El Rey Theatre
Time Out says
It might be a gorgeous Art Deco relic, but the 900-capacity El Rey runs a roster that's decidedly dust-free. From MSTRKRFT to the Raveonettes, Dizzee Rascal to Autolux, the schedule is full of acts du jour, with the older but still-interesting likes of Roky Erickson and Nick Lowe also appearing. Sound and sightlines are both excellent.
El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd
between Burnside & Dunsmuir Avenues Miracle Mile
What's on at El Rey Theatre
Reggae, World & Latin
Puerto Rico's most soulful raggae group bring their romantic lyrics and islandy rhythms to the El Rey Theater for a single performance. Monolinguals won't feel alienated by the all-Spanish set—CPR's heartfelt tunes are vibey enough to transcend the language...
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Indie rock, Singer-songwriter
The Brooklyn singer-songwriter showcases her subtle, elegant, tender and true songcraft with her latest album, Are We There?, out in May, which follows up her successful third album, Tramp. Between her ace singing, songwriting and guitar-playing skills, Van...
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