The Billboard Touring Conference is happening next week with artists like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Diplo, Matoma and Reggie Watts sitting down for intimate discussions about their success in the industry. For those of you headed to Los Angeles early or looking to visit some of the city’s most iconic venues, there are plenty of performances happening between Saturday (Nov. 11) and Wednesday (Nov. 15). Amplify has compiled a list of shows you should consider checking out in order to experience what Los Angeles’ music scene has to offer.

Saturday Nov. 11

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Billy Corgan 

Venue:

Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Distance from Montage Hotel:

5.5 miles (approx. 25 min drive)

Time:

Saturday Nov. 11, Doors at 7pm

About the Show:

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman, now going by William Patrick Corgan, is performing a four-night residency at the Masonic Lodge. Running from Nov. 9-12, Corgan is scheduled to be the only act of the night and is playing two 50-minute sets with a 20- minute intermission.

About the Venue:

The Masonic Lodge is one of the most intimate music venues in Los Angeles surrounded with stained glass windows. Tucked inside the well-known Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the Lodge is a stones throw from the headstones of famous stars like Cecile B. Demille, Jayne Mansfield, and Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone. Maybe the most unique aspect of the Lodge, the parking is free!

The show is sold out on the Masonic Lodge, but here are options on the secondary.

Morrissey and Billy Idol

Venue: 

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Distance from Montage Hotel:

6.5 miles (approx. 30 min drive)

Time:

Saturday Nov. 11, Doors at 7:30 pm

About the Show:

Moz is returning to Los Angeles and bringing the legendary Billy Idol. Morrissey is spending two nights at the Bowl (Nov. 10-11) in support of his newest album “Low in High School” due out on Nov. 17 via BMG. In support of the vegan singer, for the first time ever the Hollywood Bowl is going meat-free for the duration of Morrissey’s performances.

About the Venue:

Regardless of your dietary preferences, the Hollywood Bowl is one of the most iconic destinations in the city with its concrete band shell. The 17,500-capacity venue has a gorgeous view of the Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood sign. Saturday is expected to be in the low 70s which should make for a comfortable evening at the outdoor amphitheater.

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Bruno Mars

Venue: 

The Forum

3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305

Distance from Montage Hotel:

10.5 miles (approx. 35 min drive)

Time:

Saturday Nov. 11, 8 pm

About the Show:

Pop star Bruno Mars is nearing the North American tail of his 24K Magic Tour with four nights at The Forum in Inglewood. Saturday’s show will be Mars’ final performance in Los Angeles before heading to south to Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, and closing out the year on Dec. 30 and 31 in Las Vegas. Mars’ 85-stop world tour has been a huge success for the “That’s What I Like” singer following the release of his third album “24K Magic” released last year, making him one of the top touring artists of 2017.

About the Venue:

Since opening in the late 60s, The Forum has hosted the Olympics, a 21-night Prince residency, Led Zeppelin, and Elvis Presley. As the former home of the NBA Lakers and NHL Kings, the Forum underwent a major makeover from Madison Square Garden Entertainment and reopened in 2014 with six concerts from the Eagles.

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Sunday Nov. 12

Nicky Jam

Venue: 

The Observatory

3503 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Distance from Montage Hotel:

48 miles (approx. 1 hr 10 min drive)

Time:

Sunday Nov. 12, Doors at 7pm

About the Show:

Former Daddy Yankee collaborator, Nicky Jam is set to headline the Observatory in Santa Ana on Sunday night. The reggaetone star has had a great year following the release of his seventh studio album “Fénix.” Released in January, “Fénix” has also been nominated for album of the year at next week’s Latin Grammy awards. The album is up against Shakira’s “El Dorado,” Juanes’ “Mis Planes Son Amarte,” René Perez’s “Residente.”

About the Venue:

The Observatory in Santa Ana was once known as the Galaxy Concert Theatre. As the Galaxy, the venue was an Orange County hotspot, hosting acts from Beck to Little Richard. But by the late-aughts the venue had seen better days and a new owner stepped in to renovate the space. The 550-cap club now features a patio space to enjoy food and beverages, a small restaurant, and VIP tables. Nestled inside the Observatory is also the 300-capacity Constellation Room for emerging bands and intimate shows.

