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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Drive Tour at Union Transfer; Iceage, Dirty Beaches at Johnny Brenda’s

Mondays tend to be lame; we all know this. But a good soundtrack can up the cool factor on any old thing any old time, just ask the dude whose head Ryan Gosling destroys in that elevator. Getting your face smashed in? Lame. Getting your face smashed in to Kavinsky? Less lame. And this Monday is getting a sleek scorpion jacket of its very own as the Drive Tour hits up Union Transfer. Expect College, Anoraak, and Electric Youth to lay out all the smooth, synthy faves fit for cruising through 80s-ish LA at night. Doors are at 8 and the show starts at 8:30; tickets are available here for $15. Bring a denim jacket so you, too, can be a real human being and a real hero. You know how it goes:

And if post-punk is more your thing, be sure to check out Copenhagen teen rockers Iceage at Johnny Brenda’s, playing with minimalist Montreal act Dirty Beaches, and art rock outfit Law. It’s going to be an evening of excellent sounds, with doors at 8 and tunes at 9. Tickets to the 21+ show are available here for $12. Below, watch the video for Dirty Beaches’ “Lone Runner” from the Lone Runner 7″.