L.A. Upcoming: MGMT, Bugs Bunny at the Bowl, Gaslight Anthem, Tearist and Hawnay Troof

A list of recommended L.A.-area shows for the coming week (plus clips for instant gratification). Click “details” for descriptions. More after the jump.

  • Region: Griffith Park
    Music: MGMT
    Vitals: The Greek Theatre on Friday, July 16
    (details at L.A. Weekly)

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Feature: Blazing Trails with Mickey Petralia

Mickey Petralia and crow. (Kevin Scanlon)

LA Weekly‘s annual People issue hits the stands today — snatch one up before they all disappear. I had the pleasure of speaking to Mickey Petralia, music producer/engineer extraordinaire and (more importantly to some) the founder of Griffith Park’s greatest secret, Trails Cafe. Read about it here, and check out the rest of the 2010 People stories here.

Photos by my incredibly talented next-door neighbor, Kevin Scanlon.