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Explosions in the Sky, James Blake play Hollywood Forever this spring

March 8, 2011 |  1:09 pm

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