This is our last Hit List in this format, but stay tuned for new & exciting ways to stay informed about what's going on in LA from our music department !
Ramiro Mosquera - Music Director
Fun in Chinatown. Dragons, sounds, lights.
Legendary sound designer and editor of Apocalypse Now amongst many other notable films. Also an amateur astrophysicist, should be interesting.
A free night of Lichtenstein! Cash bar too in case ur tryna get crunk with some paintings.
Brazilian Samba sure to get yo body moving
Cameron Hejna - Music Director
Ghe20g0th1k is never in L.A., so don’t miss your only opportunity to catch one of the world’s best parties while it's here.
Huge one here. Ikea is opening a new store in Burbank right down the street from their current location at that mall. But this Ikea is way bigger and way better. In fact, its the largest Ikea in North America. You don’t necessarily have to go the day it opens, but I have a feeling it’ll be a packed opening weekend.
Catch KXSC resident and former DJ program overlord Bapari at Los Globos.
Courtesy of Sean Morgenthaler, don’t miss your monthly dose of Jungle & Hardcore.
Zoe Citterman - R&B Director
MNDSGN is one of my favorites at Stones Throw right now. Really rad beats and dynamic production style with elements of jazz, synth-funk, electronica, R&B/soul, etc. Check Body Wash if you haven't!
Here was one of the more slept on projects of 2016. Mad love to Alicia Keys and the work she's doing rn!
Pretty sure this show is sold out, but if you can find tickets, it's going to be a really fun one. Check his recently released FREE 6LACK project if you're into hip-hop/R&B. Dude's about to have a big year, I'm calling it now.
They put on a really rad live show, and since they play around LA a lot, their tickets are usually pretty cheap! Cool funky jazz, if you're into that.
Jatin Chowdhury - Jazz Director
Catch Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis collaborator, as well as all-around saxophone badass, Bennie Maupin at the Blue Whale, with some folks from the USC jazz school.
Max Ox is a pretty incredible band with a unique take on the idea of a keyboard trio. Highly recommend both their albums. Also, some KXSC connections: Max Ox bass player Corbin Jones is a KXSC alumnus, and concert organizer Allegra Rosenburg is the current DJ of KXSC’s own Radio Gumball.
Mark De Clive-Lowe has one of the most captivating sets of any artist in either the electronic or jazz mediums. He’s doing a show to celebrate his new album release, with a band featuring some pretty heavy cats.
Tennyson is a pretty dope brother/sister, keyboard/drums duo. Definitely give their EP Like What a listen if you haven’t already. I was fortunate enough to see them live about a year ago, and it was an insanely fun time. I’m pretty stoked to see them again.
Christina Nour - LA Music Director
Support a local artist and buy from a USC alumna (Anaka Morris) at this art pop up shop! Come hear about her travels to South Africa and see/buy her photography, collages, and zines!
Come hear Mr. Elevator (formerly known as Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel) play their new album live with psych legends Vinyl Williams and Drugdealer!
Come hear USC’s rock n’ roll (cute) boy band play! 21+ show
This lineup is stacked! Ty is reason enough to come out, but it’s also featuring Kevin Morby of The Babies, Jennifer & Jessie of Bleached, King Tuff, Mikal Cronin, ENTRANCE, The Cairo Gang, Shannon Lay of FEELS, Shana Cleveland of La Luz, Gal Pals & more! Tickets are $35-40 but all money goes to Planned Parenthood. Come mosh for a good cause!
This is the first LA show since Cherry Glazerr just released their new album, Apocalipstick, so it should be pretty crazy! I’ll see you there!
Zines galore! Probably good people-watching, too.
Stacked line up including LA faves Peach Kelli Pop and Franky Flowers!
Christian Koch - Loud Rock Director
A great 90s and 2000s heavy garage rock band, super raw, should be a good show.
I wouldn’t say Metallica is in their prime, but this is your opportunity to see one of the most influential metal bands of all time, fresh off a new album.
Very heavy, high energy show, falling somewhere between metalcore and full blown death metal. If you’re a metalhead, this is awesome!!
Jaison Cabebe - Hip Hop Director