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15 Must-See Shows at Hollywood Bowl 2018

The Hollywood Bowl just announced their 2018 summer concerts season. Check out Grimy Goods selections for the 15-Must-See Shows of the season!

Diana Ross -- Saturday, June 16, at 8 PM

Celebrate the legendary icon and the kick off Hollywood Bowl season.

LCD Soundsystem & Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- May 4 & 5, at 6:15 PM

One of the best and most buzzed-over new artists of the 2000s, the electro-disco-rock band LCD Soundsystem is the project of James Murphy. The perpetually stubbled singer-instrumentalist is half (with Tim Goldsworthy) of the production team DFA, which produced underground dance smashes like the Rapture's "House of Jealous Lovers," remixed everyone from Le Tigre to Junior Senior, and ran their own record label (also called DFA).

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert -- Thursday, August 9 at 8PM

For the first time on the West Coast, John Williams’ iconic score is performed live-to-picture on the Bowl’s big screens!

Flying Lotus with Little Dragon -- Sunday, June 17, at 7 PM

Embark on a 3D space-age voyage with L.A.’s ultimate beatmaster and slick electro-pop jams.

Andrea Bocelli -- Wednesday, June 20, at 8 PM

Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Andrea Bocelli exploded onto the world’s stage with his hit, “Con te Partiro” and has since sold over 80 million albums worldwide. In 2016 he was nominated for three Latin GRAMMY Awards® including “Album of the Year” and received a 2017 GRAMMY AWARD® nomination for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” for Cinema.

Beck -- Friday, September 28 at 8PM

A master of all manners and eras of music gives a thorough airing of his epic career-spanning catalog for one magical night!

Grizzly Bear • TV on the Radio -- Sunday, September 23, at 7 PM

A night filled with textured pop anthems, rhythmic spangled art rock, and mesmerizing layered synth beats.

Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper -- June 25 & 26 at 7:30 PM

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper are true music legends, who’ve been awarded nearly every industry award and honor for their incomparable catalog of hits and activism, among them multiple Grammys, American Music Awards and VMA’s, plus two inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, and a knighthood for Stewart; and an Emmy and Tony Award for Lauper.

Bon Iver & TU Dance -- Sunday, August 5, at 7 PM

It’s the West Coast premiere of a very special collaboration between textural indie-rock titans and the edgy dance company.

Father John Misty • Gillian Welch -- Sunday, June 24, at 7 PM

Classic pop songcraft with a decidedly modern bent and intimate acoustics from a dynamic duo.

Jaws in Concert -- Friday, July 20 at 8PM

The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award®-winning score that made John Williams a household name, Jaws is an unforgettable film-with-live-orchestra experience!            

Rodrigo y Gabriela with Dudamel -- Friday, August 17 at 8PM

The Mexican guitar shredders team up with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for an epic collaboration.

Ozzy Osbourne -- Thursday, October 11 at 7:30PM

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future. Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

Paul Simon -- May 22 - 28 at 8PM

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon, will embark on his farewell concert tour on May 16. Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will encompass shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.

Grease Sing-A-Long -- Saturday, June 30 at 7PM

“Grease” is the word as the beloved movie is projected on the Bowl’s massive HD screen.



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Anthony Valadez purchased his first set of turntables with money he earned working a summer job at a public pool in Sylmar. Ever since, he has kept his eyes on the prize and focused on conquering the Southern California music scene.

Anthony joined the Marines, later pursuing a degree in Theater at Cal State Northridge. Music was always an escape and not just from typical teen troubles -- two of Anthony's brothers are incarcerated and he credits music with keeping him straight.

The Santa Monica resident (who loves the beach but can't stand seafood, interestingly enough) draws his biggest inspiration from simple people watching.

"The 'people' element is why I live by the beach. There is definitely a special energy here," said Anthony. "I'm influenced by the underdogs of society and single mothers, the people I see at bus stops and the folks I ride by on my bike. The people who make up Los Angeles inspire me."

Anthony has been DJ'ing for over 15 years and listening to KCRW for even longer. He explored the dial for obscure beats before he was old enough to enter the clubs.

He has opened for a wide range of talented artists, including; Les Nubians, Ben Harper, Van Hunt, Doug E Fresh, Amel Larrieux, Bilal, Eric Roberson, Dengue Fever, Meshell N'degeocello, Nikka Costa, Sa Ra Creative Partners, and J Davey. He currently holds down four DJ residencies across Los Angeles, from Venice to Highland Park, each with a different vibe. He has also worked behind the scenes in marketing for Interscope/Geffen/A&M and A& R at Dreamworks Records/Urban.

Dave Matthews Band

After taking 2017 off, Dave Matthews Band returns with a new studio album – set for release this summer – and a North American tour. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on the album, which will mark its ninth studio release and first since 2012’s Away From The World.