Best Shows This Week: October 8 to October 14, 2018

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Desert Daze is almost here! At last, we’ll soon be enjoying the likes of Tame Impala, Warpaint and My Bloody Valentine in a trippy scenic locale by the waters of Lake Perris. But just as Desert Daze has taken over our thoughts, hearts, conversations and lives, the psychedelic music festival will engulf Los Angeles this week with must-see kick-off shows featuring Jarvis Cocker, TT, IDLES, Shellac, Shannon and the Clams and more. 

This week’s Best Shows This Week calendar also features an excess of unrelated musical riches, such as The Buttertones, Ozzy Osborne, Lily Allen, three nights of Drake and more. For all the tough decision making, have a careful look at our concert calendar below

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Jeff Tweedy, Kacy & Clayton at Theatre at Ace Hotel, all ages, 6:30 PM, $45-69.50

Hozier at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

Lily Allen, S-X at Fonda Theatre, all ages, 8 PM, $40

Monday Night Residency: Dangerbird Records feat. NO WIN, No Parents, Potty Mouth, Rufrano Music at The Echo, 21+, 8:30 PM, FREE

School Night feat. Fiona Grey, Minke, Grace Carter, Julie Mintz, super special guest, DJ sets by Mr. Tape, Sunset Rec, Chris Douridas at Bardot, 21+, 7:30 PM, FREE with RSVP

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Shannon and the Clams, Escape-ism, Tropa Magica at The Regent Theater, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

Ex-Cult, Grave Flowers Bongo Band at The Echo, 18+, 8:30 PM, $13 advance/$16 day-of

JAIN, DRAMA at El Rey Theatre, all ages, 7:30 PM, $22.50

Hozier at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

The Twilight Sad, Small Planets at Troubadour, all ages, 8 PM, $20

Theresa Wayman of Warpaint photo by Frank Mojica

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Dream Wife, Russo, The Aquadolls at The Echo, 18+, 8:30 PM, $12 advance, $15 day-of

Jarvis Cocker introducing JARV IS, TT at The Regent Theatre, 18+, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

A Perfect Circle at Grammy Museum, all ages, 7:30 PM, SOLD OUT

Hozier at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

IDLES, Bambara at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Sadgirl at Marty’s on Newport, 21+, 8 PM, $10

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

BEAK>, A Place to Bury Strangers at Echoplex, 18+, 8 PM, $16 advance/$20 day-of

Ozzy Osbourne at Hollywood Bowl, all ages, 7:30 PM, $57-250

Connan Mockasin, premiere of Bostyn ’n Dobsyn + Jassbusters at Vista Theater, 21+, 9 PM, SOLD OUT

The Buttertones, Twin Temple, Prettiest Eyes at Fonda Theatre, all ages, 7:30 PM, $23

Andrew Bird and Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, all ages, 8 PM, $49-122

Tom Morello at Lodge Room Highland Park, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Warpaint at Santa Monica Pier photo by Frank Mojica

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Desert Daze 2018 feat. Tame Impala, Warpaint, Jarvis Cocker, TT, Connan Mockasin, L.A. Witch and more at Lake Perris, all ages, $110 single-day/$299 three-day

Moby and Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Drake, Migos, Miguel at Staples Center, all ages, 6 PM, SOLD OUT

Shellac, Buke and Gase at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 7 PM, $22 advance/$24 day-of

Screaming Females, Kitten Forever, Double Scorpio at Bootleg Theater, all ages, 8:30 PM, $13

Café Tacvba, Ruen Brothers at Troubadour, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

Mew – Frengers: 15th Anniversary Celebration at The Regent Theater, 19+, 8 PM, $22.50 advance/$30 day-of

Slowdive Wiltern 2017
Slowdive at The Wiltern photo by Danielle Gornbein

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Desert Daze 2018 feat. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Slowdive, Mercury Rev performing Deserter’s Songs, Chelsea Wolfe, Wooden Shjips and more at Lake Perris, all ages, $110 single-day/$299 three-day

Festival of Disruption 2018 with RZA: Live from the 36th Chamber, Mike Patton & DJ QBert, Vic Mensa and more at Theatre at Ace Hotel, all ages, 10:30 AM, $65 music-only/$109 full day/$199-999 two-day (access to Liminal with Jónsi (of Sigur Rós), Alex Somers and Paul Corley requires a two-day pass)

Treasure Island 2018 feat. A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, Silk City (Mark Ronson + Diplo), Amine, Santigold, and more; all ages, $105 single-day, $185 two-day

Drake, Migos, Miguel at Staples Center, all ages, 6 PM, $179.50-229.50

Stabbing Westward – Darkest Days Anniversary Tour, Bullet Height at The Regent Theater, 18+, 8 PM, $22.50 advance/$25 day-of

Shellac, Buke and Gase at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 7 PM, $22 advance/$24 day-of

Emo Night Day feat. Dashboard Confessional, All Time Low, Mayday Parade , 3OH!3 and more at Shrine LA Outdoors, all ages, 4 PM, $49.50

System of a Down, Incubus, At the Drive In and more at Glen Helen Amphitheater, all ages, 3:30 PM, SOLD OUT

Café Tacvba, Ruen Brothers at Troubadour, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

Lord Huron at the Greek Theatre photo by Tim Aarons

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

Desert Daze 2018 feat. My Bloody Valentine, Death Grips, Ty Segall and White Fence, Shellac, Earth performing The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull and more at Lake Perris, all ages, $110 single-day/$299 three-day

Festival of Disruption 2018 with Mercury Rev, TOKiMONSTA, Dover Quartet plays Twin Peaks and more at Theatre at Ace Hotel, all ages, 10:30 AM, $65 music-only/$109 full day/$199-999 two-day pass (access to Liminal with Jónsi (of Sigur Rós), Alex Somers and Paul Corley requires a two-day pass)

Treasure Island 2018 feat. Tame Impala, Jungle, Lord Huron, Cigarettes After Sex, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, and more; all ages, $105 single-day, $185 two-day

Drake, Migos, Miguel at Staples Center, all ages, 6 PM, $79.50-229.50

Café Tacvba, Ruen Brothers at Troubadour, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

Tom Morello at Lodge Room Highland Park, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT