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 September 9.
Wednesday, September 11
Sigrid @ The Fonda Theatre [Tickets]
“Don’t Kill My Vibe” singer Sigrid released her debut album Sucker Punch back in March. Hailing from the UK, the 23-year-old sensation is making her way into America’s hearts and traveling across the country for performances of “Dynamite” and “Don’t Feel Like Crying.”
Thursday, September 12
Explosions In the Sky @ Hollywood Palladium [Tickets]
Texas rock veterans Explosions In The Sky are celebrating 20 years of magical music-making with a tour. The Wilderness is the quartet’s latest release, although it was released in 2016. The project hit the Billboard 200 charts and made its way onto plenty of year-end lists.
Carrie Underwood @ The Staples Center [Tickets]
Country singer Carrie Underwood linked up with Joan Jett to open the NFL’s 100th season for a rock rendition of Sunday Night Football theme song “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” this year. The American Idol winner bore cross-over success with popular songs such as “Jesus, Takes The Wheel” and “Before He Cheats” in 2005 and winning Best New Artist at the Grammys. Her sixth studio album Cry Pretty landed at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album charts.
Phora @ The Roxy [Tickets]
California rapper Phora delivered his album Bury Me With Dead Roses this summer and is now on tour. The former tattoo artist is currently making waves with songs such as “The Dream” and “Forgive Me.”
Friday, September 13
Kiana Ledé @ The Novo [Tickets]
R&B singer Kiana Ledé released her EP Myself this summer with hopes of speaking to and for the encouragement of women. Her song “Ex” remains as her most popular single and she can also be heard on Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t.” Born to a family of trained musicians, Kiana’s rise and growth is imminent.
Phony Ppl @ The Roxy [Tickets]
Five-man Brooklyn band Phony Ppl opened up for G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T during his Daytona Tour following the release of Mō’zā-ik. The modern touch to the jazz and R&B aesthetic Bari Bass, Maffyuu, Aja Grant, Elijah Rawk, and Elbee Thrie serve with their sound is certainly otherworldly and enjoyable.
Saturday, September 14
John Mayer @ The Forum [Tickets]
John Mayer‘s The Search For Everything was merely released in 2017 with soothing tunes like “Love On The Weekend.” With over a decade of professional musicianship, Mayer has proven himself to be a pop culture icon and his multi-platinum single “Your Body Is A Wonderland” will always be part of that legacy. He’s coming to Los Angeles this week as part of his tour and will be doing so without an opening act so fans will get the full John Mayer experience.
Sunday, September 15
Bon Iver @ The Forum [Tickets]
Uproxx described Bon Iver’s latest album i,i, as their best this past decade and their spiritual experience “Take Me To The Light” with Francis and The Lights and Kanye West is a complete vibe. Catching Bon Iver live is sure to be a treat for new fans and old.
Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.