The Best Shows in LA This Week: TV on the Radio + Toro y Moi + Widowspeak + Yo La Tengo + Ride + Kendrick Lamar + Leon Bridges + The Orwells (free) + Beach Slang + Joanna Gruesome + The Joy Formidable + Tamaryn + The Front Bottoms + PUP + Peaches + MORE! - Oh My Rockness

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The Best Shows in LA This Week: TV on the Radio + Toro y Moi + Widowspeak + Yo La Tengo + Ride + Kendrick Lamar + Leon Bridges + The Orwells (free) + Beach Slang + Joanna Gruesome + The Joy Formidable + Tamaryn + The Front Bottoms + PUP + Peaches + MORE!

November 08, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Holy _____*! It's a good week for shows! I'm going to highlight only a few if that's cool with you. Say nothing if it's cool.

Cool. Let's do this.

But one last thing, be sure to check the “Other Notable Shows This Week" section directly below these chosen five. I bet after you read that list of names you'll be like “Holy _______**!"

#1 Toro y Moi - Teragram Ballroom - Monday - November 9 - 2015 A.D.

Monday's are the hardest days so why not unwind with something 100% chill. Go see Toro y Moi at Teragram. Monday can't be all bad if you're doing that and after it's over you'll leave with a glow knowing Tuesday morning will be JUST fine. And then it's practically the weekend again. Sorta. It's all a state of mind, man.

#2 The Orwells - Teragram Ballroom (FREE) - Tuesday - November 10 - 2015 A.D.

The Orwells is a good garage punk band - the kind you can sing and get sloppy to - from Chicago. (Go Bulls.) They play Teragram for free tonight and that means you don't have to pay, man. But you do need to RSVP. Please do.

Who is David Letterman.

#3 Widowspeak - Bootleg - Wednesday - November 11 - 2015 A.D.

NY's Widowspeak is an excellent band who will play excellent songs (many from their excellent new record) at Bootleg. Go if you like to live life excellently.

#4 Ride - The Wiltern - Thursday - November 12 - 2015 A.D.

Shoegaze legends Ride play The Wiltern. I'm going to let you stream my two favorite Ride songs but please note I just saw them on this reunion tour and they sounded even better than in 1990 (Vapour Trail) and 1992 (Twisterella) and that's a subjective FACT.

#5 Beach Slang - Bootleg - Saturday - November 14 - 2015 A.D.

Speaking of really good new albums (I was re: Widowspeak, remember?), melodic PA punks Beach Slang has one of those too. You can totally listen to the whole thing right now and I highly suggest you do.

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Other notable shows = Leon Bridges at The Fonda + Joanna Gruesome at The Echo + TOPS at The Roxy + La Dispute at The Observatory + Rat Fist at The Wayfarer + Kendrick Lamar at The Wiltern + The Joy Formidable at Hollywood Forever + Tamaryn at The Echo + Gardens and Villa at The Roxy + Modern Baseball and PUP at House of Blues Anaheim + Blitzen Trapper at Teragram Ballroom + The Front Bottoms at Echoplex + Peaches at The Regent + Yo La Tengo at The Theatre at Ace + TV on the Radio at The Theatre at Ace + Misfits at The Roxy

Holy shit!

Errr.... I mean.... Holy _____!

Have fun out there.


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