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Piano Nights
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. 
Studio City
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 >>

Grand Old Echo
Sundays.  Sun, Apr 13, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Los Angeles
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
Los Angeles
Ease into the weekend than with some of the best jazz musicians in the city - for free! More >>

Live Band Karaoke
Mondays.  Mon, Jul 14, 2014-Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Universal City
Whether you’re a great singer, a beginner or have never sung a note, this gig is a slammin’ good time. There’s nothing like feeling the power of fronting a real live band. It blows the karaoke machine away. Every other Monday. More >>

Brit Beats
Thursdays. 
West Hollywood
A weekly live music night featuring a British-themed DJ or live band playing some of the best UK music of all time, new and classics alike. More >>

DJ Quik
Thursdays.  Thu, Jul 24, 2014-Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Agoura Hills
The Compton native has produced songs for a multitude of artists, so you just never know who might decide to drop in! More >>

Silent Frisco
Sundays.  Sun, Jul 27, 2014-Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Santa Monica
They own more than 3000 two-channel, festival-optimized wireless headphones. Custom-designed and sourced directly from industry expert manufacturers, Silent Frisco headsets operate on two simultaneous, long-range feeds, providing the best in audio clarity, volume, and comfort. With this technology, and the creative and operational experience born of 17-years in the business, they enable the music to play while neighbors enjoy peace and quiet. More >>

Psychedelic Thursdays
Thursdays.  Thu, Aug 21, 2014-Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Long Beach
If you like classic rock bands, but don’t want to pay the high prices of those reunion concert tours, how about the same music, but from the ‘sounds like’ quality of a tribute band? More >>

Roar
Fridays, Saturdays.  Fri, Sep 5, 2014-Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Los Angeles
A sexy, edgy and kinetic cast delivers gut-wrenching vocals with a dazzling display of songs from superstars Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, P!nk, Shakira, Rihanna, Lorde, Sia, Lady Gaga, Sara Bareilles and many more. More >>

Fenech-Soler
Mondays.  Mon, Sep 8, 2014-Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Los Angeles
"They're uncommonly adept at writing high-voltage floorfillers with a foot in the indie camp. ****" - The Guardian More >>

For the Record: Baz Luhrmann
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Fri, Sep 12, 2014-Sun, Nov 23, 2014
West Hollywood
For the Record: Baz Luhrmann celebrates the music from The Red Curtain Trilogy - Luhrmann's homage to the major theatrical conventions of dance, poetry and song – Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge. Playlist includes hit songs such as Lovefool, Kissing You, When Doves Cry, Love Is In The Air, Time After Time, Come What May, Your Song, Roxanne, Children Of The Revolution, Rhythm Of The Night and many more. More >>

Touche Amore
Tue, Sep 16, 2014-Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Los Angeles
Their 2011 LP, Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me, was called "one of the most grippingly direct hardcore albums in recent memory" by the AV Club, as well as being named LA's Best Metal Album of 2011 by L.A. Weekly. More >>

Cheap Trick
Today
Pomona
Did you know that Cheap Trick wrote and performed the theme song for The Colbert Report? More >>

Kansas
Today
Pomona
Carry On Wayward Son was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997. More >>

Karen O
Today-Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Los Angeles
Karen O won Spin Magazine's Sex Goddess Award in both 2004 and 2005 while in 2006, she was named one of rock's hottest women by Blender. Then in 2007, Karen O placed #3 on Spinner.com's Women Who Rock Right Now and in February 2010, she won a Shockwaves NME Award for the Hottest Woman. More >>

Mary Has A Gun
Today
West Hollywood
The French band blends the catchiness of pop music and massive energy of rock. More >>

Train
Today-Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Los Angeles
Their single, "Hey Soul Sister," was the most downloaded iTunes song of 2010 and is currently the best selling single in Columbia Records history. More >>

Aaron Carter
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
Carter is the youngest male solo artist to have four Top 40 singles. He made his first solo appearance opening for the his big brother Nick and The Backstreet Boys at their concert in Berlin in March 1997. More >>

Chuck Ragan
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Los Angeles
If it’s not Dustin, it’s Jesse. And if it’s not Jesse, it’s Dallas. If not Dallas, then Chuck. It would seem the frontmen of my favorite bands are all conspiring together. For what cause, you might ask? To make sure that when one of them takes a break from touring or writing music, another is ready to fill his spot so that there is no month left in the year that I don’t hear some bit of music that will make me wish to take a dagger to the heart because of the futility of life and love. I’m also convinced that’s why they’ll never all tour together, despite my years of attempting to will it to happen via this column. Existential conspiracy theories aside, former Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan knows how to work whatever instrument he picks up to elicit a visceral response out of his audience. Whether it’s a guitar or just his bare whiskey-and-sandpaper voice, Ragan is a masterful emotional storyteller. If you don’t buy into my allegations, see these guys live and tell me you’re not a believer too when this show is over. And if nothing else, the inevitable film adaptation of my theory will at least be better than The Da Vinci Code was. - Brien Overly More >>

Cloud Cult
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
West Hollywood
The Denver Post ranked their 2007 release, The Meaning of 8, as one of the Top Ten albums of the decade, along with bands like Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips and Radiohead. More >>

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

Lucid Crew (Rock)
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Burbank
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 >>

Marc Ford
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
West Hollywood
"...fine new solo album, a lovelorn reverie of woozy pedal steel, humbuckng crunch, sanctified organ, desert-wind harmonies and tunes sweetly echoing vinyl." - Mojo More >>

The Gaslamp Killer
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Los Angeles
William Bensussen grew up in San Diego where he became a DJ in the Gaslamp district. His unique sets often ruined the music vibe in the clubs, earning him the nickname, "The Gaslamp Killer." More >>

Alice Boman
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Los Angeles
“Alice Boman makes beautiful, lo-­fi recordings that are both intimate and lonesome, with a captivating voice like ether.” - NPR’s All Songs Considered More >>

Bell X1
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Los Angeles
"Hypnotic and punchy by turns, [their new album Chop Chop is] a riveting album that finds Bell X1 pushing its established aesthetics in admirably new directions." - Magnet 8/10 More >>

Chvrches
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Los Angeles
Chvrches came in fifth on the BBC's Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent. More >>

DSB (World's #1 Journey Tribute)
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Agoura Hills
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 >>

Katy Perry
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Luis Miguel
Fri, Sep 19, 2014-Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Inglewood
Luis Miguel is the only Latin artist to have two Spanish-language albums (Romance and Segundo Romance) go platinum in the USA. More >>

Samhain
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Los Angeles
Samhain was formed by singer Glenn Danzig in 1983, immediately following his departure from the Misfits. Samhain played more of a deathrock and heavy metal-infused style of horror punk than Danzig's previous band. By 1987, Samhain's membership evolved into Danzig. After briefly reuniting in 1999, and again in 2011 and 2012, Samhain announced their fourth reunion in 2014. More >>

The Angel City Jazz Festival
Fri, Sep 19, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014
This year's theme is Full Circle which highlights their committment to L.A.'s jazz community, and their return to Barnsdall Art Park, the site of their first festival in 2008. Artists include NEA Jazz Masters Anthony Braxton and Toshiko Akiyoshi, and jazz luminaries Craig Taborn, Wadada Leo Smith, Bobby Bradford, Vinny Golia, Azar Lawrence, Michael White, Araun Ortiz, Youn Sun Nah, and many others. Venues include LACMA, REDCAT, The Blue Whale, The Aratani Japan America Theatre, and Barnsdall Art Park. More >>

The Cerny Brothers
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

The Lost Fingers (Jazz)
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Los Angeles
The Lost Fingers transform pop/rock music classics performed in a Django gypsy jazz style with a hint of bluegrass. Their creativity and virtuosity allows them to take the listener on a entertaining music journey through everything from AC/DC to Earth,Wind and Fire to Michael Jackson to Deee-lite to Dolly Parton to Daft Punk. More >>

The Young Dubliners
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Anaheim
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 >>

Better Than Ezra
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
West Hollywood
The band released its first nationally-distributed album Deluxe in 1993 on its own indie label, Swell Records, which caught the attention of major record labels and radio. Better Than Ezra signed with Elektra Records in 1995. Elektra Records rereleased Deluxe in 1995 and the single, "Good", reached the No. 1 position on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart which helped push the album to platinum record status by the end of 1995. Success came quickly to Better Than Ezra. Bassist Tom Drummond commented later in a 1998 interview with CNN, "It took us seven years to get signed, and then seven weeks to get to No. 1." More >>

Bobby McFerrin
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Santa Monica
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" was a #1 hit in 1988 and won Song of the Year and Record of the Year honors at The Grammys. More >>

Casting Crowns
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Irvine
The Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian/Christian Rock band has sold over 5 million albums. More >>

Engelbert Humperdinck
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Costa Mesa
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 >>

Juan Gabriel
Sat, Sep 20, 2014-Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Los Angeles
In addition to recording numerous hits on his own, Gabriel has produced albums for Dúrcal, Lucha Villa, Lola Beltrán and Paul Anka. In 1984, he released Recuerdos, Vol. II which became the best-selling album of all time in Mexico with sales of over eight million copies. More >>

Martina McBride
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Pomona
In the U.S., she has sold over 14 million albums and has won the Country Music Association's "Female Vocalist of the Year" award four times (tied with Reba McEntire for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Music's "Top Female Vocalist" award three times. More >>

Mickey Avalon
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
West Hollywood
In March 2007, Avalon was booed off the stage while opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in Oklahoma City. During his set, Avalon threw his microphone at the audience in frustration, and walked off stage angrily. The next day, Red Hot Chili Peppers lead guitarist John Frusciante wrote a letter to the band's fans in Oklahoma City, accusing them of booing Avalon for personal issues, and having a lack of "regard for humanity." More >>

Odesza
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Los Angeles
Their songs, "How Did I Get Here" and "IPlayYouListen," quickly shot to the top of the HypeMachine chart. More >>

Radio KSCR's Music Video Festival 2-Nikki Lorenzo (Indie)
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Los Angeles
Radio KSCR's Music Video Festival 2 has chosen Nikki Lorenzo's "Work That Charm" music video to premiere on the big screen! There will be a few other cool indie music videos shown as well. Hang out with Nikki Lorenzo and everyone who comes will receive a CD of "Be My Man." More >>

Sonic Submarine
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Santa Monica
Five of KCRW's finest on-air disc jockeys will roll out hour-long sets in succession as the sun dips and disappears into the Pacific. More >>

Sunset Strip Music Festival
Sat, Sep 20, 2014-Sun, Sep 21, 2014
West Hollywood
With Jane's Addiction, Empire of the Sun, Failure, Mayer Hawthorne, Cold War Kids, Iration, Kaiser Chiefs, Minus the Bear, Nightmare and the Cat, Big Data and many more. More >>

The Fab Faux
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Northridge
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 >>

Total Slacker
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Los Angeles
Brooklyn's Total Slacker reminds us that thrashing guitar riffs and vicious drumming still dominate. More >>

Vitalogy: A Tribute to Pearl Jam
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Hermosa Beach
From Eddie Vedder’s primal yells and soothing baritone, to screaming solos and classic rock hooks, Vitalogy brings the full Pearl Jam concert experience to a stage near you… With a repertoire that includes a wide range and depth of the Pearl Jam catalogue - including their breakthrough album “Ten,” which can be performed in its entirety as a special performance - Vitalogy covers all the classic Pearl Jam singles as well as the B-sides, hidden tracks, and new material, to excite everyone from the casual listener to the most avid fan. More >>

Youn Sun Nah
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Los Angeles
The award-winning South Korean jazz singer's eclectic, diverse covers include songs from Metallica and Nine Inch Nails to Blondie and Nat King Cole. More >>

Andrew Bird
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Los Angeles
I usually tend to only like my indie folk music in small dive-y clubs, playing to similarly small crowds, but I suppose when your particular brand of indie folk is of the big-sounding, orchestral, Rufus-Wainwright-on-a-road-trip-through-the-American-Midwest variety, you’re going to need something a little bigger than those kinds of venues to contain it. I guess. - Brien Overly More >>

Beck
Sun, Sep 21, 2014-Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Los Angeles
Two of Beck's most popular and acclaimed recordings are Odelay (1996) and Sea Change (2002). Odelay was awarded Album of the Year by the American magazine Rolling Stone and by UK publications NME and Mojo. Odelay also received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Both Odelay and Sea Change appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. More >>

Diana Ross
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Santa Barbara
In 1980, Ross issued her best-selling album to date, diana, which featured her fifth #1 hit "Upside Down" and the top ten single, "I'm Coming Out." A year later, she scored her sixth and final #1 single with, "Endless Love," featuring Lionel Richie. More >>

Melissa Etheridge
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Riverside
She has received two Grammys out of 15 nominations as well as an Oscar for Best Original Song for "I Need To Wake Up" from the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. More >>

Meshell Ndegeocello
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Los Angeles
She has had ten career Grammy Award nominations and is one of the musicians credited for having "sparked the neo-soul movement." More >>

