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Tonight in Rock in LA - Common, Lucinda, The Frames, Killola, John Vanderslice, The Binges, Ben Kweller

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Common - "The People"

"The People" was one of our most-played summer jamz. It was on Kanye's "Can't Tell Me Nothin" sampler because Kanye produced it and listen to how sweet it is. It's the sort of non-thug, uplifting, positive hip-hop that people once talked about, but now people are buying. This is the direction BEP could have gone if they hadn't chosen the path of the lowest common denominator aka the Gwen Stefani route.

Common @ The Wiltern
Lucinda Williams @ The El Rey
John Vanderslice, Bodies of Water @ Troubadour
The Frames, Eleni Mandell @ Henry Fonda
Ben Kweller, Magnolia Electric Co., Golden Boots @ The Echo
Butch Walker @ Hotel Cafe
The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo
The Dollyrots, Killola, Tuff Luvs, Lots of Love @ Safari Sam's
Logans Heroes, Radio Parade, Evergrove, Run Doris Run @ The Roxy
Bangkok Five, The Evolutions, The Binges @ Malibu Inn
Punk Bunny, Hawney Troof @ Knitting Factory
Bullet Boys, Revlon Red @ The Joint
Goo Goo Dolls @ The Greek
Rich Boy, Hot Dolla Shot @ Vault 350