51 Best Los Angeles Concerts This March featuring Bruce Springsteen, Burger X, Animal Collective

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Get on the March concert train because it is full steam ahead from the 1st to the 31st. From the punk rock pits with old-schoolers Battalion of Saints and Face to Face to buzzworthy UK artists such as singer-songwriter Oscar and Irish rock outfit September Girls. There’s also a slew of must-see residency nights to choose from including pop conossieur LP at The Echo to indie pop gems Mating Ritual at The Satellite. Having a hard time choosing which show to go to? Don’t, because there’s several to choose from and you can go to as many shows as you damn well please. Read on for more picks!

March 1 — Battalion of Saints at The Echo
San Diego hardcore punk rockers Battalion of Saints, led by longstanding vocalist George Anthony, are ready to turn The Echo on its head. Don’t miss out on catching a sneak preview of fast and furious songs from their forthcoming 2016 album, which is currently in the works. Grindcore pioneers Phobia and raucous thrashers Nomads kick things into high gear.
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March 2 — Plague Vendor at The Troubadour
Plague Vendor made our 5 Must-See Acts at Beach Goth 2015 list due to their familiar yet fresh ’90s alt-skate rock sound and street cred (opened for Deftones and were featured on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5). Now the Whittier rockers are ready to blow your mind live with a headlining show at The Troubadour, which will also be filmed for the Last Call With Carson Daly show. The Bots and White Mystery support.
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March 2 — Ms. Lauryn Hill at Belasco Theater
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter/producer/rapper Ms. Lauryn Hill will be gracing the Belasco Theater stage with her epic sound and electrifying performance this month. It’s no wonder she made our 20 Of The Most Inspiring Women in Music list!
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March 3 — Empress Of at Teragram Ballroom
Empress Of aka the solo indietronica project of NY singer-songwriter Lorely Rodriguez is making waves with her new album, ME, which just dropped last year via XL Recordings. Don’t miss your chance to hear captivating songs like”Water Water” and “Kitty Kat” live. GEMS support.
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March 3 — Best Coast and Wavves at Fonda Theatre
Indie pop-rock duo Best Coast are back from a short break and hitting the road with San Diego’s highly spirited garage punks Wavves. Enjoy a truly magical California night listening to jams off Best Coast’s aptly titled 2015 release California Nights and Wavves newest V. Cherry Glazerr supports.
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March 4 — Lower Dens at Natural History Museum
We last caught Baltimore indie dream pop outfit Lower Dens bringing the chill vibes to FYF. Now the group is set to headline First Fridays at the Natural History Museum for a killer night of music and science. Also check out the “Stranger Than Fiction!” tour with KT Hajeian, Collections Manager of Anthropology and the “When In Doubt, Just Keep Swimming” discussion with Dr. Maddalena Bearzi and Dr. Chris Thacker, moderated by L.A. Times journalist Patt Morrison. Gardens & Villa round out the bill an KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd teams up with special guest Val Fleury to keep the tunes spinning all night long in the DJ Lounge.
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Johnny Marr

March 5 — Johnny Marr at El Rey Theatre
Johnny Marr, famed co-songwriter/guitarist for The Smiths had to cancel his December ’14 show date due to family illness but luckily he’s back, bringing his California Jam tour to Los Angeles and a select handful of other California venues.Don’t miss your chance to see this music idol up close! Mimicking Birds open.
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March 5 — Face to Face at Alex’s Bar
SoCal punk rockers Face to Face have been bringing it since 1991 and there’s no stopping them now. Celebrate their Protection record release show the day after it drops on Fat Wreck Chords. Jump in the circle pit for joy!
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March 5 — Heron Oblivion / Morgan Delt at Resident
Trip out on this psychedelic super party! Psych folk-pop all stars Heron Oblivion are celebrating the release of their new self-titled album alongside co-headliners and acid-soaked psych rockers Morgan Delt. Folk musician Itasca opens and Kevin Morby keeps the good times rolling with a special DJ set.
