Australian Roots-Rock Jam Band John Butler Trio at the Wiltern
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An all-star lineup takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. The show features David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years, Money Mark, Joshua Redman and Sinkane. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Learn More
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The John Butler Trio is primarily an eclectic roots/jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. Two of the band’s albums — Three (2001) and Living 2001-2002 (2003) — have gone platinum in Australia and reached the top ten of the Australian album charts in those years. The 2004 album Sunrise Over Sea debuted at number one on the Australian charts on March 15, 2004, reaching gold record status in its first week on sale. Their next and latest release, entitled Grand National, was released on March 27, 2007. The band’s releases are marketed independently by Jarrah Records, which John Butler co-owns with West Australian folk band the Waifs.
The band won an ARIA award for “Best Independent Release” for Three in 2001 and has been nominated for three others. Three was released in the U.S. in 2002, and the John Butler Trio toured the U.S. in that year supporting the Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer.