For years La Blogotheque has been my favorite resource for live off the cuff performances by my favorite bands. It’s sated some music dork in me with its stripped down versions of songs that I’ve grown to love and it generally offers some quirky insight into the musicians themselves.

E.G. Here is Bon Iver with an capella version of “For Emma, Forever Ago”  in a hallway in Montmartre, Paris, France.

and another KCRW fav, The Local Natives with a beautiful rendition of “Who Knows Who Cares.”

 

UPDATE… GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. You should have received an email by now identifying which concert you’ve been invited to attend, as well as the disclosed location. Thank to all of you that played. Unfortunately we couldn’t invite ALL of you to attend.

I’m personally super stoked to share with you an opportunity to join this incredible team in their efforts here in Los Angeles TODAY. The folks at La Blogotheque has teamed up with YouTube for a project called The Switch.

At 5pm La Blogotheque will take over the homepage of YouTube.com with an opportunity for you to switch back and forth between two live performances! One by Other Lives and another by Childish Gambino. If you can make it down – we can send you to be a part of the live performance and video production! It’s a GIVEAWAY.

All you need to do to be entered for a chance, is drop us a comment here with your favorite La Blogotheque performance and why you love it, and then be able to get to downtown by 3:30 for the setup of this special show!

Two Live Shows in Secret Locations – Today in LA at 5pm.
Learn more about The Switch at YouTube.com/TheSwitch.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/audiofrog Kevin Chung Lee Cheng

    yeasayer's living room performance was pretty badass. me and my gf missed childish gambino at coachella so we'd love to come! (plus we live in downtown already).

  • Nicole D.

    My favorite La Blogotheque show is GIVERS. If anyone has had an opportunity to see them live they are phenominal! They blew me away last year and have been a huge fan of their live performances since. It was AMAZING to see them in such a intimate atmospher for La Blogotheque. Shows they can do it all.. venue shows, festivals and tiny spaces only big enough for a few people. Love La Blogotheque!!

    ps I live in LA and I am a HUGE gambino fan, wink wink?

    • Taylor G

      My best friend Nicole and saw the GIVERS together and I can attest they were unbelievable – LA Blogotheque does it right! I have to go with her to see Childish tonight as he is our favorite!

  • atina

    I love the Mumford & Sons take away show! I love that they're singing the song in French, it just makes a great song even better!

  • Celine B

    Land of Talk was just lovely.

    I'm on Mateo and 6th. Tell me where to walk and I'l be there.

  • Sarah

    Ah! I Love Donald Glover and I neeeeeed to see him! I couldn't make it to coachella :(

  • Val

    Beiruit. Paris. Beautiful

  • Sarah

    Local Natives are amazing, seeing them live is almost too much to handle.

  • Vincent

    The Moning Benders performance of Virgins was my favorite. The set was so intimate I wish I could have been there. I hope they make a studio version of the song.

    I would love the chance to see any La Blogotheque performance and it just so happens that I am a huge fan of Childish Gambino and I live in LA. I would be able to make it by 3:30 so I hope I get the chance to see him.

  • Sarah

    I LIVE IN LA AND I AM DYING TO SEE CHILIDISH GAMBINO, seriously I think I personally just put twitter over capacity right now. I am going to implode.

  • Sarah

    I think La Blogotheque is doing something great with these secret shows. It gets people excited about music.

  • http://twitter.com/sundance64 Jake Sturdevant

    Definitely the Mumford and Sons show was my favorite. They are such an amazing band and I loved their set. Wish I could have been there. Just like I wanna be at Childish Gambino’s show today!

  • Sarah

    Pleaaassseee send the tickets my way! Childish Gambino lover right heerrrreee!

  • Genesis Ahtty

    Bon Iver and Arcade Fire are definitely my top two favorites. Any live performance of these two artists produce something unexplicable, and there’s a sense of rawness and authenticity that’s hard to beat. To be honest, these secret shows make me feel like I’m part of a cliche Hollywood movie BUT it makes it all the more exciting in discovering great music! I can’t wait till 3:30!

  • sarah

    I can still make it downtown if I get a ticket :)

  • missxtina0201

    I have so many favorites but my absolute favorite is Stars! I love, love, love the stars takeaway performance. I've seen them live but this acoustic performance was amazing. I could sit and watch this over and over again. "How much more" just makes me feel complete :) Can't wait to see the Childish Gambino performance! I can be in LA in 20 minutes!

  • Hayes

    ok so i was in the middle of playing Bon Iver and Other Lives on my guitar when i saw this. I AM LOSING MY SHIT! =) Gassing up the Honda Fit. Downtown here we come!

  • http://itsabonfire.tumblr.com Paul

    Arcade Fire was definitely my favorite performance. They're whole set was great, they really brought it! But I love Childish Gambino, hopefully you guys can allow me to attend that show! I live about 5 minutes from downtown L.A.!

  • Jackie Lam

    Definitely ARCADE FIRE!!! Newspaper and crowded elevator are usually things I hate but that was AMAZING!

  • Ari Howorth

    Beirut in paris. hands down

  • Genevieve

    The Local Natives for sure. Also, just in case you were wondering, I am more than able to get DT for Childish Gambino…..

  • http://www.jspurg.tumblr.com jay

    The Jason Mraz show from forever ago is my favorite because it was so intimate and when he played with the violin lady and made up a song it was brilliant. im in LA and can make the show to see childish so please let me win!

  • Adam W

    The Fleet Foxes performance in what I think is an abandoned church was incredible and has always been my favorite…

  • roman salas

    It was all about the Arcade Fire Show I still get shivers watching it =) and would love that experience with the one and only Childish Gambino!!!!!!!

  • Destiny Hernandez

    I love the Andrew Bird/St Vincent show Thoes two can do no wrong…..

    Please Please Please let me see Childish Gambino!!!!!!!!

  • eduardo sierra

    There are so many great shows but the one I loved the most had to Mumford and sons. They always put on the best shows

  • Jeremy

    Arcade Fire – that performance eventually made their file Miroir Noir. So fun to see the snare sound coming from ripping magazines in an elevator!

  • Haley albert

    Mumford and sons was my favorite. The way they captured the audience with their vocals was just amazing. What you guys are doing and is incredible and I’ve always wanted to attend one of these shows! Childish gambino is my favorite rapper, comedian, and person and live in la and would love to be able to go. Please please pick me!!!!

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