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Best Concerts In Los Angeles April 2014

March 30, 2014 by Christina Minh

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Every month we dig through the best concerts in Los Angeles to find you the pick of the litter. And for April? There is a great lineup in store. Spring is an awesome time for bands to start rolling into the city. From Willie Nelson to Broken Bells, this month’s round up is a must see, so get your tickets , grab a date and enjoy the show!

Plus, check out our April 2014 playlist composed of songs from the artists listed below.

Willie Nelson at the Wiltern on Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014

The iconic country musician is back in Los Angeles with a strong team of supporting acts. When Willie steps on stage his talent is undeniable and instantly felt around the room.

3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 , 7:00 PM

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Dan Croll at the El Rey on Friday, Apr 4, 2014

Multi-instrumentalist Dan Croll’s melodies can be compared to the likes of Paul Simon. His sound is versatile incorporating guitar hooks, african polyrhythms, and electronic beats into his music. If you like RAC, Cayucas and Robert Delong you might want to check him out this month. 

5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036, 9:00 PM

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The War On Drugs at the Troubadour on Friday, Apr 4, and Saturday, Apr 5, 2014

Kurt Vile’s highly acclaimed band The War On Drugs will play two anticipated nights in Los Angeles. This is a real treat since its been about three years since their last record. If you like Bob Dylan’s voice and grand scale to melodic guitar playing than The War On Drugs is for you.

9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, 8:00 PM

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Trentemoller at the Fonda, Saturday, Apr 5, 2014

Electronic house DJ’s are a dime a dozen. BUT not Trentmoller. Coming off of his 2013 support for the band Depeche Mode he is now headlining his own tour. The Denmark based DJ has remixed for Moby, The Knife and Royksopp. His albums have featured vocal support from Jonny Pierce (The Drums), Kazu Mikno (Blonde Red Head) and Sune Wagner (The Raveonettes.)

6126 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028, 9:00 PM

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Chromeo at the Fonda on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014

Looking for a dance party? This electro funk duo is full of catchy lyrics, killer synth and addictive beats. Guaranteed to make you break out into a dance during the their sets.

6126 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028, 9:00 PM

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Blood Orange at the El Rey on Monday, Apr 14, 2014

KCRW favorite Blood Orange is bringing his 90’s influenced sounds to Los Angeles. His resume is almost unbelievable, writing songs for Florence + The Machine, collaborating with Brittany Spears and even being a fashion consultant for Jay- Z’s Rocawear.

5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036, 9:00 PM

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Broken Bells at the Fonda on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

James Mercer (The Shins) and producer/multi-instrumentalist Danger Mouse teams up once again for their sophomore album release. This buzz heavy band is one of the best examples of artist collaborations in a very long time. Expect this show to sell out.

6126 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028, 8:00 PM

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Bombay Bycycle Club at the El Rey on Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Young english indie rockers Bombay Bycycle Club is back with their forth coming album; So Long, See You Tomorrow which toped the charts in February 2014. Drawing sounds from electronica, folk and world music they put on a strong set for their fans around the world. It is hard to compare their eclectic sounds to bands but they have been compared to Foals, Chapel Club and Two Door Cinema Club.

5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036, 9:00 PM

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Daley at the El Rey on Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Vocally talented English singer Daley’s debut album has been a long time coming. Pharrell Williams is just one of his collaborations on the impressive debut. If you like The Weekend, Miguel and James Blake; Daley is a must see for you.

5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036, 9:00 PM

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Franz Ferdinand at the Wiltern  on TuesdayApr 29, 2014 

After four years, rock quartet Franz Ferdinand is finally back and fans have never been happier. Expect to sway, clap and tap your foot to their rhythm driven tunes.

3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles,  CA  90010 , 7:00 PM

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