34 Best Los Angeles Concerts to Attend this September

Bear In Heaven photos
Bear In Heaven — Photo by Monique Hernandez

1. Bear in Heaven — Sept. 2 — Echoplex
We last caught Brooklyn psych-pop dub trio Bear in Heaven rocking the fuck out in 2012. Now they’re back with new tunes to trip out to, off their 2014 album release Time Is Over One Day Old. Supporting acts are Young Magic and Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron/Family).
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2. Stiff Little Fingers — Sept. 3 — El Rey Theatre
Belfast punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers have been putting out kick ass albums such as Inflammable Material and Nobody’s Heroes since 1977.  The band is back in the states, touring in support of their new album No Going Back. With GFP also on the bill, expect a wild night of circle pit action!
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3. Atmosphere — Sept. 5 & 6 — Hollywood Palladium
Indie hip-hop duo Atmosphere is the real deal – serious lyrical chops and sick beats! On tour in support of their newest album Southsiders, the duo is bringing mad skills to the stage. Kicking off the night of bumping beats and dope rhymes is Prof and Dem Atlas.
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4. Elvis Costello and Ben Folds — Sept. 5 & 6 — Hollywood Bowl
Eclectic musical mad genius Elvis Costello knows how to bring audiences together with his diverse repertoire and Ben Folds co-headlines with a variety of old hits and new songs that will be amplified by orchestral arrangements from the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This will be a magical night of music under the stars!
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5. The Entrance Band — Sept. 9 — The Satellite
Los Angeles’ very own The Entrance Band will be wrapping up their current tour with a hometown gig at The Satellite. Their special psych rock groove will seduce and enchant your ears (even Thurston Moore is a fan!). Supporting acts are Drinking Flowers and White Dove, right on!
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6. Charles Bradley — Sept. 11 — Santa Monica Pier
The one and only Charles Bradley brings the utmost joy to audiences when he steps on stage and brings down the house with his soulful howl. The Daptone Records artist will no doubt have bodies moving and grooving to his bittersweet blend of funk, soul and r&b. Supporting act is King James & The Special Men. Next stop, soul city!
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7. GBH with Adolescents — Sept. 13 — The Fonda Theatre
English street punks GBH have been tearing shit up for over 30 years and there’s no stopping them! Don’t miss this special date on their North American tour with California hardcore punk super group The Adolescents and opening band The 5th Wave. Double the punk, double the fun!
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8. Waka Flocka Flame with Joey Fatts — Sept. 16 — The Observatory
Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame not only has the coolest name in hip-hop but he has some rapid fire skills too. He’s collaborated with the likes of everyone from Diddy to Flosstradamus and knows how to churn out crushing hip-hop anthems. Joining him live is special guest Joey Fatts.
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Karen O
Karen O — Photo by Monique Hernandez

