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5 LA Music Events Happening This Week!


The WorldArts Staff has put together some of the best music events to hit up this week! Here are 5 awesome experiences that take place in LA & surrounding areas – from tar pits, to bars, and even the Mojave Desert!

1. Luci at the Hotel Cafe

When: Thursday, September 22nd

If you missed Luci’s performance at the WorldArts Night at Three Clubs in Hollywood this month, there’s still a chance to catch these girls live! Although their sound is singer-songwriter/folk-based, the Luci Ladies have always had a passion for the Blues, Soul, and Jazz, three styles that appear in their writing. Filled with beautiful harmonies that will give you chills, sit back and enjoy their performance – and don’t be surprised if there’s a Destiny’s Child cover or two thrown in.

2. Desert Stars Festival

When: Friday, September 23rd + Saturday, September 24th

Known for their DIY micro-festival nature, Desert Stars Festival is launching for their tenth year at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace! With 3 stages to choose from, they work to create an atmosphere that is unique & can’t be found within the city walls. Take a trip out to Pioneertown, see the stars and enjoy some great music!

Preview of line-up: Dinosaur Jr., Jesika Von Rabbit, Moon Duo, Sebodah, Federale

3. Play Like a Girl at the Echoplex feat. Lauren Ruth Ward, Blondfire, Emma Cole, Starcrawler

When: Saturday, September 24th

One of our favorite girls Lauren Ruth Ward is playing with Blondfire, Emma Cole, and Starcrawler at Play Like a Girl at the Echoplex! We’ve experienced her high-energy passionate, experimental performance and it’s definitely not one to miss!

About Play Like a Girl: “A once-a-month lady-powered showcase that celebrates some of the raddest female acts around. ALL ARE INVITED to this ALL-AGES show. Check out PLAY LIKE A GIRL ZINE – about music, culture, art, politics – released once a month the night of the show, and extra special content online @playlikeagirlLA & playlikeagirlLA.com


When: Saturday, September 24th

From 4 – 10 PM, LAUNCHLA will be presenting the 14th annual TARFEST: music & art festival. Not only will there be unique, intriguing art & music, but the event will be fully equipped with Lagunitas Biergarten & Wine Bar & Tito’s Handmade Vodka Cocktails!

Live DJ sets and dance performances by: AleMitchell BrownT- KaySlayronSeano

Live art: Live Light Artistry by Light RidersLive Projections by CLOAKING

5. BAM Fest – Beer, Art, & Music

When: Saturday, September 24th

Beer, art, and music festival at the 18th Street Art Center Santa Monica! Featuring a ton of breweries, food, art, and live music from groundbreaking artist Alice Bag, and rising indie punk act Sex Stains, PLUS DJ Lina Lecaro.

Get your tickets now to Los Angeles’ most art-full beer event to be held from 1pm-5pm.

Go to any one of these events and tag @WorldArtsMusic on Instagram!