LA concert calendar: Live music in LA in April 2014

Check out our concert calendar to find out which of your favorite artists are performing in Los Angeles this month. Notable acts hitting the LA music scene include Willie Nelson, Iska Dhaaf and Ghost BC.

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Photograph: Dan Harper, courtesy Neil Young

Neil Young

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Life-long Neil Young fans (are there really any other kind?) will not want to miss the rock star/environmentalist/best-selling author in person at Dolby Theater for a four-day engagement. His live performances have a legendary reputation, and hopefully there'll be a good mix of the old classics, the newest efforts (from 2012's acclaimed Psychedelic Pill, and his upcoming album A Letter Home), and Young's signature high-quality sound, energy, and gripping guitar solos.

  1. Dolby Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd
  2. Until Wed Apr 2
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Kelela

Kelela Photograph: Sequoia Ziff, courtesy Kelela

Kelela

  • Price band: 2/4

In her first headline show, Los Angeles-based R&B savant Kelela brings her dreadlocks and electronically-charged intensity to the Echo Theater. Her lyrics weave together a romantic sensibility with an ultimate sense of loss, all while searching for that perfect synergy between vocalist, producer, and DJ. Kelela's striking and deeply personal debut, last year's Cut 4 Me, features production work from NGUZUNGUZU (also playing on Tuesday), Kingdom, DJ NA, and Girl Movement. Expect a huge, dynamic live set.

  1. Echo 1822 W Sunset Blvd
  2. Until Tue Dec 2
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Astro

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Astro

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The Chilean indie band—gaining attention for its bright, infectious sound—brings its spirited and highly interpretative show stateside. The quartet's first full-length album was featured as part of NPR Music's First Listen series in 2012. Catch their their danceable tunes in person at Pomona's The Glass House.

  1. The Glass House 200 W Second St
  2. Tue Apr 1
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Schoolboy Q

  • Price band: 2/4

Heat-seeking LA MC Schoolboy Q, who counts top rappers Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky among his collaborators, brings his swaggery, sex-centric rhymes to OC's Observatory. Oxymoron is the SoCal musician's major label debut, and he's slated for a larger than life world tour concluding in Europe this summer.

  1. The Observatory 3503 S Harbor Blvd
  2. Wed Apr 2
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Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson

  • Price band: 3/4

Mellow outlaw-country figurehead Willie Nelson brings his road-sharpened crew to the Wiltern for one night only. The American songwriter/poet/activist/legend turns 81 this year, and musically he can still roll with the best of them (as well as in other regards—Snoop Dogg recently claimed Willie is the only person who has out-smoked him). Nab your tickets stat so you don’t miss this chance to see the icon in action.

  1. The Wiltern 3790 Wilshire Blvd
  2. Until Wed Feb 4
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NO

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NO

This six piece band hails from our own Echo Park, so its immaculately hip image paired with a melodic, moody sound should come as a surprise to no one. Fans of the National, moping, and decent cocktails—wait, isn't that all of us?—will find much to love on NO's impressive self-produced debut album, El Prado. Named after the bar, perhaps??

  1. Troubadour
  2. Fri Apr 10
El Tri

El Tri Photograph: Courtesy El Tri

El Tri

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Founded as Three Souls in My Mind back in 1966, El Tri virtually invented rock en español, weathering decades underground as a result. Don't show up expecting tropical flourishes or postmodern irony, though—the band specializes in a gritty blues-rock that casts frontman Alex Lora as his country's Mick and Keith all wrapped up in one. The rest of the band has fluctuated over the years, but remains in top form; pay special attention to blues-harp virtuoso Rafael Salgado.

  1. The Observatory 3503 S Harbor Blvd
  2. Until Sat Apr 5
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Photograph: Alastair Wiper, courtesy Trentemøller

Trentemøller

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Andres Trentemøller first hit the scene in 1997 when, together with DJ T.O.M., he formed Tribag, Denmark's first live-house act. Tribag eventually dissolved, Trentemøller went on a several-year long self-imposed hiatus, but in 2003 he emerged again with a globally-celebrated debut EP that pushed him towards the front of Europe's DJ scene. His set runs the gamut from moody and morose to rough and dance-y, but his latest project, 2013's Lost, shows a stronger lean towards a song-oriented and minimal sound, enhanced by guest vocals from Jana Hunter, Marie Fisker, and indie group Low.

