L.A. Gospel Jubilee: Rev. Alexander Hamilton & The Voices Of Inspirations with the Immanuel Gospel Community Choir at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 11/20,
5pm. Born and raised in LA, Hamilton sang full recitals in churches by the age of three and began piano studies at the LA Conservatory of Music & Arts at the age of four. He has played, conducted or arranged for The Staple Singers, Solomon Burke, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Bill Cosby, Lou Rawls, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minelli, Mabel King, Natalie Cole, Etta James, James Cleveland, Cassietta George, Bessie Grif?n, Shirley Caesar, Mahalia Jackson, and many others. He arranged & conducted Aretha Franklin’s Grammy-Award winning “Amazing Grace” Gospel album, and co-wrote the million-seller Gospel hit “He’s A Miracle Worker” with Eddie Kendrix. 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA. FREE. More info: www.revalexanderhamilton.com
Ahmad Jamal at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 11/20, 8pm
I See Hawks In LA, The Chapin Sisters, Randy Weeks at The Echo, 11/21
Donnie, Wayna, Amanda Dumas at Temple Bar, 11/18
Roby Lakatos at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 11/19
Homespun Family Concerts: Dan Zanes and Friends at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 11/20, 11am and 2pm. Indie-rock singer-songwriter Dan Zanes mixes updated blues and roots classics with pop and multicultural folk songs for kids of all ages. More info: www.UCLALive.org, call 310–825–2101.
Limbeck, Apollo Sunshine, Satisfaction, Lemon Sun at The Echo, 11/17
Art Brut, Darker My Love, The Adored at The Echo, 11/18
Clumsy Lovers, Dime Box Band at Molly Malones, 11/20
Little Feat at The Canyon Club, 11/17
Mark Murphy with the Tom Garvin Trio at The Jazz Bakery, 11/17 – 11/20
The John James Quartet with John James, Joe Gaeta, Peter Marshall and Gene Stone at Shatzi’s, 11/23, 7- 11pm. 3110 Main St., Santa Monica.
Dixieland Jam Session: The Belles of Bourbon Street at The Jazz Forum (Santa Monica Moose Lodge), 11/20, 1pm – 5pm. The all girl seven piece Dixieland Band features Kati Roberts on banjo/vocals and Nina Beck on piano. 1600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 937-6381.
New Amsterdams, Tarantula A.B., Division Day at Spaceland, 11/19
The Paul Chesne Band at O’Brien’s, 11/19, 10pm. 2941 Main St., Santa Monica
Judy Chamberlain Trio at The Millenium Biltmore, 11/19. 506 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA. (213) 624-1011.
Neko Case at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 11/21
Lounge One Eleven with James Lavelle, Steve Spacek, Trouble Man, DJ Nobody at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, 11/18, 9pm. 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA.
The Matt Slocum Quartet at The Vic Late Night, 11/17, 12am – 2am
Kellye Gray at The Vic, 11/17
Verdi Chorus’s 22nd Annual Fall Concert at First United Methodist Church, 11/19, 7:30pm. 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. “The program will feature choruses from I Lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi; Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell; Mefistofele by Arigo Boito; Lakme by Leo Delibes and the Merry Widow by Franz Lehar.” Tix and info: 310-826-8309 or www.verdichorus.org
Roby Lakatos at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 11/19. 8pm. More info: (310) 825-2101 or www.UCLALive.org. Hungarian violin virtuoso Lakatos brings his ?ve-piece string band to UCLA Live in their U.S. tour debut, performing “an eclectic program ranging from original compositions and Gypsy standards to works by Charles Trenet, Leo Weiner and Chick Corea.”
Readings / Performance
Kinky Friedman, Little Jewford at The Skirball, 11/17, 8pm
PXL This 15 at Sponto Gallery, 11/19. The 15th annual film festival featuring the Fisher Price PXL 2000 toy video camera premieres Saturday. 7 Dudley Ave., Venice. (310) 306-7330. FREE.
Projectile Poetry: James Cushing, Tim Donnelly, John Feins, Donna Gebron, Fred Voss at Dutton’s Brentwood, 11/20
PATH: Solutions To the Absurdity of Homelessness at Dutton’s Beverly Hills, 11/17, 7pm. People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) present “A Dialogue on Real Solutions to the Absurdity of Homelessness in America,” based on Joel John Roberts’ book “How to Increase Homelessness.” 447 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. RSVP: PATH (323) 644–2209.
Cornelia Funke at Diesel, A. Bookstore, 11/20
The Week Ahead
Thursday, November 17
The Greencards, Raul Malo at The Roxy
Peter Himmelman at Amoeba Music, 7pm. FREE.
Kristin Mooney at Tangier
Old 97’s at The El Rey
Bill Lynch & The Midwestern Icons at Cozy’s
Art Brut, Every Move A Picture at Spaceland
Peter Himmelman at Amoeba Music, 7pm
Friday, November 18
Sin City Social Club: Cary Baker, Anne McCue, Michelle Shocked, Tom Fruend, Janet Robin, Jessi Alexander at The Mint
Native American Voices present Arigon Starr’s The Red Road at The Gene Autry Museum, Griffith Park, 8pm. RSVP: (323) 667-2000, ext. 354. A one woman play.
Janiva Magness at Cozy’s
Austin Hanks, Chris Mills & The Miserable Bastards at Tangier
Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene at The Roxy
Café R&B at Harvelle’s
Arctic Monkeys, The Tyde, Army Navy at Spaceland
Innuendos, Jah Quest at Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Saturday, November 19
Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene at The Roxy
James Intveld Birthday Bash at Arcadia Blues Club 29 Mules CD Release Party at Lava Lounge
Raul Reynoso, The Rhythm Brothers at Boulevard Music, Culver City
John Stewart at McCabe’s
Blowin’ Smoke & The Fabulous Smokettes at Harvelle’s
USA Is A Monster, Kites, Hang the DJs at The Echo,
Sunday, November 20
Jeffrey Foucault, Mark Geary at McCabe’s
USA Is A Monster, Kites, Hang the DJs at The Echo
The Black Heart Procession, Entrance at Spaceland
Scott Turchin Band at Monsoon Restaurant, Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica. 7:30pm
Nashville Pussy at The Malibu Inn
Monday, November 21
Eugene Edwards Band, Rich McCulley Band at Taix Lounge
Chris Murphy at Schatzi’s
All Star Pro Jam at Harvelle’s
Tuesday, November 22
The High Dials, The Clean Prophets at Spaceland
Deerhoof, Flying Luttenbachers at The Echo
Terry Hanson at Cowboy Palace, Chatsworth
Watkins Family Hour at Largo
Wednesday, November 23
The Standard, Kingsbury Manx, Heavenly States at Spaceland
Paul Williams at The Echo
Ben Vaughn’s Desert Classic at The Cinema Bar
Deep Eddy at Harvelle’s