Two amazing FREE shows and unfortunately both on Saturday night.
Downtown at Pershing Square is the LA’s own Coolsville girl, Rickie Lee Jones. Rickie’s got a new album called The Other Side Of Desire. It’s centers around her new hometown of New Orleans but LA will surely welcome her home with open arms. Extra incentive to go is opening act Joseph Arthur, like Rickie Lee he follows his own muse as he jumps from singer to artist to designer for his own music projects. His last project was called Days Of Surrender is available on cassette. Yes, I said cassette. Expect the unexpected when he plays.
The insanely crowded show will be the KCRW event Sound In Focus featuring TV On The Radio and Boxed In. The event will be at the Annenberg Space For Photography. The Annenberg is currently hosting Emerging Experience an engaging multimedia installation featuring work by artists who are challenging photographic boundaries and embracing new social media movements.
Both TV On The Radio and Boxed In are artists that could fit into that description. Only they challenge with their music experimentations. Seeds by TVOTR was one of my favorites from the past year and Boxed In’s song has been in high rotation in my home for a very long time. If you can brave the crowds, it should be a memorable night.