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Cool Concerts in L.A. 10/16/19 to 10/22/19

Wednesday, October 16
Ms. Lauryn Hill and H.E.R. at the Hollywood Bowl
City & Colour at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles
Neon Indian and more at the Teragram Ballroom
Loving at the Highland Park Ebell
Ride at the Observatory

Thursday, October 17
Rocketman: Live in Concert with Elton John, Taron Egerton and the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra at the Greek Theatre
City & Colour at the Fonda Theatre
- Sold out 😦
Vagabon at Pico Union Project
Clairo and more at the Observatory- Sold out 😦

Friday, October 18
Lizzo at the Hollywood Palladium- Sold out 😦
Surf Curse and more at the Fonda Theatre
KAZU (of Blonde Redhead) at the Lodge Room

Saturday, October 19
Lila Downs at the Ford
Joseph and Run River North at the Fonda Theatre
Briston Maroney at the Moroccan Lounge
Great Grandpa (opening for Cavetown) at the Observatory- Sold out 😦
All My Friends Fest with Justice (DJ set) and more
Flipper and more at Pappy & Harriet’s

Sunday, October 20
Stereolab at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles- Sold out 😦
Lizzo at the Hollywood Palladium- Sold out 😦
Tool at the Staples Center
Great Grandpa (opening for Cavetown) at the Fonda Theatre
Lila Downs at the Ford
Briston Maroney at the Constellation Room

Monday, October 21
La Santa Cecilia at Amoeba Hollywood- Free!
Kristeen Young at the Satellite- Free!
Tool at the Staples Center
Lizzo at the Hollywood Palladium- Sold out 😦

Tuesday, October 22
Surf Curse at Amoeba Hollywood- Free!
Dante Elephante at the Moroccan Lounge

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 10/9/19 to 10/15/19

Wednesday, October 9
Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes) at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Neon Indian at the Glass House
Pete Yorn at the Constellation Room
Black Lips at Soho

Thursday, October 10
Kate Nash at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Lana Del Rey at the Hollywood Bowl- Sold out 😦
Sofi Tukker at the Shrine Expo Hall
Aldous Harding at the Constellation Room
Neon Indian at Pappy and Harriet’s

Friday, October 11
Desert Daze with the Flaming Lips, Animal Collective, Metz, and more at Moreno Beach, Lake Perris
Aldous Harding at Soho

Saturday, October 12
Desert Daze with Flying Lotus, Devo, Pussy Riot, The Locust, and more at Moreno Beach, Lake Perris
Against Me! and more at the Fonda Theatre- Sold out 😦
Bleached and Lunch Lady at the Lodge Room
Rituals of Mine at the Hi Hat
La Marisoul at the Soraya

Sunday, October 13
Desert Daze with Khruangbin, Moses Sumney, Alvvays, and more at Moreno Beach, Lake Perris
Against Me!, and more at the Fonda Theatre
Lana Del Rey at the Grammy Museum- Sold out 😦
Neon Indian at Soho

Monday, October 14
Ride at the Teragram Ballroom
Kristeen Young at the Satellite- Free!
Dynasty Handbag at Zebulon
Brandi Carlile at the Walt Disney Concert Hall- Sold out 😦

Tuesday, October 15
Jónsi & Alex Somers at the Orpheum
Nick Cave at the Walt Disney Concert Hall- Sold out 😦
Clairo at the Wiltern
Devendra Banhart at the Ventura Theater

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 10/2/19 to 10/8/19

Wednesday, October 2
Shura at the Teragram Ballroom

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Zebulon
Mercury Rev & Beth Orton and Erika Wennerstrom at Pappy & Harriet’s
Soccer Mommy at Soho

Thursday, October 3
Mercury Rev & Beth Orton and Marissa Nadler at the Palace Theatre

Cigarettes After Sex showing “You’re the Only Good Thing In My Life” (short film) at the Wiltern- Sold out 😦
Calexico, Iron & Wine and Natalie Prass at the Orpheum Theatre
Porches at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Vivian Girls at the Tavern

