The Best Shows in LA This Week: Best Coast + Braids + Bully + Devendra Banhart + Oberhofer + Tijuana Panthers + The Very Best + Vetiver + Todd Barry + Puro Instinct + Miguel + Gardens and Villa + ESG + Ben Folds + lots mrore goodness! - Oh My Rockness

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The Best Shows in LA This Week: Best Coast + Braids + Bully + Devendra Banhart + Oberhofer + Tijuana Panthers + The Very Best + Vetiver + Todd Barry + Puro Instinct + Miguel + Gardens and Villa + ESG + Ben Folds + lots mrore goodness!

June 21, 2015
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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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