Recommended Show of the Week: Ozomatli @ Cal Plaza. Kick off the long weekend with a free outdoor concert by LA groovemeisters Ozomatli. Wear your dancing pants–anything these guys touch turns to party. Friday at 8.
Here we have it, Ryan’s smug and unjustified quickie reviews of today’s modern and largely caucasian rock bands. Special coverage of all of today’s “the” bands…the shins, the killers, the bravery, the strokes, the rapture, the walkmen, the kaiser chiefs, the jalapenos, the stallones, the…
Recommended Show of the Week: David Byrne, Arcade Fire @ Hollywood Bowl. Head to the Bowl Sunday night to watch the indie rock version of Rocky V. Aging veteran Rocky (David Byrne) takes the young hotshot Tommy Gunn (Arcade Fire) under his wing. Tommy wins some matches, gets really arrogant and then drops Rocky. Gunn gains the title belt but loses favor with the masses and realizes the only way to gain respect is to beat Rocky one-on-oneâ€¦
Recommended Show of the Week: Keren Ann @ Buffalo Club. Israeli/Dutch/Javanese/Russian/French/New York singer-songwriter Keren Ann plays four LA shows this week, but we highly recommend checking out the sultry chanteuse at the classy Buffalo Club Wednesday night.
Before Bloc Party’s 2nd night at the El Rey, fans were exchanging war stories. The audience came out battered and bruised by the overly enthusiastic crowd from the night before and no one expected anything less from the Saturday crowd. But this time they were prepared for the madness – hopefully.