Time Out says
This storied club has a rich musical history: Randy Newman got his start here, and Elton John made his US debut on its stage in 1970. It hasn't lapsed into irrelevance in the time since, often showcasing bands on the rise: Interpol, Joss Stone and Franz Ferdinand all played early US shows here. The sound is great and the views are decent from almost anywhere in the room—just stay out from under the balcony.
Troubadour 9081 Santa Monica Blvd
at N Doheny Dr
Hollywood & West Hollywood
What's on at Troubadour
- Critics' pick
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's Web series turned Comedy Central show, Broad City, hits the road this March, including a stop at the Troubadour. The UCB alumni (the New York branch, not our lovely Franklin Village outpost) bring their one-of-a-kind sketches...
This talented, London-based bunch knows how to provide a good groove, offering up raved-up folktronica and minimal electro-pop ranging from Animal Collective-toned delicacy to eight-bit techno. Put your dancing shoes on and head to the Troubadour for...
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...
- Critics' pick
With vocals to die for and an inborn nack for soul, this scruffy Irish musician got his start singing with Celtic choral group Anúna. He treaded into bluesier waters in 2013 with the release of his EP Take Me to Church, whose title track shot to viral...
Californian singer-songwriter Kina Grannis plays lovelorn acoustic guitar pop in the wispy, rhythmic, Jack Johnson style. Her 2011 disc, Stairwells, was received with acclaim on the heels of her viral YouTube hit, "In Your Arms"—a springy stop-motion...
Berlin-based Canadian exponents of Stooges-like garage rock, twisted funk and psychedelic soul have recorded half a dozen albums under several similar names and guarantee a sweaty good time. They're heading to the Troubadour, where you can expect a spectacle...
Electronica, Pop, Events & Festivals, Things to Do
Copenhagen’s breakout musical prodigy of last year is Karen Marie Ørsted, who goes by the (copy-and-paste necessary) name of MØ. She brings her seductive sound—a string of shimmering synths and erratic beats that might just rival those of Grimes—to the...
LA singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robert Francis performs his Americana originals alongside backing band, The Night Tide. Expect gravelly vocals and kaleidoscopic, melancholic lyrics. The hardened baritone and co. come to the Troubadour in...
Indie rock, Pop
Blissful, heartfelt lyrics meet fuzzy guitars and anthemic choruses in this New York quartet's collegiate, melancholic indie-pop. On its eponymous 2009 debut full-length, the Brooklyn group summoned cloudy late-'80s cool in the form of jangly alt-rock,...
You might recognize these sultry LA electropop ladies from their extra-Uh Huh Her activities. Camila Grey, a seasoned bassist and keyboard player, is a current member of Adam Lambert’s live band, while smiley pop-vocalist Leisha Hailey is otherwise known...