Los Angeles Concert Calendar (April 15 – 21, 2013)

King Khan and the shrines

Photo: King Khan hits the Troubadour and the Constellation Room this week!

Coachella week #2 is kicking off into high gear with a slew of amazing shows this week in addition to the giant festival. This week we have Coachella performers; Postal Service, Ghost BC, Smith Westerns, El-P, The Faint and more taking the stage at local venues. If you’re not headed to Coachella, we hope you’re celebrating one of the awesome events taking place this Saturday: Desert Daze with Tinariwen, Warpaint, Chelsea Wolfe; Brokechella with The Dead Ships, Mystery Skulls, Manhattan Murder Mystery; and there’s Record Store Day in-stores featuring Silversun Pickups, Nick Waterhouse, Best Coast, Jimmy Eat World and more!

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 on our Los Angeles Concert Calendar (April 13-19, 2013).


MONDAY – APRIL 15, 2013

TUESDAY – APRIL 16, 2013



FRIDAY – APRIL 19, 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, The Neighbourhood, IO Echo & more.
  • Styles of Beyond w/ Ugly Duckling, Tate La Rock, Frontside and Richard Sweat @ The Central SAPC
  • Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Young Guns, Stars in Stereo @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • The Deltaz Bearcat Clan, John Wayne Bro, The Nature @ The Echo
  • The Telescopes, LSD & The Search for God, SONNYSKYES @ Alex’s Bar
  • The Abigails, Dignitary Loss, Dream Boys, The Sister Ruby Band @ El Cid
  • Ed Helms (The Whiskey Sour Radio Hour w/ The Lonsome Trio) @ Largo
  • RJD2, Free The Robots @ The Observatory
  • Old Testament 45 record release show w/ Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel @ Think Tank
  • Kill Paris @ Constellation Room
  • The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Leftover Cuties @ The Satellite
  • The Antlers, Chairlift @ Walt Disney Concert Hall – Brooklyn Festival
  • THE CALL (feat: Robert Levon Been of B.R.M.C.) @ Troubadour
  • Subsuelo ft Mad Decent, Peligrosa, Jeremy Sole, Cumba Mela, Dutty Artz, Tormenta + Afrolicious @ Bootleg Bar
  • (FREE) 80s post punk, dark wave, indie, electro @ Los Globos

SATURDAY – APRIL 20, 2013 (Happy Record Store Day!)

  • Desert Daze feat. Tinariwen, Warpaint, Chelsea Wolfe, The Entrance Band, Night Beats, Lumerians, Jeffertitti’s Nile, Dahga Bloom, Matt Baldwin, Incan Abraham, JJUUJJUU, Death Hymn #9, Blackfeet Braves, The Downtown Train, Runson Willis @ Sunset Ranch, Mecca, CA
  • Capitol Eye, Corn Doggy, Delmos Wade @ Alex’s Bar
  • KDAY Krush Groove: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tha Dogg Pound, Too Short, Warren G… @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • 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.
  • Eric Burdon of the Animals @ The Canyon 
  • (Free with RSVP) Laurence Juber @ Fingerprints
  • (Free with RSVP) Jimmy Eat World @ Fingerprints
  • (Free with RSVP) Mike Watt & The Secondmen @ Fingerprints
  • (Free with RSVP) Best Coast @ Fingerprints
  • Senses Fail @ House Of Blues Anaheim
  • Ed Helms (and The Lonsome Trio) @ Largo
  • (FREE) Silversun Pickups (Acoustic Set), Nick Waterhouse and DJ sets all day @ Origami Vinyl
  • (FREE) Urinals, Zig Zags, Merx, Wounded Lion, Cab 20, Spaceships @ Permanent Records
  • Brokechella feat. Mystery Skulls, Body Parts, The Dead Ships, Planet Booty, Yoya, King Washington, Hello Echo, Kera & The Lesbians, Manhattan Murder Mystery, TULIPS, and more @ Six 01 Studio
  • Crowder @ The Glass House
  • Kaleidoscope, Feeding People, Exploding Flowers, DJ Frederick Phases @ The Satellite
  • E.D. Sedgwick, Roses, PROTECTME, Little Debbie @ The Smell
  • Wheel Brothers, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Country Mice @ Bootleg Bar
  • Johnny Thunders Memorial Show @ Los Globos
  • Ray Argyle, the sunset drifters, SUNKEN SHIPS Craig Elkins, clockwork (san Diego) @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Zero Zero, The Sloths, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang @ El Cid
  • Tyrone Wells Wakey Wakey, Brett Young @ Troubadour
  • (FREE before 10:30pm) Funky Sole w/ DJ Crimson @ The Echo
  • Sock Puppet Theater – Cheers (1982) @ The Echo

SUNDAY – APRIL 21, 2013

  • 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.
  • Cotillion, Vinyl Williams, Tapioca and the Flea, The Futures League @ Bootleg Bar
  • CivLAvia to the Sea! @ LA Streets
  • (FREE) Grand Ole Echo Ted Russell Kamp, The Walcotts, Smooth Hound Smith, Elli Perry / Samantha Harlow @ The Echo
  • Country Mice, The Heavy Guilt @ The Central SAPC
  • A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men, Issues @ Fox Theater Pomona
  • Tinariwen @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • White Mystery, Peter Pants, The Garden, Vision @ Pehrspace
  • The Telescopes, LSD & The Search for God, Fuxa @ The Echo
  • Beach Fossils, Half String, Dead Leaf Echo @ Echoplex
  • Lovely Bad Things, Street Gnar, The Memories, Bobby Nobbit @ Unit B
  • The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic (ft. Ed Mundell of Monster Magnet and Atomic Bitchwax), The Freeks (ft. Ruben Romano from Fu Manchu and Nebula and Tom Davies from Nebula), Blaak Heat Shujaa @ The Satellite

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