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March 7 — LP Monday Night Residency at The Echo
Singer-songwriter LP aka Laura Pergolizzi has written songs for names like Cher, Rihanna and Christina Aguilera. However, her solo work shines bright on its own, with powerful, genre-defying singles such as “Lost On You,” “Tokyo Sunrise,” and “Night Like This,” just to name a few. Supporting acts for March 7th include Josiah, Chelsea Lankes, Nightgown and Lauren Ruth Ward. Check out The Echo website for complete supporting lineups!
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March 7 — Mating Ritual Monday Night Residency at The Satellite
Mating Ritual is celebrating their self-titled record release, playing brand new, blissful indie pop gems, every Monday Night in March at The Satellite. This is a must-see residency! Supporting acts for March 7th include StaG, Inspired and the Sleep. Check out The Satellite website for complete supporting lineups!
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Shannon & The Clams

March 7 — Shannon & the Clams, the Sloths, Death Valley Girls… at Constellation Room
Good ole rock n’ rollers Shannon & the Clams are set to headline night 1 of The Burger x Observatory 5 Year Anniversary. Rounding out this badass bill are Grimy Goods favorite Death Valley Girls, The Sloths, Hammered Satin, The Fly Traps and The Meow Twins. Get in on the fun!
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March 8 — The Chamanas & Rudy De Anda at Resident
El Paso dream pop group The Chamanas are co-headlining at Resident this month with former Wild Pack of Canaries front man Rudy De Anda. It’s a SXSW/Vive Latino send off fiesta that you won’t want to miss out! L.A. by way of Mexico City indie bolero singer-songwriter Cesar Saez gets the night rolling.
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March 8 — Eliot Sumner at The Echo
Eliot Sumner was born from pop music royalty, as the daughter of Sting, and has worked with the likes of Miike Snow and Sub Focus but the alt synth-pop artist has crafted her own unique sound, including her new album Information, which features great tracks such as “Halfway to Hell” and “Dead Arms & Dead Legs.” Cillie Barnes opens.
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March 8 & 9 — Animal Collective at Fonda Theatre
Animal Collective are touring in support of their new experimental roller coaster ride of an album, Painting With, available now via Domino. Prepare to have your mind blown by “a rich bonanza of otherworldly sounds and colors.” Ratking and DJ Zach Cowie support.
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March 9 — Oscar at The Echo
London’s buzzworthy singer-songwriter/guitarist Oscar is performing in Los Angeles, playing songs of his forthcoming album Cut and Paste, due out in May via Wichita Recordings. Peep the new video for single “Sometimes” and get stoked for this show! Colleen Green and Vulkano open.
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March 9 — DZ Deathrays at Bootleg Theater
Aussie dance punk duo DZ Deathrays are proudly boasting their new single “Blood On My Leather” and Los Angeles fans can hear it live when they take over the Bootleg Theater this month for a dirty, fun dance party. Local garage punks Criminal Hygiene support.
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March 10 — St. Lucia at Fonda Theatre
Brooklyn synth-pop group St. Lucia sure know how to pump out the jams! Upon listening to their latest release Matter, it was clear to Grimy Goods’ Mark E. Ortega that their new album is “sure to have you dancing.” So bust out your dancing shoes and get to this shoe! Grace Mitchell opens.
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March 10 — Eleanor Friedberger at The Satellite
Eleanor Friedberger of indie rock duo Fiery Furnaces has branched off, to tour in support of her third solo effort New View, out now via Frenchkiss Records. Hear new songs such as “Because I Asked You” and “He Didn’t Mention His Mother.” Chris Cohen, Meganet and Icewater support.
