Alejandandro Escovedo, Jon Dee Graham at Spaceland, 8/25
Buckwheat Zydeco at The Santa Monica Pier, 8/25, 7:30pm.
Tribute to Leonard Cohen with Inara George, Mike Andrews, James Combs, Ellen Geer, John Gold, Eric Lynn, Melora Marshall, Sarah Melson, Abba Roland at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 8/31, 9pm. 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. More info: www.theatricum.com or call (310) 455-3723.
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings at The Echo, 8/26, 8:30pm.
The Blasters at Tower Records on Sunset, West Hollywood, 8/26
Peter Case & The Electro-Harmonica Roll Band, Tim Easton at Molly Malone’s, 8/31
Snoop Dogg, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ice Cube at The Greek, 8/25
Yasmin Levy at The Skirball Cultural Center, 8/25. FREE. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., WLA, (310) 440-4500.
Robbie Shaeffer, Brian Joseph at McCabe’s, 8/27
John Vanderslice at Amoeba Music, 8/30, 7pm. FREE.
PJ Olsson, The Harpeth Trace at The Silverlake Lounge, 8/31
John Wesley Harding at McCabe’s, 8/28
Metal Church at The Malibu Inn, 8/28
The Blazers at Havana House, Whittier, 8/28
Z-Tribe, Jimmy Z at Harvelle’s, 8/26
Ellee Ven at The Good Hurt, 8/25. 12249 Venice Blvd., WLA. (310) 390-1076
Peter Lang at Tangier, 8/25
I See Hawks In LA at Cole’s, Downtown LA, 8/26
The Jenerators with Gary Stockdale at Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 8/27, 9pm.
Reggae Night IV: Israel Vibration, Maxi Priest, Culture, Hepcat, Anne Litt at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, 8/28
Rip Masters at The Derby, 8/28
West Coast Jazz Syndicate at The Jazz Bakery, 8/25
Alan Lightner, Supernova Jazz String Quartet at Temple Bar, 8/29
Musica Angelica at Norton Simon Museum, 8/26, 7pm. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. More info: www.nortonsimon.org or (626)449-6840.
Ostinato at The Jazz Bakery, 8/26
Illumination Chamber Music Ensemble Debut Concert at Lladro, 408 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. Info at www.illuminatemusic.org or call (310) 393-8460.
Gretchen Parlato at The Vic, 8/25
Global Village at The Vic Late Night, 8/25, 12am – 2am
Larry Nash at The Jazz Bakery, 8/27
Readings / Performance
Bret Easton Ellis at Diesel, A Bookstore, 8/31, 7pm. Less Than Zero and American Psycho author signs his latest in the ‘bu. 3890 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 456-9961, www.dieselbookstore.com
Projectile Poetry: Erica Erdman, Linda Gamboa, Nelson Gary, Mary Yarber, hosted by Rafael F.J. Alvarado at Dutton’s Brentwood, 8/28, 3pm – 5pm. Open reading sign-ups at 2:30pm.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, August 25
Love Like Heaven, The Dilettantes, Encounter Group, Pistol Opera at The Silverlake Lounge
Sarah Stanley Band, Ladytown’s Sarah Coleman at The Cinema Bar, Culver City
John Jorgenson’s Quintet at City Hall’s Courtyard in Culver City, 7pm.
Watkins Family Hour at Largo
Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge
Bill Lynch Trio at Cozy’s
Friday, August 26
The Snakehandlers, Grub Dog, 29 Mules at Molly Malone’s
Skeeter Truck at Tangier
Johnny Clegg Band at The House of Blues
Dread Zeppelin at 14 Below
Rob Rio and The Revolvers at Cozy’s
Jake Andrews at The Viper Room
Hit & Run Bluegrass Band at Boulevard Music, Culver City, 8pm.
Peter Lang, Naim Amor, Jaq Gallier at Tangier
Lion Fever, Spindrift, She Rat at El Cid
Rose’s Pawnshop, Skeeter Truck, Elizabeth Harper at Tangier
Saturday, August 27
Paul Warren & The Wreckers at Harvelle’s
Stephen Bruton at The Mint
Speedbuggy, Lynda Kay, The Bloody Hollies at The Scene, Glendale
Truckee Brothers at The Lava Lounge
Eugene Edwards, The Brokedown at The Cinema Bar, Culver City
W. Earl Brown, King Straggler with John Hawkes at The Knitting Factory
Sunday, August 28
Sam Winch, Weed Patch, Quazar & The Bamboozled, Carla Werner at Tangier
California Cowboy Salute with Dave Stamey, Justus & The Montanas, more at The Autry Museum, Griffith Park
Mugalian’s B*T*H Rodeo with Steve Mugalian, Patty Booker, Lisa Finnie, Dan Janisch, Laura Jo DeWitt, more at The Cinema Bar, Culver City, 6-9pm.
Monday, August 29
Rock n’ Roll Karaoke at Bigfoot Lodge
Satisfaction, Modern Memory, The Excuse at The Silverlake Lounge, FREE.
David Olney at The Mint
Angela Easterling, Hobo Jazz, Dave Phenicie’s Blues Jam at Lava Lounge
Eugene Edwards, Patria Jacobs, Tina DiGeorge at Taix Lounge
John McDuffie Trio at Cinema Bar, Culver City
Tuesday, August 30
Beam Out, Hockey at The Silverlake Lounge
Richard Swift, Gemma Hayes, Matt Hopper, Cold War Kids at Tangier
Bill Callahan, aka Smog at The Knitting Factory
Wednesday, August 31
London Calling at Bigfoot LodgeAlarma, The Spores, The Oohlas, DJ Bald Eagle at The King King