Friday’s big fun:
► The Vans Warped Tour kicks off at the Fairplex in Pomona, bring a wide variety of punk, metal, alt-rock, hip-hop, pop and spoken-word artists. A live webcast begins at 11 a.m. here.
► EDM sensations Big Gigantic — the duo of saxophonist-producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken — bring their live spectacle [pictured] to the Avalon Hollywood, supported by Kill Paris and Mt. Eden.
► The Gaslamp Killer Experience brings his out-there live show, featuring a 10-piece band, to Grand Performances at California Plaza.
► It’s Jonathan Richman at the El Rey Theatre.
► Local psych-rockers Fever the Ghost rock the Echo, supported by Fartbarf and Harriet Brown.
► Surfer Blood headline the Troubadour behind their latest, “1000 Palms,” their third album. Gothic Tropic and Alex Calder open.
► The legendary Dick Dale at the Whisky a Go Go.
► Butch Walker winds up his three-night stand at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in support of his album “Afraid of Ghosts.” Jonathan Tyler opens.
► And long-running L.A. rockers Spain visit the Bootleg HiFi behind their latest album “Sargent Place,” with Simone White, Leftover Cuties and Viktor Fiction supporting.
Lemaitre and StarRo at the Roxy Theatre
Poncho Sanchez at Levitt Pavilion McArthur Park
Griffin House at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Fire Chief Charlie at Odd Nights at the Autry
Geronimo Getty, Faun Fables and Cristina Black at El Cid
Astix at Exchange LA
Shake Before Us, Summer Cannibals and the Singles at the Silverlake Lounge
Slime Girls, Paladin Shield, Buried for a Day and Astroskeleton at the Smell
Mind Monogram, the Ambient Light, Bokonon and CIVX at Lot 1
L.A. Takedown, Iji, Kevin Greenspon and Novi Split at Pehrspace
Rhett Miller & Annalisa Tornfelt, the Absolute, the New Peter Gabrielz and the Sharp Medicine at the Hotel Café
Dream Hydra, Le Swish, Embolden Blue and Dreamers Dose at the Mint
Volto at the Mint (Late Show)
Jason Nutter at the Hard Rock Hollywood
The Brave Ones, Young Flood, Open Hand and Coastline Apparition at the Viper Room
Waka Flocka Flame at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
Pink Ribbon Riot at the HOB Foundation Room
Cayucas at Origami Vinyl
Killroy, Neveready, the Exacerbators and Anger Transfer at Cafe NELA
Bloody Death Skull and The Creation Factory at Mrs. Fish
Barnes at the Kibitz Room
Hedgehog Swing at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Kissed Alive, Paradise Kitty, Hurrikane at Saint Rocke
Garrison Smith at Saint Rocke (Happy Hour)
SAINT WKND at the Wayfarer
Misfits, She Demons and Love Canal at the Observatory
Joey Fatts at the Constellation Room
Intocable at the House of Blues Anaheim
Danny Maika at the HOB Crossroads
World Party and Gabriel Kelley at the Coach House
Carlos Calvo (record release) and Steven Davis at Molly Malone’s
Marco Antonio Solis y Camila at the Honda Center
Steel Panther at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Asia and John Payne at the Canyon
Acoustic Alchemy at the Catalina Bar & Grill
Photo by Ryan Patrick