Do This Today: Echo Park Rising!

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I went to Echo Park Rising last year and it was a really fun neighborhood music event. I went in the afternoon, parked up the road off of sunset. I went knowing I wanted to walk around and get exercise while hearing some bands. There are stages in shops, restaurants and actual music venues. The variety is awesome and there are tons of food trucks. The people watching is incredible, as you can imagine, and it’s all right by Echo Park Lake so you can take breaks and walk down to the water. Check out HERE for the lineup of bands and they even let you create a schedule for where you need to be at what times to see the bands you want. Oh did I mention this is all FREE! 

Event: Echo Park Rising (link)
Location: All around Echo Park near Taix, the Echo and other Echo Park establishments on /near Sunset Blvd
Time: August 15-17, 2014, all day
Cost: FREE!!

Do This Today: Bootleg Theater

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Bootleg Bar is the place to be tonight. Come see Owenstone perform for $10. Show starts at 8p!

Event: Owenstone at Bootleg Theater (link)
Location: Bootleg Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Time: August 12, 2014, 7:30 doors
Cost: $10 tickets HERE

Do This Today: SPOON at the Forever Cemetery

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Tonights event is a little pricier than I normally recommend, but haven’t you always wanted to see at concert at a cemetery? For $32.50 you can enjoy this outdoor SPOON concert under the stars.

Event: SPOON at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (event link)
Location: Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Friday August 8, 2014, 7pm
Cost: $32.50 tickets HERE

Do This Today: Live Music at Troubadour

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Tonight for $20 you can see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Alec Ounsworth SOLO at the Troubadour. Come on, it’s Thursday night- live a little!

Event: Live Music at the Troubladour (event link)
Location: 9081 Santa Monica Blvd,West Hollywood, CA
Time: Thursday August 7, 2014, doors 8pm
Cost: $20 tickets HERE

Do This Today: Israel Vibration at the Echoplex

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The Echoplex is putting on Israel Vibration tonight and it’s presented by Dub Club+The Echo. It’s 21 and over and is sure to be a fun (cheap) night! Check it out!

Event: Dub Club @ The Echoplex (event link)
Location: The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Bvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Time: Wednesday August 6, 2014, 9p
Cost: $15 advance HERE/ $20 at the door

Do This Today: Oona at The Spare Room

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The Spare Room has live music tonight!  Make a reservation here, and come check out Oona tonight. Check out her music here and video below.

Event: Live Music at the Spare Room
Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Thursday July 31st, 8p-2am (music at 10p)
Cost: RSVP here!

Do This Today: Monterey Park Night Market

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Come check out the MPK Night Market with food trucks, art, live music, and tons of cool stuff to investigate!

Event: Monterey Park Night Market (event link)
Location: Barnes Park,350 S. McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park, CA
Time: Friday July 25, 2014 5-10:30p
Cost: Free entrance, but the food will cost you

Do This Today: Trucks + Beats

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Work has been non-stop, which is why I had to skip a few posts this week. It’s been a lot of work-work-work, lay face down on my bed, work work work, repeat. Tonight if you’re up at 10p head over to North Hollywood for food trucks, dj’s and fun!

Event: Trucks + Beats (link)
Location: 4923 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Time: Thursday June 12, 2014 10pm
Cost: Free!  The food will cost you, but the fun is free.

Do This Today: Make Music Pasadena

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Guess what it’s time for already- Make Music Pasadena! If you like music and saving money, check this event out in Pasadena. It’s FREE- TOTALLY FREE! – and filled with music. It’s a great place to get exercise and people watch and dance. Click the image above to see all the stages and map. There are stages and bands playing all over this route, and check out the shops and restaurants nearby. I’ve gone multiple years and can confidently say it’s a fun time. Plan to park on side streets (avoid Colorado if you’re in a car) and do a lot of walking.

Event: Make Music Pasadena 2014 (link)
Location: Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA
Time: Saturday June 7, 2014 ALL DAY!
Cost: Free! TOTALLY FREE!

Do This Today: French Style Furs at the Satellite (FREE!)

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Tonight The Satellite is hosting Ghetto Blaster, French Style Furs, Spencer Moody and the Anzalone’s, Strange Vine and DJ Dan Micicoff. It’s free admission and @2 well drinks/tap beers.

Event: FREE Night at the Satellite
Location: 1717 Silverlake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: June 2, 2014, (9p show)
Cost: FREE entrance