By Ashley Beasley
Props to whomever booked the music for this year’s fast-approaching Abbot Kinney Fest, happening on Sunday, September 25.
There are a lot of acts playing and a mile long street on which on which to see them. Here’s a quick review of some of the must-sees, so you can plan accordingly:
Thundercat is the alias for Steve Bruner, the ex-basist for Suicidal Tendencies. While this fact alone may peak your curiosity to hear him live, his music will leave you no less curious. Call it experimental future jazz with astral breakbeats. FYI, his most recent album was produced by Los Angeles dub and cut-hop maven, Flying Lotus.
Mia Doi Todd, a L.A. based prolific singer-songwriter, has been releasing albums since 1997. Her honey like voice can remind you of a warm summer breeze and bring you to tears all in the same album. Todd’s new album, Cosmic Ocean Ship, has a light and lovely bossa feel.