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All The Best Live Music In Los Angeles This Week

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Los Angeles is one of the finest music cities in the world, which is both a gift and a curse: There’s always a ton of great music being played somewhere, but there’s so much of it that it can be difficult to sort through it all and find the best stuff. If that’s a problem you’ve faced, you’re in the right place: Keep reading to find a list of the concerts in the Los Angeles area that are worth your time for the week of April 8.

Monday, April 8

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Shoreline Mafia @ Velvet Jones [Tickets]

It’s been almost a year since Los Angeles rap group Shoreline Mafia dropped their Party Pack EP and just about a year since they unleashed their first mixtape, ShoreLineDoThatSh*t. The rising collective puts on quite a show with energetic party bangers like “Musty,” and “Nun Major.”

T-Pain @ The Observatory [Tickets]

T-Pain released his sixth studio album 1Up in February with features from Flipp Dinero, Russ, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, who makes a statement on the banger “Goat Talk.” He launched his tour in support of 1Up this month. Along with the latest on the Billboard 200 chart-topping album, T-Pain’s tour performances are sure to include a treasure trove of his musical gems such as “I’m Sprung” and “Low” featuring Flo Rida.

Tuesday, April 9

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Hozier @ Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever [Tickets]

Hozier‘s 2013 hit smash “Take Me To Church” was so good it was certified six-times platinum and granted the Irish singer-songwriter mainstream notoriety. In March, the talented musician released his second studio album Wasteland, Baby!, which made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Wednesday, April 10

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The 1975 @ The Roxy [Sold Out]

The 1975’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships is home to a bevy of hit songs from the English pop-rock band like “Give Yourself a Try,” “Love It If We Made It,” and “TooTimeTooTimeTooTime,” produced by bandmates George Daniel and Matty Healy. The album landed at No. 8 on Uproxx’s 2018 Music Critics poll.

Thursday, April 11

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Tame Impala @ Fox Theatre [Tickets]

Tame Impala‘s star is rising. The indie rock band’s song “Same Ol’ Mistakes” was inspiring enough for Rihanna to cover on her album Anti and they’ve begun to cross over into even more mainstream acclaim. They recently appeared on SNL and are slated to headline Coachella and Lollapalooza in 2019.

Blood Orange @ The Roxy [Tickets]

Dev Hynes as Blood Orange knows how to manipulate and push forward the sounds of electronic-alternative R&B. His fourth studio album Negro Swan was a personal one and with songs like “Charcoal Baby,” made its way to the Billboard 200 chart.

Smino @ The Observatory [Tickets]

St. Louis recording artist Smino delivered NØIR in November and has a collaborative project with Noname and Saba in the works. He was recently featured on the Pivot Gang track, “Bad Boys.” Here’s a chance to catch Smino live along with Spillage Village rap duo EarthGang.

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal @ Echoplex [Tickets]

Goth Boi Clique’s Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, born Adam McIlwee, creates angsty sad boy raps tailored for those with certain tastes. His new project Suffer On was released in February and he made sure to make it with Lil Peep on his heart and mind.

Taking Back Sunday @ Hollywood Palladium [Tickets]

Rock band Taking Back Sunday is celebrating 20 years with the release of a compilation project titled Twenty and a world tour. It was their 2002 project Tell All Your Friends that catapulted the quartet into popularity, making them a classic emo band (even if they don’t want to be labeled as such).

Friday, April 12

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Taking Back Sunday @ Hollywood Palladium [Tickets]

Saturday, April 13

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B2K @ The Forum [Tickets]

In 2001, R&B heartthrob group B2K entered the music scene with their platinum-hit single “Uh Huh.” Comprised of group members Omarion, Lil Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B, B2K captured the heart of teens across America upon breaking out. Their reign was short-lived following their break up in 2003, however. Over a decade later, they’re reuniting on the big stage for The Millennium Tour and are bringing along fellow 2000s acts such as Pretty Ricky, Chingy and the Ying Yang Twins.

Sunday, April 14

B2K @ The Forum [Tickets]

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