Arthur Adams, June 29, 9:30pm
Catching Arthur Adams live is nothing short of a delectable, bluesy indulgence – in other words, he’s a really good time in concert! While relatively unknown to the masses, the Medon, Tennessee-born singer’s career spans half a century. Adams began singing gospel in church at age six, but it wasn’t until his teens that he discovered luminaries such as Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Elmore James. Since then, he’s played with countless greats like Lowell Fulson, Quincy Jones, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Chuck Berry.
Harvelle’s, 1432 4th St., 310.395.1676, harvelles.com, $10
David Lindley, John Cruz, Brandi Shearer, July 5, 7:30pm
In light of the abundance of quality performers it has historically showcased, Santa Monica’s Twilight Dance Series seems to grow more popular each summer. With acts like Queen Ida, the Ventures, Patti Smith, Los Lobos and Arrested Development, one can expect this year’s lineup to be equally as enjoyable and impressive. Come and convene with brothers and sisters near and far for yet another resplendent summer evening of musical revelry.
Santa Monica Pier, 310.458.8900, twilightdance.org, free