October 17: Saved By the ’90s
Party like it’s 1999 with the only live ’90s cover band that plays all your favorites from No Doubt, Blink 182, Green Day, Alanis Morisette, Weezer, and more. Don’t forget your overalls, chain wallets, and bucket hats!
October 18: Lykke Wulff pop-up with DJs Honey Power
Fashion and music lovers find common ground at Lykke Wulff’s special pop-up shop at Space 15 Twenty. Shop the hip designer’s exclusive collection while local sweetheart DJs Honey Power spin fun tunes to match.
October 20: Kid Bloom residency w/ Ghost in the Pocket, Dutch Party
Kid Bloom’s breezy indie pop is the definition of summer in LA, reminiscent of early tracks from The Strokes – but it can’t be pinned down to one genre alone. Joined by the upbeat funk-pop of Dutch Party and the Interpol-esque quintet Ghost in the Pocket, they’re sure to deliver the boogie.
October 23: A&R Radar Showcase w/ Royal Tongues and Taylor Locke
Ears are guaranteed to perk upon hearing A&R’s Showcase. Passion Pit and Royal Tongues will get your feet moving with their sweet synth washes. Formerly the guitarist for Rooney, Taylor Locke is churning his own power-pop with a ’70s tinge. These two are bubbling to the top in LA’s local scene — look out.
October 24: Hammer Bash
Free shows at the Hammer never disappoint—a twinkling courtyard in the heart of Westwood surrounded by art makes for a raucous dance floor. Rhonda International DJs GODDOLLARS and Paradise, famous for their unforgettable parties, will lay down the sound. Cocktails and food trucks will be in abundance.
October 26: Post Life, Prom Body, Hikikomori
Hotel Figueroa is a downtown staple and an excellent spot to visit any day of the week. Add a free show into the mix and the ‘wow’ factor spikes! This evening is an assortment of lo-fi indie courtesy of Post Life, grunge from Prom Body and hardcore by Hikikomori. Check it out for an eclectic, hip night downtown.
October 26: Halloween Covers Night
Kick off Halloween week with a night of local bands doing Halloween-themed covers! Featuring Kim and The Created (as The Cramps), Adult Books (as The Misfits), Death Hymn #9 (as Black Flag), Cosmonauts (as The Clash), Girl Tears (as The Ramones), and Fever The Ghost’s BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop. Expect a psychedelic, grungy, spooky good time.
October 27: Faison La Fête
Permanent Records returns to the Ace Hotel Downtown LA to spin some sweet French pop. Artists such as Dutronc, Hardy, Bardot, and Mr. Gainsbourg from the ’60s and beyond will wash over the rooftop patio and transport listeners across the Atlantic.
October 30-31: Halloween Weekend with Bloody Death Skull
Head out to the desert for a free party at the hippest hotel with fun, exotic, LA favorite, Bloody Death Skull. Led by Daiana Feuer on electric ukulele, the show will feature special ghouls — er, guests — John & Bridgette Seasons (of Haunted Summer), Bart Davenport, Nathan Jackson (of Moomaw), BDS regulars Gerard Olson and Beth McSelf, and dancer extraordinaire Mecca V.A. DJ sets by Feuer herself and Andres Renteria on both Friday and Saturday will help you shake your bones.
October 31: All Scene Eye presents Halloween
If you’re looking for a good time with no cover, head to the Lost Knight this Halloween to mingle with skeleton dancers, free live music, and a costume contest! Food and beer are on the house for the top three costumes, so be sure to get wild! Dance the night away to the music of Seasons, Hobart W Fink, The Wild Divide, The Electric West, and Veterans of Future Wars.
By Britt Witt
Born and bred in Los Angeles, Britt Witt is a journalist and whatever else you ask her to be.