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Upcoming concerts in LA

Check out our calendar of live music events and concerts in LA to find out which of your favorite bands and artists have upcoming shows in the city

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Whether you're looking for local up-and-comers or festival headliners, there are plenty of concerts in LA every night of the week, and this calendar is the best place to find the best acts. We scour venue listings and scope out new artists so you don't have to—it's all right here, the best live music in LA.

Nikki Lane

With a name like a hair metal singer and a voice like Patsy Cline after a few neat whiskeys, Lane is the latest Nashville singer-songwriter to have the production guidance of Dan Auerbach. The Black Key maintains his fantastic ear, giving this country rocker a sound that is Southern, sexy and soulful. Catch her as she swings by for a pair of shows at the Roxy and the Observatory.

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The Roxy Theatre , West Hollywood Until Sunday November 29 2015
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Miami Horror

Aussie electro combo Miami Horror goes full-on nu-disco in support of their spanking new sophomore album, All Possible Futures. Catch the self-proclaimed "perfectionists" and their impeccable synthy chops at the El Rey for a one-night-only show.

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El Rey Theatre , Los Angeles Wednesday December 2 2015


At first listen, Mixed Emotions, the debut full-length from Tanlines, sounds like a straightforwardly good-time album: honest pop with swelling synths and giddy arrangements. But as you delve deeper, dark undercurrents emerge and wonderfully anthemic choruses begin to convey lostness and uncertainty. Likewise, the band members engage in multiple identities: Brooklyn indie entertainers who make lighthearted synth-rock, and complex, introspective artists who disclose further depth with each album spin. We can't wait to hear them play their follow up, this year's Highlights, live at this Fonda show.

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The Fonda Theatre , Hollywood Wednesday December 2 2015

The Both

Crisply cool singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has teamed up with journeyman punk-rocker and acerbic wit Ted Leo for a new indie venture: The Both features songs that Mann and Leo have written together, as well as their own individual numbers, all of which feature a mesmerizing rock-folk quality. The twosome hits Largo at the Coronet for a pair of holiday shows, accompanied by a host of very special guests.

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Largo at the Coronet , West Hollywood Wednesday December 2 2015 - Thursday December 3 2015

Slaves (UK)

After dropping their new album release, Are You Serious?, British punk rock duo Slaves is branching out of their Euro digs to include a U.S. tour. Presented by FYF, Angelenos can jam out to electric punk rock with garage rock riffs at the Echo on December 3 for the band's first pit stop.

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The Echo , Echo Park Thursday December 3 2015

Little Hurricane

San Diego's Little Hurricane is another boy-girl duo à la the White Stripes that creates the type of grungy, head-nodding beat perfect for cranking on a Friday night: Listening to their down-and-dirty blues makes you feel pretty badass. The vibe is similar to the Black Keys, but with a Southern-sounding twang and a feminine voice to balance out the intense blues guitar and pounding drums. Hear them play behind their latest album, Gold Fever, at the Troubadour.

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Troubadour , West Hollywood Thursday December 3 2015
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Patti Smith

After the Godmother of Punk returned to L.A. earlier this year for the first time since her 2012 tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, author and artist is back again for a live show at The Wiltern. But rather than filling the space with tracks from her latest album, Banga, Patti Smith will take the stage performing the 1975 release, Horses, from start to finish. It's worth hustling to get your hands on tickets because whether it's punk or poetry, Smith always delivers from the heart.

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The Wiltern , Koreatown Friday January 8 2016

Van Morrison

Critics' pick

The great bard of Irish R&B turns up at the Shrine for this one-night-only (and currently sold out) LA show. You never know what you're going to get from a Van gig—or what mood the famously prickly singer-songsmith will turn up in—but he remains one of the least contrived performers of his generation. While Morrison's vocals might have diminished over the years, his penchant for thrilling improvisational risk remains very much intact. 

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Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center , Downtown Saturday January 16 2016

Jenny Lewis + The Watson Twins

Critics' pick

Indie rock's darlingest red head Jenny Lewis left her low-key pop band Rilo Kiley in 2007, but as a solo act, she's still at it. The Vegas-born singer-songwriter performs two SoCal shows at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, playing from last year's The Voyager, as well as other fan favorites. Snag your seats now to witness Lewis's undoubtedly hypnotic (and muy hummable) tunes. Local indie rock duos The Watson Twins opens.

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Immanuel Presbyterian Church , Koreatown Friday January 29 2016 - Saturday January 30 2016

Black Sabbath

Critics' pick

The headbanging faithful drooled over a 2011 announcement that the original Black Sabbath lineup—the first and greatest heavy-metal band—was reuniting. That all fell apart in 2013, when drummer Bill Ward broke ranks over a contract dispute, but the train rolled on without him. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler kept at it and, against all odds, issued a highly impressive Rick Rubin–helmed comeback, 13, followed by a well-received tour. Now, the band is back with "The End," their last and final tour, ever. Tickets are astronomical, but hey, it's your last chance to catch them live (for real, this time).

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The Forum Thursday February 11 2016


Elliott Y
Elliott Y

AUGUST EVENT TO KEEY YOUR EYE ON: Club Bahia is launching a huge and funky monthly dance party starting Thursday, August 13th called Funk & Waffles!

Check out Funk & Waffles insta/twitter- @funkandwaffles for more information.

Platform Media Group
Platform Media Group

CATbaret is a celebrity celebration of the alluring feline through music and dance! Don't miss the one night only performance at the opulent Belasco Theater www.thebellasco.com in downtown Los Angeles on August 4th, and a chance to support a local cat and kitten rescue center, Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats (www.kittybungalow.org). This nonprofit organization focuses their outreach efforts on responsible pet ownership, adoption options, spay neuter and Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) of feral cats in low income communities, including the south LA area. Performances feature returning stars from last year's CATS for Cats fundraiser show, such as Fred Willard, Owain Yeoman, Keith David, Ioan Gruffudd, and this year's newest additions including stars from the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance as well as Sara Rue, Jasika Nicole, Chris Carmack, Steven Weber and more! CATbaret will showcase music from show tunes like BE A LION to classic rock's HONKY CAT and from bluesy BLACK CAT BONE to 60's pop WALKING MY CAT NAMED DOG with everything in between! Click below for a peek at the CATS for Cats performance. http://www.kittybungalow.org/catsforcats.html