L.A.’s The Bellwether Announces Opening Lineup With Phantogram, HAIM, Carly Rae Jepsen, Wilco

Electronic rock duo Phantogram will perform at The Bellwether’s grand opening on July 11. The show will be their first in Los Angeles in three years.

Los Angelenos will soon be introduced to the town’s newest entertainment hub as The Bellwether, an independent 1,600-capacity music club, announced an opening lineup that includes more than 30 shows from artists such as HAIM, Carly Rae Jepsen and Wilco.

The venue, founded by influential club owner and impresario Michael Swier of Teragram Presents in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment (APE), will have its grand opening on July 11 with a performance from electronic rock duo Phantogram, who haven’t performed in Los Angeles in three years. San Fernando Valley darlings HAIM will have two shows on July 17 and 18, and DJ-producer Porter Robinson will follow with three performances July 27-29. Other artists on the opening lineup include TYCHO, Tegan and Sara, Isaiah Rashad, and Princess, a Prince cover band comprised of actress Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum.

“It’s been so exciting working on building this inaugural lineup, I could speak for hours on my appreciation of each artist, but I think the lineup speaks for itself,” Nick Barrie, The Bellwether’s head talent buyer, said in a statement. “It’s going to be even more special when they finally take the stage in this incredible room.”

The official announcement from The Bellwether stated this was only the beginning as “many more” artists are “to be announced in the coming weeks.”

Tickets for the first wave of 2023 shows go on sale Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. PST and can be purchased at thebellwetherla.com. Fans can get access to exclusive presale passwords to upcoming shows by subscribing to the venue’s newsletter and social media profiles.

The Bellwether, APE’s first venue in L.A. in the 20-year history of the company, boasts a main music room with unimpeded sightlines, a 270-degree wrap-around balcony and a custom wooden dance floor. The Bellwether will have a custom-built d&b sound system and lighting specifically designed for the venue, which includes a private event space, VIP areas, a restaurant and bar and an open-air lounge area that provides guests with a view of Downtown L.A. and neighboring mountains. The Bellwether is in the heart of the city at 333 S. Boylston Street and promises “the ultimate deluxe live music experience for artists and fans alike.”

The Bellwether’s Opening Lineup
July 11 – Phantogram
July 12 – Buscabulla
July 13 – TYCHO
July 14 – Panda Bear + Sonic Boom
July 17 – HAIM
July 18 – HAIM
July 21 – Andrew Bird
July 22 – DRAMA
July 26 – Mild High Club
July 27 – Porter Robinson (No Originals DJ Set)
July 28 – Porter Robinson (air2earth)
July 29 – Porter Robinson
July 30 – The Midnight
Aug. 2 – Poolside
Aug. 8 – Santigold
Aug. 11 – Carly Rae Jepsen
Aug. 12 – Carly Rae Jepsen
Aug. 14 – Tegan and Sara
Aug. 18 – Isaiah Rashad
Aug. 25 – Sudan Archives
Aug. 26 – Fool’s Gold 15th Anniversary Party with A-Trak + more TBA
Aug. 31 – The Head And The Heart
Sept. 20 – The Wombats
Sept. 22 – Saint Motel
Sept. 23 – Princess (Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum)
Sept. 29 – Yo La Tengo
Oct. 3 – Gus Dapperton
Oct. 9 – Tove Lo
Oct. 11 – Wilco
Oct. 20 – Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs
Oct. 26 – Dylan Matthew
Oct. 27 – No Vacation
Nov. 17 – Shallou