by Brad Roberts
As the festival-goers return from Texas the local calendar ramps up with tons of shows, both big and small, that would light up any week. On Saturday night Radio Free Silver Lake will present a show to bid a fond farewell to one of the most reliable and much loved bands in the local scene. After nearly ten years, Radars To The Sky (at right from a 2012 show) are wrapping up their long run with a show/celebration at El Cid also featuring two of the other best bands it's our pleasure to know, The Californian and The World Record. We at RFSL are excited to announce a ticket giveaway for this event. Check back later in the week.
Beginning the week with a very festive line up of St. Patrick's Day shows (today) at a number of venues, Charlie Clark's Irish shindig at Harvard & Stone appears to have the edge. Something called The St. Paddy's All Star Jam Band provides the music and is made up of local talent including Mr. Clark, Kaitlin Wolfberg, Ryan Fuller and more. Lot 1 has a good show also, check the Monday listings.
This is also the week when St. Vincent comes back to town for two shows. And I stupidly put purchasing tickets for her Friday show at The Wiltern on the back burner when suddenly it was too late. SOLD OUT. She's also playing a set at The Grammy Museum on Thursday, but I'm already spoken for that evening. As with any show that I've seen by St. Vincent, I'm sure these shows will be more than merely memorable and I regret not attending.
Electro-rock genius pioneers, Kraftwerk, are playing an historic set of 8 3D Concerts this week at The Walt Disney Concert Hall highlighting eight of their groundbreaking albums, recreating the set of shows they played in January in Sweden. Beginning with Autobahn on Tuesday at 7:30 and Radio-Activity at 10:30 (these are separate shows) they continue through Friday night presenting two albums per night.