Coming out of January and into February, we’re starting to feel the faint semblance of a winter chill. Still, a little nippy weather won’t be stopping any Angelenos from getting the most of all the City of Angels has to offer music-wise this weekend. On tap we’ve got…
Jon Brion @ Largo at The Coronet – Friday, January 31st - Tickets
If there’s anyone that deserves the title of “multi-instrumentalist,” it’s Jon Brion. Best known for his movie soundtrack work, his shows at the Largo make heavy use of looped samples that are meticulously recorded on the spot for each instrument. The result is an incredibly rich, complex sound all at the hands of one seriously talented and delightfully quirky dude.
Robert DeLong with Mystery Skulls @ El Rey Theatre – Friday, January 31st – Tickets
On the subject of one-man bands, Robert DeLong has been the toast of the music blogosphere thanks to his unconventional blend of electronic dance music that is created before your eyes using looped samples and, among other things, a Wii remote. It’s hard to pin his style down to any particular genre, though DeLong does draw a lot from house, indie rock, and moombahton. It’s all irrelevant at the end of the day, though, because he will “make you fucking dance” regardless. Oh, and as it turns out, we also gave away a pair of tickets to this show to one lucky reader.
The Hood Internet @ King King – Friday, January 31st – Tickets
If you’re feeling musically indecisive and craving a little bit of everything, Chicago-based mashup maestros The Hood Internet will be bringing their signature genre-blending goodness to our fair city. Their aptitude for making the most bizarre combinations work in the best possible ways has made them somewhat of an underground legend. They’re not around often, so now’s your chance to catch them while you can!
Dada Life @ Avalon – Friday, January 31st – Sold Out
Once upon a time, two Swedes took over Avalon and caused such a ruckus that the show was shut down and riots broke out before the duo even took the stage. Seeing as how Dada Life has only gotten bigger in the two years since that fateful night, it’s pretty ballsy of Control to be attempting a redux on its 5th anniversary. Still, if this Friday’s iteration goes off without a hitch, it’ll no doubt go down in the books as one of the most epic nights in Control history thanks in part to Dada Life’s signature banger-laden, adrenaline-rife house sound.