The 40 Best Los Angeles Concerts This July

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Summer is in full swing and with that comes a smorgasbord of live concerts to see. From moshing to the old-school and new-school punk sounds of The Vandals and Death Hymn Number 9 to getting your interpretive dance on to the alt-electronic jams of Son Lux and Nortec Collective: Hiperboreal to throwing back to the ’90s hey day with L7 and Veruca Salt – there’s plenty of great shows to attend to help you beat the heat this July (or just get even sweatier by dancing your ass off!). So get out there now and show some love for the Summer concert season!

July 2 & 3 — Television at Teragram Ballroom
Iconic and influential NY post-punk rock band Television are headed to Los Angeles this July for a headlining show date at the new Los Angeles venue, Teragram Ballroom. The band recently toured Europe performing their 1977 debut album, Marquee Moon in all its entirety. Hear all the classics live! Supporting acts are Phoebe Bridgers and Miya Folick.
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July 2 — Death Hymn Number 9 at Alex’s Bar
Death Hymn Number 9 downright shred every time they hit the stage! The LA punk rockers infectious high energy is unrivaled and known to incite circle pit shenanigans. And when the lead singer jumps into crowd and sing/screams to his hearts content, the crowd is always right there along with ’em. Glitter Wizard, Occult Wisdom and Planet Tribe support.
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July 2 — The Vandals at The Glass House
There’s no stopping Orange County hard core punks The Vandals from killing it on stage and they’ve been doing so since the ’80s. With eleven studio albums under their belt you’re bound to hear kickass songs from across their wide spectrum of releases, from Peace thru Vandalism (1982) up through Hollywood Potato Chip (2004). The Interrupters and Indian School open.
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July 2 — Radio Moscow at The Satellite
Psychedelic blues rock trio Radio Moscow new album Magical Dirt will trip you out so we recommend that you go hear it live for the ultimate psych-rock experience. Catch them headlining The Satellite this month before they jet to tour Europe this Summer.
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July 4 — Wanda Jackson at The Observatory (only $5)
Consider yourselves lucky because one of the most inspiring women in music, the “Queen of Rockabilly” herself, Wanda Jackson, is scheduled to headline The Observatory on Independence Day for only $5. God bless Wanda Jackson!
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July 7 — Calexico at Regent
Alt-folk rockers Calexico have released nine albums in their nineteen years-and-counting career. The band is currently touring in support of their ninth album, Edge of the Sun, which features Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) and more. Rock out to tracks like “Falling from the Sky” and “Cumbia de Donde” live! Supporting act is Villagers.
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July 9 — Son Lux at El Rey Theatre
Alt-electronic trio Son Lux, fronted by producer-composer Ryan Lott, are back on the road, touring in support of their new album Bones (Glassnote) – the much anticipated follow up to their previous full-length Lanterns and EP Alternate Worlds, featuring Lorde. Celebrate with the band at their record release show the El Rey Theatre this month. Brooklyn songwriter/pianist Olga Bell opens.
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July 9 — Jurassic 5 at Club Nokia
We last caught L.A. hip hop group Jurassic 5 reunited and rocking the stage in 2013 at Coachella and Outside Lands, after a 6-year hiatus. Post-reunion the group released their comeback single in 2014, “The Way We Do It,” and songs off their previous album releases such as Quality Control and Power in Numbers remain as dope and fresh as ever. Supporting acts include RDGLDRN, Luck & Lana, and Noa James.
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July 9 — Twilight Concert Series with Morris Day and Dam-Funk at Santa Monica Pier
The first night of the Twilight Summer Concert series at the Santa Monica Pier kicks off on July 9th with a special performance from R&B/soul star and actor Morris Day (Purple Rain) & The Time with support from neo-funk hometown hero Dam-Funk. Get ready to eat some churros, play some arcade games and get your groove on at the Pier!
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July 9 — Ten Foot Pole at The Observatory (Constellation Room)
California melodic punk band Ten Foot Pole have already been rocking alongside Unwritten Law this Summer and now there’s a perfect chance to get your mosh on up close and personal when they headline the Constellation Room at The Observatory this July. Opening acts are Sederra, Tartar Control, Bear Fight and Ukelele Hiro.
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July 9 — Nortec Collective: Hiperboreal at Los Globos
Tijuana’s electronic fueled Nortec Collective: Hiperboreal is only scheduled to play a handful of dates this July so don’t miss out on their Humans + Machines set coming to Los Globos on July 9th. Joining them for this dance-worthy evening is eclectic post-punk rockers ¡Aparato!.
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July 9 — Gooch Palms with Death Valley Girls at Alex’s Bar
If you love yourself a badass lineup, look no further! Aussie punk sweethearts Gooch Palms and much adored garage-rockers Death Valley Girls are taking over Alex’s Bar for a night of pure punk n’ roll mayhem! The Vooduo, Boogie Mamas and DJs Polyester and Master Droog support.
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July 9 – 12 — X at The Observatory
Calling all X fans! The dominators of the LA ’70s/’80s punk scene are scheduled to perform four fantastic nights at The Observatory, playing a different album, in its entirety, each night. Los Angeles (July 9), Wild Gift (July 10), Under the Big Black Sun (July 11) and More Fun in the New World (July 12). Go one night or all four nights, but don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!
