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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.

Andrew Bird

Critics' pick

Since moving to LA, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird has been known to pop up every few months for small, intimate shows. The shows aren't too different from his "Gezelligheid" tours; the name translates to "extra, extra cozy" in Dutch, an atmosphere Bird encourages at the intimate performances where he uplifts listeners before entering the dark winter. Expect a reworking of his impressive back catalog with a heavy emphasis on violin pieces, an instrument he's been playing since he was four.

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Teragram Ballroom , Westlake Tuesday February 9 2016

Fleetwood Mac Fest

Critics' pick

Watch as some of today's most lauded performers pay tribute to everybody's favorite '70s band. The Cabin Down Below Band hosts this benefit concert that includes appearances by Mark Ronson, Alison Mosshart, Perry & Etty Farrell, Joanna Newsom, Cold War Kids, KT Tunstall, Dhani Harrison, PHASES, Will Forte, Ruby Amanfu, Sarah Silverman, Karen Elson and more. Ticket proceeds benefit Sweet Relief and the Sweet Stuff Foundation, tow organizations dedicated to helping musicians and their families through periods of illness and disability.    

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The Fonda Theatre , Hollywood Tuesday February 9 2016 - Wednesday February 10 2016

Guster

Long-running student-union staple Guster might not get much respect from the critical establishment, but the band's cheery melodies, bopping rhythms and bright acoustic guitars can have an undeniably infectious charm.

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Teragram Ballroom , Westlake Wednesday February 10 2016 - Thursday February 11 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

Jess Glynne

North London girl Jess Glynne had two Number One hits before she even released a solo single, laying down punchy vocals for Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" and Route 94's "My Love." Now she's broken out as a solo artist with more chart-topping hits and a massive debut album called "I Cry When I Laugh." Her live shows are getting bigger and bigger, too. Catch the songstress at the Fonda for a cozy February show.

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The Fonda Theatre , Hollywood Thursday February 11 2016
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Critics' pick

The Boss says goodbye to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena—a venue that he's played over 30 times—with three shows on "The River" Tour. Expect Springsteen to bring back all of the wailing sax solos, honky-tonk piano and garage rock energy from the 1980 album as he sends off the aging arena.

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Los Angeles Sports Arena , Los Angeles Tuesday March 15 2016 - Saturday March 19 2016

New Order

Critics' pick

Barney, Stephen and Gillian roll onward (no Peter, of course), returning to Los Angeles in support of their latest album, Music Complete. The Brits still pack a punch for a bunch of fiftysomethings. They stick with the hits, and that's fine by us, because what hits! "Temptation," "Blue Monday," "Bizarre Love Triangle," "Regret," etc. Nobody had a run like New Order in the 1980s. We'll exclude Prince, because he is not human.

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Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center , Downtown Saturday March 19 2016

At the Drive-In

Critics' pick

After a short-lived reunion in 2012—including a performance at Coachella—the high-energy Texans are taking to the stage once again. This time around, the highly praised post-hardcore band will have new music in tow, their first album since 2000's Relationship of Command. So what exactly does ATDI sound like in 2016? Find out when the band hits the Fonda with a benefit show for Smile Pediatric Therapy & Diagnostics.

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The Fonda Theatre , Hollywood Wednesday March 23 2016 - Thursday June 2 2016

The Smashing Pumpkins + Liz Phair

Critics' pick

We don't care that their best work is almost 20 years behind them—how can we not get excited that the Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair are touring together? The Pumpkins are launching another "In Plainsong" tour, which to those of us not named Billy Corgan simply means an acoustic set. Founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will once again be joining the band (though no James or D'arcy), who share the bill with opener Liz Phair, on her first stateside tour in six years.

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The Theatre at Ace Hotel , Downtown Saturday March 26 2016 - Sunday March 27 2016

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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