Rage Against the Machine Tribute: The Battle of Los Angeles
December 14, 9 p.m., $8-10
14 Below, 1348 14th Street, 310.451.5040
Missed Rage Against the Machine’s stint as the reunion band at the 2007 Coachella Festival? Couldn’t get tickets to see the socially-conscious group headline Rock the Bells? Didn’t feel like heading out to Las Vegas to catch Rage at Vegoose? Well, you might have missed your chance to experience the real thing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to vent your political frustration in Santa Monica. Named for Rage’s third album (which in turn was named after an unidentified flying object incident in 1942), the Battle of Los Angeles will recreate the band’s angst for fellow fans. Don’t forget to wear your Che Guevara t-shirt.
Bump Bump Wednesdays
December 19, 9 p.m., Free
Barcopa, 2810 Main Street, 310.452.2445
Every Wednesday night, Barcopa gets funky with resident DJs Devine, Glenn Red, Unconventional Science, and Rick Wren. Bump Bump Wednesdays brings together a variety of sounds intended to get you in the groove, including dancehall, reggae, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Expect to hear the likes of Lee “Scratch” Perry, Eric B. & Rakim, and Stevie Wonder together over the course of a few short hours. The weekly party also serves up guest DJs and special treatment for birthday parties, including VIP access and free mixed CDs.