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Photo: Nick Cave at Fonda Theatre in February. DO NOT miss Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Coachella!

It’s Coachella week and you know what that means: L.A. will be a pleasant ghost town where quality shows run bleak, except for of course the local Coachella shows and a some gems we’ve hand-picked for your musical enjoyment. This week we have Coachella performers; Trash Talk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beach House, Yeasayer, Passion Pit, Phoenix and more performing in-or-around L.A. We also have some cool shows going off this week with Cayucas,  Local H, Mud Honey, Lucero and more! So if you’re not hitting the desert for a blistering weekend of musc, you still have a few great options here in Los Angeles.

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 8-14, 2013).


MONDAY – APRIL 8, 2013

  • The Moth & the Flame, Abbot Kinney, Adrian Hibbs and Nanna B at @ Silverlake Lounge
  • (FREE w/ RSVP) Escondido, Dustbowl Revival, Watch The Duck, Body Parts @ Bardot – It’s A School Night
  • (FREE) Gavin Turek, The Diamond Light, Among Savages @ Bootleg Bar
  • Gardeners Logic, Jameson & Co, Purple Mountains, Majesties @ Detroit Bar
  • Kool Skull, Kroy Club, GUN/HER, Traps PS, Paperslang, Leatherface @ Pehrspace
  • Angel Olsen, Villages @ The Echo
  • Hands, Touche, Cuckoo Chaos, LA Font @ The Echo
  • Chief, Warships, The Last Internationale @ The Satellite
  • Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside @ Troubadour
  • The Singles and Them Howlin’ Bones at Harvard & Stone
  • Audra Mae, Jon Kenzie and Bite the Buffalo @ The Central SAPC
  • Eddie Jobson @ El Rey Theatre
  • The Wingard Manor, Bird Mad Girl and Nodigga @ Los Globos


  • Trash Talk, MELLOWHYPE @ D.I.Y. venue
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Fonda Theatre
  • Bad Things, Cayucas, Cillie Barnes, Captain Cuts (DJ Set) @ The Echo
  • Broadheds, Eastern Conference Champions @ Bootleg Bar
  • Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Racketts, Pony Boy, Sweetwater and the Satisfaction @ Troubadour
  • Jami Belushi @ House of Blues Voodoo Lounge
  • DWNTWN, Watch The Duck, Tempest @ The Central SAPC
  • Black Apples and Kissing Cousins @ Harvard & Stone
  • Peachy Keene, My Machette, Colour and Discord @ Detroit Bar
  • Heloise & The Savoir Faire, Mirror Talk, Hi Fashion, John Roberts @ The Satellite
  • Kip Moore and the Wild Feathers @ El Rey Theatre
  • Cobalt Cranes, Aftergloam and Los Craters @ Lot 1 Café
  • Felix Cartal @ Dim Mak Studios
  • The Bell Gardens @ 3 Clubs
  • Oh Boy Les Mecs @ Standard Hollywood


  • Beach House, Holy Shit @ The Glass House
  • Local H, Aeges @ The Satellite
  • How To Destroy Angels @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Sky Ferreira, How To Dress Well, High Highs @ Bootleg Bar
  • Megafauna, Dr. Devito, The Face, Blue Blazer @ The Central SAPC
  • (FREE) Fat History Month, Pile @ Origami Vinyl
  • The Janks and Rumspringa @ Harvard & Stone
  • Knxledge, Alexandre Spit, Toy Light @ The Airliner – Low End Theory
  • Pile, Fat History Month, Stab City, LA Font @ The Smell
  • San Cisco, Chaos Chaos @ Troubadour
  • Jerome Holloway, Nicole Lexi Davis, Nocturnal Youth and Thomas Shim at El Cid
  • David & Devine, Caroline Brooks, She Loves Me and Butter at the Hotel Café
  • Cusses, Wages, Kent State and Sketchbook @ Silverlake Lounge
  • The Happy Casualties and George Glass @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Late Great Fitzcarraldos, White Dove and Fifth & Marine @ Standard Hollywood


  • Yeasayer, Wild Nothing, Wild Belle @ The Glass House
  • Passion Pit, Tanlines @ Club Nokia
  • Phoenix, Mac DeMarco @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Savages, No Bra @ The Echo
  • Fellow Bohemian, Ted Z & The Wranglers, Foxxhound @ Alex’s Bar
  • Sky Ferreira, High Highs @ Bootleg Bar
  • Radars to the Sky, Cardoza, Seasons, The Breakups @ The Central SAPC
  • Rachel Goodrich and Charlie Clark @ Taix
  • Cusses, Feral Kizzy, The Potential Lunatics @ Detroit Bar
  • Keaton Henson @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Alpha Beta @ The Satellite
  • Mister Loveless, Cigarette Bums and East of the River @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Dave Stewart and Kaya Stewart @ the Troubadour
  • Roger McEvoy Greenwalt @ Los Globos
  • Elephant Revival and Frank Fairfield @ the Mint
  • The Watkins Family Hour at the Largo @ the Coronet
  • The Shouting Matches @ Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

