· Sonic Youth leader Thurston Moore makes the solo rounds with The Haters, Dead Machines and Hive Mind at the Smell.

· The corrosively, explosively great Sacramento band Th' Losin Streaks is at the Blue Star.
· The Faint's Joel Petersen spins off all solo and gadgety with his side project Broken Spindles at the Echo.

·The lovely and talented Lisa Hannigan breaks out of the Damien Rice compound long enough for a show at the Troubador.
· This year's Oscar-nominated art directors join a panel discussion on something we're sure is related to art and/or direction. At the Egyptian.
· Singer/songwriters Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings team up at Largo.

· Defamer liveblogs the Oscars. See you here!