Thanksgiving week commences with a busy Monday night – and a rather quiet rest of the week. The impressive local band the Janks will be at the Bootleg on Monday, while the ageless Cure starts a 3-night stand at the Pantages. The big Monday show, however, is the big Bob Mould tribute at Disney Hall, which include appearances by with Dave Grohl, Ben Giggard, Ryan Adams, Best Coast, the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, and Mr. Mould himself.
Tuesday finds Noah and the Whale washing up at the Anaheim House of Blues and the awesome Lucinda Williams beginning her 2-night stand at the El Rey with one-time Simon Dawes guitarist Blake Mills opening. It’ll be interesting to see if Lucinda has something special in store for these local appearances.
On the 25th, The Devil Makes Three roars into town to play the House of Blues. Check out their splendid and spirited live album, Stomp and Smash, to get a sense of what their concerts are all about.
The 25th also marks the return of Crooked Finger. Eric Bachman earlier reunited his older band, Archers of Loaf and now his first CF album (Breaks in the Armor) in a few years. More nostalgia can be found the 26th when Morrissey performs at the Shrine Auditorium (he’ll also be at Pomona’s Fox Theater on the 28th. UPDATE: Because his other shows have sold out, Morrissey has added a Nov. 23. show at the Music Box with tickets available at the box office that day.
There isn’t a great deal of music happening over the weekend but there’s another busy Monday on the 28th. Up and coming soulful British singer Lianne La Havas comes to the Bootleg on the 28th. That night too Chris Bathgate will be at Molly Malone’s behind his new disc Salt Years. The 28th also marks Rhett Miller’s return to Largo to celebrate his live The Interpreter Live At Largo covers album. So it promises to be a fun night. The disc he covers David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and more – who will be cover on stage.