HOT TIMES AT THE RINK: The teams rolling at this Derby Dolls bout sport to-tal-ly radical names: Tough Cookies and the Fight Crew. And the skaters' catchy monikers (think "Beth Penalty") and outlandish costumes are highly memorable, too. But it isn't all about the clever nicknames and short skirts; the athletic action is fierce, raw and occasionally a tad elbow-y. Saturday, January 24, 6PM doors. The Dollhouse, 1910 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles. 310-285-3766
LOVE IN A TRASHCAN? The Raveonettes can relate. Rock away your blues at this stripped-down boy-girl rock-out show. You like old-school stylings -- think '60s bad-kids-on-the-lam movies -- with modern, shoe-gazer-y flair? You are so there. Saturday, January 24, 8PM. The Music Box @ Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood.
LET ME TAKE YOU DOWN, 'CUZ I'M GOING TO...THE ORPHEUM? So many Beatles tribute bands. So many mop tops. So few that can truly don the Sergeant Pepper-y jackets with confidence. The acclaimed Fab Faux is big-time in the world of contemporary Beatlemaniacs; rocking with them is a band called the Creme Tangerine Strings, which sounds oh-so-1968-ish to us. Saturday, January 24, 8PM. The Orpheum, 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. 877-677-4386