Chicano Batman to Join LA Phil for Eighth Episode of SOUND/STAGE
The band also discusses cross-cultural influences on the program, kicking off Friday morning.
We’re eight episodes deep into the LA Phil’s virtual 2020 SOUND/STAGE series, and there’s still plenty to look forward to. This week the Phil is enlisting the genre-defying Los Angeles quartet Chicano Batman, who blend soul, funk, tropicalia, prog, and more into their unique fusion of sound in their Hollywood Bowl debut, where they’ll be performing tracks from their new record Invisible People.
In addition to the performance, the programming lists a convo with the band, where they’ll discuss their wide array of influences, as well as a playlist from the band highlighting a handful of their favorite Hollywood Bowl performances over the years. You can also read an exclusive personal essay from Walter Thompson-Hernández (illustrated by The New Yorker’s Lila Ash), exploring what the band means to him.
Find more info in the vid below, or on SOUND/STAGE’s website.
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@chicanobatman brings together a sprawling range of sounds – from tropicália to Afro-Cuban rumbas to jazz-funk – earning them the title “L.A.’s house band.” See them on the @hollywoodbowl stage in episode 8 of SOUND/STAGE, starting November 13 at laphil.com/soundstage. #lalphilsoundstage