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Contests & Giveaways
July 01, 2015
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS at The Greek Theatre on Monday, October 19th!

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Just Announced
July 01, 2015
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LOTS MORE FREE SUMMER SHOWS ADDED THIS WEEK - CLICK HERE >>


SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

07/09 Walter TV, Mild High Club, Mt. Ossa, Alduos RH @ Non Plus Ultra

07/16 Fuzz, Birth Defects, Carletta Sue Kay @ Troubadour

07/17 Superhumanoids, Tropics @ FIGat7th

07/17 Tiger & Woods, Goddollars, Paradise, Jonny Mons @ The Regent Theater

07/28 Escondido, La Lenguas, Maxim Ludwig @ The Echo

07/28 Chris Staples, Lemolo @ The Satellite

07/30 Baths, Wrestlers, OOFJ @ The Echo

08/07 Babes In Toyland, Le Butcherettes, Slutever, The Menstruators, Sara Schaefer, Bitchin Kitchen @ The Regent Theater

08/13 The Jesus and Mary Chain (playing PSYCHOCANDY in its entirety), Cold Cave @ The Glass House

08/17 Ghostface Killah @ The Observatory

08/19 Joy Williams, Misty Boyce @ The Roxy

08/21 Boogaloo Assassins, Buyepongo, Subsuelo (DJ Set) @ FIGat7th

08/28 The Black Ryder @ The Roxy

09/01 Hey Marseilles @ The Satellite

09/02 Tashaki Miyaki, Northern American, Holland Belle @ The Satellite

09/04 BURGER A-GO-GO PRE-PARTY with Cults, Bleached, and more! @ The Observatory

09/05 BURGER A-GO-GO with Cat Power, The Julie Ruin, Glitterbust (Kim Gordon + Alex Knost), Kate Nash, Bleached, Cherry Glazerr, Cults, Kimya Dawson, The Aquadolls, Summer Twins, Jessie Jones, Peach Kelli Pop, Massenger, La Sera, Death Valley Girls, Feels @ The Observatory

09/09 Steve'n'Seagulls @ Club Bahia

09/15 Blackalicious @ The Roxy

09/22 Joywave, Alpine @ Troubadour

09/23 Teen Daze, Heavenly Beat @ The Roxy

09/24 The Lighthouse & The Whaler @ Club Bahia

09/24 Stars of the Lid @ The Regent Theater

09/25 Traps PS, Prissy Whip, Media Jeweler, French Vanilla @ Non Plus Ultra

09/28 Melanie Martinez @ Troubadour

10/08 Caspian, Circle Takes the Square @ Club Bahia

10/10 Moonchild @ FIGat7th

0/12 And So I Watch You From Afar, Mylets, Blis. @ Teragram Ballroom

10/19 Lianne La Havas @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

10/23 Lydia, Seahaven, Turnover, The Technicolors @ The Glass House

10/24 Judas Priest, Korn, Mastodon, Trivium, Corrosion of Conformity, At The Gates, Body Count, Red Fang, Battlecross, GWAR, Born of Osiris, The Sword, Goatwhore, Kataklysm, Belphagor, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

10/25 Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Clutch, Ghostface Killah, Mobb Deep, Suicidal Tendencies, All That Remains, Kyng, Beartooth, Cannibal Corpse, Helmet, Snot, Devour The Day, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, Disgorge, Internal Bleeding, Green Death @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

10/30 Bob Moses @ The Echo

11/01 Windhand, Danava, Monolord @ The Roxy

11/02 Pure Bathing Culture @ The Echo

11/06 Deerhoof, Cy Dune, The Anti-Job @ The Echo

11/09 Citizens! @ The Roxy

11/10 TOPS, Molly Nilsson @ The Roxy

11/11 In The Valley Below @ El Rey Theatre

11/14 Moonchild @ FIGat7th

AND MORE...


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Recommended Show
La_bestwk_20150629

Written by Patrick McNamara

Hello, dear Rockness reader. Let's talk about the good shows happening week.

And then after you're done reading this super dynamic digital content you can also check out our Free Summer Shows in LA Guide. Because everybody loves that part of this little lovable old local music blob.

And oh yeah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! I love all of our 50 states. Every last one.

#1 Elvis Depressedly + Mitski + eskimeaux - The Echo - Thursday - July 2 - 2015 A.D.

Three good bands for one low price I love when this happens. The entire bill at The Echo tonight is 100% solid. South Carolina's Elvis Depressedly makes melancholy eccentro-pop that will make you feel better about things even though it's sad. Brooklyn's Mitski plays power shred pop that's really good live. And eskimeaux has been slinging lo-fi pop goodness since 2008, son. Go to this one.

#2 toe. - The Regent - Thursday - July 2 - 2015 A.D.

Japanese math-post-rock legends toe play The Regent and considering they came over from the OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD to play their meandering (and completely tight) instrumental rhythms for you the least you could do is show up for it. #goodness #6years4dayswithoutMichaelJackson

#3 Television - Teragram Ballroom - Friday - July 3 - 2015 A.D.

