Calling all music lovers! Northeast Los Angeles always comes correct when it comes to live music, and our idyllic eastside corner of Los Angeles is home to a variety of shows featuring local and far-flung musicians, bands, and DJ’s. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best of the best live music this month. Whether you’re into indie rock, old school R&B, lo-fi jam bands, or something funky in between, we’ve got something for everyone. Grab your tickets to these events now, because they’re sure to sell out quick. See you on the dance floor!
Crumb at Lodge Room (Highland Park) Crumb is a Brooklyn-based four-piece psych-pop band making intoxicating music for trippy days and restless nights. Their chilled-out sound is tinged with synths and notes of jazz, and their lovely, looping melodies will stay lodged in your brain long after you hear them. The lo-fi group is currently on a country-wide tour and in the midst of recording their first full-length album. Groove to their ambient, atmospheric sound on 3/19 at the Lodge Room (104 North Avenue 56). Tickets for this all-ages event are just $16. Doors are at 8PM. Get your tickets here.
Green Leaf Rustlers at Lodge Room (Highland Park)“From the sage, smoke, and mists of Marin come your local purveyors of Cosmic Cali country music, playing the dusty country classics of your dreams.” The Green Leaf Rustlers is made up of former Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson’s orbital pull – his influence has drawn together a merry band of all star musicians and cosmic rangers, including multi-instrumentalist Barry Sless (David Nelson Band), bassist Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, David Nelson Band), drummer John Molo (Phil Lesh Quintet, Bruce Hornsby & The Range) and guitarist Greg Loiacono (The Mother Hips). They describe themselves as “a down to earth all-star rock and roll band that’ll put your head in the stars.” They’re playing Highland Park’s historic Lodge Room (104 North Avenue 56) on 3/23, and tickets for this all ages show are going for just $30. Grab yours here.
Silver Lake’s legendary Los Globos (3040 Sunset Blvd) is serving up hip hop straight outta Brooklyn on Thursday 3/14, in honor of Biggie’s birthday. It’ll be an East Coast dance party filled with plenty of West Coast love, and the good vibes will be strong all night long. With DJ’s playing all the hits straight from the streets of NYC, this is one dance party you won’t wanna miss – plus what else do you have to do on a Thursday night? FREE ADMISSION until 11PM when you RSVP here. Doors at 10PM.
Friends with Benefits at Los Globos (Silver Lake)
Friends with Benefits is a beloved R&B inspired party held at Los Globos (3040 Sunset Blvd). Join them this Friday 3/15 for their one year anniversary party! They’re going to be playing all R&B jams, throwback hip hop hits, and your favorite 90’s and early 00’s songs all night long. They’re going to have six different DJ’s, and plenty of room for you and your friends to turn up and get down. Bottle service is available. Dress to impress (guys, we’re talking to you)! Follow them on Instagram here for a change to win a free bottle of champagne. Doors open at 10PM and entrance is FREE with RSVP before midnight. $10 with RSVP after midnight. RSVP here.
Hot Flash Heat Wave at The Echo (Echo Park)
Hot Flash Heat Wave is an Bay Area based band whose sound has been described as “surfer pop meets post punk meets dream pop.” The band met in high school and has been heating up the lo-fi indie scene ever since, releasing their third album, Mood Ring, on 2/15. Catch their smooth sounds, accompanied by Boyo and Diners, at The Echo (1822 W Sunset Blvd) on 3/22 at 5:30PM. Tickets for this all ages show are $13 in advance, and $16 at the door. Grab your tickets here.
You guessed it – it’s a X Files themed dance party! If you’re a fan of the show, don’t miss this otherworldly event at the Echoplex (1154 Glendale Blvd) on 3/29. This 21 and over night will feature art installations by Mason Rothschild, photo booths and professional photo ops, and alien-approved music selections to keep you grooving all night long from DJ Brian Tarney of Restless Nites and DJ Olive Kimoto (NTS Radio, Heaven or Los Angeles). Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged – bring your FBI badges and flashlights, or shed your human skin to reveal the reptilian beneath and prepare to be abducted! $9 presale tickets, $14 early bird tickets, and $19 the day of show. Get your tickets here.
Mija at the Echo (Echo Park)
Mija is an Arizona-born DJ and musician who rose to acclaim thanks to a chance meeting with Skrillex. But EDM’s former poster child has reinvented herself as a raw pop singer with the release of last year’s EP, “HOW TO MEASURE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOVERS.” Now she’s embarking on a tour to show off her multi-faceted creative persona – catch her live at the Echo (1822 W Sunset Blvd) on 3/27, with doors at 8PM. Grab tickets here.
Perfection March Residency at the Echoplex (Echo Park)
Patrick Nolan and Perfection is the brainchild of Patrick Nolan (formerly of Meatbodies and Walter), who is joined by an all-star group of locals including guitarist-synth player Misha Lindes (SadGirl), drummer Erik Jimenez (Together Pangea) and backing vocalist Zoe Lambert (No Parents), along with Douglas Lamothe (keys), Elliott Bultard (bass) and Kelsey Rubenstein (vocals, percussion). The group has an undeniably electrifying energy on stage, and you’ll have a hard time not grooving to their soul-tinged garage-rock jams that often unfold like a lo-fi homage to Bowie. They’re playing a monthlong Monday night Residency at the Echoplex (1154 Glendale Blvd) starting tonight at 8:30PM, so you have three chances to catch these familiar faces – don’t miss out. The shows are free, but be sure to RSVP here to secure your spot.