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The Hollywood Heart Sutra: Colin Hay, Jill Sobule, Sara Bareilles, James Combs, DJ Anne Litt at Temple Bar, 6/7. (818) 260 0372. Proceeds benefit “Hollywood Heart,” a Los Angeles non-profit group for at-risk youth and kids impacted by HIV/AIDS, including “Movie Team,” a film making program for at-risk youth. Hollywood Heart is also teaming up with charities outside LA and in South Africa, to bring this program to them.  More info: www.hollywoodheart.org


John Doe, The Hangmen, Les Shelleys (Tom Brosseau & Angie Correa) at The King King, 6/8


Michelle Shocked’s Threesome at the Mint, 6/2


Tom Brosseau, John Doe at Largo, 6/7


John Eddie, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash at the Mint


Prairie Home Companion w/Garrison Keillor, Leo Kottke, Prudence Johnson and Karan Casey at the Hollywood Bowl, 6/3


Royal Crown Revue with Eddie Nichols, the Redondos.at the Derby,6/3


Zola Moon at Fisherman’s Village, 6/5, 2 – 5pm.  13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey.  (310) 823-5411.  Outdoor concert by the sea.


Ronnie Mack’s Barndance: Rick Shea, Weary Boys, Groovy Rednecks, Michael Dart & the Flatlanders, Magdalyne and the Barndance Band at El Cid, 6/7, 8:30pm. FREE. 


Danny Cohen at Amoeba Music, 7pm. FREE.


Wild Child at The Malibu Inn, 6/3




Stanley Gordon at The Jazz Bakery, 6/2 – 6/4


Santa Monica College Jazz Band’s “Birthday Tribute to Oliver Nelson,” (featuring “an all-star group made up of members of the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Luckman Jazz Orchestra, Bob Florence Limited Edition, and the SMC music faculty”) at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 6/6, 8:30pm. Tix and info:(310) 434-3000 or (323) 466-2210.


Alan Pasqua Jazz Collective at The Jazz Bakery, 6/5


Jay Leonhart at The Vic, 6/2


SMC Percussion Ensemble Recital directed Matthew Altmire, at Santa Monica College, 6/2


Festival De Las Americas: Music & Dance from Latin America at The Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, 6/3, 8:15pm.  Puts together “for the first time ever the most representative Latin American artists in Southern California. ‘Festival de las Americas’ will feature ‘Mariachi Divas’, the all female mariachi group; ‘M.I.L.A. Samba’, from Brazil; Katia Moraes, also from Brazil; ‘Esther Segovia & Pasionalmente Tango’ from Argentina; ‘INCA, music & dances from Peru; ‘Cumbeley’ from Colombia; ’Ballet Asosal’ from El Salvador; and ‘Grupo Cultural Latinoamericano’ from Guatemala.  Alvaro Gutierrez, host from “Recuerdo” radio will MC.


Kneebody: Alan Benjamin, Shane Endsley, Kaveh Rastegar, Ben Wendel, Nate Wood at The Vic, Late Night (12am – 2am), 6/2


SMC Chamber Choir Recital, directed by Niké St. Claire at Santa Monica College, 6/3, 8pm.


The Rossetti String Quartet at The University Synagogue, 6/5, 3pm.  “Coffee, Cakes & Chamber Music.”


SMC Concert Band, directed by Kevin McKeown at Santa Monica College, 6/5, 4pm.


Javon Jackson Band at The Jazz Bakery, 6/7 – 6/12


SMC Concert Chorale, directed by James Smith at Santa Monica College, 6/5, 7:30pm.


Readings / Performance


Katarina Canyon, open reading hosted by Amelie Frank at Beyond Baroque, 6/5, 5pm.  Signups at 4:45pm. 


Poem.X: Alicia Partnoy, Gail Wronsky at Barnes & Noble, Santa Monica.  1201 Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica.  (310)260-9110.


The Week Ahead


Thursday, June 2


Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge


The Section Quartet, Ill Lit, Fire Bug at The Echo


Out Hud, Tussle, Anavan at Spaceland


The Grates, The Vaccine, Redcar, Deathray, Holy Hydraulics at The Silverlake Lounge


Western Beat: Tony Furtado, Gia Ciambotti, Dusty Wakeman, Walkie Talkie, Tracy Huffman, Nicole Gordon & Johnny Hawthorn, Gaucho Gil, Heather Waters w/Duane Jarvis, Hank Floyd, Laura Lovelace w/Ruben Ramos, Carrie Wade, more at Highland Grounds, Hollywood.


The Old-Time Ruckus Review: Barren Foothill Breakdown, Fur Dixon & Steve Werner, Ben & Kelly Jitters, Bantam Rooke, Jon “Doc” Foshee, The New Ward Healers at the Scene Bar, Glendale.


Old Bull, Tripp Rezac and Randy Sacks & the Holy Rollers at the King King


Sarah Stanley Band, Dukes & Gannon at the Cinema Bar, Culver City


Friday, June 3


Peter Case at Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena;


John Knowles at Boulevard Music, Culver City


Spaceland presents: Of Montreal, Tilly & The Walls, Grand Buffet at The Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.


DJ Smokey P. at Bigfoot Lodge


The Dollyrots, Amped at The Echo


The Nervous Return, The Vacation, Visqueen, The Ettes at Spaceland


The Dilettantes (New from Joel of The Brian Jonestown Massacre), Electromagnetic at El Cid


Nona Daye at Tangier


Saturday, June 4


Uptown Lights (featuring Greg Dulli) at Spaceland


Platinum Pied Pipers at Amoeba, 2pm


Stan Ridgway at Largo

Sunday, June 5


Molecules, Antarticans, Quarter After (acoustic) at Spaceland


Fairechild, Wifey at Tangier


Tom Paxton at McCabe’s


Monday, June 6


Innaway, Signal Hill Transmission, Mur at The Silverlake Lounge.  FREE.


Tuesday, June 7


Dumbluck at The Gig


Vas Deferens, Controlling The Famous at Spaceland


Danny Cohen at Amoeba


Goldspot at Tangier

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