  1. The Fonda Theatre 6126 Hollywood Blvd, between N El Centro Ave & N Gower St
  2. Until Sat Apr 5
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Ziggy Marley

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Ziggy Marley

  • Price band: 2/4

Some complain that Bob's eldest son, Ziggy, is nothing more than a sound-alike clone of his father with an extra dose of cheese—but how can you object to all those good vibes? Expect the first of Nesta's children to make good on the family name, playing cuts from his new record "Fly Rasta," jams from his deep discography and (who knows?) maybe a cover or two of his dad's songs.

  1. Club Nokia 800 W Olympic Blvd
  2. Until Tue Apr 8
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Photograph: courtesy Foster the People

Foster the People

  • Price band: 2/4

This LA trio named its new album Supermodel (because We Now Have the Same Personal Trainer as Adam Levine was too long)? In any case, there's a Drakkar Noir–y air hanging about the magazine-ready pop act. Cynicism has always played a key role in Mark Foster's sharp commercial hooks (see: the subversion of getting thousands to sing a hit song about mass shooters in "Pumped Up Kicks"), but the all-important follow-up material so far sounds increasingly bitter. "Coming of Age" ostensibly does all the things the big singles from Torches did, but it's unshakably more muted. As long as they throw some of the old stuff into this local show, these three should have us in palm of their hands as usual.

  1. Fox Theater Pomona 301 S Garey Ave
  2. Until Tue Apr 8
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Photograph: Courtesy Summer Camp

Summer Camp

  • Price band: 1/4

As if their name wasn't enough already, the mesmeric indie-chillwave pop from UK multi-instrumentalist/married couple Summer Camp will probably conjure up memories of summery adolescence and the very first pangs of heartache. The duo started with a Myspace-uploaded cover of The Flamingo's "I've Only Got Eyes For You" in 2009, gained speed with a series of viral videos using classic movie clips, and have played their sepia-toned, dreamy lo-fi tunes of teenage heartache through two EPs and two studio albums (Welcome to Condale and last year's Summer Camp).

  1. Echo 1822 W Sunset Blvd
  2. Until Tue Apr 8
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Photograph: courtesy The Knife

The Knife

  • Price band: 2/4

This oddball Swedish bro-sis electropop duo might still be best known for its bouncy 2003 synth banger, Heartbeats; but this year, they're serving up the dark and enchanting grooves from their 2013 album, Shaking the Habitual. Per their live shows, members Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer state their intention to "play with expectations, and question habits of the concert, the dance performance, the club and the music festival." Given Dreijers' history of mindfuckery (read: rhythmic gymnastics and hexagonal drums), we're inclined to take them at their word: look out Fox Theater Pomona.

  1. Fox Theater Pomona 301 S Garey Ave
  2. Wed Apr 9
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Photograph: courtesy STRFKR

STRFKR

  • Price band: 2/4

Jaunty Portland, OR, electropopsters STRFKR—formerly Starfucker, yes—flock to the Roxy (before their Coachella gig) behind their fourth album, Miracle Mile. The new record will undoubtedly feature their cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," and we can't rule out the possibility of ridiculous costumes and/or balloons. Miracle Mile was recorded as a full band this time, as opposed to the previous solo efforts by STRFKR's founder Sexton Blake (aka Josh Hodges).

  1. The Roxy Theatre 9009 W Sunset Blvd, between San Vincente Blvd & Doheny Dr
  2. Wed Apr 9
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Photograph: Tammy Karlsson, courtesy Goat

Goat

  • Price band: 1/4

Gothenburg, Sweden-based Goat is bringing their ace voodoo psychedelia to Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace. Remember in "2001: A Space Odyssey," when the primitive hominid tossed a bone and it turned into a space station? World Music, the group's 2011 debut, is exactly like that—except substitute a Fela LP, a fistful of Southeast Asian psych-funk and a ripping bong hit for the bone. Since then, they've put out four equally mind-altering EPs. Their live performances are one hell of an energetic, intense experience too—in addition to chanting over bongos and reverb-heavy, Middle Eastern-influenced riffs, they dress in colorful masks.

