The 45 Best Los Angeles Concerts This April

TV on the Radio

No good concerts this month in Los Angeles folks. Sorry, check back next month. April Fools! We’re just kidding, there’s a plethora of badass shows to check out as the busy Coachella fueled side shows are ruling the lay of the land this April. Whether you’re attending Coachella or not, you’ll have a multitude of concerts to choose from and you won’t be left hanging. From the hardcore sounds of Drive Like Jehu to the infectious pop of Kimbra to the electronic stylings of Chet Faker and more – you’ll definitely be dancing, headbanging, and grooving all month long.

April 3 — TV On the Radio with Shabazz Palaces at Hollywood Palladium
Brooklyn based indie rockers TV On the Radio have recently released their first full-length album in three years, Seeds, which is out now via Harvest Records and features sharp new tracks such as “Happy Idiot” and “Careful You.” Seattle experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces opens the show.
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April 3 & 4 — Kitten at The Troubadour
L.A. indie rock, synth-pop favorites Kitten, led by talented vocalist Chloe Chaidez, are ready to rock West Hollywood’s world when they take to the Troubadour stage with new songs off their fantastic self-titled debut album. Their Facebook page is also dropping hints that there will be plenty of surprises for this hometown throwdown. Supporting acts are Dear Boy, Hunny, Mereki and Mirror Talk.
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April 3 — Kera and the Lesbians w/ Isaac Rother & the Phantoms at The Echo
We’ve sung their praises many times before and are stoked they’ll be taking over The Echo – it’s none other than beloved locals Kera and the Lesbians! Joining them for a wild and sure to be jam-packed show is mystic rock n’ rollers Isaac Rother & The Phantoms. Winter and Sad Girl support.
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April 4 — Tobias Jesso Jr at The Echo
If you missed Tobias Jesso Jr. at Spotify House at SXSW, dry those tear-filled eyes, because now you can catch him up close and personal when he headlines The Echo this month. The singer-songwriter is bound to tug at your heart strings with his melodic piano ballads and tunes from his new album, Goon. Opening act is Okay Kaya.
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April 4 — Kaki King at Hollywood Forever
Kaki King’s innovative new work, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body, will be featured at this one of a kind performance at Hollywood Forever. Kaki is teaming up with visual performance masters Glowing Pictures, so expect nothing short of a multi-media production extravaganza that will be aurally and visually stimulating. Jherek Bishoff supports.
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April 8 — Tame Impala at the Fox Theater
Australian band Tame Impala will get you high as a kite with their special strain of psychedelic indie rock and moving your feet to their hypnotic groove. Trip out and catch the band in an intimate setting at Fox Theater before they hit Coachella and the Spring/Summer festival circuit.
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April 8  — Drive Like Jehu at the Glass House
Drive Like Jehu fans unite! It’s no longer a rumor, the San Diego post-hardcore rockers are back together and headlining The Glass House this month, part of of Goldenvoice’s lineup of local Coachella performances booked around the three-day festival. Whether you’re attending Coachella or not, this show is not to be missed!
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April 9 — Kimbra at El Rey Theatre
We recently featured alt-pop songstress and lady of unique style Kimbra on our 20 Hottest Women in Indie Music (And Then Some) list – she flawlessly traverses between musical genres and has proven that she’s not just “that girl who sings on that one Gotye hit.” See her rockin’ jams off her 2014 album release, The Golden Echo!
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April 9 — Jenny Lewis at Echoplex
Jenny Lewis’ kick ass new solo album, The Voyager, has been making waves since its July 2014 release, with catchy tracks like “Just One of the Guys.” Lewis, fresh off a successful tour with Ryan Adams, is now back in Los Angeles for a headlining show at The Echoplex. For the win!
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April 9 — Benjamin Booker at The Roxy
22 year-old New Orleans guitarist/singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker has been touring non-stop in support of his outstanding self-titled debut album which dropped last Summer on ATO/Rough Trade Records. Get your dance and shake on to spine-tingling good songs such as “Violent Shiver” live at The Roxy before he moves on to the bigger, music festival pastures. Small Whigs support.
