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The Compass: LA's Live Music Guide Feat. Watsky, Eye Seas And More

Emilie Dylewski |
December 4, 2014 | 6:32 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

We've navigated the LA music scene to bring you the best gigs of the weekend at some of the most funky and famous venues in LA:


Eye Seas, Littlest Sister, Sacred Destinies, Matt Kivel

This weekend, venture to parts of L.A. less traveled: check out The Smell - $5 shows say it all. 

Time: 9 p.m.

Where: The Smell 

Cost: $5

Christopher Owens

In its 57 year history, The Troubadour has seen the production of live albums from the likes of Miles Davis and Neil Diamond, along with countless performances from bands we know and even more from bands we should know.

Time: 8 p.m.

Where: The Troubadour 

Opening acts: Holy Shit, The Tyde

Cost: $20


The Living Sisters: A Holiday Bonanza

Situated on the grounds of one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, the historic Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever is an experience in and of itself.

Time: 9 p.m.

Where: The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Cost: $25


If the planned move in 2015 is not reason enough to stop by the iconic House of Blues on the Sunset Strip every chance you get, maybe this weekend's visit by Watsky will change your mind. 

Time: 7 p.m.Where: House of Blues, Sunset StripOpening acts: Kyle, Anderson

Cost: $27


Kai Elle, Shakedown at The Majestic, Al Walser , Sette Mari, and Violent Quiche

Opened in 1993, The Viper Room is the go to venue on the strip for all things rock. 

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: The Viper Room (21+)

Cost: $12

Ritual Howls, Terminal A, The Choke

The Echo: the highlights of the Los Angeles punk and post-punk scene in a neat package. 

Time: 10 p.m.

Where: The Echo (18+)

Cost: $8

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