Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 18-24 UPDATED (The Dream Syndicate/Frontier Ruckus edition)

Okay, so not surprisingly a few shows slipped past me while I was in snowy Cleveland.

Former Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys will be at the Echo on Thursday night with some intriguing, multimedia-sounding shows, while Songstress Sky Ferreira will be serving up her cool tunes at the Belasco Theatre.

On Friday night Will Dailey will be doing a special “recording live to vinyl” show at the Record Parlour. RVSP to rsvp@sideways-media.com in order to attend. Then he’ll play with Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley on Saturday night at El Cid. Guitar virtuoso Marc Ribot performs with Los Cubanos Postizos at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Friday.

On Saturday evening, photographer Jesse Frohman will have a book signing at the Morrison Hotel Gallery for his latest work, Kurt Cobain: The Last Session, which looks like a really interesting photo collection. Also, on Saturday, Macy Gray has a gig at the Canyon Club.

and Sunday finds Phosphorescent lighting up the Park Plaza Hotel.

Hopefully, I haven’t overlooked any other worthy events. but stay tuned and enjoy!

Tues. Nov. 18

Top Show: Blues keyboard giant Barry Goldberg hosts one of his semi-regular gigs at the Mint. Slated to play with him are the legendary Terry Reid, Conan guitarist Jimmy Vivino, in-demand session singer Marcy Levy and violin wiz Lili Hayden.

Brooklyn-based New Zealanders Streets of Laredo create a lovely Americana vibe in their music. You can check them out at the Satellite. The SoCal string band Moonshine Collective celebrates Rock Ridge Music reissuing its albums with shows at Long Beach’s Alex’s Bar tonight, Santa Ana’s Constellation Room on the 22nd and Hermosa Beach’s Saint Rocke on the 29th with The White Buffalo. Tegan and Sara salute the 10tn anniversary of their So Jealous CD with a Hollywood Palladium concert.

Wed. Nov. 19

Frontier Ruckus will be living up to their name at the Satellite. Smallpools and Magic Man share a Fonda bill. Spearhead frontman Michael Franti plays the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. The Weeks and Clear Plastic Masks are on the Roxy’s bill.

Thurs. Nov. 20

Top Show: The Hotel Café has a full night of fine entertainment will Rhett Miller topping the lineup, which also includes Jordan Klassen and Mirel Wagner.

James Vincent McMorrow and the Moors will be appearing at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel.

Fri. Nov. 21

Top Show: Noah Gundersen, an excellent singer/songwriter out of Seattle, headlines the El Rey. The terrific Texas troubadour Radney Foster stops by the Mint for an early 8pm show.

Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere, two longtime members of Little Feat, will be laying down the groove at McCabe’s. Celestial Shore surface at Origami Vinyl for an earlier set before heading out to Pomona’s DBA256. Hope they have good traffic. The award-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield brings his band to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center tonight and the Valley Performing Arts Center tomorrow night. Brad Colerick is the special guest at this month’s Woodshed Shed hosted by Susie Glaze and the High Lonesome Band at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. Purling Hiss will be making music at Jewels.

Sat. Nov. 22

Top Show(s): The reunited Dream Syndicate marks their 30th anniversary by conjuring up with their psychedelic-tinged musical magic for the hometown folks at the Echoplex. Hall of Fame songwriter P.F. Sloan will be at the Coffee Gallery Backstage while Terry Evans, who has sung with Ry Cooder, performs at McCabe’s.

Singer/songwriter Will Dailey plays El Cid with Kay Hanley. Peter Hook will perform some vintage New Order and Joy Division music with his new band The Light at the Fonda tonight and Pomona’s Glass House on 11/24 and the Roxy on the 25th.

Mon. Nov. 24

Isreal’s “king of blues rock” Lazer Lloyd plugs in at the Mint.

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 10-16 (Shivery Shakes/Shakey Graves edition)

First off, one update for Monday night – Norway’s Highasakite had to cancel their U.S. tour so they are a no-go at Bardot. But there are still more than enough shows to fill up your dance card. And this week’s key word is “collective.”

