One of the best things about summertime in Los Angeles is seeing a show under the stars at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. We are so excited that the Bowl is back! To celebrate the Bowl’s return, we are giving away a box for four to see saxophone virtuoso Kamasi Washington and LA hip hop artist Earl Sweatshirt perform on Sunday, July 18!
Widely lauded bandleader Kamasi Washington introduced hip-hop audiences to the lineage of spiritual jazz and hard bop with 2015’s The Epic and 2018’s Heaven and Earth, heralded as some of the best music of the 2010s by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Vice, Stereogum, and many more. An artist whose multidisciplinary work has garnered him Grammy and Emmy nominations, spots at the Sundance Film Festival and Whitney Biennial, and the inaugural American Music Prize, he’s been called “one of today’s more popular musicians of any kind, as well as an ambassador for Los Angeles’s thriving scene” by The New York Times.
Earl Sweatshirt is a prodigiously gifted writer, lyricist, and producer from Los Angeles’ fertile ground, where hip-hop sowed its seeds and historic cultural movements were born. And while most movements become fleeting as soon as they arrive, Earl pushed forward, documented his growth and self-discovery on record, and cemented himself as one of the foremost culturally relevant MCs in the game. His debut album Doris arrived in 2013, followed by the critically lauded I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside in 2015. Three years later, he released Some Rap Songs, the tightly wrought album that found a more self-aware and mature Earl present in his reflections on being in the public eye since he was a teenager, coupled with his reconciling with the death of his father. Enter Feet of Clay, the conceptual 2019 project that continues the written narrative of Earl’s life in today’s societal landscape and worldview in real time.
Get tickets to the show here.