DAVID BRIDIE While Australian music in the 1980s might be best known for contributions by the likes of Crowded House, INXS, The Church and Midnight Oil, it was the musical undercurrent of the time that was the most innovative and seductive. And nowhere was that more evident than in the work of Not Drowning Waving. The collective’s ambient fusion of contemporary and world music not only spawned critical acclaim the world over, but confirmed founder David Bridie as one of Australia’s brightest musical talents. Bridie’s subsequent contributions to My Friend the Chocolate Cake, motion picture soundtracks and three solo albums, confirm that his dexterity runs as deep as his aptitude. With a new album, Succumb, now out, and a U.S. tour, Bridie is rendering his eclectic talents to a very rare solo performance in Los Angeles.
Sunday, May 3. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 855-0350, www.largo-la.com.