L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JULY 3rd TO JULY 9th 2017
This is a long weekend as the 4th of July is coming up on Tuesday, so this is a slow week for shows, but you still may find a few things to do.
On Monday 3rd, residencies do not stop because of the holiday weekend and Bloody Death Skull is starting one at the Echo with Cutty Flam, French Vanilla, Ramonda Hammer and August Eve… this is a lot of bands and Bloody Death Skull is already a full program by themselves so it’s gonna be a full night of fun and weirdness. R&B pop duo Ambassadors of Earth (AOE) start their own residency at the Satellite, Trishes, Michael O., Emily Elbert are opening.
On Tuesday July 4th , everyone should go see the fireworks and there will be some at Grand Park in Los Angeles with plenty of DJs, and performances by hip hop, soul, funk, and jazz artists.
You may rest on Wednesday 5th, or go check Barns Courtney play a show in the upscale shopping center the Grove during one of their Summer Concert Series.
On Thursday 6th, The Regrettes are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion, with the Tracks, they are young and pretty, they have the tunes and the swagger so you should not miss them. The other upcoming and young band Froth is playing a show at the Echo with Adult Books and Moaning. Dream-grunge artist Psychic Love has another residency at the Satellite on Thursdays this time, and Jupiter Winter, Big Air and Yellowbirddd will also play that day. And Beach Fossils are playing at the El Rey with She Devils and Ablebody.
On Friday 7th, Sean Rowe is at the Sanctuary at Pico-Union Project, and I would totally go if I could, to check out the opener and ex-Giant Drag Annie Hardy, whom I still need to see live. The legendary Melvins are playing a sold-out show at the Troubadour with Spotlights.
As for me, I will once again attend a Nick Cave event at the Egyptian Theater, where his last movie ‘One More Time With Feeling’ will be screened, followed by a Q&A with director Andrew Dominik and Mr. Cave himself
On Saturday 8th, Houston’s award winning ensemble The Suffers are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion. At the Hi Hat, a lot of familiar bands are having the Unscene Fest with HOTT MT, Goon, Draag, Alyeska and Wolf Woodcock…and it’s absolutely free. Vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian Reggie Watts is at the Getty Museum following a DJ set by Yacht
And if you miss my obsession of the moment, you will be able to catch another screening of Andrew Dominik’s ‘One More Time With Feeling’ followed by a Q&A with Nick Cave and Dominik at the Aero Theater.
On Sunday 9th, post-punk/deathrock band The Phantom Limbs are at the Echoplex with riotous Egrets on Ergot and Future Shoxx and punk legend Blondie will take over the Hollywood Bowl with Garbage and Sky Ferreira.
‘American Valhalla’, the story of the musical collaboration between Iggy Pop and QOTSA’ Joshua Homme will premiere at the Laemmle theater Ahrya Fine Arts and the movie will be followed by a Q&A featuring Mr. Homme. And this will be my second Q&A with a rock giant!