Thursday, January 31st
The Wylde Bunch, Imajin, Babystone
8:00 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show
The 14-member, South Central L.A.-based group plays a good time, nuthin’-but-a-party blend of hip hop, rock, pop, dance, and whatever else hits their collective radar. Four MCs front a live band that includes backing singers and a horn section. No need to sample “My Sharona,” for example, the band can loop it live and the rappers take it from there. The group keeps the house dancing and accentuates the positive.
"Hip-hop is so angst-ridden,” says Yung Dane, one of the MCs. "I understand where the angst is coming from, but at the same time, you've got to give people something good for them to feed off of, and that's the energy we try to put out there all the time."
Wednesday, February 13th
8:00 PM, $13 advance, $15 day of show
Estradasphere dedicates their art to interpreting and developing the underlying musical currents of time and place. …