British indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club had no idea they were going to last when they named themselves after an Indian restaurant chain in 2005. Nine years later, the band released their fourth studio album, 2014's So Long, See You Tomorrow — a merciful end to the three-year waiting period their fans have had to endure since 2011's A Different Kind of Fix. Following a home turf British tour in early 2014, the band will treat North American fans to their intricately layered live show, including a highly anticipated appearance at Coachella.
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Dudamel launches the season with a high-voltage program, beginning with a new percussion concerto by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang (Bang on a Can). Then, an evocative trumpet fanfare initiates Mahler's Fifth Symphony, whose huge musical canvas includes an achingly beautiful love song to his wife, Alma.
Come for: An aural extravaganza. Lang wrote man made to take advantage of what his friends in So Percussion do: "create theatrical environments, use weird things you don't usually think of as instruments, play super hard music that is intricate, oddly emotional, and sometimes very loud."
And more: During Dudamel's already legendary Mahler Project in 2012, it was the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela that played Mahler 5. Now it's the LA Phil's turn!
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After his teenage daughter Kanako has gone missing, an ex-cop launches a search for the girl - and is shocked to discover that her secret life was far from her squeaky clean image. But he's no angel either; an alcoholic discharged from the force in the aftermath of a brutal beating, he has a violent streak that only escalates as he pursues leads deeper into the Japanese underworld.