After a long five days without my better half last week, he’s returned Cali, and we have so many options for our live music plans this weekend, it’s got my head spinning. Pop punk or hip hop? Amazing visuals or amazing siblings? Check out just a few of the notable shows taking place in LA this weekend, and leave your suggestions in the comments. Seriously. I need help deciding.
Woodkid at The Fonda Theatre – Friday, October 25, 2013 – Tickets
French music-video-director-turned-musician Yoann Lemoine (aka Woodkid) will be returning to the Fonda Theatre this Friday, and he’ll be bringing his spectacular stage show and blend of orchestral, tribal, and hip-hop sounds with him. Woodkid’s videos have long been favorites of ours here at the LAmb, and after reading Jay’s review of Yoann’s last Fonda Theatre performance, it’s hard to deny the lure of this multi-talented artist.
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at El Rey Theatre – Saturday, October 26, 2013 – Tickets
We’ll be sending one lucky reader out to He’s My Brother She’s My Sister’s hometown show at El Rey Saturday night, and I can’t help but wonder if I should be joining them. (You live in the Valley? We could totally carpool.) LAmb’s Marni Epstein has described this brother-sister fronted act (Rob and Rachel Kolar) as “vibrant and raw,” and who couldn’t use a little whimsy in their life after a long workweek?
Kanye West at Staples Center – Saturday, October 26, 2013 – Tickets
Mr. West will be swinging into LA for the first of two shows at The Staples Center this Saturday, and if you pay any attention at all to my writings on this here blog, you know I’m a huge fan…of his music. The artist himself is another story, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dying to see what kind of shenanigans the newly engaged artist pulls at LA’s premiere arena. C’mon, it’s Kanye “I am a God” West!
Alkaline Trio & New Found Glory at Club Nokia – Saturday, October 26, 2013 – Tickets
When these two classic punk acts announced they were touring together, I knew their stop in LA would be a show to remember. I’ve seen both artists live before, and each delivered a solid set of classics, new tracks, and deep cuts. In other words, perfect setlists. Expect a mix of brightly-coiffed and black-clad fans as punk subcultures collide at Club Nokia this Saturday.