December 17 — Kim and The Created with SadGirl at Teragram Ballroom
As Grimy Goods writer/photographer Wes Marsala so perfectly described Kim and The Created after witnessing their live performance at Alice Cooper’s book event last month, “Kim House embodies the meaning of rock ‘n’ roll. There isn’t one show where this rocker does not give her all, sometimes with flesh and blood. That’s how chaotic and physically demanding her performances are.” Kim’s fascinating performances will undoubtedly leave concert-goers changed people and better for it. Lo-fi surf-woo trio SadGirl kicks off this memorable, raucous night of music! The Paranoyds and Espresso open.
December 18 — Stevie Nicks, Pretenders at The Forum
Need to satisfy your rock n’ roll sweet tooth? Well look no further because this show is worth the indulgence. Rock goddess Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), is taking her 24 Karat Gold Tour on the road with a special stop planned for The Forum this month. Joining her is equally iconic classic rock group The Pretenders, fronted by fellow rock goddess Chrissie Hynde. Both artists will be treating fans to a healthy dose of superb hits, brand new songs and some surprise tunes that they haven’t played in years or ever. Don’t miss out!
December 20 — Little Monarch at Silverlake Lounge
We recently featured soul infused pop/rock trio Little Monarch in a Hot Band Alert as we greatly admire their eagerness to spread positive vibes via their uplifting, inspirational tunes such as “No Matter What” from their self-titled EP, which dropped this October. Bring your bff or make new bffs and get your dance on at this intimate Silverlake Lounge show!
December 23 — Audacity at The Echo
Fullerton’s Audacity are really hitting their stride. The band is thrilled to share their polished, gut-wrenching mash up of garage rock, power pop and proto-punk jams such as “Counting The Days” an “Riot Train” off their new album Hyper Vessels, released earlier this year via Suicide Squeeze Records. Sing-a-long to all your favorite new anthems!
December 28 — X at The Roxy
Los Angeles punk rock institution X are truly getting into the holiday spirit with their aptly titled X-Mas 40th Anniversary Celebration which will see the band and longtime fans in good spirits as X combs through their long and storied discography that spans from the late ’70s to the present. Punk rock trio Mike Watt and the Secondmen support on December 28th.
December 30 — Kaytranda at The Novo
Hailing from Canada by way of Haiti is rising alternative hip-hop/electronic production star Kaytranda. The young gun released his fierce debut record 99.9% via XL Recordings earlier this year and is slamming it home with the smooth, vintage-inspired tracks and plethora of special featured guests such as Anderson .Paak, River Tiber and Vic Mensa, to name a few.
December 30 — Citizen Cope at The Regent
Singer-songwriter Citizen Cope seamlessly blends elements of soul, blues, and folk into his irresistible sound. It’s been many moons since he headlined the Wiltern playing in support of his 2012 smash album One Lovely Day. We’ve got our fingers crossed and ears perked in anticipation of some new music headed our way when Citizen Cope hits the West Coast this month, both solo and with his backing band.
December 30 — The Black Queen with Telefon Tel Aviv at Union NightClub
The Black Queen casually emerged from the genius minds and happenstance meetings of members Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Steven Alexander (tech for NIN, Ke$ha), and Joshua Eustis (NIN, Puscifer). They darkly delicious synth-pop trio will be going out with a bang this year, playing songs from their 2016 debut record Fever Daydream. Supporting act Telefon Tel Aviv, aka the synth-fueled ambient electronic project of Josh Eustis and former collaborator Charlie Cooper (RIP). Opening act is Vogel.