Monday, December 31, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (December 31, 2012)

Its the last night to see a concert in 2012 - so make a good choice to close out your year.  LA provides no shortage of those on this Monday night.

Ring the new year with beats from your favorite DJs at a handful of quasi-underground events including Expansion NYE with Daedelus, Tokimonsta, Robert Raimon Roy, A. Chal and So Japan or the Stones Throw family that includes Peanut Butter Wolf, Mayer Hawthorne and J. Rocc, amongst others.  Get tickets to Expansion here.

For some above ground dance floor action - consider Zedd and Nicky Romero at Club Nokia, Markus Schulz at Avalon, Pizza Party at The Central SAPC or Sasha at Exchange LA.

The Sunset Strip heats up with some soul stylings courtesy of Vintage Trouble at The Roxy, posse raps from A$AP Rocky at House of Blues and some unique Bay Area vernacular supplied by E-40 at Key Club.  

No list would be complete without consideration for California grown reggae act Rebelution at Hollywood Palladium or mention of Kendrick Lamar's takeover of the Observatory.  Dustbowl Revival hosting "Midnight in Venice" at Del Monte Speakeasy should be some throwback fun as well.

A full list of shows is below:
  • A$AP ROCKY @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
  • Cake @ The Wiltern
  • Rebelution @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Kevin Hart – Let Me Explain @ Staples Center
  • Zedd & Nicky Romero, Nick Thayer, Popeska @ Club Nokia
  • Sasha, Adam Beyer, Art Department Damian Lazarus @ Exchange LA
  • Dj Willy G, David Rolas @ Los Globos
  • James Friedman, Split Secs, Cosmic Dan, Dirty Dave, Ben Beck @ Los Globos
  • Markus Schulz @ Avalon Hollywood
  • E-40 @ Key Club (KDay NYE Party)
  • Vintage Trouble, Sy Smith @ The Roxy
  • Gentlemen Hall, The Public Trust @ On The Rox
  • Expansion NYE w/ Daedelus, Tokimonsta, Robert Raimon Roy, A. Chal, So Japan @ Warehouse Location TBA w/ Ticket Purchase
  • FYF & Stones Throw NYE w/ J Rocc, Peanut Butter Wolf, Mayer Hawthorne & More @ Warehouse Location TBA w/ Ticket Purchase
  • Ryan Leslie @ The Viper Room
  • Nit Grit, Artifact, Stephan Jacobs, GoldRush, Russ Liquid @ Central SAPC
  • Guitar Shorty @ Harvelle’s
  • “Midnight In Venice” w/ Dustbowl Revival, DJ Alfred Hawkins @ Del Monte Speakeasy
  • Action 45, Murdered by Drifteres, KITTENHEAD @ TRiP
  • Boogaloo Assassins @ The Mint
  • Hells Bells Burleqsue Show & Dj Jacques @ Dakota Lounge
  • Sadie & The Blue Eyed Devils, Nacosta, Blakwater Jukebox, My Neights in Beijing @ Lot 1 Cafe
  • The Henry Clay People, The Lonely Wild, Torches, Kissing Cousins @ The Satellite
  • Red Kross, The Melvins, The Alexandria @ The Echo
  • Bootie LA NYE @ The Echoplex
  • Kill City, Sandy Pussy, Jesse Hughes @ Harvard & Stone
  • Minaya & Vikus, Mikey Made & Dano Kothera, Dragon XL, John Monsod @ Yost Theater
  • The Aggrolites, The Revivers, The Delirians @ Alex’s Bar
  • Classixx, Danny Love @ Detroit Bar
  • Kendrick Lamar, R.L. Grime & The Underachievers @ The Observatory
  • Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, DJ Bobby B (of Kottonmouth Kings) @ Saint Rocke
  • New Year’s Eve w/ Idina Menzel @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Thomas Gold, EDX, VICE @ Vanguard LA

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (December 30, 2012)

Its the last Sunday of the year, the last Sunday of football and the last chance to see a handful of artists perform in 2012.

Popular producer and relaxed party general Laidback Luke gets down at Avalon Hollywood.  For other beat offerings - Feed Me drops a DJ set at Yost Theater.  

For laidback vibes - The Dustbowl Revival collective hosts Bacchanal at Del Monte Speakeasy and The Aggrolites get a little dubby at Saint Rocke.  Want weird?  Its Dirt Nasty baby at The Viper Room with Beardo and The Attack.

