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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Sinseers, Luna Luna, Katzù Oso, and Irene Diaz.
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.
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.