41 Best Los Angeles Concerts This September

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Summer concert season’s end may be nigh but September is jam packed with must-see shows! Legendary artists such as Grace Jones, AC/DC, Gary Numan and The Who are reclaiming their on stage glory. Local acts like Veronica Bianqui and Riothorse Royale are gearing up for rockin’ residencies all month long. There are even a few festivals with such badass lineups that they are putting the summer festivals to shame – Burger A-Go-Go 2, LA Psych Fest, and POW Fest with Open Mike Eagle and more. Get on it!

Veronica Bianqui Residency at Harvard and Stone
Every Tuesday in September talented songstress Veronica Bianqui is taking over Harvard and Stone for a residency, co-presented by Grimy Goods. Expect to hear bitchin’ tunes off her forthcoming EP including catchy single, “If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead.” Bianqui will be joined by a multitude of great local bands/musicians throughout the residency such as Joel Jerome, Rudy De Anda, and more!
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Riothorse Royale Residency at The Satellite
We expect Los Angeles duo Riot Horse Royale to light up The Satellite every Monday in September, because we’ve seen them do it before! The indie rock jam outfit comprised of LA’s Madi Diaz and NYC’s Emily Greene, along with Tegan & Sara’s drummer Adam Christgau, will surely tear it up with songs off their latest release, The Guest House EP. Supporting acts include Odessa, The Happy Hollows, Reno Bo and more!
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September 3 — Kate Nash at The Echo
Singer-songwriter, guitarist and all around British badass Kate Nash is coming to town! She’s been busy lately promoting Girl Gang, the online feminist, riot girl community she created, but now the singer is ready to hit the stage once again. Before she heads to Burger-A-Go-Go 2 festival she’ll be playing a fun, intimate warm-up gig at The Echo. Slutever supports. Don’t miss out!
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September 3 — Flames of Durga at The Satellite
Every time we’ve seen them live, East L.A.’s rock-punk duo Flames of Durga (comprised of twin sisters Cecilia and Beah Romero) have absolutely blown us away with their powerhouse performance. There will be raw and furious musical passion – hear it for yourself!
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September 4 — Tijuana Panthers at The Regent
Some say Disneyland is the “happiest place on earth” but on September 4th The Regent may don that title as Long Beach garage rockers Tijuana Panthers will be going all out, celebrating the release of their new record, Poster. Opening acts are The Garden and Adult Books.
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September 4 — MILLENCOLIN at The Roxy
Old-school skate punks Millencolin have been kicking out the jams since the early ’90s and while they originally hail from Sweden, their sound has been truly inspired by Southern California hardcore-punk. Lucky fans will get to hear songs from across their discography, including their newest album, 2015’s True Brew. Success supports.
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The Dead Ships

September 4 — The Dead Ships at Bootleg Theater
Indie rock trio The Dead Ships never cease to amaze us, always putting on a howling performance. Hear songs off the band’s newest release, EP 1, which was produced by Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene. There will be dancing, so get ready to sweat! Cobalt Cranes and Vs Colour support.
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September 5 — Burger A-Go-Go at The Observatory
Perhaps the most awesome festival this Fall, Burger A-Go-Go 2, presented by Burger Records, is kicking off at The Observatory this month. The lineup is hands down amazing and you won’t want to miss performances from Cat Power, The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna), Kate Nash, Bleached, Glitterbust (feat. Kim Gordon and Alex Knost), Kimya Dawson, Cherry Glazerr, and more!
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September 5 — The Damned at Fonda Theatre
The English punk rock invasion is here! That’s right, The Damned are in town for an explosive night of high energy punk rock fun and fury at the Fonda Theatre. Take a trip down nostalgia lane with kickass classics such as “Neat, Neat, Neat,” “New Rose,” and more! Special guest CJ Ramone supports.
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September 6 — POW Fest with Open Mike Eagle at The Echo
The critically acclaimed blog, Passion of the Weiss, has been a go-to source for all things hip-hop since its inception in 2005. Come celebrate 10 prosperous years of POW along with founder/writer/journalist Jeff Weiss and the killer musical lineup which includes: Open Mike Eagle, Boogie, Nocando, Saba, Chester Watson, Delroy Edwards and more special guests! Time to party!
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September 10 — Tune-Yards at Santa Monica Pier
The Twilight Concerts Summer music series at the Santa Monica Pier is going out with a bang this September. The eccentric, eclectic and always harmonious blend of sounds from headliner Tune-Yards is a guaranteed good time. Supporting act is local favorite Avid Dancer.
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September 10 — Man Man at Echoplex
Philly’s unique and inventive indie rockers Man Man are back in Los Angeles and ready to party! Hear colorful songs off their fifth studio album On Oni Pond and see what makes Man Man tick! Supporting acts are Shilpa Ray and Ian Sane.
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September 12 — Willis Earl Beal at Bootleg Theater
Chicago crooner Willis Earl Beal is as soulful and deep as they come. Hear tunes off his new album Experiments in Time: The Golden Hour, which serves as musical documentation of his journey from NY to Washington and his departure from a major label. Like a Villian supports.
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September 14— Wavves at Teragram Ballroom
We’ve seen Southern California’s favorite garage punks Wavves tear it up before and we are stoked that they’re doing it all over again at the Teragram Ballroom. Get to this show and hear a sneak peak of songs from their forthcoming release, V, due out October 2nd. Twin Peaks and Swimmers open.
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September 15 — Blackalicious at The Roxy
Hip-hop duo Blackalicious, aka rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel, always bring their unique musical vision to life when they perform. The duo’s tongue-twisting rhymes and booming beats, span from a decade plus discography, including their new album Imani, Vol. 1, which drops September 18th. Hear it first!
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September 15 — Baio at The Echo
When Chris Baio’s not playing bass for Vampire Weekend he’s busy working on making passionate dance music. His new album The Names is due out September 18th and features addictive tracks such as “Brainwash yyrr Face” and “Sister of Pearl.” He’s only playing a handful of California dates so don’t snooze on this one! Supporting acts are Masha and Daniel T x Cooper Saver.
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September 18 — Mobb Deep at El Rey Theatre
’90s hip-hop fans rejoice! Mobb Deep (aka Prodigy and Havoc) are playing a special run of West Coast Tour Dates in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their classic and highly influential album The Infamous. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime concert!
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Cutty Flam

