John Hammond at McCabe’s, 10/22, Two shows: 7:30 and 9:30pm.
Dave Alvin and The Guilty Men, Mike Stinson, Anne McCue at The Troubadour, 10/21
The Blasters, James Intveld, Austin Hanks at The Viper Room, 10/20
Country Joe McDonald at McCabe’s, 10/23
Leon Ware and Maya Azucena at Temple Bar, 10/21, 9pm.
The Bad Plus, George Sarah and String Trio at The Roxy, 10/26
Shop and Rock for Human Rights, benefit for Program for Torture Victims at The Bergamot Station Arts Center, 10/23, 1pm – 4pm. Host Jason Bateman will “auction off celebrity memorabilia (Sting, Sheryl Crow), U2 and Stones tickets, TV walk-on role and more” to raise money and awareness to help “alleviate the suffering and health consequences of state-sponsored torture . . . Los Angeles County is home to the largest population of individuals and families in the United States who fled countries that practice torture. While it is condemned internationally, 132 countries worldwide are known to practice torture” For further details, call (213) 747-4944 ext. 253 or visit www.ptvla.org. 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica
Hurricane Relief with Eddie Bo at Little Pedro’s Blue Bongo Café, Downtown LA, 10/20.
Tim Fite at The Knitting Factory, 10/20
Reverend Glass-Eye, Kip Boardman and Tony Gilkyson, Songs From The Hillside, The Parson Red Heads at Tangier, 10/25
Sin City Social Club with Austin Hanks, Stephen Rowe, Brant Cotton, Rich Mahan, Mark Christian, Dave Phenicie, Chris Lawrence, Carl Byron, Bobby Gonzalez, Jon Ramey, John Eddie at The Mint, 10/21
The Black Crowes at The Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre, 10/21 & 10/22
Randy Travis at The Church On The Way, 10/23, 6pm. 14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys (818) 779-8000.
Rod Piazza at Harvelle’s, 10/21
Heavy Trash (Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray), The Sadies at The Knitting Factory, 10/23
Sarah Stanley & Craig Spendlove, Eugene Edwards Band at Taix Lounge, 10/24
I See Hawks In LA, Amy Farris at Cole’s, 10/26, 9pm. Downtown LA. FREE
John James Quartet at Schatzi, 10/24, 3110 Main St., Santa Monica
Carol Weisman at The Vic, 10/20
SMC Concert Band directed by Kevin McKeown at Santa Monica College, 10/23, 4pm
Ben Wendel Quartet at The Vic Late Night, 10/20, 12am – 2am
Beyond Category: It’s All Connected with Kenny Burrell, Dionne Warwick, Cornelius Grant, Billy Childs, Barbara Morrison, Tommy Hawkins and others at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 10/26, 7pm. FREE.
Cryptonight: Continuum with Christopher Garcia, Peter Kastner, Craig Ochikubo, Damon Zick at Club Tropical, 10/20, 8pm. 8641 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 559-1127.
Judy Chamberlain Quartet at Spazio, 10/22, 7:30pm.
Readings / Performance
Diane Di Prima, David Meltzer, George Herms at Beyond Baroque, 10/22, 7:30pm.
Steve Abee, Elizabeth Iannaci, Brenda Petrakos at Duttons Beyond Baroque, 10/23
Samantha Barbas at Diesel, A Bookstore, 10/23, 3pm
Haynes Johnson at Diesel, A Bookstore, 10/24
Creative Playground: Three Tales by Hans Christian Andersen at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 10/23, 11am. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, October 20
The Green & Yellow TV, Totally Radd at Spaceland
Call, Celebration, Fly Better Broken at The Echo
The Papillon, The Cops, Agent Sparks, The Exit (Wind-Up), The High Violets at The Silverlake Lounge
Dynamite Walls, Million Billion, Libbie Schrader, Lea Herman at Tangier
That 70’s Show, Larry Bagby, John Evans at 14 Below
Saturday, October 21
Willy Mason (Team Love), Lauren Shera at Tangier
Sons and Daughters, The Blood Arm, Soft at Spaceland
Rondo Bros. at The Echo
Willy Mason, Lauren Shera at Tangier
Bedroom Walls, Scissors For Lefty, Low Skies at El Cid
Overnight Lows, Jamestowne, Rick Kurich at 14 Below
Johnny Hawthorne, Bob Street at The Cinema Bar
Skeeter Truck at Taix Lounge
Sunday, October 22
Okerville River, Band Horses, Band of Horses, Mt. Egypt at The Echo
The Tyde, Goldrush (UK) at Spaceland
Alex Cuba Band at Amoeba Music, 2pm. FREE.
Okerville River at The Echo
Espeleta-Shafer Project, Stax of Women, Sugar and Gold, Tough Boss at The Scene Bar
Daniel Lanois, Tortoise at Avalon, 8pm
Rancho Deluxe at The Cinema Bar
Café R&B at Harvelle’s
The Cousin Lovers at The Mint
Michael Chapdelaine at Boulevard Music, Culver City
Monday, October 23
Love As Laughter, Appleseed Cast at The Echo
Broken Spindles at The Echo
Mt. Egypt, Rhode Island Music, DJ Extrania at Tangier
Tuesday, October 24
Love as Laughter, Appleseed Cast, Minus Story, Sam Champion at The Echo
Broken Spindles at The Echo
Jet Fuel, Mr. Sandwiches at Spaceland
Michael Shapiro at The House of Blues
The Open Mike Andrews at Tangier
The Words, The Oxford Set, Tera Melos, Transmissions at The Silverlake Lounge, FREE.
Wednesday, October 25
The Lights From Here, Invisible, Timonium at Spaceland
The Cheat, The Binges at The Silverlake Lounge