9. Karen O — Sept. 17 – 19 — Hollywood Forever
Famed singer Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is set to headline three back to back nights at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, in support of her first, full-length solo album, Crush Songs. Get up close and personal with this fierce dame of indie rock!
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10. Diana Ross — Sept. 17 — The Terrace Theater, Long Beach
Music and fashion icon Diana Ross, former lead vocalist of Motown superstars The Supremes, will be taking The Terrace Theater in Long Beach by storm with her In The Name of Love Tour. Don’t miss this living legend live!
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11. Meg Myers — Sept. 18 — The Echo
Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Meg Myers mixes maniacal genius with massive sex appeal – so expect this to be an enthralling show! The night will kick off with support from fellow badass locals Irontom and Bizzy Kiddo, so get there early and stay late.
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12. Old Crow Medicine Show — Sept. 18 — Wiltern
Nashville roots music rockers Old Crow Medicine Show are going to light up the night with their high energy live show – the type of performance that has garnered them much success, from playing the Grand Ole Opry to touring with country legend Merle Haggard to showcasing their bluegrass Americana strut at countless festivals. Supporting act is The Deslondes.
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13. Neutral Milk Hotel with The Breeders — Sept. 18 — The Hollywood Bowl
Experimental indie rockers Neutral Milk Hotel are back on tour and their Hollywood Bowl show is the only Los Angeles date for the foreseeable future, so don’t snooze on this one! Bonus – a portion of concert proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Children of the Blue Sky, which helps Mongolian street kids. This one of a kind show kicks off with alt-rockers The Breeders and Daniel Johnston.
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14. Fatboy Slim — Sept. 18 — Shrine Expo Hall
When you check out electronic heavyweight DJ/producer Fatboy Slim’s website one of the first things you see are the words from the name of his recent hit single, “Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.” – a mantra that pretty much sums it all up. With support from Nervo, Oliver Heldens and SNBRN, you’ll be sweating it out all freaking night on the dance floor!
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15. Son Lux — Sept. 19 — The Roxy
Son Lux aka Ryan Lott blew us away with vibrant soundscapes on his 2013 full length Lanterns. Followed shortly by the equally impressive Alternate Worlds EP, which breathed new life into re-worked songs from Lanterns, including the haunting and simply addictive track “Easy” featuring Lorde on vocals. Supporting act is Helado Negro.
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16. X and Buzzcocks — Sept. 20 — The Observatory
Make the Music Go Bang! Festival is shaping up to be a wild, all day musical ride. In addition to headliners X and Buzzcocks, the lineup also boasts Los Lobos, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Wanda Jackson, Lee Rocker, Los Straightjackets and more! On site they will also have Exene’s Vintage Clothing Swap, Record Swap for Vinyl Junkies, craft beer and gourmet food.
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Beck photos
Beck — Photo by Monique Hernandez

17. Beck — Sept. 20 & 21 — The Orpheum
Beck has had a busy year so far – releasing his stunning new album Morning Phase, followed by an energetic live set of old hits and new jams at Coachella and touring, lots of touring.  Luckily, Los Angeles is no exception and Beck is scheduled to play two dates at the Orpheum. However, there is a low ticket warning for both shows, so hurry and get it!
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18. Meshell Ndegeocello — Sept. 21 — El Rey Theatre
Soul baring singer-songwriter and bassist extraordinaire Meshell Ndegeocello knows how to captivate an audience, making every show a memorable one. On tour now in support of her new album, Comet, Come to Me, don’t miss out on a unique musical experience. Plus for starters, you can bask in the lush harmonies of opening trio KING.
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19. Interpol — Sept. 22 — Fox Theater Pomona
Fresh off a great set at FYF Fest, NY post-punk rockers Interpol are back for round two with a more intimate, headlining show at Fox Theater Pomona. The band is on a global tour for the first time in three years, in support of their new album El Pintor. If this show is anything like their FYF performance, it will be a guaranteed blast. Supporting act is Rey Pila.
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20. Lykke Li — Sept. 23 — Hollywood Palladium
Swedish dream pop darling Lykke Li seems to have conquered the art of breakup songs, and is on tour now in support of her new album I Never Learn, the follow up to 2011’s Wounded Rhymes. While the music video for new single “Gunshot” left many fans scratching their heads, the music still speaks for itself.
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21. The Raveonettes — Sept. 24 — El Rey Theatre
Dynamic Danish indie rock duo The Raveonettes have just released their new, surprise surf-inspired opus, Pe’Ahi, out now on Beat Dies Records. Don’t miss your chance to hear the new tunes live! Supporting act is British duo Coves.
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22. Allen Stone — Sept. 25 — The Mayan
R&B/soul singer Allen Stone has some serious pipes and knows how to use ’em, delivering nothing short of a first class soul party every single time he plays. With futuristic r&b/post-rock group Bad Rabbits opening, this is a definite must see show.
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23. Temples — Sept. 25 — Fonda Theatre
Long haired, impeccably dressed Temples may be newbies to the scene but they appear to have stepped right out of the ’60s British invasion and are here to rock your world with their magic musical potion of Brit-pop/psych-rock. Supporting acts are Wampire and Fever the Ghost.
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24. Wu Tang Clan with Talib Kweli — Sept. 26 — The Forum
Calling all hip hop heads and beat junkies! Masters of hip-hop Wu Tang Clan are set to headline The Forum alongside poetic and profound rapper Talib Kweli. The lineup also features Pharoahe Monch, Ras Kass and Casey Veggies, so throw those hands up in the air and wave ’em like you just don’t care because this show is bound to be off the hook.
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Local Natives — Photo by Monique Hernandez

