Live Music: Malaysian Pop Vocalist Yuna at Bootleg; Andrew Bird at Immanuel Presbyterian

Yuna (l) and Andrew Bird.
Yuna (l) and Andrew Bird performing locally this week.

Later this week, locals can catch two great live music opportunities – both just a short drive from home. Malaysian Pop Vocalist Yuna will be at the Bootleg Theater and Chicago transplant Andrew Bird will perform his annual, intimate show “Gezelligheid” (Dutch for extra cozy) at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian.

Yuna at Bootleg Theater | Thursday, December 19

Yuna is the first Malaysian artist to conquer the US music market. She is self taught and was influenced by the wide ranging musical tastes of her father growing up in Kuala Lumpur – including American rock, pop, blues, and jazz. I first came across her on Spotify – she was a suggested artist on the Discovery page and I gave her a listen back in August. Since then I find I keep adding tracks to my playlist of favorites…she has a great sound and a new album called ‘Nocturnal’. With artists like Pharrel Williams and the LA band Rhye providing production support on songs, Yuna has a big future. This appearance at the Bootleg Theater is a nice opportunity to catch her early in her career in an intimate setting.

Yuna
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Boulevard
LA, 90057
Doors Open at 8p/Yuna’s Set is at 10p (Show is 21+)
Tickets are $15-$18
YunaMusic.com
 

Andrew Bird at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian | Thursday, December 19 & Friday, December 20

According to LAist, musician Andrew Bird recently moved to LA from Chicago to escape the cold and live some place where he could bike year round. Smart man. And LA gains so much more…starting with an increasing West Coast schedule from this super talented multi-instrumentalist.

On Thursday and Friday of this week, Bird performs an intimate set – called “Gezelligheid” – at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in the Main Sanctuary, known as The Cathedral Sanctuary. This space should be a spectacular setting for Bird – Gothic architecture with 80-foot vaulted ceilings, surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows.  In addition to singing and whistling, Bird plays the violin, guitar, glockenspiel and loops.

According to Bird’s website:

Appropriating a Dutch term that loosely translates to “extra extra cozy,” the shows concentrate mainly on instrumental violin pieces amplified only by the signature giant Specimen horns. This year’s shows will include special guest Tift Merritt.

It should be a magical evening…

Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church

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Andrew Bird
Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
3300 Wilshire Boulevard
LA, 90010
Tickets are $32.50-49.50, plus service charge
AndrewBird.net
 
 
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