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Los Angeles 2018 Music Calendar: The City’s Top Concerts This Month

When your need for live music strikes, we're here to inspire you with a hand-picked list of the hottest concerts in Los Angeles. From under-the-radar local bands to arena-filling super stars, we've got every concert you'll want on your calendar right here.

By / November 12, 2018

December 10 - 16



This up and coming duo have a way of blending into contemporary R&B and downtempo electronic twist. This band will for sure keep you wanting more.

$15 / RSVP


The Observatory

Aminé is known for his break out single "Caroline" that has bright playful melodies and brings that light to his latest album, "ONEPOINTFIVE." This hip-hop outsider is making waves in the rap game.

$27 - $75 / RSVP

Death Valley Girls

Alex's Bar

Death Valley Girls are a supernatural mixture of ghosts, demons, darkness, and rock and roll. These goth rockers know how to bring the outer space energy and far out sound.

$10 / RSVP

Big Gigantic

The Novo by Microsoft

Big Gigantic are veterans of blending electronic dance music with their live instruments to create a truly unique sound that is as thoughtful as it is danceable. Come see their live 3D show.

$30 - $40 / RSVP


The Glass House

Released in 2016, "Along the Shadow" is an adventurous rush of energy; equal parts confidence and vulnerability. It is the total musical experience of the classic Saosin line up.

$31 - $37 / RSVP

Childish Gambino

The Forum

Bold. Raw. Emotive. Childish Gambino will unapologetically serve you the facts. Vince Staples will join him on tour.

$49 - $129 / RSVP

December 17 - 23


Moroccan Lounge

Their latest sophomore album release, "New Compassion," is a must see live performance. Synth pop indemnities mix with heartfelt and healing emotion.

$18 - $20 / RSVP


Constellation Room

This Brooklyn based trio is quickly rising into rock band stardom. Think modern-day Weezer with scuzzy guitar work and some synth pop.

$13 - $15 / RSVP

The Internet

Hollywood Palladium

This alternative R&B collective spawned from a fellow member of Odd Future have released their fourth album. You can view "Hive Mind" as a composition of blues and grooves synced by instrumentals.

$35 - $153 / RSVP

PJ Morton

El Rey Theatre

PJ Morton's music offers a slinky assortment of crisp lyrics, neo-soul vibes, and a lush classic R&B sensibility. Hooked on his 2018 live album? Snag a ticket and see him for yourself.

$27 / RSVP

Lola Kirke


New York raised singer/songwriter, Kirke has a prominent and sultry voice that balances perfectly in between the realm of dreamy country rock.

$15 / RSVP

TRAP Karaoke: Los Angeles


Battle it out to win the "Trap Grammy" at this user-generated concert experience and community event. Trap Karaoke is about empowerment, cultural participation, unique moments, and human connection.

$23 - $44 / RSVP


Ventura Theater

Bass heavy grooves — no need for more to be said. Give one of his popular singles, "Them Changes," a listen — it'll take you back in time with that '70s feel.


December 24 - 30


Teragram Ballroom

This Indie rock band from the southwest will evoke genuine emotions. Make sure to catch their headlining tour celebrating 10 Years of Illuminate.


Dada Life


This Swedish Dj duo from Stockholm are known for their electro house music but also their humor during live performances. Don't miss out on this collective.


Erykah Badu

The Novo by Microsoft

Regarded as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul," Badu’s sound — a concoction of soul, hip-hop, and jazz — cannot be contained to a single genre.



The Glass House

Based out of Torrance, California, Seahaven is bringing back the atmosphere of post-hardcore and emo back to LA.



Fox Theater Pomona

Gryffin is unleashing his Gravity Tour on LA. His melody-rich house style and remixes have propelled him to fame.


Green Velvet

Exchange LA

Get a head start into NYE week with one of the hottest DJ's and producers on the underground electronic music scene.


Jurassic Shark

The Smell

Jurassic Shark have created a dedicated following with their own blend of indie rock using dynamic rhythms and dashes of emo vibrance.


December 31 - January 6


The Regent

Dance-punk legends !!! (Chk Chk Chk) bring their high energy live show to the historic Regent Theater for New Year's Eve.


Ozzfest 2018

The Forum

Finish off 2018 on a heavy note as some of the biggest names in rock and metal come together for this epic festival, including Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Ice T, Rob Zombie, and more.


Countdown 2018

NOS Events Center

Why see a ball drop when you can hear the beat drop? Join the EDM festival that is known as Countdown and experience world-class artists on 4 different stages.

   LA Phil

New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Pink Martini present a New Year’s program that mixes the heat of Brazilian samba, party sounds of ’30s Cuban dance music, and a dash of Parisian café cool. There’s no classier way to ring in 2019!


Washed Out (DJ Set)

Exchange LA

Combining styles as diverse as free jazz, house, hip-hop, and psych together with interlude-esque voiceover samples, Ernest Greene will be performing a DJ set at Exchange LA.


Prohibition NYE with Classixx (DJ Set)


For its 7th year, Prohibition NYE returns to the majestic Ticket Concourse at Union Station with the excitement and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Features DJs, burlesque artists, and live jazz.


January 7 - 13


The Observatory

Join Gnash as he navigates life through break ups, finding himself, and moving on through his music while blending the genres of R&B and hip hop.




Christian Berishaj is better known as JMSN after being in various and multiple music projects. This performer has a powerful voice that keeps you captivated in his alternative R&B and soul style.


Mick Jenkins

El Rey Theatre

Mick Jenkins is an American hip hop recording artist that uses acid jazz-influenced backing tracks and intellectual lyricism to convey the overall theme of his "Pieces of a Man" album.



Cerritos Center

The legendary Temptations are arguably the greatest vocal group of all time. Don't miss out on these rhythm and blues Grammy Hall-of Famers.


Four Year Strong: Acoustic Tour

The Hi Hat

Four Year Strong returns for their U.S. acoustic tour and will be featuring some unplugged classics, favorites, and even some unheard originals.




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