I've been attending some concerts while I'm in the LA area. So far, they've all been at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim. A bit of a drive from here (~50 miles); yesterday, it took two hours during rush hour. But it was definitely worth it to see Jonah Matranga perform solo. Recently, I've lost touch with a lot of his music. But last night's show definitely brought back memories of highschool when I listened to Far almost constantly. He also played some classic Onelinedrawing stuff. I also really liked one of the openers, Monsters Are Waiting. Got an EP from them and listened to it nonstop today in my car.
I also saw Cult of Luna, Comeback Kid, Terror, Modern Life Is War, and some others at the Chain. Probably was most excited about Modern Life Is War; never seen them before, but I love their first album. Cult of Luna was also very good; apparently this was their first US tour (they're from Sweden).
In the next few weeks, I'll be seeing Bright Eyes, The Faint, Rilo Kiley, and ... Bane! I think Carry On is also playing their last shows in July with Champion somewhere. Maybe I'll goto that, too.