Strawbs at McCabe’s, 5/7
The Muffs, Young Heart Attack, Helicopter Helicopter at Spaceland, 5/6
Adrien Legg at McCabe’s
The Gris Gris (S.F. – Birdman), This Song Is A Mess But So Am I Dirty Little Secret at El Cid, 5/6
The Groovy Rednecks at the Cinema Bar, Culver City, 5/7. FREE.
Damian Marley at The Roxy, 5/11.
The Allman Brothers, Martin Sexton at the Greek Theatre, 5/6
Which One’s Pink with special guest Alan Parsons at The Canyon Club, 5/7, 9pm. The one and only Parsons joins as Which One’s Pink peforms The Dark Side of the Moon. Natalie Azerad, Sharon Fatoorechi, Jesse Malloy and Nick Feduska also join in.
Aimee Mann at The House of Blues, 5/6
Jedi Mind Tricks at The Knitting Factory, 5/5
Living Legends, Pigeon John at Amoeba Music on Sunset, Hollywood, 5/9, 7pm, FREE.
Fairechild with Miranda Lee Richards, Tim Burgess (Charletans), Gwendolyn, Ben Ashley (The Shore), Joe Firstman, Kip Boardman, Mike Stinson at El Cid, 5/10
Black Label Society at The House of Blues, 5/5
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Joshua Bell at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 5/5, 8pm. “The conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world’s great musical ensembles. In addition to the orchestra’s frequently sold-out Carnegie Hall concert series, the multi-Grammy award-winning group . . . recently collaborated on jazz-inspired versions of classical pieces with Herbie Hancock and Branford Marsalis.” Bell gained critical attention for his performance on the Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin.
Lew Tabackin International Jazz Trio at The Jazz Bakery, 5/5 – 5/7
Altura Brothers at The Jazz Bakery, 5/9
New Roads Jazz Band at Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 5/11
Symphony Orchestra Concert Honoring SMC’s 75th Anniversary, conducted by SMC student Fang-Ning Lim at Santa Monica College, 5/8, 4pm.
Jazz on a Monday Vibe at Club Tropical, 5/9
Music Teacher’s Association Concerto Competition Winners special concert at Santa Monica College, 5/8, 4pm.
Judy Wexler at The Vic, 5/5.
SMC Applied Music Program Benefit Concert, directed by David Goodman at Santa Monica College, 5/6 8pm.
Alan Hampton Sextet at The Vic, late night: (Midnight – 2am), 5/5
Readings / Performance
Amelie Frank, India Radfar at Moonday (Village Books), 5/9, 7:30pm. Open reading.
A Spring Festival of World Music: Music of Korea Ensemble, directed by DongSuk Kim Court at The Hammer Museum, 5/7, 2pm. Performed by students and faculty, in the Museum’s courtyard. FREE.
Hammer Readings: New American Writing Erotic Night Mother’s Day A Hammer tradition featuring steamy readings by Tami Demaree, Harry Dodge, Rebecca Gray, Evan Holloway, Martin Kersels, Sandeep Mukherjee, Jennifer Pastor, Eddie Ruscha, Steve Salardino, Mindy Shapero, Jerry Stahl, and Frances Stark at The Hammer Museum, 5/8, 5pm. FREE
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with poets Trina Mendiola, Amy Uyematsu, and Mitsuye Yamada, plus “The Documentary Art of Henry Sugimoto” exhibit at The L.A. Writers Series (Antioch University Los Angeles), 5/11, 7pm. 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, Room A1000 (310)578-1080. FREE. More info: www.antiochla.edu.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, May 5
Black Swan, Holly Ramos, Brandi Carlile at Tangier
Redcar, Fast Heart Mart, Lionspirit, The Child Was a Keyhole at The Silverlake Lounge
Maetar at Harvelle’s
Western Beat: Ed Tree, John Stowerz, Lauren Adams, Kat Parsons, Whitney Cline, Eliot Popkins, John LeGrande, Alexandra Collins, Corrinne May at Highland Grounds
Cypress Hill at The Vault 350
Whitestarr at The Malibu Inn
Blue Cube, Counterpush at Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Friday, May 6
Monte Carlo at Tangier
Thievery Corporation at The Wiltern
Amy Farris at Genghis Cohen
Café R&B at Harvelle’s
Adler’s Appetite, Whole Lotta Rosies at The Malibu Inn
Chris Pierce, Tara Ellis, Amad Jamal, DJ Anthony Valadez at Temple Bar
John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee at McCabe’s
Aimee Mann with Glen Phillips at The House of Blues
DJ Smokey P. at Bigfoot Lodge
Saturday, May 7
Dusty Rhodes, Steel Train, El Oso Negro at the Knitting Factory’s Alterknit Lounge
50 Cent Haircut, Remedy Motel at The Farmer’s Market, 3rd & Fairfax
The Situation (from Philadelphia), Spindrift, The Clean Prophets at Spaceland
Border Radio, Rick Shea at Boulevard Music, Culver City, 8 p.m.
Stan Ridgeway at Largo
Moby at Wiltern
Delgado Brothers at Harvelle’s
D.I. at The Malibu Inn
Billy Vera & The Beaters, Barefoot Planet at Rusty’s Surf Ranch
DJ Garron at Bigfoot Lodge
B-Side Players, Bomba Chante, Omar Torres, DJ Anthony Valadez at Temple Bar
Striking Ghost at The Talking Stick
Sunday, May 8
Honky Stomp, Naked Trucker Show, Ten Horse Johnson at Molly Malone’s, 8pm.
The Toledo Show at Harvelle’s
Vida Vierra & Swing Brazil, Mother’s Day Celebration at Temple Bar
Monday, May 9
The Atomic Sherpas, Danielle Bisutti at Temple Bar
Tom Gramlich & Guests at The Talking Stick
linespaceline at Selah, 1001 E. First St. #15, Downtown LA
Ignite at The Troubadour
Tuesday, May 10
Richard Swift, Nona Daye, Holcombe Waller, Wade McCollum at Tangier
Mando Diao at The Troubadour
Clear Soul, Spoonshine, Dez at Temple Bar
Torque at Harvelle’s
Wednesday, May 11
Spoon at Amoeba, 5/11, 7pm. FREE.
Mickey Champion at Harvelle’s
400 Blows, Bad Dudes at The Knitting Factory
JB & The Rebellion, Melvin Sparks Band at Temple Bar
Ivy at Troubadour
Club London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge