Music is the summer season

By David Roman | Staff Writer

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With the summer time approaching fast we know all the loyal Inscape readers will want to know what to hit up while school’s out.

So we decided to compile a rundown of all the must see shows including the ones that won’t break your bank account and the ones promising to make history.

Starting off the summer right with a completely free show is Make Music Pasadena hitting Southern California June 1st.

Making it their mission to bring great music in an accessible platform to the public, Make Music Pasadena prides itself on charging no admission fee.

However if you’re feeling generous certain donations come with cool swag like merchandise or depending on how much you’re willing to shell out, backstage passes.

Artists scheduled to play the event are some of the biggest names in indie like Yacht, Robert deLong, and Tanlines.

As the premier arts and music festival taking place in Los Angeles, Jubilee Music Fest will be tackling the heat on June 7th and 8th.

For the low price of $50 one can attend both days of music under the LA sun.

Artists playing include The Black Lips, The Drums, Trash Talk and Viceroy among many others.

However cool underground music isn’t the only thing Jubilee Music Fest has to offer.

A new addition to this year’s festivities, Connected Fest, is a curated sample sale/pop-up shopping experience featuring up and coming LA fashion designers.

If you want to listen to the newest tunes coming out of the area and get some sick cloths Jubilee is the place to go.

For the experimental electronica fans looking for a place to dance over the summer, iheartcomix is be hosting a number of events featuring underground artists like Giraffage, who has shows lined-up June 29th and 30th.

Giraffage prides himself on offering “a fresh, sample-rich sound of dreamy pop beats, sensual synths and a lush experimental electronica.”

Tickets start at $12 but if you can’t wait that until then, iheartcomix does have sooner dance fixes.

iheartcomix will be sponsoring a series of cheap concerts all over LA throughout the summer like a show at the Los Globos on June 1st featuring Pictureplane.

Or Crystal Fighters at the famous El Rey in downtown LA on June 4th.

If your desire is to party out by the beach at some point this summer, then the Vans 2013 US Open of Surfing is our top recommendation.

The nine-day event taking place from July 20th-28th right on Huntington Beach is historic in Southern California.

Despite being under new sponsorship this year the event is still totally free and while we may not know the line-up yet, Vans’ secrecy isn’t at all discouraging as we know this to be one of the summer time favorites.

Artists who played the free shows last year included Best Coast, Grouplove and past Viewpoints featured artists, The
White Arrows.

Another staple in summer LA music events? FYF Fest, taking place at the LA State Historic Park August 24th and 25th.

Headlining the event will be The Yeah Yeah Yeahs who’s summer tours have so far been praised for being full of energy and fun.

MGMT is also on the bill along with Solange Knowles, who’s been making a name for herself among the summer music scene with her surprise performance during The Xx’s set the first weekend of Coachella.

The indie favorite of the show being Toro y Moi who’s only been getting more and more popular and who we predict will be dominating the live circuit for many more summers to come.

Passes start at $99 for the whole weekend.

For those of you who have a little more cash to spend, the best in-state option would be a drive up north to San Francisco for Outside Lands.

The three day music, art, and wine tasting festival hits the golden coast August 9th-11th.

This is a big recommendation to those who missed out on Coachella last April and still haven’t stopped kicking themselves.

Sharing artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, and Vampire Weekend the two festivals often get compared to
one another.

However, noticeable differences are Matt and Kim, Daughter, Kaskade, and Paul McCartney who despite many Coachella rumors, opted for the San Fran festival instead.

Three-day passes start at $249.50 with VIP passes going for $545.