ForYourArt Selects Events, Programs, and Exhibitions for You Around Particular Themes and Interests
This week, we’ve pulled concerts from around Los Angeles. What are you interested in? Tell us! Email email@example.com with ideas.
THURSDAY AUGUST 16
The Entrance Band
The Satellite (Silverlake)
This show features a performance by LA-based psych-rock trio The Entrance Band. ESP and UFO 2012 open. This show is 21 and over. Tickets are $10 and available online.
FRIDAY AUGUST 17
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
The second installation of the PLAY MOCA performances series features music by Zola Jesus and Active Child, a DJ set by Ariel Pink and visuals by L.A. Dance Project, Benjamin Millepied, and Rodarte This collaborative multimedia event is presented by Smashbox Cosmetics and curated by IAMSOUND and IO ECHO. Tickets for this free event are available online.
SATURDAY AUGUST 18
Dr. John and Joe Bonamassa
Club Nokia (Downtown)
Blues singer Joe Bonamassa and New Orleans rock legend Dr. John play Club Nokia in conjunction with Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues, which aims to find the best new blues guitar talent. John’s most recent album Locked Down was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Tickets are $16.50-$21 and available online.
SUNDAY AUGUST 19
The Punk Rock BBQ: Summer Edition
Liquid Kitty (West LA)
This free afternoon music event and BBQ features performances from six punk rock acts including The Last, Alley Cats, LawnDale, and It’s Okay. The Punk Rock BBQ includes $2 beer and free hotdogs. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food to grill.
MONDAY AUGUST 20
Michael Gross and the Statuettes
Silverlake Lounge (Silverlake)
This performance features Salt Lake City-based rock quartet Michael Gross and the Statuettes along with East of the River, HOLLAH and LA-based group The Pocket Rockets. This free show is 21 and over.
TUESDAY AUGUST 21
The Echoplex (Echo Park)
Electro goth pop outfit Polica, a collaboration between Gayngs’ members Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson, performs in support of the debut LP Give You the Ghost. Chicago’s Supreme Cuts opens. This show is 18 and over. Tickets are $15 and available online.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22
Anita Baker and Esperanza Spalding
Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood)
Jazz and R&B singer Anita Baker performs at the Hollywood Bowl along with jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spaulding, winner of te 2010 Grammy for Best New Artist. Tickets are $30-$146 and available online.
The Entrance Band, courtesy of the band