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Boubacar Traoré at The Skirball Cultural Centre, 10/6


Up to Us: A Bene?t for Delta Hurricane Survivors, with ADAAWE – 7 Women Strong of the Voice & Drum including Adaawe, Cree Summer, Duane’ Neillson, Ezra the Band, Grimace, Haize, Jaha, Mateo, Nailah, Sonja Marie, The Soul of John Black, Yolanda, more at Temple Bar, 10/7, 8pm.  Items for men, women, children, and households are needed . . . donated items may be boxed up but not sealed.  A truck will be taking donated items to the Delta on Monday, October 9th.  More info: www.adaawemusic.com. 


Nortec Collective, George Sarah and String Trio at The Knitting Factory, 10/7.


The Crystelles, The Sixth Chamber, Dirty Little Secret at Beyond Baroque, 10/9, 7:30pm.


Gillian Welch at The Avalon, 10/6


Martha Wainwright at The Knitting Factory, 10/7


Blackalicious at Amoeba Music, 10/6, 6pm.  FREE.


Katrina Benefit: Noah King and The Renegade Soldier, more at 14 Below, 10/8


Utah Phillips at McCabe’s


Average White Band at The Malibu Inn, 10/7


Dios (Malos) at  Amoeba Music, 10/12, 7pm.


Zola Moon at Fisherman’s Village, 10/8, 2-5pm.  13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, (310) 823-5411.


Femi at Temple Bar, 10/12, 11pm.


The Nadas at Molly Malone’s, 10/8


Spaceland presents: Devendra Banhart and The Hairy Fairy, Bunny Brains at Vanguard Theater, 10/7 6021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.


Particle, Animal Liberation Orchestra at The House of Blues, 10/8, 8:30pm. 


Hurricane Relief: Soul Dance with Mystic Pete, Erik Albrecht, Mark Samuel, Rob Whitesides-Woo, Joanna St. Claire, Don Ward, more at USM, 2101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, (323) 737-4055.  Proceeds go to the American Red Cross.



Jon Mayer Quartet at Santa Monica College, 10/7, 7pm.


Conjunto Iberico: Cello Octet at The Ford Amphitheatre, 10/8 “Headed by Spaniard Elias Arizcuren, the world’s only full-time cello octet, founded in 1989.


Catherine Leonard at Camerata Pacifica’s October Concerts (Huntington Library, San Marino), 10/12, 8pm. Ireland’s leading violinist joins Norman Krieger (piano), Eric Kim (cello), and Steve Becknell (horn).


Stefon Harris Trio at The Jazz Bakery, 10/6


SMC Symphony Orchestra, directed by James Smith at Santa Monica College, 10/9, 4pm.


Chopin/Mendelssohn Minifest, directed by James Martin at Santa Monica College, 10/11, 11:15am.  FREE.


Hurricane Relief: Soul Dance with Mystic Pete, Erick Albrecht, Mark Samuel, Rob Whitesides-Woo, Joanna St. Claire, Don Ward, more at USM, 2101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.  All proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.  More info: www. peacelabyrinth.com or (323) 737-4055.


Shamisen with Toshihiko Minahashi at The Secret Rose Theater, 10/9, 7pm. “Developed four hundred years ago in Japan this traditional three-string instrument was quite often used by the blind.  Accompanied by a singer, these blind musicians would go door to door playing folk songs to earn their living . . . unlike other Japanese traditional arts, which are known for precision and control, the shamisen is played improvisationally similar to free style jazz allowing each player to be expressive.  As a shamisen player’s skill grows, they often develop original and unique melodies.” One night only. 11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.  (818) 766-3691, ext. 2. 


Celebrating the Music of John Bergamo with the Antenna Repairmen, The Ear Unit, The Hands OnSemble, The Repercussion Unit, Gustavo Aguilar, Bob Fernandez, Christopher Garcia, Ron George, M.B. Gordy, Arthur Jarvinen, David Johnson, Amy Knoles, Craig Ochikubo, Jeanette Wrate, Damon Zick at California Institute of the Arts, Main Gallery, 10/11, 8pm.  24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, (661)255-1050


Readings / Performance


Theatricum Botanicum’s annual Hootenanny and Tribute to Woody Guthrie at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 10/9, 12pm – 4pm.  Features square dancing, wandering minstrels, juggling, games, a wild life theater, arts and crafts vendors.  The Woody Show starts at 2:30pm.  “A longtime friend of the Geer family, legendary singer-songwriter and labor leader Guthrie often performed his music at the Theatricum, living some of his last years on the property in what today remains as “Woody’s Shack”.  Join the Geer family and friends in tribute to the great songwriter, folklorist and labor leader, and sing along to songs such as This Land is Your Land.” 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga.  More info: www.theatricum.com or (310) 455-3723.


Rick Moody, John Doe, Josh Kun at 826LA, 10/8, 8pm. Author and musician Moody joins musician Doe and writer Kun for a discussion on literature and music, plus performances by Moody and Doe.  All proceeds benefit free student programs at 826LA.


Culture of Living and Dying with Barbara Coombs Lee, David Kessler, Alan Troy & Reverend Frank Wulf at The Hammer Museum, 10/11, 7pm.


Cristina Williams at Velocity Café, 10/7, 6pm.


Rick Moody at The Hammer Museum, 10/9, 6pm. 


The Week Ahead


Thursday, October 6


The Grates (Brisbane), The Ettes, Helicopter Helicopter, The Sweet Hurt at The Silverlake Lounge


Agent Sparks, El Capitan, Shadow and Dust, Nik Freitas at Tangier


The Section Quartet at The Echo


Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge


Friday, October 7


El Ten Eleven, Warm Climate, FootFoot at Tangier


Two Gallants (Saddle Creek), Holy Ghost Revival (Seattle), Wires on Fire at El Cid


Earlimart at Spaceland


Saturday, October 8


Jon Wayne, Country Teasers, The Lamps at Spaceland


The Jazz Mandolin Project at 14 Below

The Jenerators, Blue Judy at Rusty’s Surf Ranch


Sunday, October 9


Dangerous Stranger at Bigfoot Lodge’


Mt. Egypt, Anya Marina, DJ Mike Andrews at Tangier


Flicker at The Echo


Monday, October 10


Cut Copy, Foreign Born, Army Navy at The Echo


Rock n’ Roll Karaoke at Bigfoot Lodge


The Words, Thingz, Work at The Silverlake Lounge.  FREE.


Tuesday, October 11


Girls Night Out at Bigfoot Lodge


Thailand, The Approach at The Silverlake Lounge


Paula Frazer, The Moore Brothers, Fairechild at Tangier


Wednesday, October 12


George Sarah and String Trio with Miss Kitten and Clear Static at The Key Club


Sabrosa Purr, Division Day, Jonneine Zapata, Cool Dry Space at The Silverlake Lounge

 Wolf Eyes (Ann Arbor), The Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano Duo, Prurient at The King KingClub London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge

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