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

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The Dead Ships

July 15 — The Dead Ships at The Hi Hat
From punk to alt-folk, Grimy Goods local favorites The Dead Ships know how to rock across genres! The band just released their stellar new album Citycide, via Nevado Music, and you can celebrate along with them at their hometown show at The Hi Hat. Hear kickass new tracks such as “First Mistakes” live!
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July 16 — Wye Oak at Teragram Ballroom
It’s been two long years since Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak wowed us with their critically acclaimed album Shriek. We’re excited to welcome them back to Los Angeles to hear their newest collection of songs, dubbed Tween, which includes fresh sounds as discovered in first single “Watching the Waiting.” TUSKHA supports.
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July 16 — Baaba Maal at the Annenberg Space For Photography
The second week of KCRW’s Sound In Focus outdoor Summer concert series in Century Park features internationally renowned Senegalese singer-songwriter/guitarist Baaba Maal. Enjoy a musical adventure throughout Maal’s vast discography, including his 2016 album The Traveller, which features a unique blend of traditional West African sounds intertwined with futuristic electronic soundscapes. Arive early and dance it up to opening acts Classixx and Brazilian Girls.
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July 16 — Summer on Seventh with The Gaslamp Killer, J Rocc at Inner-City Arts
Music, art and food/drink lovers rejoice! The 10th Annual Summer on Seventh event at the Inner-City Arts campus in DTLA will be sizzling with dope tunes, engaging art installations, mouthwatering food trucks, and libations. The rooftop concert includes performances by The Gaslamp Killer, J Rocc, DubLab, and The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson ensemble. Plus all proceeds will be supporting Inner-City Arts’ mission of providing arts education to under-served youth in Los Angeles.
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Colleen Green

July 16 & 17 — Viva! Pomona at The Glass House
Viva! Pomona festival is taking over The Glass House for two back-to-back days of good vibes and even greater music from up-and-coming talent and underground legends. This year’s lineups are no exception and they put big ole smiles on our faces! Saturday includes performances by Shannon and the Clams, Alice Bag, The Frights, Hunny, Surf Curse, etc. Sunday’s lineup features Chicano Batman, Gardens and Villa, Colleen Green, and more! For a full list check out their website here.
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July 17 — Walter Lure (of The Heartbreakers) at The Echoplex
Walter Lure (guitarist and lone remaining member of The Heartbreakers’ classic lineup) will be celebrating the life, music and birthday of his fellow band-mate and ’70s punk rock icon Johnny Thunders (RIP) with a tribute show, presented by Part Time Punks. Rock your little heart out to songs like “Born to Lose,” “Chinese Rocks,” and “I Wanna Be Loved” in honor of the late and great Johnny Thunders! Joining Lure for this special night of honor are The Gears and Dirty Eyes.
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July 20 — The Church at Teragram Ballroom
Sydney Australia’s premier psychedelic, ambient space rock group The Church have been churning out unique, transcendental tunes since their inception in 1980. Old and new fans alike can expect to trip on everything from old-school classics to buzzy, new material from their 25th album Further/Deeper and be blown away by their high energy performance. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch them live stateside!
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July 20 — LUH at The Echo
Red Bull Sound Select are proud to present Amsterdam’s self-proclaimed ‘future blues’ duo LUH (Lost Under Heaven), aka Ellery Roberts and Ebony Hoorn. Hear what all the international buzz is about when they stop in Los Angeles to perform passionate songs from their new album Spiritual Songs For Lovers. Don’t be a hater, be a lover and see this show! Supporting acts are On An On and Oyster Kids, Reunion Party LA hosts.
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July 21 — Banks & Steelz at The Roxy
Banks & Steelz is the high profile, alternative hip-hop collaboration of Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks. At first they may seem like an odd pairing but the dynamic duo are proving otherwise, as they slowly roll out fierce tracks such as “Giant” and “Love + War (feat. Ghostface Killah)” from their album Anything But Words. Catch the first night of their Summer/Fall Tour at The Roxy and earn those humblebrag rights!
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July 22 — Bunny Wailer at The Regent
Grammy Award winning reggae artist and the last living original member of legendary reggae group The Wailers, Bunny Wailer is bringing his renowned sound to Los Angeles. Wailer’s current tour is dubbed The Blackheart Man Tour, revisiting and celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his album of the same title. Don’t miss your chance to witness musical history in the making!
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