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Carlos Guitarlos, The Blazers, Mike Stinson, Chris Lawrence (acoustic set), more at The Echo, 8/5, 8:30pm.  Sure to be a standing-room-only situation.  Get there early.


Buddy Collette’s Birthday Celebration: a Benefit for JazzAmerica at The Catalina Bar & Grill, 8/7, 6pm.  This show benefits a “tuition-free jazz education program co-founded by Mr. Collette in 1994.  Performances by JazzAmerica Big Band, the Hour Trio, and special guests Jeff Hamilton, Rickey Woodard, Jennifer Leitham, Ann Patterson, Shelly Berg, Jack Sheldon, Llew Matthews, plus more.  6725 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood. (323)466-2210.


Super Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute Band) at The Twilight Dance Series, Santa Monica Pier, 8/4, dusk.


Robbie Fulks, Randy Weeks at McCabe’s, 8/5


Delgado Brothers at Harvelle’s, 8/5


These Friday Nights Summer Songwriters’ Series: Jules and Jesca Hoop at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 8/5, 8pm. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com


James Intveld, Hellbound Hayride at The Derby, 8/4


Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Sister South at McCabe’s, 8/6, 10pm.  (7:30pm show sold out)


Lizz Wright at Amoeba, 8/10.  FREE.


The Klezmer Feast: Extreme Klezmer Makeover and Bucovina Klezmer at McCabe’s, 8/7




Babatunde Lea at The Jazz Bakery, 8/4 – 8/6. 


Indian Classical Music Concert: Debojyoti and Kumar Bose at Theatre Palisades, 8/7, 7:30pm. “Pandit Kumar Bose is known as one of the best tabla players in India. . .  Debojyoti Bose has played the Sarod with effortless spontaneity since early childhood. He has received instruction in Sarod for over twenty years from world renowned Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.” More info. and tix: (310) 459-9410 or www.ombience.org


Rhiannon at The Vic, 8/4


Late Night Jazz: The East West Quintet at The Vic, 8/4, 12 mid – 2am.



Henry Mancini Chamber Orchestra Concert with Vince Mendoza, Alex Acuña, Dave Liebman and John Peña at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 8/5, 8pm.  FREE


Judy Chamberlain at The Millenium Biltmore, 8/6, 9pm.  506 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA.  (213) 624-1011.


Tribute to American Film Music with Guest Conductors Paul Chihara, Michael Giacchino, James Newton Howard, Richard Kaufman, David Newman and Alan Silvestri at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 8/6, 8pm.


DJ Cheb i Sabbah with Amir Sofi, Dhol Nation, Adam Basma Dance Company, Taal Dance Troupe at The Japanese American National Museum, 8/4, 6:30pm. FREE. (213) 625-0414. 369 East First Street, Downtown LA.


Henry Mancini Institute Jazz String Bands & Big Band Concert Led by resident artists Jeremy Cohen, Danny Seidenberg and Lesa Terry at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 8/10, 8pm.  FREE.


Readings / Performance


Terence McFarland, Victoria Marks, Lionel Popkin, more at The Redcat, 8/4 – 8/6.  Walt Disney Concert Hall, Downtown LA.  (213) 237-2800 or www.redcat.org.


The Folk Show: For the People, By the People with Greg Der Ananian, Whitney Lee, Michael Maas, David Pibel, Yun Bai, Paul Wirhun, Rachel Strickland, Felis Stella, Addie Gartland, Donna Williams, Jenny Hart, Juan Martin Del Campo, Sam Smith, KB VanHorn, more at The Erotic Museum, 8/4 – 8/12.  “As the values and structure of society evolve, the survival of the folk art lineage relies upon the adaptation of traditional techniques to modern tastes.  The cross-stitched red-breasted robin of the past has been upgraded to the hand sewn large-breasted bombshell pillow or dominatrix marionette more concurrent with contemporary desires.” 6741 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood(323) 463-7684 x105, or www.theeroticmuseum.com.


The Week Ahead


Thursday, August 4


Small Group, Mon Frere, Hectors at The Silverlake Lounge


Slow Motion Reign, Mark Lane at Tangier


Western Beat: Nicole Gordon, 50 Cent Haircut, Ernest Troost, Johnny Hawthorn, more at Highland Grounds, Hollywood.


The Fallen Stars, Tipsy Jack at The Taix Lounge, Echo Park


Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at The Viper Room


Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge

Friday, August 5


Lion Fever, LKN (Portland, featuring Donna Dresch of Team Dresch and Catlin Love of Desert City Soundtrack) at El Cid


Rose’s Pawnshop at Tangier


Cooper Thompson at The Joint, 8:15pm.


DJ Smokey P. at Bigfoot Lodge


Joshua Tree, Sticky Fingers, USA Rocks at 14 Below


Saturday, August 6


Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio record release party with guests Poly GB, Rikki Rucker, more at Temple Bar


Debra Davis and Her Band of Gold at The Wags & Whiskers 5K Walk, Crescenta Valley Park, 8/5.  This show benefits the Glendale Humane Society, a pioneering no-kill shelter. 3901 Dunsmore Ave., Glendale.  More info: (818)242-1128 or  go to www.glendalehumane.org.


Gary Allegretto at Harvelle’s


Natalie Martin, Happy Hollows, Below Radar at 14 Below


Sunday, August 7


Sam Winch, La Rocca, Firecracker at Tangier


Co-Lab Creation, Rachel Kann, more at Temple Bar


Monday, August 8


Satisfaction, Blue Whales, Addison, Fielding at The Silverlake Lounge, FREE.


Global Village, Crash Davis at Temple Bar


Tuesday, August 9


Nickel Creek at Amoeba, 8pm.  FREE.


Giant Value at The Silverlake Lounge


The Places, Cold War Kids, The Places at Tangier


Chris Wilson, Jesca Hoop, Gaby Moreno at Temple Bar


Wednesday, August 10


Vagenius, Bedtime for Toys at The Key Club, 8/10.

 Grand Champeen, The Brokedown, Two Cow Garage, The Jabronskis at The Silverlake Lounge

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