Real Blues Festival of Orange County
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Santa Ana
Listen to eight great blues acts while raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. More >>

Ruben Studdard
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Inglewood
In 2003, on the second season of American Idol, with over 24 million votes cast by the TV viewing audience, Ruben Studdard won the title, while Clay Aiken was the very close runner up. More >>

Yanni
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Costa Mesa
At least fourteen of Yanni's albums have peaked at #1 in Billboard's "Top New Age Album" category, and two albums, Dare to Dream and In My Time, received Grammy nominations. More >>

Interpol
Mon, Sep 22, 2014-Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Pomona
They’ve been doing this band thing for-ever, and they’ve only gotten better with age. While so many of their indie-retro revival scene mates came and went without so much as a whisper of a hit single, the NYC natives have outlasted both critics and copycats. - Brien Overly More >>

Shel
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Los Angeles
Comprised of four sisters, who are classically trained, the band name is an acronym for first names, Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza. More >>

Lykke Li
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Tears for Fears
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Los Angeles
The duo that sold over 22 million albums worldwide reunited in 2000. More >>

The Real McKenzies
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
West Hollywood
They draw on both acoustic and electric instruments to blend a potent concoction of classic punk, hard folk and traditional Celtic influence. More >>

A Day To Remember
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
Los Angeles
With special guests Bring Me The Horizon and Chiodos. More >>

Jason Derulo
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
Pomona
Jason has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved five Top 5 singles: “Talk Dirty," “The Other Side," "Ridin' Solo," “In My Head" and “Whatcha Say.” More >>

Natalie Cole
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
Riverside
Due to the media's billing of Cole as the "new Aretha Franklin," it inadvertently started a rivalry between the two singers. More >>

The Raveonettes
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
Los Angeles
In the early 2000s, they were picked by Rolling Stone and Q Magazine as being among the harbingers of the "Next Wave" of contemporary music. More >>

Cubensis
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Long Beach
What a long, strange show it will be with this Grateful Dead tribute band. More >>

Tab Benoit
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
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 >>

Temples
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Los Angeles
"One of the brightest new lights of the current psych scene." - NME More >>

The Kooks
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Los Angeles
The band won the award for Best UK & Ireland Act at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards and was nominated at The Brit Awards for the single, "She Moves in Her Own Way." More >>

Cheryl Barnes (Jazz)
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Sherman Oaks
Cheryl performed in Leonard Bernstein's Mass and on Broadway in The Last Sweet Days of Isaac, Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar and sang the song, "Love and Passion," for the soundtrack of the 1980 film, American Gigolo. More >>

Colbie Caillat
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Thousand Oaks
In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky," which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in August 2009. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammys for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's Fearless album. More >>

Dark Star Orchestra
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Los Angeles
Their shows are built off the Grateful Dead’s extensive catalog. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. More >>

Gov't Mule
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Los Angeles
Balancing evocative songs and expressive improvisation, Gov’t Mule is a band rooted in both the personal and musical chemistry between its members. More >>

Heart
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Pomona
Besides the many movies and TV shows that have used their songs, you can always count on at least one female contestant to sing one of their songs on a reality singing competition show each season. More >>

Jason Aldean
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Irvine
He was up for four 2011 CMT Awards including Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for “My Kinda Party,” Collaborative Video of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson and Best Web Video of the Year for “My Kinda Party” Live from the CMT Webcast. More >>

Jon Brion
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Local Natives
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Santa Monica
See and hear why the Wall Street Journal wrote, "I spent the rest of the festival telling people theirs was the best set I saw, often before the question was even completed." More >>

Marco Antonio Solis
Fri, Sep 26, 2014-Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Los Angeles
He has sold over 80 million records and in 2010 he received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. More >>

Super Diamond
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Anaheim
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 >>

The English Beat
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
In other parts of the world, the band is called The Beat. In the U.S., the band is known as The English Beat for legal reasons (to avoid confusion with another American band, The Beat). More >>

The Pimps of Joytime
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Los Angeles
A band whose name carries a certain "je ne sais quois," the Pimps of Joytime were born out of frontman Brian J’s desire to layer his broad range of musical influences -- soul, funk, afrobeat, Latin, reggae and rock -- within the freedom of an unapologetic dance groove. More >>

Way Over Yonder
Fri, Sep 26, 2014-Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Santa Monica
Way Over Yonder will have two stages: the Pier Stage outdoors on the deck, where the headliners will play full length sets, and the Carousel Stage, inside the historic carousel building, where acoustic acts will perform. This year's headliners are Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Local Natives, Lucinda Williams, Moses Sumney, Houndmouth, Jackson Browne, Heartless Bastards, The Lone Bellow and The Barr Brothers. More >>

Wilson Phillips
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Beverly Hills
In 1992, Wilson Phillips made history as Billboard declared their debut album the best selling album of all time by an all female group, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and selling over 5 million copies in the US and over 10 million copies worldwide, which also made Wilson Phillips, at the time, the best selling female group of all time for a single album, breaking the previous record set by The Supremes. More >>

Bob Mould
Sat, Sep 27, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014
West Hollywood
An original member of the influential 1980s punk band Hüsker Dü, he is also a successful producer and DJ. More >>

Cymbals Eat Guitars
Sat, Sep 27, 2014-Sun, Sep 28, 2014
West Hollywood
"Jarring solos and bloodletting dives...But CEG ain't just all show; their woozy riffs rival the Flaming Lips, the priapic yawps a direct rebuttal to Modest Mouse." - Village Voice More >>

decker.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Los Angeles
decker. has been said to do “for folk what The White Stripes did for delta-blues...it’s an excellent modernization of a genre.” - Ampkicker Magazine More >>

Die Antwoord
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Los Angeles
Die Antwoord won the Myspace Best Music Video of 2010 award for their debut video, "Enter The Ninja." More >>

George Thorogood
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Anaheim
"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 >>

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
West Hollywood
Their album, In These Times, made iTunes' "Best of 2012" list. More >>

LeAnn Rimes
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Riverside
In 1998, "How Do I Live" set a new record for becoming the longest-running single in Billboard Hot 100 history, spending 69 weeks on the chart. The record was later broken by "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz in 2009 which was then broken in 2014 by Imagine Dragons' Radioactive. More >>

LL Cool J
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Pomona
Sure, you know he's an actor as well as a musician, but did you know he also wrote a children's book, "And The Winner Is..."? More >>

Long Beach Folk Revival Festival
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Long Beach
More than 25 local, regional, and national Folk and Roots music acts on three separate stages plus a pie eating contest, craft brews on tap and gourmet food trucks and booths, beard and mustache contest, open bluegrass jam, deering banjo contest and an old time photo booth. More >>

Lower
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Los Angeles
"dense, beguiling punk poetry" - Pitchfork More >>

Mikey Wax
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
West Hollywood
Previously, Mikey's self-released music has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance, the NBC Olympics, Dance Moms, and Pretty Little Liars, among others and he wrote and performed the end-title track for the new motion picture, The Road Within. More >>

Moira Smiley & VOCO
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Pasadena
Named the #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007, Moira Smiley & VOCO redefine harmony singing with the power and physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, ukelele, accordion and body percussion. Moira Smiley's award-winning original music and spell-binding American and East European folksongs light up the stage with rompin' stompin' body percussion and warm wit. More >>

Nevenka (World)
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Venice
Nevenka, a Los Angeles-based women's folk chorus performing songs from Eastern Europe, was formed in 1976 by women who shared a common interest in the complex harmonies and compelling rhythms typical in Balkan music. Very much in the Eastern European tradition, Nevenka includes women of all ages making music together. Nevenka's repertoire includes songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Albania, Russia, Greece, and Georgia, as well as Ladino Sephardic and Rom (Gypsy) songs. More >>

Paolo Nutini
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Los Angeles
His music has been featured in Scrubs, Gavin & Stacey, One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY. More >>

Trust
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Los Angeles
“A grubby dance-goth sound that's meant for late nights, crowded rooms, and dark spaces.” - Nylon More >>

Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Los Angeles
Latin, Japanese, African, Jazz, Native American, and other drummers will entertain you while ongoing tours of the famous Watts Towers are available. More >>

Aruan Ortiz (Jazz)
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Los Angeles
He has been called “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States” by BET Jazz and "...one of the most versatile and exciting pianists of his generation..." by Downbeat Magazine More >>

Cat Power
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Los Angeles
Cat Power was featured in Maxim's Hot 100 women of 2009 at #19. More >>

Gogol Bordello
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Los Angeles
The band has appeared in a number of popular films, most notably in 2005's Everything Is Illuminated in which the lead singer, Eugene Hütz, co-starred with Elijah Wood in a dramedy and adventure story about the Nazi purges in Ukraine. The entire group was present for one shot in which they played a brass band in a set that included the Star Spangled Banner. They also played the traditional Yiddish tune "Bublitschki." Gogol Bordello contributed the song "Start Wearing Purple" to the film's score. More >>

Gordon Lightfoot
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Anaheim
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 >>

Neil Hamburger
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Tata Simonyan
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Los Angeles
Simonyan received the title of the Honored Artist of Armenia in 2006, and was nominated for "King of Pop" in Moscow in 2008. More >>

The Gaslight Anthem
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Los Angeles
In 2009, the band's song "I'da Called You Woody, Joe" was featured as part of the soundtrack of the video game Skate 2 and Skate It they supported Social Distortion on their European tour and was announced as a supporting act for Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park Calling. At the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2009, Springsteen joined the band on stage during their performance of "The '59 Sound." More >>

Tribute To George Harrison
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Los Angeles
With Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer of The Killers, Ann Wilson of Heart, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, Britt Daniel of Spoon, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Nick Valensi of The Strokes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dhani Harrison, Butch Walker, Ian Astbury, Cold War Kids, Karen Elson, Brian Bell of Weezer, Big Black Delta, Chase Cohl, Jamestown Revival, Matt Sorum, Ryan Miller of Guster, The Black Ryder Gingger Shankar and many more. More >>

Sam Smith
Mon, Sep 29, 2014-Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Los Angeles
In December 2013, Smith was nominated for the 2014 BRIT Critics' Choice Award which he went on to win. More >>

Teleman
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Los Angeles
"The music mirrors the tone of the lyrics, too — a great, infectious balance between poppy and playful romanticism and somber, sobering realizations." - Consequence Of Sound More >>

The Orwells
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Los Angeles
The Orwells were named one of the most criminally overlooked artists of 2012 in MTV's annual list plus their song, "Who Needs You?" was featured on the August 6, 2013 episode of NPR's All Songs Considered. Co-host Bob Boilen said of the group, "You can't say The Orwells without saying 'young," and called the song his summer anthem. More >>

Death Valley Girls
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Los Angeles
Not much is known about Death Valley Girls. It's part of their allure; shrouded in mysterious overtones and a ghoulish blend of bluesy psychedelia and '60s garage fuzz. Death Valley Girls are proto-punks of the modern age; so raw that their sound seems inspired by the 'caveman rock' of the Troggs. More >>

Opening Night Gala Concert: A John Williams Celebration (Classical)
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Los Angeles
Williams and Walt Disney Concert Hall have gone together since the beginning. He opened the third inaugural gala, Soundstage L.A., in 2003 with the world premiere of his Soundings, a piece that has also provided the carillon lobby chimes that announce the end of intermission. Don’t miss this symphonic power coupling of master violinist Itzhak Perlman and John Williams. Their work together has garnered both Oscars and Grammys for works like Schindler’s List. Since that epic three-night blow-out in 2003, the annual Opening Night concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall have become famous for their creative edge. More >>

Big & Rich
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Los Angeles
John Rich went to see Wyclef Jean, strictly as a fan, at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and wound up being pulled onto the stage. "The crowd had no idea who Big & Rich were," he says, "but Jean told them, 'There are no boundaries. They tell us there are boundaries just so we don't run past them.' Then he starts free-styling about Nashville and Charlie Daniels and us, and how it's all the same." Wyclef then indicated to John: Your turn. Rich froze for a moment, and then, over the reggae beat, went into Folsom Prison Blues, followed by Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy). Suddenly, the House of Blues audience was his. More >>

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
West Hollywood
Their 2011 debut, Baby Caught the Bus, was named “Album Of The Year” by ABC Radio National. More >>

Elizabeth & the Catapult
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Los Angeles
“...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 >>

Joan Osborne
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Los Angeles
In 2007, her song, "One of Us," was ranked #54 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s" and #10 on the network's "40 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 90s." More >>

Ryan Adams
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Adams has also produced albums for Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin and Fall Out Boy, and collaborated with Counting Crows, Weezer, Norah Jones, America, Minnie Driver, Cowboy Junkies, Leona Naess, Toots and the Maytals, Beth Orton and Krista Polvere. At the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara. More >>

