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Free Concert Calendar LA, October 2015
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Free Concert Calendar LA, October 2015

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Updated: 6 December 2016
With 2015’s drought culminating in scorching weather well into fall, The Culture Trip calls upon all LA denizens for a collective rain dance. Shake a tail feather (without shelling out the big bucks) at these free music events this month.

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!

Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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.

Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA

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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.

Harvard & Stone, 5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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.

Mrs. Fish, 448 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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.

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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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.

Hotel Figueroa, 939 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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.

The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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.

Ace Hotel Downtown LA, 921 S Broadway Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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.

Ace Hotel and Swim Club, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA

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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.

The Lost Knight, 1538 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

By Britt Witt

Born and bred in Los Angeles, Britt Witt is a journalist and whatever else you ask her to be.