Japandroids, Thee Oh Sees, Best Coast, Sinkane, The Shins, Jose Gonzalez, Spoon, The Drums, LVL UP, Surf Curse, Terry Malts, Alex Lahey, Fucked Up, The Menzingers, Teenage Fanclub, Ty Segall, Death Cab For Cutie, La Luz, The Orwells, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Sleigh Bells, The Kills, Joyce Manor, The Growlers + more!
Written by Patrick McNamara
There are a bunch of good shows happening this March.
A.) SXSW overflow
B.) This is L.A.
Hope this feature helps you navigate all the musical goodness out there just waiting for you.
20 Good Shows To See in LA This March
1. Thee Oh Sees play Non Plus Ultra on Thursday, March 2nd.
Best garage / psych / punk band ever, man.
2. Best Coast presents a benefit for Planned Parenthood at El Rey Theatre on Saturday, March 4th.
A super solid lineup of musical peeps we appreciate get together for a fantastic cause.
Dude's jams are dope as hell.
4. The Shins play Fox Theater Pomona on Saturday, March 4th.
This band will change your life, Natalie.
The greatest Argentinian-Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter of all time. Bet.
Can't wait to hear the new Spoon song while trying on pants in some fitting room somewhere.
Seen this band a hundred times*. Will always see them again. Forever and Ever. Amen.
*ok maybe not a hundred, I've been told to stop exaggerating a million times
One of our very favorite up-and-coming buzzy bands. Famous Seattle label Sup Pod (sp?) Records loves them too!
9. Japandroids play The Fonda Theatre on Thursday, March 10th and Friday, March 11th and The Observatory on Monday, March 13th (tickets).
These three shows are gonna be straight FIRE. Go to this and rock your FACE while you're still the youngest you will ever be.
Think jingle. Think jangle. Think haze. Think waves.
Speaking of good albums, I give the new Terry Malts record five hundred stars and a thousand thumbs up and our coveted Best New Sounds designation.
Laid-back lo fi pop rock from Melbourne. Sticky hooks meets a totally chill who gives a f*** vibe meets solid gold slacker hits.
Hardcore will never die but you will. Oh, Canada!
You will not find stronger power punk melodies happening anywhere else this month.
The Menzingers > money
Missed out on these Scottish rockers in the '90s and in the seventeen years of the Aughts? That's OK. It happens. Start with this album. It's a classic.
I mean MAYBE there are still tickets to this. Check. I can't be doing all the work for you.
This is my favorite Death Cab song, probably. It's sad and old.
Have you ever stage-dived and crowd-surfed to doo-wop? You can to this Seattle band. SOLID.
Melbourne jingle jangle garage pop! File Under: Sup Pod (sp?) Records
The finest psych pop rockers to ever come out Elmhurst, Illinois. You heard it here FIRST.
Rounding Out The Top 40