Slothrust
Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Los Angeles
“Wellbaum and the crew craft playful, tightly instrumented visions of psychic dysfunction, inflatable lovers, worm regurgitation, cat appreciation and Satan. It’s music for long-haul road trips in busted cars, where the destination is a club that smells awful but the crowd is cool.” - Timeout New York More >>

BROODS
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Los Angeles
“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 >>

Cass McCombs
Thu, Oct 2, 2014-Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
"Over the last decade, McCombs has been a remarkably consistent songwriter [and] he's quietly become one of America's finest chroniclers of fringe characters, a writer of heart-rending love songs and psychedelic odes to the natural world, a teller of tall-tales with a sense of humor dry as desert wood, and that rare folksinger who actually sings about the folk." - Pitchfork More >>

Little Barrie
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Fullerton
Their 2014 album, Shadow, was dubbed "effortlessly exciting" by NME, the album "begs to be blasted with the windows down" (Esquire) and "finds a band that can do more than just roar" (Q Magazine). More >>

Nick Waterhouse
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Los Angeles
“His solos, haloed with reverb, are rhythmically tight, technically messy, dynamically crafty, almost insightful. All their strangeness matters.” — The New York Times More >>

The War On Drugs
Thu, Oct 2, 2014-Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
"Only a few artists are gifted enough to write hair-raising, fists-in-the-air, pedal-to-the-floor rock 'n' roll anthems: U2, Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire are proven pros, but maybe The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel should be added to that class, too." - NPR Music More >>

Tina Dico
Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Los Angeles
“This compelling Danish songwriter tackles life’s energy and soul-searching with captivating melodies.” - Newsweek More >>

ABC
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
In 1982, the band released their debut album, The Lexicon of Love, which reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three Top 10 hits: "Poison Arrow," "The Look of Love (Part One)" and "All of My Heart." More >>

Angelique Kidjo
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Northridge
The four-time Grammy nominee performs her creative blend of funk, salsa, jazz, rumba, pop, rock and her African roots. More >>

Ben Kweller
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
West Hollywood
His EP, Freak Out, It's Ben Kweller, caught the attention of Evan Dando of The Lemonheads. Dando invited Kweller on tour with him. Jeff Tweedy, Juliana Hatfield and Guster also noticed Kweller and took him on tour with them. More >>

Bombay Bicycle Club
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
Bombay Bicycle Club won the Best New Band award at the 2010 NME Awards, up against nominees such as The xx, The Big Pink, La Roux, The Olivers and Mumford & Sons. In 2010, their song "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep" was included as a bonus track on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack. More >>

Boys Noize
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
He remixed David Lynch, N.E.R.D, Depeche Mode, Snoop Dogg and The Chemical Brothers amongst many other well-known artists and became a producer of note, having worked with Kelis, UK rapper Kano, The Black Eyed Peas, and the South Korean band Big Bang. More >>

Dark Blue
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
"The best baritone since Ian Curtis" - Village Voice More >>

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist: Renegades Of Rhythm
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
The Renegades of Rhythm tour will use six turntables and a variety of real-time effects. “It adds another performance level, real-time sampling from the record that’s being played,” says Cut Chemist. Visuals for the tour will be supplied by acclaimed video director, multimedia producer and regular DJ Shadow collaborator Ben Stokes. More >>

Greylag
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
"Greylag have that special something. The Portland trio plays a virtuosic Led Zeppelin III strain of folk-rock that could easily...win them fans across many musical subcultures." - Stereogum More >>

He's My Brother She's My Sister
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
They list their influences as The Mamas & the Papas, Howlin’ Wolf, Arthur Alexander, Spindrift, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Dolly Parton, Elvis, Otis Redding, The Everly Brothers, Donavon, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Violent Femmes and Ace of Base. More >>

Katchafire (Reggae)
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Anaheim
Katchafire formed in 1997 as a Bob Marley tribute band and later began writing and performing their own songs. More >>

Lemon Sun (Rock)
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
Lemon Sun is a rock & roll band. Features members of He's My Brother She's My Sister, Jenny O, and Bleached. No frills, no gimmicks (though a sexy tap dancer occasionally joins 'em on stage). Just some good ol' rock & roll that makes you wanna have fun, make out, and hang with your friends. Ok...there's a little psych and soul in there so you can drop acid or dance too if ya like. More >>

Pinback
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
The band's moniker is a reference to a character in the 1974 John Carpenter film, Dark Star. Audio samples from the film were used frequently in the band's early works. More >>

The Dandy Warhols
Fri, Oct 3, 2014-Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

The Whigs
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Los Angeles
"The Whigs may be one of the last true rock and roll bands going. With so many artists playing to niche versions of the genre, the Athens power trio carry the torch of the straight-ahead, big chorus-singing, distortion-loving, fist-pumping, '70s and '90s bands that they grew up listening to." - Paste More >>

Wild Child
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Hermosa Beach
Faithfully re-creating a live Doors concert on stage, the music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock). Wild Child mirrors the depth, energy and emotion of The Doors concerts as they were live back in the late 1960s, utilizing the same musical instruments live as The Doors did over 35 years ago. More >>

American Authors
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Los Angeles
Their 2013 single, "Best Day of My Life," was featured in a Lowe's television advertisement in the United States, a Hyundai television advertisement in the United Kingdom, a Telecom New Zealand advertisement, a trailer for the film Delivery Man, and the opening sequence for ESPN's 2013 World Series of Poker coverage. More >>

Blake Shelton
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Classical Happy Hour
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Elton John
Sat, Oct 4, 2014-Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Los Angeles
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. More >>

Lee Dewyze
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
In Season 9 of American Idol, he was one of only 13 people to make it to Hollywood Week from the Chicago auditions before he went on the win that year. More >>

Living Colour
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
West Hollywood
Their signature song, "Cult of Personality," won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990 and they were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. More >>

Phaeleh
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Los Angeles
"An ambient dubstep producer with an intelligent ear for electronic harmonies...the latest body of work is ambitious with a big, well-rounded, cinematic sound." - ID Magazine More >>

Sound Off
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Pasadena
Learn about music production, songwriting, licensing, instrument technique, music industry professionals and attend talks with special guests. The event will also host live performances, food trucks and more. More >>

Stromae
Sat, Oct 4, 2014-Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Los Angeles
NPR wrote, “Stromae’s lyrics show a different vision of the world…” while The New York Times called him, "A musician for his time…" More >>

Beverly
Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Los Angeles
"...makes you want to hit repeat over and over until your brain starts to melt." - SPIN More >>

IAMX
Sundays.  Sun, Oct 5, 2014-Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Glendale
Chris Corner has been doing this music thing for a really, really long time. Looking at more recent photos of him performing under his IAMX moniker, he might also be the living reincarnation of Jack Skellington. And the only dude who can rock one of Rihanna’s stage outfits as awesomely as she can. Though, I suppose, having been around this long, making so many different styles of music over the years, it would only be a natural progression for one’s stage persona to eventually evolve into your favorite musically inclined undead dandy and mine. I mean, it takes a lot of work and a lot of skill for a man to be able to walk on stage in a top hat and tuxedo jacket lined with glitter and feathers and really own it – when not in West Hollywood. Sartorial envelope pushing aside, Corner’s work with IAMX is a beautifully constructed mix of big-sounding orchestral arrangements with sleek and modern pounding electronic synth-rock. Corner’s signature vocals are sexy and evocative while still being frenzied and unpredictable, bringing a chaotic urgency to his sweeping aural landscape. So if you want as much attention to visual performance as musical craftsmanship, Corner is undoubtedly your man. - Brian Overly More >>

Tony Bennett
Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Costa Mesa
Frank Sinatra called him “the best singer in the business.” More >>

Belle & Sebastian
Mon, Oct 6, 2014-Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Los Angeles
In 1999, the band was awarded with Best Newcomer (for their third album) at the BRIT Awards. More >>

Dave Rawlings Machine
Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Los Angeles
He is best known as the longtime musical partner of bluegrass singer-songwriter Gillian Welch. He is known in his own right as a producer, having produced Welch and bands such as Old Crow Medicine Show. He has also contributed to the Bright Eyes album Cassadaga, the Ryan Adams album Heartbreaker (which opens with "Argument with David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey"), and the Robyn Hitchcock album Spooked. More >>

Justin Townes Earle
Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Los Angeles
Justin won the Best New and Emerging Artist at the 2009 Americana Music Awards. His record, Midnight at the Movies, was named one of the best records of 2010 by Amazon, received four stars in Rolling Stone and found a sweet spot in the blackened hearts of fans and critics alike. GQ Magazine named him one of the 25 best dressed men in the world in 2010. He also appeared on HBO’s Treme with his dad, troubadour Steve Earle, on whose Grammy Award-winning Townes record Justin also guests. More >>

Lorde
Mon, Oct 6, 2014-Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Los Angeles
In June of 2013, Lorde's second single, "Tennis Court," debuted at #1 on the New Zealand Top 40 singles chart. In the same week, she also became the first New Zealand artist to simultaneously have four songs in the top 20 of the New Zealand Top 40. More >>

White Hinterland
Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Santa Ana
"Sharp gusts of wind cut across her canvas of deep bass drum hits and reverberant cross-sticking, only to be countered by the warmth of the organ and her own seraphic coos." - NPR More >>

Angus & Julia Stone
Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Los Angeles
“Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone consistently put out spectacular recordings…” – KCRW More >>

Bishop Allen
Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Los Angeles
"this joyous incredibly infectious new single from the record, appropriately titled 'Start Again,' is a good indication the upcoming album will be worth the wait." - NPR Music More >>

Drowners
Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Los Angeles
"Recalls punk at its most pop." - The Guardian More >>

Naama Kates
Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Los Angeles
She's been described as someone who "makes pleasingly accessible music that tries to mask yet invariably spills over with raging passion and quirky intelligence and sheer spunky, idiosyncratic imagination." More >>

Bo Ningen
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Los Angeles
"Fast sludge rock that will likely pound Foster The People and their ilk into the turf, Bo Ningen will leave some bruises in its wake." - LA Times More >>

Brendan James
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Los Angeles
The Charleston, SC singer-songwriter's video for his single, “Nothin’ But Love,” features a number of loving couples of all types and is a platform for marriage and equality and gay rights. In addition to coverage already by a number of LGBT press outlets (Instinct Magazine has called James their “straight ally,”), the video was also been retweeted by a number of celebrities including: Boy George, Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty,” “Partners”), Melissa Claire Egan (“The Young & the Restless”), Graham Patrick Martin (“Major Crimes,” “Two & A Half Men”), Keith Powell (“30 Rock”), Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Anthony Rapp (“RENT”), and Hannah Marks (“Amazing Spiderman,” “Necessary Roughness”). More >>

Kasabian
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Los Angeles
Their music has won them several awards including a Brit Award in 2010 for Best British Group. More >>

MisterWives
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Los Angeles
Their song, “Reflections,” was the first iTunes “Single of the Week” of 2014. More >>

Shelby Lynne
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Los Angeles
Did you know 2001's Grammy winner for Best New Artist portrayed Johnny Cash's mother Carrie in the 2005 film, Walk the Line? More >>

Twenty One Pilots
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Twin Shadow
Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Los Angeles
Twin Shadow’s 2010 breakthrough, Forget, garnered a lot of praise from the likes of Rolling Stone (“fully-formed, haunted and haunting”), Allmusic (“lush, intricate pop”) and Pitchfork, which named it one of the best albums of 2010. More >>

Alkaline Trio
Thu, Oct 9, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014
West Hollywood
There just aren’t enough good things I can say about this band. They’ve been together for over a decade now and they’re still some of the most unpretentious, DIY punk rock dudes around. All while being impeccably styled, of course. Over the years, their music has gotten more polished and grown exponentially more infectious, but the Trio guys have managed to do it without sacrificing any of their artistic integrity. - Brien Overly More >>

Anberlin
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
West Hollywood
It’s really hard to listen to Anberlin and not feel inspired to go out and do something important and benevolent with your life. Like, really hard. Trust me, I’ve tried. The pop-punk-turned-legit-grown-up-rock band is catchy and intelligent, which, despite a heavy abundance in the column this week, is terribly rare elsewhere in this scene of music. - Brien Overly More >>

Chromeo
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Los Angeles
Their 2004 debut album, She's in Control, was compared to 1980s groups like Hall & Oates, Klymaxx and Sylvester. Chromeo later teamed up with Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates in the Summer of 2008 for a jam session on "Live from Daryl's House." More >>

Damien Rice
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Los Angeles
“Damien Rice has fine- tuned the art of delivering his ardent, lovelorn folk gems to maximum heartrending effect.” – Rolling Stone More >>

Wakey!Wakey!
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
West Hollywood
See and hear why Spin.com wrote, "Driven by a stern piano bounce - courtesy of frontman Mike Grubbs - indie-pop-on-Mozart quintet Wakey!Wakey! are quickly becoming the talk of the Big Apple with rhythm-heavy, heartfelt ballads, and - most notably - Grubbs' striking Top 40 pipes. More >>