Downtown Ludacris and Kelly Rowland deliver some pop flavored urban tuneage at Club Nokia, other notbales include Peter Murphy at The Observatory and Donovan Frankenreiter at Coach House.

Full list of shows for Sunday December 30th are below...

  • Ludacris, Kelly Rowland @ Club NOkia
  • Laidback Luke, DeOrro, Ryan Sage @ Avalon Hollywood
  • The Fixx, The Yellow Payges, Dance Hall Pimps @ The Roxy
  • Dirt Nasty, Beardo, the Attack @ The Viper Room
  • Anatomy of Her, Out of the Blue, Better Looking People With Superior Ideas, Josh Carroll @ Central SAPC
  • Sunday Sessions w/ The Dustbowl Collective @ Del Monte Speakeasy
  • The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s
  • Tatiana Project, The Standards, Black Cassette @ TRiP
  • The Rhythm Section, Stripe Coats, Angela Lazon @ The Mint
  • Neil Hamburger, Duncan Trussell, Brody Stevens, Lynn Shawcroft @ The Satellite
  • Feed Me (DJ Set), Nick Thayer, A-Baum @ Yost Theater
  • Peter Murphy (all Bauhaus) @ The Observatory
  • The Aggrolites, The Expanders, The Delirians @ Saint Rocke
  • AutoErotique @ Drai’s Hollywood (FREE before 11)
  • Dj Nate Harrington, DJ David Scott Stone, DJ Cole MGN @ The Smell
  • Dr. Know, GFP, Witchaven @ Slidebar
  • Reverend Horton Heat, Jello Biafra @ Majestic Ventura Theater
  • Donovan Frankenreiter, Kevin Miso @ Coach House

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (December 29, 2012)

Wild final Saturday to end the year.   A Chromeo DJ Set at Exchange LA, Wolfgang Gartner at Yost and Funky Sole at The Echo with Cut Chemist mean there are at least three dance floors to grind your feet on.  

Notorious bassist Les Claypool and Primus come to The Wiltern for a special 3D performance, Father John Misty rocks a sold out crowd at El Rey Theatre and Erykah Badu headlines Club Nokia after Odd Future's Syd The Kyd performs.  

Can't forget Bizarre Ride Fest with Pharcyde at The Roxy - the last Bizarre celebration was legendary.  

Full list of shows below:

  • Primus 3D @ The Wiltern
  • Gabriel Iglesias @ Gibson Amphitheatre
  • Erykah Badu, Syd The Kyd (Odd Future), Phony Ppl @ Club Nokia
  • Chromeo (DJ Set), Julien Nolan @ Exchange LA
  • Pocket Rockets, Tall Tales & The Silver Lining, Christian Le Hutson @ Los Globos
  • Cazzette, Bass Kleph @ Avalon Hollywood
  • Father John Misty, Icy Demons, Origami Vinyl DJs @ El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)
  • Social Distortion @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
  • Kelly McGarry @ House of Blues – Foundation Room
  • Psycho Realm, Underground Army, DMH @ Key Club
  • Bizarre Ride Fest Feat. Pharcyde, Overdoz, Polyester The Saint, Kid Named Breezy, Quelle Chris, Cazal Organism, The Zzyzzx @ The Roxy
  • The Aggrolites, BREWFISH, Kounterfeit Change, Sinizen @ The Viper Room
  • Austin Lucas, The Pullmen, PJ Bond @ The Central SAPC (8 PM)
  • Ruch Aucoin, Special Guest @ The Central SAPC (11 PM)
  • Jimmy Z and the Z Tribe @ Harvelle’s
  • MK & The Gentlemen, Rey Fresco, DJ Boss Harmony @ Del Monte Speakeasy
  • Xperimento56, Shamploo @ TRiP
  • Static Fiction, Lifeine, The Chimpz, The Originalites @ The Mint
  • The Toledo Show @ Dakota Lounge
  • Funky Sole w/ DJ Cut Chemist @ The Echo (FREE before 11)
  • H & S Band & Burlesque w/ DJ Daisy O’Dell @ Harvard & Stone
  • Wolfgang Gartner, Dallas K @ Yost Theater
  • Through The Roots, Kat Nestel, Urban Classics, Righteous Wave Movement @ Brixton South Bay
  • The Kings Inn Holiday Benefit Show w/ Jeremiah Red, Micah Brown, Justin Sutor, Troy Murrah, Andy Carpenter, Alegandor Parreja, Parker Macy, Flying Sparks, Ted Z & The Wranglers, DJ Oldboy @ Detroit Bar
  • Peter Murphy Performing “DEEP” @ The Constellation Room
  • Wanda Jackson w/ Omar and The Stringpoppers, The Rhythm Shakers, Dustin Chance and the Allnighters, Hurricanes, The Hi Tone Boppers, DJ Reb, DJ Big Chuy @ The Observatory
  • The English Beat, Bad Apples @ Saint Rock
  • Ikaika Beamer  @ Saint Rocke (6 PM)
  • Helter Skelter Presents: Fuck 2012 @ DragonFly
  • The Generators, Rum Rebellion, The Plexikill @ Redwood Bar
  • Reverend Horton Heat, Jello Biafra, Tijuana Panthers @ House of Blues – Anaheim
  • FMLY Fest feat. So Many Wizards, LA Font, Feeding People, Verbs, Spaceships, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Gothic Tropic, Raw Geronimo, Lady Lazarus, Lucky Dragons, Crown Plaza, Luna is Honey @ LA Fort
  • Sammy Miller & The Congregation @ Virgil
  • War @ City National Grove of Anaheim
  • The Fixx, The Ferns, Olio @ Coach House

