Weekend Jumpstart LEAD

As is the norm here in LA, we have more things to do in one weekend than you could possibly get to in a year, but if you’re looking for some fun this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in sunny SoCal, read on for just a few of your many options!

Primus @ The Greek Theatre

Looking for something a bit weird to kick off your weekend? Look no further because Primus will be taking over The Greek Theatre tomorrow night. Led by legendary bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, this band is more than simply the composers of the South Park theme song; their indescribable sound (Seriously. You try putting words to it.) has been cited as influencing everyone from the Deftones to Muse. Well worth checking out for fans of rock in any of its forms.

CocoRosie @ The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

If that doesn’t satisfy your craving for the unusual, head over to The Luckman Fine Arts Complex Saturday night to catch sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady, better known as CocoRosie. The freak-folk duo blends everything from hip hop beats and harps to children’s toys and operatic vocals to create a sound uniquely their own, and their live show is not to be missed. Seven years after its release, Noah’s Ark is still one of my go-to albums when I’m sick of all the other music in my library and just need to hear something different (never seems to matter that I’ve listened to it a million times).

Jackson Browne @ The Orpheum Theatre

If you’ve had your fill of the freaky after Primus and want something a little more subdued for your Saturday night, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will be performing a benefit concert at the Orpheum Theatre with special guest Lizz Wright. The Success Through The Arts Foundation and The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center will be the organizations benefiting from the benefit, and as a benefactor, your ticket will run you about a hundred bucks. But really, with over a dozen studio albums under his belt, Browne will no doubt make sure you get your money’s worth of entertainment.