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
October 24: Hammer Bash
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
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
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.