Weekly Wooot -- Flying Lotus

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Plenty of shows to choose from this week with indie favorites Local Natives at the Fillmore Wednesday, local electronic trio Pixel Memory at Milk Thursday and the unstoppable Party Effects crew at Public Works Sunday.

Our featured act this week is Flying Lotus, who plays Mezzanine Friday night. The driving force behind Los Angeles' burgeoning beat scene, Flying Lotus's impact on hip hop and electronic music over the past few years can hardly be overstated. The 26-year-old's groundbreaking 2008 insta-classic Los Angeles, -- a dense yet seamless mashup of hip-hop, jazz, dubstep, IDM and glitch -- set the bar for bedroom producers across the musical spectrum, and his recent genre-bending full length Cosmogramma has only furthered the calls to crown him the next DJ Shadow. Yet unlike so many studio nerds, Flying Lotus manages to deliver live -- his jaw dropping set at this year's Coachella was easily one the most buzzed about performances of the weekend and his Spring tour with Thom Yorke managed to impress even the most ardent indie geek. This one is not to be missed.

Several other show options this week including rootsy local quartet Blackstone Heist at 111 Minna Thursday, debstep-inspired experimental electronic duo Mount Kimbie at Public Works Saturday and Vegas and SF-based dance act Afghan Raiders at Mezzanine Saturday.

Monday, September 20th
Frankie Rose & The Outs, Hunx And His Punx, Lilac, Wax Idols @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Efterklang, Buke And Gass, Silian Rail @ Bottom of the Hill $12

Tuesday, September 21st
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Otouto @ Bar 355
Riverboat Gamblers, Hounds & Harlots, Girls With Guns @ Uptown $10
Frankie Rose and the Outs, Lilac, Younger Lovers @ Sugar Mountain
What Laura Says, Skybox @ Knockout
Cloud Cult, Mimicking Birds @ Independent $15
Local Natives @ Amoeba SF (Free)
The Do, El Olio Wolof, Please Do Not Fight @ Bottom of the Hill $15

Wednesday, September 22nd
Local Natives, The Love Language @ Fillmore $29
The Murkins, No Captains, The Dead Westerns @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Psychic Handbook, A Magic Whistle, Last Eyes @ East Nile $5
Tank Attack, Zig Zags, Arms n' Legs @ Hemlock $5

Thursday, September 23rd
Pixel Memory @ Milk (Free)
The XX, Warpaint, Zola Jesus @ Fox Theater (Free)
Sean Hayes, Obo Marin @ New Parish $16
Party Effects @ Popscene
Water Borders, Bestial Mouths, Group Rhoda @ Hemlock $6

Friday, September 24th
Band Of Horses, Admiral Radley, Darker My Love @ Greek Theater $25
The Memorials, Hottub, C U Next Weekend @ New Parish $10
Rykarda Parasol, Mister Loveless, The Spyrals @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Flying Lotus, Caspa @ Mezzanine $22.50
Death Sentence: Panda!, Nautical Almanac, Daniel Higgs, John Wiese @ East Nile
Sick of Sarah, City Light, Here Come the Saviours @ Rickshaw Stop $10

Saturday, September 25th
oOoOO @ Milk $5
Thralls, Bleached Palms, My Revolver, Ricky Lee Robinson @ Kimo's
Mount Kimbie, Mary Anne Hobbs, Dntel, Asura @ Public Works $10
Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Very Best @ Greek Theater $37.50
Dirty Projectors, Dominique Young Unique @ Fillmore $25.25
Freezepop, Ming & Ping, Aerodrone @ Elbo Room $10
Designer Drugs, Afghan Raiders @ Mezzanine $15

Sunday, September 26th
Social Studies, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Monarques @ Hemlock $8
Git Some, Pins Of Light, Hazzard's Cure @ Knockout
Global Warning, Bobby Browser, Party Effects @ Public Works $5 - $10
The Juan Maclean (DJ Set) @ 525 Harrison St $30


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