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Cool Concerts in L.A. 12/26/19 to 1/5/20

Thursday 12/26
Daniel Lanois and more In the Café at Zebulon- Free with RSVP!

Friday 12/27
Tropa Magica at the Factory- Sold out 😦
Poolside at the Observatory
Post Life, Lunch Lady and more at the Hi Hat- Free 21+
The English Beat at Saint Rocke
Los Lobos at the Canyon Agoura Hills

Saturday 12/28
The Aquabats! and more at the Fonda Theatre
SadGirl and the Crudes at Zebulon- Free!
Momma and more at the Hi Hat- Free!
Los Lobos at the Canyon Santa Clarita

Sunday 12/29
Chromeo (DJ set) at Exchange
Los Lobos at the Rose
The English Beat at Saint Rocke

Monday 12/30
Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at the Teragram Ballroom

Tuesday 12/31
Crush (Cole and Zumi of The Black Lips) and more at Harvard & Stone
Poolside and more at the Fonda Theatre
Dâm-Funk and Nosaj Thing at Lot 613
A Rock & Roll Carnival with members of Moon Honey, Draemings, and more at Taix
Guided by Voices at the Teragram Ballroom- Sold out 😦
Midnight Lovers NYE with Juan Maclean and more
Los Lobos at the Canyon Club Montclair

Wednesday 1/1
Happy New Year!

Thursday 1/2
Guy Blakeslee and more at Zebulon- Free with RSVP!

Friday 1/3
Piñata Protest (opening for T.S.O.L.) at the Regent Theater

Saturday 1/4
Heaven Is Rock & Roll Gala with Dave Grohl & Friends at the Palladium- Sold out 😦
The Smell’s 22nd Anniversary celebration with Randy Randall (of No Age), Dustin Wong, and more at the Smell
Piñata Protest (opening for T.S.O.L.) at the Observatory

Sunday 1/5
Avi Buffalo and more at Gold Diggers- Free!

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 12/18/19 to 12/24/19

Better late than never!

Wednesday 12/18
Chris Isaak and KT Tunstall at the City National Grove of Anaheim

Thursday 12/19
X and Los Straitjackets at the Teragram Ballroom- Sold out 😦
Thursday at the Roxy- Sold out 😦
Lola Kirke and more at the Bootleg

Friday 12/20
The Growlers Snow Ball 4 at the Wiltern- Sold out 😦
X and Los Straitjackets at the Teragram Ballroom- Sold out 😦
My Chemical Romance and Thursday at the Shrine Expo Hall- Sold out 😦
NO AGE “Ye Olde Destruction” screening and live soundtrack performance at Zebulon
Jon Brion at Largo at the Coronet
Lola Kirke and more at Pappy and Harriet’s

Saturday 12/21
The Joy Formidable at the Teragram Ballroom
Tourist and Matthew Dear at Catch One
Common Holly at the Echo
Thursday at the Glass House
The Vandals 24th Annual Winter Formal with the Aquabats tribute to the Cure at the House of Blues Anaheim
-Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow (and Missing Persons) at the Rose Pasadena

Sunday 12/22
NO AGE and more at the Smell

Monday 12/23
Slaughterhouse and more at the Moroccan Lounge

Tuesday 12/24
Christmas Eve

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 12/11/19 to 12/17/19

Wednesday 12/11
James Blake at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Fruit Bats at the Teragram Ballroom
Allah-Las and more at the Observatory
-Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas Show at Largo at the Coronet (early and late shows)
Bedouine at the Troubadour
Christmas with a Z! with Puddles Pity Party and more at the Satellite

Thursday 12/12
Pete Yorn and more at El Rey Theatre
Allah-Las and more at the Mayan
The Paranoyds and SadGirl at the Cinema Bar- Free!
French Vanilla and Lunch Lady at Chain Reaction

Friday 12/13
She & Him at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Thievery Corporation and Brazilian Girls at the Wiltern
KOLARS and more at the Lodge Room
Z Berg and Friends Black Mass Christmas at Pico Union Project
Automatic and more at Zebulon
Pete Yorn at Ventura Theater

Saturday 12/14
Devendra Banhart, White Fence, and Rodrigo Amarante at “Other Flowers” at Hauser & Wirth
She & Him at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
DIIV and more at the Lodge Room- Sold out 😦
Cut Chemist at the Echo
Allah-Las at Pappy & Harriet’s- Sold out 😦
KOLARS and more at the Wayfarer

Sunday 12/15
Nina Diaz at the dA Center for the Arts
French Vanilla and more at the Echo
Thurston Moore Group at Zebulon- Sold out 😦
DIIV and more at the Lodge Room- Sold out 😦
Chris Isaak at Ventura Theater

Monday 12/16
DIIV at the Lodge Room- Sold out 😦
Shannon Lay and Ty Segall (solo) at Zebulon- Free!
Robert Francis at the Hotel Cafe
Davíd Garza at the Love Song Bar- Free!

