Flying Lotus Back at the Bowl: This should be interesting. Australian jazz-funk band Hiatus Kaiyote team up with genre-bending electronic musician Flying Lotus at the beautiful Hollywood Bowl. The venue’s orchestra will boost the symphonics too. Back in June 2021, Flying Lotus and Thundercat were responsible for the return of live music at the Bowl after COVID, so it’ll be a happy return. 

Back in June, we said of that show that, “Flying Lotus, standing alone in his red cube center stage, has had another big year — his work on the  Yasuke soundtrack alone was phenomenal and introduced a new audience to his magnificence. Eastern influences blend with new wave and trance. Jazz shows its head, and the whole thing still manages to sound very “now.” It’s orchestral, choral, in parts. Grimy elsewhere. But throughout, it’s quite beautiful. ‘Repeat after me — 3,2,1 FUCK COVID,’ yells Flying Lotus, receiving the appropriate response from the crowd. No arguments there, sir.”

In April 2021, we said of Lotus’ double A-side single, “Acclaimed DJ, producer and rapper Flying Lotus has shared a double single — two songs from the forthcoming Netflix anime series Yasuke. “Black Gold” featuring Thundercat and “Between Memories” featuring Niiki Randa serve as the opening and closing credits on the show which premieres on April 29. As well as working on the music, Flying Lotus consulted on the story and worked alongside MAPPA Studios as an executive producer.”

Let’s see what we get this week.

Flying Lotus Back at the Bowl: The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 21 at the Hollywood Bowl, $79+, hollywoodbowl.com.

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