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Recurring Events
Piano Nights
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  With a late night happy hour and live piano music presented by the the city's finest jazz stylists playing the American songbook & jazz standards, this will be a gathering area to have a nightcap and discuss the fine show that just ended upstairs, or stop by after work to enjoy live piano music and mix and mingle at the sexy, cool downstairs bar. MORE >>

Casual Fridays at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Fridays.  Fri, Jan 17, 2014-Fri, May 30, 2014.  Casual Fridays gives you special access to the musicians, the music and more. Enjoy a breakdown of the night’s performance from the artists’ perspective with their TalkBack (Q&A) discussion on stage. Then, grab drinks and continue the conversation at their post-concert lounge, where you can meet and engage with members of the orchestra. MORE >>

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Wednesdays.  Wed, Feb 12, 2014-Wed, Apr 30, 2014.  The actor and musician leads a multi-piece jazz band and a rotating roster of guest singers, including other celebrity friends. MORE >>

Minimalist Jukebox Festival
Daily.  Sun, Mar 16, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  The LA Phil’s citywide, multidisciplinary Minimalist Jukebox Festival celebrates America’s greatest contribution to classical music and the single most important musical movement of the 20th century and beyond. MORE >>

TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theater Ensemble
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014-Sat, May 24, 2014.  TOHUBOHU! is Total Free Improvisation, which is nothing like a scripted, rehearsed, and repeatable show. Their form of theatre is difficult as no other art form is. They act and react, respond to surprises, challenges, accidents, the unknown, the unexpected, as we do in so-called real life. Only in a way that they call art. MORE >>

The Cerny Brothers
Tuesdays.  Tue, Apr 1, 2014-Tue, May 13, 2014.  The Cerny Brothers have been playing music together since they were just young bucks, coming up together in a rural Illinois town. While the music itself has taken on different forms over the years, it has always had one simple and cellular foundation in which it is firmly based: brotherhood. That’s right; there are no gimmicks or posturing to be found here. Since the release of their debut album Dream (recorded and produced by Eric Fink of nationally acclaimed act The Giving Tree Band at Crooked Creek Records), brothers Robert and Scott have been hard at work in Los Angeles. In a short amount of time, they have been building a loyal following and turning heads with their energetic, yet intimate live shows. After initially performing as a duo, the brothers were honored to welcome drummer Cody Fontes and upright bassist Gabe Davis to the family. MORE >>

Pennywise
Wednesdays.  Wed, Apr 2, 2014-Wed, Apr 23, 2014.  By 2007, the Hermosa Beach band had independently sold over 3 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent punk acts of all time. MORE >>

The Spazmatics
Fridays.  Fri, Apr 4, 2014-Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  The fun foursome pulls out all the biggest hits of the '80s. While most of them were obvious -- "C'mon Eileen," "Rebel Yell," "I Love Rock n' Roll," "Sweet Dreams," "Jesse's Girl," "Footloose" -- what set them apart from your average bar-variety hit rockers is the way they rendered the retro. They used synchronized choreography, mini-mashup moments infusing riffs from current hits, and lots of audience participation. MORE >>

Mystic Braves
Mondays.  Mon, Apr 7, 2014-Mon, Apr 28, 2014.  It's no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents' radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the '60s. MORE >>

Steel Panther
Mondays.  Mon, Apr 7, 2014-Mon, Apr 21, 2014.  This 80s heavy metal tribute band (formerly known as Metal Skool) is one of the longest running acts on the Sunset Strip. MORE >>

Grand Old Echo
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 13, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  The best of LA's Americana/country and roots music every Sunday. MORE >>

Friday Night Jazz
Fridays.  Fri, Apr 18, 2014-Fri, Sep 26, 2014.  Ease into the weekend than with some of the best jazz musicians in the city - for free! MORE >>

You Me At Six
Today.  They were nominated for "Best British Band" at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Kerrang! Awards, losing each time to metalcore band, Bullet for My Valentine. However, they won the title for "Best British Band" in 2011. MORE >>

Elizabeth & The Catapult
Tue, Apr 22, 2014.  “...her band's jazzy chamber-pop sound doesn't feel tethered to any place or time. There's a drop of Sarah Vaughan and Sara Bareilles in [Elizabeth] Ziman's zippy, breezy melodies..." - Rolling Stone MORE >>

Grouplove
Tue, Apr 22, 2014.  Their song "Tongue Tied" was featured in an Apple iPod Touch commercial in 2011. On June 18, 2012, "Tongue Tied" reached the number one position on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, becoming their first number one single. MORE >>

Onward, Etc.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014.  Onward, etc. is a musical project put together by Rosco Wuestewald. Leaving the midwest at an early age, he started a journey traveling around the world which has evolved into a project known as Onward, etc. The idea behind the project is to form groups of musicians all around the country so as to be able to tour and have each show be completely unique based on the different band members and the location of the stage. MORE >>

Flagship
Wed, Apr 23, 2014.  “…a powerhouse of gloomy guitars and anthemic melodies.” — MTV Buzzworthy MORE >>

Revolver Golden Gods
Wed, Apr 23, 2014.  America's only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show is back with Guns N' Roses, KoRn, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, A Day To Remember, Zakk Wylde, The Pretty Reckless and many m MORE >>

Terraplane Sun
Wed, Apr 23, 2014.  The LA Times raved “…they put on one of the most intense live shows in the city's local scene!...” MORE >>

David Gray
Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  He has been nominated for four Brit Awards – twice for Best British Male. MORE >>

DWNTWN
Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  “We need all the sunshine we can get right now, and DWNTWN has it in spades.” - USA Today’s Pop Candy MORE >>

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders
Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  Bridges studied piano at a young age strongly encouraged by his mother. It was known that, while working on the 1980 film Heaven's Gate, he often played guitar with his costar Kris Kristofferson between takes. His Oscar-winning role in Crazy Heart, Bad Blake, was based partly on Kristofferson. MORE >>

Johnny Hallyday
Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  He's been called the French Elvis Presley. MORE >>

Plan B
Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  He won Best British Male at the 2011 Brit Awards. MORE >>

The Aggrolites
Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  Their album, Reggae Hit L.A., won an IGN award for Best Reggae Album of 2007. MORE >>

The Run Downhill Daughter Chautauqua
Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  The Daughter Chautauqua combines music, literature, art and film, alongside lecture and discussion, designed to bridge the gap between entertainment and lifelong education. Focusing on core values of inclusion and social transparency, the show has left audiences buzzing with excitement, steeped in contemplation, and ready for more! At the center of the Daughter Chautauqua program is Run Downhill’s folk-inspired, narrative-driven music performed masterfully by musicians Colin Burgess, Nate LaPointe, Tom Moose, and T.J. Troy. For this month’s installment, special musical guests include Dimitris Mahlis performing Turkish oud and percussion duets with host T.J. Troy; and Warm Climate, Los Angeles-based experimental indie rock band! A very special feature of this month’s show is a phone-in conversation with Washington State horticulturalist Jake Gutzwiler; Jake is part of a multi-generational family of apple and cherry orchardists from Wenatchee, WA. In a live broadcast phone interview, we’ll talk with Jake about current issues surrounding the food and farming industry. Run Downhill’s music is cross-contextualized with comic book art and narrative: each RDh Daughter Chautauqua program features the premiere of a new Song Comic. Written by resident storyteller John Castlerock, and illustrated by Quinn Salazar, these gritty stories of loss and redemption come to life in video form, accompanied live by Run Downhill’s dark and lingering melodies. Simultaneously classic and innovative, the Run Downhill Daughter Chautauqua combines real music with real ideas, challenges the audience’s perspective, and provides a wonderful alternative to live music in Los Angeles. This program is presented in conjunction with HM157. MORE >>

Trust
Thu, Apr 24, 2014.  “A grubby dance-goth sound that's meant for late nights, crowded rooms, and dark spaces.” - Nylon MORE >>

Clear Plastic Masks
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  The Nashville Scene describes [their single, "Baby Come On"] as, “a scuzzy, reckless, blooze-bolstered rock ‘n' roll number.” MORE >>

David And Devine
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  In a world where the old record business is crumbling and hanging on by a thread, the soulful duo consisting of Candace Devine (vocals) and Dave Yaden (piano-vocals) are the new school - having enjoyed radio airplay for their song "Leave The Light On" while being signed to top Hollywood talent agency ICM and working with a well-known L.A. music manager - all without the benefit of a major label deal. MORE >>

Deafheaven
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Deafheaven's album, Roads to Judah, landed on countless "best of" lists for 2011, including #6 on NPR's Best Metal Albums, #22 Pitchfork's Top 40 Metal Albums, #9 BrooklynVegan's Top 30 Heavy Albums, #36 Decibel Magazine's Top 40 Metal Albums and #12 AV Club LOUD's Top 15 Albums. MORE >>

Dillinger Escape Plan
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  My original thought process for how to best describe hardcore band Dillinger Escape Plan was to say that frontman Greg Puciato might actually be the human avatar of chaos. Until I realized the word “avatar” has completely and utterly lost all meaning to me over the last many months. But alas, I have an analogy that is better, yet. When dudes do illogical things that are reaffirming to their masculinity, Dillinger is the soundtrack running through their heads as they do it. Bar fights, guerilla warfare, hunting large or venomous animals, drinking Jack Daniel’s straight, drag races, that one weekend in Vegas they don’t talk about, y’know, activities along those lines. Things that feel really epic at the time, until a few days later when you realize you’ve lost a tooth, an extremity or your pride. Likewise, being in the middle of a Dillinger show is indeed as epic as it sounds, but if you’ve gotten the full experience, you’ll be feeling the physical effects of it for a few days afterward. So make sure you’ve still got a few sick days left you can make use of, just in case, because these guys put on a hardcore show like no other. Trust me, if you go to this show, you’ll never look at live music or rock the same way again. Granted, nothing looks quite the same when you lack depth perception because one of your eyes is swollen completely shut, but the statement still works on a number of levels. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Dramarama
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  "Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)," perhaps Dramarama's most recognizable song, became a number-one hit on KROQ-FM, becoming a staple of alternative radio airplay, and even today is one of the most requested songs in KROQ's history. MORE >>

Jon Brion
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  He has earned a Best Score Soundtrack Album Grammy nominations for his work on 1999's Magnolia and 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Brion was hired at the last minute to write the incidental music for The Break-Up. He has also scored the films and provided original music for I Heart Huckabees, Punch-Drunk Love, Step Brothers (with help of fellow musician Chris Thile) and Synecdoche, NY. MORE >>

Mack and Poppy in The Patriot Act
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Featuring tunes that celebrate the good old U.S. of A., Mack and Poppy will take you on a musical adventure than spans the country - from the Boston Harbor to the San Francisco Bay. MORE >>

Matt Andersen
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  Alysha Rendflesh of Blues Rock Review called his album ,Weightless, a "tremendous album" and said that Andersen "brings emotion to the song that many singers wish they could bring to the table." MORE >>

The Dandy Warhols
Fri, Apr 25, 2014-Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  In 2011, The Dandy Warhols rearranged and performed the theme music to the popular science-based television show Myth Busters. The updated theme music first appeared in episode 171, "Bikes and Bazookas." MORE >>

Tiff Jimber
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  See and hear why her music has been featured in "The Blind Side" promo for Apple.com, "The Grudge," "Hide and Seek," "Love Happens" and more. MORE >>

