The Call has reunited for two very special shows in California, including a date at West Hollywood's Troubadour on Friday, April 19. Best known for such hits as "The Walls Came Down," "Everywhere I Go," and "Let The Day Begin," the band disbanded in 2000, and it has been more than 20 years since their last live performance. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Levon Been will join The Call's original members Scott Musick, Tom Ferrier, and Jim Goodwin for the performance. Robert Levon Been's father, Michael Been, was a founding member of The Call and the band's vocalist and bassist. Michael passed away in 2010 of a heart attack.
We're halfway through the week on this chilly day, Scenestar readers. There's a good number of great concerts tonight, but today we pay tribute to Jenni Rivera, our Show of the Night. The fallen star will be honored at a memorial service at the Gibson Amphitheatre at 10:00 a.m. The event will celebrate the life of Long Beach's Jenni Rivera, who recently perished in a plane crash in Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 8. You can also live stream the memorial service via Telemundo by clicking here.
This is truly a sad day at Scenestar headquarters. Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, of Beastie Boys has passed away at age 47 after a bout with cancer. It felt like just yesterday that Beastie Boys canceled their 2009 tour and had hope that since the tumor was caught early, Adam Yauch would be able to return following treatment soon so we could see him live once again. At the time of the announcement, Beastie Boys had shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl and Hollywood Bowl that were met with much excitement and anticipation at hearing new material live. We will miss Adam Yauch along with the joy that he and rest of Beastie Boys brought into our lives through their music. We hope Adam Yauch is pain free and doing what he loves wherever the afterlife takes him. At the jump is the original statement and video from Beastie Boys explaining Adam's battle with cancer as well as the official statement from Beastie Boys concerning his death. RIP Adam Yauch.
If you can't make it to either event tonight, your other musical options include performances by Dinosaur Feathers, Donovan, Galactic, Hot Snakes, The Wonder Years, and many more you can check out at the jump. Click here for ticket links and info on all 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!
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Beach Goth at Oak Canyon Park, Oct. 22nd-23rd Tickets are $150.00-$250.00 each (plus service fees) via Tickets Today. Tickets are on sale 07/15 at 10:00 a.m. Lineup: Bon Iver, The Growlers, Justice (DJ set), James Blake, Future Islands, Violent Femmes, The Drums, Devendra Banhart, RL Grime, TLC, Cold Cave, The Faint, Gang of Four
Bon Iver at the Hollywood Bowl, Oct. 23rd Tickets are $32.50 to $125.00 each (plus service fees) via Ticketmaster. Tickets are on sale 06/17 at 10:00 a.m. Openers: Hiss Golden Messenger & Patti Smith And Her Band
Low End Theory Festival at Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds, July 23rd Tickets are $35.00-$60.00 each (plus service fees) via AXS. Tickets are on sale 05/26 at 10:00 a.m.
Lineup: Ghostface & Raekwon, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, MixedByAli, Daedelus, Prefuse 73, Jonwayne, Gonjasufi, Teebs, Milo, Samiyam, Dibiase, Sosupersam, Great Dane, Taylor McFerrin, Sonnymoon, Sahtyre, Eureka the Butcher, Shiva, Taso and Linafornia, plus Low End Theory Residents: Daddy Kev, Nobody, the Gaslamp Killer & D-Styles