The best concerts this week (for ticket information, click artist name):
Monday, Oct. 24
The Regent will be having Of Montreal and TEEN.
Inbound to the Ventura Theater is the Violent Femmes.
The Belasco will host Kishi Bashi.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Ah, Mr. Kanye West. Beginning on Tuesday, the GOD himself will march into The Forum where thousands of his impeccably dressed, dad-hatted followers will yelp and leap in delight underneath a floating platform where Yeezus himself is holding court. If you haven’t gathered yet, it’s also Halloween, and if you want to see a nightmare, peep the merch lines at The Forum on Tuesday, where one could conceivably perish due to line length and exhaustion. Death from copping a fly jawn. You suspect that’s how they’d want it. Check out tix for Wednesday here. Check out tix for Thursday here.
Over at The Wiltern is KROQ’s Locals Only. What’s that you ask? Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979.
The Observatory will have the Psychedelic Furs.
French krautrock outfit La Femme will be at The Regent.
Head to the El Rey, and you’ll find The Dear Hunter.
Back to Halloween, and The Echo/Echoplex will present Murder Ballads and Dark Songs. It’s a tribute concert featuring a slew of local artists and musicians who will perform all of your favorite toe-tappin’ tunes about killing, death, betrayal, betrayals that end in killing and death, and ghosts. Very spooky. Very scary. All worth it. Dress code is “dark/nice.” Get in where you fit in.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Gorgon City will DJ at The Observatory.
Sevendust will be over at The Belasco.
Then singer-songwriter Grace Mitchell will play a free show at Resident.
Thursday, Oct. 27
Senior punks The Damned will play The Belasco.
Roots folk group Dawes will play an intimate show at The Grammy Museum.
Yo Gotti and iLoveMakonnen will host a Halloween party at Couture.
No-nonsense country guy Aaron Lewis will be at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
Friday, Oct. 28
M83 gets the Halloween weekend started. He’ll be at the Greek.
Giraffage and XXYYXX will be at The Novo.
Stormy post-punkers Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) will do their thing at The Roxy.
Sweater Beats will be at the El Rey.
Then almost-forgotten new wave group Moving Units will play Complex.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Halloween weekend, what better way to spend it than by going to see some comedy and some music. And we’re not talking about just any comedy and music, we’re talking comedy and music of the supreme variety, Festival Supreme. Hosted by Tenacious D, the one-day music and comedy festival takes place at the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds where Flight of the Conchords, “Weird Al”, Patton Oswalt, Mac DeMarco, Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre and a lot more will make you dance and laugh in equal measure.
This should be good: Pet Shop Boys at the Microsoft Theater. Go have a bit of fun.
The Honda Center will have Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown. Spooky.
Sloppy garage punks FIDLAR will get scrappy at the Hollywood Palladium.
The Underachievers will be at The Roxy.
Punk droogs The Adicts will play the El Rey.
You can catch local rap hero Nipsey Hussle at Union.
Then electro new wave rockers Rey Pila will be at the Hi-Hat.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Prolific and raucous garage masters Thee Oh Sees will be over at the El Rey.
Then if fleas are lining your pockets, Madeintyo has you covered with a $10 show at The Novo.