Chet Faker | Mack Sennett Studios | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/29/14 [Review & Photos]

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Chet Faker. Girls love him. Guys wish they could write music like him.

I saw Chet Faker earlier this year at The Roxy. Musically, there is no question that Nicholas James Murphy a/k/a “Chet Faker” has the musical goods. His sound (soulful, downtempo electronica) is baby-making music, plain and simple. It’s still early in his career (he’s only released one full length album, “Built On Glass” and a couple of extended plays) so it’ll be interesting to see how his sound develops going forward.

What I was more interested in observing this time around was his actual stage performance. At the Roxy, Chet Faker spent the length of the performance behind his keyboards under dim lights. On a couple of songs, additional musicians took the stage to perform as part of a backing band. This time around, with Red Bull as the sponsor of the event (and presumably  a bigger budget), that his stage performance could have bit could a bit … more. The lighting at Mack Sennett Studios was definitely a step up from The Roxy’s lights, but on the large stage, it was again Chet behind his keyboards.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love his music. I even brought my LP copy of “Built On  Glass” just in case I could catch him for an autograph. But truly memorable  musical performances are not only auditory; there has to be a visual component to it as well … for me, it takes both aspects to make a show complete. Chet looked so isolated on the large stage. I was really hoping that he could have hired a backing band play his arrangements, or at least a some video screens to actually see what he was doing at the keyboard consoles. I mean, you can see moving around behind his instruments, but it would have been so much more effective if there were more “action” on stage. I mean, take Flying Lotus, for example. Flying Lotus performs behind his consoles, but he’s got an elaborate laser/lighting show going on around him simultaneously.

I’m not suggesting that Chet Faker needs some intricate laser light show. I just wish I could have seen what his hands were doing. There musicality and artisanship in watching a professional maneuver a drum machine and keyboards. It would have been nice to see the action on the keys.

SETLIST (unconfirmed)

  1. Blush
  2. 1998
  3. I’m Into You
  4. Terms & Conditions
  5. Intro
  6. Ciggs & Chocolate
  7. On You (with Goldlink)
  8. No Diggity
  9. Drop The Game
  10. To Me
  11. Gold
  12. Talk Is Cheap

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Wynonna Judd | KCRW’s “Country In The City” | 8/2/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

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Closing KCRW’s final, concert of the County In The City concert series, inspired by The Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit,Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” was one of the most popular and revered female country artists of her, and perhaps all, time: Wynonna Judd.

It’s funny. If you had asked me in high school if I wanted to go to a country concert, I would have played the “too cool for school” card and scoffed at the idea. Growing up in Southern California during the early 90’s, I was more interested in West Coast hip hop, ska and punk. Country music was far off my radar.

Flash forward to after I had graduated from college, and during my heavy R&B phase, I heard a cover of Brian McKnight’s “Back At One” … as a country tune … and I liked it. It was covered by Mark Wills, and it was at that moment I realized that good music is good music was good music, regardless of whether it’s sung with a twang or not.

Though I didn’t tout it to my friends, I started adding country music to my music collection with Rascal Flatts and Garth Brooks CDs, which has, over the years, exposed me to artists that I love like Loretta Lynn, Sugarland and Valerie June. When I got approved to be in the photo pit for Wynonna Judd’s set, I nearly lost my mind. I was so excited, that I actually posted a status update on my Facebook page about getting approved to … I guess … brag about it to my friends; even if a greater majority of them aren’t country fans themselves.

Look, we’re talking about an artist who has achieved legend status. With The Judds (an American country music duo with her mother, Naomi), she won seven straight Academy of Country Music awards for Top Vocal Duo, three straight Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year awards, four straight Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year awards, and five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a duo or Group with Vocal. As a solo artist, Wynonna has won an Academy of Country Music Female Artist of the Year award and earned a star on the Muisc City Walk of Fame. Wynonna isn’t just a country singer. She’s a country legend. Period.

Wynonna’s performance was a revelation.

Having started her career at the age of 16, she demonstrated her easy command of the stage. She expressed her whole range emotions during each of her songs, but would engage the audience in between songs with playful banter and sincere thanks.

She joked about having to be in a tour bus with her mother. When the audience laughed, she deadpanned, “It’s not funny. Have you ever been in a bus with your mom?”

While throwing out guitar picks to ravenous fans in the front row, she joked that she was, “here to satisfy all of your musical needs,” and kept throwing out music pics.

After performing “Why Not Me”, a song she labeled as The Judds’ theme song, someone in the audience yelled out another song titled with the hopes of it being performed. Wynonna looked in the direction of the over anxious fan and said, “Hold your horses, sister. I’ll get to it. And if you don’t hear your song tonight … I got one word…” (insert dramatic pause for effect), “Download.” The crowd erupted with laughter.

