Aretha Franklin, special guests at The Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal CityWalk, 9/9 & 9/10
50th Anniversary of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic with friends Children of Production at The Greek, 9/9.
Crosby, Stills & Nash at The Greek, 9/10
Hurricane Survivors Benefit: James Intveld, Austin Hanks, Merle Jagger, Champagne Velvet, Renee Stahl, Proper Villians, more at Molly Malone’s, 9/11, 9pm.
Louisiana Hurricane Relief Concert: Lisa Haley & The Zydecats, Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Brothers, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Bennie & The Swampgators, more at Aviation Park, 9/10, 12 noon – 7pm. More info at www.bluefiddle.com or call (310)376-6911.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers with Tom Hambridge at The House of Blues, 9/13
Janiva Magness at Harvelle’s, Santa Monica, 9/9
Hurricane Fundraiser: Honky Tonk Heaven with The Mike Stinson Band, The Lucky Stars, Hank Floyd, Justin & Sally Jo Curtis, DJ Cowboy Nick at The Knitting Factory’s Front Bar, Hollywood, 9/9.
Amadou & Mariam at the Knitting Factory, 9/12
Carlos Guitarlos at Liquid Kitty, W.L.A., 9/11, 10pm.
Lucinda Williams, C.C. Adcock at The Grove, 9/10
Moenia & Aleks Syntek at The House of Blues, 9/9 & 9/10
Chencha Berrinches with Argullo Cafe, Under The Black Flag and Roses In December at The House of Blues, 9/11
John Mayer Trio with Ray Lamontagne at The House of Blues, 9/14
Destination Hawaii: Keali’I Reichel, Na Leo, Halau Keali’I O Nalani Hula Dancers, Hula Halau O Kamuela ‘Elua, hosted by Raul Campos at The Holllywood Bowl, 9/11, 7pm.
M. Ward, Dios Malos at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood, 9/9
Rancho Deluxe at The Cinema Bar, Culver City, 9/10
Terry Hanson at The Hideway, Kagel Canyon, 9/10
The Groovy Rednecks at The Anarchy Library, 9/10
Rosie Flores, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at The House of Blues, Anaheim, 9/10
Camp Out with Camper: Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Victor Krummenacher, Retribution Gospel Choir, Johnny Hickman, Roger Clyne, Tim Jones, Darkhorse, more at Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, Joshua Tree, 9/9 & 9/10
TraLaLa at Amoeba, 9/9, 7pm. FREE.
Rebirth at Amoeba, 9/11, 2pm. FREE
Sons & Daughters at Amoeba, 9/14, 6pm. FREE.
Soul Satisfaction: 21 Bands, DJs, Belly Dancers and more at The House of Blues & The Viper Room, 9/11
MIDIval PunditZ, DJ Cheb I Sabbah at Temple Bar.
Russell Taylor, Jahi Kearse & Choclatt at Temple Bar, 9/10, 9pm.
Modey Lemon at Spaceland.
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists at El Rey Theater.
The Plebz, The Vacation, Porterville, Hellen Stellar, Luther Russell at The Viper Room, 9/8
Carla Bley & The Lost Chords at The Jazz Bakery, 9/8 – 9/10
Operatic Tribute to Martian Singher with Suzie Hanks, Gabriel Silva and Natalie Limonick at Santa Monica College, 9/17, 8pm. 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. More info: www.smc.edu or call (310) 434-4209.
Larry Goldings Quartet at The Vic, 9/8
Brotherhood Quartet at The Vic, Late Night, 9/8
Zola Moon at Lunaria, 9/9, 9:30pm.
Readings / Performance
Delores Hanney’s Venice, California: A Centennial Commemorative In Postcards 1905-2005 at The The Santa Monica Historical Society Museum, 9/11, 2:30pm. Free public lecture and book signing by the author. “Delores Hanney has spent years collecting the pictures that made Venice real, not only to its visitors but also to their friends back home.” (310) 395-2290.
Santa Monica Literature Book Club: The Mill on The Floss by George Eliot at Fairview branch, Santa Monica Public Library, 9/10, 11am.
Hammer Readings: New American Writings: Lan Samantha Chang at The Hammer, 9/11, 6pm.
Hammer Readings: Some Favorite Writers with Lily Tuck at The Hammer, 9/14, 7pm.
Lisa Rojany-Buccieri at Diesel, A Bookstore, 9/11, 3pm.
Uncabaret with Beth Lapides at The Un-Cabaret, 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. (#107), LA CA.
Senior Improv Workshop at Comedy Underground, 9/12, 12 noon. – Ongoing free class for seniors over 55. 320 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (323) 512-8245.,
The Week Ahead
Thursday, September 8
La Academia at Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal CityWalk
Zydeco dancing with Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys at The Courtyard in Culver City’s City Hall, 7pm.
Zachariah & The Lobos Riders, Pistol Opera at The King King
West Coast Grand at Boardner’s, Hollywood
Eugene Edwards, Sarah Stanley Band, Jackie Bristo at The Cinema Bar, Culver City
Bonne Musique Zydeco at Pershing Square, Downtown LA
Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge
Club Vodka Presents Frank Hannon of Tesla / Little Caesar at The House of Blues
Taal Dance Company, Midival Punditz, more at Temple Bar
Friday, September 9
Jodah, The Chimps, Libra Project at 14 Below
Led Zepagain at The Malibu Inn
Fresh Aire, Greasy Beats, Kiley Dean at Temple Bar
DJ Smokey P. at Bigfoot Lodge
Saturday, September 10
Mother Superior at 14 Below
Choclatt, Russell Taylor, Jahi Kearse, more at Temple Bar
Sunday, September 11
Dangerous Stranger at Bigfoot Lodge
Sunday Gospel Brunch at The House of Blues
The Brombies at the Peter Strauss Amphitheatre, Agoura, 9/11, 2 – 4pm.
Tuesday, September 13
Son Volt at The El Rey
Stonehoney, Shawn Davis, Nick Randolph & Phil Hurley, Angela Easterling, more at The Knitting Factory
Wednesday, September 14
John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne at The House of Blues
Deep Eddy at Harvelle’s
Club London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge
Sons & Daughters at Amoeba, 6pm. FREE.
Heather Waters at Genghis Cohen, 7:30pm