L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, APRIL 16TH TO 22ND
This is the week between the two Coachella weekends, and you can easily have your local Coachella without going to Indio. There are many bands playing at the big festival which also have shows around Los Angeles, if you don’t mind traveling to Pomona, Santa Ana or Santa Barbara.
On Monday 16th, there is a benefit show Above Ground with Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Courtney Love & more at The Belasco Theater. The residencies continue: Ramonda Hammer are at The Echo with FACIAL, Magic Bronson, SLUGS, Easyfriend, Stonefield are at the Bootleg Bar with Cosmonauts, Flat Worms, The Unending Thread are at The Hi Hat with Ariel View, The Cozzmos, Sad Park. Also, Hellfire are at the Echoplex with Haunt, Blade Killer, Liv Slingerland are at the Moroccan Lounge with Maddie Ross, Glitter Trails, Racquet, Topia are at The Satellite with Polaris Rose, UNA, Haunted Summer are at the Resident with Mooncult, Strange Phases.
And if you want your local Coachella, ALT-J are at Santa Barbara Bowl, with special guest BØRNS, Greta Van Fleet are at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre with Slothrust, TASH SULTANA is at the Fox Theater in Pomona, THE BRONX are at The Glass House in Pomona, MIGOS are at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Sigrid is at the El Rey with with Cyn & Dean Lewis.
On Tuesday 17th, Gallant is at The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery with Sasha Sloan, Janine is at the Troubadour, Japanese Breakfast are at The Roxy with Snail Mail, And And And, Glaare, Black Mare are at the Moroccan Lounge with Brass Box, Simon Doom are at the Bootleg bar with Beverly, Ablebody, DGTL CLR, Inspired & the Sleep, Eric Ackerman are all at the Satellite, Pleasures are at the Hi Hat with Runson.
And if you want your local Coachella, Greta Van Fleet are at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre with Slothrust, Brockhampton are at The Novo By Microsoft, Kelela is at The Theatre At Ace Hotel, Angel Olsen is at the El Rey Theatre with Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief), Buscabulla are at The Regent Theater with the Marias, Bairoa, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are at The Echo with Jess Cornelius, Golden Daze, A PERFECT CIRCLE are at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, FLEET FOXES are at the Fox Theater Pomona, in Pomona, JESSIE WARE is at The Glass House in Pomona, FIRST AID KIT are at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Yaeji is at the Echoplex with Chris Hound, Pax, Ahwlee.
On Wednesday 18th, Tom Misch with Jorja Smith are at The Novo By Microsoft, Gum (with Jay Watson of Tame Impala) are at The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery with POND, Jonny Boy is at the Bootleg bar with Ulysses S. Grant, The Colour Coast have a Residency at the Satellite with LA River Bend, Sikemor, PJ Morton is at the Troubadour with Brik.liam.
And if you want your local Coachella, Django Django and Tank and the Bangas are at the Fonda Theatre with The Seshen, MØ is at The Glass House in Pomona, Jessie Ware is at The Roxy, MIGUEL is at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Angel Olsen is at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace with Priests, Alvvays are at the Music Box in San Diego with Frankie Rose, ODESZA are at the Fox Theater in Pomona with Slow Magic & Yahtzel, BOOGARINS are at the Echo with B Boys & Señor Kino.
On Thursday 19th, Bishop Briggs is at The Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Cemetery, MOCA Music presents Berhana at the MOCA with Rayana Jay, Linafornia, Del the Funky Homosapien and AMP Live, Ras Kass, Bishop Lamont and Friends are at the Regent with Angie Fisher, Nadirah X, DJ 4Real, Downtown Sound, The Committee, Stylz & Wells, Los Kung Fu Monkeys are at the Echo with South Central Skankers, Dankrupt, Laura Jean Anderson is at the Moroccan Lounge with Pom Poms, Madison Cunningham, Sarah Blasko is at the Bootleg theater with Jess Cornelius, Beta Play, The Fontaines, The Feal are all at the Satellite, Ras G ‘Stargate Music’ has a LP Release Party at the Hi Hat, and there is A Celebration for Luther Vandross at The Lodge Room
And if you want your local Coachella, Soulwax are at the Fonda Theatre with Rory Phillips, 6LACK is at The Novo By Microsoft with @A.CHAL & Mereba, Moon Boots is at the El Rey Theatre with Jason Bentley & B Starr, Aurora is at The Roxy with Shey Baba, PETIT BISCUIT is at The Glass House in Pomona, TOM MISCH and JORJA SMITH are at The Observatory in Santa Ana with Ama Lou, RON GALLO is at the Constellation with The Nude Party & Twen, THE WAR ON DRUGS are at the Fox Theater Pomona in Pomona.
