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Local Music Buzz – British Invasion of Big Sounds

Hollywood Bowl
Peter Gabriel Concert, Saturday October 6, 2012

Great music is all around us…our beautiful Southern California weather appears to be a major attraction for British musicians in October! This past weekend Brit Peter Gabriel was at The Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night performing his classic hits, anchored by the 25th Anniversary of the album ‘So’; and indie rock/soul group Florence + Machine, one of the hottest British bands today, performed beneath the band shell on Sunday.

So before you miss any other rising British acts, we thought we should point out a few that are must sees…

Florence Welch of Florence + the MachineMonday, October 8th – Florence + the Machine at The Hollywood Bowl

Sold out – but tickets available on Stubhub. I went to the Sunday show…this London band keeps getting better and better. Her voice is stronger than ever and her joy is infectious.  Do go!



Michael KiwanukaTuesday, October 9th – Michael Kiwanuka at The John Anson Ford Theater, Hollywood

Check out this soulful British singer in his first LA appearance. His voice is described as timeless and he has been compared to Bill Withers, Van Morrison and Otis Redding. Read more here – Ford Theater Michael Kiwanuka

Tickets still available online and the box office expects to have some to sell (without the Ticketmaster fee) on the day of show.

Buy TicketsMichael Kiwanuka/Ticketmaster 

Ellie GouldingThursday, October 17th – Ellie Goulding Live Show and Album Signing at Amoeba Records, Hollywood

Amoeba Records plays host to London’s Ellie Goulding.  You can buy her new album at Amoeba anytime after it’s release on October 9th and bring it to this live show and album signing for an autograph.  Goulding has an infectious sound and this event will be a big opportunity to see her perform up close and personal.

Read about Ellie Goulding’s Amoeba appearance here…Ellie Goulding Live Webcast!


Beth OrtonTuesday, October 23rd – Beth Orton at The El Rey, Miracle Mile

Beth Orton is from Norwich, England and she is touring in support of her new album – Sugaring Season. You’ll recognize her voice as her songs have been featured in lots of TV shows over the years.  This album is her first in six years.  Read more…Beth Orton Website

Buy Tickets – Beth Orton at The El Rey


A couple of these you have to act on fast!  So get going…




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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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