December 9 — Band of Horses at Fox Theater Pomona
Indie, alt-country rockers Band of Horses know how to dial it up loud and blast some seriously pure rock n’ roll. Adoring Southern California fans should get psyched because they’ll be bringing their a-game to the Fox Theater Pomona. Let loose to new songs such as “Casual Party” and “Whatever, Wherever” from their fifth studio album Why Are You OK. Don’t miss the spellbinding vibes of supporting act Warpaint either!
December 9 — Pere Ubu at The Echo
Pere Ubu may have never received what might be deemed as commercial success but they made a lasting impression on the post-punk/underground rock scene, starting in the mid/late ’70s with their debut album The Modern Dance. Their special upcoming performance at The Echo dubbed ‘Coed Jail! v. 1.1’ will see the band performing songs from two box set releases ‘Architecture of Language 1979-1982’ and ‘Elitism For The Poeple 1975-1978’ — really honing in on those early creative and developmental years of their extremely unique sound. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to check them out live! Obnox supports.
December 9 — Jim James at Orpheum Theatre
Singer-songwriter Jim James may be best known as the front man for indie rock heavyweights My Morning Jacket but he’s taking the reigns and embarking on a solo tour, in support of his latest individual effort Eternally Even, the highly anticipated follow up to 2013’s Regions of Light and Sound of God. This time James turns his songwriting focus and attention to the political issues that plague modern day life — from climate change to lack of equality and respect to political corruptness. Hear his take on it all when he headlines the Orpheum Theatre.
December 10 — Riot Grill Fest with Le Butcherettes at The Regent
Last year’s inaugural Riot Grill Fest, an all femme music, comedy and food extravaganza made some serious herstory and we are beyond excited for this year’s festival. The 2016 powerhouse lineup includes Grimy Goods favorite Le Butcherettes, Girlpool, Deap Vally, Chastity Belt, The Menstruators (fronted by festival founder and all around badass Nadia G), Grit, No Evil and more!
December 10 — Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals at Hollywood Palladium
Hip-hop rising star Anderson .Paak and his supporting band the Free Nationals have been blowing up on the music scene this past year. From being a Must See Coachella Undercard to turning SXSW attendees on their heads and most recently seen lighting it up at the 2016 Camp Flog Gnaw Festival, he is not to be underestimated and his standout performance should not be missed. The lovely alt-R&B/soul trio King support.
December 10 — Intronaut at Complex
Los Angeles progressive metal rock band Intronaut are ready to shred until your ears bleed, and trust us you’ll love every minute of it. Intronaut are really excited to share the latest mind-bending jams from their new record The Direction of Last Things, which they’ll be playing in its entirety, along with a few old school hits to keep hardcore fans satiated. The band also promises to beef up the visual content so that all concert-goers have a “…from zero to I’m-freaking-out-man…” experience. Supporting acts are Mustard Gas and Roses, Colombian Necktie and Wovoka.
December 10 — The Lovely Bad Things at The Hi Hat
Orange County’s The Lovely Bad Things have a contagious high energy and spirited surf-rock and punk sound that incites adoring fans into a frenzy of stage dives and crowd surfing as we’ve witnessed up close and personal. Support local music and get down to this show where you can let loose and hear newly minted songs such as their latest “Cartoon Food.” Supporting acts are Susan, Hana Vu, Caterwall and Whaja Dew.
December 12 — Michael Kiwanuka at Fonda Theatre
Regretfully, this show along with all of Michael Kiwanuka’s North American tour dates have been canceled due to tonsillitis. Tickets to be refunded at point of purchase.
Los Angeles is about to get a massive dose of sweet, sweet British soul when singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka hits the Fonda Theatre stage this month sharing his uplifting vocals that will have listeners soaring to new heights. Hear stunning new songs such as “One More Night” off his new album Love & Hate. Special guest is Cloves.
December 13 — Eagles of Death Metal with Josh Homme at Teragram Ballroom
At the root of the music industry, music along with community are still the greatest binding ties. Hard rock n’ rollers Eagles of Death Metal featuring Jesse Hughes and co-founding member Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), will be playing Teragram Ballroom as a benefit show for guitarist Dave Rosser (Afghan Whigs) who was recently diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer. The Gutter Twins and Duff McKagan support.