by Brad Roberts
What a lot of activity going on next Sunday, September 27. Festivals, Special Programs, a show by New Zealand's The Ruby Suns and even a show in the cemetery at dawn. The Abbot Kinney Music Festival is the most appealing to me, with the chance to hang out in Venice by the ocean, a definite plus. The line up includes Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Dios, The Parson Red Heads and more promised.
Edward Sharpe and The Magntic Zeros (seen in a photo by Julie Ling) appear to be the band of the week with two high profile shows. At El Rey on Tuesday and then on Sunday at the Festival in Venice, both times surrounded by stellar acts.
Bon Iver are the band playing in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery at dawn on Sunday. This completely sold out event got by me because of my own ignorance about this band. Upon listening to some of their work, I realize the mistake I made. The music is haunting and abnormally beautiful, and when it wafts out across the graves in this surrealistic cemetery setting as the sun rises...well...I think you get the picture. A potentially life altering event.
There's a lot of good shows out there this week, and you'll find them all below