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Ana Gabriel

Venue: 

The Forum

3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305

Distance from Montage Hotel:

10.5 miles (approx. 35 min drive)

Time:

Sunday Nov. 12, 8 pm

About the Show:

Mexican singer and songwriter Ana Gabriel is bringing her enormous talent to the Forum Sunday night. In October, Gabriel was inducted into the prestigious Latin Song Writers Hall of Fame at the fifth annual La Musa Awards gala. Since entering the music business in 1977, Gabriel has released over 20 studio albums and made her mark on Billboard’s Latin charts. Gabriel’s Forum show will be one of her last stops in the States before she closes out her Recopilando Amor tour in Las Vegas on Nov. 25.

About the Venue:

Since opening in the late 60s, The Forum has hosted the Olympics, a 21-night Prince residency, Led Zeppelin, and Elvis Presley. As the former home of the NBA Lakers and NHL Kings, the Forum underwent a major makeover from Madison Square Garden Entertainment and reopened in 2014 with six concerts from the Eagles. That same year the renovated venue landed on the list of National Register of Historic Places.

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Monday Nov. 13

Kool Keith

Venue: 

Teragram Ballroom

1234 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Distance from Montage Hotel:

9 miles (approx. 30 min drive)

Time:

Monday Nov. 13, 7 pm

About the Show:

Kool Keith was at the forefront of the original rap scene in The Bronx, New York. Considered one of hip-hop’s most unique and eccentric voices, the rapper has forged a lasting career since he emerged in 1988. Kool Keith started out as a cofounder of Ultramagnetic MCs and has gone onto produce solo albums and collaborated with Ice-T and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The rapper’s range even landed him a slot at 2012’s Gathering of the Juggalos.

About the Venue:

Michael Swier, the founder of New York’s Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom, put his mark on Los Angeles in 2015 by opening the Teragram Ballroom. The 600-capacity venue in Downtown Los Angeles was formerly a silent movie theater and has become a competitive player in the city’s music scene, opening with shows from Delta Spirit, Television, and Albert Hammond Jr. The main ballroom is flanked with a swanky restaurant on one side and an even more stylish bar on the other.

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The Breeders

Venue: 

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Distance from Montage Hotel:

4 miles (approx. 15 min drive)

Time:

Monday Nov. 13, 8:30 pm

About the Show:

The Breeders made a triumphant return to the stage this year after a five year hiatus. The Pixie’s Kim Deal and company announced a handful of dates in Europe and North America and are closing out their tour at the El Rey Theatre on Monday night. The band is set to released their first full length album since 2008 next year and it is expected to feature backup vocals from Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett.

About the Venue:

The 80 year-old El Rey Theatre is located on the famous Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. The former movie house is decked out in red carpet, heavy velvet curtains, and giant chandelier directly above the dance floor. The 771-capacity art deco structure is a gem amongst the city’s ever-changing landscape and was named a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1991.

The show is sold out on the El Rey’s site, but here are options on the secondary.

Steel Panther

Venue:

The Roxy Theatre

9009 West Sunset Blvd. West HollywoodCA90069

Distance from Montage Hotel:

2 miles (approx. 12 min drive)

Time:

Monday Nov. 13, 8 pm

About the Show:

Steel Panther is keeping the glam band alive in Los Angeles. The comedic band’s luscious locks and tight leather outfits are a site to behold during their Monday night residency at the legendary Roxy Theatre. Their formal debut “Feel the Steel” hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Comedy Albums Chart and have been playing weekly on the Sunset Strip for thirteen years. Band members Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx, and Stix Zadinia are a raucous local band that rock out to heavy metal songs about sex, drugs, and senior citizens while clouded in hair spray.

About the Venue:

The Roxy Theatre is synonymous with Los Angeles’ music scene of the 1970s and 80s. Along with the Whisky a Go Go, the Rainbow, and The Troubadour, the Roxy helped fuel the music and youth culture on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The Roxy opened in 1973 with a week-long Neil Young residency and has since held performances from Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, The Ramones, Guns ‘N Roses, Prince, Bruce Springsteen and countless other legends in the 500-cap venue. Above the club is a bar called On the Rox that is as notorious as the venue for its storied past as a hangout for John Lennon, Alice Cooper, and Keith Moon.