  1. Pappy and Harriet's 53688 Pioneertown Road
  2. Thu Apr 10
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Chromeo

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Chromeo

  • Price band: 2/4

Canadian electro funk do Chromeo has always come off as sort of a joke—a couple of smart-ass, horny teenagers. Their four studio albums are loaded with sexy legs, saxophones and Cameros. If they're not being ironic, then it's just plain dumb. But does that matter? Hard to say. The two have turned themselves into a kind of ZZ Top of retro-revivalism. After all, every girl is still crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man, even if modern standards of a sharp dressed man have dropped to the level of "dude that looks like a well-groomed car detailer holding a keytar." Check them out before they head off to perform at Coachella.

  1. The Fonda Theatre 6126 Hollywood Blvd, between N El Centro Ave & N Gower St
  2. Thu Apr 10
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Photograph: courtesy Motorhead

Motorhead

  • Price band: 2/4

"Killed By Death," "Ace Of Spades," "Bomber"–they're all gold-plated classics by this legendary English metal band. Over 35 years after their formation, Motörhead still rock faster, heavier and at a more deafening volume than most bands half their age. The group's 21st studio album, Aftershock, came out in 2013, and serves up sounds just as nasty and thrilling as ever. Respect.

  1. Club Nokia 800 W Olympic Blvd
  2. Fri Apr 11
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Iska Dhaaf

Iska Dhaaf Photograph: Courtesy Iska Dhaaf

Iska Dhaaf

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Named after the Somali phrase for "let it go," Seattleites Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes have fused their love of Sufi poetry and disparate musical backgrounds to create this spiritual indie rock duo. They make their way to the low-key Church on York in support of debut album Even the Sun Will Burn—a labor of love, complete with heavy rhythms and melancholic lyrics, which after three years, is finally making its way down the left coast.

  1. The Church on York 4904 York Blvd
  2. Until Mon Jul 21
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Chvrches

  • Price band: 2/4

Scottish electropop trio Chvrches (pronounced “churches”) caused a serious stir with its single “The Mother We Share,” a shimmering, gothic synth cut that fuses singer Lauren Mayberry’s vulnerable Glaswegian vocals with corrugated samples. Last we checked, the group was still working out the kinks of its live show, but we’re hoping a slew of summer dates have whipped them into shape for this gig at The Glass House (right before they drive off for Coachella).

  1. The Glass House 200 W Second St
  2. Until Mon Apr 14
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Photograph: courtesy Blood Orange

Blood Orange

  • Price band: 2/4

Fans of the musical wonders that were Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion, rejoice: Devonté Hynes has again been reborn, and his new name is Blood Orange. Wistful, '90s inspired, R&B/chillwave is Blood Orange's forte, demonstrated perfectly in his 2013 album Cupid Deluxe, which features collaborations with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth and Clams Casino. But frankly, we're surprised Hynes even has time to make his own music at all; along with writing songs for the likes of Solange, Florence + the Machine and Britney Spears, he also serves as a fashion consultant for Jay-Z's Rocawear. Check him out live before the Coachella fans.

  1. El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd, between Burnside & Dunsmuir Avenues Miracle Mile
  2. Until Thu Aug 21
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Photograph: Courtesy High Rise PR

Kate Nash

  • Price band: 2/4

Cheeky Londoner Kate Nash's smart-ass songs about boyfriend troubles (they'll act like dickheads, throw up on your footwear and so on) made her a star in her native land, in the mold of Lily Allen. Now the sassy songstress is playing behind her new, fan-financed third album, Girl Talk, which takes her hooky pop in a grittier direction. Colleen Green will open for Nash, whose performance at the Roxy is en route to Coachella.

  1. The Roxy Theatre 9009 W Sunset Blvd, between San Vincente Blvd & Doheny Dr
  2. Until Mon Apr 14
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RAC.

