Where: Nokia Theatre
For two nights this weekend L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre will be taken over by a man who is often dubbed the King of R&B. Friday and Saturday evening, R. Kelly will be singing to a packed house in Downtown. You won’t want to miss seeing this sometimes controversial, but always entertaining Grammy-winning crooner belt out his hits like, “I Believe I Can Fly,” and “Ignition (Remix).”
Where: Club Nokia
Friday night Club Nokia will host the singer known for her 90’s angry chick rock angst, Alanis Morissette. True, “Havoc and Bright Lights” isn’t exactly up to “Jagged Little Pill” standards, but then again very few albums are (see LATF’s review). Though she’s now lyrically a bit more maternal than malicious in her songs’ subjects, she still knows how to get a crowd riled up, and this show promises to be a good one.
In 2002, The All-American Rejects got America’s hearts beating to the power pop rhythm of their breakout song, “Swing Swing.” Ten years later they’re still at it cranking out hits like “Gives You Hell” that dominate radio waves. This Saturday they’ll be performing great tunes from their catalogue as well as their latest single, “Heartbeat Slowing Down,” at the standing room only venue, The Wiltern. (Look out for LATF’s review of their show.)
Where: House of Blues
Famous for their 2004 TRL-topping song, “Ocean Avenue,” fans and Angelenos often think the track was referring to the famous street that runs through Santa Monica. However, the band’s Floridian members were actually singing about a road that winds its way through the coastal town of Jacksonville. Still, Yellowcard has called L.A. its home base for almost 13 years and though they’re now touring internationally, they’re headed back to WeHo’s House of Blues’ stage this Saturday.
Where: Nokia Theatre
Grab a cool Busch Light this Sunday and head back over to the Nokia Theater in Downtown to see Eric Chruch. If the country music star’s (hopefully) tongue-in-cheek tour title, Blood Sweat and Beers, is any indication of what to expect, this event is going to be a light-hearted and fun musical party. With hits like “Drink in My Hand,” “Smoke a Little Smoke” and “Hell on the Heart,” this songwriter nicknamed ‘The Chief’ definitely has what it takes to get an audience into the celebratory spirit.