Esben and the Witch band photos

Photo: Esben and the Witch – They play the Bootleg Theater on April 5!

It’s Coachella month! While there are some killer local Coachella shows popping off this month, show are rather bleak this week — but we found some gems. This week you can look forward to Rhye’s debut at Hollywood Forever, the gothic sounds of Esben & the Witch,  the 2nd annual L.A. Psych Fest, some very all-female performance and art at Femme Soup and more on this week’s Los Angeles Concert Calendar.

While keeping it selective, we’ve handpicked shows from all genres to satisfy your musical palette. The show listings in bold are this week’s top show picks! Let us know if we missed something good in our Los Angeles Concert Calendar (April 1-7, 2013).


Click on the venue links to buy tickets and for more info. Set times are added to the show list if and when we receive them and are subject to change.


MONDAY – APRIL 1, 2013

  • Rhye @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • (FREE) Chief, Reflections, Stonefeather @ The Satellite
  • Coming, TEARIST, Egrets On Ergot @ The Lyric Theatre
  • (FREE) Hands, Mayan Jefferson, The Chances, Aaron Castle (DJ Set) @ The Echo
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Among Savages, The Moth & The Flame, Miner @ Bardot
  • (FREE) Gavin Turek, Western Scene, Hustle Roses @ Bootleg
  • (FREE) Gardeners Logic, Fellow Bohemian, Big Monsta, Randsburg @ Detroit Bar
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Low @ Fingerprints
  • Gun Outfit @ The Smell
  • Plus 9pm, Good Thunder 945, The Wingard Manor 1030, Nodigga 1115, Bird Mad Girls @ Los Globos
  • Moxi @ The Observatory



  • Bronze Radio Return, Bad Suns, Heligoats, Ghostlion @ Bootleg
  • Low End Theory with DJ Maseo of De La Soul, Antwon, Walter @ The Airliner
  • Vacationer, Strange Heart @ The Echo
  • (FREE) Stephen Brower & the Silent Majority plays an unannounced classic album front-to-back w/ Crazyhearse + DJ Sets by DJ Zed (Zig Zags) @ The Central SAPC
  • For The Foxes, Air Dubai @ The Roxy
  • Moonbeams, My Semi-Automatic, Twenty7 @ The Satellite
  • Goo Goo Dolls @ Troubadour
  • The Casualties / Dr. Know / Goatwhore @ The Observatory
  • The Happy Casualties, The Dharma Bums, The Black Heartthrobs @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • Guy Blakeslee, Fortess Social Club @ Harvard And Stone
  • Red Circle Underground Armada, Smooth Hound Smith, Birds Of A Black Feather, The Smoky Knights @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Short Film Nighte @ El Cid
  • Dub Club featuring the Skatalites @ Echoplex


  • Charlie Parr plus guests Tommy Santee Klaws @ The Echo
  • Lindsey Stirling, The Vibrant Sound @ Fonda Theatre
  • The Darlings, Dime Runner, The Blackerbys @ Alex’s Bar
  • Dirt Dress, Wax Children, Los Crater, Cutty Flam, Arms That Work @ Los Globos
  • OXYxMORON, Rawhyde (Jeremiah Jae Oliver The 2nd), CopCar @ Bootleg
  • NO, Thrillionaire, James Supercave @ Troubadour
  • Dark Star Orchestra @ Club Nokia
  • Aquadeer, Tim Carr, Cassandra McGrath, GALANIS, Rae Sterling @ El Cid
  • (FREE) Konsept Lobo Incognito, Kroh, Ghost Levels, Cheezedow @ Detroit Bar
  • Kopecky Family Band, The Eastern Sea, Alabaster Stones @ The Satellite
  • Full Moon @ Los Globos
  • Drink, Dance & Die ft. ROEM @ Exchange LA
  • Respect – Drum & Bass @ Dragon Fly
  • Konsept Lobo Incognito, Kroh, Ghost Levels, Cheezedow @ Detroit Bar
  • Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar

