It’s the last full week of January. We did it guys! We almost made it through 1/12th of the year! Now onto the next, but before we head into a month that’s all about devouring candy shaped like hearts and wondering who’ll take home the big Grammy award. Before we dive into that, let’s get into the shows that are aiding us at the end of the month.
Tony Lucca at Hotel Cafe on 1/26
There was something in the water during the Mickey Mouse Club in the ‘90s. From it came Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell and a guy by the name of Tony Lucca. He didn’t breakout like the rest of the gang soon after the show. No, he took his time and found his way to the spotlight when he auditioned and made it onto The Voice. He didn’t land on his former costar’s team, nor did he win – but his immense talent has allowed him to continue forward in his sound career.
G. Love & Special Sauce at Troubadour on 1/28
This Philly outlet takes hip hop and turns it on its side. Alternative in a way, this band tosses in blues and R&B into the mix and truly comes out with something unique. They’ve been doing their thing since ’92 and have showed no signs of slowing down.
Bixel Boys at The Avalon on 1/29
Head out and support your local boys! Rob May and Ian Macpherson came together in 2013 to start making dance music and in the past few years have made their name well-known and respected in the scene.
Orgy at Whisky A Go Go on 1/29
Back in the late ’90s goth kids got a new favorite band in the mainstream thanks to Orgy’s cover of “Blue Monday.” In a world that was then dominated by boy bands and pop tarts, this was an unlikely choice for MTV’s TRL – but alas they were there and had quite the following.
Another local band to head out and see this week, score! They’ve opened for none other than Paramore and have since made their own way to fan’s hearts. This LA band has gone from garage roots to indie stages to incorporating a new wave vibe. Their sound is forever evolving, so they’re always a great live set to check out.