Okay, so I am way, way behind on my emails but hopefully this presents enough of the shows taking place over the next few days.
Wed. July 16
Boz Scaggs zags to his jazzier side at the Hollywood Bowl where he’s performing with Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin and Eliane Elias. It’s A Sunny Day In Glasgow tonight at the Bootleg when the buzzed about rockers come to play.
Thur. July 17
Top Show (s): It is hard top a free show from master singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III; he’s going to be performing Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park. But also ranking right up there is Tom Freund’s show at the El Cid, which is an album release show for his terrific new disc 2 Moons. The provocative Kristeen Young lands at the Satellite. Just don’t mention the name Morrissey to her. Surely Lorraine, fronted by Anime Wong, returns to the House of Blues.
Fri. July 18
Psychedelica-tinged folk-rocker Jonathan Wilson heads down to 7th & Fig for a free show while the Satellite presents an evening with Susanna Hoffs, whose guests include Petra Haden and Fred Armisen.
Sat. July 19
Top Show: Gritty Texas troubadour Jimmy LaFave, who has done projects of songs by both Woody Guthrie and Mr. Bob Dylan, has a free show at Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion.
Ringo Starr brings his All Starr Band (which includes Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolle and Steve Lukather) to the Greek. Singer and sometime actress Jewel performs at the Valley Performing Arts Center while actress and sometime singer Minnie Driver will be at the Hotel Café. Down at the OC Fair, it’s reggae night with Ziggy Marley headlining.
Sun. July 20
Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napoliano will be rockin’ at the Hotel Café.
The Happy Together will bring some good ‘60s nostalgia vibes to the OC Fair. This year’s tour features Peter Noone, 3 Dog Night’s Chuck Negron, Grand Funk’s Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and, of course, The Turtles. The reggae vibes will head north to the Hollywood Bowl where Jimmy Cliff, Shaggy and Don Carlos and Dub Vision will be playing. The Crookes start their swing through SoCal with a show at Fullerton’s Slidebar, followed by a gig at School Night on the 21st and the Satellite on the 23rd.
Martha Wainwright shares her songs at Largo. I couldn’t resist starting and ending with a Wainwright.