The 38 Best Los Angeles Concerts This March

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While it may still technically be winter, spring is fast-approaching and things are really beginning to heat up on the concert front in Los Angeles this March, not to mention, it’s SXSW month. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the changing of the seasons – from the old school: godfather of psych Roky Erickson, punk rock living legends John Doe & Exene (of X), and post-punk icons Gang of Four to the new school: hardcore thrashers Trash Talk, shoegaze serenaders No Joy, and indie synth pop darlings, Broods. One thing is clear, there’s definitely no excuse to stay inside and hibernate any longer. Check out the best Los Angeles (and surrounding) concerts this March!

March 1 — Milk Music — Jewels Catch One
We recently caught punk rock outfit Milk Music tearing it up alongside Denmark’s Iceage. Now the band is back in town to headline Jewels Catch One. Hear tunes from their LP Cruise Your Illusion and thrash on! Nude Beach and Destruction Unit support.
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March 1 — No Joy — The Echo
Canadian shoegaze duo No Joy have opened for the likes of La Sera, Surfer Blood and Vivian Girls. Now it’s time for the duo to shine in the headlining spot when they take over a night at The Echo this month. Swing and sway to jams off their most recent Mexican Summer release, Wait to Pleasure. Supporting acts are Nightmare Air and Flaamingos.
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March 2 — Theophilus London — Echoplex
Fashion forward and slick as hell, singer-songwriter Theophilus London, breathes new life into a spectrum of genres from soul-pop to indie-electro to rap and R&B. Dance all night to songs off his new album Vibes! Supporting act is Father.
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March 5 — SWERVEDRIVER — The Roxy
U.K. shoegaze indie rockers Swervedriver are touring in support of their first album release since the late ’90s, I Wasn’t Born To Lose You, due out March 3rd on Cobraside Records. Be the first to hear the new songs live! Los Angeles “drug pop” outfit Gateway Drugs support.
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March 5 — Broods — Fonda Theatre
Luscious and lovely! Two words that just begin to describe synth-pop duo Broods. We are psyched that they are back in Los Angeles and ready to rock with new tunes off their full-length debut studio album Evergreen. Don’t miss out on this sure-fire memorable performance! Opening act is Mikky Ekko.
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March 5 — Santoros, Plague Vendor, the Frights — Constellation Room
Up and coming locals Santoros made our Top Emerging L.A. Bands to Keep An Eye On in 2014 list and we couldn’t be more pleased to see them headlining the Constellation Room this month. With support from Plague Vendor, The Frights and No Parents, there’s no doubt this is going to be one badass show.
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March 6 — JMSN — First Fridays at Natural History Museum
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum boasts a killer lineup of both sweet tunes from R&B crooner and singer-songwriter JMSN and supporting act StarRo, coupled with a special tour and discussion on wildlife and herpetology. Don’t miss out on this unique musical experience!
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March 6 — Viet Cong — Echoplex
Canadian post-punk rockers Viet Cong unleashed their self-titled debut album this January. Be the first to get down with their lo-fi riffs and battering beats live and brag to all your friends! Supporting acts are Freak Heat Waves and Heathers.
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March 7 — The Districts — The Troubadour
Pennsylvania soul rockers The Districts are ready to rock your world with catchy tracks off their new album, A Flourish and a Spoil, available now via Fat Possum Records. Peep their recent performance on the Seth Meyers show, then hear the magic live! Opening acts are Pine Barons and Cheers Elephant.
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March 9 & 10 — Lido — The Echo
Norwegian hip-hop/pop singer-songwriter/producer Lido is scheduled to make his live North American debut this Winter and we are stoked that he’ll be headlining The Echo for two back-to-back nights this month. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see him in his element!
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March 10 — Retox — Los Globos
We last caught Retox contributing to the carnal musical madness that is a Dillinger Escape Plan show. Get ready for round two when the Southern California hardcore punks take to the stage at Los Globos this month. The riot kicks off with Whores., To The Point and Nomads.
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March 10 — The Pop Group — Echoplex
U.K. political post-punk innovators The Pop Group are scheduled to make a very special appearance at The Echoplex this March. Expect to hear classic tunes and new songs of their February 2015 release, Citizen Zombie, available via Rough Trade. Supporting acts are Peaking Lights, Sex Stains, and DJ Michael Stock (Part Time Punks).
