Latin Alternative Music Conference Plastina Mosh & The Nortec Collective at The Twilight Dance Series (Santa Monica Pier), 8/11, dusk.
Julio Martinez, Jesse and Jose Payo at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 8/12, 8pm. “Musician and journalist Julio Martinez hosts father-and-daughter blues singers Jesse and Jose Payo.” 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. More info: (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com
Deke Dickerson’s All Star Frat Band, plus Groovy Go Go Girls, more at The Derby, 8/12
Ian Tyson at McCabe’s, 8/12, 8/13
Arrested Development, Hot Sauce Johnson at The Malibu Inn, 8/13
Lily Wilson at Altered Space Gallery (formerly Culture Shop Gallery), 8/12. 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. (310) 452–8121.
Victoria Williams, Ben Vaughn’s Desert Classic, Barren Foothill Breakdown at The Scene, 8/13
Rancho Deluxe at The Cinema Bar, 8/13
Rockabilly Night with Billy Zoom (X), The Cheatin’ Kind, more at The Key Club, 8/13
Henry Mancini Institute’s Mancini Musicale Fundraising Gala with Bobby McFerrin, Christopher Rouse, Joana Carneiro, Shelly Berg, more at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 8/13, 8pm.
The Gipsy Kings at The Greek, 8/13
The LA Phil presents “A Celebration of Jobim” with Oscar Castro-Neves, Gal Costa, more at the Hollywood Bowl, 8/17. Acclaimed Brazilian artists are joined by the Hollywood Bowl orchestra to celebrate the legacy of Antonio Carlos Jobim. “The unique sounds of his gentle, lilting jazz spoke to the entire world and brought the spirit of Brazil to music lovers everywhere.” More info. at (323) 850-2000 or www.hollywoodbowl.com. Or get tix through Ticketmaster at: (213) 480-3232.
Young Artist Jazz Series: The Ian Vo Quartet with Ian Vo, Matt Politano, Miguel Sawaya, Miles Senzaki at The Catalalina Bar & Grill, 8/15, 8:30pm.
Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir at The Getty, 8/14. (310) 440-7300.
Leslie Nesbitt at The Palmer Room, 8/12, 7pm. 3387 Motor Avenue, WLA. (310) 559-4725. FREE.
Mack Avenue Records presents: Ilona Knopfler CD release party of “Live The Life” at The Vic, 8/11.
The Henry Mancini Institute’s Jazz Chamber Ensembles at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 8/11, 8pm. FREE.
The Septet: Gerald Clayton, Taylor Eigsti, Harish Raghavan, Ben Wendel, Dana Stephans, Jody G. at The Vic Late Night, 8/11, 12mid – 2am.
Readings / Performance
Beth Lapides’ Did I Wake You? with Beth Lapides, Dana Gould, Kevin Nealon, Rodney Rothman, Merrill Markoe, more at The Un-Cabaret (Skirball Cultural Center). 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., call 866–468–3399, go to skirball.org or ticketweb.com
LA Friends of Tibet: “We’re No Monks” at The Skirball Cultural Center, 8/14, 5:30pm. More info. at (310) 289-4654 or www.latibet.org. A Tibetan feature film with English subtitles followed by a Question/Answer session. “The plot revolves around four young, disgruntled Tibetans living in exile in Dharamsala, India. After a robbery, a tough Indian cop suspects them and this triggers something even more dramatic.”
The Week Ahead
Thursday, August 4
Skeletons & The Girl Faced Boys, Fa She, Popular & Attractive, Bad Dudes, Bipolar Bear, Matamachine at The Silverlake Lounge
Gravy Train at The Echo
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum at The Culver City Hall Courtyard, Culver City, 7pm. Bettye LaVette at The Echo Lizz Wright at The Roxy
Friday, August 12
Candis Francis at B.B. King’s
Birdie, Michael Andrews, Trio Gitane at Tangier
Lion Fever, Dame Darcy’s Death By Doll, Young Playthings, Bonfire Madigan at El Cid
Latin From Manhattan: Henry Mancini Institute’s Alumni Latin Jazz Nonet with Bill Cunliffe at The California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA. FREE.
Dance Disaster Movement at The Echo
Donita Sparks (L7) at Spaceland
Shelby Lynn, Bob Schneider at The Avalon
Conjunto Los Pochos at The Music Center Plaza, Downtown LA, 7:15pm.
Common Sense at The Malibu Inn
Saturday, August 13
Which One’s Pink? at The Canyon Club
The Ponys at The Echo
Asylum Street Spankers at Molly Malone’s
The Gipsy Kings at The Greek
Dukes & Gannon at The Taix Lounge
Bob Malone, Dead Rebels, Cousin Lovers at The Mint,
Sunday, August 14
Mugalian’s B.T.H. Rodeo with Steve Mugalian, Patty Booker, Lisa Finnie, Dan Janisch, Laura Jo DeWitt at The Cinema Bar
The Gipsy Kings at The Greek
50 Cent Haircut at Liquid Kitty, WLA. FREE.
Monday, August 15
Kris Delmhorst, Erin McKeown at Hotel Café, Hollywood
Patria Jacobs, Eugene Edwards at Taix Lounge
Amy Kuney at Universal Bar & Grill, Universal City
Tuesday, August 16
Head of Femuer, Spinto Band at Spaceland
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals at The Wiltern
Merle Jagger’s Ranch Party at The Lava Lounge
Wednesday, August 17
The Greenhornes at Amoeba, 7pm. FREE.