Tonight In Rock: Billy Corgan, Mew, Black Joe Lewis, Local Natives
Our Pick: Local Natives, The Henry Clay People, Aushua, Fun @ Spaceland (FREE!)
Tonight Illinois-bred Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Hotel Café. Danish rockers Mew, who are slated to open for NIN later this week, are poised to perform at Zune LA. And, lastly, Austin's own retro soul singer-songwriter Black Joe Lewis (LAist Interview) will be performing at the Troubadour with half-American, half-Kenyan Benga rockers Extra Golden. But we strongly suggest heading over to Spaceland to catch LAist favorites Local Natives (LAist Interview), who will be closing out their month-long residency tonight. Hometown heroes the Henry Clay People (Review, #2, #3, #4), OC-based pop rock outfit Aushua and NY's own indie pop supergroup Fun—which features the Format front man Nate Ruess, Steel Train front man Jack Antonoff and former Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost—are all slated to perform as well. Yours truly will be DJing between bands. Come on out early!
You can find these listings as well as the rest of the week's in our weekly Week In Rock post, which (generally) goes up every Sunday.
Local Natives - "Warning Sign (Talking Heads Cover)"