Go See Hear in LA Oct. 3-9 (the Nick Lowe/Low Anthem issue)

Emmylou Harris is staying around to do a benefit show at Largo on Oct. 3 to raise money for the Frostig School.

The Jayhawks play the Troubadour on Oct. 4 behind their big, and excellent, comeback CD (Mockingbird Time), while a pair of eclectic chanteuses will also be performing in separate speakeasies, I mean clubs. Jolie Holland performs at the Bootleg on Oct. 4, while Lanie Lane will be at the Mint on Tues and the Silverlake Lounge on Wed. Also in town for Tues.-Wed. shows is Gomez, who will be at the Anaheim House of Blues and then the West Hollywood HoB.

Wednesday night you can also check out the great band, The Low Anthem at the Troubadour, troubadour Bob Schneider at the Hotel Café and the eccentric Devotchka at the Bootleg.

All great stuff but the show of the week is Glen Campbell’s concert at the Club Nokia on Oct. 6. The country great is suffering from Alzheimer’s and is doing a farewell tour to support his last album Ghost on the Canvas.

Merle and Kris (no last names needed) will shares songs and stories from the Greek Theater stage in another great event on Oct. 7. The wonderful Nick Lowe has a splendid new disc (ok, I’ll admit he’s one of my favorites) The Old Magic, and he’ll be at  Largo Oct. 7 and 8 with the chieck-out-his-talent JD McPherson opening.

The lovely and talented (as a talk show host would say) Abigail Washburn brings her unique acoustic sound (which brings Appalachia to China and/or vice versa) to McCabe’s on the 8, while Robert Earl Keen, one of Texas’ best storytellers, comes to the West Hollywood House of Blues on the 9th.

Not enough you say? Well, Mona – the band – will be rocking up the Roxy on the 4th while Beirut headlines the Greek that night.  Blondie has a special, Grammy Museum-sponsored event at the Nokia on the 5th.

The 6th is a particularly busy “school night” with shows from Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band at the Troub , Cymbals Eat Guitars at Long Beach’s Al’s Bar (and the Echo on the 7th) and  Little Dragon will have fierce set at the Avalon on the 6th.  As part of the Culture Collide Festival, Liam Finn will perform at the Echo on the 6th. The festival also includes Jason Faulkner, Isobel Campbell, Buck 65 and many others.

First Human League, then Erasure and now OMD come to town (with more to come). The ‘80s synth popsters Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark play the Anaheim HoB on the 6th and Club Nokia on the 7th.

The Parson Red Heads and Viva Voce take on the Satellite on the 7th while the Wilco-esque The Go Round swing by Origami Vinyl on the 8th (and the Hotel Café on the 10th). The 8th also figures Chris Taylor unveiling his new project Cant at the Troubadour. African legend Baaba Maal has a special appearance (more talking than playing) at USC’s Spectrum.

About Michael Berick

I am a longtime writer, and lover, of music and pop culture. I have written for Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Scene and more places (that I wouldn't take up more of your time mentioning now).
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