The Best Shows in LA This Week: Kanye West + Shamir + Future Islands + Silversun Pickups + Mew + Desert Stars Fest + Grace Jones + Chad Valley + Blonde Redhead + Titus Andronicus + Rainer Maria + Against Me! + Glass Animals + Lou Barlow + more goodness! - Oh My Rockness

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The Best Shows in LA This Week: Kanye West + Shamir + Future Islands + Silversun Pickups + Mew + Desert Stars Fest + Grace Jones + Chad Valley + Blonde Redhead + Titus Andronicus + Rainer Maria + Against Me! + Glass Animals + Lou Barlow + more goodness!

September 20, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Holy shit, there are a lot of good shows this week. Let's talk about five them real quick but be sure to stick around for the “Other Notable Shows This Week" section below because there are some big time names buried in there. All gold this week, man. Straight to the end…..(snap).....of the line (snap).

#1 Mew - Origami Vinyl (free) - Tuesday - September 22 - 2015 A.D.

Denmark's Mew has been a good band for a long time. Did you know they formed over twenty years ago? It's totally true. Wikipedia would never lie to me about something like that. See them for free at Origami this week or if paying to see good shows is more your thing you can also see them on Friday at The Fonda (with The Dodos) if you want.

#2 Chad Valley - The Wayfarer - Wednesday - September 23 - 2015 A.D.

Chad Valley (aka Hugo Manuel) has one of the best voices playing the music game. And the beats. We must also mention the beats. See him sling his smooth synth pop at The Wayfarer. You won't regret it. This recommendation won't let you down. So help me blob.

(by the way, this is one of the very best pop songs of the last five years and yes I'm straight serious)

#3 Desert Stars Festival - Pappy & Harriet's - Fri/Sat/Sun - September 25/26/27 - 2015 A.D.

If you want to get out of town (and who doesn't every now and then…. who doesn't) I encourage you to go to Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown for the three day Desert Stars Festival. Good bands playing = The Lemonheads + Swervedriver + Lou Barlow + The Entrance Band + lots more because of course there are lots more this is a three day festival, remember?

#4 Shamir - El Rey Theatre - Saturday - September 26 - 2015 A.D.

Shamir is the best. Go see him. The end.

*or, you can choose to see him on Wednesday at The Observatory but you WILL choose to see him

#5 Grace Jones + Future Islands - Hollywood Bowl - Sunday - September 27 - 2015 A.D.

A legend (Grace Jones) and an all-star (Future Islands) play Hollywood Bowl. You know what to do.

Honorable Mention: Kanye West at Hollywood Bowl on Friday and Saturday

Because this guy really needs the press.

Other notable shows = A Place to Bury Strangers at The Echo + Foo Fighters at The Forum + Oberhofer at Troubadour + Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab at The Echo + Mac Miller at The Fonda + Glass Animals at The Observatory + Bass Drum of Death at Bootleg + Blonde Redhead at Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock + Shannon and the Clams at El Rey + Silversun Pickups at Fingerprints (free) + CocoRosie at The Belasco + AraabMuzik at The Regent + Teen Daze and Heavenly Beat at The Roxy + Daniel Avery at Lot 613 + Rainer Maria at The Echo + Titus Andronicus at The Glass House + Against Me! at The Observatory + Death Cab for Cutie at Santa Barbara Bowl + Lou Barlow at The Wayfarer

Have fun out there, friends. Tell 'em Oh My Rockness sent ya. And when they give you puzzled looks say, "it's this blob."

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