Best Shows This Week: September 17 to September 23, 2018

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Summer officially comes to a close this week, and with it comes the reliably loaded fall concert season. Like Christmas before it, Rocktober comes earlier each year, for our latest Best Shows This Week calendar calls for some tough choices. Arcade Fire or The National? CHVRCHES or Grizzly Bear? Consider your conflicts as you peep our full calendar below.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

School Night feat. Kaya Stewart, Mobley, Leo James Conroy, Emil Landman and DJ sets by Lincoln Jesser, DJ Florida.com (of Capyac) at Bardot, 21+, 7:30 PM, FREE with RSVP

Traps PS, The Molochs, Shit Giver, Red Channel, Cat Scan (DJ set) at The Echo, 21+, 8:30 PM, FREE

Gin Blossoms, BIg Mother Gig at Troubadour, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

MØ at El Rey Theatre, all ages, 8:30 PM show, SOLD OUT

Jon Hopkins, Daniel Avery at Fonda Theatre, all ages, 9 PM, SOLD OUT

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Dave Chappelle at Hollywood Bowl, all ages, 7 PM, SOLD OUT (platinum charity options available)

PPL MVR, MXMS, jesse saint john at Echoplex, 18+, 8:30 PM, $12 advance/$16 day-of

Miguel at KCRW Sound in Focus 2017 photo by Stephanie Varela Rheingold

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Dave Chappelle at The Peppermint Club, 21+, 9 PM, SOLD OUT (VIP table packages still available)

Amber Mark, Ric Wilson at The Roxy, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Miguel, DVSN, Nonchalant Savant at Greek Theatre, all ages, 7 PM, $44.50

Margaret Glaspy at Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018 photo by Tim Aarons

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Arcade Fire, The Zombies at Greek Theatre, all ages, 7:15 PM, SOLD OUT

Margaret Glaspy, Jenny O. at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, 8 PM, $20.00

The National, Phoebe Bridgers at Hollywood Palladium, all ages, 7 PM, $69.50

Jonathan Wilson, Amo Amo at Fonda Theatre, all ages, 9 PM show, $31.00

HONNE, Hablot Brown at The Novo, all ages, 7 PM, $22.50-27.50

Phoebe Bridgers at El Rey photo by Danielle Gornbein

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Life Is Beautiful 2018 with The Weeknd, Death Cab for Cutie, Justice, CHVRCHES and more at Downtown Las Vegas, all ages, 2 PM, SOLD OUT (VIP and V+VIP passes available)

Blood Orange, Empress Of at Greek Theatre, all ages, 7:30 PM, $30-49.50

Kali Uchis, Gabriel Garzón-Montano at Shrine Expo Hall, all ages, 8 PM, $39.50

Liz Phair at Theatre at Ace Hotel, all ages, 8:30 PM, $35

Flight Facilities (live) at The Novo, all ages, 9 PM, $18.00-$28.00

The National, Phoebe Bridgers at Hollywood Palladium, all ages, 7 PM, $69.50

Doja Cat, Wes Period at Echoplex, all ages, 8:30 PM, SOLD OUT

Ash, Veers, United Ghosts at The Echo, 18+, 8:30 PM, $25

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Life is Beautiful 2018 with Florence + the Machine, Travis Scott, Galantis, N.E.R.D., Miguel, St. Vincent and more at Downtown Las Vegas, all ages, 2 PM, SOLD OUT (V+VIP passes available)

Jay-Z and Beyoncé – OTR II at Rose Bowl, all ages, 7:30 PM, $125-350

Neil Frances, Matt DiMona at Moroccan Lounge, 21+, 7:30 PM, $12 advance, $14 day-of

Superorganism, Yuno at Fonda Theatre, all ages, 9 PM, $24.00

J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Sleepwalkers at The Roxy, all ages, 9 PM show, $20.00 (TICKET GIVEAWAY)

Hatchie, Wildhoney, Orchin at Bootleg Bar, 21+, 8:30 PM, SOLD OUT

Mavis Staples at Ford Theatres, all ages, 7 PM, $51.50

88 Head In The Clouds Festival ft. Rich Brian, Joji, Keith Ape, Zion. T, and more at LA State Historic Park, all ages, 3 PM, $59.50-$129.50

Celebrating the Words and Music of Leonard Cohen with Entrance, Shannon Lay, Honey Child, DRÆMINGS, Joel Jerome, Lael Neale, Laena Geronimo, Imaad Wasif, Crook, Vug Arakas, Death Hags at The Echo, all ages, 5 PM, $10 advance/$14 day-of

CHVRCHES photo by Monique Hernandez

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Life is Beautiful 2018 with Arcade Fire, DJ Snake, Odesza, Tyler, the Creator, Bastille, Santigold and more at Downtown Las Vegas, all ages, 2 PM, $135

Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Hollywood Bowl, all ages, 7 PM, $15-129

Our FEATURED SHOW OF THE WEEK is the final show of KCRW’s World Festival in 2018. It features a killer triple-bill co-headlined by Grizzly Bear and TV On the Radio (a band rumored to be working on new material) along with one of our favorite up-and-comers Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, who mesmerized us at the Masonic Lodge earlier this year.

CHVRCHES, Lo Moon at Greek Theater, all ages, 7:30 PM, $40.50-60.50

Jay-Z and Beyoncé – OTR II at Rose Bowl, all ages, 7:30 PM, $49.50-350