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

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The Gaslamp Killer

July 23 — Low End Theory Festival at Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds
Low End Theory has been a Los Angeles hot spot for rising and established talent in the hip-hop and experimental electronic scenes since the mid-2000s and this year they proudly present the 3rd Annual Low End Theory Festival. This year’s lineup features Ghostface & Raekwon, Invisibl Scratch Piklz, Hippie Sabotage, MixedByAli, Daedalus, Prefuse 73, Jonwayne, Gonjasufi, Teebs, Milo, Samiyam, Dibiase, Sosupersam, Great Dane, Taylor McFerrin, and more. Not to mention Resident artists Daddy Kev, Nobody, The Gaslamp Killer and D-Styles will ensure the party is raging all night.
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July 23 — Dick Dale at Casa Escobar at Malibu Inn
Dick Dale is The King of the Surf Guitar, a living, breathing musical phenomenon and what better way to experience his superb guitar playing skills and classic hits such as “Miserlou” and “Nitro” than to do so just a hop, skip and jump away from the ocean in Malibu. Mike Hayes and the Malibu All-Stars and The Bruce Pied Blues Band support. Now that’s a Summer night to remember!
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July 23 — Autolux at El Rey Theatre
Autolux keeps getting better and better, from rockin’ The Echoplex stage years ago to tearing it up at Coachella 2016 to releasing their badass third album Pussy’s Dead. Not to mention Carla Azar is one of our favorite female drummers out there! Eureka The Butcher supports.
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July 23 — NAS at Annenberg Space for Photography
Masterful hip-hop artist NAS is headlining the final night of KCRW’s Sound In Focus Summer concert series at the Annenberg Space for Photography which made our 5 Free Los Angeles Summer Concert Series You Need To Attend list. Ok, you can freak out now! Joining him for this badass show are sibling duo Wild Belle whose penchant for rocksteady rhythms, soulful grooves and catchy pop hooks can’t be beat. KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad keeps the good vibes flowing.
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Modest Mouse

July 27 — Modest Mouse at The Forum
Last time we saw Modest Mouse perform they delighted fans with an exceptional, high energy set that left audience members with permanent smiles on their faces. Now they’re back in Los Angeles ready to please once again with fresh material from their latest release Strangers To Ourselves. Co-headliners alternative rockers Brand New will also be stirring things up with songs from across their discography, including 2016’s I Am A Nightmare.
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July 28 — The National at Greek Theatre
Grammy nominated alternative indie rockers The National are ready to woo you with their melodic, heartfelt tunes and if you missed out on their recent benefit show for Thousand Girls Initiative, now’s your chance to jump on tickets for their upcoming Greek Theatre show. Indie-folk band The Lone Bellow open with harmonious, sincere songs from their new album Then Came The Morning.
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July 28 — Oh Pep! at Bootleg Theater
Australian duo Oh Pep! continue to impress us with their rich bluegrass instrumentation and bold storytelling, as evidenced on their new debut LP Stadium Cake, and now we’re hooked! Their whimsical charm and appeal is irresistible, but don’t just take our word for it, check out Oh Pep! for yourselves. Paul Bergmann and Send Medicine open.
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Juliette Lewis

July 28 — Juliette Lewis at Fonda Theatre
While some may know Juliette Lewis best for her acting performances in films such as From Dusk Till Dawn, Natural Born Killers, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, etc, when it comes to the musical stage she’s also proven herself as a rambunctious rock n’ roll star. Lewis is picking up the mic again after an eight year hiatus so don’t miss out on the opening night of her U.S. tour.
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July 29 — The Claypool Lennon Delirium at Fonda Theatre
Another uncanny but fantastic duo collaboration is coming to Los Angeles! This time it’s the brilliant pairing of Sean Lennon (Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger) and Les Claypool (Primus) who bonded and began writing music together after touring together last year. Let your mind be blown and your ears be forever changed by their off-beat, and intriguing songs from debut album Monolith of Phobos.
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July 29 — Magic Giant at The Troubadour
Indie-folk revivalists Magic Giant have become known for inspiring massive sing-a-longs and communal dance parties at their live shows with hit singles such as “Let It Burn” and “Set On Fire.” Now fans can embrace the chill vibes, up close and personal, when they headline The Troubadour. Singer-songwriter and trumpet virtuoso Spencer Ludwig (Capital Cities) supports.
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July 30 — C.W. Stoneking at The Echo
Well traveled and seasoned guitarist/banjoist C.W. Stoneking sure knows how to thrill an audience with his Calypso-flavored, and country-infused blues rock sound. Plus he’s got sharp retro looks to boot! Throw on your dancing shoes and get down and dirty to slick tunes from his latest album Gon’ Boogaloo.
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July 31 — Thee Commons Y Su Tropa Mágica at Echoplex
Psychedelic cumbia-punk quartet Thee Commons have been making quite a splash in the underground Los Angeles scene these last few years and their vivacious new full-length Loteria Tribal (Burger Records) proves their growth with wild, infectious jams such as “Chico Che” and “En El Sol.” The band is embarking on their first U.S. tour this month which wraps up with a hometown show here in Los Angeles, so please welcome them back with open arms and ears!
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