Emmylou Harris at the Cerritos Center
Banks at the Observatory- Sold out 😦

Friday, October 4
Vivian Girls at the Regent Theater
Marina (of Marina and the Diamonds) at the Greek Theatre
Nikki Lane at the Roxy
Cigarettes After Sex showing “You’re the Only Good Thing In My Life” (short film) at the Yost Theater- Sold out 😦
Ingrid Michaelson at the Wiltern
Soccer Mommy at Pappy and Harriet’s

Saturday, October 5
Morrissey and Interpol at the FivePoint Amphitheatre- Sold out 😦
Cat Scan and Traps PS at the Hi Hat
Vivian Girls at Chain Reaction
The English Beat at the Canyon Agoura Hills
Band of Skulls at La Santa


Sunday, October 6
Band of Skulls at the Mayan Theater
Guy Blakeslee and Annie Hardy at Zebulon
- Free!

Monday, October 7
Nina Diaz at Harvard & Stone- Free!
Sondre Lerche and Kate Micucci at Largo at the Coronet
Kristeen Young at the Satellite- Free!

Tuesday, October 8
Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes) at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
IDLES at the Wiltern
Georgia at the Moroccan Lounge

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 9/25/19 to 10/1/19

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Wednesday, September 25
-!!! at the Teragram Ballroom
-Cage the Elephant at the Observatory
-Cornelius and more at the Santa Monica Pier- Free!
-Bombay Bicycle Club at the Glass House
-MUNA at the Lodge Room
-Titus Andronicus at the Bootleg Theater
-Jenny Lee (of Warpaint) at Zebulon- Free!

Thursday, September 26
-Bombay Bicycle Club at the Mayan
-Gold Panda and more at the Regent Theater
-Fontaines D.C. at the Teragram Ballroom-Sold Out 😦
-MUNA at the Lodge Room
-Titus Andronicus at Chain Reaction
-Gary Clark Jr. at Jimmy Kimmel Live- Free with ticket!

Friday, September 27
-Ohana Festival with the Strokes, Devendra Banhart, Sunflower Bean, Dustin Kensrue, Jesse Jo Stark, L.A. Witch, Fontaines D.C. and more at Doheny State Beach
-Hot Chip at the Shrine Expo Hall
-Ty Segall & Freedom Band at the Teragram Ballroom
-Friendly Fires and De Lux at the Fonda Theatre
-Jonathan Richman at the Bootleg Theater- Sold out 😦
-Cut Chemist at the Echoplex
-Djo at the Moroccan Lounge
-Jon Brion at Largo at the Coronet
-Gary Clark Jr. and Michael Kiwanuka at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Saturday, September 28
-Ohana Festival with Benjamin Booker, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, and more at Doheny State Beach
-Tegan & Sara at the Orpheum Theatre
-Jonathan Richman at the Bootleg Theater- Sold out 😦
-Ximena Sarinana and Sunflower Bean at Tastes & Sounds Fall Crawl on South Lake Ave., Pasadena- Free!
-Shannon and the Clams at Pappy & Harriet’s
-Djo at the Moroccan Lounge
-Boris at Rock City Studios
-JAIL GUITAR DOORS: ROCK OUT 5! With Wayne Kramer (of MC5) and more at the Ford Theatres

Sunday, September 29
-Ohana Festival, with Jenny Lewis, Poolside, and more at Doheny State Beach
-Gary Clark Jr. and Michael Kiwanuka at the Hollywood Bowl
-Boris at the Echoplex
-Bombay Bicycle Club at the Glass House
-Jonathan Richman at the Bootleg Theater- Sold out 😦
-Djo at the Moroccan Lounge
-Sturgill Simpson at the Troubadour

Monday, September 30
-Noël Wells at the Troubadour
-Gary Clark Jr. at the Grammy Museum- Sold out 😦

Tuesday, October 1
-Banks at the Palladium

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 9/18/19 to 9/24/19

Wednesday, September 18
Moonchild at Amoeba Hollywood- Free!
Methyl Ethel and more at the Santa Monica Pier- Free!

