Basement Tavern: 2640 Main St. (310) 396-2469,
Bar under The Victorian frequently hosts live bands; check for schedule

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen: 119 Broadway (310) 573-8426
Pop duo Everett Coast on Mondays, Top 40 by house band The Old Fashioned on Tuesdays and Fridays, guitarist/singer Chris Vincent on Wednesdays, rock by Will and the Won’ts on Thursdays, Whiskey and Rock Saturdays with DJ Joe, English singer-songwriter Simon Petty on Sundays

Finn McCool’s: 2702 Main St. (310) 452-1734
Live bands most nights; schedule posted online


Harvelle’s: 1432 4th St. (310) 395-1676
Jazz, blues, R+B or burlesque nightly


McCabe’s Guitar Shop: 3101 Pico Blvd. (310) 828-4497
Weekend shows by top musicians in an intimate venue

Rusty’s Surf Ranch: 256 Santa Monica Pier (310) 939-7437
Live bands on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

TRiP: 2101 Lincoln Blvd. (310) 396-9010
Live rock, pop and R&B most nights, with jazz on Tuesdays, burlesque on Wednesdays and afternoon jam sessions (2 to 6 p.m.) on Saturdays

Typhoon: 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South (310) 390-6565
Live jazz and big band; call or go online for schedule

UnUrban Coffee House: 3301 Pico Blvd. (310) 315-0056
Live bands Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights; open mic Friday nights


Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant: 193 Culver Blvd. (310) 821-0018
Live music on Sunday nights; regulars include Ian Whitcomb and Fred Sokolow

Prince O Whales: 335 Culver Blvd. (310) 823-9826
Live rock and/or country on weekends; karaoke Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Rusty’s Rhythm Club (at Elks Lodge #2050) 8025 W. Manchester Ave. (310) 606-5606
Swing, jazz and big band dancing Wednesday nights; plus dance classes and special events

Tanner’s Coffee Co 200 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 (310) 574-2739
Classic rock with acoustic guitars most Sunday afternoons from 3-5.

The Shack 185 Culver Blvd. (310) 823-6222
Karaoke on Friday nights


Century Tap Room @ Crowne Plaza LAX: 5985 W. Century Blvd. (310) 642-7500
Live jazz on many Thursday nights (call ahead)

Melody Bar & Grill: 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 670-1994
Mojo Soul band at 10 p.m. Fridays, deejays Saturdays and Sundays, karaoke Mondays

Game Sports Bar: 5630 W. Manchester Ave. (310) 216-4263
Hip-hop, R&B, jazz and blues many nights of the week

RBar at Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel: 9620 Airport Blvd. (310) 337-2800
Occasional live music nights include jazz/soul singers and singer-songwriters


Brennan’s Pub: 4089 Lincoln Blvd. (310) 821-6622
Live rock ’n’ roll bands Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; acoustic music Tuesdays
(Turtle Races on Thursdays)


C & O Cucina: 3016 W. Washington Blvd. (310) 301-7278
Singing waiters will have you saying “That’s Amore!”

Jamaica Bay Inn: 4175 Admiralty Way (310) 823-5333
Frederick “The One Man Band” Cichy, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays

Marina del Rey Hotel: 13534 Bali Way 
(310) 301-1000
DJ Sleeper keeps the beat for Sunday afternoon pool parties (1 to 6 p.m.) all summer long

The Warehouse: 4499 Admiralty Way (310) 823-5451
Jimmy Buffet-style beach tunes by Unkle Monkey from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; salsa Fridays

Whiskey Red’s: 13813 Fiji Way 
(310) 823-4522
Call for deejay and live music info




Casa Sanchez Mexican Restaurant 4500 S. Centinela Ave. (310) 397-9999
Mariachi Voces de Mexico Thursdays through Sundays; Buena Vibre Ensemble Tuesdays and Wednesdays; piano music Mondays

Grand View Market: 12210 Venice Blvd. (310) 390-7800
Market and juice bar hosts open mic nights on Wednesdays

Timewarp Music: 12204 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, 90066 (310) 636-8360
Record shop hosts frequent multi-band in-store concerts


Backstage Bar & Grill: 10400 Culver Blvd. (310) 839-3892
Lively karaoke on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

Boulevard Music: 4316 Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 398-2583
Music store with frequent Friday and Saturday night in-store concerts

Saturday, August 29 at Boulevard Music Muriel Anderson will play:

Saturday, August 22 at Boulevard Music Incendio will play:

Culver City Hall (Sponsored by Boulevard Music): Thursday, July 30 @ 7 pm: Hot Jazz and Western Swing from the hottest Western Swing group on the planet, The Hot Club of Cowtown.

Culver City Hall (Sponsored by Boulevard Music): Thursday, August 13 @ 7 pm: Zydeco music featuring the sounds of Creole from Louisiana and Texas from Bonne Musique Zydeco

Café Laurent: 4243 Overland Ave. (310) 558-8622
Live music on weekend afternoons

The Cinema Bar 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 390-1328
Nightly live roots, rock, Americana and groove

Culver Hotel 9400 Culver Blvd. (310) 558-9400
Live jazz in the lobby at 7:30 p.m. nightly

Industry Café & Jazz 6039 W. Washington Blvd. (310) 202-6633
Ethiopian restaurant serves up live jazz many nights a week

Joxer Daly’s Irish Pub 11168 W. Washington Blvd. 
(310) 838-3745
Live bands Friday and Saturday nights, karaoke at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Seventy7 Lounge: 3843 Main St. (310) 559-7707
Upscale speakeasy with live music and deejays


The Brig: 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (310) 399-7537
Deejays spin most nights

Danny’s Venice 23 Windward Ave. (310) 566-5610
Frequent live bands, world beat reggae Sunday nights

Full Circle Venice 305 Rose Ave. (310) 452-2201
Spiritually uplifting music and dance nights planned for July 25 and Aug. 15

Hinano Café: 15 W. Washington Blvd (310) 822-3902
Rocking local bands each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night

The Otheroom: 1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (310) 396-6230
Deejays spin eclectic beats each night of the week

Sidewalk Cafe: 1401 Ocean Front Walk (310) 399-5547
Nightly live acoustic performances

Townhouse & Del Monte Speakeasy: 52 Windward Ave.
Live bands, deejays or burlesque each night upstairs or down

The Venice Bistro: 323 Ocean Front Walk (310) 392-3997
Live music starting at 5 p.m. nightly, with The Doors cover band Peace Frog each Sunday

Venice Love Shack: 2121 Lincoln Blvd. (310) 306-6742
Artistic gathering place with spontaneous live music nights

Venice Whaler: 10 W. Washington Blvd. (310) 821-8737
Karaoke Mondays, jazz Tuesdays, Americana Wednesdays, cover bands Thursdays, and oldies/soul/Motown Fridays and Saturdays



The Mint: 6010 W Pico Blvd.Los Angeles 90035 (323) 954 9400

The Mint is a real cultural treasure, presenting live music ever since it opened in 1937

Deluca Trattoria: 225 Richmond Ave. El Segundo  90245   (310) 640-7600

Live Music Friday & Saturday 6:30–9:30

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— Compiled by Joe Piasecki, Sam Catanzaro, Billy Singleton, Elliot Stiller and Gary Walker