Best Shows This Week: August 6 to August 12, 2018

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August heat ups as the summer concert season delivers more scorching shows to Los Angeles. Our Best Shows This Week calendar spotlights Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Weezer and Pixies at The Forum, Portugal. The Man and Cuco at Shrine Auditorium and free shows from The Marías, SWIMM, Winter, Slugs and more. Check out our full calendar below.

MONDAY, AUGUST 6

Hop Along, Thin Lips at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

SLUGS, Family Cash, Gumboot, Gothic Tropic (DJ set) and special guest at The Echo, 21+, 8:30 PM, FREE

School Night feat. vōx, Jen Awad, Avid Dancer, Bones Owens, DJ sets by Val Fleury, William Reed, Chris Douridas at Bardot, 21+, 7:30 PM, FREE with RSVP

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

Star Wars: A New Hope – in Concert at Hollywood Bowl, all ages, 8 PM, $24-159

Water Slice, Gabriel Delicious, Low Hum, Gardens & Villa (DJ set) at Hi-Hat, 21+, 8 PM, FREE

Dimber, Neza Alexander, Trap Girl, DJ Steen at The Echo, 18+, 8:30 PM, $5 or FREE for 21+

Veronica Bianqui at Troubadour photo by Tim Aarons

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

Weezer, Pixies at The Forum, all ages, 7:30 PM, $39.50-130

KRS-One at The Novo, all ages, 8 PM, $5

Belly at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, $30

Low End Theory Final Voyage with DJs Daddy Kev, Nobody, D-Styles and special guests, 21+, 9 PM, SOLD OUT

Veronica Bianqui, Zeitgeist and the Mage, LoveyDove, Bela S, The P-22s, Frieda’s Roses at The Hi Hat, all ages, 7 PM, $7

Zig Zags, Black Water Holylight, Deathchant, DJ Rick Lightnin’ at Zebulon, 21+, 8 PM, $8 advance/$10 day-of

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – in Concert at Hollywood Bowl, all ages, 8 PM, $24-159

Belly at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, $30

The Marías at Skirball Cultural Center, all ages, 6:30 PM, FREE

Lil Debbie, Whitney Peyton, Illustrious & Malik at Whisky A-Go-Go, all ages, 7 PM, $20.00

Nick Mulvey, Ida Mae, Spelles at Lodge Room, all ages, 8 PM, $18.00

Swimm, Winter at Levitt Pavilion, all ages, 7 PM, FREE

So Many Wizards, Dante Elephante at The Hi Hat, 21+, 8 PM, $5

Veronica Bianqui, Monique Maion at Radiant Space, all ages, 8:30 PM, $10 (includes Infinity Pod Light Installation)

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Portugal. The Man at Troubadour photo by Kelsee Becker

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Portugal. The Man, Cuco at Shrine Auditorium, all ages, 8 PM, $29.50-69.50

Chromeo, Littlebabyangel at Hollywood Palladium, all ages, 7 PM, $53

Ziggy Marley at The Roxy, all ages, 8 PM, $39.50-45

Star Wars: A New Hope – in Concert at Hollywood Bowl, all ages, 8 PM, $24-159

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Downtown Stage 2018 with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Luci at Pershing Square, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – in Concert at Hollywood Bowl, all ages, 8 PM, $24-159

The Soft White Sixties, Guards, Zarina Nares at Bootleg Bar, 21+, 8:30 PM, $12

Sir Sly photo by Danielle Gornbein

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

ALT 98.7 Summer Camp featuring Death Cab For Cutie, ODESZA, CHVRCHES, Judah & The Lion, AJR, Sir Sly, Jungle, lovelytheband, Superorganism and Two Feet at Queen Mary Events Park, all ages, 3 PM, $47.50-99.50

The Soft White Sixties photo by Tim Aarons