Tonight in L.A.: Tropicalia Festival, Morrissey, Deer Tick, Bruno Mars, the Dead Ships, Nightmare Air, Nahko, Immortal Technique, Driftwood Festival, OC Block Party, William Patrick Corgan, Shigeto, Microwave, Will Hoge, the Dan Band, Lawrence Rothman

Chicano Batman, in September at the Fonda Theatre (Photo by Samuel C. Ware)
Chicano Batman, in September at the Fonda Theatre (Photo by Samuel C. Ware)

Los Angeles concerts for Saturday:

► The inaugural Tropicalia Festival goes off at the Queen Mary Events Park, featuring the likes of Los Tigres del Norte, La Sonora Dinamita, Ginuwine, the Delfonics, Cuco, Jhené Aiko, Kali Uchis, Cafe Tacvba, Kingh Krule, Madlib, Las Cafeteras and many more.
Morrissey is back for a second sold-out night at the Hollywood Bowl, joined by Billy Idol. [See our Night 1 coverage]
Deer Tick headline the Teragram Ballroom in support of their September releases “Deer Tick Vol. 1” and “Deer Tick Vol. 2.” It’s called the “Twice As Nice Tour,” and Solomon opens.
The Dead Ships, whose new single “The Giant” arrives next week, play the Moroccan Lounge, supported by SPELLES and Velvet.
► Atlanta rockers Microwave hit the Echo in support of their album “Much Love,” with Big Jesus and Blis opening.
► And L.A. shoegazers Nightmare Air are joined by the Big Pink and Pair of Arrows for a show at the Hi Hat.


Bruno Mars and Jorja Smith at the Forum
Cold Waves LA, with Revolting Cocks, Meat Beat Manifesto, MC900 ft. Jesus, Crash Course in Science, Boy Harsher, Not Breathing and more, at the Regent Theater
Nahko – My Name is Bear, 1000 Fuegos and Christina Holmes at the Fonda Theatre
Immortal Technique, Sick Jacken, Warporn Industries and Chino XL at the El Rey Theatre
Tchami & Malaa at the Shrine Expo Hall
Driftwood Festival with Chase Rice, Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard, Dan + Shay and more at the Doheny State Beach
OC Block Party with Ramon Ayala, Too Short, Elvis Crespo, Tha Dogg Pound, La Sonora Dinamita and more at Downtown Santa Ana
William Patrick Corgan at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Tedeschi Trucks Band and Hard Working Americans at the Orpheum Theatre
Battalion of Saints, Opposition Rising and the Cryptics at Resident
Escandalo with La Goony Chonga, Tomasa del Real, Chico Sonido, Helikonia, Bianca Oblivion, Chaboi, Canyonazo and more at the Bootleg Theater
Shigeto and Ela Minus at Echoplex
Shirley House and Vincint at the Peppermint Club
Sky Renee, Sola Luna and Tiffany Wilson at Los Globos
Torso Twin and Everyone is Dirty at the Smell
Brian Whelan at the Escondite
SoCal Rocket Dynamics at La Cita
Cusi Coyllur, True Violet, Roger Hallaway and Brianna at the Lost Knight
UMEK and Jay Lumen at Exchange
David Ryan Harris & Kawika Young, the Blackbird Review, Melissa Polinar and No Suits at the Hotel Café
Matt Hammon, Jill Hoffmann, Smokey Brights, MetronOhm and Hydro Kitten at the Hotel Café Second Stage
Will Hoge, Skin & Bones, Josh Arbour and Dan Layus at the Mint
Dante, Enemy Proof, Akrid, Symbol Six and Loss for Concern at Café Nela
DRI, Excel, Hirax, Deathwish, Witchaven, Cryptic Slaughter and Know at Union Nightclub
Bass Squad, Rucci and Bossman at Union Nightclub – Jewel’s Room
4 Strings, Nifra, Dave Neven and Mike EFEX at Avalon
Huxley and Josh Butler at Sound Nightclub
Breathe Carolina and Mike Williams at Create Nightclub
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kitchen Dwellers and Dusty Green Bones Band at the Troubadour
The Dan Band at the Roxy
The Watkins Family Hour at the Largo at the Coronet
Lauren Lakis and Alex Stills at the Study
Katalyst Collective at the Del Monte Speakeasy
Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Lawrence Rothman and Gianna Gianna at the Wayfarer
Roots, Rocksteady, Rebellion and Celso Piña at Alex’s Bar
Amine and Towkio at the Observatory
Lil Xan at the Constellation Room
Enjoy, Blivet, Distractor, Capital Wasteland and Makeout Reef at the Constellation Room (Late Show)
Lupe Fiasco at the House of Blues Anaheim
Sammy J and Lea Love at the Parish at House of Blues Anaheim
Olivia Walker at the HOB Anaheim Restaurant & Bar
Robert Cray at the Coach House
Too Damn Hype, Regi/Kayoh, Speeks Geak, Waqqas/Xeo, Wavy Pat, Miic/iismaill, Slumped Boyz, Rambo Ent, Samad, Kryptic and Chum at the Glass House
Terry Wollman at Newport Dunes
Seedless at the Garden Grove Amphitheater
Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and Drop8 at the Cave
Yolanda Del Rio and Los Cadetes at the Fox Performing Arts Center
The Living Band, Embolden Blue, Chris Trapper and Mary Scholz at Molly Malone’s
Tobe Hixx at the Pechanga Resort & Casino
Eddie Palmieri at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Mayday at the Honda Center
Spazmatics at the Canyon Agoura Hills
True Sole and Emmarose at Genghis Cohen
Rickie Lee Jones at the Canyon Santa Clarita
Spencer Day at the Catalina Club