L.A. Music Events: Friday, September 29 – Thursday, October 5

Flyer for Girls to the Front at The Paramount on Friday, September 29 with Malvada, Soltera, Erleen Nada, Romy, I Speak Machine, Crow Jane

This is an updated post. Originally, I said that I wasn’t DJing this week. As it turns out, I’ll be at The Mermaid on Tuesday night for Dolce Vita, so scroll down for the details. Otherwise, here’s what’s on my list of L.A. music events for the next week. The list might be updated later if I find out about some more events happening during the week. 

One note about these event lists is that I try to make sure that they’re more-or-less affordable, so I’ve been using $30 as the cap on ticket prices and always try to include some free events. Three on this list have no cover.

September 29

All Time Stop Now @ Redcat 

All Time Stop Now is the latest experimental opera from Anna Luisa Petrisko, who brings together electronic music, dance, video and projection mapping to tell a story about time and friendship. I got to see a dress rehearsal of All Time Stop Now while working on my story about Petrisko and the show for Southern California News Group and it’s beautiful. You’ll have two chances to catch the performance this weekend, on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, at Redcat. Both shows are at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and there are student discounts available. 

Redcat, 631 W. 2nd Street, DTLA 90012; 8:30 p.m.; $25; all ages

Lara Sarkissian, Philip Meyer, Pablo Perez @ 2220 Arts + Archives

Lara Sarkissian will be performing her live set in Los Angeles for the first time on Friday, September 29 at Arts + Archive and the performance will include new music as well as some of her own video footage.  Sarkissian is a very interesting artist who often incorporates nods to Armenia and Armenian culture in her experimental electronic music. (She’s one of the artists that I interviewed for my KCET story on the revival of vintage Armenian music.) Note that this is a fairly early show, it goes from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Tickets are $18 and available via Dice

2220 Arts + Archives, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Historic Filipinotown 90057; 8 p.m.; $18; 21+

Girls to the Front (Celebrating Women in Synth) @ The Paramount

There’s a stacked lineup at The Paramount in Boyle Heights on Friday, September 29 for Girls to the Front (Celebrating Women in Synth). Catch live sets from Romy, Crow Jane, I Speak Machine and Erleen Nada, plus DJs Malvada and Soltera for the extremely reasonable cover of $13.60. Tickets are available via Dice

The Paramount, 2708 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Boyle Heights 90033; 9 p.m.; $13.60; 18+

September 30

The Avengers, Alice Bag Band and Roman’s Weirdos @ Lodge Room

Fans of classic, West Coast punk will want to head to Lodge Room in Highland Park on Saturday night. Seminal San Francisco punk rock outfit The Avengers headlines with opening sets from Alice Bag Band and Roman’s Weirdos. Tickets are available through the venue’s website

Lodge Room, 104 N. Avenue 56, 2nd Floor, Highland Park 90042; 7:30 p.m.; $20; all ages

Dublab 24th Anniversary

For its 24th anniversary, Dublab will be broadcasting live at The Music Center for 24 hours. From 6 p.m. on Friday, September 29 through 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, you can catch DJ sets and live performances over at Jerry Moss Plaza for free. Check Dublab’s website for the full schedule. 

Jerry Moss Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., DTLA 90012; 9/29 6 p.m. – 9/30 6 p.m.; no cover; all ages

October 1

The Actual, Datamaps, Jr. Juggernaut @ Redwood Bar & Grill

I caught Datamaps play outside of Bar Henry during Echo Park Rising a few weeks ago and it was such a fun, energetic indie rock set. If you’re looking to get out of the house on Sunday night, try to catch them over at the Redwood for this free show. 

Redwood Bar & Grill,  316 W. 2nd St., DTLA 90012; 8 p.m.; no cover; 21+

October 3

Pachyman @ Amoeba

Pachyman’s new album, Switched-On, will be out on September 29 and you can catch him at Amoeba this coming Tuesday, October 3. The in-store performance is free and starts at 5 p.m. There will be a signing after the show and you’ll need to purchase the album to participate in that. 

Amoeba Records, 6200 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 90028; 5 p.m.; no cover; all ages

Dolce Vita @ The Mermaid

David Christian of L.A. Industrial and I will be dropping Italo disco heat at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo for Dolce Vita. Join us for a night filled with Fun Fun and Fancy from 9 p.m. until last call. There’s no cover.

The Mermaid, 428 E. 2nd Street, Little Tokyo 90012; 9 p.m.; no cover; 21+

Liz O. is an L.A.-based writer and DJ. Read her recently published work and check out her upcoming gigs.