A Few Concerts Not To Be Missed This Summer In Los Angeles
There are so many concerts during the summer in Los Angeles that it is difficult to keep up. Many of them are free, many others are not, and the city is literally booming with music and festivals. Although many lineups of these free series haven’t been announced yet (like the Twilight Series at the Santa Monica Pier, the Pershing Square Downtown Stage Concert Series and many more) here are a few concerts that I don’t want to miss… and I obviously have already bought tickets for some of them:
June 17th: Vampire Weekend at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai: For their return, Vampire Weekend have chosen an intimate venue in Ojai out of all the places? It will be my first time seeing them and even though I got a ticket for Sunday morning and not Saturday evening, I am excited. They will probably play new material from their upcoming album.
June 22nd: WAVVES and Thumpasaurus at FIGat7th (it’s free): Nathan Williams and his WAVVES bandmates will surely start a riot above this downtown mall, which is a bizarre location for these punks
June 29th: Fishbone at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park (it’s free): The park offers many of these free concerts all summer long, and you can count on Fishbone to wake up the stage of this one, with their usual mix of punk, funk, rock and soul.
June 30th: Every summer month, Chinatown has one of its spectacular Summer Nights, and the lineup of this one sounds very promising: Gothic Tropic, Blacktop Queen, Holy Wars, Hawk Percival and Friends, The Tracks, Enola Fall and Soft Streak.
July 1st: Dirty Penni Fest 3 at the Echo/Echoplex: Each year, Dirty Laundry has its own fest with a cool lineup: No Age are headlining this year, but there are many other band to look for: Sadgirl, Mt. Eddy, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Feels, Mike Watt and many others.
August 3rd: Beach House at Hollywood Forever Cemetery : Beach House on the tombstones, I bet it’s gonna be another powerful night of music in the cemetery.
August 4th: Cat Power at the Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts at Burton Chace Park (it’s free): A free show of one of my favorite singers ever? I will have to get there very early I guess.
August 25th: David Byrne at the Shrine auditorium: It will be my first time to see the Talking Heads man… even though his last album was on the weird side, I am looking forward to finally seeing him in concert.
And I am sure many more dates will be added to the list very soon.