Date: Friday, October 13, 2006, 7:30 p.m. Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium Admission: Free; reservations required.
Friday Nights at the Getty turns it up to eleven with The 88, an unsigned Los Angeles-based power-pop quintet whose buoyant melodies, first-rate musicianship, and general jollity have made their debut album, Kind of Light, a listener favorite on KCRW. Their appearance on the soundtrack for the hit series The O.C. has earned them an even wider audience.
The band's sophomore release, Over and Over, displays remarkable versatility and inventiveness, from the high-octane tambourines on the catchy breakup-survival anthem "Battle Scar," to the scaled-back and quietly affecting "You Belong to Me," to the languid accordion on the swampy burlesque "Jesus is Good."
Smart and catchy, but never syrupy: L.A. favorites The 88 Photo: Jeaneen Lund
Hear an excerpt from "Hide Another Mistake" from The 88's CD Over and Over (2005, Mootron Records).
About Friday Nights at the Getty Friday Nights at the Getty is a free, contemporary performance series featuring an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word events.
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