BY CHERYL CHENG
OCTOBER 23 | ECHO PARK—In the liner notes for the new Allo Darlin' album, We Come From the Same Place, singer-songwriter Darren Hayman writes: "If you listen to this record and think 'they could be my friends' then you're right, they really could be." This perfectly describes the ready sincerity and open-heartedness that infuses the tracks of the well-received We Come From the Same Place, an album that can make you simultaneously smile and shed a tear. Each upbeat pop melody also hints at underlying melancholy, and it's these relatable emotions that were on prominent display tonight.
Scenestar favorite Tycho has several Southern California dates this month. The Ghostly International artist will start things off this weekend at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace on Sunday, October 26; then he will head to the Glass House in Pomona on Monday, October 27, and the Ventura Theater on Wednesday, October 29. Com Truise and Christopher Willits are the openers for all three dates. If you would like to see Tycho, you can enter our contest to win tickets to see him live at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace!
As previously reported, KCRW's sixth annual Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party will take place this Saturday, October 25, at the Legendary Park Plaza. Scheduled to perform this year are TOKiMONSTA, Bonobo, Fool's Gold, Hollie Cook, Les Sins, Chris Malinchak, and Tom Vek. Also, KCRW on-air DJs Raul Campos, Mario Cotto, and Valida, among others, will spin throughout the night.
Los Angeles trio Kan Wakan has scheduled an upcoming hometown show in support of the recently released debut album Moving On. The band writes via Facebook: "LA! We're excited to announce our last hometown show of the year, at the Troubadour on December 9th." Tickets for this all-ages show, with opener Niia, are on sale now via Ticketfly for $12.00 each plus service fees. Also, the first 100 people to purchase a ticket will receive a signed, limited-edition poster by the band; click here for more details.
One of our favorite live shows from last year has returned! Danny Elfman is back for another edition of Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton, which will take place at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1. For fans in Orange County, a date is scheduled at the Honda Center on Sunday, November 2. If you would like to attend one of the November weekend shows, you can enter to win our ticket contest!
BUY TICKETS: Erasure at the Hollywood Palladium
We made it to the weekend, Scenestar readers! Once again, there are lots of great options for your concertgoing needs, but for our Show of the Night, we're going with the return of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, AKA Erasure! English synthpop duo Erasure will perform the first of two local dates at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25, in support of new album The Violet Flame. If you miss these shows, Erasure also will headline the Ventura Theater on Sunday, October 26.
If you can't get in to our Show of the Night, your other music options include performances by Ab-Soul, Big Freedia, Broken Bells, Charlie XCX, Hollie Cook, Bob Dylan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Marketa Irglova, The Janoskians, Mineral, Paquita La Del Barrio, Placebo, Sia, Trampled By Turtles, TV On The Radio, and many more. Click here for ticket links and info on all of today's shows as well as upcoming local shows on our concert calendar. For any further updates, be sure to also follow us on Twitter for any last-minute news and set times (posted daily in the comments section) if available for select shows!