In L.A., summer isn’t summer without outdoor concerts. Starting today, The Grove is back on the groove train, kicking off a seasonal series of performances featuring artists who span the musical spectrum. The weekly shows are free and open to the public. Get the scoop on this year’s lineup below, and check out the series’ hashtag, #GroveSounds, for more info.
July 8: The Mowgli’s and Cayucas
Who they are: An L.A.-based septet selling sunny, pop-flavored alt-rock.
What they sound like: “Part ’60s Laurel Canyon, part ’70s Venice Beach and part ’10s Silver Lake.” Also, the lovechild of Fitz And The Tantrums’ vibe and Andy Grammer’s lyrics.
Fun fact: The Mowgli’s goal is to spread the love both on stage and off. Aside from various philanthropic contributions, they want their fans will take their lyrics to heart and pay kindness forward.
Who they are: An indie-pop Santa Monica-based band with a beachy vibe.
What they sound like: In a word: summer. With nostalgic songs like “East Coast Girl” and “High School Lover,” Cayucas embodies the feeling of cruising down the PCH on a bright day.
Fun fact: The band’s moniker is an homage to Cayucos, California, the hometown of founders (and twin brothers), Zach and Ben Yudin.
July 15: Gloriana
Who they are: A chart-topping country trio (briefly a quartet, and now back to trio) bred in Nashville.
What they sound like: Apt storytellers with harmony work reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac.
Fun fact: “Wild at Heart,” Gloriana’s 2009 debut, earned them a spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs top 15 chart and put them on the musical map.
July 22: Spin Doctors
Who they are: The same band you fell in love with for a few years in the early ’90s.
What they sound like: Classic retro rock with a slight funk tinge.
Fun fact: In 1992, the video for “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” was “one of the five most requested videos on MTV.”
July 29: All Time Low
Who they are: A Maryland-born group who, since their formation in 2003, has mellowed out their rebellious vibe with a softer, acoustic take on old hits.
What they sound like: An early aughts cocktail of Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, and Green Day.
Fun fact: The band put out their first full length album in 2004, two years before any of them had even graduated high school.