Bringing the curtain down (well, almost: there’s still the matter of the final “secret show” on the 30th) on the 2015 edition of the popular, if slightly awkwardly titled, Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA, Oxford U.K. rock outfit Foals throttled a sold out Wiltern with an electric set late Sunday evening. Grimes may have had the most buzz kicking off 30 Days in LA at the Mayan in sync with her new LP drop, but Foals were arguably the biggest get in this year’s slate of shows.
Beat Connection, four affable bros* from Seattle, rolled into the Echo last Friday. The occasion: the drop of their new LP, Product 3, their 3rd overall, 1st for ANTI. Three years in the making, you feel them pushing their groovy rhythmic sounds forward on the song writing and production fronts. . .