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Music Highlights:


Rocky Dawuni at Afro Funké’s Black History Month Concert (Zanzibar), 2/3, 9pm. A “Ghanaian Afro-roots superstar” whose newest release Book of Changes is based on “new philosophical and musical changes going on in Ghana due to the movement of artists from war-torn countries like Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone into the country,” and includes artists like Saul Williams, DJ Drez (Abstract Rude, Aceyalone,) Ronnie Mc Queen (Steel Pulse,) Daniel Koranteng (Fela Kuti) and Manaz Itene (Spearhead.) He leaves for Ghana to play his annual Independence Splash concert in March. More info: www.rockydawuni.com.

Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm at The Malibu Inn, 2/4

George Clinton at The Henry Fonda Theatre, 2/3

Mia Doi Todd at Amoeba Music, 2/9. FREE. (and at The Echo on 2/7)

Tsunami Benefit: Joey Altruda’s Cocktails with Joey, George Sarah & String Trio Live with Josh Haden & Monique Powell, Idaho Falls, Dengue Fever, Future Pigeon at The Echo, 2/3.

The Blasters, The Films of Helen Twelvetrees at Irregular Wine Tasting (The Echo), 2/5

M.I.A. at The Knitting Factory, 2/3

Lassie Foundation at Spaceland, 2/3

Rick Shea and The Losin’ End at Viva Cantina, 2/3, 8pm. 900 riverside Dr., Burbank. (818)845-2425.

Electric Six at The Key Club, 2/3

LeAnn Rimes at The Roxy, 2/3

Cheap Chick at the Normandie Casino, 2/5.

Moonlighting in Las Vegas at Level One Supper Club, 6311 Wilshire Blvd., LA. Tsunami relief – 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles.

Build An Ark: Dwight Trible, Gaby Hernandez, Tracey Hart, Nate Morgan, Trevor Ware, Phil Ranelin, Joshua Spiegelman, Derf Reklaw, Alan Lightner, and Andres Renteria at Amoeba Music, 2/6

Modest Mouse at The Wiltern, 2/7 – 2/9

Tiff Jimber at 14 Below, 9pm. FREE.

Kenny Rankin at McCabe’s, 2/4

John Stewart at McCabe’s, 2/5


UCLA’s Progressive Jewish Students’ Association and the United Arab Society Present a Benefit concert for Oasis of Peace (Neveh Shalom/Wahat al-Salam)with The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Najwa Gibran and more at The UCLA Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium, Los Angeles, 2/5, 8pm. Performing “Songs of Sufi origin, Arabic folklore, Jewish–Andalusian and Ladino music from Spain and Morocco and Armenian traditional music . . . Proceeds to benefit Oasis of Peace (Neveh Shalom/Wahat al-Salam)– the only Israeli village of Jewish and Arab inhabitants living in co-existence, complete equality and freedom within one community.” More info: http://nswas.com or www.fowler.ucla.edu or call (310)825-4361.

John Hendricks at The Jazz Bakery, 2/9 – 2/12

Alan Pasqua at The Vic, 2/3.

John Secada, Grammy Foundation Jazz Ensemble at The Vic, 2/9

Bruce Lofgren at The Jazz Bakery, 2/7

Walden’s Big Band at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill & Jazz, 2/8. 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air, 310-474-9400, Free

Spoken Word / Performance

Danny Hoch: From Hip Hop to Mythmaking at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 2/5. More info: www.UCLALive.org or (310)825-2101.

Mita Ghosal, Ana Maria Alvarez at UCLA, 2/3, 2/4 & 2/5, 8pm. 11000 Kinross Ave., LA. FREE.

The Week Ahead

Thursday, February 3

The Bruises, Redcar, Thirst, Gina Villalobos at The Silverlake Lounge

Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge

Friday, February 4

Jesca Hoop, John Gold, Miranda Lee Richards at Tangier

Marc Broussard at The House of Blues

Luna, Midnight Movies at The El Rey

Saturday, February 5

Bat Makumba, Los Pinguos at Temple Bar

Legendary Shack Shakers at Spaceland

Ritchie Blackmore, Owain Phyfe at The Wilshire Theatre

Particle with Tre Hardson at The House of Blues

Sunday, February 6

Odessa Chen, Amy Cooper, Susie Suh, Michelle Anthony at Tangier

Matinee Children’s Show with Dave Kinnoin at McCabe’s, 11am

Monday, February 7

Porterville, The Whole Fantastic World at The Silverlake Lounge

Anti-Super Bowl Party at McCabe’s, 7pm.

Geoffrey Tozer: Welcome to Swanktown at The Gardenia. 7066 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.

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