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tonight in L.A. (December 28, 2012)

As you enter the final weekend of 2012 - you might be thinking what the hell happened this year?  Or maybe you're thinking I should have seen more concerts....if its the latter, we've got a few gems here in L.A. tonight that could be a nice piece of your 2012 yearbook.

Zoos Zoos and Iheartcomix present Turquoise Jeep, Myyki Blanco, Brrang-A-Dang and Kosha Dillz at The Central SAPC is where the turn up will likely be the realist.  Turquoise will make sure you are familiar with the term "smang" before the evening is over, the party is likely to get gaymous and opener Kosha Dillz's humorous raps will make sure the night launches on a good foot.  

For some more seasoned hip-hop veterans - Evidence is joined by the Beatjunkies DJ Rhettmatic at The Viper Room and long time Cypress Hill running mates, Psycho Realm, perform at The Observatory.

For dubsteppers and beat fiends - Skream's headlining performance at Avalon begins a series of four nights where the venue should be packed, sweaty and throbbing with bass and dance music (Skream is only playing there tonight).    Dank (USA) supports!

Other notabels include Fishbone at Key Club and The Growlers at Fonda Theatre.  For more shows - see below:

Gabriel Iglesias @ Gibson Amphitheatre

Aly & Fila, John O’Callaghan (Armada Night) @ Exchange LA

Skream, Dank (USA), Singularity, Yung Satan, Erick Diaz @ Avalon Hollywood

The Growlers, Dirt Dress, The Abigails, Sam Flax, Origami Vinyl DJs @ Fonda Theatre

Social Distortion @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

Fishbone, Quinto Sol, Beardo, C-Money & The Players INc. @ Key Club

Lido Beach, The Dirty Chapels, Soul Exchange, I’mU, Gina Roode, National Dust @ The Roxy

Curt C, On The Rocks, Rucky Punch, Peter Morten @ On The Rox

Evidence, Bambu & DJ Rhettmattic @ The Viper Room

Turquoise Jeep, Mykki Blanco, Brrang-a-Dang, Kosha Dillz @ Central SAPC

Dennis Jones Band @ Harvelle’s

Barry Zweig Trio @ Del Monte Speakeasy (8 PM)(FREE)

Off The Wall w/ Alfred Hawkins @ Del Monte Speakeasy (10 PM)

Sun Warshippers @ TRiP

Turkuaz, Zongo Junction @ The Mint

Caitlin Linney, Kevin Earnest @ Room 5 Lounge

Rich Aucoin, Professor Professor, Father Tiger, DJ Channel One, Justin Cornwall @ The Satellite

Limp Wrist, D.N.F., Fraude, ACxDC @ The Echoplex

Qui, David Yow, Lozen, Tacos @ The Echo

The Icy Hot Club @ One Eyed Gypsy

H & S Band & Burlesque w/ DJ Dan Mancini @ Harvard & Stone

DJ EFX, Redak, Steven Wright @ Yost Theatre

Orange Tulip Conspiracy, Flattbush, Radiation 4, Fetus Eaters @ Alex’s Bar

Psycho Realm @ The Observatory

Casey Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter) @ The Constellation Room

Donovan Frankenreither, Allensworth, Micah Brown @ Saint Rocke

Better Whatever, Brown & Blue, Kids, Daniel Jimenez @ The Smell

Natalie Col @ Agua Caliente Casino

Mickey Avalon, Loose Logic, Lexo The Great @ The Coach House