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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Pokémon Go Meet-Up at the Wiltern
Stock up on Poké Balls for this free hour at the Wiltern. The K-town concert hall just so happens to be a Pokémon Go gym, and for one night only is letting in up-and-coming trainers for a special Pokémon drink menu, DJs and prizes.Wednesday July 27 2016 FreeRead more
Peter Hook & The Light
An act of outrageous sacrilege from a presumptuous veteran or a welcome opportunity to see peerless songs performed live if you missed them back in the day? Whatever your take, the wearer of the lowest-slung bass ever will be performing songs from his...Rock and indie Saturday September 24 2016Read more
The Brooklyn-based but South African-born Jean-Philip Grobler, along with the four bandmembers who join him during live shows, will bring his retro but refreshingly unkitschy, hypnotic and thumping electropop in support of his latest LP, Matter.Pop Saturday October 8 2016 - Tuesday October 11 2016Read more
This new Canadian R&B star has a superb voice and attitude to burn. You might've caught her new track "Here" (either on Ellen or on the radio), which samples the same Isaac Hayes track as Portishead's "Glory Box" for maximum moodiness. The 20-year-old...Thursday October 13 2016Read more
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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.