Best Shows This Week: August 27 to September 2, 2018

Charli XCX + SOPHIE Best Shows This Week

The summer concert season goes out with a bang, as our Best Shows This Week calendar features gigs from The Smashing Pumpkins, Shakira, Sam Smith, George Clinton and the debuts of the Made in LA and Wake Up Call festivals. For more information, check out our full calendar below.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

SLUGS, Egg Drop Soup, Nicky Bitz, Rumblepak, Turtles on Speed at The Echo, 21+, 8:30 PM, FREE

School Night feat. THE WLDLFE, Vesperteen, Born Rivals, Little Image, DJ sets by Justin Cornwall and Chris Douridas at Bardot, 21+, 7:30 PM, FREE with RSVP

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jo Passed at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, $16

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

Shakira at The Forum, all ages, 7:30 PM, $65-180

Sam Smith, Beth Ditto at Staples Center, all ages, 7 PM, $19-125

Fiona Grey, Orchid Quartet, Timothy Heller, Disco Shrine (DJ Set) at Moroccan Lounge, 21+, 7:30 PM, $10

Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Thrown into Exile at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 6:30 PM, $25

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

Shakira at The Forum, all ages, 7:30 PM, $50-180

Alice in Chains, The Pink Slips, Star Benders at Hollywood Palladium, all ages, 8 PM, $59.50

Sam Smith, Beth Ditto at Staples Center, all ages, 7 PM, $19-125

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

The Smashing Pumpkins, Metric at The Forum, all ages, 7 PM, $109-150

Alice Bag, Generacion Suicida at Levitt Pavilion, all ages, 7 PM, FREE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

John Williams 40th anniversary opening night at Hollywood Bowl, 8 PM, $37.00-$104.00

The Smashing Pumpkins, Metric at The Forum, all ages, 7 PM, $19.50-109

Bad Bad Hats, Cumulus at The Roxy, all ages, 9 PM, $15.00 (TICKET GIVEAWAY)

French Vanilla, RAYS, Cat Scan, Honey Radar at Rec Center, all ages, 9 PM, $8 advance/$10 door

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone at The Novo by Microsoft, all ages, 7 PM, $24.50-39.50

Betty Who Wiltern 2018 mainbar
Betty Who photo by Stephanie Varela Rheingold

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Made in LA 2018 feat. Dorothy, Mondo Cozmo, Transviolent, Dâm-Funk b2b JRocc at Golden Road Brewing, 21+, 5 PM, $10

Wake Up Call 2018 feat. Phantogram, Morgxn, Betty Who and more at W Hollywood, 21+, 1 PM, $69

John Williams at Hollywood Bowl, 8 PM, $37.00-$104.00

Pusha T at The Belasco Theater, all ages, 7 PM, $40-74

Ookay, MIKNNA, SWAGE at Fonda Theatre, all ages, 9 PM, $18.00

The Aquabats at El Rey, all ages, 4 PM, $50-125

The English Language, The Mad Walls, Mooncult at The Hi Hat, 21+, 8 PM, $6 advance/$8 day-of

Chromeo Palladium 2018 mainbar
Chromeo photo by Stephanie Varela Rheingold

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Made in LA 2018 feat. Saint Motel, DUCKWRTH, Andre Power, Buyepongo at Golden Road Brewing, 21+, 5 PM, $10

Wake Up Call 2018 feat. Charli XCX, Chromeo (DJ set), Thomas Jack and more at W Hollywood, 21+, 1 PM, $69

John Williams at Hollywood Bowl, 8 PM, $37.00-$104.00

Sheer Mag (9:30 PM), Marbled Eye (8:30), Blues Lawyer (7:45) at Troubadour, all ages, 7 PM, $15 advance

Charli XCX photo by Frank Mojica