Playing KCRW's Chinatown Nights Series June 15: Curated by Buzzbands LA

From Buzzbands LA website:

  The evening’s festivities will celebrate Chinatown’s 75th Anniversary — and, in a special nod to the area’s rock ’n’ roll legacy, will feature a performance by the re-formed rock quintet The Furys, who played the first rock show at the historic Madame Wong’s in October 1978. Rainbow JacksonJutty RanxSister Rogers andCobalt Cranes round out lineup on opening night.

KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Liza Richardson will spin in Chinatown’s Central Plaza, where a statue of Bruce Lee will be unveiled and dedicated.

Chinatown Summer Nights will continue July 20 and Aug. 17. Full lineups will beannounced in coming weeks.

In all, six local bands will rock opening night on the LA Weekly Stage, located just steps away from the site of the old Madame Wong’s, 949 Sun Mun Way, where bands such as the Ramones, the Police, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Flag once cut their teeth.

Nightmare & the Cat’s headlining set, which will feature material from the debut album they are recording for Capitol Records, will go off at 11 p.m., preceded at 10 p.m. by the Furys. Originally from Orange County, the Furys’ edgy power-pop drew comparisons to the Who, Bruce Springsteen and the Doors back in the day. The band is currently assembling a retrospective of material for release.

Young quartet Cobalt Cranes will kick off the evening at with a set of their driving dream-pop, followed by the Latin-influenced Tropicalia of Sister Rogers. Then, it’s Jutty Ranx and their funky, feel-good dance music, and some scuzzy, sweaty powr-pop from up-and-coming quartet Rainbow Jackson.

The event, which also offers cultural performances, a family workshop, children’s activities, food trucks, a craft beer garden, ping-pong, is free and all ages. Chinatown’s restaurants and art galleries will be open throughout the evening. More info here.

The Local Music Stage is curated by the local music website Buzz Bands LA.