Of course, this is the week before Coachella, but it doesn’t mean nothing is happening in town, actually plenty of things are happening:
On Monday 9th, Stonefield are continuing their residency at the Bootleg Bar with Church of Sun, Sailor Poon, Automatic, Ramonda Hammer have a residency at the Echoplex with Livingmore, Cheekface, Nightgown, Illuminati Hotties, Loma are at Amoeba Music, Young Galaxy is at The Echo with L.A. Girlfriend, The Unending Thread are at the The Hi Hat with Young Lovers, Hot Brothers, Cotton Ships, Modern Time Machines are at The Satellite with Sun Colony, Color TV, The Elephant Parallax, Joshua Radin is at The Troubadour with William Fitzsimmons, It’s A School Night! has New City, Most Precious, Saint PHNX and Maggie Horn at Bardot, and Joachim Cooder is at Zebulon with Buzzy Lee.
On Tuesday 10th, Kali Uchis is at The Novo At Microsoft with Cuco, Devin Dawson is at The Roxy with Tenille, Kate Nash is at the Fonda Theatre with Miya Folick, Soccer Mommy is at The Echo with Madeline Kenney, Hana Vu, Freedom Fry are at the Moroccan Lounge with Jane Machine, Sherif Serag and the Time Travelers, NÉONHÈART, Motor Sales are at the Bootleg bar with CHIMNEY, Rich Hinman, Bishop Nehru is at the Echoplex with VerBS, NO WIN are at the Hi Hat with Criminal Hygiene, Chad Ubovich, Joshua Radin is at The Troubadour with William Fitzsimmons, and Holy Flowers are at the Redwood Bar with Zayna.
On Wednesday 11th, Turnover are at the Fonda Theatre with Mannequin Pussy & Summer Salt, Chromeo is at the El Rey Theatre with Phantoms, St. Vincent is at the Orpheum Theatre, Tyler, The Creator is at the Shrine Expo Hall with special guest Rex Orange County + Taco, Fruition are at the Moroccan Lounge with We Are The West, Frankie Cosmos is at the Regent Theater with Ian Sweet, Soar, The Cavemen are at the Hi Hat with R. Clown, The Night Times, The Colour Coast April have a Residency at the Satellite with Night Talks & Michelle Young and the Collection, Noah Cyrus is at The Troubadour, Maluma is at The Forum, The Great Sadness and Spirit In The Room are at Harvard And Stone, and Boots Electric (of Eagles of Death Metal) is at the Redwood Bar with Lujuria and Electric Children.
On Thursday 12th, Ty Dolla $ign is at The Novo By Microsoft with 24hrs, TC Da Loc, Dre Sinatra, Pvris are at The Roxy with slenderbodies, Birthday, Perfume Genius is at The Mayan with Big Thief, MARIAN HILL are at the Fonda Theatre with Sir Sly, Carpenter Brut are at the El Rey Theatre with Jean Jean, All Def LA is at the Regent Theater with Gunna, Lil Gnar, Nessly, Kitty Cash, Banoffee, SILENTSHOUT, Loyal Lobos, Two Lips are all at the Echo, KERA / Y La Bamba are at the Moroccan Lounge, Birdcloud are at the Bootleg bar with Wild Wing, The California Honeydrops are at the Teragram Ballroom with T Sisters Trio, Ryan Porter with The West Coast Get Down are at Amoeba Music, Azar Swan are at the Hi Hat with Clay Rendering, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones, The High Divers, Alex Bloom are all at The Satellite, VINCINTare at the Troubadour with Brayton Bowman, Perta, Ha*Ash are at the Wiltern, and Melted Bodies are at the Redwood Bar with Dirty Cakes band, Siren and the Selkies, Spinning Minds.
On Friday 13th, it’s the launch of the first Coachella weekend at Empire Polo Club with The Weeknd, SZA, Kygo, Jamiroquai, St. Vincent, the War on Drugs, Vince Staples and many others, Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty are at the Roxy with Beardo and Andre Legacy, The Soft Moon are at the Teragram Ballroom with Liebestod, Boy Harsher, Red Store Bums are at the Regent Theater with Matamoska!, Cafe Con Tequila, Mafia Rusa, Los P2s, Los Arambula, Winter has a record release show at the Echo with Vinyl Williams, Sabrina is Not in This Chat, Prism Tats are at the Moroccan Lounge with Wild Powwers, Benjamin Jones, Mean Jeans are at the Bootleg Bar with Toys That Kill, Gezan, The Freeks are at the Hi Hat with The Schizophonics, Mike Watt & The Missingmen, High Priestess, WORK IN PROGRESS featuring Gaten Matarazzo of STRANGER THINGS have 2 shows at the Troubadour, an early one at 4:30 pm and a second one at 9pm, Jonathan Davis (of Korn) is at The Belasco Theater, and Big Rig Dollhouse are at the Redwood Bar with Glitter Trash, Spent idols.
On Saturday 14th, Coachella continues at Empire Polo Club with Beyoncé, HAIM, Tyler, the Creator, David Byrne, alt-J, Post Malone, Fleet Foxes and many others, Legend of the Seagullmen with Danny Carey of Tool and Brent Hunds of Mastodon is happening at the Roxy, Psychotica are at the Echo with Patriarchy, Lily Waters are at the Bootleg Bar with Eskimo Kisses, Lovely Sand Dunes, Madus, Pastel Felt, Rock the Night to Cure Crohn’s and Colitis featuring Jakob Dylan and Special Guests is happening at the Teragram Ballroom, there’s an evening with Andy Summers (of The Police) at The Regent Theater, In the Flat Field – A Post-Punk/Goth Music + Arts Experience is happening at the Hi Hat featuring Band Aparte, Cruel Reflections, Killjoi, Ghost Noise, Warsaw Pact, WVM, Haunting Renditions with Eliot Glazer, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, & More are at The Satellite and later Yeti Tactics , Dead White Day continue the night over there, Satellite Citi, Pistol Beauty, Derek Day, The Clumsy, The Savage Detectives are all at the Troubadour, Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman are at the Hollywood Bowl, Camila Cabello is at the Hollywood Palladium, and Big Pig are at the Redwood Bar with Backbiter, The Great Sadness, while The BOMBPOPS continue the night at the Redwood with Murderland, Odd Robot.
On Sunday 15th, Coachella is happening at Empire Polo Club with Eminem, ODESZA, Portugal. the Man, Migos, A Perfect Circle, Cardi B, Miguel and many others, Murder City Devils are at the Teragram Ballroom with Big Business, It’s the Grand Ole Echo at the Echo with Elijah Ocean, Desure, Davey and the Midnights, Angel City Bluegrass Boys, Dale Watson is at the Echo, The Memories + James V, Dillon PC are at the Moroccan Lounge, Super Lunch are at the Bootleg theater with Shuggie Shooter, Lucky Wife & Mother, Bella Porte, and SOFT KILL + TEARFUL MOON + BLOODY KNIVES + OTZI + WE ARE PARASOLS are at the Echoplex.
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a mini Punk Rock Bowling
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Rockstar Review: Steven P. Hamm
a lame 94K EAUs
sounds like Paul McCartney’s early 70s be bopping vibe as covered by the Meters
distinct and wondrous without being obvious or obnoxious
except for the title track the songs are on vacation
simultaneously self-effacing and egomaniacs