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April 10 & 14 — Fleetwood Mac at The Forum
Classic rockers Fleetwood Mac have reunited with their original lineup and last time they played The Forum they rocked it like it was 1979, much to the crowd’s pleasure. Prepare yourself for Round 2 of one of the best nights of your life when these rock icons take to the stage once again.
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April 10 — White Fence with Cherry Glazerr at Natural History Museum
Cool kids on the block Cherry Glazerr and the incredible mastermind White Fence (aka Tim Presley) are teaming up for a spectacular night of music for First Fridays at the Natural History Museum. Learn about wildlife and the environment and then rock out like a dinosaur (or any other prehistoric creature of your choice)!
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April 13  — Royal Blood at the Fonda Theatre
With their fierce riffs and blistering drums U.K. heavy rock duo Royal Blood are a force to be reckoned with. The band is heading out on the road later this year with the Foo Fighters, so be sure to catch them now at the Fonda Theatre and headbang to all the hits from their self-titled debut album live. Opening act is The Growl.
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April 13 — Desaparecidos w/ Touche Amore & Joyce Manor at The Roxy
Nebraska emo/post-hardcore rock outfit Desaparecidos, fronted by singer/guitarist Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) will be tearing it up at The Roxy this month. Playing alongside them are Southern California punk/hardcore upstarts Touche Amore and Joyce Manor. Prepare to get wild n’ crazy!
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April 13 & 15 — Chet Faker w/ XXYYXX at Club Nokia
Australian electronica musician Chet Faker is touring in support of his newest album release, Built on Glass. The single, “Gold” left such an impression on us with its catchy chorus and smooth vocals that we just had to include it on our 55 Best Songs of 2014 list. Chillwave artist XXYYXX supports.
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April 14 — Glass Animals at the Fonda Theatre
English indie rock outfit Glass Animals are hitting the road for a lengthy tour in support of their debut album Zaba. The band recently performed their hauntingly beautiful track “Gooey,” on the David Letterman Show. Go see them live and hear what all the fuss is about! Opening act is Gabriel Garzon-Montano.
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April 14 — FKA Twigs at The Belasco
We caught singer/dancer extraordinaire FKA Twigs live last year giving a most thrilling performance of music and movement that resembled something very close to wizardry. She’s been on several of our top lists including, The 20 Hottest Women in Indie Music (And Then Some) and Grimy Goods’ 30 Best Albums of 2014, to name a few. There’s no doubt that she’s at the top of her game.
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April 14  — Cloud Nothings at The Echo
Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings are a powerhouse of rock n’ roll and we are stoked beyond belief that they are back in Los Angeles this month. Their new album Here and Nowhere Else is out now via Carpark/Mom+Pop. By the time the show is over your ears may be ringing, your body bruised, but you will come out from the other side of a Cloud Nothings performance, elated. Supporting acts are JUNK and Mild High Club.
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April 14 — RIDE and Eagulls at the Fox Theater
British band Ride were in their prime during the emergence of the ’90s shoegaze scene but then disbanded in 1996. Now they’re reunited and touring with several highly anticipated Southern California stops, including Coachella, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and Fox Theater Pomona. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see them live! Supporting acts are Eagulls and Part Time Punks DJ Michael Stock.
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April 15 — Action Bronson at The Belasco
Queens, NY rapper Action Bronson has undeniably tight beats and knows how to flex his lyrical muscle, evident from tracks like “Easy Rider” off his new album Mr. Wonderful (VICE/Atlantic). See him slay it live at the Belasco this month!
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Sylvan Esso

April 15 — Sylvan Esso at the Regent Theater
If you dig big bass, beats and intoxicating vocals, Sylvan Esso’s upcoming show at The Regent is the perfect place to get your fix. The duo’s self-titled debut album was one of our favorites of 2014 and when we caught them opening up for Tune-Yards last year we were blown away.
