25 Must-See Underground Acts in Los Angeles this October

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October is repping hard with a surplus of underground / indie acts performing in Los Angeles. From electronic beat makers to gritty desert rock, powerful singer-songwriters and garage punk —there is something for everyone. Take a look at our selections below for this month’s best underground / indie shows in Los Angeles! Stream music from all 25 acts via our SoundCloud or Spotify playlists below!

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October Residency — Oyster Kids at The Echo (free every Monday)
(indie pop, psych pop, electronic) — Get Tickets

October Residency — Mars and The Massacre at The Satellite (free every Monday)
(psych pop, garage rock, glam) — Get Tickets

October 2 — Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards at Bootleg Theater
(singer songwriter, powerful vocals) — Get Tickets

October 3 — NK Riot at Resident
(electronic, alt R&B, beats) — Get Tickets

October 5 — Shonen Knife at Bootleg Theater
(Japanese, pop-punk, women who rock) — Get Tickets

October 9 — Terry Malts at The Hi Hat
(punk, garage rock, post punk) — Get Tickets

October 11 — RX Y at Vibiana
(extraordinary voice, soothing, similar to Bon Iver) — Get Tickets

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October 12 — Helms Alee at Complex
(Sludge metal, noise rock, post-hardcore) — Get Tickets

October 12 — Willis Earl Beal at Bootleg Theater
(singer songwriter, experimental, moody) — Get Tickets

October 12 — Mr. Gnome at The Satellite
(art rock, ethereal, experimental indie) — Get Tickets

October 13 — TOBACCO at The Echoplex
(electronic, Black Moth Super Rainbow, experimental) — Get Tickets

October 14 — Teammate at The Satellite
(sugary indie pop, uplifting, anthemic) — Get Tickets

October 15 — White Sea at The Echo
(anthemic, pop, stunning vocals) — Get Tickets

October 15 — Moses Sumney at The Cathedral Sanctuary
(experimental soul, ethereal. gorgeous) — Get Tickets

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Moses Sumney

October 15 — MOTHXR at The Troubadour
(alt r&b soul, dope beats, panty dropper) — Get Tickets

October 17 — Pond at Teragram Ballroom
(Tame Impala boys, electronic, psychedelic) — Get Tickets

October 17 — Flock of Dimes at Bootleg Theater
(Wye Oak, indie pop, addicting) — Get Tickets

October 18 — Ex-Sage at The Hi Hat
(gritty, dark, desert rock ‘n’ roll) — Get Tickets

October 19 — TOPS at Acerogami
(dream-pop, lovely, timeless) — Get Tickets

October 21 — Hinds at The Regent
(Spain, indie rock, surf pop) — Get Tickets

October 20 — Screaming Females at Acerogami
(punk, alt rock, indie)– Get Tickets

October 22 — Hiss Golden Messenger at Bootleg Theater
(folk rock, alt rock, singer songwriter) — Get Tickets

October 23 — Takuya Kuroda at The York Manor
(alt jazz, soul jazz, experimental) — Get Tickets

October 26 — Sad Robot at The Hi Hat
(electronic, indie pop, fierce) — Get Tickets

October 26 — Hannah Georgas at The Satellite
(indie pop, electro, gorgeous vocals) — Get Tickets

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