FRIDAY – APRIL 12, 2013

  • Coachella – The Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Lou Reed, Jurassic 5, Grinderman, Bassnectar, Passion Pit, Tegan & Sara, Band of Horses, Beach House, Metric, Local Natives, Of Monsters and Men, infected Mushroom, Japandroids, Divine Fits, Stars, Johnny Marr, Four Tet, Aesop Rock, Alt-J, Dam-Funk, Polica, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, Lord Huron, Palma Violets, IO Echo, The Neighbourhood, and more!
  • Supersuckers, The Black Tibetans, the Henchmen and the Lonesome Ones @ Alex’s Bar
  • Shark Toys, Protomartyr, Turn To Crime, Smelly Tongues @ Pehrspace
  • Bambu, Odessa Kane, Kixxie Siete @ The Echo
  • Cafe Tacuba @ The Glass House
  • Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa, Survival Knife, Snow Wite, Canyons @ The Smell
  • The Wanted, Trey Songz, Zedd and Calvin Harris @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Denver, Some Dark Hollow and Moonsville Collective @ Bootleg Bar
  • The Blackeyed Soul Club, the Magnificent and the Shag Rats @ the Satellite
  • Ian Pooley @ Los Globos
  • The Elizabeth Kill, 28 North, Badwater and Falling Still @ El Cid
  • Raw Geronimo and the Vivids @ Casey’s
  • Luicidal, Tone Deaf, Rated X and Neighborhood Watch @ The Central SAPC
  • Father Tiger @ the Virgil
  • The English Beat, Reeform and Kevin Sousa @ Saint Rocke
  • Rebel Revive, Bristol to Memory and Big Monsta @ Constellation Room
  • Sheryl Crow @ the Pechanga Center


  • Coachella – Phoenix, The xx, The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, New Order, Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear, Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Two Door Cinema Club, Moby, The Descendents, Yeasayer, Franz Ferdinand, Violent Femmes, Simian Mobile Disco, Spiritualized, Puscifer, Portugal. The Man, The Make-Up, Bat For Lashes, Major Lazer, Foals, Danny Brown, Wild Nothing, Biffy Clyro, Theophilus London, Action Bronson, The Wombats, Guards, Savages, Kurt Vile, and more!
  • Joe Buckyourself, Viva Le Vox @ Alex’s Bar
  • Groundislava, Ben Stokes, Scott Pagano and Ryan Heffington & Co. @ Bootleg Bar
  • Lucero, Langhorne Slim @ Echoplex
  • Untamed Youth, The Phantom Surfers, Kim Fowley, Deke Dickerson’s All Star Frat Band, Donna Loren, Haunted George (as Hasil Adkins), The Go Nuts, Reverend Beat-Man, Loons, The Sloths, Mark & Thee Escorts, The South Bay Surfers, The Cormans, Thee Tee Pees @ The Echo – Norton Records Benefit
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ryan Adams, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams and Don Felder @ Club Nokia
  • Dianna Reeves @ Luckman Fine Arts Complex
  • Los Tigres Del Norte at the Gibson Amphitheatre @ Universal CityWalk
  • Stella By Starlight @ the Virgil
  • The Vim Dicta, Astronautica, the Littlest Viking, Crown Plaza, Spirit Vine @ Casey’s

SUNDAY – APRIL 14, 2012

  • Coachella – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Social Distortion, Wu Tang Clan, Tame Impala, The Lumineers, Dead Can Dance, La Roux, James Blake, Grimes, The Gaslight Anthem, The Faint, Dinosaur Jr., The Airborne Toxic Event, Father John Misty, Tanlines, Rodriguez, Alex Clare, Jessie Ware, Disclosure, Cloud Nothings, Thee Oh Sees, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Smith Westerns, Hanni El Khatib, Ghost, DIIV, Unicorn Kid, Robert DeLong, White Arrows, Deap Vally, Wild Belle, and more!
  • Mudhoney, The Freeks @ The Echo
  • Bad Powers, Feral Kizzy @ Alex’s Bar
  • Drop the Lime, Penguin Prison @ Drai’s
  • Tic Tic Boom, Glow Marrow, Young Empress @ The Satellite
  • The Americans, Phoebe Bridges and Sutter Zachary at Grand Ole Echo @ Echoplex
  • Phinehas, Corelia, Art By Numbers and Iliad @ Troubadour
  • Los Feliz Quartet and Keys N Krates @ The Central SAPC
  • D.R.I. @ Observatory