Time Out says
Posted: Mon Sep 17 2012
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.
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...
Rock, Pop & Hip-hop, Folk
Cult-fave songman Cass McCombs excels at both wistful psych-pop and scrappy lo-fi indie rock. Expect to hear from the itinerant enigma's latest alluring head-scratcher, the sprawling Big Wheel and Others. He's joined by the long-running Meat Puppets,...
Indie rock, Electronica
LA singer-songwriter-producer Jesse Nolan brings his vintage-soul hybrid music to the Troubadour with his band Caught A Ghost—an eclectic lineup consisting of multi-instrumentalist Nolan, kindergarten classmate Stephen Edelstein and Veronica Mars cast...
Artsy singer-songwriter Madi Diaz plays warm, melodic pop with an '80s bent. Born in a backwoods Pennsylvania town, she recently moved to LA and adopted our fair city as her new hometown. She'll take a break from touring with Echosmith for her own headlining...
Catch Mini Mansions as they bring their '60s indie pyschedelic pop to the Troubadour. The LA stoner rock outfit features Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, but don't expect the heavy Josh Homme sound. Instead, you'll find they're more like...
- Critics' pick
It may sound too good to be true, but it's actually too weirdly perfect to be false. LA jazz singer Gretchen Lieberum and comic goddess Maya Rudolph sync their creative genius to create the musical sensation we didn't even know we wanted which is Princess,...