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March 11 — Wild Ones, Smoke Season, Riothorse Royale — Bahia
Club Bahia in Echo Park is traditionally known for it’s Latin music flavor but they’re shaking things up by bringing some sweet indie-electro sounds to the stage. Portland indie-pop outfit Wild Ones are taking the reigns as headliner, joined by Elliot Moss, Smoke Season and Riothorse Royale for a special evening of music.
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March 13 — The Record Company / Miranda Lee Richards — The Satellite
Los Angeles local favorites The Record Company are playing alongside Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band during their Winter/Spring 2015 tour and now’s your lucky chance to see them up close and personal at The Satellite. Get down to their flawless soul-soaked blues! Joining them is dusty folk-pop songbird Miranda Lee Richards and opening act Ivory DeVille.
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March 13 — PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9) — The Regent
Two hip-hop heads are better than one! We are stoked that the badass collaboration of hip-hop icon DJ Premier and rapper Royce Da 5’9 aka PRhyme are coming to knock Los Angeles’ damn socks off this March at The Regent. Beats, rhymes and all things fine – we certainly can’t complain! Supporting acts are Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn, Your Old Droog, Boldy James and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
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March 15 — Chali 2Na & The Funk Hunters —The Roxy
Dynamic DJ duo The Funk Hunters (Dunks & The Outlier) are bringing their high energy performance to The Roxy, alongside legendary hip-hop MC Chali2Na (of Jurassic 5). Expect to throw your hands and booties in the air and wave ’em like you just don’t care!
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March 17 — Foo Fighters — iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles 
St. Paddy’s Day just got a million times better! Why? Because motherflippin’ rock group extraordinaire Foo Fighters are putting on an intimate (and FREE!) concert at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, that’s why! What’s not to love?!
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March 20 — Rancid, Sick Of It All, The Interrupters & More — MUSINK
The 8th Annual MUSINK festival, presented by Travis Barker of Blink-182, is going down at the OC Fair & Events Center this month for three non-stop days of rock n’ roll and tattoos. The first night of punk/hardcore rock n’ roll mayhem kicks off with headlining acts Rancid, Sick Of It All and The Interrupters & More!
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Trash Talk

March 20 — Trash Talk/Ratking — Echoplex
Hardcore punk thrashers Trash Talk and Ratking are co-headlining a 2015 North American Winter Tour which finishes with a rousing last show at The Echoplex this month. Get in the pit or get out! Experimental trip-hop/post-rock producer Lee Bannon supports.
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March 20 — This Will Destroy You — The Roxy
Texas doomgaze band They Will Destroy You is prepared to do just that when they blaze through Los Angeles this month, a much anticipated stop on their current U.S. Tour. With supporting act Cymbals Eat Guitars rounding out the bill, prepare yourselves for aural annihilation!
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March 21 — Bad Religion, OFF!, Ignite — MUSINK
The second night of the MUSINK rock and tattoo festival boasts killer old-school punk rock/hardcore headliners Bad Religion, OFF! and Ignite. It’s the perfect opportunity to thrash, bash and check out cool tattoos from world renowned tattoo artists such as Robert Atkinson, Jojo Ackermann, and Corey Miller, just to name a few.
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March 21 & 22 — Tweedy — The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Father/son duo Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco, and his son Spencer Tweedy have teamed up musically and released their debut album Sukierae this past September. Now you can enjoy their laid back tunes live at The Theatre at Ace Hotel!
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March 21 — John Doe & Exene (of X) — First Unitarian Church
John Doe & Exene, co-founders of legendary Los Angeles punk band X, will be putting on a special acoustic performance this month at the First Unitarian Church. See these living legends up close and personal! English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock supports.
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March 22 — of Montreal — The Regent
Whimsical indie rockers Of Montreal are scheduled to headline downtown Los Angeles’ hottest new music venue The Regent this month. The group is touring in support of their new album Aureate Gloom, due out March 3rd on Polyvinyl Records. Trip out to new and quirky titled jams, such as “Bassem Sabry” live!
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Moon Duo

March 24 — Moon Duo — Los Globos
Indie psych duo Moon Duo’s new album Shadow of the Sun is set to drop on March 3rd via Sacred Bones. Peep the video for single “Animal” which features pro-skater Richie Jackson then get pumped for their live performance at Los Globos. Supporting act is Creative Adult.
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March 24 — Gang Of Four — El Rey Theatre
British post-punk rockers Gang of Four have been sharing their spirited sound and influencing the likes of Flea, Kurt Cobain and others since 1977. The group, in its newest incarnation, features only one original member, guitarist Andy Gill, but their music is as powerful as ever. Hear classics and songs from their new album, What Happens Next. Opening act is Public Access T.V.