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March 11 – DJ Premier at Belasco Theater
Despite the name Panic in LA, there’s nothing to panic about when it comes to this excellent night of sick scratching and hot jams (and the party is rolling until 3 a.m.). Headliner DJ Premier was a ’90s trackmaster who contributed to tons of great albums and artists including Gang Starr, Nas’ Illmatic, and Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, just to name a few. Don’t miss this living legend live! Joining him are DMC 3x World Champion DJ Craze, Fool’s Gold Records recording artist Giraffage, soulful electronic maestro StarRo, glitch hopper Groundislava and sonic superstar N.A.S.A.
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March 11 & 12 — José González at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Folk, pop, world music singer-songwriter and classical guitarist José González is bringing his unique sound to a whole new level. González will be joining forces with the strings of innovative classical music ensemble yMusic for a groundbreaking performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this month.
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March 12 — Burger x Observatory 5 Year Anniversary at The Observatory
The penultimate night of the Burger x Observatory 5 Year Anniversary is seriously heating up with a lineup that can’t be beat. Be there or be sad because this baller full day of music includes performances by Slowdive, Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Seth Bogart Show, Cherry Glazerr, Pouya, Tomorrows Tulips, La Luz, Cosmonauts, Summer Twins, White Fang, Fred & Toody, The Aquadolls, Part Time, Buttertones, Adult Books, Colleen Green, Wild Wing, Lovely Bad Things, The Tubs, Sara Bethe Nelson, Meercaz, Fade Up Fade Out Bye Bye, and Vision.
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March 12 — Sun Drug with Smoke Season at The Hit Hat
Los Angeles local alt-rock outfit Sun Drug are celebrating their Vinyl Release party along with local friends Smoke Season and Kid Bloom. Be sure to bring some extra cash with you so you can pick up the vinyl and keep the party rolling even after you get home.
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March 12 — Forcefield 10 Year Anniversary Party with Lightning Bolt
Anniversaries aren’t just for couples but for kick ass music pr firms too. Force Field celebrates 10 years with an awesome music shindig with will feature performances by underground rock duo Lightning Bolt, as well as La Sera, Frankie Rose, Wax Idols, Dent May, Terry Malts, Jimmy Whispers, Sonny and the Sunsets,
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March 13 — Burger x Observatory 5 Year Anniversary
The final day of the Burger x Observatory 5 Year Anniversary bonanza is going out with a bang! Performances by Crystal Castles, The Orwells, Beach Fossils, Too $hort, Chicano Batman, Tijuana Panthers, The Lemons, Mystic Braves, Nobunny, Kim & The Created, Moving Units, Gap Dream, Meatbodies, Cat Signs, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, The Abigails, Unkle Funkle, The Pesos, Billy Changer, Melted, Walter, Vajj, The Jigsaw Seen, and Sadgirl will knock your damn socks off.
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March 14 — Jake Bugg at El Rey Theatre
Musical gem and sweet, young English crooner Jake Bugg thoroughly impressed us with his Los Angeles debut in 2013. Bugg is returning to the states touring in support of his new album On MY One and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him back with open ears. Mystic Braves support.
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March 14 — This Will Destroy You at The Roxy
If you’re looking for an aural experience that will blow your mindgrapes, and possibly your eardrums, then don’t miss out on They Will Destroy You’s epic doomgaze performance. Hear heavy new tracks such as “Mother Opiate” off their latest album Another Language. Special guest Vinyl Williams supports.
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March 15 — Junior Boys at The Regent
Canadian indie-electronic pop duo Junior Boys are making up for lost time with a serious come back after a five year hiatus. Get ready to bust a move to new songs from their fifth studio album Big Black Coat, out now via City Slang. Supporting acts are Jessy Lanza, Borys and Cooper Saver.
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March 16 — A-WA at The Echo
A-WA (pronounced Ay-wa) is a Yemenite folk singing meets electronic dance music group, comprised of 3 Israeli sisters. Bask in A-WA’s mystical yet modern swirl of sounds. Their debut album, prouced by Tomer Yosef of Balkan Beat Box, is due out later this year and features songs of love and protest. Be sure to catch this unique show!
