Go See Hear In L.A. Feb. 14-18 (the Far West/Dustbowl Revival Edition)

With the Grammy circus packing up their tents and elephantine expense account moving out of town, what’s left to do? Well, I don’t know if Bonnie Raitt will be bringing along her latest Grammy to Long Beach’s Terrace Theater on Thursday but she will have her guitar, which is all we need her to have. Maia Sharp will be opening for her.

Also on the 14th, another Hall of Famer, Eric Burdon, will have an intimate evening at the Grammy Museum. And another E, as in E of the Eels, brings his band to Santa Ana’s Observatory on Thursday and then to the Fonda on Friday to showcase their new album, Wonderful, Glorious.

Friday night, the Mint will go Gonzo Country as Turnstyled Junkpiled hosts a night of raucous country with a lineup of The Far West, Brett Detar, Mark Lennon & The Southern Tier and The Dustbowl Revival. Johnny Cash devotees, on the other hand, should head out to Rosemead where the find tribute band, Cash’d Out will play at Spike’s Bar & Billards.

Max Gomez plays McCabe's on Saturday night.

Max Gomez plays McCabe’s on Saturday night.

McCabe’s will offer more sedate fare as folk mainstay John Gorka will be performing. The next night, Southern roots rocker Shawn Mullins headlines at McCabe’s with the promising singer-songwriter Max Gomez opening. If you aren’t familiar with him, check out his New West debut Rule The World. Sunday at McCabe’s finds Drive By Trucker Mike Cooley stopping by. He released his solo debut, The Fool On Every Corner, back in December.

The blues you might associate with the Getty Museum might be Picasso’s blue period. But this weekend the blues masters the Holmes Brothers will be performing at the Getty Center (although both shows are sold out). Red is the color for the Bootleg on Saturday night as the world music jammers Red Baraat arrive with a new disc Shruggy Ji.

Music for the old world – in this case Ireland – will fill Disney Hall on Sunday as the legendary Chieftains perform. The band celebrated turning 50 last year by releasing an all-star-filled, T Bone Burnett-produced album Voices of Ages. If you are going to see Elton John pal Ed Sheeran at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, get there early enough to catch opener Foy Vance, who is a talented soulful singer.


There is a forecast for Snowblink at the Virgil Monday night.

There is a forecast for Snowblink at the Virgil Monday night.

Peeking into next week, Snowblink provides some ethereal music to the Virgil on Monday for Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal‘s Hot Tub show, along with comics Demetri Martin, Greg Barris, Mark Normand and Matt Braunger.

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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