Cloud Cult is back on tour and will stop by Los Angeles this week! In support of live album Unplug, Cloud Cult has an intimate show at the Troubadour on Thursday, Sept. 18, which will start with an acoustic set and end with an electric set. If you'd like to attend, we're giving our readers the chance to win tickets via a contest!
BUY TICKETS: Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) at Amoeba Music (FREE, 6:00 p.m.)
The heat wave and concerts continue, Scenestar readers! There are even more live music options tonight, including a special, intimate Show of the Night with Karen O! The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman will kick off her local tour dates at Amoeba Music, where she has a FREE performance tonight at 6:00 p.m., in support of new solo album Crush Songs, which is out now. Karen O also has a trio of SOLD OUT shows at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Wednesday, Sept. 17; Thursday, Sept. 18; and Friday, Sept. 19.
If you can't get in to our Show of the Night, your other music options include performances by Avi Buffalo, Andrew Belle, Daedelus, Gap Dream, Godsmack, Dave Mason, Oh Boy Les Mecs, Katy Perry, Rise Against, Tegan and Sara, and many more. Click here for ticket links and info on all of today's shows as well as upcoming local shows on our concert calendar. For any further updates, be sure to also follow us on Twitter for any last-minute news and set times (posted daily in the comments section) if available for select shows!
We previously reported that George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28, at El Rey Theatre. But due to "overwhelming" demand, the show has been moved to the Fonda Theatre.
Event organizer Best Fest writes via Facebook: "Ladies & Gentlemen… Due to the overwhelming response to George Fest - SOLD OUT IMMEDIATELY - we are moving the show to the larger FONDA THEATRE… Same show, same date, NEW venue…"
The event—with proceeds going to the Jameson Fund to benefit Sweet Relief—will feature performances by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer of The Killers, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, Britt Daniel of Spoon, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Nick Valensi of The Strokes, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Click on the poster for the full lineup.
Now that Dawes is done opening The Avett Brothers at the Shrine Auditorium, they're ready to play their own tour dates! You can head down to Orange County to see Dawes live at the Constellation Room on Sunday, Oct. 12 in support of current release Stories Don't End. Other dates nearby include dates at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace on Saturday, Oct. 11 and at Soho in Santa Barbara on Thursday, October 16.
One of our favorite up-and-coming acts, New Zealand brother-and-sister duo Broods will be back in town next month! If you missed their SOLD OUT show with Australia's Strange Talk at The Echo in May, Broods have scheduled an all-ages headlining show at El Rey Theatre on Monday, October 13, in support of debut release Evergreen.
One of the hottest acts at Coachella 2014, Lorde will be back in town next month for her own headlining tour! New Zealand's teen sensation will start things off at The Joint in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 30; then make two stops at the Greek Theatre on Monday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 7; and perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Thursday, October 9, in support of her debut album Pure Heroine. Majical Cloudz is the opener for all these shows. If you would like to see Lorde next month, we're giving you the chance to win tickets to her Greek Theatre show on TUESDAY, October 7!
It has been a while since Damien Rice has had a local show; his last gig here was with Laura Marling at Hotel Cafe in 2012. But now the singer-songwriter is on tour in support of upcoming release My Favourite Faded Fantasy, and he has an intimate all-ages show at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Thursday, October 9.
As we previously reported, FYF Fest 2014 act Interpol will headline the Fox Theater in Pomona on Monday, Sept. 22, and that show is now SOLD OUT. For those of you who missed out on buying tickets, Interpol has added another date at Fox Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 23, with opener Rey Pila. Both all-ages shows are in support of new album El Pintor.