Best Shows This Week: August 20 to August 26, 2018

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Catch so many amazing shows this summer, that now you don’t want the magic to stop? You’re in luck, because our Best Shows This Week Calendar, features David Byrne, Mac DeMarco, J. Cole, No Parents, Erasure and more. Check out the full calendar below.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

School Night feat. Pop Noir,, Samaria, BAUM, Reyna, DJ sets by Clint Choi, Mxtapesforgirls, Chris Douridas at Bardot, 21+, 7:30 PM, FREE with RSVP

SLUGS, Magic Bronson, The Premonitions, ModPods at The Echo, 21+, 8:30 PM, FREE

Anne-Marie, Goody Grace at The Roxy, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

A Night for Travis: Julia Holter, Nedelle Torrisi, Ramona Gonzalez, DJs Geneva Jacuzzi and Joshy at Zebulon, 21+, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Erasure, Reed & Caroline at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, $69.50-99.50

Jens Lekman, Dent May at Lodge Room Highland Park, all ages, 8 PM, $25

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

Mac DeMarco, Geneva Jacuzzi, Cola Boy at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Queen Latifah, Common at Hollywood Bowl, all ages, 8 PM, $18-109

Regina Spektor at Theatre at Ace Hotel, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

AJJ, Kimya Dawson, Shellshag at The Regent Theater, all ages, 7 PM, $17.50 advance/$25 day of show

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

Mac DeMarco, Bane’s World, Cmon at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Kishi Bashi at Skirball Cultural Center, all ages, 6:30 PM, FREE

Joey Dosik (10 PM), Woody Goss (of Vulfpeck) (9 PM) at Troubadour, all ages, 8 PM, $18 advance/$20 door

Funky Sole Weekender feat. Lee Fields & The Expressions, Breakestra feat. James Gadson, Boogaloo Assassins, Funky Sole DJs at Echoplex, 18+, 6:30 PM, $28 single day/$38 two day pass

The Paranoyds photo by Tim Aarons

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

No Parents, The Paranoyds, Junkie, The High Curbs at 1720, all ages, 8 PM, $12 advance/$15 door

Joey Dosik (10 PM), Woody Goss (of Vulpfeck) (9 PM) at Troubadour, all ages, 8 PM, $18 advance/$20 door

J. Cole, Young Thug, Jaden Smith, Earthgang, Kill Edward at Staples Center, all ages, $49.50-149.50

Mac DeMarco, Cowgirl Clue, Superstar & Star at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Erasure, Reed & Caroline at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, $69.50-99.50

Funky Sole Weekender feat. Monophonics, Jungle Fire, Los Yesterdays (featuring former members of Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings), The White Blinds, Funky Sole DJs at Echoplex, 18+, 6:30 PM, $28 single day/$38 two day pass

Young Thug photo by Freddy Ayala

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

Mura Masa, Empress Of at The Novo, all ages, 8 PM, $34.50-40 (TICKET GIVEAWAY)

We’ve seen Mura Masa tear it up on the festival circuit the last couple of years (Coachella, Air and Style among them) as well as a killer El Rey Theatre gig. His use of live instruments and guest vocalists is why his Saturday show at The Novo is our FEATURED GIG OF THE WEEK. Also make sure to get there early enough to see Empress Of!

David Byrne, Ibeyi at Shrine Auditorium, all ages, 7 PM, $39.50-149.50

J. Cole, Young Thug, Jaden Smith, Earthgang, Kill Edward at Staples Center, all ages, $49.50-149.50

Mac DeMarco, Melanie Faye, Weyes Blood at Hollywood Palladium, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Ariana Grande at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

Erasure, Reed & Caroline at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, $69.50-99.50

Rodriguez at Luckman Fine Arts Complex, all ages, 8 PM, $60-80SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

Erasure, Reed & Caroline at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, $69.50-99.50

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

Erasure, Reed & Caroline at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, $69.50-99.50