Upcoming Concerts & Events

Thursday
Jul282016

AEG Live & WRIF 101 Present: Zakk Wylde wsg Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols

Zakk Wylde has been no stranger to success over the years. At only 19 years old, he was tapped to join Ozzy Osbourne’s band as lead guitarist and co-writer. He performed with Osbourne for nearly twenty years.

Wylde formed Black Label Society in 1998 as a vehicle for his own artistic vision: uncompromising, unfiltered, no bullshit rock’n’roll.

Black Label Society quickly became a touring juggernaut and has gone on to release seven successful studio albums which have sold well over a million and a half albums total. But record sales only tell part of the story-it’s the legions of fans that turn out to see Wylde perform his masterful talents on the guitar and piano that are the true testament to his success. WSG: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown | Jared James Nichols

$27.50 Advance / $35 Day of | All Ages

Saturday
Jul302016

Black Iris Presents: Hellmouth / Build & Destroy / Thin Skin / Purple Cloud (Album Release)

Hellmouth's hometown has been ranked one of the top ten worst cities on Earth.  Bad Religion asked, “how could hell be any worse?” on their first record...they clearly hadn't been to the modern day Sodom and Gommorah called Detroit. Hellmouth is bombs, death, unemployment, corruption, sex and politics.  Hellmouth is both anti-christ and anti-human.  Hellmouth is an ugly fucking place to call home. 

The four horsemen from Detroit draw on their combined years of devastation in the punk, hardcore and metal communities since the 80's to put forth the most extreme and uncompromising band of its members' careers.  With nods to bands like Celtic Frost, Black Flag, Venom, Discharge, Nuclear Assault and Disfear; Hellmouth is drawing from its members' past while carving its own disgusting future.
WSG:Build & Destroy / Thin Skin / Purple Cloud (Album Release)

$10 Cover | All Ages

Friday
Aug052016

Bowling For Peace - A Benefit for Mothers of Murdered Children

Bowling for Peace Benefit for Mothers of Murdered Children

Event Chairman - Shaka Senghor, Author of "Writing my Wrongs"

Tickets: $10 Includes 2 hours of Bowling + Shoes

Saturday
Aug062016

Bowling For Peace - A Benefit for Mothers of Murdered Children

Bowling for Peace Benefit for Mothers of Murdered Children

Event Chairman - Shaka Senghor, Author of "Writing my Wrongs"

Tickets: $10 Includes 2 hours of Bowling + Shoes

Wednesday
Aug102016

BRONCHO - Double Vanity Tour 2016 w/ Billy Changer

BRONCHO - Double Vanity Tour 2016
WSG: Billy Changer

$12 Advance / $15 Day of | All Ages

Thursday
Aug112016

AEG Live Presents: The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After a successful summer tour pairing Primus with Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon have decided to combine their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Their efforts thus far have spawned the upcoming, full-length release called “Monolith of Phobos.”

$29.50 Advance / $35 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Aug122016

Dear Darkness & Prude Boys - Live on the Garden Bowl Lanes

Dear Darkness & Prude Boys - Live on the Garden Bowl Lanes

Free Event | 18+

Sunday
Aug142016

AEG Live Presents: Toots and the Maytals w/ Leba

Toots Hibbert is one of the great voices of Jamaica; a legend whose career spans every development in Jamaican music, from ska through rock-steady to reggae. Toots and the Maytals have helped to chart the course of Jamaican music with unrivaled delivery and dynamism, setting new standards of excellence, and becoming the most enduring of all Jamaica’s groups.

 Born in Maypen in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica – the youngest of seven children – Toots began singing in the church choir at the age of seven. He left home in his teens to go to Kingston where he met Raleigh Gordon and Jerry Matthias and formed the original Maytals in 1962. They were also sometimes recorded as the Vikings.

