Country music has always been as much about audience culture as it is about the artist's contribution. Stagecoach is a gloriously accomplished reflection of both. With everything from high-gloss headliners like prefab outlaw Eric Church and thin-skinned snotball Jason Aldean, to the confessional plaints of Hank's granddaughter, Holly Williams, it's 72 hours of manic fan gratification on an Olympian scale. There are some engagingly off-beat stops along the way, like the great veteran country singer John Conlee, our own psych-hillbilly insurgents I See Hawks in L.A., rockabilly empress Wanda Jackson, warp-folk boy-girl mutants Shovels & Rope and unstoppable bluegrass banjo bangers The Seldom Scene. A mad redneck spree to be sure, and another reminder that, as Lux Interior once said, "Los Angeles is the biggest hick town in the world." Also Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27.
Fri., April 25, noon, 2014 (Expired: 04/25/14)
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