It seems like Vampire Weekend have been around for forever, selling out huge venues for most of that time. And yet this year’s Father of the Bride, their fourth studio album, is their first for a major label (Columbia). It’s also the group’s first album since 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, so they really took their time over it. Apparently it was worth the extra effort too — the new album has been critically acclaimed pretty much across the board and it will be great to hear those new songs live at the historic Hollywood Bowl. Southern Saharan soul guitarists Tinariwen are also on the bill, as well as L.A.’s own Richard Pictures, so get there early.
Vampire Weekend plays with Tinariwen and Richard Pictures at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at the Hollywood Bowl.