Don’t miss one of L.A.’s best kept musical secrets, Kill The Complex, at the Viper Room tonight. With song placements in more than 600 TV shows, and a favorite of KROQ “Locals Only” listeners, the band has been garnering a much deserved reputation as one of the most solid song crafters our music Mecca has to offer. This early industry showcase begins at 8 p.m., so you can be sure to get your rest on a school night. Tickets are only $5.


Make your Tuesday, September 20 a late night at The Comedy Store. Enjoy happy hour with $5 Stone IPA and half-priced food from midnight to close as well as the Late Night Rumble, featuring “uncensored, unencumbered and unabashed raucous comedy.” Free entrance after midnight. The laughs are priceless.


Talk about a lineup! With a roster that once included Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, The Yardbirds were one of a handful of “mythical” bands that shaped the future of rock n’ roll.  Wednesday, September 21, head to the Key Club to catch this legendary institution complete with original songwriters/rhythm section players Jim McCarthy and Chris Dreja. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 GA – $84 VIP.


Drawing from the best of late ’60s/early ’70s rock influences, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights return to The Sunset Strip this Thursday, September 22 for a rousing show at the Viper Room. Don’t miss this Southern-style throwback with their own original, high-energy take on the classic rock sound. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show.


PICK OF THE WEEK: Making his yearly pilgrimage to The Roxy Theatre, Hank 3 returns this Friday, September 23 with his always eagerly anticipated high octane rock-stravaganza. Playing two sets (one country and one metal), Williams III covers all his musical bases, playing fan favorites pulled from every corner of his extensive and diverse catalogue. Doors open at 8 p.m. (Tickets are unfortunately sold out.)


Return to The Roxy on Saturday, September 24 for reggae forefather/pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry. Best known for his work producing Bob Marley & the Wailers, Junior Byles and The Heptones, Perry is a living legend whose sound is as authentic as it comes. Also rounding out the bill, don’t miss reggae “rockers” throwback The Expanders. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20.


Sunday, September 25 KROQ and Converse present the last L.A. show with Of Verona at the Viper Room. Featuring the vocals of successful solo artist Mandi Perkins, the band showcases her melodic vocal talents amidst a backdrop of rock/electronica influenced ambient shoegaze. Tastemaker approved! Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15.


–Brent X Mendoza

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