Tuesday 12/17
Rooney at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦
Whispertown & Friends Holiday Program with M. Ward, Lavender Diamond, Azure Ray, and more at the Bootleg Bar- Free with RSVP/Suggested $10 donation

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 12/4/19 to 12/10/19

Wednesday 12/4
Mark Ronson and Anderson .Paak at Jimmy Kimmel Live- Sold out 😦
Chloe x Halle at the Fonda Theatre
Desert Nights’ “Hommage à Joni,” with Sondre Lerche and more at the Standard Hollywood- Free!
Battles at the Lodge Room- Sold out 😦

Thursday 12/5
Angel Olsen and Rodrigo Amarante at the Palace Theatre- Sold out 😦
María Del Pilar at the Motley Coffeehouse
Lisa Prank and more at the Bootleg Theater
Cherie Currie & Brie Darling and more at the Whisky a Go Go

Friday 12/6
Angel Olsen and Vagabon at the Palace Theatre- Sold out 😦
Madison Cunningham and Johanna Samuels at the Bootleg Theater
Dan Wilson at McCabe’s Guitar Shop- Sold out 😦
Kills Birds at the Moroccan Lounge
Thrice and more at the House of Blues Anaheim-Sold out 😦
Black Mountain at Pappy and Harriet’s

Saturday 12/7
Maria Taylor at the South Pasadena Masonic Lodge
-Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (7:00pm-Sold out 😦 and 9:30pm)
Justus Proffit and more at the Meltdown
KOLARS and more at Pappy and Harriet’s

Sunday 12/8
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with the Raconteurs, Of Monsters & Men and more at the Honda Center
Alt 98.7 FM’s Share the Love 2019 with Chvrches at the Wiltern

Monday 12/9
Shannon Lay at Zebulon- Free!

Tuesday 12/10
Home for the Holidays with Cyndi Lauper, Brandi Carlile, Henry Rollins, and more at the Novo
James Blake at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Divino Niño and Bardo Martinez (of Chicano Batman) at the Roxy
Say Sue Me at the Echo

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 11/27/19 to 12/3/19

Wednesday 11/27
Gothic Tropic and more at the House of Machines- Free!
Flipper and more at the Roxy

Thursday 11/28
Happy Thanksgiving

Friday 11/29
Lawrence Rothman at Dover Street Market Los Angeles- Free!
The Locust and more at the Regent Theater- Sold out 😦
X and Los Straightjackets at the Coach House
Justus Proffit at the Monty Bar- Free!

Saturday 11/30
María del Pilar (opening for Dirtwire) at the Teragram Ballroom
X and Los Straightjackets at the Coach House

Sunday 12/1
Bauhaus at the Hollywood Palladium
Be Kind Holiday Benefit with Benjamin Booker, Dhani Harrison, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Shadow, and more at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦
Feels and more at the Resident
Dynasty Handbag and more at Zebulon
X and Los Straightjackets at the Coach House

Monday 12/2
Pixies and Kristin Hersh at the Troubadour-Sold out 😦
Shannon Lay and more at Zebulon- Free with RSVP!
David Longstreth (of the Dirty Projectors) and more at Largo

Tuesday 12/3
Pixies and Kristin Hersh at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦
The Pink Slips and more at the Resident

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 11/20/19 to 11/26/19

Wednesday 11/20
Freedom Fry at Desert Nights at the Standard Hotel- Free!

Thursday 11/21
Ximena Sariñana at El Rey
Bloc Party at the Palladium
Devon Welsh (of Majical Cloudz) at the Bootleg
Vetiver at Pappy and Harriet’s
María del Pilar and more at the Hi Hat
Meiko at Hotel Cafe

Friday 11/22
Pearl Charles at Zebulon
Magic Wands and more at the Hi Hat
Jon Brion at Largo at the Coronet

Saturday 11/23
Creature Feature Festival II with Mike Watt, Imaad Wasif, and more at the Bootleg
Death Valley Girls and more at the Lodge Room
Vetiver at the Moroccan Lounge
Ximena Sariñana at the Constellation Room- Sold out 😦