On Friday 20th, Coachella 2018 continues at Empire Polo Club, There is A Tribute To Selena with Selenamos, Que Madre at the Regent theater, Moneybagg Yo is at the El Rey Theatre, Guantanamo Baywatch are at the Teragram Ballroom with French Vanilla, Dumb Fucks, The High Curbs, Grateful Shred are at the Bootleg bar with Crazy Rust, L.A. Takedown, Alchemy, ROB $TONE is at the Roxy with Ant Beale, The Dream Syndicate are at the Troubadour with Ford Madox Ford, Smoke Me Out with Legado 7, Omar Ruiz, El De La Guitarra, Arsenal Efectivo, & Los Hijos de Garcia are at the Microsoft Theater, Charlie Overbey and the Broken Arrows have a Record Release Party at the Echo with special guests Pete Anderson, The Mastersons, PEARL, Bonnie Whitmore, Altar Egos have a EP Release with Cat Scan, The Mad Walls, Rumblepak, The Entire Universe, The Moondoggies are at the Hi Hat with Erik Blood, Feisty Heart, Shark Toys are at The Smell, Sabyrtooth, Birds and Arrows, Bang Feather Bang, Exploding Pintos are at the Redwood Bar.
On Saturday 21st, Coachella 2018 continues at Empire Polo Club, BROKE L.A. is happening at the Regent theater with too many bands to list here, Ramirez is doing a free concert at the Echoplex with OHSEA, Jeff Mack$, Ducey & Aleman, Shakewell, Sounds by Milkcrate, Imarhan are at the Echo, Hide & Go Freak LA is happening at the Echoplex with Esta. (Soulection), ROMderful (UK / Soulection), Azure (HBK), JR Jarris, PRVDNT, Krush Groove with Ice Cube, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony & more are at The Forum, Dashboard Confessional are at the Hollywood Palladium, Rastin & Rana Mansour are at The Novo By Microsoft, JP Saxe is at the Troubadour with Beck Pete, Madison Malone, Kyler Slater, Foliage has an Album Release Show at the Morrocan Lounge with Ruby Haunt, Harmless, The Nude Party are at the Bootleg Bar with Liily, The Pantones, There is a Record Store Day After-Party at the Hi Hat featuring Hooveriii, RFRC (Rearranged Face & Red Channel), Golden Grease, and Battle Pussy, Ley Valentine, The Damed are at the Redwood Bar, followed by Purgatory
But it’s also Record Store Day 2018 at Amoeba with plenty of things happening: at noon, 2pm and 4 pm, there are DJs sets with Coleen Green, Moon Zappa & Rain Phoenix & Lalah Hathaway, at 3 pm, Derek Smalls aka Harry Shearer with be doing a signing, and at 5 pm Patton Oswalt will be doing another signing.
And if you want your local Coachella, PORTUGAL. THE MAN are at the Santa Barbara Bowl with Chicano Batman, Deap Vally.
On Sunday 22nd, Coachella 2018 continues at Empire Polo Club, Judas Priest are at the Microsoft Theater with special guests Saxon, Black Star Riders, Bad Bunny are at the Forum, RAPHAEL is at The Dolby Theatre, Grand Ole Echo is happening at the Echo with Brian Whelan, Sir Canyon, Sara Petite, Professor Colombo (afternoon) and later on the Grand Ole Echo continues with Kinky Friedman and Michael Simmons, Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa “Headspace” have an Album Release at the Moroccan Lounge with Vel The Wonder, Amindi K. Fro$t, and surprise guests, and Levitation Room are at Resident with The Mad Walls, Supermercat, Grave Flowers.