The Intown Report’s Gig Picks of the Week 8/22/19 – 8/28/19

Death on the Radio photo by Hilary Russell

Looking for cool live music this week? Here’s some show recommendations:

Thursday 8/22

Cafe Nela – Atomic Sherpas, The Wrinkling Brothers + Tune To Me

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park – No Parents, Fatty Cakes & the Puff Pastries + The Witching Hours

The Observatory – The Nude Party + Spendtime Palace

Old Towne Pub – Failing Up, Animals and Children, Baron Bandini, CC Potato + DeadFSerious

Friday 8/23

Bootleg Theater – Shonen Knife + Me Like Bees

Cafe Nela – The Terpenes, Death on the Radio, Pedal Strike + Spare Change

Echoplex – Hank von Hell, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, GayC/DC, + Against The Grain

Gold Diggers – Sunny War, Runson Willis + DJ Rhettmatic (of Beat Junkies)

Redwood Bar – The Hangmen record release party, Cornfed Project, Beggars & Choosers + DJ Johhny Witmer

Saturday 8/24

Beer City Studios (Van Nuys) – Endless Bummer, Total Massacre, Loss For Concern, Abolitionist, The Lungs, Failing Up!, Divided Heaven + more

Cafe Nela – The Mormons (21st Anniversary) Bratty and Jackass + Unpopable

Catch One – L.A. Witch, Mark Sultan (King Khan and BBQ), Levitation Room, The Flytraps, The Night Times, Man…Or Astroman? Bloodshot Bill, Parker Griggs’ El Perro, King Flamingo, The Surfboards + Savage Gospel

The Glass House – Beach Goons, Show Me The Body, Y La Bamba, French Vanilla, Ed Maverick, Divino Nino, Eyedress, Duerto Dos Rosas, Lunch Lady, Junkie, Senor Kino, Kuromi, Kicked Off The Streets, Archer Oh, Violet Mindfield, Grady, Daydream Time Machine, Not From England, The Linda Lindas, Cool Era, Pacoima Techno, Jesika Cueta + Pao  

Sunday 8/25

Alex’s Bar – The Coathangers, Cat Scan, Birth Defects,+ Rats in The Louvre

Anaheim Street/Zaferia District (Long Beach) – The Coathangers, Prettiest Eyes, Tropa Magica, The Molochs, White Woods, Sunny War, Neil Hamburger, Cat Scan, Triptides, Devil Season, Koibito, Slice, Strawberry Army, Billy Changer, Lily Waters, Wacko, Restavrant,  JaneLane, The Gems, Megan Koester, Birth Defects, Girl Tears, Slughterhouse, KEVIN, Very Crush, Lizzy Cooperman, Big Monsta + more 

Cafe Nela – Bloody Brains, Order Disorder, Third Grade Teacher + Hawsticks

Monday 8/26

The Doll Hut – Carnal Bliss, Cursing Concrete, Malditas Drogas + Tragic Radicals

The Echo – Automatic, Colleen Green, Diva Dompe, Girl Friday, Brittany Bueno + DJ Inkrose

Tuesday 8/27

The Hi Hat – Maria Bamford, Danielle Perez, Vince Caldera, Kira Soltanovitch + Jackie Kashian (Comedy Benefit for Freedom For Immagrants)

Teragram Ballroom – MC50 + Porcupine

Wednesday 8/28

The Greek Theatre – Stray Cats + Eagles of Death Metal

The Redwood Bar – Michael Des Barres & The Mistakes + Glitter Trash

For this week’s full live show listings, please check out The Intown Report.



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