We may as well say goodbye to February and saying hello to March. This month has a lot of music coming through the city. Justin Bieber will be taking over Staples Center for a few days really soon but before he does The Wiltern has a couple of stellar shows on deck, as does the Palladium, The Roxy and more. Let’s find out who’s playing in LA this week and who you just have to score some tickets to.
Matisyahu at The Wiltern on 3/2
Rappers are popping up every day but when Matisyahu did some years back, it was quite the sight. He wasn’t what anyone expected, and he took control of the scene and managed to go mainstream. Today you wouldn’t even recognize him, but the talent is still the same.
One of the biggest names in the last couple years has to be Fetty Wap. He made “Trap Queen” a thing after he went from an underground sensation to a household name. Whether or not he’ll be around long, that’s debatable but for right now he’s all the rage.
MuteMath at The Wiltern on 3/4
These New Orleans natives have been rocking for over a decade now. Their eclectic style that fuses everything from old fashioned soul to alternative rock has taken them around the world and then some and now they’re heading back through LA in support of their latest, last years Vitals.
Those who argue the 90’s were the best decade when it came to just about everything, especially hip hop, well those people are in luck because this show is chalked full of nostalgic goodness with Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Young MC, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Kid ‘N Play and many, many more.
Matchbook Romance at The Roxy on 3/6
This band dropped their most commercially successful album 10 years ago. Voices got them on KROQ with “Monsters” and even scored them an album in the top 50 on Billboard. That wasn’t enough to keep them together as they announced an indefinite hiatus in 2007. They got back together for some Warped Tour dates last year and are back for some special shows this year to celebrate a decade of the successful album.