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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Live In LA: Cold War Kids Start Mini Tour

So despite what you’ve heard, Radiohead wasn’t the only band to play a show in L.A. over the weekend. Cold War Kids kicked off a mini tour behind its new EP, Behave Yourself, with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontdude Alec Ounsworth opening. In a world where artistic chutzpah makes the calls, that lineup would have been reversed, but alas, that is not the world that we live in. Read about the show here, on Spin.

A Cold War Kid, shot by Andrew Herrold