Tonight In Rock: Corinne Bailey Rae, Busdriver, Signals, Ja Prawn
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"