Tuesday, July 3, 2012


HAIM are sisters Danielle, Alana and Este.
photo via Facebook

What a great way to spend an afternoon to kick off the weekend. Starting this Friday (July 6), Grand Performances, co-curated by The Satellite will begin hosting the Lunch Box Series, featuring Los Angeles' top emerging bands, from rock, pop and folk.  It takes place in Downtown Los Angeles at the California Plaza.  It's part of their ongoing events, presenting free performing arts that reflect the best of global culture and inspire community among the diverse peoples of L.A.

"Forever" by HAIM

The noon-time program which occurs every Friday for two months will feature up-and-coming bands, including some great female-fronted bands like the sisters (Danielle, Alana and Este) of  Haim, who mix percussion with dreamy pop melodies and have shared the stage with Jenny Lewis and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  HAIM will also be performing during Santa Monica's Twilight Concert Series which is also free. 

On July 13th, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down will fill the lunch-time air with their colorful and playful sounds that is often times  ecclectic and a lot of times charming.  The rest of the series features bands like the brother/sister team of The Belle Brigade, a local flavor with blue-collar folk sounds with camp-fire flavors to go with their soaring vocals.  For more info and the rest of the line-up and for more free show offerings, click HERE.  

"When We Swam" by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down