Rock returns to the Hammer courtyard this July for a series of free concerts hand-picked by local independent radio powerhouse Indie 103.1. Each night features back-to-back sets by some of the best breakthrough bands from Los Angeles and the UK.

Hammer Music

Thursday, Jul 5
8pm

Foreign Born & Great Northern
LA’s Foreign Born has toured the US and UK with Rogue Wave, Cold War Kids, Giant Drag and We Are Scientists. Their first full length album, On the Wing Now, is scheduled for an August 2007 release.

Hailed as “Ones To Watch In 2006 ” by the Los Angeles Times, Great Northern radiates sophisticated and infectious melodies on their debut album, Trading Twilight for Daylight.

Foreign Born & Great Northern

Thursday, Jul 12
8pm

The Pity Party & The Little Ones
LA’s Pity Party has cultivated a passionate following with densely layered synth rhythms and pulse-pounding performances by its two members.

Bursting onto the rock scene with unbridled optimism, The Little Ones’ classic sound has earned them comparisons to 196 0s psyche-pop greats like The Beach Boys and The Kinks.

The Pity Party & The Little Ones

Thursday, Jul 19
8pm

Castledoor & Low vs. Diamond
Silver Lake’s Castledoor has been charming local audiences with its intricate songcraft and ethereal sound. On their sold-out, self-released EP, Follow the Dove, joyful lyrics float on heavenly waves of vocal harmonies.

Lush, languorous and beautifully bittersweet-that's the sound of Life After Love, the stunning debut EP from Marrakesh recording artists LOW vs DIAMOND. The intoxicatingly tuneful disc introduces the Los Angeles-based quintet as a band with skyscraping ambition, blending elements of Roxy Music, Smashing Pumpkins and Burt Bacharach to thrilling effect.

Castledoor & Low vs. Diamond

Thursday, Jul 26
8pm

Sea Wolf & Midnight Movies
As displayed on the debut EP, Get To The River Before It Runs Too Low, the sound of Sea Wolf is a combination of delicate, arching melodies and foggy, elegiac narratives.

The sound of Midnight Movies conjures a certain noir Los Angeles, replete with mystery, desire and yearning. On Lion the Girl, their second full-length release, the band explores haunting new vistas and back alleys of the soul, with an expanded lineup and more expansive songwriting.

Sea Wolf & Midnight Movies