After an exceptional four-day Fourth of July weekend, the idea of having to pack as much fun and relaxing into just two days is daunting, but it’s a challenge I’m willing to face head on. Thankfully, the sheer volume and variety of live music options in Los Angeles makes having a good time a possibility any night of the week, and this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are no exceptions.

Check out just a few of the many concerts that have me excited to be living in LA this weekend, and be sure to share your idea of a good time in the comments!

Portugal. The Man @ The Wiltern – Friday, July 12, 2013 – SOLD OUT

Psychedelic rock fans will be heading out in droves Friday night to catch Portugal. The Man at the Wiltern. The Portland-based rockers are in the middle of a very long tour schedule in support of their latest album, Evil Friends, and they’ll be supported by the not-at-all-evil Avi Buffalo, so if you can find a way into this sold-out show, it’ll be a great way to kick off the weekend.

Criminal Hygiene @ The Satellite – Saturday, July 13, 2013 – Tickets

Garage punk trio Criminal Hygiene, whom you may remember as the band on the LA Music Blogcast whose drummer was sporting a broken nose, will be hitting the Satellite this weekend as part of Rollo & Grady’s 5 Year Anniversary Party. Other performers include Pangea, Meat Market, Chad and The Meatbodies, and special surprise guests, so get out and support your local music scene this Saturday.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela @ The Hollywood Bowl – Sunday, July 14, 2013 – Tickets

If you’re looking to wrap the weekend with a smile on your face, I suggest catching Rodrigo Y Gabriela at The Hollywood Bowl. The acoustic guitar duo from Mexico City specializes in fast-paced instrumental music blending metal, jazz and world music, and they’ll be joined at the Bowl by DeVotchKa and Lord Huron, making for a stellar lineup from top to bottom.