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Thursday, August 13

Vintage Trouble

Amoeba Hollywood

6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028

6:00pm

“… imagine James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin, and you'll get an idea of Vintage Trouble's muscular, in-the-pocket sound. – Rolling Stone

Since the release of their debut album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, Los Angeles-based band Vintage Trouble has gone from playing intimate hometown clubs to opening for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park, touring North America and Europe with The Who and playing sold-out headline shows worldwide. “Like an M-80 in church, Vintage Trouble lands with a hiss and then blows apart what’s come to define modern soul, blues and rock,” observed Paste Magazine while Yahoo! Music said, "imagine James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin and you'll get an idea of Vintage Trouble's muscular, in the pocket sound." The band has performed on such television shows as Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (four times, including Leno’s second-to-last show), Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Later…with Jools Holland. They have also been seen and heard in a national Honda commercial that featured the band performing the song “Today Is Pretty Great.”

Formed in 2010, Vintage Trouble cut its teeth playing weekly residencies at L.A. clubs like Harvelle’s – and attracted a massive following in the process. The resulting underground buzz led to legendary manager Doc McGhee taking notice and signing Vintage Trouble to his roster after hearing only a single chorus. Doc's first order of business was to break the band in England. Their first venture overseas resulted in a similar groundswell with Music Weekly naming them 2011 Breakout Artist of the Year and HMV hailing them as their "Next Big Thing.”

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Sunset Concert: Aurelio

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

7:00pm

Travel to the Caribbean coast of Honduras immersed in the joyous, seductive, beautiful, and bittersweet music of Aurelio. Praised by the Guardian for its “easy swaying rhythms” and “impassioned vocals,” Aurelio’s music is steeped in the Garifuna tradition, weaving together West African and Caribbean polyrhythms. Drift away as Aurelio plays tracks from his latest release, Lándini, a tribute to his mother.
DJ set by KPFK’s Betto Arcos at 7:00 p.m.

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Killing People for a Living: a Night with Authors & Readers.

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

A panel discussion with Jenny Milchman, Connie di Marco, Steph Cha, Naomi Hirahara and Kristen Kittscher!

Why is crime fiction so popular, with titles dominating the bestseller lists, providing entries in the canon, and attracting new writers every day? On August 13th at 7 pm, please join award-winning suspense novelist Jenny Milchman when the "world's longest book tour" brings her to Vroman's, where she'll lead a discussion with local authors about why some of the nicest people in the world read and write about mayhem, murder, death, and destruction.

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Don'r Knock the Rock

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

Since 2008, the Cinefamily is proud to be the continuing home of the Don’t Knock The Rock music documentary festival! Co-founded by filmmaker Allison Anders, and co-curated with Tiffany Anders, Don’t Knock The Rock is a high-energy fest dedicated to the love, lust and mania of all pop, rock and roots film and music; its films contain quintessential music performances and vintage footage of important artists in their prime. Every night is packed with entertainment, whether it’s with live performances on the Cinefamily stage by the very subjects of the films, DJs spinning at intermission, or Q&As with virtually all the filmmakers!

Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me To Be? (w/ Michael Des Barres & Dir. J. Elvis Weinstein in person!) 

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The Finger Pistol Comedy Show

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

7:45pm

A monthly stand up comedy show featuring some of the best comics in the country! This month we have headliner ALI WONG. Ali Wong is a writer for Fresh Off the Boat, can be seen on Inside Amy Schumer and Black Box, and has been featured on Dave Attell's Comedy Underground and John Oliver's Stand Up NY. In addition, we will have Stephanie Simbari (Oxygen's Funny Girls), Feng Chao, Simon Gibson, Hormoz Rashidi (The Comedy Store), Tom Carvey, Dex Carvey, Ian Salmon (BET), and Monarey Martinez! Come by for some laughs!

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Eyedentity

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057

8:00pm

With their new album hot off the mastering board, Krishna Booker and D. Booker along with producer Rashid Duke begin a fresh chapter in the Eyedentity story. They have infused a shot of new blood into the band, brandishing a powerful new sound for their fourth CD release. The group prides themselves in staying true to their forefathers yet explores the modern genres of Hip Hop, Dance Club, R&B, Funk, World Beat, even Rock and Pop, pioneering a unique style of high energy, eclectic and groove-driven music.

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