Rock/Pop Ray Wylie Hubbard, I See Hawks in LA at McCabe’s Femi Kuti, Mos Def, Daara J. (Senegal) at The Hollywood Bowl, 7/24, 7pm. Peter Case at Molly Malone’s, 7/27 Candye Kane at Cozy’s, 7/22 Beck, The Decemberists at The Pacific Amphitheatre, 7/21 Amoebapalooza: S/T, Quality Pie, Me & My Arrow, Tender Bubbles, Wormy Nerves, Fogerty Suns!, I Want My Dolly, In-Securities, Post Modern Lovers, Suicidal The Musical, Queens of Noise, Hal Linden & The Ants Cokemachine, International Jet Set 5 Cent Mustache at Amoeba, 7/23, 8pm International Pop Overthrow: Dime Box Band, Rookie Card, The Flairs, more at The Good Hurt, 7/23, WLA The Gospel Hummingbirds at Boulevard Music, 7/21 Goldspot at Hollywood and Highland, 7/21. 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (323)467-6412. Roy “Guitar” Gaines at The Pasadena Jazz Institute. 7/22 Jane Bunnett & The Spirit of Havana at The Skirball Cultural Center, Sunset Concerts, 7/21, 8pm. Team Sleep, Idiot Pilot, Scene Index at The El Rey, 7/27 The Aquabats, Epoxies at The Henry Fonda Theatre, 7/23 The Partisans, The Skulls, Firecracker 500 at The El Rey, 7/22 Mark Knopfler at The Greek, 7/22
Jazz/Classical Clare Fisher at The Jazz Bakery, 7/24. A rare chance to see one of the pioneers of West Coast Jazz scene. HMI Orchestra with Bruce Broughton, Lee Holdridge, Dave Grusin, Peter Erskine & Tom Scott at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 7/23, 8pm. Dmitri Demiashkin, Amanda von Goetz at The Bing Theatre, LACMA, 7/24, 7pm. The Dave Robaire Quartet at The Catalina Bar & Grill, 7/25, 8:30pm. Natasha Miller at The Vic, 7/21 Late Night Jazz: Kneebody at The Vic, 7/21, 12am – 2am Chris Walden at Vibrato, 7/21, 8pm. 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air,
Readings / Performance Oliver Stone & David Corn in Conversation at The Hammer, 7/26, 7pm. 310-474-9400. Lisa See – Book Group with the author at Duttons Brentwood, 7/22, 5pm. See joins a discussion of her newest novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Hosted by Diane Leslie. Reservations required. Lewis Black at The Canyon Club, Agoura, 7/27. Arthur C. Verge signs Los Angeles County Lifeguards at Dutton’s Brentwood, 7/21, 7pm. Includes vintage surfing photos with the legendary surfers George Freeth, Peter Peterson and Greg Noll, plus Marilyn Monroe. A Reading of H.D. & Eliot with Mark Rhodes, Phoebe MacAdams at Beyond Baroque, 7/23, 7:30pm. Projectile Poetry: Tara McVicar, Stacy Smith, Duke Novak at Dutton’s Brentwood, 7/23, 3pm.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, July 21 Chicago Blues Reunion, with Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, Tracy Nelson, Sam Lay, Corky Siegel and more. Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Series, 7:30 p.m. James William Hindle, Bart Davenport, Andrew Goodsight, Hensley at Tangier DeSol at The Viper Room Apogee, Oohlas, Hockey, Bellevue at The Silverlake Lounge Dollyrots, Groovie Ghoulies, Bottle Rockets at The Echo Languis, Hack and a Hacksaw at Spaceland Also I Like to Rock, The Ebb & Flow, Bedroom Walls at The Hammer Museum, 7pm. The Gospel Hummingbirds at Culver City’s City Hall Courtyard 50 Cent Haircut, Speedbuggy at the Cinema Bar Stanley Recordings Annual Artist Bash with Yortoise, Danny Allen, Courtney Fairchild, Shark, Shayme Blue, more at 14 Below Kevin Devine, Randy Coleman, Jim Bianco at Harvelle’s Rick Ortiz presents Urbano Movement 2005 at The House of Blues Amel Larrieux at Temple Bar Planet 80’s at Gotham Hall.
Friday, July 22 Call Sign Cobra, The Excuse, Willoughby at El Cid Ad Frank, Keith Wolf at Tangier Nikki Sudden, Birdmonster at Spaceland Chicago Blues Reunion at Amoeba Sy Smith at Temple Bar Sin City Social Club at the Mint Mike Stinson at the M Bar, Hollywood Brandi Carlile at The Roxy Renee Austin at Harvelle’s UFO at The House of Blues Soccermom, Product, Stuart Guest, The Squids, Out of Line Product at 14 Below
Saturday, July 23 Black Black at The Echo Kneebody at Amoeba Randy Weeks at The Cinema Bar 50 Cent Haircut, Skeeter Truck at The Farmer’s Market, 3rd & Fairfax J.D. Crowe & The New South, The Lampkins Family at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Bonedaddies, Miles Mosley at the Mint Bandidos de Amor at The Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena Jettson, Bolts and Conversation, Jason Knight, Red Letter at 14 Below 2000 Lbs of Blues at Harvelle’s Meet Me At The Pub at The Malibu Inn B-Side Players at Temple Bar
Sunday, July 24
Nikki Sudden at The Echo The Chapin Sisters, Fairchild at Spaceland Black Tongued Bells, Merle Jagger at The Echo Andrea Echeverri at Amoeba Cubensis at 14 Below The Toledo Show at Harvelle’s Boz Skaggs at The Canyon Club
Monday, July 25 Lari White at Cinegrill (Hollywood Roosevelt) The Bell Rays, Flash Express, Atomic Sherpas at Spaceland Patty Booker & the Players, Lisa Finnie & the No Way Joses at the Cinema Bar Soulive at Temple Bar
Tuesday, July 26 DJ Gingerbuns at Bigfoot Lodge Run Run Run, Bedroom Walls, Carlos Torres & The Furious 5, Slow Signal Fade, James Combs, Nervous Return, Gwen Dolyn at Spaceland Bang Sugar Bang, Atomic Missiles at The Echo Wadin’ & Wailin’, Randy Buth at Molly Malone’s Ian Moore at Tangier Banyan, Kelly Slattery, Avioneta at 14 Below Bongo Fury at Harvelle’s
Wednesday, July 27 The Cribs, Need New Body, Pit Er Pat, Nine Black Alps at Spaceland Cousin Lovers at the Mint in LA Eric Johnson at The House of Blues Blue Judy, Radio For Sale, Warren Charles at 14 Below Deep Eddy at Harvelle’s