The FIGat7th Downtown Festival returns this summer to LA’s premier shopping and dining destination with free outdoor concerts featuring performances by leading pop, rock, jazz, soul and alternative artists. Every Friday in July and August.
4 PM: TASTE Happy Hour
7 PM: Doors
8 PM: Show
JULY 17: A Night with Innovative Leisure
Do You Feel Ok? It’s a question you can answer with a shake of the head or an hour-long tangent. For Superhumanoids, it’s the title of their sophomore album, but it goes deeper than that. It’s an inquiry that they kept asking each other throughout recording—a meditation on indecision, the infinite paths available, the dubious and righteous choices you’ve made, the changes in your own life that don’t always parallel those closest to you. It can be an obvious “yes” or “no,” or an existential inquiry without easy answers.
The new album from Tropics, aka 27-year-old Chris Ward, looks outwards, armed with a newfound confidence that foregrounds his vocal performance and songwriting. Taking influence from Peter Gabriel, Max Roach and Arthur Russell, Ward has crafted an album that fuses his love of avant-garde percussion, the pop-leaning hooks of classic 70’s and 80’s singer-songwriters, and deep production that takes cues from ambient music.