When she wasn’t being humorous, she told life stories and imparted personal, positive life mantras, at one point proclaiming that “We need to be mindful of what we have now… What makes it complete for me is seeing you all here enjoying my music,” and explaining that, “In country music, we take tragedy and turn it into triumph,” before talking about the accident that took her husband’s leg and the doctors who told him that he’d never play the drums again.

“Doctors are not god. My husband is now the bionic man,” point to he husband at his drum kit, revealing his prosthetic leg.

They had a special guest, bassist Nathan East, join them onstage for a song before they played their last song of the set.

“I love a funk man with a bass,” she said.

When Wynonna and the band left the stage, the crowd clearly didn’t want to leave, and an encore was in order. Her husband, and drummer, Cactus Mosher, reintroduced Wynonna, “Please welcome back the queen onto the stage.”

“Does that mean you want more?  All right, I don’t want to go anyways,” Wynonna slyly smiled.

She introduced her encore by reminiscing that she’s been performing for the past 30 years, and that she is planning on touring more this year, “getting away with as much as [she] could get away with”, hinting what was to come by stating that she grew up listening to roots rock.

And with that, she and the band jumped into a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll”. Waling away during the chorus, the crowd was jamming to her rendition when it started to rain. Yup … Wynonna Judd made it rain. Now, that’s the stuff of legend.

The Big Noise – Band Members:

  • Cactus Mosher – Drums
  • Justin Weaver – Guitar
  • Tom Hannum – Steel guitar
  • Peter King – Keyboard/B3
  • Dow Tomlin – Bass

Set List: Wynonna Judd didn’t release a setlist, but I took a partial picture of what may have been the setlist for this setthat was taped on the bongos of her drummer’s drum kit. If you were at the show, and know what songs she performed, please put them in the comments and I’ll include them into the post.

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Nikki Lane | KCRW’s “Country In The City” | 8/2/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

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Opening for Wynonna Judd at the third, and final, concert of the County In The City concert series, inspired by The Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit,Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” was Nikki Lane.

Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Nikki spent part of life in Los Angeles working in the fashion industry before heading out to New York City. In the city that never sleeps, she went through heartbreak that inspired her to write some music about her emotional roller coaster. Thank god for break-ups, otherwise Nikki would never have been on the stage performing in front of an enthusiastic Los Angeles crowd.

Accompanied to the stage with her band and her mother, Nikki started into her set with a series of songs about her failed marriage. You could tell that the music was her therapy. She gave brief explanations, and regrets, about the first several songs.

“I should have followed the lyrics to the song. Sorry, mom,” she said with a smirk as she look stage left to acknowledge her mother.

Her music was country music for the modern audience. Since relocating to Nashville, her latest album, “All or Nothin'” was produced by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach, and you can tell that Dan’s musical influence had rubbed off on her. The tunes were as country as county comes, but also had a little something extra from other genres to make a finicky music lover’s ears perk up with interest.

Before parting the stage, she thanked the audience and KCRW for inviting her to perform, acknowledging that this was the largest audience she’s ever played for. She definitely picked up a few fans from her performance, myself included.

I had the good fortune of meeting Nikki as she was selling her goods at the merchandise table. I purchased a couple of her LPs at the concert, and had her sign my copies. If she keeps on making good music, I’m willing to bet that won’t be selling her own merchandise for long.

Nikki Lane – Band Members

  • Nikki Lane: Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocal
  • Ben Eyestone: Drums
  • Eric Whitman: Bass Guitar
  • Alex Munoz: Electric Guitar
  • Matt Stoessel: Pedal Steel

Set List:

  1. Good Man
  2. I Want My Heart Back
  3. Man Up
  4. You Can’t Talk To Me Like That
  5. Seein’ Double
  6. Faded
  7. 700,000 Red Necks
  8. Gone, Gone, Gone
  9. All or Nothin’
  10. Right Time

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De Lux | Twilight Concert | Santa Monica Pier | 7/31/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

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Opening for Omar Souleyman was the Los Angeles-based, indie neo-disco band De Lux. I had gotten a little sampling of their music online, but listening to this band’s music live was something else.

De Lux is a favorite of KCRW DJs across the board (they are one of the few acts that ALL of the DJs play in their sets). I could hear why.

They may be a young band, but their sound is pretty damn sophisticated. A little synth-pop, a little electronic, a little disco, a little punk, a little funk … their music is a mish-mosh of styles that really blends together into a unique, almost throwback, sound.

I got to chat with a couple of the guys in the band after their set, and couldn’t help but rave about their sound. Though they’ve heard it before, I really emphasized my observation that their music really reminded me of  the Talking Heads. Seaun Guerin, one of the founders and the lead vocalist, in particular, has a voice that’s as oddly wonderful as David Byrnes’ voice.

These guys are playing at the upcoming free music festival in Los Angeles, Echo Park Rising, August 15th-17th (TBD). I’m going to try and make it out for their gig. Hopefully, I’ll be able to snap some more pics of them jamming out.

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Your Weekly Weekend Music Mix | 8/1/14 [MUSIC NEWS]

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MONSTER MASH UP: WHITE STRIPES AND EURYTHMICS

This mash up of the Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams” and the White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” is pretty bad ass.

MUSIC INSTA-BABE: ST. VINCENT

Avec amour….(AO)

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Quirky and cute, I think St. Vincent is a babe. She hardly posts any “selfies” on her Instagram (which is a good things, but research shows that people who posts tons of selfies tend to have tons of personal issues), but you should add her and check out the photos her fans tag of her. Follow this beauty on Instagram: @St_Vincent

FEATURED LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

I’m pretty pumped to be seeing Reignwolf live at the Troubadour on August 13th. I’m still trying to get approved for a photo pass for the show, but it won’t stop me from rocking my ass off. I’m so pumped, I had to share this live performance he did for KEXP in Seattle. So bad-ass

PAYING TRIBUTE WITH ART

How better to honor The Beastie Boys than to put up a mural at the site of the original “Paul’s Boutique”. A very cool gesture.

Finished Wall.

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IF YOU LOVE JEFF BUCKLEY AS MUCH AS I DO…

You need to CLICK THIS LINK and listen to the episode of KCRW’s “Unfictional” titled “The Grace of Jeff Buckley”. I’m still yearning for more music from him, even though I know there never will be.

MUSIC NEWS/STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Lorde is curing the sound track to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. I think it’ll be interesting to see whether her taste in music is as good as her own music.

Consquence of Sound summarized A GQ Magazine feature titled “The 21 Albums from the 21st Century Every Man Should Hear”. It’s a great list with a some interesting opinions from some popular recording artists.

The Foo Fighters announced that their next LP will be released in November. Butch Vig (the legendary rock producer) call it “Epic”. Anxious doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m feeling.

If you go to a Jack White concert, DON’T PISS HIM OFF!!!!

I know a lot of shady people in the music business, but this story takes the cake. Conning investors out of $600K for a compilation album featuring Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, etc.? How’d this think he’d never get caught?

THE YOUTUBE MUSIC VAULT

I was never that big of a Grateful Dead fan, but I love “Sugar Magnolia”. Plus, my college a cappella group covered it.

Shelby Lynne | KCRW’s “Country In The City” | 7/26/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

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Headlining the second concert of the County In The City concert series, inspired by The Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit, Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” was Grammy Award winning, country recording artist Shelby Lynne.

I found out about her and her music when she gave her now legendary Grammy Award acceptance speech in 1999 for Best New Artist. “13 years, and 6 albums to get here,” she said. It still gets me everytime.

A prolific recording artist, she has recorded 13 studio albums, and a handful of EPs, her latest effort being a 5 track EP released on December 10, 2013 through her own independent record label Everso Records. With so much music under her belt, her set consisted of music covering her entire career.

Opening her set with the heart-wringer “Your Lies”, then performing the first song she ever wrote, “Leaving”, covering a tune by Dusty Springfield, to performing “Life Is Bad” and “Where I’m From” (off her seminal album “I Am Shelby Lynne”), it was a concert filled with her “greatest hits”, and the crowd ate it up.

Perhaps the most poignant moments of her performance was when she sang songs for the heartbroken. The emotion espoused through her impassioned  lyrics, sung with her seemingly delicate contralto voice, left the audience moved. It may have been the lighting, but I could swear I could even see her eyes well up during several of the songs.

As an added treat, Shelby was able to get Jonathan and Zach of Jamestown Revival to come onstage to join her for the last song of her set (a cover of Neil Young’s “Are You Ready for the Country”). Reading lyrics from an iPhone, it was a light and carefree performance that brought the stellar acts of the evening onto the stage to bid the crowd goodnight.

