How long has it been since Mick Jones played L.A.? He said on stage he hadn't been here in 12 years, which would put us back into Big Audio Dynamite territory.

Carbon/Silicon, Mick's fairly low-key project with Tony James (once upon a time of Generation X) played the Troubadour on Monday. In fact, according to their website this was the band's first ever U.S. date

Mick and Tony played an acoustic set on Jonesy's Jukebox – to be expected of course – but if you missed that and the show, they've got downloadable MP3s of half a dozen songs at their website.

Photos by Tom Christie

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