Ras G, an integral LA artist, passed away earlier this week. This Sunday at the Lodge Room in Highland Park, an array of special guests will perform at a memorial fundraiser with all funds raised going to his family.
In 1994, Ata Kak released Obaa Sima, a mix of highlife, rap and dance music that was heard by very few. It also happens to be some of the best party music ever. Thanks to Awesome Tapes From Africa, the record got out there over 20 years after the fact and the Ghanaian musician has become a mainstay of the international festival circuit. Catch his LA debut.
Josh Eustis is still touring on the strength of his 2019 comeback, Dreams Are Not Enough, an album that opened up new vistas for the beloved Telefon Tel Aviv project. Catch a hometown show along with the Cocteaus-evincing Bay Area band Chasms.