After a long holiday weekend, the party doesn’t stop this week in Los Angeles. This week’s must-see concerts includes iconic, influentials rockers like Patti Smith and budding new artists such as spill tab. You can opt to dance to the beats of Swedish House Mafia or get swept off your feet in the velvety croons of Kehlani. These are just a small sampling of the many great shows going off this week. Be sure to check out our website daily for new music and new tour announcements.
Sept. 7 — Patti Smith at the Wiltern
Patti Smith, the beloved Godmother of Punk, activist and poet commands the utmost respect and attention from listeners, back in her early heyday and still today. Today, Smith remains a contemporary influence but comes from a past that is pure vintage gold. One of the most influential figures in punk rock and beyond, songs like “Because The Night” and “Horses” have been staples for the many artists that came after her.
Sept. 8 & 9 — Peter Hook at Theatre At Ace Hotel
Peter Hook & the Light get ready to slay two nights at the Theatre At Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Sept. 9 in honor of Joy Division: A Celebration. The band formed by bassist, songwriter, and author Peter Hook to celebrate and play songs from his first two highly influential bands, Joy Division and New Order. Through the past decade, the band has delighted audiences with epically long concerts delving into the material of both seminal bands. These back-to-back nights at the Ace will be no different. Opening for Peter Hook both nights will be El Ten Eleven.
Sept. 9 — BLK ODYSSY at Moroccan Lounge
Austin-based artist BLK ODYSSY, aka Juwan Elcock, just released BLK VINTAGE: THE REPRISE, a 6-song expansion of his debut album. With soul-moving words that excude raw life experience, BLK ODYSSY is a project pushed by liberation. Creating smooth music that details his experience as a Black musician, BLK ODYSSY has crafted beautiful works of sound and verse that speaks volumes and tells a story that we all need to hear. Eimaral Sol will open up the show.
Sept. 9 — spill tab at The Roxy
The project of Los Angeles-based, French-Korean artist Claire Chicha, spill tab has carved a niche for herself in the landscape of post pop/alt-pop angst where rose colored glasses meet a listless tinge. She has been making waves since the release of her debut EP Bonnie. Singing in English and sometimes French, spill tab creates layers of intricacy in her music, capturing moods and emoting them with careful prowess. With the release of her most recent single “Splinter” and her previous single “Sunburn”, it’s clear that Spill Tab is gearing up for something quite impressive. Joining Spill Tab as supporting acts are Boyish and Chloe George.
Sept. 9 — Swedish House Mafia at Banc of California Stadium
If you were crying you missed them at Coachella, don’t worry, we got you. Coachella headliners, Swedish House Mafia have a Los Angeles concert date at Banc of California Stadium for Friday, Sept. 9 with special guests ZHU and Chloe Caillet. Swedish House Mafia are the trio of Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell. The global superstars will perform in Los Angeles at Banc of California Stadium as part of their global tour in support of their new album Paradise Again.
Sept. 10 — Scarypoolparty at The Venice West
Alejandro Aranda, better known by his stage name, scarypoolparty is a talented voice of this generation. The former American Idol runner-up seems to pull from every source of inspiration he can find, merging in ‘Los Angeles’ an eclectic, yet carefully tailored array of genres from rap and hip hop to classical music and R&B. His ear for good songwriting compresses all these styles into something you can’t quite describe, but definitely feel. His decisive yet aloof delivery, deep vocals and breakdown of genres has a spirit akin to the likes of Brother Ali, but the background of those elements are a collage of Aranda’s own making.
Sept. 10 — Kehlani at YouTube Theater
Kehlani has announced her Blue Water Road Tour with two Los Angeles concert dates at the YouTube Theater on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Monday, Sept. 12. Supporting Kehlani as the opening acts are Rico Nasty and Destin Conrad. Kehlani, the Bay Area-born two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum songstress is a sight to see and hear live. We just caught the r&b singer live at Outside Lands and she enamoured fans effortlessly with those silky vocals. Kehlani’s third full-length album, Blue Water Road is out now via Atlantic Records and can be streamed on all streaming platforms.