This weekend presents another solid few days of stellar music in Los Angeles. Whether you’re in the mood to see some of our favorite acts in small, intimate venues or are ready to hear feel-good music under the stars, Los Angeles has you covered.
2013 saw Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ atmospheric rise to the top of the independent scene and subsequent dominance of top forty radio play. This Friday, the GRAMMY-winning duo that has become a household name will play Club Nokia, a much smaller venue than their last stop in Los Angeles. Get ready for poetic lyrics and some of the best hooks in the hip-hop game today.
One of our favorite acts, Little Hurricane, will be playing the intimate Echo this Friday. The San Diego-based duo’s bluesy rock has been on repeat for me all week, and Friday night offers a chance to see them bring their soulful music to life. Catch them while you can at one of LA’s smaller venues before they are taking over our city’s biggest concert halls with their powerfully raw tracks.
My love of music comes from my father playing some of the best rock and folk music while I was growing up, and an artist that was always on repeat was the incomparable James Taylor. The Bowl is one of my favorite venues for summer concerts in Los Angeles, and classic Taylor folk songs like “Fire and Rain,” “Carolina On My Mind,” and “Shower The People” will be even more heartwarming under the Los Angeles sky. Grab tickets today, pack your picnic baskets, and settle in for the perfect summer night.