Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside
Sun, Jun 5, 2016, 06:30 PM
Admittedly this one’s a bit outside our wheelhouse, but the Stephen Stills/Kenny Wayne Sheppard/Barry Goldberg project The Rides makes a rare stop in the I.E. at the Riverside Fox PAC next Sunday, June 5. . .
Check out the video for “Astonished Man,” lead single from the new Merrill Garbus-produced LP, A Man Alive below. (Also peep a cheeky Funny or Die clip featuring a dryly hilarious Thao & Merrill “discussing” their collab here.)
Super Furry Animals make a welcome return for their first L.A. shows since 2008 (above photo of Gruff Rhys from that show at Echoplex, full photo set here) playing a pair at The Roxy this Thursday, February 11th and Friday, February 12th.
Following a five-year hibernation, the Wales band returned last year to mark the 15th anniversary their excellent Welsh language Mwng album (Spotify player below.) They came out of the mid 90’s Britpop halcyon days, though across their nine albums they ultimately ended up sharing little in common with peers from that era, with an eclectic sound that is hard to pin down simply. . .
Super Furry Animals | superfurry.com
KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd
Thursday, September 10
Santa Monica Pier
Twilight Concerts | santamonicapier.org
Photo: Tune-Yards @ Fonda Theater, November 2, 2011
Torres w/ Aero Flynn & Pageants
Tue, May 12, 2015 | 8:30 pm | The Echo | Tickets > AtTheEcho.com
Desert Daze | desertdaze.org
Warpaint, Failure, RJD2, Minus the Bear (performing They Make Beer Commercials Like This), The Budos Band, Dan Deacon, Chelsea Wolfe, DIIV, Psychic Ills, Deap Vally, Bass Drum of Death and more…
Los Angeles’s musical genius/mad scientist prodigal sons Sparks return with a pair of special shows at The Theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown February 14th and 15th. (Coincidentally, the dates mark the one-year anniversary of the gorgeous if awkwardly named restored L.A. venue. Perhaps you saw Belle & Sebastian and/or Slowdive there in their inaugural year.)
Reproducing the well-received December 2014 London Barbican shows for the 40th anniversary of their seminal Kimono My House album, the duo will again perform that album in full, backed by a 38-piece orchestra–three more players than the measly 35-piece orchestra across the pond. The restless, inventive arrangements of those 10 stunning aroque pop songs should make for an aural thrill ride.