It seems like 2016 just started and here we are almost halfway done with January. Don’t fear though, because live music is here! Remember the girl on the piano who’d walk 1,000 miles? Well she’s back and playing a show, as the talented Matt Corby from down under, a ton of talented artists taking part of the Calibash Festival, and so much more.
Panic! At The Disco at Tower Theatre on 1/19
It was a little over a decade ago when Panic dropped their debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. They were a group of four mop-haired boys from Vegas who were tossed into the same scene as Fall Out Boy and Cobra Starship, but their sound put them in a category all their own. They went from this cabaret meets rock sound when they started, to more folk inspired, to the dance pop they are today. Along the way they’ve lost and gained members, but lead singer Brendon Urie has remained the same dynamic frontman that’s carried the band through every style evolution.
Vanessa Carlton at The Roxy on 1/21
The opening notes of “A Thousand Miles” are some of the most recognizable in the past 15 years of music. Carlton has gone on to make a handful of other songs and release other albums but her signature hit put her on the map and attributed to one of the best scenes in White Chicks. Her last record dropped four years ago, but now she’s back with Liberman and ready to rock those ivory keys once more.
Madeon at Club Nokia on 1/22
Like many newer artists, Madeon first earned his claim to fame thanks to YouTube when his mash-up of about 40 songs in the video for “Pop Culture” went viral. He toured last year and now this French electronic artist is heading back and continuing on his Adventure.
This is the show SoCal has been waiting for all year long – so thankfully it hasn’t been that long. 96.3FM has put together the best artists from hip hop to R&B, and this lineup is explosive. It includes; Snoop Dogg, Prince Royce, J Balvin, Becky G, Nicky Jam, Farruko, Yandel, Alex Sensation, Henry Santos, J Alvarez, Lil Jon, J Quiles, Plan B, Zion & Lennox and more.
Matt Corby at Teragram Ballroom on 1/25
In 2007 this Australian artist headed to their version of Idol. At only 16-years-old he placed second and since then he’s worked hard on making music his career. Then come 2011 he started to make waves with his EP, Into the Flame. He’s grown even more popular since then that this show is actually sold out! So those who want tickets are going to have to go on the hunt.