WIN TICKETS TO RESIDENTE WITH GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE L.A. PHIL AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL ON SAT. MAR. 7!
Puerto Rican rapper, writer, and producer Residente is the winner of 25 Latin Grammys®, more than any other Latin artist in history. First rising to prominence with the socially minded rap group Calle 13, his commitment to justice is central to – and inseparable from – his music. This powerful performance with the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel highlights the passion and power that’s central to his work — and his life. Get tickets here — or would you like to go for free? We've got tickets to give away -- email us at email@example.com with subject RESIDENTE to enter and we'll pick winners at random before the show! (And stay after the concert for an after-party featuring free drinks, DJ’s, and more!) ►
MOVING UNITS @ LODGE ROOM
If you were in the mood to dance Friday night, you probably ended up at the surprise location of the much anticipated Moving Units show that ended up at the Lodge Room where many good gigs are happening. Joy Division and Sisters of Mercy covers… ►
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS @ THE FONDA THEATRE
Photography by Matt Cowan The New Pornographers filled the Fonda Theatre with new music from their latest endeavor In the Morse Code of Brake Lights. Neko Case, Carl Newman, John Collins, Blaine Thurier and Kathryn Calder were on fire with their vocal work, singing us… ►
VIDEO PREMIERE: NOT FROM ENGLAND “INTERRUPTED”
Despite the name, L.A.'s Not From England are actually pretty enthusiastic about musicians from England—this is not a "We Don't Need The English" situation—and you'll hear some of that in their Manchester-adjacent amen-break drumbeat and in those bluntly charismatic vocals that lift a little of Primal Scream's swagger. (And of course there's some Sonic Youth in that shock-you-awake intro, too.) This intensely motivated teenage quartet—guitarist/vocalists Cass Blum and Leo Blumenfield plus bassist DeRon Munroe and drummer Beckett Pasdar—started with home demos in the summer of 2018 and graduated to a 2019 EP recorded with FIDLAR drummer Max Kuehn, which is where "Interrupted" comes from. ►
WIN TICKETS TO TUNE-YARDS + VIEUX FARKA TOURE ON FRI. JAN. 31 AT WDCH!
L.A. Phil presents a hyper-rhythmic synthesis of sound from around the world when Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré joins Tune-Yards this Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus pursues a dramatic, hyper-rhythmic synthesis of sound from around the world, incorporating elements of R&B, funk, house, Caribbean, and African music into her digitally altered—and socially conscious—dance music. To win tickets, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject YARDS. We’ll pick winners at random before the show! ►