Friday, January 18
EL REY THEATRE
In 2009, the Nigerian government forcefully shut down the Shrine, the home base of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti. By now, however, not only is the Shrine back, it's a government-endorsed museum -- a sign, Femi Kuti told one reporter, that the revolutionar ... More >>
Richard ThompsonYou (and your fellow audience members) have died and gone to the underworld. You're in a waiting room, waiting to be processed. To entertain you, the gatekeeper drags various unsuspecting souls onto the stage to "perform songs defending their character and existence."
And you ... More >>
Want proof that L.A.'s in the middle of an astoundingly fertile period of musical expansion? See the list below. We're going to have our hands full this year. Expect around the clock coverage from Austin.