Upset
Fri, Apr 25, 2014.  For the past few years, Ali Koehler has been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front a band of her own, embracing her melodic punk-spirited songwriting impulses with Upset. MORE >>

Anna Mjöll
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Find out why Jazz Station wrote, "...the sweetest voice in the current Jazz scene. Period..." MORE >>

Barenaked Ladies
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  Though they might be best known for their hit singles, "One Week," "The Old Apartment," "Pinch Me," "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson," their music is on TV almost around the clock as the theme for The Big Bang Theory. MORE >>

Cheyenne Jackson: Music of the Mad Men Era
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  With special guests Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn, the star of Broadway, Glee, and 30 Rock takes you back to a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Las Vegas were hip and catchy dance music was spinning on every hi-fi. Snap your fingers and tap your toes to the cool, swinging tunes of the 1950s and ’60s. MORE >>

E-40
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  He's a rap innovator, a business-savvy tycoon and one of the music industry's most consistent success stories. Yes, E-40 is all those things, but he's probably best known as a slang creator, a man whose distinctive gift of gab gets lifted and used in the rhymes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and others. MORE >>

FolkWorks Annual Benefit Concert
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  With Sausage Grinder, Swing Riots Quirktette, Nevenka, Tracy Newman and more. MORE >>

The Spazmatics
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  The fun foursome pulls out all the biggest hits of the '80s. While most of them were obvious -- "C'mon Eileen," "Rebel Yell," "I Love Rock n' Roll," "Sweet Dreams," "Jesse's Girl," "Footloose" -- what set them apart from your average bar-variety hit rockers is the way they rendered the retro. They used synchronized choreography, mini-mashup moments infusing riffs from current hits, and lots of audience participation. MORE >>

Ventura County Blues Festival
Sat, Apr 26, 2014.  This year's festival is headlined by: Fabulous Thunderbirds front man, Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars; Delta Groove All-Star Blues Revue featuring Sugaray Rayford with Kid Ramos and friends; Sista Monica Parker; festival favorites Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers; Michael John and The Bottom Line and friends, including BMA nominee, vocalist Karen Lovely; and VCBS Band Challenge winner, Lightnin' Willie. Special guest emcee: actor/musician, Mickey Jones. Also food & craft vendors, guitar giveaway and more. MORE >>

Combichrist
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  Their single, "Shut Up and Bleed," was featuringon the soundtrack for the horror movie, The Collector, while their song, "Today We Are All Demons" (Beneath the World Mix), was on the soundtrack for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. MORE >>

Crystal Bowersox
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  She was the runner-up on American Idol in 2010, becoming the first female contestant to make it to the finale since Jordin Sparks won the title in 2007. MORE >>

King Dude
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  "For all the spooky, disembodied white noise and echoing haunted-house vocals he lays on top of his songs, {King Dude] is at heart a 1950s nostalgist, a sort of undead Chris Isaak with a weakness of sock-hop balladry..., chicken-scratch rockabilly...and twangy guitars that ring wondrously like church bells set against a full moon." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Simon Townshend
Sun, Apr 27, 2014.  He is the younger brother of The Who's guitarist, Pete Townshend, and has also performed with numerous other acts including Pearl Jam, Dave Grohl and Jeff Beck. MORE >>

Augustana
Mon, Apr 28, 2014.  Despite the fact VH1 is or was at one point all about this band, I am all about them as well. My opposition to all the things VH1 tells me I “oughta know” is long and well documented in our pages, but this is one of the few exceptions I’m letting slide through. But only because I knew before they did, and my knowing was in no way influenced by what they thought I ought to have known. Or something. Point being, I unashamedly love this band, regardless of how mainstream friendly they are, because people really should know about them. When every other media outlet wants us to pay attention to wholly meaningless, emotionless, manufactured music, I’m not about to argue when something that’s honest, real and genuinely emotive manages to break away from that pack. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Boy George
Tue, Apr 29, 2014-Wed, Apr 30, 2014.  Culture Club was the first group since the Beatles to have three Top 10 hits in the US from a debut album. MORE >>

Breton
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Testament to the band's far-reaching appeal to both the electronic and rock worlds, Alternative Press declared: "Easily one of the best debuts of 2012-or 2022, for that matter," while Complex recently included the record in their "Top 50 Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)" feature. MORE >>

Franz Ferdinand
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  The band received 3 Grammy nominations in 2005 for their album, Franz Ferdinand, and their smash hit, Take Me Out, and then followed that up with 2 more Grammy nominations in 2006. MORE >>

Neil Hamburger
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  He has performed in front of audiences worldwide from Madison Square Garden to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the confrontational aspects of his act have drawn cursory comparisons to Tony Clifton. MORE >>

The Wanted
Tue, Apr 29, 2014.  Their single "All Time Low" soared to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. The band's second, and perhaps most popular No. 1 hit, "Glad You Came," topped the singles chart in both the UK and Ireland and could be heard on any Top 40 radio station. MORE >>

Baroque Conversations
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Explore the genesis of orchestral music through intimate performances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In signature LACO style, the artists will introduce the music from the stage, share their insights, and invite your questions to conclude the evening. MORE >>

Collie Buddz (Reggae)
Thu, May 1, 2014.  With a timeless sound, Collie Buddz continues to receive heavy rotation on radio stations across the globe, as recently as on the Diplo & Friends program on BBC Radio 1 last week in advance of his appearance on the highly anticipated "Snoop Lion" project with Diplo and Snoop Dogg. MORE >>

Poeina Suddarth
Thu, May 1, 2014.  Poeina has often been compared to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, and Billie Holiday for her "insane vocal range" as said by CJ Morgen of SLC's #1 indie music magazine. MORE >>

Tokyo Police Club
Thu, May 1, 2014.  “Tokyo Police Club’s energetic, deeply melodic songs have made them indie heroes.” - Entertainment Weekly MORE >>

Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shoot-Out
Fri, May 2, 2014.  These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash up duel - a musical "shoot-out" if you will - courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash. This multi-media show is the most unique tribute show in decades. MORE >>

CalArts World Music and Dance Festival 2014
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Experience seven free outdoor concerts at the Wild Beast music pavilion. The year’s program features acclaimed guest performers drummer and dancer Sulley Imoro and kogiri virtuoso S.K. Kakraba, both from Ghana, and Javanese dancer Baghawan Ciptoning. Drawing on the full resources of CalArts’ renowned world music programs, the festival’s eclectic lineup features West African drumming, song and dance, Persian, Middle Eastern and Hindustani performances, Balinese and Javanese gamelans, and crossover works linking global music traditions. MORE >>

En Vogue
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Hey, I grew up in the ’90s, and I love epic ballads, so don’t look so surprised. “Don’t Let Go” is still a jam, even by my refined modern standards. - Brien Overly MORE >>

High School Choir Festival
Fri, May 2, 2014.  The High School Choir Festival selection process is an inclusive one that encourages diversity by way of new public schools as well as underserved public schools chosen to participate alongside well-established choral programs. The Festival includes over 900 high school students from more than two-dozen Southland high schools. MORE >>

John C. Reilly & Friends
Fri, May 2, 2014.  The Oscar-nominated actor (Chicago, Boogie Nights) performs classic songs from the roots of folk and country music with friends Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau. MORE >>

Koffeehouse First Fridays
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Koffeehouse Sessions features the best in emerging bands and singer/songwriters the first Friday of every month. MORE >>

Mastodon
Fri, May 2, 2014.  Their second release, Leviathan, was based on the famous American novel by Herman Melville, Moby Dick. Three magazines awarded it Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. Mastodon achieved major American commercial success with its 2011 album The Hunter, which debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart. MORE >>

Mickey Avalon
Fri, May 2, 2014.  With a childhood rough enough to guarantee him rock star success, by the time he was out of his teenage years -- at least according to the few details he's given -- Mickey Avalon had sold pot (with his mother), been addicted to heroin and dope, worked as a graffiti artist in L.A., converted to Orthodox Judaism (his parents were both non-practicing Jews, and his paternal grandparents were survivors of Auschwitz), got married and had a daughter, prostituted himself for drug money, watched his father die, and found his sister's dead body. MORE >>

O.A.R. (Of a Revolution….)
Fri, May 2, 2014-Sun, May 4, 2014.  Four of the band members grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended Ohio State University where they met the fifth member, saxophonist Jerry DePizzo from Youngstown, Ohio. MORE >>

Super Diamond
Fri, May 2, 2014.  The #1 Neil Diamond tribute band. MORE >>

Childish Gambino
Sat, May 3, 2014.  You might also know him as Donald Glover, writer for 30 Rock and star of Community. MORE >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Grieves
Sat, May 3, 2014.  If you get your new hip-hop from MTV, BET, Fuse or any mainstream hip-hop radio, you need to be at this show. Not because anyone you know or like will be there or anything, though. You need to be there because this is what you should really be listening to if you have any legitimate appreciation for hip-hop. Though he may not look anything like the emcees you’re used to, Grieves can sling rhymes with the best of them. And honestly, he can do it better than the more than a few of the ones selling out arenas right now. Now I know this isn’t for everyone and I may be asking a lot for some of y’all to go out on this limb with me, but really, isn’t it time we let go of vapid hip-hop that’s little more than posturing and preening? Isn’t it time we asked for something a little more meaningful in our rap lyrics than the same tired talk about how much money they have, how many ladies are chasing after them and how they’re so much better than all of their rival rappers?

For something a little more meaningful and a little more insightful, Grieves is your guy. It’s not like he’s rapping about quantum physics or anything particularly pretentious, he’ll just give you straight, unadulterated real talk from the start of his set to the end. Whether making more pointed social commentary or opening up the deeper and darker side of his emotions, the dude doesn’t need to make cheesy pop culture references and doesn’t need to force his rhymes to have a lasting impact with his words. With producer and multi-instrumentalist Budo holding down the mixes behind him, Grieves will raise the bar for all your hip-hop artists and albums that came before. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Kevin Devine
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Singer-songwriter types are a dime a dozen, I know, especially ones whose names are said in same breath as Elliott Smith. Granted, I love me some Smith, but by now he’s lost all meaning as far as being an accurate yardstick to gauge what an artist sounds like when the honorable Smith name is dropped as an influence. Contrary to what the masses and Wikipedia might believe though, I wouldn’t utter El Smith in the same sentence as Kevin Devine. As hauntingly emotive as Devine can be when he starts crooning with an acoustic guitar in hand, there’s that tiny tinge of both nostalgia and optimism present when he sings. Just enough that you won’t actually want to kill yourself after listening to Devine, despite the fact he’ll have just put you through the emotional wringer by the time he finishes his set. The dude’s been putting out albums for nearly a decade though now, so it’s no surprise that he’s got surgeon-like precision when tugging at your heartstrings. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Los Lobos
Sat, May 3, 2014.  Originally, they called themselve Los Lobos del Este (de Los Angeles) ["The Wolves of the East (of Los Angeles)"], which was a play on the name of a norteno band called Los Lobos del Norte and the fact that they (Los Lobos del Este) were from east L.A. The name was quickly shortened to Los Lobos. MORE >>

Paul Potts
Sat, May 3, 2014.  The British tenor won the first series of ITV's "Britain's Got Talent" with his performance of "Nessun dorma," an aria from Puccini's opera Turandot. MORE >>

