Brian Jonestown Massacre | Courtesy Goldenvoice
he days keep getting longer in Los Angeles and there’s no better way to celebrate the sun going down than seeing some live music in one of LA’s best venues. Goldenvoice has some great concerts coming up at the El Rey Theatre and Fonda Theatre. For a full list of shows check out goldenvoice.com
, but we have chosen some of our favorites for you here.
7 studio albums + 5 compilation albums + 5 live albums + 13 EPs + 16 singles and we still can’t get enough. The Brian Jonestown Massacre returns to the Fonda Theatre on 5/27 after releasing Don’t Get Lost
EELS with Puddles Pity Party
and the boys are back! LA’s very own Los Feliz local 90s indie rock band EELS returns to the Fonda on 5/30, with their 12th studio album The Deconstruction releasing this spring.
oul singer/songwriter Curtis Harding has taken his influences of gospel, blues, rock ,and psychedelia to collaborate with Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen, releasing Soul Power
in 2014 and Face Your Fear
in 2017. Earlier in his career he backed CeeLo Green and formed the R&B/garage rock band Night Sun with Black Lips members in 2009.
ucson, Arizona-based band Calexico is named after the California border town of the same name, and has been described as “desert noir” for their Americana / Tex-Mex / Indie sound and lyrics covering border politics and environmental disasters that have affected their homestead and surrounding areas. Their 2005 EP with Iron & Wine reached the Billboard charts and their newest album The Thread That Keeps Us
was just released last month.
ritish rock band The Yardbirds formed in London in 1963, featuring a core lineup of Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith. They worked with several lead guitarists, launching the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. They had a string of hits through the 1960’s, and have been said to have pioneered psychedelic rock, hard rock, and contributed to many electric guitar innovations (such as feedback, distortion, and “fuzztone”). They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
Dirty Projectors with Still Woozy
irty Projectors released their latest self-titled album
at the end of last year, and there is no denying that the subject matter revolves around layers of heartbreak on behalf of Dave Longstreth after his separation from Amber Coffman but with a dizzying pop sound that eludes to hyper-curated nostalgia. Dirty Projectors’ North American tour will kick off at FORM Arcosanti in May before visiting the El Rey this summer.
James Williamson and the Pink Hearts
ggy and the Stooges’ guitarist James Williamson has started a new band with Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs singer Frank Meyer and That Dog singer-violinist Petra Haden. James Williamson and the Pink Hearts will release their debut album, Behind the Shade on June 22, and we are excited to celebrate their album release show at the El Rey. Check out a teaser for “Riot on the Strip
” for the unmistakable rock n’ roll swagger of the Stooges.
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