Tonight In Rock: Imogen Heap, Matt And Kim, The Like, Red Cortez
Matt and Kim will be performing tonight in Downtown Pasadena | Photo by Tod Seelie
Our Pick: Make Music Pasadena 2010 feat. Matt & Kim, Natalia Lafourcade, Warpaint, The Antlers, Breakestra, Monte Negro, Voxhaul Broadcast, The Growlers, The Dustbowl Revival, Franki Chan, Big Whup, Eliza Rickman, Jessica Fichot, Moses Campbell, Scale the Summit, Batwings Catwings, Karla Bonoff, JD Souther and more @ Downtown Pasadena (FREE!)
Tonight London-based electronic singer-songwriter Imogen Heap will be gracing the Greek Theatre. LA-bred all-female, retro 60s pop rock quartet The Like (LAist Review, #2, #3) are poised to headline the Troubadour in celebration of their recently-released Ronson/Greenwald-produced debut, 2010's Release Me. And, lastly, our dear friend Jody at When You Awake is at it again, always keeping busy; This time she's throwing a Beach Boys Tribute at the Bootleg Theater with Red Cortez (LAist Review, #2, #3, #4) , the Chapin Sisters, Leslie Stevens (of Leslie and the Badgers), Hi Ho Silver Oh, and of course the Parson Red Heads (LAist Review, #2, #3, #4) at the top of the bill. But we strongly suggest spending the day in the lovely confines of Pasadena—the city yours truly calls home—for this year's Make Music Pasadena Festival. It's one of the more beauteous Summer days here in Pasadena: cerulean skies, a slight breeze, and mind-numbingly temperate 70 degree conditions. Two of Brooklyn's finest, dance punk duo Matt and Kim (LAist Review) and indie rock trio the Antlers (LAist Review) will be performing, as well as a bevy of locals—including Warpaint, Voxhaul Broadcast, Breakestra, and Big Whup (LAist Review). And, what's more, it's freaking free!
Matt and Kim - "Daylight"
The Antlers - "Bear"
Warpaint - "Stars"
Big Whup - "Cover My Eyes"
Imogen Heap - "Goodnight and Go (Back Ted N-Ted Remix)"
The Like - "Wishing He Was Dead"
Red Cortez - "Fell On the Floor"
Imogen Heap, Geese, Ben Christophers @ Greek Theatre
Make Music Pasadena 2010 feat. Matt & Kim, Natalia Lafourcade, Warpaint, The Antlers, Breakestra, Monte Negro, Voxhaul Broadcast, The Growlers, The Dustbowl Revival, Franki Chan, Big Whup, Eliza Rickman, Jessica Fichot, Moses Campbell, Scale the Summit, Batwings Catwings, Karla Bonoff, JD Souther and more @ Downtown Pasadena (FREE!)
Ra Ra Riot, Circa Survive, As Tall as Lions @ Santa Monica Pier (FREE!)
The Like's record release, Infantree, Tijuana Panthers @ Troubadour
Dave Alvin & Cindy Cashdollar @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
When You Awake's Beach Boys Tribute Concert feat. Victoria Williams, The Chapin Sisters, Leslie Stevens, Joel Jerome, Morgan Meyn, The Blank Tapes, My Pet Saddle, Red Cortez, The Tyde, Charlyne Yi, Hi Ho Silver Oh, The Parson Red Heads @ HM157 (3110 N. Broadway Ave., Los Angeles)
Jamie Lidell, Alex B @ El Rey Theatre
Freestyle Fellowship, Busdriver, Nocando @ Echoplex
Rooney, Young Veins, Black Gold @ The Music Box
Brazzaville, The Chromium Heart @ Spaceland
The Blasters @ The Echo (Early Show; 5:30 PM)
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OBSCURER, Warm Climate, Dubumba @ Pehrspace
Bebe Buell @ Origami Vinyl (Free! Early Show; 4 PM)
Ovideo @ Origami (FREE! Early Show; 7 PM)
Summer of Glaciers, P.D. Wilder, Beru @ Dig In (112 N. Ave. 58, Los Angeles)
Los Larks, Soul Fuzz, Whaling Jennings, Legion of Dumb, Interstate 3 @ Mr. T's Bowl
daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra @ California Plaza
Gypsyhawk, Lungbutter, Professor, Tap This (all girl tribute to "Spinal Tap"!!!!) @ Echo Curio
Religious Girls, Pregnant, Magick Orchids, Festa L'Animale @ The Smell
Elevaters, Coby Brown, Lelia Broussard, 3 Heads, Threadspinner @ The Hotel Café
Eilen Jewell @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys @ Coffe Gallery Backstage (2029 N. Altadena Dr., Altadena)
The Rave-Ups @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub (FREE!)
Iron Maiden, Dream Theater @ San Manuel Amphitheater