Thursday, October 14th
- Southern Culture on the Skids @ World Café Live, 8 pm, $23-33
- Tyrone Wells w/ Andrew Belle, Crown Point @ World Café Live, 8 pm, $19
- Ghostface Killah w/ Sheek Louch, Frank Dukes, Bigstat @ The Trocadero, 9 pm, $24
- Two Door Cinema Club w/ Penguin Prison, Grouplove @ First Unitarian Church, 8 pm, $13
- "Cover Me Philly" @ Triumph Brewing Co., 8 pm, $5
- Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan w/ Willy Mason @ Johnny Brenda’s, 9 pm, $15-17
- David Choi w/ Alfa Garcia @ Tin Angel, 8:30 pm, $12
- Mike Birbiglia w/ Nick Kroll @ Keswick Theatre, 8 pm, $30
- Thrones w/ Christian Mistress, Serpent Throne @ Kungfu Necktie, 8 pm, $10
- Pomegranates w/ Juston Stens & The Real Gang @ The M Room, 9 pm, $8
- DJ Sammy Slice w/ DJ Cool Hand Luke @ Silk City, 10 pm, $5
- DJ Ian. St. Laurent & DJ Wolf.fang @ Kungfu Necktie, 11 pm, $3
You know Gorillaz, you know N.E.R.D, you know the Gibson Amphitheatre, so you know what you have to do. Sometimes life is a simple as that.
We're talking about two of the most creative bands, and they are meeting on stage. This is tour directly linked to the new Gorillaz album Plastic Beach, they named it 'Plastic Beach World Tour'... told you it was simple. This is going to be 'Hot N Fun' but probably too much expensive for a lot of us.
Well sometime quality has a price. And we must confess these guys are way not as fake as they pretend to be.
- Lou Reed (NYC only)
- Mos Def (NYC, Camden and DC only)
- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
- Little Dragon
- De La Soul
- Bobby Womack
- Roses Gabor
- Bootie Brown
- Miho Hatori (to appear in Los Angeles and NYC only)
Gorillaz and N.E.R.D.Z
Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk Universal City, CA
The crazy hip-hop band will perform in Los Angeles on October 17.
They come from South Africa which can explain many things such as their accent and, most of all, their style. They call their rave rap "Zef", and it is really weird. South Africa must be a way different country, because you have never heard such a thing.
Yes it is pretty unique, and you haven't seen their videos yet. This pehnomenon started on the web with a kind of video clip. Every one thought I was a joke, a brilliant one, but still a joke. We were wrong this si actually a real band with singles, videosclips, and non album called '$O$'.
And they now have many fans. The lyrics are not that revolutionnary : we have on the menu wiener issues, money, the gettho life and so on. But their visuals are almost an art performance. This is so creative. Will you have the Zef attitude ? Put on your ninja pyjamas and get ready for Die Antwoord.
The Music Box
6126 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
I wanna do several things before passing out. I would like to see in my life nothern lights, a sumo fight, and a Massive Attack concert. You've got here all the ingredients to make a great show : a terrific band, a fine last album, and a large amphitheatre. Think about the opportunity to witness a duet with Horace Andy. There are two chapters in music history : before and after Massive Attack's wild trip hop.
As if it was not perfect enoughk, Thievery Corporation is joining the party ! That is a lot for one single night of ecstasy. This should be an dark, epic show. This is the last date of their american tour.
Massive Attack w/ Thievery Corporation
Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywal
Universal City, CA
Sunday November 7 2010 at 3Pm
Women, from the Canadian prairies, shimmer and shine in the electric lights late at night in the Northern Liberties. Their fingers stretch to spots on necks that squeeze out sounds sweet on the ears and hard on the hands. This is - without a doubt - one of the most innovative groups of guitarists in the game today, and each song in their set features at least one chord not listed in the big book of B flats and other combos your grandma got your for Christmas the year you bought your first axe. The sound is kinetic, from start to stop, between each jingle of one telecaster, another jangles out in time. Hardly a pause between tracks, Women makes quick work of their 'round an hour set and the most of drawing in the hardly-there Sunday night owls out to catch them.
Saturday would have marked the 70th birthday of John Lennon, arguably the best musician to have ever lived. Sadly, this could not be due to his untimely death by way of assassination by a crazed fan on December 8, 1980. Thirty years later, Lennon is still remembered by his fans from that to this generation - his musical legacy lives on.
To celebrate his life, crowds of fans from all over the world gathered around the famed Strawberry Fields memorial in New York on Saturday to sing his songs and to pay homage to a man who devoted his life to making music and promoting world peace.
Remember those Tennessee boys who traded in their tight Levi Jeans and 70’s infused hair for a can of mousse? The same guys who gave up their southern rock roots and adopted the "Alternative Pop Handbook for Dummies” as their new Bible. Well, Kings of Leon are at it again with a new album entitled, Come Around Sundown.
Formally hailed as the next big thing in Rock music by the Brits in their earlier years, the church boys struck a deal with the devil, forfeiting the claims of the band being noted as "Rock Gods" or as the second-coming of Lynyrd Skynyrd. In exchange, the foursome inherited every major music magazine cover in 2009, sold-out arenas filled with middle aged women repeating their every word, top countdown spots at “listen while you work” radio stations, and a few Grammys. Not bad for a band who toured with the likes of Bob Dylan, The Strokes, and Pearl Jam, right?
A galaxy of multi-colored dots swooshed back and forth on the stage's backdrop, splashing towards the right side, and flowing back left, illuminating a wall of keyboards and electronic equipment at the front, two floor drums, a guitar and a bass, and the crowd began to clap and chant in unison as blue smoke poured from the rear of the stage and two shadowy figures emerged from the fog: "RAT-A-TAT! RAT-A-TAT! RAT-A-TAT!"
"I've wanted to see them for years!" a young fan shouted as the crowd pressed her harder against the steel, black baracade separating the crowd from the stage. "This is the most important moment of my life!" she squealed.
Some have probably recognized the traditional collage which illustrates the record cover. Founded in 2002, Kistune was first a fashion brand, and a good one. This project was created by Gilas Loaec, Masaya Kuroki, and the London based company Abake.These guys did not only want to sell clothes, but music too. They just can't refrain from doing good work, lucky we.
Klaxons, Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Chip, Hadouken, Digitalism, Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Crystal Castles, Phoenix, La Roux and so much more worked for the Japanese fox. Kitsune indeed means "fox" in the far east country. They chose this name because Japanese legends say foxes could instantaneously change their appearance. Kistune records do have a lot of different (but very chic) appearances from indie rock to noisy electro. Every compilation is more successful than the older one.
As 2010 makes it final descend into 2011, it may be time to slow things down and appreaciate the beauty that is South Florida. The weather is changing my friends, embrace it. Let the soft cool breezes flow into your hair. Enjoy the orange sunsets as they fade into the beautiful night sky. Then grab a hoodie and snuggle up in the sand with that special somebody. It’s Monday, the laziest day of the week, so why not ?
Devendra Barnhart - Baby
When I first heard of Devendra, I was shocked by the artistical passion that he displays in his work. Every track has strong meaning and it's not just another song to fill the album. Clearly evident in the song Baby.