The free concerts will feature Raphael Saadiq, Moby, Band of Skulls and Portugal. The Man.
The Annenberg Space for Photography and Los Angeles public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) are proud to announce a series of free live summer concerts to accompany the Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present exhibit. Staged on the outdoor plaza adjacent to the Photography Space, Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live presents an opportunity to experience the exhibit with extended evening hours, live music and KCRW DJ sets.
All performances will begin at 7pm. RSVP is required. No tickets are needed. However, registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check in to gain access to concerts. Admission is free. Advance registration at KCRW.com is required for every show, and all who register will be automatically entered to win a deluxe gift bag at the end of the series.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
MOBY Live Acoustic Performance + DJ Set with KCRW DJ Jason Bentley Moby is a renowned performer and photographer, having released an album with an accompanying book of photographs called “Destroyed” just last year. His work has appeared in galleries across the world and captures his “behind the scenes” view of the world of rock & roll. He will perform a live, acoustic set and spin some records as well.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
T. Rex’s “THE SLIDER” 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION featuring PORTUGAL. THE MAN and KCRW VS. T. REX SOUNDCLASH Remix EP Release Party with KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox & Gary Calamar T. Rex is one of the most influential bands of the early 70’s. Prior to the tragic demise of front man Marc Bolan in 1977, T. Rex released music that has influenced countless other bands, including Portugal. The Man, who will be performing live to celebrate the 40th anniversary of T. Rex’s seminal album “The Slider.” The evening will also serve as a release party for the “KCRW vs T. Rex Soundclash” EP, where five KCRW DJs – including Dan Wilcox and Gary Calamar — remix songs from the band’s catalogue. The first 500 people to visit the exhibition from 7pm on day of show will receive a free copy of the EP, which was produced in conjunction with Spirit Music Group.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
A night of music celebrating“CHIMES OF FREEDOM: THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN” featuring RAPHAEL SAADIQ, BAND OF SKULLS with KCRW DJ Anne Litt Released in honor of Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary, “Chimes of Freedom” celebrates the songs of one of rock’s most revered musicians, Bob Dylan, whose images are included in theWho ShotRock & Roll exhibit. More than 80 artists covered Dylan tracks for this benefit album, including Raphael Saadiq and Band of Skulls. Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer Saadiq puts on an electrifying live show, bringing to life a catalogue of songs full of sexy swagger, timeless grooves, epic melodies, thoughtful reflections and a good dose of soul. Band of Skulls is a powerhouse UK trio defined by bombastic riffs and an unrelenting garage-blues sound that have earned them bookings at major festivals including Bonnaroo and Coachella.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Self-parking in the underground garage at Century Park, the business office complex in which the Photography Space is located, is a flat rate of $1 with validation.