Monthly recs from our music department for February 2017
If you can make it through all your exams, try to make it out to all these shows this month !
Ramiro Mosquera - Music Director
Go to whatever church you worship at, whether that be the dance floor or a cathedral, and be content for all the good in life.
Cameron Hejna - Music Director
Hey I’m Cameron. You know me - I only give you good recs, so here you go:
The Club Strategies team is doin’ it again. Unmissable!
KXSC is putting together another batch of solid LA DJs.
Jaison Cabebe - Hip Hop Director
Never seen Paak live but from what I hear it’s bound to be a good show
He just got out of prison in South Africa or some shit.
$25 show at the observatory. Gucci's been real hot lately.
Zoe Citterman - R&B Director
Michael Kiwanuka's got a really solid old school soul sound. I saw him a few years back at Lollapalooza and he puts on a gorgeous show. Check Home Again, or his new record, Love & Hate.
Baby I'm Yours is so so funky (+ has one of my favorite music videos). Dude's done some really cool Boiler Room sets too, and I'm thinking this will probably be on par with that. Check it if you like disco/funk.
Jatin Chowdhury - Jazz Director
Robert Glasper is a legend of jazz keyboards. The Experiment features Derrick Hodge, Mark Colenburg, and Casey Benjamin, and has released critically acclaimed albums Black Radio Vol. 1 and 2, as well as their new release ArtScience. Should be a good show.
My sister got to see them at Red Rocks this summer, and she enjoyed their show very much.
Frontman of Streetlight Manifesto doing a solo show. He’s an incredible musician so I’m sure it’ll be great.
Arturo Sandoval is one of the world’s greatest trumpet players, hands down. Expect some jazzy and Latin tunes. Probably a Christmas song or two.
Christina Nour - LA Music Director
For all the women/poc/lgbt folks who might not feel safe under a Trump presidency. There's also an auction and the money goes to charity!
Come see one of LA's best psych bands for FREE!
LA bands including Cotton Ships, Minimall, The Unending Thread, Love Nothing, and more will be playing! All proceeds go to relocating the Smell, an iconic venue in LA.
One-day music festival with lots of great LA bands, including The Garden, Peach Kelli Pop, The Buttertones, Feels, The Memories, and more!
Christian Koch - Loud Rock Director
Children of Bodom at The Observatory - 12/06
Children of Bodom are a very very popular Finnish melodic death metal band. They make some very heavy metal while incorporating synthesizers and other alternative techniques to form their own sound.
Blink-182 at The Forum - 12/10
The kings of pop-punk are touring for their new comeback album, which is actually pretty good if you give it a listen. I don’t see how a person could have a bad time at Blink-182. Maybe you’ll meet a cute girl at the rock show.
Animals as Leaders at The Mayan - 12/15
These guys just came out with a really good new album of complex progressive metal. A great metal concert for musicians and instrumentalists in particular.