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And the month of July is already over! As usual, there are big shows this week, such as Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey at the Hollywood Bowl, Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows at the Forum on Monday, or Barry Manilow at the Forum on Friday, but who cares about these when there are tons of much more interesting events happening all over town?

On Monday July 31th, the free residencies are here again, and these are the last ones for this long month: There is a witchy lineup at the Echoplex with Bloody Death Skull, Lucy & La Mer, Twin Temple and Edith Crash, while AOE, Amber Navran and Fitness are at the Satellite, and Dustin Lovelis plays at the Bootleg with Joel Jerome and Fortjams.

But there is also Angela McCluskey, Bedouine and Emily Bell for a new It’s a School Night at Bardot (with RSVP), and The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are playing an acoustic show at Amoeba to celebrate the new album ‘Barefoot in the Head’

On Tuesday August 1st, Joseph Arthur, Bruce Sudano and Edward Rogers are at the Hotel Café, and psychedelic band Babylon is at Zebulon café with Abronia and Dommengang.

And Whisky A Go-Go, a place where I never go, has an Ultimate Jam night ‘A Tribute to David Z‘ featuring many guests, such as Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Dee Snider (Twister Sister) and Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal)

On Wednesday August 2nd, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are at the Greek Theatre.

Vic Mensa is doing a Q&A and signing at Amoeba at 5 pm, yes no performance just a live interview and may be they will accept questions from fans?

The Brian Setzer Orchestra are at the Hollywood Bowl, and there is another desert night at the Standard with the mighty Lauren Ruth Ward and Pearl Charles, let’s hope people will minimize the chatting!

On Thursday August 3rd, feminist band Chastity Belt are at the Teragram Ballroom with Never Young and Lala Lala.

The Dan Auerbach-produced amazing Valerie June plays a new Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier with Irma Thomas.

And GospelBeacH, Trummors and George is Lord are at the Echo for a night of psych folk, Juan Wauters is at the Resident with the Molochs and Adrian Alatorre, and Ethan Gruska (ex Belle Brigade) is going solo with a show at the Hotel Café with Fenway and We Are Forests.

In the Valley Below and Flagship are at the Troubadour, and Leslie Stevens & the Badgers and Moonsville Collective are at the Levitt Pavilion.

On Friday August 4th, psych-pop-punk Cosmonauts are at the Teragram Ballroom with Adult Books, Winter and Matt Taylor, and Latin salsa soul band Boogaloo Assassins are at Levitt Pavilion.

But if you are into this kind of metal-punk-hardcore, the Echoplex has a night for you with Nails, Negative Approach, Bloodclot, Final Conflict and Haarm

Tuxedo is playing a free show at Figat7th, and shows at this location are happening each Friday in August.

Glam pop sensation Fatal Jamz is at the Echo with Franky Flowers, BOYO and Sugarcube, and guitar wizard Imaad Wasif is at the Satellite with Pink Mountaintops and Dommengang at the Satellite.

On Saturday, August 5th, Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth are going to destroy the Forum.

There is another Chinatown Summer Nights curated by Buzzbandsla, with HAWAI, the Federal Empire, Isle & Fever, Wait. Think. Fast., Chris Price, Lucy & La Mer and MetronOhm.

Jared & the Mill are playing at the Troubadour with the excellent KOLARS and Banta.

Toad the Wet Sprocket and 10,000 Maniacs are playing a free show at Pershing Square.

On Sunday, August 6th, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. are at the Staples Center, Belle and Sebastian are playing at the Hollywood Bowl with Spoon.

And all week long, International Pop Overthrow is throwing shows over town at different locations, tons of bands are playing and you can check the schedule here.

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