25. Way Over Yonder — Sept. 26 & 27 — Santa Monica Pier
This two day beachside music festival presented by Newport Folk is exactly what the doctor ordered. This year’s lineup includes Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Local Natives, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jamestown Revival and more. Great music + the beach = happy you.
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26. JEFF the Brotherhood — Sept. 26 — The Echo
JEFF the Brotherhood aka the duo of real life brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall have unrelenting passion for rock n’ roll, resulting in some seriously kick ass shows. Their new covers EP, Dig The Classics, features heavy interpretations of songs by Beck, Pixies, Teenage Fanclub, etc – get ready to rock out to originals and covers alike! Music Band supports.
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27. Merchandise — Sept. 27 — Echoplex
Tampa group Merchandise are on tour now in support of their new album, After The End, a killer blast to ’80s alt rock that we highly recommend. Go see ’em live and hear what all the fuss is about! Openers Lower and Pure Ground kick off the show.
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28. Thievery Corporation — Sept. 27 — Greek Theatre
Thievery Corporation’s massive “outernational sound” is the holy grail of electronic fusion soundscapes, leaving no genre of music behind. The duo is on tour now in support of their new Brazilian influenced album Saudade. With supporting act Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, expect them to flip the Greek into a groove fueled dance party, so get up outta those seats!
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29. TR/ST — Sept. 27 — Fonda Theatre
TR/ST, led by vocalist and man-crush Robert Alfons never cease to amaze us with their dark wave electro meets sullen synth pop jams – their sexy, sultry signature sound is simply irresistible. Don’t miss this stop on their North American tour. Opening the night is Crater.
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30. Descendents with OFF! — Sept. 28 — Fox Theater Pomona
Original nerd punks Descendents will be rocking the pants off Fox Theater Pomona this month – get ready to smash, thrash and party! Hardcore punk shredders OFF! and female fronted melodic pop-punks The Bombpops support. Warning: this show will get wild.
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Orwells — Photo by Ryan Bussard

31. The Orwells — Sept. 29 — Fonda Theatre
Chicago’s dirty ass garage punk n’ rollers The Orwells are back in Los Angeles for what will no doubt be one of their signature, raucous live shows. Their 2014 debut full-length Disgraceland is out now and you better believe bodies will be flying all over the Fonda to these new tunes. Supporting act is Skaters.
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32. Royal Blood — Sept. 29 — The Troubadour
Brighton, UK duo Royal Blood may only be a two piece but the heavy alt-rock wall of sound they create is so immense, you’d think there were at least two or three more band members. On tour now in support of their self-titled debut, featuring the catchy as fuck single “Figure It Out.” If you dig the likes of Jack White or Band of Skulls, you will probably lose your shit to Royal Blood.
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33. Wand with La Luz — Sept. 30 — The Echo
Derek Janzen started making music in his bedroom but now his project Wand is taking it to the stage with a full live line-up that puts a new spin on prog-pop. Co-headlining are Seattle breakouts La Luz who bring an element of swag to their hazy surf-garage, doo wop, girl group vibes. Up-and-coming garage-fuzz rockers Death Valley Girls support.
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34. Cibo Matto (Featuring Nels Cline) — Sept. 30 — The Roxy
Japanese quirky, avant-pop duo Cibo Matto will be joined by guitar hero Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Singers) for what will be an unmistakably awesome show.  Cibo Matto is on their Fall Flavor Tour in support of Hotel Valentine, their first full length album release in 15 years!
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