James Brown: 7 Decades of Funk at The House of Blues, 11/16. The man, the myth, the legend , the Godfather of Soul celebrates seven decades of funk.
Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/12, 8pm.
Lisa Marie Presley, Joe Firstman at The House of Blues, 11/11
John Lee Hooker Jr. at Harvelle’s, 11/12
Ben Lee, New Buffalo at The Troubadour, 11/16
Hot Rod Circuit, Piebald, Pistolita, more at The Troubadour, 11/10
Mickey Avalon, Japanese Motors at The Roxy, 11/11
Charlie Sexton, Shannon McNally at The Roxy, 11/15
Chk, Chk, Chk at The El Rey, 11/10
Breakestra, People Under The Stairs, Cut Chemist, more at The El Rey, 11/16
Jello Biafra, The Melvins at The Henry Fonda Theatre, 11/16
Aimee Mann (Acoustic) at Largo, 11/10
Rickie Lee Jones, Vic Chesnutt at The Wilshire Theatre, 11/12
Jack Shit at McCabe’s, 11/12
I See Hawks in LA, Zachariah & the Lobos Riders at The Hotel Cafe, 11pm
Simon Finn, Nick Castro at McCabe’s, 11/13
World Beat for Peace Music Festival with Billionaires for Bush, Jordan Elgrably, Stephen Day, Marti Walker, Larrissa Stow, Hani Naser, Aido Shilaku, Peter The Persian, Stanley Sheinbaum, Sandy Berlin, Rabbi Steven Jacobs, Ray Jallow, Vera Mijojlic, Cheryll Dudley Roberts, Stephen Rohde & Wendy Herzog, Anthony Saidy, Gurminder Singh at the home of Jan Goodman & Jerry Manpearl. Proceeds benefit the Kelly Hayes-Raitt campaign for California Assembly seat in the 41st District. 939 San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica
Jim Lauderdale, Anne McCue, James Intveld, Mike Stinson, Rico Bell, Jon Langford, Austin Hanks, The Vaquetones at The Ojai Imagine Festival, 11/12
Jesse McCartney at The 13th Annual Diversity Awards, 11/13. Awards presented to Dakota Fanning, Tyrese Gibson, Paul Haggis, Carlos Mencia, Sandra Oh, more. Benefits The Mulitcultural Motion Picture Association.
The Aggrolites, Future Pigeon, El Ten Eleven at The Echo
Stars at Amoeba Music, 11/11, 6pm. FREE.
The Chapin Sisters, Jim Bianco, Ellee Ven, Chris and Thomas, Skyler Stonestreet, Vagenius, more at The El Rey, 11/10. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
David Allan Coe, John Corbett, The Groovy Rednecks, Merle Jagger at The Key Club
Django Reinhardt Festival at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/16, 8pm.
Matinee Kids Show with Masanga Marimba at McCabe’s, 11/13, 11am
The 88 at Amoeba Music, 11/15, 7pm. FREE.
Free Aid: Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Martha Davis (The Motels), Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Ian Mitchell (Bay City Rollers) at The Key Club, 11/12. Benefits the Free Clinic of Simi Valley.
826LA Presents The Noisy Outlaw Extravaganza with Lemony Snicket, George Saunders, Neil Gaimain, Kelly Link, Nick Hornby, Jonathan Safran Foer, Marcel Dzama, and Barry Blitt, and more at 826LA, 11/12, 4pm. SPARC Building, 685 Venice Blvd, Venice. (310) 305 8418
The John James Quartet with John James, Joe Gaeta, Peter Marshall and Gene Stone at Shatzi’s, 11/16, 7- 11pm. 3110 Main St., Santa Monica.
Ernie Watts Quartet at The Vic, 11/10
Matt Roberts Group at Vic – Late Night, 11/10, 12am – 2am
Santa Monica College Emeritus College Band: From Handel to Ellington at The United Methodist Church, 11/13, FREE. 10497 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Judy Chamberlain Trio at The Millenium Biltmore, 11/12, 9pm. 506 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA
The Young Artist Jazz Series with The Mathias Aspelin Trio at The Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., LA, 11/16, 8:30pm.
Readings / Performance
Water Runs Through It: Kevin Opstedal, Oguri, Lewis MacAdams at Beyond Baroque, 11/11, 7:30pm.
Tom Hayden at Duttons Brentwood, 11/13, 7pm.
Anansi Writers Workshop with Kamau Daaood at The World Stage, 11/16, 7:30pm. Master Class, reading, and open mic.
Moonday: Ric Masten, Don Campbell and an open reading in memory of Anne Silver at Village Books, 11/14, 7:30pm.
The Artist Salon Raw – West Side at The Talking Stick, 11/13, 7pm. “Performance, Art, Poetry, Fine Art, Story Telling, Music. . . all ages – all art forms welcome.”
The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 11/15 & 16
Poem.X: Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar at Barnes and Noble Santa Monica, 1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. (310) 260-9110. FREE.
826LA and the Believer Magazine Present A Conversation Between Mike Davis and Joshuah Bearman In Celebration of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers with special guest Monique Verdin at Sparc at 826LA, 11/12, 4pm. SPARC Building, 685 Venice Blvd, Venice. (310) 305 8418
Jeff Stone at Diesel, A Bookstore, 11/16
The Week Ahead
Thursday, November 10
Last Vegas, Shakey Mallard, Select Your Fighter, The Distortions at The Silverlake Lounge
Mezklah, Fosofro, Humo Verde, DJ Sloe Poke at The Echo
HellYa Night: Tarzana, Porterville, Red Gun Radar at Spaceland
Sambada, more at Temple Bar
My Morning Jacket at The Henry Fonda Theater
The Original Criminals, Tom Freund, Megan Jacobs at On The Rox
Honky Stomp at Molly Malone’s
Friday, November 11
Mugison, The Good Listeners at Tangier
Orgone, more at Temple Bar
Bonfire at 14 Below
Count of Four, Lonesome Dogs, Cavesluts at Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Mike Stinson Band at The Cinema Bar
Saturday, November 12
Cerberus Shoal (Portland, Maine), Mike Andrews, Falling Leaves (Inara George, Greg Kurstin) at El Cid
Part Time Punks at The Echo
Dressy Bessy (early show) at The Echo, 5pm
Cheb I Sabbah, more at Temple Bar
Michael Shapiro at The Viper Room
Jenerators, Letterhead at Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Sunday, November 13
Sunday Night Live at The Friars Club Beverly Hills.