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April 15 — Ratatat at the Fox Theater
Get psyched because NYC experimental alt-rock duo Ratatat, aka Mike Stroud and Evan Mast, are back on tour this Spring with a handful of US Tour dates and a scheduled Coachella performance. Rumor has it that their next release, possibly titled LP5 (the follow up to their 2010 release LP4), will be dropping later this year and lucky concert-goers may be among the first to hear the new tunes. Get on it! Opening act is Despot.
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April 15 & 16 — The Replacements at Hollywood Palladium
If you missed Minneapolis post-punk alt-rockers The Replacements at Coachella last year don’t worry because they are back in Los Angeles, with two back-to-back nights of their Back By Unpopular Demand Tour. Hear the pioneering songs from across their extensive music catalog!
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April 16  — Milky Chance at the Mayan Theatre
Last time German two-man folktronica band Milky Chance were in Los Angeles they had fans going wild and their high energy performance was infectious. The band is touring North America in support of their newest album, Sadnecessary, and we expect everyone to go nuts – be sure to join the fun! Supporting acts are LANY and Mighty Oaks.
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April 16 — Toro Y Moi at Fonda Theatre
We recently caught chillwave artist Toro y Moi (Chaz Bundick) at a private performance at Apogee Studios, pushing his own boundaries with a sweet, guitar-driven set of songs from his April 7th release What For? (Carpark Records). Get ready to hear the fabulous new tunes in full effect when Toro y Moi hits the spotlight at the Fonda Theatre.
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April 16 — The Cribs at the Roxy
The British Invasion is here, again! Indie trio The Cribs are back in the U.S. touring in support of their sixth studio album, For All My Sisters. Rock out like no one’s watching to new jams such as addictive single  “Burning for No One!” Opening act is The Frights.
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Belle & Sebastian

April 16 — Belle & Sebastian w/ Mac DeMarco at the Fox Theater
Holy hot show alert! Glasgow indie pop darlings Belle & Sebastian will no doubt be making hardcore fans and newbies alike swoon to songs from their expansive musical repertoire, including their 2015 album release Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance (Matador Records). Joining them is charismatic Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco.
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April 17 — Peaking Lights at Echoplex
Husband and wife duo Peaking Lights know how to get the party started with their special brand of rich electronic psych-pop. Shake your booty to songs off their new record, Cosmic Logic. Opening acts are Sensations Fix, Litronix, and Avi Zahner.
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April 17 — Panda Bear at The Roxy
Panda Bear, aka Noah Lennox of Animal Collective, is on a Spring Tour in support of his new solo album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Panda Bear always puts on a fascinating and enthralling performance and lucky concert-goers may even get to hear some AnCo songs thrown into the mix. Opening this killer show is Ducktails.
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April 18 — Brokechella in DTLA
Can’t afford to dish out the big bucks on Coachella tickets? Don’t fret! Brokechella in DTLA features a spectacular lineup for a mere fraction of the price. This year’s bill includes: Smoke Season, Battle Tapes, OYLS, Moon Honey, The Neighbors, Hi Ho Silver Oh, Insects vs. Robots, Madeaux, TeamSupreme, Yung Bae, Hex Cougar, Tiffany Gouche, Marty Grimes & more!
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April 18 — Charles Bradley at the Roxy
Joyful purveyor of sweet, sweet soul and r&b music, Charles Bradley, is back in Los Angeles with an intimate show at The Roxy. Groove live to timeless tunes from his Daptone Records releases Victim of Love and No Time For Dreaming. Expect nothing but good vibes and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
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April 19 — Electric Wizard at The Roxy
UK doom metal outfit Electric Wizard are touring in the states in support of their new album, Time to Die. Prepare to have your eardrums crushed by the sheer force of their distinct stoner/sludge/psychedelic wall of sound. Supporting act is Satan’s Satyrs.
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April 21 — Willis Earl Beal at The Echo
Chicago singer-songwriter Willis Earl Beal is playing a few select shows in support of his fourth full-length album, Nocturnes (Electric Soul Records). His distinct vocal stylings are so enchanting, that he was the starring subject of the critically acclaimed Sundance hit film, Memphis. Kicking off this special night of music are The Mynabirds and Jake Bellows.