September 19 — Cutty Flam at Mrs. Fish
San Fernando Valley’s premier prom punk trio Cutty Flam is gearing up to get you dancing to their retro tunes when they headline Mrs. Fish downtown this month. The band recently toured alongside Nick Waterhouse but now’s your chance to catch them up close and personal.
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September 19 & 20 — LA Psych Fest at Echoplex and Regent
LA Psych Fest is just around the corner and ready to blow your mind grapes! The fest is spread across two days – Saturday at The Regent in downtown Los Angeles AND Sunday at the Echo/Echoplex. Celebrating it’s fourth year, LA Psych Fest will feature: The Budos Band, Earthless, Night Beats, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, Ras G, Tomorrows Tulips, Moon Duo, Holy Wave, Mondo Drag, Jenny O., JJUUJJUU, Guy Blakeslee, and more local and international acts.
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September 20 — Destroyer at The Regent
Singer-songwriter Dan Bejar started Destroyer as a solo music project and has since bloomed into a full blown experimental, indie rock band with a rotating cast of musicians and collaborators. The band is touring in support of their 2015 album Poison Season, out now via Merge Records. Canadian indie rock outfit Frog Eyes opens with jams off their latest Pickpocket’s Locket.
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September 20 — Empire of the Sun at Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl has always got a little something for everyone and on September 20th the bowl welcomes Australian alt-electro group Empire of the Sun. This show will feature wild costumes, amazing dancers and big plans to bring you on a fantastical musical journey that is both memorable and out-of-this-world! Supporting act is dream-pop artist St. Lucia.
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September 20 — Natural Child at Teragram Ballroom
We expect the Teragram Ballroom to be jumpin’ when raucous, bluesy rock n’ rollers Natural Child take to the stage. Get wild to jams off their latest release, Dancin’ With Wolves (Burger Records). The Nashville trio will let the good times roll and so should you! White Fang and Faux Ferocious support.
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Le Butcherettes

September 20 — Le Butcherettes at Constellation Room
We recently saw Le Butcherettes put on an intense, fiery and fantastic set at Riot Grill Fest and we expect more of that when they headline Constellation Room this month. The band is touring in support of their new album A Raw Youth (Ipecac Recordings), which features guest appearances by Iggy Pop and John Frusciante. Sister Crayon and Eureka the Butcher support.
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September 21 — The Who at STAPLES Center
English rock legends The Who, led by original members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, are touching down in LA for a much anticipated stop on their current North American/European tour titled The Who Hits 50! From My Generation to Tommy, Quadrophenia to Who Are You, the band is celebrating 50 years of playing great music. Joining them is special guest Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
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September 21 — A Place To Bury Strangers at Echoplex
A Place to Bury Strangers are known for bringing the perfect blend of energy, darkness and mayhem to their live performances. Rock out to songs from their newest album Transfixiation and prepare for the best possible kind of musical chaos! Grooms and Cayetana support.
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September 23 — Shannon and The Clams at El Rey Theatre
Shannon and the Clams have cultivated their catchy sound with a satisfying mix of punk, garage rock, classic r&b and doo wop. Get ready to twist and shout to songs like “It’s Too Late,” “Corvette,” and more from their new album Gone by the Dawn. Opening acts are The Memories, Hunx and His Punk vocalist Seth Bogart, and The Cool Ghouls.
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September 23 — Cocorosie at The Belasco
French sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady are at the heart of the eccentric and often costumed indie-folktronica outfit CocoRosie. Their new album Heartache City features enticing songs such as “Lost Girls,” “Heartache City,” and “Un Beso.” Be sure to catch their impacting live performance!
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Oh Land

