Start your week with a swift kick in the teeth from Tijuana Bullfight at the Viper Room. These buzz worthy alt-stars are moving to the forefront with their signature brand of ‘90s reminiscent hard rock. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.


Tuesday, June 8 The Roxy Theatre presents an evening with alt-country jammer Grace Potter. Tapping into a growing niche of thoughtful indie rock jam bands, Potter puts on a stunning show with her multi-instrumental talent. Catch this heat seeking band on the rise. Doors open early at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13.50 at the door.


Continuing their month-long Wednesday night residency at the Viper Room, art-proggers Ashes Divide return June 9. Catch guitar noodler Billy Howerdel as he showcases his new project during this series of small, intimate showcases. Also on the bill, Khigh and Next Fresh Thing: Priscilla Renea with Sonyae Elise and Herstory. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance/$15 at the door.


Thursday, June 10 the Key Club presents classic ’80s Sunset Strip rockers LA Guns. Back and better than ever, LA Guns reclaim the stage with founding member Traci Guns and crew.  Also throwing down on this hard rockin’ night: Thirty2Twenty, Brute Force and Black Brew.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15/$18.


Returning to The Roxy stage on Friday, June 11 it’s everyone’s favorite new, new wave hipsters Iglu & Hartly. Fresh off some much needed down time, the duo resurfaces to bring all your favorite dance jams back to “this city.” Also holding down the fort this night, Wicker, Audible Mainframe and Rae. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $12 advance/$15 day of show. This show is all ages.


Saturday, June 12 the Key Club presents ultimate Floyd tribute band Which One’s Pink?  Performing the classic Dark Side Of The Moon record, these guys are the closest you’ll get to the real thing. Doors for this mind melting event open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.


Have some summer fun Sunday, June 13 with Katana’s Red Sun BBQ. The patio party features $6 cocktails, a DJ, sushi specials and Japanese-twists on favorite grilled items. Plus complimentary views of The Sunset Strip. Red Sun BBQ is available from 5:30 – 11:30 p.m. every Sunday night through the summer.


–Brent X Mendoza