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April 22 — Nosaj Thing and Clark at El Rey Theatre
Electronic maestros Nosaj Thing and Clark are teaming up and going on tour together, including a Los Angeles show date at the El Rey Theatre. Prepare to be transported to another dimension of lush, ambient soundscapes. D Tiberio and DJ Mapi support.
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Turbo Fruits

April 23 — Turbo Fruits at The Roxy
Last time we caught Nashville rock n’ rollers Turbo Fruits live they were kicking ass and taking names and we’re glad they’re back in L.A. to do it all over again. This time around we’re stoked to hear new songs off their forthcoming album, No Control, due out 4/20. Playing alongside Turbo Fruits at The Roxy is noise-pop, rock trio Eternal Summers.
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April 24 — FUZZ at El Rey Theatre
Garage punk/hard rock power trio Fuzz features famed underground musician Ty Segall on drums/vocals, Charles Moothart on guitar and Roland Cosio on bass. Hear them tear it up live! Opening acts are CCR Headcleaner, Endless Bummer and KXLU DJs Domenico and Anna.
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April 24 — Damien Rice at Greek Theatre
Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Damien Rice is known for putting on memorable performances and stealing hearts. Rice’s new album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, out now, still features his signature sound but with some added production sheen from Rick Rubin. You won’t want to miss him live this month at the Greek Theatre!
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April 25 & 26 — The Dead Milkmen at The Troubadour
The Dead Milkmen have been releasing badass punk songs, such as “Bitchin’ Camaro” and “Punk Rock Girl” since 1983. Now the band is back on tour in support of their new album, Pretty Music for Pretty People (Quid Ergo). Get in the circle pit or go home!
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April 25 — Faith No More at The Observatory
Alt-metal rockers Faith No More have been keeping it heavy since the early ’80s and now the band is ready to rock even heavier than before with the release of their seventh studio album Sol Invictus, due out May 19th. Hear the new songs live by catching their Spring Tour when it rolls through to The Observatory this month.
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April 26 — Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey at The Mayan
Hip-hop MC Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, spits fire-fueled flows with massive on-stage swagger. He celebrates the 15th anniversary of his debut album Black on Both Sides with a must-see show at The Mayan. Get ready to throw your hands up, sing and dance along to the classics! Opening act is young hip-hop prodigy Fashawn.
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April 28 — WAXAHATCHEE with Girlpool at The Roxy
Indie alt-folk project Waxahatchee aka the musical mastermind of Katie Crutchfield is touring with a live band in support of her new album Ivy Tripp, due out April 6th on Merge Records. Joining Waxahatchee at The Roxy is must-watch Los Angeles duo Girlpool.
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April 29 & 30 — José González at The Regent
Swedish folk singer José González is in such high demand the he is scheduled to play two back-to-back nights at The Regent downtown this month. González is touring in support of his new album Vestiges & Claws (Mute), featuring the single “Leaf Off/The Cave.” This is his first solo tour stateside since 2008, so don’t miss your chance to see him live!
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April 30 —  Sleater-Kinney with Body/Head at Hollywood Palladium
We fell in love with Sleater-Kinney’s new album “No Cities to Love” and now the opportunity to hear the powerful new tunes and old-school classics alike is here with their much anticipated show at the Hollywood Palladium. Rock goddess Kim Gordon’s killer new side project Body/Head supports.
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April 30 — Big Data at Troubadour
Big Data’s Gimme Data 2014 tour run is headed to Los Angeles with a special headlining date at The Troubadour. His new album 2.0 just dropped via Warner Bros. and features collaborations with Rivers Cuomo, Kimbra, Twin Shadow and more. We can’t wait to get down to the hot new tracks such as, “Snowed In,” “The Glow,” and “Perfect Holiday,” live. Los Angeles’ very own The Moth & The Flame will support.
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April 30 — The Soft Moon at The Roxy
Bay Area dark-wave, post-punk outfit The Soft Moon are bringing their eerie but electrifying synth-fueled sound to The Roxy this April. Their new album Deeper was just released last month, so be sure to catch the show and be of the first to hear the new songs live. Opening acts are Girl Tears and Skull Catalog.
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