FRIDAY – APRIL 5, 2013

  • Esben And The Witch, Heliotropes, VUM @ Bootleg
  • (FREE W/ RSVP) Feeding People @ Fingerprints
  • Demetri Martin @ Largo
  • Goddollars, Tensnake @ Los Globos
  • Dan Deacon, Japanther, Kisses (DJ Set) @ Natural History Museum
  • Mac DeMarco, Catwalk, Calvin Love, Chad & The Meatbodies @ The Echo
  • CBG, The Shrine, Strangelove, Dirty Fences, Fresh Boy Bleed, Warchild (DJ Set) @ The Lyric Theatre
  • Family, Gold Star, Smooth Hound Smith @ The Echo
  • Fauxchella (Black Crystal Wolf Kids 3rd Annual Tribute To Coachella) @ El Cid
  • PLUS-10pm, DJ Waldo-11pm @ The Virgil
  • Soul Asylum, The Bolts, Mayfield @ The Roxy
  • The Suicide Notes, Paul & Oats, Kiss My Ass, Tiger Bomb @ Redwood Bar
  • The Hectors (record release show), Haunted Summer, TS and The Past Haunts, Spaceships @ The Satellite
  • Roman Candles, American Grizzly, Wreck Of The Zephyr, Spokenest @ The Smell
  • Phosphorescent, Strand of Oaks @ Troubadour
  • Netsky LIVE @ Fonda Theatre
  • Sammy Adams and T. Mills @ El Rey Theatre
  • A Club Called Rhonda @ Los Globos


  • The Warlocks, Gliss, The Spyrals, Spirit Vine, The Hallucinations @ Bootleg
  • Shlohmo LIVE A/V SET with Jeremih, Nite Jewel @ Fonda Theatre
  • Y Luv, Paper Pilots @ Bootleg
  • Orchard Lounge, Chrome Sparks (DJ set), Vibes, Josh Brooks @ The Central SAPC
  • Femme Soup feat. Loop Goat (1am – Nature ), Bellhaunts (12:30am – Nurture), Omniflux (12am – Nature), Spaceships (11:30pm – Nurture), Kissing Cousins (10:45pm – Nurture), Bon Bon (10pm – Nurture), TULIPS (9:15pm – Nurture), LA Girlfriend (8:45pm – Nature), Bloody Death Skull (8pm – Nature), Paper Slang (7:15pm – Nature ), Letron X HadieBadass (6:30pm – Nature ) @ Nomad Art Compound
  • Barrio Tiger, The Green Lady Killers, The Hitchhikers @ El Cid
  • (FREE) The Devil & A Penny @ Origami Vinyl
  • Maria Del Pilar (Record Release Party), Gaby Moreno @ The Satellite
  • Emily Jane White, Tom Brosseau, Eliza Rickman, Lia Rose @ Pehrspace
  • 3pm show! – The Bloodhounds, Paradise, Satin Chaps @ Redwood Bar
  • Shattered Fait, 13 Scars, Sidekick @ Redwood Bar
  • Three O’Clock, Tijuana Panthers @ The Glass House
  • Mac DeMarco @ Constellation Room
  • PLaNETS, Brannigan’s Law, Floral Tenenbaums, Bodysnatchers @ The Smell
  • Justin Willman : Tricked Out @ Club Nokia
  • Sammy Adams and T. Mills @ El Rey Theatre
  • (FREE before 10:30pm) Funky Sole @ Echo
  • Bootie LA w/ DJs From Mars (Italy), A Plus D, R.A.I.D., SceneSnaps @ Echoplex
  • Meltdown: A Night of Parental Comed @ The Echo
  • Teenage Mountain Lion Premiere @ Bootleg Gallery

SUNDAY – APRIL 7, 2013

  • KXLU and Origami present… 2nd Annual LA Psych Fest Acid Mothers Temple, Lumerians, The Shrine, Jeffertitti’s Nile, Dahga Bloom, Sister Calypso, Brainfruit, Ahkiyyini, Strangers Family Band, Midday Veil, Wild Wild Wets, Vinyl Williams, Guy Blakeslee (of Entrance Band) @ Bootleg
  • The TonTons, Feral Fauna @ The Central SAPC
  • Douglas J. McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb), Octavius, Nightmare Fortress @ The Echo
  • Endless Boogie, Zig Zags @ The Echo
  • Peoina Suddarth, Felipe Jones!, Dj C4nnon, HARRP, Keeping Up With The Dead, Malignorant, No Jet Left, STD’s, True Set, Trueful @ Dragon Fly
  • Ladies Rock Camp benefit for Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls L.A. with The Cold and Lovely, Los Beats @ The Satellite
  • SMOG SUNDAY SESSIONS Present: Subscape, V.I.V.E.K Pavorotti, HOGWASH @ Los Globos
  • Aaron & Alejandro, Loves It, Slow Poisoner @ Redwood Bar