January 16, 8 p.m., $55-125, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood, 310.825.2101
Titled “An American Songbook,” this performance will feature Broadway tunes and American standards performed by renowned dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt. A dynamic force within the opera world, Voigt is best known for her tackling the work of Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. Amongst her most noted roles are Salome from the Strauss work of the same name and Isolde from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Voigt’s “An American Songbook” recital precedes a string of similar recitals that she will perform at New York’s Lincoln Center later this month.
Bullet for Dali
January 15, 7:30 p.m., $7, Club Good Hurt, 12249 Venice Boulevard, LA, 310.390.1076
Formed by members of the art collective S.E.C.S., Bullet for Dali has honed its skills by playing regularly across the art gallery and loft party circuit. These creative beginnings have manifested in the band’s dynamic and unusual stage show. At a recent gig, audience members received 3-D glasses to view a dizzying video collage that served as the backdrop on stage. Musically, the band veers toward goth-tinged indie rock, perfect for fans of bands like the Cure and Joy Division. Bullet for Dali will be joined by John Wesley, Million Dollar Mouth, the Monthlies, the Secret Stolen, and Ragsy