Super Diamond
Sat, May 3, 2014.  When your parents popped in a Neil Diamond tape on repeat during long interstate road trips, you reluctantly sang along. Never thought you'd turn out to be a Diamond fan now, right? But singing along to "Sweet Caroline" and "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" is so addictive now, you'd do anything to see Neil on stage. A band out of San Francisco can put a rest to that Diamond thirst. Super Diamond delivers a high-octane Diamond tribute show that rocks. MORE >>

Deana Martin
Sun, May 4, 2014.  Always a media favorite, the teenage Deana Martin made her television debut on her dad’s wildly popular NBC variety show. More recent television credits include appearances on: The View; Live with Regis and Kelly; The Today Show; FOX and Friends; The O'Reilly Factor; CBS Sunday Morning; Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family; The Bonnie Hunt Show; A&E Biography; Entertainment Tonight; E! Entertainment Television; Access Hollywood; and many others. MORE >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, May 4, 2014.  After the performance, members of the audience mingle around an elegant and gourmet buffet with Champagne, exchange ideas and meet the artists who not only share their emotions but also their passions and extensive knowledge of the masterpieces they have performed and their composers. MORE >>

Target Sundays at CAAM: Cross-Cultural Afro Influences
Sun, May 4, 2014.  Celebrate Spring with cross-cultural Afro influences, live music and other performances as well as special tributes to mothers and the history of Cinco de Mayo. MORE >>

Pillar Point
Mon, May 5, 2014.  "...calming vocals and glistening production put [Pillar Point] in a class with Active Child and Superhumanoids — new romantics whose approach to songcraft is as heartfelt as it is carefully composed." - SPIN MORE >>

The Lovebirds
Mon, May 5, 2014.  The Lovebirds have shared the stage with many notable musicians, including Steve Poltz, Tristan Prettyman, Bushwalla, The Lumineers, Jack Tempchin, John C. Reilly, Glen Phillips, Sara Watkins, Susanna Hoffs, Berkley Hart, Raining Jane, Jason Mraz, and more. MORE >>

Todd Snider
Mon, May 5, 2014.  His album, Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables, was listed at #47 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying "One of the sharpest, funniest storytellers in rock, Snider keeps the indictments coming." MORE >>

tUnE-yArDS
Mon, May 5, 2014.  tUnE-yArDs is the lo-fi experimental folk project of Merrill Garbus, also of the noisy indie pop band Sister Suvi. A truly solo project, Garbus began writing and performing under the tUnE-yArDs moniker in 2006. She assembled songs with a digital voice recorder and shareware mixing software, making a homespun patchwork of found sounds, field recordings, ukulele, unusual percussion, and her surprisingly soulful vocals. MORE >>

Camerata Pacifica
Tue, May 6, 2014.  Camerata Pacifica is “the best chamber music reason to get out of the house in these parts,” says the Los Angeles Times. Drawing the finest chamber artists from around the world, Camerata Pacifica explores the breadth of the chamber music genre in live, dynamic performances presented for a live, dynamic 21st century audience. MORE >>

Jenny Lewis
Tue, May 6, 2014.  Jenny Lewis, known for her rock band Rilo Kiley over the past 10 years, has transformed from a shy indie-rocker singing barely above a whisper into an authoritative, take-no-prisoners singer / songwriter / frontwoman. MORE >>

NEEDTOBREATHE
Tue, May 6, 2014.  The band has scored an impressive number of placements in films and primetime television shows. MORE >>

Nile
Tue, May 6, 2014.  Their music and lyrics are inspired by ancient Egyptian/near Eastern mysticism, history, religion and art, as well as stories by H. P. Lovecraft. MORE >>

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Tue, May 6, 2014.  In 2010, the duo reached new heights and audiences across the United States with performances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Lopez Tonight,” “The Today Show,” and even at the White House when they shared the stage with Beyoncé as the musical guests for The President’s State Dinner with The President of Mexico. MORE >>

Gardens & Villa
Wed, May 7, 2014-Thu, May 8, 2014.  "With a lyric sheet that's preoccupied with nature and mysticism-- not to mention a singer who's not afraid to whip out a flute-- Gardens & Villa could easily be pegged as hippies. But they're also keen on playing up the artificial qualities of their music, foregrounding synthesizers and mechanized, metronomic rhythms to create a peculiar hybrid of 1960s and 80s sensibilities." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Ingrid Michaelson
Wed, May 7, 2014.  Her music has been featured in episodes of several popular television shows including Scrubs, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, The Big C and One Tree Hill. MORE >>

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Wed, May 7, 2014.  In 2010, the duo reached new heights and audiences across the United States with performances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Lopez Tonight,” “The Today Show,” and even at the White House when they shared the stage with Beyoncé as the musical guests for The President’s State Dinner with The President of Mexico. MORE >>

Atmosphere
Thu, May 8, 2014.  For a dude who seems kind of perpetually pissed off at the world, hip-hop aficionado Atmosphere sure has a talent for bringing out the deepest, innermost emotions within himself and his listeners. While other arena venue rhyme-slingers are hailed as the “saviors of modern hip-hop” just because they don’t turn the AutoTune up to 11 on every track, Atmosphere actually brings legitimacy, integrity and intellectualism back to hip-hop. Because let’s be clear about something, an angry white dude yelling at a camera in music videos doesn’t equate to being groundbreaking by virtue of those qualities alone. Lyricism that is both introspective and externally critical of culture and society, that isn’t afraid to show vulnerability while still being unfiltered and raw, and that can read like both diary pages and literary prose at the same time, that’s what hip-hop should be about. Please don’t let any hip-hop TV or radio stations tell you otherwise. Frontman Slug will happily tell it like it is instead. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?
Thu, May 8, 2014.  Performed by David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark, and Sikane plus special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). MORE >>

Lucid Crew (Rock)
Thu, May 8, 2014.  Lucid Crew consists of Marlene Sosebee on lead guitar and lead vocals, Amanda Johnson on bass and vocals and Sandie Castaneda on drums and vocals, playing classic rock from Allman Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Outlaws, Peter Frampton, The Doors, Kings of Leon, Eagles, Metallica, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Bruce Springsteen, Alice in Chains, Robin Trower, CCR, Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton, Doobie Brothers, T Rex, The Rolling Stones and some originals. MORE >>

Strunz & Farah (World)
Thu, May 8, 2014-Fri, May 9, 2014.  Since 1980, they have made 20 albums, 15 of which are studio recordings, including their very popular titles Primal Magic (1990), which topped the Billboard World Music charts, and the Grammy-nominated Américas (1992), and Heat of the Sun (on the top 10 Billboard World Music chart). MORE >>

Young Dubliners
Thu, May 8, 2014.  The Young Dubliners consider themselves to be ambassadors of Celtic and American rock. The band members’ dual Irish and American heritage has always resulted in a distinctive and richly varied musical palette. MORE >>

Armin van Buuren
Fri, May 9, 2014.  He was the #1 ranked DJ in DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs fan poll a record 5 times, including an unprecedented four consecutive years from 2007 to 2010 and again in 2012. MORE >>

Caltech Jazz and Concert Bands Annual Bandorama Concert
Fri, May 9, 2014-Sat, May 10, 2014.  MORE >>

Chuck Ragan
Fri, May 9, 2014.  Years and years ago, when I was but a fledgling music writer watching Hot Water Music thrash and screech and shred on stage, I never thought that all this time later I’d be standing in front of an acoustic guitar-laden Chuck Ragan, let alone that this new Ragan could make me emo. If there’s one thing I love though, it’s when artists can show musical versatility without having it feel forced or contrived, and Ragan’s folky, bluesy style is definitively organic while his signature gritty, raspy vocals remain as viscerally evocative as ever. Basically, if Ragan’s crooning can’t move you, there’s a good chance you’re a soulless monster. - Brian Overly MORE >>

Nikki Lane
Fri, May 9, 2014.  Named One of CMT’s "Next Women of Country," Rolling Stone also proclaimed, "Nikki Lane breaks stereotypes on her Dan Auerbach-produced second album, All Or Nothin'." MORE >>

Old 97's
Fri, May 9, 2014.  The Old 97's are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid to late 1990s along with bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks and The Bottle Rockets. MORE >>

Real Vocal String Quartet
Fri, May 9, 2014.  Their work is full of swinging honey bees and stealth-classical Brazilian gems (Gilberto Gil’s “Copo Vazio”); Racy Louisiana folk tunes (“Allons a Lafayette”) and the greatest hit of George Washington’s favorite dancer—composed by a German dwarf (“Durang’s Hornpipe”); covers of Dirty Projectors (“Knotty Pine”) and Swedish fiddle music with a little twist of klezmer (“Falling Polska”). MORE >>

Steel Pulse
Fri, May 9, 2014.  The Grammy-winning reggae band has continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music. MORE >>

Tab Benoit
Fri, May 9, 2014.  The Baton Rouge native has been involved in the conservation of the Louisiana wetlands. He is the founder of 'Voice of the Wetlands,' an organization promoting awareness of the receding coastal wetlands of Louisiana. MORE >>

Twenty One Pilots
Fri, May 9, 2014.  Tyler Joseph came up with the band's name while studying All My Sons by Arthur Miller, a play about a man who must decide what is best for his family after causing the death of twenty one pilots during World War II because he knowingly sent them faulty parts for the good of his business. MORE >>

We Are Scientists
Fri, May 9, 2014.  A recurring theme in my contributions to this week’s issue seems to be the concept of appropriate venue sizing for bands, as you might have read elsewhere and will surely read more of a few lines down. Usually, these monologues are dominated by me pretentiously complaining that the bands I like are playing venues too big, that I don’t want to share my bands with other, lesser fans, and generally standing on my proverbial porch, ready to turn the hose on any youth daring enough to get close to my figurative property. But this … this is more than I could ask for. A super legit indie band in a super legit, tiny venue? Yes, please. So much yes. Completely dance-able and completely sing-along-able, this band is all kinds of awesome. Infectiously catchy, you’ll still be singing the lyrics days after this show, but they’re good enough that you’ll never hit that point where you’re ready to take an ice pick to your brain to try and get it out. Trust me, you’ll be more than happy to let their songs hang out in there for a good while. - Brien Overly MORE >>

A Perfect Circle
Sat, May 10, 2014.  While it may not be the early 2000s anymore and most of A Perfect Circle’s genre-mates have either gone the way of the dinosaurs or stuck around and … let their talent go that direction, the iconic rock group is still one everyone should see at least once. As the vehicle for Maynard James Keenan’s moodier and more atmospheric inclinations, the band holds some of the best instrumentalists in all of modern hard rock. Along with every member being individually skilled, the dudes just know how to perform. Even if Maynard fans seem a little scary, which they are, the band always gives a memorable experience to an audience, both sonically and visually. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Fortunate Youth (Reggae)
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Their 2011 album, "Irie State of Mind” rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. MORE >>

Jacaranda (Classical)
Sat, May 10, 2014.  Jacaranda, with a motto of “music at the edge,” is a series of intimate concert adventures into the realm of new and rarely heard classical music designed to awaken curiosity, passion and discovery. Founded in 2003 by arts impresario Patrick Scott and conductor/organist Mark Alan Hilt, Jacaranda produces a series (eight concerts this season) that features current and rising stars in the world of classical music performance. MORE >>

Joan Sebastian
Sat, May 10, 2014.  He has composed hundreds of songs and been a regular staple on the Top-40 charts in Mexico since his career began in 1977. MORE >>

