LA Upcoming: E-40, The Blasting Company

A short list of recommended L.A.-area shows for the coming week (plus videos for instant gratification). Click “details” for descriptions.

  • Region: Sunset Strip
    Music: E-40, Eyedrop, Da Paranormal, Bellz, The Circuit, Precise
    Vitals: The Key Club on Saturday, March 13
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Silver Lake
    Music: Les Blanks, The Blasting Company,* Francisco the Man
    Vitals: Spaceland on Wednesday, March 17
    (details at LA Weekly)

Read a feature on the Blasting Company, a.k.a. the Petrojvic brothers, here.

Apocalyptic Urban Visions: E-40, Gil-Scott Heron

No words for this.

I had no words for this, but a second video tip-off from the Pedestrian, a.k.a. the good evangelist J.B. Best (check out the first two tracks on the Lala player, screen right), revealed a second gem in addition to the incredible new E-40 video. Eerily similar in its visual theme is the just-released clip from spoken word heavyweight Gil-Scott Heron. Two of the hip-hop’s biggest DNA-providers crossing paths in the night.