2015 is coming to a close and we’re boogie-ing all the way. From Riot Grrl mosh pits to the Sound of Music, psychedelic vibes to holiday shows, there’s no shortage of audible opportunities this month. Here are the Culture Trip’s top picks for Los Angeles, and they are all under $5.
yOya appropriately dubbed November ‘yovember’ after a month-long nationwide tour. Now they’re celebrating their homecoming with James the Human and Dre Babinski’s (formerly of Hunter Hunted) new project Steady Holiday. $5 entry.
The Lost Room, 1534 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA
SPIN is bringing their legendary Year in Music Party from New York to LA to celebrate the best in music of 2015. California dreamers Best Coast lead the way with their swooning pop, while Tink represents female rappers and Alex G brings the lo-fi Philadelphia pop. Technology-advanced YACHT will spin in-between for a nonstop dance party. Free with RSVP.
The Regent Theater, 448 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 284 5727
Buzzbands.LA is celebrating the holidays with local music. SWIMM and Babes are two solid acts that should already be on your 2015 mix tape. As for Memory Rounds, the new collaboration between Ryan Kirkpatrick (ex-Red Cortez) and Matt Aveiro (ex-Cold War Kids), this is their first show right on the heels of the release of their debut album. DJ Bumbaclot will be spinning between sets. $5 entry.
El Cid, 4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 668 0318
Three hours of choirs, dance companies and over 20 music groups: the LA County Holiday Show
is a great opportunity to gather the family for some holiday cheer. Going strong since 1959, this holiday celebration thrills nearly 5,000 people every year and that’s without counting the crowds watching live on PBS.
The Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 213 972 7211
Dec. 31: Grand Park New Year's Eve Block Party
It’s the third-annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Grand Park! Celebrate the countdown Times Square style, packed with food trucks, live music, photo booths and more. It’s the biggest and best free NYE party this city has to offer. Tip: Take the subway — It pops out right at Grand Park.
Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 213 972 8080
By Britt Witt