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Arts and Entertainment

Tonight in Rock: Afro Funke Celebrates 6 Years, The Tragically Hip, Balkan Beat Box

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Dancing at Afro Funke


Dancing at Afro Funke
Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip perform their last show of the week at the Troubadour in West Hollywood and nearby at the Key Club, Brooklyn based Balkan Beat Box headlines featuring their amalgam of glorious Sephardic, dub and electronica sounds. But our pick of the night is Afro Funke, which is not a band, but rather a club night at Zanzibar in Santa Monica. It's the weekly world/salsa/Brazilian/positive music event's 6th anniversary and one LAist gives a high recommendation for, whether you go tonight or any other Thursday (read our write up of the event from last year). Tonight's acts include Kon & Amir, DJ Day, Jeremy Ellis, Balandugu Kan, KCRW's Jeremy Sole and DJ Glenn Red.

Complete listings for tonight are after the jump.

The Tragically Hip @ Troubadour $30
Au Revoir Simone, Antlers, Princeton, Findlay Brown @ El Rey Theatre $15
Jason Lytle, Two Guns, O's and the Oculist @ The Art Theatre (2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814)
Camera Obscura, Agent Ribbons @ Henry Fonda Music Box
Handsome Furs, The Cinnamon Band, The Monolators @ Echoplex $13
Imaad Wasif and Two Part Beast, Hopewell, Jason Simon, Jonathan Terrell @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Anya Marina @ House of Campari (RSVP Only)
Warpaint @ Bardot
Golden Animals, Oso, Billygoat @ Nomad (1993 Blake Ave., Los Angeles, 90039)
Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before @ Silent Movie Theatre
Children Collide, Bloodcat Love @ Spaceland $8
Random Patterns, Intricate Machines, Ovideo, Star Parts @ Silver Lake Lounge
The Church, Adam Franklin, Bolts of Melody @ The Roxy $26.50
Balkan Beat Box @ Key Club $17
Testatment, Unearth, Lazarus A.D. @ House of Blues Sunset
PaperPlanes, Mike Stinson, Haymaker @ The Prospector
The Union Line, Venus Infers, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestar, Jameson @ The Gypsy Lounge
Aushua, Kinch, Butterfly Boucher @ The Detroit Bar