33 best Los Angeles concerts you need to attend this June

The month of June is blooming with amazing concerts and music festivals throughout Los Angeles. And some of these shows are FREE! From hip hop heavyweights such as Outkast and Rick Ross, to underground acts like Sylvan Esso and Lumerians, here are the the best concerts in Los Angeles for the month of June!

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The Preatures at Coachella

1. The Preatures — June 3 — The Echo
After delivering two very impressive performances at Coachella 2014, The Preatures are bringing the Aussie heat to the Echo. This band has incredible stage chemistry and are a must see on your show calendar!

2. Kelis — June 4 — El Rey Theatre
Kelis may be well known for her 2003 hit “Milkshake” but that’s not the only thing she’s been bringing to the yard. Kelis’ passion for food and music have come together. In addition to being a certified chef, the eclectic neo-soul, r&b singer dropped her sixth studio album last month, and it’s all about food! But sounds absolutely incredible.

3. MØ — June 4 — The Troubadour
If you enjoy watching beautiful stylish women who have stunning siren-like vocals, you’ll definitely enjoy the soulful electro pop sounds of MØ. In the likes of other budding indie songbirds such as Banks and Kelela, MØ’s sultry soul jams are delivered with a tasty spoonful of street vibe edge.

4. tUnE-yArDs with Sylvan Esso — June 5 — Fonda Theatre
Honestly, we’re not sure who we are more excited for… Tune-Yards’ new album, Nikki Nack is all sorts of experimental pop goodness, while Sylvan Esso have delivered one of the best debut albums of 2013. Two incredibly talented band under one roof and not to be missed.

5. Jungle — June 4 — El Rey Theatre
Los Angeles is surely in for a treat with the hot new band, Jungle. Formed late last year, and composed by the musicians J and T, the duo have gained immense recognition with their infectious tracks, “The Heat” and “Platoon”.

6. Saosin featuring Anthony Green — June 6 — Fox Theater Pomona
Get stoked fans of the original Saosin featuring Anthony Green, the band is back with its O.G. lineup! Saosin featuring Anthony Green will headline two concerts in Los Angeles this June! The newly reformed band has been teasing new music for quite some time now, and what better way to hear the new tunes than with the original frontman, Anthony Green!

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Make Music Pasadena 2013

7. Ink N Iron — June 6-8 — Queen Mary
Tattoos, babes and bands all on a haunted ship! This year’s Ink N Iron three day festival is one of their best yet and will feature Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, The Damned, The Briefs, Nick Waterhouse, The Buzzcocks, Suicidal Tendencies, Sick of it All, and more!

8. Make Music Pasadena — June 7 — Pasadena
The 7th annual festival will take place on Saturday, June 7th throughout Old Town Pasadena and will feature 150 bands/artists. It’s an all day Fête de la Musique-like event and FREE for all-ages. This year’s line-up will feature Surfer Blood, Yuna, Tennis, Wild Ones, The Record Company, and more.

9. Eric Burdon & The Animals — June 10 & 11 — The Roxy
Even at the age of 73, Eric Burdon and his ’60s band, the Animals have still got it in them. We last caught the band at the Costa Mesa three-day festival, 60 & Fabulous, and now the legendary act will be headlining two shows at the Roxy! Fans will be thrilled when classics like “House of the Rising Sun” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” get played. This is a show not to be missed!

10. Jack White — June 10 — Fonda Theatre
Jack White is back in Los Angeles with a trio of headlining dates in support of his new album, Lazaretto, which is set for release on June 10th. All three dates are going to be amazing performances, but we LOVE the Fonda Theatre and it’s our first choice for his series of dates.

11. King Buzzo — June 11 — The Echo
Roger “Buzz” Osborne is the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter and technically the only remaining founding member of the Melvins. And the dude shreds. King Buzzo is his new solo work, and we highly recommend you check out his new album, This Machine Kills Artists and jump on this show!

