There is an abundance of shows this week, and plenty to be occupied on Wednesday, for Valentine’s Day.
On Monday 12th, Igorrr, Gost, THIEF are at the Echoplex, Jesus Sons have their Monday Night Residency at the Echo with Healing Gems, Cat Scan, The Premonitions, SAÍGO have a Residency at the Bootleg with Chloe Charles, Mischcat, October’s Child, CHECKERNECK are at the Satellite with Livingmore, Kat Meoz, Furiosa, It’s A School Night has Capyac, Cloves, Dr. Doctor, Lilly Uomo, and Dua Lipa is at the Palladium.
On Tuesday 13th, The Celebration of Ayalew Mesfin feat. Debo Band, Wondem, Ethio Cali is happening at the Echoplex, the Echo has a special JAZZ IS DEAD w/ Georgia Anne Muldrow, Pete Rock (Special Jazz DJ Set), Declaime, Ill Camille, Ayun Bassa, DJ G, Supa Lowery Brothers, Adrian Younge (DJ Set), Wyldeflower, DAZ (DJ Set), Monalisa (DJ Set), Aaron Paar (DJ Set), hosted by Novena Carmel, Car Seat Headrest have a sold out show at the Moroccan Lounge, Parting Lines are at the Bootleg with Bart & The Bedazzled, Remambran, Honus Honus are at the Hi Hat with Kali Kazoo, Slut Island, Zebulon Cafe has a Carnaval Bloco Party with Thalma de Freitas, Bloco Obini, Mia Doi Todd, members of Viver Brazil and special guests, JOYWAVE are at the Roxy with Sasha and Kopps, and Erykah Badu is at the Shrine Expo Hall with Thundercat.
On Wednesday 14th, it’s Saint Valentine’s day, and the Regent theater hosts your perfect sweetheart day with The Piano Recital – An Intimate Performance of Solo Piano Songs w/ Kevin Morby & Greta Morgan, Elvis Perkins, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), John Roderick, Vera Sola, Sam Cohen, Graham Lebron, Meg Duffy, Kacey Johansing. At Amoeba, Car Seat Headrest are playing a short set and the Teragram Ballroom is hosting a Benefit for Planned Parenthood, Panache’s Valentine’s Day VILLAGE OF LOVE, with Nick Waterhouse, Best Coast, Ty Segall, Julianna Barwick, Rodrigo Amarante, Neil Hamburger, Mikal Cronin, William Tyler, Shannon Lay, Drugdealer, Cones. The Moroccan Lounge has a Be My Baby special with mini bear, Polartropica, Iconique, Young Jesus have a Wednesday Residency at the Bootleg, Henry Hall has a February Residency at the Satellite with Balto & Lucy Arnell, The Frights are at the Fonda with Thee Commons, Cuco is at the El Rey with The Marías, The Orpheum presents an evening with Johnnyswim, Dave Davies of the Kinks is at the Roxy with Jason Charles Miller, Vista Kicks are at the Troubadour with The Jacks, Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas, M. Ward is at the Lodge Room with Lavender Diamond… but if you like your Valentine more metal you can have St. Valentine’s Massacre with Celerity, CHAMUCO, Blood of the Heretic, Goliathan, Mortalis, Eskupe at Unfriendly Studios!
On Thursday 15th, the Regent theater hosts a Hip Hop Weekly Showcase/Competition I Got The Bag All Star Show featuring Joe Moses, Suga Free, Coolio + Special Guests, presented by the King of Turn Up, hosted by Benzino, Gavlyn is at the Echoplex with Girl Pusher, Blimes Brixton, Wasi (EP Release Show), Shiva Linga, Olivia Braga, Freinklin, Feels are at the Echo with Los Bolos, MANE, Curls are at the Moroccan Lounge with Fatal Jamz, Gabriel Delicious, Tickle Torture are at the Bootleg with Dream Machines, Jackbenny, Beth Hart is at the Theater at Ace Hotel with Marina V, and Joey Dosik has a sold out show at the Troubadour.
On Friday 16th, Touché Amoré have a sold out show at The Regent Theater with La Dispute, Self Defense Family, Warm Thoughts, Shame are at the Echo with Egrets on Ergot, Goon, and the Teragram Ballroom has An Evening with Fish’s Mike Gordon. The Dickies are at the Moroccan Lounge with Round Eye, Black Mambas, R. Finn is at the Bootleg with Renee Olstead, Leeann Skoda, Phovea are at the Hi Hat with Espresso, Opus Orange, Triangle Fire, Jorge Drexler is at the El Rey, Dorothy is at the Fonda theater, Elderbrook is at the Roxy, Mary Timony Plays Helium are at the Troubadour with Allison Crutchfield, Convictions, Gitane Demone Quartet, Spirit In The Room, Minority Whip are all at Cafe Nela, and Diet Cig are at the Lodge Room with Great Grandpa, The Spook School.
On Saturday 17th, Dead To Me are at the Echo, while the Echoplex has a Dre Day LA 2018 with a TBA lineup, the Teragram Ballroom has a second Evening with Fish’s Mike Gordon, MAMMO are at the Moroccan Lounge with WHISPER, Elle, Lonesome Leash, Gambles, Dina Maccabee are all at the Bootleg theater, Morgan Delt are at the Hi Hat with Doug Tuttle, Sam Kogon, Chet Porter is at the Roxy with WINGTIP, Lotus are at the Fonda theater with Marvel Years, Dustbowl Revival are at the Troubadour with Leslie Stevens, Joel Taylor, Veruca Salt are at the Lodge Room. But if you want big shows, Queens of the Stone Age are at the Forum, Dan Auerbach & The Easy Eye Sound Revue are at the Wiltern, The Boogie’ feat. YG, DJ Mustard, Lil Pump & more are at the Shrine Expo Hall.
On Sunday 18th, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are at the Echo with Steady Holiday, Coven makes her only SoCal Appearance at The Regent Theater with Hammers Of Misfortune, Beastmaker, Jeff Rosenstock is at the Teragram Ballroom with Lemuria, ROAR, Dent May are at the Moroccan Lounge with Moon King, MAST are at the Bootleg for a“Thelonious Sphere Monk” album release party with Free The Robots, The Jonah Levine Collective, Elusive, YESES are at the Hi Hat with The Holy Knives, JR SLAYER BAND, The Tequikees, and Mumiy Troll are at the El Rey Theater.
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