Mon. Nov. 10

Top Show: The El Rey presents a great night of Americana music from top to bottom: Esme Patterson, Rayland Baxter and Shakey Graves. All of these acts are worth seeing on their own and here’s a chance to see all three (they’ll be at the El Rey on Tuesday night too). Samantha Crain and First Aid Kit perform at Santa Ana’s Observatory tonight and the Wiltern on the 12th.

Rayland Baxter

Rayland Baxter

The Wytches will be cast their musical spell at Los Globos.

Tues. Nov. 11

Top Show: Mike and Pat from the band Blue Skies For Black Hearts will do an acoustic set at Long Beach’s Prospector. If you haven’t checked out this power pop outfit, then you should. “Keep On Keeping On,” the leadoff track from their recent, self-titled album, is a great place to start.

Chicago’s Twin Peaks surfaces at Santa Ana’s Constellation Room tonight and the Echo on the 12th. For a band that shares its name with the David Lynch show, it is a little surprising that they named their new album Wild Onion and not Wild At Heart. Wild Onion is an album that really grew on me as progressed through the disc – like peeling back the layers of an onion…

Wed. Nov. 12

Top Show(s): Since the Chris Cornell conversation with Jimmy Page is sold out at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel, you’ll have to resort to alternative plans. The Bootleg HiFi offers two terrific Americana-style groups: Sons of Bill and David Wax Museum. SoB’s latest, Love & Logic, which came out a few weeks back, is produced by ex-Wilco drummer Ken Coomer. Springtime Carnivore might sound like they have heavy sound, but this L.A.-based band made me think of the delightful dance pop that Blondie made circa Parallel Lines. They’ll be at the Troubadour with Generationals.

Tonight presents another chance to catch L.A.-based chanteuse Genevieve Bellemare, who has a set at Witzend. Tame Impala and Delicate Steve share the bill at the Shrine.

Thurs. Nov. 13

Top Show: Austin’s Shivery Shakes have been described as Roy Orbisob meets Pavement and there is something really cool and engaging about their garage pop sound. They’ll showcase their debut, Three Wave & A Shake at the Ham & Eggs Tavern. Milwaukee’s Field Report fashioned a strong set of music on their month-old Marigolden CD – this intimate and engaging album is very much 21st century folk music – organic with electronic touches. Susanna Hoffs, John C. Reilly and Petra Haden are among the all-star guests at the Watkins Family Hour at the Largo.

Field Report

Field Report

Local gypsy rockers Noah and MegaFauna have a record release gig at the Hotel Café; their sophomore CD The Pale Blue Dot appeared in late October. San Francisco’s Stone Foxes will do a Food & Sock Drive to benefit the Union Rescue Mission at their Bootleg HiFi tonight and next Thursday. Greensky Bluegrass and Dead Winter Carpenter will be at the Troubadour. Veteran rockers Jerry Joseph & the Jackmorons have a Mint gig. Blonde Redhead can be found at Ponoma’s Glass House, while Nils Frahm headlines the El Rey.

Fri. Nov. 14

Singer/songwriters Jay Nash and Josh Day have teamed up (calling themselves the Contenders). They celebrate their impending EP debut with a Hotel Café gig. Guitar virtuoso Adrian Belew (someone who has played with King Crimson and the Talking Heads) has a solo show at McCabe’s.

Sat. Nov. 15

Top Show: Two ‘80s college rock successes The Psychedelic Furs and the Lemonheads are touring together. If you want know what their 2014 version sounds like – go to the Fonda Theatre. I might prefer listening to Talk Talk Talk and It’s A Shame About Ray. Burbank’s Joe’s American Bar welcomes some talented twang instrumentalist: Deke Dickerson and Los Straitjackets. It’ll be New Orleans night at the Irvine Barclay Theater with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint twin-bill. I saw Toussaint play earlier this year and he is as much as fun showman as he is an awesome songwriter. Australia-bred, Nashville-based musician Anne McCue plays the Hotel Café with her old L.A. crew (Dusty Wakeman, Carl Byron and David Raven). She’ll be previewing her new album Blue Sky Thinkin’. I had the pleasure of writing some press material for it and this CD offers some wonderful surprises and is a marvelously entertaining album. The Gramercy Arms is an ensemble of players gathered together by NYC-based Dave Derby. On the CD, this smartly crafted pop/rock was created with folks like Joan Wasser, Tanya Donelly, Lloyd Cole and Doug Gillard, while joining Derby on tour are former members of Luna, Guided By Voices, Gigolo Aunts and Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley.

