Tim Robbins will launch a new music series at his longtime studio, the Actors' Gang, in Los Angeles, starting August 1st with a performance by traditional New Orleans jazz outfit, Tuba Skinny.
The group will make their L.A. debut at the Actors' Gang's longtime home, the Ivy Substation. The show begins at 8 p.m. PT and tickets are currently available for $25. Box office information is available on the Actors' Gang website.
The group's most recent record, Owl Call Blues, was released in 2014, and the band has performed all over the world. Fittingly, however, Robbins first encountered Tuba Skinny while they were busking in the French Quarter in New Orleans, where he was on location directing Treme.
"He introduced himself and we ended up spending time together while he was in town," Tuba Skinny's Erika Lewis said in a statement. "It was fun! This is our first ever tour down the west coast and we wanted to end in L.A. because we end up meeting a lot of folks in New Orleans who are visiting from the L.A. area and love live music."
Robbins will continue to curate the Actors' Gang's new music series, which is set to take place the first Saturday of the month. The September installment of the series will feature Los Angeles roots rockers, The Americans.