Recommended Show of the Week: Earlimart, Goldspot @ Hollywood and Highland
Today’s Mall Brand Manager needs to convince you that you aren’t going to some dumpy mall, you’re taking part in a much greater civilized community experience. Thus they exchange Mall with highbrow names like Galleria, Pavillion or Promenade. Screw that. Check out LA-based Earlimart and Goldspot for free on Thursday at the H&H Mall. But don’t buy anything.
What is Tom wearing? Pulsating rhythms, matched with blinding flashes of white light so bright you can’t see when Tom Meighan (lead vocals, co-frontman) steps onto the stage. The music continues pumping as the lights die down to find Kasabian’s co-frontman standing with a drink in his hand.
Recommended Show of the Week: Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Cal Plaza. Best known for their performance on Paul Simon’s Graceland, LBM will ululate, grunt and roundhouse kick their way to your heart Friday night.
Recommended Show of the Week: Built to Spill @ House of Blues. This is what indie rock is all about. Frontman Doug Martsch isn’t pretty, doesn’t care for the spotlight, writes epic songs that are familiar yet unpredictable and puts on a hell of a live show. Catch BTS Thursday or Friday at the House of Blues.