The 19 LA Concerts That Matter From Now Until 2019

Indoor music season? It’s just beginning.

By Reuben Brody

The 19 LA Concerts That Matter From Now Until 2019
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09 October 2018

One of the great benefits of living in the digital-music era is having so many genres at your fingertips.

Hip-hop. Classic rock. Whatever Thom Yorke makes.

You’ll find all those and more on our list of the 19 best shows coming to town between now and the end of 2018.

New bands, old bands, serious bands, jazz hands — all in there.

So pick up some tickets, sync your calendars and dust off those dancing shoes.

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Because she you used to call you on your cell phone...
Drake at the Staples Center, October 12-14

Because you didn’t get enough Twin Peaks last year...
David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption at the Ace Theatre, October 13-14

Because John Prine, Lucinda Williams and Bob Weir can still get down...
Across the Great Divide at the Ace Theatre, October 19

Because nothing says romance like a three-piece avant-garde jazz ensemble...
Mouse on the Keys at The Hi Hat, October 26

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Because you like your pop-art music with a side of theatrics...
Christine and the Queens at the Wiltern, October 27

Because you want to hear something heavy and trippy on Halloween...
John Carpenter at The Hollywood Palladium, October 31

Because you want to listen to old-school rock and roll and drink cheap beer...
Grand Canyon at The Bootleg Theater, November 7

Because you want to rock out to some psychobilly...
Southern Culture on Skids at The Echoplex, November 8

Because you like that lo-fi, mid-’90s Pavement sound...
Vundabar at the Troubadour, November 9

Because six-string noodling tickles your ears just right...
NRBQ at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, November 9

Because you want to dance all night to hip-hop...
Cut Chemist and Friends at Zebulon, November 10

Because you want to have your face melted...
Gary Clark Jr. at The Fonda Theater, November 12

Because you want to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of a roots rock band...
Blitzen Trapper at The Lodge Room, November 13

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Because you want to head-nod to soaring instrumentation and emotional lyrics...  
Milo Greene at the Teragram Ballroom, November 14

Because you want female-driven dance music...
Kiiara at The Regent Theater, November 20

Because you want the smoky vocals of one of the best songwriters on earth...
Cat Power at the Ace Theatre, November 21

Because you want to get dark...
Nine Inch Nails at the Hollywood Palladium, December 7-9

Because it’s the closest thing you’ll see to James Brown, MJ and Prince...
Childish Gambino at The Forum, December 16

Because you want to sway to cinematic vibes in a beautiful theater...
Thom Yorke at the Orpheum Theater, December 19-20

Main image: Earl Gibson III/WireImage

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