September 23— Oh Land at Teragram Ballroom
Danish singer-songewriter/producer Oh Land is well versed in layering lush symphonic and electronic sounds which can be heard throughout her discography, and most recently on 2014’s Earth Sick. Also known for spot on live shows, complemented by gorgeous visuals, Oh Land’s performance will rock your senses! Panic is Perfect supports.
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September 24 — Phases at Lyric Theatre
Los Angeles up and coming alt-rock/pop quartet Phases are headlining the Lyric Theatre this month. The band is touring this Fall in support of their new album For Life, due out September 18th via Warner Bros. Records. Be sure to catch them right here at home before they hit the road!
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September 24 — The Coathangers at Los Globos
Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers are known for putting on a tried and true live show, full of fierce, raw energy and conviction. We’ve seen them rock alongside The Black Lips and Shannon and the Clams and couldn’t be more excited to have them back in Los Angeles with a headlining show at Los Globos. The Birth Defects and Feels kick off this punk rock party. Get in the pit or go home!
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September 24 — Say Lou Lou at The Roxy
We recently saw electro-pop duo, Say Lou Lou put on a sensational performance in support of their debut album, Lucid Dreaming. The album dropped earlier this year via À Deux Records/Cosmos Music. Dance your heart out to stand out tracks such as “Nothing But A Heartbeat,” and “Better in the Dark.” Phoebe Ryan and Spirit Animal open.
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September 25 — Chelsea Wolfe at The Regent
Mysterious and intriguing singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe is back in Los Angeles and ready to light up the night with a stellar performance at The Regent. Backed by a full live band on tour, expect to hear perhaps the best possible version of fresh songs from her fourth and latest album, Abyss (Sargent House). Supporting act is Wovenhand.
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September 25 — The Lonely Wild at The Echolex
Los Angeles Americana indie-rock outfit The Lonely Wild is ready to share and celebrate the release of their sophomore full-length Chasing White Light with hometown fans. Jam to their new single, “Snow,” then get to this show and show some love! Moon Honey opens.
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Saul Williams

September 25 — Saul Williams at Lyric Theatre
Saul Williams can’t be boxed in to any one category – he is a musician, performer, artist, poet, activist, incredible human and then some. We’ve seen him put on an intoxicating performance before and are excited that the NY artist is coming to Los Angeles in support of his new full-length book of poetry, US (a.).
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September 26 — Titus Andronicus at The Roxy
Brooklyn indie punk rockers Titus Andronicus are back in the saddle and touring in support of their fourth studio album The Most Lamentable Tragedy, out now via Merge Records. TMLT is a 93-minute rock opera in five acts – hear and experience this conceptual, musical narrative live! SPIDER BAGS and Baked open.
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September 27 — Grace Jones with Future Islands at Hollywood Bowl
Iconic pop rebel Grace Jones is teaming up with synth pop group Future Islands for a dynamic double header at the Hollywood Bowl this month. Prepare to be mesmerized by an unforgettable night of music, style and high energy performance. Get your dance on!
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September 27-30 — Silversun Pickups at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles alt-rockers Silversun Pickups are playing four special, back to back nights at the intimate Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for local fans. The band’s new album Better Nature drops September 25th and features the lead single “Nightlight.”
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September 26 — Shamir at El Rey Theatre
We highly recommend you check out Shamir’s debut album, Ratchet, which is a vibrant blend of electronic, soul and disco. This young Las Vegas native knows how to stir up a sweaty good time on the dance floor. Time to bust a move!
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September 28 — AC/DC at Doyers Stadium
Legendary classic rockers AC/DC proved to us at Coachella this year that they’ve still got what it takes to put on an explosive, marathon live performance. Throwback with hits like “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” and more. The band takes over Dodger Stadium for round two! Supporting act is Vintage Trouble.
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September 28 — Algiers at The Roxy
Atlanta experimental trio Algiers are touring throughout the U.S. and Europe in support of their debut self-titled release which features dark and heavy yet soulful songs like “Blood” and “Black Eunuch.” Hear it live! Bambara opens.
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September 29 & 30 — Gary Numan at Teragram Ballroom
The highly influential industrial electronic icon Gary Numan is coming to town! Last time we caught him live fans just couldn’t get enough of his dark, sexy and high energy performance and the venue was transformed into a den of darkwave dance. Fans will be pleased to hear that this time around he’ll be playing playing Replica in its entirety the first night, followed by The Pleasure Principle the next night. I Speak Machine supports.
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