Morrissey
Sat, May 10, 2014.  In 2009, he abandoned the stage at Coachella because of the smell of cooking meat. MORE >>

The Glitch Mob
Sat, May 10, 2014.  There are lots of great, supremely talented and iconic singers in this week’s Frequency, but the Glitch Mob is one of precious few groups who doesn’t need a vocalist at all to set a mood or create an atmosphere in their music. The DJ threesome manage to effortlessly make epic, big-sounding jams that are both dance-conducive in groups and good for blasting full volume alone in the car. And then you look at how intense their tech setup is for them to achieve that affect, and maybe “effortless” isn’t the best descriptive word. “Makes it look easy until the rest of us lowly peons plays with one of their gadgets and realize how clueless we are with sound creation technology that doesn’t emit farm animal noises” might be more accurate. Point being, this is the best dance party you’re going to find in Los Angeles this week, so get your best neon beads, fur accessories and hallucinogens ready. If you’re into that kind of thing. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Abbey Road - Beatles Tribute
Sun, May 11, 2014.  With their tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail, Abbey Road has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatle tribute acts in the world. MORE >>

Jesse Cook
Sun, May 11, 2014.  The Toronto-based guitarist, who has shared the stage with the likes of B.B. King, Ray Charles, Diana Krall, The Gipsy Kings and more, was the silver award winner in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Player’s Choice Awards, is a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz awards for Guitarist Of The Year and also won a coveted Juno Award for his musicianship. MORE >>

Rick Springfield
Sun, May 11, 2014.  In 1981, Springfield became a soap opera star on General Hospital. He had signed a contract with RCA Records and already recorded the album Working Class Dog, which neither he nor his agent had expected would do very well, which is why Springfield took the soap role. But the song "Jessie's Girl" went to No. 1, and Springfield ended up both playing the role of Dr. Noah Drake from 1981 through 1983, while simultaneously going on tour with his band. The success of the song boosted the ratings of the show. MORE >>

The Spazmatics
Mondays.  Mon, May 12, 2014-Mon, May 26, 2014.  The fun foursome pulls out all the biggest hits of the '80s. While most of them were obvious -- "C'mon Eileen," "Rebel Yell," "I Love Rock n' Roll," "Sweet Dreams," "Jesse's Girl," "Footloose" -- what set them apart from your average bar-variety hit rockers is the way they rendered the retro. They used synchronized choreography, mini-mashup moments infusing riffs from current hits, and lots of audience participation. MORE >>

Blessthefall
Tue, May 13, 2014.  Did you know that the band was featured on the 2010 Punk Goes Classic Rock album covering "Dream On" by Aerosmith? MORE >>

Silverstein
Tue, May 13, 2014.  Their February 7, 2012 release, Short Songs, is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed fifth studio album Rescue, which debuted at #37 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Produced by John Valeriote, who produced both Rescue and the Transitions EP, the two-sided release consists of 22 tracks comprised of brand new originals and seminal punk covers - all of which are under 90 seconds. MORE >>

BROODS
Wed, May 14, 2014.  “Looking for some gorgeous pop music to dive into and subsequently peddle to your friends this coming weekend? Look no further than Broods' self-titled debut EP…” - Billboard Magazine MORE >>

Cisco Adler
Wed, May 14, 2014.  Cisco is one half of the alternative hip-hop group Shwayze. The duo have released several hit records, produced by Adler, that have reached Number #1 on the iTunes charts and debuted in the Top 10 on the US Billboard Charts. MORE >>

Katey Laurel
Wed, May 14, 2014.  As a live performer, Katey has shared the stage with Howie Day, Herbert Gronemeyer, Matt Morris, Katie Herzig, Bill Mallonee, Karla Bonoff, Braddigan (of Dispatch), The Bittersweets, Blue Oyster Cult, Red Molly, Trevor Hall, Nashville Star finalist Tamika Tyler and others. MORE >>

Lindsey Stirling
Wed, May 14, 2014.  On October 29, 2013 Lindsey re-released an expanded version of her self-titled debut album, which reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart and the Billboard Classical Album Chart. MORE >>

Lindsey Stirling
Thu, May 15, 2014.  On October 29, 2013 Lindsey re-released an expanded version of her self-titled debut album, which reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart and the Billboard Classical Album Chart. MORE >>

Primal Fear
Thu, May 15, 2014.  Primal Fear had their highest success, and most chart entries with their 2012 release, Unbreakable. The album landed on 20 January 2012 with chart entries in Germany (No. 31), Sweden (No. 48), Finland (No. 50), Japan (No. 27), Austria (No. 74), Switzerland (No. 51) and the Netherlands (Top 200), and for the first time in the band's history, they showed up on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart, landing at No. 44. MORE >>

The Stone Foxes
Thu, May 15, 2014.  “The Stone Foxes have an energetic style that’s rooted in swampy, foot-stomping blues-rock…ambitious arrangements with diverse moods ranging from acoustic twang to thunderous electric-guitar riffs” — NPR/WXPN “World Café" MORE >>

Eternal Summers
Fri, May 16, 2014.  Find out why Pitchfork wrote, "The duo take the hazy, lazy beach vibe of summer and segue into autumn, with dreamy vocal lines floating over distorted guitar lines soaked in undulating reverb." MORE >>

Iggy Azalea
Fri, May 16, 2014.  In 2012, Azalea became the first female, and non-American rapper, to be featured on XXL magazine's annual Top 10 Freshman" cover issue. MORE >>

Lower
Fri, May 16, 2014-Sat, May 17, 2014.  "dense, beguiling punk poetry" - Pitchfork MORE >>

Maximo Park
Fri, May 16, 2014.  “Cleverly maneuvered their way into the slipstream of far cooler Alt. rock pioneers” – NME MORE >>

The KuL (Rock)
Fri, May 16, 2014.  The KuL is a band on a musical journey of expression, freedom, and experience. A willingness to explore and create a sound of hope and awareness for the masses blinded by a cloud of paranoia. By blending soul, blues, funk, and rock n roll, The KüL has created a sound and style that is unique and all their own. MORE >>

UCLA Spring Sing
Fri, May 16, 2014.  Since its debut in 1945, Spring Sing has showcased UCLA's most talented students performing song, dance and sketch comedy. The show attracts celebrities, scouts and Bruins of all ages, who watch amazing performances by up-and-coming stars or then-unknown hidden gems like Sara Bareilles and Maroon 5. MORE >>

Christina Perri
Sat, May 17, 2014.  She wrote and recorded "A Thousand Years" for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. MORE >>

Hollywood U2
Sat, May 17, 2014.  "I’ve seen a lot of tribute bands and these guys are not good, they’re great!" - Richard Blade (radio host and TV producer) MORE >>

Lauryn Hill
Sat, May 17, 2014.  In middle school, Hill performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a basketball game. Due to its popularity, subsequent games featured a recording of her rendition. MORE >>

Lust For Youth
Sat, May 17, 2014.  The Copenhagen band has been compared to early Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and New Order. MORE >>

Minnie Driver
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Did you know that she was considered for the role of Rose in Titanic, which ultimately was won by Kate Winslet? MORE >>

Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, May 17, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Skid Row
Sat, May 17, 2014.  In 1990, singer Sebastian Bach put on a t-shirt proclaiming the anti-gay slogan "AIDS Kills Fags Dead". The shirt was given to him by a fan. Bach has since repeatedly apologized for and disavowed the statement, and has also donated money to AIDS causes. MORE >>

London Grammar
Sun, May 18, 2014.  In January 2014, the British band performed "Strong" and "Wasting My Young Years" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, marking their debut performance on American television. MORE >>

Phinehas
Sun, May 18, 2014.  Phinehas, son of Eleazar, appears in the book of Joshua. When the tribes of Reuben and Gad, together with the half-tribe of Manasseh, depart to take possession of their lands beyond the Jordan, they build a great altar on the other side; the remainder of the Israelites mistake this for a separatist move to set up a new religious centre, and send Phinehas to investigate. In addition to these episodes, Phinehas appears as the chief adviser in the war with the Benjamites. MORE >>

Songwriters’ Square
Sun, May 18, 2014.  An intimate evening with 4 talented LA singer-songwriters, playing their own tunes alone and together. The third Sunday of the month. MORE >>

The Browning
Sun, May 18, 2014.  "...a catchy song is a catchy song and The Browning writes catchy songs. Hell, they were so catchy on Burn This World (their debut) it ended up being one of my favorite discs of 2011." - Metal Storm MORE >>

James Blunt
Mon, May 19, 2014.  Blunt was an officer in the British Army Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999. While posted to Kosovo, Blunt was introduced to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or "Doctors Without Borders"). Since then, Blunt has been an active supporter of MSF by holding meet-and-greet auctions at many of his concerts, and filming the documentary Return to Kosovo, in which he visited the people and places he had encountered while stationed there. MORE >>

Lykke Li
Mon, May 19, 2014.  Equal parts infectiously fun and hauntingly dark, Lykke Li is one of very few who can walk that line of melancholic indie and mainstream pop, pulling the best aspects of each genre without any of the pitfalls. With her unique vocal style and visual aesthetic, the Swedish songstress brings a much-needed artsiness to pop music and flair for performing that makes sure an audience gets their money’s worth at her shows. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Band of Skulls
Tue, May 20, 2014.  Their song, "I Know What I Am," was featured in the soundtrack for the TV series Friday Night Lights, Volume 2 and also appeared in "Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock". Another song, "Friends," was included on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack. MORE >>

Their / They’re / There
Tue, May 20, 2014.  ""New Blood," simply put, is a rock song made up of nothing but sharp edges, Weiss' keening vocals ably handling the kind of acute angles you'd expect from Kinsella, a member of time-signature-strangling emo's royal family." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Kraak & Smaak
Wed, May 21, 2014.  With support by KCRW's Jason Bentley they achieved popularity in the US and various tracks found their way into television series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Men in Trees and What About Brian? MORE >>

Nickel Creek
Wed, May 21, 2014.  “If O Brother, Where Art Thou? cracked open the door to bluegrass’ past for a new generation, Nickel Creek are bent on giving it a future.” — Entertainment Weekly MORE >>

The Secret Sisters
Wed, May 21, 2014.  With a love for music coming from both sides of their family (their grandfather and his brothers forged a group called The Happy Valley Boys), they grew up with a zeal for country music and sang songs with their family by country music artists such as Don Williams. The girls first learned to harmonize through singing a cappella at their hometown church. MORE >>

Gesaffelstein
Thu, May 22, 2014-Fri, May 23, 2014.  The French techno artist and DJ produced two tracks on Kanye West's album, Yeezus, including the lead single "Black Skinhead." MORE >>

Katchafire (Reggae)
Thu, May 22, 2014.  Katchafire formed in 1997 as a Bob Marley tribute band and later began writing and performing their own songs. MORE >>

Ledisi
Thu, May 22, 2014.  Her debut, Lost & Found garnered strong reviews and two Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist. MORE >>

Nathaniel Rateliff
Thu, May 22, 2014.  “Pensive, Rousing, Stark, Eloquent…Cash Echoes.” — The New York Times MORE >>

New Blues Revolution
Thu, May 22, 2014.  A favorite of critics, New Blues Revolution has received rave reviews from several national music magazines. Fred Goodman, editor of Cashbox, wrote, "The material has...strong hooky melodies in abundance." Music Connection describes the show: “When you see this powerhouse band you’ll be entertained by...a cry of the Stones’ Exile on Main Street. On the other hand, the original sounds and stage presence places this band in a category of their own. When it’s time to rock, no messin’ around -- they rock with counterblows -- yet the ballads come off smooth and well-written." MORE >>

