The highlights for this week? Getting stuffed on Turkey on Thursday and working off the big meal on Black Friday vinyl hunts… Oh, and there are some shows too.
Thanksgiving week is a time for families to come together. Sara and Sean Watkins will be having one of their periodic Largo shows. Jonathan Wilson and Triple Chicken Foot are among the announced guests.
Some old friends are returning home for the holidays. No Doubt start their series of Gibson Amphitheatre shows on the 24th. The real attraction to me are the opening acts. Grouplove leads off the 11/24-25 shows. Fritz and the Trantrums open the 11/30 and 12/2 concerts while Best Coast is the opener for 12/4 and 12/6.
Another ’90s star band, Counting Crows, headline the Wiltern on the 24th with up ‘n’ comers Mean Creek and Tender Mercies (the bands, not the films) also on the bill.
Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata will share her dark songs of heartbreak at the El Rey on the 20th. Not the most prolific record maker, Yamagata does have a new EP to follow up last year’s Chesapeake. The next night, Patrick Watson and Half Moon Run fill the First Unitarian Church with some fine music.
A number of young acts swing through town. One of my favorite new bands, Lord Huron, has a free Amoeba show on Monday night. Spend some time with their latest Lonesome Dreams;it is a winner.
Tamaryn visits the Echo on the 23rd while on the 24th, the country rocking Kenneth Brian Band plays the Roxy and Delicate Steve performs his unique music at the Satellite.
Have a fun and safe holiday.