And we thought this past week was jammed with must-see shows; well, it doesn’t stop this week and it probably won’t stop for the rest of of Rocktober. This week’s must-see concerts in Los Angeles range from the bombastic Latin pop of Bomba Estéreo to the raucous punk of the Spits and the sonorous sounds of Jaw Love, along with shows from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Muse, Stevie Nicks, Wu-Tang Clan and more. Check it all out below and go hit a show or two!
Oct. 3 — Bomba Estéreo at Hollywood Palladium
Bomba Estéreo have announced tour dates with a Los Angeles concert at Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 3, 2022. Most recently, Bomba Estéreo has collaborated with Bad Bunny on his much-anticipated album on the sizzling track “Ojitos Lindos.” The new song is a sultry bachata banger that showcases Bomba Estéreo’s signature sound. Bad Bunny’s falsetto vocals fit perfectly over the top of the laid-back instrumentals, creating a seductive vibe that is sure to get listeners moving.
Oct. 3 — Silversun Pickups at Orpheum Theatre
Silversun Pickups have announced their 21-date Physical Thrills Tour, with special guests Eliza and The Delusionals, in support of their forthcoming album, Physical Thrills, out Aug. 19. On Oct. 3 at the Orpheum Theatre in LA, you can catch the beloved LA-based indie band. Physical Thrills, the band’s sixth studio album is out now via New Machine Recordings.
Oct. 5 — Jaws of Love at Silver Lake Lounge
Jaws of Love., the solo project of Colombian-American recording artist Kelcey Ayer, also the co-lead vocalist of L.A.’s beloved Local Natives, has announced an intimate residency at the Silverlake Lounge for October, and Grimy Goods is thrilled to co-present! Kicking off this Wednesday, Oct. 5 — the Jaws of Love residency is FREE and 21 and up! This Wednesday you’ll enjoy performances by ELKE, Shrimpnose and a DJ set by Stryker before being serenaded by the serene vocals of Ayer. But if you’ve been listening to Jaws of Love’s new music, you already know those sweet vocals are arriving with some experimental sonics and tasteful distortion (listen here). Second Life the new album from Jaws of Love and it is out November 11, but get it taste for on Oct.5 and every Wednesday this October.
Oct. 5 — Dehd at the Belasco
Three piece Chicago based rock band Dehd share their latest album, Blue Skies, out via Fat Possum. With mostly bite sized songs on the album — only a few pass the 3-minute mark and many are just barely over two minutes — Dehd’s tunes create little sparks of light that flair up before burning out; the darkness replaced by another bright and glaring track until you’ve suddenly reached the end. Don’t miss Dehd when they return to Los Angeles with a headline show at the Belasco in Downtown LA on Oct. 5.
Oct. 6 — The Spits at Teragram Ballroom
Everytime we check out the Spits it’s a wild show full of sweat and madness. Bringing the party with their raucous skate punk, you better believe this is going to be an epic show where you best bring your party pants. The Spits will be playing with Sheer mag on Oct. 6 at the Teragram Ballroom
Oct. 6 — Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Hollywood Bowl
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced tour dates with a Los Angeles concert date at the Hollywood Bowl for Thursday, Oct. 6. To top it all off, the iconic indie band will be supposed by Japanese Breakfast and The Linda Lindas!!! This is quite possiblby the best show of all of October, if not the year (one of). Touring in support of their gorgeous new album, Cool It Down, the eight-track album is the band’s first in nine years and sparkles with a fresh, more pop-friendly sound. Still with a sharp YYYs edge, the melodic album is one that brings out all the emotions we’ve been holding on to the past few years.