RAC. Photograph: Courtesy RAC

RAC

  • Price band: 2/4

A few years ago, RAC used to stand for "Remix Artist Collective" and boasted several members (including Andrew Maury) with a focus on remixing pop hits to shift the focus from danceability to musicality. Now, it's the solo project of André Allen Anjos, and he is using the same analog synth and attention to instrumentation to release original music under the RAC name. Strangers, Pt. 1 just dropped (featuring vocals from Body Language, Tokyo Police Club, Tegan & Sara, among others), and Pt.II will follow on April 4. You've most likely heard the second single "Let Go" featuring Bloc Party's Kele and MNDR; we can't get it out of our heads.

  1. El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd, between Burnside & Dunsmuir Avenues Miracle Mile
  2. Until Tue Apr 14
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Photograph: Andrew De Francesco

Bonobo

  • Price band: 2/4

The U.K.’s Simon Green is the man behind Bonobo, the Ninja Tune recording persona responsible for some very left-field down-tempo material; he plays a mix of sounds that range from hip-hop and funk to psych rock and drum ’n’ bass. During this set at the Glass House (and his upcoming Coachella gig), you'll hear from a new disc, The North Borders.

  1. The Glass House 200 W Second St
  2. Until Tue Apr 15
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Photograph: Courtesy Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

  • Price band: 2/4

She's a big star nowadays, headlining the royal wedding reception in 2011 and romantically involved with Skrillex (of all people) for several months, but Goulding still has a fragile, personal side to her music that sets her apart from other chart-pop performers. She'll do her disco-meets-electronica thing at Fox Theater before she does a Saturday set at Coachella, breathily singing tracks from her 2012 album Halcyon (and the bonus track compilation Halcyon Days).

  1. Fox Theater Pomona 301 S Garey Ave
  2. Until Tue Apr 15
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Factory Floor

Factory Floor Photograph: Courtesy Factory Floor

Factory Floor

  • Price band: 1/4

Moody, avant-garde and intense, Factory Floor are a London-based industrial techno trio committed to pushing the electronic music envelope. Their self-titled debut album, out last year, is a relentless and totally absorbing construction of rigid synth arpeggios, juddering vocals and thudding drums. When they play live—with a guitar and a drum kit joining the banks of synthesisers—their disciplined racket gets racheted up to near-deafening levels, perfect for their recent set at Coachella.

  1. Echo 1822 W Sunset Blvd
  2. Until Tue Apr 15
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Sam Smith.

Sam Smith. Photograph: Courtesy Sam Smith

Sam Smith

  • Price band: 3/4

It seems like everything Sam Smith touches turns to gold. His soaring vocals on Disclosure's "Latch" brought him universal attention, and then his falsetto-laden feature on Naughty Boy's "La La La" earned him his first number-one single and the 2014 BRIT Critics' Choice Award. But the soulful wunderkind will probably be crooning mostly from his first studio album In the Lonely Hour (set to release in May), a set of songs that show a distinct and stripped-down deviation from the dance-floor hits that first made Smith's voice famous.

  1. Belasco Theater 1050 S Hill St
  2. Until Fri Jan 30
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City and Colour

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City and Colour

  • Price band: 2/4

Juno-winning City And Colour (the alias of former Alexisonfire vocalist/guitarist Dallas Green) mixes a calm, dulcet tone with a distinct melodic restlessness. He has collaborated with a good number of Canadian indie rockers like Attack in Black's Daniel Romano and Spencer Burton, and his latest project, The Hurry and the Harm, was just certified Platinum in Canada, which bodes well for him stateside (he's also playing a Saturday set at Coachella).

  1. Fox Theater Pomona 301 S Garey Ave
  2. Thu Apr 17
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Mogwai

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Mogwai

  • Price band: 2/4

This much-loved Scottish quintet are often described as post rockers because of their love of kraut-ish, instrumental workouts; but they're in fact equally beguiled by the minimalism of Erik Satie, Sunn O)))'s monolithic thunderings and Big Black's boiling rage. The fivesome's wordless epics have been lulling, bludgeoning and confounding adventurous music fans since the late ’90s, and they're going strong with a just-released eighth LP, Rave Tapes and a Saturday set at Coachella. The record is a followup to 2011's Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will; and true to its name, the album does get pretty synth-happy in spots. But the die-hards shouldn't worry: There's plenty of the group's trademark slow-burning, post-Slint churn on display here.

