Flying Lotus is planning a future-funk throwdown at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming season just got a lot funkier.

Flying Lotus, the young Los Angeles producer known for his trippy, intensely rhythmic electronic productions, will present an evening of music at the iconic venue in September, the Bowl was expected to announce Monday.

Called "Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl" (after the name of his record label), the show on Sept. 17 will feature Flying Lotus, whose song "Never Catch Me" was nominated for best dance recording at last month's Grammy Awards, along with one of his primary influences, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

The prolific bassist and composer Thundercat, whose album "The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam" came out last year on Brainfeeder, is also on the bill, as are Shabazz Palaces and the Gaslamp Killer.

Not listed as performers are Kendrick Lamar, who drafted Flying Lotus to produce portions of his recent "To Pimp a Butterfly," or the saxophonist Kamasi Washington, whose heralded "The Epic" album was released by Brainfeeder.

But one never knows who might turn up come September.

Also set to be announced Monday is a Hollywood Bowl tribute to the late Natalie Cole, who died late last year. Scheduled for Sept. 14, the concert will feature Bowl regulars Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Terri Lyne Carrington and will also pay homage to Lena Horne, Dinah Washington and Eartha Kitt.

Judith Hill and Ledisi are scheduled to appear at the tribute, as well, along with Natalie Cole's uncle, Freddy Cole.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Tuesday when purchased as part of a package of five or more Bowl concerts. The venue's box office opens for single ticket sales on May 1.

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