Sunday 11/24
Meiko at Saint Rocke

Monday 11/25
Brittany Howard on Jimmy Kimmel Live- Free with ticket!
Rosie Tucker at the Bootleg- Free!
Liz Phair at Largo
Men I Trust and more at the Fonda Theatre

Tuesday 11/26
Men I Trust and more at the Fonda Theatre

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 11/13/19 to 11/19/19

Wednesday 11/13
Cat Power at the Echo- Sold out 😦
Mike Watt and more at Sun Space
The Babe Rainbow at the Teragram Ballroom
Jesca Hoop at the Highland Park Ebell Club
Sleater-Kinney at the Observatory

Thursday 11/14
L.A. Witch at Gold Diggers- Free with RSVP!
Sleater-Kinney at the Hollywood Palladium
Sylvan Esso at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Friday 11/15
Frankie Cosmos and more at 1720
Adult Swim Festival with HEALTH, Speedy Ortiz, Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, and more at the Banc of California Stadium
Chelsea Wolfe at the Palace Theatre
Sylvan Esso at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Paranoyds and more at the Bootleg

Saturday 11/16
Amazon Uprising with Santigold and more- Free!
Roots Rising ! with Gaby Moreno and more at the Pico Union Project
Mike Watt & the SecondMen at 4th Street Vine- Free!
Adult Swim Festival with Tierra Whack, No Joy, and more at the Banc of California Stadium
Kllo at the Echo- Sold out 😦
Little Boots at the Echoplex
Cold War Kids at the House of Blues Anaheim
The Babe Rainbow at the Constellation Room- Sold out 😦
GRMLN at the Smell
Joel Jerome and more at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Save Ferris at the Garden Amphitheater
Morris Day & the Time and more at the Toyota Arena

Sunday 11/17
Built to Spill at Pappy and Harriet’s- Sold out 😦
Ghostland Observatory at the Regent
HIDE at El Cid

Monday 11/18
Rosie Tucker and more at the Bootleg- Free!
Shannon and the Clams and more at the Garibaldina Society Highland Park
Liz Phair at Largo
She & Him (indoor) and the Black Keys (outdoor) at Jimmy Kimmel Live- free with ticket!

Tuesday 11/19
Alexandra Savior and KERA at the Bootleg- Sold out 😦
Bloc Party at the Hollywood Palladium
The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, and Shannon & the Clams at the Forum
Built to Spill at Soho- Sold out 😦

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 11/6/19 to 11/12/19

Wednesday 11/6
HANA at 1720
Two Door Cinema Club at the Palladium
Derek Smalls (formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap) at the Wiltern

Thursday 11/7
Melvins and Redd Kross at Alex’s Bar- Sold out 😦
Craig Finn and the Uptown Controllers at the Bootleg
Bat for Lashes (listening party) and Julianna Barwick (DJ set) at Gold Diggers- Waiting list available
Matt and Kim at the Novo
Justus Proffit and more at the Satellite
Built to Spill at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦

Friday 11/8
San Fermin at the Lodge Room
Melvins and Redd Kross at the Echo- Sold out 😦
Built to Spill at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦
YACHT at Zebulon
Matt and Kim at the Fox Theater Pomona
Gesaffelstein at the Shrine Expo Hall
The Drums at Soho

Saturday 11/9
Starcrawler at the Fonda Theatre
Tropicalia Festival with Zoe, Natalia Lafourcade, La Santa Cecilia, and more at the Pomona Fairplex
Gesaffelstein at the Shrine Expo Hall
Peter Hook & the Light at the Wiltern
Built to Spill at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦
Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival with Daniel Caesar, The Internet, Thundercat, and more at Dodger Stadium- Sold out 😦
The Drums at the Bootleg- Sold out 😦
Cherie Currie and more at Pappy and Harriet’s

Sunday 11/10
Tropicalia Festival with Kali Uchis, Chicano Batman, Cuco, The Drums, FIDLAR, Surf Curse, Oh Sees, Men I Trust, SadGirl, and more at the Pomona Fairplex
Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival with FKA Twigs, Blood Orange, H.E.R., Clairo, and more at Dodger Stadium- Sold out 😦
Built to Spill at the Observatory

Monday 11/11
Rosie Tucker and more at the Bootleg- Free!
Liz Phair at Largo

Tuesday 11/12
Frankie Cosmos at Chain Reaction
Broncho at the Roxy

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 10/30/19 to 11/5/19

Wednesday 10/30
Y La Bamba, Gardens and Villa, and more at 1720
Phoebe Bridgers, Azure Ray, Rosie Tucker, and more at the Bootleg- Sold out 😦
The Adicts and more at the Belasco
Thom Yorke at the Greek Theatre
Lucinda Williams at the Orpheum Theatre
Active Child at the Teragram Ballroom
Annie Hardy (of Giant Drag) and more at Harvard and Stone- Free!
SHAED at the Constellation Room- Sold out 😦
Big Thief at the Observatory

