The best concerts this week (for ticket information, click artist name):
Monday, Sept. 19
Head to the Hollywood Bowl to see Black Sabbath’s The End tour.
Buttertones continue their Monday night residency at the Echoplex.
And Jurassic Shark have their Monday residency going, too. The Bootleg.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Blue-eyed soul ‘80s legends Hall & Oates will pay a visit to the Hollywood Bowl.
U.K. producer-singer Jack Garratt will be at the Belasco.
Meanwhile, Mexican pop singer Carla Morrison will play The Novo.
Burgeoning singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly will play the Constellation Room.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Experimental pop oddities Animal Collective will play The Observatory.
The Novo will welcome low-key Australian producer Ta-ku.
Sparse, melodic pop duo Marian Hill will be over at the El Rey.
Ever since coming on the scene, Maryland singer Gallant has made waves with his impressive, buttery falsetto and slick R&B which led to him releasing one of the best albums of the year in Ology. Now, he’s in L.A. for the week, playing two nights at the Fonda. One is already sold out and the second show is close to selling out too. Snag tickets for Wednesday here.
Thursday, Sept. 22
Heavy metal brits Def Leppard make their way to the city for a show at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
South African rap weirdos Die Antwoord will do what they do at the Hollywood Palladium.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will play a sure-to-be-amazing show at The Greek.
Catfish and the Bottlemen will be over at The Wiltern.
Post-hardcore outfit Dance Gavin Dance will take over the El Rey.
If you’re looking for a throwback, Biz Markie is in town this week, this time stopping at the Belasco for something called, “Decades Collide 80s vs. 90s.” The battle of a lifetime, we’re sure.
Then late-night, electro-pop group Still Corners will make their way to The Roxy.
Crystal Castles make a stop at The Observatory.
Friday, Sept. 23
If you look close enough, you’ll see that the Cold War Kids are everywhere these days. It’s weird. But hey, there are plenty of mysteries in this world, this is just another one but why not see them for yourself at the Hollywood Palladium. The Strumbellas will be there too.
Jack’s 11th Show takes place this Friday at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Jane’s Addiction, The Cult, Garbage, Violent Femmes, Everlast, and House of Pain join in on the fun.
Well-meaning country dude Luke Bryan brings his Kill The Lights tour to The Forum.
Duke Dumont’s Friday show at The Novo is sold out! Ah, but you’re in luck if you missed out because a second show was added. Tickets for Saturday night here.
And then the El Rey will bring in Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma.
Saturday, Sept. 24
No introduction needed: Sigur Ros is at the Hollywood Bowl.
It’s a backpacker paradise at the Shrine this weekend as Atmosphere will touchdown. And Slug and Ant will bring along all of their pals, including Dilated Peoples, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, and more.
Saturday also brings us Alesso at The Greek.
The stunning singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas will be over at Teragram.
This is a hot one, folks. Air Supply. The legendary Aussie rock duo will be at the City National Grove of Anaheim for a night of romance and seduction in only the way that Air Supply can...supply. It’s lit.
This should be good. The Broad’s Summer Happenings continues despite summer being over. This weekend the museum brings in a bunch of people, including SOPHIE, JD Samson, Julianna Barwick, Charles Atlas, Lauren Bousfield, and Elysia Crampton.
Then Le Youth will be at The Roxy.
Sunday, Sept. 25
The weekend closes with Fool’s Gold Day Off at the Shrine. The lineup includes Mac Miller, Pusha T, A-Trak, Madeintyo, The Cool Kids and more.
Hm. Ty Dolla $ign “and friends” will be over at the Hollywood Palladium.
Country royalty Dolly Parton will play the Santa Barbara Bowl.
Del the Funky Homosapien will play Velvet Jones.
Finally, the great garage group White Reaper will be at Chain Reaction in Anaheim.