Woman's Hour
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Los Angeles
"Built from gently propulsive beats and pleasant keyboard washes and duly nods to classic 80s chart pop, alongside artier and more atmospheric fare from the era such as Sade and the Blue Nile." - The Guardian More >>

Zola Jesus
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Los Angeles
She provided guest vocals on the song "Intro" by M83 from their 2011 album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. She also sang on "New France" by Orbital, from their 2012 album Wonky. More >>

Bahamas
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
West Hollywood
“Bahamas distills his brand of breezy soul…with summer-ready falsetto harmonies that float over a distorted riff, before ending with a quick solo, a move that reminds this laid back Canuck can shred.” — SPIN More >>

Basia Bulat
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
West Hollywood
“Strike a sound that nods to Fleetwood Mac and the early Joni Mitchell.” — The New York Times More >>

Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Costa Mesa
The Tony® winner performs beloved songs from some of his favorite shows, including Company, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Les Misérables and Sunday in the Park With George. More >>

Chick Singer Night
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
West Hollywood
The world's longest-running talent showcase, with chapters all over the U.S. and in Sweden. Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, and Paula Cole have taken part in past Chick Singer Night shows. Melissa Manchester will be the featured performer at their first show at the HOB. More >>

Dave Widow
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Anaheim
Widow's 2013 album, "Waiting For The World To End," was touted by the Blues Foundation as a Top Five Finalist in the "Best Self-Produced CD" category in 2013. More >>

Lily Allen
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Los Angeles
Her first mainstream single, "Smile," reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006. Her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received, selling over 2.6 million copies worldwide and brought Allen nominations at the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. More >>

Night Bass
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Los Angeles
With AC Slater, Jack Beats, Hannah Wants, Petey Clicks, Bones and more. More >>

Rachael Sage
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Los Angeles
“the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and what those traditions have wrought in the hypermodern world of the present.” – Billboard Magazine More >>

Steve Winwood
Fri, Oct 10, 2014-Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Inglewood
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 >>

The Dead Ships
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Los Angeles
Find out why the LA Times wrote, "The group's no-frills drumming and smoldering guitar tones nod toward the White Stripes and the Black Keys, but their tuneful charisma separates them from the legions of garage-rock imitators." More >>

The Dustbowl Revival
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
San Pedro
The Venice, CA-based roots and jazz collective perform their songs using a fun assortment of instruments including the tuba, trombone, clarinet, cornet, trumpet, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, accordion, drums, guitars and harmonica, with plenty of washboard and kazoo thrown in for good luck. More >>

The Pretty Reckless
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Los Angeles
They've toured with Marilyn Manson and Evanescence and their single, "Make Me Wanna Die," topped the UK Rock Charts. More >>

The Thurston Moore Band
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Los Angeles
Moore is the founder of Sonic Youth, whose Daydream Nation album was chosen by the US Library of Congress for historical preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006. More >>

Wang Chung
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Agoura Hills
The name Huang Chung was claimed by the band to translate roughly as "perfect pitch"—although later, on American Bandstand, they claimed it was the sound a guitar made. Huang Chung was changed to Wang Chung in 1982 at David Geffen's suggestion. According to VH1's Pop Up Video, they changed it because people kept calling them "Hung Chung." More >>

Yip Deceiver
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
West Hollywood
Of Montreal's Davey Pierce and Nic Dobbratz's music is an exciting take on experimental dance pop with strong hooks, playful take on new wave, 80s R&B and electro. More >>

Kill the Noise
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Los Angeles
After finding dancefloor success under the name Ewun, Jake Stanczak launched the spacier and more dubstep-oriented Kill the Noise in 2008 with the album Kill Kill Kill. Successful remixes of the hit Estelle and Kanye West track "American Boy" followed. More >>

LA Bluegrass Situation
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Los Angeles
With Lord Huron, Blind Pilot, Shakey Graves and Langhorne Slim. More >>

Led Zepagain
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Hermosa Beach
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 >>

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Thousand Oaks
In the 1990s, her folk-pop style was enthusiastically embraced by country radio. She won five Grammy Awards and was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 1993. Her songs have also been recorded by such diverse artists as Joan Baez, Wynonna, Maura O’Connell, Mary Black, Cyndi Lauper, Shawn Colvin, Dianne Reeves, Betty Buckley, Tony Rice and Trisha Yearwood. More >>

One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film
Sat, Oct 11, 2014-Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Recorded in the midst of the group’s sold-out “Where We Are” global and US tour, this is an exclusive front row chance with a backstage pass to see One Direction in a larger-than-life setting in select theaters nationwide. More >>

Queen Nation
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Agoura Hills
The #1 Queen tribute band. More >>

Ray LaMontagne
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Los Angeles
Ray’s 2010 album, "God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise," won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and he was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for, “Beg Steal or Borrow.” More >>

Supersonico Music Festival
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Los Angeles
With Café Tacvba, Calle 13, Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible, Ana Tijoux, Deorro, Lizzo, Bomba Estereo, Maria y Jose, La Vida Boheme, AJ Davila, La Santa Cecilia, Los Rakas, Ceci Bastida, Los Master Plus, Raul Campos, Kita Klane, Anthony Valadez, Subsuelo, Jungle Fire, Los Macuanos plus DJs, art, food trucks and more artists to be announced. More >>

The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Long Beach
Besides being their primary composer, he also functioned as the band's main producer and arranger, writing or co-writing more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the Beach Boys. More >>

The Music Center’s Open House
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Los Angeles
The Music Center is 50 years old and they’re opening their doors for a full day of arts experiences including Pop-Ups! @MusicCenterLA, a series of interactive art-making opportunities that will transform The Music Center Plaza. Guided tours of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum every 15 minutes. More >>

Vikki Carr
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Cerritos
She's won four Grammy Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. More >>

Fool's Gold Day Off LA
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Los Angeles
With A-Trak, Danny Brown, Travi$ Scott, Invisibl Skratch Pikilz (Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, D-Styles, Shortkut), Kurupt, Hoodboi, Nick Catchdubs and special guests. More >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Lecrae
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Los Angeles
His album, After the Music Stops, was the first Christian Rap album to ever sit in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. More >>

Will Hoge
Mon, Oct 13, 2014
West Hollywood
Hoge received a Country Music Association nomination, an Academy of Country Music nomination and a Grammy nomination for "Country Song of the Year" for "Even If It Breaks Your Heart." The song was recorded by the Eli Young Band and reached #1 on the country charts. He also recorded the opening theme song, "You Make Me Happy," for the CBS sitcom, Still Standing. More >>

Young Rebel Set
Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Los Angeles
Described as a "folk-inspired record which owes more to Richard Ashcroft that it does Mumford & Sons" by Steve Lamacq of BBC 6Music and "how Bruce Springsteen might have sounded had he been raised in the Middlesbrough area" by Q. More >>

Camerata Pacifica
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Pasadena
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 >>

Catfish and the Bottlemen
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Los Angeles
“Combining the garage-pop-disco sensibilities of bands like The Strokes and Phoenix with narrative hip-hop-esque lyrics inspired by The Streets.” — Nylon More >>

Fan Halen
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
West Hollywood
Known as “The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to Van Halen,” Fan Halen sets the stage for a night with Dave, Eddie, Alex and Michael with a true-to-life tribute to not only the band but the spirit of an era. More >>

Kate Boy
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
West Hollywood
They've been called “…hypnotic and propulsive” by Spin while their album, Northern Lights, was called “swoon-worthy” by Billboard. More >>

Ne-Yo
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Anaheim
Ne-Yo's breakthrough came in 2004 when "Let Me Love You," that song that Ne-Yo wrote for Mario, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and later stayed at the top spot for nine weeks. More >>

Sam Amidon
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Los Angeles
"Very little of Amidon's material is 'original': a folk singer in the traditional sense, what he does is craft old songs in new ways. His originality impresses throughout. It is startling, moving stuff." - Guardian (UK) More >>

Andrew McMahon
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Los Angeles
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Andrew McMahon will singlehandedly restore your faith in humanity and existence. I’m pretty sure every time he strikes a piano key, he cures someone of cancer. There was a study done on it a while back or something. Whatever your issue is, McMahon will fix what ails you when you put him behind a microphone and a keyboard. - Brien Overly More >>

Babes
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
West Hollywood
“We’re horny. And we’re sad.” Babes recognize “horny” and “sad” as the two core impulses from which 99% of all great art is derived. Babes is a locomotive sex drive down a trail of tears. More >>

Loudon Wainwright III
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Los Angeles
“Loudon Wainwright III may be America's most weirdly humorous Renaissance man…” - Newsday More >>

SBTRKT
Wed, Oct 15, 2014-Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Los Angeles
SBTRKT has remixed songs by artists such as M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, Underworld, Goldie and more. More >>

The Horrors
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Los Angeles
While I’ve always kind of been into U.K. indie act the Horrors, there have been a few times the band’s work felt slightly on the self-indulgent side of the indie spectrum. Which, if I’m looking for, I would rather just Google “Brooklyn band bios” or some such and know that I’m heading into pretentious d-bag territory beforehand. Somewhere along the way though, especially with the release of the band’s latest album in July, the band has managed to grow on me significantly. Taking a more direct approach to their brand of melancholic synth-pop, the fivesome are more in the vein of fellow UK heavyweights White Lies and Interpol than the more scenester-equivalent bands from across the pond. Frontman Faris Badwan’s monotone punk-laced wails bring just enough cool to set an aural mood in their music without treading too far into posturing territory, while his band’s synth and bass-heavy instrumentation likewise can create a dark and moody atmosphere effortlessly. It’s hard enough to get really new and fresh U.K. rock acts who haven’t been pushed through the filter of accessibility by the grace of major label and mainstream media backing, so this might be a good opportunity to jump on a bandwagon that’s actually going somewhere before everyone else catches on. - Brien Overly More >>

Branford Marsalis
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Beverly Hills
His album, Four MFs Playin’ Tunes, was named iTunes' Best of 2012 - Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year. More >>

Culture Collide Festival
Thu, Oct 16, 2014-Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Los Angeles
Originally launched by music and lifestyle tastemaker FILTER Magazine, Culture Collide returns to various venues around Echo Park. Culture Collide is a unique celebration of creative curiosity, an experience that stretches across LA’s renowned and intimate venues. At the festival, you are bound to discover your new favorite international band in addition to well known headliners, artists, comedians, industry experts, and more. More >>

James Bay
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Los Angeles
Each of the six times his single “Let It Go” was spun on the BBC’s Radio 1, it became the “most Shazam’ed track in the world” in real-time. More >>

Massive Attack
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Los Angeles
Their albums, Blue Lines and Mezzanine, both feature in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. More >>

Mutual Benefit
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Los Angeles
"loving, patient, warmhearted, unfailingly hopeful...seven gorgeous, baroque-folk songs..." - Pitchfork More >>

Of Montreal
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Los Angeles
Just listening to of Montreal, you wouldn’t expect their live show to be as crazy and off the wall as it is. I mean, it’s very catchy, infectious pop, with stream of consciousness style lyrics that beg to be sung along to and frontman Kevin Barnes signature deadpan monotone mixed with the occasional falsetto. Semi-quirky, fun pop, end of story – until you see them play live. That’s when the magic happens. Without wanting to spoil too much, suffice to say it’s … what people who don’t do drugs think doing drugs is like. - Brien Overly More >>

Pillar Point
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Los Angeles
"...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 >>

Poliça
Thu, Oct 16, 2014-Fri, Oct 17, 2014
West Hollywood
"Your sexy bedroom electronica soundtrack has arrived, courtesy of indie pop band Polica." - Entertainment Weekly More >>

Royal Canoe
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Los Angeles
“Buckle up – the band is anything but your standard indie-pop. Known for their genre bending approach and their songs are clearly written with innovation in mind. We dare you not to dance.” - Filter More >>

Rubblebucket
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Los Angeles
In 2009, the band was featured in Relix Magazine's, "On The Verge: 5 Artists You Should Know." Additionally, they were chosen by SPIN Magazine as a "Must-hear artist from the 2009 CMJs." More >>

Susan Boyle
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Costa Mesa
Boyle's first album, I Dreamed a Dream (2009), was the most pre-ordered album worldwide of all time at Amazon before its global release, and debuted as the #1 best-selling album on charts around the globe. It instantly became the UK's best-selling debut album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. More >>

The Maine
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Pomona
I give a lot of credit to bands that have paid their dues, as opposed to the prepackaged media stars that seem to populate this scene right now. Even more credit is to be given for the fact that their brand of emo-pop is actually palatable on top of all that and doesn’t fall into the some of the more common clichés. - Brien Overly More >>

Walk the Moon
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Highland
The Cincinnati band's name was inspired by the song "Walking on the Moon" by The Police. More >>

Alien Ant Farm
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
West Hollywood
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 >>

Ausmuteants
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Los Angeles
"Ausmuteants create a specific, slovenly universe with their music, and while they don't move too far past the couch or the toilet, they create an exciting synth barrage from where they sit." - Pitchfork More >>

