Rock/Pop Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Amoeba Music, 6/26, 2pm. “Masters and torchbearers of New Orleans Jazz visit Amoeba . . . New Orleans Jazz is not to be confused with the two-beat Dixieland style. The tempo is a shade slower than the other jazz forms and the melody is always clearly heard with improvisation at its heart.” Benefit for Children Orphaned By AIDS in Africa: Elise Neal & The Ladies of Godiva – Assorted Flavors, DJ Marques Watt at The Room, 6/22. 1323 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. More info: www.nextaid.org or (323) 871-9707. Electric Daisy Carnival: Jurassic 5, The Donnas, Ozomatli, Ferry Corsten, The Crystal Method, Junkie XL (Live), Infected Mushroom (Live), Louis XIV, Moving Units, VHS or Beta, Autolux, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Simply Jeff, Gravy Train, Dance Disaster Movement, Charles Feelgood, Grant Plant, Kaskade, Doc Martin, DJ Jeno, Marques Wyatt, Planet of The Drums with Dieselboy, Dara, AK1200, J Messinian, DJ SS, Photek, Marcus Intalex, Dylan & Tech Itch, Total Science, Hive, MC Armanni, MC Dino, The Body Rock DJ’s, Speaker Junkies, more at The Nos Events Center, 6/25, 4pm. 689 South “E” Street, San Bernardino, www.electricdaisycarnival.com
Jazz / Classical 12th Annual Brazilian Summer Festival 2005: Beth Carvalho, Katia Moraes at The Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood, 6/26, 7pm. The Dream Team: Brazilian Guitar Quartet at The Ford Amphitheatre, 6/24, 8pm. The Steve Lockwood Ensemble with Emily Hay at The LAHC Music Recital Hall, 6/25, 8:30pm. 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington. Mike Melvoin Trio with special guest Pete Chistlieb at The Vic, 6/23 Late Night Jazz: Harish Raghaven Quartet at The Vic, 6/23, 12mid – 2am. The Young Artist Jazz Series:The Brotherhood Quintet at The Catalina Bar & Grill, 6/27, 8:30pm.
Readings / Performance Philomene Long Thomas & Jack Hirschman at Beyond Baroque, 6/25, 7:30pm. Long Thomas, author of Queen of Bohemia, Zen Bones, and The Ghosts of Venice West with John Thomas, and director of “The Beats: An Existential Comedy” with Allen Ginsberg and “The California Missions” with Martin Sheen reads and presents her latest CD “Recipies for Destitute Bohemian Royalty (And Their Pets)” recordings of poems, portraits, and conversations with John Thomas. Hirschman recently published bilingual versions of his Arcanes in France and Italy. “The entire Arcanes series (125), begun in Echo Park in 1972, [and] is forthcoming in English from Multimedia Edizioni.” Gary B. Nash at Dutton’s Brentwood, 6/29, 7pm. The author signs The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America. “In the rows of august marble busts that commemorate the American Revolution, we have lost sight of the true radical spirit of the longest and most disruptive upheaval in our history. . . though the Founding Fathers led the charge, the energy to raise a revolt emerged from all classes and races of American society.” The Friends of the Venice Library in Celebration of their Tenth Anniversary and The Venice of America Centennial host The Venice Author Book Signing: Children, Illustrators and Adult Authors at The Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, Jon David Waldron Community Room, 6/28, 6pm. 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 821-1769. Michael Banks at Diesel, A Bookstore, 6/25, 7:30pm. The author discusses his book Malibu: Hiking Along The Meaning of Life. 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu. (310) 456-9961. Neil O’Shea at The Working Stage Theatre at The Working Stage Theatre, 6/24, 7pm. 1516 N. Gardner St., Hollywood
The Week Ahead
Thursday, June 23 Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge Irregular Wine Tasting: The Films of Verna Bloom at The Echo The Cat Hair Ensemble, The Harpeth Trace, Amor at The Silverlake Lounge Let’s Go Sailing, The Cloud Room, Say Hi To Your Mom, Summer at Shadow Creek at The Echo Youth Group, Run Run Run, Oslo at Spaceland
Friday, June 24 Richard Fearless DJ Set at Amoeba, 7pm. FREE. The Words, The Ettes, The Booze at El Cid The New Ward Heelers at Tangier DJ Grimm at Bigfoot Lodge Unsane, Blackfire Revelation, Upsilon Acrux, Made Out of Babies at The Echo The High Dials at Spaceland
Saturday, June 25 DJ Garron at Bigfoot Lodge Starvations, Holy Kiss, Kiss Kills, Lord Have Mercy at The Echo The Heartless Bastards, Mother Superior at Spaceland
Sunday, June 26 Big Search, Fairechild, Ben Vaughn Desert Classic, Chapin Sisters at Tangier DJ Lagger at Bigfoot Lodge
Monday, June 27 Rock n’ Roll Karaoke at Bigfoot Lodge Henslow, Innaway at The Silverlake Lounge. FREE.
Tuesday, June 28 Josh Haden, Dustin O’Halloran, Monster at Tangier The Slighted, Oohlas, Prix at The Silverlake Lounge Nathan Larson at Amoeba, 6/28, 7pm. The Bill Fulton Band at La Ve Lee, 6/8, 8:30pm & 10:30pm. 12514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818)980-8158 Porterville at The King King
Wednesday, June 29 Scrappy Hamilton, Divisible, Matt Costa at The Silverlake Lounge Electrotropic – Brazil with DJs Sergio of KPFK’s Global Village/Brazilian Hour and Mark Maxwell of KPFK’s Rise, Daniela & Samba Dancers, Capoeira of Mestre Batata and Batucada at Zanzibar Club London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge Ranking Joe at The Echo The Apes, Priestess at Spaceland