This is a week of big stars, with several nights of Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and even Morrissey, who has just canceled a show in California… let’s hope he won’t cancel his two nights at the Hollywood bowl with Billy Idol, but with the Moz, everything is possible. There are even four intimate nights with William Patrick Corgan in a cemetery if you are tempted.
On Monday, there is a special event at the Regent Theater, Frank Zappa – Summer of ’82, ‘When Zappa Came to Sicily’ followed by a Q&A with Dweezil & Moon Zappa & Steve Vai. American pop punk band The Story So Far is at the Teragram Ballroom with Turnstile, Drug Church, Spiritual Cramp, Bernhoft is at The Troubadour with Raelee Nikole, and Kacey Johansing is at the Moroccan Lounge with Henry Wolfe, Night Click.
As for the new residencies, Superet are at The Echo with BOYO and Cillie Barnes, Dales are at The Satellite with The Modern Age, The Modern Mad, The Ramona Flowers, Los Angeles Police Department are at the Bootleg Bar with Shannon Lay (Feels), Dante Elephante, and 93 Bulls, GospelbeacH are at Zebulon with Leslie Stevens, Joe Bourdet band and there is a new episode of It’s A School Night! with VIAA. Bruno Major and the Brummies at Bardot.
On Tuesday, the big stars show up with Katy Perry at the Staples Center and Bruno Mars at The Forum. Also, Cults are at the Teragram Ballroom with CURLS, The Willowz, La Bouquet is releasing an EP at the Roxy with Lovelytheband and Layne, The Front Bottoms are at the Wiltern, Son Little is at The Troubadour with Jade Bird, and Lalah Hathaway has a early show at Amoeba Music to celebrate her new album ‘Honestly’.
On Wednesday, two big pop stars continue their take over of the two biggest venues in town, as Katy Perry is at the Staples Center and Bruno Mars is at The Forum, but we also have Lizzo at the Fonda Theatre with Doja Cat, King Krule’s sold out show at the Teragram Ballroom with Standing On The Corner, Noah Gundersen at El Rey Theatre with Phoebe Bridgers, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (of S U R V I V E) performing the music of ‘Stranger Things’ at The Theatre At Ace Hotel, Hiss Golden Messenger at The Troubadour, whereas the Grammy Museum has a special event, a Conversation with Stephen Stills & Judy Collins.
On Thursday 9th, Pete Tong is at the Hollywood Bowl, William Patrick Corgan, yes, the Smashing Pumpkins guy, is at The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery for four nights, King Krule has a second show at the El Rey Theatre with Standing On The Corner, Hotel Garuda is at the Fonda Theatre, Hot Snakes is at The Troubadour with Feels, Curtis Harding is at The Echo with the Entire Universe, Hovvdy, Jurassic Shark, Young Jesus are at the Bootleg, nostalgic of the Grateful Dead can have two nights of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at the Teragram Ballroom (although both nights have already sold out), Foxtrax has a show at the Roxy with The Brevet and Three Sides, NKRIOT are at Amoeba Music.
On Friday 10th, still a lot of heavy weights with Morrissey and Billy Idol sharing the bill at the Hollywood Bowl, Katy Perry at the Staples Center, Bruno Mars at The Forum, Cut Copy is at the Shrine Expo Hall, Hamilton Leithauser is at the Fonda Theatre with Courtney Marie Andrews, William Patrick Corgan is again at The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Floozies are at the El Rey Theatre with The Funk Hunters & Maddy O’Neal, Jason Moran is at The Theatre At Ace Hotel, and The Dead Boys feat. Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz celebrate their 40th Anniversary at The Viper Room. Thee Commons are at the Echo with El-Haru Kuroi, Cutty Flam, Eleven Dollar Bills, Edges, He-Monster and Graves & the Bad Weather are at the Satellite, Matt Hollywood (of the Brian Johnston Massacre) is at the Hi Hat with The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Old Testament, Caught A Ghost is at the Moroccan Lounge with Magic Bronson, OYLS, and fabulous Dream Machines are at the Troubadour with Con Bro Chill and Disco Shrine.
On Saturday 11th, Morrissey and Billy Idol have another show at the Hollywood Bowl, Bruno Mars is still at The Forum, and William Patrick Corgan is once again at The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Shigeto is at the Echoplex with Ela Minus, NAHKO – My Name Is Bear is at the Fonda Theatre with special guests 1000 Fuegos and Christina Holmes, Deer Tick are at the Teragram Ballroom with Solomon, KROQ Locals Only presents Nightmare Air with The Big Pink, Pair Of Arrows at the Hi Hat, and the Dead Ships are at the Moroccan Lounge with Spelles and Velvet.
On Sunday, Dead Leaf Echo and Haunted Summer are at the Echoplex with Sun Colony, Orchin, Guantanamo Baywatch are at the Hi Hat with Cigarette Bums, The Sounds are at the Fonda Theatre with Fitness & GGOOLLDD, William Patrick Corgan wraps up his series at The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and SHINOBI NINJA with special guests Ian Abel are at The Viper Room.
a top debut ever by Lil Nas X
emo-rockers goes hip hop
a mini Punk Rock Bowling
The Viking warrior of Rock-n-Roll, Norwegian born superstar Rocky Kramer holds the very soul of music in his heart.
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