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Covers: Aloe Blacc Does MJ, Velvets, Ed Sharpe on Bowie, Foreign Born Takes Television, more

Aloe Blacc puts a soul spin on "Femme Fatale"

We’re getting caught up on two weeks of intense blogging for West Coast Sound. These posts round up covers, versions and remixes (sometimes MP3, sometimes video) worth a good listen.

  1. FEATURED: Aloe Blacc covers MJ on Anniversary of Death*
  2. Busdriver Remixes Monsters of Folk Track, Raps All Over It
  3. Soul Man Aloe Blacc Covers the Velvets on ‘Femme Fatale’
  4. Foreign Born Covers Television for ‘Adventure’ Remake
  5. Magnetic Zeros Cover Bowie for Charity, Due on Manimal
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* “Blacc’s ’60s soul recreation of ‘Billie Jean’Β  lends significant gravity to the classic, slowing things down considerably and adding mournful horns to the mix.

LA Upcoming: 826LA, Boyz II Men, Little Boots

A short list of recommended L.A.-area shows for the coming week (plus videos for instant gratification). Click β€œdetails” for descriptions.

  • Region: Echo Park
    Music: The Submarines, The Growlers, Pity Party, Summer Darling
    Vitals: Echoplex on Saturday, March 6
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Downtown
    Music: Boyz II Men
    Vitals: Club Nokia on Saturday, March 6
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Miracle Mile
    Music: Little Boots, Dragonette, Class Actress
    Vitals: El Rey on Wednesday, March 10
    (details at LA Weekly)

News Roundup: Dangerbird Owner To Cycle Cross-Country, Koushik Releases Free Album

Dangerbird co-owner Jeff Castelaz will be cycling across America in October, with Lance Armstrong’s blessing. Find out why here.

Stones Throw beatsmith and psych-hop soundscapist Koushik has released a new album and it’s free (for now). Read it here.

(via West Coast Sound, LA Weekly)