Chalk it up to one of music's little mysteries — how the old synths and creaky drum machines on Dâm-Funk's sprawling Toeachizown can sound so new.
L.A.'s “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” born Damon Riddick, unleashed that double-CD, five-LP collection on the world last year, and he continues to spring new tracks to his followers on twitter.com/damfunk.
Should be quite a dance party tonight at the Troubadour, where Dâm-Funk is joined by Master Blazter (Computer Jay, J-1 and D-F), Stone's Throw Records honcho Peanut Butter Wolf, MC Eiht and Devonwho.
Elsewhere: Jane's Addiction's surprise show goes off tonight at the Roxy. … The annual rockabilly party known as Hootenanny convenes at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine with legends Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis headlining a bill that includes Nick 13 from Tiger Army, the Old 97's and Shooter Jennings. … Mates of State does two nights at the Echo that the duo is presenting as a variety show — Free Energy opens, and there will be comedians and all manner of shenanigans. … And Baths celebrates the release of his Anticon debut “Cerulean” on Saturday at the Troubadour with Daedelus, El Ten Eleven and Matthewdavid.
Also tonight: Wallpaper at Spaceland; Fishbone at Hollywood Park racetrack; fireworks and Vince Gill at the Hollywood Bowl; CocoRosie at the Orpheum Theatre; the Entrance Band and the Growlers at the Smell; Rademacher at Casey's downtown; Le Switch at Grand Star in Chinatown; Automatique at the Viper Room; Jeremy Buck at the Mint; and free in-store performances by Nobody (8 p.m., Amoeba), the Foreign Resort (7 p.m., Origami Vinyl) and Cinder Cone (7, Vacation Vinyl).
Also Saturday: Dead Man's Bones at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts; the Janks at the Hotel Cafe; more fireworks and Vince Gill at the Hollywood Bowl; Carte Blanche at the Key Club; Cage at the Roxy; Moshav at the Mint; Captain Ahab at the Smell; Love Revisited at Spaceland; MOTO at the Redwood Bar; and Sevenson Ranch Davidians at Casey's downtown.
Also Sunday: one more night of fireworks and Vince Gill at the Bowl; Magic Bullets at the Echo; Las Sangronas Y El Cabron at the Smell; and Eagle Winged Palace at the Echo Park Country Outpost.