You are here: Home Music Beat Big shows for charity mark week marred by cancellations
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

L.A. Beat

Big shows for charity mark week marred by cancellations

E-mail Print PDF

It’s an interesting week, though unfortunate due to cancelled and sold out shows.Planet Telex releases their new EP this week with special guests, Lustre Creame, June 8. Photo by Richard Amery
 But first there are a couple of big shows for good causes.

The tenth annual Relay For Life takes place Friday night, June 8 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. There will be a variety of live music playing at Exhibition Park including Moon Dancer and Jean Greer McCarthy.
 The huge annual event hopes to raise $230,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

The LSCO is rocking the block the next day, June 9.
 A variety of local bands will be playing  in the Civic Field downtown.

 The fun begins at noon with Rex followed by Wheeler Dealer, The Chevelles, Hippodrome, Hibyaka, Who’s Yer Daddy, Texas Flood, Alter Ego and Double Jack who wind things down at 8 p.m. There is no cover to attend. There will be food and a beer gardens and lots of fun for everyone.
 Roots rocker Steve Earle plays a sold out show at the Yates/ Sterndale Bennett Theatre on June 12.

 A performance by Canadian rapper Kardinall Offishall, scheduled for Studio 54, June 5, has been cancelled due to personal , unforeseen circumstances.
So has a performance by Who’s Army and Manafest, which was scheduled for the Slice for June 6.

Get your dancing shoes and get ready to bring the funk to the Slice, June 9 because Five Alarm Funk is back in town. Get your dancing showes on and get ready for a great show filled with fun, percussion, lots of horns and a variety of crazy capers. There is a $20 cover for it.

There are also a lot of good local shows this week including Planet Telex, who have a new EP out and Lustre Creame. They rock the Slice, June 8 and may even try playing each others’ songs. Tickets are $10.
  And Andrew Scott is back in town to play the Mocha Cabana on the weekend.

 For something a little more laid back and folksy, Cathleen Lesperance plays to Owl, June 8.
There are also a couple great shows coming up.
 Due to popular demand, a second show of Beatlemania has been scheduled for the Yates Theatre,  June 11. The original show is still on for June 15. Tickets are $56 to relive the Beatles experience or get a taste of it if was before your time.
 Another big show for you rockers is Finger Eleven with special guests Gob who play Pulse Nightclub, June 28. Tickets are on sale for $40 in advance. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 June 2012 10:35 )  
The ONLY Gig Guide that matters


Music Beat

Lights. Camera. Action.
Inside L.A. Inside

CD Reviews


Music Beat News

Art Beat News

Drama Beat News

Museum Beat News