black Crowes @ Henry Fonda
Medeski, Martin and Wood @ Avalon
Briefs @ Troubadour
Kinky @ Knitting Factory

Gang of Four @ Avalon
Hold Steady, Constantines @ Knitting Factory
Go! Team, Smoosh @ El Rey
Gossip @ Troubadour
David Garza @ Largo
Hold Steady, Constantines @ UCLA (7 pm–free–student ID req’d)
Calla @ Echo

Black Crowes @ Henry Fonda
Sons and Daughters, Blood Arm @ Spaceland
Lyrics Born, Pigeon John @ Knitting Factory
Gang of Four @ House of Blues Anaheim
Willy Mason @ Tangier

Foo Fighters, Weezer, Hot Hot Heat @ Long Beach Arena
Daniel Lanois, Tortoise @ Avalon
Violent Femmes @ Santa Anita Racetrack
Gogol Bordello @ Troubadour
Meteors @ Knitting Factory
Nada Surf @ El Rey
Black Crowes @ Henry Fonda
Bright Eyes @ Santa Barbara Bowl

Foo Fighters, Weezer, Hot Hot Heat @ Long Beach Arena
Heavy Trash f/Jon Spencer @ Knitting Factory
Alex Cuba Band @ Amoeba (free)
Love as Laughter, Appleseed Cast @ Echo
Black Crowes @ Henry Fonda

thanks for tips, Monica and FCC!