LA Concert Calendar: August 15 – 21

Visit our concert calendar for a complete list of shows, links to buy tickets and our picks.

m. ward***Recommended Show of the Week***
White Stripes, M Ward @ Greek
I don’t like recommending $40+ shows at big venues. But Thursday night’s White Stripes/M Ward show is the one to see this week. It’ll be just like a night at Chili’s. The masses know exactly what they’re going to get. The White Stripes will perform solidly, not unlike an order of Chili’s Baby Back Ribs. Your friend will order an Awesome Blossom and it will piss you off because you don’t think you like whole fried deep fat fried onions and the name’s goofy. But then you’ll try some, love it and become an Awesome Blossom evangelist.

M Ward is that Awesome Blossom. Don’t miss him. If you have tickets for another night try to trade for Thursday tickets.

White Stripes, Greenhornes @ Greek
Erin McKeown @ Hotel Cafe
Inara George @ the Echo (free)
Satisfaction @ Silverlake Lounge (free)
Bella Lea @ Troubadour
Starlite Desperation @ Spaceland (free)

White Stripes @ Greek
Head of Femur @ Spaceland
Erin McKeown @ Hotel Cafe

Dinosaur Jr. @ Avalon
Greenhornes @ Amoeba (free)
White Stripes @ Greek

White Stripes, M Ward @ Greek
Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Vanguard
GZA @ Knitting Factory
Warsaw Village Band @ Skirball Center
Our Lady Peace @ Viper Room
Missy Higgins @ Troubadour
Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright, Ben Lee @ Wiltern
Irving @ Echo
Cass McCombs @ Tangier

Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright, Ben Lee @ Wiltern
Lucinda Williams @ Henry Fonda
Mary Gauthier @ McCabe’s
Z-Trip @ House of Blues
Warsaw Village Bank @ Cal Plaza (free noon show)
Warsaw Village Band and Fiamma Fumana @ Cal Plaza (free evening show)
Holly Near @ Theatricum Botanicum

Used @ Gibson
Phantom Planet @ USC McCarthy Quad (free)
Xiu Xiu @ Troubadour
John Legend @ House of Blues
Shellac, Autolux @ Echo (two shows)
Coldplay @ Verizon
Conga Masters @ Cal Plaza (free)
DJ Nobody @ MOCA

Coldplay @ Verizon
Shellac @ Echo
John Legend @ House of Blues

Thanks to Dan N. for the correction!