Thursday, September 19
Kamasi Washington at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Maggie Rogers and Now, Now at the Greek Theatre
The Black Keys at the Wiltern
- Sold out 😦
Tijuana Panthers, No Age, and more at the Observatory
Daniel Johnston tribute: Nick Thorburn (Islands), Haunted Summer, and more at the Hi Hat
Ex Hex and more at Zebulon
Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun at Amoeba Hollywood
- Free!
So Many Wizards and more at Alex’s Bar
Of Monsters and Men and Lower Dens at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Friday, September 20
Flying Lotus and more at the Novo
Kamasi Washington at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Yo La Tengo at the El Rey Theatre
Tijuana Panthers, No Age, and more at the Regent Theater
Ty Segall & Freedom Band at the Teragram Ballroom
Toro y Moi at the Hollywood Palladium
Lower Dens at the Lodge Room
Kid Karate (Venue TBA)- Free with RSVP!
MUNA at the Constellation Room- Sold out 😦

Saturday, September 21
Hearts of Gold Benefit with Sia, Rufus Wainwright, and more at the Greek Theatre
James Supercave and more at Minor League Music Festival at the Los Angeles County Fair
Phantogram at the Fox Theater Pomona
Rachael Yamagata at the Moroccan Lounge (early show)
The Black Madonna and more at 451 Gin Ling Way
Hatchie at the Echoplex
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MIKA at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

Sunday, September 22
Of Monsters & Men and Lower Dens at the Hollywood Palladium
Sheer Mag and more at the Teragram Ballroom
Rachael Yamagata at the Moroccan Lounge
The Intelligence and more at the Satellite

Monday, September 23
Azure Ray (with Rain Phoenix) at Zebulon- Free!
Kera at Gold Diggers

Tuesday, September 24
!!! at La Santa
James Blake at the Grammy Museum- Sold out 😦
Cut Chemist and more at the Hi Hat
Cornelius at the Echoplex

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 9/11/19 to 9/17/19

Wednesday, September 11
Elton John at the Honda Center
Mac DeMarco at the Ford Theatres
Prophets of Rage at the Mayan
Hollie Cook at Twilight on the Pier at Santa Monica Pier- Free!
Hollie Cook at Dub Club at the Echoplex
The Bird and the Bee at the Grammy Museum
Shannon Lay at Amoeba Hollywood- Free!

Thursday, September 12
Brian Wilson & the Zombies at the Greek Theatre
Allah-Las at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Prophets of Rage at the Mayan- Sold out 😦
Explosions in the Sky at the Hollywood Palladium
(Sandy) Alex G at Amoeba Hollywood- Free!
Gouge Away, Justus Proffit, and more at Chewing Foil- Free!

Friday, September 13
Surf Curse at the Smell- Sold out 😦
KAABOO Fest with Kings of Leon, the Cult, Silversun Pickups, and more at Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
Squeeze and X at the Orpheum Theatre- Sold out 😦
Mac DeMarco and Cate Le Bon at the Greek Theatre
Ty Segall & Freedom Band at the Teragram Ballroom
Jay Som and more at the Echoplex
Ex Hex and Seth Bogart (of Hunx and his Punx) at Pappy & Harriet’s
SadGirl and more at the Observatory
Explosions in the Sky at the Yost Theater- Sold out 😦

Saturday, September 14
Harvest Moon with Neil Young, Norah Jones, and Father John Misty at the Painted Turtle in Lake Hughes- Sold out 😦
Ex Hex at Off the 405 at the Getty Center- Free!
Sharon Van Etten at Pappy & Harriet’s
The Mountain Goats and Lydia Loveless at the Belasco Theater- Sold out 😦
Sweet and Tender Hooligans at the El Rey Theatre


Sunday, September 15
Bon Iver and Sharon Van Etten at the Forum
Café Tacvba and Cherry Glazerr at the Hollywood Bowl
Maggie Rogers at the Grammy Museum- Sold out 😦

