One of the best parts about summertime in Los Angeles are all of the free shows to enjoy. Most of them also take advantage of the sunny blue skies that we’re spoiled with. This list is going to be changing through out the coming months and we’ll be sure to update it as soon as we hear about any new gigs that you might want to know about. You can also check out our Summer Festival Calendar on the menu to the right.
The XXL freshman class of 2013 will be taking over Club Nokia tomorrow night to bring you three artists for the list. ScHoolboy Q, Dizzy Wright and Ab-Soul will all be taking the stage on Saturday, May 18th at the Downtown venue. Tickets for this show are still available to purchase online now through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices range between $25.00-$40.00 plus additional service fees. But we know that you have bills to pay, so we’re gonna hook a couple of you up.
We have a few pairs of tickets to send a coupe readers to see ScHoolboy Q, Dizzy Wright and Ab-Soul for free! All you have to do is send us an email at DowntownLobby@gmail.com and include your full name and contact information. We will choose all winners at random and get them in the show for FREE! Get your entry in soon.
What happens when you’re kicked out of New Order while the band is touring and selling out venues around the world? You pick up your bass and flip ‘em the bird. Peter Hook & The Light will be hitting the road again and instead of playing Joy Division albums in their entirety he’s taking on New Order’s first two albums, “Movement” and “Power, Corruption & Lies”. Yeah that’s right, he’s performing albums by the same band that gave him the boot.
Peter Hook & The Light have included a Los Angeles date on their next tour and is set to take place on Saturday, September 21st at The Fonda Theatre. You can check out the full tour schedule after the jump below. Ticket onsale information for the L.A. date hasn’t been released just yet, but we’ll keep you guys posted.
UPDATE: Tickets will go on sale starting on Saturday, May 18th at 10am through Ticketmaster for $23.50 plus fees.
Expect a big announcement to be coming out next week in regards to the 2014 edition of Coachella Music & Arts Festival. The festival organizers just posted up a picture with the words “Monday 10AM PDT” on it (which you can see posted above) and this could mean quite a few things. What we’re guessing the announcement will be are the dates for next years festival, presale ticket information and any other changes that may be happening. Will Coachella go back to just one weekend? We doubt it, but it gives us plenty of time to start making our plans to attend the event next year.
Prepare yourselves because Primus will be bringing their insane 3D show into town this week for a gig on Sunday night! So not only will you get Primus ripping through a massive setlist of fan favorites, but you’ll also get a bunch of 3D visuals flying at you. You can see the band perform on Sunday, May 19th at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Tickets are still available to purchase online through Ticketmaster. Prices range between $38.50-$49.50 plus additional service fees. But as always, we have your hook up to get into this show for free!
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After a six year wait, Queens of The Stone Age will be back with the release of their sixth studio album “..Like Clockwork”, and have announced that they will finally be coming into Los Angeles for a show! This time the band will be taking over The Wiltern for a gig on Thursday May 23rd. That’s right, the show is next week! Its been way too long since Queens of The Stone Age have been in town and this is one not to miss!
Tickets for QOTSA at The Wiltern are going up for sale TODAY! Yeah, you read that right. Get ready to buy tickets on Thursday, May 16th at 11am through Live Nation. Ticket prices are set at $60.00 plus additional service fees. You can expect these ticket to sell out FAST! Click on the link below to buy tickets and don’t miss out on the return of Queens of The Stone Age next week!
Last night, Guerilla union had a lineup announcement party at the House of Blues in Hollywood to release the long list of acts that will be performing at this years Rock The Bells festival. You can prepare to see Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Bone Thugs & Harmony, Common, Danny Brown, Dialated Peoples, E-$0, Too Short, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator, Juicy J, Talib Kweli and Wu Tang Clan. Rock The Bells have also listed virtual performances by Eazy-E and Old Dirty Bastard. Because we were missing those overused hologram jokes in our lives. The full lineup can be seen after the jump below.
Rock The Bells is a traveling hip-hop festival and will kci off here in Southern California on September 7th and 8th at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. Tickets are set to go on sale starting on Saturday, May 18th at 10am through Ticketmaster. No ticket prices have been mentioned yet. Click on the link below for the ticket purchasing screen. Not a bad lineup for Rock The Bells 2013!
Swedish electro-pop duo, Icona Pop, will be coming into Los Angeles for a headlining gig as they continue touring in support of their self-titled debut album. This time they’ll be performing a set at The Fonda Theatre on Thursday, August 29th along with k.flay and Sirah who will be opening up the show. Their shows are high energy dance parties, this won’t be any different.
Tickets to see Icona Pop at The Fonda Theatre are going up for sale starting on Saturday, May 18th at 10am through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices are set at $25.00 plus additional service fees. To hold you over until Icona Pop’s show in August, we suggest you take a listen to their track “We Got The World” below.