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.
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.
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.