Sacred World Benefit Concert: Gonja Dreams (musicians from Ghana, Bukina Faso, Senegal, Cameroon, Brazil & the US), Chirgilchin (Tuvan throat singers from Siberia), Jiri Pavlica & Hradistan Dulcimer Band, (Moravian folk ensemble from the Czech Republic), Los Folkloristas (Mexico City), joined by LA’s Danza Floricanto/USA, KNUA Korean Traditional Performing Arts Troupe, (Buddhist chants, Shaman traditions, improvisational ensemble from Korea), Cindi Alvitre and the Mankiller Drummers (Tongva Native American blessing), Hun Lakorn Lek Puppet Theatre Troupe, (puppeteers and mask play dancers from Thailand) at UCLA’s Sunset Canyon Recreation Center (Outdoor Amphitheatre), 9/17, 5pm.
Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 9/18
Uncle Sam’s Roots Jamboree/Katrina Benefit with 50 Cent Haircut, King Straggler, Soda & His Million Piece Band, Kingsizemaybe, Skeeter Truck, Bucksworth, Molly Howson & The Grits, plus emcee KZLA’s Brya Douglas at Farmers Market/West Patio, 9/17, 3pm – 10pm (3rd & Fairfax, Los Angeles). An all day affair that’s part of an effort to help Hurricane Katrina victims. Includes some of the finest “Roots, Americana, Alt-Country” acts in Los Angeles, who are donating their time, and have agreed to donate 100% of all merchandise sales to the victims. The Salvation Army will be on hand accepting donations at this “open air event with two beer and wine bars and food from around the world.” 3rd & Fairfax, (adjacent to CBS and The Grove). FREE. All ages.
The Waco Brothers Bloodshot Revue with Sally Timms, Jon Langford, Dollar Store at McCabe’s, 9/18
The Leaving Trains, Human Hands, Urinals, The Last, The Question, Earwigs, S Squad, Wednesday Week at The Echo, 9/17
DKT/MC5 and The Sun Ra Arkestra at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 9/17. After four decades, Michael Davis, Kramer and Dennis Thompson (DKT) for “a visionary event.” More info. at www.uclalive.org. They also play a special free show (their first acoustic set) at Amoeba Records on 9/16.
Michael Penn, Jesse Sykes at The Troubadour, 9/17
DJ Afrika Bambaataa at Temple Bar, 9/16
John Fogerty at The Wiltern, 9/15, 7:30pm.
Rhythms: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Art, Expressions with Omar Torres, Michael Datcher, Downbeat 720 High School Poets, Joselyn & Wild Roots, Don Barrozo, Slavin’ Dave, Maylin, more at The Venice Center for Peace with Justice & The Arts, 9/16, 7pm – 10pm. Proceeds bene?t Inside Out’s free after-school arts programming for middle-school youth. More info at www.InsideOutCA.org, or (310)397–8820.
Bat Makumba at Temple Bar, 9/17
New Model Army at The Knitting Factory, 9/15
The Woggles at Spaceland, 9/17
Go Betty Go at The Troubadour, 9/15
Club Mosaic: DJ Gann, Nicky Black, Suzanne Vasaeli/The Creation Station, Live Poets Society/Floetix, DJ Gann at The Talking Stick, 9/5, 7pm.
Waco Brothers, Bloodshot Revue with Sally Timms, Jon Langford, Paul Birch, Dollar Store at Spaceland, 9/20
Gospel Jubilee Concert with Sherwood Sledge at The Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 9/18, 5pm. A featured soloist with the First AME church choir, Sledge has appeared with Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Freda Payne, and was featured on the gold album “Roots.” 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. FREE.
