Every month I listen to the majority of bands/musicians that play in Los Angeles before deciding which shows to recommend. Songs are then added to a playlist for that month. If there are a lot of good bands, it gets split into two. These are August’s selections.
This week from Thursday to Sunday (8/15-8/18/19) is Echo Park Rising and there are SO MANY bands playing- all for FREE! (full list here) There are also deals from local businesses, DJ sets, and more, happening as well so make sure to check out their website.
In the listings below I have chosen some of the best shows to see for each day. I’ve also made a playlist if you want to check out some of the bands ahead of time.
Janelane are playing at The Echo from 6-6:30pm and later Skin Mag are at there from 7:40 to 8:10pm.
Every week before making suggestions for which bands to see in Los Angeles, I preview every band or performer I find a listing for. If I think they are worth checking out I put them in that month’s playlist and then when the month is over I review it and make it public.
This month there was a lot of good music so the playlist has been split into two.
Coachella is this weekend (4/12-4/14) and next (4/19-4/21) and features a lot of great bands. Below are playlists with a selection of some of the bands playing on each day and a list of their set times and locations at the festival as a way to help narrow down some of the choices.
Let’s Eat Grandma- 2-2:40 on the Gobi Stage
Las Robertas- 2:55- 3:25 on the Sonora Stage
Hurray for the Riff Raff- 3:05-3:45 on the Gobi Stage
Beach Fossils- 4:10-4:55 on the Gobi Stage
JPEGMAFIA- 5:00-5:40 on the Outdoor Theatre Stage
Tierra Whack – 6:35-7:30 on the Mojave Stage and leave early to see Anderson .Paak from 7:05-7:55 on the Coachella Stage or see The Frights on the Sonora Stage from 7:30-8:10
BLACKPINK- 8-9:00 on the Sahara Stage
SOPHIE- 9:10-10:00 on the Mojave Stage then head to the Coachella Stage to see some of Janelle Monáe’s set from 9:50-10:40
Charlotte Gainsbourg- 10:45-11:30 on the Mojave Stage
End the night with Childish Gambino on the Coachella Stage at 11:25
The Red Pears- 1-1:30 on the Sonora Stage
Wallows- 1:30-2:15 on the Mojave Stage
Ty Segall and White Fence- 2:45- 3:35 on the Outdoor Theatre Stage
Shame- 3:40-4:15 on the Sonora Stage
Hop Along- 4:35- 5:10 on the Sonora Stage
JAIN- 5-5:45 on the Gobi Stage
Fashion designer and Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh is DJ’ing on the Mojave Stage- 6:20-7:10
Superorganism- 7:40-8:25 on the Sonora Stage
Weezer- 8:35- 9:35 on the Coachella Stage or check out Idris Elba’s DJ skills on the Yuma Stage for a bit, he’s on from 9-11:00
Billie Eilish- 9:35-10:40 on the Outdoor Theatre stage or catch some of Aphex Twin’s 9:05-10:35 set on the Mojave Stage
Tame Impala starts at 10:35 on the Coachella Stage
Little Simz is on the Gobi Stage starting at 11:00
Kid Cudi starts his set on the Sahara Stage at 11:55
Easy Life- 1:10-1:40 on the Sonora Stage
Mansionair- 2:30-3:10 on the Mojave Stage
Iceage- 3:45-4:20 on the Sonora Stage
Pusha T- 4:15-5:05 on the Coachella Stage
Lizzo- 5:45-6:30 on the Mojave Stage
YG- 7-7:50 on the Sahara Stage then stay for Gucci Gang (Gucci Mane, Lil Pump and Smokepurpp) from 8:15-9:05
Jon Hopkins 9:35-10:35 on the Gobi Stage
Kaytranada 10:55 on the Mojave Stage if you stay late
Every week before posting the list of events for the weekend in Los Angeles, I listen to all the bands that are playing around the city (and occasionally elsewhere) to narrow down what shows I think are worth checking out. When I hear a band or singer I like, I choose one of their songs to put in that month’s playlist.
Below is the January 2019 playlist and currently there are monthly public playlists on the website’s Spotify profile going back to January of 2018.