You probably know that Television are music titans. But you may think they suck now because the '70s were quite some time ago and guitar god Richard Lloyd doesn't play with them anymore. Well, I just saw Television a few months ago and I can flat-out tell you this - THEY DO NOT SUCK NOW. Tom Verlaine is still one of the best guitar players I've ever seen and a musical god in his own right.

#4 Sannhet - The Echo - Friday - July 3 - 2015 A.D.

Brooklyn's Sannhet play beautiful brutal post rock metal. Yeah, this shreds hard and the beats can be deafening in the best way but listen closely for the pretty melodies floating above the fray too. Because they're there, man. The pretty melodies are there.

#5 The Appleseed Cast - The Echo - Sunday - July 5 - 2015 A.D.

Emo vets The Appleseed Cast celebrate their best album (in my opinion - good thing this is my blob) turning fifteen years old (!) tonight at The Echo. I'm talking about “Mare Vitalis," of course. The band is playing the whole thing - start to finish - first track to last. A classic. Here is the best song from that album. Disagree? Cool. Please tell me your thoughts in the comments section this blob has thankfully never had.

Other notable shows this week = Big Business at Alex's Bar + Failure at Amoeba (free) + Mark Sultan at Los Globos + The Lovely Bad Things at The Observatory

SEE ALL OF THIS WEEK'S SHOWS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

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Just Announced
June 25, 2015
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LOTS MORE FREE SUMMER SHOWS ADDED THIS WEEK - CLICK HERE >>


SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

07/11 Lael Neale, Tashaki Miyaki, Willoughby @ El Cid

07/11 WATERS @ The Getty

07/17 Aloke @ The Echo

07/17 Eternal Summers, Nic Hessler @ The Echo

07/22 Pictureplane, Breather, Twanner, Bellhaunts @ The Federal Bar

07/25 The Internet, Cut Chemist, Shura @ Inner-City Arts

07/31 Lydia Lunch (RETROVIRUS), Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl, Bob Bert @ Teragram Ballroom

08/05 Institute, High-Functioning Flesh, Doses @ Thee Alley

08/13 Tim Hecker, Tyondai Braxton, Pod Blotz, J.S. Aurelius @ Teragram Ballroom

08/14 The Atlas Moth, Vattnet Viskar, Atriarch, Khemmis @ Complex

08/16 Boogaloo Assassins, KC Roberts & the Live Revolution, Beat Mosaic @ Teragram Ballroom

08/17 Ghostface Killah @ The Observatory

08/20 New Beat Fund @ Troubadour

08/22 Cut Hands, WMX @ Complex

08/28 The Black Ryder @ The Roxy

09/01 Hey Marseilles @ The Satellite

09/05 Dam-Funk (record release show) @ Teragram Ballroom

09/11 Memory Palace @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

09/11 Wavves @ The Observatory

09/12 Trevor Hall @ Teragram Ballroom

09/12 Little Hurricane @ The Observatory

09/12 Wavves, Twin Peaks, Swimmers @ Troubadour

09/14 Wavves, Twin Peaks @ Teragram Ballroom

09/18 Old 97's, Salim Nourallah @ Troubadour

09/21 Psychic TV, Frightwig, Drab Majesty, Jessica Pratt (DJ Set) @ Teragram Ballroom

09/23 Blonde Redhead, Day Wave @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock

09/23 Shannon and the Clams @ El Rey Theatre

09/25 Cash Cash, Tritonal, Party Favor @ Club Nokia

09/25 Titus Andronicus, Spider Bags, Baked @ The Glass House

09/25 Glass Animals @ The Wiltern

09/29 Gary Numan (performing Replicas in its entirety) @ Teragram Ballroom

09/29 Tove Lo @ The Observatory

09/30 Gary Numan (performing The Pleasure Principle in its entirety) @ Teragram Ballroom

09/30 Best Coast @ The Observatory

10/01 Duran Duran @ Hollywood Bowl

10/01 Gary Numan (performing Telekon in its entirety) @ Teragram Ballroom

10/01 Mikky Ekko @ The Roxy

10/01 Tove Lo, Erik Hassle @ The Wiltern

10/02 Peaches, US Girls @ The Observatory

10/02 Mikky Ekko @ The Observatory

10/03 Supersonico, Aterciopelados, Ximena Sarinana, Kinky, Mariachi El Bronx @ Hollywood Palladium

10/03 The Word, John Medeski, Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars @ The Fonda Theatre

10/05 Ariel Pink, The Black Lips @ Teragram Ballroom

10/06 Ariel Pink, The Black Lips @ Teragram Ballroom

10/06 Rudimental @ The Fonda Theatre

10/07 Rudimental @ The Belasco

10/07 The Black Lips, Ariel Pink @ The Observatory

10/09 The Darkness @ The Glass House

10/10 AER, Cody Simpson, Chef's Special @ El Rey Theatre

10/16 Lianne La Havas @ The Fonda Theatre

10/16 Twin Shadow @ The Observatory

10/17 New Politics, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Griswolds, LOLO @ Club Nokia

