Chilly evenings and my diet of pumpkin spice lattes tell me that, although late, autumn is now here in full force. But don’t let a little autumn chill deter you from some of the awesome offerings LA’s music scene has to offer. Here are the picks for this weekend.
Amon Tobin @ The Greek Theatre – October 12th, 2012
Combine one part electronic music with one part art installation and you get ISAM Live. The work of avant-garde Brazilian producer Amon Tobin, ISAM Live is a stunning display of 3-D video-mapped projections on massive stacked cubes synchronized in time to mesmerizing beats. It’s unequivocally one of the most memorable and breathtaking shows I’ve seen to date. Check out the video preview below (which, by the way, only captures a fraction of how amazing this setup is in person), and then snag some tickets to this revolutionary show.
David Byrne & St. Vincent @ The Greek Theatre – October 13th, 2012
Looks like it’s going to be a stacked weekend at The Greek. Following Amon Tobin’s visual symphony, new wave legend David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame) and indie darling St. Vincent will be gracing the same stage the following night on their LA tour stop to promote their collaborative album, Love This Giant. Fellow LAmb writer Jay called the album “a qualified success.” I snuck a peak at the setlists they’ve been playing, and, without spoiling anything, they’ve done a damn fine job integrating their pre-collaboration material in with their Love This Giant work. Tickets to what is sure to be a historic night in music are still available.
SBTRKT @ Club Nokia – October 14th, 2012
London electronic producer SBTRKT will also be making a stop in the City of Angels this weekend. With his trademark amalgam of genre-blending funk, jazz, soul, dubstep, and everything in between, this is a show for the musically adventurous. We’re giving one lucky fan a pair of tickets to the show, or you can purchase your own.
The Smashing Pumpkins @ Gibson Amphitheatre – October 14th, 2012