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March 15, 17 & 19 — Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena
Americana roots rock hero Bruce Springsteen, The motherflippin’ Boss and the legendary E Street Band are ready to rock Los Angeles to it’s core like it’s 1980. Springsteen’s The River Tour will be hitting LA for three back to back nights of pure rock n’ roll.Shoot, you can even bring your parents to this show and all get down to the classics. This is the last rock show to ever grace the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena stage before it permanently closes down, so don’t miss out!
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March 19 — Blanck Mass at Resident
British experimental electronic artist Blanck Mass (aka Benjamin John Power of drone rock outfit F*ck Buttons) is touring in support his 2015 releases Dumb Flesh and The Great Confuso EP (available via Sacred Bones Records). Get lost in this colossal wave of sound! Silent Servant and DVA DAMAS open.
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March 19 — New Order at Shrine Auditorium
’80s new wave, synth-pop pioneers New Order are ready to please all ye synth pop purists and lovers out there with both the old school hits and new tracks off their 2015 release Music Complete. When we last caught them at Coachella in 2013 there was no denying their smashing performance and we’re looking forward to hearing them tear it up at the Shrine this month.
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March 20 — September Girls at The Echo
All female noise-pop outfit September Girls were previously featured in one of our Grimy Goods Hot Band Alerts and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Irish group back to the U.S. The band is touring in support of their upcoming album, Age of Indignation, due out April 8th via Fortuna POP. Hear sizzling new song such as the single “Love No One.” Susan and Sages (formerly Cobalt Cranes) support for this special Part Time Punks presentation.
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March 21 — Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire) at Resident
Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire is playing a solo show at Resident this month showcasing her special take on violin-centric electro-acoustic indie rock music. Neufeld’s second full length album came out on Feb. 26th and features a rhythmic pop sensibility and standout vocals for listeners to get down to. Eartheater and Contact Field Orchestra open.
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March 22 — Pins at Bootleg Theater
Manchester, UK all female rock group Pins recently came off a successful tour opening up for Sleater Kinney and now they are ready to set Los Angeles on fire! Let loose to blazing new tracks off their second album, the raw and emotive, Wild Nights (out now via Bella Union). Teenage rockers The Regrettes kick off this must-see show.
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March 22 — Lust For Youth at Teragram Ballroom
Industrial synth-noise outfit Lust For Youth are touring in support of their new album, International (Sacred Bones Records), which transcends their humble lo-fi beginnings with a catchy, edgy sound complemented by an intriguing combination of Swedish and English lyrics. Supporting acts include Drab Majesty, Marshstepper, DJ Silent Servant and Soho Rezanejad.
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March 23 — At The Drive-In at Fonda Theatre
We got all riled up when iconic post-hardcore group At The Drive-In announced a world tour including a much anticipate Los Angeles show date at the Fonda. The band is also expected to share new music. The always magnificent Le Butcherettes will open, so be sure to get there early!
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March 23 — Slum Village at The Regent
Our Staff Picks: Grimy Goods Best Albums of 2015 list included Slum Village’s Yes! and now you can get down to all those sick tracks when the influential Detroit hip hop duo (formerly trio, RIP J Dilla) brings their King’s Court Tour to The Regent. Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk open.
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March 23 — Faust at Union Nightclub
Union and Das Bunker are teaming up to present Faust, the legendary experimental krautrock band from Hamburg, Germany. Be sure to catch this rare performance! Supporting acts include DVA DAMAS, Dahga Bloom and Part Time Punks DJ Michael Stock.
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March 24 — Ra Ra Riot at Teragram Ballroom
Avant-garde indie outfit Ra Ra Riot have made a triumphant return with their enchanting new album Need Your Light (out now via Barsuk) and with brand spanking new music,comes tour dates aplenty. Don’t snooze on tickets to their Teragram Ballroom show here in Los Angeles!
