Now that August is coming to an end, why not bid this month with some wild performances and fantastic evenings? There will be a multitude of wonderful opportunities to see live music featuring both iconic and fresh performers in Los Angeles. Enlisted below are our 6 Must-See Concerts in Los Angeles that are full of unique shows from both lesser-known artists and world renowned starts.
Aug. 23- Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever at Teragram Ballroom
At Teragram Ballroom on Aug. 23, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever will be performing the album Endless Rooms consisting of 12 mind-blowing tracks. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, commonly known as Rolling Blackouts C.F., is a Melbourne-based indie rock band that was formed back in 2013. Fran Keaney, Tom Russo, and Joe White are the band’s lead vocalists & guitarists, in addition to Joe Russo (bass) and Marcel Tussie (drums). Hope Downs, Sideways to New Italy, and Endless Rooms are the band’s three studio albums. Endless Rooms is the latest studio album released by Sub Pop this year on May 6. The album has been regarded as a continuation of the band’s jangle pop and indie rock style, with some outlets going so far as to call it college rock. Rolling Blackouts C.F. will be joined by Jess Cornelius as the supporting act. Cornelius is the lead vocalist of Australian band Teeth & Tongue alongside Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
Aug. 23 – Marissa Nadler With Sophia Knapp at Resident
Marissa Nadler alongside Sophia Knapp and Patrick Shiroishi will be performing on Aug. 23 at Resident. Marissa Nadler has developed one of the most unique collections in modern music through nearly 20 years of continuous writing, recording, and touring. Her music veers from delicate folk, windswept Americana, doom metal-adjacent darkness, meditative ambient music, and courageously experimental sounds, all of which are anchored by her identifiable singing voice and finger-style guitar. The Path of the Clouds is Nadler’s ninth solo album that she will be performing at Resident.
Aug. 23- Osees at 1720
On Aug. 23, catch Osees at 1720 performing their latest album A Foul Form. John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Tim Hellman (bass), Dan Rincon (drums), Paul Quattrone (drums), and Tomas Dolas (keyboards) are the band’s current members. Osees’ music combines a variety of rock styles, including 1960s garage and psychedelic rock, punk rock, noise rock, art punk, and 1980s post-punk. A Foul Form is an angry record, yet, like the classic hardcore it emulates, it can be difficult to distinguish between genuine rage and self-aware histrionics. Dwyer rants about greed and society’s callous disdain for human life for much of the record. This album consists of 10 energetic tracks. In addition to Osees, Zig Zags and DJ Gregg Turkington will also be performing on Aug. 23 at 1720. Zig Zags are an LA based heavy metal/punk rock trio known for their fiery stage presence.
Aug. 23- Shakey Graves at the Wiltern
On Aug. 23, Shakey Graves will be performing at the Wiltern in addition to Jade Bird. Shakey Graves (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is an Austin, Texas-based Americana artist. His music incorporates elements of blues, folk, country, and rock and roll. Rose-Garcia got his stage name from a stranger who rambled “spooky wagons” while high on LSD at the Old Settler’s Music Festival in 2007. Whereas Jade Elizabeth Bird is a singer, songwriter, and musician from England. Many folk and Americana artists influenced Bird’s music. Bird’s music has been compared to pop, Americana, country, and folk rock. If blues-rock-Americana is your bag, you must go to this concert.
Aug. 26 & 27- Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl
One of the world’s most influential women in music will hit the stage of the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 26 & 27: Diana Ross. The music icon rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the Supremes, Motown’s most successful act in the 1960s and one of the world’s best-selling female groups of all time. With twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” and “Love Child,” they are the best-charting female group in history. Ross’ solo career began in 1970, and she has released 25 studio albums, numerous singles, and anthologies, selling over 100 million records worldwide.
Grammy nominated recording artist, Joshua Henry will open for Diana Ross. Best known for his Tony-nominated leading roles in Carousel, The Scottsboro Boys, and Violet, as well as for his performance as ‘Aaron Burr’ in HAMILTON — Henry will be a reason to show up early!
Aug. 26- Kikínceañera: Noche De Orgullo at The Ford
On Aug. 26 enjoy the jam-packed Kikínceañera at The Ford featuring Valentina, Doris Anahí, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Ángeles, Neyva Sandoval, and more. Kikínceañera, the creation of artist and musician Neyva Sandavol, is a beautiful celebration of L.A.’s queer Latinx music and drag communities. Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Ángeles, Neyva, Doris Anahí, Bibi Discoteca, Charles Galin and a slew of Los Angeles’ most skilled drag artists, led by the legendary Valentina.
Neyva discovered that there weren’t many welcoming locations for their community as a queer Mexican-American nonbinary persons, which inspired them to develop Kiknceaera, a celebration of birth, life, queerness, culture, and reclaiming identity. Kikínceañera pushes those boundaries and encourages inclusivity and revolution. The fourth annual Kikínceañera will take place this year on Friday, August 26th, 2022 at The Ford.