The Ditty Bops
March 1, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., $20
McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Boulevard, 310.828.4497
Between May and September of 2006, the Ditty Bops opted to tour the country by bicycle, riding over 4,500 miles between Los Angeles and New York. Then, in 2007, the duo of Amanda Barrett and Abby DeWald played in a series of American farms, all the while raising money for various agricultural charities. With the band’s latest album, Summer Rains, due March 1, one cannot help but wonder what the girls who combine bluegrass, ragtime, and other American-bred genres will do next. In the meantime, though, catch the Ditty Bops at McCabe’s.
Music on the Mount
March 2, 7 p.m., $15
William H. Hannon Theater, Mount St. Mary’s College, 12001 Chalon Road, Brentwood, 310.954.3000
Presented by Professor Dennis M. Heath, this event will feature performances from singers Julie Clarke (mezzo-soprano), Corinn Kopczynski (soprano), William Cohen (bass), Dirk Robinson (tenor), and Casey Zeman (tenor), with piano accompaniment from Victoria Kirsch. Featuring opera, lieder, and musical theater selections, the concert will take place on the campus of Mount St. Mary’s College. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the lovely setting.