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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: See Thursday.
FRIDAY • NOVEMBER 2 • 6PM
Celebrating the release of the new opus from Dead Can Dance, Dionysus! We’ll play the album in its entirety and give out raffle tickets for a chance to win cool prizes including a SIGNED print by Brendan Perry!
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WEDNESDAY • NOVEMBER 7 • 6PM
SPAIN
The brainchild of Josh Haden, Spain, performs
a live set and signs copies of their new album, Mandala Brush, out 11/2 on Dangerbird Records.
THURSDAY • NOVEMBER 8 • 7PM
Hear
Go
DEAD CAN DANCE
LIStENING PARty
ABLEtON LOOP PRESENtS
fri 11/2 The Damned
@ THE FONDA THEATRE
Although the hope that The Damned will ever reunite with such crucial early mem- bers as guitarist Brian James and frenetic drummer Rat Scabies seems to be an increasingly unlikely possibility, lead singer Dave Vanian and irrepressible guitarist/ keyboardist Captain Sensible still strike some sparks onstage. With production from legendary David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, The Damned’s latest album, Evil Spirits, is the British band’s first album in
a decade, although it lacks the punk-rock energy and memorable melodies of 2008’s surprisingly engaging So, Who’s Paranoid? It sounds like Vanian is attempting some kind of political statement with new songs such as “Look Left” and “Standing on the Edge
of Tomorrow,” but the lyrics are too vague
to amount to much, and the music is closer to the bombastic but hollow pop of The Damned’s mid-’80s efforts rather than the exhilarating, madcap intensity of their early punk classics. —Falling James
The Dead Boys
@ ALEX’S BAR
At this point, debate about how worthy
this current lineup is of carrying the Dead Boys name is redundant. Because this is the band. This is what The Dead Boys are in 2018, and every fan is free to take it or leave it. But O.G. guys Johnny Blitz and Cheetah Chrome are not, in any way, damaging the legacy of Stiv Bators. The last time these Dead Boys played at the Viper Room, they tore the place up, leading that venue’s talent buyer to list it as one of the best shows she’s ever seen in the place, and she was right. New guys Jake Hout, Ricky Rat and Jason Kottwitz have added fresh sparks to an old flame and so, no matter how dubious you are, go and see them at least once. They’ll shock the shit out of ya. Also Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Five Star Bar. —Brett Callwood
sat11/3
Danzig Hell Bash
@ FIVEPOINT AMPHITHEATER
This is quite a bill, blending dark punk
with darker metal, with “Evil Elvis” Glenn Danzig lording over the whole thing with the Danzig band (rather than the recently reformed Misfits). The Damned also play (more on them above), as do Venom Inc. (essentially pioneering British black met- allers Venom, minus original lead singer Cronos). That’s an impressive top three, but there’s plenty to enjoy beneath that, in- cluding British psychobilly originators The Meteors, Dallas thrashers Power Trip and hotly tipped Brooklyn band Mutoid Man (featuring members of Cave In and Con- verge). Fair play — that’s a brutally intense yet genre-spanning bill. Perfect fodder for those thinking, “Aw shucks, Halloween is over for another year.”
—Brett Callwood
Public Image Ltd
@ THE FONDA THEATRE
People who are offended about John Ly- don’s apparent support for Donald Trump haven’t really been paying attention for
the past 40 years. Regardless of the Public Image Ltd frontman’s actual beliefs about the United States’ current dictator-in-chief, it’s always been Lydon’s job to be a gadfly and provoke people. The fact that he’s defying the expectations of comfortably settled punk rockers is completely in char- acter with the former Johnny Rotten who angered supposedly liberal classic rockers in the late 1970s with his dour observations about how many of the hippies ended up just as conservative as their parents. What should be more troubling to listeners is how the always forward-thinking PiL seem to have settled into atypical sentimentality with a new career-spanning box set and
a de rigueur nostalgic documentary. But Lydon, guitarist Lu Edmonds (Mekons, The Damned) and drummer Bruce Smith (The Pop Group) still make these deathly disco chants sound baleful and menacing. —Falling James
Courtesy Bone thugs-n-harmony
The Selecter
@ THE GLASS HOUSE
The Selecter get overshadowed in this coun- try by fellow early-’80s British ska revivalists The Specials and Madness, but they are led by Pauline Black, the most musically assured singer in the 2 Tone scene. The daughter
of a Yoruba prince and an Anglo-Jewish mother, Black is an ebullient and nuanced vocalist who imbues such trademark songs as “On My Radio” and “Three Minute Hero” with a soulful intensity that’s lacking in
the mostly white singers of the English ska revival. After battling with former members over the right to use The Selecter name, Black now owns the band name and still performs with fellow original co-vocalist Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson. Former leader of all-female ska combo The Bodysnatchers, Rhoda Dakar is another influential vocalist who reclaimed her own legacy with the
2015 remake album Rhoda Dakar Sings The Bodysnatchers. —Falling James
sun 11/4
Kruder/Dorfmeister
@ THE FONDA THEATRE
In terms of landmark bands having landmark years, you couldn’t do better
than Kruder & Dorfmeister releasing their seminal chillout epic G-Stoned in 1993. The record — the cover of which was designed to resemble the cover of Simon & Gar- funkel’s Bookends LP — delivered, over its four tracks and 24 minutes, a dimension of sound that was at once placid and propul- sive, meditative and momentous, blissful and banging. They’re also one of the main reasons why KCRW sounded the way it did for so many years, for better or worse — and now the aces from Austria are here to trans- port you to those thrilling days of yesteryear as well as turn you on to the new sounds and
ESA DJ SEt
London-based, South African Producer & DJ, Esa, visits Amoeba to kick off the Loop Festival. Buy his new EP, Mos Mos (Endless Flight) to get it signed after his set.
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