Must See Concerts in Los Angeles – Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

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The best concerts in Los Angeles are plentiful this week. With two major music festivals (Ohana and Desert Daze), arena acts like Bad Bunny and Jack Johnson, as well as fan favorites Jamie xx, Caribou, Lykke Li, Arlo Parks and more — we also have some indie must-sees on our list: Kowloon, Y La Bamba, Katzu Oso, King Khan & The BBQ Show and more. Take a deep breath, this epic concert list can be overwhelming! So much to chose from.

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Sept. 29 — Kowloon at Resident

Featured on numerous Grimy Goods best song of the month features, LA-based must artist and filmmaker, Kowloon makes his luscious splash at Resident in downtown Los Angeles, for an evening of groovalicious synth-based dance music. Soft but sonorous, calm but thrilling — Kowloon’s music is a delicious treat for the senses.

Tickets are priced at $18 and the event is 21 and over.


Sept. 30 — Y La Bamba with QUITAPENAS at Echoplex

Crossover hitmakers Y La Bamba are back in Los Angeles joined by QUITAPENAS for a beautiful night of Latin indie and tropical Afro-Latin rhythms. Y La Bamba, led by Luz Elena, serenades the soul with her soothingly lush vocals. Listen to her collab with Durand Jones & The Indications below, for a taste of her magnetic voice.

This past January, QUITAPENAS released two robust, dance-worthy track “Bailando, Gozando” and “Buena Que’sta.” If you like to dance, you can’t miss out on the good vibes of QUITAPENAS!

Tickets are priced at $25.


Sept. 30 — Jamie xx at Hollywood Bowl

We can’t think of a better way to close out the Hollywood Bowl’s centennial season that with a night of uplifting dance music. It’s going to be a night of body-moving electronica when Jamie xx and Caribou perform at The Hollywood Bowl on Friday, September 30. In addition to the two veteran producers and beat-makers, Indian classical musician and electronic artist Arushi Jain will be opening the night.

Tickets are priced at $17 – $69.


Oct. 1 — Noche Cosmica at The Ford

The Ford will be hosting a truly special night of Latinx music and artists with Noche Cosmica on Saturday, Oct. 1. A celebration of the East Los Angeles-founded record label Cosmica Artists that will see four of the label’s rostered musicians perform at the magical venue: including Thee SinseersLuna LunaKatzù Oso, and Irene Diaz

Tickets are priced at $40.

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Oct. 1 — TOKiMONSTA’s ‘Unseen Forest’ at 1720

Pairing fresh beats and rich, textured production — producer, artist and labelhead TOKiMONSTA is bringing her dynamic electronic sounds to 1720. Presented by Insomniac & Young Art Records, TOKiMONSTA’s ‘Unseen Forest’ will also feature sounds from Cakes Da Killa and Bad Tuner. This event is 18 and over.

Tickets are priced at $25 – $35

Oct. 1 — Fiestón En La Plaza

Inspired by LA’s vast Latin inlfluences, Fiestón celebrates Latinx cultures in a family-friendly setting, and guess what?! IT’ FREE! ¡Gratis! Featuring live performances by Amandititita, La Doña, Subsuelo, Quitapenas, Chaboi & Mami Sandunga and more; attendees can also enjoy Latine foods, art and a mercado for shopping including a pop up from Hija De Tu Madre. Don’t miss it! It all goes down at X-Box Plaza at L.A. Live.

This event is FREE!

Mores Show Recommendations

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 — Bad Bunny at SoFi Stadium

Sept. 30 — Arlo Parks at Fonda Theatre

Sept. 30 — Lykke Li at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Sept. 30 — Dead Sara with Sik Sik Sicks at Echoplex

Sept. 30 — Marcus Mumford at the Wiltern

Sept. 30 — Viagra Boys with SHAME and Kills Birds at the Belasco

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 — Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 — Desert Daze

Oct. 1 — Salt N Pepa at Microsoft Theatre LA Live

Oct. 1 — Trey Anastasio Band at Hollywood Palladium

Oct. 1 — The King Khan & BBQ Show w/ Miranda and the Beat at Echoplex

Oct. 2 — Jack Johnson at Hollywood Bowl

Oct. 2 — Harriet Brown w/ Gloomer, Rusty Santos & Ruixue at Moroccan Lounge

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