30 Best Los Angeles Concerts You Need To Attend this July

This month of July is full FREE concerts! This just might be the most budget-friendly month we’ve seen all year. Enjoy some of the best concerts in Los Angeles with FREE performances by Phantogram, Cults, Yuna, Dead Sara and more. Also on this month’s hot list are shows with Jurassic 5, Echo & The Bunnymen, White Fence, Cloud Nothings and a lot more. Check out below all 30 of our top show picks for July!

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1. Peter Murphy — July 3 & 5 — Fonda Theatre
The iconic Bauhaus frontman, Peter Murphy returns to Los Angeles for two blissful performances in support of his new album, Lion. Get ready for bass heavy and symphonic performance. Opening up the evening are RINGO DEATHSTARR and My Jerusalem.

2. The Vandals — July 3 — The Glass House
Famed O.C. punk, The Vandals are bringing’ a wild show to Pomona! If you like your punk with a side of sarcasm and fun, go see these O.G’s thrash it up!

3. Phantogram — July 4 — Grand Park
As part of the ALTimate 4th of July Block Party, Phantogram along with Semi Precious Weapons, Echosmith, Wild Cub, and Brick + Mortar will play a FREE show in DTLA in celebration of Independence Day! Yes, there will be fireworks!

4. Stones Throw Picnic — July 5 — Grand Park
Another free event and look who’s on this bangin’ line-up, all Stones Throw: Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib, DâM-FunK, the Lions, and special guests. All we gotta say is, hydrate because it’s going to be one helluva dance party!

5. The Fresh and Onlys — July 6 — The Echo
It’s already a pleasure having San Francisco’s Fresh and Onlys hit L.A. in support of their new album, House of Spirits — but add supporting acts Ringo Deathstarr and Tennis System, and you have yourself one incredible line-up!

6. Cloud Nothings — July 8 & 9 — The Roxy
Another winning combo. Cloud Nothings will headline the Roxy with support from Metz! It’s been a year since Cloud Nothings graced L.A. and we’re ready to have them shred our ears off with their new album, Here And Nowhere Else.

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7. Twilight Concerts with CULTS — July 10 — Santa Monica Pier
First off, this concert is FREE! Combine that with the thrilling beachside location of the Santa Monica Pier and an all-star indie pop lineup composed of CULTS and James Supercave, and you have yourself an amazing summer concert experience.

8. Nick Cave — July 10 — The American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre
If you’re still a Nick Cave virgin, we highly recommend you get your cherry popped at this show.
Nick Cave will perform at an exclusive event in conjunction with advance screenings of 20,000 Days on Earth, the groundbreaking new film on the iconic rock legend, and winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

9. Wye Oak — July 10 — El Rey Theatre
Baltimore indie rock duo, Wye Oak just played Coachella and now they’re back in L.A. for some more. Their new album, Shriek is going to sound so damn lovely live. Supporting act are Pattern Is Movement.

10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — July 11 — Shrine Auditorium
Round two with Nick Cave, but this time his Bad Seeds come along to give you one badass performance. WARPAINT will open up the show!

11. Mac DeMarco — July 11 — Fonda Theatre
His second full-length record, Salad Days was just released this past April and it’s all that “jizzy jazz” you’ve grown to love and then some! Supporting Mac De Marco is Calvin Love.

12. The Antlers — July 12 & 13 — Troubadour
Touring in support of their new album, Familiars, released on June 16th via ANTI-, The Antlers will be performing new songs! Supporting The Antlers at both show dates are Yellow Ostrich.

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13. Jurassic 5 — July 12 — Greek Theatre
Lovers of 90s hip hop, do not miss this epic lineup. J5 take the Greek under a moonlit sky for their Word of Mouth Reunion Tour! Supporting Jurassic 5 are Dilated Peoples and The Beat Junkies.