10/17 Marina & The Diamonds @ Fox Theater Pomona

10/17 Twin Shadow @ The Fonda Theatre

10/18 Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics, The Griswolds, LOLO @ The Majestic Ventura Theater

10/19 Mute Math @ Club Bahia

10/19 Lianne La Havas @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

10/19 Marina & The Diamonds @ The Greek Theatre

10/20 Mute Math @ The Echo

10/22 The Airborne Toxic Event @ The Wiltern

10/23 Lydia, Seahaven, Turnover, The Technicolors @ The Glass House

10/25 Dungen @ The Echo

10/27 John Grant (of The Czars) @ Troubadour

10/28 Passion Pit @ The Wiltern

10/29 The Neighbourhood, Bad Suns, Hunny @ Shrine Expo Hall

10/30 Bob Moses @ The Echo

10/30 The Ex, Ken Vandermark @ The Roxy

11/01 Windhand, Danava, Monolord @ The Roxy

11/02 Pure Bathing Culture @ The Echo

11/06 Fall of Troy, Kylesa, Powers @ The Glass House

11/07 Fall of Troy, Kylesa, Powwers @ The Fonda Theatre

11/10 Leon Bridges, Kali Uchis @ The Fonda Theatre

11/11 In The Valley Below @ El Rey Theatre

11/12 Misfits, She Demons @ The Majestic Ventura Theater

11/13 Misfits, She Demons, D.I., The Two Tens @ The Glass House

11/13 Peaches @ The Regent Theater

11/14 Misfits, She Demons @ The Roxy

11/15 Misfits, She Demons @ The Roxy

11/16 Low, Andy Shauf @ Troubadour

AND MORE...


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Recommended Show
June 21, 2015
La_bestwk_20150622

Written by Patrick McNamara

Let's talk about good shows. Please remember, if a show happening this week in the greater (sweeter) LA area isn't mentioned in this article that means that show totally sucks. JK. These recommendations are completely subjective. LOLS. We like what we like but other things are fine too. ROFL. Nothing matters. Haha. Welcome to Costco. I luv U.

Also, please be sure to check out The Rockness Guide to Free Summer Shows in LA early and often this summer because that list rules and we worked really hard on it because Whoa My Blobness blobs 4 U.

OK. Let's get this upcoming musical goodness started....

#1 Oberhofer - Bardot - Monday - June 22 - 2015 A.D.

Super solid Brooklyn hit maker, (Brad) Oberhofer, rolls into town to play a free show (w/ RSVP) at Bardot. You're gonna like this band's super solid hooks. I guarantee it.*

*guarantee not a guarantee if you don't like super solid hooks

#2 Lolipalooza 2 - Echoplex - Saturday - June 27 - 2015 A.D.

Before Perry Farrell or whoever eventually gets around to maybe suing for trademark infringement, Lolipop Records' Lolipalooza returns to Echoplex for another year. A whole bunch of bands are playing including White Fence + Winter + like 25 more or something I counted all of the bands playing this day/night fest super quickly. Tickets still available. Please note before you buy: this is not Lollapalooza. Amen.

#3 Braids - The Lyric Theatre - Saturday - June 27 - 2015 A.D.

Grand Montreal band, Braids, play their euphorically dramatic synth pop HITS at The Lyric. Let's go feel the feels and leave feeling better. Or, just stay at home on the couch and continue to feel like shit. Either way is totally chill.

#4 Best Coast - The Wiltern - Saturday - June 27 - 2015 A.D.

Everybody loves Best Coast because Best Coast is the best so you've surely already made plans to go to this excellent show at The Wiltern tonight however please do whatever it takes to show up early enough to see Bully because Bully is also the best and I just saw both bands play in Brooklyn and they were great so I think I know that of which I blob about this time.

#5 Devendra Banhart - LACMA - Saturday - June 27 - 2015 A.D.

The most modern of modern day troubadours, Devendra Banhart, talks about his rock steady music career (drink a shot every time he's asked about “freak folk"), his new book, and his art at LACMA today. Thankfully, he will also play some songs with his band too. Because it's always been about the music, man. Free w/ RSVP. LACMA and San Dimas high school football RULES.

Other notable shows this week = Until the Ribbon Breaks at The Roxy + The Very Best at The Observatory + Nosaj Thing at Amoeba + Todd Barry at The Lyric Theatre + Gardens and Villa at The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock + Miguel at Club Nokia + Lucky Dragons at The Getty + Mono at Troubadour + ESG at The Regent + The Lovely Bad Things at The Smell + Vetiver at Troubadour + Tijuana Panthers at Pine Avenue + Ben Folds at The Greek + Puro Instinct at The Echo

See you out there, yo. Goodness, yo. Magnets, yo.

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