Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA returns to venues all across Los Angeles in November for the second annual installation of the month-long music festival.
Grimes, whose follow-up to “Visions” is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year, will kick off the live performances Nov. 2 at The Mayan (supported by Nicole Dollanganger), setting the stage for some of the most exciting artists of the year: Flume, who has been packing festival stages all summer, plays the Mayan Nov. 12; Big Sean, the rapper behind the huge hit “I Don’t F–k With You,” plays the Hollywood Palladium Nov. 22; Vince Staples, the Long Beach rapper responsible for one of the year’s best albums, “Summertime ’06,” performs Nov. 24; and quickly rising, Drake-loving, LA-born rapper ilovemakonnen headlines Mack Sennett Studios Nov. 28. And that’s just a taste.
Also headlining the festival at some of LA’s legendary venues will be TV on the Radio, Chromeo, Foals, Joey Bada$$, Toro y Moi, Tinashe, Flume, Sylvan Esso, Kiesza, BOOTS and more. Every concert will feature a headliner and one or more Red Bull Sound Select artist, including Jenkins, Loaf Muzik, G Herbo (f.k.a. Lil Herb), BASECAMP, Sam Dew, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, River Tiber, In the Whale, Son Little and Gallant, to name a few.
“The first show I played after moving to LA was a Red Bull Sound Select event at the Troubadour,” said Gallant recently. “The only music I had out was a self-released EP. Having their support at such an early stage in my development was essential to the evolution of my live show- a monumental moment that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I am excited to continue the tradition.”
In addition to the concerts, there will be other events. On Nov. 1, the Wax on Wax event at Madame Tussauds will feature on-site vinyl pressings of limited-edition Red Bull Sound Select releases; on Nov. 7, the Soulection event comes to the Regent; on Nov. 13, Amoeba Records will host the Amoeba Happy Hour; on Nov. 16, School Night: Boy & Beat will feature Boom Forest and Kevin Garrett at Bardot; on Nov. 26, the John Cusack movie “High Fidelity” will be shown at the Regent; and on Nov. 27, the Left Over event will happen at Lure Patio.
The full Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA 2015 lineup is below. Go toredbullsoundselect.com/30Days for tickets, which are $15 (plus fees and taxes) or less per show.
So who am I most excited to see among the above artists?!? There are so many to choose from but since I love the number 7 I’m going to give you my seven shows I’m most excited to see! below in order of when they will happen.
November 4 Joey Bada$$ and Warm Brew: I listened to Joey Bada$$ while a bit high on the subway in NYC with my close friend from college who I hadn’t seen in 5 years. We are talking about hip-hop and he tells me their is a rebirth in hip-hop and after we discuss our admiration for Run The Jewels he plays me a few Joey Bada$$ tracks and wow this young fella has flow! Not only is he headlining but local hip-hop group Warm Brew will bring a party to start things off too. Listen to my favorite bonus track I’ve ever heard in hip-hop.
November 16 School Night: Boy & Bear, Boom Forest, Kevin Garrett: I love Boy & Bear’s song “Southern Sun”. They remind me of the Australian The War On Drugs but more western Americana vibes. That song just settles me into the right place is so relaxing and is a quintessential road trip song. This is a FREE show so be sure to RSVP to attend.
November 28 ilovemackonnen, Basecamp, Jazz Cartier I actually like the openers Basecamp and Jazz Cartier more than I know the dude that Drake loves so this should be a great show if all three acts are awesome. I’ve followed Jazz for a long time with his Toronto hip-hop and he’s been on the grind for a long time. Basecamp has this futuristic electro R&B and you wouldn’t guess they are from Country land Nashville, Tennessee making this type of sultry sexy music. I’ll give you my favorite from the openers below.