The Maytals began their career at Studio One, the headquarters of Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, in Kingston, Jamaica. The group’s debut release, HALLELUJAH, was an immediate hit throughout the island, and featured a mix of Jamaican rhythms and gospel vocal influence that would mark much of the Maytals music. Further successes followed, including I’LL NEVER GROW OLD and JUST GOT TO BE ME, each one building a reputation for the Maytals and their energetic straight-from-church style of singing and their “spiritual” ska beat. WSG: Leba

$25 Advance / $30 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Aug262016

AEG Live Presents: Bayside w/ The Menzingers & Sorority Noise

When punk rock judgment day comes, everyone knows which side of the fence BAYSIDE will be on’ the legitimate one. The current state of rock music has left acts in a never-ending sea of ‘genres,’ and this current state of affairs has resulted in numerous bands tailoring their look and sound into something that can be labeled. Artists are unjustly pigeonholed and careers are shortened as a result. But amazingly, BAYSIDE has prevailed as rock’s leading indefinable, working class, relateable rock heroes. Since their inception on Long Island one fateful winter day in 2000, BAYSIDE has become the voice for the misanthropic and the hopeful alike. Having released four studio albums with Victory Records since signing on in 2003, BAYSIDE has sold over a quarter-of-a-million records and has become one of the most likable bands in the industry. The non-fickle foursome remain loyal to their long-time fans, dubbed ‘The Cult’, yet they manage to convert new followers every day. The loyalty extends not only to their fans, but also to each other, as BAYSIDE stays together like a band of brothers, even during times of tragedy.  With: The Menzingers & Sorority Noise

$21 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages

Tuesday
Aug302016

AEG Live Presents: Lil Yachty

AEG Live Presents: Lil Yachty

$19.50 Advance / $22 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Aug312016

Black Iris Presents: Mac Sabbath / Clownvis Presely 

It was the Year of Our Lord 2013, and I was devouring a cheeseburger in a Chatsworth, California, franchise of a certain multinational fast food conglomerate which shall remain nameless. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a crazed looking clown walking in my direction. Wearing a costume of bright yellow and red, and giant shiny shoes, he seemingly fit into the surroundings, but it didn’t take long to see that something wasn’t quite right. His costume was trailed by long, tattered, hippie fringe that was dirty from scraping the floor (and most likely the alley behind the restaurant), and more alarmingly his face was caked in ghostly make up that looked like it had been smeared on with a putty knife. My first thought was that he looked like Skeletor as a member of Uriah Heap. Taking a seat in my booth, he informed me that his name was Ronald Osborne, and he that he was familiar with my oddity rock band Rosemary’s Billygoat. He was a fan of the band, and said he had a concept I might appreciate, something he termed “drive-thru metal.” Some of the delinquent kids who worked for the franchise had been allowing him and a cast of characters named Slayer Mac Cheeze, Grimalice, and the Cat Burglar, to perform secret rock shows in the bunker-like basements of the local restaurants. But the time had come, he said, to bring drive-thru metal up from the “underground,” and he asked if I would consider becoming the manager of his band. I asked him what the act was called, and proclaimed with pride, “MAC SABBATH!”  WSG: Clownvis Presley

$15 Cover | All Ages

Friday
Sep092016

Black Iris Presents: Sick of It All w/ COMEBACK KID, Friend Or Foe & S.N.A.F.U.

After debuting on Century Media Records in 2006 with the critically acclaimed 'Death To Tyrants' album and celebrating their 20th anniversary in the same year, SICK OF IT ALL certainly deserve being labelled a “living legend”, and still prove that classic New York hardcore is alive and kicking! With a career spanning 20 years and hundreds of thousands of albums sold worldwide, the band’s highly anticipated new album 'Based On A True Story' will add an exhilarating new chapter to the SICK OF IT ALL legend.  Doubtlessly the band’s hardest hitting effort to date, 'Based On A True Story' easily meets the high quality of its predecessor and offers tons of soon-to-be-classic hardcore hymns like 'Dominated', 'Long As She’s Standing', 'The Divide' and 'Lowest Common Denominator. It features the most catchy and powerful material the band has ever written. WSG: Comeback Kid | Friend or Foe | S.N.A.F.U.

$18 Advance / $20 Day of | All Ages

 

 

Sunday
Sep112016

Mystic Braves

Mystic Braves’ might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now. After an impressive national tour boasting packed shows from Brooklyn to Seattle and beyond, the band returned home to Los Angeles only to sell out their first-ever show at West Hollywood’s legendary Troubadour in advance. It’s only the latest in a string of triumphs for the band, who saw record turnout around the country as they toured in advance of a forthcoming third album.

