Saturdays Off the 405 continues in July with outdoor music, evening views of the city, and refreshing summer exhibitions at the Getty. Once again this year, there will be free spotlight talks that offer mini-tours of the galleries throughout the evening.
On July 14, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang will rock the house with bubu, a style of dance music that is characterized by a frantic pace and has centuries-old religious origins in Sierra Leone. The Bubu Gang, featuring members of the Skeletons and Gang Gang Dance, among others, is a posse of musical collaborators Nabay has hooked up with in the U.S. The Gang creates a wild, high-octane juggernaut of call-and-response vocal interplay, juddering dance-floor rhythms, synths, and guitars.
On July 28, vintage R&B revivalist Nick Waterhouse combines an uncanny old-school sensibility with a charged, contemporary style. His muse is the over-modulated sound of 60s R&B, and his take on such a time-honored tradition evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit, and Memphis in their heyday. Waterhouse's live performances, backed by the Tarots, thrill with his pure and undeniably raw and rhythmic take on American music. They'll perform songs from his forthcoming full-length album, Time's All Gone.
Concerts are held from 6:00-9:00p.m. Entrance is free, and parking is $10 after 5 p.m. Construction on the 405 may affect travel time to the Getty. Visitors are encouraged to check Metro's twitter feed for updates.
Saturdays Off the 405 is produced by Spaceland Productions. More information available at www.getty.edu.