Alien Ant Farm
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the earth: "it was just my daydream about our planet being seeded by entities from other dimensions" MORE >>

Cash'd Out
Fri, May 23, 2014.  The next best thing to Johnny Cash, Cash’d Out is the only tribute band endorsed by and linked to the official Johnny Cash website. MORE >>

Gloria Trevi
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Called the "Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop" by the music channel VH1, Trevi has sold more than 20 million records. MORE >>

Hellogoodbye
Fri, May 23, 2014.  I’ll admit it, I used to not be so into this band. I’m just of the mind that whenever you mix modern emo and synth-pop, it inevitably sounds like children’s music – for children tripping balls off the prescription drugs they’ve hijacked from their parents’ medicine cabinets. And maybe a part of me held them slightly responsible for the modern spawning of even worse second-generation emo-synth-pop bands, those of the Owl City and the Ready Set variety. But somewhere along the way, in the very recent past, these dudes got really legit. Going a slightly more indie-pop route for their new album, which I must admit is actually pretty killer, by the way, the fivesome actually sound like grown-ups now. Backhanded as all that may sound, it’s a respectable feat that the band can maintain the fun and youthful quality of their early work without it feeling like a guilty pleasure. If anything, the more mature sound they’ve taken, which pulls in everything from garage rock to occasional Motown-esque vibes, really lets frontman Forrest Kline’s smart and witty lyricism shine. Along for the ride is Gold Motel, the new project from former Hush Sound frontwoman Greta Morgan. Anyone familiar with Morgan’s Hush Sound work knows that she breaks the prototypical mold of the modern rock songstress, instead opting to bring a little more old-fashioned class and culture to the stage. With her signature balance of deep and sultry vocal tones with an effortlessly sparkling and delicate execution, Morgan is one of few vocalists who stand out as an adult in a scene otherwise dominated by kids. And if ever there were someone who could restore the good and honorable name of female-fronted bands in the wake of … recent events, it would indeed be her. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Howlin' Rain
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Having been formed by bandleader-singer-guitarist Ethan Miller in 2004, as a melodic offshoot of blazing new-psych innovators Comets On Fire, Howlin Rain soon caught the attention of uber-producer Rick Rubin, who signed them to his American Recordings label and involved himself deeply in their subsequent musical evolution thereafter. MORE >>

Marco Antonio Solis
Fri, May 23, 2014.  He has sold over 80 million records and in 2010 he received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. MORE >>

Papercuts
Fri, May 23, 2014.  Papercuts is the moniker of San Francisco singer/songwriter/producer Jason Quever. Quever’s haunting melodies soar over strings, garagey guitar hooks, piano and mellotron, all held together by energetic bass and drums that never rely on a cliched beat. MORE >>

Against Me!
Sat, May 24, 2014-Sun, May 25, 2014.  In 2012, singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace, nee Tom Gable, publicly came out as transgender, beginning a transition to living as a woman and dropping the name Tom Gabel. The band finished recording their sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, during the summer of 2013, and released it in January of 2014. MORE >>

Ari Hest
Sat, May 24, 2014.  For the entire year of 2008, Ari wrote, recorded and released a new song every week for 52 weeks and sent them via email to subscribers who paid a one time fee to receive all 52 songs throughout the year. MORE >>

Carmella
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Lush cinematic arrangements mixed with an eerie wash of electronica over substantial foundation of rhythmic songwriting characterizes the unique sound Carmella brings to the listener. With notable tracks like Grief (which was included in their recent publishing deal with Imaginary Friends) gaining attention, Carmella's unmistakable artistry is making its mark. MORE >>

Chase & Status
Sat, May 24, 2014.  “Chase & Status are nothing short of megastars” – SPIN MORE >>

Hapa
Sat, May 24, 2014.  The New York Times calls Hapa the most successful Hawaiian music troupe in recent history. MORE >>

Protomartyr
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Spin proclaimed that, "Protomartyr's talent lies in assembling sly post-punk that's rich in tight hooks and brutal, cathartic couplets," while Randall Roberts of The Los Angeles Times wrote, "The best music I saw Saturday night [at SXSW] was by a Detroit post-punk band, Protomartyr." MORE >>

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle
Sat, May 24, 2014.  Colvin & Earle will share the stage for a night of song swapping, duets, storytelling, and guitar playing. These two longtime friends and mutual admirers will share music from their extensive catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs by other classic songwriters. MORE >>

Cubensis
Sun, May 25, 2014.  What a long, strange show it will be with this Grateful Dead tribute band. MORE >>

Leif Vollebekk
Sun, May 25, 2014.  Ann Powers of NPR Music included the album on her "Under-The-Radar Albums Preview of 2014" list and wrote, "Vollebekk also openly borrows from Jeff Buckley - always a daring move. With a grit-and-honey voice and a way of opening up his own confessions until they become universal, Vollebekk pulls it off." MORE >>

Raphael
Sun, May 25, 2014.  When he was 9, the Spanish singer was recognized as the best child voice in Europe at a contest in Salzburg, Austria. MORE >>

Rita Wilson
Sun, May 25, 2014.  She started her career with a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch, starred in many TV shows and movies, married Tom Hanks and lately she released an album of 60s and 70s classics. MORE >>

The Bloody Beetroots
Mon, May 26, 2014.  Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki was an early, and passionate, convert: " The Bloody Beetroots is my favorite project right now. Bob’s remixes are some of my biggest bangers in my sets." He lost no time in snapping up Bloody Beetroots to release their US debut. MORE >>

Blood Red Shoes
Tue, May 27, 2014.  Find out why NME wrote, "we’ll have to be content with Blood Red Shoes quietly becoming one of the most thrillingly loud bands we’ve got – and the promising hope that there’ll be plenty more fire exactly like this from them for years to come." MORE >>

Liars
Tue, May 27, 2014.  They met when Angus Andrew (vocals/guitar) and Julian Gross (drums) were studying in the Cal Arts Photography Program, while Aaron Hemphill (percussion, guitar, synth), who had studied microbiology in Junior College in San Diego, was then employed in LA at a record store. MORE >>

Parquet Courts
Wed, May 28, 2014.  "...led by a propulsive earworm guitar hook and quick-paced, no frills percussion loaded with momentum." - Pitchfork MORE >>

Sea Wolf
Wed, May 28, 2014.  His song, "The Violet Hour," was featured in Twilight: New Moon. MORE >>

The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show: Brit Floyd Discovery World Tour 2014
Wed, May 28, 2014.  Named after Pink Floyd’s recent box set of the same name, and featuring music from the Syd Barrett led '60s psychedelic pop of ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, through to the nineties ‘The Division Bell’, and everything in between, the brand new DISCOVERY show will capture in note-for-note detail, all your favourite moments as well as a few lesser known gems, from one of the most outstanding and enduring back catalogues in the history of recorded music. MORE >>

Perfect Pussy
Thu, May 29, 2014.  Some of their inclusions in the "Best Of 2013" rankings include Pitchfork's "Albums of The Year: Honorable Mentions," Pitchfork's "Top 100 Tracks of 2013," Rolling Stone's "27 Best Albums You Didn't Hear in 2013" and eMusic's "14 Artists to Watch in 2014." MORE >>

DSB (World's #1 Journey Tribute)
Fri, May 30, 2014.  Complete with a band of world-class Los Angeles musicians, DSB remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you Believin’! MORE >>

The Soul Rebels
Fri, May 30, 2014.  They won the 2010 Big Easy Award for Best Contemporary Brass Band and they were nominated for the 2011 award. MORE >>

Lindi Ortega
Sat, May 31, 2014.  The New York Times praised Ortega for having “untamed instincts, but classic bones” while USA Today wrote, “Ortega’s tremulous, sweetly ragged soprano makes desperation sound sumptuous.” MORE >>

Raúl di Blasio
Sat, May 31, 2014.  Di Blasio has collaborated with Alejandro Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís, Julio Iglesias, Rocío Dúrcal, Juan Gabriel, Michael Bolton, Cristian Castro, Vargas de Tecalitlán, José Feliciano, El Consorcio, London Symphony Orchestra, Fernando De La Mora, Wendy Pedersen and more. MORE >>

Dead Winter Carpenters
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  Defying musical boundaries, DWC blends elements of rock’n’roll, folk, roots, country, bluegrass, ragtime, blues and reggae music with choice influences ranging from throughout rock history and the traditional fiddle tunes of earlier times. MORE >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Jun 1, 2014.  After the performance, members of the audience mingle around an elegant and gourmet buffet with Champagne, exchange ideas and meet the artists who not only share their emotions but also their passions and extensive knowledge of the masterpieces they have performed and their composers. MORE >>

Hugh Laurie
Mon, Jun 2, 2014.  A world-class rower, he was forced to abandon rowing during a bout of mononucleosis. Laurie joined the Cambridge Footlights, the university dramatic club that has produced many well-known actors and comedians, where he met Emma Thompson, with whom he had a romantic relationship; the two remain good friends. MORE >>

Tyler Ward
Mon, Jun 2, 2014.  Ward has opened shows for The Jonas Brothers and The Fray and performed a duet with The Band Perry. MORE >>

Cee Lo Green
Tue, Jun 3, 2014.  In 2006, "Crazy" was the first single to go straight to #1 in the UK based on digital download sales alone and was ranked as Rolling Stone's #1 song of the decade. MORE >>

Kris Delmhorst
Tue, Jun 3, 2014.  “…a gorgeous, tender, evocative voice and a textured and varied musical palette.” — Amazon.com MORE >>

Kelis
Wed, Jun 4, 2014.  Her single, Milkshake, was a huge hit. The Observer named the song the best single of 2004, while Pitchfork listed the song at #8 of the top 50 singles of 2003 and listing "Milkshake" at #21 of the top 100 singles of 2000–2004. Stylus named the song as the 13th-best single of 2000–2005 while VH1 ranked the song at #61 on its list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the '00s. MORE >>

Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos
Wed, Jun 4, 2014.  “[Singer/guitarist] Richard Edwards’ uneasy sounds are masterpieces of controlled tension” — SPIN MORE >>

Carmina Burana
Thu, Jun 5, 2014-Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  A pop culture favorite, Carmina Burana has been featured in many disparate films as The Last of the Mohicans, Speed and Excalibur and such television shows as Glee, The Simpsons and Survivor. The irreverent and dynamic work, based on a remarkable collection of 13th century writings by medieval poets, defrocked monks, vagabond scholars and minstrels, illuminates the bawdy and sensuous side of mankind. Written in 1936, it is perhaps the most recognized choral work of the 20th century. MORE >>

Fallen Riviera
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  Will Parry and Steve Ornest formed Fallen Riviera while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After making the move to Los Angeles, the band hit the local club circuit hard, gradually building a loyal fan base. They released an EP called "Six Mines", which was ranked Album of the Year by Music Connection Magazine and awarded them the 2011 Lauren Picard Emerging Artist of the Year Award at Cornell University. MORE >>

JOHNNYSWIM
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  A critical favorite from Entertainment Weekly: “…a roaring good time…As lovely as they are talented…” to Billboard: “We fell in love with them musically, personally, everything.” MORE >>

