Stones Throw Soul Tour

Dam-Funk, The Stepkids, Myron & E

When: Fri., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. 2013


Stones Throw is best known for its releases by Madlib and J Dilla, but the roster of this venerable Los Angeles indie imprint doesn't stop with underground hiphop, encompassing rough-hewn post-punk, neo-soul, and outsider oddities like Gary Wilson, too. Consistent quality is mandatory for survival when you champion as many weirdoes as Stones Throw does, and this package tour delivers: Dam-Funk's outré electro conjures up the ghosts of Rammellzee and Zapp's Roger Troutman, while newcomers Myron and E deploy finely tuned classic soul grooves. And the Stepkids, who drop their superlative sophomore set Troubadour next month, operate in a world all their own, infusing jazz, '70s pop, psychedelia, and tight vocal harmonies into sinewy funk grooves—their kaleidoscopic support slots for the Horrors in 2011 damn near eclipsed the headliners. KURT B. REIGHLEY

Price: $10

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