The California Roots Union presents Sara Petite and Michael Ubaldini at T. Boyle’s Tavern while more rootsy tunes can be found at the Roxy where Austin icon Bob Schneider performs.

Sun. Nov. 16

Top Show(s): The newly open Regent Theatre presents the Southern Soul Assembly, a great collection of talent – JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson – doing an in-the-round performance.

In a weird coincidence, another Americana supergroup The Hard-Working Americans (with Todd Snider, Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools, Neal Casals and Duane Trucks) have a show at the Fonda. But there’s more fine Southern rock to be enjoyed as Memphis’ Lucero do an acoustic/electric show at the Echo – but at least they’ll be there through the 18th.

Lucero

Lucero

Master producer/musician Daniel Lanois headlines the El Rey, while McCabe’s welcomes Peter Himmelman and Rebecca Pidgeon & Bad Poetry.

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Go See Hear In L. A. Nov. 2-10 (The Shakey Graves/Shovels & Rope edition)

This week offers a world of music in Southern California. Besides bands coming from Canada and the U.K., there will be visitors from Scandinavia, Italy, Brazil and Spain (okay, it’s the band Spain).

Sun. Nov. 2

The sonorous sounds of Mr. Mark Lanegan will fill the El Rey. The former Screaming Trees frontman is out with a new CD, Phantom Road. Copenhagen’s Iceage heats up the Echo with Helm opening. They pack their new Merge release Plowing Into The Field of Love with intense, dark-hued tunes that exude a cinematic grunge vibe.

Mon. Nov. 3

Top Show: The Bros. Landreth visit the Hotel Café to their rootsy, harmony-rich songs.

The buzz-worthy Electric Youth deliver catchy electro-pop at the Roxy. The Swedish band Amason, which contains members of Miike Snow, Dungen, Idiot Wind and Little Majorette) have a free show at the Echo. Their debut arrives next year on the LA-based Fairfax Recordings.

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin

Tues. Nov. 4

Top Show(s): The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian hosts two wonderful singer/songwriters: the luminescent Patty Griffin (who recently toured with Robert Plant) and the talented young Oklahoma troubadour John Fullbright. More fine Americana sounds can be found at the Troubadour where the hard-working Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors headline with Penny & Sparrow as openers. The El Rey boasts a terrific triple bill: Courtney Barnett, Mikhael Paskalev and San Fermin (who will have a new CD in the new year). Any one of them is worth seeing on their own.

 Wed. Nov. 5

Top Show: The Tijuana Panthers, Mariachi El Bronx and Pounded By The Surf offer an evening of genre-blasting music at the El Rey.

Bleachers, Jack Antonoff’s side project from fun., will fill the Wiltern with delightfully hooky music. Andrew Bird joins comedian Nick Kroll & Friends (like ex-SNL-er Jenny Slate and Bill Burr) for a night of who-knows-what at Largo.

Thurs. Nov. 6

Top Show(s): Akron’s pride and joy The Black Keys headline the fabulous Forum with precocious UK singer/songwriter Jake Bugg opening. Josh Haden has reunited Spain and they have a new album Sargent Place and a free, hometown show at Amoeba.

Award-winning Canadian singer Maggie Szabo has a set at the Hotel Café, while Italy’s Caparezza play the historic Whisky A Go Go. King Tuff reigns at the El Rey and the Coup serves up thought-provoking songs at the Satellite. The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas brings his side band, The Voidz to the Wiltern. Out at Pomona’s Glass House, you can enjoy a small stage show from Weezer.

