M.I.A. @ Echoplex, 7/30/07
M.I.A. (real name Maya Arulpragasam) made her Los Angeles return to the Echoplex last night after encountering visa complications last year. Other than several festival dates in the U.S. she’s only playing a handful of shows and two of them are in L.A. That’s right, the demand here was that frenzied. More than one thousand people crowded outside the venue in hopes of getting into the already full Echoplex. She performed songs from 2005’s Arular and her new release Kala. Three lucky fans were invited on stage to dance with her and you better believe they broke it down. Catch her again tonight at the Echoplex.