14. X — July 13 — The Roxy
Formed in 1977 among the first wave of American punk, X’s upcoming performance at the Roxy will feature their original lineup composed of Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake. Known for their iconic punk bangers such as “Los Angeles”, “Breathless” and more — X are ready to soak Los Angeles with pure punk bliss for a straight four nights of music. X also have three more dates at the Roxy on July 10, 11, & 12.

15. New Order — July 13 — Greek Theatre
If you missed New Order’s set at Coachella in 2013, you won’t want to miss this performance under the stars. And as if New Order wasn’t enough, La Roux is opening up the show! It’s been five years since she’s put out any new music! She’ll be performing songs from her new LP, Trouble In Paradise.

16. Planes Mistaken for Stars — July 16 — The Echo
Honestly, we can’t remember the last time these guys played L.A. If you dig melodic post-hardcore, you won’t want to miss this reunion show. Supporting act are All Eyes West, End on End,  and Girl Tears.

17. Bob Log III — July 18 — The Echo
This eccentric one-man-band has the ferocious sound a five-piece ensemble. If you like gettin’ weird with it, dancing, and slide guitar — Bob Log III is your must see.

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18. Dead Sara — July 19 — Pershing Square
If you missed any of Dead Sara’s three sold-out L.A. dates this past May, now you get to see these rockers shred live on an outdoor stage in DTLA for FREE!


19. Yuna — July 19 — Burton Chace Park
As part of the FREE Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts, Malaysia-born Yuna is bringing her blissful alt folk and R&B to the beach! Don’t miss this incredible performance with an ocean view.

20. Man or Astro-Man? — July 22 — The Roxy
These guys will give you a musical out-of-the-body experience. Get lifted with live tunes from Man or Astro-Man?’s new album, Defcon 5…4…3…2…1 Sallie Ford will open up the show.

21. OK Go — July 23 — The Echo
It’s been about three years since OK Go headlined an L.A. show and we’re super happy to have them back with a new album! While they have other L.A. dates, this Echo performance is going to the most up-close-and-personal you can get with the band.

22. The Crookes / Soft White Sixties — July 23 — The Satellite
Whilst on the road, these UK boys have built up quite the indie cult following. Swoon over their songs while the supporting act, Soft White Sixties give you that sexy jolt of pure rock ‘n’ roll!

24. Twilight Concerts with CAYUCAS — July 24 — Santa Monica Pier
Do you feel those tropical indie pop vibes? We do! Another FREE beachside concert for you to enjoy. This time with CAYUCAS! Opening up are Los Angeles local favorite, PAPA!

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25. White Fence — July 24 & 25 — The Echo
All you need to know is that White Fence’s new album, For the Recently Found Innocent, is an incredible yesteryear pop gem that is going to sound amazing live. Don’t be surprised if Ty Segall is part of the live show (he helped record this album).

26. The Internet — July 25 — FIGat7th Downtown Festival
Oh, hey. This show is FREE too! Formed by producer Matt Martians and lead vocalist Syd “The Kyd” of Odd Future — get ready for some heavy soul and sultry instrumentals. Grab someone you dig and enjoy the vibes.

27. Obits — July 26 — Bootleg HiFi
These guys are one of the most under-rated garage bands that have been doing it for quite some time; and damn do they do it well. Composed of members of Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes, Obits mix the sounds of old school garage with surf rock and heavy guitar licks to deliver a rock show you will never forget. 

28. Samsaya — July 28 — Bardot
This adorable Norwegian born, world pop-rock princess is on her way to being the next big indie sensation. Catch her FREE Los Angeles debut at It’s A School Nite before she’s headlining larger venues.

29. Shabazz Palaces — July 30 — The Roxy
Led by Ishmael Butler aka ‘Palaceer Lazaro’ (once ‘Butterfly’ of jazz-rap group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire — Shabazz Palaces deliver an intergalactic dose of dark hip hop not meant for mainstream rap minds.

30. Echo and the Bunnymen — July 30 — The Roxy
We can never get enough of Echo’s classic 80s goth pop. They have a new album out titled, METEORITES, but we’re still very excited to get lost in old songs such as “Killing Moon” and “Lips Like Sugar”.

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