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On Saturday, Dangerbird Records is hosting an Austin-style backyard (or more like parking lot) show for some of the local bands that found themselves suddenly without venue. Starting at noon, catch Butch Walker, Milo Greene, Useless Keys, Chasing Kings, the Fling, Vanaprasta, Francisco the Man, and Holly Conlan. It’s suggested donation at the door, with proceeds going to Silver Lake’s local charity, the Pablove Foundation.
The Echo and Echoplex
Adding onto the killer Echo Park Rising impromptu festival, Origami Vinyl is picking up shows by Barrio Tiger, Vaz, and Pygmy Shrews on Saturday, and on Sunday Medi Diaz, Keegan Dewitt, Dice, and Manhattan Murder Mystery take the stage.
On Saturday, the place formerly known as Spaceland will be filled with fans for Art Brut, along with Art vs. Science and The Hundred Days. Sunday, check out R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, and Diva Dompe. DJs fill the time in between on both nights.
An assortment of smaller, as-yet-unnamed acts is playing at these venues and more across L.A.’s nouveau Eastside.
Happy Ending Bar
Missing the leather-daddy side of Sunset Junction more than the tunes? There’s something for you too! The Boot & Ride Rally invites motorcycle aficionados throughout SoCal on a 65-mile ride around the Hollywood Hills for a good cause: Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty Endowment, a nonprofit seeking to raise awareness and funds for the issue of veterans’ unemployment. The event will kick off and end at Hollywood’s Happy Ending Bar on Sunday, August 28. Bike’s in the shop? Starting at noon, a Boot Rally is open to the public (fro $25 admission) with performances by Derek Sholl and appearances by the cast of Sons of Anarchy. Yee haw. For more information visit www.bootride.com.