Tonight, quintessential hardcore punk pioneer H.R. of Bad Brains invades the Whisky A Go-Go. Don’t miss this legendary underground icon whose influence has been cited by every relevant artist form the Beastie Boys to Henry Rollins, Fishbone and 311. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 at the door. www.whiskyagogo.com
It’s Taco Tuesday! This Tuesday, July 24 create your own “taco trek” stopping by Pink Taco Sunset Strip, The Den, Rosa Mexicano and Isla Cantina for their spins on this weekly staple. Plus, did we mention they all also offer amazing happy hours? www.thesunsetstrip.com/happyhour
Wednesday, July 25 catch O.C. ska punk institution Reel Big Fish as they migrate upstream for a headlining show at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Sharing the stage with likeminded skankers—Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends and The Maxies—this night promises to be a horn section blasting, checkers wearing, good time! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance/ $22.50 day of show. This show is all-ages. www.hob.com
Catch the last night of the London Cries’ (formerly Juke Kartel) residency this Thursday, July 26 at the Viper Room. The Aussie greats have been playing to a packed house all month long and this last show should be no exception. Also sharing the bill, Perfect Nines, Open Air Stereo, and 2nd Wheel. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance/$15 day of show. www.viperroom.com And before you head to the show, stop by the Sunset Strip Market, a weekly Thursday certified farmers market nearby, and enjoy dinner, a drink and live music! www.sunsetstripmarket.com
Friday, July 27 return to The Viper Room for some “hair of the dog…” with the Ace Harper, Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver) project better known as Diamond Baby, with special guests Battle Tapes. Featuring high-energy dance rock in the same vein as ’90s predecessors Garbage, this new endeavor is quickly building momentum with every show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance/$12 day of show. www.viperroom.com
Toting a guitar case full of new tunes from his recently released sophomore effort Wasted, Lukas Nelson brings The Promise of the Real to The Roxy Theatre on Saturday, July 28. While staying true to the musical path laid down by his dear dad (Americana hero Willie Nelson), Lukas is truly coming into his own, with an ever lengthening list of glowing accolades, and exponentially growing fan base. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. www.theroxyonsunset.com
Spend your Sunday Funday at the House of Blues! Each Sunday from 1-6 p.m. House of Blues is hosting a mega party on their patio. Enjoy drink specials, a classic bbq menu, DJ and beer pong. Entrance is complimentary but guests 21 and older only. www.hob.com/losangeles
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