Thievery Corporation returns to Los Angeles this weekend to play one show Saturday night at the Greek Theatre with Stephen Marley as the opening act.
For nearly 20 years, Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have created sonic textures that go beyond the boundaries of specific genres. Hilton, Garza and their musical colleagues create landscapes that often weave in and out of electronic, bossa nova, heady dub and various world influences from Middle-Eastern to droney Indian grooves. Whether bringing down the towers of Babylon with dub-drenched numbers or delicately sifting and peeling bossa nova tunes, Thievery Corporation’s sound is highly distinctive and instantly compelling.
Back in April of this year, Thievery Corporation released the album Saudade, their seventh studio album. Saudade marks the band’s return to the Brazilian-born styles that originally connected them. The result is a stunning album filled with female chanteuses sinuously singing in French or Portuguese. The songs simmer and shimmer in languid sonic blossoms.
This Saturday September 27th, the band will play at Greak Theatre with Stephen Marley opening. Their high-energy live shows often feature a 15-member band of musicians and vocalists mixing and recontextualizing the various genres. The result will even get the most stolid of critics to move.