KCRW & Goldenvoice present: Storm Hymnal – Katrina Relief Concert with Grant Lee Philips, John Doe, Joe Henry, Sam Phillips, Victoria Williams, The Section Quartet, Jakob Dylan, more at The El Rey, 10/16, 8pm. 100% proceeds go to American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.
Cheap Chick, The Randies, The Red Hearts plus DJs Namella and Jim Freek at Spaceland, 10/14
Jill Sobule at Cinegrill, 10/18. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Topanga Healing Arts Day at The Topanga Community Center, 10/16, 10am – 5pm. “A full day of healing music” with AnnMarie Solo, Kamakshi Hart, Gaia Mama, soundJourney, Richard Grossman, plus free workshops on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki and Self-Healing, Polarity Therapy, Vedic Astrology, Kundalini Yoga, Homeopathic Family Medicine and more. Several classes for children, accompanied by a parent or guardian. A portion of proceeds go to the Katrina Relief Fund. 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga Canyon.
California Nurses Association Benefit: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Mike Sonksen & The Poets of The Round Table, Fran Banish, Ernie Perez of Boxing Gandhis, more at Molly Malone’s, 10/14
Dan Bern at McCabe’s
Carlos Guitarlos at Liquid Kitty, 10/15. WLA.
Lee Rocker at The Knitting Factory, 10/14
Key Frances at Harvelle’s, 10/14
Masanga Marimba Ensemble at The Skirball Cultural Center, Café Z, 12pm. FREE.
The NuArt’s After-Party for Never Been Thawed premiere with Eugene Edwards, John Hoskinson at (14 Below), 10/15, 10:30pm.
Dafnis Prieto Quintet at The Jazz Bakery, 10/13 – 10/16
L.A. Gospel Jubilee Event with Henry Jackson at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Santa Monica, 10/16, 5pm. Jackson has performed with such greats as The Clara Ward Singers, Aretha Franklin, Albertina Walker & The Caravans, Cassietta George, Shirley Caesar, Andre & Sandra Crouch, Edwin & Walter Hawkins, Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole and others. Hosted by Jean Shy. FREE. 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica.
The Jazz Vespers at the Morningside Church, 10/16, 3pm – 5:30pm. (88th and Crenshaw).
Chopin/Mendelssohn Minifest by the SMC faculty, students and guests. Directed by James Martin at Santa Monica College, 10/13, 11:15am (Free), and 10/15, 8pm ($10).
Big Band Jazz with the SMC Jazz Band, directed by Keith Fiddmont at Santa Monica College, 10/16, 4pm.
Brad Rabuchin at Cryptonight (Club Tropical), 10/13
Bill Fulton at La Vee Lee, 10/13, 8:30pm. (818) 980-8158.
Carlos Cuevas Trio at The Vic Late Night, 10/13, 12am – 2am.
Splinter Group: G.E. Stinson, Steuart Liebig, DJ Chowderhead, more at Club Tropical, 10/17
Readings / Performance
Caroline Kennedy at Dutton’s Beverly Hills, 10/17, 7pm. Kennedy signs A Family of Poems. “In her introduction, she describes the pivotal role poetry has played in her life and introduces each of the book’s sections with relevant anecdotes from her childhood.”
826LA & Beyond Baroque Present Readings from Women on the Edge with Rachel Resnick, Dylan Landis, Julianne Ortale, Samantha Dunn, and Janet Fitch at 826LA, 10/14, 7:30pm. SPARC Building, 685 Venice Blvd, Venice. Reservations: (310) 305-8418.
Steve Abee, Eric Brown, Michael C. Ford, Susan Hayden, Teresa Willis, hosted by Carlye Archibeque at Dutton’s Brentwood, 10/16
High Tea and Poetry with Keven Bellows at Abbot Kinney Art Gallery, 10/16, 4-6pm. 1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (310)664-3090
New American Writing: Robert Coover, Brian Evenson at The Hammer Museum, 10/16, 36pm. FREE.
Jeff Stone at Diesel, A Bookstore, 10/16, 3pm.
Creative Playground: Ferdinand the Bull at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 10/16, 11am.
Rhapsodomancy: A Reading Series with Steve Abee, Jerry Garcia, Alex Lang, Tess Lotta, Wendy C. Ortiz, Andrea Quaid, Eloise Klein Healy at The Good Luck Bar, 10/16, 7:15pm. 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. Part of proceeds benefit AIDS Project LA.
Tori M. Eldridge at Diesel, A Bookstore, 10/19, 7pm.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, October 13
Ana Egge, Jesca Hoop, Brett Dennen, Leeroy Stagger, Campo Bravo at Tangier
John Peel Day, Viva K., Frausdots at The Echo
Agent Sparks, Dirty Little Secret, Harlem Shakes, The Monolith, DJ Paulie at The Silverlake Lounge
Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge
Paul Chesne at Cozy’s
Six String Strumming and Picking Night with Martin Yarborough, Willis McNeil, Barraca da Bossa, hosted by Doug Newman at The Talking Stick, 7:30pm – 10pm. FREE.
Friday, October 14
Rexaquarium, Meho Plaza, Good On Paper, DJ We Are Ninjas at El Cid
Saturday, October 15
Make Believe, The Mae Shi, Birdshow at The Echo
Mike Garrigan and The Majic Ship at The Talking Stick, 7pm
Randy Week at Cinema Bar, Culver City
Robby Longley at Boulevard Music, Culver City
Kip Boardman, Josh Schwartz, Kingsizemaybe at Taix Lounge
Sunday, October 16
Mt. Egypt, Dusty Sound System, Rose’s Pawn Shop, DJ Opie at Tangier
Part Time Punks at The Echo
Backbiter, Black Madonnas, Third Grade Teacher, Jon Wahl, The Amadans at Spaceland
Monday, October 17
The Words, Emperor X, Alleged Gunman, Stegmata at The Silverlake Lounge, FREE.
Open Mike Andrews at Tangier
Rock n’ Roll Karaoke at Bigfoot Lodge
Colored Shadows at Spaceland
Tuesday, October 18
Kiss or Kill Club at The Echo
Voyager One, Effects, Early Dolphin, Cutters at The Silverlake Lounge
Scott Kinnebrew, Madeline Puckett at Tangier
Wednesday, October 19
Voyager One, The Gunshys, Univac at The King King
Sabrosa Purr, The Plebz, Oliver Future, Hutton Brothers at The Silverlake Lounge
London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge
Dub Club at The Echo