Sonic Overdrive: Songs and Stories Through the Streets of Los Angeles

  • Year: 2013
  • Location: Getty Center
  • Collaborators: Merry Clayton, Chris Hillman, Silversun Pickups, Exene, La Santa Cecilia

Curated concert. “Explore L.A.’s eclectic sonic environment from punk to gospel, cumbia to hip hop, rock, norteño, and country. Hosted by music critic, historian, and curator Josh Kun, the evening’s lineup offers a journey through L.A.’s musical geographies, from East L.A. to Malibu.  Sonic Overdrive includes performances by Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), Exene Cervenka (X, The Blasters), Underground hip-hop veteran Busdriver, Latin fusion band La Santa Cecilia, and soul-and-gospel legend Merry Clayton (whose background vocals helped define songs by Neil Young, Carole King, and the Rolling Stones).”

Presented as part of the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future 1940–1990.