Set List

  1. Your Lies
  2. Leaving
  3. Life is bad
  4. Easier
  5. I Only Want to Be With You
  6. Gotta Get Back
  7. Why Can’t You
  8. Look’n Up
  9. She Knows
  10. Should’ve Been
  11. Dreamsome
  12. Black Light Blue
  13. Wind
  14. Where I’m From
  15. Call me up
  16. This Road
  17. Walking
  18. Are You Ready for the Country — Neil Young cover with Jamestown Revival

It was a joy being in the pit shooting Shelby. I hope you like the the pics that I snapped. I sure like ’em.

 

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Jamestown Revival | KCRW’s “Country In The City” | 7/26/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

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Opening for Shelby Lynne at the second concert of the County In The City concert series, inspired by The Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit,Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” was Jamestown Revival.

Founded by Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance (best friends since the age of 15), Jamestown Revival is a band whose music blends tight harmonies with west coast melodies and a southern twang.

Their most recent album, “Utah” (which was, in fact, recorded in Utah!) is a solid debut album, with tracks that are skillfully written and reveal their heady grasp of a vast array of musical genres. Country. Folk. Rock… the 11 tracks on their album suggest that they have what it takes to break into the mainstream. Their live show proved it.

Backed with full band, Jonathan and Zach dazzled the audience with their upbeat music, and their grateful personalities.  In between songs, reaching for the beers at their feet, they seemed to revel in being able to perform in front of a large audience, and for being given a chance to be a part of the KCRW family.

“I remember when our manager called and told us we’d be on morning become eclectic,” Jonathan said shaking his head side-to-side as if he was still in disbelief, “Zach and I have dreamed about doing this since we were 15.” The crowd’s cheers brought him back to reality.

Before the last song of their set, Jonathan told the audience that though he and Zach are from Texas, California had become a second home to them. In a fitting end, as the sun set in the west, they started into their song inspired by their life in the Golden State with “California (Cast Iron Soul)”. It really couldn’t have been more perfect. Hopefully, they don’t go home too soon, though (<-you should pay attention to lyrics!) I want to see them play more shows in Los Angeles.

Set List:

  1. Fur Coat Blues
  2. Revival
  3. Medicine
  4. Golden Age
  5. Wandering Man
  6. Heavy Heart
  7. Trouble Is
  8. Born on the Bayou (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
  9. California (Cast Iron Soul)

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Gregg Allman | KCRW’s “Country In The City” Concert Series | 7/19/14 [REVIEW]

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Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Annenberg Foundation

Headlining the inaugural concert of the County In The City concert series, inspired by The Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit,Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” was Gregory LeNoir “Gregg” Allman, an American rock and blues singer-songwriter who was the founding member of the The Allman Brothers Band. Inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and named one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine, Gregg Allman brought his vast catalog of music to the adoring Century City crowd

Dressed in a jeans, a t-shirt and a leather jacket, Gregg stepped onto the stage with his eight piece band and sat behind his now-trademark Hammond organ, his waist-long pony tail swaying from side to side.

Gregg has had a tough go at it this year. He’s been hospitalized on several occasions due to a variety of ailments (bronchitis, a wrist injury, and other undisclosed health issues) and he did look a bit gaunt to me has he perched himself atop his organ bench. I noticed in between songs that he’d quickly reach for tissues from a box perched on his organ. He even took a break midway through his set, I’m assuming to catch his breath and recharge.

Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Annenberg Foundation

Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Annenberg Foundation

He may have been under the weather, but his performance was not noticeably effected by it. With his right foot steady on the organ’s pedal, his left foot vigorously tapped to the beat of each song throughout the set.  His voice still had that soulful blues tenor rasp that got me interested in The Allman Brothers Band in the first place. Was he ill? I doubt anybody really noticed.

Being a fan of his repertoire, I was just thrilled to be able to see him performing live. “Black Hearted Woman/Hot Lanta”. “Melissa”. “Midnight Rider”. Those songs, especially “Melissa”, made my night.

The only letdown for me was when he performed “Whipping Post”. Maybe it was because he wanted to use the full sound of the band, but the arrangement of it was a little to nouveau for my tasted. In my opinion, “Whipping Post” is supposed to be raw and gritty. This version was more sass and flash. The chorus (“Sometimes I feel / Sometimes I feel / Like I’ve been tied / To the whipping post / Tied to the whipping post /Tied to the whipping post  /Good lord I feel like I’m dyin’) is supposed to wail. The arrangement that was performed that night was a bit anticlimactic.

That’s not to say that I did not love his performance. “Whipping Post” aside, I have no other complaints. Any chance to see a rock legend perform is a privilege. Any chance to hear one of the greatest voices in rock and roll live is privilege.  I was privileged just being there.