12. Eels— June 11 — The Orpheum Theatre
The EELS, notorious for their ever-changing members are set to perform the historic Orpheum Theatre. Everett, A.K.A “E” is the permanent member and brings in different collaborators for his musical projects. To make an already moving performance even more magical, Chelsea Wolfe will open up as the supporting act.

13. Lumerians — June 12 — Los Globos
If you enjoy taking a psychedelic mind bending trip, this is the show for you! San Francisco’s Lumerians deliver a cosmic dose of space rock and to top it all off they’re performing with one of our local pysh favorites, JJUUJJUU.

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14. Battleme with Jesus Sons — June 12 — The Echo
All you need to know is that Jesus Sons are one of L.A.’s best new local bands. Don’t believe us, check this out, and this. While Battle Me are quite the indie pop treat, we’re more into it for the Sons! Jesus Sons’ whiskey soaked tunes are full of “shady characters” and coated in moto grime sure to get stuck in your head.

15. JD McPherson — June 13 — The Echo
Known for his throwback sound rooted in the rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and rockabilly music of the 1950s — JD McPherson is incredible live! Pair his all-star performance with Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites, and you have yourself one rad show.

16. Pelican — June 13 — El Rey Theatre
Time to get heavy! Chicago instrumental metal group Pelican are set to tear things up with their headlining show at the El Rey Theatre on Friday, June 13. After a four year hiatus, the band is on tour now in support of their new, eight song release, Forever Becoming.

17. Low End Theory Festival w/ The Internet and Nosaj Thing — June 14 & 15 — The Echoplex
Beat makers and shakers. The line up speaks for itself: Invisbl Skratch Piklz, The Internet (OFWGKTA), Nosaj Thing, Daedelus, Baths, Teebs, Dntel, Ras G, Samiyam, Jonwayne, Dibia$e, Mono / Poly, House Shoes, Knxwledge, 6Blocc, Kraddy, Cypress Junkies, Matthewdavid, Thavius Beck, ELOS, Great Dane, Astronautica, Taurus Scott, Anderson Paak, Kamasi Washington, The Breathing Effect…

18. The Both (Aimee Man with Ted Leo) — June 14 — El Rey Theatre
Alt-rockers Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have each had their own long and illustrious careers in the indie music world but their relationship with each other has since flourished via Twitter and a mutual love of early Thin Lizzy. They’ve joined musical forces to form a super duo, The Both.

19. Anarcho Punk Nite w/ Iconoclast and Resist & Exist — June 15 — The Echo
If you like your punk rock delivered hard, fast, loud and with a message — get ready to thrash at this oi show! This one’s definitely not for the faint of heart. Also on the bill are ACxDC.

20. Sage Francis — June 18 — The Troubadour
After a nice break, Providence rapper Sage Francis is back with a ferocious roar! His new album, Copper Gone hits the streets on June 3 via Strange Famous Records. It’s noise rap, it’s heavy, it’s darkwave, it’s just a chaotic rap medley sure to make for a stunning live performance.

21. Jessica Lea Mayfield — June 19 — The Roxy
She’s young, sexy, a Dan Auerbach favorite and she can rock them blues. Jessica Lea Mayfield’s new album, Make My Head Sing… is out now on ATO Records and it’s one our our 2014 favorites.

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Talib Kweli at Sonos Studios

22. Talib Kweli — June 22 — The Echoplex
New York’s Talib Kweli is back in Los Angeles for a headlining concert at the Echoplex on Sunday, June 22nd. Kweli is touring in support of his sixth solo studio album, Gravitas. The self-released album features guest appearances from Gary Clark Jr., Abby Dobson, Big K.R.I.T., Raekwon, The Underachievers, Black Thought, Rah Digga and Mike Posner among others.