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Tuesday Nov. 14

Liam Gallagher

Venue: 

The Wiltern

3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Distance from Montage Hotel:

6 miles (approx. 25 min drive)

Time:

Tuesday Nov. 14, 7 pm

About the Show:

Liam Gallagher is kicking off the North American leg of his solo tour next week. The former Oasis frontman is hitting the Wiltern in Los Angeles as one of only 10 stops in the U.S. in support of his first solo album “As You Were” which was released on Oct. 6 via Warner Bros./Parlophone Records. His solo dates will be the first time the younger Gallagher brother has been on tour since he split with his last band Beady Eye in 2014.

About the Venue:

If you get a chance to visit The Wiltern be sure to take in a view from across the street. The Pellissier Building and adjoining Wiltern Theatre is a 12-story, 155-foot landmark that has been designated both a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. With its blue-green tile exterior, The Wiltern is considered one of the greatest examples of Art Deco architecture in the U.S.

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Ani DiFranco

Venue: 

Palace Theater

630 S Broadway,  Los Angeles,  CA  90014

Distance from Montage Hotel:

11.5 miles (approx. 35 min drive)

Time:

Tuesday Nov. 14, 8 pm

About the Show:

Singer, songwriter, and activist Ani DiFranco is no stranger to touring. The folk musician started her own record label, Righteous Babe Records, when she was 18 and has spent the better part of her almost 30 year career on the road. In June, DiFranco released her 20th studio album “Binary.” The album has been hailed as a maturation of the seasoned artist who sings about the staples of love, feminism, and politics in her latest. With “Binary” and her trove of material, DiFranco’s live show is bound to new and old fans alike.

About the Venue:

The Palace Theatre is located amongst a cluster of old vaudeville theaters built on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles at the beginning of the twentieth century. The multi-level, 1,000-seat theater hosted acts like Harry Houdini, W. C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, Sarah Bernhart and Jack Benny. Prior to its 100 year anniversary in 2011, the theater underwent a million dollar renovation to restore it to its original grandeur and continues to hold intimate concerts and special performances in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday Nov. 15

Citizen

Venue: 

The Regent Theater

448 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Distance from Montage Hotel:

11.5 miles (approx. 35 min drive)

Time:

Wednesday Nov. 15, 7 pm

About the Show:

Indie rock band, citizen, is making a stop at downtown LA’s Regent Theater and bringing Sorority Noise and Great Grandpa with them. The midwest band is touring in support of their latest album “As You Please” and has been lauded as a triumphant return to mid 90s pop-punk music. Joining Citizen are Connecticut emo rockers Sorority Noise and Seattle bubble gum grunge group Great Grandpa which will make for a night full of energetic guitar music.

About the Venue:

The Regent Theater is located in the Old Bank District of downtown Los Angeles and one of the city’s best places to see indie music. The Regent is surrounded by a thriving neighborhood with plenty of place to eat or grab a drink before or after the show. Originally a movie theater, the Regent has a stunning gothic-inspired ceiling, a second story mezzanine with a great view, a pizzeria (Prufrock Pizzeria), and for shorter concertgoers, there’s a wonderfully sloped floor to make it easy to see.

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Death From Above

Venue: 

The Novo By Microsoft

800 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Distance from Montage Hotel:

9 miles (approx. 30 min drive)

Time:

Wednesday Nov. 15, 7 pm

About the Show:

The Canadian rock duo Death From Above has returned to the states to show off their third album “Outrage! is Now.” The band took a decade-long hiatus from 2004-2014, but have returned with an even tighter sound filled with melodies and hooks that could fill an arena. The bassist and drummer combo are notorious for high energy shows that keep the pit moving for their hour and half long sets.

About the Venue:

The Novo by Microsoft is AEG’s club-sized venue on their L.A. Live campus. Located next to Staples Center, the 2,300-capacity Novo was previously known as Club Nokia and sits amongst a bevy of bars and restaurants. The two-story structure features a large general admission floor and a mezzanine that is sloped for better sightlines.

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Taylor Mims

Taylor Mims

News Editor at Amplify
Taylor Mims is Amplify's News Editor. She is a Los Angeles native and received her Masters in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.
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