Willie Watson

Willie Watson

Fri. Nov. 7

Top Show(s): The El Rey has an awesome Americana double bill. The dynamic duo Shovels & Rope headline but don’t miss Willie Watson’s opening set. The ex-Old Crow Medicine Show-man has a wonderful way with old-timey tunes. Pegi Young will share her fine new album, Lonely in a Crowded Room at an early show at the Mint. The Manchester Orchestra has revisited their Cope album with a stripped version entitled Hope. The Atlanta rockers will be a couple of intimate shows: Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge tonight and the Troubadour on the 8th. Mason Jennings brings his emotionally rich songs to the First Unitarian Church.

The Scottish trio The Twilight Sad brightens up the Fonda with one of my favorite band names: We Were Promised Jetpacks. They just released Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave. Local bluegrass mainstays Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band play McCabe’s with Jeni & Billy, while the eclectic LA outfil Fool’s Gold plays the Echo.

While I don’t know who all is part of Black Oak Arkansas nowadays, seeing that they are playing the Whisky made me recall their heyday and their signature tune, “Jim Dandy.” That made me look up their female singer with them back then – Ruby Starr. I didn’t know that she was from my home state of Ohio and that, sadly, she passed away nearly 20 years ago.

Sat. Nov. 8

The world-renowned Brazilian musician Seu Jorge plays CSULA’s Luckman; his music played a big role in the Wes Anderson film, A Life Aquatic (and also acted in the movie City of Gold). Acclaimed French musician Patrick Bruel makes a rare L.A. appearance at the Orpheum. There’s a new greatest hits package that is a great way to introduce yourself to his music. Mirah showcases her new CD Changing Light at the Echo. Guitarist Laurence Juber (perhaps best known for his stint in Wings) performs at McCabe’s. U.K.’s Bear Den nestles in to the Bootleg Hi Fi for a show.

Sun. Nov. 9

Top Show(s): Shoegazer pioneers Slowdive have a sold out show at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel with Low opening (no wonder it’s sold out). Soulful British singer/songwriter Lewis Watson headlines the Troubadour. Versatile vocalist Alice Smith is a major talent and you can find out why at her Roxy gig.

Alice Smith

Alice Smith

Mon. Nov. 9

Top Show: The El Rey presents a great night of Americana music from top to bottom: Esme Patterson, Rayland Baxter and Shakey Graves. I said it once already here but all of these acts are worth seeing. Samantha Crain and First Aid Kit perform at Santa Ana’s Observatory tonight and the Wiltern on the 12th.

Norway’s Highasakite are part of the School Night bill at Bardot and The Wytches will be rockin’ Los Globos.

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Jack Bruce Dead, Grateful Dead Doc, Grant McLennan Books and Go See Hear for the rest o’ October.

I was saddened to see the news of Jack Bruce’s passing. I saw him a few years back as part of one of those Hippiefest shows. While it was fun to hear the big hits of Badfinger, Melanie, Jonathan Edwards and Flo & Eddie/Turtles, it was Jack Bruce and, to a slightly lesser degree, Eric Burdon who seemed to playing music with some substance.

Here is just his solo from White Room from that tour (according to YouTube)

Coincidentally, a Cream boxset of its 6 studio and live albums will be released by Universal Music Enterprises on Nov. 24.

Word came out this week that Martin Scorsese is making a documentary on the Grateful Dead. Well, the man behind the great rock docs The Last Waltz and No Direction Home will serve as the exec. producer of this film, which is slated to come out next year. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Warlocks (nee The Grateful Dead) as well as the 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death. Amir Bar-Lew will be the actual director.

