It’s SxSw week which makes the club scene something of a ghost town. But if you are not indulging in the Austin music bacchanal, there are still some interesting shows in L.A.
Monday night offers a pair of electronic dance pop with the French band Tahiti 80 at the Troubadour and Computer Magic doing an in-store at Origami Records.
Tuesday it’s the Julia and Jill show at Largo as Julia Sweeney and Jill Sobule take the stage for an evening of songs and humor.
Noah And The Whale washes ashore at the Troubadour on Tuesday night too. They have just released their latest album, The Last Night On Earth.
Wednesday finds Spain landing at the Satellite. One of those cool bands from the ‘90s, the group apparently is back again under Josh Haden’s leadership. Some old outtakes albums have been put out while rumors have it that a new disc is slated for this year.
Vet jam rockers Umphrey’s McGee storm the House of Blues on Thursday night while Friday offers several options: the fine local roots rock outfit Truth and Salvage Company perform at the Troubadour, legendary fiddler Byron Berline comes to McCabe’s while Paul Thorn has a show at Redondo Beach’s Brixton club (and at Agoura Hills’ Canyon Club on the 24th).
The Canadian band Great Big Sea brings its Celtic-flavored folk rock to Long Beach’s Carpenter Center on March 19. That night, De-evolution will be happening at Club Nokia with the latest incarnation of Devo.
The top show of the week is Raul Malo at the Hotel Café on Sunday the 20th. It’s a great opportunity to hear the marvelously-voiced Malo sing in a small setting.