35 Best Los Angeles Concerts of January: Spencer Ludwig, Thee Oh Sees, Lord Huron, Talib Kweli

Desert Daze 2016 photos Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

January 6 & 7— Thee Oh Sees at Teragram Ballroom
There is no doubt a wave of chaos is expected on these two nights with the garage rock band Thee Oh Sees. Known for incessantly touring and coming out with a series of albums every year, 2016 found the release of their seventeenth and eighteenth albums, A Weird Exits and An Odd Entrances. Friday night will benefit the LA Kitchen and Saturday night will benefit the Animal Welfare Institute. Come be part of the glorious mosh pits! WAND and Shannon Lay from FEELS support. Friday Tickets! Saturday Tickets!

January 7 — Brujeria with The Casualties at The Regent
Longtime street punks The Casualties and Mexican deathgrind metal band Brujeria will take the stage. Sixteen years after their debut album release Brujerizmo, Brujeria have come back with 12 shredding tracks, including “California Über Aztlan” a cover to the original Dead Kennedy’s “California Über Alles,” Come experience the desmadre! Piñata Protest, Exhumed, Ides of Gemini, Nausea, Taarkus, and Destroyed Seconds support. Get Tickets!

January 7 — Benefit for The Smell at Belasco 
Coming together to save one of Los Angeles longest running DIY venues (The Smell) — don’t miss out on this impressive line up: Ty Segall, Best Coast, Bleached, Vice Cooler and more! The show will also be part of The Smell’s 19th Anniversary Weekend Celebration. All proceeds will go to The Smell’s relocation fund. Get Tickets! 

January 10 — Spencer Ludwig at The Echoplex
Spencer Ludwig will get you dancing so bring those dancing shoes! Former trumpet player for Capital Cities, L.A. based singer, producer, and dancer has performed with Foster the People, Portugal. The Man, Fitz and the Tantrums, and many more. His anticipated debut album is not yet available, but you can listen to his singles “Diggy,” “Good Time People,” and “Right Into U.” Join the dance party! Get Tickets!

January 10 — Anna Ash at Bootleg Theater
After a breakup, we hit a point where the feelings of nostalgia, loneliness, and remorse haunt us. Where do we turn to? Music. L.A. based singer-songwriter Anna Ash helps us endure our inner thoughts side-by-side on her sophomore release Floodlights. In reality the album is about, “Tension between her sun-baked concrete present in Los Angeles, and the faint and frozen nostalgia of her northern Michigan past,” but we couldn’t help finding the parallel between the two. Ash also grants us with a lovely cover of Lucinda Williams’ “Fruits of My Labor.” Come spill your feelings at her first show of the year! Get Tickets!

January 11-14— Lord Huron at Teragram Ballroom
We’ve been covering indie folk band Lord Huron since 2011, with the last time taking place at their sold out show at the Fonda Theatre. What began as a solo project soon blossomed into a band of childhood friends creating the singles “Ends of the Earth” and “She Lit A Fire.” Lord Huron have announced an eight-day tour taking place in San Francisco and ending with four back to back dates in L.A. Join the band along with supporting acts LA Takedown, Alex Cameron, and Billy Changer. Wednesday Tickets! Thursday Tickets! Friday Tickets! Saturday Tickets!

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Deafheaven

January 12 & 13— Deafheaven with HEALTH at The Echoplex
Since the release of their 2013 album Sunbather, Deafheaven have gained music fanatics from both metal and indie genres. All it took was the dark, shoegaze-y track “Dream House” to set the San Francisco band onto the scene. This year, the band will play two back-to-back shows at The Echo before kicking off their U.S. tour with This Will Destroy You and Emma Ruth Rundle in February. Fans can expect both past and recent tracks off their latest album, New Bermuda. HEALTH supports both nights. Thursday Tickets! Friday Tickets!

January 13 — Sextile at Complex
L.A. post punk band, Sextile is comprised of Melissa Scaduto, Eddie Wuebben, Kenny Elkin, and Brady Keehn. Together they create a sound echoing from the dungeons of Joy Division and outerspace. Taking songs from their 2015 release A Thousand Hands, its a bit difficult deciding whether “Flesh,” “Into the Unknown,” or “Visions of You” falls into our favorites. L.A. Drones, Echolust, and Theifs support. Get Tickets!

January 13 — Tickle Torture at Bootleg Theater
Ohh baby! Elliott Kozel, the mastermind behind Tickle Torture sure knows how to get our heart rate up! Simply from glancing through Tickle Torture’s Facebook page, we can expect a wild show featuring female dancers, a half naked Kozel, and tons of balloons and confetti. 2017 definitely greets the electro funk artist with open arms. Danke, Gigi Cash, and Callie support. Get Tickets!

January 13 — The Regrettes at The Echo
We first were drawn to the punk band The Regrettes ever since we saw them open for Kate Nash at The Echo back in 2015. We scored an interview with the duo (at the time) last year and have seen them expand to a four piece band comprised of Lydia Night (vocals/guitar), Genessa Gariano (guitars), Sage Chavis (bass), and Maxx Morando (drums). Its incredible to think that they were only 16 years old! This show will set off the new year with the release of their anticipated debut album. Dog Party and Starcrawler support. Get Tickets!

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