37 Best Los Angeles Concerts This August Featuring Radiohead, Alabama Shakes, PJ Harvey and More

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The Naked and Famous

August 5 — ALT987 Summer Camp at Santa Monica Pier
L.A.’s new alternative radio station ALT 98.7 is kicking off their August right with an all-day outdoor music celebration at Santa Monica Pier featuring performances by some of the most sizzling acts in indie pop/rock today including Capital Cities, The Naked and Famous, The Strumbellas, Bishop Briggs, Lewis Del Mar, JR JR, Declan Mckenna, Grace Mitchell and DJ Scotty Fox.
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August 5 — Adele at STAPLES CENTER
World renowned singer-songwriter Adele hasn’t toured stateside in five years and her very highly anticipated return to Los Angeles has her gracing the Staples Center stage for six show dates – August 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 and 13. Expect to swoon hard to beloved ballads and hits such as “Hello” from her new critically acclaimed album 25. All show dates are currently sold out so lucky fans who already got their hands on tickets, you can count your lucky stars!
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August 5 — Ryan Adams & The Shining at Greek Theatre
We recently caught Grammy nominated alt-folk rocker Ryan Adams playing some electrifying tunes alongside Bob Mould and learned that he also had a hand in producing La Sera’s new album but where Adams really shines is front and center. Catch him with his current band The Shining headlining the Greek Theatre for a night of pure rock n’ roll glory under the stars.
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August 7 — Moving Units Present The Songs of Joy Division at The Echo
Los Angeles post-punk dance outfit Moving Units are great in their own right but this month they’ll be presenting the songs of iconic post-punk band Joy Division. They will be performing two sets, 8pm with supporting act Second Still and 10:30pm with Viktor Fiction. Hear all the best tunes such as “Disorder” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart” but with Moving Units’ spin on it!
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August 7 — Sufjan Stevens at Hollywood Bowl
Indie singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens intrigued us with the introspective and very personal narrative of his newest album Carrie & Lowell. Even though this show is at the massive Hollywood Bowl, it will be an intimate evening of music. Supporting acts are psych-Americana outfit Kurt Vile and The Violators and the percussive Yoruban sibling duo Ibeyi.
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Alabama Shakes

August 9 — Alabama Shakes at Greek Theatre
Grimy Goods writer Steven Ward recently caught a super impressive set by Alabama Shakes at Panorama Fest and had only gushing things to say about their live performance. Guitarist/vocalist Brittany Howard and her fellow band mates took things to the next rock n’ roll level. “Howard’s unreal, ear-splitting croons seemed to cut through from another dimension as gritty guitars and head-reeling percussion crashes slammed together.” All we can say after that is don’t miss out on their August 9 and 10 show dates at the Greek Theatre because otherwise you will be sorry. Opening act for both nights is Dawes.
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August 10 — Flume at Shrine Expo Hall
Australian electronic artist Flume is hitting his stride and hitting the road on an extensive world tour which includes four chances to catch him live in Los Angeles on August 10, as well as additional dates on August 11, 12, and 13, due to popular demand. Expect to hear intoxicating new tracks such as “Say It” (feat. Tove Lo) from his critically acclaimed second studio album Skin, which dropped this past May via Mom + Pop. Time to let loose and dance like no one’s watching! Supporting acts include Sophie, HWLS, Vince Staples, Shlomo and Mount Kimbie (DJ Set).
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August 11 — Thee Oh Sees at Teragram Ballroom
SF/LA indie noise collective Thee Oh Sees, evolved from and led by charismatic front man John Dwyer, sure know how to throw a musical riot and they’ll be tearing it up at Teragram Ballroom this month. Get weird and wild to tunes from their latest and ninth studio album Mutilator Defeated At Last (Castleface Records). Opening acts are HO99O9 and secret special guests.
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August 11 — Bryan Ferry at Microsoft Theater
Former Roxy Music front man Bryan Ferry has impressed audiences young and old, time and time again with his impeccable live performances and there’s no doubt he’s going to blow the lid off his upcoming headlining show date at Microsoft Theater. Hear musical gems such as “Slave to Love,” and “Love Is The Drug.” Ferry’s classic croon may just bring you to tears, so be sure to bring some tissues too. Special guest LP kicks off the show.
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August 12 — Gregory Alan Isakov at Fonda Theatre
Colorado, by way of South Africa, indie folk singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov has a flair for putting on heart-stopping performances full of graceful melodies and deep-felt emotions that are sure to tug at your heartstrings. Joining him for his special Fonda Theatre performance this month is charismatic alt-folk firecracker Langhorne Slim.
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