Roxy Music's frontman serenades fans with a nostalgic, pre-New Romantic show of sultry songs.
Bryan Ferry and The Bryan Ferry OrchestraClub Nokia (L.A. Live 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015) Map it $40
When Morrissey declares himself a fan of another artist, you know you’ve got a class act on your hands. Roxy Music’s lead vocalist (and principal songwriter, alongside bandmate Brian Eno) brings his unique voice and smooth, sexy rock’n’roll to Club Nokia for what will surely be a special performance. The impact Roxy Music had upon the music of future generations is almost incalculable; the band’s original sound—consisting of signature samba rhythms, assertive basslines, and Ferry’s distinct voice—ushered in the New Romantics at the tail-end of Glam Rock and undeniably paved the way for New Wave, influencing bands like Icehouse, Spandau Ballet, Japan, Duran Duran, Talk Talk, and the Talking Heads. Contemporary bands like the Tindersticks, Scissor Sisters, Antony and the Johnsons, and Richard Hawley are also indebted to the seminal band. In between two Coachella dates, the legendary crooner—who remains a hot name in the hipster circuit (Todd Terje’s remixes certainly seal the deal)—produces himself to serenade fans with his velvety voice and blissfully nostalgic tunes. Love certainly is addictive, but tonight, music is the drug.