The Hammer courtyard turns electric in July when Also I Like to Rock returns for a series of free concerts featuring today’s top emerging bands. Presented in partnership with KCRW 89.9 FM and curated by Buzz Bands LA, two bands per night will perform with KCRW DJs spinning before and between sets. Galleries are open until 9pm.
Featuring DJ Anne Litt.
Admiral Radley—What happens when members of two acclaimed indie bands get together? Magic, judging from the deft touches on the forthcoming album I Heart California. The brand-new quartet is the brainchild of Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray of Earlimart.
The Happy Hollows—Don’t be deceived by Sarah Negahdari’s pixieish charm—the Los Angeles trio’s frontwoman packs a wallop with every yelp and guitar lick. Their debut album Spells brims with tightly wound but playful indie rock and exhilarating choruses.
ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM?
ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelly, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.