43 Best Los Angeles Concerts This July Featuring Ladyhawke, Mayer Hawthorne, Nas and more

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros photo

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

July 9 — Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at Annenberg Space for Photography
KCRW and the Annenberg Space for Photography have teamed up to present Sound In Focus, free (w/rsvp), all ages outdoor concerts at Century Park in Century City. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will be kicking off the first night of the series, preaching their specialty brand of indie folk-gospel with songs from their fourth studio album PersonA. Supporting act is Imarhan and KCRW’s Jason Bentley will be keeping the music flowing all night.
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July 9 — Earthless at The Troubadour
San Diego’s power rock trio Earthless are known for their cosmic, out of this world jam sessions that tap into an array of eclectic sounds and influences from krautrock to blues and everything in between. You don’t need drugs to trip out, you just need to see Earthless live. Get there early and catch opening acts Loom and LSDJ’s.
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July 10 — Brian Wilson at Hollywood Bowl
Brian Wilson is such an iconic and influential musician/singer-songwriter that he’s even had a festival given in his honor (peep our review of Brian Fest here)! The Beach Boys co-founder will be playing Pet Sounds in honor of the album’s 50th anniversary, alongside fellow members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Revel in this is a one-of-a-kind performance featuring some of the group’s most beloved hits such as “God Only Knows” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” Multi-instrumentalist M Ward opens with tunes from his latest release More Rain.
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July 11 — Nice As Fuck (NAF) at The Troubadour
Nice As Fuck aka NAF is the new, slightly mysterious, supergroup project made up of Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Erika Forster (Au Revoir Simone) and Tennessee Thomas (The Like). The trio recently toured with M Ward on his More Rain Tour and have released a self-titled album. Now you can unravel the NAF musical mystery at their intimate, headlining gig at The Troubadour.
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July 11 — Little Scream at Resident
Montreal musician and multi-instrumentalist Little Scream (aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer) proudly released her beastly new record Cult Following via Merge Records this past Spring and will be sharing the tantalizing new tunes such as “Love as a Weapon” and “Wishing Well” live at Resident. Opening act Alina Bea shares dark and confessional songs off her debut EP “Live Undone.”
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Mark Lanegan

July 12 — Mark Lanegan at The Roxy
Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age) has proven himself a master of dark lullabies and spellbinding performances. Not only will his commanding stage presence reel you in but so will his hypnotic post-punk epics, from his latest album Phantom Radio. Supporting act is the charming, yet raw singer-songwriter Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag).
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July 13 — Deerhoof at Teragram Ballroom
San Francisco’s legendary experimental noise pop group Deerhoof are back in the saddle with their 2016 release The Magic, which features a score of wildly inventive, fun songs embedded with spirit, child-like wonder, and some pretty cool titles too, such as “The Devil and his Anarchic Surrealist Retinue” and “Criminals of the Dream.” Riot Grrrl pop-punks Skating Polly open.
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July 15 & 16 — In The Red Records 25th Anniversary at The Echo
In The Red Records are celebrating their 25th Anniversary at The Echo with a 3 day music festival featuring a ridiculously good lineup including: Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin performing Reverse Shark Attack, GØGGS, The Gories, The Oblivions, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds, Hunches, Wounded Lion, Red Aunts, Meatbodies and more. What are you waiting for? Grab tickets now!
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July 14 — Clams Casino at Hollywood Forever
Jersey electronic/hip-hop producer Clams Casino (aka Mike Volpe) knows how to seamlessly blend beats and instrumentals, so it’s no wonder that he’s highly sought after, and has collaborated with A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller and done remixes for the likes of Lana Del Rey, Washed Out. He even made our Top 20 Electronic/Dance Artists in Indie/Underground (Who Don’t Just Push Play) list! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch him live in the intimate, lush Hollywood Forever setting.
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July 15 — Tiger Army at Fonda Theatre
Psychobilly punk rockstars Tiger Army, led by front man Nick 13, are hitting the road in support of their new album, V •••–, (Luna-tone/Rise), which features rollicking new tunes such as “I Am The Moth,” and “Firefall.” Supporting act Jonny Two Bags & Reckless Ones will be jump starting the circle pit!
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