Don't forget to check our constantly-updated Los Angeles Concert Calendar Monday, October 28 Bonobo THE WILTERN Bonobo assembles lush soundscapes as meticulously composed as they are wholly otherworldly. While the British producer's astral soundscapes most often err on the side of white noise chil ... More >>
Also, Harry Partch's Bitter Music, Jonneine Zapata, Alan Pasqua Trio and others
The FutureheadsThe Futureheads streaked out of Sunderland, England, in 2004 in jetstream of U.K. post-punk bands such as Franz Ferdinand (the respective quartets' debut albums came out only months apart) who looked to the likes of Wire, Gang of Four and XTC for inspiration. The difference-ma ... More >>
Also, Marianne Dissard, Bad Company, Matador 21 and others
Matthew ScottDam-FunkChalk it up to one of music's little mysteries -- how the old synths and creaky drum machines on Dâm-Funk's sprawling Toeachizown can sound so new. L.A.'s "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," born Damon Riddick, unleashed that double-CD, five-LP collection on the world last yea ... More >>
Also, Dam-Funk, the Outline, CocoRosie and others
Local independent label Manimal Vinyl has just announced its signing of Sacramento-based quartet Sister Crayon. The band makes gorgeous, ghostly tunes that blur the line between lo-fi electronics (drum machines, synths) and rich analog atmospherics (organ tones, human voice). The group's debut singl ... More >>
Also, Slavic Soul Party, Pet Shop Boys, the Humpers and others
"Your least favorite rapper/With a haircut like a pineapple/Wearing khakis torn/With a voice like a high soprano."
Featuring Prince as Joni, Emo as jock-jam
The Magic Kingdom has Tomorrowland; weve got Spaceland. Plus, more magical local bands, man.
For September 7-14