L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, JUNE 26TH TO JULY 2nd 2017
It has to be Nick Cave’s week, with two concerts and a photo exhibit, but you will have many other options as it is always the case in Los Angeles.
Monday 26th is the last June episode for the current residencies: Moon Honey with another amazing lineup featuring Miya Folick, Smoke Season and Lauren Ruth Ward will be at the Echo, Send Medicine with Cannons, The May Company and OK MAYDAY at the Satellite, The Walcotts with Hamish Anderson and Joel Taylor at the Bootleg, but the very good looking and Gnash collaborator Goody Grace is at the Roxy
And if you are in for something bigger, Queen and Adam Lambert are playing the Hollywood Bowl (also on Tuesday).
On Tuesday 27th, there is a Climate-Change awareness concert at The Theater at Ace Hotel: Climate Day LA will feature Neon Indian, Weyes Blood, Eric Wareheim and more. Iman’s new crush Jessie Reyez is playing an intimate concert at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Day Wave, that I recently saw at Amoeba, are headlining the El Rey with Blonder and Dear Boy, Steel Panther will be playing at the Roxy, and Roger Waters is playing his last show at the Staples Center.
On Wednesday 28th, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are playing their first LA show at the Theater at Ace Hotel, and yes it’s sold out. But it’s gonna be a hell of a Nick Cave summer with Nick Cave Smoking, a one-night-only photo exhibit, also at the Ace Hotel.
On Thursday 29th, I am going to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with Cat Power at the Greek Theater, and I feel sorry for you if you didn’t get a ticket in the pit as I did, but you have so many other options for that day:
Starcrawler are everywhere these days, they were opening for the Black Lips on Friday at the Regent, they are playing at the Dirty Penni Fest on Sunday and are in the line up of the Foo Fighters festival Cal Jam 17 in October. But they are also playing a free show at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA… with Surf Curse and Tacocat, and if you haven’t already seen them, you should definitively go!
And so much is happening that day! The legendary Buzzcocks are at the Roxy with Dollyrots, the punk-pop eye-candy Paranoyds are headlining a show at the Echo with the fast and mighty Frankie and the Witch Fingers and Cat Scan. Every-girl’s crush, the Buttertones are playing a free show at Levitt Pavilion with Innovative Leisure’s Pinky Pinky, the always captivating Holy Wars are releasing their EP at the Hi Hat, with New Language and Night Talks, Sir Sly and Papa, two interesting indie bands I saw a few years ago, have a show at the El Rey theater, and Twilight Concert Series presents LeMaitre and Coast Modern at Santa Monica Pier.
On Friday 30th, the Buzzcocks are playing a second night at the Roxy with Dollyrots, Vieux Farka Toure. aka the Hendrix of the Sahara, is playing a free gig at Levitt Pavilion, Nikka Costa has a show at the Teragram Ballroom, and Dr Savage and the Shrunken Heads, with the Sloths are playing at the Redwood Bar, and it will certainly be enough to wake up your inner Bo Diddley/Howlin Wolf/John Lee Hooker.
On Saturday July 1st, Pinky Pinky have another show at the Smell with Celebrity Crush, Momma, Rose Dorn, if you have missed them earlier, crazy rock ‘n’ rollers Schizophonics are headlining another night at the Redwood bar with the Glam Shanks, Scant Regard (featuring Adam Ant Guitarist Will Crewdson) and The Rouse. Chinatown Summer Nights has also a great lineup from 5 pm to 12 pm featuring Lovers and Poets, Liv Slingerland, Livingmore. Bobby Blunders, Coachella veterans YIP YOPS, the great Lauren Ruth Ward, and Color Caves, the new band from Django Stewart (ex-Nightmare & the Cat) and Dash Hutton (ex-Haim), and it’s totally free!
On Sunday July 2nd, the Echo/Echoplex is having a July party hosted by Dirty Laundry TV. Dirty Penni Fest has one of this indie garage-rock lineup to make you drool in envy the entire week: Deap Vally, The Shrine, Mike Watt and the Jom and Jerry Show, Enjoy, Starcrawler, Zig Zags, Jurassic Shark, Girl Pusher, Flat Worms, Here Lies Man, Beach Bums, Hit Bargain, The Red Pears, Clit Kat, Espresso, Keif Season, Girl Tears, Janelane, Fringe, Capital Wasteland, Sabrina is Not in This Chat, Sketch Orchestra, Model/Actriz, Worn Tin.