Billy Childs (Jazz)
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Costa Mesa
The Grammy winning pianist and composer pays homage to the great singer-songwriter Laura Nyro. More >>

Combichrist
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Pomona
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 >>

Fernando
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Los Angeles
“Portland is home to one of the most intriguing sounds of the past 20 years of new rock....Upon first listen to Enter to Exit, the brilliant new album from Portland songwriter Fernando Viciconte, you may feel you’ve uncovered some super secret studio session between Elliott Smith and Jon Brion.” - Billboard More >>

Grace Kelly
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
San Pedro
She has received the ASCAP Foundation’s Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013 and won “Jazz Artist of the Year” at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010. The 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll added to her the list, naming her one of the “Alto Saxophone Rising Stars,” the youngest artist ever to be named to the music poll. More >>

Mastodon
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Pomona
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 >>

Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum: Princess
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
West Hollywood
Born out of their collective, life-long obsession with Prince, the two comediennes formed a Prince cover band. More >>

St. Lucia
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Los Angeles
"...futuristic synths, a booming chorus, a sax solo, and shimmery electro beats that send shivers up our spines." - Nylon More >>

The New Pornographers
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Los Angeles
The band's first four albums each placed in the top 40 on The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop year-end poll of hundreds of music reviewers. More >>

Cazzette
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Los Angeles
The duo's smash hit “Beam Me Up” debuted at #6 on the iTunes Dance Chart, was featured in the Star Trek 'Into Darkness' trailer and an episode of American Idol, and topped three Billboard charts. More >>

Hot 92.3 Freestyle Explosion
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Anaheim
Featuring Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb, Expose, The Original Cover Girls, Trinere, Lisette Melendez, Lil Suzy, Nu Shooz and Nocera. More >>

Jacaranda (Classical)
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Santa Monica
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 >>

Kodaline
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Los Angeles
The Dublin-based Irish rock band, originally known as 21 Demands, made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single, "Give Me A Minute," topped the Irish Singles Chart becoming the first independently released track to achieve the feat. More >>

Nas
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Los Angeles
The 13-time Grammy nominee is the son of jazz trumpeter, Olu Dara. More >>

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

Stick Figure (Reggae)
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
West Hollywood
Their 2012 album, Burial Ground, reached #1 on the iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts. More >>

Which One's Pink?
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Hermosa Beach
The Pink Floyd tribute band. More >>

Within The Ruins
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Pomona
Founding members Joe Cocchi (guitar) and Kevin "Drummer" McGuill started the band in high school (2003). More >>

Asia
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
This "supergroup", featuring bassist/vocalist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe, was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s - Yes, ELP, King Crimson and The Buggles. More >>

Jane Monheit
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Beverly Hills
Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade, including two Grammy nominations and several #1 albums on the Billboard Jazz chart. More >>

Meiko
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Hermosa Beach
She independently released a self-titled album on September 1, 2007 and all of the tracks from the LP have been featured in major network TV shows. More >>

PUJOL
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Los Angeles
"Self-styled Southern-fried country punk. He has a wiry, nasal voice, and his live shows are refreshingly raucous affairs." - The New Yorker More >>

Sara Evans
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Thousand Oaks
Evans has also won one award each from Billboard, the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) plus a Dove Award. More >>

Screaming Females
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Los Angeles
The Screaming Females have played with bands such as Garbage, Throwing Muses, Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Weather, Arctic Monkeys and more. More >>

The Story So Far
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Pomona
The band was featured on the cover of Alternative Press' "100 Bands You Need to Know" March 2013 issue. More >>

The Wonder Years
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Pomona
Does anyone remember when pop punk was actually really good? … No? I know, it was a long time ago. Yes, that time did actually exist, thank you very much. It was a time before pop punk was about how asymmetrical your hair was cut, how skinny your jeans were by contrast to how giant your Nike Dunks were or how many auto-tuned synth beats you could fit in a three-minute song. It was a time when the bands were actually old enough to buy the cigarettes they smoked, and they wouldn’t be caught dead hanging out with teen Disney stars. The Wonder Years, just as the name implies, harkens back to a time in the genre when BS bands were few and far between, and the ones that were BS-ing could be easily sifted through. Your opinion of what it means to be a pop punk band has probably been tainted over the last many years by the bands who fall into the aforementioned douchebaggery, but the Wonder Years will clear your palate without problem. Real, honest, emotive punk, rife with yell-along gang vocal hooks and sing-along choruses, it’s the kind of high-energy rock that always seems to perfectly sum up the mental montage you have of your high school summers. Because, really, everyone has their own montage they’ve put together. - Brien Overly More >>

Alt-J
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Los Angeles
Their 2012 debut album, An Awesome Wave, won the 2012 British Mercury Prize which is voted as the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. More >>

Milky Chance
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
West Hollywood
Rolling Stone recently named them one of "10 Artists You Need to Know Now" while Nylon called their first single, "Stolen Dance," a "breakout smash," Buzzfeed dubbed it one of the "songs you need in your life this summer" and Idolator declared it to be "absolutely undeniable." More >>

Banks
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Los Angeles
"When the chanteuse warns a poser [in her single, Brain], “Boy, don’t hurt your brain,” she does it with such blissful serenity that the jab is twice as devastating." - Entertainment Weekly's Spring 2014 Playlist More >>

Dry The River
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
West Hollywood
Of their video for Everlasting Light, Paste Magazine called it, "artfully shot with bursts of color over a pop-fueled beat." More >>

Metronomy
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

White Denim
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Los Angeles
White Denim was honored as "Best New Band" at the 2008 Austin Music Awards. More >>

Wildcat! Wildcat!
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Los Angeles
After making their SXSW debut, they caught the attention of NPR Music, Daytrotter, Huffington Post and BuzzFeed who called them “one of the gems of this year.” More >>

One OK Rock
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Anaheim
The Japanese band's name is derived from "one o'clock," the time that the band used to practice on weekends. More >>

The Acid
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Los Angeles
“Serendipity brought the three together, and each has brought different expertise and experiences to the table. The result is gorgeous” – NPR More >>

The All-American Rejects
Wednesdays.  Wed, Oct 22, 2014-Wed, Nov 12, 2014
Los Angeles
They've sold over 10 million albums worldwide due to hits like "Move Along," "Dirty Little Secret" and "Gives You Hell." More >>

TV on the Radio
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Los Angeles
Given their status as indie rock darlings, it’s nice to hear a band that hasn’t lost touch with the emotionality of the other genres they pull from. Not that I was up at 4 a.m. getting emo to the track while finishing this column prior to deadline day or anything… - Brien Overly More >>

Gary Numan
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Pomona
The Prodigy, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Marilyn Manson, Damon Albarn (Blur), Tricky, Weezer, The Foo Fighters (Kurt Cobain was also a fan of the Replicas album, especially the track 'It Must Have Been Years'), Smashing Pumpkins and Beck are just a few acts who cite Numan as a musical influence. More >>

Jessie Ware
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Los Angeles
In its review of her debut album, Devotion, Clash called Jessie "the missing link between Adele, SBTRKT and Sade" and hailed it as "a strong and accomplished debut" while Idolator named it one of the best albums of 2012. More >>

Kat Edmonson
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Los Angeles
Her album, Way Down Low, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart and was featured on several major year-end “Best of 2012” lists including Downbeat Magazine, WNYC Soundcheck’s “Best Live Performances” and Daytrotter’s “Best Sessions of 2012.” More >>

Kimbra
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
West Hollywood
Kimbra was featured on the 2011 single, "Somebody That I Used to Know," by Gotye, which reached #1 in over 20 countries including New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. More >>

La Femme
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Los Angeles
"an inventive, highly entertaining album, and one of my favorites of 2013." - Brooklyn Vegan More >>

Matisyahu
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Los Angeles
On March 16, 2006, his album, Youth, was Billboard magazine's #1 Digital Album. More >>

The Dunwells
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Los Angeles
The Dunwells made their US Network Television debut in August 2012, performing their song, "Follow The Road," on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. More >>

Tom Vek
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Los Angeles
"Utterly charming and appealingly idiosyncratic" – TimeOut More >>

Broken Bells
Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Los Angeles
Sometimes, when multiple musicians who are each masterfully skilled come together, the results are … masterfully disappointing. Too much ego, not enough artistry, as the case often is. Luckily, Danger Mouse and the Shins’ James Mercer are much better than that, with their work as Broken Bells arguably being some of the best music either has in their respective bodies of work. Artfully arranged, sweeping and emotive, the perfect score for that introspective indie film you say defines you when you need some cred, Broken Bells’ music is still infectiously catchy above all else. What that means is that, essentially, the songs are going to be as good live as they are on the album, if not better. - Brien Overly More >>

Craig Robinson
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
Before the comedian starred in The Office and This is the End, among many others, he was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Illinois. More >>

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
According to ESPN the Magazine, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. The band e-mailed Earnhardt to assure him that they were not making fun of him and sent him some songs. More >>

Elephant Revival
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
Find out why the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, “The melodic, finely tuned songs are a tribute to the collaborative songwriting talents of each band member.” More >>

Elliphant
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
Unapologetic and often outspoken, the Swedish wild child has lived all over the world, including the streets of India as a teenager, and it’s exactly these unique life experiences that have led her to create such powerful material in the studio. More >>

Erasure
Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Los Angeles
From 1986 to 1997, Erasure achieved twenty-four consecutive Top 20 hits in the UK, while their Top 20 hits in the USA (on the Billboard Hot 100) included "A Little Respect," "Chains of Love" and "Always." More >>

Hollie Cook
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
“Sade by way of Kingston [Jamaica].” - Boston Globe More >>

Hollywood U2
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Hermosa Beach
"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 >>

Intocable
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Knotfest
Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sun, Oct 26, 2014
San Bernardino
The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more. Descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and so much more. More >>

Miniature Tigers
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
See and hear why Spin wrote, "On Fortress [their sophomore album], the band expand their sunny, '60s-inspired pop into tribal folk, psychedelic rock, and electronic territory...Fortress is dazzling.” More >>

Placebo
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
Stefan Olsdal remarked in an MTV interview that "Placebo" was chosen because of its Latin translation meaning "I will please." Frequently in interviews, Brian Molko has stated that the name is a satirical reflection of the 1990s cliche of naming one's band after a drug. More >>

Poncho Sanchez
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Studio City
For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. More >>

Sloan
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
The band has received nine Juno Award nominations, winning one. More >>

Superhumanoids
Fri, Oct 24, 2014-Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Los Angeles
Find out why Nylon Magazine wrote, "combining whimsical lyrics (think Talking Heads) with fresh squirts of electro-pop-fun (think MGMT), Superhumanoids' sound is one that could definitely cause an addiction." More >>

The Dan Band
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
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 >>

Trampled by Turtles
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles
"...frenzied picking and perplexingly perfect punk/bluegrass.” - Esquire More >>

Foxygen
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Santa Ana
"Foxygen's influences mostly predate punk, but this incarnation of the group is as punk as it gets." - Stereogum More >>

Jackson Browne
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Santa Barbara
The singer/songwriter of such songs as "Running On Empty" and "Somebody's Baby," was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. More >>

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

No Duh
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Los Angeles
The ultimate tribute to No Doubt. More >>

Tennis
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
West Hollywood
“Their dreamy, nostalgic pop laps and recedes like waves hitting the shore.” — The New York Times More >>

The Afghan Whigs
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Los Angeles
The Cincinnati, OH band has one of the best cover songs ever with, surprisingly, TLC's "Creep." More >>

Alter Bridge
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Los Angeles
Following Creed's disbandment in 2004, then-former members Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips began working with Myles Kennedy, formerly of The Mayfield Four. Named after a bridge that once existed on Alter Road near Tremonti's former home along the Detroit/Grosse Point Park border, Alter Bridge released its debut album, One Day Remains, the same year. More >>

EEK! at The Greek
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Los Angeles
Details TBA. More >>

Into It. Over It.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Pomona
Into It. Over It. is considered one of the leading acts in the emo revival scene of the 2010s. More >>

Ben Howard
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Los Angeles
His single, "Oats in the Water," was featured in an episode of AMC's The Walking Dead and his song, "Promise," was featured in the USA Network drama, Suits. More >>

Rachael Yamagata
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
West Hollywood
Her songs have appeared on several TV shows including The L Word, Charmed, How I Met Your Mother, ER, Nip/Tuck, Men in Trees, Alias, One Tree Hill, Los Serrano, Brothers & Sisters, Grey's Anatomy and The O.C., on which she made a guest performance. More >>

Ben Frost
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Los Angeles
His 2014 album, A U R O R A, was named an ‘Album of the Year (So Far)’ by: Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Stereogum, Drowned In Sound and The 405. More >>

Delta Spirit
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Los Angeles
Their music has been used in everything from Friday Night Lights and Sons of Anarchy to The Big C and UFC Primetime. More >>

Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Los Angeles
"Soul-inspired rock [that maintains] a rootsy sound, brightened by warm swells of horns and rich harmonies." - Paste Magazine More >>

Max Gomez
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Los Angeles
Esquire singled out his single, "Rule the World," as one of the "Best New Songs of January 2013" while USA Today exclaimed it displays "a directness and depth that deserves attention from fans of Americana music and beyond." More >>

The Apache Relay
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Los Angeles
“…it represents a much-needed shift in our obsession with folk music: infusing the soul that’s been leaking into pop, bathing it in the tape-y warmth of everything indie, and still managing to connect in a way that feels absolutely unpretentious.” — The Huffington Post More >>

Timeflies
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Los Angeles
In September 2011, Timeflies released their debut album, The Scotch Tape, which rose to #8 on the iTunes overall chart and #2 on the iTunes Pop chart within 24 hours of its release. They were dubbed “musical masterminds” by Vanity Fair. More >>

Beethoven's Eroica
Thu, Oct 30, 2014-Sun, Nov 2, 2014
Los Angeles
Beethoven's music was the sun around which Western music revolved for a century, and the "Eroica" Symphony was the game-changer, the work that blasted the symphony into new dimensions of power, scale, and meaning. More >>

Citizen Cope
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
West Hollywood
His music has been featured in such movies and TV shows as "Scrubs," "One Tree Hill," "Criminal Minds," "Entourage," "CSI: Miami," "Sons of Anarchy," Accepted, Alpha Dog, Fracture and 16 Blocks. More >>

Delta Spirit
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Los Angeles
Their music has been used in everything from Friday Night Lights and Sons of Anarchy to The Big C and UFC Primetime. More >>

The Airborne Toxic Event
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Alejandro Escovedo
Fri, Oct 31, 2014-Sat, Nov 1, 2014
Los Angeles
His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy way out. More >>

Boogie Knights
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Agoura Hills
The world's premier live disco era show band. This wacky group diligently defends the kingdom of disco, while wearing bell bottoms, platform shoes, polyester shirts and frizzy retro wigs. Frequently seen on national TV! More >>

Damage Inc.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Santa Fe Springs
SoCal's tribute to Metallica. More >>

Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Los Angeles
The program includes newly created suites from all sixteen film collaborations of the legendary composer Danny Elfman and visionary director Tim Burton. Elfman himself will perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He was the singing voice of Jack Skellington in the 1993 classic film. The concert will be accompanied with large screen film clips, and the artwork of Tim Burton. More >>

Josh Turner
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Cerritos
His debut album sold more than one million copies and his sophomore album, Your Man, was one of only four country albums to reach double-platinum status in 2006. This led to his invitation to be one the youngest members of the famed Grand Ole Opry. More >>

Pond
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Los Angeles
"Pond, an Australian rock band, toppled the stateliness of Britpop anthems into psychedelic turbulence, melting down grandiose riffs or pushing them toward screaming tantrums." - New York Times More >>

The Kills
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Inglewood
My love for Alison Mosshart started by virtue of my love for all Jack White projects with my first listening to the Dead Weather, but since then, it has evolved into so much more. I would wager it’s to the point that, dare I say it, Ms. Mosshart might just have surpassed White on my heart’s seasonal rankings. I may have been late to the Kills game here, but it goes without saying that White might be the only dude in rock music who could even hope to share a stage with Mosshart. No frontman of a lesser caliber could hope to be anything but completely upstaged by Mosshart’s stage presence and vocal ability. And even then, the more I jam to the Kills, the more I forget the Dead Weather has a male vocalist. Or something. Whatever, can’t be bothered. Readers, please don’t tell Jack about this, he would never understand. With her signature sultry presence, Mosshart as a master of setting a mood with her voice and being an emotive storyteller while still being a complete and utter badass. Her signature mix of gritty howls and whisky-soaked crooning can go from dark and haunting to infectiously catchy, and couldn’t be a more perfect L.A. soundtrack, despite her East Coast origins. Similarly, guitarist Jamie Hince is a master at his chosen instrument, with his low-production style perfectly mirroring the rawness of Mosshart’s vocals. Together, the two making a bigger sounding album than you’d ever think only two musicians were capable of, and have an abundance of performance skill to match. Above all else, though, Mosshart is a perfect example of how frontwomen can be completely rock ’n’ roll without being trashy, and be sexy without objectifying themselves or sacrificing their artistry. This is what girls who front bands should aspire to. - Brien Overly More >>

The Spazmatics
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Hermosa Beach
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 >>

Yelle
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
Los Angeles
With a keen interest in fashion and feel for popular culture, she's been able to take her quirky sound from her French roots to the world at large, playing some of the biggest festivals and farthest flung cities. More >>

Black Veil Brides
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
Los Angeles
The Cincinnati band is known for their use of black makeup, body paint, tight black studded clothing, and long hair, which were all inspired by Kiss' and Mötley Crüe's stage persona, as well as other 1980s glam metal acts. More >>

Children of Bodom
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
Los Angeles
They are one of Finland's best selling artists of all time. More >>

Hollywood Roses - Ultimate GnR Tribute
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
West Hollywood
Hollywood Roses lead singer Colby Veil’s incredible likeness to Axl Rose both in appearance as well as vocal prowess helped pave the way for Hollywood Roses to rise up to become one of “Hollywood’s Best Tribute Band” year after year. The band also includes “Robo” on lead guitar, Leo on bass, Danny Winton- Rhythm on guitar, and Justin Sandler on drums. More >>

Iceage
Sat, Nov 1, 2014-Sun, Nov 2, 2014
Los Angeles
"Iceage have always been anthemic, but 'Coalition' showcases them at peak velocity: showy drum fills, windmilling guitar chords, and Elias Ronnenfelt's vocals taking on an emotive wail rather than a blank bark." - Pitchfork [Best New Track] More >>

New Found Glory
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
Anaheim
Labelled as the "godfathers of pop punk," Allmusic credits them for "practically serving alongside the work of Blink-182 as the blueprint to the entire genre for the early 2000s." More >>

Richard Marx
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
Los Angeles
Marx landed jobs as a background singer, performing with Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross, and as a songwriter, penning hits for Kenny Rogers and Chicago, before eventually landing his own record deal. His 1987 self-titled debut spawned four Top 5 singles and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance. More >>

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

The Bangles
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
West Hollywood
"Walk Like an Egyptian" was the #1 song of 1987 according to Billboard. More >>

Bernhoft
Sun, Nov 2, 2014
West Hollywood
“Conjuring the raw sound of Richie Havens and Sly Stone with the spirit of Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones, Bernhoft is so obviously a star that it feels only a matter of time before he breaks stateside.” — Los Angeles Times More >>

Jimmy Eat World
Sun, Nov 2, 2014
Los Angeles
I’m going to make a bit of a bold statement here: Sometimes Jimmy Eat World bums me out. Before you jump to conclusions though, this is not going to be an “I hate all their new music” rant, because I don’t. And because I already do plenty of those rants elsewhere for other bands, but that’s beside the point. Jimmy Eat World bums me out sometimes because there’s not a single other band in this scene of music that can evoke feelings of nostalgia the way these guys do. They couldn’t personalize the universal experience of growing up any more if they had torn pages directly out of your own diary for lyrical quote-age. Frontman Jim Adkins is a master at evoking all those awkward transitional emotions that are a part of coming into adulthood, just as his band mates are themselves masters of backing him with instrumentation that is as timeless as Adkins’ words. - Brien Overly More >>

Ziggy Marley
Sun, Nov 2, 2014
Anaheim
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 >>

Classic Rock Roll of Honour
Tue, Nov 4, 2014
Los Angeles
Traditionally held in the Roundhouse in Camden, London, this prestigious rock‘n’roll awards ceremony is coming to America for the first time with some of the world’s most influential and respected musicians in rock, with Sammy Hagar serving as Master of Ceremonies. More >>

Courtney Barnett
Tue, Nov 4, 2014
Los Angeles
She has received rave reviews from The New York Times, Pitchfork, NPR and more with Spin naming Courtney an 'exciting new artist' and praising her for "injecting slacker pop with witty lyricism and a gritty lo-fi alt-country lilt." More >>

Bleachers
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Los Angeles
In early 2014, his single, "I Wanna Get Better," peaked at #4 and #20 on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs charts, respectively. More >>

BoomBox
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
West Hollywood
BoomBox is two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. More >>

Dropkick Murphys
Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Anaheim
Let’s just take a moment to pay our respects to an iconic punk band who has stood the test of time and continues to be relevant in modern rock. The pillars of old school New England punk rock, the native Bostonians helped define modern punk rock as we know it and have been doing it since most of your new favorite bands were in elementary school. If only I were being facetious about that age gap. - Brien Overly More >>

Ana Gasteyer
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Los Angeles
The star of SNL, Wicked, ABC’s Suburgatory (and vampy Weight Watchers spoke-singer) has teamed with producer and “New York Nightclub Supernova” Julian Fleisher to make a Moxie Jazz album with an eclectic range of covers and re-imagined classics. Join her at Largo to celebrate the release of her debut album "I'm Hip." More >>

Jake Bugg
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Inglewood
Bugg was one of five nominees for the 2013 Brit Award for "British Breakthrough Act." More >>

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Los Angeles
Hypothetical question for all you readers out there: Is there a single Strokes song that you can honestly say you actively hate? Posture all you want and say you hate the band’s scene, what they stand for or how they do their hair, you can not hate their songs. Frontman Julian Casablancas’ boozy charisma is near impossible to resist, even by the most jaded of critics. - Brien Overly More >>

The Black Keys
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Inglewood
Not only were they Warner Bros. Records' most-licensed band of the year in 2010, but Rolling Stone placed Brothers at #2 on its list of the best albums of 2010 and "Everlasting Light" at #11 on the list of the year's best songs while Spin named The Black Keys the "Artist of the Year" for 2010. More >>

Eddie Money
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Agoura Hills
His hit, "Two Tickets to Paradise," was referenced in the Geico commercial, "Happier Than Eddie Money Running a Travel Agency." More >>

Finch
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
West Hollywood
Whether or not I love Finch’s music is something I’ve debated internally on and off over the last few years. I have a special fondness for What It Is to Burn and … an admitted not-so-fondness for what came after that album. To their credit though, the Finch boys have always gone on stage and rocked the heck out for themselves before anyone else. So even if the songs weren’t the best in their oeuvre, and the musicianship wasn’t as … in tune as it could have been, they still attacked every stage they played on with reckless abandon. They’re admirable in that aspect, if not always aurally palatable. - Brien Overly More >>

Fool's Gold
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Los Angeles
Fool's Gold is a Los Angeles collective that weaves together western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies. Featuring current and former members of Foreign Born, We Are Scientists, The Fall, Glasser and others. More >>

Pierce the Veil
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Pomona
Their song, "I'd Rather Die Than Be Famous," was featured in the game, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. More >>

Rhye
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Los Angeles
In June 2013, their debut album, Woman, was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize which is given annually to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. More >>

Sleeping with Sirens
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Pomona
Their first album, 2010's With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear, debuted at #7 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. More >>

We Were Promised Jetpacks
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Los Angeles
"...brings together arena-ready drums, widescreen guitars, and a booming piano part in a way that should make fans of U2 and Coldplay–not to mention the epically bummed-out Scottish indie bands whose legacy the Jetpacks are working in–quite happy." - Miles Raymer, Entertainment Weekly More >>

Bear's Den
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Los Angeles
“Bear’s Den reminds us that love isn’t so much hard as it’s complicated. It’s intricate and it’s agonizing. It forms and then dissipates. It always thrives before it crumbles. It leads people to dark places and the highest of peaks.” - Daytrotter More >>

Beats Antique
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Los Angeles
The trio create a unique collage: an animalistic, raw musical event that blurs the lines between the provocative, the spiritual, and the artistic, while still maintaining an allegiance to the muses of class and beauty. More >>

Hardwell
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Inglewood
Hardwell is considered by many to be a musical genius and the leader of the eclectic sound. He brings a refreshing take on house music to the table that does some damage to dance floors everywhere he goes. He has toured alongside Tiesto, among others, and played at all the major festivals around the globe. More >>

Los Lobos
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Northridge
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 >>

Manchester Orchestra
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
West Hollywood
Let’s start this week by laying down of few of the universal truths that should be irrefutable in the world of indie rock. First, it is not catchy music, for catchy music caters to mainstream audiences, and, shudder, indie doesn’t do mainstream. Second, it is not fun, for fun music is rife with emotion which might thusly break the indie stoicism, and y’know, make it a little more human. God forbid. And yet, here we have Manchester Orchestra, who manages to write masterfully layered and intelligently worded songs that are still infectiously catchy and high-energy, even when being more moody at atmospheric. While so many bands just kind of play at an audience, rather than to them, the Atlanta natives bring enough whiskey-soaked charm to make their brand of indie relatable, with the kind of masterful musicianship to make it memorable. - Brien Overly More >>

moe.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Los Angeles
Just as Grateful Dead followers were coined "Dead Heads", avid moe. fans embrace the term "moe.rons." More >>

