Twilight Dance Series Big Send Off with Shonen Knife, The Knack at The Santa Monica Pier, 9/1. It’s a “Pop-Punk Extravaganza” at the pier tonight with cult classic Japanrockers Shonen Knife and The Knack.
Long Beach Blues Fest: Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland, Guitar Shorty, Los Lobos, Café R&B, Howard Tate, Bobby Rush, The Black Crowes, Johnny Rawls, Otis Clay, more at Cal State Long Beach, 9/3 & 9/4
The Knitters, The Lucky Stars at The El Rey, 9/2
The Groovy Rednecks, Rose’s Pawn Shop, Old Bull at Mr. T’s Bowl, 9/3
Ronnie Mack’s Barndance: Mojo Monkeys, Lisa Sanders, the Vaquetones, Brian Lynn Jones & the Misfit Cowboys, Sarah Stanley at El Cid, 9/6. FREE.
Kathy Valentine at Amoeba Music, 9/7, 7pm. FREE. Former Go-Go’s and Delphines member will be backed by “all-star band, The Impossibles,” including Clem Burke (Blondie), Vicki Peterson (Bangles), Mark Dutton (Burning Tree, LA Guns), and Abby Travis (Beck, Elastica, Abby Travis Foundation). More info: www.kathyvalentine.com
Juana Molina, Jesca Hoop at McCabe’s, 9/2
Dime Box Band plays The Sweethearts of the Rodeo Show at Molly Malone’s, 9/7
Sweet & Hot Music Festival: Herb Jeffries, Janet Klein & Her Parlour Boys, Trio Gonzalo, Igor’s Cowboy Jazz Band, Jonathan Stout Orchestra, Big Mama Sue, Banu Gibson & New Orleans Hot Jazz at The Los Angeles Airport Marriot Hotel, 9/1 through 9/5. 5855 West Century Blvd. More info at (310) 981-2253 or www.sweethot.org
Hollywood Rockabilly Showdown 6 at The Knitting Factory’s Alterknit Lounge, 9/2, 9/3. 9/4
ArthurFest Kickoff Party: Future Pigeon at Amoeba Music, 9/2, 6pm. FREE. More info: www.arthurmag.com or www.futurepigeon.com
Sunburned Hand of Man, Magik Markers at The Echo, 9/1
The Paul Chesne Band at O’Briens, 9/1. 2941 Main St., Santa Monica
Zola Moon at The Rock It Café, 9/2, 9pm. (310) 676-1867
The Juan Maclean, Pole at The Echo, 9/3
Dead Meadow, Darker My Love, The Moon Upstairs at The Echo, 9/2
Yellowman, Bonsai Tribe at The Malibu Inn, 9/1
Visionaries, Ugly Duckling, Metamorphs, DJ Icey Ice at The Malibu Inn, 9/2
Wolfmother at Spaceland, 9/3
Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge. DJ Morgan plays “punk, rockabilly, garage, ’60s, soul and ’80s.” Spencer Lee “projects his mondo collection of unintentionally subversive home movies, original prints of government ?lms, rough cuts of un?nished pornographic oddities and ‘educational’ teenage dating ?lms from the ’40s to the ’70s.”
T-Model Ford, The Red Onions at The Echo, 9/3
Carla Bley & The Lost Chords at The Jazz Bakery, 9/6 – 9/10
Annie Sellick at The Vic, 9/1.
Brian Green Group at The Vic Late Night, 9/1 (12mid – 2am)
Young Artist Jazz Series: The Kelly Corbin Quartet at Catalina Bar & Grill, 9/6
Judy Chamberlain & Friends at The Millenium Biltmore, 9/3, 9pm. 506 South Grand Ave., LA. (213) -1011.
Readings / Performance
Indoor Voices: J. Ryan Stradal, Mac Barnett, Tami Mnoian, George Ducker, Glasgow Phillips, and Shelby Benson at The 826LA Reading Series (Sparc), 9/1The first installment of Indoor Voices: The 826LA Reading Series, “an evening reading of original writing by 826LA tutors, instructors, and volunteers.” FREE. 685 Venice Blvd., Venice Blvd., Venice. More info: www.826la.org or (310)305-8418.
The Bay Invades LA: Chris Pierce (CD Release Party), Poetri, Elijak Rock at Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase at (Conga Room),9/7, 8pm.
John Kuri at Diesel, A Bookstore, 9/1, 7pm. Local Malibu author, whose newest work,Takin It Back “speaks to the inner-city teens regardless of color, and brings honor to thousands of mentors, many off-duty police officers, who selflessly give guidance to hundreds of thousands of our at-risk kids, daily.”—Shaquille O’Neal. 3890 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 7pm (310) 456-9961, www.dieselbookstore.com.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, September 1
Juana Molina, Languis at Tangier
Paperplanes, Transfer at The Silverlake Lounge
Western Beat at Highland Grounds
Eugene Edwards Band at The Mint. FREE.
Sarah Stanley Band, Rich McCulley at The Cinema Bar
Friday, September 2
Delgado Brothers at Harvelle’s
Randy Kaplan, Jont at Tangier
Cold War Kids, Amateurs, Ned at El Cid
Crooked Fingers at Spaceland
The Rick Holmstrom Band at Joxer Daly’s, Culver City
Front Porch Blues Band, with Tom Corbett at Farmer’s Market (3rd & Fairfax), 7-9pm.
Joshua Tree at 14 Below
Saturday, September 3
Randy Weeks at The Cinema Bar, Culver City
Natalie Martin at 14 Below
Gary Allegretto at Harvelle’s
Sunday, September 4
The Funkhouse: Todd May, DeVoux Grant, more at Shovision (Conga Room), 9/4.
Dangerous Stranger at Bigfoot Lodge
Monday, September 5
Lura at The African Marketplace, LA
Wednesday, September 7
Club London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge
Tarbox Ramblers at The Knitting Factory