Busy weekend of music ahead, one of the most action-packed of the season. We, in fact, are being pulled in about six different directions. Tonight, if you're lucky and/or connected, you may be at Thom Yorke and band's first ever show, which is at the Echoplex.
Across town in Pasadena, David Byrne is talking “cities, bicycles and the future of getting around.” Maybe he'll ride over to the Echoplex afterward. Or maybe he'll head to Hollywood to see Amadou & Miriam, which is where at least one West Coast Sound operative will be.
Saturday: The entire fate of classical music rests on the shoulders of a 28-year-old Venezuelan named Gustavo Dudamel — if you believe the hype. Maybe you've seen his head on every single lamp post in Los Angeles over the past, what, year? He makes his Los Angeles debut as the new director of the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl with Bienvenido Gustavo!, a day-long party. He better not flub it up.
4pm – 8:30pm
* Andrae Crouch with an all-ages gospel choir
* Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) with the Silverlake Conservatory Ensemble
* Herbie Hancock with the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Band
* David Hidalgo and Taj Mahal with Los Cenzontles
* Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez
* YOLA – EXPO Center Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
BEETHOVEN Ode to Joy
* Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
* Plus Fireworks!
But then, see, another kind of history is being made in Eagle Rock, when the humongous Eagle Rock Music Festival occurs on the East Side. This festival, which consumes much of the town, is filled with music from all parts of the LA musical world. In fact, if Dudamel wasn't already occupied, we'd urge him to check out Eagle Rock in order to understand the diversity of LA's musical landscape.
Not enough choices? Marianne Faithfull is at Royce Hall. Marianne Faithfull!
Sunday? Sleep during the day, Yorke at the Orpheum in the evening. Yo!
FULL SCHEDULE OF EAGLE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Co-curated by FYF Fest/LA Record
Shearin Ave. and Colorado Blvd.
4:00-5:00pm- Chris and Charlie DJ Set (LA Record)
5:00-5:35pm- The Faraway Places
6:00-6:35pm -Leslie and the Badgers
7:00-7:35pm- Slang Chickens
8:00-8:35pm- Free Moral Agents
9:00-9:40pm- Jail Weddings
10:15-11:00pm- No Age
Streaming Live on KXLU 88.9 and on KXLU.com from 8-11pm
DUBLAB Future Roots Global Stage
Between Eagle Rock Blvd. and Caspar Ave. on Colorado Blvd.
4:00-4:45pm Julia Holter
4:45-5:45pm Nanny Cantaloupe
5:45-6:15pm Bali and Beyond Gamelan Ensemble
6:15-7:15pm- The Gaslamp Killer
7:15-8:00pm- Michael White Quintet Featuring Vocalist Leisei Chen
8:00-9:00pm- Mas Exitos
10:00-11:00pm- Dub Club “Echodelic Sound System” – Toasting by Ranking Joe
American Legion Hall
2109 Merton Ave.
4:00-4:35pm- Shakey Graves
5:00-5:35pm- Random Patterns
6:00-6:35pm- Bobb Bruno
7:00-7:35pm- Wounded Lion
9:30-10:00pm- The Street and Babe Shadow
10:30-11:30pm- SASSAS soundShoppe
(Former) American Tire Depot
Kingsize Soundlabs + The Ship “eagle rock block” Stage
1924 Colorado Blvd.
Kingsize Soundlabs Stage
4:00-4:25pm- Linus of Hollywood
5:00- 5:25pm- Andrew Lynch
6:00- 6:25pm- Alaskan Summer
7:00-7:25pm- The Pulsars
8:00-8:25pm- Patrick Park
9:00- 9:25pm- TBA
10:00-10:25pm- Dusty Rhodes and the River Band
The Ship Stage
5:30- 5:55pm- Amateurs
6:30- 6:55pm- Ovideo
7:30-7:55pm- The French Semester
8:30- 8:55pm- Nico Stai
9:30- 9:55pm- The Pity Party
10:30- 11:00pm- The Happy Hollows
Bateman Water and Heating
Razorcake Magazine/Zocaloc Stage
1801 W. Colorado Blvd.
4:00-4:30pm- The Ignorant
4:55-5:25pm- Carnage Asada
5:50-6:20pm- That's Incredible!
