Tim Burgess Shares His L.A. Playlist

Tim Burgess Shares His L.A. Playlist

Tim Burgess is dear to our hearts here at WMF for many a reason. He is known internationally as the lead singer of The Charlatans, a solo recording artist, author, head of record label O Genesis, and even has a not-for-profit coffee pop-up Tim Peaks Diner.  And now, just before The Charlatans play a string of dates in North America, Tim has shared an L.A. playlist with us here at WMF.

His 2018 album As I Was Now is a highlight release this year, and recent solo shows (with backing band The Anytime Minutes) have seen Tim sharing the bill with Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht, among others. The first U.S. stop on the upcoming Charlatans tour is, quite fittingly, Los Angeles. Though inextricably associated with the pop music histories of Manchester and London, Tim also has an established and remarkable connection Los Angeles.

We’re delighted that Tim has created this stellar playlist of songs that he either heard while living in L.A., remind him of California, or are by Southern California-based artists he knows. The eclectic 48-track collection includes songs by Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore, Gary Wilson, Soko, Beachwood Sparks, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sky Ferreira, Dent May, Animal Collective, and Frank Zappa.

Catch The Charlatans not only in L.A. but also the following North American cities this autumn:

September 19 - El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City

September 21 - Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles

September 22 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

September 24 - Bluebird Theater, Denver

September 25 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago

September 27 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

September 28 - Theatre Fairmount, Montreal

September 30 - Elsewhere, Brooklyn, New York City

October 1 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston

October 2 - U Street Music Hall, Washington D.C.

Cover Photo: Nidge Sanders


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