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Center Stage: Loretta Lynn

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

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