Tonight In Rock: Corinne Bailey Rae, Busdriver, Signals, Ja Prawn
Ja Prawn will be performing tonight at Hyperion Tavern | Picture via Ja Prawn's Myspace
Our Pick: Ja Prawn @ Hyperion Tavern (Late Show; ~12 AM)
Tonight English jazz-infused soul singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae will be performing to a sold-out crowd at Vibiana, a former Archdiocese cathedral built in 1876 in Downtown. As mentioned previously, it will not only be the first time they've opened the doors at the aforementioned venue for a major ticketed music event, but it will also be the first time KCRW has ever recorded one of its live concerts for future broadcast on the station; Bailey's set will air in its entirety April 9th on Morning Becomes Eclectic. LA-based rapper Busdriver (LAist Review, #2) is poised to take on the El Rey Theatre with none other than Ohio-bred producer, singer and musician RJD2. And, lastly, Signals (LAist Review), the phoenix to rise from the ashes of the Mae Shi (LAist Interview, Review, #2), will be headlining the Smell in Downtown. But we strongly suggest heading over to Hyperion Tavern late tonight to catch local experimental electro trio known as Ja Prawn. The relatively newfangled Vosotros-backed endeavor is a collaboration between John Kirby, Bram Inscore and Pete Mcneal, who have collectively backed the likes of Beck, Sebastien Tellier, Money Mark, and Z-Trip, among many others.
You can find these listings as well as the rest of the week's in our weekly Week In Rock post, which goes up every Sunday.
Ja Prawn - "Soulja Boi"
The New Mastermind - "Your Love Is Mine feat. Corinne Bailey Rae (Nostalgia 77 Remix)"
Busdriver - "Unemployed Black Astronaut (Nobody Remix)"
Signals - "What Dreams"
Alicia Keys @ Staples Center
Corinne Bailey Rae @ Vibiana Cathedral (210 S. Main Street, Los Angeles)
RJD2, Busdriver, Happy Chichester, DJ Jeremy Sole @ El Rey Theatre
Signals, The Numerators, Po Po, Allah Las @ The Smell
Ja Prawn @ Hyperion Tavern (Late Show)
Wake Up Lucid, Welldiggers Banquet, Martyrs @ Silver Lake Lounge
Paper Tongues, Stars Align @ Troubadour
Gin Wigmore, Oak & Gorski, Rob Laufer's record release, Andy White @ The Hotel Café
Larry Bagby + Friends w/ Arian Saleh @ The Mint
Mustard Pimp, Sick Boy, Caroline D'Amore, Them Jeans, Dan Oh @ Cinespace
Jay Nash, Joey Ryan, Laura Jansen @ Saint Rocke