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March 25 — Cold Showers at Complex
Highland Park’s dark and sexy post-punk outfit Cold Showers are a Grimy Goods favorite and now they’re set to rock Complex this month. Hear tunes off their new LP Matter of Choice, available now via Dais Records. Joining them for a night of earth-shattering sounds are Eleven Pond, Nite Fields and Second Still.
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March 25 — Daughter at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
London dream-pop trio Daughter are touring stateside in support of their ambitious new sophomore album Not To Disappear which dropped earlier this year via 4AD/Glassnote. Swing and sway to intoxicating new songs such as “Numbers” and “Doing The Right Thing,” carried by Elena Tonra’s captivating vocals.
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Polica

March 25 — POLIÇA at Fonda Theatre
Synth-pop group Polica are known for captivating their audiences with steamy, electro R&B vibes and blistering hot performances. See them bring the Fonda Theatre to its knees this month with songs off their latest release United Crushers, due out March 4th. CLARA NOVA supports.
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March 26 — Metal Mother at Complex
Complex in Glendale won’t know what hit it when Oakland’s dark-wave avant-pop project Metal Mother (aka musician Taara Tati) takes over. Expect to hear new songs that are both tragic, and tragically cool, from the latest album Ionika and perhaps some classics from Metal Mother’s debut Bonfire Diaries. Supporting acts are My Gold Mask, Romy and Kimonono.
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March 26 — Dengue Fever at The Regent
Last year we caught Dengue Fever’s triumphant return to the stage with new material from their 2015 album The Deepest Lake and Cambodian superstar vocalist Chhom Nimol had the whole crowd swooning. The Tyde and Isaac Rother and The Phantoms will kick of this sweaty, dance-fueled night.
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March 26 — Wolfmother at Fonda Theatre
Australian hard rock/psych band Wolfmother, led by front man Andrew Stockdale, know how to deliver a ripping performance that will leave you howling and shaking with that rock n’ roll fervor. Trip out on songs from their latest release Victorious. Get there early to catch supporting act Deap Vally’s blues n’ punk sonic explosion.
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March 28 & 29 — The Joy Formidable at The Roxy
Welsh indie-rock trio The Joy Formidable’s new album Hitch drops March 25th, the much anticipated follow up to 2013’s Wolf’s Law. The band took their time to craft something really special and Los Angeles fans should be stoked to hear fresh tunes like single, “The Last Thing On My Mind.” Everything Everything opens.
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March 30 — Andra Day at El Rey Theatre
Grammy nominated soul/r&b/jazz singer Andra Day will be sharing her spine-tingling songs such as “Rise Up” and “Forever Mine” off her new album Cheers To The Fall at the El Rey Theatre this March. Don’t miss this knockout performance!
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March 30 — Head Wound City at The Satellite
Last year we saw Head Wound City (featuring members of The Blood Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Locust) give a high octane performance of a lifetime. We highly recommend checking them out and getting your mosh pit fix. Thrash on!
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March 31 — Quantic at El Rey Theatre
Quantic aka Will Holland has never let us down, always delivering killer beats and smoldering performances that will have you moving, grooving and busting out moves you didn’t even know you had. His Tropical Elevation Tour will be rolling through Los Angeles this month for the ultimate dance party. Special guests are Xenia Rubinos and Jungle Fire.
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March 31 — White Denim at Teragram Ballroom
It’s been three long years since Austin rock fusion outfit White Denim have graced our ears with new music. Their sixth album Stiff, the highly anticipated follow up to Corsicana Lemonade, drops March 25th via Downtown/SonyRed. Los Angeles fans rejoice with headbanging and fist pumping!
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One thought on “51 Best Los Angeles Concerts This March featuring Bruce Springsteen, Burger X, Animal Collective

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    This is great but You forgot March 6th -no age, la witch, somanywizards, moaning, juujuu and many more for Bernie sanders fundraiser at the Smell March 6th.

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