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Political folkies Baez and Earle team up; Hard L.A. canceled; indie bands shuffle lineups

Joan Baez comes to town this fall. (Bill O'Leary/TWP)

By David Malitz

- Two generations of outspoken folkies will share a bill at Strathmore Music Center on Oct. 27 as Joan Baez and Steve Earle team up for a concert. Tickets go on sale Friday.

- One of the country's biggest annual electronic music events, Hard L.A. was canceled, as local authorities claimed increased security risks. The event was scheduled for Saturday was to have featured M.I.A., Die Antwoord, Flying Lotus, Sleigh Bells and more. The drug-related death of a teenager at last month's Electric Daisy Carnival is reportedly one reason for the cancellation. It's been a tumultuous year for the L.A. rave scene, as last year's Hard Summer was canceled due dangerous conditions including gate crashers and people leaping from balcony levels down to the main concourse.

- Indie bands Vivian Girls, Best Coast and Beach Fossils have all shuffled their lineups this week. Ali Koelher has left Vivian Girls (performing at Comet Ping Pong on Aug. 22) to play drums for Best Coast (performing at Rock & Roll Hotel on Sept. 8). Fiona Campbell of Coasting is the new drummer for Vivian Girls. And Beach Fossils (performing at Black Cat on Aug. 8) will soon have a new guitarist.

By David Malitz  |  July 15, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Beach Fossils, Best Coast, Joan Baez, M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, Steve Earle, Vivian Girls  
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