Monday, September 16
Ian Sweet at Checker Hall
Above Ground at the Fonda Theatre
Sharon Van Etten at the Grammy Museum- Sold out 😦
The Mountain Goats and Lydia Loveless at the House of Blues Anaheim

Tuesday, September 17
Billie Eilish at the Grammy Museum- Sold out 😦
Maggie Rogers at the Santa Barbara Bowl

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 9/4/19 to 9/10/19

Wednesday, September 4
Massive Attack at the Hollywood Palladium
The Melvins, Redd Kross, and more at the Observatory

Thursday, September 5
Massive Attack at the Hollywood Palladium
The Melvins, Redd Kross, and more at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦
Tycho at the Greek Theatre
MUNA at Amoeba Hollywood- Free!

Friday, September 6
Lux Prima: Karen O and Danger Mouse at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Ty Segall & Freedom Band at the Teragram Ballroom
Mariachi El Bronx and Tropa Magica at the Garden Amp
Annie Hardy and more at Stories- Free!
Poppy Jean Crawford and Girl Friday at Gold-Diggers- Free!

Saturday, September 7
Buskerfest with Jonathan Wilson, Jade Jackson, and more at Linden Avenue & First Street in Long Beach’s East Village- Free!
Julianna Barwick and more at Muse til Midnight at LACMA
Lux Prima: Karen O and Danger Mouse at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Why? at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday, September 8
Why? at the Constellation Room
Brian Wilson & the Zombies at the Arlington Theatre

Monday, September 9
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (with Heart and Elle King) at the Hollywood Bowl
Guy Blakeslee (with Rain Phoenix) at Zebulon- Free!

Tuesday, September 10
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Cool Concerts in L.A. 8/28/19 to 9/3/19

Wednesday, August 28
Eagles of Death Metal (opening for the Stray Cats) at the Greek Theatre- $53 and up
Cut Chemist and more at Airplane Mode at the Hi Hat- $10
Justus Proffit and more at Non Plus Ultra- $7

Thursday, August 29
Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at the FivePoint Amphitheatre- $29.50 and up
Bryan Ferry at the Greek Theatre- $49.50 and up

Friday, August 30
Ty Segall & Freedom Band and more at the Teragram Ballroom- $28-$30
Peach Kelli Pop and more at the Hi Hat- $10-$12
Ian Sweet and more at the Bootleg Theater- $12-$15
Jon Brion at Largo at the Coronet- $30

Saturday, August 31
Pasadena Daydream Festival, with the Cure, Pixies, Deftones, the Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle, and more at Brookside at the Rose Bowl- $149-$299
Made in LA Festival, with Cold War Kids, and more at Golden Road Brewing- $25-$40
Riverboat Gamblers and more at the Locker Room at the Garden Amp- $15

Sunday, September 1
Made in LA Festival with Phantom Planet and more at Golden Road Brewing- $25-$40
Dynasty Handbag and more at Zebulon- $15

Monday, September 2
The National and Alvvays at the Greek Theatre- $59.50 and up

Tuesday, September 3
Massive Attack at the Palladium- $79.50

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 8/21/19 to 8/27/19

Wednesday, August 21
Rostam and more at Twilight on the Pier at the Santa Monica Pier
- Free!
Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, and more at the Hollywood Bowl- $16 and up
Matt Costa and more at Zebulon- Free with RSVP!

Thursday, August 22
The Rolling Stones at the Rose Bowl- $97.81 and up
The Avett Brothers at the Greek Theatre- Sold out 😦
Snail Mail and Sasami at the Wiltern- $19.50-$25
Generationals and Pure Bathing Culture at the Lodge Room
- $20
No Parents and Fatty Cakes & the Puff Pastries at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park- Free!

