LA Upcoming: 826LA, Boyz II Men, Little Boots

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

  • Region: Echo Park
    Music: The Submarines, The Growlers, Pity Party, Summer Darling
    Vitals: Echoplex on Saturday, March 6
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Downtown
    Music: Boyz II Men
    Vitals: Club Nokia on Saturday, March 6
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Miracle Mile
    Music: Little Boots, Dragonette, Class Actress
    Vitals: El Rey on Wednesday, March 10
    (details at LA Weekly)

LA Upcoming: Daedelus + Nosaj Thing + Jogger, Haiti Relief Done Ska Style, and Wild Beasts

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

  • Region: East Side
    Music: Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Jogger, Frosty
    Vitals: Echoplex on Friday, February 5
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Mid-Wilshire
    Music: Haiti Relief with Hepcat, Dengue Fever, Joey Altruda’s Crucial Riddims, The Lions, Very Be Careful, The Tuffingtons
    Vitals: El Rey Theatre on Saturday, February 6
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: West Hollywood
    Music: Wild Beasts, Still Life Still, Magic Bullets
    Vitals:
    The Troubadour on Wednesday, February 10
    (details at LA Weekly)

Live In LA: The GZA Performs ‘Liquid Swords’ at the Echoplex… with RZA and Killah Priest

Well hot damn. On Friday night, GZA came to town and he wasn’t alone. Not hardly. In addition to a large posse of unfamiliar (though talented) rap understudies, The Genius brought RZA and Killah Priest along for the ride. They performed most of the classic Liquid Swords album, along with a bunch of other hits. I got nostalgic with this one. Took it all the way back to freshman year in high school. Steve Plant, if you’re out there, holler.

The RZA, razor sharp.

LA Upcoming: GZA; The Hot Rats + Lemon Sun

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

The Genius to enlighten Echo Park.

  • Region: Echo Park
    Music: GZA, Curtains + DJ Dark Alley
    Vitals:
    TONIGHT at Echoplex!!!
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: West Hollywood
    Music: The Hot Rats + Lemon Sun
    Vitals:
    The Troubadour on Thursday, January 21
    (details at LA Weekly)

Recommended Rocking: DJ Spinna + DJ Scratch + J. Rocc, Mia Doi Todd

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

  • Region: Echo Park
    Music: DJ Spinna + DJ Scratch + J. Rocc (90s party)
    Vitals:
    Echoplex on Friday, December 11
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Westwood
    Music: Mia Doi Todd (Gondry video screening + performance)
    Vitals:
    Hammer Museum on Thursdayday, December 17
    (details at LA Weekly)

Recommended Rocking: Neon Indian, West Coast / Left Coast Fest

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

  • Region: Echo Park
    Music: Neon Indian, Keenhouse, Tiger City, Little Red Radio…
    Vitals:
    Echoplex on Friday, November 20
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Downtown
    Music: Kronos Quartet, Terry Riley, Matmos, Mike Einziger
    Vitals:
    Disney Hall on Saturday, November 21
    (details at LA Weekly)