Patrick Bruel
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Los Angeles
With a career spanning over three decades, more than 14 million albums sold, many Victoires de la Musique won, around fifty movies, a nomination at the French ceremony Les Césars as Best Actor Performance, a Gold Swan for Best Actor at Cabourg’s Festival, a nomination as Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite and even a poker World Championship Title, Patrick Bruel is undeniably a real legend. More >>

Shpongle
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Los Angeles
The duo are considered to be one of the progenitors of the psybient genre - a genre combining world music with psychedelic trance and ambient. Their musical style combines traditional music from all over the globe and vocals with contemporary western synthesizer-based psychedelic music. More >>

Wayne Newton
Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Beverly Hills
On December 12, 1992, Newton hit #1 on the Cashbox Pop and Country charts with the Elvis inspired song, "The Letter." Controversy swirled around this chart feat, as "The Letter" did not chart at all on Billboard Magazine's authoritative Hot 100 chart, Adult Contemporary chart or "Bubbling Under" chart. It did not make the Radio and Records magazine chart either. This marked the first and only time in history that a record hit #1 on the Cashbox Top 100 chart, yet failed even to chart on Billboard's Hot 100. More >>

Diana Krall
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Temecula
In 1999, her career exploded when When I Look in Your Eyes won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal and became the first jazz disc to be nominated for Album of the Year in 25 years. More >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Perfume
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Los Angeles
Perfume’s mega hit single, “Polyrhythm,” was featured on the 2011 Disney/Pixer film, Cars 2, by request from the film's director and crew. To commemorate this dream collaboration with Disney/Pixar, Perfume was invited as a guest to the film's world premier in Los Angeles. More >>

Scott Stapp
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Anaheim
When he was with Creed, four singles their debut album, My Own Prison in 1997, "My Own Prison," "Torn," "What's This Life For" and "One" each reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, becoming the first band to do so with a debut album. More >>

Strangelove
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Strunz & Farah (World)
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Hermosa Beach
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 >>

The Word Alive
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Pomona
They’ve garnered loyal press support from the likes of Revolver and Alternative Press, to musician magazines Modern Drummer and Guitar World, as well as strong brand partnerships with Monster Energy, DW Drums and Ibanez. More >>

Gap Dream
Mon, Nov 10, 2014
Los Angeles
Gap Dream’s sound owes its origins to founder Gabe Fulvimar’s love of 60s psychedelic pop combined with his interest in vintage synthesizer sounds. More >>

Steel Panther
Mon, Nov 10, 2014
Los Angeles
This 80s heavy metal tribute band (formerly known as Metal Skool) is one of the longest running acts on the Sunset Strip. More >>

Arch Enemy
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
West Hollywood
Formed by guitarist Michael Amott after his departure from the now legendary Carcass, Arch Enemy first garnered praise with the metal milestones Black Earth (1997), Stigmata (1998) and Burning Bridges (1999). More >>

Lights
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
Los Angeles
Her 2011 album, Siberia, was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Pop Album of the Year. More >>

Meatbodies
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
Santa Ana
"Lead single 'Tremmors' matches straight-up Zeppelin crunch with colorful psych-rock flourishes that remind me of '90s Flaming Lips and Tripping Daisy. Fans of humongous power chords, sh*t-kicking drums, and wildly wailed melodies must listen." - Stereogum More >>

Blonde Redhead
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
Los Angeles
Their song, "Spring and by Summer Fall," was used in an episode Numb3rs. "23" also appears on the internet and television commercials for the 2009 Pontiac promotion entitled "Experience Pontiac." Their song "Elephant Woman" was also used as the ending theme for the David Slade film Hard Candy. "23" was also used in a trailer for the British TV series Skins, an ad for Crystal Geyser and an episode of Grey's Anatomy. More >>

Delicate Steve
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
Los Angeles
His 2011 album, Wondervisions, was named a Critics' Choice by The New York Times. More >>

First Aid Kit
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
Los Angeles
Their song, Emmylou, was chosen by Rolling Stone as the #10 "Single of the Year" in 2012. More >>

Tame Impala
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
Los Angeles
Their single, "Sundown Syndrome," was included on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are All Right while "Half Full Glass of Wine" was used in HBO's Entourage as the closing song for an episode. More >>

Twin Peaks
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
Los Angeles
"...a quartet of young Chicago dudes with great taste in band names whose combination of psychedelic jangle and slacker punk grease makes a persuasive argument for the continued relevance of guitar rock." - Esquire More >>

Hiss Golden Messenger
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
Los Angeles
"When Taylor sings, he delivers a gravitas that's both room-filling and disarming. He approves folk music with an all-encompassing dedication that makes it both transgressive and cleansing. A-" - Consequence of Sound More >>

Foster the People
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
Los Angeles
I have to admit, and this is probably going to sound really bad, but … I’m so glad Foster the People is an L.A. band and not a European band. Specifically Swedish or British. Upon hearing the band early on, I was absolutely sure that, despite how horrifically catchy their songs were, they were going to be completely static and emotionless with their stage presence, as is so often the case with the more electronically-inclined indie pop bands. Luckily, as only local indie bands really know how to do, these dudes know how to bring the intensity when they play and give a full performance. They’re not afraid to get a little sweaty, they’re not afraid to show a little emotion and most importantly, they’re not afraid to have a little fun on stage and look like they actually enjoy what they’re doing. I know, God forbid you don’t look too cool to play your own music in this modern indie culture, but hey, at least the native threesome sound the part. - Brien Overly More >>

From Indian Lakes
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
Pomona
"What a modern day rock & roll band could sound like if they were giving their own spin off of an Elliot Smith album." - Under The Gun More >>

Har Mar Superstar
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
Santa Ana
“…MAN did it deliver! I’d call the album [Bye Bye 17] a guilty pleasure, but I don’t feel guilty at all. It’s just packed full of hooks.” — KCRW More >>

Jay Nash
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
Los Angeles
Nash has shared the stage with everyone from the Counting Crows and Maroon 5 to Keb Mo and Dave Mason (and Sara and Katy…). He has logged over a thousand live performances and sold over 25,000 albums without ever having signed a conventional record label deal. More >>

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
West Hollywood
The former boy band refugees (Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block) have teamed up. More >>

Quattro
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
Take everything you know about Classical, Latin Pop and Contemporary Jazz, and you’ll see why Quattro is described as a hip and innovative group. At the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation. More >>

5 Seconds of Summer
Sat, Nov 15, 2014-Sun, Nov 16, 2014
Inglewood
Despite having had no promotion except on Facebook and Twitter, their first music release, an EP entitled Unplugged, reached #3 on the iTunes chart in Australia and the Top 20 in both New Zealand and Sweden. Their international following increased significantly once again, when One Direction's Louis Tomlinson posted the link of their YouTube video of "Gotta Get Out," stating that he'd been a fan of 5 Seconds of Summer "for a while." More >>

Backtrack
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Pomona
"A straight-up, no-frills homage to post-Judge chug and swagger." - Decibel Magazine More >>

Boyce Avenue
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Los Angeles
In 2012, Boyce Avenue were vocal coaches on the American version of The X Factor and opened the European MTV Video Awards. More >>

Every Time I Die
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Pomona
Arguably one of the most intense rock ’n’ roll shows known to man in the full history of the genre, post-hardcore act Every Time I Die needs no special effects or gimmicks to hold that rank. Grizzled veterans of the modern punk scene, the Buffalo natives come to the stage armed with little more than expert musicianship and a surly demeanor, but they combine the two for a concussive effect. While frontman Keith Buckley can be as lyrically crass as they come, every acidic word he spits out has meaning, with the acid-trip storytelling skills of a more heavily tattooed Hunter S. Thompson. Combined with his brother Jordan’s concussive shredding on guitar, the Buckley brothers are masters of bringing a little atmosphere to music that will still melt your face off. - Brien Overly More >>

Foster the People
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Santa Barbara
In 2011, "Pumped Up Kicks" spent eight consecutive weeks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first Billboard Alternative #1 single to crack the U.S. top 5 since Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" in 2009. More >>

Lizzo
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Los Angeles
Named by Time Magazine as "14 Acts to Watch in 2014" and by NPR as "13 Acts You Should Have Known in 2013." More >>

The Ghost Inside
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Pomona
In 2012, the band headlined the Alternative Press Tour along with Miss May I. More >>

The Presets
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Los Angeles
The Presets were the first electronic act to win "Album of The Year" at the ARIA Music Awards for their 2008 album, Apocalypso. More >>

The Psychedelic Furs
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Los Angeles
They scored several hits in their early career, but really hit the big time in 1986 when John Hughes used their song, "Pretty in Pink," for his movie of the same name. More >>

Yellowcard
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Los Angeles
In late 2003, the band finally broke through with a hit single, "Ocean Avenue." The song premiered on MTV's TRL and quickly shot up the charts to #1. Radio eventually picked up on the single, and the song made it to #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. More >>

Brazilian Girls
Sun, Nov 16, 2014
West Hollywood
Funnily enough, none of the people making up this electronica trio are Brazilian and only one is female. More >>

Goapele
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Los Angeles
Dubbed the "spiritual love child of Sade and D'Angelo," Goapele creates music that fuses jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. More >>

Cold Specks
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Los Angeles
“Her eclectic blend of soul, almost borderline hymnal tracks yield a spiritual aftertaste on your musical palette.” – Creem Magazine More >>

Culture Club
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
Los Angeles
In 1984, Culture Club won the Brit Award for Best British Group and Best British Single ("Karma Chameleon") and the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. They were nominated the same year for the Grammy Award for Pop Vocal by Group or Duo but The Police won the award. More >>

SoMo
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
West Hollywood
Following its release in February 2014, his self-titled debut album shot to #6 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart. Its single, "Ride," held strong in the Top 10 of the iTunes R&B chart for 25 consecutive weeks. More >>

The 1975
Wed, Nov 19, 2014-Thu, Nov 20, 2014
Los Angeles
The 1975, the band's self-titled debut album, was released in September 2013 and debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart. More >>

Capital Cities
Thu, Nov 20, 2014-Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Los Angeles
In 2008, Ryan Merchant found Sebu Simonian on craigslist in his search for a collaborator. The two formed a composing team, and in 2010, they began producing material for Capital Cities. The band released their debut EP in June 2011 independently and soon after, the lead single, ‘Safe and Sound,’ shot to #2 on Hype Machine and charted #1 on CMJ’s A&R unsigned spin chart. More >>

Metro Station
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
Anaheim
Their single, "Shake It," was certified platinum, having sold more than 2.7 million copies. The song also reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2008 and the accompanying video has racked up over 47 million YouTube views to date. More >>

Wallpaper
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
West Hollywood
See and hear why the San Francisco Examiner called them "eclectic, funky, [and] utterly danceable." More >>

FKA Twigs
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Los Angeles
"One of music's most intriguing new figures." - Vogue More >>

Purling Hiss
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Los Angeles
"They've had catchy songs before, but 'Learning Slowly' is arguably the most immediate song in frontman Mike Polizze's discography to date. There's a consistently sunny melody here, and Polizze lets loose just enough of his guitar heroics without going into full-on shredder mode." - Pitchfork More >>

The English Beat
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Agoura Hills
After the break-up of The English Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals. More >>

Gareth Emery
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Los Angeles
His song, Drive, hit #1 on iTunes’ Dance Chart in both the U.S. and Canada, and #27 on the overall chart upon its April, 2014 release. More >>

Macy Gray
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Agoura Hills
She's a five time Grammy nominee who has sold over 25 million records worldwide. More >>

Minus The Bear
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Pomona
And this is where we get to the more fun part of the show. Though they haven’t always been as such, Seattle-bred electronic-infused indie act have gotten significantly more sing-along inducing recently. Though, like Manchester, they don’t shy away from going to some of those darker places sonically, it’s pretty hard to not feel stoked on life by the end of one of their sets. Underneath their recently discovered glossy indie-pop finish of each song, however, is an intricate arrangement of expert musicianship. The dudes know the technical ins and outs of how to play their instruments for maximum aural engagement, making it possible for them to have a ton of levels and effects happening without sounding like an adolescent garage band all hitting their instruments at once. - Brien Overly More >>

El Ten Eleven
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Pomona
Spin, which awarded them the title 'Band of the Day', September 29, 2005, describes their work as "experimental instrumental music that's both highly skilled and deeply felt." The name El Ten Eleven is derived from the name of an airplane, the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. More >>

Blonde Day
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
West Hollywood
Blondie tribute band. More >>

Fortunate Youth
Wed, Nov 26, 2014
Hermosa Beach
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 7-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. More >>

The Spazmatics
Wed, Nov 26, 2014
Agoura Hills
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 >>