Set List (actual order might have been slightly different)

  1. STATESBORO
  2. ANGEL
  3. DON’T KEEP ME WONDERING
  4. STORMY MONDAY
  5. AINT WASTING TIME
  6. BULLETS
  7. I FOUND A LOVE
  8. SWEET FEELING
  9. James Brown medley (GA BREAK)
  10. -BAND INTROS-
  11. BLACK HEARTED WOMAN/HOT LANTA
  12. (MEDLEY)
  13. MELISSA
  14. MIDNIGHT RIDER
  15. LOVE LIKE KEROSINE
  16. WHIPPING POST
  17. Encore: ONE WAY OUT

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Sturgill Simpson | KCRW’s “Country In The City” Concert Series | 7/19/14 [REVIEW]

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KCRW has once again curated a summer concert series with talent overflowing. Inspired by The Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit,Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” which will be on display through September 28th, 2014, KCRW’s “Country In The City” Concert Series brings to Los Angeles a country music line-up that any Nashville resident would be proud off.

Kicking off the concert series with Sturgill Simpson, KCRW brought a brand of outlaw country music that has had critics raving since his debut 2013 album, “High Top Mountain”. Since then Sturgill has been going at it hard, touring relentlessly, recording his follow-up album in four days, and releasing “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” in May of 2014, gaining more and more fans along the way.

Perhaps it’s his gruff voice. Perhaps it’s his passionately effective lyrics. Perhaps it’s his unassuming and down-to-earth honestly. Whatever “it” is, it seems to be working.

Sturgill took the stage with his band (Miles Miller on drums, Kevin Black on bass and Laur Joamets on Guitar) and immediately announced to the audience that he was honored to be opening for Gregg Allman. After powering through the first song, he earnestly apologized to the audience for being less than 100%, promising the audience that he was still going to, “hit it hard, and try to get to 90%”.

His “country” humor came out when he introduced “Long White Line,” stating, “This ones for the ladies …. That’s bullshit. It’s all for the ladies”, and afterwards he introduced his band members, noting that his guitar player, who was effortlessly strumming country licks, Laur Joamets, was from Estonia.

“Just keeping it real,” Sturgill smirked with a sly look to his players.

He mixed in a little bluegrass, and some covers. Before playing his cover of Lefty Frizzell’s “I Never Go Around Mirrors” noted that this time last year when he played “the Hotel Cafe, there was 20 people there.” A look of appreciation beamed from his grizzled face as looked into the audience.

He even gave the audience a little history behind several of the tunes. For example, before closing the night with “Railroad of Sin”, he explained that when he was starting his path as a songwriter, his wife said that he had to have a song with a train in it cause every country artist had one. When it was all said and done, and before closing the set with “Railroad of Sin,” he told the audience how lucky they were to have Gregg Allman coming up proclaiming that, “That ain’t no bullshit.”

Happy he was going to have the rest of the evening off, he joked that he and the band usually stayed sober after gigs in order to travel to the next venue … but not tonight.

I certainly hope you had a chance to unwind Sturgill. You deserved it.

(Approximate) Setlist:

  1. Sitting Here Without You
  2. Water In A Well
  3. Long White Line
  4. Poor Rambler (Carter Stanley cover)
  5. Medicine Springs
  6. Life Of Sin
  7. Living The Dream
  8. I Never Go Around Mirrors (Lefty Frizzell cover)
  9. Railroad Of Sin

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KCRW Presents “Country In The City” | Century Park | Summer 2014

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Photo courtesy of KCRW and shot by Jeremiah Garcia

Photo courtesy of KCRW and shot by Jeremiah Garcia

KCRW returns to Century Park in Century City this summer for FREE all-ages outdoor concerts inspired by theAnnenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit,Country: Portraits of an American Sound, which will be on display through September 28th, 2014.

I was approved for a media pass the during the week before first concert in the series, so I wasn’t able to post a preview for the first concert, but I will be posting previews and reviews/photos for the second two concerts of the series.

All of the concerts that are a part of this series are free and open to the public, provided that you RSVP and arrive early enough to gain admittance before the venue reaches capacity.  The doors for the concerts open at 5pm and the line for each show starts at 3pm. I highly recommend getting to the venue early to wait in line, as the lines for the concerts will definitely be long, with the potential to wrap around blocks (note, plural, blocks) in Century City.

You can RSVP for the shows on the KCRW website. CLICK HERE to get redirected to the website.

Below are my blog entries for this concert series:

July 19, 2014

  • Annenberg Space for Photography Exhibit: “Country: Portraits of an American Sound” | Review (Coming Soon)
  • Sturgill Simpson | Photos and Review
  • Gregg Allman | Review

July 26, 2014

August 2, 2014