Dropping one hundred bucks on a stadium show — or even a few hundred bucks on a music festival — might be worth it for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the truth is you don’t need to rack up a credit card debt to see good music.
After all, we live in Los Angeles, a place where you can not only see music every night of the week, but where your weird reclusive neighbor was probably the drummer in some once-legendary band.
With a little digging, it’s not hard to find noteworthy up-and-coming acts or iconic musicians playing intimate shows for as little as $10. Here are 20 gigs that we think are worth checking out and cost less than your last Postmates order.
Recently hyped by the Fader as one of rap's most exciting new talents, Rico Nasty plays the Echoplex with support from Maliibu Miitch.
London indie pop trio Saint Etienne celebrate 20 years of their classic album Good Humor with a US tour.
Fans of the trans-Atlantic pop group Superorganism include the likes of Frank Ocean and Ezra Koenig, to name just two. See them perform their quirky pop in the flesh at the Fonda Theater.
Portland singer/songwriter Haley Heynderickx's debut album has garnered widespread praise from outlets such as NPR and Stereogum. This is your chance to catch her lush, unpredictable sound live.
Ex-Fiery Furnaces front woman Eleanor Friedberger launches her critically-acclaimed fourth solo album, which was inspired by a goth nightclub in Athens.
The collaboration between Ty Seagall and White Fence AKA Tim Presley has produced two albums that explore psychedelia, power pop, punk, and more. Join them for a mind-blowing live gig.
New York rapper Shayna McHayle AKA Junglepussy comes to Los Angeles to promote her critically-acclaimed third album, JP3.
Known for her quirky lyrics and laid-back alt-country vibes, Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett has become a global sensation in just a few years. Support by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks.
Known for her outrageous lyrics and anything-goes attitude, prolific Chicago rapper, Cupcakke, comes to Los Angeles to promote her acclaimed new album Ephorize.
ADULT. is the music and art project of Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. Over seven albums of electronic pop, the duo have gained a cult following throughout the US and Europe.
Oakland-based garage punk quartet Shannon and the Clams have developed a devoted following with their mix of doo-wop, old-school R&B, surf rock, and psychedelia.
Folky, dream-pop songstress Marisa Nadler celebrates the release of her eighth full-length album, For My Crimes, which was recorded in Laurel Canyon in early 2018.
Experience the warped electronic pop of Black Moth Super Rainbow at this all ages show at the Lodge Room for the launch their 2018 album, Panic Room.
Berlin-based DIY singer/songwriter Molly Nilsson delivers her deadpan, art damaged take on electronic pop and modern romance in Los Angeles.