1) Get out of the house and come to Levitt LA! This Friday and Saturday, Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of Stones Throw Records, will debut his DJ / VJ set that chronicles the history of hip hop. It’s a tribute to the first two decades of hip hop with back to back audio/visual sets. Night one chronicles the pioneering 80s, and night two takes on the 90s.
2) Dais Records turns 10 years old and there’s a happening on Saturday night at The Regent. Expect exploratory experimental electronica, dark-wave musings, and enough brooding intellectuals that will keep you satisfied ’til the Cloak & Dagger Fest. Drew McDowell from Coil will perform “Time Machine”, see Drab Majesty, DJ sets from Lethal Amounts, Youth Code plus a very special guest.
Tickets to Dais Records’ 10 Year Anniversary at The Regent on 9/2 here
3) Bananas is an incubator for rap and hip-hop started in Leimert Park. They’re throwing themselves a party on Sunday at the Echo & Echo patio to celebrate nine years of an underground hip hop and rap scene. This is for you Los Angeles!
Tickets to Bananas at The Echo on 9/3 here.
4) But wait! There’s even more hip-hop for you this weekend. Our friends at First & 15th will present the ultimate throw back party on Sunday at the Regent. Baby Girl vs Baby Boy. DJs will go head-to-head on stage with the ladies vs the fellas spinning Beyonce / Jay Z / Rhianna / Drake / Cardi B / 21 Savage / Missy Elliot / Pharell / Aaliyah / LL Cool J / Destiny’s Child and more…with DJs Marina Moreno vs Marko Darko; Sam G vs Saiso. Proceeds will go to those affected in Houston by Hurricane Harvey.
Tickets at door • $5 before 10 pm, $10 after w/ RSVP
5) Dave Hill is one weird, funny dude. And that’s why we dig him. He’s been that way since he shopped at International Male in Hollywood, and was a host on HBO’s “Reverb” music show. Fast forward and he’s still oddly weird, engaging, and still pretty damn funny. On Wednesday night, he brings to you his obsession with black metal in the form of Witch Taint. It’s his own personal love letter to hooded capes, bad make-up, and the black metal growl.
Tickets to The Chronicles of Witch Taint: A True Black Metal Comedy at The Echo on 9/6 here.
6) Here’s a band you should know and a song perfect for hot summer nights.