Sylvan Esso
Thu, Jun 5, 2014.  "An ambitious duo not content to stay in one genre or even one time period, Sylvan Esso sound distinctly contemporary and strangely timeless at the same time." - SPIN MORE >>

Koffeehouse First Fridays
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Koffeehouse Sessions features the best in emerging bands and singer/songwriters the first Friday of every month. MORE >>

Little Hurricane
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Their song, "Give 'Em Hell," was featured in the Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Issue Video. MORE >>

Meshuggah
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  Meshuggah was named as one of the ten most important hard rock and heavy metal bands by Rolling Stone and as the most important band in metal by Alternative Press. MORE >>

Nick Waterhouse
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  “His solos, haloed with reverb, are rhythmically tight, technically messy, dynamically crafty, almost insightful. All their strangeness matters.” — The New York Times MORE >>

The Bangles
Fri, Jun 6, 2014.  "Walk Like an Egyptian" was the #1 song of 1987 according to Billboard. MORE >>

Angel City Chorale: Elements
Sat, Jun 7, 2014-Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  The first half of the concerts will feature selections that explore the elements in a variety of musical styles including pop (Earth, Wind & Fire), classical (Brahms), as well as spirituals ("Ain'a That Good News"). The second half of the program features the West Coast Premiere of Tin’s new song cycle, The Drop that Contained the Sea. The much-anticipated follow-up to Tin’s Grammy Award-winning album, Calling All Dawns, the new work is based on ancient texts about water as well the 19th century poetry of Botev and Longfellow. MORE >>

Black Label Society
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Order of The Black, their 8th studio album, reached #4 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2010. MORE >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Il Volo
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  The three pop-opera singers started their career in 2009, when they met on the second edition of the Italian RAI TV music competition show, Ti Lascio una Canzone. MORE >>

Logic
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  It is not everyday that a hip-hop artist achieves worldwide success hailing from the state of Maryland, but recent Def Jam-signee has toured with Kid Cudi, Big Sean and Tyler the Creator. MORE >>

Make Music Pasadena
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  California’s largest free music festival features over 150 spanning 20 city blocks around Pasadena. MORE >>

The Brothers Comatose
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  "This San Francisco quintet's brand of American roots music is anything but snoozeworthy. With a stylistic palette that includes high-bounce bluegrass and soulful folk, the band revels in forward-moving melodies, cleanly interwoven harmonies…." - San Francisco Weekly MORE >>

The Temptations
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  Three classic Temptations songs, "My Girl," "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. MORE >>

Uh Huh Her
Sat, Jun 7, 2014.  The band's name was inspired by PJ Harvey's album of the same name. MORE >>

The Faint
Sun, Jun 8, 2014.  The band performed their song, "Teach Me Teacher," on the children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! in 2010. MORE >>

Lime Cordial
Mon, Jun 9, 2014.  The five-member Australian band make rambunctious '70s blue-eyed soul-, funk- and rock-influenced pop. MORE >>

Hillstomp
Tue, Jun 10, 2014.  Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Henry Kammerer and drummer/percussionist John Johnson, the duo draw heavily from north Mississippi trance blues, a bit from the hills of Appalachia, and then use the energy of punkabilly, to create a raucous hill-country-blues-stomp with a fiery youth and vigor. MORE >>

Chelsea Wolfe
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  She is known for her "specific brand of drone-metal-art-folk." MORE >>

Eels
Wed, Jun 11, 2014.  Eels appearred on many film soundtracks including Scream 2, American Beauty, Road Trip, Holes, The Anniversary Party, Knocked Up, Yes Man, The End of Violence, Hellboy II, Hot Fuzz, The Big White, and the first three Shrek movies. MORE >>

A Wilhelm Scream
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  The New Bedford, MA band's name is a reference to the Wilhelm Scream, a famous stock sound effect which is mainly used in films. MORE >>

Ben Watt
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  The British musician, DJ, record producer and radio presenter might be best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl whose "Missing" was a huge hit in the 90s. MORE >>

Electric Six
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  See and hear why Spin Magazine wrote that Electric Six "crams Tenacious D, Prince, and 80's metal into the same sweaty club." MORE >>

Guided By Voices
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  Originating from Dayton, Ohio, GBV made frequent personnel changes but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard. MORE >>

Lily & Madeleine
Fri, Jun 13, 2014.  “Their voices can pierce through the chaos of everyday life and actually make you stop what you’re doing, if only for a second, and truly listen.” — American Songwriter MORE >>

7Seconds
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  It has been nearly nine years since the legendary American hardcore punk band released an album (2005's Take It Back, Take It On, Take It Over!), but that's about to change with the release of their new album, Leave A Light On. MORE >>

A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Ranging from Rockabilly to Outlaw Country, performers include national headliners, tribute bands and local acts. There will also be the Pin-Up Pageant, the Hot Rod, Kustoms & Motorcycle Gallery plus more than 100 vendors, food and drinks. MORE >>

Lady Antebellum
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Lady Antebellum was awarded Top New Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2008. They were nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 51st Grammy Awards; and two more at the 52nd Grammy Awards, winning the award for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for "I Run to You." MORE >>

Los Amigos Invisibles
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  Los Amigos Invisibles is a multiple-Grammy nominated and Latin Grammy winning Venezuelan band that plays a blend of disco, acid jazz and funk mixed with Latin rhythms. MORE >>

Neon Trees
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  The band's name was imspired by the lighted trees on the In-N-Out Burger signs. With special guest Nightmare And The Cat. MORE >>

Playboy Jazz Festival
Sat, Jun 14, 2014-Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  Celebrate with Playboy and an amazing all-star lineup of the best jazz musicians around. MORE >>

The Fray
Sat, Jun 14, 2014.  They were one of the most licensed bands of 2006, with their music being featured on Scrubs, Grey’s Anatomy, What About Brian, NCIS, One Tree Hill and Bones as well as in HBO’s summer promos. MORE >>

Ennio Morricone
Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  A night of Morricone's legendary film scores including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in the West and many more! MORE >>

Songwriters’ Square
Sun, Jun 15, 2014.  An intimate evening with 4 talented LA singer-songwriters, playing their own tunes alone and together. The third Sunday of the month. MORE >>

Cloud Control
Tue, Jun 17, 2014.  Find out why The Sun wrote, “The Aussie four-piece deliver a wonderfully modern spin on Sixties psychedelic…which rambles along like a Jack Kerouac road trip.” MORE >>

Metronomy
Tue, Jun 17, 2014.  Though I’m slightly hesitant to admit this, I really didn’t care for Metronomy when first introduced to them. I was 100-percent sure they were one of those bands that intentionally make themselves unlistenable and aurally displeasing, just for the sake of being hipster darlings for their irony. Or whatever. Then their not single-tracks started to invade my brainspace. Insufferable as they had been previously, I was hooked. Like a sickly gazelle in the jaws of the lion, they had snared me. Maybe I was led astray by a few choice tracks, but it turns out that a large portion of the band’s body of work is actually really well done, completely danceable indie. It’s slightly pretentious, but in a slightly snarky way that isn’t completely inaccessible. Is … is that what it’s like when irony is used for good instead of evil? - Brien Overly MORE >>

Molly Ringwald
Tuesdays.  Tue, Jun 17, 2014-Tue, Jul 15, 2014.  Since her debut Jazz album dropped in April 2013, Ringwald and her band have performed over 140 concerts in four countries. MORE >>

The Mountain Goats
Tue, Jun 17, 2014.  The band's music has been featured in the Showtime television series Weeds. "Cotton" was prominently featured in the season one episode, "The Punishment Light," and "International Small Arms Traffic Blues" was featured in the season four episode, "Yes I Can." The song, "Up the Wolves," from the band's album, The Sunset Tree, was featured in The Walking Dead's season four episode, "Still." MORE >>

Failure
Wed, Jun 18, 2014-Thu, Jun 19, 2014.  In 1997, the band were asked by friends in the industrial rock band God Lives Underwater to contribute a track for a Depeche Mode tribute album that they were assembling; Failure chose to cover the 1990 hit "Enjoy the Silence," a worldwide smash and Depeche Mode's best-selling and most well-known single. The members of Depeche Mode were reportedly very pleased with the album, and with the Failure track particularly; Depeche Mode co-founder Andrew Fletcher said that he actually prefers their cover over his band's original version. MORE >>

Psychostick
Wed, Jun 18, 2014.  With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously. Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music that Chimaira, Machine Head, and Hatebreed would be proud of, and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter. MORE >>

Dan Wilson
Thu, Jun 19, 2014.  Of his April 2014 album, Love Without Fear, Rolling Stone wrote, “Full of super-catchy, emotionally raw tunes.” MORE >>

Intocable
Thu, Jun 19, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Intocable could very well be the most influential group in Tejano, and their tough Tejano/Norteño fusion has become the blueprint for dozens of Tex-Mex groups. MORE >>

Anuhea
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  With a delicate balance of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's #1 female artist. MORE >>

El Tri
Fri, Jun 20, 2014-Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  In 1985, they became the first Mexican rock band to have a Gold certified record with their album, "Simplemente." MORE >>

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  In 2000, Franti decided not to wear any shoes, initially for three days. Since then, Franti has chosen to go barefoot except for occasionally wearing flip-flops as required to board an airplane or to be served in a restaurant. MORE >>

Yann Tiersen
Fri, Jun 20, 2014.  Following the box-office success of Amélie, Tiersen’s skills as a composer of film scores were much in demand, and this led him to compose the music for Good Bye, Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker. But while the soundtrack for Amélie consisted mainly of pieces that Tiersen has been previously released on his first two albums, the soundtrack for Good Bye, Lenin! was conceived from scratch, except for "Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi," which is also featured on Amélie's soundtrack. MORE >>

Led Zepagain
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  In January 2004, Led Zepagain was paid the highest compliment ever when Jimmy Page caught their show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. After watching the show, he requested to meet the band in the dressing room, and praised them on their accuracy. MORE >>

Opening Night at the Bowl
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  The annual Hall of Fame concert honors music legends and concludes with spectacular fireworks in this star-studded benefit for the LA Phil and its education programs. MORE >>

Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

The Menzingers
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  Though they would later relocate to nearby Philadelphia, punk rock unit the Menzingers came together in Scranton, Pennsylvania and included former members of local ska-punk bands Bob & the Sagets and Kos Mos. MORE >>

The Milk Carton Kids
Sat, Jun 21, 2014.  If you dig Gillian Welch, The Civil Wars or Justin Townes Earle, then they'll most certainly be up your alley - especially since About.com named them, "Best New Folk Act of 2011." MORE >>

Janelle Monáe
Sun, Jun 22, 2014.  The Grammy nominated singer melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk and rock-n-roll. MORE >>

Spanish Gold
Tue, Jun 24, 2014.  “…groovy and muscular—like a cross between the Black Keys and the Black Angels—with an undercurrent of sixties soul and early hip-hop.” — Texas Monthly MORE >>

Steve Winwood
Tue, Jun 24, 2014.  1986's "Higher Love" was his first solo #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was preceded by Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" and followed by "Venus" by Bananarama. MORE >>

Sarah McLachlan
Wed, Jun 25, 2014.  Her high school yearbook predicted that she was "destined to become a famous rock star." MORE >>

The Piano Guys
Wed, Jun 25, 2014.  Their second album, The Piano Guys, reached number one on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts in 2012. MORE >>

