Explosions in the Sky, James Blake play Hollywood Forever this spring
Hollywood Forever continues its lockdown on ethereal bands playing crucial L.A. sets with two absolute must-see shows this spring. First, the instrumental Texas band Explosions in the Sky brings its tight-knit guitar clamor to the cemetery grounds April 30, where the group will showcase tracks from its long-awaited new album, "Take Care, Take Care, Take Care." Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday.
And then on May 24 at the cemetery's Masonic Lodge, the deservedly much-hyped U.K. minimalist producer James Blake will make his L.A. debut since the stateside digital release of his great self-titled album. Tickets are also $25 and go on sale Saturday. Get your trigger fingers ready -- neither of these should be available for long.
Hey, and speaking of which, when are we going to get another 6 a.m. magic hour set?
-- August Brown