Heads Up: The Rides @ Riverside Fox PAC, June 5

Heads Up: The Rides @ Riverside Fox PAC, June 5

The Rides
Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside
Sun, Jun 5, 2016, 06:30 PM
[TICKETS]

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. . .

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Heads Up: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down This Friday @ The Regent Theater

Heads Up: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down This Friday @ The Regent Theater

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
with Seratones & Kera and the Lesbians
Friday Apr 29, 2016
The Regent Theater
8:00 PM
All Ages
[TICKETS]

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.)


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Super Furry Animals Return: February 11th & 12th at the Roxy, First L.A. Shows since 2008

Super Furry Animals Return: February 11th & 12th at the Roxy, First L.A. Shows since 2008

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. . .

Tickets
Super Furry Animals @ The Roxy February 11, 2016
Super Furry Animals @ The Roxy February 12, 2016

Super Furry Animals | superfurry.com

[A few more words and a Spotify link to their excellent 2000 Mwng album. . .]


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Heads Up: Purity Ring @ Shrine Expo Hall This Saturday, December 5

Heads Up: Purity Ring @ Shrine Expo Hall This Saturday, December 5

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FYF & Goldenvoice Present
Purity Ring
w/ Baths
Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:00pm
Shrine Expo Hall | All Ages
[TICKETS]

[Past Purity Ring on Losanjealous & the recent HEALTH remix of “begin again” below. . .]


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Tune-Yards & Avid Dancer Closeout Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier Thursday

Tune-Yards & Avid Dancer Closeout Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier Thursday

Tune-Yards
Avid Dancer
KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd
Thursday, September 10
7:00-10:00 pm
Santa Monica Pier

Twilight Concerts | santamonicapier.org

Photo: Tune-Yards @ Fonda Theater, November 2, 2011

[More Tune-Yards, Avid Dancer and past SM Pier highlights. . . .]


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Upcoming: Torres @ The Echo this Tuesday, May 12

Upcoming: Torres @ The Echo this Tuesday, May 12

Torres w/ Aero Flynn & Pageants
Tue, May 12, 2015 | 8:30 pm | The Echo | Tickets > AtTheEcho.com

Torres > TorresTorresTorres.com
Partisan Records > PartisanRecords.com

[More tunes & a nice write-up by Ann Powers @ NPR.org below. . .]


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Desert Daze 2015 Festival - Saturday, May 2 - Sunset Ranch Oasis, Mecca, CA - Lineup & Ticket Info

Desert Daze 2015 Festival – Saturday, May 2 – Sunset Ranch Oasis, Mecca, CA – Lineup & Ticket Info

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…

[Full Lineup & Ticket Info Below. . .]

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Sparks To Perform "Kimono My House" Live with Orchestra, February 14 & 15

Sparks To Perform “Kimono My House” Live with Orchestra, February 14 & 15

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.

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