The end of the month is here once again Rockers! Go out with a bang with getting tickets for one of these shows. Las Cafeteras are poised to be performing at Northridge toward the beginning of next month. I’ve seen this band over 7 times and they are by far one of the best live acts around. Their performances are always so beautiful and will constantly leave you in awe at how passionate they are playing music. One of the surviving members of The Monkees will be performing near Los Angeles. Half of the band has unfortunately passed away at this point so it would be awesome to see one of the surviving members live. The Sweet will be coming to The Canyon by the end of the month. For me, it would worth it to see them live just to hear “Ballroom Blitz”. That’s such an incredible song! What are you waiting for, get your tickets now!
Las Cafeteras at The Soraya on May 4th
Get ready to party, East L.A.-style, as Las Cafeteras take to the stage at The Soraya in Nortridge. Known for their signature brand of Afro-Mexican music with a community-focused political message, this group remixes roots music with a Son Jarocho sound, telling modern-day stories with what the Los Angeles Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock.”
Micky Dolenz at Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College on May 4th
Micky Dolenz shot to fame as the voice of The Monkees, with hits including “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” The group got their start in the 1960s, starring as an imaginary band struggling to make it on their eponymous TV show. Happily for the four actors who played The Monkees, they had no difficulty achieving pop superstardom in real life. Dolenz has since performed in musicals on Broadway and London’s West End, and toured the world as a solo artist. Now you can hear some of The Monkees’ greatest hits, along with selections from musical roles he’s played, when Dolenz hits the stage at Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora.
The Sweet at The Canyon Santa Clarita on April 28th
One of the most influential British rock bands of all times, The Sweet rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as the premier glam rock act. The band’s numerous hits include “Ballroom Blitz,” “Fox On The Run,” “Love Is Like Oxygen,” “Little Willy,” “Action,” “Teenage Rampage,” “ACDC,” “Blockbuster” and “Hell Raiser,” to name just a few. Around the world the group has sold over 55 million records. Sweet’s lineup includes founding member Steve Priest on bass and vocals, drummer Richie Onori, Stevie Stewart on keyboards and vocals, guitar virtuoso Mitch Perry and lead singer Paulie Z. Sweet are experiencing a resurgence with the use of two of their biggest hits featured in two blockbuster movies. “Fox on the Run” was featured on both the soundtrack and trailers of the 3rd top-grossing movie of 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2. This exposure catapulted the song and group to #1 on the iTunes chart for 3 weeks last spring. Another Sweet hit, “Ballroom Blitz,” was in the international trailer for Suicide Squad and received 13 million downloads. The Sweet reformed in 2008 and during the ten years of this lineup has played hundreds of shows, including a South American tour with Journey, as well as appearing with Boston, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, Peter Frampton and Steve Winwood, to name just a few. Now you can see The Sweet live when the band hits the stage of The Canyon in Santa Clarita. Don’t be surprised who might join the band on stage during this 50th anniversary tour.