Tame Impala at Hollywood Forever

Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala have a massive sound fit for big spaces. Seeing their dazzling lights on the mausoleum at Hollywood Forever will be a trip. Pro tip: post-show, walk three blocks to Black Bar.

August 6th and 7th

The Alabama Shakes at The Greek Theatre

The Alabama Shakes’ second album, Sound & Color, is packed with tight, soulful tracks that go from fist-pumping to slow-and-easy in the space of a few bars. Seeing them at The Greek, will be a treat. Pro tip: Mess Hall runs shuttles if you reserve a table in advance.

August 13th

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at The Wiltern

In addition to being one of the best country music songwriters today, Jason Isbell can play a mean guitar (he crushes BB King’s "Thrill Is Gone"). He’s touring with the 400 Unit in support of his new album, Something More Than Free. Pro tip: Saint Martha serves delicious molecular dishes two blocks away from The Wiltern.

August 12th

Backpack