  1. El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd, between Burnside & Dunsmuir Avenues Miracle Mile
  2. Thu Apr 17
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Photograph: Courtesy The Toy Dolls

The Toy Dolls

  • Price band: 2/4

The veteran British punk band bring their cartoonish rectangular sunglasses stateside, backed by their 2012 album, The Album After The Last One. It's their 16th record in a career of over 30 years, and even though the group's lead singer is well into middle age, the sound is just as mischievous and the vocals are just as high-pitched as ever. This is likely your first—and potentially last—opportunity to see these UK icons live post-Coachella, and their high-octane show (think: synchronized dance moves and spinning guitars) is not one to skip.

  1. The Fonda Theatre 6126 Hollywood Blvd, between N El Centro Ave & N Gower St
  2. Thu Apr 17
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Neko Case

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Neko Case + The Dodos

  • Price band: 2/4

Neko Case is a member of Canadian fuzz-pop group The New Pornographers, but in her solo career, she's a gifted alt country songstress. With a father in the Air Force, Case had a nomadic upbringing before settling in Washington, and then earning a BFA in Vancouver, where her music career began. Time spent creating tunes in Seattle and Chicago bore the fruit of nine studio albums, the most recent of which is 2013's The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (phew), which includes a cover of Nico's terrifying 1970 song "Afraid."

  1. Orpheum Theatre 842 S Broadway, between 8th & 9th Streets
  2. Thu Apr 17
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Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls Photograph: James Orlando, courtesy Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls

  • Price band: 2/4

Simultaneously sunny-and-gothy L.A. surf-rockers Dum Dum Girls play riffy, colorful rock behind the vocals of lead singer Dee Dee on their latest Sub Pop release, Too True. Started in 2008 as Dee Dee Penny’s bedroom project, the Dum Dum Girls sound has evolved, with songs built on the bare-bones structures of ’60s girl groups, and fleshed out with 21st-century malaise. Siouxsie Sioux casts a long, lacy shadow over the gritty gloss of the new material, and the result is a dreamy, poppy gem, albeit one that feels ever so slightly darker and less girl-groupy than its predecessors.

  1. The Roxy Theatre 9009 W Sunset Blvd, between San Vincente Blvd & Doheny Dr
  2. Until Sat Nov 15
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Netsky

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Netsky

  • Price band: 2/4

This Belgian liquid funk master was inspired by High Contrast's "Gold Digger" remix to create his heavily layered, vocally laced drum and bass tunage. Since 2010, the Dutch looker has released two studio albums and DJ'ed all across his homeland to high acclaim, remixing universal club anthems including “Witchcraft” by Pendulum, "One" by Swedish House Mafia, “Release The Pressure” by Leftfield and Rusko's "Nobody's Perfect." Netsky is making the festival rounds this year,  performing at Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Nass Festival, Reading and Leeds.

  1. Mayan 1038 S Hill St
  2. Thu Apr 17
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Future Islands

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Future Islands

  • Price band: 2/4

This agreeably odd indie trio play melodic, fluid punk-funk and arty post-pop complete with synths, Antony Hegarty-style vocals and the odd birdsong sample. The Baltimore based group recently signed to venerable British label 4AD—which releases the band's new LP, Singles, in March—and that status bump is well-deserved. Vocalist Samuel T. Herring combines the poise and command of a Shakespearean actor with the onstage agility of an Olympic gymnast, and the trio as a whole wrings improbable drama out of low-tech synth-pop simplicity.

  1. Pappy and Harriet's 53688 Pioneertown Road
  2. Until Thu Aug 21
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Adventure Club

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Adventure Club

  • Price band: 2/4

Adventure Club’s long forgotten pop-punk roots aren’t always apparent to those who’ve come to love their delicate vocals and melodic tunes, which run contrary to dubstep’s traditional thumping rhythms. With hits like “Rise and Fall” and a sexy, amped-up remix of Flight Facilities’ “Crave You,” the Canadian electronic duo have created a sound that’s upbeat and accessible, yet true to their hard-hitting sensibilities. They’ve played in the big leagues before—making appearances at Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival—and they’ll also be dropping beats at Coachella this year.