 I wrote recently about the forthcoming Go-Betweens boxset. Well, here’s an update. If you are among the first 600 people to order G Stands For Go-Betweens Vol. 1, you can get a very specific gift – a book from Grant McLennan’s personal library. It seems like a perfect bonus for this very literate band. Here’s the story. McLennan, who sadly passed away in 2006, loved books. His son Nathan didn’t know what to do with the 30 boxes of them that had been stored since his death. After discussing the situation with Go-Betweens’ co-founder Robert Forster, they decide to share them with fans. So a third of the collection will be distributed to the early buyers of this collection. The book will also include a Forster-designed bookmark. Learn more at http://www.go-betweens.net.

grant'sbooks

Neil Young, meanwhile, will showcase his painterly side when an exhibit of his watercolor paintings and prints will up at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica. The show, entitled Special Deluxe, will be up starting Nov. 3 through the end of the month. It coincides with the Nov. 4 release of his latest album, Storytone (which he recorded with a couple of orchestras and a big band), that sports one of his watercolors.

I have never said that I know about all of the shows happening around town, but I am disappointed I didn’t know about the Songs for Unseen Warhol Films concert at Royce Hall on the 24th. Tom Verlaine, Dean Wareham, Martin Rev (from Suicide), the Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger and Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox were the scheduled performers. Anyone see the show?

Mon. Oct. 27

Top Show(s): BRONCHO (yes, all caps) headline the Satellite with the Low Litas (nice pun). BRONCHO caught my ear with their super catchy tune “Class Historian.” Ben Howard, who has a bit like a 21st Century Nick Drake, plays the El Rey.

Singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata and the Troubadour make for a nice fit. The Australian “electric soul” band Saskwatch performs at School Night at Bardot.

Tues. Oct. 28

Top Show: Well, topping tonight is Leon Russell’s appearance at the Grammy Museum; however, it is sold out already.

You can get into a spooky Halloween mood at the LA Folk Festival’s Murder Ballads & Dark Song night at the Echoplex. Z Berg and Spindrift are among the performers. Shawn Mullins and Max Gomez make for a solid bill of veteran and youthful singer/songwriters at the Mint. The Roxy welcomes Bear Hands and Fences, while Wild Party and Neon Gold will light up the Echo. The Rural Alberta Advantage arrives at Santa Ana’s Constellation Room tonight and then the Roxy on the 29th.

Wed. Oct. 29

Top Show(s): You could call Barry Goldberg, the Zelig of the blues, but it’s better just to think of him as a talented songwriter and keyboard player who folks like Bob Dylan, Charlie Musselwhite and, more recently, Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd have wanted to play with. He’ll be at the Mint with a band that features Marcy Levy (Clapton fans know her name) and Don Heffington. Apache Relay and Wild Feathers are two fast rising rock bands that are sharing the stage at the El Rey. The Echo also has an excellent double bill, in the troubadour mode, with Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz. Both Ellis and Fritz know their way around telling a story.

Lonesome Leash

Lonesome Leash

Thurs. Oct. 30

Top Show(s): It’s Halloween Eve and O Death comes to L.A. with a show at the Echo that also Lonesome Leash (aka Walt McClements), which has an intriguing British-infused Americana sound. El Cid’s Honky Tonk Hacienda celebrates its 1-year anniversary with a celebratory show featuring Leslie Stevens, Rose’s Pawn Shop and Jonathan Tyler.

Also, there will be an Airborne Toxic Event at the Greek.

Escovedo & Buck

Escovedo & Buck

Fri. Oct. 31

Top Show: The Mint has a show on Halloween (and Nov. 1) that will make some scream with delight. Alejandro Escovedo and Peter Buck have teamed up for a night of who knows what. Whatever it turns out to be, I’m sure it will be special.

Norwegian troubadour Bernhoft, who has been compared to everyone from Richie Havens to Robin Thicke (I’m scratching my head at that one), plays Santa Ana’s Constellation Room tonight and the Troubadour on the 2nd.

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 23-26 (The Phish/Trampled By Turtles Edition)

yes, I’m running late again but wanted to get this out since there is so much good music happening in the next few days.

Thurs. Oct. 23

Top Show(s): Power pop figureheads Sloan perform at the Bootleg; their latest Commonwealth is out on Yep Roc. Talented producer/musician Daniel Lanois will share stories and songs at the Grammy Museum.

