Normally I would recommend seeing the band Cults. They’re playing a free show at the MOCA, but advance tickets are already sold out but if you like trying for stand by and you love big crowds with no guarantee of getting in then knock yourselves out.
The free show I will recommend is Echo Park Rising: A Music, Arts and Local Business Celebration. Tickets are available by just clicking on the banner. It’s a great way to catch up on the thriving local music scene while also supporting the wonderful community that is Echo Park. Don’t miss, The Driftwood Singers, The Far West, Fool’s Gold and the always charming, Lavender Diamond.
In case your tastes lean more pop than indie I can point you in the direction of the H20 Music Festival which will feature John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Gym Class Heroes and Wisin & Yandel. Admission to the event is a very reasonable $25 plus service charges. Here’s a little sample of what you’re in for, it’s Wisin & Yandel’s “Algo Me Gusta De Ti” featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain.
And in case music began and ended for you in the 80’s head on over to the House Of Blues for Lost 80’s Live to see A Flock OF Seagulls, The Escape Club, Gene Loves Jezebel, Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, Formerly of When In Rome, Animotion, Boys Don’t Cry, and Christopher Anton. I had to look up Christopher Anton. He’s was in Information Society. And you may say, “Hey, I was a huge Information Society fan. Where is Kurt Harland?” Well I can tell you that much like John Corabi (Motley Crue), Gary Cherone (Van Halen) and Arnel Pineda (Journey), Anton joined the band to substitute for the lead singer long after their last hit. Anton was also in a Depeche Mode cover band so rest assured his 80’s cred is legit…ish. Here’s a vintage video (filled with WTF moments) from Information Society to get you primed for your big night out. Don’t forget to bring your big hair.