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ORBITUARY
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LAS CAFETERAS
EMERY
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June 02
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THE CALLING
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STARS
Japanese Breakfast
Cruel Summer: A New Wave Dance Party
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June 15
June 20
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THE RAP CONTEST
July 07
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SALES
THE KILLS
July 28
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Life of Agony: See Wednesday.
mon 5/14
Numb.er
@ The echo
Numb.er — or possibly Numb·er, the dot tends to orbit like a rotten sun — are the band that’s packing them in, freaking them out and bowling them over during their Monday Night Residencies. A skill- ful mélange of darkwave and synthgaze, this is the outfit founded by Jeff Fribourg, late of local kraut-psych merchants Froth. Likely you’ll hear tracks from the magnum opus that is Numb˚er’s upcom- ing album, Goodbye, this evening. The shakeup in The CIA continues, with all agents leaving the organization, which is now apparently manned only by a singer named Denee and two bassists named Ty and Emmett. Rumblepak maintain their aura of enigma even as artist Paige Emery drinks deep from the atmosphere with her signature admixture of no-fi fuzzed-out pop, live oil painting and video art to create a spectacle unequaled in our lifetime. —David Cotner
tue 5/15
Cairo Gold
@ No Name
Los Angeles native Cairo Gold is the definition of a hustler. From riding motor- cycles to selling marijuana to now claim- ing her spot in the pop/R&B realm, the young songstress is here to tell her story. Cairo recently released her debut single, “Torture,” which sees her flexing her vo- cals over an 808-infused beat. With lyrics focusing on the pleasure and pain of love, listeners can’t help but tune in. While residing near Venice Beach in 2012, Cairo picked up the guitar, and she’s been hold- ing it ever since. Inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Tupac and Biggie, and even literature by Michael Newton and Paulo Coelho, she began writing her own songs during a period of being “beaten down
by life and feeling the need for musical self-expression.” With her new EP on the horizon, Cairo looks forward to showing her city what she’s capable of. —Shirley Ju
Franz Ferdinand
@ The WILTeRN
Throughout various lineup changes, Franz Ferdinand have continued to con- struct modern-rock songs that are often inventive and lyrically thoughtful. “Al- ways Ascending,” the title track from the Scottish group’s new album, begins with leader Alex Kapranos crooning romanti- cally over a starry-eyed landscape of stark piano before the song takes off into an electronic-pumped ’80s dance-pop
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groove. Throughout all the song’s varia- tions, Kapranos maintains a reserved, Bowie-like cool while the rest of the band simulate a Duran Duran vibe. “Feel the Love Go” is another neo-funk tune that coats Franz Ferdinand’s traditional guitar sound with a sheen of electronic glitz. “See, the things that you do are not who you are,” Kapranos advises amid choppy guitar riffs, a wash of keyboards and squalling saxophone. —Falling James
wed 5/16
Life of Agony
@WhISKYaGoGo
Although forever associated with the Brooklyn hardcore scene from which they emerged in the early 1990s, Life of Agony were always more multidimensional than many of their blatantly bruising peers. While their riffs can be thuggishly omi- nous, there’s an open-minded mobility to the quartet’s songwriting and arrange- ments, with vocalist Mina Caputo’s abili- ties spanning a Danzig-esque baritone, disconcerting Layne Staley sneer and a nuanced, Scott Weiland–ish purr. Last year’s comeback A Place Where There’s No More Pain reunited LoA’s classic lineup (drummer Sal Abruscato has since departed, replaced by Veronica Bellino) and was their first album since Caputo’s coming out as transgender in 2011. The wonderfully self-assured collection embraces so much of what has kept Life of Agony intriguing for nearly 30 years: variety in groove, style and delivery; convincingly heartfelt singing; and hooks that, while massively memorable, side- step the obvious. —Paul Rogers
thu 5/17
Ariel Pink, DIIV
@ The WILTeRN
The Wiltern hosts a solid double bill tonight with Ariel Pink and DIIV. Pink (born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg) is a Los Angeles native who mines L.A.’s rich his- tory of psychedelic and garage rock, from Strawberry Alarm Clock to The Electric Prunes, to make stylish neo-psychedelia. Brooklyn-based shoegaze revivalists DIIV are fronted by Zachary Cole Smith, who previously played drums and guitar for the lo-fi indie pop band Beach Fossils (DIIV’s former Captured Tracks label- mates). The show is part of the Desert Daze Caravan — a national tour from the promoters of the Desert Daze neo-psych festival, which will be held over three days in October at Lake Perris in River- side County. —Matt Miner
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