All The Best Live Music In Los Angeles This Week

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Los Angeles is one of the finest music cities in the world, which is both a gift and a curse: There’s always a ton of great music being played somewhere, but there’s so much of it that it can be difficult to sort through it all and find the best stuff. If that’s a problem you’ve faced, you’re in the right place: Keep reading to find a list of the concerts in the Los Angeles area that are worth your time for the week of October 1.

Tuesday, October 2

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Japanese Breakfast @ Fonda Theatre [Tickets]

“Spacey” is a term that’s been used time and time again to describe recent output from Japanese Breakfast, and it’s warranted. I haven’t personally seen her live show, but I have to imagine it offers a similarly ethereal experience.

Kacey Musgraves @ Jimmy Kimmel Live! [Tickets]

Musgraves is definitely the country crossover artist of the year, and that’s thanks to her slick songwriting and skilled performing that has an appeal not bound by genre labels.

St. Vincent @ Belasco Theater [Tickets]

Annie Clark is consistently one of the most enigmatic figures in indie rock, and her current live show is visually fantastic and one that deserves to be seen live.

Roy Orbison (Hologram) @ The Wiltern [Tickets]

This is simultaneously both the more futuristic and old-school show of the week: It’s a chance to hear Roy Orbison’s music live, as performed by a Roy Orbison hologram.

Wednesday, October 3

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Aaron Lee Tasjan @ The Echo [Tickets]

Classic music styles were made to be re-interpreted, and this just what Tasjan does with Americana, putting it through an alternative prism until what results is distinctly his.

Thursday, October 4

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Interpol @ Hollywood Bowl [Tickets]

Many indie bands didn’t make it out of the 2000s alive, but Interpol emerged a still-strong force, and today, they continue to bust out high-quality post-punk that proves they’re still one of the torch-bearers of the genre today.

Friday, October 5

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Adult Swim Festival (Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, T-Pain, Thundercat, Mastodon, and more) @ The Row DTLA [Tickets]

Adult Swim has a healthy relationship with alternative music, so it’s no surprise that their festival this weekend features some of the best of it.

Cal Jam 2018 (Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Garbage, and more) @ Glen Helen Amphitheater [Tickets]

Speaking of festivals, Dave Grohl also has his this weekend, and as to be expected, the line-up is pretty rocking.

Courtney Barnett (with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Waxahatchee) @ Greek Theatre [Tickets]

Barnett’s is the creator of one of 2018’s finest albums, and besides here, Saturday night at the Greek Theatre will feature some other premiere talent via Malkmus and Waxahatchee.

Saturday, October 6

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Adult Swim Festival (Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, T-Pain, Thundercat, Mastodon, and more) @ ROW DTLA [Tickets]

Cal Jam 2018 (Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Garbage, and more) @ Glen Helen Amphitheater [Tickets]

Keith Urban @ Staples Center [Tickets]

Urban has been a country superstar for a long time now, so if you’re a fan of the genre who somehow hasn’t seen him yet, here’s a fine opportunity to make that happen.

Sunday, October 7

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Adult Swim Festival (Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, T-Pain, Thundercat, Mastodon, and more) @ ROW DTLA [Tickets]