A special series in partnership with Transmission LA
This week, we’ve pulled Los Angeles exhibitions, programs, and events that are centered around live music. What are you interested in? Tell us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
El Rey Theatre (Miracle Mile)
Featuring former members of Sleater Kinney, Helium and The Minders, female alternative rock quartet Wild Flag will play the El Rey with openers EMA and Swedish dream folk act First Aid Kit. Tickets are $25 and available online.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Sean Kuti & Egypt 80
Royce Hall (Westwood)
Sean Kuti, the son of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, brings his own Afrobeat sounds to UCLA’s Royce Hall in support of his recent Brian Eno-produced album From Africa With Fury. Tickets are $20 and available online.
Transmission LA: AV Club
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
Mike D of The Beastie Boys curates this 17-day multi-disciplinary festival celebrating and presenting contemporary art, design, music, film, and food. Hosted by online interview magazine The Avant/Garde Diaries, Transmission LA: AV CLUB will feature work by artists including Peter Coffin, Will Fowler, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, and Tom Sachs and food by Roy Choi. This free event will also feature concerts, DJ sets, and a pop up restaurant. Open through May 6, 2012.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Trapdoor Fucking Exit
Human Resources (Chinatown)
Emerald Cocoon present Trapdoor Fucking Exit, a series of performances inside Helga Fassonaki’s installation, Touching Them, Touching Me – A Love Song for the Dead C. This evening’s programming will focus on psychedelic music. This three night performance series begins on Friday, April 20 and ends on Sunday, April 21.
MONDAY, APRIL 23