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July 10 — Active Child at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
Los Angeles ambient electronic artist Active Child, aka Pat Grossi, just released his new album Mercy last month, the much anticipated follow-up to his 2011 debut You Are All I See, and it was worth the wait! Be sure to catch him in the intimate and unorthodox setting of The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian for a one-of-a-kind performance. Special guest Low Roar supports.
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July 11 — Danzig at Fox Theater Pomona
Danzig, led by horror-punk living legend and frontman Glenn Danzig (Misfits/Samhain) are kicking off a Summer tour at the Fox Theater this month. Danzig is touring in support of his new album, Skeletons, which features cover songs of artists such as Black Sabbath, The Troggs, ZZ Top and more. Headbang to covers, classics and new songs – badass! Supporting acts are Cancer Bats and Saviours.
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July 11 — Veruca Salt at El Rey Theatre
Alt-rockers Veruca Salt originally made their mark on the music scene with 1994’s smash record American Thighs. Now the original lineup is back and on tour this Summer in support of their passionate, new full-length album Ghost Notes, due out July 10th on El Camino Records. Celebrate their record release show at the El Rey Theatre! Opening acts are The Muffs and Talk in Tongues.
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July 12 — The Bird and The Bee at Theatre at Ace Hotel
Dreamy indie-pop duo The Bird and The Bee, aka Greg Kurstin and Inara George, are back on the scene! Their new album Recreational Love is due out July 17th and features the sizzling single, “Will You Dance?” which has already garnered a remix by Robert DeLong. Songbird Zee Avi supports.
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July 13 — Ryn Weaver at El Rey Theatre
Rising pop songstress Ryn Weaver has impressed us with her emotionally captivating performances at Coachella and Bonnaroo with heart-warming songs such as “Traveling Song” off her debut album The Fool. Hear and feel the magic live! Opening act is Sam Dew.
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July 14 — Shellac at The Echo
Chicago raw, minimalist rock trio Shellac is comprised of famed sound engineer/guitarist Steve Albini, bassist Bob Weston, and drummer Todd Trainor. Shellac are making a rare, must-see appearance in LA so don’t miss out. This show will be all things heavy, surreal and mind-blowing! Singer-songwriter Shannon Wright supports.
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July 15 — Cayucas at The Observatory (Constellation Room)
Indie surf-pop outfit Cayucas are ushering in the Summer sunshine and chill vibes with their new album Dancing at the Blue Lagoon that just dropped June 23rd on Secretly Canadian and features the insanely catch single “Moony Eyed Walrus.” Bust out those dancing shoes!
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July 15 — Little Boots at The Echo
English electro-pop bombshell Little Boots is set to drop her new album Working Girl on July 10th via Dim Mak Records. The new album features tasty singles, “No Pressure,” “Better in the Morning,” and “Taste It,” and collaborations with Com Truise, Grades and Ariel Rechtshaid. Get ready to dance your arse off! Dream pop duo GEMS supports.
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July 16 — The Birth Defects at The Troubadour
Stay rad this Summer rocking out to the beastly, heavy sounds of The Birth Defects. The band recently played a killer set at the Dirty Laundry Summer Fest and you won’t want to miss your chance to see them slay at The Troubadour. Opening act is Carletta Sue Kay.
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July 16 & 17 — L7 at Fonda Theatre
Veteran alt-grunge rockers L7 reunited last year and delivered a strong comeback to the stage that prompted nothing but smiles and o.m.g. responses from long-times fans. Now the band is back and ready to melt your face off. Don’t miss this must-see show at the Fonda Theatre!
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July 17 — Tamaryn and Mystic Braves at Skirball Cultural Center
Synth-pop goddess Tamaryn will be co-headlining with psych-rock locals Mystic Braves. Expect to hear all new tunes from Tamaryn’s forthcoming album, Cranekiss and sweet jams from Mystic Braves’ new album Desert Island. DJ Justin Gage (Aquarium Drunkard) supports. In between sets enjoy cocktails, interactive art, poetry, and late night gallery hours for the exhibitions – Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution,The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book, and Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip.
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July 18 & 19 — Viva! Pomona at The Glass House
Music fans of all ages and genres, from punk lovers to indie geeks, gather round! The annual Viva! Pomona music festival is back! This year’s lineup features The Spits, Iceage, La Sera, Christopher Owens, The Two Tens, Rudy De Anda, Los Angeles Police Department, Summer Twins, Froth, Isaac Rother and the Phantoms and more. Time to party Pomona!
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July 21 — Meatbodies at The Echo
Los Angeles’ Meatbodies are self-described as heavy, groovy, psychedelic and headbanging and we have to agree. We last caught them delivering a feral but loveable set alongside Fidlar earlier this year and are stoked to catch them up close and personal this month at The Echo. Be there or be sad face!
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July 22 — Dengue Fever at Alex’s Bar
Cambodian pop/psych-rock outfit Dengue Fever made a triumphant return this year with their new album The Deepest Lake. The band is known for putting on spectacular and unbeatable performances, so there’s no excuse to miss this show. Plus, supporting acts Church of Sun, Rudy De Anda, and Ghostcore join them on stage for one supremely kickass evening of music.
