Where: The Staples Center
Any self-respecting hipster or indie music lover has The Black Keys on their favorite playlist. Formed in Ohio, this bluesy rock duo is sure to feel right at home in L.A. playing to what promises to be an extremely enthusiastic crowd. For two nights the alternative band will be taking over the Staples Center to strum out their hits like, “Lonely Boy” and “Tighten Up.”
Where: The Hollywood Palladium
The Offspring rocked this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival, and now they’re bringing their old school punk style back to Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium. This time they’re teaming up with chart-climbers, Neon Trees and Dead Sara. This interesting mix of artists is sure to put on a good show that you won’t want to miss.
Where: Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
Music festivals in L.A. tend to take themselves pretty seriously, purporting to showcase the new up-and-comers in underground indie circles. Eagle Rock Music Festival, however, takes a more relaxed lighted hearted approach to the music scene. A veritable melting pot of all different types of music, this good-humored fest also has things like square dancing, a stage dedicated to folk music and an arts and crafts area.
Where: The Wiltern
This Friday tons of people will be filling up the seats in the Hollywood Bowl to see Jason Mraz play on the main stage. Skip that concert. Instead, see him in the far more intimate setting of The Wiltern on Sunday. Mr. A-Z will be playing a stripped down acoustic set of all his best romantic ballads and pop hits. This is definitely a better way to listen to the singer/songwriter in his element with just a mic, a guitar and several hundred rapt listeners.
Where: Hollywood Bowl
The dog days are over, so you better run… to the Hollywood Bowl to see indie rock band, Florence + The Machine. This Sunday, the U.K. group featuring powerhouse vocalist Florence Welch will be coming stateside to perform their commanding ballads like, “Dog Days Are Over.”