The de-facto end of summer marker that is Labor Day doesn’t have to spell the end for fun in the sun or great music festivals. In fact, there’s no reason your post-Labor Day weekend can’t live up to the excitement of its holiday predecessor. True, these days the music landscape is more festival-lite than anything, but all that means is you get to save on the cost of lodging because all these shows are in your own backyard.
Anticon Records celebrates its 15-year anniversary with the help of some of today’s most cutting-edge artists from their label. Explore the darker worlds of Baths post his Obsidian release from earlier this year. The curious use of xylophones and catchy melodies accompany Yoni Wolf’s lyrical rhymes about simple human observation in Why? Call me crazy, but there’s something ever-so-appealing about rap songs with references to Bar Mizvahs. Daedelus, Jel, D33J, Doseone, Alias, Serengeti, Odd Nosdam, Sodapop, and Low Limit are also on the bill.
Blue Man Group @ The Hollywood Bowl – Saturday, September 7th – Tickets
Get dinner and a show the unconventional way by picnicking to the performance-art antics of Blue Man Group. The guys have ventured out of the comfort zone of their usual nightly Vegas digs at The Monte Carlo for this one-off performance. Clearly, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas (but when it comes to that annoying itch that came back with you… yeah, you should definitely get that checked out).
Rapper’s delight for those of you willing to go the distance to San Bernadino. It might already be hot out east, but the temperatures will spike even higher once this lineup gets cookin’. This hip-hop festival showcases legends such as Slick Rick and Wu Tang Clan alongside emerging talent such as ASAP Mob and Dom Kennedy. The festival is a 2-day event that begins Saturday.