Super Freestyle Explosion
Fri, Jun 27, 2014.  With freestyle grooves from Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Lisa Lisa, Stacey Q, Expose, Connie, Nu Shooz, Pretty Poison and Trinere. MORE >>

Veruca Salt
Fri, Jun 27, 2014.  It's been 14 years but the day has finally come: The original members of Veruca Salt are back together. MORE >>

Sharon Van Etten
Sat, Jun 28, 2014.  "Her songs are heartfelt without being overly earnest; her poetry is plainspoken but not overt, and her elegant voice is wrapped in enough rasp and sorrow to keep from sounding too pure or confident." - NPR Music MORE >>

Devo
Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  The name Devo comes from their concept of 'de-evolution' - the idea that instead of continuing to evolve, mankind has actually begun to regress, as evidenced by the dysfunction and herd mentality of American society.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Devo perform the legendary experimental music they created between 1974-77. MORE >>

Robyn & Röyksopp
Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  A lot of people might cast a show like this into the “guilty pleasure” pile and casually walk on by, but just like the previous show pick, this is the right way to do a genre of music that is more often done horribly, terribly wrong. Again, in a scene of music that is so dominated by manufactured personalities and baseless hype, it’s an unfortunate rarity that someone with legitimate talent and a sense of artistry manages to break through. Luckily, Swedish-bred Robyn managed to do just that, with music that’s infectiously catchy without having to scrape the bottom of the pop starlet barrel of tropes for attention. Seriously, top 40 pop music needs more classy girls like this in its ranks. - Brien Overly MORE >>

The Pointer Sisters
Sun, Jun 29, 2014.  In 1972, they were asked to record "Pinball Number Count" for a series of educational cartoons teaching kids how to count. It made its debut on Sesame Street in 1977 and was a feature on the show for many years. MORE >>

Bob Weir
Wed, Jul 2, 2014.  Most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead - which disbanded in 1995 - his newest band is Furthur, co-led by former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. MORE >>

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
Wed, Jul 2, 2014-Fri, Jul 4, 2014.  Steve Martin played banjo along with the Steep Canyon Rangers on the June 27, 2009 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, and continues to play with the band on selected dates. MORE >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Peter Murphy
Sat, Jul 5, 2014.  The Godfather of Goth is cited by Trent Reznor as one of Reznor's primary musical influences. MORE >>

iPalpiti Music Festival (Classical)
Thu, Jul 10, 2014-Mon, Jul 28, 2014.  Over a dozen concerts/events will be presented in several prestigious venues in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Under the direction of Maestro Eduard Schmieder, this acclaimed ensemble of prize-winning musicians from around the globe performs to sold-out audiences in major concert halls throughout the world. MORE >>

Twilight Dance Series
Thursdays.  Thu, Jul 10, 2014-Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  The Santa Monica Pier plays host to all music lovers with the sounds of an international array of top tier presentations. Join the crowd that stretches from the Pier deck to the beach and beyond as the Santa Monica Bay’s gorgeous summer days blend into enchanting evenings of family, friends and music. MORE >>

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Fri, Jul 11, 2014.  They are best known for "Where the Wild Roses Grow," a collaborative single with Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue from their ninth studio album, Murder Ballads (1996). The song was an international commercial and critical success, giving them exposure on the pop charts. MORE >>

The Foreign Exchange (Neo-Soul)
Fri, Jul 11, 2014.  In 2009, the group was nominated for a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track "Daykeeper" (feat. Muhsinah) from their Leave It All Behind album. MORE >>

Drum Downtown
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  This free do-it-yourself musical activity, part of The Music Center Presents series of fun DIY (do-it-yourself) participatory programs, lets you make music in the moment in an outdoor group drumming experience. All skill levels are welcome with drums and other percussion instruments provided by event sponsor, REMO. MORE >>

Led Zepagain
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  In January 2004, Led Zepagain was paid the highest compliment ever when Jimmy Page caught their show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. After watching the show, he requested to meet the band in the dressing room, and praised them on their accuracy. MORE >>

Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Jul 12, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

The Antlers
Sat, Jul 12, 2014-Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  “A prettily mournful music box melody.” — Stereogum MORE >>

Grease Sing-A-Long
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Brought back by popular demand so bring your best poodle skirt & saddle shoes, biker jacket & shades for the pre-show parade, and your heartiest vocals for a frolicking ‘50s sing-along. Grease is the word. MORE >>

Jo Dee Messina (Country)
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  She has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week Number One songs from the same album. MORE >>

The English Beat
Sun, Jul 13, 2014.  Can you believe that 2010 marked the 30th Anniversary of their 1980 debut "I Just Can’t Stop It?" MORE >>

Bad Religion
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  Gather ’round, children, we’re starting this week’s Frequency with story time. You’re all excited, right? When I was a young boy, barely a freshman in high school, I was allowed to go to my first concert ever. And it was a big one, at that – a real arena show. It was a simpler time, when the only bands worth knowing were the ones KROQ and MTV told me I should know about. Ah, to be young and impressionable again. Here’s where things get slightly more cringe-worthy. It was a blink-182 show. Hey, I was 13 and they made ridiculous songs about ridiculous subject matter. As if your music taste was any better at that age. The opening band for the big show? None other than Bad Religion. At the time, I was completely oblivious to what a travesty that was in the grand scheme of punk rock seniority, but I have to credit the blink dudes for bringing me a band that would show me what real punk rock was all about and set me on a path of much greater musical discovery, far beyond what mainstream outlets would provide. And the fact that the L.A. natives are still playing and creating worthwhile music to this day gives my jaded heart a bit of the warm-fuzzies. - Brien Overly MORE >>

La Castañeda (Rock)
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  Named after infamous mexican nut house “La Castañeda,” this group was part of the early 90s “Rock en tu Idioma” movement. Famous for their shaved heads and erratic on-stage behaviour, they provided such classics as “Noches de tu Piel.” MORE >>

Summerland Tour
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  Featuring Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog. MORE >>

The Dan Band
Thu, Jul 17, 2014.  The band is well known for its covers of originally female-performed pop songs, with added obscenities and swearing. Their live show has become a staple of Los Angeles nightlife, with Entertainment Weekly naming it "the hottest ticket in town, shit!" MORE >>

Benise
Fri, Jul 18, 2014.  Armed with his Spanish guitar, an amazing world class band of musicians, and elaborately choreographed dancers, Roni Benise captures world music at its best. MORE >>

Jewel
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  Jewel's debut album, Pieces Of You, became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 15 times platinum. MORE >>

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time. MORE >>

Ziggy Marley
Sat, Jul 19, 2014.  In addition to being a Grammy winner, Ziggy founded U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits a wide range of charitable children's causes in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. More recently, he has thrown his support behind the Youth AIDS campaign. MORE >>

Blood On The Dance Floor
Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  Their fourth album, All the Rage!!, peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart. MORE >>

Reggae Night XIII
Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff returns to the Bowl with his soulful roots reggae and hits “Many Rivers to Cross,” “The Harder They Come” and “Wild World.” MORE >>

The Wailers
Sun, Jul 20, 2014.  The Wailers were formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers, following the death of Bob Marley in 1981. MORE >>

Fishfest 2014
Mon, Jul 21, 2014.  With MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Rend Collective Experiment, Plumb, Dara Maclean, Colton Dixon, KJ52, All Things New and more. MORE >>

Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo
Wed, Jul 23, 2014.  With special guests Berlin and Madasen McGrath. MORE >>

Say Anything
Thu, Jul 24, 2014.  Due to frontman Max Bemis' bipolar disorder and strange, dark mentality, the themes of the songs are often bleak, irreverent, personal, and autobiographical. MORE >>

Strangelove
Thu, Jul 24, 2014.  The Depeche Mode tribute delivers a career spanning, “best of” concert that transports you through time and touches on several key points in Depeche Mode’s illustrious career. Songs from throughout the Depeche canon are lovingly recreated; from favorites on DM’s debut Speak and Spell to the newest fare from Mode’s latest- 2009’s Sounds of the Universe. The visual presentation and in-show costume changes reflect different eras of Depeche Mode’s three decade long story. MORE >>

The Front Bottoms
Thu, Jul 24, 2014.  The band has garnered rave reviews from national outlets such as Alternative Press, Filter, All Music Guide, DRUM Magazine, Beyond Race Magazine, AOL, Absolute Punk, Jersey Beat, and Sputnik Music among many others, and even caught the eye of the Los Angeles Times who declared, “This is a pop soundtrack for learning to live in the moment.” MORE >>

Dierks Bentley
Fri, Jul 25, 2014.  The ten-time Grammy nominee and CMA & CMT Award winner has 10 #1 Country singles so far. MORE >>

Donavon Frankenreiter
Fri, Jul 25, 2014.  Frankenreiter (from Downey) is a surfer and a long-time friend of Jack Johnson. His self-titled debut album was released in 2004 on Johnson's Brushfire Records through Universal Music and made the Australian ARIA Top-40 charts in April 2004. MORE >>

Slightly Stoopid
Fri, Jul 25, 2014.  Slightly Stoopid has played with the Dave Matthews Band, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and the Marley Brothers, Sublime, the Roots, The Expendables, Snoop Dogg, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Toots and the Maytals, and Pennywise, among others. MORE >>

Ramón Ayala
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  Known as the "King of the Accordion," Ayala has recorded over 105 albums for which he has received four Grammy Awards. MORE >>

Santana
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  The band has earned eight Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the latter all in 2000. Carlos also won Grammy Awards as a solo artist in 1989 and 2003. MORE >>

Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Jul 26, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

The Voice – Live On Tour
Tue, Jul 29, 2014.  Already confirmed on the tour is Jamaica native and Season 5 champ, Tessanne Chin. Also joining the tour from Season 5 is soul-pop teen artist, and runner up, Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse and family man, Will Champlin. Dia Frampton, a Team Blake favorite, from Season One will be hitting the road too, along with this season’s Winner, Runner Up, and 3rd place. Another fan favorite is guaranteed to tour and will be determined in the month of May by America via social media. MORE >>

Little Big Town
Thu, Jul 31, 2014.  In the fall of 2008, Little Big Town opened up for Carrie Underwood on her Carnival Ride Tour to support the album, before starting their first headlining tour in 2009. MORE >>

Rumours
Fri, Aug 1, 2014.  The ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute show. MORE >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Aug 2, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Hard Summer Music Festival
Sat, Aug 2, 2014-Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  The largest ticketed music festival in Los Angeles features 5 stages on 100 acres of 75+ of the most cutting-edge, innovative electronic artists on the scene accompanied by trailblazers from both hip-hop and rock 'n' roll. MORE >>

311
Sun, Aug 3, 2014.  I still have a soft place in my heart for 311 that my inner early teenager will likely forever cling to. Back in the days when MTV played music videos and, even more, those from legitimately innovative rock bands (for the time period), 311 was the jam. It was a much simpler time for rock music. A less contentious time. And a less pretentious one as well. Rock music still had a grander sense of epicness and importance to it. It was adults playing radical music, not children pretending to be adults by dressing up like radicals. So even though I’ve admittedly fallen by the wayside in recent years in terms of keeping up with their later releases, the nostalgia of the era 311 represents makes them iconic as a rock band. Also, for those who’ve never been to one of their shows, it’s a serious party. Like, just a few red plastic cups short of a college keg party, kind of party. - Brien Overly