6:45- 7:15pm- Apples and Onions
7:40-8:10pm- The Woolly Bandits
8:35-9:05pm- The Curs
9:30-10:00pm- Underground Railroad to Candyland
10:30-11:30pm- The Gears
2128 Colorado Blvd.
6:30-7:30pm- Juan Vega Trio
8:00-10:00pm- Juan Vega Trio
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
5:30-6:30 Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Colombo's Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club
1833 Colorado Blvd.
5:30-6:15pm- Tim Yalda and Friends
7:00-7:45pm – Sam Mellon And The Skylarks
8:15-9:00pm – Mumpo
9:30-11:30pm- Stephan Oberhoff Jazz Trio
5:30-8:00pm – The Joe Johnston Band
8:30-11:00pm – Morning Glory
Eagle Rock City Hall
2035 Colorado Blvd.
4:30-5:15pm- Oh So Silly Animal Stories
6:00-6:45pm- Sandra Sandia
7:30- 8:15pm- The Tracs
8:45- 9:30pm- Artichoke
10:00- 11:00pm- March Fourth Marching Band
Soul in the Park/ Future Music Stage
“electro international psych funk hiphop” dj stage
1801 W. Colorado Blvd.
4:00-4:30pm- Rani D.
6:00-6:30pm- Computer Jay
6:30-7:00pm- Free the Robots
7:00-7:30pm- DJ Nobody
7:30-8:00pm- Sa Ra Creative Partners DJ set
8:00-9:00pm- Coleman and B + Mochilla Mix
9:00-9:30pm- Jeremy Sole
9:30pm-10:00pm- Peanut Butter Wolf
10:00pm-10:30pm- DJ Suckapunch
10:30- 11:00pm- Black Dynamite band
1914 W. Colorado Blvd.
6:00-6:45pm – Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Band
7:15-8:00- Trova: Esteban Leon/Jorge Negrete/Tomas Cadena
PEHRSPACE “pehriscope” COLLABORATIVE STAGE
2160 Colorado Blvd.
w/ Hungry Beat DJs Marion (KCRW), Michael (Part Time Punks), B-Rok (Substance) , Goodwill (Substance), YY (dublab)
6:00-6:30pm- Tag Team Hungry Beat DJ Set
6:30-7:00pm- Collaboration #1 – Matt Eckel (Jack Wilson, Jr) & Meredith Meyer
7:00-7:30pm- Tag Team Hungry Beat DJ Set
7:30-8:00pm- Collaboration #2 – Christian Biel (The Transmissions) & Champoy (Magick Orchids)
8:30p-9:00pm- Collaboration #3 t-The Monolators [Skiffle Disco]
9:00-9:20pm- Tag Team Hungry Beat DJ Set
9:20-10:00pm- Film by Sublamp with live soundtracking by Timonium & Divisadero
1840 W. Colorado Blvd.
7:00-7:35pm- Bonne Musique Zydeco
8:00-10:00pm- Bonne Musique Zydeco
Women's 20th Century Club
5105 Hermosa Ave.
5:00 pm -10:00 pm – AM/FM Band: Filipino Revival Rock n Roll Revue
(60s, 70s, 80s, 90s)
INI Reggae Truck
Street Performances by Leaps N' Bounds Dance, L.A. Groove Styles , Yard Sale Crew, L@s Cafeter@s.
Video Projections from Chris Peters (with composer Karl Montevirgen), Julie Orser, Eric Siu, Nate Garcia, Michiko Yao, Lakshmi Luthra, Christopher Carlton.
Projectors provided by Side Street Projects.
Photobooth by Sterling Andrews, creator of the Gooseberries project