Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 1-4 (The Spain/Desaparecidos edition)

While you enjoy your Halloween candy, you may want to check out some local shows.

Fri. 1

 Top Show(s): The Canadian country rockers the Sadies have been a long-time favorite. They’ve just released another super album, Internal Sounds, and will headline The Echo. The cool ‘90s band Spain (still led by Josh Haden) celebrates its new live CD Morning Becomes Eclectic Sessions with a live show at the Hotel Café. Rumor has it that there will be some special guests playing. Also at the Hotel Café will be KaiL Baxley and the nifty young UK rock outfit Little Comets.

When you listen to the Norwegian singer Sivert Hoyem, you’ll think of Leonard Cohen – which is a fine artist to be compared to. Hoyem’s first solo US tour finds him opening for Bernhoft at the Troubadour. L.A.’s own Haymaker will showcase tunes from their forthcoming CD Now Now Now (which is a terrific slice of twangy rock) at Seal Beach’s Mahe tonight and the Silverlake Lounge on the Nov. 8. More locally harvested Americana can be heard at McCabe’s where Rick Shea (check out his new CD Sweet Bernardine) and Tony Gilkyson will entertain. They’ll also be at the Claremont Folk Music Center on 11/9. Also on Friday, Bushwalla and The 1975 at Fonda.


Sat. 2

Top Show: Father John Misty at the Wiltern. J Tillman plays a “solo” with special guest, comedian Kate Berlant.

The Greek Theatre welcomes Two Door Cinema, Capital Cities and St. Lucia. The iconoclastic Janelle Monae performs at Club Nokia. Kevin Devine, who has a new album Bulldozer, appears at the Troubadour.  El Cid host a CD release party for surf punks the Reigning Monarchs (featuring comedian Greg Behrendt). Singer/songwriter Garrison Starr will be singing her songs at the Hotel Café. Elvin Bishop and James Harman headline Blues At The Beach, which takes place at Ventura’s San Buenaventura State Beach


Sun. 3

Top Shows: As if supporting KCSN isn’t a good enough cause, the station’s benefit concert at the Valley Performing Arts Center offers LP, Lucinda Williams and the Rides, a blues band that includes Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg.

It’ll be a “marr”-velous time at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge as Johnny Marr will be playing. Desaparecidos isn’t a Latino band but one fronted by Conor Oberst. They’ll play Pomona’s Glass House today and the Fonda on Monday. The talented Mexican-American folk singer Tish Hinojosa shares the McCabe’s bill with Woody Guthrie acolyte Joel Raphael.


Mon. 4.

Sneak peak – Elefant’s Diego Garcia has a show that Troubadour.

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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