L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, AUGUST 28th TO SEPTEMBER 3rd 2017
Beside the usual Monday residencies – Nightmare Air at the Satellite with Dearly Beloved, Facial Tomahawk Training and a special guest, Pioneer 11 at the Echo with Repeated Measures and Chip Monk, and Brian Hill and the Noh Starrs at the Bootleg with The de Courcy Brothers, Janelane and Peach Pit – Imagine Dragons have an intimate show at the Grammy Museum, but Mark Lanegan is at the Teragram Ballroom with Duke Garwood and Lyenn and this is something not to be missed.
On Tuesday 29th, there is a Yestival at the Microsoft, with Yes, Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. El Ten Eleven (featuring Emile Mosseri) is at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Brian McKnight will play a mini set at Amoeba, Nico & the Nights are at Harvard and Stone with F71 and Shit Man and young blues prodigy Ray Goren is at the Hotel Café.
On Wednesday 30th, The Neighbourhood is at the Roxy (but it’s already sold out), Foreigner and Cheap Trick are at the Greek Theater, Mondo Cozmo are at the Grammy Museum, and, just to prove that new bands are born every day, Thelma and the Sleaze (I just love the name) are playing at the Lost Room with Terminal A, Assquatch and Ryan Reidy. The Hi Hat has a girl band night with some good acts, Spare Parts For Broken Hearts, Jane Machine, Iress and Jungle Jungle, and Filthy Friends featuring are Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, Peter Buck of R.E.M., Kurt Bloch and Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5, and Bill Rieflin of King Crimson are playing at the Teragram ballroom.
On Thursday 31st, the mighty Thee Oh Sees are returning to the Teragram Ballroom with Zig Zags and Lars Finberg, but the show is already sold out of course. LA Witch are playing at the Levitt Pavilion with the amazing Frankie and the Witch Fingers, The Hi Hat has another interesting show with Walter, Denim Skull and Cat Scan, The Fontaines have a show at the Troubadour with Perta, Luci and VINCINT, and the Grammy Museum has a busy week as they welcome another legend, Sheila E.
On Friday September 1st, Honey Child will sing their honeyed harmonies at the Echo with Crook and Scrolls, The Fresh & Onlys will rock the Resident with Earth Girl Brown and Lars Finberg, and Stephen Stills and Judy Collins at the Saban Theatre
On Saturday 2nd, Mary J. Blige is at the Greek Theater. Golden Road Brewing has a small festival called Made In LA featuring Warren G, Hanni El Khatib, Yatch, Buyepongo, Korey Dane, Maxim Ludwig, Iconique and more (continuing on Sunday), and there is a new edition of Chinatown Summer Nights, with Dream Machines, the New Electric Sound, Zealyn, Elle Belle, the Americans, Francisca Valenzuela and Saint Cecilia,