May is here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… and new shows are on the calendar.  Here are a few shows to see if you have a chance.  Most are under 20 bucks, and if I had unlimited gas money and got paid to be a music blogger, I’d go to all of these.  But I’m not, so I won’t.  Unless you are buying my ticket?

Never heard of these bands with strange names?  Listen. Like.  Trust me.

Black Lips (pictured above)
5/1 @ The El Rey (Hollywood)
5/2 @ The Glass House (Pomona)
5/3 @ Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa)

Listen to “Starting Over”

Mike Doughty
5/2 @ The Coach House (San Juan Capistrano)

Listen to “I Just Want The Girl In The Blue Dress” 
Free Download – Mike Doughty – I Just Want The Girl In The Blue Dress

The Shins with Delta Spirit
5/10 @ Hollywood Palladium

Listen to Delta Spirit – Trash Can
Free Download – Delta Spirit – Trash Can

Loney, Dear (pictured… kind of.)
5/16 @ Spaceland (Silverlake)

Listen to “I Was Only Going Out”

Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s
5/18 @ The Troubadour (West Hollywood)
5/19 @ Detroit Bar

Listen to “As Tall As Cliffs”

Zee Avi
5/20  @ The Roxy (West Hollywood)

Free Download – Zee Avi – Bitter Heart
Listen to “Bitter Heart”

5/20 @ the glass house

The Virgins with Lissy Truillie and Anya Marina
5/21 @ The El Rey

Free Download – Anya Marina – Vertigo
Listen to “Vertigo”

The Kills
5/21 @ The Glass House
5/22 @ Music Box @ The Fonda

Listen to “Sour Cherry”

Little Dragon (pictured)
5/22 @ Detroit bar
5/25 @ The Glass House

Passion Pit
5/28 @ The Troubadour
5/30 – @ The Glass House

Listen to “Sleepyhead”

Excited for any of these shows?  Did I leave other worthy ones off the list?  Leave a comment.