Thursday 10/31
Beach Goth Halloween with the Growlers and more at the Palladium- Sold out 😦
Oh Sees, Dynasty Handbag, and more at the Teragram Ballroom- Sold out 😦
Bleached (as The Ramones) and more at the Factory
Cold War Kids at the Bootleg- Sold out 😦
Adult Books and more at El Cid
Adam Freeland and more at Redbird
Mike Watt & the Missingmen at La Santa
Cherry Glazerr at Pappy and Harriet’s

Friday 11/1
Beach Goth Halloween with the Growlers and more at the Palladium- Sold out 😦
The Adicts and more at the House of Blues Anaheim
Substance 2019 with Gary Numan and more at the Los Angeles Theatre
Black Mountain at the Teragram Ballroom

Saturday 11/2
Dinosaur Jr. at the Fonda Theatre
Dia de Los Muertos with Cafe Tacvba and more at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Beach Goth Halloween with the Growlers and more at the Palladium- Sold out 😦
Substance 2019 with A Place to Bury Strangers and more at the Los Angeles Theatre
Dia de los Deftones with the Deftones, CHVRCHES, and more at Petco Park
Tom Morello at the Belasco
Jim James, Inara George, Garfunkel and Oates, and more at the Palace Theatre
Electric Guest at the Regent Theater
OK Go at the Soraya
Mike Watt & the Missingmen at the Echo

Sunday 11/3
Bauhaus at the Palladium- Sold out 😦
Dynasty Handbag, Cherry Glazerr, and more at Zebulon
Death Valley Girls at the Observatory
OK Go at the Soraya

Monday 11/4
Bauhaus at the Palladium
Liz Phair at Largo
Rosie Tucker at the Bootleg- Free!

Tuesday 11/5
Sudan Archives at the Moroccan Lounge
Jolie Holland and more at Zebulon

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 10/23/19 to 10/29/19

Wednesday, October 23
Jade Bird at the Fonda Theatre
Adult Books and more at Alex’s Bar
Hozier at the Grammy Museum

Thursday, October 24
The Distillers and Death Valley Girls at Ventura Theater
Devendra Banhart and more at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Aldous Harding at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever- Sold out 😦
Caroline Polachek (of Chairlift) at Zebulon- Sold out 😦
Oh Land at the Bootleg Theater
The Black Lips at Pappy & Harriet’s
Hozier and Freya Ridings at the Santa Barbara Bowl
No Parents (opening for Plague Vendor) at the Echo
Ian Sweet (opening for Slow Hollows) at the Moroccan Lounge

Friday, October 25
Hozier and Freya Ridings at the Greek Theatre
Aldous Harding at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Man Man and more at the Hi Hat- Sold out 😦
Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar + Sabrina Ellis) and The Pink Slips at the Bootleg
Jon Brion at Largo at the Coronet
Devendra Banhart at the Yost Theater
Jade Bird at Pappy & Harriet’s- Sold out 😦
Thom Yorke at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Mikal Cronin at the Teragram Ballroom

Saturday, October 26
Noël Wells at the Los Feliz Art & Food Festival- Free!
Morrissey and Interpol at the Hollywood Bowl
Social Distortion (40-Year Anniversary), Joan Jett, the Distillers, the Kills, Eagles of Death Metal, Black Lips, and more at the FivePoint Amphitheatre
Lucy Dacus and more at the Teragram Ballroom

Aldous Harding at the Lodge Room- Sold out 😦
A.O. Gerber (opening for Saintseneca) at the Bootleg Theater
Minimal Effort: All Hallows’ Eve with Bonobo (DJ set)- Sold out 😦
Ra Ra Riot and more at the Glass House
Throw Rag and more at Alex’s Bar
(Sandy) Alex G at La Santa
Lila Downs at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Sunday, October 27
(Sandy) Alex G and more at the Fonda Theatre
Lucy Dacus and more at the Moroccan Lounge
- Sold out 😦
Lila Downs at the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Monday, October 28
Kristeen Young at the Satellite- Free!

Tuesday, October 29
Thom Yorke at the Greek Theatre- Sold out 😦
SHAED at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦
Shannon Lay at Zebulon- Free!
Ra Ra Riot at the Teragram Ballroom
Nellie McKay at the Catalina Bar & Grill