Remember! This is Mother’s Day weekend, so before you scroll down to figure out how you’re going to party, consider that you’ll probably have to call your Mom at some point on Sunday. I’m just saying, don’t forget.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are a few other events you’ll want to plan for this weekend. LA Music Blog is presenting a show tonight at the Bootleg. House-heads will be bobbing the night away at the Apex Tour. Folks will be gettin’ turnt’ at the Roosevelt Hotel.

Armin Van Buuren – Armin Only: Intense @ The Forum – Friday, May 9th, 2014 – Tickets

Armin Van FREAKING Buuren. The trance maestro is bringing his Intense show to The Forum in Los Angeles today. It’s going to be a doozy. Here’s another doozy. You can still buy tickets on the floor, but they’re $100. This might not be a problem if trance is your religion. I’m certain it will be a production. No doubt The Forum is eager to show off its new renovations for a big EDM event, and it doesn’t get much bigger than Armin Van Buuren.


LA Music Blog Presents: Trails and Ways @ The Bootleg Theater – Friday, May 9th, 2014 – Tickets

Sunny, warm, dream-poppy rock. It’s like every song of theirs is perfect for a roadtrip soundtrack. “Nunca” in particular is like a shard of sunlight that sticks in your mind; just thinking the rhythm is pleasant.


Apex North American Tour @ Lot 613 – Friday, May 9th, 2014 – Tickets

“Warehouse-house” music in warehouses. Except, unlike in the days of yore, this warehouse is a real event venue and not some half-abandoned deathtrap. Also, the lineup is fantastic. Justin Martin has proven himself to be a DJ of diverse tastes, and this will likely be a “deep” set, which is great because that’s what he does best, really. Joy Orbison, too. And BLOND:ISH. Basically, this is a deep electronic music feast. Personally, I can’t wait. See you there.


The Glitch Mob @ CLub Nokia – Saturday, May 10th, 2014 – Sold Out

If you were into The Glitch Mob before but have let them fall off your radar, I’d suggest giving their latest album a listen. I did, and I found that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The guys have been around since 2006. That’s a long time when you have musical ADD. Their live productions are always impressive, and I expect this show to be no different.


gLAdiator @ The Roosevelt – Saturday, May 10th, 2014 – Tickets

A portion of the proceeds from this day party debauchery will go to benefit the Hollywood Heart Foundation. The charity helps children affected by HIV/AIDS, so while you’re turning up to Los Angeles trap DJs gLAdiator, remember that your twerking is for a cause. This will be a fun one.


A Perfect Circle @ The Greek Theater – Saturday & Sunday, May 10th & 11th, 2014 – Tickets

Wait, your mom doesn’t like rock music from around the turn of the millennium? I mean, “Three Libras” even has a violin in it! It’s her loss as she’ll be missing out on an excellent rock band. They’re one of my personal favorites. Expect to keep your phone in your pocket the whole show. It’s that kind of event.

A perfect circle