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July 23 — Juliette & The Licks at El Rey Theatre
Juliette & The Licks have been off the musical radar for some 6+ years but now the band, led by actress and front-woman Juliette Lewis, are ready to make their comeback. The band is prepping a new album for release in 2016 and in advance of that they’ll be kicking things off with a raucous rock show right here at home in Los Angeles. Opening act is Sweethead & The Zibbz.
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July 23 — Twilight Concert Series with ¡Cubanismo! at Santa Monica Pier
This Summer the Santa Monica Pier popping with sand, sun, ocean, blue skies and the best outdoor concerts. Put on those dancing shoes and get ready to groove to the smokin’ Latin rhythms of ¡Cubanismo!, a 15-piece orchestra of Cuban music all-stars. Get warmed up and jam to the sweet, psych-soul-tropical sounds of supporting act Chicano Batman.
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July 23 — KMFDM at The Regent
Germany’s KMFDM (Kein Mehrheit Fur Die Mitleid which translates as “No Pity for the Majority”) have become well known over their almost 30 year span for their distinct industrial sound, mixing techno/dance and heavy metal. The band is bringing their Salvation Tour 2015 (in support of their remix EP Salvation) to Los Angeles and you won’t want to miss it! Chant and Ravens Moreland open.
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July 24 — Penguin Prison at The Roxy
Penguin Prison aka the electro-pop project of DJ/producer/composer Chris Glover, is hitting the road this Summer in support of his new full-length record Lost in New York. The album is inspired by the hustle and bustle of the city, which both transplants and Angelenos alike are sure to relate and enjoy.
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July 25 — Adolescents & The Weirdos at The Roxy
Time for a punk rock doubleheader! Old-school Southern California bands Adolescents and The Weirdos are lined up for a night of pure punk rock mayhem and anarchy. Two times the fun! Supporting acts CH3 and Bad Cop Bad Cop get the circle pit flowing.
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July 27 — The Kills at El Rey Theatre
Indie rock duo The Kills, comprised of singer Alison Mosshart and guitarist James Hince, are back in Los Angeles and ready to hook you up with some sultry rock n’ roll. Rumor has it the band is working on a new album, fingers crossed for a release date announcement soon. If you missed them alongside Queens Of The Stone Age at The Forum, or Mosshart performing with James Williamson of The Stooges at the Bootelg HiFi as part of his Relicked record release show, be sure to check this out!
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July 28 — Jamie xx at The Echoplex
Jamie xx recently released his jaw-dropping debut album, In Colour, via Young Turks. The album is chock full of modern dance hits and has already made #1 on the Electronic and New Artist Album Charts. Peep his appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, performing “Loud Places,” then experience it live at The Echoplex!
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July 28 — Rodrigo Amarante at Teragram Ballroom
Brazilian musical mad genius Rodrigo Amarante has played in several bands including Little Joy, Los Hermanos and samba supergroup Orquestra Imperial. Now he’s flying solo and will be playing tunes from his new album Cavalo, released in May. Special guest and indie rocker Kevin Morby (Woods, The Babies) supports.
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July 29 — Wye Oak at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Baltimore indie rock/shoegaze duo Wye Oak aka Jenn Wasner (vocals/bass) and Andy Stack (keys/percussion) highly impressed us with their 2014 album Shriek. The band even released a deluxe version featuring remixes by Matmos, Moss of Aura/Future Islands and more. L.A. fans were so stoked to have them performing at the Masonic Lodge that they added a second show date on July 30th at Club Bahia. Two Wye Oaks show? We ain’t complaining!
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July 30 — Twilight Concert Series with JD McPherson at Santa Monica Pier
JD McPherson is well known for a throwback sound rooted in the rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and rockabilly music of the 1950s, as heard on his 2015 album Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder Records). However the special spin he puts on it is absolutely genuine and his own. Hear it for yourself under a star-lit sky at the pier! Supporting act is Sarah Gayle Meech.
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July 30 — Moses Sumney at The Echo
Soul-folk singer/songwriter/guitarist Moses Sumney has quietly risen to the top of the indie music game. For starters, he just completed a successful tour alongside Sufjan Stevens and has famous fans in Beck, Karen O and Local Natives. Revel in the magic of his new single “Seeds” off his forthcoming 7-inch, then see him perform up close and personal at The Echo. Get on it!
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July 31 — High On Fire at The Echoplex
Oakland stoner heavy metal trio High On Fire have been gaining accolades for their recently released, seventh full-length album, Luminiferous. Listen to single “The Black Plot” and hear exactly why they remain the kings of the underground metal scene. Supporting acts are Pallbearer, Lucifer and Venomous Maximus.
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July 31 — Porcelain Raft at The Echo
Hailing from Rome but now residing in Los Angeles, Mauro Remiddi is the musical mastermind behind the indie dream-pop project Porcelain Raft. In June he released the heartfelt and alluring EP Half Awake via his own label, Volcanic Field. Lose yourself in the magical, new tunes live!
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