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March 25 — Lust For Youth — Jewels Catch One
Industrial synth-noise outfit Lust For Youth appeared on our radar when they rocked the Church on York’s Danish music festival last year. Now the band is back to give us a major dose of their edgy sound, as heard on their new album International, available via Sacred Bones. Supporting acts are Marshstepper, Silent Servant, and DJ Alex Zhang Hungtai.
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March 25 — Quantic — The Roxy
Quantic aka Will Holland is a UK producer/musician/DJ who creatively blends a variety of musical styles from electronic to funk to Latin and Dub. He is touring in support of his new album Magnetica which features a slew of sweet singles and badass remixes.  DJ Vadim gets the party started.
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March 25 — Palma Violets — The Echo
U.K. rockers Palma Violets are touring in support of their sophomore album, Danger in the Club. The album was produced by John Leckie (The Stone Roses, The Verve, Radiohead) and is set for release on May 5th via Rough Trade. Watch the video for the title track now and we bet you’ll be anxiously counting down the days until you get to hear it all live.
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March 25 — Futurebirds — The Satellite
Georgia alt-Americana/psych-country group Futurebirds impressed us greatly with a knock out performance last time they were in town and we’re excited to hear that they’re back on the road. Expect to be blown away by songs off their most recent album Baba Yaga.
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March 26 — Pete Rock + Slum Village — Echoplex
Hip-hop heavyweights producer/DJ/rapper Pete Rock and rap group Slum Village are teaming up for a spectacular night of beats and flows that will no doubt leave your head spinning and your jaw on the floor. Expect to hear a variety of classics and new tracks alike!
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March 26 — Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique — The Observatory
The Observatory is about to get downright rocked when The People’s Champions Tour rolls through, featuring the fierce, political rhymes of Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique. Both artists also have forthcoming albums, Radio Silence and Middle Passage, respectively. Lucky attendees might get to hear new songs first. One couldn’t ask for a better hip-hop doubleheader than this! Niko Is, CF and Hassan Salasm support.
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March 26 — Pompeya (from Moscow) — The Satellite
Moscow import Pompeya successfully traverse the lines of pop, from ’70s disco to ’90s indie. Their newest releases, Night EP and Tropical Remixed will have you shakin’ what your momma gave ya in no time. The band is only playing a select handful of dates in the U.S. before heading back to Russia, so get on it!
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March 27 — JEFF the Brotherhood — The Troubadour
Nashville sibling psych-grunge duo JEFF the Brotherhood will be unleashing their beast of a new album, Wasted on the Dream, on March 24th via Infinity Cat Recordings. Before they hit the festival circuit catch them live at the Troubadour and get your headbang on! Supporting act is Bully.
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March 27 — Roky Erickson & The Hounds of Baskerville — The Roxy
We were lucky to catch the Godfather of Psych, Roky Erickson (13th Floor Elevators), show off his textural guitar genius at FYF awhile back and we couldn’t be more stoked to see the living legend once again. This time he’ll be headlining The Roxy with support from The Hounds of Baskerville – a must see show!
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March 27 — King Khan & BBQ Show — Jewels Catch One
The self-proclaimed legendary REAL rock’n’roll warlocks/nuts aka King Khan & BBQ Show will be sure to knock your socks off. The band is touring in support of their new album Bad News Boys, available now via In The Red Records. Show up and rock out like no one’s watching! Kicking things off are opening acts Sheer Mag, Small Wigs and The Black Lips (DJ Set).
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March 28 — PANACHE SPRING FLING with White Fence, Jacco Gardner & More — The Echo
Time to jam and shmooze at The Panache Spring Fling which boasts one kickass indie lineup of White Fence, Jacco Gardner, The Entrance Band, Twerps, Happyness, Ultimate Painting, and Endless Bummer. What better way to usher in the Spring season than with a downright awesome concert!
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March 28 & 29 — Burgerama — The Observatory
Quite possibly the best music festival out there these days, the notorious good times festival known as Burgerama is back! This year’s lineup boasts performances from the likes of Weezer, Ty Segall, The Black Lips, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Ariel Punk, Gang of Four, Witch, FIDLAR, Roky Erickson, J Mascis, JEFF the Brotherhood, King Khan & The BBQ Show and more. Party on!
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