Title Fight
Wed, Nov 26, 2014
Pomona
"Title Fight are one of the bigger names on the whole Alternative Press/Warped Tour circuit, and they also might be the most underrated." - Stereogum More >>

Cash'd Out
Fri, Nov 28, 2014
Hermosa Beach
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 >>

Milton Nascimento
Fri, Nov 28, 2014
Los Angeles
“One of Brazil’s national treasures…One of the most extraordinary voices in popular music... benevolent tenor that floats upward to a heartbreakingly pure falsetto.” - The New York Times More >>

Vance Joy
Fri, Nov 28, 2014
Los Angeles
James Keogh said in an interview with Triple J about his stage name, "I was going through a Peter Carey phase and reading a lot of his books. There's a book called Bliss. The main character's name is Harry Joy and his grandfather is Vance Joy. He's the storyteller and a crazy old man. Plus, I thought it was a cool name." More >>

Bill Medley
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Beverly Hills
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" is one of the most successful pop singles of all time and remains the most played song in radio history. More >>

Circa Survive
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Los Angeles
Just listen to Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green sing live, it’ll change your life – or make you want to give up entirely on your pursuit of ever being that good of a vocalist. Either/or. Regardless, Circa has consistently managed to step up their game with each album they’ve released, having moved far beyond their roots in the Warped Tour post-hardcore scene to actually being a grown up sounding, indie-infused art-rock band. If only Circa would play Warped again, just once even … maybe some of the bands that have overrun that scene might take that aforementioned hint and actually quit. - Brien Overly More >>

OBN III
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Los Angeles
"The Texas frontman commands the stage like a punk rock Elvis, writhing on the floor while his backing band rips through melodic and memorable punk/garage." - Noisey More >>

The Tenors
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Thousand Oaks
Did you know that on February 10, 2010, the Tenors appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and sang "Hallelujah" alongside Celine Dion? More >>

Toad the Wet Sprocket
Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Los Angeles
Toad the Wet Sprocket took its name from a Monty Python comedy sketch called "Rock Notes" in which a journalist delivers a nonsensical music news report. More >>

The Birthday Massacre
Sun, Nov 30, 2014
West Hollywood
Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the Toronto-based synth rock band create a captivating hybrid of 80's electronica and aggressive guitars, curiously fused with cinematically dark melodic progressions. More >>

Girlpool
Mondays.  Mon, Dec 1, 2014-Mon, Dec 22, 2014
Los Angeles
"Armed with just two guitars, the duo reel you in with seriously catchy hooks and achieve more depth with these songs than any drum kit ever could." - NME More >>

Audra McDonald
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
Los Angeles
She has won five Tony Awards, sharing the record for most Tonys won by an actor with Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury. She also starred in the ABC television drama, Private Practice, as Dr. Naomi Bennett. More >>

Dance Gavin Dance
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
West Hollywood
The post-hardcore band formed in Sacramento in 2005. More >>

De La Soul
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
Anaheim
In 2005, the group won a Grammy for their collaboration with Gorillaz on the single, "Feel Good Inc." More >>

Super Diamond
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
West Hollywood
The #1 Neil Diamond tribute band. More >>

Aimee Mann Christmas Show
Wed, Dec 3, 2014-Thu, Dec 4, 2014
Los Angeles
Featuring Aimee Mann (of course) plus Ted Leo and other special guests. And who knows what other comedians, musicians and special guests might drop by in what The New York Times calls, “a Santa-stupefying balance of naughty and nice?" More >>

The Green
Wed, Dec 3, 2014
Los Angeles
The Green's self-titled debut album was named iTunes Best Reggae Album of 2010. More >>

Angel Olsen
Thu, Dec 4, 2014
Los Angeles
"Ms. Olsen understands the power of holding back, and feeding out extravagance in small portions." - New York Times More >>

Ryan Bingham
Thu, Dec 4, 2014
Los Angeles
Gritty Southern rock that feels atmospheric and cinematic with Bingham’s weary and twangy delivery. Each of his songs provides the soundtrack to that awesome summer road trip you wish you could quit your job to partake in. - Brien Overly More >>

Pallbearer
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
West Hollywood
In 2012, Sorrow and Extinction was awarded Best New Music status by Pitchfork and was cited as one the best albums of the year by Spin and NPR. More >>

Terri Nunn & Berlin
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
Agoura Hills
A multi-platinum recording artist and mom, Terri started her career as an actress but turned into a music icon. She joined Berlin in 1979 and when Berlin's suggestive single "Sex (I'm A...)" debuted on radio stations in 1982, Nunn's blunt, X-rated dialogue provided a raunchy alternative to the frigid, robotic singing of many synth pop artists, most of whom were men. More >>

Chrissie Hynde
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
Los Angeles
Her first big hit, Brass in Pocket, was the first #1 single of the 1980s on the UK Singles Chart. More >>

Judy Collins
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
Costa Mesa
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will perform songs of the season as well as some of her greatest hits. More >>

Steve Hackett
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
Los Angeles
Though he left the group in 1977, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. More >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Dec 7, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Augustana
Tue, Dec 9, 2014
Los Angeles
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 >>

Merle Haggard
Tue, Dec 9, 2014
Agoura Hills
His brother, Lowell, gave Haggard his used guitar as a gift when he was 12-years-old. Haggard learned to play alone, with the records he had at home, influenced by Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams. More >>

Brooke White
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
Thousand Oaks
Even if she had never graced the “Idol” stage and showed herself to be light years ahead of this season’s d-bags, season seven alum Brooke White is a masterfully skilled musician in her own right. Behind a piano, a guitar or just flying solo with her voice, White has an unparalleled ability to emote and show a relatable vulnerability in her music. And if there’s one thing I love almost as much as a rock ’n’ roll girl who can tear up a stage, it’s a girl who can work an acoustic guitar while crooning out those secret emo inclinations I don’t display in the presence of other adults.  - Brien Overly More >>

Howie Day
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
His single, "Collide," was featured on TV shows such as Cold Case, Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, Bones and One Tree Hill. More >>

Pepper
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
West Hollywood
Singer/guitarist Kaleo Wassman and bassist/singer Bret Bollinger, who had been friends since middle school, formed Pepper in 1996. More >>

Kina Grannis
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
Los Angeles
Grannis was the winner of the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. As a result of winning, she earned a recording contract with Interscope Records and had her music video played during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008. More >>

Michael Feinstein
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
Cerritos
The Emmy and Grammy-nominated pianist-singer delivers a festive medley of seasonal hits in this holiday show along with three-time Grammy winner Debby Boone. More >>

My Brightest Diamond
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
West Hollywood
“Along with her often-gorgeous singing, Ms. [Shara] Worden [aka My Brightest Diamond] presents an ambitious series of arrangements…the songs glow with rumination…” — The New York Times More >>

Allah-Las
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
Santa Ana
"Los Angeles garage-rock gurus Allah-Las tap into an alternate reality where the world is but a California dream. Their crunchy, loose-groovin' tunes evoke desert trips, motorcycle rides, surf safaris, and casual come-ons dished out by coiffed strangers." - SPIN More >>

Gardens & Villa
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
Los Angeles
"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 >>

Dave Koz
Fri, Dec 19, 2014-Sat, Dec 20, 2014
Cerritos
In October 2010, Koz performed "Start All Over Again" in a Desperate Housewives season 7 episode alongside singer Dana Glover. More >>

Holiday Organ Spectacular
Fri, Dec 19, 2014
Los Angeles
The beauty and majesty of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ are ideal for this wide-ranging program of devotional and festive holiday music. More >>

VNV Nation
Sat, Dec 20, 2014
Pomona
See and hear why All Music Guide wrote, "In a world where bands like the Hold Steady and the Gaslight Anthem get praise for similar sentiments delivered via rock & roll, there seems to be no reason why VNV Nation shouldn't get some credit of their own." More >>

Dillon Francis
Sun, Dec 21, 2014
Los Angeles
His 2013 single, “Without You,” was named “one of the best electropop songs of the year” by Pitchfork. More >>

Say Anything
Sun, Dec 21, 2014
Anaheim
Due to frontman Max Bemis' bipolar disorder and strange, dark mentality, the themes of the songs are often bleak, irreverent, personal, and autobiographical. More >>

Donavon Frankenreiter
Sat, Dec 27, 2014
San Juan Capistrano
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 >>

Flosstradamus
Mon, Dec 29, 2014
Los Angeles
In 2006, Flosstradamus was included in URB's annual "Next 100." More >>

Straight No Chaser
Mon, Dec 29, 2014
Thousand Oaks
The Indiana University amateur college group now known as "Indiana University's Straight No Chaser" is composed of 10 to 12 undergraduate men whose lineup changes every year. The professional group, known simply as Straight No Chaser, is composed of former members, mostly original members, of the college group. In 2006, a 1998 video of "The 12 Days of Christmas," gained widespread popularity and subsequently led to a five-album record deal with Atlantic Records in 2008. More >>

Pink Martini
Wed, Dec 31, 2014
Los Angeles
A rollicking, around-the-world musical adventure, Portland’s Pink Martini returns with their extraordinary blend of French chanson, Argentine tango, soft merengue beats and vintage-chic style. More >>

Cash'd Out
Fri, Jan 2, 2015
San Juan Capistrano
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 >>

Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shoot-Out
Sat, Jan 10, 2015
San Juan Capistrano
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 >>

Ian Hunter
Sat, Jan 10, 2015
West Hollywood
His storied career has produced immortal anthems like “All The Young Dudes,” “All the Way From Memphis,” “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks.” More >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Jan 11, 2015
Los Angeles
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 >>

The Muffs
Fri, Jan 16, 2015
Los Angeles
The group is made up of Kim Shattuck (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Ronnie Barnett (Bass & Backing Vocals) & Roy McDonald (Drums). Formed in Los Angeles in late 1990, they've attracted attention for their energetic, exciting live performances as well as a rock solid body of studio work. After singles released by Sub Pop, Au Go-Go & Sympathy For The Record Industry, the band recorded three critically acclaimed albums (The Muffs, Blonder & Blonder & Happy Birthday To Me) for Warner Brothers/Reprise. In 1999 fan favorite Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow saw the group jump to Fat Wreck Chords/Honest Don's followed by their last album Really, Really Happy, released in 2004 on Five Foot Two. More >>

The NAMM Show
Thu, Jan 22, 2015-Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Anaheim
NAMM's association — and their trade shows — serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. More >>

Jesse Cook
Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Anaheim
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 >>

Dark Tranquillity
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Anaheim
MetalStorm.net called their 2014 album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, "...yet another excellent album from this premier melodic death metal band." More >>

Jackie Evancho
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
Los Angeles
Evancho first dazzled American television audiences at age 10 with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. More >>

Jim Brickman
Sat, Feb 7, 2015
Thousand Oaks
Since the release of his debut album "No Words" in 1994, Jim Brickman's romantic piano sound has defined him as a marquis among contemporary instrumental hit makers. His signature style of playing and songwriting has also brought him six Gold and Platinum selling albums, 26 charted adult radio hits, a Grammy nod in 2003, Two SESAC "Songwriter of the Year" awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association. More >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Feb 8, 2015
Los Angeles
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 >>

Laura Benanti
Thu, Feb 12, 2015-Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Costa Mesa
The Tony and Drama Desk award winning Broadway actress has also appeared in many TV shows including Nashville, Law & Order: SVU, Elementary, The Good Wife and Nurse Jackie among others. More >>

Kurt Elling
Fri, Feb 27, 2015-Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Costa Mesa
Grammy Award-winner jazz singer was hailed as “The standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times. More >>

Leftover Cuties
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Thousand Oaks
The theme song to Showtime's the Big C was by Leftover Cuties. More >>

Stars
Fri, Mar 6, 2015
Los Angeles
Anticipating that their album In Our Bedroom After the War would leak at some point between the final mixing and the official release, Stars was one of the first bands to make their album available in digital form the day after it was completed on July 10, 2007. More >>

Le Salon de Musiques (Classical)
Sun, Mar 8, 2015
Los Angeles
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 >>

Ariana Grande
Wed, Apr 8, 2015
Inglewood
Before portraying singer and actress Cat Valentine on the hit Nickelodeon shows, Victorious, and then Sam & Cat, she began professionally pursuing her musical career at eight years of age. More >>

Ariana Grande
Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Anaheim
Before portraying singer and actress Cat Valentine on the hit Nickelodeon shows, Victorious, and then Sam & Cat, she began professionally pursuing her musical career at eight years of age. More >>

Chris Botti
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Riverside
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. More >>

Kevin Eubanks
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Glendora
Did you know that in 2007, he was voted PETA's "World's Sexiest Vegetarian Man?" More >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Los Angeles
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 >>

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
Sat, May 16, 2015
Long Beach
Even after 25 years, new elements are added to the show every year. More >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, May 17, 2015
Los Angeles
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 >>

Le Salon de Musiques
Sun, Jun 7, 2015
Los Angeles
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 >>