Rock Legend Ray Davies of The Kinks at the Wiltern
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). 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. Learn More
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Ray Davies was so great! Back in the day my band covered lots and lots of the songs he and the Kinks wrote. It was kind of a childhood dream come true to see him. He's such a great songwriter. You can see more of what I have to say by visiting http://www.johnbates.com/blog.
The Wiltern is proud to welcome the legendary Ray Davies. In his three decades as frontman of the Kinks, Davies’ unerring sense of melody and literate, witty lyrics made him one of the world’s most admired and influential rock stars. He’s since embarked on a critically acclaimed solo career. With opening act Everest.