Rising young British songstress Jessie Ware performs at the Tower Theater in downtown L.A., while the New Orleans-based chanteuse Kat Edmonson plays the Masonic Lodge. She recorded her just released The Big Picture in L.A. with Mitchell Froom. Jeff Austin, from the Yonder Mountain String Band, brings his own band to the Mint for some bluegrassy hoedown. You can Matisyahu at Club Nokia and Madi Diaz at the Belly Up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (and they’ll play the Regent Theatre in L.A. on the 24th)

Madison King

Madison King

Fri. Oct. 24

Trampled By Turtles will delivered their energizing acoustic music to the Fonda. Blues icon Charlie Musslewhite will blow his harp at the Canyon Club.

Dallas-based singer/songwriter Madison King impressed me with her new CD Onward & Upwards. You can find her at the Mid City Lounge by the Mint. The Hotel Café welcomes Nashville-based singer/songwriter Griffin House, the Truth & Salvage Co. and Once’s Marketa Irglova (who also plays there on Sat.) Phish performs at the Forum (or will it be the “Phorum?”). Broken Bells and Austra start a 2-night stand at the Orpheum. Jesse Macht brings his soulful sound to Harvelle’s. Jon Brion returns to Largo for another Friday night filled with surprises. You can check out the intriguing “tropical pop” music of Hollie Cook (the daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook) at the Echo. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Tinariwen and Spoon are among the bands at the Moon Block Party taking place at Pomona’s Fairplex.

Sat. Oct. 25

Top Show(s): The one and only Leon Russell takes the Saban Theater stage in Beverly Hills. The Fonda offers a great double bill of Joseph Arthur (will he commemorate the anniversary of Lou Reed’s passing?) and the reunited Afghan Whigs. Tennis celebrates its just released Ritual In Repeat with a gig at the Troubadour; Portland’s cool dream popsters Pure Bathing Culture open for them. UK pub rockers The Dunwells play Pepperdine’s Smothers Theater. I saw them a few years back at the Hotel Cafe and they put on a fun, fabulous show.

the-dunwells

Malian blues rockers Tinariwen play CSULA’s Luckman Auditorium. American blues by Guitar Shorty can be heard at the Arcadia Blues Club. St. Lucia and Robert Delong share a bill at the Belasco. Nashville star Luke Bryan hits the Hollywood Bowl, while New England folkie Ellis Paul comes to McCabe’s.

Oh, and yes, Bob Dylan’s never ending tour arrives at the Dolby Theatre tonight and tomorrow.

Sun. Oct. 26

Top Show(s):

The 1st annual Topanga Folk Festival features Julia Fordham, Miner, Wild Reeds, Linda Perhacs, Colin Hay, Judith Owen and more. It looks to be a fun, eclectic affair and a fine way to spend a Sunday. You can hear what East coast troubadour Sean Rowe has been up to when he spends the night at McCabe’s.

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Archives Alive – What’s New That Old: Peter, Paul & Mary, Go-Betweens, Love, Old ’97′s and more

When I was a kid, one of my main introductions to folk music was Peter, Paul & Mary. Sure there was Puff the Magic Dragon, but there was a Big Blue Frog, Stewball the race horse, Freight Trains, Rocky Roads and of course the songs of Mr. Bob Dylan. So, I still have fond feeling for PP&M. This winter, they are celebrating 50 years of music making, with a PBS documentary, a coffee table book and a new live CD, Discovered. Coming out on Rhino, Oct 20, it is a 13 song set of live recordings done in the ’80s and ’90s and only one of the songs has previously been released.

peterpaulmary

In other archival news:

G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One is a grand anthology chronicling one of the most literate bands to come out of the Australian music scene of the ’80′s. This 4 CD + 4 LP set covers the Go-Betweens‘ early days (1978-84) which includes their first 3 albums and a treasury of demos, radio recordings and other extras. The band was formed by Robert Forster (not the American actor) and the late Grant McLennan and basically anything with their name on it is worth checking out.

Omnivore Recordings salutes the 20th anniversary of the Old 97′s debut, Hitchhike To Rhome (doesn’t that make you want to sing out “Doreen”?). This special 2-CD set, Nov. 17,  includes sweet dozen previously unreleased tracks. The Old 97′s are also represented on the Bloodshot anniversary set, with Limbeck covering “Sound of Running” on their glorious 2-CD set While No One Was Looking.

On Nov. 11, High Moon Records will offer the first official CD release of Love‘s Black Beauty. This 1973 album from the influential L.A. band only received its initial release on vinyl in 2012 by High Moon and now they are putting out on CD with some bonus material. Next year, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will have an exhibit on the band.

Earlier this month, Smithsonian Folkways reissued an innovative collection celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War. Songs of the Spanish Civil War combines two early ’60s albums (Songs of the Spanish Civil War Vol. 1 & 2) is a multicultural, multilingual set of tunes, featuring contributions from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

The Dust To Digital label has a 2-CD set that features the legendary Alan Lomax recordings and photographs from the infamous Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. The elaborate Parchman Farm box includes 77 photographs and 44 recordings.

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 12-19 Edition (The Wainwright, Neuwirth, Stuart & Hoge Edition)

I didn’t want to skip another week so I am getting this roundup fast and easy.

Mon. Oct. 13

Top Show(s): Will Hoge always seems to be an unappreciated singer/songwriter with a rough-hewn style. The Nashville native, who has a new album slated for next year, will be playing the Roxy. The Young Rebel Set are a promising young band out of the UK who are worth checking out at the Echo. New West has released their 2nd CD, Crocodile.

Tues. Oct. 14

Esme Patterson, who founded the underrated Denver band Paper Bird, has a lovely solo effort Woman To Woman and a show at the Hotel Café. Welsh rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen showcase their debut disc Kathleen and the Other Three at the Echo.

Wed. Oct. 15

Top Show(s): Marty Stuart not only is a talented country artist but he is a country historian as well. Fittingly, the California Roots Union is co-sponsoring Marty’s show at the Roxy, with Sam Lewis and Tony Gilkyson also on the bill. It’s Wainwright night at Largo as Loudon and his daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche share the bill.

Paul Rodgers has a sold out appearance at the Grammy Museum spotlighting his Memphis R&B project. Andrew McMahon showcases his Vanguard debut In The Wilderness with a show at the Fonda. Spanish singer/songwriter Russian Red (I don’t know that Russian/Spanish thing but her music has a nice college rock/pop sound. You can check her out at the Troubadour.

Thurs. Oct. 16

Top Show(s): Bay Area rocker Lee Gallagher has generated a lot of buzz and you can see why on Thursday night. David Huebner and Sharon Martinson make some beautiful acoustic music together as Littlest Birds, who will be at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.

J Roddy brings the Business to the Troubadour. Mutual Benefit have a show at the Echo tonight and Santa Ana’s Constellation Room on the 17th. Local pop/rock mavens The 88 stop by the Hotel Café, while Royal Canoe and Rubblebucket rumble through the El Rey. Culture Collide begins tonight and runs through the 18th with bands like Cloud Nothings, Nina Persson, Gossling and In The Valley Below are among the bands playing.

Fri. Oct. 17

Top Show(s): The New Pornographers deliver their deliciously twisted pop at the Wiltern. Chris Smither is a fine bluesman whose peers recently paid tribute to him on Link of Chain. Jazz pianist Billy Childs has organized Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro, which features vocalists Lisa Fischer, Moira Smiley and Becca Stevens performing the late, great singer/songwriter’s work at the Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Icelandic acts Asgeir and Low Roar perform at the El Rey.

Sat. Oct. 18

Top Show: Well-regarded troubadour Peter Mulvey plays McCabe’s or you can see Sam Phillips (and maybe some other special guests) play with Sean & Sara Watkins at Largo.

Julia Holter and Nite Jewel’s Ramona Gonzalez share the Broad Stage with their eclectic music. Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty has an evening at the Mint. The Danish band The Asteroids Galaxy land at the Troubadour.

Sun. Oct. 19

Top Show: Folk icon Bob Neuwirth will tell stories and sing songs at McCabe’s; it’s hard to pass up the chance to see this living legend.

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