YOUR WEEKLY CONCERT BIBLE

PICK OF THE WEEK

OF MONTREAL @ AVALON (SATURDAY MAY 14TH)

Surprisingly not from Montreal, this Georgian band provides one of the most interesting stage shows I’ve ever seen. There are about 20 members on stage, with many dressed up in some crazy costumes. This band is off the wall, but most importantly they make good music. Sure they lent their single to the Outback Steakhouse, but they are real musicians, who very often invite Janelle Monae on stage with them. To say they are unconventional is an understatement.

TONIGHT

Tyler the Creator @ Troubadour:

LA rapper and Odd Future member will be lending his unique talents to the Troubadour stage tonight. Odd Future is one of the most hyped new indie groups of the year and Tyler is their frontman. His newest release Goblin was also released today.

WEDNESDAY

TV on the Radio @ The Music Box:

New York experimental rock band TV on the Radio just lost a band member due to cancer. This must be one of their first shows since the lost of bassist Gerard Smith. A very interesting band to see live, this will be an emotional show.

THURSDAY

Femi Kuti & Positive Force@ El Rey

Femi, son of legendary African musician Fela Kuti, will be lighting up the El Rey with his Afro-beatness. I’ve never caught Femi live but his tracks are dope as hell and no one else makes music that sounds like this.

FRIDAY

Claude Von Stroke @ Avalon:

San Francisco based Claude VonStroke brings Dirty Bird to Avalon this Friday where he wants to know “Who’s Afraid of Detroit?” Let’s show him we’re not scared LA, and make this party as legendary as his scenic Golden Gate Park raves.

SATURDAY

Rusko @ The Wiltern:

Dubstep superstar Rusko will be gyrating his head off this Saturday night at the very spacious Wiltern Theater. If you’ve never seen Rusko on stage, this dude gets into it maybe more than any DJ I’ve ever seen. Legend has it that his patented head-nodding dance moves lead to a slipped disc. I have seen Rusko with my own eyes rock so hard that he knocked his turntables right (CDJ’s) off the platform.

WARNING: Only attend if you are ready to get down and dirty and boogie to some hard ass dubstep.

SUNDAY

Mia Doi Todd @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop:

Los Angeles native and singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd will be strumming away at her guitar this Sunday. This would be a nice mellow wrap-up to the weekend if you decide to go to to those crazy dance shows listed above.

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