23. Janelle Monae with Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 — June 22 — Hollywood Bowl
The reigning prince of Afrobeat, Seun Kuti, is performing at the Hollywood Bowl on June 22 with his legendary father Fela’s band Egypt 80. As if that lineup wasn’t spectacular enough, Janelle Monae will headline the evening with her high energy soul-pop performance. The woman is magnificent live!

24. The Moth & The Flame — June 24 — Bootleg HiFi
If you have yet to experience this Utah-bred, local L.A. act, you’re definitely missing out. Their six-song debut EP is a catchy mix of indie pop and down tempoed more mature and experimental numbers that feature the deep vocals of frontman (and guitarist) Brandon Robbins at his finest.

25. Ceci Bastida — June 26 — Bootleg HiFi
One of L.A.’s best Latin acts, Tijuana-raised and L.A.-based Ceci Bastida has just released her new album La Edad de la Violencia (The Age of Violence) on Cosmica Records and she’s ready to let it roar at her record release show!

26. Bleached with Zig Zags — June 27 — The Echoplex
Sure, they play very often in and around Los Angeles, but truth be told, we can never get enough of the ladies of Bleached. Not to mention, they’re performing with local favorites Zig Zags, Audacity and L.A. Witch. Yep! That’s gonna be a rad show.

27. Sharon Van Etten — June 28 — El Rey Theatre
If you’re not familiar with the the Brooklyn singer-songwriter, we highly recommend you get acquainted with her beautiful and heartfelt music. Her 2010 release, Epic, is still to this date (in our opinion) her best album. However, Sharon’s new album, Are We There just might take the throne for her best work.

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Sharon Van Etten

28. The Roots & Friends — June 28 — Club Nokia
Since 1987, The Roots have consistently delivered that vibrant hip hop and neo soul set to make you move and groove. They have a jazzy and unique approach to hip hop and their live show always has an incredible full band. These guys fill the stage and know how to do it right.

29. OutKast, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross — June 28 — STAPLES Center
If you missed Coachella and have been itchin’ to see OutKast live, this is your chance to get down to their classics. Let’s just hope they give you a performance as great at their second weekend at Coachella and not like their first … Also on the bill: Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, K. Michelle, Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina and hosted by DJ Khaled.

30. Lolipalooza — June 28 — The Echoplex
Um, this mini fest is gonna be full of Loliopop radness: Missing Persons, Shannon and the Clams, Lovely Bad Things, Mystic Braves, The Memories, Peach Kelli Pop, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, The Resonars, Jeffertiti’s Nile, Corners, Santoros, Froth, Drinking Flowers, Adult Books, Dirt Dress, So Many Wizards, The Abigails, Raw Geronimo, Dante Elephante, Tropical Popsicle, The Electric Magpie, Cat Signs, Los Craters, JJUUJJUU, Girl Tears, Burning Palms, Kim House, The Squids, Cobalt Cranes, Winter, The Groms, Palmflower, Levitation Room, Union Pacific, L’aura Moire & more.

31. King Khan & The Shrines — June 29 — The Troubadour
King Khan & The Shrines are back in Los Angeles with a headlining show date at the Troubadour in West Hollywood! King Khan & The Shrines have been on a massive tour since April 11 including Europe and North and they’re going out with a bang with their final date in Los Angeles. Get ready for it. Also on the bill are King Red Mass and Fever The Ghost!

32. Robyn with Röyksopp — June 29 — Hollywood Bowl
If you love to dance, this is the show for you. Be sure to come full of energy and don’t over do it on the wine bottles you may bring at the Bowl, because you’re not gonna want to get wine-lazy-drunk at this show. Robyn and Röyksopp bring the electro pop dance tunes full throttle.

33. Devo — June 29 — Wiltern
Because it’s DEVO! Duh. Just look at this greatness.

2 thoughts on “33 best Los Angeles concerts you need to attend this June

  1. Jerry

    So stoked for MØ. She was fantastic the last time I saw her at I think the Echo opening for CHVRCHES. Erik Hassle is cool opener too.

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