This classy art deco gem packs 'em in for shows from the indie-rock likes of My Morning Jacket, the Hives and Beach House, as well as the odd comic act such as Ron White or Tenacious D. Concerts are seated or standing-room-only, depending on the act. The sight lines are a plus, but elbow room in the best spots can be at a premium.
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Combining elements of black metal and shoegaze, Deafheaven’s palette of screamed vocals, blast beats and dreamy guitar soundscapes have established the group as hipster-approved “heavy” music. The San Francisco band continues to contrast triumphant, blissed-out...Punk and metal Saturday August 18 2018
Aussie dance-pop act Cut Copy masterfully blends plaintive British rock lyricism with bouncy house beats and infectious synth melodies. The group’s recent album, Haiku From Zero, embraces the dance floor rhythms and production of the ‘80s and ‘90s, grounding...Dance and electronic Friday September 7 2018
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An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Take a seat, children, because Uncle Neil is about to blow your mind with science. The esteemed Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson—host of Cosmos and StarTalk Radio, director of the Hayden Planetarium and badass astrophysicist—visits the Wiltern for a rare West...Talks and lectures Tuesday September 25 2018
One of the most adaptable songwriters of his generation, Elvis Costello has recorded soul, punk, folk, country reggae and pop, in addition to collaborating with legendary songwriters like Paul McCartney and Burt Bacharach. To this day, the Rock and Roll...Rock and indie Wednesday November 28 2018 - Thursday November 29 2018
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LA feels a little bit lousy sometimes when it comes to the quantity of mid-sized music venues, but the Wiltern certainly doesn't skip on quality The dancefloor can feel a little bit cavernous, but the architecture in here is really something, and mostly well preserved. The sightlines on the floor are generally pretty good. Parking, though, is a pain and you'll probably find yourself brushing up against the start of the show and biting the bullet at an overpriced lot; good luck finding street parking in Koreatown.
Here's the deal with The Wiltern: I love going when the band I'm seeing is chill, mellow, and doesn't inspire any dancing. For these shows, I'll snag a seat where I can listen comfortably (although on my last visit, the stench of stale beer was pretty strong). But for shows where I like to dance, it's not the most ideal spot—I've been shoved against the railing and had cocktails spilled on me one too many times. It's a beautiful space, though—just look up and you're instantly in awe.