[With special guest Wheeland Brothers] MORE >>

Blue Oyster Cult
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  In 1976, Rolling Stone named "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" the song of the year while Stephen King cited the song as the inspiration for his novel, The Stand. The song has been featured in many movies including 1978's Halloween, Scream and Zombieland. MORE >>

Herbie Hancock
Wed, Aug 6, 2014.  Hancock is the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. MORE >>

Arctic Monkeys
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  Their 2006 debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history. MORE >>

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Rock)
Thu, Aug 7, 2014.  I was going to start off by making a joke that was something along the lines of the Twilight franchise wishing they could make dark and brooding look as sexy and cool as BRMC make it sound. Then, I saw they actually had a song on the New Moon soundtrack, and all logic escaped me. But hey, even generally talented and awesome people sometimes get attached to moneymaking juggernauts, and I can’t really blame them for that. They’ve got to keep gas in their tour buses, after all. And if it’s good enough for Thom Yorke to attach his name to, who am I to disparage it? Point being, BRMC makes some really solid atmospheric rock. Possibly best consumed under the influence of mind-altering substances (not that I would know firsthand or anything), the trio can write and play a psychedelic jam session like nobody’s business. Each of the three band members finds time to shine on specific tracks, depending on the pacing of the song, from the slower, more haunting, guitar-focal tracks, to the more aggressive, drum and vocal-driven ones. And if there was ever an appropriately dark and brooding-friendly venue to see these guys play at, it is undoubtedly the Echoplex. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Gladys Knight
Fri, Aug 8, 2014-Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  Known as the “Empress of Soul,” Knight is the first African-American performer to have a venue named after her in Las Vegas, The Gladys Knight Theater at the Tropicana Hotel. MORE >>

Drum Downtown
Sat, Aug 9, 2014.  This free do-it-yourself musical activity, part of The Music Center Presents series of fun DIY (do-it-yourself) participatory programs, lets you make music in the moment in an outdoor group drumming experience. All skill levels are welcome with drums and other percussion instruments provided by event sponsor, REMO. MORE >>

Iration
Sat, Aug 9, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The Santa Barbara natives topped the iTunes reggae charts with their second album, Time Bomb. MORE >>

Rebelution
Sat, Aug 9, 2014-Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  Rebelution released their first full-length album “Courage to Grow” in June 2007, which would become the breakthrough album for the band. The album was selected as iTunes Editor’s Choice for Best Reggae Album of 2007. In addition, “Courage to Grow” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart. MORE >>

Glen Hansard
Sun, Aug 10, 2014.  The Academy Award–winning principle songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for Irish group The Frames and one half of folk rock duo, The Swell Season also appeared in The Commitments, as well as the film Once. His song "Falling Slowly" from Once, co-written with Markéta Irglová, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. MORE >>

Imelda May
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  See and hear why NPR wrote this about the Grammy performer, "Although May has won numerous awards in 2009, her music harks back to a style that was popular in the '50s: rockabilly." MORE >>

Yo-Yo Ma
Thu, Aug 14, 2014.  The 12-time Grammy winner made his Carnegie Hall debut at age nine. MORE >>

Counting Crows
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  I have to say, I’m impressed. Counting Crows have been together for over 20 years, and they only have three former members. Some bands go through that over the course of one three-month tour. Any band who can hold together for that long must really love what they do. Apparently, Dustin Kensrue also loves them enough to cover their songs, so that’s good enough for me too. - Brian Overly

[With special guest Toad The Wet Sproc MORE >>

Smooth Summer Jazz
Sun, Aug 17, 2014.  The Bowl presents their summer mini-festival of the finest smooth jazz artists. MORE >>

John Legend
Wed, Aug 20, 2014.  Nine-time Grammy®-winning John Legend recreates Marvin Gaye’s classic homage to America and the civil rights movement – What’s Going On – in its entirety, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Opening the evening, Legend and funk-soul star Sharon Jones duet in famed Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell hits. MORE >>

Lila Downs
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  The singer mixes traditional Mexican folk music with contemporary sounds to highly original effect. MORE >>

Rock N' Blues Fest
Fri, Aug 22, 2014.  Featuring Johnny Winter Band, Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds. MORE >>

Alejandra Guzman
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  See and hear why she's the "Queen of Spanish Rock." MORE >>

Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Aug 23, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Panic! At the Disco
Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  I can already tell I’m probably going to regret including this show in here, but if I worried about what people thought of me when they read Frequency anymore, I’d never get this column out every week. There are probably guiltier musical pleasures I’ve written about anyway, but this one’s something of a personal defeat. I lost. I gave into the man. I don’t hate Panic! At the Disco anymore. There was a time when I would sing their flaws and faults so gloriously and with such superiority. I was riding high on the hater-train, I admit. But then something happened along the way. I can’t place my finger exactly on what or when, but all of a sudden, I lost all that rage. It was like the red fog just lifted one day after they split down the middle. I didn’t particularly dislike either of the two groups that the former band splintered into, but when the four were together, for some reason, the venom flowed freely in my Word documents. Now that they’ve matured, endured a little hardship, aren’t so oversaturated, I feel a little more comfortable giving them a fair shake. I mean, I’m still 100 percent OK with not being around for the teen girl Panic craze that happened when they started out, but now that their fan base is likewise a little older, I might be will to venture out to this show. The few times I have seen them in the last many years, they … might have impressed me. Just a little. Despite my skepticism and cynicism. Much to their credit, remaining members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith have always been the best parts of Panic’s live show as the most visually dynamic half. It seems the musicianship has only gotten better lately, so it might be fair to assume that their live show has likewise been stepped up as well, making them one of few bands from their scene that might actually be able to outlast their trendiness. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Youngblood Hawke
Tue, Aug 26, 2014.  The Silverlake band's track, "Forever," was a Starbucks' Pick of the Week in September, 2012. MORE >>

B.B. King
Thu, Aug 28, 2014.  Rolling Stone magazine ranked "The King of the Blues" at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time." MORE >>

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Fri, Aug 29, 2014-Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  The five-time Academy Award-winner (and 41-time nominee) returns for his annual weekend, with a program of great film music including selections from some of his most popular movie scores. MORE >>

Gipsy Kings
Sat, Aug 30, 2014.  Their cover version of "Hotel California" was featured in the Coen Brothers' movie The Big Lebowski, as well on the HBO series Entourage while Toy Story 3 featured their version of "You've Got a Friend in Me." MORE >>

Jack Johnson
Sun, Aug 31, 2014-Mon, Sep 1, 2014.  His 2006 Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George was the first soundtrack for an animated film to top the Billboard 200 since the Pocahontas soundtrack in July 1995. MORE >>

Elvis Costello
Fri, Sep 5, 2014-Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Since I mentioned an iconic act from across the pond a few lines up, I have to be fair by not forgetting about one of the great rock legends America has to offer, the one and only Elvis Costello. Wait … you mean he’s not American? Oh. News to me. I guess that’s why journalists are supposed to do that “research” thing or whatever it’s called before they write articles. I guess if the Depeche Mode pick didn’t date me and stamp my forehead with a bright red “uncultured youth,” this surely will. Regardless, he’s been rocking like nobody’s business for nearly 40 years now, and both Dustin Kensrue and Jenny Lewis are down with the Costello, so that’s good enough for me. In the meantime, I’ll continue to let Twitter be my filter and supplier for anything I need to know about happenings in the outside world. - Brien Overly MORE >>

Enrique Bunbury
Fri, Sep 5, 2014.  Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izardui adopted the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play, The Importance of Being Earnest. MORE >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  Classical Revolution: Los Angeles presents chamber music in relaxed, accessible venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Called an "addictive new series" by Mark Swed of the L.A. Times. The first Saturday of the month. MORE >>

Drum Downtown
Sat, Sep 6, 2014.  This free do-it-yourself musical activity, part of The Music Center Presents series of fun DIY (do-it-yourself) participatory programs, lets you make music in the moment in an outdoor group drumming experience. All skill levels are welcome with drums and other percussion instruments provided by event sponsor, REMO. MORE >>

Marc Anthony
Thu, Sep 11, 2014.  The top selling tropical salsa artist of all time is a two-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy-winner and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. MORE >>

Saturdays Off the 405
Sat, Sep 13, 2014.  Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city and drink in the refreshing summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Plus, don't miss the free Spotlight After Dark tours in the galleries. Join in a provocative 20-minute exploration and discussion of art with a Getty Museum educator. MORE >>

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
Thu, Sep 18, 2014.  He’ll perform both Jethro Tull favorites and songs from his new album, Homo Erraticus. MORE >>

Katy Perry
Fri, Sep 19, 2014.  The Santa Barbara native is the first female artist to get five #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 off one album – and the only other artist besides Michael Jackson to do so. MORE >>

Engelbert Humperdinck
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  Arnold George Dorsey adopted the stage name, Engelbert Humperdinck, borrowed from the German 19th-century composer of operas such as Hansel and Gretel. When performing in Germany, he only uses Engelbert as his stage name because the composer's family has disallowed his use of the full name. MORE >>

The Fab Faux
Sat, Sep 20, 2014.  The Fab Faux brings together the talents of five of New York's most respected musicians: Will Lee of Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Vivino, band leader of the ‘Conan’ Show, Rich Pagano, who has performed with Rosanne Cash, Ray Davies and released a solo effort Blurt Magazine described as “one of the best albums of 2009,” Jack Petruzzelli, who has toured and recorded with Joan Osborne (and co-Produced her recent Grammy-Nominated Blues CD,) Patti Smith and Rufus Wainwright, and Frank Agnello, whose musical credits include Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw and Joey Molland of Badfinger. MORE >>

George Thorogood
Sat, Sep 27, 2014.  "Bad to the Bone," while it was not a major hit on initial release, has since been used in many movies and TV shows including Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the remake of The Parent Trap, Christine, Talk Radio, Problem Child, Major Payne and the song was used many times in Married...with Children. MORE >>

Gordon Lightfoot
Sun, Sep 28, 2014.  His songs have been recorded by some of the world's most renowned recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., The Kingston Trio, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, The Replacements, Harry Belafonte, Sarah McLachlan, John Mellencamp, Toby Keith, Peter, Paul and Mary, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, Waylon Jennings and Olivia Newton-John. MORE >>

Blake Shelton
Sat, Oct 4, 2014.  After several years in Nashville, he signed to Giant Records in 2001. In 2001, he was slated to release a song entitled "I Wanna Talk About Me" as a single. Staff at the label considered the song unsuitable for a lead-off single, however, and the song was eventually recorded by Toby Keith, whose version was a number 1 single. MORE >>

Pepe Aguilar
Sat, Oct 18, 2014.  Aguilar has been nominated for nine Grammys. MORE >>

Leon Russell
Sat, Oct 25, 2014.  Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011. MORE >>

EEK! at The Greek
Sun, Oct 26, 2014.  Details TBA. MORE >>

The Airborne Toxic Event
Thu, Oct 30, 2014.  Pensive and thought-provoking, the band's music captures fans' hearts and minds through powerful lyrics and a sound described by Q Magazine as "U2-esque balladry, glam stomps, rabble rousing folk and soaring FM pop." Their 2008 self-titled debut album met immediate success by remaining on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart for 53 consecutive weeks and Sometime Around Midnight was iTunes' #1 Alternative Song of the Year. MORE >>

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sat, Nov 1, 2014.  Their 2011 debut album, Revelator, won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. MORE >>



 
 













 
 

   
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