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 July 15.
Tuesday, July 16
Mitski @ Hollywood Palladium [Tickets]
Mitski’s Be The Cowboy is one of Uproxx’s 50 Best Albums of 2018 and is No. 3 on Uproxx’s 2018 Critics Poll. Her magnetic tracks “Geyser,” “Nobody” and “Two Slow Dancers,” deserve to be heard live as Mitski is known for entrancing her fans with intimately fulfilling performances.
Mozzy @ El Rey Theatre [Tickets]
Mozzy’s Internal Affairs made its way to streaming services in May and now the Oak Park native is making his rounds across the nation. Mozzy recently linked up with up-and-comer Guapdad 4000 for the track “Scammin” and continues to be the voice of the streets as the gangland landlord.
Wednesday, July 17
Dirty Projectors @ The Wiltern [Tickets]
Last summer, New York indie rock band Dirty Projectors released Lamp Lit Prose along with singles “Break-Thru” and “That’s A Lifestyle.” Their Tiny Desk performance with NPR was pretty neat and really shows off how talented these troupe of musicians are in real life, offering a convincing reason to catch them live.
Friday, July 19
21 Savage @ The Shrine Expo [Tickets]
21 Savage’s year began with threats of deportation after he was arrested by ICE for overstaying his visa when he was 7-years-old, followed by the release of his most expansive album yet, I Am > I Was, and a Grammy Award nomination for his verse on Post Malone’s “Rockstar.” With his own hits such as “A Lot,” the ATL-raised musician continues to be one of the most sought-out talents in hip-hop.
Brandy @ Microsoft Theater [Tickets]
R&B sensation Brandy is set to take the Femme It Forward stage along with fellow soul singers Monica, Ashanti, Keri Hilson, Amerie, and Lil’ Mo. It’s a 90s R&B head’s dream come true.
Iggy Azalea @ Fonda Theater [Tickets]
Iggy Azalea’s Bad Girl Tour may have been canceled, but Los Angeles fan need not fret because they are still able to catch the Australian-bred rapper perform cuts off her latest album In My Defense, which includes the J. White Did It-produced banger “Sally Walker,” when she hits the city.
Mozzy @ The Observatory [Tickets]
Saturday, July 20
Adam Lambert & Queen @ The Forum [Tickets]
Sunday, July 21
DaBaby @ The Observatory [Tickets]
Charlotte rhymer DaBaby is one of the crop of rappers making noise from the region with the release of his chart-topping debut album Baby On Baby in March. His Billboard Hot 100 hit “Suge” is already certified gold and has the power to get any crowd rocking.
Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.