Rock/Pop The Reverend Horton Heat, Motochrist at The Vault 350, 4/8 Heartless Bastards, They Walk The Line, The Oxford Set at Spaceland, 4/7 Cheap Trick at The Vault, 4/9 Ozomatli at The House of Blues, 4/12 Breaking Benjamin, Theory of a Deadman, The Exies at The Henry Fonda Theater, 4/8 Cris Williamson, Vicki Randle at McCabe’s, 4/10 Pillow of Wrongness, Rays, Rush Hour Soul, Uberband, Steel Mullet at The Gig, 4/7 Adam Green, Rolan Bolan, The Gnomes at The Troubadour Levi Dexter, The Flametrick Subs (Austin), The Moonlight Cruisers, The Rocketz, Jaurez Crime Scene, The Hellzaboppers at The Key Club The Digable Planets, Breakestra, DJ Dusk & Willow at The El Rey, 4/9 Michael Penn, Patton Oswalt at Largo Hydra (Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart & Particle) at The Henry Fonda Theater, 4/10 Paul Robeson Birthday Celebration with folk singers Len Chandler & Ross Altman at Beyond Baroque, 4/9, 7:30pm: Slipknot at The Forum, 4/9
Jazz/Classical The Gary Bartz Quartet with Barney McCall, James King, and Gregory Bandy at The Jazz Bakery, 4/7 Wayne Shorter Quartet with Brian Blade, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci at Royce Hall, 4/9, 8pm. Bell Solaris at The Redcat Theater, 4/7 – 4/9 David Russell at The Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 4/9, 8pm. 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 584-0571 Ghazal Ensemble at The Skirball Cultural Center, 4/13 & 4/14, 8pm. Bill Henderson at The Vic, 4/7 Alan Hampton Quintet at The Vic Late Night, 4/7 (12am – 2am) Ancient Grooves at The Sozenji Buddhist Temple, 4/9. 3020 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello. (323)724-6866. Judy Chamberlain at The Millenium Biltmore,4/9. 506 South Grand Ave., Downtown. The Young Artist Jazz Series with The CSU Northridge Jazz & Vocal Ensemble at The Catalina Bar & Grill, 4/11, 8:30pm. House of Games with Scott Hitzik:at The Masters in The Chapel series at The First Lutheran Church, 4/10, 4pm. 815 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-2740. Borodin Quartet at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4/9.
Spoken Word / Performance Eavan Boland at Loyola Marymount University, 4/7, 8pm. New Word Order: Scott Wannberg, Iris Berry, SA Griffin, John Dorsey (Ohio) at The Ugly Mug, 261 Glassell Ave., Orange. In The Beginning Was The Word: Poetry/Performance Festival, curated by LeVan D. Hawkins at Highways Performance Space, 4/8 – 4/10. A three day extravaganza, featuring a poetry slam, performance poetry, belly dancing,music, video, art, and much more. Call (323) 463-8491 or go to www.highwaysperformance.org for more info. 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica Margaret Cho at The Avalon, 4/8 & 4/9 She Haw at Largo, 4/7 David St. John, David L. Ulin at The L.A. Writers Series, 4/13. Antioch University Los Angeles (310) 821-3906. Poetry Café/Contest at Storyopolis, 4/9 Leslie Zemeckis’ “Staar” Burlesque at The Conga Room, 4/11, 8pm. Elizabeth Iannaci & Florence Weinberger at Village Books, 4/11, 7:30pm.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, April 7 Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys at The Steve Allen Theater. 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., LA (323) 960-5519 Morris Day & The Time, Jacqui at The Vault 350 Kingsize Maybe at The Cinema Bar Hot Hot Heat at Amoeba Robert Walters’ 20th Congress, The Greasy Beats, DJ Fat Jack at Temple Bar Jefferson Starship at The Rey The Fucking Champs, Parchman Farmm, The Mass at The Echo Ray LaMontagne at The Avalon Monster, Kate Earl at Tangier Atmosphere at The Troubadour Nest, The Westgoing Zax, Ten Tiers from Denver at Genghis Cohen The Clumsy Lovers, Tracy Klas (Portland), The Dirges at Molly Malone’s El Diablo’s Funhouse at Canter’s Kibitz Room The Star Fuckers (with Slim Jim Phantom, Stefan Adika, Dizzy Reid, Gilby Clarke, BSA, Danica plus surprise guests) at The Cat Club Kitter Grey, Losing Ground, Kerosene Sky, Donnie G. at 14 Below Billy Block’s Western Beat: Billy Block, Sam Melon, The Burn Steers, Bob Bennett, Lisa Sanders, Tom Sykes, Lowen & Navarro, Shawn Allen, Mark Islam, more at Highland Grounds Zack Hexum, Hayes, Kristy Kruger at The Hotel Café Nothing Special, Jared Barkin at The Joint Chencha Berrinches, Ultima Caida, South Cent, L Skankers, Las 15 Letras at The Key Club The Dirty Knobs, Hylain, Units of Measure at The Mint The Root Down: This Kid Names Miles, Dusk, Wyatt Case, Loslito, Orgone at The Little Temple Redcar, Fame at The Silverlake Lounge Space Mountain, Monster, Kate Earl at Tangier