$10 Advance / $12 Day of | All Ages

Monday
Sep122016

The Crofoot & The Majestic Present: Uncle Acid and the deadbeats w/ Danava & The Shrine

Contained within are ten tracks of the type of sonic psyche-frazzling heaviness and blood-drenched pop that have made Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats one of Britain’s great cult bands. Recorded at Toe Rag studios in early 2015 with engineer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Electric Wizard), their fourth opus The Night Creeper finds the quartet in full-on death-tripping, third eye-widening mode. Here songs ooze louche evil over flesh-melting riffs that creep like hot magma bubbling up through the earth’s crust at their own malevolent pace. This album is in no hurry to destroy you. But it will. It will.
WITH: Danava | The Shrine

$20 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Sep162016

Good Show Presents: of Montreal w/ Ruby the Rabbitfoot

 Innocence Reaches begins with a query. “How do you identify?” coos a robotic voice over a strikingly modern mix of bright synthpop and surging rave. The question too feels very of its time—as outdated ideas about gender and attraction are being overturned—but it’s also a fair ask whenever of Montreal debuts an album.

The project’s 14th LP follows two full decades of mercurial creative mania: swallowing up ‘60s psych-pop, Prince-ly funk, and glammy prog in turn; morphing freely between full-band affair and cloistered confessional booth; comprising lyrics both painfully personal and absurdly fantastical; and recently drawing site-specific inspiration from culture capitals like San Francisco or New York City. The thread that runs through it all is Athens, GA’s Kevin Barnes, and Innocence Reaches finds him at his most light-hearted in years, working a Parisian stint, Top 40 sounds, and his newfound single status into the kaleidoscopic swirl. Even as he continues to sift the sonic and emotional detritus of his past, Barnes sums up his current mood in the opener’s title: “let’s relate.” WSG: Ruby the Rabbitfoot

$15 Advance / $18 Day of | All Ages

Wednesday
Sep212016

AEG Live Presents: Jake Bugg w/ Syd Arthur

AEG Live Presents: Jake Bugg with Syd Arthur


$25 Cover | All Ages

Thursday
Sep222016

The Growlers

The music of The Growlers is unmistakable.

Sure, you can hone in on some influences baked into the work of this California-bred band. Heck, even they’d cop to a few, like Ricky Nelson and The Clash. But once those same RIYL tags have been filtered through the minds and hands and voices of this five-piece, there’s simply nothing else like it.

The Growlers took the phrase “Beach Goth” as an apt descriptor of their music. Sunburned and salty, that term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with ‘80s post-punk.

$17 Advance / $20 Day of | All Ages

Friday
Sep232016

The Crofoot & The Majestic Present: BUZZCOCKS

There are hardly any bands performing today that genuinely deserve the adjective ‘legendary’. Buzzcocks are one of those very few. Their achievements are staggering: one of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash), innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock superstars who have been cited as inspirational by bands as diverse as REM, Nirvana and Green Day. Eight studio albums, over twenty singles and EPs, a constellation of compilations, covers by other bands and songs on film soundtracks and advertisements have put Buzzcocks among the top echelons of British recording artists. A Mojo Inspiration award in 2006 is just one of the many accolades they have received for their work.

$25 Advance / $28 Day of | All Ages

Thursday
Sep292016

AEG Live & 89X Present: The Temper Trap

 AEG Live & 89X Present: The Temper Trap

$25 Advance / $30 Day of | All Ages

Sunday
Oct022016

AEG Live Presents: Crystal Castles

Last year, Ethan Kath announced his intentions to continue making Crystal Castles music without former singer Alice Glass, who contentiously left the group. Following “Frail” and “Deicide,” they've previewed a new song called “Femen” on their Facebook page. It's accompanied by footage of birds stuck in a mist net. The band's first album without Glass, and their first since 2012's (III), will reportedly be released this year.

$20 Advance / $25 Day of | All Ages