The Bobs, January 26, 8pm
If someone extended an invitation to you to check out a group who perform a capella covers of classics such as “Helter Skelter,” “Psycho Killer,” “Purple Haze” and “Ring of Fire,” you’d likely think twice before attending such a show – and understandably so. However, in spite of all their unique craziness and willingness to take big chances, the Bobs manage to pull it all off swimmingly. They also scribe their own original, quirky, intelligent numbers as well. These folks are worth your time. Seeing is believing.
McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., 310.828.4497, mccabes.com, $22.50
Jeff Richman, January 31, 8/10pm
Whether acting as producer, composer, accompanist or soloist, Jeff Richman is a very talented gentleman. He is a guitarist of great depth who possesses a distinctive sound and an uncanny knack for telling a story with great ease, originality and creativity. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music where he studied privately under jazz icon Pat Metheny, Richman has collaborated with the likes of BB King, Me’shell Ndego’cello, Henry Mancini, Nancy Sinatra and Alfonse Mouzon to name but a few.
The Vic, 2640 Main St., 888.367.5299, thevicforjazz.com, reservations required, 2 item minimum, $15