Go See Hear in L.A. Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Is Summer already over? WTF! Is it September already? Time for FYF! The FYF Fest takes place Sept. 3 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (remember when it was “Not A Cornfield”?). This year’s lineup includes Guided By Voices, Olivia Tremor Control, Smith Westerns, Dead Milkmen, Weakerthans, Cass Mccombs, Broken Social Scene and more. Hopefully this festival has better luck than Sunset Junction.

The week presents an eclectic array of acts. The trio of singer-songwriters Ian Axel, Allie Moss and Bess Rogers check into the Hotel Café on Tuesday. I’m sure it will be packed with music supervisors. The rowdy brother-sister act White Mystery comes to the Smell on the 30th. It’s easy to make White Stripes comparisons but it’s also easy to like their balls-to-wall sound created by singer/guitarist Miss Alex White and her drummer/brother Francis.

Bruno Garcia (aka Sergent Garcia) brings his eclectic Latino rock sound to the Roxy Theater on Wednesday. His latest, Una y Otra Vez is out now on Cumbancha. You can find Arrica Rose & the …’s at the Bootleg. The young musician presents an engaging sound on her album Let Alone Sea. Also on Wednesday you can head down to the Grammy Museum where John Doe will be playing songs from his latest Keeper (which is definitely a keeper) and talking about his career.

The terrific Dawes bring their Americana music to the Santa Monica when they headline the Twilight Dance Concert on Thursday on 1st. Meanwhile, Library Voices come down from Canada with their literate indie rock to the Hotel Café.

Friday is old school New Wave Night with the Hollywood Bowl hosting the B-52’s, The Fixx, The Human League and Berlin, while Gene Loves Jezebel performs a free show at the Farmers Market.

You can also enjoy a free show from the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band when the band brings a bit of the Big Easy to the Big Orange as they close out the summer concert series at the Orange County Great Park.

About Michael Berick

I am a longtime writer, and lover, of music and pop culture. I have written for Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Scene and more places (that I wouldn't take up more of your time mentioning now).
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