See it Live:
Wednesday, May 4: Bring a poncho if you don’t want to be covered in Ke$ha‘s glitter on Wednesday night. The dance party at the Warfield is sold out, but it originally cost $33.50 plus service fees to cover the Jack Daniels and hairspray. Just kidding. Show starts at 8:00pm.
Wednesday, May 4: If you’re still “Livin’ La Vida Loca” like I am, then you’re going to want to see Ricky Martin at the HP Pavilion. Tickets start at $44.75 and the fiesta begins at 8:00pm.
Thursday May 5: It’s Cinco de Fleet Foxes at the Fox Theater, so drink to that if you have a ticket. They were $32.50, but are now sold out. Show starts at 8:00pm.
Friday, May 6: The name Dirty Money is too unrecognizable. Instead it’s Diddy Dirty Money, just so you know what you’re getting into. Catch Diddy with group mates Dawn and Kalenna at the Warfield for $38.00. Show starts at 9:00pm with openers Tyga and Lloyd.
Friday, May 6: Low End Theory is here once again, catch the fiasco at 1015 Folsom as always. This month’s lineup brings Ras G, Samiyam, Daddy Kev and many more to the sister of L.A.’s notorious bass party. Tickets are $15 on presale and $20 at the door. 21+.
Saturday, May 7: In celebrating their ten year anniversary, Coheed and Cambria will be performing their entire second album along with a “rare acoustic set.” They’ll be at the Fox Theater at 8:00pm on Saturday, catch it for $27.
Having your Dad star as you in your music video? That could go horribly wrong, but for the new video from Holy Ghost! it went horribly right. The track “Wait & See” features the fathers going around New York being young and cool and in a band signed to DFA records. Check out the video, then go give your dad a hug.
The monthly Spin fairy is here with their May downloads. We get some Okkervil River, Vivian Girls, Telekinesis and a nice platter of other tasty artists. Head on over there to pick it up.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
Each member of Odd Future has their own music ventures, and you can now download them all for free. That includes all albums by Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Mellowhype, etc. Yea, it’s awesome. Go to their site to cash in.
Some exciting details on the Watch the Throne, the collab album between Jay-Z and Kanye, have emerged. Funk Flex’s team reports that the next song we hear from them will feature Beyonce and Bruno Mars, and was produced by Kanye with the help of Jeff Bhasker. I think they probably could have survived without Bruno, but I’m stoked to hear it.
Of all the awards that Kid Rock could possibly win, I would not expect that to include one from the NAACP, as many outlets reported on Sunday. But alas, he now holds a Great Expectations award from the Detroit chapter, something that even his music career would struggle to achieve. I wonder if they played “Bawitdaba” at the ceremony.
A Chinese newspaper recently printed an article on Bob Dylan‘s first show there, but a picture of Willie Nelson accompanied it. The paper, Xinmin Evening News, made the slip up; but to be fair, there are an awful lot of old white guys with guitars out there.