Friday, August 23
Kacey Musgraves and Poolside at the Greek Theatre- Sold out 😦
Raphael Saadiq at the El Rey Theatre- Sold out 😦
Pink Martini and Violent Femmes with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl- $14 and up
Ty Segall & Freedom Band at the Teragram Ballroom- $28-$30
Shonen Knife and more at the Bootleg- $13-$15
Lunch Lady and more at the Hi Hat- Free!
Jessica Lea Mayfield at Pappy & Harriet’s- $15

Saturday, August 24
Noël Wells and more at the Bootleg- $12-$15
Viva! Pomona with Y La Bamba, French Vanilla, Lunch Lady, and more at the Glass House- $25
Mondo Hollywood festival with L.A. Witch and more at Catch One- $20-$25
Pink Martini, La Santa Cecilia, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl- $17 and up
MNDSGN and more at the Lodge Room- $18
Tim Kasher (Cursive), and more (for Jonah Ray’s record release) at the Hi Hat- $5
Marissa Nadler (opening for Ceremony) and more at the Regent Theater- $20-$25
The Avett Brothers at the Santa Barbara Bowl- Sold out 😦

Sunday, August 25
Mariachi El Bronx and more at Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts at the South Side of the Hermosa Beach Pier- Free!
Kacey Musgraves and Poolside at the Greek Theatre- Sold out 😦
The Coathangers, Cat Scan, and more at Alex’s Bar- Free!
Magic Wands and more at the Moroccan Lounge- $8-$10

Monday, August 26
A.O. Gerber and more at the Bootleg- Free!
Hazel English at Checker Hall- $50 (includes food and select alcohol)
Mutual Benefit and Dustin Wong at the Moroccan Lounge- $10-$12
Automatic, Colleen Green, and more at the Echo- Free!
Local Natives at the Grammy Museum- Sold out 😦
Davíd Garza at the Love Song- Free!
Daniel Caesar at the Greek Theatre- $49.50 and up
‘THE BUTTERFLY CABINET’ Surrealist Variety show curated by Guy Blakeslee at Zebulon- Free!

Tuesday, August 27
MC50 at the Teragram Ballroom- $40
Tim Heidecker at the Moroccan Lounge- $20-$25

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Cool Concerts in L.A. 8/14/19 to 8/20/19

Wednesday, August 14
Maggie Rogers (DJ set), Hana (DJ set), and more at House of Machines- $10
Orville Peck at the Observatory- Sold out 😦

Thursday, August 15
Echo Park Rising at multiple venues in Echo Park- Free!
Mark Ronson at Catch One- Sold out 😦
DeVotchKa at the Roxy- $32-$35
Nicole Dollanganger at the Hi Hat- $15-$20
The Watkins Family Hour with Gaby Moreno and more at the Largo at the Coronet- $30
Guy Blakeslee and more at Zebulon- Free!
The Avett Brothers at Jimmy Kimmel Live!- Free with ticket

Friday, August 16
Echo Park Rising with Cat Scan, Justus Proffit, Colleen Green, Traps PS, and more
 at multiple venues in Echo Park- Free!
María del Pilar at Luxe de Ville- Free!
Ty Segall and the Intelligence at the Teragram Ballroom
- $28-$30

Saturday, August 17
Echo Park Rising with SadGirl, French Vanilla, Guy Blakeslee + Lael Neale, and more at multiple venues in Echo Park- Free!
James Supercave at One Colorado, Pasadena- Free!
Pete Yorn at Fingerprints- Free with RSVP
Orville Peck at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦
Andrew Bird at KCRW Summer Nights at KCRW HQ- Free!
Pod Save America with Maggie Rogers, Best Coast, Jim James, and more at the Greek Theatre- $39.75 and up
Cat Power at the Lobero Theatre- Sold out 😦

Sunday, August 18
Echo Park Rising (see full set times) with The Entrance Band, Draemings, and more at multiple venues in Echo Park- Free!
YOLA Fest f. Lykke Li, Cat Power, Courtney Love, and more at Los Angeles State Historic Park- $68 and up
Orville Peck at the Troubadour- Sold out 😦

Monday, August 19
A.O. Gerber at the Bootleg- Free!
Automatic, Adult Books, and more at the Echo- Free!
‘THE BUTTERFLY CABINET’ Surrealist Variety show curated by Guy Blakeslee at Zebulon- Free!
Davíd Garza at the Love Song- Free!

Tuesday, August 20
Noël Wells at the Bootleg- $5