LA EVENTS: The Pharcyde and Lianne La Havas

LA Babies as summer approaches, events abound, but good live music events aren’t always easy to come by. There are two this week that you would want to make serious effort to attend:

The Pharcyde: For true Angelenos, we remember when the Pharcyde’s “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” hit the streets of Los Angeles in 1992. It was life changing – and for this LA girl remains on her list of classic hip-hop albums. It’s been 20 years and The Pharcyde is celebrating their 20 year anniversary at The Roxy this Wednesday. This event will feature original members Slim Kid Tre (who I will never stop having a crush on) and Fatlip. Be there!

Lianne La Havas: If you aren’t hip to this songbird, I’m going to suggest you start tuning in to Chocolate City with Garth Trinidad M- F from 8-10pm on KCRW. Visiting from London, England, Lianne La Havas will be here this Tuesday at the Bootleg Bar and the event is hosted by Mr. Trinidad himself. I don’t want to preface this event, but will say the first time I heard Lianne’s voice, I had no choice but the stop what I was doing and pay attention. I’m willing to get you will have the same response.