Operatic Tribute to Martial Singher with Suzie Hanks, Gabriel Silva, Natalie Limonick at Santa Monica College, 9/17
Stories of Mexico with Conjunto Jardin, Mariachi Nuevo Cuicatlan, Conjunto Hueyapan, Hermanos Herrera, Ballet Folklorico Ollin, Ixya at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 9/17
Lorraine Feather at The Vic, 9/15
Cedar Walton at The Jazz Bakery, 9/15 – 9/17
The Leviathan Brothers at The Vic Late Night, 9/15, 12am – 2am
Judy Chamberlain at The Millenium Biltmore, 9/17. 506 S. Grand, Downtown LA
Richard Foreman, Michael Gordon Opera at Redcat, 9/21, 8:30pm. New Opera by Richard Foreman and Michael Gordon Launches REDCAT’s Third Season. 631 W. 2nd St., Downtown LA.
Readings / Performance
Salman Rushdie at Dutton’s Brentwood, 9/19, 7pm.
T. C. Boyle at The Beverly Hills Library, 9/15, 7pm.
Jack Brewer, Carlye Archibeque, Stosh Machek, Teka Lark at Dutton’s Brentwood, 9/18
Reg E. Gaines, Jerry Quickley at Fais Do-Do, 9/15
Senior Improv Workshop at Comedy Underground, 9/19, 12 noon. – Ongoing free class for seniors over 55. 320 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (323) 512-8245.
New American Writing: Jill Clement at The Hammer, 9/18, 6pm. FREE.
Dorothy Stotsenberg at Diesel, A Bookstore, 9/17, 3pm.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, September 15
Dengue Fever at Amoeba, 7pm. FREE.
Gliss, Helen Stellar, Kind Heart & The Coronets, Death House Chaplain at The Silverlake Lounge
Tim Easton, Jr. Juggernaut, Pawn Shop Kings at Spaceland
Jonny Lang at The Ford Amphitheatre
Bob Malone at Pershing Square, Downtown LA, 12pm – 2pm, FREE.
John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne at The House of Blues
Watkins Family Hour at Largo
Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge
Edie Carey at 14 Below
Friday, September 16
Grand Buffet, DJ Jester & The Filipino Fist at The Echo
DJ Smokey P. at Bigfoot Lodge
Pink Grenade, A For Attack, XO at El Cid
Moth at Spaceland
Mariachi Divas at California Plaza, Downtown LA. FREE.
Shilah Morror’s Sin City Social Club: Bob Woodruff, Buck Johnson, West Coast Grand, Mark Christian, Dave Phenicie, Chris Lawrence, Carl Byron, Bobby Gonzalez, Jon Ramey at The Mint
Key Frances at Harvelle’s
Ian Moore at The Wiltern
Saturday, September 17
1947 Project at Clearman’s Steak n’ Stein Inn Lounge, 9/17, 5pm. The “LA Time Machines” go back to “a time when no one knew their cholesterol numbers, and rye was both a bread and a beverage. A time of girdles (and trusses), not of Pilates. A time of hair-dos, dancing shoes and carrying a dime in mad money. . . in the astonishing vintage 1946 lounge, a dim-lit symphony in shiny copper, stained glass and Adirondack chairs with arms wide enough for the fattest tumbler.” 9545 E. Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera.
I See Hawks in LA at Viva Cantina, Burbank
Café R&B at Harvelle’s
Kingsizemaybe, The Cheatin’ Kind at The Taix Lounge
Cousin Lovers at The Mint
Sunday, September 18
Sunday Gospel Brunch at The House of Blues
Carlos Guitarlos at Liquid Kitty
The Bonebreak Syncopaters with DJ Bonebreak at The Derby
Monday, September 19
Princess Superstar, Bedroom For Toys at The Echo
Mike Andrews at Tangier
One of The Loudest Tragedies Ever Heard, Big Japan, Golden Arms, Recess at The Silverlake Lounge. FREE.
Run Run Run, Voicst (Holland), Charming Snakes at Spaceland
Tuesday, September 20
Skeleteen, Kodiak, Sibling at The Silverlake Lounge
Voices & Snow at Tangier
Wednesday, September 20
Minibar, Dead Language, Bartender’s Bible, IO Perry at The Silverlake Lounge