Friday, April 8 Kim Hill, Anthony David, Hope, DJ Rashida at Temple Bar Palo Alto, Hayes, Johnny Was at Spaceland General Public, World Wide Spies at The Malibu Inn Super Diamond with Stung at The House of Blues Powerman 5000, Slant, Down These Days, Opus Dai at The Troubadour Deerhoof, Lily Marlene, The Playthings, Becky Stark, Ariel Pink at The Echo Mother Jones at Rusty’s Surf Ranch Radio Vago, Tsk Tsk at El Cid The Ditty Bops, Mr. Uncertain at Tangier
Saturday, April 9 B-Side Players, Arik & Em, Candace Devine, DJ Sole’s Musaics at Temple Bar All Hours, Killola at Spaceland The Naked Trucker Show at Largo Zola Moon at The Starboard Attitude, 4/9, 9:30pm.
Sunday, April 10 Assemblage 23 at The Knitting Factory Your Horrible Smile, Setting Sun, One Million Minute at The House of Blues Spock’s Beard at The House of Blues Scary Kid Scaring Kids, Five Minute Ride, In Memory, EKUK, Calico Drive at The Troubadour Rock The Bells, Gza Genius, DJ Muggs, DJs Icey Ice, Mark Luv at The Echo Lannon, Correa, others at Tangier Katherine Dines Matinee Kids’ show at McCabe’s, 11am.
Monday, April 11 Syngala, Denounce His Name, This End is Never, Etched in Stone at The Whisky Derek Hughes, Maybe Magic Exists at Largo Depression Party at The Silverlake Lounge. FREE.
Tuesday, April 12 Every Move a Picture, Augustana, Sabrosa Purr at The King King Thee Shams at Spaceland David Edelstein at Anastasia’s Asylum Clear Static, The Tints, Nude, Shiny Toy Guns at The Key Club Ugly Duckling, the Procussions, Halfway House, Brother Reade, Noble Hops at The Knitting Factory
Wednesday, April 13 One Kill Trip, From Here to Nowhere at The Whisky Godforced, Calibon, It Dies Today, Full Blown Chaos at The Key Club The New Year Silkworm with Doris Henson at The Knitting Factory London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge Signal Hill Transmission at The Silverlake Lounge
Westside Coffeehouses and Other Spaces Anastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica. (310)394-7113 Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings. Fri, 4/8, 7:30pm: Readings from Mischief, Caprice, & Other Poetic Strategies, an anthology of poetry edited by Terry Wolverton, and including: Hannah Bleier, Gayle Brandeis, Susan Buis, Marie Cartier, Danielle Cohn, Catherine Daly, Kate Gale, Leslie Mansour, Jim Natal, Sharose Niedelman, Lee Rossi, Anne Silver, A.K. Toney, and Terry Wolverton. Sat, 4/9, 7:30pm: Paul Robeson Birthday Celebration with folk singers Len Chandler & Ross Altman. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310)822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org Duttons Books Brentwood – Critically acclaimed readings and events. Thu, 4/7, 7pm: Michael Balter signs The Goddess and The Bull. Fri, 4/8, 7pm: Peter Maguire signs Facing Death in Cambodia. Sat, 4/9, 2pm: Mark Jonathan Harris signs Come The Morning. Sun, 4/10, 2pm: Jean Hastings Ardell signs Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime. Wed, 4/13, 5pm: Diane Leslie Book Group. 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, (310) 476-6263 or go to www.duttonsbrentwood.com Storyopolis – 116 North Robertson Boulevard, LA. (310) 358-2512. www. storyopolis.com The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge – 1630 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 450-6052, www.thetalkingstick.net. The Unurban Coffee House – 3301 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, (310)315-0056 Village Books –Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063. www.pp90272.com/books