  1. Club Nokia 800 W Olympic Blvd
  2. Thu Apr 17
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Zoé

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Zoé

  • Price band: 2/4

This two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning combo is big in its native Mexico, and this year, it brings its neopsychedelic alt rock to The Glass House, after their Coachella gig. Since their formation in 1997, Zoé's sound has ricocheted between indie rock and electronica, all of which was well received on their 2011 MTV Unplugged album, which earned them a batch of accolades and increased their international attention. The group's fifth studio album, Programaton, is out now.

  1. The Glass House 200 W Second St
  2. Fri Apr 18
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Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

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Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

  • Price band: 2/4

The multisensory, psychedelic laser show that shot to cult popularity in the 80s comes to blow the minds of Orange County residents for one night only. The 2-hour-and-20-minute show employs concert quality sound, high-powered lasers, jumbo screen video projection and cutting edge lighting effects to innundate the audience's senses. Pink Floyd die-hards and curious concert goes alike will not want to miss this transcendent House of Blues experience.

  1. House of Blues Anaheim 1530 S Disneyland Dr
  2. Sat Apr 19
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Grouplove

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Grouplove

  • Price band: 2/4

Grouplove has been around since 2009, making lush, extroverted pop-rock that suggests a cross between fun. and Modest Mouse at its sleekest. The band is coming from their Friday set at Coachella, and you can expect to hear from the L.A. crew's 2013 sophomore LP, Spreading Rumors.

  1. The Glass House 200 W Second St
  2. Tue Apr 22
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Drive-By Truckers

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Drive-By Truckers

  • Price band: 1/4

The ridiculously popular Dixie fivesome bring their blown-out Southern rock and epic live show to The Fonda. Don't miss this $25 opportunity to hear them perform their streamlined 2014 release, English Oceans.

  1. The Fonda Theatre 6126 Hollywood Blvd, between N El Centro Ave & N Gower St
  2. Until Sat Apr 26
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Photograph: Courtesy E-40

E-40

  • Price band: 2/4

Bay Area rap innovator, business tycoon, and music industry veteran/success story E-40 (aka Earl Stevens) brings his flamboyant gift of gab to the Troubadour for a one-day only show. Check out the man who has collaborated with Lil Jon, The Click, and Mac Dre (just to name a few); whose slang gets lifted and used in the rhymes of Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg; and who is still cranking out sick lyrics over his hard beats. E-40's latest, the sixth installment of The Block Brochure was released last year—his seventeenth studio album.

  1. Troubadour 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, at N Doheny Dr
  2. Until Sat Apr 26
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Ghost B.C.

Ghost B.C. Photograph: Ester Segarra

Ghost B.C.

  • Price band: 1/4

Ghost B.C. (a.k.a. Ghost) are an anonymous, underground Swedish metal band. They gained a serious amount of cred with their first album, Opus Eponymous, and the hype has only increased since the release of their sophomore Infestissumam.

  1. The Fonda Theatre 6126 Hollywood Blvd, between N El Centro Ave & N Gower St
  2. Sun Apr 27
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Title Fight

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Title Flight + Waxahatchee

  • Price band: 1/4

Title Fight, the mosh-inducing emo-tinged skate-punk pros from the Keystone State have two studio albums of nimble, heart-on-sleeve anthems under their belts—their most recent, Floral Green, was released in 2012. With a sound in the vein of Jawbreaker and Kid Dynamite, the melodic hardcore group has also released a litany of EPs since their formation in 2003. Over the years, the band has made the US rounds opening for the likes of New Found Glory, Bayside, Comeback Kid and plenty more. They join fellow Coachella 2014 performers Waxahatchee at the Ukrainian Culture Center.

  1. Ukrainian Cultural Center 4315 Melrose Ave
  2. Thu Apr 17
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